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HOW YOU CAN SURVIVE “HEALTHCARE,” THE LARGEST AND MOST CORRUPT INDUSTRY IN AMERICA. ✪ Learn what works. ✪ See through the lies. ✪ Handle hospitals. ✪ Find trustworthy doctors. ✪ Master your drugs and quit them with confidence. ✪ Consider holistic medicine.
Healthcare is the top cause of all our overdue debt and personal bankruptcy. Our medical spending per person is double that of other countries’, but fully half the treatments are ineffective or harmful. Immense, predatory industries such as angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery victimize us. These procedures cause complications and deaths, but few patients survive even a day longer. Most back and endoscopic knee surgeries are equally worthless.
Seventy percent of us are on prescriptions, and 20 percent take over five. One in six uses psychiatric medicine, which commonly causes irreversible brain damage and premature death. Millions are now addicted to prescription opioids. Fifty-thousand people die each year from overdoses.
The FDA allows big Pharma to falsify the studies required to patent drugs. These corporations hire armies of ghostwriters to stuff websites and medical journal articles with marketing lies. Finding the truth is now nearly impossible. But all this gets overlooked as the companies pay billions of dollars in criminal settlements nearly every year.
Money short-circuits everyone’s integrity, but there is an alternative. Patients and doctors can still prevail. Learn the system, and you can too.
A Note From the Publisher
Cover Designer: Marco Maura
Cover Designer: Marco Maura
"You are to be commended for tackling an impossible subject. The core premise of the book is on point and timely. The metaphors and analogies are brilliant. I loved your description of statistics—relative versus absolute risk. The writing is excellent."
—Jeff Segal, MD, JD
"A powerful attack on the status quo. You didn't pull any punches. I think the drug companies might put out a hit on you. The anecdotes and references provide an extra layering of depth to the conclusions. America's health care system does three things very well: make money, make money, and make money. And if along the way some patients get better....well bravo!"
—Mike Steele, RN, retired from a Veterans Administration hospital
"Fascinating… I read your book in a few days. It is lucid and readable. You share some of the same concerns I have had during my medical career. I think the system is so badly corrupted it is going to need to be demolished and replaced de novo. It is founded on the greedy self-interests of numerous competing groups… Unbridled capitalism has no place in healthcare."
—Neal Handel, MD, West Hollywood, CA
"The most important message in this book is that much of medicine is questionable theory presented as indisputable fact."
—Mira de Vries, metzelf.nl, Association for Medical and Therapeutic Self-Determination
"At first blush, this book could be called a piece of investigative science journalism, but that would presuppose that the information is difficult to find. Rather, this information is open for all to see, yet we ignore it for political or personal reasons. Dr. Yoho’s book is a well written, all-encompassing wake-up call for our dysfunctional and corrupt healthcare system. I hope it will also motivate individuals to take more responsibility for their own health."
—Paul Johnson, D.O.