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Worst Pills, Best Pills

Adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death for Americans, killing 100,000 people each year. What reforms are needed to safeguard consumers? Are more drug choices the answer? Are drug safety standards adequate? Has the FDA adequately evolved to meet its regulatory challenges?Spearheading advocacy in pharmaceutical policy, Dr. Sidney Wolfe has been Director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group since its creation in 1971. Hear his concerns about the safety of prescription [Read more]
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What The Drug Companies Won’t Tell You

Dr. Murray highlights the not-so-hidden agenda of the drug companies and provides information that your doctor doesn’t know about popular drugs and natural products. Discover how natural products can help you improve bone health, hormone balance, mood, heart health and cholesterol, hair, skin and nails, blood sugar levels and weight management for a longer, healthier life.

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Mark Hyman at TEDMED

Dr. Mark Hyman believes that functional medicine is the way of the future, and that we can only improve medicine if we understand the body’s system, not just symptoms.

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What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe

When a new drug gets tested, the results of the trials should be published for the rest of the medical world -- except much of the time, negative or inconclusive findings go unreported, leaving doctors and researchers in the dark. In this impassioned talk, Ben Goldacre explains why these unreported instances of negative data are especially misleading and dangerous. [Read more]
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Benefits of Fasting and Eating Raw Vegan

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The 6 Top Thugs of the Medical World

On August 19, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller issued a call for whistleblowers to step forward and help the state and federal government crack down on health care and pharmaceutical industries that defraud the government of billions of dollars. Announcing that the Indiana Medicaid program would recover $9.52 million from a record $2.3 billion federal lawsuit won against Pfizer, Zoeller said that fraud on Medicare and Medicaid each year is estimated to be a multi-billion-dollar problem. [Read more]
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The Drug Companies’ Newest Profit Weapon

The drug industry spends nearly twice as much on promotion as it does on research and development, and historically one of their key targets has been physicians. There are drug reps whose sole responsibility is to "educate" physicians about new drugs, a practice that includes lavish gifts, dinners and trips as persuasive perks. In fact, about $282 million was paid to doctors by drug companies in 2009, which, coupled with their potent brainwashing techniques, allows the industry to heavily [Read more]
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CNN: Doctors prescribing what’s best for you?

$282 million was paid to doctors by drug companies in 2009-2010. Are the patients’ best interests being compromised?

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Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging

Psychotropic drugs. It’s the story of big money-drugs that fuel a $330 billion psychiatric industry, without a single cure. The cost in human terms is even greater-these drugs now kill an estimated 42,000 people every year. And the death count keeps rising. Containing more than 175 interviews with lawyers, mental health experts, the families of victims and the survivors themselves, this riveting documentary rips the mask off psychotropic drugging and exposes a brutal but well-entrenched money-making [Read more]
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Big Bucks Big Pharma

Big Bucks, Big Pharma pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. Focusing on the industry's marketing practices, media scholars and health professionals help viewers understand the ways in which Direct-To-Consumer pharmaceutical advertising glamorizes and normalizes the use of prescription medication, and works in tandem with promotion to doctors. Combined, [Read more]
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