Archive | September, 2014

“Public Health” and “Medication Regulation”

21 Sep

How out of control are those that control our Public Health, as in our, mine and yours.

Bolton Smokers Club

I’ve used the phrase ‘medication regulation’ in the title as a self-explanatory term for the MHRA, which regulates medicines and medical devices in the UK.

There is something odd about the conduct of Public Health and the MHRA which is worrying. Both organisations are directly concerned with the health of the public, but approach it from different directions. The MHRA exists to ensure that therapies are absolutely as effective and safe as possible, whereas ‘Public Health’ is concerned with stopping people needing medications in the first place.

What is odd is that the MHRA requires absolutely correct science – factual science, clinical studies, trials, etc – before it will approve a medication or device. Only drugs companies have the money and expertise to do the evaluations, and they are required to pay large sums of money to get their products approved. And it takes a long time. Essentially, however, the…

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A Further Message to Public Health Professionals

19 Sep

Where is the enthusiasm, the wonder and the support from public health for smokers who have embarked upon a real solution that works for millions of ex-smokers, Electronic Cigarettes???

Tabakepidemie vs. Ebola-Epidemie: Finden Sie den Unterschied

18 Sep

Tabakepidemie vs. Ebola-Epidemie: Finden Sie den Unterschied.

Tobacco Control and Ebola

17 Sep

Anger is justified.

Bolton Smokers Club

Other more erudite commenters have examined the Ebola Epidemic. Just to be sure what we are talking about, we are talking about an actual, real “epidemic”. It is not a world-wide ‘pandemic’, but it is certainly an epidemic in the sense of an uncontrollable spread which gets greater and greater. At the moment, it is more or less confined to certain African Countries, but … who knows where it will appear next?

At this time, the virus can only be transmitted from one person to another by ‘the exchange of bodily fluids’. Does that mean by sexual activity or what? These bastard WHO medics are hiding the truth until they can spin it. Bastards. The ‘experts’ say that they are terribly worried that the virus could ‘morph’ and become airborne.

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Big Pharma has not been able to produce a ‘cure ‘, in the sense of penicillin. BUT, LO AND…

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E-Cigarettes and Maintenance Therapy: A Smart Public Health Approach | Drug Policy Alliance

17 Sep

E-Cigarettes and Maintenance Therapy: A Smart Public Health Approach | Drug Policy Alliance.

I will not be Collateral Damage

17 Sep

I will not be Collateral Damage.

WHAP! Weekly Handy Action Plan For Sep 14-20, 2014

14 Sep

WHAP! Weekly Handy Action Plan For Sep 14-20, 2014.