That the pharmaceutical industry engages in dubious influential practices isn’t breaking news. Show me a corporate business with shareholders to keep happy that isn’t guilty of avarice these days. Payments to lawmakers and inducements to doctors seems to be standard practice. Over the years, billions of dollars have been raised by feel-good cancer campaigns, ostensibly to fight disease.
As there's no long-term profitability in finding cures, greater focus is made on administering diseases. That's a diplomatic way of saying prolonging diseases, at your expense. Obstetrician, gynaecologist, author and advocate of women's health and wellness Dr. Christiane Northrup writes:
"What we call healthcare has nothing to do with health. It is disease management and disease screening" adding "Health is more than waiting for disease to happen".
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some amazing doctors and surgeons in my travels. They’re a credit to their profession. Unfortunately there are some doctors who are, well let’s describe them as mediocre. These are the ones that seem more interested in prescribing potions and pills, irrespective of your condition. It’s evident that greed has taken over the heart of modern medicine.
Until this approach is reigned in, it’s up to you to find better ways to keep out of their clutches. By ‘better ways’ I mean becoming familiar with the many signs and symptoms of a condition as they develop.