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Aspirin Cuts Cancer Risk
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Aspirin has been found to protect against colon cancer and many other solid cancers. However, aspirin also causes GI bleeding in almost everyone over the long haul. A better way to prevent cancer is to clean up our toxic environment and live a healthy lifestyle. Direct to consumer ads give the wrong idea; they give you the idea that it is ...

AstraZeneca Pulls the Plug on Free Trips for Doctors
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  As a pharmaceutical industry first, AstraZeneca is stopping payments to doctors for attending international medical conferences. They are making it sound like they are leaders who want to do the right thing...it only took them half a century to figure this out. Do you think this is a move pressured by something other than their benevolence? ...

Banning Direct to Consumer Ads
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The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ...

Can We Trust Mainstream Medical Therapies
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We have a strong faith that medicine is scientific and accurate. Whoever funds a clinical trial has a conflict of interest because profit is their motive and they have an investment in it coming out a certain way. Big pharma protects their investments and spend an enormous amount of money trying to convince MDs to use their products. They ...

Consumer Drug Ads
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The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ...

Direct to Consumer Ads, Why?
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The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ...

Direct to Consumer Ads: Should They be Allowed?
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The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible ...

Direct to Consumer Ads: Should They Be Allowed?
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The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ...

Do Direct to Consumer Ads Work?
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The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ...

Drug Company Marketing
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The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are discussed and the lack of FDA supervision pointed out.

Genital Herpes Spreads Without Lesions
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People who have herpes 2 can spread the virus to their sexual partner even if they do not have a clinical outbreak. Most cases of genital herpes are acquired from people without a clinical history of genital herpes! Transmission likely correlates with the activity of viral shedding from the skin or mucosal surface where it resides. Studies ...

How Does Cancer Spread?
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The role of stem cells in cancer metastasis is addressed. Communication between cancer cells and the tissues where it will eventually spread is discussed. Why cancer cells spread to only certain organs and tissues is addressed.

Is Avandia Safe?
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Avandia remains on the market in the US despite serious health issues that include more than a 50% increase in heart attacks and mortality. All three "glitazones" have safety issues. Rezulin was taken off the market more than a decade ago because of severe liver disease. The third drug, Actos, remains suspicious but up to this point seems ...

Making Choices that Don't Help
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Making bad choices are often conscious. New Year Resolutions and legislation don't work. Education through school programs, family values, and role models are important. DTC and other ads undermine our intelligence.

Medical Journal Ads: Can You Trust Them?
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Less than half the claims in ads from top ENT journals are backed by data referenced by the advertiser. The problem is that MDs are swayed by these same ads. A few reputable journals have banned ads, but most have not. Income from journals comes from both subscriptions and from advertisers. Big Pharm knows that for every dollar they spend ...

Misleading Drug Ads
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Big pharma has no conscience when it comes to selling drugs. The FDA does not adequately regulate DTC ads and we become brainwashed by ads that give the perspective that products are far better than they are.

New Drugs: Their Dangers
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New drugs are problematic because they are not fully tested. Post marketing studies should be required. It is wiser to use old time-tested drugs because they've been around for decades and we know their complications. Vioxx is an interesting example. Cox 1 and Cox 2 inhibitors are explained.

Prescription Drug Advertisements are Problematic
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Direct to consumer ads are misleading and often outright lies. The only countries in the world allowing these ads are the US and New Zealand. The FDA is not doing a reasonable job in regulating what DTC ads can say. The goal of Big Pharma is to make money for their stockholders. Ads for "the purple pill" are exposed as outright deceptive. ...

US Health Care is Seriously Lacking
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US health care performance is much worse than most countries; we're ranked by the WHO number 37 in the world in overall quality of health care. We spend nearly twice of any other country and yet our effectiveness is a disaster. When business trumps service, this is what happens. Universal health care is good for health care but not good ...

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