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?