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Allen Carr’s Easyway To Quit Smoking Supports AllTrials Campaign

August 2014

Campaign to expose how more expensive, less effective, more dangerous drugs become prescribed because of
withheld study results.
Allen Carr's Easyway To Quit Smoking Organisation Announces Support For All Trials Campaign
Doctor, journalist, and author Ben Goldacre is an absolute hero! He’s worked tirelessly to try to force the
disclosure of all studies on all drugs prescribed by doctors. These 2 minute movies will tell you exactly what you
need to know abou t this international scandal that’s costing millions of lives. They show how more expensive,
less effective, more dangerous drugs become prescribed because of withheld study results.
Allen Carr's Easyway has been ignored by much of the anti-tobacco establishment in favour of ineffective
treatments for smoking cessation (nicotine patches and gum for example) which became widely available on
prescription in spite of the fact that in practice (according to a study by Cancer Research UK) they have a 95%
failure rate! These films explain how that kind of BAD SCIENCE has occured. Tragically the same BAD
SCIENCE will be used to label e-cigarettes as ‘medicine’. The pharmaceutical industry have been getting away
with this for decades – it’s time to end it.
John Dicey, Worldwide Managing Director of Allen Carr's Easyway organisation comments "We'd like all friends
and supporters of our organisation to please support AllTrials"  www.alltrials.net
Withholding results costs lives –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PU5ilpz31g
The results of a 1980s clinical trial on heart drug Lorcainide were never published. Doctors didn’t know that more
people died in the trial who were given Lorcainide than who were taking the placebo. It has been estimated that
over 100,000 people died avoidably because they were prescribed drugs in the same class.
Doctors are being misled –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOWHYNVlqGA
Dr Ben Goldacre prescribed the antidepressant Reboxetine for a patient but says he was “misled.” Results from
trials which showed it was worse than other drugs were withheld, while the smaller number of trials which showed
it worked better were published.
Medicine is broken –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baRKeAgV-Gc
The UK Government has spent £424 million stockpiling Tamiflu, an anti-flu treatment, but we still don’t know if
this treatment works any better than placebo. Regulators weren’t given information from all the clinical trials done
on Tamiflu. The manufacturers of Tamiflu didn’t break any laws by withholding the information.
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