85% of new drugs offer few benefits: Study

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A study just out reveals that about 85 per cent of new drugs offer few if any new benefits. In fact, a significant cause of death in the United States is due to the toxic side effects or misuse of prescription drugs, reports the Science Daily.

“Sometimes drug companies hide or downplay information about serious side effects of new drugs and overstate the drugs’ benefits,” said Prof Donald Light, author of the paper, Pharmaceuticals: A Two-Tier Market for Producing ‘Lemons’ and Serious Harm.

Drug firms also tend to spend two or three times more on marketing than research to persuade doctors to prescribe these new drugs for conditions other than those for which the drugs have been approved, said Light, who is professor of comparative health policy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He added that doctors usually tend to dismiss patients’ complaints of side effects or take them lightly.

This is something you won’t see reported much in the mainstream media. That’s because Big Pharma firms contribute big bucks to the advertising revenue of media companies.

Have a look at the damning indictment in this Science Daily report on Light’s study.

By the way, countries spent huge amounts on vaccines in the aftermath of the H1N1 outbreak, which WHO raised to a Level 6 ‘pandemic’. That’s the same WHO that now says we are in a ‘post-pandemic period’. But where was the ‘pandemic’ in the first place?

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Flyer168

Anil, Just to share thsi… Sunday August 22, 2010 Bizarre effects on teens KUALA LUMPUR: Is hormonal imbalance creating more male teenagers with breasts, while female teenagers are getting more hairy? Cosmetic and aesthetic physician Dr Alice Prethima said she is seeing many cases of gynecomastia (enlargement of breasts in males) in her clinic. But, she is also seeing teenage girls coming in because they have too much hair all over their body. “Compared to the past, there are many girls with terrible hair problems. They are losing the hair on their heads and growing hair on other areas of… Read more »

tunglang

If I’m not correct, big pharmas create diseases, causing pandemics, then provide solutions in the form of vaccines and disease killing chemicals, and create 2nd waves, even 3rd waves pandemics or rumors of pandemics. In the end, they reap filthy profits for themselves, such malevolent greed in the modern days of evil, self-serving medical / pharma corporations.

No wonder it is written: In the end times, there will be many diseases (man-made?) such as never seen during their forefathers’ times.

Flyer168

Anil, Addendum…How many of us are aware of these…? Population Control The Eugenics Connection 3of 3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6D5iRXGL1Q The Genetic Conspiracy (1/3) – about Monsanto – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joweZ6uM5iY&feature=related July 22, 2007 How safe is the so-called “Green Genetic Engineering” really? Monsanto, the world’s largest genetic engineering corporation, insists it is safe. Numerous studies claim genetically modified plants can cause allergies and cancers. However, commercial and political interests are determined to make genetic engineering the norm… Aspartame – the hidden poison for society – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FeOtSNU900 April 10, 2008 Dr. H.J.Roberts: Aspartame is an artificial sweetener, an additive. And its a chemical, its… Read more »

Flyer168

Anil, Let us all look at Globalisation & Zeitgeist, beyond Bolehland… Sometimes it starts at the Global Policy Making Level including the UN that mandates the policy… The Global Elites…towards their NWO Agenda… Just to share this… David Rockefeller speaks about population control – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClqUcScwnn8&feature=related January 13, 2008 David Rockefeller gives a speech about over population. In this video, you will hear and see him discussing how the U.N. should sustain the population. Bill Gates EXPOSED! Wants Depopulation Through Vaccines! – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0gvDkVcFkI Bill Gates says: “The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s heading up to about nine billion. Now… Read more »

Eloi

Anil,
I remember a similar post some time earlier on the same issue.
We will and have always been guinea-pigs to be tested on but now, we have become the hen with the golden egg for them to … squander our hard earned money.

Gerakan K

Many Malaysians die because of H1N1. I can’t imagine the total fatality if no vaccines provided for high risk groups of people such as the medical staff.

My2cen

Reminds me of Avandia & Cervarix. Despite the known side-effects, Avandia was still used in excess among patients with heart problems & those at risk (obesed, with increased risk of oedema & osteoporosis). GSK held so many meetings to allay the drs’ fears & downplay information about its serious side effects, and they bought it! Now the 1govt is spending millions on Cervarix (The relationship between our Ministry of Health & GSK is a bit to cosy for my comfort). Why target HPV when they can’t even provide enough drugs for treating hypertension & diabetes? 40% of the population suffers… Read more »

Sewel

Anil,
its just a tip of the iceberg. The stuff that goes on between pharmaceutical companies and hospitals is pretty scary stuff. watch micheal moore’s documentary on health in the USA.

Peter

Anil, from Wikipedia Science Daily:

Science Daily is a source for topical pseudoscience and science articles. It features articles on a variety of topics including: computer science, nanotechnology, medicine, psychology, biology, geology, climate, space, physics, mathematics, chemistry, archeology, paleontology, and others.
It has been active since 1995. The articles are selected from news releases submitted by universities and other research institutions. The scientific credibility of the reporter is not assessed, nor reported in the subsequent article on sciencedaily.com.

Salak

At the end of the day we pay to be persuaded. 😀

It cost us nearly RM200m to believe in 8 letters – “1Malaysia”. And it’s still incredible !