Dr. Joesph Mercola has been called a charlatan by pharmaceutical companies and traditional practitioners. However Dr. Mercola is being followed by millions, physicians included, because he believes that the mainstream medical community is too apt to put patients on useless prescription drugs, which relieve symptoms but often don’t address the underlying causes of disease. Recently, Dr. Mercola has expanded his mission from providing provocative information to openly advocating his health-care beliefs and going up against what he sees as powerful corporate interests controlling the health-care industry.
He recently interviewed, Annie Brandt — herself a 16-year cancer survivor and author of "The Healing Platform: Build Your Own Cure!"— and shared some of the support detailed in her book, which can give anyone challenged with cancer access to valuable resources. Both he and she stated....
"Amazingly, oncology is the only specialty in medicine that is allowed and, may I say, encouraged to sell drugs at massive profits — typically in excess of 50 percent — and cancer drugs are, as a general category, the most expensive medications in all of medicine to begin with.
Oncologists actually get a commission for the chemotherapy drugs they sell, and with that type of incentive, it's nearly impossible to imagine them actively seeking other alternatives. As a result, patients are typically forced to go it alone if they don't want to go the conventional route. Oncologists are further constrained by the "standard of care" prescribed by oncology medical boards and the drug industry. If they go against the established standard of care, they're susceptible to having their license reprimanded or even taken away."
If you want a better look at this Mercola he was interviewed on the Dr. Oz show on 2-1-17. Controversial guys but thought provoking all the same...What do you think?