Why Doctors Prescribe You Drugs

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“The state of medicine has deteriorated to the point that it is taken for granted that you can't find experts who aren't on the take,” Dr. Howard Brody, on physicians and others in the healthcare industry.

Faults With Conventional Medicine

GERARD KIELTY, I.R.B., I.D.E.
I.R.B. (Institutional Review Board), I.D.E. (Investigational Device Exemption). These are both FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) designations.

Hello, welcome to Health Scan on YouTube. I want to make a series of short videos talking about the state of the medical world, in particular conventional medicine, especially. I’m not just talking about the U.K. but it’s the thing I know most about. It’s happening all over the world. There are lots of questions that need answers. We often hear conventional medicine running down Alternative Medicine, but it’s time we looked at it from the outside because, quite frankly, a lot of them [physicians] are not doing the job they should be doing. They’re [the physicians] not doing their job properly.

I want to start off by looking at my book, Why Doctors Don't Make You Healthy. I’m going to read the foreword of the book which was written for me by Dr. Desmond Spence. He’s a practicing GP (General Practitioner, Doctor). He’s a tutor of medicine at Glasgow University and he’s the founder of the NoFreeLunch.org Organization. No Free Lunch, think about that one.

I’m going to read from a couple of pages here. It’s very important to tune in and listen carefully:

“Only a few years ago like most doctors I was up to my neck in hospitality and freebies. One night, however, I returned from speaking at a meeting clutching a large cheque from a pharmaceutical company and feeling rather self-important. My Glaswegian born wife, who does not suffer fools gladly was disgusted and told me that she preferred the sniveling medical student she met 15 years before in a pub, pulling pints for 1.80 pounds an hour, to the corporate pawn I had become. She pointed out that they were paying for my influence, not my wit or charisma.

On reflection, I couldn’t deny it. Why hadn’t I seen it before? As a student I took countless freebies and thought the industry was fantastic. As a junior doctor I went with my colleagues to some of the most exclusive restaurants in Glasgow and got drunk at the drug companies’ expense. In general practice they provided my lunch on a daily basis. Company representatives sponsored my practice meetings and even paid for, and attended our Christmas parties. I also conducted research for which I was paid a great deal of money. All these things influenced which drugs I prescribed to my patients. I felt beholden to the drug representatives and would always prescribe their more expensive medications. In my defence, I can merely say that I was only doing what everybody else did. One of the most frightening strangleholds the pharmaceutical companies have on the medical profession is the invaluable resources it provides for research.

This can involve tens of millions of pounds being paid to hospitals that become dependant on this money. The drug companies own the research and control interpretation of results. A spin is put on positive findings while negative news is suppressed. The research is published in leading medical journals which, in turn, depend on drug companies to survive. Both the British Medical Journal and The Lancet receive huge sums from the drug industry in advertising revenue. When ‘research’ is published, top NHS (National Health Service) doctors and influential journalists are often flown to five star hotels for international drug launches.

These all-expenses-paid trips are passed of as ‘educational.’ Drug companies alone allocate 10,000 pounds a year for marketing their products to each GP in the UK.

Doctors rely heavily on information supplied by the pharmaceutical industry. But proper research suggests that just six percent of this information is supported by hard evidence. All this leads to another important issue—we the public are taking record levels of drugs but our health is not improving. I see some patients who take more than ten medications a day and I feel that these multiple drugs may do a lot more harm than good. The pharmaceutical industry has invested a fortune in making us sick and neurotic.

Put bluntly, the profit motive of the pharmaceutical industry is corrupting doctors and destroy society’s sense of well-being. The medical profession continues to be in denial over the influence of the pharmaceutical industry. Many doctors are addicted to its hospitality and freebie culture, so beware; your prescription may not have been issued for all the right reasons.”

Frightening, isn’t it? Frightening. I’ve got some questions, statements, facts and stuff that’s going to be quite interesting in the rest of this video and a few others.

If prescribed medication does not cure the problem, then why can we not have our money back?

This would be the case with any other item we purchase. Certainly in the U.K. and the rest of the Western World; if you buy a product, it’s no good and it doesn’t work, then you’re entitled to have your money back. So why doesn’t that apply to medications as well?

Why do doctors, our employees, treat us, the public, as inferior to them?

Why are we being looked down upon. They [the doctors] treat us as idiots by these so called Specialists when we go to see them in hospitals and clinics and all sorts of things. No that I do, they come to me. I don’t treat them as inferiors when they come and see me with their headaches, skin problems, depression and all sorts of things.

I’ve cured about 10,000 people without drugs following a single health scan and they’ve all been to see doctors first. That’s a fact.

NHS doctors are public employees and as such they should be ethically, morally, and legally bound to inform us, their employer that they are aware of a drug for treatment such as health scan. Thousands of doctors are aware of the work of Health Scan because I’ve cured their patients. We employ them so why don’t they tell everybody else, their employers. That’s interesting.

Why don’t drug companies want to cure you?

They don’t make money from healthy people. Whether they wish to or not, doctors are just salespeople for drug companies. I’m not saying all doctors are doing it for the wrong reasons. A lot of doctors out there are doing a damn good job and we’re very lucky to have them. In fact, a great majority of them, probably. But the fact is they can’t doing anything other than prescribe medication because they’re not allowed to. I’ve had doctors threatened with a sack [getting fired] if they tried to work with me and sending patients to me over the years. I’ve cured hundreds of them. But when their employers [employers of the doctors] find out, the so-called management, they’re our employees of course, but when management of the hospitals find out, they threaten to sack the doctors. Frightening, really.

Is it right for drug companies to bribe doctors into prescribing certain brands of medication?

Remember, I mentioned 10,000 pounds a year are spent by the drug companies to market to each GP (General Practitioner, Doctor) in the UK. 10,000 pounds per GP to get them to describe their medication to their patients.

Is it right for drug companies should be allowed to bribe NHS bulk buys of public employees into stocking certain brands of medicine?

I have no evidence that they are doing that. But if the pharmaceutical industry is bribing doctors, then they’re probably bribing in this case, too.

All inducements to doctors and/or bulk buys should be a criminal offense.

That’s my opinion. Any exceptions by such bribes by doctors should be a criminal offense. If I tried to bribe a local police inspector I’d be arrested. Why shouldn’t it be the same with a doctor?

Lord Stevens, the former head of the Metropolitan Police undertook an enquiry in December 2006 to look at illegal bribes in the world of football. Why are there no such enquiries in the world of medicine? Interesting, isn’t it?

How many current health ministers and former health ministers or other such public servants have taken positions at drug companies when they left their job in Parliament or whatever and have gotten to work with the drug companies? Can such an arrangement be in the best interest of the public. Now, [the former public servants are now in influential positions at drug companies] in influential positions.

Do any of the management of the medicine’s control agencies, general medical council or British Medical Association, have any financial interests in anyway with drug companies? If so, why are they not legally bound to divulge it? The Peace has to divulge their interests, so why not doctors also?

A patient who is on medication for years should ask, “When is it going to work? When will it cure me?”

When will it cure me? I’ve been taking it for years. Is there a time limit on this or do you have to carry on taking it until it fixes the problem?

Adverse reactions to prescribe medication costs us, the taxpayers, 466 million pounds each and every year. Three-quarters of the people are affected and they fill two-thirds of hospitals. Doctors give medication to patients and they have adverse reactions and it’s costing us taxpayers half a billion pounds a year.

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