Big Pharma’s BIG LIE: Most new drugs have zero new benefits, research confirms

No matter what ails you – real or imagined – there’s a drug for that. These days, stopping at the pharmacy on the way home from the doctor’s office has practically become a given. While you might think that medicine has simply evolved so much that we can now fix more problems than ever before, the truth is that the vast majority of new drugs aren’t backed by any evidence of added benefits. Continue reading

Psychiatric Diagnoses: Why No One Is Satisfied

As the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is revised for the first time since 1994, controversy about psychiatric diagnosis is reaching a fever pitch. Continue reading

What is Iatrogeny?

Virtually every medicine can have side effects, and with so many being used by so many older adults, the potential for harm is high. Patients need to know that just because lots of medicines don’t require prescriptions doesn’t mean they’re harmless. Aspirin is a classic example. When you combine all the different forms of aspirins we are talking about over 15,000 deaths a year in the United States alone.

It is not ethical to try to study such combinations and effects for all such studies involve poisoning the subjects studied with multiple poisons. It is no longer appropriate to consider drugs or nutritional medical agents in isolation because the needs of patients are many meaning  Continue reading

Traditional Chinese Medicine for Depression

Today, it is estimated that five million Americans are taking Prozac. Unfortunately, over the last seven years there have been 31,000 reports of adverse reactions to this powerful drug. More and more people struggling with depression are beginning to ask, “Is there any safe, effective treatment that I can use regularly without worrying about side effects? What is the natural way to deal with depression?”

We are often asked the same question by patients, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other health professionals: “How do Chinese, Japanese, and other people from Asia deal with depression?” Prozac is not familiar to most Chinese, not even the health professionals in China. Many popular anti-depression drugs are not available in hospitals in China.  Continue reading