A number of questions are raised here. Medical industry ethics and media censorship in the main. It seems that the responsibility for some medical professionals to seriously consider new theories and practices suffers from inertia and perhaps also from pharmaceutical industry pressure and influence. Then, the power of the industry over the press is apparently extraordinary, and introduces the factor of public health being jeopardized in the interest of industry profits.
The claim of blatant misinformation by Dr. MaryAnne Demasi’s documentary, cannot be substantiated because genuine medical expert opinions and evidence are provided.
To prevent publishing is unethical and raises serious questions of the medical industry honesty and its public responsibility. Only genuine open debate would be appropriate if this question of honesty is to be laid to rest.
What’s that I hear? Science is not developed by public debate!? True, but the stifling of scientific debate and development is of public concern and if not publicly disclosed as such, will not otherwise be resolved within the industry because of the implied high degree of corruption involved.
April 9, 2015
The Cholesterol Drug War: ABC Australia Bans Documentary Exposing Statin Drug Scandal
Health Impact News Editor Comments
Dr. MaryAnne Demasi’s documentary on the criminal activity of the pharmaceutical industry regarding cholesterol-lowering statin drugs sent shock waves through the mainstream media in Australia last year. Published in two parts on the popular news show The Catalyst, the pharmaceutical industry complained loudly after the first show, and requested the network not air the second episode, “Heart of the Matter Part 2 – Cholesterol Drug War.”