America’s Healthcare Crisis–Part I “The Whole System is Broken”

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Part I.  America’s commercially profitable healthcare system is wasteful, inefficient and exceedingly harmful. Medical interventions are the third Leading cause of death.

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Unexamined Drug Epidemic–the Elephant No One Wants to See

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“Prescription drug therapy stands as one of the most significant perils to health resulting from human activity.” What’s the FDA doing to stem the tide of this preventable epidemic? Continue reading →

Making a Killing–Marketing Exercises by Dr. Carl Elliott

The catalyst for Dr. Elliott’s article was the tragic case of Dan Markingson, a 26-year old who committed suicide in May 2004, while enrolled in the CAFE trial, prescribed Seroquel. This case encapsulates the tragic consequences of a broken system which is not designed to detect the hazards for human subjects posed by market-driven research. Continue reading →

Columbine shooting victim sues Solvay Pharma – Insight

September 3, 2002 Columbine shooting victim sues Solvay Pharmaceuticals – Insight Magazine FYI Insight Magazine reporter, Kelly Patricia O’Meara, reports in (below) that 19- year old Mark Taylor, a victim of the shooting spree at Columbine high school in 1999, spent nearly . . . Continue reading →