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21 Frauds Committed by Big Pharma Drug Researcher
This has got to be the perfect news story with which to kick off my blog carnival on Natural Cures. On March 11, 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported that a prominent academic drug researcher had submitted fraudulent research, 21 studies to be exact, to the FDA to gain their approval of certain drugs. Here is a link to the WSJ story: Top Pain Scientist Falsified Data
Here is a quote from the article:
“The hospital has asked the medical journals to retract the 21 studies, some of which reported favorable results from the use of painkillers like Inc.’s Bextra and & Co.’s Vioxx — both since withdrawn — as well as Pfizer’s Celebrex and Lyrica. Dr. Reuben’s research work also claimed positive findings for ‘s antidepressant Effexor XR as a pain killer. And he wrote to the Food and Drug Administration, urging the agency not to restrict the use of many of the painkillers he studied, citing his own data on their safety and effectiveness.”
His own data that was patently false. Here is what his peers have to say about the fraud:
I read recently that our U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reputed to be the most corrupt of all the federal agencies. I don’t know if that is true, but in culinary parlance, as ‘they’ say, “the fish stinks from the head!”
My personal health philosophy is to seek healing from nature, first. Today, I only use drugs, even over-the-counter drugs, as a very last resort. And, in the past, I have had to go there.
But, when I read news stories like this, it confirms my belief that we can not always trust what we are told by our government, or for that matter manufacturers who are trying to sell us something. I would rather take my health into my own hands, then blindly turn my health and my body over to our health care system.
Call Me a Radical, But We Can Do Better Than They Can!
Here is the formula for the HartkeisOnline.com Universal Health Care Plan: Universally, let’s all start taking better care of ourselves! Let’s lose weight, let’s eat right, let’s get in two or three hours of exercise a week. Let’s buy healthier food, and cook more for our families. How about making sure we take time off? Vacations, and a day of rest once a week are vitally important to re-charge our batteries.
Why have American’s abdicated responsibility for their health to the professionals and the pills? Heaven knows, we need the pros, but let’s not do nothing and hope that pros and pills will take up the slack!
I am hoping many of you health professionals will submit natural cures to this blog. I promise to link back to your website if you do. I am hoping many of you will start thinking of your practices as “wellness oriented.”
The reason our health system is failing, is that Americans are overburdening the system by the neglect of their health. Let’s wake up and smell the coffee, as a friend of mine who is a hospital administrator used to always say.
OK, so now it is your turn! Here are the instructions for the blog carnival. Let me hear from you about your favorite home remedy, lifestyle or fitness program or diet.
Our first contributor was so eager, she submitted her link a week early! Here is the Local Nourishment Blog nutritional healing remedy for allergic dermatitis!
Kelly the Kitchen Kop blog sent us her entire list of home remedies. Thanks, Kelly!
Kristen sent me a message on Facebook with her cures:
Hey! I am sure you are aware of my natural cures but just in case….Arnica number one for tons of muscle problems and inflammation. Mullein..awesome herb for deep coughs if they are bronchitis like or pneumonia.
Eyebright tea to sip on or soak your eye in for any styes, infections, conjunctivitis…
lot’s of stories for each one if you need them.
I know my son was healed of all his allergies with raw milk.
Happy to have found you. By the way, I found a tv producer to help me film a documentary this summer about the raids on the Amish/raw milk and the other probs. of small farmers. Hopefully that will happen. –Kristin
You are NEXT!
PLEASE NOTE: I have been asked to write an op-ed about today’s raw milk hearing in Annapolis. I will be away from the computer for the rest of the day. Please leave your hyperlinks as comments for now. When I return, I will post them here and delete your comments, moving the text here to my main post. I am sorry, this was unexpected. But can’t wait to see your contributions tonite upon my return!