mpbser wrote:Hi Peanut,
I'm sure there are many people in the pharma industry who don't see any problem with how the FDA rubber stamps NDAs. In fact, why would they even welcome any regulation at all? I wouldn't even credit my wife's anecdotes without also being familiar with those books and article I cited. Here's another: Politics in Healing: The Suppression and Manipulation of American Medicine by Daniel Haley. But, hey, if your two family members are enough to convince you...
Regarding my wife's diagnosis of CVD and her doctor's recommendation to go on statins. When she was around age 38, after going from primary care doctor to primary care doctor, she finally found one she trusted because at her very first appointment with him, after talking about her family history (mother died of massive stroke age 47, grandmother blood clots and amputations [not diabetic] early death at age 56, and other similar history), he ordered genetic testing for hereditary hypercoagulability, a C-IMT sonogram, and advanced lipid analysis. She has heterozygous C667T MTHFR SNP mutation and the C-IMT showed carotid stenosis, advanced for her young age. Hence, the recommendation for statins.
Regarding peer reviewed articles, sure, I will share... I already cited one or two in the first post or two in this thread regarding efficacy of chemo, but as I come across more, I will post them in this thread.
The FDA may or may not be corrupt. Why would they be any different than any other government division.
As far as I'm concerned that's a red herring.
There's lots of evidence that chemotherapy is effective in treating colorectal cancer.
http://www.cancernetwork.com/review-art ... tal-cancer
Just going to sit back now and wait for evidence that broccoli is equally effective.
All the best,