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Cancer Research UK – working for Big Pharma – Part 2

gsk fraudFraud is afoot

Cancer Research UK has a good reputation, as far as the public is concerned. But we hear rumours of the fraudulent activities of the pharmaceutical companies and their champions. This includes the US government agencies such as the FDA. In Part 2 of Cancer Research UK – working for Big Pharma, we’ll take a look at this fraud.  See Part 1 here.

Fraud is rife in the pharmaceutical industry

Have a look at this excerpt from an earlier post. A more in depth look at the extent of pharmaceutical fraud and illegal practices, can be found in this report done by Public Citizen. All the facts are documented and can be verified.

Conclusions of that reportpatients V shareholders

 Pharmaceutical Industry Criminal and Civil Penalties: 1991 Through 2015

“Financial penalties continued to pale in comparison to company profits, with the $35.7 billion in penalties from 1991 through 2015 amounting to only 5% of the $711 billion in net profits made by the 11 largest global drug companies during just 10 of those 25 years (2003-2012). To our knowledge, a parent company has never been excluded from participation in Medicare and Medicaid for illegal activities, which endanger the public health and deplete taxpayer-funded programs. Nor has almost any senior executive been given a jail sentence for leading companies engaged in these illegal activities. Much larger penalties and successful prosecutions of company executives that oversee systemic fraud, including jail sentences if appropriate, are necessary to deter future unlawful behavior. Otherwise, these illegal but profitable activities will continue to be part of companies’ business model.”

Pharmaceutical fraud propagates

The problem with the pharmaceutical industry is that they are distributed worldwide. Any fraudulent, underhanded or illegal activity instigated by a company in the US, will have repercussions in other countries. That includes the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.

Cancer Research UKDo you trust them?

Do we trust the health of ourselves and our family and friends to these criminals. How many of them have actually been prosecuted and jailed for their crimes. How is it they are still allowed to function in their field.  Afterall they have been found guilty of crimes against the public’s health and the taxpayer funded programs. Why is it they can kill millions of people and get away with just a fine.

How do you feel now?

How do you feel as a donor. You who has been supporting cancer research and hoping for a cure for yourself or a loved one. Do you feel deceived, robbed, betrayed. I did. I have lost many friends and family to cancer. But I will never donate to this two headed charity again. The problem is, one head is bigger than the other and is definitely in charge!

Cancer Research UK works with Big Pharma

Cancer Research UKA very famous actress said “If you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas”. Cancer Research UK are certainly doing exactly that. Unfortunately they have been embraced by the pharmaceuticals. They are being sucked into the realms of their pharmaceutical business models.

Dr Marcia Angell

Dr AngellDr Marcia Angell was the editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine for 20 years and says It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” 

Dr Linus Pauling

Dr. Linus Pauling (1901-1994), was the only person ever to win two unshared Nobel prizes. He received these awards for chemistry in 1954 and for peace in 1962 and was awarded 47 honorary doctorates. He contributed greatly to the development of chemical theories and according to him:

Linus Pauling“Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud and that the major cancer research organisations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them.” 

Many people called this eminent nobel prize winner a quack. How dare they! This is a man who had brilliant ideas about possible disease cures. One of them has now been proven to cure terminal swine flu and there is much evidence that cancer can be thwarted with high doses of IV (Intravenous) vitamin C.

Cancer Research UK“Passing Bus” therapy?

David Gallaher, Principal Advisor to the Health Ministry and Senior Intensive Care Specialist in Auckland, described Allan Smith’s recovery from terminal swine flu, could have been just as likely from a “bus driving by” as the high dose intravenous vitamin C he received. Dr Thomas Levy, a board certified cardiologist and an advocate of vitamin C therapy replied… “perhaps Auckland should build a new hospital directly across from the main bus terminal??”

LET (liposomal encapsulated technology)

There is now also the much more convenient LET (liposomal encapsulated technology). Dr Thomas Levy says it is even more efficent than IV vitamin C. He also had this to say about the medical establishment: “Modern medicine, through the popular press, through the scientific literature, THEY JUST LIE! They lie and they misrepresent and they withhold the truth… I’ll give you the truth”

Vitamin C according to Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK says that nothing has happened with vitamin C for 10 years.  This is an erroneous statement. Vitamin C has been studied and researched over the past 75 years.  In New Zealand, IV vitamin C is a treatment that is registered and approved. Many cancer patients in New Zealand are being treated with IV vitamin C. It is also being used to treat diseases other than cancer.

Professor Anne Thomas

Professor Anne Thomas who is a Cancer Research UK funded scientist at the University of Leicester states with regards to Vitamin C: “If you inject a drug, you generally get the active bit more quickly into the system, but if you’re eating food, or a food supplement, we don’t know how much of that active compound someone is having.” This statment proves she knows nothing about how high dose IV vitamin C treatment is administered.  She thinks it is given as a food supplement. She compounds her error with “By injecting a drug, you make the delivery of the active substance more reliable, and bypass the factors that can affect that.”  Well let’s put her straight. This is exactly how IV vitamin C is administered. The only difference is, it’s not a drug, there’s no side effects and it’s a natural molecule.

Cancer treated with a carcinogenic!

Professor Thomas obviously knows very little about vitamins, minerals and nutrition and she’s not alone in the medical profession. She also does not know that vitamin C has no known toxic dosage, in patients without preexisting kidney disease. Can you say that about a prescription drug? Chemotherapy side effects make most people feel rotten and includes hair loss, nausea and vomiting, infections, fatigue, mouth ulcers and sores. Not to mention the damage it does to the body and it’s organs. This is apart from the fact that chemotherapy is a carcinogenic. So cancer is being treated with a drug that causes cancer, doesn’t make sense to me. Then CRUK has the gall to insinuate that vitamin C is unsafe saying: “The key thing is we just don’t know if it is safe…” They should know already! Research is supposed to be their field of expertise!

May be beneficial one day?IV Vitamin C 

“This doesn’t mean to say vitamin C won’t be of benefit to some patients one day.” What a vacuous statement. Vitamin C will not change with the passage of time, it is what it is now, a natural nutrient that we all need. So why say it could be of benefit one day. What’s wrong with today!! This vitamin has been researched over a period of 75 years. Isn’t it about time the likes of CRUK recognised it as a valuable treatment? If it’s good enough for New Zealand patients, why not UK patients?

Patients are deterred from any other treatments

Those cancer patients reading the misinformation put out by Cancer Research UK, will be deterred from even looking into alternative treatments. The trusting public believe all the rubbish CRUK is writing. This charity does a really good job of putting off any prospective user of vitamin C and infers they should not even bother trying it.

Vitamin C treatment is just one example
Cancer Cure
Cannabis oil has cured my pancreatic stage 4 cancer.

This is a typical response to any prospective natural cancer treatment out there and there are many. Vitamin C is just one. Would it not be better to hit the disease with more than one treatment. Even if you wanted to go down the chemo route, what’s wrong with attacking the disease from all sides. After all, cancer is a disease of the whole body not just one part of it. It makes sense to hit it from all angles.

And if you don’t comply?

If a patient dares to suggest that they want to try alternative treatments, they will likely be met with derision and ridicule. Patients are often bullied into accepting standard treatment and most patients give in. Their families too will try and persuade them to keep the status quo. In some states of the US a child with cancer will be taken from you if you suggest alternative treatments!

Bad advice

Without alternatives, most can look forward to horrible side effects throughout the whole of their treatment. This to hopefully attain a disconsolate lifespan of 5 years if they’re lucky.  Advice such as ‘eat as much as you can of cream cakes, chocolate and fattening foods to keep yourgood food-bad food weight up!’ abounds. It is about the worst advice you can give a patient suffering from any disease, let alone cancer. Why encourage eating sugar, sodas, vegetable oils, chips, sweets, cakes, biscuits and processed foods? What are they thinking!!

Cancer Research UK – their vision

Cancer Research UK’s vision is to “bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”  But wait! There have been many documented cases of cancers that have been cured. This even includes pancreatic cancer which is supposedly the most difficult to treat. Why doesn’t Cancer Research UK acknowledge these cures… Oh yes, I forgot, all these cures are put down to spontaneous remission. This despite cancer sufferers being on a specific alternative treatment instead of the so called  ‘gold’ standard protocols.

What to expect if you cure a patient

What can medical practitioners who treat cancers successfully with non standard protocols expect? Accolades, applause, congratulations? No, they can expect an onslaught of abuse, defamation, lambasting and vilification. The pharmaceuticals have powerful lobbying groups.  They work tirelessly at manipulating the general public, the government and the media with propaganda and disinformation. Take a look at this video. This optician was struck off for improving the eyesight of brain damaged and autistic patients!!

Stand up for your rights, it’s your body

We the people have to stand up to the government, pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries. Otherwise we will stay in poor mental and physical health due to what we are given to eat, forced to breath in and prescribed to be put into our bodies. All in good faith and with optimism of a cure. What lambs to the slaughter we are!

Ches PowerForgive me if I have upset you!

I don’t want to upset those who have loyally supported Cancer Research UK but I do think they need to know the truth and in this case the truth hurts, in all senses of the word.

 

Cancer Research UK – working for Big Pharma – Part 1

Cancer Research UKWhy is the British public funding Cancer Research UK? Where is all that money going? What is your hard earned cash being used for? Donations you have given in good faith. Where is the promised cure that was given to us decades ago?

What happens to your donations?

Apart from paying wages and overheads, your donations will be used to help large pharmaceuticals like Merck and AstraZeneca. In effect, you are funding one of the richest industries in the world. As I see it, the only benefit for the ‘race for life’ run is that you’re exercising yourself, keeping yourself fit and having a good time with your friends and relatives whilst remembering lost loved ones to a disease that, supposedly, has no cure.

As for the money you accrue by doing that run, well heaven knows what it will end up funding.  But be assured it will not be used as you would wish it and a pharmaceutical company will be getting the benefit of your generousity.

CEO of CRUKEarnings of the CEOMichelle Mitchell CEO

By the way, the chief executive of Cancer Research UK, Sir Harpal Kumar, earns around £240,000 a year. Michelle Mitchell OBE has been appointed as CEO of Cancer Research UK, replacing Sir Harpal Kumar who is due to stand down in the summer of 2018. Personally, I think this is a wage not in keeping with the spirit of a charity. Half that amount would be plenty for most people. But that’s just my opinion.

What does CRUK do?

So, what does CRUK do? It does research and development (R&D) of possible viable cancer drugs. If a pharmaceutical company likes the look of the drug it will take over from Cancer Research UK with the view to making high profits from it.

KeytrudaKeytruda for Instance

Take Keytruda for instance, which is made by Merck. Much of the initial R&D was done by CRUK. Merck liked the look of it and decided to take over. It had good potential. Potential for what you might ask. Potential for big profits that’s what! This particular drug, has many unpleasant side effects and has an information sheet which is 53 pages showing just the ‘highlights’ according to its heading. By the way, this is not the information leaflet the patient receives.

What the doctor has to do

There are numerous side effects and contra indiciations that the prescribing doctor has to watch out for. Doctors have enough to do without ploughing through 53 pages of instructions about contra indications he has to control. What if the patient doesn’t realize a side effect is from his medication? Most patients just accept they will feel ill from medication. How can a doctor keep tabs on all his cancer patients who will likely haveoverworked different side effects?

As a result, I would suggest that it is impossible to expect a medic to be in control of all the drugs he prescribes. It is a recipe for disaster, and many patients die from prescription medicine. The third leading cause of death in the US is from iatrogenic causes. I don’t know the figure for Europe or the UK.

And how much does this cancer drug cost?

Incidently, how much does this drug cost? Keytruda costs about $12,500 a month, or $150,000 a year. Is it worth it? Well you decide after reading the side effects. That’s if you have the time to go through the whole information sheet.

Cancer Research UK – modus operandi

CRUKDr Nigel Blackburn, Cancer Research UK’s director of drug development explains: The basic framework is zero cost upfront to the partner {the pharmaceutical company}. We then will develop a program of work, there’s then an opt-point, normally at the end of Phase Ia but sometimes Phase Ib, and they get to review all the data and decide if they want to license it from us; there’s then normally payment to license it from us but it tends to be pretty modest at that stage – we tend to back-end things more; and then look for milestones, through Phase II and III, and then royalties if a product reaches the market.”

“The commercial sector is all about returning a profit for shareholders, or return investments for venture capital for early-stage companies and such like. I’ve worked in the commercial sector for 30 years and it does lead you towards certain decisions – ultimately you’ve got to make sales, you’ve got to make a profit, you’ve got to keep shareholders happy – and it shapes decisions in a certain way.”

What a revealing statement!

I don’t like this statement, it implies that money is more important than the health of the people… you know, those people that keep these large consortiums in business. I can remember reading about an interview with a pharma industry analyst, he said:

“When conducting drug clinical trials, we are concerned about two disasters: One disaster is that you kill people. The other disaster is that you cure them. The truly good drugs are ones that you can use for a long time…”

Very generous of you and CRUK!
Cancer Research UK
“This pill you take twice a day before meals. This pill you take right after I tell you what these pills cost”

Hence this looks like a very good deal for the pharmaceutical company involved. They have no risk and much of the donkey work is done by CRUK. If they don’t like the outcome of CRUK’s research, or can see no decent profits from marketing the drug, they just walk away. In other words, pharmaceuticals are looking for a drug that they can keep selling to the patient year on year, not a cure. A cure for cancer would give them high profits briefly, but once the public had been cured, what happens to all the sales of cancer drugs and treatments? Oh, and I forgot, what happens to the poor, poor shareholders!!

Does this help the patient?

So how does this help the patient? We are all looking for a cure for this dreaded disease from the likes of CRUK. Patients get at best, a stay of execution. Once any remission reaches 5 years, it is called a success. No matter if the patient dies a day, a month or a year after that cut off point, statistically the patient is cured. After 10 years, your doctor may say you are cured, but statistics are the figures your doctor will give you when you ask about the likelihood of a cure.

5 year cureCancer Research UK website

As a point of interest, this is what CRUK put on their website: “Most cancers that are going to come back will do so in the first 2 years or so after treatment. After 5 years, you are even less likely to get a recurrence. For some types of cancer, after 10 years your doctor may say that you are cured.”

Real survival rates from chemotherapy

These are the real survival rates according to research “The contribution of cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adult malignancies”:

  • The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1% in the USA.
  • When one of the authors of this study was approached about the change in these figures to reflect todays rates he reported that there was no change. The above study was done in 2004. Check out the 5 minute video about chemotherapy in the US.

It’s the uncertainly that blights your life

Consequently, with a cure, you have a future. You know you are cured and you can live out the rest of your life being healthy and enjoying your good health. But with the uncertainty and fear that your cancer may return, your life is blighted. Some have problems carrying on with life and making new plans for the future. As a result, depression and unhappiness is very common. Also many patients have a change of personalty and mentality because of this constant worry.

Drugs are not the answer

This is not a cure. Drugs are not the answer. A change of lifestyle and I don’t mean just the patient, I mean the food manufacturers, the chemical industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the government and their corrupt agencies.  All those that make a fortune out of other peoples’ misery and death, they’re the ones that need to change their modus operandi.

Ches PowerSo, in part two we will look at the trustworthiness of the pharmaceutical industry and what some eminent professionals say about their fraud and illegal practices.

Are there doctors out there curing cancer without traditional treatments… you betcha!

Monsanto and Cancer

Class 2A “probable carcinogen”

In March 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which is a division of the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that Monsanto’s herbicide known as Roundup  is a Class 2A which indicates a “probable carcinogen”.  This being due to the active ingredient within Roundup which we know as Glyphosate.

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