Group of doctors accuses drug companies of inventing fictitious
diseases to sell more prescription drugs
The Royal College of General Practitioners in the U.K. has
accused drug companies of inventing fictitious diseases or
exaggerating the severity of symptoms in order to boost drug sales.
It's being called 'disease mongering' and the college explains that
pharmaceutical companies are taking the National Health Service to
the brink of collapse by hyping both these diseases and the
drugs used to treat their symptoms.
The diseases named by the college as being
over-hyped include hypertension, osteoporosis,
cholesterol, anxiety and clinical depression. The college says
that these diseases are inappropriately treated with drugs and that
many of the physicians prescribing such drugs have financial ties
with the pharmaceutical companies. In response, a spokesperson for
industry in the U.K. actually said, 'The Royal College of
General Practitioners is suffering from argumentative disease and we
have a drug for that.'
From my view, the whole thing is quite ridiculous. The drug
companies are inventing so many fictitious diseases that they should
hire their own intellectual property attorneys and seek
patents on those
diseases. Imagine if you owned the patent for diabetes... you
could charge royalties for any person in the country who was
diagnosed with the disease. Or, if you owned the patent for
could reap a fortune by charging patients $5 or $10 a month just to
have cancer. After all, when cancer cells divide, they are
replicating the gene sequence of a cancer cell. So, if you can
patent the gene sequence of cancer, you can become an instant
billionaire and go after individuals who violate your patents by
manufacturing their own cancer cells. (Gee, did I just accidentally
give the drug companies a legitimate idea, or what?)
Of course, if you can't patent the disease, the next best thing
is to patent the toxic chemicals that claims to treat the symptoms
of that disease, and that's where we get drugs like
inhibitors and other dangerous chemicals concocted by the
pharmaceutical industry and approved by the now-discredited FDA.
It's pretty clear that the pharmaceutical industry wants to
define everybody in the population as being sick, and even if you
think you are healthy and deny the fact that you have any diseases
whatsoever, they could diagnose you with "Denial Disorder" (DD) by
sending you to the right psychiatrist. There are lots of drugs
readily available for DD, just as there are for other fictitious
diseases like social
anxiety disorder or
fear of public speaking.
Is there really a person alive who isn't afraid of public
speaking in the first place? This isn't a brain chemistry disorder.
This is a Big Pharma con game of redefining natural emotions as
being 'brain chemistry imbalances'. And that's one of the many games
played by Big Pharma. They redefine normalcy as illness, and once
they give it a disease name, suddenly everybody's taking
prescription drugs for it.
That's how Ritalin became so popular. They invented a disease and
gave it a name. They dreamed up "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder" and suddenly it was a bona-fide disease that demanded
prescription drugs. And of course,
happy to dole out those prescriptions because they got kickbacks
from drug companies or ego-feeding power rushes by pushing
prescriptions onto little kids who really just had a problem with
too much sugar in their
The ultimate goal of the pharmaceutical industry is, of course,
to legislate the existence of these diseases so that if a person
disagrees that he or she is clinically depressed, for example, then
by law they must be placed on antidepressant drugs. Or if a parent
believes drugs are dangerous and tries to treat their child with
natural herbal therapies or nutrition, the state can come in and
take away that child and declare the parent to be mentally
incompetent because they didn't use synthetic chemicals as part of
As a service to these drug companies, I've decided to offer them
some names for additional diseases they should invent and market
drugs for. The first should be "Recurring Hallucinogenesis Disease"
(RHD). This happens when people get tired in the evening. They lie
down and close their eyes, and before long, they begin
hallucinating. All sorts of images and sounds appear in their head,
normally lasting for several hours until morning. This is obviously
some sort of strange brain disorder that should be treated with
prescription drugs. And it appears to be quite widespread.
Another disease should be called "Irrational Attraction
Disorder." This occurs when a person is in the presence of someone
of the opposite sex and they begin to experience symptoms that are
obviously indicative of a serious nervous system disorder. Those
symptoms may include increased respiration, heart palpitations,
impaired mental ability and the urge to buy a round of drinks for
everyone in the near vicinity, even strangers. This is obviously a
serious mental disorder affecting a great number of people, and we
should invent prescription drugs to treat it.
Lastly, we have a very serious disorder taking place in this
country called "Cerebral Activation Disease" (CAD). This appears
when people begin to educate themselves by reading about the true
causes of health and nutrition and start making new connections in
their brains about how to stay healthy and avoid chronic disease.
Their intelligence rises and they begin to question the mainstream
prescription drugs and medicine, and they even switch to
naturopathic doctors instead of MDs. For their own safety, we
obviously need to have a drug that eliminates this highly contagious
disease and makes sure that people only have the mental capacity to
follow doctors' orders.
Because thinking is, of course, a brain disorder.
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