- This is dedicated to readers who are NOT yet seriously
ill or who do NOT serve as caregivers for the chronically ill. Hopefully
it will instill some very sobering thoughts. If you are one of these fortunate
people - live every day like it's your last. Not one of us will ever know
when some nasty disease will strike us and wreak havoc on our lives, or
the life of someone we love or care about. There are actually only a handful
of different ways we can get our exit ticket punched on this Earth. We
may never know when we'll meet the train conductor face to face.
- As a caregiver, I can testify that serious illness around
you (or in you) will drain you even while you're still relatively healthy,
in countless ways which will test your patience with the medical and drug
professions. Expenses will bombard you from all directions that will drain
your wallet with insane, countless costs you never thought possible. On
top of all this, every year these costs increase. There is a frustration
doctors can create in your mind with their often frustrating behavior and
"standard of care" which all doctors must follow.
- We see more and more power being consolidated into fewer
and fewer and drug companies and government organizations. Now the FDA
wants to suckle at big pharma nipples under the guise of "fees."
I'll not delve into that black hole in depth here as others already
have done so far more eloquently than I. But we will explore the medical
and drug profession which is connected at the waist like Siamese twins.
The core of this matter is the public's ignorant, blind trust in the FDA
as their watchdog. People seldom can help themselves to believe otherwise,
as they are unknowingly brainwashed to think that way by media. Is this
a cultural thing perhaps?
- There is also a well-known phenomenon that everyone in
the medical profession knows about - the "white lab coat effect."
This one is strange but true. Generic white lab coats were originally designed
to protect street clothes from chemicals and spills in a laboratory. But
it was discovered a long time ago that people blindly trust almost anyone
wearing a white lab coat! This is why many doctors wear them, even though
most doctors never step foot in a laboratory.
- What a mistake it is to blindly trust the FDA - this
is akin to trusting Jack the Ripper with a sharpened knife alone in a dark
alley with a woman. But instead of a knife, today there are countless pills
which are equally dangerous. At least you KNOW that the knife is a dangerous
weapon. A pill is an innocent looking object, and stays that way - until
you take it. It hides very complex chemistry. When you take any pill you
roll the dice - will you get better or feel far worse? And what was in
that pill you took? Too late now
- It's almost totally impossible to know which prescription
meds will work right and which ones will not. Those reassuring voices speaking
daily on the squawk box in your living room constantly tell you how wonderful
these designer chemicals are, in spite of an actor casually downplaying
dangerous side effects. Web research can be highly informative..
- CORPORATE - FDA CONNECTION TO DOCTORS
- This corporate-FDA connection most certainly fits under
the cliché "The tie that binds." Western medical profession
is centered on treating A disease. (Emphasis placed on the letter "A"
here.) We give a dog a treat for behaving as trained. Or a child is bribed
with a treat for behaving themselves. Medical students trained to become
doctors learn to ever avoid uttering the word "cure." They use
"treatment" instead. To use the "cure" word is almost
the career equivalent to a disk jockey using the "F" or "N"
word on the air.
- When you enter their office, many receptionists demand
your co-pay up front or they may refuse to see you. They "treat"
you to a whopping bill for just thirty seconds of a doctor's time. So much
for the Hippocratic Oath.
- When you are sick, there are basically only five things
that will happen to you upon seeing your doctor:
- 1. NOTHING HAPPENS - You are sent home because it's actually
a cold or flu. Translation: It's all in your head. This might result
in a referral to a head doctor as it did for many thousands of Gulf War
1 vets suffering from Gulf War Disease.
- 2. YOU ARE MIS-DIAGNOSED - Not detecting a serious life-threatening
illness is the worst. Nothing usually happens to the doctor because of
his/her incompetence, because often the patient DIES before it ever goes
to court. Few people think about the hazard of mis-diagnosis. DON,T schedule
your appointment (if you think you are seriously ill) on the day your doctor
- 3. OFF TO SURGERY - Into the hospital you,ll go as an
inpatient or outpatient, hopefully for a positive outcome. God willing
you won't contract a drug-resistant bug or two during your stay there.
(Hospitals are good at hiding infection statistics.) Hopefully, while you're
there the surgeon will do the RIGHT surgery on you. Diligent surgeons will
ask YOU who you are and what procedure you are there to have, BEFORE putting
you under anesthetic. Be sure to tell them a ghost surgeon OR A STUDENT
will not be allowed to work on you. Don't put it as a request - make it
a demand. It's your life and in reality it's up to YOU to defend it, not
- The cold truth is you are just raw material for doctors,
not unlike a butcher working on a side of beef. Without the beef, the butcher
would not have a job to do. No real difference, except that the beef can't
sue the butcher. Never, ever lose track that being on the table is only
a business arrangement and nothing more. There is no real charity in a
commercial hospital. Don't think so? Try owing one of them any money and
see what happens to your bank account and property.
- 4. TESTS REQUIRED - Lots of these are often required
to confirm a diagnosis. That's part of the "standard of care"
all physicians must follow. A doctor's malpractice insurance requires them
to follow the standard of care or risk being cancelled. Again, lawyers
really determine what a doctor's limits are. And you,ll most likely be
going back to the doctor (paying again) for a review of the results. If
something is found in a test, count on MORE TESTS being prescribed. Too
many prescribed tests can be a sign of incompetence. If the doctor finally
says that he/she doesn't know what's wrong, ask a friend of relative for
the name of a good proven doctor who is known to hopefully be more competent
than your previous one.
- 5. PRESCRIPTIONS - You will most likely travel straight
from the doctor's office to the pharmacy to get the latest drug pushed
by big pharma reps. who visit your doctor regularly. This may happen even
if tests are scheduled as a precaution, such as when you are in pain or
have an infection. If you are lucky, you might even get free samples of
big pharma's latest "designer drug" to make you better. Note
the key word here is to get "better," not be cured.
- Most doctors tend to focus on using number 1 or 5 above.
Someone said it all perfectly many years ago: "A patient cured is
a customer lost."
- If they follow the standard and something goes wrong
that isn't their fault and you are hurt or even die, the doctor probably
cannot be successfully sued. I lost a relative 5 years ago to MRSA (Methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus Aureus, commonly known as a drug resistant Staph infection)
that entered his body from an IV while still IN the operating room.
- Methicillin is such a strong drug that it's one of the
few intravenous drugs still stored and delivered to patients in a glass
bottle. Yet even this drug couldn't stop the infection.
- The hospital lied and said that this Staph germ is everywhere.
In reality, tests established several years earlier that the MRSA version
of Staph evolved in operating rooms. It is actually resistant to antiseptics
used to sterilize operating rooms. In some cities, operating rooms were
closed off and gasses to kill everything off. Yet no lawyer would touch
the MRSA case, even though it was a clear case of incompetence. A simple
alcohol swab would have easily sterilized the IV entry site on his neck.
- There is a only a small distinction between illegal drug
dealers in hidden locations cooking up powerful "designer drugs"
to strongly addict people, and the latest "Designer drugs" from
major pharmaceutical manufacturers. Did you see the difference? One is
spelled with a "D" instead of a "d." Otherwise they
are the same. Will future street drug pushers go the legal route, and just
start their own big pharma companies? Who knows - one day even illegal
Crack might become a prescription. Let's hope not, but only time will tell.
Drugs being pushed on television today have so many side effects, that
just 20 years ago they would never be allowed on the market.
- DRUG PUSHING MACHINERY
- But is there a machine behind all this to legally keep
pushing these chemical cocktails into mainstream America? Could this be
the barrage of drug commercials on radio, TV, newspapers and magazines?
- There exists a well known, established method to control
the human mind. It doesn't involve the MK-Ultra program. It doesn't requite
electrodes, RF mind control, water boarding or hypnosis. It doesn't even
employ forced drugging. What is it? Simple repetition. Television shows
are carefully designed to have a cliff-hanger hit the viewer, and then
WHAMMO on comes a drug commercial repeat, such as the smiling idiot holding
a limp garden hose.
- One thirty second non-prime time television ad costs
several hundred thousand dollars, to over a million dollars during sporting
events and prime time.
- But drug companies don't mind paying high TV advertising
prices for a reason.
- Do these expensive TV drug ads pay for themselves? Drug
companies see it purely as an investment and part of the cost of doing
business. These companies know that they can brainwash a certain percentage
of the people a given drug is targeted for. These people in turn go beg
their physicians for these drugs, staying on them from several years to
perhaps a lifetime. Or at least until the drug is taken off the market
after enough patients die.
- Even if a small number of patients are brainwashed, the
commercial has just paid for itself many times over as we shall see. We
can crunch some simple numbers to conservatively look at the payoff. Keep
in mind that the raw materials to make almost ANY drug are a few pennies.
Profit margins are measured in thousands of percent. It costs mere pennies
to manufacture any given drug on today's high speed machinery.
- Let's look at a typical health maintenance prescription
drug we'll call drug "X." For simplicity we'll leave out the
ever increasing cost of drug X each year and just use a flat price. Of
course local and on-line pharmacies will some make money off re-selling
drug X - but their profits is quite small compared with drug company profits
as we shall see.
- 1. Drug X - Patient cost is typically $100.00 per month,
which equates to $1200.00 per year.
- 2. If a patient is on drug X for 5 years before it's
taken off the market because patients DIE from it, the total expenditure
by a patient for those five years is a whopping $6,000.00. Of course, this
total doesn't include numerous follow-up doctor visit costs and additional
prescription drugs that might be needed to counter side effects of drug
- 3. If across the United States 200,000 patients take
drug X (a conservative number to be sure,) the drug X manufacturer will
have 240 MILLION DOLLARS in sales EACH YEAR. This results in conservative
total drug sales over 5 years of 1.2 BILLION dollars. The TV ad has paid
for itself in just one year more than 200 times over. But it won't be a
mere 200,000 patients that take drug X for some common malady. If there
won't be an estimated market measured in millions of patients, no drug
company will be interested. Sadly, this is why numerous rare afflictions
will probably never have a drug to cure or slow disease progress. It's
all about profit, shareholders and greed and not medicine in the final
analysis for every drug companies. Curing patients is an unwanted side
effect drug companies don't want.
- Many wiser patients become well again without taking
any prescriptions at all.
- MS - ONE OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE DISEASES
- Think that drug X is expensive? Not compared to some
other "designer" drugs for health maintenance which never cure
any diseases. With cancer, you either get better or die. With MS, disease
treatment can last the length of a normal lifetime and cost a staggering
sum of money, just to try to live a somewhat normal life. Even then, a
patient is never cured of it. No need to carry a wallet either.
- Some drugs which are incredibly expensive are also highly
successful. Since these drugs are pushed by doctors, many never need to
advertise on television at all. They don't need to because of the staggering
profits these drugs earn all year round.
- Let's look at the details for just one of these phenomenally
successful drugs - Copaxone.
- Copaxone Pre-loaded syringe - one of the most
popular drugs used to treat MS
- Felt-tip marker shown for size comparison. (Photo
- Copaxone comes as 30 pre-loaded syringes in a box, one
injection for each day of the month. They are shipped monthly via overnight
courier and are packed in a Styrofoam box with icepacks for temperature
- Cost for above syringe used for daily injection: $63.00
- Minimum prescription order shipped: 30 syringes
- Injections required per year: 365
- Length of time patient takes this drug: Remainder of
- Storage: Refrigeration
- Country of origin: Israel
- Number of patients cured: 0.
- Effectiveness to slow MS progression according to data
sheet: 7% average
- Chemistry by which Copaxone works: Unknown according
to manufacturer's data sheet.
- Sales in 2003: $720,000,000.00
- This drug approved only treatment of relapsing/remitting
MS. It cures NOTHING and officially has an unknown mechanism according
to the drug's data sheet, but was still FDA approved! How can this be possible?
FDA Connections? Something to do with the Star of David?
- I know from numerous experiences as a caregiver that
many emergency room doctors don't have a clue what Copaxone is - although
most MS patients know about it even if they aren't on it. Apparently homework
for many doctors ends once they earn their MD degree.
- Some foolishly think that a socialized public healthcare
system will pay for Copaxone. Not so. The UK health system refuses to provide
it to patients according to numerous on-line personal health histories
posted on various MS websites. What do socialized medicine doctors in the
UK give as a reason for this? "Too expensive" is what they are
often told. Any patient that wants to obtain the drug must be able to pay
for it themselves. This is equivalent to paying every month for a mortgage
on a large home - a home they will never see or own.
- In the UK, a local pharmacy is more commonly known as
a Chemist. In the early days before formal drug treatments from big pharma
companies, doctors prescribed drugs. These local pharmacists mixed up chemicals
according to prescribed methods to cure various illnesses.
- There is a cold truth about socialized medicine today.
If you have a serious disease like MS, it's in the government's best interest
if you just die. Many patients eventually become so disabled with MS that
they can no longer work. Hence, they cannot pay taxes which go into the
health system. Therefore, these patients become a negative cash flow drain
to the government's health care system. With the scandal of vaccines in
the UK now connected to Autism in school children, it's clear the government
there has little regard for their people's future. What does any business
(which government really is) do with a bad liability? Abolish it.
- Logically, it's only a matter of time before government-assisted
suicide becomes part of life, but probably not before more engineered diseases
like MS are unleashed upon the unsuspecting public. There is already strong
evidence the later is happening with West Nile, CJD, Anthrax and new bird
flu strains to name a few.
- Let's return to Copaxone, and check out the profit numbers
for the Copaxone drug racket:
- It might cost Teva Pharmaceuticals which manufactures
Copaxone perhaps 50 cents for each filled syringe (if it costs that much.)
- Typical monthly discount cost of Copaxone to a patient:
- Yearly cost: $22,800.00
- Cost for a patient over 5 years: $114,000.00
- Purpose: To slow disease progression by an average of
- Length of time patient takes this drug: Until they die
or switch to another drug.
- Let's assume for conservative comparative purposes that
a mere 1,000,000 patients worldwide are on Copaxone. However, the number
of people on Copaxone worldwide today must conservatively number at least
several million patients. The drug has far less side effects than the other
popular treatment, Beta-Interferon. It's been estimated that about 10 million
people in the United States have MS, with thousands more unaware they have
it. Teva Pharmaceuticals announced about 2 years ago that a THIRD automated
plant built to produce the drug is now operational in Israel.
- Did the new Copaxone factory lower the cost of the drug
to patients? No - instead the company increased their prices. In fact,
in just four years the drug's price has increased about $400.00 a month
per patient. So much for mass production reducing patient costs. Greed
begets more greed.
- For sales over a 5 year period, total sales of Copaxone
for just 1,000,000 patients worldwide (at US$1,900.00 per month) will result
in the staggering sum of $114,000,000,000.00! Yes, that really is ONE HUNDRED
FOURTEEN BILLION DOLLARS. Is this drug available generically? Not at all,
and it's also covered by numerous patents. Surely more patents will be
filed later to assure the drug company's on-going, tight fisted greed can
continue. Or they will cook up another "maintenance drug" supposedly
better than Copaxone.
- It's very hard to imagine being able to patent anything
without knowing how it works. If you were to try to patent any device and
not fully explain in your patent filing how it works, it will be flatly
rejected by a USA patent examiner. As a patent holder, I quickly learned
from a patent lawyer that you cannot withhold any information as to how
a patent works. If you do, your patent can be rejected by an examiner or
later declared invalid in a courtroom when challenged. USA patent law states
that a patent must be written so that someone skilled in the arts can replicate
- How could Teva been awarded a patent several years ago
for Copaxone - a drug which they cannot definitively explain how it works
or what it does inside the human body? This is outrageous to say the least.
- Copaxone syringes are made on automated production machinery
in three modern plants. This drug doesn't require recombinant DNA or other
exotic technology like other drugs such as insulin use today.
- Copaxone isn't the only medicine an MS patient requires.
Other prescription drugs pills and capsules are used to manage the constellation
of MS symptoms like sleeplessness, seizures, pain, depression, nausea,
etc... These can total 8 or more.
- So what is in Copaxone? Although claimed by some to rebuild
nerves, this drug has only ONE ingredient: Calcium Glatimer Acetate. And
what is a key chemical element in cell and nerve chemistry? Calcium. Get
the idea here? Could a dietary change do the same thing Copaxone does?
This isn't known yet, but certainly worth exploring.
- Remember that doctor's statement earlier? "A patient
cured is a customer lost."
- Where are the three Copaxone factories? In Israel, where
- What's next from Israel - prescription toilet-paper?
- TREASURE AVAILABLE ALTERNATIVE HEALTH SUPPLIMENTS NOW
- Now the FDA is out to kill alternative therapies and
medicines by using various regulations such as labeling, and new laws they
want to enact. One alternative health care product called SeaSilver was
on the FDA hit list - all because of a labeling issue. This product simply
made from sea vegetables was hammered off the market by the FDA for more
than a year. The FDA demanded they change the label to more clearly define
the benefits of the supplement. So they did, but that wasn't enough. Then
the FDA demanded they add a preservative to it and change the labeling
again. So they did that, too.
- The company finally made a comeback after the Gestapo
left their lives and were selling product again, but irreversible damage
was done. Now SeaSilver has permanently closed as a company. Why? Because
the government has taxpayer-funded lawyers on their payroll, but small
companies must hire lawyers to defend themselves from them.
- In the final analysis, alternative food and supplement
companies are hiring lawyers to defend themselves from themselves, because
both private and corporate taxes are paying for government lawyers to attack
- I salute people like Jeff Rense, Rev. Ted Pike, Dr. Patricia
Doyle and many others. They sound the alarm when we are threatened with
losing our rights, and losing access to alternative non-prescription treatments
and supplements. If the Codex Alumentarius model is ever fully enacted
in America, it will end access to dietary supplements and hope for better
health for millions of people. But then, maybe that really is the government
agenda after all - a sick, twisted attempt to "cull the masses."
- If citizens in America don't start standing up for their
right to cure and treat themselves for their illnesses, their hands will
be tied by greedy big pharma. And when these same sick people find that
big pharma "designer drugs" won't cure any of their serious illness,
it may be too late to obtain an alternative. But that might be the master
plan all along.
- Remember this the next time you're ill - "A patient
cured is a customer lost."
- Ted Twietmeyer