Practicing while under the influence of Pharma

 Posted by on July 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm
Jul 082010
 
Practicing while under the influence of Pharma

(image courtesy of The Ethical Nag) Just how much are physicians influenced by pharmaceutical reps bearing gifts? It’s a question recently posed in this report on Medscape, based on posts at a physician-only discussion group. The original question seems simple enough: “Are you influenced by the ads on paper and pens?” It was asked by […more]

Viruses in the medicine cabinet?

 Posted by on April 6, 2010 at 7:17 am
Apr 062010
 
Viruses in the medicine cabinet?

My health problems are supposedly due to a virus, and I’m beginning to think that just might be the case, but before anyone jumps to conclusions, let me explain. The word virus has been in use for more than six centuries, though the first infectious pathogen to be named as one—the tobacco mosaic virus—was discovered […more]

HIV causes EVERYTHING

 Posted by on March 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm
Mar 022010
 
HIV causes EVERYTHING

I developed Bell’s palsy (BP) yesterday, a couple of days after striking the left side of my head rather severely on the sharp, hard edge of my car door. After self-diagnosing my symptoms, I was reluctant to seek any medical care, mainly because there really is no successful treatment or cure for BP.  Most people […more]

Repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it*

 Posted by on January 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Jan 272010
 
Repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it*

The Canadian Broadcasting Center (CBC) is doing what the mainstream media does so well for AIDS apologists:  repeating inaccurate headlines without reading or thinking: Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients That is simply not what this study reports, and I blogged about it just a few days ago here. It is pretty […more]

Peter Staley’s vivid pharma profit dream$

 Posted by on January 27, 2010 at 8:57 am
Jan 272010
 
Peter Staley's vivid pharma profit dream$

Peter loves all things Pharmaceutical and that is no surprise, considering he apparently lives a pretty good life taking his cut from Pharma profits. As he himself admits, he founded aidsmed.com so he could get off of his low paying disability income. The extent of his sell out is apparent to anyone looking at all the drug ads plastered above his mug on his blog.

Still, his latest post is pretty gauche, even for him. Peter all but begs Gilead, manufacturer of the top selling AIDS drug Atripla, to share some of their ever increasing profits with groups like his. “I certainly hope they’re giving back to affected communities — generously and often,” Peter writes.

This is your brain on AIDS drugs

 Posted by on January 22, 2010 at 3:36 pm
Jan 222010
 
This is your brain on AIDS drugs

Remember 2004 and 2005?  The years you couldn’t walk without falling and spraining your ankles? You could no longer climb the stairs in your home without dropping to your hands and knees, and could only come back down by crawling backwards? Do you remember the times you came out of unconsciousness to see the faces […more]

Jan 172010
 
News flash: AIDS not transmitted by chemically induced erections

What to do when research doesn’t provide the desired results? Conduct another study and change the parameters, of course. According to the AIDS mantra, penetrative sex without latex is the highest risk behavior for transmission of the HI virus. Yet, a recent study from the University of Florida–a state with a greater than usual interest […more]

Norway gets it: antibiotics cause disease

 Posted by on January 1, 2010 at 7:15 am
Jan 012010
 
Norway gets it:  antibiotics cause disease

For evidence that overuse of antibiotics and other drugs is causing more health problems than they cure, one need look no further than Norway.~ Antibiotics and MRSA That country embarked on a campaign 25 years ago to eradicate MRSA (antibiotic resistant staph infection) which has proven remarkably successful. A key component of that campaign: cutting […more]