Ethics of medical sector questioned in hard-hitting new book

Posted: June 1, 2015 in Medical Industrial Complex
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In the introduction to our new release book MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures, we remind readers you don’t need to be a genius to know that corruption is rife in the world’s most lucrative fields –and it seems mainstream medicine may be no exception.

MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 3)

Our introduction (to the book) follows unabridged:

Sometimes it seems as if few in positions of power have the strength to resist the temptation of generating vast sums of money via devious if not downright dishonest means.

Whether it be profiting from manufactured arms conflicts or manipulating financial markets, history proves greed is often the rule and not the exception when it comes to the global elite’s pursuit of wealth – or, perhaps more pertinently and disturbingly, when it comes to their pursuit of greater wealth.

Many argue that when it comes to greed and corruption the medical sector is no different to other lucrative business sectors. This seems a strange accusation given most in the medical field, including doctors, nurses and hospital staffers, embark on their careers out of a compassionate and genuine desire to care for the sick.

Unfortunately, there are powers-that-be whose motives are not so noble. Collectively and unofficially called the Medical Industrial Complex, they comprise a surprisingly large number of individuals, corporations, government health services, medical equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and, dare we say it, hangers-on. Those in the latter category include the likes of health systems consultants, insurers, banking executives, accountants, lawyers, construction company reps and even realtors.

However, the so-called Big Three in this complex are readily identifiable. They are ‘Organized Medicine’ (the medical profession as a whole), the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and, of course, the pharmaceutical industry – let’s not forget them.

For readers outside of America, replace FDA with your government agency responsible for allegedly protecting and promoting public health in your country.

To put the Medical Industrial Complex into perspective, consider this: modern medicine is one of the largest and most profitable industries on the planet. Some medical insiders have described it as America’s biggest industry. Not sure it’s as big as the war industry, but if it ain’t, it must be a close second.

At the time of writing, Americans were transfixed, bemused and frustrated by the partisan squabbling surrounding President Obama’s attempts to sort out the country’s healthcare provisions once and for all.

One who summarizes America’s health problems better than most is William A. Collins, a former state representative and former Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut. In an article dated August 21, 2013, on OtherWords.org, Collins says in the US, the health industry’s big players focus on making as much money as possible.

Collins claims that those who devise the health system do so with profits in mind, and patients who can’t help with that are “shunted off to government services” or snubbed. He’s also critical of what he describes as a network of handshakes and private agreements linking hospitals to pharmaceutical company reps and medical equipment manufacturers, claiming this inflates America’s health cost as much as the insurance and Big Pharma.

“Fortunately,” he says, “the main offenders can be clearly labeled. Chief among them are the health insurers and the drug manufacturers. Big Pharma wields an army of lobbyists and administers large doses of campaign contributions to their friends in Congress”.

For those not familiar with the term Big Pharma, it’s the nickname given to the major pharmaceutical conglomerates which collectively form this multi-trillion dollar industry. Many believe Big Pharma can be compared to the most corrupt banks, media monopolies or oil corporations.

In the pages of this book, we explore the contention that Big Pharma and other participants in the Medical Industrial Complex put profits ahead of patients’ wellbeing and dollars ahead of lives.

One of our recurring themes is that all of us must stop giving away complete responsibility to doctors or other medical practitioners. It’s time to start looking at these people as they actually are: advisors for you to make decisions about what’s best for your body.

Let’s face it, most people simply accept whatever pills are prescribed, or surgeries are recommended, or other treatments advised, to them by their doctor without ever questioning. There are hundreds of examples given in this book which prove that approach in dealing with doctors is an unhealthy one (figuratively and literally).

The way to avoid becoming another statistic of the Medical Industrial Complex – and more importantly staying healthy or else returning to full health – is to become informed. We assume that might be why you are reading this book: to gain knowledge about modern medicine. And knowledge is the necessary ingredient we all need to make informed decisions about our health.

We have known parents who trusted their doctors who prescribed unnecessary drugs such as Ritalin for their children. Unnecessary because these parents later discovered there were other (less aggressive) ways to treat their children’s problem. However, at the time they had no idea of the cozy and little-known relationship between doctors and Big Pharma – a relationship they eventually discovered involved financial kickbacks for doctors. Once again, in instances like these, knowledge is power and it has the potential to shield the unwitting against corrupt elements within the Medical Industrial Complex.

An interrelated point we wish to make here is we are definitely not anti-doctors.

Only a fool would deny doctors save lives. When it’s a medical emergency and you are in a life-and-death situation, a doctor is always your best friend.

However, when you simply have a health problem, or suspected problem, that you wish to resolve or clarify, that’s when doctors can sometimes do you a disservice. The disservice we refer to is committing what can only be described as a medical sin – such as overprescribing drugs or advising surgery before exploring other less risky treatments.

Such a disservice is usually inadvertent (aka unintentional or careless), but the end result is the same: you suffer the consequences.

Our purpose in writing this book is not to alarm, even though some of the despicable acts committed by medical professionals exposed in the coming pages are indeed alarming. Rather, our intention is to arm readers with “underground knowledge” about the medical system, the major players in that system and their many associates. Once you are aware of certain nefarious trends in modern healthcare, you will be able to spot those trends a mile off and thereby protect yourself and your loves ones from harm, or from being inconvenienced at the very least.

As well as exposing corruption, we wish to enlighten those readers who are not already aware that there are long-standing and rather convincing claims of alternative remedies for so-called incurable illnesses. These professed cures, it seems, are either being withheld or blocked by multinational drug companies and/or rigid medical academia. Having researched alternative treatments, we are convinced at least some of these really do cure so-called incurable illnesses, but are being suppressed from the public as they are unpatentable (aka unprofitable).

Keep in mind most illnesses and diseases labeled incurable are usually only described as such within mainstream medicine in the West. When you consider the number and variety of medical and alternative health treatments and systems available around the world – including traditional Chinese (TCM) and Indian (Ayurveda) and numerous others – “incurable” is possibly a state of mind, or a misnomer even, and there is in all likelihood an existing cure for every known medical ailment. A cure awaiting discovery by Western medical professionals.

No matter what your state of health is now – even if you are poorly or, heaven forbid, extremely ill – you can build and improve your health. Remember, where there’s life there is always hope…so never give up!

Lastly, we must point out we are not doctors or medical professionals, and nothing we, the authors, say in this book should be construed as imparting medical or health advice.

You will note many of the statements throughout are not ours. Rather, they are quotes made in the public domain by medical professionals and others far better qualified than us. (The others we refer to include respected authors, medical and health reporters, insiders in various professions and, last but not least, medical watchdogs). Often, but not always, their views on health reflect ours. In every case, we hope, their comments help to give you a better understanding of the medical establishment.

James Morcan & Lance Morcan

Product Details

Medical Industrial Complex  is available via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/MEDICAL-INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX-Suppressed-Underground-ebook/dp/B00Y8Y3TUM/

 

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