Thursday, 27th April 2017
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The Pharmaceutical Mafia

The Pharmaceutical Mafia

Maybe big Pharmaceutical companies do not want to find cures for diseases. - By Count de la Perrelle

I, like many others, have to take various medications which I am told enable me to enjoy a pain and discomfort free life and after chatting with a dear friend of mine we considered the number of tablets we get given for one thing and another. For example: blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, etc. etc. I am wondering if these medications are more intended to
finance the pharmaceutical industry rather than curing me.

So it got me thinking......Are the Pharmaceutical Companies creating medications just to keep us alive causing us to buy more medications ad infinitum. I know it is a long shot but bear with me.....Let’s face it, every day we are subjected to a huge
amount of advertising by the pharmaceutical industry whether it is a general pill or a substitute for some home therapy. All this is mixed in with pitches for a particular drug— usually featuring super lovely people ‘Darlings’ enjoying themselves in the great
British outdoors with an abundance of energy. Is it a ploy to make us live longer to pay longer?

I do understand completely that we all need more and more advanced medicine, innovative equipment for medical research
and modern knowledge. I also realise that people are living longer now than they ever did before, I just ponder if it is a ploy to make us live longer to require more medication. It has also been suggested that drug companies develop medicines that they can easily profit from rather than creating medicines which are likely to be most beneficial to everyone.

No doubt if confronted, the big Companies would tell us that prescription drugs are expensive, and then go on to tell us how
valuable they are. I can also hear them go on to say that their research and development costs are enormous and go on to explain how much we need them. I understand that as ‘research-based’ companies, they do turn out a steady stream of innovative medicines that, we are informed, lengthen life, enhance our expensive medical care. Apparently we are the
beneficiaries of these ongoing and fantastic achievements of these huge companies, so we should just pay up and shut up. Well I am not so sure about that!

Maybe big Pharmaceutical companies do not want to find cures for diseases. Is it possible that these huge money making drug companies do not want to find and cures for diseases? There are often various statements on News media saying a cure for cancer or some other horrific disease is imminent. Maybe they already have some cures but are being governed by the monetary beast and keeping quiet because they would rather make more money through chronic treatment regimens? It makes one think.

 


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After all what possible reason would they have for finding cures for diseases when the main profits come from the pills and potions that any patient has to take over a period of time.

The elderly are the ones that need prescription drugs For obvious reasons, the elderly tend to need far more prescription drugs. Usually for chronic conditions like Arthritis, Colitis, Crohns, Diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated blood pressure and more.

Many Senior Citizens do have difficulty in affording some prescriptions in some countries. Insurance does and can help but that only goes to further feed that money beast! Sometimes patients are over medicated by some medical experts and often given
profitable drugs with little benefit. No wonder that the NHS has been accused of failing to stand up to the pharmaceutical
giants.

I understand that it is certainly true that our modern global lifestyle-related diseases like cancer and others I have already mentioned, are horrible killers but the simple fact is that more and more people are living long enough to develop cancer because of our success in tackling infectious other diseases and historical causes of death such as malnutrition. It’s perfectly
normal for DNA damage in our cells to build up as we age, and such damage can lead to cancer developing. According to
my local Cancer hospital Surgeons whom I interviewed we are not able to diagnose cancers far more accurately, thanks to scans, screening, imaging and pathology.

It is still big money The cancer industry is making hundreds of billions dollars a year, but I have looked into this and in my opinion it is still unclear why an actual cure is nonexistent. I am aware that many people are trying to find the cure for cancer, yet to this date it is unknown.

Corruption does not help During the past few years various drugs companies have been accused of ‘robbing’ the British NHS. They have been using a loophole to push the price of drugs up by phenomenal amounts. Sometimes as much as 2000%, costing us taxpayers millions of pounds per year. At least 15 drugs have substantially increased in price after being “flipped” from one firm to another, according to information obtained by doctors. The legal “scam” has prompted outrage from the
British Medical Association. Basically, the practice involves Drug companies selling on medicines used by the NHS to other
businesses outside the Governments price regulation scheme. Then they can mark up however they wish!

To end on a more positive note. Cancer’s Achilles’ heel has been pinpointed by British scientists, raising hopes of a revolution in treatment – and even a cure. In future, patients could be given bespoke therapies that hunt out and destroy every single cancer cell, wherever it is in their body. The first people could be treated in as little as two years apparently and eventually,
everyone from those in the early stages of cancer, to those who are riddled with the disease could benefit. A spokesman for
Cancer Research UK, which funded the landmark study, said that if it lives up to its promise, ‘it could prove a revolutionary way
to treat or even cure.



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