Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advice from Medical Nonsense Paperback – 25 Feb 2015
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Meanwhile, the publication of the deluge of poor, biased research to "prove" previous poor biased research was "right" continues unabated. And, surprise, surprise, you, as a patient can very easily find yourself on the receiving end of medical advice that may well make you very unwell. So called "preventative" medicine - sounds nice and caring, doesn't it - is busy medicalising the well by implementing NICE guidelines which promote medications in particular that may well cause serious harm. Ostensibly, on the grounds of lowering your risk of some future illness - which you might or might not have got anyway. The healthy are now well and truly in the sights of big pharma as consumers of their questionable products. Aided by some of those in the medical profession and some unwitting health journalists who seem to be engaged in a campaign to scare folks into the arms of big pharma.
Another surprise for me was how the household name charities who support patients and their families with particular illnesses are essentially controlled by big pharma. The unethical has become the new normal. I have no doubt that the majority of GP's and other doctors want to do the best they can for their patients but, unfortunately, they too have been dragged into this system which starts with their education in medical schools where independent, questioning minds are soon trampled on and they soon learn there are certain "facts" that must not be challenged. I wonder how many GP's are out there who quietly despair at the way they are hamstrung by this Orwellian system.
You will never read another newspaper article about health again in the same way. And you will know what's really going on when some eminent
big ego publicly attacks another doctor for daring to give what might actually be good advice or a different point of view. The biggest message I took from this is that I need to be a much better informed patient. All GP's and patients need to read this. The people who need to read it the most are the Health Select Committee and without consulting anyone at all connected with big pharma so they can make some better decisions and rigorously enforce a much needed brand new transparent and ethical system of scientific medical research