At this time of year, we have so much to be merry about. In the last couple of decades, there has been enormous progress in medical treatments, and as a result several of my friends are still alive who surely would have died amid the technology of yesteryear. Every invention of a new medical procedure, every discovery of a new medicine, is an example of what God gives to mankind – the gifts of intelligence, insight and creativity. It’s way too easy to overlook what that kind of progress means to all of us and our families. Continue reading
When your doctor tells you your prescription is approved by the American Medical Association (AMA), it’s intended to give you confidence. But what it really means is that the drug or procedure is endorsed and funded by the same corporations that endorse and fund Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other products that are harmful to your health. In fact, the AMA is in part financed by Pfizer, which owns Monsanto, the company that manufactured controversial and proven-to-be-dangerous products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin (a.k.a. bovine growth hormone) and is now the largest manufacturer of genetically modified seeds and the herbicide glyphosate, which GMO’s require. This is only one of the insidious connections between the AMA and corporations that cause, and prosper from, your ill health. Continue reading
As the Obamacare debate rages, we hear much about insurance companies, costs and people’s ability to pay. We hear the policy defended as proponents tell us it will provide healthcare to those who never had it. Of course, these proponents never seem to explain how those who couldn’t afford healthcare when it was a choice can now afford an even more expensive cost now that government mandates it.
However, these debates about the pros and cons of Obamacare basically focus on money. What about the real issue – healthcare? What will Obamacare do to our medical system? How will it affect the quality of our care? How will it affect doctor’s decisions as they attempt to take care of our health needs? And, ultimately, in a system controlled by government bureaucrats and government-written manuals – who will really be making the decisions that determine our quality of life? These are the real questions that need to be the center of the debate. And the answers are terrifying. Continue reading
If one cannot search for and see the light of truth, one is either dumber than a box of rocks, ignorant and fearful of the truth, indoctrinated to the max unwilling to accept facts, or a willing participant in the destruction of America. Regardless of which it is, you, your family, and your future descendants will pay the highest price – servitude to evil or death. Continue reading
Cancer, the most feared disease in America, just got scarier thanks to Obamacare. Despite the barrage of propganada claiming our health care system is in “crisis,” the fact is that if you are diagnosed with cancer, the best country in the world to receive treatment is the United States, by a fairly substantial margin. Our technology and our physicians are the best in the world. Period, as the president so often says.
But from now on, if you are covered by Obamacare, your options for cancer treatment are diminishing. Continue reading
When I first started medical practice in 1972, a physician could get started in practice on a shoestring budget. All you needed was a couple of rooms, some furnishings, a few pieces of equipment that you could add too later, a telephone and possibly someone to answer it and schedule appointments. The joke was that you could set up your office in early orange crate style. Overhead was about one-third of the usual expected incomes. Those days are long gone. Continue reading
August 4, 2012 ~ Sixteen states have set a limit on the number of prescription drugs they will cover for Medicaid patients, according to Kaiser Health News.
Seven of those states, according to Kaiser Health News, have enacted or tightened those limits in just the last two years. Continue reading
October 28, 2009 ~ I’m all for doctors. To me, there is no more valuable service on this earth than the professional care administered by a qualified practitioner of the medicinal arts. I don’t particularly enjoy going to the doctor (they always lecture me about smoking) however I can’t think of too many things more comforting than the knowledge that an experienced doc is close at hand should I get a treble hook in my eye, shoot myself in the thigh, or get my foot stuck in mouth.
Being from the Missouri Ozarks, I grew up with a lot of “untraditional” home medical practices. We always figured that there was no need to waste the doc’s time if you could fix it yourself – kinda’ the same theory as changing your own oil on the family Chevy. It’s not that tough a job and the pros have more important stuff on their minds. Continue reading
Medicaid audit finds that prescriptions were filled for 1,800 dead patients
In Texas, a dead doctor “wrote” prescriptions for Medicaid recipients. Not to be outdone, pharmacies in Texas and four other states filled controlled-substance prescriptions for more than 1,800 dead Medicaid patients, according to a forensic audit by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Taxpayer dollars were also blown by Texas physicians who handed out narcotics prescriptions while lacking the authority to write them. And “doctor shopping” for drugs cost Medicaid $63 million over two years. Continue reading
NOTE: The following was originally published in July of 2009. Nothing has changed in the sentiments nor the methodology of BIG Pharma, but some or all embedded hyperlinks may no longer be active. ~ Ed.
July 25, 2009 – These are challenging times and we need to stay calm and think things through – not just panic and react. Fear, panic and emotional reaction got us into this mess and it is certainly not going to get us out of it.
We also need to realise – here, now – that we have long crossed the line into a fully-fledged fascist dictatorship. It has hidden itself to most people this far, but it is about to lift the veil.
July 20, 2009 – The meat and potatoes of this health care crisis are saving money, and a quality of care that everybody can participate in? The amount of cold hard cash spent on doctors, hospitals and a subsidiary of middle men goes into the trillions of dollars annually. Health care is a major part of the GMP, because our system of health care contains very little preventative medicine and EVERYTHING to do with keeping the status quo well furnished with dollars. The AMA has ruled the roost since the 1920’s and allowed very little alternative medicine to surface amongst the now multi billion dollar industry such as Cancer. A good example is the Rife machine that was heralded by many doctors in the 1930s, but because of its was a new innovation to combat disease it disappeared, with its inventor ostracized and black listed by the medical Federation. The medical profession suddenly comes to the realization that perhaps this new medical tool could cut down the patient line at their office. Instead of the research being immediately picked up by the AMA and studied, it was consumed in ugly controversy and vanished from public view. Continue reading
According to Webster’s, it means: Induced in a patient by a physician’s activity, manner, or therapy. In other words: Caused by a doctor.
Now doctors can cause all kinds of things. Cures. Wellness. Hope. But what about death? Is that something we’re used to thinking is caused by our doctors? Well, if you’ve been reading the Daily Dose – or my Real Health newsletter – for any length of time at all, you’ll probably answer a resounding YES to that last question. But if you’re new, I want to bring you up to speed on a truly frightening statistic — one that’ll shake you to your soon-to-be-ex-mainstream core: Doctor errors, of one type or another, are the 3rd largest cause of death in the U.S., killing nearly a quarter of a million of us every year… Continue reading
People want to trust that their so-called elected government is doing the right thing when it passes regulations to enhance public safety. When the Pure Food and Drug Act was passed in 1906 a new watchdog agency, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was born. It would be many years before we as a nation had such luxuries as refrigeration, sanitary food processing standards, and good manufacturing processes (GMP), so in many respects, this law was necessary. So, what exactly does the FDA do? Continue reading
It is time that the actions of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) speak for themselves and Americans began to question their own absorbent use and blind-loyalty to FDA approved drugs. If not, you too may become a FDA statistic. The FDA’s financial ties to “big-pharma” have caused millions of preventable deaths over the last 30 years.
In 1996-97 the FDA approved a drug known as Posicor (a chemical called mibefradil dihydrochloride) for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). Prior to approval, the data from the congestive heart failure trials presented at a FDA Advisory Committee meeting on Posicor showed that more patients treated with Posicor died than those taking a placebo! Continue reading
More And More, It’s Being Used In Disease Prevention
Perhaps Hippocrates should get credit for barking up the right tree.
In 400 B.C., the Greek physician prescribed willow bark and leaves, unaware that the plant held a potent substance called salicin. German chemists turned salicin into salicylic acid in the 1800s. But aspirin itself wasn’t born until 1897, when chemist Felix Hoffman sought a remedy for his father’s crippling arthritis. Now, more than 100 years later, it appears aspirin’s ultimate calling may be disease prevention, not pain treatment. Continue reading