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(781) Das Ende der Antibiotika? | Panorama - die Reporter | NDR - YouTube
Wenig geld in antibiotics
more money in cancer
- new antibiotics are always last-resort antibiotics. thus less used. thus less money.
Unternehmen haben auch eine Verantwortung gegenueber der Gesellschaft.
Der Markt Privatwirtschaft wird die Loesung nicht leisten koennen.
Politik und Gesellschaft muss sich der Veraenderung stellen.
Wenn die grossen OECD staaten eingreifen und stuetzen, kann big pharma nicht davon gewinn machen.
"Eine oeffentliche Aufgabe" - die einfachste loesung. Anstatt halbe eingriffe.
big pharma opt for profit maximisation
logic, why fight a losing battel. enemy that eventually will develop a resistance against your antibiotic? go to war and fight a battle with clear outlook for return of investment.
antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  public  health  healthcare  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  moral  morality  Marktversagen  free  market  neoliberal  neoliberalism  freie  Marktwirtschaft  Gesellschaft  short-term  short-termism 
22 hours ago by asterisk2a
Zahnimplantate: Kleine Schraube, großes Problem - SPIEGEL ONLINE
medical supplies industry
&! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/feb/13/government-accepts-debilitating-effects-of-medical-implants - Government accepts 'debilitating' effects of medical implants Recognition that commercial interests had trumped patient safety follows Guardian exposé
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mPRnsofG3k - The Operation that Ruined My Life - BBC Panorama
medical  implants  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  oversight  transparency  registry  teeth  risk  Zahnimplantate  profit-maximisation  big  pharma  pharmaceutical 
february 2019 by asterisk2a
(2185) Der unsichtbare Feind - YouTube
60.000 newborns die from multi-resistance bacteria in India alone
"Wir haben uns entschieden die dreckingen dinge zu exportieren."
Das kommt wieder zurueck.
antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  India  China  public  health  multi-resistance  bacteria  Superbug  evolution  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  profit  maximisation  self-regulation  Regulation  regulators  globalisation 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
(14639) The Virus That Kills Drug-Resistant Superbugs - YouTube
can't patent phage cocktails, because of minimal variance possible and still working
thus pharma is not interested because it cant make billions of $$$
phages  antibiotic  antibiotics  superbug  resistance  big  pharma  pharmaceutical 
november 2018 by asterisk2a
Weight-loss drug lorcaserin found to be safe in new study - BBC News
Lorcaserin - 'Lorcaserin! For addicts.' You lose some weight, but you are still an addict. See 4k over 40 months. Hilarious. And costs 300$ per month. Ridiculous.
obesity  overweight  bariatric  surgery  Lorcaserin  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  public  health  prevention  CVD  Cancer  addiction  self-medication  addict 
august 2018 by asterisk2a
Tool 'names and shames' hidden drug trials - BBC News
Some pharmaceutical organisations have been accused of burying unfavourable drug and medical test results.

Dr Ben Goldacre, who devised the website, told the BBC he hoped it would "nudge" institutions into properly disclosing data.
big  pharmaceutical  medical–industrial  complex  lobby  vested  interest  pharma  Transparency  Cancer  CVD  patient  safety  shareholder  dividend  CEO  pay  profit  maximisation 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
(5924) Teacher Who Died From Flu Delayed Medication Over Co-Pay - YouTube
even two-tier systems have profiteering in it see germany, where both patient groups have come to harm, still come to harm and still fleeced.
NHS  Crisis  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  oligopol  oligopoly  lobby  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Privatisation  dividend 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity - The Washington Post
The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  public  health  Religion  abortion  birthcontrol  contraception  HIV  AIDS  war  on  drugs  CDC  USA  GOP  Republicans  Republican  BAME  post-racial  inequality  discrimination  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  post-antibiotic  antibiotic  antibiotics  lobby  revolving  door  No  Representation  LGBT  Transgender  minority  Opioid  abuse  addiction 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Cancer tests in supermarket car parks to be launched by NHS | The Independent
- see the caveat of boosing your survival, measured by 5 years only from diagnoses, to diagnose earlier ... patient will still die from mostly majority of lung cancers anyway after the 5 year mark. but statistically counted as survivor. it is farcical. unethical moral especially considering anyways deadly diseases. does not help mental and well being. especially normal folk don't understand medical statistics cancer and evidence-based medicine. and ct scan(s) are NOT harmless, duh. Sure you identified a risk group smokers and ex smokers. but you don't do active screening for tgct for undescended testicle patients. see also the debate and conclusive evidence about breast cancer self-examination and mammography (nil benefit for the patient, over treatment over mis diagnoses, unneccesary interventions). &! https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4968781/early-cancer-detection-survival-rate/
NHS  prevention  public  health  screening  evidence-based  medicine  Cancer  crisis  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  lobby  vested  interest  revolving  door  conflict  medical  research  profit  maximisation 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Finance trumps patients at every level – UK healthcare needs an inquiry | Aseem Malhotra | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian
tl;dr Diet & Lifestyle changes of the nation in the short-, medium- and long-term term can help (substantially) save the NHS. // A full public inquiry on the scale of Chilcot into the Iraq war may ultimately be required to overhaul a system where at every level financial interest continues to trump what’s best for patients – not only to improve the quality of care, but to restore trust in medical research. Until then, NHS England, the BMA and the Department of Health must make it a national priority to emphasise to patients that less medicine and healthier lifestyles are the most important solutions to sustaining the NHS. // statistics use in medical research and patient selection and reporting issue. absolute risk v % of all patients. // Such statistical and health illiteracy, far from being the exception, is actually the norm. The majority of healthcare professionals seem unable to understand medical literature. One study revealed 70% of those on a training programme failed a simple test on their understanding of evidence-based medicine.
NHS  crisis  big  pharma  BMA  pharmaceutical  lobby  vested  interest  profit  maximisation  rationing  treatment  delay  waiting  times  GP  A&E  prevention  public  health  sickcare  healthcare  demand  chronic  sick  population  demographic  bubble  obesity  diabetes  economic  damage  OECD  S.A.D.  diet  western  lifestyle  sedentary  inactive  revolving  door  conflict  research  Statins  Statin  CVD  Cancer  overweight  disabled  medical  statistics  risk  patient  safety  literacy 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Bluthochdruck: USA senken Richtwerte für Blutdruck - SPIEGEL ONLINE
see rose (chronic) sick population // Auch Paulus Kirchhof, Direktor des Instituts für Herz-Kreislauf-Wissenschaften an der britischen University of Birmingham, und ebenfalls Autor der europäischen Leitlinien, sieht jetzt sowohl die Ärzte als auch die Patienten in der Pflicht: "Viele Menschen könnten ihren Bluthochdruck senken, indem sie sich mehr bewegen, gesund essen, nicht rauchen, regelmäßig schlafen und wenig Alkohol trinken", sagt Kirchhof. "Ein solches Gespräch müssen Arzt und Patient führen, Medikamente sind nicht immer der richtige Weg." Im individuellen Fall müsse immer abwogen werden, ob das Herz-Kreislauf-Risiko größer sei oder die möglichen Nebenwirkungen einer medikamentösen Therapie.
CVD  high  blood  pressure  hypertension  Statins  Statin  evidence  based  medicine  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  public  health  chronic  sick  population  premature  ageing  sickcare  prevention  healthcare  GP  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  western  tobacco  alcohol  self-medication  addiction  food  obesity  Cancer  overweight  sedentary 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
"Götter in Weiß": Haben deutsche Kliniken ein Hygiene-Problem? - SPIEGEL ONLINE
In Deutschland haben jährlich etwa eine halbe Million Menschen eine Krankenhausinfektion. Bis zu 15.000 sterben an den Folgen.
HAI  hospital  acquired  infection  antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  Superbug  mcr-1  public  health  profit  maximisation  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  prevention  food–industrial  aggag  animal  agriculture 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
(4387) How the opioid crisis decimated the American workforce - YouTube
direct link between out of work (injury) and opioid addiction and dropping out of workforce. // &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKXWelf-ZvA - Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart: People Are Dying in Opioid Crisis Because of Politicians’ Ignorance - needle exchange and free drug purity checks is a step to reducing overdose deaths and first foot in door for rehab (liberal) //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNj89ohoYQ0 - American Epidemic: The Nation's Struggle With Opioid Addiction WSJ &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfe8pol6OG4 - The Opioid Effect: An Ohio Family Rebuilds After Addiction VICE //&! AMERICA ADDICTED - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w67IDMY2tn8 - A community overwhelmed by opioids &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGITecuBEHQ - Who Profits from the Opioid Crisis? Meet the Secretive Sackler Family Making Billions from OxyContin - watering down regulation and oversight. &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPk6VinYG-k - How Big Pharma & Cartels Got America Addicted to Heroin with Jason Smith &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnviuDOvhlg - US Addiction Epidemic Fuelled By Pharma Corporations (2015) "pill mill" &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmJEY1CTgKg - Why Portsmouth, Ohio Became The Epicentre of America's Opioid Crisis &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lof9_iPAWAY - Opioid Crisis in Maine &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQtCTxO2hTM - Narcan On The Rise &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNWU6XSjb-c - Heroin's Children: Inside the US opioid crisis - Fault Lines
addiction  coping  chronic  stress  abuse  opioid  dopamine  crisis  epidemic  narcotics  war  on  drugs  USA  painkillers  economic  damage  workforce  Precariat  working  poor  structural  unemployment  food  S.A.D.  western  diet  lifestyle  insecurity  trap  poverty  inequality  American  Dream  secular  stagnation  wage  income  growth  Productivity  output  gap  GFC  history  Super  Rich  1%  trickle-down  Sociology  socioeconomic  Society  Gesellschaft  Xanax  fentanyl  alcohol  heroin  overdose  Consumerism  mental  health  well-being  wellbeing  Capitalism  Consumer  Selbstdarstellung  consumption  Austerity  welfare  state  neoliberalism  OxyContin  lobby  pharma  pharmaceutical  BigPharma  revolving  door  vested  interest  Regulation  regulators  self-regulation  substance 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
What to do if your child is overweight - BBC News
One in ten young people in the UK, aged between five and 19, is obese, according to new research that looks at obesity trends in over 200 countries. Consultant paediatrician Prof Mary Rudolf, who advises the government on obesity, says many parents would not know that "a healthy 10-year-old's ribs should be clearly visible - many parents would consider that such a child was quite underweight". //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39846385 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37859484 &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37108767 - Childhood obesity: Plan attacked as 'weak' and 'watered down' &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36805577 - Public health cuts 'could hamper anti-obesity effort' &! WHO World Obesity Day // In the UK, one in every 10 young people aged five to 19, is obese. Obese children are likely to become obese adults, putting them at risk of serious health problems, say experts.
These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer, such as breast and colon. [...] "Even skinny people are heavier than they would have been ten years ago.
"We have not become more weak-willed, lazy or greedy. The reality is the world around us is changing." - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41550159 &! bariatric surgery - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/11/obese-people-treatment-surgery-britain &! hidden sick environment to navigate: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/11/high-calorie-puddings-dominate-childrens-menus-at-leading-food-chains
NHS  public  health  Crisis  healthcare  demand  care  obesity  CVD  overweight  diabetes  Cancer  immune  system  inflammation  economic  damage  prevention  intervention  nudge  food–industrial  tax  obesogenic  chronic  sick  population  ageing  premature  bedblocking  bed  blocking  Disabled  elderly  adult  social  Productivity  leave  sickleave  self-medication  addiction  food  S.A.D.  western  diet  lifestyle  coping  mechanism  stress  mental  epidemic  nanny  state  environment  pollution  taxation  childhood  parenthood  parenting  epigenetics  whole-food  plant-based  lobby  Sugar  complex  diseases  sickcare  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  bariatric  surgery 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
How your blood may predict your future health | Inequality | The Guardian
New research into bloodstream ‘biomarkers’ aims to unlock the full impact of social status on people’s lifetime health outcomes. The key is exposure to stress - quantitated self. making decisions on your own when presented w data? in case of the weight scale, never worked. why will it now? its just more medicalisation - door open for big pharma so people pop pills. vs inconvenience of changing diet lifestyle and learning something new like cooking and meditation. // &! Deprivation and Poverty Stress: The analysis suggested people in lower socioeconomic groups have a demonstrably longer exposure to chronic inflammation – with all its knock-on impacts on long-term health – even once the team corrected for the “usual suspects” of health inequality, including diet and smoking. There’s clearly something else at work. (inequality = health inequality)
public  health  diet  lifestyle  premature  ageing  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  immune  system  Autoimmune  complex  chronic  diseases  sick  population  inflammation  biomarker  mental  microbiome  S.A.D.  western  junk  fast  food  food–industrial  lobby  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  prevention  crisis  sickcare  demand  healthcare  deprivation  inequality  poverty  trap  working  poor  Precariat  Austerity  stress  Burnout  underemployed  unemployment  DWP  sickleave  Productivity  UBI  Universal  Basic  Income  Grundeinkommen  social  isolation  coping  mechanism  addiction  Alcohol  self-medication 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance | Society | The Guardian
“In the Ganges during pilgrimage season, there are levels of antibiotics in the river that we try to achieve in the bloodstream of patients,” says Davies. “That is very, very disturbing.” The creation of these soups of antibiotic-laden waters and banks of drug-soaked soils is ideal for the development of “superbugs”. Rare strains that are resistant to antibiotics start to thrive in farm animals that are raised in these artificial environments and emerge as highly potent infectious agents that then spread across the planet with startling speed. Examples of these include tuberculosis, which was once easily treated but which, in its modern multi-drug-resistant form, known as MDR-TB, now claims the lives of 190,000 people a year. &! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/13/antibiotic-resistance-could-spell-end-of-modern-medicine-says-chief-medic
antibiotic  mcr-1  antibiotics  Crisis  public  health  food–industrial  complex  lobby  food  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  India  tuberculosis  colistin  NHS 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Cancer patients need more than survival | Fay Schopen | Opinion | The Guardian
A century after the rise of the Bolsheviks, the young are reading Karl Marx again // 60% of new cancer drugs no benefit to survival or QoL! yet developed, applied for trial, and by regulator prermitted
Cancer  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  self-regulation  Regulation  regulators  NHS  NICE 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW unter Kartellverdacht: Einmal Schrottpresse - SPIEGEL ONLINE
das Wort der Industrie kein Verlass ist. [...] Problem für die Branche, von der in Deutschland fast jeder siebte Arbeitsplatz abhängt. //&! http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/volkswagen-audi-porsche-bmw-und-daimler-unter-kartellverdacht-a-1159052.html - Die deutsche Autoindustrie hat sich seit den Neunzigerjahren in geheimen Arbeitskreisen über die Technik, Kosten, Zulieferer und sogar über die Abgasreinigung ihrer Dieselfahrzeuge abgesprochen. Das belegt eine Art Selbstanzeige, die der VW-Konzern nach Informationen des SPIEGEL bei den Wettbewerbsbehörden eingereicht hat. Es könnte einer der größten Kartellfälle der deutschen Wirtschaftsgeschichte werden. &! http://www.politico.eu/article/daimler-volkswagen-bmw-porsche-audi-siemens-the-dishonest-germans/
Abgasskandal  VW  BMW  Audi  Mercedes  Diesel  CO2  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  European  Union  cartel  collusion  bribery  lobby  revolving  door  neoliberal  neoliberalism  capitalism  profit  maximisation  climate  change  global  warming  climatechange  globalwarming  public  health  air  noise  pollution  Trust  governance  corporate  welfare  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  science  big  pharma  tobacco  pharmaceutical  vested  interest  Military–industrial  food–industrial  conglomerate  tax  evasion  avoidance  Glaubwürdigkeit  Journalism  journalismus  Absprache  Bundeskartellamt  Diesel-Gate  Abgas-Affäre  Porsche  Daimler  Dieselskandal 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
'Monumental U-turn' on cancer drug - BBC News
Kadcyla, the undiscounted cost of which had been £90,000 per patient, adds an average of six months of life to women with a form of terminal breast cancer.
Campaigners have praised the "monumental" U-turn, which will benefit about 1,200 women a year.
"Tough negotiation and flexibility between the NHS and Roche means both patients and taxpayers are getting a good deal," said NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens. [...] The full price drug worked out at £166,000 for every "quality adjusted life year" of good health.
NHS  NICE  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  Cancer  Austerity  Breast 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
(1487) Shane Smith Investigates The True Cost of Climate Denial (VICE on HBO: Season 5, Episode 1) - YouTube
same tactics in tobacco, meat, climate = seeding doubt & creating a debate about scientific consensus. "doc merchants of doubt" // climate change cost will be astronomical! // public attitude //
climatechange  globalwarming  climate  change  global  warming  FEMA  economic  damage  denial  science  doubt  PR  language  communication  public  health  economics  lobby  lobbying  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  Tobacco  Debate  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  medical–industrial  agriculture  industry  cost  fossil  fuel  shareholder  fiduciary  responsibility  profit  maximisation  drought  flood  flash  flooding  national  security  vested  interest 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
UK pharma firms accused of illegal deals to hike price of life-saving drug | Business | The Guardian
Actavis charged NHS 80% more for hydrocortisone tablets after incentivising rival Concordia not to launch its own version, watchdog claims
UK  NHS  pharma  pharmaceutical  Kartellamt  antitrust  USA  health  care  EU  oligopol  oligopoly  monopoly  Patent  generic 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS budget control 'will require staff cuts'
It says the government should be honest about NHS spending plans at a time when patient demand is rising. [...] The NHS leadership is set to unveil plans to get hospitals and other trusts to stick to agreed spending limits. In the last financial year, trusts ran up a collective deficit of £2.4bn - and the aim is to cut that figure significantly. [...] "It is no longer credible to argue that the NHS can continue to meet increasing demand for services, deliver current standards of care and stay within its budget. This is widely understood within the NHS and now needs to be debated with the public. "There are no easy choices, but it would be disastrous to adopt a mindset that fails to acknowledge the serious state of the NHS in England today." //&! bbc.in/29mkr7G - An overspend would be a serious breach of Whitehall protocol and lead to senior officials being hauled over the coals by the National Audit Office.
CQC  NHS  England  NHS  Scotland  health  care  demand  health  care  cost  health  care  spending  Baby  Boomers  babyboomers  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  chronic  disease  chronic  diseases  austerity  cancer  heart  disease  diet-related  disease  diet-related  diseases  GP  A&E  bed  blocking  adult  social  care  elderly  care  staff  morale  staff  shortage  locum  doctor  locum  staff  sick  population  UK  obesity  obesity  epidemic  overweight  diabetes  high  blood  pressure  dietary  cholesterol  fatty  liver  disease  liver  disease  waiting  times  Sugar  Tax  meat  Industry  stroke  heart  attack  premature  ageing  premature  death  public  awareness  dietary  guidelines  Fiber  animal  protein  animal  fat  Free  Oil  Salt  processed  food  food  engineering  Fish  Industry  carbon  pollution  big  pharma  pharma  pharmaceutical  preventative  care  prevention  preventive  care  preventive  medicine  medical  school  medical  training 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS finance chiefs warn of poorer care and longer waiting times | Society | The Guardian
NHS finance managers warn today that patients are set to experience poorer care, longer waiting times for treatment and greater rationing.

A grim outlook for the NHS’s finances is also likely to see many hospitals fail to make savings that ministers have said are vital and put plans for the service to reform how it operates in serious doubt.
NHS  Scotland  NHS  England  NHS  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  sick  population  ageing  population  austerity  chronic  disease  chronic  diseases  diet-related  disease  diet-related  diseases  premature  ageing  heart  disease  high  blood  pressure  dietary  cholesterol  diabetes  obesity  obesity  epidemic  overweight  tobacco  alcohol  abuse  food  abuse  mental  health  stroke  heart  attack  GP  A&E  cancer  big  pharma  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  prevention  preventive  medicine  babyboomers  Baby  Boomers  rationing  meat  tax  Sugar  alcohol  tax  lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  bed  blocking  adult  social  care  elderly  care 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people by 2050 if things don’t change—fast
[under reported ] Today, 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Across the world, the estimated annual mortality rate is 700,000. If these trends continue, by 2050, 10 million people globally will die each year, as the potent diseases of previous centuries return to their old force, according to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported an estimated 450,000 new cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. The emergence of multiple drug-resistant pneumonia and E. coli bacteria strains are predicted to contribute significantly to increased mortalities due to their ability to spread rapidly through populations.
post-antibiotic  era  antibiotic  resistance  antibiotics  economic  damage  health  care  cost  Food  Politics  industry  Industrial  Farming  Industrial  Meat  Production  Meat  Poultry  livestock  livestock  industry  agriculture  self-regulation  MCR-1  E.  coli  C.  diff  pneumonia  tuberculosis  ESBL  MRSA  Hospital-acquired  infection  born  pathogen  borne  illness  poisining  poisoning  sepsis  septicaemia  gut  bacteria  Flora  microbiome  public  perception  public  awareness  public  opinion  public  debate  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  regulation  regulators  profit  maximisation  profit  maximization  shareholder  capitalism  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  Lobbying  lobby  lobbyist  revolving  door  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  democracy  Super  Rich  1%  plutocracy  oligarchy  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  big  pharma 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Pfizer's merger collapse prompts speculation it will seek new takeover
$160bn tie-up with Allergan, which would have been world’s biggest pharmaceutical deal, scuppered by US tax crackdown [...] first announced in November and now abandoned after the US Treasury Department stunned financial markets with measures to clamp down on tax efficient mergers and takeovers. [...] The merger plan had been motivated by the ability to save as much as $1bn in tax annually by shifting Pfizer’s domicile from New York to Ireland, after Allergan moved its base there a year ago in a similar move. Allergan moved its head office to Dublin after a reverse merger with the Irish drugmaker Actavis. [...] [ from the inside of Allergan ...] “It really looked like they [the US government] did a very fine job at constructing a temporary rule to stop this deal and obviously it was successful,”
tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  M&A  accounting  scandal  shareholder  capitalism  big  pharma  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  profit  maximization 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
This Week in Health: Clearing up misperceptions about Zika virus
[A] closer look at President Obama's "Cancer Moonshot," - criticism is about focus on treatment (extending life) and nothing at prevention (90% of cases are not genetic, rather environment, exposure, lifestyle, diet). Breast Cancer lots of public activism, not so w bladder cancer. sustainability of investment over 20 years will be important, changing lifestyle habits does not take 20 years.
Zika-Virus  cancer  presidency  barackobama  prevention  medical  profession  carcinogen  carcinogenic  WHO  medical  care  medical-industrial  complex  big  pharma  pharma  pharmaceutical  industry  diet-related  disease  western  lifestyle  health  care  cost  health  care  demand  sick  population  health  crisis  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  NHS  breast  cancer  public  perception  public  awareness  public  discourse  public  discussion  public  opinion 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
OP gelungen – Patient tot - Reportage & Dokumentation - ARD | Das Erste
Jahr für Jahr infizieren sich rund eine Million Patienten in Deutschland an Krankenhaus-Keimen. Bis zu 40.000 Menschen sterben daran, so die Schätzung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene. Die Gefahr wächst durch neue Keime, gegen die kein Antibiotikum hilft. Der Blick hinter die Kulissen unserer Krankenhäuser zeigt ein erschreckendes Bild: Tagtäglich werden die gesetzlichen Vorschriften missachtet – und alle Beteiligten wissen das. // Krankenhaushygieniker - https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krankenhaushygieniker --- nicht angestellt weil Wirtschaftlicher druck. // Todesurteil durch einfachste infektionen. Eine rachenentzuendung wird zum todesurteil. //&! Video: Wie multiresistente Keime ins Essen kommen - bit.ly/1nM1mhv
antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  Hospital-acquired  infection  Meat  Industry  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  lobby  public  health  public  safety  MRSA  premature  death  lobbying  lobbyist  Poultry  Industry  pharmaceutical  pharma  big  pharma  economic  damage  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances  Politics  Career  Politicians  prevention  livestock  farming  industrial  agriculture  staff  shortage  sepsis  septicaemia 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
The cost of the curing Hepatitis C - BBC Newsnight - YouTube
[ max profits regardless of human cost ] New drugs are now available to cure Hepatitis C, but why are they so expensive? Filmmaker Kate Brown explores the cost of curing Hepatitis C, and Evan Davis speaks to Virginia Acha, Executive Director of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.
Hepatitis  Hepatitis  C  NHS  minority  NICE  NHS  England  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  monopsony  Wall  Street  stigma  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Zika and Ebola: A taste of things to come? - BBC News
Both diseases have been known about for decades, and yet in both cases no vaccines or drugs were available when we most needed them. So what's going on? Is this just a terrible coincidence, being caught off-guard like this twice in such quick succession, or is it part of a worrying trend and a taste of things to come? At first glance it wouldn't appear that the two diseases have much in common. One is difficult to catch but a ferocious killer, while the other spreads with ease but is relatively harmless to the vast majority of people infected. Yet, in both cases there is something novel, either in the way the virus has spread or in how it affected people which has made the outbreaks more of a threat. In global health security terms that is a real concern, because such sudden changes of modus operandi can not only make public health threats even more difficult to predict or anticipate than normal, but also make all the difference between a localised outbreak and global pandemic.
Zika-Virus  Ebola  National  Security  economic  damage  pandemic  epidemic  Zoonotic  Diseases  zoonosis  public  safety  public  health  WHO  Bill  Gates  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  Malaria  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Wall  Street  capitalism  medical  profession 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Water Fasting w/Vegan Diet Cures High Blood Pressure - Dr. Goldhamer - YouTube
higher blood pressure = higher risk of premature death / leading cause of disability // more ppl will die from drug side-effect than from high blood pressure - thus med profession gives lowering med only when it is really high. // changing lifestyle radically, is seen radical to reverse chronic disease. // also against diabetes! // >> TREATMENT PROGRAM IS COST-EFFECTIVE! even within the first year! than the pills.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Cancer researchers claim 'extraordinary results' using T-cell therapy | Science | The Guardian
‘This is unprecedented’ says researcher after more than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials [...] Tests so far have only targeted certain blood cancers, and the researchers acknowledged they needed to work on tumors and track how long patients would remain in remission. Cancer cells can sometimes hide unnoticed by the body’s defenses, or simply overwhelm them and throw the immune system into overdrive. [...] “Much like chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it’s not going to be a save-all,” Riddell said of the new therapy, adding: “I think immunotherapy has finally made it to a pillar of cancer therapy.” A paper on the ALL research is currently under review and pending publication. //&! bbc.in/1OdNqlX
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Evidence-Based Nutrition - YouTube
Sodium Skeptics Try to Shake Up the Salt Debate - youtu.be/f8-qkrenQr0 //&! Why Your Doctor Is Lying To You - youtu.be/R9Z3Wg_Huik - "what is practical and doable [...] soft-pedaling the patient, patronizing the patient, deciding for them. [...] bc they think you can't handle the truth. [...] make things palatable to general public, yes we still will kill people with our recommendation, but less than otherwise. [...] the average doc may get only 1 hour of nutrition and lifestyle course. [...] this is physician-assisted suicide! [...] big broccoli lobby doesn't take out doc to paid dinners. [...] this is tobacco's fight all over again! most doctors smoked. most doctors eat meat. [...] eventually society will catch-up to science. but this is about people's premature death, ageing, ill life, disability, and the environment, ecology and climate change. //&! youtu.be/xpewnQoh45c & Google Talk - youtu.be/7rNY7xKyGCQ
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
I had alcohol-related breast cancer. Here’s why I still drink | Joanna Moorhead | Opinion | The Guardian
The chief medical officer advises women to think about cancer when having a drink. But if I did that every time I had a glass of wine, I think I’d feel the cancer had won [...] I guess what it comes down to is quite simply the importance of enjoying life. When I had cancer, I discovered that I didn’t just want to survive; I wanted to have fun, to make the most of every single day, and to enjoy happy occasions and meals with my friends and family. [...] drinking wine, beer or tequila adds a dimension to social occasions that I rather enjoy. And somehow it feels to me that it wasn’t worth surviving cancer if I’m going to limit my life to thinking, every time someone offered me a glass of something, about my breast cancer and the likelihood of it returning. [...] Life is too short to cut out something you enjoy in moderation, [ picking up the words from the food lobby, heart disease and cancer in moderation. sprinkling in doubt. to continue that lifestyle. do you say asbestos in mod? ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Government has no idea about Cancer Drugs Fund's impact, MPs say | Society | The Guardian
Department of Health and NHS England have insufficient data on patient outcomes or value for money, and little control over its spiralling budget, committee says [...] “The Department of Health and NHS England do not have the data needed to assess the impact of the fund on patient outcomes, such as extending patients’ lives, or to demonstrate whether this is a good use of taxpayers’ money.” The fund was set up in 2010 by the Conservative government because of the regular outcry from patient organisations and the media when cancer drugs, which typically offer potential weeks or months of extra life to those with a terminal diagnosis, were turned down by Nice, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
When Drugs & Diets Don't Lower Diabetes Deaths | NutritionFacts.org
lifestyle intervention to lose just weight ... via just smaller diet, lousy diet, but less calories. // same w bariatric surgery. its just eating less junk. and vitamin pills for life. will still die from diet-related disease.
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
UK cancer death rates after diagnosis drop 10% in ten years | Society | The Guardian
A greater number of people, however, are being diagnosed with and dying from cancer due to age and lifestyle factors [...] But the growing numbers of people being diagnosed with cancer as the population ages and obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, smoking and drinking take their toll, has climbed, which means the actual number of deaths each year has risen over the last decade. Some cancers continue to pose a major problem: the death rates from liver and pancreatic cancer are rising, not falling. [...] regional variations are sometimes shocking. In some areas, people diagnosed with lung cancer are four times more likely to die than in others. That is partly because in some less affluent places, lung cancer caused by smoking is more common and people have more advanced disease when they finally see the GP. But there are also variations in standards of care. [...] [ look at ] Five-year cancer survival rates, % [ if you survive, you are lucky for 5 years. ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Plant Based News: Escaped Cow, USDA Lawsuit, New Cowspiracy? - YouTube
the PCRM (Dr Barnard is part of it) lawsuit against the USDA w help of Egg Lobby studies, not limiting dietary cholesterol. // cowspiracy follow-up docu - "what the health!!" //&! Cholesterol = Good! Egg Board Pays Off USDA - youtu.be/qI6cwuvE_Tg // sprinkling in doubt! //&! http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=lobby
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Anti-Angiogenesis: Cutting Off Tumor Supply Lines | NutritionFacts.org
Cancer cells are commonly present in the body, but cannot grow into tumors without hooking up a blood supply. Angiogenesis inhibitors in plant foods may help prevent this from happening. // angiogenic facto - growth factor/growth support environment << VEGF << IGF-1, animal protein, animal prodcts, processed and engineered food - vs - Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Zika virus: US scientists say vaccine '10 years away' - BBC News
[ urging not to travel to place affected for high risk groups! ] [...] The main concern is for unborn babies and - because Zika is difficult to diagnose - it can be late in a pregnancy before expectant mothers are informed of the risk, if they are informed at all. [...] [FDA approval may take up to 10 years ...]
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Can call centre therapy solve the NHS mental health crisis? | Society | The Guardian
Fast-track treatment aims to ease growing problem in the UK, but critics say it is the clinical equivalent to online dating [...] [ mental health - a mental health crisis ] This is no fringe issue in the health of the nation. The NHS believes people with mental health problems die 15 to 20 years earlier than the average, but the system is struggling to cope. Lord Layard, a government adviser on mental health, identified mental health problems as “the biggest causes of misery in Britain today”, with an estimated 6 million people affected. [ needs massive investment, no call centres ] [...] Meanwhile 40% of mental health trusts saw spending cuts over the past two years and fewer than one in eight people who suffered a mental health crisis said they received appropriate care in 2015, according to the Care Quality Commission. The regulator concluded this was “unsafe and inherently unfair”. [ referring complex cases to call centre is neglect and malpractice ]
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
UK is 'vulnerable' to next Ebola outbreak - BBC News
"We are also concerned that, in the unlikely but possible event of a domestic outbreak, the UK lacks the capability to go further and manufacture enough vaccines to vaccinate UK citizens in an emergency. "Existing facilities are degraded and new plants will take years to build, leaving the UK in a vulnerable position." The concern is that should a disease such as Ebola spread around the world then countries would look after their own interests first, making it hard for the UK to get hold of vaccines. Prof Adrian Hill, who was involved in trialling Ebola vaccines at Oxford University, described the lack of vaccine manufacturing as a "national security issue". Those concerns were echoed by the chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, who told the committee that "we are looking at how we can try and attract companies back".
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Video "Können wir Krebs besiegen?" | Dokumentation und Reportage | ARD Mediathek
[ POSITIONING, unlucky one to get cancer, now I have to fight this fight - "ich hab gekaempft, und ich hab gewonnen [...] "krieg im eigenen koerper." [...] das eigenen reperatur system schaft es nicht mehr mutierte zellen zu zerstoeren [...] min 14 - Prof Jeffrey Bluestone, immune therapy. people though about giving the immune system a kick in the butt. but he though about that the immune system regulates itself down to not to shoot over the target, and thus doesn't get rid of certain mutations. Immunotherapy results around 20%-50% success rate. [...] min 16 - 'Hufeland Klinik for holistic immunbiological therapy.' - Vegan, intravenous vitamins, etc. Spontaneous remission? [...] min 22 Vegan Diet! anti-inflammatory diet! Bad (animal products) diet can be as bad as smoking. Also research into unknown zoonotic disease (cows meat and milk) that are carcinogenic and can be transmitted through eating those animal products. &Vegan positive 4 epigenetics & intermittent fasting during chemo
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Gegen die Angst - Leben mit Prostatakrebs
63.000 neuerkrankungen pro jahr. 12.000 patienten an prostata krebs sterben, pro jahr! / heufigster krebsursache. // men should test PSA every year past ~50. Meistens merkt man nicht den Krebs im Stadium 1 und 2. Und das schliesst noch nicht mal die agressivitaet/type des tumors ein. & "man muss kaempfen." // http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=prostate+cancer
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Cancer treatment for MS patients gives 'remarkable' results - BBC News
UK doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer. [ yeah stupid. chemo = weakening the immune system. where in MS the immune system mistakes something OK in the body as threat. thus labled as autoimmune disease. same case as cancer is an autoimmune disease. ] [ - nutritionfacts.org/2014/07/22/how-to-treat-multiple-sclerosis-with-diet/ &! nutritionfacts.org/video/cancer-as-an-autoimmune-disease/ ] [ and after the transplant, they keep their lifestyle, and eventually relapse! rebooting your immune system after destroying it with chemo ... and keeping the knife out to your health, it is just a fix for short amount of time! ... till they relapse with symptoms! duh. adds to the health care budget! ] [....] Doctors describe her MS as dormant, but there is hope that the transplant might be a permanent fix. [ what is not mentioned is - chemo side-effect; cancer in later life ]
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Enzyme that 'stops sugar being stored as fat' is identified by scientists : science
An addicts way of life. Take something to combat the addiction. Like the main character in Mr. Robot. Even if, you still stab your pancreas every time with processed and engineered food. Meaning you will end up as normal weight type 2 diabetic. And still have elevated inflammatory markers with less fat covering your organs. Meaning higher risk for cancer. Oh, and it doesn't help with colon and rectal cancer either. To reduce that type of risk you would have to eat a Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet (see nutritionfacts.org) All those research grants because the medical profession doesn't trust people to change their diet and lifestyle for the better, before they are even obese. Big Pharma will love this pill. - http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/01/07/1514375113.abstract
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Can exercise keep prostate cancer at bay? - BBC News
[ lol, can't ask people to go whole-food plant-based and keep the alcohol, tobacco at a minimum - youtu.be/ECaI1XwonN0 + reversal of heart disease! - &! healthier lifestyle - bbc.in/1P6Gj1t &! bbc.in/1xwrVbA ] UK researchers are carrying out a trial to see if exercise therapy can help men with prostate cancer. The Sheffield Hallam University team, backed by Cancer Research UK, have a hunch that physical activity can help the body stop tumours from spreading. They are asking 50 men with prostate cancer that has not yet spread to put the theory to the test for 12 months. They hope to show that aerobic exercise is a treatment in its own right and should be offered on the NHS. Half of the men will have weekly supervised exercise sessions, while the other 25 will only be given information about the benefits of exercise for cancer patients.
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
'Grief and anxiety are not mental illnesses' - BBC News
Psychiatric diagnoses are not only scientifically invalid, they are harmful too. The language of illness implies that the roots of such emotional distress lie in abnormalities in our brain and biology, usually known as "chemical imbalances". This leads us to be blind to the social and psychological causes of distress. More importantly, we tend to prescribe medical solutions - anti-depressants and anti-psychotic medication - despite significant side-effects and poor evidence of their effectiveness. This is wrong. We should not be diagnosing many more people with meaningless "mental illnesses", telling them these stem from brain abnormalities, and prescribing medication.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
US mental health 'bible' DSM-5 updated - BBC News
&! bbc.in/1Pt5TAI //&! Five psychiatric disorders 'linked' - Autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia all share several genetic risk factors, according to a major study. [...] Hundreds of genes and the environment are likely to affect the odds of developing such conditions. //&! bbc.in/1p1RMAy - Psychiatric diagnoses are not only scientifically invalid, they are harmful too. The language of illness implies that the roots of such emotional distress lie in abnormalities in our brain and biology, usually known as "chemical imbalances". This leads us to be blind to the social and psychological causes of distress. More importantly, we tend to prescribe medical solutions - anti-depressants and anti-psychotic medication - despite significant side-effects and poor evidence of their effectiveness. This is wrong. We should not be diagnosing many more people with meaningless "mental illnesses", ...
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Blood pressure drugs rethink urged - BBC News
[ pushing more meds to prevent. LOL. with the side effects and possible death, from medication side effects/medical complications, is ~4th leading cause of death. ] More lives could be saved if doctors considered giving blood pressure drugs to all patients at high risk of heart disease - even if their blood pressures are normal, a study suggests.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Warning: your festive meal could be more damaging than a long-haul flight | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/meat-industry - A kilogramme of beef protein reared on a British hill farm can generate the equivalent of 643kg of carbon dioxide. A kilogramme of lamb protein produced in the same place can generate 749kg. One kilo of protein from either source, in other words, causes more greenhouse gas emissions than a passenger flying from London to New York. //&! http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/23/eat-less-red-meat-and-cycle-more-for-your-and-the-planets-health // [...] I’m not suggesting that you eat no meat or other animal products. I am suggesting that we should all eat far less. Save the splurge for Christmas. And even then, choose carefully. [ Reductarian ]
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Antibabypille birgt Risiken: Das müssen Sie wissen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Durch einen Prozess rückt eine seltene, aber dramatische Nebenwirkung von Antibabypillen ins Bewusstsein: Blutgerinnsel, die schlimmstenfalls zum Tod führen können. Die Antworten auf die wichtigsten Fragen. [...] Die Frage lautet: Hat Bayer damals ausreichend vor dem Risiko eines Blutgerinnsels gewarnt? Es wird durch diese Pille stärker erhöht als durch andere, ältere Präparate. Rohrer sagt, sie hätte "Yasminelle" nie genommen, wenn sie von der gesteigerten Gefahr gewusst hätte. Man rechnet mit einem langen Verfahren. Der Versuch, eine außergerichtliche Einigung herbeizuführen, ist bereits gescheitert. //&! bit.ly/1me0K3z - Rohrer leidet seit der Lungenembolie unter anderem an Herz- und Atembeschwerden. Kinder dürfe sie keine bekommen, weil sie dauerhaft ein Blutverdünnungsmittel einnehmen müsse.
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Dr. Mercola & Dr. Greger on How Not To Die (Full Interview) - YouTube
need to be active at least 30min a day, if not even 90min, sitting is deadly. inactivity is deadly // 19:50 infectious diseases from domestication of animals; influenza, ducks, common cold, horses, small pox, camels, // UTI = food borne illness. chicken meat; cross contamination (kitchen hygiene) & rectal bacteria creeping into bladder through pee hole opening. // +80% of antibiotics fed 2 farm animals (USA) // 25:30 got to eat real food! engineered food upsets and wreaks havoc to your microbiome & your health! probiotics are present in raw fruits and vegetables. no pharmacy/pill. but farmacy // 29:00 reductive science by pharma 2 treat depression symptoms with SSRIs&Co. dopamine/serotonin // regular exercise reduces cancer risk, if mitochondria goes south = cancer, upregulate mitochondrial activity through exercise = lower risk. metabolic treatment of disease. // 33:30 higher raw/vegan mimics caloric restriction! real food = caloric density lower vs engineered food. // 39:30
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Two - Victoria Derbyshire, 23/11/2015, 'We battled recurring cancer'
Cancer charities say there needs to be more support for people facing a recurring diagnosis of cancer. Figures show there is a 5% chance of sufferers getting a different kind of cancer in the future. // overweight/obese carry higher risk of cancer bc of the fat being inflammatory factor! inflammation through fat and diet is bad for immune system - nutritionfacts.org/?s=inflammation
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
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