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The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.
William Osler, M.D.

Our figures show approximately four and one half million hospital admissions annually due to the adverse reactions to drugs. Further, the average hospital patient has as much as thirty percent chance, depending how long he is in, of doubling his stay due to adverse drug reactions.
Milton Silverman, M.D. (Professor of Pharmacology, University of California)

It goes without saying that Chemo Therapy, all sorts of medication and drugs as well as radiation should be regarded as a “last straw” recourse - to be avoided at all cost during effective natural cancer or AIDS therapy. Why destroy a body’s immune system when it already needs all available reserves to fight a disease condition? While nobody should abruptly stop the use of any prescribed medication, many man-made synthetic drugs interfere with the functions of essential fatty acids and healing herbs. Deficiencies of the fatty acids themselves and essential minerals, can often create the conditions of fatty degeneration collectively known as cancer.
Dr. A., a naturopathic physician

The medical and scientific establishments have (largely through the fact that they have sold out to the enormously wealthy and powerful international pharmaceutical industry) obtained more or less complete control over politicians and the media.....advertisements for my book Food for Thouqht are still banned by Britain's Advertising Standards Authority because the book contains advice on what sort of diet to eat in order to reduce the chance of developing cancer. Drug medications consists in employing, as remedies for disease, those things which produce disease in well persons. Its materia medica is simply a lot of drugs or chemicals or dye-stuffs, in a word poisons. All are incompatible with vital matter; all produce disease when brought in contact in any manner with the living; all are poisons.
R.T. Trall, M.D., in a two and one half hour lecture to members of congress and the medical profession, delivered at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. in 1862

The FDA 'protects' the big drug companies and are subsequently rewarded, and using the government's police powers they attack those who threaten the big drug companies. ... The thing that bugs me is that the people think the FDA is protecting them. It isn't. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it is doing are as different as night and day.
Dr. Herbert Ley, former U.S. FDA commissioner

In 1974 eleven FDA scientists testified in the Senate "...That they were harassed by agency officials...whenever they recommended against approval of marketing some new drug."
Gavin Phillips in The Cancer Racket

Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the voice of nature's protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects along the pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present symptoms. Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse condition, though unconscious of it at the time.
Daniel. H. Kress, M.D.

We've got the equivalent of a 747 crashing and burning every calendar day for a year from iatrogenic side effects from properly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs. This is documented in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which has identified properly prescribed prescription drugs as the third-leading cause of death. When Dr. Barbara Starfield wrote the article in JAMA, July 26, 2000, she stated that the ioatrogenic causes of death in U.S. hospitals averaged 225,000 per year. This means mistakes by nurses, doctors and hospital systems. Of that figure, 106,000 deaths per year were from non-error use of prescribed medications. This was a decade-long study. The label "third largest cause of death" was for the entire system. The non-error use of prescription drugs was roughly half that amount. It still means that over 1 million people were poisoned to death in the decade of the nineties by the pharma cartel. At the same time, there was not one death from Niacin, Chromium Picolinate, L-Arginine, L-Carnitine, Vitamin C or any other nutrient sold and taken by human beings.
John Hammell, International Advocates for Health Freedom www.iahf.com

The cause of most disease is in the poisonous drugs physicians superstitiously give in order to effect a cure.
Charles E. Page, M.D.

Some patients get well with the aid of medicines, some without, and still more in spite of it.
Sir John Forbes

If one goes into remission from breast cancer I understand that Tamoxifen will provide a 41% chance that it will not recur. We are not told that it will provide a 540% greater chance of abdominal cancer developing. We have lost one good friend that way already. ... Read the fine print on the back of the bottle.
Anonymous
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Tamoxifen, an antiestrogen and "breast cancer prevention" drug as well as adjuvant treatment for early stage breast cancer manufactured by AstraZeneca has caused blood clots, strokes, memory impairment, endometrial/uterine and liver cancer. Tamoxifen is listed by the American Cancer Society as a known carcinogen. We also owe the production of carcinogenic agrochemicals (that have triggered breast cancer) to AstraZeneca - and AstraZeneca is the founder of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Healing Cancer Naturally

The greatest part of all chronic disease is created by the suppression of acute disease by drug poisoning.
Henry Lindlahr, M.D.

Every educated physician knows that most diseases are not appreciably helped by medicine.
Richard C. Cabot, M.D. (Mass Gen. Hospital)

The ideal use of medication from the [Edgar Cayce] readings’ perspective was for short-term assistance in giving the body stimulation or strengthening, while working with nutrition, eliminations, and systems coordination in rebalancing the body. While the readings occasionally endorsed some of the medications available at the time, much more commonly did they suggest herbal combinations.
Eric Mein, M.D., in The Legacy of the Cayce Health Readings

The British paper, The Independent, of 8th December 2003 carries three articles about why drugs might not work effectively in "most" patients. "It is an open secret within the drugs industry that most of its products are ineffective in most patients but this is the first time such a senior drug company boss has gone public.", Dr Allen Roses, an academic geneticist from Duke University in North Carolina and Head of Genetics at Glaxo-SmithKline, Britain's biggest drug company, said at a scientific meeting in London: "The vast majority of drugs - more than 90 per cent - only work in 30 or 50 per cent of the people." He cites figures on how well different classes of drugs work in real patients. "Drugs for Alzheimer's disease work in fewer than one in three patients, whereas those for cancer are only effective for a quarter of patients. Drugs for migraines, for osteoporosis, and arthritis work in about half the patients”...According to John Bell, the Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University: "One of the biggest obstacles is culture. We've all been taught to take the dose for a drug straight out of the British National Formulae and then if that doesn't work to add another drug to the prescription, and so on. So we can end up with lots of patients on four or more drugs where only one would do. This is a big cultural issue to overcome."
From The Independent, 8th December 2003

Orthodox or Allopathic Medicine utilizes poisonous substances (drugs) in non-lethal dosages in order to suppress symptoms in an affected area. This approach neither addresses the cause of the disease condition, nor is it responsible for healing the patient. Rather, the use of drugs often will temporarily mask the outer manifestations of the malady, while at the same time, drive the disease deeper into the body...only to reappear at a later date, as a more serious, and chronic health threat. One of the many flaws of the orthodox approach is that it focuses on the disease condition itself, rather than the patient. The term wholistic (or holistic) sprang up to distinguish those physicians whose diagnostic gestalt considers all of the physical, emotional, and spiritual energies interacting with the patient... The thrust of the orthodox pharmaceutical agenda is to provide temporary relief, while never addressing the cause of the disease condition. This agenda insures regular visits to the doctor's office and requires the patient to routinely return to the pharmacy to refill his prescriptions...The profits from the so called "health-care" industry are staggering!
Ken Adachi in Forbidden Cures - Suppressed 'Alternative' Therapies

Medical practice has neither philosophy nor common sense to recommend it. In sickness the body is already loaded with impurities. By taking drug-medicines more impurities are added, thereby the case is further embarrassed and harder to cure.
Elmer Lee, M.D., Past Vice President, Academy of Medicine

The necessity of teaching mankind not to take drugs and medicines, is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the drug system will be abandoned.
Charles Armbruster, M. D.

We are prone to thinking of drug abuse in terms of the male population and illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. It may surprise you to learn that a greater problem exists with millions of women dependent on legal prescription drugs.
Robert Mendelsohn, M.D.

Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
Matthew Prior (17th c)

Les médecins gavent leurs patients de médecines dont ils ne savent pas grand-chose pour guérir des maladies dont ils savent encore moins, chez des êtres humains dont ils ne savent rien. (”Doctors stuff their patients with drugs of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.”)
Voltaire (whose aphorism I’ve seen misquoted, hence the addition of the original)

I used to have a certain awesome reverence for medical doctors, but not any more. It is not that they are bad folks, necessarily, in spite of their too-busy-to-talk-to-you attitudes, their harried schedules, their general pompous views of their own status and education, and their "scientific" approach to their profession. It is that they are bountifully ignorant about the very subject they should know most about: nutrition. The typical MD gets one or two courses in nutrition in his education, and virtually nothing in his training. He knows little or nothing about homeopathy. He is concerned mostly with treating SYMPTOMS rather than causes, because he really knows little about causes of illness. So when you go to an MD for advice, don't look at him as a God. According to consumer advocate Ralph Nader, medical doctors actually caused the deaths of 300,000 people per year in the USA in the last half of the 20th century through negligence and error. That is more Americans killed in one year by doctors than were killed in World Wars I & II, the Korean War, and the VietNam "war" COMBINED! Doctors know a lot about drugs and medicine, and the therapies they practice, but don't expect ANYTHING sensible from them at all on any other subject related to your health.
Bob Hurt

...the perception of cancer as a specific localized condition, which a specific drug (or herb) will counteract. It is far more appropriate to approach this condition as a manifestation of systemic disease, and use such systemic treatments as are appropriate in aiding the body to regain control. Herbs can be most effective in supporting this sort of bodily transformation through their cleansing, strengthening and healing properties. They work best when they are part of an approach to transformation - change in body, mind and spirit - which is possibly the only effective context in which to treat cancer.
Dr. A., a naturopathic physician

A senior executive with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the U.K. stunned the medical world on December 8, 2003 when he publicly stated that most prescription medicines do not work on most people who take them. Those of us who have studied drug side effects for decades know that they can often be ineffective as well as dangerous. But for Dr. Allen Roses, worldwide vice‐president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), to admit that less than half of the patients taking blockbuster drugs actually benefit from them sounded, at first, like mutiny.
Dr. Carolyn Dean

The War Against Quackery is a carefully orchestrated, heavily endowed campaign sponsored by extremists holding positions of power in the orthodox hierarchy.....The mutimillion-dollar campaign against quackery was never meant to root out incompetent doctors; it was, and is, designed specifically to destroy alternative medicine...The millions were raised and spent because orthodox medicine sees alternative, drugless medicine as a real threat to its economic power. And right they are...the majority of the drug houses will not survive.
Dr Atkins, M.D. (The Healing of Cancer by Barry Lynes)

...Over 2.2 million people are injured every year by prescription drugs alone and over 20 million unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics are prescribed annually for viral infections.
From article formerly published at
www.icmedicine.co.uk/journal/nov03/005.htm

Did you know that drug companies have "outsourced" human drug trials to poor countries which have resulted in deaths? For background, read for instance "Open letter to BAYER: Trial-related deaths in India" at www.cbgnetwork.de/4109.html, "Novartis, Pfizer, Bayer: Pharma majors named in clinical trial death list" at www.cbgnetwork.de/4583.html, "Trial-related deaths in poor countries" at www.cbgnetwork.de/4307.html and "Without consent: how drugs companies exploit Indian 'guinea pigs'" at www.cbgnetwork.de/4143.html .

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