Drugs and Vaccines cause side effects. Some which are spotted, some misdiagnosed and therefore lead to another false diagnosis which comes with another dangerous drug which has side effects etcetc. and some side effects are ignored.
Those who have read BadPharma by Dr Ben Goldacre, ex health writer for the Guardian will know that for many drugs the information the doctor receives from the Pharmaceutical Company is false. Principally because it omits studies which show the drug to have been ineffective or even dangerous. In other words the Pharmaceutical Co who produced it only showed positive results.
But how could a drug show both positive and negative results? Easy. Take an example.
Imagine if a scientist did a study of cigarette smoking that lasted 3 months. He could safely claim
that during the time the subject was smoking 3 months there were no bad effects.
Then take another scientist who did long term studies over 10 or 20 years he might have a very different story to tell namely that there was damaged to the lungs to the mouth etc. a third scientist
tested subjects who had been smoking for 40 years he may well find serious problems with the lungs like cancer and other results arising from prolonged use.
So whatever the drug, vaccine, etc what are the short and long term effects. Have the drug
company decided that a short study was all that was needed? And then when the drug is out and
for sale the side effects start occurring after a year. So for many drugs the doctor hasn't a clue
what the long term effects will be!!! Yet he-she prescribes in the belief its in the patients best
interest and anyway they are getting a bonus for prescribing.
But what about the regulators? Aren't they supposed to be regulating? Aren't doctors supposed to be making returns of side effects to the regulator? They are but they don't ?
A good example, one of many was the drug Vioxx. This drug killed at least 60,000 people and seriously injured another 120,000 and likely even more. huffingtonpost.com/dr-peter...
How you may wonder could a drug kill 60,000 people and maim another 120,000 more have been
passed as safe for use by the FDA the Food and Drug Administration? Is it because the boss
of the FDA had been offered some inducement to say that the drug was ok. Like a very
high paying job with all the perks after he had finished his work with the FDA ?
But isn't that murder? Yes. But if the press writes it up as a marketing blunder then most people will just not bother to read any further unless marketing is their business.
And so these sort of things are happening all the time in the health service wherever you go.
There are any amount of scandals to do with Pharmaceutical Cos and doctors as Marcia
Agnell MD ex editor of the hugely influential medical journal the New England Journal of Medicine pointed out before she resigned from her post. She blames doctors more than Pharmaceutical Cos. see her book The Truth about Drug Companies, How they deceive Us, and What to do about it.
Caveat Emptor, Buyer beware.