Medication Is NOT The Way To Go

MEDICAL ERRORS KILLS A 747’S WORTH OF PASSENGER PER DAY?  To many, this data is not a surprise.  And keep in mind that 98,000 deaths and 1 million injuries per year is, by most estimates, a very, very conservative number because it only includes errors, and does not include deaths that result from properly performed surgeries […]

Drugs and their effects

SOOOO…THE DRUG MY DOCTOR WANTS TO GIVE ME WORKED IN A CLINICAL TRIAL..BUT COMPARED TO WHAT?  This is, arguably, one of the more important questions we can ask.  In randomized, placebo controlled trials we compare a pill with the active “drug” ingredient to an inert pill with nothing in it (a “sugar pill”).  Or so […]

Antidepressants in Children; the Big Lie that They Don’t Want to Admit

In 2001 there was a large study (called study 329) published by GlaxoSmithKline that essentially gave the green light to the use of antidepressants (specifically paroxetine) in adolescents. This green light led to pediatricians whipping out the prescription pads in an attempt to help manage depression in adolescents.  This was to the tune of a […]

FDA and Drug Research: Watching Our Backs or Asleep at the Wheel?

Our world of medicine is dominated by drugs.  Drugs are the foundation upon just about every treatment that mainstream medicine offers. The entire Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was passed so that patients could now have access to doctors.  And by “access” I mean have someone else pay for services.  And by “services” I really […]