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    How Big Pharma greed is killing tens of thousands around the world:


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    How Big Pharma greed is killing tens of thousands around the world:

    Post by graham64 on Tue Feb 23 2016, 23:43

    Patients are over-medicated and often given profitable drugs with 'little proven benefits,' leading doctors warn

    • Queen's former doctor, Sir Richard Thompson, has backed new campaign

    • Experts calling for urgent public enquiry into drugs firms' 'murky' practices

    • They say too much medicine is doing more harm than good worldwide

    • And claim many drugs such as statins are less effective than thought

    The Queen's former doctor has called for an urgent public enquiry into drugs firms’ ‘murky’ practices.

    Sir Richard Thompson, former-president of the Royal College of Physicians and personal doctor to the Queen for 21 years, warned tonight that many medicines are less effective than thought.

    The physician is one of a group of six eminent doctors who today warn about the influence of pharmaceutical companies on drugs prescribing.

    The experts, led by NHS cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, claim that too often patients are given useless – and sometimes harmful – drugs that they do not need.

    They maintain drugs companies are developing medicines they can profit from, rather than those which are likely to be the most beneficial.

    And they accuse the NHS of failing to stand up to the pharmaceutical giants.

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    Re: How Big Pharma greed is killing tens of thousands around the world:

    Post by Eddie on Wed Feb 24 2016, 11:24

    This has been known for many years. Not only do many drugs kill people they also do not work.

    "A senior executive with Britain's biggest drugs company has admitted that most prescription medicines do not work on most people who take them.

    Allen Roses, worldwide vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), said fewer than half of the patients prescribed some of the most expensive 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 drugs boss has gone public."

    I remember commenting on the subject at Grazers Grotto forum, the artist formally known as ETYM and the dullards running the joint went berzo. Evidently I had it all wrong and big pharma were good guys, and I was a conspiracy theorist etc. affraid

    Type two diabetic-low carb diet (50 carbs per day) and two 500mg Metformin pills per day. Apart from diagnosis HbA1c almost 12-all HbA1c results none diabetic. For over eight years my diabetes medication has not changed. My weight has remained stable, I have suffered no ill effects from my diet whatsoever. Every blood test has proved, I took the right road to my diabetic salvation. For almost seven years, I have asked medical professionals and naysayers, how do I maintain non diabetic BG levels on two Metformin other than low carb ? The silence has been deafening !

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