anti pharma strikes again. It will get worse under O care
I got a great idea. Let’s stick it to the evil Big-Pharma. Bleed the greedy bastards dry.
Oil of Oregano kicks anything’s ass.
Look at the bright side: the evil pharmaceutical companies can no longer make obscene profits by developing and selling new antibiotics! Isn’t that wonderful?
A somewhat standard schpiel I’ve posted before is to note that the average kitchen cupboard and spice rack is a veritable cornucopia of antimicrobials and anti-inflammatories. Understanding this as well as the proper use of them for these purposes would be very useful knowledge for just about anyone. Garlic, oregano, vinegar, salt, pepper, honey, sugar, turmeric, cinnamon, clove, curry ... It’s no accident.
Just about everything in Italian vinegar and oil salad dressing kills bacteria, as well it should since it goes on raw vegetables for consumption. Salt cures meats for the same reason, as does sugar. Pickling is preservative as well, vinegar. There are medicinal uses for all of these.
In the face of an outbreak of antibiotic resistant bacteria, you’ll need all the help you can get. If new antibiotics to overcome resistance are not neing introduced, it’s just a matter of time. MRSA already has flareups in public places, from hospitals to high school gym locker rooms to health clubs.
That's most likely the real reason. I only know corporate finance at the kibitzer's level, but I do know that no company will turn down the chance at a billion-dollar revenue stream if the internal rate of return is significantly higher than the cost of the capital needed to finance it. The mega drug companies didn't grow into behemoths by sticking to only super-profitable drugs.
Back around 1990, I was discussing AIDS cures with a good friend of mine. Back then, he was in pre-med, and I was in undergrad too. I suggested lifting safety protocols for experimental AIDS drugs because the people afflicted with AIDS were going to die early anyway. He didn't buy it; for him, it was out of the question even though common sense was on my side.
I'm pretty sure it's his attitude that dominates the FDA, not mine.
Using low dose antibiotics on farm animals for the purpose of weight gain is the primary cause of our problems with ineffective antibiotics.
I have no problem with administering antibiotics to animals that have an abcess or other infection; it’s using antibiotics for non-medical uses that has to stop.
Socialized medicine is not the answer but the drug industry’s behaviors are pushing more people in that direction. When our nation’s health and survival is treated like an accountant’s spreadsheet we are the big losers.
Commiecare will chose who will live or die in a government supported epidemic, thank you............ next question?
The bottom line is that the age of profligate antibiotic use is drawing to a close, and sensibly, their use in the future will likely be limited to just known pathogens in controlled situations, like hospitals. No more public use by prescription. No more prophylactic use.
However, this does not mean that we are helpless against pathogens, just that we have to adapt to how we deal with them. Here are some axioms.
1) Antibiotic resistant bacteria have become commonplace, and many or even most people already have them in their bodies in small numbers. They are kept in check by the rest of our bacterial flora, that physically deny them the space to grow. They only become dangerous when we take antibiotics that damage our normal flora, which allows the resistant bacteria to have a potentially deadly population explosion.
2) Bacteriophage viruses, that consume bacteria, have been known since 1915, and are the bulk of the viruses in the world. Unfortunately, while they will attack pathogens, the bacteria become resistant to them even faster than they do to antibiotics. So their use is only suggested in combination with antibiotics.
3) However, our own flora, in combination with our immune system, may be the best defense of all. The adult GI tract has between 300 and 1000 (or more) different types and strains of bacteria. Of these, only 30 or 40 take up almost all the space, and our immune system is interactive with them. And it is very easy to boost this colony, by consuming foods that support and enhances these bacteria.
4) But our immune system is also essential to this defense. It can be enhanced and protected to make us much more resistant to infection. Vitamin D, a hormone, does several things to strengthen our immune system and fight pathogens, both bacteria and viruses. However, it can also be weakened or dulled by arsenic, other chemicals, toxins and free radicals.
As an aside, while there are a lot of “probiotics” now sold to improve the intestinal flora, there is now a live culture yogurt drink that is especially good, having about 10 different cultures, instead of the 1-3 found in most probiotics and other yogurts.
It is called “Kefir”, and is sold as a flavored or unflavored yoghurt drink under several brands now in stores. The flavored kind, especially, is rather tasty. Often it is low fat as well.
Everyone with any real understanding of the issue knows the FDA is to blame. They're doing the same thing they did in 1984 when they almost destroyed the vaccine industry. Vaccine makers stopped making vaccines because of the constantly increasing costs associated with protecting themselves from predatory and frivolous lawsuits.
Twenty years ago, the FDA began increasing the requirements that drug companies prove new antibiotics are effective and safe, and then forced them to increase the number of participants in clinical trials. Naturally, this was all at the drug company's expense. The end result, of course, was that just like in 1984, companies got out of the antibiotic business in huge numbers.
Now that Congress has finally begun to realize that they, once again, screwed the pooch, they are offering extended patent protection, fewer regulations and tax breaks to get the antibiotic pipeline rolling again. They're only about 20 years too late. Typical government FUBAR. Even so, there is a large contingency of "conservatives" who will demonize "big pharma" for not delivering the silver bullets they demand.
I had a biochem professor who liked to tell us that the bugs would inherit the earth. Little did he know just how much government would do to help them along.
That’s why when we get sick we take herbs (and also for health maintenance).
Since we have no $ for doctors and I’m allergic to almost all drugs I’ve ever taken bar a few of them, we’re still alive at least.
Antibiotics have “failed to appreciate the virus’s leading role in the world” and have “shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive”.