Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

An Unfortunate and Lengthy Adventure in Misdiagnosis

The cure that kills

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Foods eaten: Eggs, Cream, Jersey cow milk, Decaf espresso, 1/8th of an onion, Potato, Butter, Cane sugar.
Kcals: 2079, Protein: 42g, Fat: 196g, Carbs: 38g.

I had one of those eggs and dairy days today! Still feeling really good, no symptoms, slightly over-alert.

I’m thinking of leaving this blog anonymous for a while. I’m absolutely happy for those folks who have found it (hello!) to read this self-indulgent drivel, but there are a few people who read my site who I don’t want to offend with my… self. With that in mind I’ve hidden a few connecting links for now.

Everyone in the UK has been following this story about the drug trial for TBN 1412 that has gone terribly wrong. The pharmaceutical company is still sending out contradictory messages about what animals were previously tested, and whether a dog died in the testing.

I must admit to feeling slightly smug because on hearing the target diseases and the symptoms suffered by these poor buggers, I have spent the last few days saying “I bet it’s one of those new targeted antibody drugs.” Radio 4 has just confirmed that it is.

Herceptin is also one of those new targeted antibody drugs. Ralph Moss wrote an excellent piece in the New Scientist “Hype and Herceptin” (4 March 2006). Sorry, it’s subscriber only again. The shock statistic to take away: “In one of the studies, there were 23 breast-cancer related deaths (1.4 per cent) in the Herceptin group compared with 34 (2.0 per cent) in the observation group. In terms of absolute risk, the Herceptin group achieved a very modest 0.6 per cent reduction in breast-cancer related deaths. This small gain has, however, to be weighed against the fact that Herceptin turns out to produce heart damage in 4.1 per cent of the early stage breast cancer patients.

So much for being a wonder-drug, this stuff has the kind of dubious record you would expect from a statin drug.

Not a lot of people know that double-blind drug trials were invented by the Nazis. I.G. Farben, a chemical and pharmaceutical company, ran the death camps at Auschwitz and used the prisoners to experiment on.

Mercola had a link to “The shocking true history of modern medicine and psychiatry” a few days ago. All food for thought.


Written by alienrobotgirl

16 March, 2006 at 8:00 pm

Posted in Failsafe Diary

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