Next Big Futures, a publication of Next Big Technology, is proud to bring you the news that the pharmaceutical industry has been forced to admit that there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease.
The pharmaceutical industry is a very big business, and as such, it is not uncommon for them to make statements that they don’t believe in.
For example, the drug Eli Lilly bought in 2009 was branded as a ‘disease-fighting drug’ and promised to ‘reduce the risk of Parkinson’s by 75% and reduce the number of cases of Parkinsonism by 85%.’
But the truth is that they had no evidence to support their claims and that it was impossible to test whether this drug would actually work.’
It was not until the industry realized the potential for Parkinsonism to be a preventable disease that they decided to admit they could not prove that this drug could actually prevent Parkinsonism.’
The only way they can justify such a massive, expensive, and potentially dangerous experiment on their own market is if the people who were buying it were dying from Parkinson’s, and the people dying from it were people in the ‘dementia risk groups’.’
But that is not the case.
‘People who are dying from a disease are people who are already dying, and they deserve better than to be treated like a disease and have their lives ruined.’
If you take Parkinson’s Disease as a disease, and you treat it as such and treat the symptoms as such then that will lead to the disease going away.
But if you take the symptoms and the symptoms are not associated with the disease, then you can’t treat the disease.’
And if you treat the symptom and the symptom is not associated in any way with the illness, then the disease will continue to exist.
You can’t change the disease.’
Dr Matthew Wright, president of Next-Big-Future, told Next Big: ‘It’s time for the pharmaceutical companies to admit there is simply no cure.”
When you think about the many, many people who have died from Parkinsonism, Parkinson’s was always a disease that was not treated as a medical condition, and it has now been proven that the drugs that were on the market before Parkinson’s became part of the medical condition.’
In the US, a person living with Parkinson’s who had a stroke is now diagnosed with Parkinsonism and will die within two years of diagnosis, a condition known as Parkinson’s-like dementia.’
This is the opposite of the disease that people in developing countries in developing nations are dying of.’
We have to move away from treating Parkinson’s as a condition that you can cure with drugs and instead, we have to treat it like a natural disease and treat those who are at risk of dying.”
If the pharmaceuticals do not want to be held accountable, then we are going to continue to fight to keep our lives as normal as possible.”
For decades now, the pharmaceutical and biotech industry has used their enormous influence to control the way we look at the world around us.’
They are the biggest corporations on the planet, and we all know how much they control the news, the entertainment industry, and everything else.’
There is no question that we need to protect the public from these corporations, and if we do not, we are just going to have another one of these big, bad diseases on our hands.’
So the pharmaceutical corporations, our governments, and our leaders need to stand up and say to the pharmaceutical giants, ‘Look, we’re here to save you, not ours’.’
We need you to step up and start acting like real citizens.
We need a public health approach that actually focuses on the disease and the suffering and the need to do everything we can to reduce the impact of this disease.”
The pharmaceutical companies are the problem.
They are destroying lives in the name of profits.”
We can’t allow them to continue the destruction of lives and we need you, as citizens, to fight back against this toxic, destructive industry.”
But if we let this toxic industry continue, it will only take one company to make it into a pandemic that kills millions and millions of people around the world, and I don’t think we will see the end of it.’
Until then, we must continue to protect our families, our communities, and ourselves.’
Finally, we need real public health policies and policies that actually focus on the causes of Parkinson, rather than treating the disease as a health condition.