The western world is increasingly steered and partially controlled by enormous and often sinister multinational commercial interests, and some of the largest of those commercial interests happen to be...drug companies. Now, I'm not a conspiracy theorist but I'm also not averse to disbelieving the propaganda that the public is fed by politicians and vested interest groups. I know that my thoughts on this subject may sound a little out there but I'm not trying to convince anyone, I’m merely offering up the thoughts that occur to me as I ponder my own medical situation.
Some observations I have made include:
- Medicines for chronic conditions tend to be among the most expensive for the customer to purchase. I know this from my inside knowledge of the pharmaceutical retail sector.
- Drug manufacturers exist and thrive off a seemingly endless demand for their existing products – so, what motivation do they have to fund CURES? It would be like producing the everlasting gobstopper; a product which makes itself redundant.
- By definition, chronic diseases are a reliable source of demand for the drug manufacturer's supply. Sounds creepy, but in business terms, it's a simple truth.
- Despite decades of ‘research’, chronic incurable diseases remain incurable.
- Regular stories of 'breakthroughs' in clinical research seem to fade away with time and rarely if ever lead to the promised results.
- Watching USA cable channel pharmaceutical commercials, the lists of potential side effects of most of the products on offer are so mind-boggling as to utterly defy the common sense notion that the drugs have been deemed safe for use. And yet, we buy them.
It seems that death is good for business - the drug business. Death provides the fear factor, the motivation for people to seek out chemical remedies for their symptoms - to seek instant fixes for issues which may not be fixable, to keep at bay the grim reaper while maintaining every other element of a lifestyle which in all probability is connected in some way to the cause of our symptoms. We are not encouraged by western culture to seek out reasons or causes; au contraire, we are instead told to deal merely with the symptoms. By doing so, we stay on the hook for never-ending courses of drugs.
The brutal truth is that the companies who provide drugs have no economic reason to push genuine research into cures for the modern scourges, but have a great deal of incentive to keep customers needing medication. The gravy train, it would seem, never stops rolling.
What this means is that sickness and suffering is the cost of doing business - our cost, their business.