As the healthcare sector is so profitable, why would anyone believe major corruption could not flourish in this industry? We pose this question in our book MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: The $ickness Industry, Big Pharma and Suppressed Cures.
When considering this question, it’s important you have a grasp of the amounts of money involved in healthcare.
We address this in the following excerpt from Medical Industrial Complex:
Keep in mind total healthcare expenditures across the world in 2013 totaled $4.5 trillion while the global prescription drug market was worth an estimated $550 billion (annually) as long ago as 2006, according to TheMedica.com, the respected global healthcare marketplace site.
An article on TheMedica’s homepage states: “The USA’s medical industry comprises of more than 750,000 physicians and 5,200 hospitals. USA witnesses approximately 3.8 million inpatient visits and 20 million outpatients visit on a daily basis. Furthermore, (America) has the largest workforce – i.e. one in every 11 US residents employed in the health care business.”
These estimates are supported by Forbes, which puts America’s NHE (National Healthcare Expenditure) for 2012 at $3 trillion. (Interesting to see a Forbes.com report dated January 19, 2012, quotes one economist as saying, “We don’t have a debt problem in this country – we have a healthcare problem.”).
Given the huge monies up for grabs in the healthcare sector, is it really that difficult to believe corruption flourishes within it?
Also, why are so many so quick to doubt that certain cures, including cancer cures, have been suppressed because of pharmaceutical companies’ desire to continue profiting off the drugs they produce to manage long-term sicknesses?
Anytime so much money is at stake, we cannot underestimate the lengths certain companies and groups will go to in their pursuit of profit.
The alternative health site NaturalSociety.com has an intriguing post about “an ignored method of treating and preventing most diseases – so potent that it threatens the medical establishment’s tyrannical monopoly”.
Called Ozone Therapy, the treatment was, according to the article, practiced in the US from the late 19th Century through the 1940’s.
The article points out that “all bacterial pathogens, viruses, and parasites are anaerobic and thrive in the absence of oxygen. In fact, they are poisoned by oxygen. Even cancer cells perish with abundant oxygen. The most common and effective therapy for oxygenating is ozone therapy”
The writer states, “But since the 1940s, the FDA and AMA have come down hard on ozone therapy in the USA…The FDA recently warned against using hyperbaric oxygen therapy”…
According to Educate-Yourself.org, “There are a number of alternative healing therapies that work so well and cost so little…that Organized Medicine, the Food & Drug Administration, and their overlords in the Pharmaceutical Industry (The Big Three) would rather the public not know about them. The reason is obvious: Alternative, non-toxic therapies represent a potential loss of billions of dollars to allopathic (drug) medicine and drug companies”.
Referring to what he calls “forbidden cures,” the writer states, “At long last, however, the public’s consciousness seems to have finally reached a critical mass and is now beginning to seriously question the efficacy and appropriateness of using orthodox therapies and allopathic medicine in general”.
The article continues, “The Big Three have collectively engaged in a medical conspiracy for the better part of 70 years to influence legislative bodies on both the state and federal level to create regulations that promote the use of drug medicine while simultaneously creating restrictive, controlling mechanisms…designed to limit and stifle the availability of non-drug, alternative modalities. The conspiracy to limit and eliminate competition from non-drug therapies began with the Flexner Report of 1910”.
And under the heading ‘Natural Healing,’ the writer says, “The patient’s immune system and the immune system alone is responsible for healing and recovery from ill health. The use of drugs and vaccines represents an assault on the immune system.
“In some cases, the use of a particular drug might be a wise choice to speed healing and recovery for the patient, but the use of natural, orthomolecular therapies and substances (substances normally found in Nature) that can more effectively address the cause of the disease should be considered first because natural substances work in harmony with Nature. They aid and stimulate the body to truly cure itself, without the terrible millstone of drug side-effects”…
The Northstar Report at nstarzone.com, which makes the claim that “Modern medicine has been made into a god by a population of people who look to the doctors and pharmaceutical companies to save them,” lists natural cures it claims the medical establishment doesn’t want you to know about.
These natural “cures” include: Vitamin B-17, or laetrile, which reportedly has had “amazing results” with cancer patients; ginger, which is supposedly “highly effective in preventing and curing” heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and a variety of other illnesses; and garlic, which is claimed to be “good for virtually any disease or infection”.
And last, but not least, The Northstar Report recommends prayer, claiming “The most important aspect of healing is faith healing”.
Given the state of healthcare worldwide and the dubious conduct of various sectors of the Medical Industrial Complex, prayer may be our best bet at the end of the day.
You have been reading an excerpt from Medical Industrial Complex. The book is available exclusively via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/MEDICAL-INDUSTRIAL-COMPLEX-Suppressed-Underground-ebook/dp/B00Y8Y3TUM/