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Alan Cassels

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Rob McConnell Interviews - Alan Cassels - Pharmaceutical Policy Research

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Alan Cassels has been immersed in pharmaceutical policy research and healthcare journalism for 25 years, mostly researching and writing about how prescription drugs are regulated, marketed, prescribed and used. The main focus of Cassels’ writing is the reality of ordinary people who are often facing the sharp end of the pharmaceutical marketing machine which is increasingly selling us tests, treatments and theories of disease that turn more and more of us into patients. His books include Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies are Turning us All into Patients (co-written with Ray Moynihan), The ABCs of Disease Mongering: An Epidemic in 26 Letters, and Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease. He believes that humans need clean, clear health information as urgently as they need clean water. His recent book, The Cochrane Collaboration: Medicine’s Best Kept Secret (published in 2015) weighs into the history of an international organization which produces high quality medical information.In 2018 Alan Cassels joined UBC’s Therapeutics Initiative as their Communications Director, producing therapeutics letters and other pharmaceutical-related education for doctors and pharmacists.***********To listen to all our XZBN shows, with our compliments go to: https://www.spreaker.com/user/xzoneradiotv AND NOW ***The ‘X’ Zone TV Channel on SimulTV - www.simultv.comThe ‘X’ Chronicles Newspaper - www.xchroniclesnewpaper.com

48mins

27 Aug 2021

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#20 Alan Cassels on Flawed Drug Advisories, SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test, and Vaccines

Salish Wolf

In this episode, drug policy researcher Alan Cassels and I take a deep look into some less than desirable tactics of the pharmaceutical and health care industries. Alan has been investigating and reporting on nefarious industry strategies for more than 2 decades, and his books Selling Sickness and Seeking Sickness expose the dirty underbelly that some corporations and leaders would rather you did not know about. If you have been satisfied with the mainstream Covid-19 narrative, this episode might be a bit disruptive. If you have been questioning it, then you might find some answers here, as well as more questions. We discuss the limitations of PCR testing, the predominant testing model for determining Covid cases; the new Pfizer vaccine and the misleading propaganda related to it; Covid case numbers; and so-called protective measures. I have also published this episode on Pacific Rim College Radio, but I have included my special post-interview perspective at the end of this conversation? Going beyond Covid-19, Alan and I also explore questionable pharmaceutical selling strategies; conditions such as high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and hypertension; the industry of influenza; and drug safety advisories. If episode 28 with holistic pharmacist RoseMarie Pierce opened up a few uncertainties for you about the motivations of the pharmaceutical industry, this episode is going to rip the lid right off. I hope you are stirred by this episode of Pacific Rim College Radio with Alan Cassels. Episode Links: Selling Sickness by Alan Cassels Seeking Sicknessby Alan Cassels Twitter @akecassels Pfizer CEO sells stock Article on PCR Test British Columbia Covid-19 Dashboard Order of Provincial Health Officer in BC Hospitals in BC Journal of Clinical Virology article on PCR test amplification in Canada Eurosurveillance journal article on PCR test amplification Article on infectiousness and Ct values in European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Anchor Point Links: Men’s Retreats at Anchor Point Expeditions

1hr 22mins

18 Nov 2020

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#29 Alan Cassels on Flawed Drug Advisories, SARS-CoV-2 PCR Test, and Vaccines

Pacific Rim College Radio

In this episode, drug policy researcher Alan Cassels and I take a deep look into some less than desirable tactics of the pharmaceutical and health care industries. Alan has been investigating and reporting on nefarious industry strategies for more than 2 decades, and his books Selling Sickness and Seeking Sickness expose the dirty underbelly that some corporations and leaders would rather you did not know about. If you have been satisfied with the mainstream Covid-19 narrative, this episode might be a bit disruptive. If you have been questioning it, then you might find some answers here, as well as more questions. We discuss the limitations of PCR testing, the predominant testing model for determining Covid cases; the new Pfizer vaccine and the misleading propaganda related to it; Covid case numbers; and so-called protective measures.  Going beyond Covid-19, Alan and I also explore questionable pharmaceutical selling strategies; conditions such as high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and hypertension; the industry of influenza; and drug safety advisories. If episode 28 with holistic pharmacist RoseMarie Pierce opened up a few uncertainties for you about the motivations of the pharmaceutical industry, this episode is going to rip the lid right off. I hope you are stirred by this episode of Pacific Rim College Radio with Alan Cassels. Episode Links: Selling Sickness by Alan Cassels Seeking Sickness by Alan Cassels Twitter @akecassels Pfizer CEO sells stock Article on PCR Test British Columbia Covid-19 Dashboard Hospitals in BC Journal of Clinical Virology article on PCR test amplification in Canada Eurosurveillance journal article on PCR test amplification Article on infectiousness and Ct values in European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Learning Links: School of Holistic Nutrition at PRC School of Western Herbal Medicine at PRC PRC Radio Episode 28 with RoseMarie Pierce Holistic Nutrition courses at PRCOnline. Sign up for the PRCO newsletter and get 40% off during the on November 24th launch our new Food-Drug-Herb-Nutrients Interactions and Depletions course

1hr 15mins

14 Nov 2020

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XZRS: Alan Cassels - Pharmaceutical Policy Research

The 'X' Zone Radio Show

Alan Cassels has been immersed in pharmaceutical policy research and healthcare journalism for 25 years, mostly researching and writing about how prescription drugs are regulated, marketed, prescribed and used. The main focus of Cassels’ writing is the reality of ordinary people who are often facing the sharp end of the pharmaceutical marketing machine which is increasingly selling us tests, treatments and theories of disease that turn more and more of us into patients. His books include Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies are Turning us All into Patients (co-written with Ray Moynihan), The ABCs of Disease Mongering: An Epidemic in 26 Letters, and Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease. He believes that humans need clean, clear health information as urgently as they need clean water. His recent book, The Cochrane Collaboration: Medicine’s Best Kept Secret (published in 2015) weighs into the history of an international organization which produces high quality medical information.In 2018 Alan Cassels joined UBC’s Therapeutics Initiative as their Communications Director, producing therapeutics letters and other pharmaceutical-related education for doctors and pharmacists.

1hr

5 Oct 2020

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Seeking Sickness with Alan Cassels

Healthwatch with Dr. David Naimon: Interviews with experts in Natural Medicine, Nutrition, and the Politics of Health

Everyone thinks of preventative medicine as the best course of action.  But is it possible that getting certain medical screenings when you are healthy, the same screenings your doctor urges you to get,  could be harmful to us?   Today’s guest Alan Cassels is here today to talk about the industry of medical screening, to parse out the good tests from the bad ones and the discuss the potential unforeseen and sometimes irrevocable consequences of getting screened prematurely.  Alan Cassels is a drug policy researcher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia and most recently the author of Seeking Sickness: Medical Screening and the Misguided Hunt for Disease.

28mins

25 Mar 2013