What do you get when you combine cholesterol medication, three different
blood pressure drugs and aspirin into a single pharmaceutical pill? If you
believe the drug company that funded its own study on this chemical cocktail,
you get a wonder drug that has all the "benefits" of five different
drugs with no more side effects than a single drug!
the story from Bangalore , India , anyway, where 2000 citizens of India
were recruited into a clinical trial to test these drugs. The use of low-income
citizens in developing nations as guinea pigs is now a common Big Pharma
practice, by the way. It's cheaper than using Americans as guinea pigs,
and the risk of lawsuits from harm or death is much lower in such countries.
to the results of this study which was funded by the pharmaceutical company
hoping to sell this drug, the study subjects taking the five medications
in combination had no more side effects than those taking each medication
thus, it was declared that the more pharmaceuticals you take, the safer
the MSM on drugs, too?
Associated Press gushed all over this news, saying the Polypill has been
"a dream for a decade," and that this company-funded clinical
trial "proved the skeptics wrong."
AP even quoted a doctor (Dr. Robert Harrington, spokesperson for the American
College of Cardiology) as saying this Polypill should be part of President
Obama's health care reform plan.
do they know the Polypill actually improved health? They don't, really:
They only know that it changed some numbers on laboratory reports: Blood
pressure numbers and cholesterol numbers, namely. But did people actually
live longer? Did they suffer fewer heart attacks? Did they experience improved
circulation or bloodflow? Of course not. Big Pharma almost never measures
real-world effects in its studies -- it only measures "biomarkers"
that greatly oversimplify the true causes of disease. High blood pressure,
for example, is not a disease all by itself; it's merely a symptom of an
imbalance that needs to be corrected on a fundamental level. Artificially
lowering blood pressure does absolutely nothing to make a person healthier
in the long run. In fact, it can cause greatly reduced circulation throughout
more health? Take more drugs
Big Pharma and the Mainstream Media (MSM) now think the answer to poor health
is to combine multiple synthetic chemicals into one "medication cocktail"
is a disturbing sign of the dangerous dissociation the industry has with
the real world. And why stop at five drugs in combination? Why not combine
twenty drugs? I can see the headlines now: "Twenty Drugs Proven as
Safe as One Drug!"
we all know it's easy to prove anything -- no matter how ludicrous -- in
the corrupt world of for-profit medicine. Yesterday, I wrote about how the
Department of Health and Human Services approved a fictitious medical review
panel led by a dead dog named "Truper Dawg." (http://www.naturalnews.com/025955.html)
If they can get
a dead dog to head up a government-approved medical review board in the
United States , I suppose it's not so amazing that an industry-funded clinical
trial operated out of Bangalore , India would declare five drugs to be no
more dangerous than any one of them alone.
not really safe, it's just no more dangerous than any other drug
I sometimes wonder if these researchers deserve some sort of award for being
the Dumbest People In the World. As if single-drug pharmaceuticals weren't
killing enough people already, now they want to combine multiple drugs into
one pill and claim it has the exact same safety as the very same drugs killing
hundreds of thousands of people around the world each year! Is this really
something to tout in your marketing materials?
were as dangerous as pharmaceuticals, they'd be immediately banned by the
FDA. If soft drinks were as dangerous as pharmaceuticals, they'd be pulled
from the shelves. Peanuts aren't even close to the danger levels of pharmaceuticals,
and yet they were pulled from store shelves as if they carried the Bubonic
Plague. But when it comes to drugs, no measure of safety is really required,
and new drugs are labeled "safe" as long as they kill no more
people than the old drugs that have already killed so many!
hey, why stop at five drugs in a single pill? Why not just add pharmaceuticals
to food? Why not "fortify" salt with antidepressants? Or make
loaves of bread with cholesterol drugs? Or drip fluoride into the water
supply?.... Oops, they already do that, don't they?
get my point. More chemicals are not the answer to our global health problems.
And the only combination medicine you'll ever see me swallowing is a large
glass full of fresh juice made from living, organic garden vegetables and
delicious fruits. That living beverage contains more than 10,000 medicinal
compounds made by Mother Nature, not some spooky med lab in Bangalore playing
Adams is a natural health researcher and author: firstname.lastname@example.org