Prescription Drug and FDA
The large pharmaceutical companies–Big Pharma–control medicine in the U.S. And nobody has ever accused them of benevolence.
Probably because Big Pharma is all about money. First, last and always, it’s about the money. They dress it up with talk about the frontiers of science, conquering disease, improving life, etc., but the happy talk is a ruse. It’s about money.
The year 1994 was a big year for vitamins. That year, Congress passed a law commonly known as DSHEA. This law lets vitamins be vitamins...not drugs. It means that vitamins don't need FDA approval before entering the marketplace.
They may not be hanging out on "the corner" or look like your typical druggie, but there are millions of people -- people just like you and me -- who are addicted to a drug, and they're completely unaware of it.
Question: My doctor told me my di-hydrotestosterone (DHT) levels are high. He recommends taking patent medications to help this. I really don't want to take a patent medicine, but he says DHT is carcinogenic, and that's not good for me either. What would you recommend?
No matter what you've heard, the correct number of HPV vaccinations needed by any girl -- or boy, for that matter -- is ZERO.
When you're beloved by millions, and you call yourself "America's Doctor ™" and then you actually go ahead and trademark that phrase, you've got to figure that sooner or later you're going to get some backlash.
Well...Dr. Oz just got his backlash.
It's the fourth most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Called a "silent killer" for its symptom-free early stages, it's unfortunately often not caught until it's advanced.
OK how’s THIS for irony?
I was recently reading the details of a study on using humor instead of certain drugs and I…well...ended up doubled over in a giggling fit.
They’re bite sized. They’re wrapped up in appealing little packages. They come in a rainbow of fun colors.
Sounds like I’m describing a kid’s candy-filled dream right out of a Willy Wonka story right?
Unfortunately THAT’S the problem.
Allen Roses, worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the world's 2nd largest drug manufacturer, said fewer than half of the patients prescribed drugs actually derived any benefit from them. It is an open secret within the drugs industry that most of its products are ineffective in most patients but this is the first time that such a senior pharmaceutical executive has gone public.