Death by Medicine

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The medical environment has become a labyrinth of interlocking corporate, hospital, and governmental boards of directors, infiltrated by the drug companies. Drug company representatives write glowing articles about pharmaceuticals, which are then signed by physicians paid handsomely for their cooperation, though they may not know the adverse side effects of the drugs they promote. The most toxic substances are often approved first, while milder and more natural alternatives are ignored for financial reasons. It's...

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Overview

The medical environment has become a labyrinth of interlocking corporate, hospital, and governmental boards of directors, infiltrated by the drug companies. Drug company representatives write glowing articles about pharmaceuticals, which are then signed by physicians paid handsomely for their cooperation, though they may not know the adverse side effects of the drugs they promote. The most toxic substances are often approved first, while milder and more natural alternatives are ignored for financial reasons. It's death by medicine.

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With help from a trio of MDs, radio host and alternative medicine advocate Null (Gary Null's Power Food, etc.), takes on the current state of U.S. health care with a controversy-courting sense of moral outrage. Though focused on what the Institute of Medicine (part of the NSA) has called "the nation's epidemic of medical errors," Null also exposes lax regulation at the FDA, and a science-defying bias against natural foods in government and the media in general: "Something is wrong when regulatory agencies pretend that vitamins and nutritional supplements are dangerous." Pushing back against the well-connected pharmaceutical industry, Null pulls from a number of mainstream sources to make a valuable, alarming case that "the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the U.S." Null finds shocking facts hidden in plain sight, such as Senate testimony from a 20-year FDA employee stating that the organization failed to act promptly even in the case of a drug-induced fatality. Null also makes a case against certain common procedures he finds unnecessary or overprescribed, including chemotherapy, going so far as to suggest that chemotherapy actually causes more cancers to form. Though readers may feel Null going occasionally overboard, anyone with a horse in the health care race is sure to be intrigued and provoked.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607660064
  • Publisher: Axios Press
  • Publication date: 9/16/2011
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 400,165
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 9

2 Medically Induced Death: The Equivalent of Six Jumbo Jets Falling Out of the Sky Each Day 35

3 Problems with Drugs 61

4 Problems with Specific Classes of Drugs 79

5 An Honest Look at the Failures of American Healthcare 97

6 Women's Experience in Medicine 131

7 Poor Care of the Elderly 137

8 Medical Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in Scientific Medicine 151

9 Conclusion 159

References 175

Index 223

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    You may have heard claims by the AMA medical establishment that they are close to conquering cancer. But Dr. Gary Null has studied the numbers and they don't add up to much success at all for the allopathic side.

    Dr Gary Null is a prolific writer. He has written over 70 books. He takes out all the stops with this small but power packed book. Compelling evidence is presented that the medical system in this country is the number one cause of death...not cancer, not heart disease!

    And don't think that the FDA will protect us from the medicine produced by the pharmceutical companies. The FDA is incompetent or worse complicit in allowing dangerous and deadly drugs into our homes, for instance, the Vioxx tragedy which killed 100,000 Americans. The FDA is the rubber stamp for big pharma. He writes,"...the FDA and other government agencies pretend to protect the public by harassing those who offer safe alternatives." Wow!

    This book is well researched and packed with references and footnotes. It is easy to read and eye opening, if not shocking. He doesn't just bash the medical establishment he also offers simple alternatives for everyone to try. Things like exercise, reducing stress, cutting down on calorie intake, eating less processed food and most importantly by avoiding the medical quagmire. "We cause more illness through medical technology, diagnostice testing, overuse of medical and surgical procedures, and overuse of pharmaceutical drugs."

    Whether or not there is a revolution brewing in healthcare in America it seems there is ample justification for seeking health care alternatives, changing our lifestyles and voting with our feet....and our pocket books. This is an excellent primer for anyone frustrated and ready for their own little revolution.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2014

    Not worth the money or the time

    One fourth of the 122 pages are references and glossary. Not much new or shocking information. Not entertaining in the least. A dry read.

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