Dr Oz: The 4 Things Drug Companies Don’t Want You To Know
Dr Oz did a show called The 4 Things Drug Companies Don’t Want You To Know. Do you know the side effects of Alli and Orlistat? The Drug Companies do! Below are the first 2 things on Dr Oz’s list, and you can read the second 2 things here: Dr Oz: Pharmaceutical Companies Invent Diseases. Doctor Oz said that Americans spend more money and take more drugs than any other country in the world, so why are we still sick? It turns out that the Pharmaceutical Companies might have the answer to that question, but they don’t want us to know. Here is the scoop on what the Drug Companies do not want you to know.
Dr Oz: Orlistat & Alli Side Effects
Dr Oz said that many people take Orlistat, also called Xenical Orlistat and Alli, to help with their obesity. Lately though, the FDA has been pressured to take it off the market because recent studies have linked Alli and Orlistat to Severe Liver Disease, Acute Pancreatic Damage and Kidney Stones. Usually pharmaceuticals hit the market before a lot of tests have been done, and then the consumers become the guinea pigs. The problems and adverse effects start to show up after the drugs come on the market and are used by all sorts of people like the elderly or children.
Dr Oz: PharmedOut
Dr Adriane Fugh-Berman, Associate Professor of Georgetown University Medical Center and Director of PharmedOut, told Doctor Oz that Pharmaceutical Companies have even invented certain diseases or conditions and disease categories. By doing this, the Drug Companies can expand the number of people who qualify to take it. PharmedOut is a university project dedicated to educating doctors on the secrets that Pharmaceutical Companies do not want you to know about. Much of the drug prescribing that is done in America is not rational, and the risks far too often outweigh the benefits.
Dr Oz: Drug Companies Underestimate Dangerous Side Effects
Dr Oz was joined by two people to debate The 4 Things that Drug Companies Don’t Want You To Know. Dr John Abramson, author of Overdosed America, lecturer at Harvard University and consultant to the US Dept of Justice and the F.B.I, said that he started to read the FDA data about Vioxx and Celebrex and realized how dangerous drugs really are. Abramson said Celebrex is not gentler on the stomach, even though it is marketed as such. So Dr Abramson decided to try and get the information out to doctors, which is what led him to write his book: Overdosed America.