Unfortunately for many, money makes the world go around. Truth, safety and efficacy certainly take second fiddle to the almighty dollar.
The Estrogen Cow
Understanding the essence of the medical-pharmaceutical establishment, I was taken by
surprise at how swiftly and how easily the establishment turned on one of its own sacred
cows — estrogen.
You know the story of estrogen: for years it was touted as a protector of women against
cancer, against aging, against cardiovascular disease, and against osteoporosis.
The drug companies have been fighting tooth and nail for decades to refute and suppress
all the research that proves that estrogen actually causes the very conditions it is supposed
Now, so very suddenly, the establishment freely admits the harmful effects of estrogen.
Just last July, no less than the Journal of the American Association announced the
discontinuation of a long term research study on estrogen when it became undeniable that
the women in this study developed an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and cancer.
It’s not surprising that they discontinued the study when the results were opposite the
researcher’s intended findings, but what is noteworthy is that instead of hushing it up,
they actually published it for all the world to see.
Now, as an extension of that admission of estrogen danger, the Food and Drug
Administration is actually requiring labels on all hormone replacement therapy products
warning of the risk for heart disease, stroke and cancer.
What is going on here?
I had always assumed that the pharmaceutical industry would fight to the death to protect
its estrogen-related profits.
What I think is happening is that the drug companies have decided to burn this candle
from both ends.
The estrogen bandwagon has so much momentum, (with so many doctors conditioned to
prescribe estrogen to every woman who experiences her first hot flash or who has any
concerns about osteoporosis) that nothing will push this gravy train off course for years
and years to come.
Another good example to illustrate how people fall for propaganda, and how drug
companies change their tune for profit, is the cholesterol farce.