Do you guys really believe that most physicians would let a cure for cancer go unused? Even if all the scientists and physicians working for pharma were part of a big pharma conspiracy, do you think all other physicians and scientists would go along with it? Even if you strictly use self-interest as the only determinant of human behavior, the personal gain in fame alone for being the first to find a ‘cure’ would be enormous.
If I thought that wearing garlic around my neck and dancing the Watusi naked at the patient’s bedside would lead to a cure I'd do it, as would most docs. The conspiracy would have to be immense to purposefully hide a cure. The fact is that lots of cheap therapies have, over the years, replaced expensive profitable treatments - like antibiotics for H. pylori to treat ulcers - instead of expensive surgery.
Do I think that simple treatments could be overlooked because of a bias against what appear to be unconventional or overly simplistic therapies? Absolutely. I doubt that it's common, but sometimes the simple things can get overlooked.
I have no idea whether or not the approach in this article has any validity. I'm a big fan of anything that works - especially for heartbreaking diseases like cancer.
Here’s another piece of the puzzle (sorry, couldn’t resist): New uses for existing things are patentable. If someone found a way to cure cancer using duct tape, they could patent that use.
In fact, I think that’s exactly what happened with that drug used to treat thickened toenails. It was an existing drug, but a pharma found a new use, and they’re making bank on it.
This article is 100% garbage.