BIG PHARMA death
"I was completely shocked, amazed, and dismayed when I first added up all the statistics on medical death and saw how much allopathic medicine has betrayed us."---Carolyn Dean, MD
My clinical experience is that in America, when people die from cancer, they are NOT actually dying from cancer, but instead, they are dying from the medical TREATMENT itself. They are dying from the chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. AGAIN: They are NOT dying from the cancer—they are being killed by the medical doctors and their medical treatment! Richard Shulze, N.D., M.H.
"Pharmaceutical companies spent $2 billion on over 314,000 events that doctors attend...in 1991 the drug industry "gave" $2.1 billion million to colleges and universities for research."
I am dying with the help of too many physicians.—Alexander the Great
Death by Modern Medicine identifies the tragic aspects of a medical
system that, in its short history of about eighty years, has managed to kill
tens of millions of victims. Dr. Dean, in her widely circulated paper, "Death by
Medicine", written in November 2003, was the first to identify the extent of
these casualties. She confirmed that from 1990-2000 about 7.8 million victims
suffered - Death by Medicine. By 2014 the numbers had escalated to over 1
million unnecessary deaths at a cost of over 280 billion dollars.
Many people are shocked by this figure, but our eyes have been opened to the full horror of modern medicine. There have been 140,000 fatal or near fatal reactions to Vioxx; one third of the millions of women who took fen-phen, the weight loss drug, suffered heart and lung damage; heart disease is caused by Celebrex and all the other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; Prozac is causing suicides and homicides as well as heart disease. The list is seemingly endless. Beta blocker drugs have been responsible for an additional 800,000 needless deaths in a 5-year period in Europe, we don’t even have statistics for North America  Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions (Book)
Interestingly, this way of covering up the reality of deaths
and damage caused by pharmaceutical corporations is becoming more common — In
the UK, the case against Dr Andrew Wakefield, the whistleblower in the case of
MMR (manufactured in part by GSK), was presented to the public as one of ethics,
while the real issue of a damaging vaccine which harmed thousands of children
was completely sidelined. If Witty and GKS did
learn anything from this case, it was how to get away with culling the
population of thousands, this part of their operation went very well but next
time they might hope to dodge the fine for undeclared safety data. It makes me
sick to my stomach, that while every high school shooting, every soldier killed
in a foreign country, every notorious murder is religiously reported by the US
media, GSK gets away with killing thousands without a single adverse word. And
where are our gallant reporters in all this, whose going to sue them for
fraudulent reporting, nothing could be a clearer sign that the media and it’s
feather bedded journalists have crossed to the other side of the corporate
Getting away with murder II.(in two parts) Because of clever media manipulation, most people don’t understand what this ‘fine’ involved in the GSK mass murder case. It has been presented to the public as a case of fraud. Every news item makes clear that GSK failed to disclose certain safety data for three drugs which they produced. The penalty for this fraud, however, was only a portion of the overall ‘settlement’, the great majority of it was a straightforward claims settlement for deaths and injury caused to people who took the drugs after they had been licensed on fraudulent safety data (I know only about Avandia, for one of the other drugs see Fiona Hackman’s question below).It’s a little like an automobile company knowingly producing cars with faulty brakes, which ultimately kill thousands of people, being fined for failing to alert industry regulators to an apparent production fault. The reason why all media have reported this settlement as one of fraud is clear, had it been reported as a claims settlement even the most docile of the public would have raised eyebrows, asking the question, ‘How can a company falsify safety data, obtain a license for a drug and watch it kill and maim thousands of people?’ Mr ‘witty’ Witty, the Chief executive of GSK was able to brush off the whole settlement with the aside ‘We’ve learned from our mistakes’, when the sad fact is that it was thousands of others who learned by GSK’s criminality.---Martin Walker MA Martin Walker
 THE DR. STARFIELD
INTERVIEW By Jon Rappoport the findings on the relatively poor health
in the US have received almost no attention. The American public appears to have
been hoodwinked into believing that more interventions lead to better health,
and most people that I meet are completely unaware that the US does not have the
'best health in the world'. ......Even though there will always be adverse
events that cannot be anticipated, the fact is that more and more unsafe drugs
are being approved for use. Many people attribute that to the fact that the
pharmaceutical industry is (for the past ten years or so) required to pay the
FDA for reviews---which puts the FDA into an untenable position of working for
the industry it is regulating.
....They (my findings) are an indictment of the US health care industry: insurance companies, specialty and disease-oriented medical academia, the pharmaceutical and device manufacturing industries, all of which contribute heavily to re-election campaigns of members of Congress. The problem is that we do not have a government that is free of influence of vested interests. Alas, [it] is a general problem of our society-which clearly unbalances democracy......Yes, it (FDA) cannot divest itself from vested interests. (Again, [there is] a large literature about this, mostly unrecognized by the people because the industry-supported media give it no attention.
.....Please remember that the problem is not only that some drugs are dangerous but that many drugs are overused or inappropriately used. The US public does not seem to recognize that inappropriate care is dangerous---more does not mean better. The problem is NOT mainly with the FDA but with population expectations.
... Some drugs are downright dangerous; they may be prescribed according to regulations but they are dangerous.
...It was rejected by the first journal that I sent it to, on the grounds that 'it would not be interesting to readers'!
The total number of iatrogenic deaths shown in the following table is 783,936. It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States. Death by Medicine----Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, Martin Feldman, MD, Gary Null, PhD, Debora Rasio, MD (2003/4)
"An analysis by Wald & Shojan  found that only 1.5% of all adverse events result in an incident report, and only 6% of adverse drug events are identified properly....The Psychiatric Times noted that the AMA is strongly opposed to mandatory reporting of medical errors...Dr Jay Cohen, who has extensively researched adverse drug reactions (ADR), commented that because only 5% of ADRs are being reported, there are in reality, 5 million medications reactions each year." Death by Medicine----Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, Martin Feldman, MD, Gary Null, PhD, Debora Rasio, MD (2003/4)
In 2001, there were 7.5 million unnecessary surgical procedures, resulting in 37,136 deaths at a cost of $122 billion (using 174 US dollars) Death by Medicine----Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, Martin Feldman, MD, Gary Null, PhD, Debora Rasio, MD (2003/4)
The OTA concluded: “There are no mechanisms in place to limit dissemination of technologies regardless of their clinical value.” Shortly after the release of this report, the OTA was disbanded. Death by Medicine----Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, Martin Feldman, MD, Gary Null, PhD, Debora Rasio, MD (2003/4)
In 1983, 809,000 cesarean sections (21% of live births) were performed in the
US, making it the nation's most common obstetric-gynecologic (OB/GYN) surgical
procedure. The second most common OB/GYN operation was hysterectomy (673,000),
followed by diagnostic dilation and curettage of the uterus (632,000). In 1983,
OB/GYN procedures represented 23% of all surgery completed in the US.
In 2001, cesarean section is still the most common OB/GYN surgical procedure. Approximately 4 million births occur annually, with 24% (960,000) delivered by cesarean section. In the Netherlands, only 8% of births are delivered by cesarean section. This suggests 640,000 unnecessary cesarean sections—entailing three to four times higher mortality and 20 times greater morbidity than vaginal delivery—are performed annually in the US.
The US cesarean rate rose from just 4.5% in 1965 to 24.1% in 1986. Sakala contends that an “uncontrolled pandemic of medically unnecessary cesarean births is occurring.”(106) VanHam reported a cesarean section postpartum hemorrhage rate of 7%, a hematoma formation rate of 3.5%, a urinary tract infection rate of 3%, and a combined postoperative morbidity rate of 35.7% in a high-risk population undergoing cesarean section. Death by Medicine----Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, Martin Feldman, MD, Gary Null, PhD, Debora Rasio, MD (2003/4)
Results of the “Million Women Study” on HRT and breast cancer in the UK were published in medical journal The Lancet in August 2003. According to lead author Prof. Valerie Beral, director of the Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit: "We estimate that over the past decade, use of HRT by UK women aged 50-64 has resulted in an extra 20,000 breast cancers, estrogen-progestagen (combination) therapy accounting for 15,000 of these.” We were unable to find statistics on breast cancer, stroke, uterine cancer, or heart disease caused by HRT used by American women. Because the US population is roughly six times that of the UK, it is possible that 120,000 cases of breast cancer have been caused by HRT in the past decade. Death by Medicine----Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, Martin Feldman, MD, Gary Null, PhD, Debora Rasio, MD (2003/4)