In my blogs I share information with you that will positively impact your life. I try to stay clear of the negative. But sometimes a story comes along that is so outrageous I have to comment.
On August 17, 2010, at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta, Dr. Donald Light presented his research in a paper titled, Pharmaceuticals: A Two-Tier Market for Producing Lemons and Serious Harm. Dr. Light is a professor of comparative health policy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
It seems that this bombshell was not reported on mainstream media but it made the rounds of the alternative medicine websites pretty quickly. Dr. Light’s research validates what many of us already know. He found that 85% of new drugs being created are more harmful than beneficial. But will that information ever make it to The View or The Today Show?
I was a guest on The View about a dozen times in the 1990s but when the drug companies began flooding the airways with TV ads, the invitations dwindled to nothing. It’s an unfortunate fact that a disproportionate amount of TV advertising is controlled by drug companies. So, it’s no surprise that there are no alternatives discussed on mainstream. Media doctors quickly learn they have to toe the line and promote the standard practice of medicine, which boils down to drugs and surgery.
My frustration at the Machiavellian turn that medicine had taken into the rabbit hole of drugs is why I wrote Death by Medicine in 2003. You can obtain that paper freely on the Internet. Two years later I expanded it into Death by Modern Medicine, now available as an eBook.
As I said, I don’t like to focus on the negative and this is the only one of my 20 books that sheds light on the sickening turn of medicine to the dark side. If you or your friends think that drug companies are looking out for YOUR best interests and want to see you healthy and off drugs, think again.
Give them a copy of Death by Modern Medicine so they really understand what they are up against. As the antidote to medical intervention, I created my online wellness program, Future Health Now! With this program you realize that it’s really up to you to live a healthy lifestyle and I can show you how to do it in simple, easy steps.
I apologize if this seems like a blatant promotion of my books and program but I’ve wrestled with the dilemma presented by the overmedicalization of health for decades and I’ve come to the conclusion that the only solution is if people take charge of their own health.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future®
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