Finally there is real eye opening evidence that what many have felt for a long time is true. That Big Pharma’s drug testing and studies are not true, valid or factual.
It is actually even a larger problem than was expected. And here is why.
Science Translational Medicine has put out a new study that casts serious doubts over the scientific validity of nearly all randomized, double-blind placebo controlled studies that are done on pharmaceuticals used for human health care.
As it turns out, many pharmaceuticals only work because the person expects them to do so!
They don’t work because they have NO real chemical effects on the body! You are thinking "What". That is what I did at first, but it actually makes a great deal of sense as you will see.
The most astounding part of the study and its real implication was that when test subjects in their study were told that they were NOT receiving painkiller medications even thought they actually were – the medication proved to be worthless and did not provide any pain relief at all!
Their study that gave these amazing results consisted of applying heat to subjects legs in order to cause them pain. While this was happening, a painkiller medication was added to an IV drip and they monitored their pain levels.
The test subjects were told that a painkiller drug was being administered and as expected their pain scores significantly reduced.
THEN the test subjects were told that the pain killer drug had been stopped but was actually still being administered. When told this, the pain levels of the subjects returned to their original, non-medicated levels! Remember, the same amount of pain medication WAS still going in on the IV – the ONLY difference was in the "expectation" of the test subjects.
The mind of the patients seemed to be what was actually determining the effectiveness of the pain drug and not the actual chemical effect in the body itself.
We have always known that the mind can exert a huge influence on the body both good or bad, but this study seems to demonstrate a much larger correlation with the mind than has previously been thought.
This simple fact has giant implications for the scientific validity of many randomized clinical trials – the very foundation of Big Pharma’s basis of what their artificial drugs are supposed to be able to accomplish and why they are handed out by the medical community to all of us.
If indeed many pharmaceuticals only work because you believe that they will, then the artificial chemical compounds they are made from are actually worthless. We are paying huge amounts for something that not only does not work, but has bad side effects and does actual harm to everyone that takes them in some form.
Now, if this is so, why then do some studies seem to show that the drugs actually do work better than the placebo (mind effect) does?
The answer to that may surprise you, but not if you remember what this study was all about.
When people are involved in placebo-controlled studies, they are of course hoping to get the actual drug because that is why they want to participate. They have a problem with whatever the drug is supposed to help with, they have not found relief with anything else, and are desperate to find something that will help them in some way.
Now just how would the person determine if they were on the drug or not – very simply because they start having negative side effects. Remember, there are always negative side effects on any artificial pharmaceutical drugs – constipation, headaches, nausea, etc.
However, for many in the study, their "wish" for relief from their problem is so strong, they actually do get some sort of side effect which reinforces that belief and they convince themselves that they are on the actual drugs. In their mind it is real.
The very act of recruiting them for the study sets them up to make it actually real and expecting physical results from the study while they participate. Say they are recruited for a blood pressure drug trial. Their expectation is that their blood pressure will go down and it does.
Let’s break this process down as it is a bit confusing – at least it was to me at first.
Step 1 – Participants for a clinical trial are recruited through an advertisement for a particular outcome such as lowering blood pressure. From the start the "expectation" of the drug effects are set up in the minds of the patients even before the trial begins.
Step 2 – At the trial beginning, the participants are told that half will be on the actual drug and the other half will be given a placebo, but it is a blind study so no one knows who has which.
Step 3 – The study groups begin to take their pills, but again they do not know who has which one.
Step 4 – The people who are actually receiving the drug begin to show side effects from the toxic substances in the drug – remember these artificial compounds are always toxic to us as they are not natural. Now they are excited because this means that they are on the actual drug.
Step 5 – Those who now feel they are on the actual drug, because of their expectation and the power of their own minds, cause their bodies to make real and actual the physiological effects that were set up in their mind at the beginning of the study when they were recruited.
Step 6 – Now those patients that are on the placebo pills are not having any side effects and so connive themselves that they do not have the real drug. Since they are not on the drug, then they can not have any positive effect on their condition and that is what happens.
Step 7 – Finally, at the end of the drug trial, researcher will compare the results fo the placebo group against results of the drug group. Guess what – the drug group look like it performs better! But WAS the drug the actual cause of that or was it the expectations of the person in the study that made the effects real.
How much of the result was direct and just how much was the result of the study participant’s expectation of a result and not the drug itself?
Looking back at the study done on the pain medication, it seems sound to say that the majority of the effect was actually what was created by the person’s mind and not because of the drug at all.
This actually seems to play out in our real world and certainly explains why some get good results and others get little or none at all on the very same drugs.
This "mind" effect that has been demonstrated now makes it a variable in the scientific question of what is needed in a valid clinical trial.
Once you understand that simple fact, then you can now understand why big pharma’s "scientific studies" are not scientific at all! And therefore, it calls into question ALL of the studies done in this manner for all of the drugs currently being used today.
There are exceptions to this, even with big pharma drugs – some, a very few, do seem to have a positive effect on the body despite the mental expatiation the person has about them. Things like anesthesia drugs for instance fall into this category.
Now this brings up our next question – what about natural substances – does this work that way also?
The answer to that is NO – natural substances work whether or not we think they do – items like Vitamin D – C – E and so on. Now, I would say that you can "effect" them somewhat by your belief. That is you can make them work even better or inhibit their action if your belief is strong enough, but they do still have an effect simply they are made by nature and our bodies have evolved to understand just what they are and what do do with them.
And I say Thank Goodness for that or we might really be in a lot of trouble.
Where this is going to lead us is a good point. The Big Pharma industry is certainly not going to embrace this idea in any form – they will likely do all they can do to disparage anything even hinting at this at all. So, there will not be a change there, but what can chance is how WE understand this information and be even more skeptical when being told we need these 10 drugs to "fix" our problem.
You do have a choice.