Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Epoch Times Highlights 7 Diseases That Will Increase Drug Companies Profits - They Hope & Pray That You Have At Least 1 Of Them.

This article covers several different conditions and health problems from depression, to arthritis that are big money makers for the drug industry.  Conditions that can be easily categorized into a "treatable" (meaning you will be prescribed expensive medication to manage your condition) diagnosis which then allows the $$$ to come pouring in!
I have included some highlights from 1 of 3 and 2 of 3 and include the link below each highlight.  Next week I will post the 3rd and last article.
(This posting is not focused directly on Crohn's Disease and digestive diseases, however the the medications they discuss are used for some patients with Crohns, UC ect.  Also, more times than not, people have a dual diagnosis or more than 2 and are taking medication to treat the condition.  Due to the fact that these articles discuss several conditions and medications, I thought it would be worth posting to educate and expand awareness.
I like to draw attention to articles that touch on the motivations of the big pharmaceutical companies and the FDA.  When it comes to health care in the US, the system is highly flawed.  I've figured that out by reading and researching Crohn's Disease and it has lead me to read some very eye opening articles (yes they are reputable). I'm not frowning upon all drug companies and medications, I just want to inform people to be cautious and not so trusting of our medical system.  Being skeptical is being smart.


"Supply-driven marketing, also known as “have drug, need disease and patients,” not only turns the nation into pill-popping hypochondriacs, it distracts from pharma’s drought of real drugs for real medical problems.
Of course not all diseases are Wall Street pleasers. To be a true blockbuster disease, a condition must meet certain criteria" 

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seven-diseases-big-pharma-hopes-you-get-in-2012 1OF3

"In 2008, the FDA announced that 45 people on Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, and Cimzia died from fungal diseases. The FDA also investigated Humira’s links to lymphoma, leukemia, and melanoma in children.
This year, the FDA warned that the drugs can cause “a rare cancer of white blood cells” in young people, and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) warned of “potentially fatal Legionella and Listeria infections” from the use of these drugs."

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seven-diseases-big-pharma-hopes-you-get-in-2012 2OF3


  1. can u tell me which 7 disease r u taking about

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  2. If you click the link, the article names them all.
    Depression, ADD, ADHD, Fibromyalgia, RA are the diseases discussed in the 1st 2 articles. There will be another article 3/3 that will discuss the rest.

    Basically, they are diseases that are treated/managed with extremely costly medications.