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Unethical Act: Big Pharma Is Hugely Profiteering From Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Big Pharma controls the marketing and the education of doctors and nurses, pushing forward their unproven and dangerous products at a huge price for patients

-So called “new” products are untested

– Studies with poor results are hidden

– Illegal marketing precedes FDA authorization

– Doctors, nurses and deciders are paid by them

– Deciders base their decision on non-independent studies

– New drugs are not tested against known ones but only against placebo

– Their lobbyists become health advisors to Presidents

– Most “new” drugs are not new

-Most “new” drugs carry more risks than benefits

And why is that? Only one reason: Money.

Profits are the driving force behind those pharmaceuticals companies that do not stop at any criminal action and are making the world an unsafe place and the patients sicker.

Just one number:
5 years ago 110,000 people died of medications complications in the USA.
Last year: 130,000!

This makes medical deaths by medication the fourth cause of death in the USA after cardiovascular, cancer and strokes.

Pharmaceutical ethics are a dream becoming a nightmare!

Bad doctor?

You’ve been told that fibromyalgia doesn’t exist, it’s in your head, it’s not a true disease… The pain management clinic told you they don’t treat fibromyalgia…You’ve even been told that it’s not treatable… All this is unacceptable! The WHO (World Health Organization) has recognized fibromyalgia. The WHO has clearly stated that pain is an emergency and must be treated.

Big Pharma is only driven by profits. Lyrica is one of the worst

Lyrica: The Big Lie- How A New Drug Is Worst Than the Old Ones

NNT Must Be Low Lyrica’s Is Sky High!

In therapy we may express the benefit of a drug by the Number Needed to Treat or NNT. That is the number of patients you have to give the drug to benefit one patient. For example, an NNT of 2 means you have to give the drug to 2 patients for the benefit of one patient. If the NNT is 5, it means you have to give the drug to 5 patients to benefit one patient. The higher the NNT number the poorer the drug result. The ideal drug has an NNT of 1: each patient taking the drug is benefitting from it.

NNH Must Be High Lyrica’s is The Lowest Possible! .Conversely, we may also express the side effects and complications of the drug by the Number Needed to Harm or NNH. In that case, the higher the number, the least toxic the drug. In case the NNH number is lower than the NNT, the drug is toxic to more patients than it is beneficial to some.

Two very serious reviews have had a look at neuropathic pains. Because there is variation from one type of pain to another, I have summarized the results for diabetic neuropathy so we can compare what’s comparable. Don’t go away, it’s got something to do with fibromyalgia!

NNT (the lower the better)

Carbamazepine: 2.3
Gabapentin: 3.8
Phenytoin: 2.1

Pregabalin (Lyrica): 5

NNH (the higher the better)

Carbamazepine: 3.7
Gabapentin: 2.5
Phenytoin: 3.2

There is no discussion that carbamazepine and phenytoin are the best: Lower NNTs and higher NNHs. Gabapentin is a shame: higher NNT and an NNH lower than the NNT!

Pregabalin (Lyrica) which is the new one on a multi-billion market has a higher NNT than the others and should never have been accepted. Its NNH is close to 1 (unstated in the studies but obvious by the side effects numbers in reference 3). This means that it is almost always toxic and seldom beneficial.

All Fibromyalgia Patients Will Get Side Effects From Lyrica. Only One out of Eleven Will Benefit for A While. Neurontin Is As Bad. Only The Old Drugs Are Better!

References:

1- Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jan 20;(1)
Anticonvulsant drugs for acute and chronic pain. Wiffen PJ, Collins S, McQuay HJ, Carroll D, Jadad A, Moore RA.
2- Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jul 8;(3)
Pregabalin for acute and chronic pain in adults. Moore RA, Straube S, Wiffen PJ, Derry S, McQuay HJ.
3- Neurology. 2010 Mar 2; 74(9):755-61.
Cognitive effects of pregabalin in healthy volunteers: a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Salinsky M, Storzbach D, Munoz S.
Summary: All healthy volunteers had negative cognitive effects with Pregabalin.

The above is an extract of Florence Nightingale Newsletter.