A Health Charity is a new kind of parasitic industry that has sprung up in my lifetime (I’m seventy +). It feeds off the Governments it infects and can be found worldwide because it is so profitable. It sustains itself by promoting fear, whether the fear is justified or not. The directors and workers get well-paid by siphoning off (via Government subsidies), our taxes. However, because many Health Charities are “fronts” peddling products, and their directors are also directors, or board members of the Corporations whose wares they promote, any logical person, would be suspicious of their pronouncements, their “scientific” promulgations, their “sponsors” and their motives. It’s REALLY rarely about health. It’s about profit. Pity the workers in Health Charities who truly believe in their nobility. Pity the public, who are taken in by it all. And shame on Governments that allow them such power.
And thank you Dr Kendrick for another excellent post!
A reader of this blog sent me this e-mail message that she had just received:
“This is a special Cholesterol e-News Bulletin asking for your help to draw your urgent attention to a recent decision by NICE that is of great concern to us.
There has been significant progress in the management and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) over the past two decades, which has resulted in an overall decline in CVD deaths in the UK. Heart disease still remains one of the UK’s biggest killers. Over half of all UK adults have raised cholesterol increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease; leading to heart attacks and strokes. Not only does it have a devastating impact on patients and their families, but it also places significant burden on our health service and wider economy.
Innovative new medicines, such as PCSK9 inhibitors, are an exciting development in the treatment of cholesterol…
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