Saturday, June 25, 2011

Important Stuff -- Maybe the most important

I have thought of this many time but never blogged it.    A good friend is a Doctor, full on MD, and a Psychiatrist.    His other friend is a cardiologist.   He started having high blood pressure.   He used to run and be active.   His cardiologist friend told him, try these drugs, and don't even bother changing anything in your life, don't change your diet, don't even bother to start exercising again, just take these drugs, and if they don't work, we will change you to a different drug.

Doctors are smart, they have intelligence or they can't get through medical school.   Do I even need to point out how absurd this story is?    A real doctor with a life threatening condition is advised by a friend, who is a real doctor, to just take some drugs and hope for the best. 

And he follows that course of action!  This is a real story.

Money and Power Corrupt.    Media and Information Corrupt.   Deception is commonplace.

Porknobbler offered as an example of his frustration the disclaimer attached to an Abilify television commercial, which takes up half the ad. The commercial features an animated woman being stalked by a black blob (her depression), but her regular anti-depressants aren’t doing the job anymore, so she augments her supply of “mother’s little helpers” with Abilify, which makes things “better.”   Or, does it?
Actual television commercial copy: “Abilify is not for everyone. Call your doctor if your depression worstens, or if you have unusual changes in behavior, or thoughts of suicide. Anti-depressants can increase these in children and teens and young adults. Elderly dementia patients taking Abilify have an increased risk of death or stroke. Call your doctor is you have high fevor, stiff muscles and confusion to address a possible life-threatening condition, or if you have uncontrollable muscle movements as these could become permanent. High blood sugar has been reported with Abilify, and medicines like it. In some cases extreme high blood sugar can lead to coma or death. Other risks include decreases in white blood cells, which can be serious, dizzyness upon standing, seizures, trouble swallowing, and impaired judgment or motor skills.” 


  1. Not surprising to me!

    Why I don't trust Western medicine:


    Returns 3,970,000 results.

  2. Hey, did you see that Zerohedge did a big piece on nuclear, esp. Thorium?

  3. Nope, going to go read it now, tnx!


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