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Physician error, medication error and adverse events from drugs or surgery kill about 225,000 people a year in the US. That makes the health care system the third leading cause of death in the United States, only behind heart disease and cancer. (Source: Journal of American Medical Association article by Barbara Starfield, M.D.)
Even using approved medicines, at recommended does, over 100,000 peopl die every year from the unintended reactions to the “medicines” that are supposed to help them.
Given the number of drugs different drugs people take and individual variances, it is impossible to conduct “trials” that will cover the millions of persons who will actually take medications when approved.
Death By Health Care
Medication Errors 7,400
Unnecessary surgery 12,000
Other preventable hospital errors 20,000
Hospital Borne Infections 80,000
Adverse Drug Effects 106,000
Source: China Study
Food in hospitals (white bread, artificially sweetened jello, soda such as ginger ale).
Medical System september 7-2013
Chapter 5: Medical System
The medical system is usually credited with saving life and making people well. What is often overlooked is the danger of becoming a patient. When the medication and surgery starts, it can lead to one treatment after another to treat the accumulating consequences of prior treatments and this process may keep escalating until death, causing so much unnecessary pain and suffering.
Hospitals are dangerous places and recovering in a hospital is very difficult. Hospital-borne infections are responsible for 80,000 deaths a year.
Getting enough sleep and rest and eating a healthy diet are crucial for recovery. The constant entry of medical personnel in rooms, turning on lights, noise from a ‘roommate,’ etc. make getting enough sleep or rest impossible. Hospital food consisting of white processed bread, jello, and soft drinks may not cause death at the hospital but they sure are not helpful for recovery.
Unnecessary surgery and other preventable hospital errors kill 32,000 people a year on average bringing the total number of people who die unnecessarily in hospitals to about 112,000.
Using approved medicines, at recommended does, kills about 114,000 people a year from the unintended reactions to the “medicines” that are supposed to help them or through medication errors.
Altogether about 225,000 people a year die as a result of the medical system in the US. That makes the health care system the third leading cause of death in the United States, only behind heart disease and cancer
When you see a doctor in the hospital or in an office, chances are you will not be told to go home, get plenty of rest and juice and detox. Medical doctors are going to give you a prescription for a medication that is most likely to treat your symptoms. That’s what they are trained to do and is a part of their compensation.
Most people don’t stop to think that all medications, apart from natural herbs and the like, are toxic chemicals that harm the body to a greater or lesser degree. The harm they cause is not just as “side effects,” which may themselves be very serious. Many popular medications also cause disease.
When you take a pill, it goes through the stomach, then is filtered through the kidney and finally the liver, damaging and inflaming all organs as it is processed. Because the liver and kidney function looses its effectiveness every year as people age beyond the 20s, those on long-term medications are likely subject to toxins building up in the body and damaging other organs, such as the brain and heart, causing disease.
Many people don’t think about the impact of prescription drugs because they are prescribed by a doctor and therefore believe they are safe. People often think that non-prescription drugs must be safe because they do not require a prescription. Common drugs that people think are safe and may take over long periods of time include painkillers, sleeping pills, psychotrop drugs (e.g., anti-depressants), and cancer drugs.
People don’t think about vaccines as drugs and doctors check whether children are “up on their vaccines” and can be very insistent that the child get the vaccines during check-ups for school sports, etc. you have the right to say “no” and to sign a paper with the school that “requires” shots to opt out.
Most of these medications are addictive and cause side-effects that are often worse than the disease. When a person stops taking an addictive medication, the body begins the detox process causing “withdrawal” pain. These symptoms can be severe so many medications come with a warning not to stop taking it without physician oversight.
When people experience the withdrawal pain, they do not realize that it is due to de-toxing and confuse it with the original problem. This lack of knowledge keeps people in the cycle of dependence.
Psychiatric drugs like Prosac…often related to senseless crimes of killing large numbers of people at schools, for example.
Drugs for ADD for children and teenagers
Drugs for sex function (Viagra) may cause heart attacks
“The Pill” (contraceptives) for preventing pregnancy is long-term in nature once started. The secondgeneration Pill was introduced in the 1970s, contains about 4% to 5% of the oestrogen dose of the firstgeneration pill, which had been blamed for increasing cancer risks. But in a recent British study, a 45 percent increase in cancer was found in a study among women who had been taking the secondgeneration Pill for 3 years or more.
Comparing treatments including medications, radiation and surgery, surgery may be impact the whole body if it is localized and does not involve losing organ function. However, if it becomes progressive and leads to the loss of organ function it can result in the Inability of body to function to heal from illnesses.
If surgery involves anastesia, the whole body is given a dose of toxic chemicals. It can take the body months to detox, depending on the length of the administration of anastesia.
Preventive surgery has recently been reported and involves people whose family history puts them at high statistical risk for a disease. Given the likely long-term effects of surgical removal of body parts, this course of action seems radical, unnecessary and dangerous.
Studies show an increase in second primary cancers after radiotherapy.
Chemotherapy poisons the whole body to kill cancer cells. Unfortunately, it also kills the healthy cells at the same time. At some point, usually after multiple doses, the body reaches an “unrecoverable” state and the patient dies.
Very expensive, meant to “protect the doctor” (med malpractise), often not necessary and very dangerous. For example, Medical imaging tests exposes a person to radiation. A CT scan is the equivalent of 100 chest x-rays. The solution they inject right into your blood supply is radioactive sugar.
Breast Exams. A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast which is supposed to reveal tumor growths otherwise undetectable in a physical exam. Unfortunately, it is not very accurate: 70-80% of all positive results do not, after biopsy, show presence of cancer. Furthermore, they cause cancer, particularly in younger women. Among women under 35, a study showed mammography was likely the cause of 75 cases of breast cancer for every 15 it otherwise identifies. In addition to harmful radiation, mammography may also help spread existing cancer cells due to the pressure place on a woman’s breast during the procedure. This squeezing could cause existing cancer cells ti metastasize from breast tissue.
Breast Enlargement. The first generation of implants contained silicon resulted in cancer in 1 out of 2 women after 5 to 10 years of use. After 10 years, the implants must be replaced due to deterioration and leaking inside the body.
Now, the implants contain salty water but still have a silicon wrap. Even so, some bodies reject silicon and the immune system reacts against it.
Implants can cause infection, from mold and bacteria, fatigue, memory loss, poor concentration, and depression. Silicon can migrate into lymph nodes and other organs and can cause cancer. Implants can cause autoimmune disease and result in pulmonary problems, and metal poisoning due to platinum exposure.
Skin (Botox). Botulinum is a toxin that can spread throughout the body and have serious consequences. Pregnant or breast-feeding women should especially avoid Botox because the effects on babies are still unknown.
Some effects of Botox can be: muscle weakness, problems with vision, speaking, swallowing and breathing problems, and loss of bladder control.
Psychologists say that it may also block the expression of emotion and feeling emotion.
Liposuction is the surgical removal of fat deposits from parts of the body. It is the most common cosmetic surgery in the US with almost a half million procedures performed annually. It is an entirely elective (cosmetic) choice.
Though it is rare, one potential risk is death. Surgery involves risk.
Hospitals / Home Care
In 1800, the hospital was still an insignificant aspect of American medical care. Hospitals in early 19th century America housed the insane, the blind, the crippled, the aged, the alcoholic, the syphilitic prostitutes. These were the most depraved and miserable people still alive. Few were there voluntarily.
No gentleman of property or standing would have found himself in a hospital unless stricken with insanity or felled by epidemic or accident in a strange city. When respectable persons or members of their family fell ill, they would be treated at home. Even surgery was routinely performed in patients’ homes.
The American Medical Association (AMA) was founded in 1847 around two propositions: one, all doctors should have a "suitable education" and two, a "uniform elevated standard of requirements for the degree of M.D. should be adopted by all medical schools in the U.S."
In those days, the AMA was much more open--at its conferences and in its publications--about its real goal: building a government-enforced monopoly for the purpose of dramatically increasing physician incomes.
AMA's initial drive to increase physician incomes was motivated by increasing competition from homeopaths (natural products). This competition did serious damage to the incomes of AMA allopaths (use treatments--usually synthetics). In the year before AMA's founding, the New York Journal of Medicine stated that competition with homeopathy caused "a large pecuniary loss" to allopaths.
Only "regulars" were allowed to join this new, prestigious organization, which strictly excluded herbalists, homeopaths and Indian doctors. The new bylaws enacted would ensure that any physician caught dealing with a "non-regular" would be cast out and his reputation ruined. At the time, inexpensive, natural remedies were being offered by Indians and skilled midwives and were very effective but are not profitable, nor patentable.
There was only one problem, and it was a huge problem. Conventional medicine in America was based on philosophy, not science, because nothing had been tested.
By late in the 19th century, however, as society became increasingly industrialized and mobile, the notion that responsible families and caring communities took care of their own became more difficult to apply.
At the same time, owners of hospitals recognized a business opportunity to transform hospitals into a money-making business by treating average and wealthy people. But they had a big image problem to overcome.
The business proposition was that doctors could see many more patients if they came to the hospital v. making house calls. Doctors and hospital owners would each benefit financially.
Between 1865 and 1925 in all regions of the United States, hospitals transformed served increasing numbers of paying middle-class patients. In the process, they experienced increased financial pressures and competition.
AMA created its Council on Medical Education in 1904 with the goal of shutting down more than half of all medical schools in existence. In six years the Council managed to close down 35 schools and its secretary N.P. Colwell engineered what came to be known as the Flexner Report of 1910: “The curse of medical education is the excessive number of schools”--Abraham Flexner.
In 1905, Collier's magazine published an expose on the "patentable remedy industry," in a series of articles called The Great American Fraud. The AMA had created Department of Investigation (DOI) to hunt down doctors still using natural remedies. The department's sole job was to shut down ANY HEALERS who could threaten AMA profits.
One of the defining characteristics of hospitals during this period was the way the power of science increasingly affected hospital decisions. By 1925, the American hospital had become an institution whose stated goals were recovery and cure to be achieved by the efforts of professional personnel and increasing medical technology.
Hospitals began using x-rays, laboratories, and aseptic surgery, making hospital operating rooms, with all their technical equipment and specialized personnel, the most convenient places to perform surgery.
The AMA's thug department "DOI" actually kept files on anyone who was cured of cancer. They also kept files on health foods, vitamins, acupuncture, faith healing, and Scientology. The head of the AMA, one Morris Fishbein, was a criminal and an extortionist, and if you did not pay him large sums of money for the AMA "Seal of Acceptance," you simply could not survive in the medical field. Fishbein was the ultimate scam artist. The AMA never even had any facilities to test any of the drugs on which they put their "Seal of Acceptance" anyway, so it was all a huge scam.
Fishbein apparently operated the AMA for the sole purpose of dominating medicine and discrediting anything he could not control. He also masterminded a scam where he determined what products were fit to carry the AMA's "seal of acceptance" and then accepted money from the manufacturers of those products in exchange for permission to use the AMA seal.
- The Care of Strangers. The Rise of America’s Hospital System (Basic Books, 1987
were seen as places for the mentally-ill, who were held
“An understanding of the patient’s social and family environment was necessary to a full understanding both of the cause of sickness and appropriate therapeutics.”
difficulty of diagnosis in hospital (not in home /conditions)
tests, diagnosis : time consuming, costly, inacccuarte, useless ,and DAMAGING
at hospital paid for giving drugs and surgery (make money) /reward programs
dangerous place to be - sick people, medical errors, sleep deprivaton, bad food, wrong drugs, multiple drugs, drug interactions,
Second, statistically speaking hospitals are just about the most dangerous places to be in the United States. Three times as many people die every year due to medical errors in hospitals as die on our highways — 100,000 deaths compared to 34,000. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that nearly 100,000 people die annually in hospitals from medical errors. Of this group, 80,000 die from hospital acquired infections, many of which can be prevented. Given the above number of admissions that means that 1 out of every 370 people admitted to a hospital dies due to medical errors. So hospitals are very dangerous places.
It would take about 200 747 airplanes to crash annually to equal 100,000 preventable deaths. Imagine the American outcry if one 747 crashed every day for 200 consecutive days in the U.S. The airlines would stand before the nation and the world in disgrace. Currently in our non-transparent health care delivery system, Americans have no way of knowing which hospitals are the most dangerous. We simply take uninformed chances with our lives at stake.
Third, hospital customer care is abysmal. Recent studies reveal that the average wait time in American hospital emergency rooms is approximately 4 hours. Name one other business where Americans would tolerate this low level of value and service.
send back to environment where got sick
The history of hospitals and born of the pharma industry
Before, in the old days in England, it only been used to confined mentally-illed peoples. They had a reputation that was for mentally-illed peoples. Peoples how owned hospitals realized they could make a lot more money if they had doctors bringing regular patients to the hospital. Doctor at that time was visiting patients in their home. So that becomes a full profit business. The way they were able to convince doctors, they told doctor instead of seeing let for example say six patients a day, they could now see twenty or more patients a day at the hospital, so they could be able to make a lot more money and charging for the appointment at the hospital, make peoples come to the hospital and then the hospital will take their percentage of fees but the doctors would still make more money. The negative impact of that was that the doctors no longer will see the patient in their home environment, and seeing people in their home environment will present a lot of information for a doctor to make a diagnosis whereas when they just come in the hospital lost the information. I am sick and the doctor was just trying to figure out what was going on and what could have been causing the illness, in the hospital environment you can not do that very well and just see a person walk in and sick. So that was a very negative development for both the doctor and patient.
The birth of the pharmaceutical industry
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I think it was sometimes in the1930’s when pharmaceutical drugs started to be produced because it came from the petroleum industry. Petroleum products are use to make a lot of pharmaceutical products and so the ama was a privately owned company and what they wanted to do was, they would only admit a certain number of doctors at the ama and if you wasn’t part of the ama you will have a hard time practicing as a physician, so you had to join it but they wanted to keep the membership low so that the fees will be high and they will be making a lot of money. So that’s why until even when I was in College for example until this days, there is more peoples wanted to be doctors joining the medical school, and peoples that were qualified to be doctors that couldn’t go to medical school. And if there was more doctors, more peoples could be treated supposedly, if they weren’t brainwashed so much, but the point is, they limits the supply of doctors in order to keep the fees high, so it’s a Cartel, you known, they limit the supplies on purpose to keep the doctors medical fees high. So Gerson came to America with the “Cure” for cancer as well as other degenerative diseases which usually involved expensive drugs and treatment but Gerson use a food diet primarily that cost little to close to nothing to follow and so they saw him as a big treat because they could make so much money selling pharmaceutical as a solution so they wouldn’t publish his information as a prove and wouldn’t give him a license and they did everything they could to make sure he wouldn’t succeed. Gerson has been mysteriously poisoned twice but survived the first time. It has been able to survive the first time using his therapy. And all of his notes been stolen from him but was able to rewrite them because been fatally poisoned the second time arsenic. It has been told that was is assistant but wasn’t it the cartel behind it
The Cost of Cancer Treatment: (copyrights most of the text)
The Cost of Cancer Treatment
Cancer is a costly illness. It can take a toll on your health, your emotions, your time, your relationships – and your wallet. There will be unforeseen and unexpected charges and even the best health insurance won’t cover all your costs.
Costs you have to pay because your health insurance doesn’t are called out-of-pocket costs. They can add up quickly and affect your ability to pay for other things you need. In some cases, the cost is so high a person decides to stop cancer treatment early, or not get it at all. Sometimes this ends up costing more later on. But the bigger problem is that skipping treatment can worsen health outcomes.
Sometimes there are things a person can do to try to lower the cost of cancer and its treatment and still get excellent cancer care.
You might feel as if you don’t have the energy to deal with cancer and talk about money, too. Think about getting a friend or family member to keep tabs on costs for you. This person can go with you to the doctor to help with this discussion.
Here are some tips on what costs you can expect. We also share some ideas on how to plan for, ask about, and talk about treatment costs.
Planning for treatment
You want to know as much as you can before you start cancer treatment, so you’ll know what to expect. This can help you plan for and deal with the costs more realistically. For many people with cancer, there are medical expenses from things such as:
Lab tests (blood tests, urine tests, and more, which are usually billed separately)
Clinic visits for treatments
Procedures (for diagnosis or treatment, which can include room charges, equipment, doctors, pathologists, and more)
Imaging tests (such as x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, which may mean that you’re billed separately for radiologist fees, equipment, and any medicines used in the test)
Radiation treatments (implants, external radiation, or both)
Drug costs (inpatient, outpatient, prescription, non-prescription, and procedure-related)
Hospital stays (which can include many types of costs such as drugs, tests, and procedures as well as nursing care, doctor visits, and consults with specialists)
Surgery (surgeon, anesthesiologist, pathologist, operating room fees, equipment, medicines, and more)
Home care (can include equipment, drugs, visits from specially trained nurses, and more)
What to ask about costs of cancer treatment
Many people feel unsure about bringing up money while planning their cancer treatment. But cost is something you should address up front. You can start by talking with the doctor who is treating you for cancer. He or she will usually know who can help you find answers.
Here are examples of questions you can ask about costs. You can choose the ones that relate to you and your treatment.
The overall treatment plan
Here are some ideas for ways to bring up the subject of costs as your treatment plan is developed:
I’m worried about how much cancer treatment is going to cost me. Can we talk about it?
I know this will be expensive. Where can I get some help to get an idea of the total cost of the treatment we’ve talked about?
Some related or follow-up questions you might want to ask:
Will my health insurance pay for this treatment? How much will I have to pay myself?
If I can’t afford to follow this treatment, are there other treatments that cost less?
Is there any way I can get help to pay for this treatment?
Does my health insurance company need to approve any part of the treatment before I start?
Where will I get treatment – in the hospital, your office, a clinic, or at home?
Today, more and more chemo drugs are taken by mouth. (This is often called oral chemo, and includes drugs known as targeted therapy.) In most cases, this means you get a prescription and take the drugs on your own, at home.
Chemo taken by mouth is as strong as the other forms and, when taken properly, works just as well. But you need to know that like IV chemo (drugs put into a vein), oral chemo drugs cost a lot (sometimes many thousands of dollars per month). The trouble is that most health insurance plans don’t pay for the oral drugs the same way they pay for the IV drugs. They often treat oral chemo drugs like regular prescription drugs. You have to pay for them and, even if your insurance covers them, you might have a very high co-pay. For example, some companies require a co-pay of 25% (¼) of the cost, which can be thousands of dollars. And this isn’t a bill that you can pay later – you have to pay when you pick up the drug at the pharmacy.
Make sure you know how much you will have to pay for each treatment. Many drug manufacturers have patient assistance plans to help people pay for their drugs. Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or nurse about this.
For more on this, please see Oral Chemotherapy: What You Need to Know and Prescription Drug Assistance Programs.
Other prescription drugs used with cancer treatment
Many kinds of drugs are used with cancer treatment. These may be drugs to prevent nausea, treat pain, help with anxiety, or control diarrhea. Drug prices can vary a lot. You (or a family member) may want to call different pharmacies to get an idea of where you can get the best price.
When your doctor prescribes medicines or outpatient care, here are some questions you may want to ask:
If I get outpatient treatment, how much of it will be covered by my health insurance?
How much will the chemotherapy drug that I take by mouth cost me? What about the nausea medicines and other drugs that go along with it?
How much will I have to pay for this drug? Will my insurance cover it?
Are there assistance programs to help me get the drugs I need?
Are there less expensive drugs or generic forms that work as well?
Is there any other way I can get help paying for this drug?
Hospital, surgery, and clinic treatments
If you must have surgery, chemo, radiation, or be in the hospital for part of your treatment, here are some questions you may want to ask:
Do we need to get my insurance company’s approval (sometimes called pre-certification) before the test, surgery, treatment, home care, etc.?
Is there a co-pay for each treatment session? (The co-pay is a cost you may be charged each time you get chemo, radiation, intravenous [IV] antibiotics, IV fluids, or other outpatient treatments that you get in an office or clinic. The co-pay amount is set by your insurance company.)
If I must go into the hospital, how much will it cost? How much will my insurance cover?
Is there a way to know beforehand if the doctors who will see me in the hospital are in my health plan network?
Counting all the charges (hospital, anesthesia, surgeon, pathologist, and more), how much will this surgery cost me? How much will my insurance cover?
Should I plan for rehab, home care, or long-term care (such as nursing home or hospice care)?
You’ll want to be sure that your health insurance company pays or reimburses the bulk of your medical expenses. This means you will need to
Know the terms of your policy
Be aware of preferred or network doctors or clinics
Keep careful records
If any of your treatments might be done by out-of-network doctors or providers, find out about those costs as well. Even when you know the terms of your policy, getting payments can mean re-submitting claims, appealing denials, and much more.
If you have private health insurance, you will want to contact your insurance administrator to learn more about these details. Find out what is and isn’t covered, what your co-pays are, and what you can expect your out-of -pocket costs to be. If you have insurance through work, start with your benefits department to learn who the administrator is.
If you have Medicare, Medicaid, or other public insurance, talk with your cancer care team about how to get more information on costs and coverage.
Usually, doctors’ offices and clinics have someone who handles health insurance concerns and problems. Ask your doctor if that person can help you with claims and codes on the bills that are sent to the insurance company.
Many complex issues about insurance are not covered here. There are also other expenses that are not strictly medical, for instance transportation, parking, meals, and maybe even extra help you need at home while getting treatment (like childcare, housekeeping, and yard work).
You can find out more about health insurance and other costs in HYPERLINK "http://www.cancer.org/ssLINK/health-insurance-and-financial-assistance-toc" \t "_top" Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient. We have more information on a number of financial topics that may be helpful, too. See the “To learn more” section for a list.
Our health insurance experts are also available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach one of them by calling our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.
Vaccination is intended to stimulate an individual's immune system to develop an immunity to anything that can cause a disease. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate illness from infection.
The effectiveness of vaccination has been widely studied and verified. Vaccination is largely responsible for the worldwide eradication of such killing diseases such as smallpox, and the restriction of diseases such as polio, from much of the world.
Unfortunately, these successes have led to a different kind of epidemic: the proliferation of unnecessary and harmful vaccinations! Your local drug store or supermarket may be offering flu shots with the added incentive of savings on other items! Of course, they have no idea about your medical history or other medications. It’s a big lottery with your life, in this case, if your number comes up, you die!
Vaccines today suppress the immune system. In some instances, particularly older people or babies, who have undeveloped or weakened immune systems, the effect can be instant death. For many, the effect is an immediate sickness and a compromised immune system for weeks or months, which may permit illnesses to take hold. Some never recover their immune system response.
Just about all doctors today schedule vaccinations for infants as if they are necessary and required. They are certainly not required and the necessity should be evaluated depending on circumstances. You may have to say “no” multiple times if you choose not to go along with the vaccination schedule your baby will be scheduled to receive.
The impact of multiple courses of injections can change a healthy baby into an unhealthy baby very quickly. This medical intervention should be evaluated very carefully.
What’s in a Vaccine?
There are all kinds of nasty things that are put into vaccines these days. Here’s some of them.
Just Say No
There was a big campaign against illegal drugs in the 1980s that told youth to ‘just say no to drugs.” We should use the same message to unnecessary vaccines: just say no.
Some components in vaccines are neurotoxic and may depress your brain function.