Kickback opioid deaths, Sackler family busted, Vitamin D lamps, Echo Water, Finding a good doc, Catholic flu scare, Sneeze-filled tissues, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., The End of Heart Disease, Eat to live, Vaxxed II and MORE!

Jan 20, 2019 1-3PM ET

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Drug maker payments to doctors are linked to higher opioid overdose deaths As efforts intensify to blunt the ongoing opioid crisis, a new study finds that increased marketing of the addictive painkillers to physicians was associated with more prescribing and, subsequently, more deaths from overdose. Interestingly, industry influence over physicians was greater based on the number of interactions, not the amount of money paid for speaking or the value of freebies, such as meals. Between August 2013 and December 2015, drug makers made nearly 435,000 payments totaling $39.7 million to 67,500 doctors in 2,200 counties across the U.S. The payments were for meals, travel costs, speaking and consulting, but not research. And the data showed that the more marketing directed at physicians in a given county, the higher the number of overdoses, regardless of the money spent.

Sackler family directed—and covered up—Purdue’s opioid sales tactics. Now, it should pay the price: AG Purdue Pharma has faced years of investigations and legal proceedings over its marketing for OxyContin. Now, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has filed an amended complaint laying out a detailed account of the alleged role the company’s founding family played in the state’s opioid crisis—and the lengths its members went to to cover their tracks. The Sackler family, composed of former Purdue CEO Richard Sackler plus other family members Beverly, David, Ilene, Lefcourt, Jonathan, Kathe, Mortimer, and Theresa, controlled the Purdue board and should be held accountable for Massachusetts’ opioid epidemic, Healey said in an amended lawsuit filed in Massachusetts state court. Along the way, they avoided leaving a paper trail wherever possible, the suit says. The AG previously filed a lawsuit implicating the family, but her amended complaint lays out new details about the family’s involvement in the company. In the suit, she said the family directed sales tactics for OxyContin and pocketed billions of dollars in profits over the years.

Questions of The Day!

I heard that sun lamps are a good way to get vitamin D, is there a particular kind of lamp or name brand you would recommend? Any information would be very helpful

Sincerely Bill


Greetings Dr. Bell
I just saw your comments on the “Water video episode 4” about hydrogen water
What can I purchase to create this PH neutral hydrogen water?
thank you for any help in steering me in the right direction
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If I’m trying to find a good integrative/functional medicine physician in my state, what would be the best way to find one. I just moved to NC. Is there a good website to look up alternative doctors by location that you know of? I’m particularly looking for one that’s an expert in gut health.


Catholics Urged to Avoid Touching as Flu Spreads “BLESS YOU, BUT KEEP your hands to yourself.” That’s the message some Catholic parishioners are getting from officials hoping to curb the spread of the flu. In New Mexico, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe said Monday that parishioners should limit touching during Mass, including by not holding hands during prayer and simply nodding during the sign of peace instead of shaking hands or hugging. Only the consecrated bread will be administered during the sacrament of Holy Communion, the archdiocese said. It also encouraged anyone who is experiencing symptoms such as sneezing or coughing to watch a televised Sunday Mass from the comfort of home.

Hour 2

A Mysterious Company Claims to Sell Sneeze-Filled Tissues for $80. Is It Real? The package appeared one day, unbidden, on the desk of a TIME writer. Inside was a slick white box that housed a petri dish sealed with gold tape. In the dish was a crumpled tissue—and inside the tissue were, allegedly, the germs of a sick person who had sneezed into it. Vaev Tissue, the only product of a new startup based in Los Angeles, costs $79.99, according to the company’s website. Its sole purpose is to give the user a cold virus. “We believe using a tissue that carries a human sneeze is safer than needles or pills,” read the note that came with the product, written by the founder of the company. Wipe your nose with the sullied tissue, and you’ll “get sick on your own terms.” But a few questions lingered, like a runny nose that won’t go away. Why would anyone pay to make themselves sick? And was this product—and this company—actually real?

Special Guest – Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. He is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. Dr. Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe a nutrient-dense eating style, designed to prevent cancer, slow aging, and extend lifespan.

For over 25 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. In his medical practice, and through his books and television specials, he continues to bring this life-saving message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

The End of Heart Disease: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease The New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity, The End of Diabetes, and The End of Dieting presents a scientifically proven, practical program to prevent and reverse heart disease, the leading cause of death in America—coinciding with the author’s new medical study revealing headline-making findings.

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, one of the country’s leading experts on preventative medicine, offers his science-backed nutritional plan that addresses the leading cause of death in America: heart disease. An expert in the science of food, Dr. Fuhrman speaks directly to readers who want to take control of their health and avoid taking medication or undergoing complicated, expensive surgery, the two standard treatments prescribed today.


Following the model of his previous programs that have successfully tackled conditions from diabetes to dieting, Dr. Fuhrman’s plan begins with the food we eat. He focuses on a high nutrient per calorie ratio, with a range of options for different needs and conditions. He shows us what to remove and what to add to our diets for optimum heart health, provides menu plans and recipes for heart-healthy meals and snacks, and includes helpful questions for doctors and patients.

By understanding heart disease and its triggers, Dr. Fuhrman gives us the knowledge to counter-attack this widespread epidemic and lead longer, healthier lives.

VAXXED II, The People’s Truth, Coming In 2019 Remember all the hoopla about the documentary VAXXED, FromCover-up to Catastrophe? That factual, videographic, movie portrayal of the U.S. CDC epidemiologist-turned-whistleblower, William Thompson, PhD, divulging in his own recorded telephone conversations with the father of an autistic son, Brian Hooker, PhD, literally turned the tide regarding the once-held secrecy of how the CDC manipulates, controls, eliminates and fraudulently produces vaccine study research and published papers, especially regarding vaccines as not being implicated in the cause of Autism. The brouhaha that swirled around VAXXED being shown at film festivals and then strategically being banned from playing on community big-screen theaters, only made the film, as they say, “grow legs.”

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