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1 16th March 20:56
ilena rose
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Racketeering in Medicine
The Suppression of Alternatives

by James P. Carter


Are Americans being deprived of economical and truly effective
medical treatments because orthodox medicine and pharmaceutical
companies can't profit from them? With hard hitting ****ysis backed by
overwhelming evidence, Dr. Carter presents many disturbing cases of
legitimate therapies being disparaged as quackery, government agencies
harassing alternative practitioners, and drug companies peddling their
influence—the real causes of today's health-care crisis.

The alternative medicine movement has grown immensely in the last few
years. The fact that alternative treatments are generally much less
expensive to the consumer has created powerful enemies within the
pharmaceutical-medical industrial complex. Alternative doctors are
routinely singled out for harassment or worse by local medical boards.
Sometimes a gifted M.D. finds his licence threatened simply because he
has promoted a treatment that is untraditional.

Racketeering in Medicine boldly reveals what still happens to doctors,
even in these modern times, who dare to seek and use knowledge which
has not been sanctioned by the American Medical Association or
approved by the Federal Drug Administration. It uncovers how effective
treatments for cancer, heart disease and AIDS are being suppressed in
the name of profit or special interest. Dr. Carter deals with many
aspects of the problem, including the role of the FDA, the insurance
companies, the drug companies, the battle of the chelation doctors,
legal battles, transcripts and much more.

Racketeering in Medicine is an extremely important book which all
physicians and consumers should read if we truly want to create
wellness. The quality of our lives and the advancement of medicine
depend on it.
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2 20th March 23:41
ilena rose
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Default Racketeering in Medicine: The Suppression of Alternatives (crisis heart cancer)


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Racketeering in Medicine
The Suppression of Alternatives

by James P. Carter


Are Americans being deprived of economical and truly effective
medical treatments because orthodox medicine and pharmaceutical
companies can't profit from them? With hard hitting ****ysis backed by
overwhelming evidence, Dr. Carter presents many disturbing cases of
legitimate therapies being disparaged as quackery, government agencies
harassing alternative practitioners, and drug companies peddling their
influence—the real causes of today's health-care crisis.

The alternative medicine movement has grown immensely in the last few
years. The fact that alternative treatments are generally much less
expensive to the consumer has created powerful enemies within the
pharmaceutical-medical industrial complex. Alternative doctors are
routinely singled out for harassment or worse by local medical boards.
Sometimes a gifted M.D. finds his licence threatened simply because he
has promoted a treatment that is untraditional.

Racketeering in Medicine boldly reveals what still happens to doctors,
even in these modern times, who dare to seek and use knowledge which
has not been sanctioned by the American Medical Association or
approved by the Federal Drug Administration. It uncovers how effective
treatments for cancer, heart disease and AIDS are being suppressed in
the name of profit or special interest. Dr. Carter deals with many
aspects of the problem, including the role of the FDA, the insurance
companies, the drug companies, the battle of the chelation doctors,
legal battles, transcripts and much more.

Racketeering in Medicine is an extremely important book which all
physicians and consumers should read if we truly want to create
wellness. The quality of our lives and the advancement of medicine
depend on it.
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3 26th March 08:44
cheerful pickle
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Hi, Ilena,

I have quite a few problems with so-called "alternative medicines," as you
seem to support. Yes, there are problems, even racketeering in
conventional medicine, but you can say the same is true, and even worse,
with alternative medicines.

When I go to the doctor, I want a proven treatment, one that has been
proven to be safe and effective by studies using strictly established
scientific methodologies to determine safety and effectiveness. I do not
want a doctor to experiment with me by using unproven treatments, unless,
of course, it is the last resort.

Most alternative medicine practitioners do just that, they practice and
experiment on all their patients, since they almost always lack proof that
their treatments work. Their attitude seems to be, "Well, this worked on
Joe, let's see if it works on Andy." How do they know it worked on Joe
just because he recovered around the same time they treated him that way?
There are a zillion other things that could have happened, up to and
including spontaneous remission.

There is also considerable racketeering in alternative medicine. Almost
every herb on the market, for instance, has had at least one completely
unsubstantiated and even absurd claim made about it at some point in its
history. Even the Bayer Company (famous for its aspirins) once marketed
heroin as a cure all. Right!!! That was nothing but exploiting an
addictive drug for profit.

One of the most outrageous forms of medical fraud today somehow is done
legally (why, I do not know). That is in the form of alternative
"medicine" called homeopathy. These con men claim that if twenty-five
milligrams of a particular herb in five milliliters of water is
beneficial, then if you dissolve the same twenty-five milligrams of that
herb in fifty liters (not milliliters) and then divided up into 10,000
doses each dose is even more effective. Only the truly gullible would
fall for anything that utterly preposterous. If that is alternative
medicine, give me nothing to do with it. When you water something down
that much you destroy any possibility of it being effective, you do not
increase its effectiveness. Anyone who believe otherwise is a fool with a
swindler for a "doctor."


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4 26th March 08:44
jdrew63929
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You do realize that only 38% of conventional medicine has ever be proven??


You have been to the wrong ones. In fact my experience is just the opposite.
Since conventional medicine denies REAL diseases, they have no answers.

on Andy."
How do they know it worked on Joe


Excuse me, I believe you are writing the normal garbage put forth by organized
medicine.

My life was saved by alternative medicine, when conventional had no answers. I
have read Rcketeering in Medicine, I suggest you read it also.

The facts are, alternative medicine just keeps growing, the reason being,
people are DISSATISTIFIED with conventional medicine.

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/living/Healthology/sept11HS_508939Alternati
veCancerTreatments020910.html

Many Cancer Patients Turn to Alternative Medicine
From HealthScoutNews

— TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthScoutNews)-- More than 70 percent of adult cancer
patients in western Washington use alternative therapies, and almost all report
improvements in well-being as a result, a new study shows.


Related Webcasts
• The Growing Popularity of Alternative Medicine, Part 1
• The Growing Popularity of Alternative Medicine, Part 2
• Can Needles Heal?
• Acupuncture: Can Needles Heal?
• Homeopathy: Helping Your Body Heal Itself

The research, the first population-based study of its kind to look at
predictors, motivators and costs of different types of alternative medicine use
in adults with cancer, was conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Center. The findings were published in yesterday's issue of The Journal of
Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

Researcher Ruth E. Patterson and her colleagues at Fred Hutchinson's Public
Health Sciences Division led the study, which was supported by grants from the
National Cancer Institute and funds from Fred Hutchinson.

"This is the first study to specifically inquire about patients' attitudes
regarding the effectiveness of alternative treatments," Patterson says.

Patients were considered users of alternative medicine if they received care
from an alternative provider within the past year or had used at least one
alternative supplement or therapy.

Depending on the type of therapy, 83 percent to 97 percent of patients surveyed
said they used alternative medicine for general health, and nearly all reported
that use of these therapies improved their well-being.

A smaller number of those surveyed, between 8 percent and 56 percent, turned to
alternative interventions to actually treat their cancer.

The most common form of alternative treatment was the use of dietary
supplements, which were taken by 65 percent of the patients, many of whom used
several such products simultaneously.

Cancer type also appeared to influence alternative therapy use: for example,
those with breast cancer were significantly more likely to see alternative
providers or take dietary supplements than were colon cancer patients

"Since most therapies were used to enhance overall health and well-being, it
seems unlikely that patients would substitute these therapies for conventional
medicine," Patterson says.

But, she adds, "doctors should be wary of discounting alternative medicine,
given that the majority of patients overwhelmingly feel it improves their
quality of life.

" The survey was based on telephone interviews with 356 adults who had been
diagnosed with breast, prostate or colon cancer between February 1997 and
December 1998. The group was divided equally among men and women, with equal
representation among the three types of cancer.

One limitation to the study, Patterson notes, is that use of alternative
medicine could be high in western Washington for a variety of reasons.

First, vitamin use is highest in the western United States compared to other
areas of the nation. Also, health insurers in Washington are required by state
law to provide coverage for licensed alternative providers.

"Regardless of incidence of alternative medicine use in Washington, other
studies also indicate that alternative medicine use is common in patients with
cancer," Patterson adds.

More information The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
has more information.

Jan
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5 26th March 08:44
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No one can beat the medical monopoly of the allopaths. Conventional medicine
is the worst of the worst, bar none, in the USA.

What you will get is an accepted treatment. One that the FDA and the NIH
approves of. All the docs will use it. It is called "usual and customary
care." The docs will all use it even if every patient sickens and dies because
the doc cannot be sued.


You won't find that in conventional medicine. Safe means "not too many sicken
and dies." Effective means that the drug may be marginally better than nothing
or a placebo.


You will not find science in the medicine of the witch doctors called modern
medicine.


Then you had better not go to a doctor who would prescribe a poison for you.
You see, all medicines are poisons....you are dummer than a toad.

Egad, godsooks, another proponent of modern medicine on the alternative medical
site.

DrC PhD
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6 26th March 08:44
cheerful pickle
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Hi, Jan,

How very fast do some of these links go dead. I just tried linking to it
and got the following message:

Sorry
This content is not available. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Perhaps someone at ABCNews should take a lesson from CNN and permanently
archive their pages.


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7 26th March 08:44
cheerful pickle
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Recently, I have considered going to a naturopath. However, one thing
discourages me, the cost. Being currently on a limited disability
income and Medicare not covering them... you get the idea.

As for homeopathy, I stand by what I said. As far as I can see, even from
information provided by the homeopaths themselves, it spells nothing but
q*u*a*c*k*e*r*y to me. Check my original post in this thread about
homeopathy.

Likewise, the same holds true for herbal medicines. In the past, I have
tried various herbs claimed to help with many things. I have had around
100 skin cancers in my life. Though it is unpleasant, I can go to a
dermatologist and get it removed (OUCH). Not a single herbal "cure" I
tried for either basal cell skin cancer or squamish cell skin cancer even
comes remotely close to working. That is why I want something proven, not
something that just some herbal salesman claims. (After all, most people
know that salesmen are notorious liars.) I hope you can understand that.
I can get a skin cancer removed from conventional medicine and that is the
only thing that seems to work (at least with the ones I already have,
though not as any kind of preventative).

As for the unproven treatments of herbalists, I have been there, done
that... and it does not work. That is all I know. Sometimes conventional
medicine is a waste of money. That is true, but, from my experience,
herbalism is ALWAYS a waste of money.


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8 26th March 08:44
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The art of curing people is a "Practice". Naturopaths admit this and work
with the patient to find a cure. Chem/cut doctors don't.
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9 26th March 08:47
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I know exactly what those "scientific methodologies" do, and
how they misuse the data. Nothing is "safe and effective",
nothing can be "proven" safe or effective for YOU.

I believe that there is not, at this time, what the FDA
considers "proof" for antioxidants. The most that can be
done correctly is to ESTIMATE the probability distribution
for the results for a particular patient given a particular
approach to medical treatment, and leave it to the patient
to choose which prognosis is best as he sees it.
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are those of the Statistics Department or of Purdue University.
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10 29th March 20:58
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Herman, GRAS means generally regarded as safe. That is what most people
want, even knowing that for a particular individual GRAS means nothing.
Look at the people whose lives are ruined by muscle wasting due to statins,
yet they are pushed and pushed and pushed.
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