Do incentives from Big Pharma influence the way doctors treat cancer patients? A study published earlier this year in JAMA Oncology says YES.
The first study to evaluate reimbursement policies and clinical care in oncology, the review found that oncologists often change their treatment recommendations and prescriptions based on incentives from the pharmaceutical industry.
by: March 9, 2019
(NaturalHealth365) According to the National Cancer Institute, over 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year alone – with over 609,000 people expected to die from the disease. Sadly, Western medicine relies heavily on chemotherapy to treat cancer, but ‘chemo’ isn’t always successful.
Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer
In 2018, a headline for an article in The Economist succinctly captured the paradox that is the global cancer industry: “Cancer is a Curse, but Also a Growth Market for Investors.” Cancer’s definitely a curse, that’s for sure, but cancer drugs, with chemotherapy drugs taking up the lion’s share, are on pace to become a $200 billion industry in the next few years, up from $100 billion in 2015.
This is serious growth, and forecasts see global cancer rates exploding in coming years. An investor’s dream, but the reality of cancer treatment is that patients are often unaware of the mortal risks of cancer drugs, especially chemotherapy. In 2017, we reported on a study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York, indicating that chemotherapy often causes cancer to become more aggressive, and can cause tumors to spread…Read more & video: “Alternative Cancer Cures Exist and Have Been Suppressed – Kimberly Carter Gamble” (1:34)
In our society, we often correlate legality with safety. We use household products, spray pesticides, and religiously consume drugs such as ritalin, adderall, oxycontin, and prozac.We consume all of this, but how many know who made the drugs, and where the corporations came from? Who produces the chemicals we trust on a daily basis?These 13….Read more & video: Toddlers on Amphetamine: History of Big Pharma and the Major Players (Full Documentary)
(Natural News) A potato virus may hold the key to triggering an anti-tumor immune response that could help treat cancer, a new study suggests. A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have revealed that they have successfully altered virus particles into “cancer drug delivery devices for mice.” However, the team shared that…Read more
(Natural News) As if suffering from cancer weren’t bad enough on its own, a new study has found that nearly two-thirds of the cancer drugs that gained authorization from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from 2009 to 2013 did not offer any clear proof that they would extend or improve patients’ lives. The study, which…..Read more
A study published in January 2017 in Nigeria shows the hepatoprotective effect of virgin coconut oil when used with MTX cancer chemotherapy.
Chemotherapy drugs are known for damaging the liver. Unlike the U.S., where government dietary advice is still against saturated fats and coconut oil, many of the coconut-producing countries are learning that their traditional diets high in saturated fats, and specifically coconut oil, are actually healthy…