Interesting video which makes us question what exactly is ‘evidence based medicine’?

Ireland banned St Johns wort in 1999 (in a rather dubious manner) and  the state is now allowing an Irish pharmaceutical company to re-introduce it in a pill form (called ‘Pacifa’ – nice new Orwellian word there). Bear in mind that the anti-depressant market is worth around 70 million to the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland alone.

Seems to me that the pharmaceutical industry had a lot do with banning St Johns Wort in the first place. I have always thought that. (Brian Cowen was the minister over health at the time, that says it all really).

Amazing also considering I never heard of anyone going bat shit crazy on herbal remedies, or being suicidal or homicidal from them.

Can’t say the same about SSRI’s though.

Which brings me back to my original thought, what exactly is evidence based medicine?

It seems to me that evidence based medicine is merely just what pharmaceutical companies, doctors (and their economic/ideological interests) tell us it is.

But is there another evidence based medicine?

Perhaps with the advent of the internet- there is.

In regards to Seroxat, for example, there are tens of thousands of people’s experiences documented on the web. These experiences describe a very dangerous drug and they describe side effects in great detail- Is that the true evidence base? As opposed to the weak, easily manipulated, untrustworthy (short term) trials which are passed by the regulators to sell the drug?

Trials like Study 329?

…surely the real world evidence base (which we can correlate now from online sources) trumps these measly bogus trials?

Are we- the public- the real evidence base?



One thought on “What Is Evidence Based Medicine?

  1. Tweet from The Parallel Universe.
    In answer to Truthman: What is Evidence Based Medicine???

    ‘Evidence Based Medicine’ is code for drip feeding Politicised Social Dogma and Pseudo-Science into Medical
    and Clinical Practice.

    Perhaps the most notorious example of Evidence Based’ practice has been the ‘Liverpool Care Pathway’. Another
    concerns the field of ‘Mental Health’, that is governed by Political Directives and Social Impact Initiatives affirmed
    through Predictive Computer Modelled Algorithms for purposes that include defining and treating ‘Typological’ or
    Behavioural signs of alleged ‘Brain Diseases cum ‘Mental Disorders’ that have been voted into being by
    Psychiatrists and appended to their apocryphal bible known as The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
    Disorders.. .

    Psycho-activated Drug recipients a.k.a ‘Zombies’ or ‘Live Ones’ may thus be labelled either with or without
    their knowledge as presumed Medical justification for prescribing Mind Altering drugs in ways that may
    involve recourse to Diagnostic Labelling of ‘Symptomatic Behaviours’ ranging from Schizophrenia, Psychosis,
    Depression, Fidgeting, Nervousness, Sadness, Shyness, Forgetfulness, Indecisiveness, Anxiety, Protracted
    Bereavement, Over-eagerness and so forth as well as involving combinations of same; Or, in the case of a
    sensitive and insightful Two Year Old Child, the alleged ‘Brain Disease’ of seeing ‘MONSTERS’ at bedtime.

    Drugs to ‘treat’ such alleged ‘Brain Diseases’ cum Behavioural disorders’ are made to undergo ‘Evidence Based’
    testing against a ‘Placebo’; meaning in the latter sense, the prospective future drug recipient’s pleasing or
    patient capacity to tolerate the toxic proceeds of a psychoactive drug trial.

    No sooner than each drug has been appraised by whomsoever might be the most MONSTROUS or wildly imaginative
    ‘Ghost Writer’ on the planet; News of the drug’s ‘Miraculous’ if not Curative powers, is then injected into Promotional
    veins, in ways that involve Torturing the virtually enslaved Placebo into the role of impersonating the drug’s ideal
    performance as well as by method of relaying seamlessly crafted interpretations of drug trial results to lesser
    Psychiatrists and General Medical Practitioners alike and through them to live drug recipients.

    These are a few behaviours involving the ‘Evidence Based practice of Psychiatry that is currently being re-framed
    both from within and behind the scenes of the Political Doctrine and Population Controlling Device known as
    ‘Sustainable Development’.

    ‘Evidence Based Medicine’ as orchestrated and conducted through the above ways and means is therefore
    supplemental to and antagonistic towards authentic Medical criteria in ways that are bound to drive General
    Medical Practitioners into Catch 22 ethical dilemmas, thereby further compromising General Medical Practice,
    whilst generally serving to undermine the psychoactive drug recipient’s capacity for ‘Informed Consent’.

    Faustus Onierbyk-SED-PU.

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