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What to take and future topics

What to take:  ASPIRIN AND WOMEN WHEN MENOPAUSAL OR FOR MEN PASS THE AGE OF 60 HORMONE REPLACEMENT

JK has uncovered a pattern of attacking off-patent drugs when doing so improves the sales of block buster classes of drugs.  A pattern of new studies designed to show the existing therapy inferior to the new patented therapy.  In this website are sections which set the record straight in 3 off-patent drugs:  a) aspirin which competes with Warfarin and Plavix, b) estrogen which competes with bisphonates for osteoporosis; c) Niacin which competes with Statins. Both aspirin & estrogen also greatly lower the risk for Alzheimer’s. Thus they reduce the sales of  acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (Tacrine, Rivastigmine, Galantamine and Donepezil) and the other (memantine) is an NMDA receptor antagonist, and other drugs used to suppress various behavior issues.  Aspirin and to a lesser extent estrogen (estradiol) lower the risk of cancer.  (It should be noted that the bisphonates and drugs used to treat Alzheimer’s are minimally effective at best, and that statins which lover LDL have not been consistently shown to prolong life or reduce MI.  All these minimal-at-best results are obtained by marketing departments of Big PhARMA and published in journal articles that lack proper peer review; viz., the raw data on which the articles are based upon is not submitted for peer review, and average positive bias runs 32% according to one study which obtained the raw for comparison). 

 

areas of future  research:

the severity of menopause in women who consume alcohol (show to have elevated estrogen)

A 21-year study found that coffee drinkers of 3–5 cups per day at midlife had a 65% reduction in risk of dementia in late-life.[135] Alzheimer’s Wikipedia

The active ingredient in marijuana, THC, may prevent the formation of deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease. THC was found to inhibit acetylcholinesterase more effectively than commercially marketed drugs.[139][140]

Use of asthma medications

Use of drugs instead of insulin for diabetics

Which cancers have a chemotherapy that makes a significant difference

Rate, types, and risk factors for food poisoning

Occupational hazards

Other topic to be researched:  a)the use of testosterone, it health benefits, there seems to be a parallel with the steroid estrogen as to benefits.   B) the use of psychotropic drugs to treat mental illness. All of them have been shown to be minimally effective.  They all suppress behavior by drugging the patient; this is not a cure and it adversely affects quality of life.  Behavior therapy has been shown to be more effective for a broad range of behavioral issues.  C) The use of patented antibiotics instead of the older ones.   D) Where ever there are blockbuster drugs competing with off patent medications, the literature ought to be examined.    

 

 

Already covered

Failure of treatments for chronic back pain due to muscle spasm – need to ad operation for stenosis.

Leading areas of quackery—dozens of articles on various practices

Aspirin, Ryes syndrome, COX-2 inhibitors, acetaminophen, Plavix, Statins, Erythromycin, Naproxen, Claratin, Pseudoephedrine, Bisphonates, Xyprexa, antidepressants, Darvocet, ADHD drugs, Failure of FDA to supervise, obesity, cancers,  hormone replacement, osteoporosis, DHEA, tobacco, and much more 

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