Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Fake health news. Junk health news. Censorship. Hundreds of thousands autistic children since 2004, and the 'Free Press' is culpable

There is no health debate being carried out within the mainstream media, our so-called 'Free Press'.
  • Millions of people die every year directly from pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. 
  • Chronic disease has been increasing rampantly during the decades conventional medicine has become the dominant form of medicine available to us. 
  • Every year our health services fail to cope with the demands made on them by patients who are becoming sicker.
Yet when the NHS enters yet another annual winter crisis the only response is 
  • "We want more of what we have!".
  • "Let's invest even more in yet more pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines".
  • "Drugs and vaccines are scientifically proven to save lives".
There can be, and will be no real debate about health care issues until such time that people are informed, openly and honestly, about what is happening, and in this, our news media is failing. Indeed it has palpably failed for the last 70 years, and more particularly over the last 20 years.

               "The mainstream media continues peddling its “fake news” narrative like a desperate pusher whose junkies are dying from his toxic dope. It’s slowly dawning on the media-consuming public that the MSM is the primary purveyor of “fake news”– self-referential narratives that support a blatantly slanted agenda with unsupported accusations and suitably anonymous sources."

So says 'The Daily Sheep', one of the alternative newspapers that has grown from a growing feeling and realisation that the mainstream media is not telling us the truth. Donald Trump has brought the concept of 'Fake News' to the forefront of the political debate in the USA. The Daily Sheepie gives us an example.

               "Many of these Fake News Narratives are laughably, painfully bogus: that President Trump is a Russian tool, to take a current example."

Certainly, the debate about Trump's relationship with Russia has dominated the news, and it is puzzling what 'good relations' between two countries should be a problem. On the other hand, it is equally puzzling what Trump should be annoyed that the press suggested that more people attended Obama's inauguration than his.

So we have a situation where the political 'right' are accusing the 'left' of generating false news, and vice versa. Politics was once about debating issues. Now there appears to be little debate because neither side is listening to, or accepting what the other is saying. It is the politics of the mute. And the public is becoming increasingly confused, not knowing what to believe.

It is the mainstream media that should be informing us, distinguishing fact from fiction, supporting views and opinions with balanced argument, and presenting this for their public to make up their minds! Only in this way can people make an informed choice about how to cast their vote, where to obtain their health care, and much else. The Daily Sheepie again

               "But the real danger isn’t fake news - it’s junk news. Junk News ..... is related to Junk Science and Junk Food. Junk science is presented as “science” but cherry-picks data to support a specific but unstated agenda - an agenda that requires downplaying or overlooking conflicting data.
One common example of junk science is the approval of new medications by the FDA. If you actually dig into Phase III data, you may well find that the “benefits” of the new wonder-drug are barely above statistical chance, and the potential interactions with commonly prescribed (or imbibed) drugs are ignored. This is how we end up with medications with an unfortunate side-effect: death from misadventure, addiction, in combination with other commonly prescribed meds, etc."

This blog has focused on this problem for several years. The mainstream media have become the willing lackeys of the conventional medical establishment, especially the pharmaceutical industry. I stopped buying 'liberal' newspapers, like the Guardian, the Independent and the Observer in the mid-2000's for this very reason, and this trend has continued with many colleagues, friends and acquaintances doing the same thing. The demise of the newspaper industry is not entirely due to television and the social media!
  • We are told that new pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are wonder cures that will transform our lives, and our ability to treat illness and disease.
  • We are told that the side effects and adverse reactions of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are a minor and necessary part of medical treatment (if we are told about them at all).
  • We are told that conventional medicine is overcoming disease, and that it is the reason for us all living longer.
  • We are told that pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are so good we all need to be required, or even forced to take them if we want to work, or send our children to school.
  • And any alternative medical therapy, like homeopathy, is routinely rubbished in the mainstream media, with no right of reply, nor any attempt at providing any semblance of balance.

Yet junk news is not the worst aspect of the mainstream media's treatment of health issues. It is downright censorship! 
  • Pharmaceutical companies are taken to court, convicted, and fines are imposed because they have been found to have behaved dishonestly, fraudulently.
  • Studies that raise serious questions about the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are rarely, if ever, published.
  • People who have suffered from the severe, even lethal side effects of pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are not allowed to tell the story of what has happened to them.
  • The vaccine court in the USA pays out vast amounts in compensation to vaccine damaged children.
Censorship is the absolute refusal of media organisations to inform us about vital health news and developments. The kind of news, outlined above, might certainly have an impact on the decisions we would make about our own health care treatment - if only we knew about it!

Yet the worst example of media censorship is happening right now, at the very moment. It concerns the MMR vaccine, its links to the Autism epidemic, and the film VAXXED which has been produced to tell the public what our media refuses to tell them. I have written about it before.
What this censorship means is that parents have been vaccinating their children in the belief that the vaccines are safe, and that there is no connection with autism. This is what we have been told by doctors, by the entire conventional medical establishment, by drug regulators, by governments - and by the mainstream media

What this means is that hundreds of thousands of children are now autistic, at least in part, as a direct result of press and media censorship.

Indeed, the mainstream media is as culpable of this dreadful crime as any medical scientist who has faked vaccine trials, any doctor that has prescribed harmful vaccines, every medical professional whose task appears to have been to deceive us, any government who has endorsed these vaccines, for whatever reason.
  • Perhaps this is why they continue to refuse to publish what is happening.
  • Perhaps this is why the makers of VAXXED is finding it difficult to find a cinema willing to show the film.
  • Perhaps this is why the homeopathy college has been ejected from premises they have used for decades because they dared show the film.
  • Perhaps this is why the university that awarded the degrees conferred on graduates of the college are under pressure to stop awarding them.
This modern day censorship is as bad as any censorship of any 17th and 18th century monarchy, of any modern-day dictatorships in the third world. Once, the press fought for its independence, and its right to inform the public. Now, at at the heart of this censorship is our 'free' press. Free from government, maybe. But certainly not free from the world of Big Corp, especially Big Pharma.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Fibromyalgia. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Myalgic Encephalmyelitis (ME). Three names but no recognition?

An illness that has three names, but little (certainly inadequate) recognition. It has a fourth name too. It is what used to be called 'Yuppie Flu'. It is an illness with many symptoms, including poor memory and/or concentration, depression, pain in joints and muscles (myalgia), eye pain and headaches, recurring sore throat, extreme and prolonged exhaustion, nausea, stomach pain, night sweats and un-refreshing sleep.

CFS, or ME, has been controversial for over 30 years! Were the symptoms real, or all in the mind? Was it a convenient conditions for 'yuppies', posh, upwardly mobile people, to get time off work. Many conventional doctors certainly thought so! One of the problems they had was that there was no treatment for the condition, and according to the NHS Choices website, there still isn't!

               "There's no medication available to treat CFS specifically, but different medicines may be used to relieve some of the symptoms of the condition."

Have you noticed how conventional doctors have a habit of telling us that we are well when we feel sick? And sick when we feel well?

  • We feel well, but our blood pressure is high, or low; we feel well by our cholesterol count is high. So we are not well at all, we are wrong, we need pharmaceutical drugs!
  • We feel ill, but we are wrong. It is all in the mind. We are faking illness.
The difference appears to be whether medical doctors have a treatment available. High cholesterol, take Statins, it makes no difference is you feel well! ME? Nonsense! There's no treatment for that, we don't recognise it. So you are putting it on!

More recently patient power has insisted that there is something wrong, and that doctors must pay attention to them. So gradually the condition was recognised, however reluctantly. So what does conventional medicine have to offer?
  • Painkillers, if there is any pain
  • Antidepressants, if you feel depressed
Otherwise, nothing, other than 'lifestyle' advice (relax, avoid stressful situations, alcohol, caffeine, sugar and sweeteners, avoid any food and drink you're sensitive to, eat small regular meals to help reduce nausea, do not sleep or nap excessively, as this makes sleeping problems worse!

Yet there is cognitive behavioural therapy, a talking therapy that, according to NHS Choices, "can help you manage CFS by changing the way you think and behave". In other words, it is a condition that exists in the mind. Perhaps it is no longer dismissed as 'yuppie flu', but according to conventional medicine, it is still part of our psychology!

Yet wait, there is now a study, described by the magazine 'What Doctor's Don't Tell You' (WDDTY), that has found that CFS sufferers are not getting the proper treatment. 

               "The standard approach these days is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) - known as the ‘talking therapy’, which implies the problem is mainly in the sufferer’s head - but this is based on a landmark study whose results were falsified..... The ... study had concluded in 2011 that 61% of sufferers were getting well on CBT and exercise - but the numbers who really benefited had been inflated three-fold by researchers. The ... researchers were forced to reveal the study data following a freedom of information request from CFS sufferers. The request went to appeal after the research team, based at the Queen Mary University of London, had refused to accept the first ruling, and spent £200,000 on legal fees to fight the demand."

It will be no surprise to regular readers of this blog that medical research has been 'falsified'. It is a regular feature of the practice of conventional medicine. In the WDDTY article, Dr David Tuller, University of California at Berkeley, is quoted as saying that the data “proves that the researchers have been hiding the real story all along.” It is worse than this! It means that once more the conventional medical establishment has no treatment for this serious, debilitating and often long-lasting condition.

NHS Choices, for once, actually mentions "complementary therapies". And they again show that the truth is a rare bedfellow for conventional medicine!

               "Although some people with CFS have reported improvements from complementary therapies, there's little evidence to suggest they're effective for the condition. This means their use isn't usually recommended for CFS."

No, indeed, let's ensure that the monopoly of conventional medicine is left unchallenged! 

Homeopathy has been treating CFS, M.E, and Fibromyalgia for as long as the condition has existed. There are a number of important remedies that are known to treat the condition, and lots of patients who have been treated successfully, and there are several scientific studies that have demonstrated their efficacy, all conveniently ignored by NHS Choices.

So ignore the dishonesty of the conventional medical establishment, and instead compare what homeopathy has to offer on my "Why Homeopathy? website.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Medical Failure and Health Freedom. Why is the Pharmaceutical Industry involved in Fraud, Corruption, Cover-Up and Censorship?

'Just One Drop' is a new documentary film about Homeopathy. You can see the powerful trailer here. I look forward to seeing the final film. The world premier will be in London pm 6th April 2017, and thereafter available on licence for public screenings. Anyone wishing to donate towards the completion of the film should go to this link. Anyone who wants to spread the word, please pass on this blog to their friends.

The film is likely to face the same kind of prejudice and ignorance that "Vaxxed: from cover up to catastrophe" has faced over the last year and more. I blogged about another 'censored' film, "Man Made Epidemic" which met similar opposition. The Medical Fundamentalists, from Sense about Science,and other so-called 'scientific' bodies, funded for by the Pharmaceutical industry, do not want people to see these film, and they will do everything in their power to stop us.

The serious and ongoing blockade of Dr Andrew Wakefield’s film, "Vaxxed: from cover-up to catastrophe" shows the lengths to which the supporters of medical science will go. The film still awaits in first showing in London because of blatant censorship. They seek to do so by continuing the  campaign to discredit Wakefield, and to cover-up the serious fraud penetrated by the CDC about the Vaccine-Autism link. I have written before about this fraudulant CDC activity.

     The MMR-Autism Controversy, and the dishonesty of Medical 'Science'

     Autism IS caused by MMR vaccine. Evidence of 'no connection' was fraudulent medical science.

     MMR Vaccine, Autism, and the silence and culpability of the Political, Medical and Media Establishment

It is quite amazing that people, who purport to be medical scientists, can have such closed minds to people knowing about this information, that they prefer to side with dishonesty, and seek to undermine freedom of speech, argue for censorship, and defend the corrupt and fraudulent activities of the pharmaceutical industry.

One of their number, Ben Goldacre, has already recognised the extent of this corruption and fraud within conventional medicine in his book, "Bad Pharma: how medicine is broken, and how we can fix it"

Goldacre recognised that medical science does not meet the standards of real science. It is a science bought and paid for by the powerful and influential pharmaceutical industry, which is undoubtedly funding the medical fundamentalists, and 'encouraging' them to defend vaccines, and the fraudulent science that supports them, and undermining Homeopathy, a medical therapy that has real science to supports it, as the 'Just One Drop' film is going to outline.

  • Homeopathy now has over 220 years of successful clinical practice.
  • The successful outcome of homeopathic treatment over the whole field of illness and disease is beyond any rational doubt.
  • And now that there are over 400 scientific studies into homeopathy it is impossible for any real scientist to dismiss it on the basis that 'there is no evidence', the mantra of medical fundamentalists like Goldacre.

All this demonstrates that conventional medical science is not driven by facts, by science, but by the ignorance and prejudice perpetuated by powerful vested interests.

Goldacre believes that medical science can be fixed. This seems to be a triumph of hope over experience, and certainly there is little sign that it is being fixed in the 4-5 years since he wrote his book. Instead there is every sign that the medical fundamentalists have no interest in fixing it. Instead, the conventional medical establishment is involving itself in cover-ups, in media censorship, and an attack not just on freedom of speech, but informed consent, patient choice, and health freedom.

Does Goldacre, Sense about Science, and any other medical fundamentalist, really believe that medical science will be 'fixed' by preventing people getting to know about the fraudulent science of the CDC? Do theybelieve that censoring a film that uncovers the cover-up about the Vaccine-Autism is scientific?

All the films mentioned here, and indeed many more, will be shown. 'Vaxxed' has already been shown in many USA cities. It is being shown now in Europe, including a showing at the European Parliament, and the first London showing is imminent. Censorship is a short term strategy that is always counter-productive. I have just done an internet search and 'Vaxxed' is available to anyone who wishes to view it, although I recommend that you pay to view it through the official website.

Nothing based on lies, or privilege, or vested interests has ever been able to sustain itself. The information contained in 'Vaxxed', and in 'Just a Drop' WILL become public knowledge. When it does those who have sought to censor, to misinform, to cover-up, will not only lose the argument, it will lose public confidence.

If Big Pharma has to admit that vaccine cause autism it will be a disaster, not only for MMR, not only for vaccines, but for all their drugs. So they cannot afford to allow us to know. This is why they are fighting so hard to stop us finding out. Such tactics are the last refuge of failure - failed drugs, failed vaccines, and the failure of an entire medical system.

The truth will out! It always does.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The History of Big Pharma (Video)

There are a variety of videos, now freely available on YouTube, and other platforms., packed full of evidence and information that shows just how Big Pharma are controlling and dominating our society with drugs that are both useless and dangerous, and how they have been establishing their position for many centuries, but particularly in the last 100 years.

This film is excellent. It is called "Toddlers on Amphetamines. The History of Big Pharma and the major players". It is three hours long, so not a video you did into.

I recommend that you find time to look at it. The information informs us about what we face today when we ask for health freedom, for patient choice, and the ability to use safe and effective medical therapies.

An then, when you have watched this video, move on to this one. It is only 3 minutes long! It is a trailer for a film about homeopathy, 'Just One Drop', but in that short time it demonstrates how powerful homeopathy is, and how different it is both in terms of safety and effectiveness, to the medicine we receive from Big Pharma when we go to our conventional doctors, and our conventional hospitals. There is one powerful difference between homeopathy and conventional medicine. 


Monday, 6 February 2017

Painkillers do not kill pain. But they do have serious side effects

New research has found that NSAID painkillers have no more effect than placebo in the treatment of back pain, but continue to cause patient harm.

The study, entitled "Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for spinal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis" examined 35 randomised controlled trials, covering over 6,000 patients, that compared the efficacy of painkilling drugs with placebo control groups. It found that the drugs did reduce pain for a short period, but that overall "the effect was not clinically important", and that those on placebo control groups did equally well.

               "In summary, compared with placebo, NSAIDs do not provide a clinically important effect on spinal pain, and six patients must be treated with NSAIDs for one patient to achieve a clinically important benefit in the short term."

However, the team from the University of Sydney in Australia also found that the patients taking NSAID painkillers s were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from the well known adverse reactions to the drugs, notably adverse gastrointestinal complications than those taking placebo.

So whilst these pharmaceutical drugs are of little of no benefit, they continue to be a major threat to our health because of their harmful and damaging side effects!

Another noteworthy feature of the study was that it compared this finding with the current guidelines of NICE, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence in Britain. These guidelines were only recently updated, and made NSAID painkillers the 'first choice treatment' for low back pain. This advice followed similar findings about the ineffectiveness of Paracetamol (Acetamorfen in the USA), and the dangers of opioid painkillers.

So NICE does have a difficult task! What are they supposed to do? The three main groups of painkilling drugs available for conventional doctors don't work! But they do damage to patients. So perhaps their clinical guidelines should now be rewritten again, admitting that there are no safe painkillers, and no effective painkillers. At least this would be a more honest assessment of the situation conventional medicine now finds itself.

Yet NICE could be more positive. It could advise us all to look towards alternative medical therapies, like Homeopathy and Acupuncture, in recognition that if they are truly to pursue their objective of  'clinical excellence' the pharmaceutical industry no longer has anything to offer.

I have noticed several comments from doctors about this situation. One reflected sadly that "instead of everyone falling over themselves to say what we can't use, how about what we CAN use?" Clearly, the doctors cupboard is bare! The solution for conventional doctors is the same. They need to recognise that there are no safe or effective painkillers, and instead, they need to refer their patients to alternative medical therapies. In this way they will find that their patients are treated more effectively, and more safely.

Indeed, the lack of side effects of alternative medical treatment might also mean that patients do not have to  keep returning to the surgery, and doctors will not find themselves so stretched, and the NHS not in such a crisis!

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Now Malaria Drugs are failing!

The effectiveness of conventional medicine is suffering another blow. Today, 31st January 2017, most mainstream media sources have carried the story that malaria is becoming drug resistant. The main drugs, used  in combination, to treat patients in the UK failed for four patients who had the tropical disease on returning to Britain. Although they worked, initially, all four were readmitted to hospital when the disease returned. They had to be treated with the antimalarial drug combination of artemether and lumefantrine.

The treatment of malaria has become a highly publicised issue in recent years, not least because the conventional medical establishment (and their friends in the organisation 'Sense about Science') objected to homeopathy treating the condition. It needed, they said in the words of Kirsty Wark, to be treated with 'proper' medicine! Well, it looks as though 'proper medicine is failing. I wrote about the homeopathic prevention and treatment of malaria in 2012

There appears to be no panic within conventional medical circles at the moment. The news release clearly says that conventional medicine has lots of other alternative drug treatment. Yet if this entirely true? Wikipedia talks about resistance to antimalerial drugs (all of them, not just this combination) and comments, simply, straightforwardly, that "Antimalarial resistance is common". So are we facing yet another group of pharmaceutical drugs that are becoming useless?

Yet in addition, all antimalerial drugs come with the most dreadful side effects. This particular combination, however, is apparently the treatment of choice. So let's examine the side effects of this 'treatment of choice' (taken from the website)
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • chills
  • cough
  • fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
  • fever
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • pale skin
  • right upper abdominal or stomach pain and fullness
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • troubled breathing with exertion
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Accumulation of pus
  • acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • black, tarry stools
  • bladder pain
  • blood in the urine
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • body aches or pain
  • change in hearing
  • chest pain
  • cloudy urine
  • convulsions
  • cough producing mucus
  • decreased urine
  • diarrhea
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • difficulty with breathing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • ear congestion
  • ear drainage
  • earache or pain in the ear
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • heartburn
  • increased thirst
  • indigestion
  • joint pain
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of voice
  • lower back or side pain
  • mood changes
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • nasal congestion
  • nausea or vomiting
  • noisy breathing
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • red rash with watery, yellow-colored, or pus filled blisters
  • shivering
  • shortness of breath
  • sneezing
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • sweating
  • swollen glands
  • swollen, red, tender area of infection
  • thick yellow to honey-colored crusts
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled with sleeping
  • Incidence not known:
  • Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
If you examine the alternative drugs available to conventional medicine there are equally long and worrying lists of side effects to be found. In August 2013, the FDA announced that the antimalarial drug, mefloquine hydrochloride, is now known to cause "serious psychiatric and nerve side-effects". These can last for 'months to years' after taking the drug, and although the drug has not been withdrawn it now has 'Black Box' warning labels.

This is not good news for those people living in over 100 countries in Africa, Asia and Central America, or the 14 million people affected with malaria, or and 438,000 who died from it in 2015. Or, indeed, the 1,500 travellers who are diagnosed with it every year.

So the conventional medical treatment of malaria appears not only to be failing because of resistance. It is not, as Kirsty Wark would have had us believe in her notorious Newsnight programme in January 2012, "proper medicine". It is dangerous and failed medicine!

And Homeopathy, the medicine that Kirsty Wark, and the BBC attacked so vehemently, is still being used, throughout the world, still as safely and effectively as before. This should not come as a surprise. Homeopathy has been treating malaria for over 200 years, with no 'resistance' to the remedies that have been used during all that time.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Steroid Inhalers. Not as good as we were told, and more harmful to our health

Many people use inhalers, and have done for decades. Now it has been discovered they are not as good as we have been told, and they are more harmful to our health too. New NICE guidelines have been issued, asking doctors to start reviewing all COPD patients, and consider taking those using inhaled steroids off their inhalers. It is thought that this could involve at least 500,000 patients.

               "It comes amid mounting evidence that steroids are less effective in COPD than previously thought and also more harmful – in particular by increasing the risk of pneumonia, as well as other side-effects such as worsening diabetes and reduced bone density."

The GP's magazine in Britain, Pulse, from which this quote is taken, say that new international guidelines are advising greater caution with the use of steroid inhalers following publication of "a raft of new studies". Experts in respiratory medicine are calling for an overhaul of the management of patients with COPD in primary care.

Yet this is a process to which the conventional medical establishment has subjected us too now for a very long time.
  • New treatments are introduced, heralded as wonder cures for this or that ailment, with its benefits greatly exaggerated, and its side effects greatly underestimated.
  • Millions of people are placed on the treatment in the belief that it is helpful, and that they are safe taking it.
  • The Pharmaceutical Industry makes enormous profits.
  • Decades later 'medical science' discovers that it got it wrong, the treatment is not a wonder cure, and the harm it does was far greater than they had previously thought.
  • There is a grudging, but partial recognition that patients have  been, and are being harmed, that the health of many may have been compromised.
Doctors are already overworked. The NHS is already in crisis because of the demands made upon it by sick patients. Many more of these demands, it would seem, are the result of inhalers! One recent study (Price D, et al. First maintenance therapy for COPD in the UK between 2009 and 2012: a retrospective database analysis. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med 2016; online 3 Nov. has apparently showed more than half of patients with COPD were started on an ICS inhaler and, as many more will have therapy stepped up. Now most of them could probably be taken off steroid therapy completely. The medication they have been taking, sometimes for decades, are no longer considered to be safe!

So how many patients have suffered pneumonia, worsening diabetes, and reduced bone density because of the inhalers prescribed to them as effective and safe?

Pulse does not say. Perhaps no-one knows. Perhaps no-one want us to know! Yet Pulse states that a recent study highlighted that large numbers of patients, with mild or moderate COPD, end up on triple therapy - with two long-acting bronchodilators and an ICS. This, the new guidelines state, is treatment that should be reserved for those with the most severe disease.

Consider this for a moment, and then ask what sort of medical system it is that has dominating health care for the last 100 years!

  • Patients with mild or moderate COPD have been over-drugged with inhalers that are less effective and more harmful than previously realised, and as a result many patients have suffered from pneumonia, worsening diabetes, and reduced bone density as a direct result.
  • In future, it will only be the sickest patients who will have this level of treatment because it is no known that it has too many harmful side effects, it is just too dangerous for anyone else! In other words, the sickest are getting the most dangerous treatment!
No wonder the NHS is in crisis. As I have said many times before pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are not making us better, they are the cause of increased levels of sickness and disease.

Yet there is a further problem for the conventional medical establishment. Their medicine cupboard has just become a little bit barer!

  • Antibiotics are failing, coming to the end of their useful life.
  • Painkillers have so many serious side effects they should only be used with the greatest caution
  • Psychiatric drugs are so dangerous to our health that doctors have to use 'talking therapies' instead.
Now doctors are losing their inhalers. So what do they have to replace them? The Pulse article provides us with the answer

               "One barrier to stepping down therapy is that it is often started because of a lack of alternatives. Dr Gruffydd-Jones adds: ‘Pulmonary rehabilitation has not been freely available in a timely manner. Waiting lists can be several months, so as a GP what are you going to do? You feel you have got to try something and end up escalating the treatment.’"

So this is yet another very serious problem for the conventional medical establishment. They have been prescribing dangerous and ineffective drugs for a long time. As a nation they have made us sicker. They are running out of money. They are running out of drugs. And they are running out of time!

References given in the Pulse article.

GOLD, 2017. Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD.

NICE CG101. COPD in over-16s: diagnosis and management, 2010.

Price D et al. First maintenance therapy for COPD in the UK between 2009 and 2012: a retrospective database analysis. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med 2016; online 3 Nov.

Haughney J et al. The distribution of COPD in UK general practice using the new GOLD classification. Eur Respir J 2014;43:993–1002.

Royal College of Physicians, 2016. National COPD Audit Programme: primary care work stream.

White P et al. Overtreatment of COPD with inhaled corticosteroids. Implications for safety and costs: cross-sectional observational study. PLoS ONE 8: e75221.

Mak V and D’Ancona G. Avoiding inappropriate prescribing of high dose inhaled corticosteroid combination inhalers – is the message getting through? Thorax 2016;71 (Suppl 3):A118-A119.