Has the mafia taken over the drug industry?
There is overwhelming evidence that industry-sponsored cholesterol researchers have misled the world for half a century. Since long I have suspected that the mafia has invaded the big drug companies. I mean, there are many more healthy people than addicts in this world.
The list of misinformations about cholesterol, one of the most important molecules in our body, is almost endless, and more and more researchers have realised it. Read for instance a revealing paper published recently in Scientific Research. If you are not familiar with the scientific language, Justin Smith has summarized the key points of the paper.
On the same website you can order a copy of “Statin Nation”, Justin´s brilliant and informative film, where he has interviewed a number of critical scientists including myself. As far as I know it has not yet been shown on any television program. I assume that no program director has the guts to provoke the drug industry.
But in Denmark there is a courageous professor at the University Hospital of Copenhagen. His name is Peter Gøtzsche. He is well-known for having started the Nordic Cochrane Centre, and he is also its head. Among his many contributions to science are his paper where he has documented that mammography has converted numerous healthy women into patients without lowering breast cancer mortality. Here is an interview with Gøtzsche about that.
Recently he has published a book where he uncovers the many fraudulent ways we have been tricked to destroy our health by the products of the drug industry. The title of the book says it all: “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How big pharma has corrupted healthcare.” His book has been published in Danish as well
In his book he has documented his accusations by references to more than 900 papers and documents and the book has two laudatory forewords; one of them by Drummond Rennie, former editor of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the other by Richard Smith, former editor of British Medical Journal. You can read the latter here.
Gøtzsche was interviewed in Danish television about his book and it has risen much debate in the newspapers. He has of course been attacked personally as well by the establishment, but without pertinent arguments.