- The Facts:A new study has linked heartburn drugs linked to fatal heart and kidney disease, stomach cancer, among other things.
- Reflect On:How do drugs like this constantly get approved by our federal health regulatory agencies? Why is nobody talking about the epidemic of prescription drugs and how they are contributing to massive amounts of deaths?
Modern day medicine, for the most part, is not really medicine. It’s not about people’s health but if anything, it’s about money. Arnold Seymour Relman was a professor of medicine at Harvard and former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Medical Journal and was also one of many prominent figures within the medical field who emphasized it best by stating, “The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.” (source)
There are so many statements similar to Relmans and even more examples to hammer home the point of pharmaceutical fraud like not disclosing certain information from clinical trials or research that exposes a number of different kinds of prescription medications. The latest example comes from a study conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medici where they discovered a link to drugs that are known as proton pump inhibitors, used to combat heartburn, to fatal cases of cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and upper gastrointestinal cancer. The results were shocking to say the least, as researchers found that such risks increases the duration of their use (PPIs), even when they are taken at low doses. (see study)