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The End of Big Pharma

“The Big Three have collectively engaged in a medical conspiracy for the better part of 70 years to influence legislative bodies on both the state and federal level to create regulations that promote the use of drug medicine while simultaneously creating restrictive, controlling mechanisms (licensing, government approval, etc) designed to limit and stifle the availability of non-drug, alternative modalities. The conspiracy to limit and eliminate competition from non-drug therapies began with the Flexner Report of 1910.” (Forbidden).

“If you have a long, drawn-out, incurable but treatable disease, it’s unfortunate for you but great for pharmaceutical companies. While you’re suffering indefinitely, you’re also buying expensive pharmaceutical drugs” (Drug Marketing). Medical research has shifted from academic and scientific to commercial. When the research was academic it was funded by public sources and now it is being funded by private sources whose bottom line is profit. This industry is so profitable that there is no room for cures only the management of symptoms (Drug Marketing). This brings us into ‘management’ or symptom control. Drugs are engineered to cover the symptoms up so that we can continue living normal lives for years to come. However, this way of living will inevitable catch up with the user because a time will come when the body will begin to shut down since the root cause of the issue was not solved. There are medications that do attempt to cure sickness, but they are far and few between. Most of these medications only assist with small sicknesses such as the flu or cold. Even these medications do a number on your internal organs, corroding your liver and thinning your blood; thereby, damaging the inside of an individual’s body without their knowing. Managing disease is the premise of the marketing techniques that Big Pharma introduces into the public.

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Considering the heavy role that pharmaceutical companies play in mainstream medicine. “Deep Healing” author Dr. Emmette Miller writes, “We have to remember that most medical research in this country is financed by pharmaceutical companies who are looking for new drugs they can produce and sell.”

Now, things were not always this way. In his book, “Overdosed America,” Dr. John Abramson describes the shift of medical research from the academic to the commercial sphere: “As the function of medical research in our society has been transformed from a fundamentally academic and scientific activity to a fundamentally commercial activity, the context in which the research is done has similarly changed: First in universities funded primarily by public sources, then in universities funded primarily by commercial sources, then by independent for-profit research organizations contracting directly with drug companies. And most recently, the three largest advertising agencies, Omnicom, Interpublic and WPP, have bought or invested in the for-profit companies that perform clinical trials.” In my view, advertising agencies having financial ties to the companies that perform clinical trials – companies that are supposed to conduct objective research – is blatant conflict of interest; yet it’s the basis of most mainstream medical research in the United States. In fact, according to Dr. Abramson, in the year 2000, only one-third of all medical research was performed in universities and academic medical centers.

Since, according to these and other sources, drug companies predominantly fund medical research, scientists have almost no choice but to mainly focus their time and effort on the most profitable, but not necessarily the most effective, treatments. Though an herb, which by its very nature cannot be patented, may treat and possibly even cure a disease, drug companies may nevertheless not fund research or marketing for it, leaving the general public largely ignorant of the herb’s benefits. Mainstream medicine largely dismisses vitamins and minerals in the same manner as herbs.

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