A conventional pharmaceutical drug trial in France has left five people seriously injured with one participant becoming brain dead and dying.
A new report says that heartburn medications, proton pump inhibitors called PPIs, which are one of the top ten drugs prescribed in the world- – have damaging effects on the kidneys. The studies also showed that taking PPIs increases your risk of dying prematurely by 76%.
All these add to the overwhelming body of work that shows that the conventional drug clinical trial and what is called the gold standard of double blind studies are not a predictor of safety and ultimately efficacy. It also seriously erodes the whole basis of pharmaceutical drug research and testing.
Homeopathy, on the other hand, has a 200 year old history of incredible safety and clinical efficacy. It is not driven by corporations. Not only that, homeopaths have developed complex and sophisticated clinical methods of evaluating their own therapy and other treatment modalities.
The homeopath’s system of monitoring the positive or negative effects of therapies by their acute observation of the overall effect of any therapy, disease or situation started with what were called “laws of cure” by one important homeopath in the 1800s. By observing over 20-30 years the health of their general patient population and specific patients, homeopaths have been good at identifying directions of cure and disease in the total body system. It is one of the reasons why homeopathy is the second largest form of medicine in the world and has millions of patients that can attest to its effectiveness and lack of side effect.
So you would think that with the positive outcomes and safety of homeopathy and other alternative medical therapies that there would be a dramatic support and movement away from pharmaceutical drugs. But there isn’t a dramatic movement albeit an increase in those turning to alternatives. This is because Drug companies have spent millions on certain kinds of negative aspect public relations, making sure that this does not happen.
The key is to understand that drug companies, many years ago recognized that their drugs were potentially harmful and that non harmful alternatives were taking more market share. They implemented a strategy to attack alternative choices and eliminate competition. As well, by focusing attention of critics on alternative health modalities and making them appear “dangerous” and claiming that drugs are made with the only “scientific” method, it takes the heat and focus off their own products. There are even organizations and individuals that have been funded by pharmaceutical companies to promote just that method of attack.
There are various names for this type of activity and “Tactical Negative Public Relations” is one of them. With such a deep deep corporate pocket, this activity has had far reaching impacts which have not been good for consumers and causes grief for alternative health practitioners.
It has best been accomplished by a number of methods, including inciting those in the research field who’s jobs depend solely on funding by the pharmaceutical industry to form and give rigid opinions against homeopathy without actually knowing anything about what they are talking about. Also, they have enlisted many failed academics who lie about their credentials and knowledge of alternatives to create an aura of credibility yet are attempting to bolster their failed career by spreading self aggrandizing false information about alternatives. As well, there is a concerted attempt to minimize reporting of side effects and reporting of serious problems of modern drugs.
It also has included enlisting individuals and groups who feel that corporations, like drug companies can do no harm and should not be restricted- a philosophy espoused by the teacher of many of the anti-alternative medicine zealots in the United Kingdom.
Usually their arguments are simplistic at best, prejudicial and hate filled at worst. It goes viral on the internet in a better way if it is filled with hate.
An emotional Facebook plea by a woman who turned out to be associated with the pharmaceutical industry, went viral. It was filled with disturbingly false information about the measles vaccine and those opposing it. It led to a popular pro-vaccine movement and even political changes.
But it was actually part of a larger strategy that started when prominent researchers including the leading vaccine researcher Dr. Gregory Poland stated and wrote in peer reviewed journals, that the measles vaccine was failing. The success of this pharmaceutical industry strategy, which included serious funding of politicians, moved many governments towards even more compulsory drug taking-compulsory injections and even less liability by drug companies supplying them.
Homeopaths are in for even more attacks because of the current failure of drug trials and the revealing of the danger of such a commonly prescribed type of drug as a PPI. On the other hand, those that value their overall health and think more deeply about their well being will appreciate homeopathy even more.