Dec 2, 2018 1-3PM ET
Sunday on The Robert Scott Bell Show: LIVE from Kissimee Fl – The SOHO Expo!
Drug Industry Uses Deceptive Practices to Circumvent the Law and Sell You More Drugs The drug industry is using deceptive practices to circumvent the law and sell you more drugs. Action Alert! We’ve all seen the drug TV ads: a couple walking together on a peaceful beach, or playing with the family dog in a sunny meadow—and then we get to the appalling list of side effects that, understandably, turn off many consumers. Drug companies have to include the side effects by law; otherwise, consumers could be duped into buying drugs based on deceptive ads. But the pharmaceutical industry is fighting back, deploying deceptive maneuvers to get around disclosing the dangers of their products. This intentional manipulation of consumers cannot be allowed to continue. By law, if a specific FDA-approved product is being promoted, the agency requires that risks and side effects of the product be communicated alongside the benefits. These rules can be circumvented, however, if a more general awareness of a condition is being promoted, rather than a specific drug. For example, Mylan, the company that owns the EpiPen, created an ad campaign about the dangers of anaphylaxis; a voice at the end of the ad encourages consumers to ask their doctors about a prescription treatment for severe allergic reactions. This “unbranded” ad is clearly meant to sell more EpiPens (what else would a doctor prescribe for anaphylaxis?), but because the product isn’t mentioned by name, the risks and side effects of the EpiPen do not need to be disclosed.
Food Crisis In The Making: Farm Bankruptcies Reach Horrifying Levels We are amidst a food crisis. Farms in the United States Midwest are filing for chapter 12 bankruptcy at an alarming rate. And many are saying president Donald Trump’s trade war is taking the most blame. We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so. The trade war was a bad idea and everyday average Americans are footing the bill for this asinine policy of tariffs. Now, the food supply could be in jeopardy because of political posturing and that will not bode well for already cash-strapped American families. A total of 84 farms in the upper Midwest filed for bankruptcy between July 2017 and June 2018, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. That’s more than double the number of Chapter 12 filings during the same period in 2013 and 2014 in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana, reported Vox. Farms that produce corn, soybeans, milk, and beef were all suffering due to low global demand and low prices before the trade war, according to economists, but president Trump’s trade war is making the problem even worse by exacerbating the weaknesses in the American economy. China has retaliated against the tariffs by slapping billions of dollars worth of tariffs on United States agriculture exports in response to Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products. Other countries, including Canada, have also added duties to US agriculture products in response to Trump’s tariffs on all imported steel and aluminum.
Fat-free shakes and soups: NHS pins hopes on liquid-only diet to reverse diabetes Liquid diets will be prescribed to thousands of people with diabetes in a bid to reverse the disease. Overweight adults will be put on a strict regime limiting them to 800 calories a day in an effort to tackle Britain’s diabetes timebomb. The measures, under an NHS 10 year plan, will see a doubling in the number of overweight adults enrolled in weightloss programmes. Around 200,000 overweight adults will be enrolled into schemes offering free Fitbits, one to one coaching and advice on healthy eating. 5,000 of those with a diagnosis of diabetes will be targeted for a national trial of diets which have been found in smaller studies to reverse the condtion in almost half of cases. Other trials found that quarter of those put on the restrictive regimes lost more than two stone. Patients will be prescribed fat-free shakes and soups for three months, with a period of follow-up support to maintain weight loss. The diet means a daily calorie intake of between 810 and 850 calories – far less than the recommended limits of 2,000 calories for women, and 2,500 for men, if they are of healthy weight.
Question of The Day!
Thanks you’re awesome…. Ok- so is Silver a “heavy metal” ? And if so- since I’m going through the motions of clearing metals, would I essentially be flushing Silver out?!? Also- when fighting cold symptoms, do I give it several times a day? or just 2-3??
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Ineffective flu vaccine added to 50,000 extra deaths last winter, ONS says The flu vaccine’s failure to protect against some of the key strains of the infection contributed to more than 50,000 “extra” deaths in England and Wales last winter, according to data from the Office of National Statistics. It was the worst winter on record for more than 40 years, with the 1975-76 season being the last time deaths climbed so high above the expected levels. The NHS was rocked by a record winter crisis in early 2018, with a massive rise in flu cases and sub-zero temperatures triggered by the Beast from the East storm, which added further to death rates. Despite protecting against the potentially serious “Aussie flu“, officials said in January that the vaccine which had been widely used was not effective against some of the more prevalent strains of the virus affecting the UK. The impact on death rates was apparent as early as March, when experts warned the government must “urgently investigate” a spike of 10,000 deaths in the first weeks of 2018.
AAA study: 1 in 5 older drivers uses medication that can increase risk of crashes One in five elderly drivers is taking medication that can increase their risk of crashing by up to 300 percent, according to a AAA study. The study, released Wednesday, found that nearly half of all older adults say they are using seven or more medications and are still active drivers. There are a record 42 million drivers age 65 or older on U.S. roads, and the number is expected to grow substantially over the next decade, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety said. According to the research, 20 percent of those elderly drivers are using medications that could cause effects like “blurred vision, confusion, fatigue or incoodination.” “There is a growing number of older drivers who use multiple medications and likely do not realize the impact these prescriptions may have on their driving,” said Dr. David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. “This new research shows that the more medications an older driver takes, the more likely they are to use an inappropriate medication that can potentially cause driving impairment.”
Special Guest Maggie Frank – CV Sciences
With over 10 years in the Natural Products Industry, Maggie Frank has cultivated her passion for education through her extensive experience as an educator and health and wellness advocate. Ms. Frank first found her passion for nutrition while living on a sailboat in Mexico. Having to catch fish and trade for fresh fruits and vegetables, Ms. Frank came to the realization that whole, fresh foods make for a healthy, happy and and more balanced lifestyle. Inspired and determined, she then set off to share this experience with others and educate the public about nutrition. Ms. Frank started in the industry with a part-time job at Henry’s Marketplace (now known as Sprouts) in Carlsbad,CA and worked her way up to Natural Living Manager. She then graduated to National Educator for the esteemed greens company, Vibrant Health. She currently serves as the National Educator for CV Sciences, and believes hemp and phytocannabinoids hold tremendous promise for human health.
Special Guest – Josh Hendrix!
Born and raised in the Bluegrass State and a University of Kentucky alumnus, Mr. Hendrix relocated back to Central Kentucky in 2014 on a mission to help rebuild the US hemp industry. Seeing a need to bring farmers, processors, manufacturers and supporters of the industry together, Mr. Hendrix founded the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association that summer and still serves on the Board of Directors. He also became an active member of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Council where he now serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors. In 2015 he created and became President of Hendrix Hemp, a licensed hemp producer that manages hemp cultivation on his family’s, Mayflower Farm, in Mount Sterling, KY. In early 2016 Mr. Hendrix was appointed to the Technical Advisory Council for the National Hemp Association and accepted a role on the Senior Advisory Board of the institutional trading platform for hemp, Seed CX. Currently Mr. Hendrix serves as the Director of Business Development – Domestic Production for CV Sciences, Inc. where he works with numerous universities, farmers, businesses, and organizations to help facilitate the infrastructure necessary to establish a modern domestic supply chain for hemp in the United States.
Special Guest Miles Sarill!
Passionate about natural wellness from a young age, Miles received his Master’s in Experimental Medicine from McGill University.
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More upcoming RSB events:
- SOHO EXPO Nov 29-Dec 2, 2018 KISSIMMEE, FL
- Total Health ’19 Toronto Canada April 12-14, 2019!
- Advanced Medicine Conference May 25-26, 2019 Los Angeles, CA