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How Pharma Companies and the Medical Establishment Crushed Academic Freedom

Executive Summary Medical academic freedom has gone into a free fall under the influence and money of the pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment. Introduction The medical establishment has censored medical professors who do not tow the line that there is an excellent question about how much academic freedom is left in the US and…

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Lies Told by Forbes and Big Pharma on Elizabeth Warren Recommendation

Executive Summary Pfizer paid Forbes to run a highly deceptive article from Pfizer’s head of research on how Pfizer should not pay for any of the NIH’s budget. Introduction John LaMattina, the head of research at Pfizer, wrote a highly deceptive article regarding a plan introduced by Elizabeth Warren. We cover these deceptions in the…

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The Issue of Long Term Benzodiazepines Use

Executive Summary Patients are placed on benzodiazepines for the long term without studies into the safety of such usage. Introduction The medical establishment does not want its patients to know what is known about addressing depression through non-drug means. However, a drug recovery center’s website provides clues as to what should be tried first. Wait…

Things That Should be Tried First Before Antidepressants are Prescribed

Executive Summary How depressive symptoms can be first addressed through diet and exercise is addressed by a recovery clinic advising on withdrawing from antidepressant addiction. Introduction The medical establishment does not want its patients to know what is known about addressing depression through non-drug means. However, a drug recovery center’s website provides clues as to…

Drug Discontinuation: Why Pharma Companies Frequently Stop Making Generic Drugs

Executive Summary Much of the focus in the pharmaceutical industry is on new drugs. What is left out of the equation is the discontinuation of generic drugs. Introduction Often pharmaceutical pricing is just accepted without considering the reasons for such high costs. The Rubix Cube of Pharmaceutical Pricing The US pharmaceutical licensing, manufacturing, supply chain,…

The Pharmaceutical Industry Issues That Keep Prices High

Executive Summary This article deals with the surprising reasons for the price of pharmaceuticals. Introduction Often pharmaceutical pricing is just accepted without considering the reasons for such high costs. How Pharmaceuticals Are Marked Up Pharmaceuticals have a massive markup; however, unlike the claim of the pharma companies, they do not need such excessive margins because…

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How the Establishment Media Promotes Taking SSRIs While Admitting the Low Serotonin Hypothesis is False

Executive Summary SSRIs are based on the hypothesis that depression is due to low serotonin levels. This hypothesis has been disproven, but the establishment media says this does not matter.  Introduction After the low serotonin/chemical imbalance hypothesis was disproven, the establishment media told their readers that this was meaningless, and that the public should keep…

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How WebMD is a Marketing Front End for the Medical Establishment

Executive Summary WebMD is frequently used to look up medical information; however, it does everything it can to hide its financial conflicts. Introduction WebMD is one of the most popular sources of medical information online. However, most people using WebMD give very little thought to who controls the site. Bias in Online Information At first,…

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How the Long-Term Side Effects Of Antidepressants are Hidden From Patients

Executive Summary Antidepressants are quick to be prescribed to patients. However, nearly all patients are kept in the dark about long-term side effects.  Introduction The medical establishment has made enormous sums from SSRIs, the dominant category of antidepressants. A significant part of this has been minimizing the side effects of antidepressants. However, even lesser known…