WOW! ‚ÄėDeadly Medicines & Organised Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare‚Äô wins first prize in British Medical Association book awards

This is amazing news. The British Medical Association gave first place to a book that is scathingly critical of the health care system. Things are definitely changing in the right direction. There is evidence of this often now even while there is plenty of reason to still be very concerned as psychiatry continues to harm.  See: The tide is turning…yes, psychiatry must face reality

Thanks to CEP (Counsel for Evidence Based Psychiatry) for sharing this info:

Professor¬†Peter¬†G√łtzsche has won first prize in the 2014 BMA book awards in the Basis of Medicine Category with his most recent book, ‚ÄėDeadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare‚Äô, published by Radcliffe Publishing. ¬†Peter is Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre and a member of CEP.

The BMA reviewer commented as follows:

‚ÄėI would say that this book should be compulsory reading for medical students and junior doctors to make them aware of these issues‚Ķ ¬†(read more at CEP.UK)

I’ve shared information about Peter G√łtzsche’s work before. I will share this wonderful video from Open Paradigm Project again now.

It’s a¬†very excellent and damning interview that was also heartbreaking (all over again) for me to listen to at the time. I’ve seen more harm and pain and suffering caused by these drugs both in myself and in the 1000s of people who have chosen to share their experience with me. We need to stop this genocide.

Open Paradigm Project interview with Peter G√łtzsche on the topic of his recently-released book Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare¬†

This video was made possible by Mad in America

See also: Medically induced illness and death: iatrogenic injury

Statistics for iatrogenic injury: Iatrogenic Disease: The 3rd Most Fatal Disease in the USA

AND:¬†Why I think antidepressants cause more harm than good (The Lancet, by Peter¬†G√łtzsche)

peterREAD: Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare

*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. Do not assume your MD will know how to do it either. They are generally not trained in discontiuation. They don’t always understand that they don’t know how to help either. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up


Harms of over-treatment in medical care

Doctors have so consistently harmed me that I was forced to learn to heal myself when I was finally disabled by the so-called medical care I received over the years. I now avoid doctors if at all possible. It’s well worth doing extensive research for every single treatment that is recommended by a doctor. Always. It’s possible to become knowledgable enough to stay safe at least most of the time.

HealthCarePix-304Reporter Jeanne Lenzer investigates overtreatment at the heart of healthcare.¬†Overly aggressive treatment is estimated to cause 30 000 deaths among Medicare recipients alone each year. Overall, unnecessary interventions are estimated to account for 10-30% of spending on healthcare in the US, or $250bn-800bn (¬£154bn-490bn; ‚ā¨190bn-610bn) annually.This video features Shannon Brownlee, acting director of the New America Health Policy Program and author of Overtreated: How Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, David Himmelstein, professor at the City University of New York School of Public Health, and Vikas Saini, a Harvard cardiologist and president of the Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Read more about the problems of overtreatment in Jeanne Lenzer’s feature article Unnecessary care: are doctors in denial and is profit driven healthcare to blame?¬†¬†Unnecessary care: are doctors in denial and is profit driven healthcare to blame?

This is true in all of medicine and is especially and dangerously true in psychiatry. I’ve written about my own extreme over-treatment on Dr. David Healy’s website RXisk:¬†Monica‚Äôs story: the aftermath of polypsychopharmacology

More articles on healthcare in the United States on Beyond Meds

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (and a collection of other info)

We don’t have a healthcare system in this country. We have a disease management system.¬†

ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system?

A highly recommended documentary. Our healthcare system is deeply broken and unsustainable.

So that is a film and below are a few books that cover the same topic. All posts I’ve done in the past. What is happening in our country and around the world too is tragic and we need to demand it stops. The collection of information here is coming from several different sources.

A medical system where patient harm is part of standard care, yes, here in the USA Continue reading “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (and a collection of other info)”

Question authority

I had a thought:

If I ever had any faith in “authorities” it’s all gone now…completely…we are all, regardless of socio-economic status, education, gender or race bumbling along together…here is to us all coming to a profound understanding of that fact.

then I saw this:

The Master was never impressed
by diplomas or degrees.
He scrutinized the person,
not the certificate.He was once heard to say,
“When you have ears to hear
a bird in song, you don’t need
to look at its credentials.

Anthony De Mello,  Authenticity

And from this place of understanding I wrote this article: Medical compliance? Adherence? No. My MDs are my PARTNERS

Real healing, too, in general, comes from this place of deeply knowing we are all equal: ¬†Words for all in the ‚Äúhelping‚ÄĚ professions

And it is the bridge between patients and professionals too: Bridging the Patient-Professional Divide

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