Medical Conspiracy Theory: Do you believe FDA Approved Drugs are Harmful and Ineffective? Yes or No ?
Yes. Many drugs developed over the last few decades that are in fact, Bad Drugs, and are eventually banned. These FDA approved drugs are expensive, yet have marginal effectiveness, and horrendous adverse side effects. An excellent book on this topic entitled, Drugs that Don't Work, Natural Therapies that Do, is available from Dr. David Brownstein.(25)
Read about the Ten worst drug recalls in FDA History.
There are many more examples of medical conspiracy theories which have come true. We have merely scratched the surface.
Jeffrey Dach MD
Articles with related interest: Protect Your Family From Bad Drugs
Links and References
Less Is More, How Less Health Care Can Result in Better Health
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The safety of bioidentical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD
The Importance of bio-identical Hormones by Jeffrey Dach MD
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The Power of the Placebo by Jeffrey Dach MD
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