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Bad Pharma

By Ben Goldacre
  • ISBN Code: : 0771036310
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Medical
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We all feel uncomfortable about the role of profit in healthcare, we all have a vague notion that the global $600bn pharmaceutical industry is somehow evil and untrustworthy, but that sense rarely goes beyond a flaky, undifferentiated new age worldview. Bad Pharma puts real flesh on those bones, revealing the rigged evidence used by drug companies. Bad information means bad treatment decisions, which means patients suffer and die: there is no climactic moment of villainy, but drugs are used which are overpriced, less effective, and have more side effects. There are five cheap, easy things we can do to fix the problem. Bad Pharma takes a big dirty secret out into the open, and will provide a single focus for concerns people have both inside and outside medicine.

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During her two decades at The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia Angell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketing machines with unprecedented control over their own fortunes. She saw them gain nearly limitless influence over medical research, education, and how doctors do their jobs. She sympathized as the American public, particularly the elderly, struggled and increasingly failed to meet spiraling prescription drug prices. Now, in this bold, hard-hitting new book, Dr. Angell exposes the shocking truth of what the pharmaceutical industry has become–and argues for essential, long-overdue change. Currently Americans spend a staggering $200 billion each year on prescription drugs. As Dr. Angell powerfully demonstrates, claims that high drug prices are necessary to fund research and development are unfounded: The truth is that drug companies funnel the bulk of their resources into the marketing of products of dubious benefit. Meanwhile, as profits soar, the companies brazenly use their wealth and power to push their agenda through Congress, the FDA, and academic medical centers. Zeroing in on hugely successful drugs like AZT (the first drug to treat HIV/AIDS), Taxol (the best-selling cancer drug in history), and the blockbuster allergy drug Claritin, Dr. Angell demonstrates exactly how new products are brought to market. Drug companies, she shows, routinely rely on publicly funded institutions for their basic research; they rig clinical trials to make their products look better than they are; and they use their legions of lawyers to stretch out government-granted exclusive marketing rights for years. They also flood the market with copycat drugs that cost a lot more than the drugs they mimic but are no more effective. The American pharmaceutical industry needs to be saved, mainly from itself, and Dr. Angell proposes a program of vital reforms, which includes restoring impartiality to clinical research and severing the ties between drug companies and medical education. Written with fierce passion and substantiated with in-depth research, The Truth About the Drug Companies is a searing indictment of an industry that has spun out of control.

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  • Publisher : Hospitallers Order of the Good News
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 774
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This information is not intended as “medical” advice, but rather a sharing of knowledge and information based on research and experience. The Hospitallers Order of the Good News, encourages the reader to; “Make your own health Care decisions based on your judgment, and research in partnership with a qualified Health Care Professional.” But be aware of not choosing, the Medical Trade, for Health Science and Medical Science are two different things. These statements have not been evaluated by the so-called Food and Drug Administration, in the USA. The information on this Book is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, by means used by the Medical Trade. As sad it may be, that one is forced to place such a disclaimer, just serves to illustrate the state where the present civilization is at the moment. A civilization founded on lies, has no future, a civilization based on false or fake pretences, has no future, a civilization that follows political correctness is fake by proxy. To sustain the manner of thinking in the present civilization is to sustain a lie. Thus the solution is to establish a New Civilization, based on a New Science. This if Humankind will ever have a chance to progress in this third dimension on Earth. In that the End of Times and the Beginning of a New Era, 2022. CONTENTS Introduction 1 Chapter 1 The Medical Trade It's a Big Sham.............................................5 The “Scientific Method”.............................................................6 Missing Clinical Trial Data.........................................................7 Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History 2009.........8 Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History 2012.........9 The Planetary Hospital Predicted by W. D. Hamilton 20 Years Ago.................................................................................................10 The Epidemic that Never Was...................................................11 Yearly World Mortality Rate - Deaths/1000 Inhabitants 2000 to 2020...................................................................................11 Scientific Consensus.................................................................12 We Have this Big Problem of Too Much Medicine..................14 All Diseases are Caused by Chemicals.....................................15 Some of the Things Not Taught At Medical Trade Schools......19 Common Tests & Procedures Aren’t Just Expensive But Can Do More Harm than Good...................................................................20 Adverse Drug Reactions............................................................21 Serious Adverse Reactions Such as Death Have A Higher Rate In Post-Market Applications Compared to the Clinical Trials.......22 The Medical Establishment is a Major Threat to Health...........23 Useless Medical Treatment.......................................................24 Pathogenic Medicine.................................................................24 The Malignant Spread of Medicine...........................................25 The Function of the Medical Trade Diagnosis.......................... 10% of All Deaths Are Due to Medical Error...........................2 Medical Negligence: “You Know It Happens”.........................2 Death From Medical Care Itself................................................2 Yet Activists Aren’t Marching in the Streets Demanding that the Medical Trade be Reformed...........................................................2 Chapter 2 Bad Poisonous Pharma..............................................................2 We Can’t Be 95% Certain This Drug Will Kill You..................3 New Prescription Drugs A Major Health Risk..........................3 Drug Poisoning Deaths in UK – 2018.......................................3 Drug Poisoning Deaths in UK – 2020.......................................3 Dangers in Laboratory Protocols...............................................3 Drugs can Increase Morbidity and Mortality in Many Ways.... Adverse Drug Events................................................................3 The Extent of Under-Reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions....3 Drugs With Serious Adverse Effects.........................................3 The Pharmaceutical Industry is Manufacturing Medical Journals Articles...........................................................................................3 The Burden of Harm from Adverse Drug Reactions.................4 The True Answer to Our Most Pressing Health Problems Won't be Found at the Bottom of a Pot of Pills........................................4 105 Drugs That Are More Harmful Than Beneficial................4 Unpredictable Toxicities...........................................................4 Historical Vaccine Safety Concerns..........................................4 Vaccine Scandal in China..........................................................4 Vaccine Scandal in Colombia....................................................4 Covid-19 Vaccines and Hearing Loss and Tinnitus...................4 Horror Stories of Alleged COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries............5 The Modelling Farce.................................................................5 Compulsory Vaccination...........................................................5 Checklist: Physician Approaches to Vaccine Hesitancy............5 Experts Call for Compulsory Vaccination.................................5 The Science Is Settled...............................................................5 The Trojan Horse in Italy..........................................................5 Another Trojan Horse in Italy: Bill Gates To Be Taken Seriously.........................................................................................5 The Vaccine Contracts and the European Union.......................6 This Has Been Done Before in 2009.........................................6 Deadly Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis..........................................6 The Emunctology Statement on Vaccines.................................6 The State of the Nations Health................................................6 Chapter 3 Bad Corrupt Medical Trade Science......................................... The Deceitfulness WHO, Medical Trade, Pharmaceutical Industry, Lies, Conning for Profit................................................. The Illusion of Evidence Based Medicine................................ Evidence Based Medicine: The Story....................................... McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.................................... Globalization of Clinical Research.......................................... Neglected Tropical Diseases.................................................... Grand Challenges in Global Health, AKA The Gates Foundation..................................................................................... We Hope COVID-19 Pandemic Will Become A Historical Turning Point................................................................................ McMaster Researchers Leading International Study to Test Widely Available Drugs for COVID-19 Treatment...................... Surprise...Surprise! Ivermectin 0 – Vaccine 1 Who Could Have Guessed?..................................................................................... New Company by McMaster University in Vaccine Manufacturing.............................................................................. University of Maryland, USA.................................................. University of Cambridge, UK.................................................. National Institutes of Health.................................................... Understanding Fever............................................................... Cold Weather Kills 20 Times as Many People as Hot Weather.. Chemical Products of Pathogenic Bacteria.......................... The Nervous Mechanism Controlling the Viscera Engaged in Biochemical Elaboration............................................................ Yellow Fever Virus Farce..................................................... Infectious Diseases not Autogenetic..................................... Typhoid Fever....................................................................... Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Medical Trade Farce................... Turpentine in Haemorrhages of Typhoid Fever..................... Artificial Serum-irrigations in the Treatment of Enteric Fever.. Normal Salt Solution in the Treatment of Hemorrhage in Typhoid Fever.............................................................................. Chapter 4 Ageing in the Total Animal..................................................... The Effects of Infinitesimal Doses In Relation to Metabolic Action.......................................................................................... Hydropathy.............................................................................. The Hydropathic Treatments.................................................. Honey in the Treatment of Infected Wounds.......................... The Clinical Use of Honey..................................................... Vitamin D Deficiency............................................................. Vitamin D – 1994.................................................................... Vitamin D Deficiency in Elderly People is a Silent Epidemic.. Vitamin D – 2010................................................................... Vitamin D Deficiency - An Ignored Epidemic....................... Vitamin D – 2012.................................................................. Vitamin D Deficiency: The Silent Epidemic of the Elderly.... Medical Trade Drugs Impacting on Vitamin D Status............ COVID-19 And Vitamin D...................................................... Chapter 5 Aspartame Toxicity................................................................ The Body Burden................................................................... The “Rare Diseases” Farce..................................................... Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center (USA) – 2002............................................................................................ The UK National Plan for Rare Diseases– 2008....................... Rare Disease UK Members – 2009........................................... Extensive Limb Swelling.......................................................... Chapter 6 Influenza Disease.................................................................... Rosenow's Vaccine Against Influenza................................... Profiteering Influenza Epidemic The “Spanish Influenza”... The Flu................................................................................... How Dependent Are Pulmonary Disorders Upon Abdominal Viscera......................................................................................... Influenza................................................................................. High Morbidity from Pneumonia........................................... We Said They Would & They Are!......................................... We Ask................................................................................... For Colds and Influenza........................................................ My Flu Story 1918................................................................ A Study of the Epidemic commonly known as “Spanish Influenza”.................................................................................... Prophylaxis of Infectious Diseases....................................... Is Another “Flu” Epidemic Coming?................................... Experiments to Determine Mode of Spread of Influenza..... And They Were Not Infected................................................ The Common Sense Treatment of Influenza and Bronco-Pneumonia.................................................................................. Why the Poly-Pharmacy; Drugging by Guesswork............... The Crimes of the Medical Trade........................................... Have We Learned Anything................................................ We Knew We Were Right................................................... Alkalis in the Treatment of Influenza.................................. Alkali Treatment Applied to the Acidosis of Epidemic Influenza................................................................................... Influenza Remedies.............................................................. Had Statistics Previous to the Epidemic Justified the Monopoly which Medical Men had in caring for the Health of the Army.... Vaccines Given to Soldiers..................................................... Is “Spanish” Flu Something New?........................................ All Is Not Flu That Frightens................................................ The Cause of Flu - 1918......................................................... Can a Person have Germs and be Healthy?............................. Do Masks Keep Out Germ or Prevent Influenza?................... It Has Been Proven that Influenza is Not Transmitted from Person to Person........................................................................... Do Vaccines Prevent or Serums Cure Influenza?................... Influenza Prescriptions by the Medical Trade........................ Clinical Observations in Various Diseases: Pneumonia......... N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in the Treatment of Influenza.......... N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in the Treatment of “Covid-19”....... The Role of Season in the Epidemiology of Influenza........... The “New” Long Covid Farce................................................ The Clown Virus of Influenza................................................. The Business of So-Called Science is to Predict..................... The Crime of Professional Ignorance...................................... The Medical Trade Record in the Flu Epidemic Should Be Its Death Warrant............................................................................... Chapter 7 The Never-ending List of Forced Vaccines.............................. The Entry of Bill Gates in the Vaccine Arena – 2002.............. Vaccine Makers Enjoy Immunity – 2009................................. The Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry is in Vaccines....... The Universal Flu Vaccine – 2014........................................... The Increase of Vaccination And The Rise of Health Disorders In Children Side by Side.............................................................. Sudden Infant Death After Vaccination................................... 18 Child Deaths Following Vaccinations – 2006.................... 40 Child Deaths Linked to Vaccines – 2010............................ The Appearance of Diseases in Children After Vaccination.... Children Don't Need Useless And Dangerous Medical Trade Vaccines They Need Better Hygiene........................................... Chapter 8 Pleomorphism........................................................................ Pleomorphism Among Bacteria............................................. The Fallacy of the Germ Theory........................................... The Scientific Frauds of Louis Pasteur As the Bases of the Medical Trade............................................................................. Chapter 9 The Medical Restraint of Trade Act...................................... The Medical Trade ................................................................ Who Is The Medical Trade?................................................... Medical Trade Research Is Largely A Fraud.......................... Alan Ashworth....................................................................... Institute of Cancer Research.................................................. PARP Inhibitors Toxicity........................................................ The Main Causes of Diseases Are Explained....................... Lying Is Very Powerful........................................................ How Genetic Engineering Shortly to be Called Biotechnology was Born................................................................................... Genetic Medicine Farce........................................................ Lifestyle is at the Root Cause of What Ails Us Particularly for Chronic Conditions................................................................... It's Time We Stop Blaming Our Genes................................ The Genetic Basis of Disease............................................... The Genomic Medicine Farce.............................................. The Genomic Psychiatric Farce........................................... The GenBank........................................................................ “All Disease Has a Genetic Component” or The Genetic Medical Trade Business Model: Leading to More Tests & Therapeutics.............................................................................. Genetic Testing..................................................................... The “Disease Genes” Farce.................................................. All Genome Sequences Have “Issues”................................. The Basis for the Pharmaceutical Industry of the Future..... “Genetic Medicine” Farce Or How All Disease Comes Either From “Genes” or “Viruses”...................................................... Perhaps A “Virus”................................................................ Genetic Causation of Disease Farce..................................... Cancer Alley.......................................................................... While YOU Where on LOCKDOWN.................................. Neither Cure nor Prevent Genetic Errors but Often Cause Many Side Effects................................................................................ 70 years of Genetics and Genomics in Healthcare............... Genomic Medicine................................................................ Genetic Sequence Patents..................................................... The Business Plan for Pandemic.......................................... Pandemics............................................................................. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) - 2017.................................................................................... The World Health Organisation (WHO) is Worried About Disease X and You Should be Too - 2018.................................... The World Economic Forum (WEF) And UN Sign Strategic Partnership Framework - 2019.................................................... Chapter 10 The Virus Theory.................................................................... The Definition Virus.............................................................. The Criteria for the Assumption of Disease Having Been Transmitted to an Animal............................................................ The CDC Needs Plagues or Pandemics to be Kept Relevant and Justify its Existence..................................................................... A New CDC Team - 2022....................................................... The Science of “Virology” Based on Consensus; No Proof Needed.......................................................................................... Tobacco Mosaic Virus.............................................................. The Variola Virus Farce.......................................................... The Rabies Virus Farce........................................................... Dr Montague R. Leverson, MD, Convicts Prof. Theobald Smith of Error in Claiming that Vaccination Prevents Small Pox: Merits of Belchamp and Pasteur Compared......................................... The Ebola “Virus” Isolation Farce........................................ Coronavirus Isolation Farce.................................................. Again the “Viruses” in Bats Nonsense................................. The Bat “Virus” Transmission Farce.................................... The CDC Confirmed this was a “Virus”............................... Peter Karel Piot...................................................................... In May 2020 Peter Karel Piot Discloses He Has Had COVID-19................................................................................................ The Clown World of the CDC - The Rabies Virus................... Structure of Zika Virus Determined........................................ The Cryo-Electron Microscopy – Farce or Computer Generated Graphics....................................................................................... The Poliovirus Farce............................................................... The 1918 Flu Pandemic........................................................... Swine Flu Pandemic Farce...................................................... The Influenza Epidemic Which Reappeared Among the Troops........................................................................................ Number of Deaths from Influenza and Pneumonia 1918 and 1919.............................................................................................. The Recent Influenza Epidemic Different from 1918 Attack.......................................................................................... Epidemiologic and Clinical Characteristics of 1918–19 Pandemic..................................................................................... Mortality and Case-Fatality Rates High for Young Adults..... The Multiplication of “Viruses”............................................ Isolation of Purified Virus...................................................... Kidney Cells (Coronaviruses)................................................ Genetics.................................................................................. Hypothetical “Viruses” RNA - What causes Virulence?........ The Presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Human Sewage in Brazil November 2019............................................................... Wuhan Large Pig Roundworm Virus Identified in Human Faeces......................................................................................... Fecal Specimens Has Great Potential Benefit for More Accurate Screening of Covid-19............................................................... The Virus Sewage Farce........................................................ The PCR Test Farce.............................................................. Pollutants were Significantly Associated with Respiratory Mortality..................................................................................... Germs do Not Cause Disease................................................ Hypothetical “Viruses” DNA - What causes Virulence?....... Metabolic Waste.................................................................... Epidemic Infection from Bacterial Toxaemia....................... The Problem of Infection..................................................... Toxaemia has the Cause of Disease...................................... Respiratory Distress in the Beginning of Winter, and then Again in the Start of Spring....................................................... How Does It Progress........................................................... Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2............ Multi Organ Failure.............................................................. The it “Begins” in China Myth............................................. Virulence Factors.................................................................. The Medical Trade Theory of Virus; Down the Drain.......... The Animal to Human Transmission Farce........................... The Toxicity of Bacteria........................................................ Bacteriogenic Poisons........................................................... All Disease Begins in the Leaky Gut.................................... The Gut Microbiome............................................................. Digestive Diseases Statistics for the United States............... Unchallengeable Assertion.................................................... The Beginning of A Lie......................................................... The First Paper Claiming the Existence of a “New Virus” AKA “COVID-19”..................................................................... To Jump to Conclusions From A Clinical Case to the Use of A Single Organism as the Cure of Them All Puts Just Opprobrium on It................................................................................................. The Delta Plus COVID Variant Farce................................... Ectocarpus Siliculosus Virus................................................. What If Viruses Don't Exist?................................................. Sometimes People Don't Want To Hear The Truth Because They Don't Want Their Illusions Destroyed....................................... Why Do People Believe Things That Aren't True.................. Chapter 11 The Biggest Medical Trade Lie: The Virus Tale....................... The Idea of a Virus Causing Disease Was Purposely Spread as a Disinformation Strategy and Now Everybody Believes in it....... West Nile Virus: Up the Nile Without a Virus......................... Criterion Providing Evidence of the Existence of Measles Virus Through “A Scientific Publication” Was Not Met.............. The Medical Trade Science and the Lack of Evidence for the Virus Theory.................................................................................. The 30 December 2019 Bat Farce............................................ Unchallengeable Assertion....................................................... The Pandemic Invented by The World Health Organisation.... The Flu Went on Vacation........................................................ South Korea Downgrades Covid to a ‘Class 2’ Disease........... The Mask Farce......................................................................... The UK Recommends Members of the Public do Not wear Masks............................................................................................. The Wuhan Flu Virus – 1996.................................................... Update: Influenza Activity – Worldwide 1996........................ Baricitinib Farce...................................................................... Without Vaccine 83% Population of the AU Survived the “Covid-19 Virus”.......................................................................... The “Virus” Contagious Farce................................................. “Never Covid” People.............................................................. Male Balding Is A Major Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19.. What Is Mass Formation Psychosis.......................................... To Whom Is It A Benefit?......................................................... “Hot Air Syndrome” (HAS)..................................................... Ode To The Medical Trade....................................................... Chapter 12 Who Owns What or “The List of Those Who Own the Truth”.. Elsevier is Owned by Relx PLC.............................................. About Reuters Fact Check....................................................... Board Member of Pfizer, also Chairman of Reuters............... If You Want to Know Who Controls You, Look at Who You Are Not Allowed to Criticize.............................................................. Top Google Shareholders........................................................ Top Twitter Shareholders........................................................ Top Facebook Shareholders................................................... Top Pfizer Shareholders.......................................................... Top AstraZeneca Shareholders............................................... Top Moderna Shareholders..................................................... Top Johnson & Johnson Shareholders................................... Top BioNTech Shareholders.................................................. Top Brickell Biotech Shareholders....................................... Top BlackRock Shareholders.................................................. Top Vanguard Shareholders.................................................... Top New York Times Shareholders........................................ McKinsey & Company........................................................... Who Pays Who How Politicians Get Paid.............................. Universal Health Periodic Review Mechanism...................... World Economic Forum.......................................................... Your Life Doesn't Needs to be Happy Nor Meaningful.......... Ownership of the Health International System...................... A Silent Global Coup D’état To Capture Governance............ Jacinda Ardern......................................................................... How to Buy a Profitable Company for Only 25% of its Share Value............................................................................................. CDC Foundation Together our impact is Greater.................... Carnival Corp. Share Price 2 January 2020........................... Carnival Corp. Share Price 31 March 2022........................... Top Carnival Corp. Shareholders............................................ The Pox, The Small Pox, and The Cowpox Farce.................. FDA Approves First Vaccine to Prevent Smallpox and Monkeypox - 2019...................................................................... The Money-Pox Pandemic – 2021.......................................... Monkeypox Vaccination – 2022............................................. Open Philanthropy.................................................................. Chapter 13 Covid-19 The UN-Told Story Part 4.............................................. Covid Changes All Diseases.... Honest!......................................... The Rules Are Simple And We Keep Pretending To Believe Them............................................................................................................... Covid Has Low Fatality Rate A Disease Mainly of the Elderly Like Flu........................................................................................................... Health Advice Suggests Flu Worse Than Coronavirus......... Sweden Approach Zero Covid - July 2020................................. Sweden Approach Zero Covid - July 2021................................. Vitamin D can Reduce Severe Risk of Infection, and Death in Covid patients with Pulmonary Symptoms...................................... The 3 Key Points of The Covid-19 So-called Pandemic......... How We Counted Covid-19 Deaths in Ireland......................... Scientists and Officials with Competing Interests in Companies that Manufacture Covid Diagnostic Tests Treatments and Vaccines........................................................................ The Epistemic Authority Attributed to Medical Experts..... The Fabricated Pandemic................................................................. Imperial College Predicted Catastrophe in Every Country on Earth; Then The Models Failed............................................................ Experts Had Too Much Power....................................................... The Political Farce............................................................................. The Image that Captures the Wuhan Coronavirus Crisis: A Man Lies Dead in the Street........................................................ The Scenes Have Not been Replicated Anywhere Else, Confirming that It Was All a Lie And Propaganda...................... Patients On Invasive Mechanical Ventilation 97% Died..... The Ventilators Covid-19 Treatment Farce.............................. In the Wuhan Study 30 of 37 Patients on Mechanical Ventilation Died......................................................................................... The Dexamethasone Farce............................................................. World First Coronavirus Treatment.......................................... Dexamethasone List of Adverse Side Effects.......................... Dexamethasone a Factor in the Long Covid Farce................ Dexamethasone Saved 1 Million Lives Worldwide Farce... The Clowns Entertaining the Injured in Britain.................... Commonly Prescribed Medicines Amplify the Effect of Viruses........................................................................................................ This Crisis Will Be with Us Until We Have Found A Remedy. Only Way Out of Pandemic will be Economy that Fights Inequality.................................................................................................... Canada Pilot Project for Trusted Traveller – 2018............... World ID Travel – 2020.................................................................... NHS Vaccine Passports – 2021..................................................... Top Accenture PLC Shareholders................................................ Contagion: BBC Pandemic App – 2018..................................... Download the BBC Pandemic App............................................. About BBC Pandemic....................................................................... BBC Pandemic is the Biggest Citizen Science Experiment of its Kind.......................................................................................................... Will Contribute to New Gold-Standard Data for Simulations and Wider Pandemic Research.......................................................... Failed COVIDSafe App Deleted.................................................... Making Diagnostics Therapeutics and Vaccines Available within 100 Days......................................................................................... The Lockdowns Farce....................................................................... Coronavirus: Lockdowns in Europe Saved Millions of Lives.. Lockdowns Saved Just 10,000 Lives in Europe and US Combined..................................................................................................... Possible Lockdowns Until 2023................................................... The EU to Extend the Use of Covid Certificates by one Year Until 2023................................................................................................... The Never Ending “Pandemic”..................................................... Normalise Testing as Part of Everyday Life............................ The UK Vaccine Task Force............................................................. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) From Watchdog to Enabler................................................ From FDA to MHRA Prime Example of Institutional Corruption.................................................................................................... These Regulatory Agencies Have Basically Become Subsidiaries of The Pharmaceutical Companies........................... MHRA (UK) Awarded £980,000 For collaboration with the Bill Gates Foundation and World Health Organisation (WHO), 2017................................................................................................................ The UK Strategy for Rare Diseases – 2018............................... This Strategy’s Vision Has To Become a Reality by 2020... The UK Strategy for Rare Diseases – 2019............................... The UK Strategy for Rare Diseases – 26 February 2020..... UK Research and Innovation Established 2018..................... Paul Maxime Nurse............................................................................. Mark Jeremy Walport.......................................................................... The UK a World Leader in Biomedical Data Science.............. The UK Business Plan......................................................................... The Disappearance of John Magafuli........................................... It's Time for Africa to Rein in Tanzania's Anti-Vaxxer President......................................................................................................... New COVID-19 Variant Found in Travellers from Tanzania.. Tanzania Publishing Covid-19 Data Could Unlock IMF Support......................................................................................................... The IMF to the Rescue....................................................................... IMF Extends Credit Facility $1.071 Billion to Tanzania post-Covid-19 Recovery Efforts..................................................................... Tanzania President Names Finance as Deputy........................ Top Shell Shareholders...................................................................... Top Equinor Shareholders............................................................... Top Exxon Mobil Shareholders...................................................... The New National Science and Technology Council............. The New Variant Assessment Platform..................................... The Trojan Horses in Brazil........................................................... Fourth Wave of Covid in Brazil?................................................... Blanver Farmoquímica e Farmacêutica.................................... PDS Biotech Consortium Covid-19 Vaccine Commercialisation................................................................................... The Trojan Horses in South-Africa.............................................. Angelique Coetzee.............................................................................. David Nabarro...................................................................................... Who Runs the World......................................................................... World Economic Forum (WEF)..................................................... The Next “Pandemic”.......................................................................... How to Prevent the Next Pandemic............................................. The Next “Pathogen”........................................................................... Global Preparedness Monitoring Board – 2019..................... Just on the Issue of Instruments and Treaties......................... Taking Away Sovereignty from Every Single Nation............. The CDC Removes 24% of Deaths linked to COVID-19....... The Covid-19 Vaccine Farce............................................................ Will Covid-19 Vaccines Save Lives?............................................. Children 52 Times More likely to Die Following a COVID Shot: Gov’t Report................................................................................... No Vaccine Protects 100 percent - Not Even Against Severe Disease.......................................................................................................... The Vaccine Farce – 2019................................................................ Universal Flu Vaccines – 2013...................................................... Recurrent Immune Thrombocytopenia After Influenza Vaccination – 2016.................................................................................. Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have 3 Times Risk of Hospitalization For Flu – 2009........................................................... Our Common Cold................................................................................ Thrombocytopenia Following Different Vaccines - 2019... Pharmacologic Toxicology Associated with Synthetic mRNA (SmRNA) Vaccines....................................................................................... The Pathology of Lymphotoxic and Myelotoxic Intoxication............................................................................................... The Production of Antisera by the Introduction of Foreign Proteids into the Circulating Medium of an Animal................. Nanotechnology mRNA Vaccines Cytotoxicity....................... Injection-Related Myocarditis Covid-19 Vaccine – 2021........ Vaccines Ethical, Legal and Practical Considerations.......... Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS)............ Serious Adverse Events Following mRNA Vaccination....... Canada Deaths With Unknown Causes Now Top Killer....... Two Doses Not Enough Canadians Required to get Covid-19 Shot Every 9 Months............................................................................... Canadians Should Consider a COVID-19 Booster Every 90 Days............................................................................................................... Energy Bill Price Rise May Cause Heart Attacks And Strokes........................................................................................................... FDA to Lift the Redaction of an Undisclosed Ingredient in the Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine................................................................. Covid-19 Vaccine Ingredients......................................................... Number of Deaths Above 5 Year Average................................. The Bill Gates Pandemic Business Plan..................................... Preventing Next Pandemic Will Cost $1 Billion a Year........ If We Make Key Investments that benefit everyone Covid-19 could be The Last Pandemic Ever....................................................... A New Pandemic Every 20 Years.................................................. Lack of Specific Records................................................................. The 20 Million Farce........................................................................ The Business School for The World.......................................... Philanthrocapitalism...................................................................... The Influence of Bill Gates............................................................ The Financial Institutions like Vanguard and Blackrock... Scottish and Southern Energy PLC Top Shareholders........ A Deceptive Construction Why We Must Question The COVID-19 Mortality Statistics.............................................................. Doctors & Scientists Write to EMA Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Safety.............................................................................................. Pulmonary Embolus............................................................................ Neurological Symptoms Related to the Vaccines................... Neurological Symptoms Related to the Vaccines – Dejavu... Neuropathic Symptoms After SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination....... Health Ministry Warns: Side Effects from Covid-19 Vaccine's......................................................................................................... The Data from the Covid-19 Vaccines.......................................... The Majority of Serious Cases were Vaccinated Patients...... COVID-19 Vaccination Is A Major Risk Factor for Infections in Critically Ill Patients............................................................................... The Covid-19 Pandemic Most Manipulated Event in History Characterized by Official Lies................................................................ Young Woman Dies in Sleep............................................................. Healthy Young People are Dying Suddenly and Unexpectedly.................................................................................................. Sudden Adult Death Syndrome Baffles Doctors........................ Data Suggests Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) Due To Vaccines......................................................................................................... Vaccine-Related Injuries.................................................................. Moderna Vaccine Increases Myocarditis Risk by 44 Times in Young Adults.................................................................................................. Will Pfizer Be Charged for Mislabelling Vaccine Side Effects?............................................................................................................ Young Children Have Extremely Low Risk of Death From COVID.............................................................................................................. CDC Recommends: mRNA Covid Vaccines Should be Given to Babies 6 Months or Older....................................................................... Genetic Molecular Autopsy............................................................... Effects of Vaccines Already Seen In 2014................................... Vaccine Coercion Already Seen In 2015..................................... No Jab, No Pay – 2015......................................................................... Vaccine Coercion Already Seen In 2016...................................... Health Workers and Mandatory Vaccination............................ No Jab, No Job – 2016.......................................................................... The Case for Mandatory Vaccination – November 2019...... Heart Failure 2018 – 2022................................................................ Pfizer and BioNTech Could Make $13 Billion from Covid-19 Vaccine............................................................................................................ Pfizer Contracts..................................................................................... Vaccines Damages Payment Scheme............................................ First UK Person to Get £120,000 Covid Vaccine Payment After Fiance Died From Blood Clot..................................................... First UK Person to Get £120,000 Covid Vaccine Payment After Paralysed by Covid jab............................................................... First People in Canada Approved for Compensation from COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries.................................................................. COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Potential Impact on Fetal and Neonatal Development........................................................................... Spontaneous Abortions After COVID-19 Vaccines................ Attributing Deaths to COVID-19 Vaccines Guide for Medical Practitioners............................................................................................... Doctor's Death After Getting Covid-19 Vaccine in Florida.... 180 Deaths Following Covid Vaccination in India................. 13 Year Old Dies After Second Covid Vaccine in Michigan.. 43 Year Old Dies After Covid Vaccine in UK............................... 13 Year Old Dies After Second Covid Vaccine in Guyana...... 12 Year Old Dies After Covid Vaccine in Germany................. 3 Deaths Following Covid Vaccination Washington.............. 346 Deaths Following Covid Vaccination Spain..................... 3rd Child in Vietnam Dies After Covid Vaccination............... 3 Year Old Dies After Covid Vaccine in Argentina................. 116 Deaths Associated to the Taking of Vaccines Portugal.. 355 Reports of Death Following Vaccination Canada........ 84 Deaths Following Use of the COVID-19 Vaccine UK...... Joe Biden on COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5...... Winter of Severe Illness and Death for the Unvaccinated Hospitals Overwhelm............................................................................. 50% People Who Died Where Vaccinated............................... Bye Bye Boris........................................................................................ Boris Johnson Once Promising Leader Ends His Tenure as WEF-Approved ESG-Compliant Marionette.......................... Vaccines Paddler.................................................................................. USD$2.5 Billion Federal Funding went to Moderna the CEO then Received USD$1 Billion............................................................... Global Science Superpower............................................................. Francis Crick Institute....................................................................... Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA) - 2021 .............................................................................................................. UK Research and Development Roadmap................................. Radical Plans to Transform NHS Drawn Up by Drug Firms and UK Government................................................................................. UK Life Sciences Industrial Strategy – 2017........................... UK Life Sciences Industrial Strategy – 2018........................... Role of the NHS................................................................................... John Irving Bell................................................................................... Randox.................................................................................................... UK Life Sciences Industrial Strategy – 2019........................... Bill Gates: How to Influence The Scare for “Pandemics”...... The Fear Narrative............................................................................... Vision 2025: Sri Lanka’s Path to Prosperity............................. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka How I Will Make My Country Rich by 2025................................................................................................. Sri Lanka 2020 to 2022 Playing the Pandemic Game........... Sri Lanka’s Economy Collapsed...................................................... There Is A Malaise in the West Currently.................................. The Scientific Folly of the Covid-19 Vaccine............................. Covid Mass Vaccination A Public Health Disaster................... Cause of Death in the Immunocompromised Vulnerable Groups is Bacterial Pneumonia thus a Mass Epidemic of Bacterial Pneumonia at a time when Antibiotic Prescription rates showed an Unprecedented Decrease in addition to Aggressive Vaccine Challenge............................................................ Deadly Assault Against Vulnerable Groups Which Killed Approximately 1.27 Million Members of the Said Groups....................................................................................................... Index 780 Annex A) - List of Largest Pharmaceutical Settlements. B) – List of Covid-19 Vaccine Side Effects. C) – List of $350 Million in Secret Payments to Fauci, Collins, Others at NIH. D) - Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary. E) - An International Treaty on Pandemic Prevention and Preparedness (Council of Europe, European Union). F) - Vaccine Timeline. G) - Fake data, untouchable men and guilty women at ICR London. 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Summary of Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma

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Buy now to get the main key ideas from Ben Goldacre’s Bad Pharma Drug companies have a long history of misleading doctors and harming patients. In Bad Pharma (2012), British physician Ben Goldacre exposes the deep-rooted corruption at the heart of the pharmaceutical industry. He explains how companies are financially driven to market their poorly researched drugs, how scientists are driven by ego to modify trials, and how regulators do nothing to fix these problems. Goldacre includes plenty of examples to illustrate the often horrific consequences for trial volunteers as well as real-life patients. While medical professionals and patients can take individual steps to counter the corruption, Goldacre warns that action is required on a larger scale to reform and safeguard the industry.

Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes

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Millions of Americans use e-cigarettes. Despite their popularity, little is known about their health effects. Some suggest that e-cigarettes likely confer lower risk compared to combustible tobacco cigarettes, because they do not expose users to toxicants produced through combustion. Proponents of e-cigarette use also tout the potential benefits of e-cigarettes as devices that could help combustible tobacco cigarette smokers to quit and thereby reduce tobacco-related health risks. Others are concerned about the exposure to potentially toxic substances contained in e-cigarette emissions, especially in individuals who have never used tobacco products such as youth and young adults. Given their relatively recent introduction, there has been little time for a scientific body of evidence to develop on the health effects of e-cigarettes. Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes reviews and critically assesses the state of the emerging evidence about e-cigarettes and health. This report makes recommendations for the improvement of this research and highlights gaps that are a priority for future research.

ADHD Nation

By Alan Schwarz
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501105930
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 629
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The groundbreaking account of the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—and how its unchecked growth has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society. “ADHD Nation should be required reading” (The New York Times Book Review). More than one in seven American children are diagnosed with ADHD—three times what experts have said is appropriate—meaning that millions of kids are misdiagnosed and taking medications such as Adderall or Concerta for a psychiatric condition they probably do not have. The numbers rise every year. And still, many experts and drug companies deny any cause for concern. In fact, they say that adults and the rest of the world should embrace ADHD and that its medications will transform their lives. “In this powerful, necessary book, Alan Schwarz exposes the dirty secrets of the growing ADHD epidemic” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), including how the father of ADHD, Dr. Keith Conners, spent fifty years advocating drugs like Ritalin before realizing his role in what he now calls “a national disaster of dangerous proportions”; a troubled young girl and a studious teenage boy get entangled in the growing ADHD machine and take medications that backfire horribly; and big Pharma egregiously over-promotes the disorder and earns billions from the mishandling of children (and now adults). While demonstrating that ADHD is real and can be medicated when appropriate, Schwarz sounds a long-overdue alarm and urges America to address this growing national health crisis. “ADHD Nation is a necessary book. Schwarz has done a fine job on a maddening topic, and everyone who’s interested in hyperactivity, attention spans, stimulants, and the current state of American health care should grab a copy” (New York magazine).

Bad Medicine

By Charlotte Bismuth
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982116447
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 937
  • Pdf File: bad-medicine.pdf

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“Charlotte Bismuth gives us a bold and cinematic true crime story about her work at the intersection of medicine and greed. Bad Medicine is a gripping memoir that toggles deftly between the personal and prosecutorial.” —Beth Macy, New York Times bestselling author of Dopesick “Bismuth has written a brilliant account of prosecuting a doctor who became a drug dealer in a white coat. She is haunted by the voices of the dead and listening closely to the voices of the living.” —Nan Goldin, artist, activist, and founder of P.A.I.N. “Bad Medicine is a taut exploration of America’s deadly battle with opioid addiction—an unnerving and inspirational firecracker of a book.” —Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of The Ghosts of Eden Park For fans of Dopesick and Bad Blood, the shocking story of New York’s most infamous pill-pushing doctor, written by the prosecutor who brought him down. In 2010, a brave whistleblower alerted the police to Dr. Stan Li’s corrupt pain management clinic in Queens, New York. Li spent years supplying more than seventy patients a day with oxycodone and Xanax, trading prescriptions for cash. Emergency room doctors, psychiatrists, and desperate family members warned him that his patients were at risk of death but he would not stop. In Bad Medicine, former prosecutor Charlotte Bismuth meticulously recounts the jaw dropping details of this criminal case that would span four years, culminating in a landmark trial. As a new assistant district attorney and single mother, Bismuth worked tirelessly with her team to bring Dr. Li to justice. Bad Medicine is a chilling story of corruption and greed and an important look at the role individual doctors play in America’s opioid epidemic.

Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Crime and Public Health

By Graham Dukes,John Braithwaite,J P Moloney
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1783471107
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 405
  • Pdf File: pharmaceuticals-corporate-crime-and-public-health.pdf

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The pharmaceutical industry exists to serve the community, but over the years it has engaged massively in corporate crime, with the public footing the bill. This readable study by experts in medicine, law, criminology and public health documents the pr

The Real Anthony Fauci

By Robert F. Kennedy
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510766812
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 981
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#1 on AMAZON, and a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY NATIONAL BESTSELLER Pharma-funded mainstream media has convinced millions of Americans that Dr. Anthony Fauci is a hero. He is anything but. As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Dr. Anthony Fauci dispenses $6.1 billion in annual taxpayer-provided funding for scientific research, allowing him to dictate the subject, content, and outcome of scientific health research across the globe. Fauci uses the financial clout at his disposal to wield extraordinary influence over hospitals, universities, journals, and thousands of influential doctors and scientists—whose careers and institutions he has the power to ruin, advance, or reward. During more than a year of painstaking and meticulous research, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. unearthed a shocking story that obliterates media spin on Dr. Fauci . . . and that will alarm every American—Democrat or Republican—who cares about democracy, our Constitution, and the future of our children’s health. The Real Anthony Fauci reveals how “America’s Doctor” launched his career during the early AIDS crisis by partnering with pharmaceutical companies to sabotage safe and effective off-patent therapeutic treatments for AIDS. Fauci orchestrated fraudulent studies, and then pressured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators into approving a deadly chemotherapy treatment he had good reason to know was worthless against AIDS. Fauci repeatedly violated federal laws to allow his Pharma partners to use impoverished and dark-skinned children as lab rats in deadly experiments with toxic AIDS and cancer chemotherapies. In early 2000, Fauci shook hands with Bill Gates in the library of Gates’ $147 million Seattle mansion, cementing a partnership that would aim to control an increasingly profitable $60 billion global vaccine enterprise with unlimited growth potential. Through funding leverage and carefully cultivated personal relationships with heads of state and leading media and social media institutions, the Pharma-Fauci-Gates alliance exercises dominion over global health policy. The Real Anthony Fauci details how Fauci, Gates, and their cohorts use their control of media outlets, scientific journals, key government and quasi-governmental agencies, global intelligence agencies, and influential scientists and physicians to flood the public with fearful propaganda about COVID-19 virulence and pathogenesis, and to muzzle debate and ruthlessly censor dissent.

The Bitterest Pills

By J. Moncrieff
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137277440
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 778
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A challenging reappraisal of the history of antipsychotics, revealing how they were transformed from neurological poisons into magical cures, their benefits exaggerated and their toxic effects minimized or ignored.

Unsettled

By Ryan Hampton
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 125027317X
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 663
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A shocking inside account of reckless capitalism and injustice in the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case. In September 2019, Purdue Pharma—the maker of OxyContin and a company controlled by the infamous billionaire Sackler family—filed for bankruptcy to protect itself from 2,600 lawsuits for its role in fueling the U.S. overdose crisis. Author and activist Ryan Hampton served as co-chair of the official creditors committee that acted as a watchdog during the process, one of only four victims appointed among representatives of big insurance companies, hospitals, and pharmacies. He entered the case believing that exposing the Sacklers and mobilizing against Purdue would be enough to right the scales of justice. But he soon learned that behind closed doors, justice had plenty of other competition—and it came with a hefty price tag. Unsettled is the inside story of Purdue’s excruciating Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, the company’s eventual restructuring, and the Sackler family’s evasion of any true accountability. It’s also the untold story of how a group of determined ordinary people tried to see justice done against the odds—and in the face of brutal opposition from powerful institutions and even government representatives. Although America was envisioned as an equitable place, where the vulnerable are protected from the greed of the powerful, the corporate-bankruptcy process betrays those values. In its heart of hearts, this system is built to shield the ultra-wealthy, exploit loopholes for political power, promote gross wealth inequality, and allow companies such as Purdue Pharma to run amok. The real story of the Purdue bankruptcy wasn’t that the billion-dollar corporation was a villain, a serial federal offender. No matter what the media said, Purdue didn’t do this alone. They were aided and abetted by the very systems and institutions that were supposed to protect Americans. Even on-your-side elected officials worked against Purdue’s victims—maintaining the status quo at all costs. Americans deserve to know exactly who is responsible for failing to protect people over profits—and what a human life is worth to corporations, billionaires, and lawmakers. Unsettled is what happened behind closed doors—the story of a sick, broken system that destroyed millions of lives and let the Sacklers off almost scot-free.

Selling Sickness

By Ray Moynihan,Alan Cassels
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  • Publisher : Greystone Books
  • Book Code : 1926706684
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 202
  • Pdf File: selling-sickness.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this hard-hitting indictment of the pharmaceutical industry, Ray Moynihan and Allan Cassels show how drug companies are systematically using their dominating influence in the world of medical science, drug companies are working to widen the very boundaries that define illness. Mild problems are redefined as serious illness, and common complaints are labeled as medical conditions requiring drug treatments. Runny noses are now allergic rhinitis, PMS has become a psychiatric disorder, and hyperactive children have ADD. Selling Sickness reveals how expanding the boundaries of illness and lowering the threshold for treatments is creating millions of new patients and billions in new profits, in turn threatening to bankrupt national healthcare systems all over the world. This Canadian edition includes an introduction placing the issue in a Canadian context and describing why Canadians should be concerned about the problem.

Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders

By Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders
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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 0309292492
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 651
  • Pdf File: improving-and-accelerating-therapeutic-development-for-nervous-system-disorders.pdf

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Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders is the summary of a workshop convened by the IOM Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders to examine opportunities to accelerate early phases of drug development for nervous system drug discovery. Workshop participants discussed challenges in neuroscience research for enabling faster entry of potential treatments into first-in-human trials, explored how new and emerging tools and technologies may improve the efficiency of research, and considered mechanisms to facilitate a more effective and efficient development pipeline. There are several challenges to the current drug development pipeline for nervous system disorders. The fundamental etiology and pathophysiology of many nervous system disorders are unknown and the brain is inaccessible to study, making it difficult to develop accurate models. Patient heterogeneity is high, disease pathology can occur years to decades before becoming clinically apparent, and diagnostic and treatment biomarkers are lacking. In addition, the lack of validated targets, limitations related to the predictive validity of animal models - the extent to which the model predicts clinical efficacy - and regulatory barriers can also impede translation and drug development for nervous system disorders. Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders identifies avenues for moving directly from cellular models to human trials, minimizing the need for animal models to test efficacy, and discusses the potential benefits and risks of such an approach. This report is a timely discussion of opportunities to improve early drug development with a focus toward preclinical trials.

Hillbilly Elegy

By J. D. Vance
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062872257
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 655
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IS NOW A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING AMY ADAMS, GLENN CLOSE, AND GABRIEL BASSO "You will not read a more important book about America this year."—The Economist "A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually one of their grandchildren would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that J.D.'s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, never fully escaping the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. With piercing honesty, Vance shows how he himself still carries around the demons of his chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

Amnesty and Revolution: An Amateur's View of Life As It Stands

By Ben Fitch
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  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Book Code : 1456626493
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: amnesty-and-revolution.pdf

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Through engagement with human behaviour from the level of the private individual to the international community, in Amnesty and Revolution: An Amateur's View of Life As It Stands a holistic type of reform is advocated; solutions to scarcity and inequity are formulated with due regard to the cost of revoking commitments already in motion. The author's rationale is to provide a counterbalance wherever excess or paucity is perceived, and by applying a moderate degree of erudition and scientific understanding to the exercise of drawing inferences and forging creative associations, the book's themes are addressed intellectually and intuitively. In Amnesty and Revolution the author specifically addresses domestic economic and social policy, social work, mental health, health problems associated with modern technology, renewable and non-renewable energy, environmental policy, globalisation, international conflicts and internal security. The author consistently targets systems rather than specific actors, in order to appease those who despite their culpability possess skills and experience which may be useful in effecting peaceable reform. In several places within the text there are extensive descriptions which serve as expedient points of access to the text's central arguments. Since these descriptions serve as introductions to topics which are related to academic specialisms, although hitherto they may not have been recognised as such, this book would be of great value to academics. Indeed, industrial specialisation and the manner in which this can prevent the context of a specialism being understood by its practitioners is a theme which is explored within the text. While some explanations would be understood more easily with foreknowledge of certain scientific principles, the central arguments of the text are accessible without scientific explanations needing to be fully understood. Accordingly the book is suitable for a general audience, and especially anyone with an interest in progressive politics, addressing as it does a range of contentious issues.

Good Pharma

By Donald W. Light,Antonio F. Maturo
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137374330
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 869
  • Pdf File: good-pharma.pdf

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Drawing on key concepts in sociology and management, this history describes a remarkable institute that has elevated medical research and worked out solutions to the troubling practices of commercial pharmaceutical research. Good Pharma is the answer to Goldacre's Bad Pharma: ethical research without commercial distortions.

Financialization and Strategy

By Julie Froud,Sukhdev Johal,Adam Leaver,Karel Williams
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113431454X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 737
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Considering the recent impact of the capital market on corporate strategy, this text analyzes, through argument and supportive case studies, how pressures from the capital bull market of the 1990s and bear market of the early 2000s, have reshaped management action and calculation in large, publicly quoted US and UK corporations. Beginning with the dissatisfaction with classical strategy and its limited engagement with the processes of financialization, the book moves on to cover three detailed company case studies (General Electric, Ford and GlaxoSmithKline) which use long run financial data and analysis of company and industry narratives to illustrate and explore key themes. The book emphasizes the importance of company and industry narrative, while also analyzing long term financial results, and helps to explain the limits of management action and the burden of expectations placed on corporate governance. Presenting financial and market information on trajectory in an accessible way, this book provides a distinctive, critical social science account of management in large UK and US corporations, and it is a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers of business, management, political economy and non-mainstream economics. short listed for the 2007 IPEG Book Prize

Fix IT

By Harold Thimbleby
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192605496
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 506
  • Pdf File: fix-it.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New technologies like AI, medical apps and implants seem very exciting but they too often have bugs and are susceptible to cyberattacks. Even well-established technologies like infusion pumps, pacemakers and radiotherapy aren't immune. Until digital healthcare improves, digital risk means that patients may be harmed unnecessarily, and healthcare staff will continue to be blamed for problems when it's not their fault. This book tells stories of widespread problems with digital healthcare. The stories inspire and challenge anyone who wants to make hospitals and healthcare better. The stories and their resolutions will empower patients, clinical staff and digital developers to help transform digital healthcare to make it safer and more effective. This book is not just about the bugs and cybersecurity threats that affect digital healthcare. More importantly, it's about the solutions that can make digital healthcare much safer.

Ingredients

By George Zaidan
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 152474428X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 805
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“Delivers an enthusiastic introduction to nutritional epidemiology . . . Using simple illustrations and his trademark humor to demystify scientific analysis that doesn't always prove cause and effect, Zaidan empowers readers to make their own dietary decisions.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review Cheese puffs. Coffee. Sunscreen. Vapes. George Zaidan reveals what will kill you, what won’t, and why—explained with high-octane hilarity, hysterical hijinks, and other things that don’t begin with the letter H. INGREDIENTS offers the perspective of a chemist on the stuff we eat, drink, inhale, and smear on ourselves. Apart from the burning question of whether you should eat those Cheetos, Zaidan explores a range of topics. Here’s a helpful guide: Stuff in this book: - How bad is processed food? How sure are we? - Is sunscreen safe? Should you use it? - Is coffee good or bad for you? - What’s your disease horoscope? - What is that public pool smell made of? - What happens when you overdose on fentanyl in the sun? - What do cassava plants and Soviet spies have in common? - When will you die? Stuff in other books: - Your carbon footprint - Food sustainability - GMOs - CEO pay - Science funding - Politics - Football - Baseball - Any kind of ball, really Zaidan, an MIT-trained chemist who cohosted CNBC’s hit Make Me a Millionaire Inventor and wrote and voiced several TED-Ed viral videos, makes chemistry more fun than Hogwarts as he reveals exactly what science can (and can’t) tell us about the packaged ingredients sold to us every day. Sugar, spinach, formaldehyde, cyanide, the ingredients of life and death, and how we know if something is good or bad for us—as well as the genius of aphids and their butts—are all discussed in exquisite detail at breakneck speed.

Institutional Corruption Theory in Pharmaceutical Industry-Medicine Relationships

By Anna Laskai
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030447901
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 949
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​This book discusses the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on the practice of medicine, and the observed and potential pitfalls of such partnerships. It argues that the pharmaceutical industry has become indispensable to many of the activities of the medical profession across the pharmaceutical product lifecycle, and examines the regulatory, ethical, professional and institutional difficulties that arise from these interactions. With data drawn from over 80 qualitative accounts from medical, pharmaceutical, regulatory and healthcare professionals, this book uses both Hungary and the Netherlands as case studies to demonstrate the potential problem of undue pharmaceutical industry influence within the relationships fostered with the profession of medicine. Chapters systematically describe the lifecycle of a pharmaceutical product from research to distribution, demonstrating the interdependency of industry and medicine. Arguing that the medical profession should be a buffer between the pharmaceutical industry interests and patient interests, the book explores how undue industry influence weakens the ability of the medical profession to do so. Using the theory of institutional corruption, the book aims to analyze how conflict of interest and the weakening of institutional imperatives is a result of institutional interactions rather than individual actions. Appropriate for students and researchers of the pharmaceutical industry, corporate corruption, and those working in NGOs and policy making, this unique volume is an comprehensive look at the complex relationship between medicine and pharmacy.