In this interview, Paul Thacker, investigator for Project on Government Oversight (POGO), discusses conflict of interest between physicians, academia and the pharmaceutical industry.
Allopathic Medicine Controls Health Care
The system of medicine that dominates health care today is called allopathic medicine. Allopathic means “other disease,” another way of saying that doctors treat one disease by creating another. Diseases caused by allopaths are called iatrogenic diseases, and they are the third leading cause of death in America (some say the leading cause)
Allopaths focus on suppressing symptoms while ignoring the cause of disease. They rely heavily on pharmaceuticals, surgery, and radiation, also known as drug, cut and burn. But symptoms are the body’s way of communicating disorder, dis-ease, and if we pay attention to them and make appropriate changes, we can return the body to a state of health.
In this section you’ll learn about some of the issues that arise when choosing allopathic medicine and pharmaceuticals for treatment of disease as well as corruption and collusion in the medical field.