Sunday, May 21, 2006


Here are a few more things to be aware of---not worry about---just be cautious and check with your doctor.

Short-Term Use, Long-Term Risks for Vioxx Patients

What's more, Vioxx patients participating in the earlier study, according to two charts and a specific paragraph in the document, experienced a far greater risk of heart attack or stroke -- 60 percent -- over the first six months. And, according to medical experts, those very same risks remained for at least a year after a patient stopped taking the drug.

Warning Issued on Suicide Risk in Young Adults Treated With Antidepressant

Overall, Remicade and Humira tripled a RA patient's risk of skin, gastrointestinal, breast and lung cancers in addition to lymphoma and doubled their risk of serious infections. What's more, higher dosages intensify the risk of disease.

Here is an excellent article that may wake you up a little:

OK to use and promote untested and toxic drugs and medical procedures ....but Not OK for generally safe and efficacious natural foods and/or vitamins!

..."Only 6% of drug advertising material is supported by evidence...

...The article lists several examples of misrepresentation: medical guidelines from scientific societies are misquoted or changed, the side effects of drugs are minimised, groups of patient are wrongly defined, study results are suppressed, treatment effects are exaggerated, risks are manipulated, and effects of drugs were drawn from animal studies."....

We all should be seeking out safe, effective alternatives to the current medical paradigm, which is coming apart at the seems from ineffectiveness, corruption and just plain greed.

June 8th, 2006 update: Some more good info

FDA official wants drug test on infants halted

Measles Vaccine Undeniably Linked to Autism

Why Take an Osteoporosis Drug That Kills Your Bones?