Thursday, March 30, 2006
Vitamin C Cancer Story Ignored By News Press
Knowledge of Health Blog, March 30, 2006
Its two days since the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported on three cases of prolonged remission from cancer after intravenous vitamin C therapy. The report is being given the cold shoulder. Its not being covered by the New York Times, WebMD, CNN, FoxNews, USA Today, nor by ABC, CBS or NBC News. In fact, its odd that such an important report would be published in a more obscure medical journal. In April of 2004 the Annals of Internal Medicine reported that intravenous vitamin C can achieve blood concentrations capable of killing cancer cells. This report was also ignored by the news media. When this reporter contacted Quackwatchs Dr. Stephen Barrett, to inquire if QW would consider removal of Dr. Linus Paulings name from its health quackery list, Dr. Barrett said he had no intention of doing so despite the growing body of evidence that now vindicates Dr. Linus Paulings work. Copyright 2006 Bill Sardi, Knowledge of Health, Inc.
So many are frustrated. It is becoming clear, in regards to health information, that pharmaceutical manufacturers hold a grip over the public by controlling government agencies and the news media. An example is the recent report that intravenous vitamin C may cure cancer. That report was relegated to an obscure medical journal and went unreported by major news outlets (New York Times, USA Today, CNN, FoxNews, ABC, NBC, CBS, WebMD) which better than 75% of the public rely upon for up to date health information.
A recent report in the Columbia Journalism Review of the news medias complicity in drug marketing notes that noted medical journalists chose not to warn the American public of the potential dangers posed by Vioxx because pharmaceutical advertising is now a primary source of income for television and newspapers.
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