HEALTH: Viagra and Cancer – YouTube — and the FDA & AMA?

Sometimes it can take years for serious side-effects to be recognized, so rather than just covering up symptoms with drugs, we should treat the underlying cause with lifestyle changes whenever possible.

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A reason why the FDA should be an ADVISORY agency.  That is, award the FDA “Good Housekeeping” seal of approval to those drug candidates that follow their regime.

Other drugs, not following their process, would be “Doctor and Buyer Beware”.  But as we see from this example, and many others, ALL drugs are “Buyer Beware”.

Maybe the ability to sue should be differentiated by “FDA approved” and “non-FDA approved” in some way.

In any event, it’s time to have the separation of Gooferment and Medicine.

Maybe the AMA’s monopoly on Doctors should be eliminated also.

If we trust a “shade tree mechanic” with our cars, then maybe we can trust out lives to a “Nurse Practitioner”?  Wait a minute, wait a minute, when I go to the “Doctor’s Office” sometimes the only people I see are the receptionist, the Nurse, and the Nurse Practitioner. Is the doctor even in the building or out playing golf?

Hmmm, seems like there’s a lot of streamlining needed. No wonder costs are out of control.

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LIBERTY: Political veganism is just an another attempt at centralize oppression by Gooferment

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2018/02/get-ready-for-war-on-meat.html

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018
Get Ready for the War on Meat
By José Niño

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Plant-based diets, especially vegan diets, seem to be all the rage these days.

Based on the practice of eschewing animal products, veganism has attracted a broad coalition of interest groups — ranging from animal rights to environmental activists — who believe that veganism is the most ethical and sustainable way of promoting human health and animal welfare.

At first, these appear to be reasonable premises for an alternative lifestyle that challenges the dietary status quo.

But when placed under the microscope, the modern vegan movement has shown signs of increased politicization and a tendency to mesh with socialist causes. 

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Health arguments aside, the real issue at hand in these discussions is control. Taking a page from their environmentalist ilk, vegans constantly rely on alarmist tactics to advance their cause. And this agenda consists of more than just educational campaigns — it involves using a strong centralized state to carry out their dietary vision.

To achieve this zealous plant-based vision, these actors will ultimately have to control and regulate the means of production of meat. The US government already wields tremendous power over food through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). These agencies, with pressure from anti-meat activists, can be used as vehicles to implement one-size-fits-all policies.

Central planning of this sort forms the bedrock of socialism and the latest anti-meat crusades represent another ambit that socialists will exploit in order to gain more traction. At its core, political veganism is the same fundamental philosophy but with different cosmetic features.

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While I agree with the “plant-based diet” recommendation, it’s should be just that — a RECOMMENDATION.

The second that anyone urges that the coercive force of the Gooferment — at any level or to any degree — then I oppose it completely.

If anything is “the next great idea”, then why do we need to force people to do it?

Leave people along. If a meme is so good or a paradigm is so obvious, then force is NEVER required.

Argh!

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GOVERNACIDE: SEVENTY people would have died by following the FDA’s diktats

https://youtu.be/iVByXXQjB3w

Right to Try Act: Doctor Saves Lives by Ignoring FDA Restrictions
Tenth Amendment Center

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When the FDA told a Texas Doctor to stop treating terminal patients, he continued under the Right To Try Act. Instead of death they now have hope for life.

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This is why the FDA MUST be made an “advisory only” function.

More than SEVENTY people would have died by following the FDA’s diktats. For something that’s been in use in Europe for 15 years?

That’s murder by Gooferment!

Argh!

I am a proud supporter of the Tenth Amendment Center

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POLITICAL: The FDA is obsolete; make it optional

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fdas-rigged-drug-committees-1483140671?mod=djemMER

OPINION  REVIEW & OUTLOOK
The FDA’s Rigged Drug Committees
A case study in how the agency gets the advice it wants to hear.
Updated Dec. 30, 2016 7:15 p.m. ET 

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Among the Republican priorities in 2017 should be dismantling a culture of bureaucratic control at the Food and Drug Administration that poisons innovation and costs lives. Here’s an idea: Update part of the approval process that was patient zero for distorting data on a drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

We’ve reported on the drama over eteplirsen, which FDA approved in September and is now marketed as Exondys 51 by Sarepta Therapeutics. Midlevel bureaucrats have since disparaged the therapy in public, and some insurers are denying coverage. Much of the confusion results from an April show trial known as an advisory committee meeting. A process that is supposed to provide independent advice to the FDA instead became a venue to mislead a panel of nonexperts—and the public—about the drug’s efficacy.

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It’s been demonstrated that the FDA is a tool of Big Pharma. There’s that old revolving door between being a regulator and being regulated.

Why can’t the FDA be an optional player. Let the doctors counsel patients. It’s the patients that have to decide. 

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Make the FDA advisory, not dictatorial

https://downsizedc.org/etp/fda/

Make the FDA advisory, not dictatorial.

All too often the FDA has been demonstrated to be in bed with Big Pharma. I believe the term is “regulatory capture”. It’s time to separate medicine and government!

Government’s proper role is prevent force or fraud on its citizens. Hence, the proper role is left to the courts for redress of damages. When government decides what’s “best” for individuals, that far exceeds it’s proper role.

The easiest way to fix this is to take the FDA out of the approval process completely and let the people decide. Since they will bear the brunt of the decision, I’m sure they will do a good job.

When the FDA delays or blocks, the victims have no choices.

That’s not the American way.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The FDA is an arm of Big Pharma

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-antidepressant-drugs-really-work/

Do Antidepressant Drugs Really Work?

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These revelations hit in 2008—Prozac, Serzone, Paxil, and Effexor—they worked, but so did sugar pills, and the difference between the drug and placebo was small. That was 2008. Where were we by 2014? Analyses of the published data and the unpublished data that were hidden by drug companies reveals that most (if not all) of the benefits of antidepressants are due to the placebo effect.

And what’s even worse, Freedom of Information Act documents show the FDA knew about it but made an explicit decision to keep this information from the public and from prescribing physicians. How could drug companies get away with this?

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Argh!

And, I have the tin foil hat when I say that the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient?

OK!

Why can’t we shut down the FDA?

Make Big Pharma defend themselves in the free market. Underwriters’ Laboratory, Consumers Union, and a bunch of other free market institutions will keep us safer than the FDA has ever done.

And, look at the side effects.

Argh!

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RANT: Ebolaphobia is perfect for Gooferment purposes

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/09/ebola-outbreak-why-obama-is-allowing-ebolaphobia-to-spread/

OPINION
Ebola outbreak: Why Obama is allowing Ebolaphobia to spread
By Dr. Keith Ablow
Published October 09, 2014
FoxNews.com

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Adults admit to anxiety about whether the illness could strike many more people here, and children have confided to me that they are terrified of Ebola. And what is being said is only the obvious part of the psychological virus (call it “Ebolophobia”) that is spreading; I would venture that millions of people are already unconsciously spending mental energy to suppress their worries that the disease could infect them or those they love.

Part of the preventive health strategy to help contain this psychological virus should be a reliable flow of information and bold policy from the Obama administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, already, their response lacks the necessary element of steady stewardship. And that’s because of President Obama’s continuing reticence to put America first.

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Rahm’s rule: “Never let a good crisis go to waste!”

It distracts the Sheeple and makes them think they need the Gooferment to “protect” them.

Argh!

If I was “King” like BHO44, then:

* Travel ban;

* Fire up the CDC for a daily national announcement;

* Fire up the FDA for an fast track plan for drugs;

* Put DoD on the Southern Border problem;

* Nuke the whole Homeland Security organization; and

* Put Biden in charge of the “Ebola” effort.

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INTERESTING: Prevent or alleviate Alzheimer’s for 15¢ per day?

http://nutritionfacts.org/video/treating-alzheimers-with-turmeric/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=treating-alzheimers-with-turmeric&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=treating-alzheimers-with-turmeric&utm_source=NutritionFacts.org&utm_campaign=48c47750f8-RSS_VIDEO_WEEKLY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_40f9e497d1-48c47750f8-23479309

Transcript: Treating Alzheimer’s with Turmeric

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Katie Schloer.

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There is a long list of compounds that of been isolated from turmeric, and it’s possible that each component in the mixture of curcumin-like compounds plays a distinct role in making it useful against Alzheimer’s disease, and hence a mixture of compounds might better represent turmeric in its medicinal value better than curcumin alone. But why concoct some artificial mixture when Mother Nature already did it for us with turmeric? Because you can’t patent the spice. And if you can’t patent it, how are you going to charge more than 15 cents?

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When we think of the devestation that Alzheimer’s causes, it would seem that “we” would have a “national experiment”?

Financially the Gooferment picks up the tab for custodial nursing home care when the victims go broke. Seems like a cheap and easy thing to try.

Even if it doesn’t work, the cost is trivial. $100 per year versus $100,000 per year.

Bottom line: if you can’t patent it, how are you going to charge more than 15 cents?

Argh!

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INTERESTING: Medicine is morphing due to the inet

http://lewrockwell.com/north/north1132.html

Health and Free Trade
by Gary North
Tea Party Economist

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Will there be better living through chemistry? Count on it.

Will there be long waits in local doctors’ offices – doctors who still serve Medicare patients? Yes.

Will thousands of physicians cease to take new patients because too many new patients will be on Medicare? Yes.

Start making plans to shift to the medicine of the future. It will be cross-border medicine. That is where the savings will be. That is where the innovation will be. That is where the FDA won’t be.

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One can only hope.

Having “lost” Frau Reinke to an know blood disorder, during which some very smart and dedicated people gave her their best effort, “medicine” is still at best and art. At worst, it’s a corrupt system where no one cares.

I attribute that to the lack of “greed”. Remember “Greed is good” as a meme because it get that species, which is characterized by its usual uncooperativeness and irritability, to work together to satisfy as many needs and wants has possible. 

Perfect?

Not by any means. But the minute “we” stray away from that essential motivation, “we” get sub-par results. You can count on it!

Argh!

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INTERESTING: How to get cattle to fatten up?

http://lewrockwell.com/mercola/mercola181.html

Is This More-Dangerous-Than-Aspartame Sweetener Hiding in Your Food?
by Joseph Mercola

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On August 16, 2000, the law firm of Hartman & Craven filed comments on the neotame docket pertaining to the lack of safety data submitted in support of neotameiv, stating in part:

“A food additive petition has been submitted to the FDA for the artificial sweetener neotame. In that petition, the sponsor claims the data presented demonstrate that the compound produces no adverse effects at a dose of 1000 mg/kg/day in the rat. The sponsor also claims that the product should be safe for patients with diabetes. A review of the data submitted to the FDA does not support these conclusions.

In fact, no safe human usage level can be determined based on the submitted data. The animal experimental evidence indicates a toxic effect on growth. The clinical evidence raises concerns about glucose control in patients with diabetes.

Searches for an explanation resolving the adverse findings leave no clear acceptable answers that would insure the safety of the public but does stimulate speculation on questions relating to possible liver effects.”

 

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Now I am NO fan of the FDA. If you had to advance an example of “regulatory capture” (i.e., those being regulated run the regulatory body), then probably #2 on the list of examples is the FDA.

(#1 is the UN Human Rights Council where horrible dictatorships are a majority on that Council. Talk about the fox “guarding” the hen house! Why “we, the USA, is paying for that whole UN charade is beyond me. Thank Prez Wilson and FDR, what a mess.)

I found most interesting the assertion that using artificial sweeteners fatten you up. Like the cattle cited to bring the up to market weight.

Maybe we’re being dumb about this.

What did “Grok” (i.e., the mythical caveman in the Primal Diet series) do?

Drank only water! Ate only stuff he hunted or gathered.

Maybe we should do the same?

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