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  1. [WARNING] Rheumatoid drug linked to FRIGHTENING new risks

    Baseball season’s almost here… and this pandemic stuff has officials messing with the rules.

    They’re switching up everything from where players can stand to the length of the games.

    But there’s one rule they’ll NEVER touch…

    Three strikes, and yer OUT.

    If only it were that simple when it comes bad drugs!

    There’s a new warning for a multibillion-dollar drug aimed at millions of Americans battling autoimmune disorders.

    It’s the THIRD one in just TWO years

    But it’s STILL on the market… despite serious and even potentially deadly risks.

    Fortunately, as you’ll see in a moment, these are risks NO ONE with these conditions needs to face to get some relief.

    The BAD-NEWS drug that got even WORSE

    The drug is called tofacitinib, sold as Xeljanz – and if you’ve never heard of it, congratulations.

    Now, do you best to keep it that way…

    Because the FDA says a new study finds a higher risk of heart problems and cancer, especially among older folks.

    Past warnings were over the higher dosages of the drug. But now, whoops, turns out even the low doses can WRECK you good.

    We’re on strike 3

    And yet knowing them, they probably won’t do much of anything…

    Despite a long, long, long list of horrors.

    Don’t believe me?

    A few years ago, they sent me the label info… and this little tissue-thin paper printed on both sides kept unfolding and unfolding…

    Revealing risk after risk of cancer, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, cellulitis, herpes, shingles, UTIs, diverticulitis, appendicitis…

    And a whole buncha things ending in -osis, none of them good, like tuberculosis… cryptococcosis… and pneumocystosis.

    With all that and more on the line, you can guess the other big risk: DEATH.

    Yeah, that’s also what the “new” study found. Except if I knew about this years ago… if it was on the darned LABEL years ago… they can’t really claim this is “new,” can they?

    Watch ’em try anyway, as they hem and haw… and do everything they can to AVOID pulling this off the market.

    They might even pull the old “patients don’t have any other choice!” card.

    Now, in most cases, there’s no TRUE cure for conditions like rheumatoid arthritispsoriatic arthritis… and ulcerative colitis.

    But there’s ALWAYS another choice. (And let’s not kid ourselves -- because the drug isn’t a “cure” either).

    In fact, there are some steps you can take to get real relief.

    For rheumatoid arthritis, start with probiotics and vitamin B6.

    Ulcerative colitis will often improve with a careful diet and those same probiotics.

    But there’s also another option – one I’ve seen lead to results so dramatic they almost seem impossible.

    You don’t hear me recommend drugs often… but a drug called naltrexone, often given for opioid addiction, appears to work wonders on autoimmune conditions.

    There’s a trick to using it the right way, though…

    The dose has to be SO low… it might have to be custom-made by a compounding pharmacist.

    In the care of a doc, low-dose naltrexone can deliver dramatic improvements in these and other autoimmune disorders.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

  2. What new medical paperwork might REALLY mean for you [A closer look]

    You doctor may not have changed.

    His office may be in the same place.

    You might have the same struggles with parking… the same old magazines in the waiting room… and the same reception staff waiting to greet you.

    But next time you walk in, they could hit you with something VERY different.

    They may call it a “new form” or “just a new policy.” Some may even make you watch a snoozy video about a bunch of legal stuff.

    Don’t gloss over that paper. Don’t fall asleep during that video, either… even if it was scientifically crafted to make you tune out.

    And whatever you do, DON’T sign on the dotted line – because if you put your name on that page, you might NEVER get it back!

    A plot to STEAL a basic right from you

    After nearly a year of endless shutdowns and lockdowns… EVERYONE is struggling right now.

    That includes DOCTORS… because patients are postponing, well, EVERYTHING.

    Bloomberg reports that over the past year, medical office revenues have PLUNGED by an average of a third.

    And the news agency says that’s allowed big-money private equity firms to SWOOP IN and BUY UP practices left and right – turning once-independent doctors’ offices into their latest McMedical clinic.

    Even if the clinic LOOKS largely the same… the key difference could come when you show up one day, and they ask you to sign a new form…

    One that SURRENDERS your basic right to go to court, should anything go wrong during your care.

    These huge firms are no doubt worried that a single case with a MASSIVE jury award could bring down their entire house of cards.

    So, they’re pushing “binding arbitration.

    That’ll lead to LOWER legal feesSMALLER settlements… and usually TOTAL privacy, with secret settlements.

    That way, there’s NO negative press… and you can’t even complain on Yelp!

    Don’t get me wrong here -- lotsa jury awards are WAY, WAY, WAY outta control.

    Who can forget that $3 million McDrive-Thru coffee case?!

    But this push into corporate medicine… ENFORCED by binding arbitration… is STEALING your basic American rights.

    And at literally EVERY age group.

    In one horrific case, a stillborn baby’s death was blamed on malpractice

    But mom, dad and even the unborn baby had all WAIVED their legal rights during an earlier, happier visit.

    So, it went to arbitration instead of medical malpractice court.

    That’s just ONE example of a cradle-to-the-grave DESTRUCTION of your rights – but I’m not here to get political on you.

    I’m here with what it means for your health… your safety… your care… and your treatment.

    We all love our doctors. That’s why we stick with ’em.

    But no matter how FOND you are of yours… THINK TWICE before signing ANY of these agreements.

    Maybe you can’t imagine EVER needing to sue your doc for malpractice… but stuff happens.

    And if not with the doc himself… then maybe with someone ELSE on the staff, who’d be protected by these blanket agreements, too.

    Here’s my advice…

    NEVER sign these things on the spot. Tell ’em you want time to think about it.

    Take it home. Read it over. Speak to your family.

    If you ever DO sign of these agreements… or if you already have… they’re NOT ALWAYS legally enforceable.

    Patients don’t always know that… so they go into the arbitration.

    But now that YOU know this dirty secret, you can talk to your OWN lawyer -- instead of being STRONG-ARMED by their corporate attorneys.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

    P.S. Last year, I shared with you how the mainstream medical industry has been COVERING for docs who shouldn’t be in business… yet are STILL practicing under the radar while SKIRTING discipline. Missed my email? Read all about it right here.

  3. [WATCH OUT, ladies!] BP meds get silly new push

    I’m not the most “politically correct” guy in the world… But I can see when women are being EXPLOITED… USED… and outright ABUSED… And all for the sake of an agenda. Ladies, it’s about to happen again. Because right now, the medical mainstream is HATCHING a plot to manipulate millions of women into taking meds most of them DON’T want...
  4. [Game-changer?] Big Pharma may not be THRILLED about new cancer research

    There’s nothing in this world more profitable than cancer. And if you don’t believe me… watch what happens whenever someone finds a cheap option. They’ll run you outta town on a rail! Just look at the pioneers of natural cancer therapies. They’ve been MOCKED… SUED… SHUT DOWN… and even CHASED right out of the country. Well, friend, you gotta wonder...
  5. Did you get the WRONG DRUG by accident? Here’s how to tell!

    Well, here’s one heckuva MIXUP for ya. Two very different kinds of medications were recently RECALLED… And unlike the OTHER recalls lately… it’s not because they were CONTAMINATED. Not in the traditional sense, anyway. It’s because they were the WRONG med! And I gotta warn you before you go any further. As serious as this is… as DANGEROUS as it...
  6. CANCER SCARE: Diabetes drug recalled for contamination!

    It’s not paranoia, friend… They really ARE trying to poison ya! Some of today’s top meds are TOXIC… even when they’re made PERFECTLY and taken CORRECTLY. But guess what? They’re NOT being made perfectly. And as the industry cuts corners to raise profits… there’s some nasty junk getting in the mix. And this is a whole lot worse than finding...
  7. New DISASTER drug combo promoted in BOGUS study

    If juggling daggers ain’t thrilling enough for ya… If Russian roulette looks TOO easy… And if picking fights with mobsters just doesn’t quite get your adrenaline flowing… Then the drug industry is cooking up something extra special, just for you. It’s a heart drug that can give you the thrill of so many risks at once – because it’s not...
  8. Losing your hair… and confidence? Whatever you do, DON’T try this!

    Guys, I get it. Losing your hair feels like losing your youth. And when it happens, you worry about what you might lose next! It could be your strength… your memory… or your ability to “do it” in the bedroom. So, I understand why a lot of men will try just about ANYTHING to keep the old fur from falling...
  9. [Lockdown Alert] There’s a DARK SIDE to getting meds by mail!

    You know what happens when you try to ship someone a sweet treat. It’ll arrive some combination of banged-up, battered, moldy, stale, eaten, beaten… and just plain MISTREATED. That’s how the cookie crumbles… but not just when it comes to gifts. Your MEDS are getting that same abuse! They’re not just getting kicked around, either. New research shows they’re being...
  10. Here’s the CRAZIEST thing I’ve heard about cholesterol-cutting meds

    If you’ve ever felt muscle pain or other side effects from statin drugs… the mainstream has a message for you. It’s NOT the drugs. It’s YOU! They’re out with a new report that claims you’re an absolute head case if you’ve ever had side effects from those cholesterol-cutting drugs. They say the side effects you think you felt AREN’T real…...
  11. Popular diabetes drug linked to SKIN-CRAWLING side effect

    The old saying is that they treat you like a number. But now, it’s even WORSE than that. They don’t even treat YOU – they just treat the NUMBERS! They’ve got their noses so deep in the chart with cholesterol… blood pressure… blood sugar… and everything else… That they barely even NOTICE the human being standing there. And if you...
  12. The FLU drug they could push on you… even if you’re NOT sick!

    Hey, remember the flu? I do! Not long ago, the flu was considered a BIG HONKIN’ DEAL – and the mainstream authorities wouldn’t shut up about vaccines and drugs for it. Now, it’s like a forgotten toy from last year’s Christmas. So the feds just delivered a shiny new present to the companies that make flu drugs, approving a med...
  13. Kidney damage linked to common scans [Cover-up alert!]

    These days, there are so many scans they like to send you out for… And they ain’t always a quick zap-and-go X-ray. When it comes to MRIs… CT scans… and angiograms… They’ve got to light the image up like a flashy Christmas tree on the screen… letting them see what’s going on more clearly in whatever trouble spot they’re examining...
  14. Feds REFUSE to acknowledge this world-renowned ‘essential medicine’!

    You’ve been sold out, my friend. And I bet you didn’t even notice it! The FDA quietly… secretly… and sneakily published its list of “essential” medications… or the treatments that are “are medically necessary to have available at all times” at hospitals and other care facilities. This isn’t just an FYI for docs. It also serves as a shopping list…...
  15. [WARNING] Bonkers new FDA claim threatens YOUR supplements

    Forget Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. This holiday season, millions of American adults are planning to get absolutely Blitzen… on the BOOZEN! I don’t endorse it. But after the year we’ve had, I can hardly blame folks for letting off a little steam with an extra sip or two. Now, when people have gotten blitzed the night before...
  16. Is your cellphone secretly FRYING your brain… or WORSE?

    If there were a radiation leak at the local power plant… they’d EVACUATE the town. If it were in your house… you’d PACK YOUR BAGS and call the people in moonsuits. But there’s a chance that right now… you’re being EXPOSED to higher-than-acceptable levels of dangerous radiation. And the source of this exposure is in your pocket… ZAPPING your privates…...
  17. Guys: What your ‘down there’ part is REALLY telling you

    Call it a blunt message from your “best friend.” And guys, it’s the kind you just CAN’T ignore -- no matter how HARD you try! When your “down there” part stops working right… when you can’t get it up anymore… when things stop happening for you in the bedroom department… It’s NOT a sign of age. It’s a CRY FOR...
  18. UTI-killer could kill YOU… but this Thanksgiving staple could SAVE you!

    Somehow, they’ve just managed to make scary urinary tract infections even more horrifying than they already were. If you’ve got a complicated UTI… there’s a powerful antibiotic they may try to give you. It’s called cefiderocol. On the one hand, it seems to work just great… CURING 72.6% of patients in studies, compared to just 54.6% of those given the...
  19. [Danger!] New class of RA meds contains HIDDEN risks

    Be careful whenever they call a drug a “game-changer.” Because in most cases, they’re NOT talking about “changing the game” for YOU, the patient. NOPE! It’s changing the game for their bank accounts! In medicine, “new” means “expensive”… And you can’t make those big-dollar sales if the drug’s TRUE risks ever become public. So, to keep that gravy train a-rolling…...
  20. [BREAKTHROUGH] Mediterranean secret could HELP in heart failure!

    Nothing… and I mean NOTHING… can make you feel like you’ve got one foot in the grave quite like heart failure. It’s not just the diagnosis… Or the fact that you’ve got a 50/50 chance of surviving 5 years. No, the REAL reason you feel like the Grim Reaper himself is breathing down your neck… is your own breathing patterns...