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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Anemia Drug Risky for People with Diabetes

I'd be very happy if we could go back to the time when medicine was simpler, treatments were simpler, and traditional medical care was more of an art and focused on patients like it used to be.

But you see Big PhRMA and Big Insurance just doesn't want it to be so. This is especially true if you estimate the cost of one dose to be in excess of $300 to more than $1,600 for the medicine, depending on dose, with additional fees for administration.

This is a great example of why the system is failing.
Diabetes: Poor response to anti-anemia drug predicts higher risk of heart disease or death
ScienceDaily (2010-12-29) -- Patients with diabetes, kidney disease and anemia who don't respond to treatment with an anti-anemia drug have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease or death, researchers have found. ...  read full article
Additionally this genetically engineered (recombinant) drug carries with it severe risk of clotting which may increase your risk of heart attack or death.

This drug is also used for people enduring chemotherapy.

In a kinder gentler way, blood status can be changed without drugs, the way it used to be done...

Selections from 30+ found in Natural Health News  
Anti-Anemia Drugs: B12 is Better, Safer
Oct 19, 2010
Working as I do from time to time with people who experience serious anemic states because of their health condition or prescribed drugs, I have to stand on the side AGAINST the anemia drugs, regardless of health condition. ...
Death Risk Ups with Cancer Anemia Drugs
May 07, 2009
ScienceDaily (2009-05-07) -- The use of drugs to encourage red blood cell formation (erythropoiesis-stimulating agents) in cancer patients with anemia increases the risk of death and serious adverse events such as blood clots, ...
Natural Health News: Biochemic Help for Malaria
Dec 15, 2010
Additional cell salts Calc Phos (calcium phosphate) can help with secondary anemia resulting from the disease. Ferr Phos (iron phosphate) the oxygen supplying cell salt is very helpful when there is fever and vomiting of undigested food ...
If vitamins are so bad why is FDA giving them to PhRMA
Apr 06, 2010
It is also important for the prevention of cancer and the prevention and treatment of seizures, anemia, mental disorders including schizophrenia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions. Its effect on carpal tunnel can seem almost ...

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