Terrible Secrets Of Pharmaceutical Companies

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1373152010_f30b01839c_bThese are the shocking truths that are hidden from the media and left a mystery as to how big pharmaceutical companies do their research and how their findings are in medical journals.

Pharmaceutical titans are flooding the world with bad research. How is it that a doctor knows what kind of medication to give you when there’s new medicine coming out literally all the time? They know because they read medical journals, which are full of studies telling them what is currently working.

Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies know that as well, so when they decide to roll out a new product that they know has adverse side effects.

In one real case, drug company Medtronic paid $210 million to dozens of surgeons to sign their names to medical articles that were drafted and edited by Medtronic marketers to advertise their bone-growth product Infuse, the same Infuse that was later linked to cancer and infertility in men, which possibly affected any of the millions of people prescribed.

But even when drug companies go to the effort of conducting genuine scientific studies, oftentimes they simply don’t publish the unfavorable results.  In one experiment, a number of studies of an antidepressant medic8265405611_337b629f7f_bation were submitted to a drug regulatory authority, and in the end, only the studies that yielded favorable results were released to the public. Oh, did we forget to mention that the studies were funded by huge pharmaceutical conglomerates? This is why some researchers believe that the vast majority of studies on antidepressants are unreliable at best and complete codswallop at worst.

Other than medical journals, the other way for doctors to stay informed about drugs is through sales reps, who visit medical professionals and tell them about their latest creation. Their goal isn’t to inform; their goal is to get the doctors to sign on the dotted line, and your doctor is just as susceptible to slick sales techniques as anybody else.

More than half of the drugs whose downsides aren’t mentioned carry the most severe warning that can be issued, which most sales reps do not mention the side effects of the medication they’re selling half of the time.

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