Remember how I recently shared with you the UGLY truth about the OVERHYPED Alzheimer’s drug approved over the summer?
It FLUNKED the studies that were supposed to “prove” it worked.
But the company behind it pulled some last-minute shenanigans to get the feds to APPROVE it anyway – AGAINST the advice of the agency’s own experts.
The only condition? They just have to KEEP studying it to show it works.
That could take YEARS. Meanwhile, every desperate patient who tries this drug is essentially being treated as a lab rat!
It’s hardly the FIRST case of this.
A new report finds the FDA has given quick approval to DOZENS of drugs…
With little to no evidence.
A new report looks at 253 drugs authorized via the FDA’s accelerated approval program… all of which are SUPPOSED to remain under study to prove they actually deliver.
But the report in The BMJ finds 112 of them still HAVEN’T been proven effective.
And that’s not even the SCARIEST number here.
Are you sitting down?
There are 24 STILL-UNPROVEN meds that were approved through this system MORE THAN 5 YEARS AGO.
Six of ’em have had SOME kind of outcome – withdrawn, approved, or postponed – but the rest NEVER put up the proof.
The companies behind a dozen of the drugs didn’t even bother answering questions from The BMJ.
Of the 6 left, 4 were still in the “patient recruitment” phase of their trials… and 2 were still “in discussion” with the FDA about the trials they say they PLAN to run.
Yeah, I’m betting they’re just gonna milk this out for years and years… and hope NO ONE NOTICES!
If that’s not the SUREST sign that drug company execs and the feds have nothing but COMPLETE CONTEMPT for the rest of us… I don’t know what is.
You gotta take matters into your own hands. When a doc prescribes a new med, don’t just take it.
Talk to him.
- WHAT it is
- WHAT it does
- HOW it works
- WHAT the risks are, and
- WHAT evidence they have for it.
Most importantly, ask if it’s been through the FULL process… or if it’s STUCK somewhere along the way.
I’m not gonna tell you whether to take it or not take it.
That’s up to YOU.
The important thing is that you KNOW… so that you can make the best possible decision for your health…
And not what’s best for some greedy drug boss.
In Your Corner,
Dr. Allan Spreen