A bloody strange culture we live in!!! 1

One of the things that must give the management people in the big Pharmaceutical Companies, and others, nightmares, is how incredibly little it can cost for people to be on Low Dose Naltrexone.

Eight or ten doses of LDN can be made from one 50 mg Naltrexone tablet, and 50 mg Naltrexone tablets can be bought for 2 or 3 Australian dollars each from suppliers in India!!! So people can be on it for less than 2 Australian dollars a day!!! So one can be on what has been described as the fifth greatest medical breakthrough in human history and perhaps the greatest, for less than 2 Australian dollars a day!!!

Fortunately for the people in the big Pharmaceutical Companies, their rubbishing of LDN, or something, seems to be working. We are yet to find even one doctor in the whole of Sydney, Australia, as an example, who advises on and prescribes LDN.

We keep being reminded of an email one of our readers once told us he’d got from a friend he’d gone to University with in Australia, who had gone on to be a University Professor in the US, which read – “I’m 73 now, and should have retired years ago – but here in the US, any nest eggs we’ve built up for our retirement can be gone in a flash if we have any health problems, so we all keep working. It’s a strange culture we live in.”

We would have thought, a bloody strange culture!

And of one of Albert Einstein’s sayings – “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

Why wouldn’t you keep rubbishing LDN, if you could keep selling tablets for twelve hundred dollars each, which may not be any more effective than LDN, as happens in the US.

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The best ways to learn about Low Dose Naltrexone 2

There are two organisations that we know of that are dedicated to helping those interested in using Low Dose Naltrexone – the LDNresearchtrust and LDNscience – and they are both very useful in helping us to learn about it.

But of course, the best way to learn about it is for us to know of a person or people who can provide us with high quality answers to our questions about it as they occur.

Someone once said, “Whatever technology enables, happens.”

But what technology enables, of course, is for there to be people for whom it’s worthwhile money wise to be doing just that – providing high quality answers to our questions as they occur, for reasonable fees, of course. But, and this has fascinated us for years – it doesn’t seem be happening!

As we’ve been saying for years, “We have a dream!” – and that is of there being people we can email, they have to have an ordinary email address, who have a particular field of expertise, and who, if they can’t provide provide a high quality answer to any questions we may ask them, may be, and we emphasise, may be, able to suggest someone who can. But this just doesn’t seem to happening!

Of course, there’s JustAnswer, which claims to be in the business we’re taking about. That the Wikipedia article on it indicates that it has 150 employees, which, we assume are just occupied in directing questions to various experts, of which there may be thousands, indicates that there must be demand for this sort of thing. But there are two problems with JustAnswer.

Firstly, that they are the ones who decide who each question goes to. You want to be able to make that choice – if you find someone who provides good answers, to keep using them, and if  someone hasn’t provided a very good answer, not to use them in the future.

Secondly, that before any question is answered you have to provide a deposit of five dollars, and complaints abound on the internet of the account details being provided in providing the five dollars deposit being used by JustAnswer to take money to which they’re not entitled. This is an example:-

Readers, if you have a question about Low Dose Naltrexone, use our email address to send it to us – if are able to provide a high quality answer, unlikely, but we’ll send it to you, or if we know of a person who can provide you with a high quality answer, also unlikely, we’ll let you know their details – either way we can guarantee it won’t cost you a cent.

And, if any of our readers know of anyone who’s the type of person we’re talking about, please, please, please, let us have their details so we can pass them on to all our other readers.

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The best ways to learn about Low Dose Naltrexone

There are two organisations that we know of that are dedicated to helping those interested in using Low Dose Naltrexone – the LDNresearchtrust and LDNscience.

And, of course, with both of them, you can sign up to receive their news emails.

And, of course, neither of them have the huge resources offered by the big drug companies, because it’s not possible to take out patents on Low Dose Naltrexone – they both appear to be peopled by volunteers.

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Why is Low Dose Naltrexone not more widely known, advised on and prescribed? 3

One could say, that it’s because there aren’t enough doctors and other health care workers who have the courage, the “guts,” who, after considering the unique aspects of the Low Dose Naltrexone story, are prepared to advise on and prescribe it, even though it doesn’t have FDA/TGA approval!!!

But perhaps that’s being unfair to individual doctors and other health care workers – perhaps they’d get into trouble if they did start advising on and prescribing it???

On 7 May, 2021, an article appeared on Fox News which to us is extremely interesting, with this headline:-

It commenced with:-

Readers, that’s what’s being alleged – that there are vested interests that don’t want the COVID-19 problem solved as quickly as possible!!!???

But, even if this is not so, we believe there are certainly vested interests, huge vested interests, which want there to be more sick people not less – the pharmaceutical companies, the private’s hospitals, perhaps other health care institutions and individuals, to name a few. Such individuals and people are horrified to think that the wide spread use of Low Dose Naltrexone could lead to there being less, perhaps substantially less, need for their services and their drugs.

Are we being too cynical? After working on these areas for more than 20 years, we are VERY cynical!

We’d love to know if any of the few doctors in Australia who are advising on and prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone have felt any “pressure” from any one?

We’ve recently become aware that a retired GP, who’s become involved in facilitating the wider use of Low Dose Naltrexone, is claiming that he’s constantly being told he could go to gaol.

And what approach is being taken by the FDA and the TGA? We can understand that their roles in protecting us, the people, from being treated with drugs that haven’t been properly  tested, are highly valuable. But, perhaps, in relation to Low Dose Naltrexone, the best interests of us, the people, requires that they take a different approach?

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Why is Low Dose Naltrexone not more widely known, advised on and prescribed? 2

Briefly, because we now have a situation that can be described as a Mexican stand off!

The drug Naltrexone was first discovered in about 1965.

What normally happens, when a new drug is discovered, is that one of the pharmaceutical companies takes out patents on it, then pays to have it tested extensively – which can involve millions and millions of dollars – to the point where it gets approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, in the US, (the Therapeutic Goods Administration, the TGA, is the Australian equivalent,) for the treatment of certain medical conditions, and with the patents it’s taken out, the pharmaceutical company concerned can have a monopoly on the drug’s production and sale for 20 years. This happened with Naltrexone – it eventually received FDA approval for the treatment of certain addictions.

But what makes the Low Dose Naltrexone story unique is that it was only after about 1985, when all the patents on Naltrexone had expired, that it started to be discovered that taking Naltrexone in low doses, (there’s actually no such thing as Low Dose Naltrexone – the term refers to taking Naltrexone in low doses,) was extraordinarily effective in treating a whole range of medical problems, (about which more, later,) to the point where it’s been described as the fifth great medical discovery in the history of mankind, and perhaps the greatest.

So why is it not more widely known, advised on and prescribed?

Because, as we’ve said, we now have a situation that can be described as a Mexican stand off!

The FDA is not prepared to grant it’s approval unless the money is outlaid, perhaps millions and millions of dollars, to have Low Dose Naltrexone tested; the pharmaceutical companies are not prepared to outlay any money unless they can get patents, which they can no longer get because all the patents on Naltrexone have expired; and doctors and other health care workers are reluctant to prescribe medications that don’t have FDA/TGA approval.

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Another Low Dose Naltrexone story 2

Another Low Dose Naltrexone story, put together with one of our readers.

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Being on Low Dose Naltrexone

As we’ve mentioned, one of our readers, a retired GP, says that, historically, there have been four really significant medical breakthroughs – Antibiotics, Antidepressants, Anti-inflammatories, and Immunization. And further, that to these four can now be added a fifth, which he says is as significant as any – Low Dose Naltrexone. And we’re getting the impression that Low Dose Naltrexone may be the most significant of them all!

It has been estimated that if everyone in Australia was on Low Dose Naltrexone, we’d need 20% less doctors – people would be consulting their doctors less often, they would be spending less time in hospital and so on and so on.

Is this the explanation for why so few doctors seem to be getting into the business of advising on and perhaps prescribing it? why it’s so hard to find one who is? Whatever the explanation, to us, the extent to which so few doctors seem to be getting into the business of advising on and perhaps prescribing it is just remarkable.

It’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out. For instance are our politicians ever going to be doing anything about the fact that LDN perhaps could be saving taxpayers billions and billions of dollars? Or perhaps whether it’s more important to them to have the doctors onside?

But whatever happens, it’s got nothing to do with the fact that the people, you and I, can be experiencing the benefits of being on LDN today, right now.

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Another Low Dose Naltrexone story 1

A Low Dose Naltrexone story put together with one of our readers.

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Odds and ends

Something we’ve just come across – from 2013?

We’re looking into it.

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Advising on and perhaps prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone NEVER to become common practice?

THE BOTTOM LINE: Perhaps the greatest medical breakthrough ever, NEVER EVER to become common practice?

One of our readers, a retired GP, says that over the years, (perhaps over the last 80 to 100 years???) there have been four really significant medical breakthroughs – Antibiotics, Antidepressants, Anti-inflammatories, and Immunization. And he says that to these four can now be added a fifth, which he says is as significant as any of them – Low Dose Naltrexone.

And he also says that he read once that, on average, it takes 17 years for medical breakthroughs to become common practice!!!!!

Putting these two things together is disturbing enough, but there’s far more disturbing news in relation to Low Dose Naltrexone – and that is that prescribing it may NEVER become common practice!!!!!

Why, you may ask.

Because what usually happens, is that when a new drug is discovered, the big pharmaceutical companies, (often referred to as “Big Pharma,”) having taken patents out on it, carry out extensive testing on it, (which always costs lots of money,) to the point that government approval is granted for it’s treatment for such and such health problems. So that when you see a doctor, they are normally going to say, “Right, you’ve got such and such health problems, and these are the medications with government approval for the treatment of these problems,” – doctors don’t usually take any other approach, they don’t usually prescribe anything that doesn’t have this government approval. So that Big Pharma makes it’s money by supplying these medications, which their competitors are precluded from supplying by the laws that apply to patents – until their patents run out, after 20 years or so.

But this is NEVER going to happen with Low Dose Naltrexone.

Again, you may ask why?

Because Naltrexone was discovered in 1965, and government approval was eventually gained for it’s treatment of patients dependent on heroin, with 50 mg doses. But, by the time it started  to be discovered how effective it was when taken in doses as small as 5mg or so, (hence the name, “Low Dose Naltrexone,”) all the patents on it had run out. So Big Pharma was/is NEVER going to outlay the money required to get government approval for it’s uses in this way, for the very good reason that they feel they are never going to be able to get their money back in the way that they do when they are an exclusive supplier.

And we feel there’s another factor here, in that the main uses of Low Dose Naltrexone are preventative – to prevent patients from suffering various health problems. And doctors are just not used to prescribing anything if there’s nothing wrong with you at present, and you just want help in preventing you from getting problems in the future.

So, is it too much to hazard a guess that prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone may NEVER become common practice, NEVER NEVER?

Apparently, according to one of our readers, Low Dose Naltrexone may be of help to patients of neurologists, rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists and immunologists, and we have sent over 50 emails to different Sydney specialists practicing in these fields, asking if “advising on and perhaps prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone” was within their areas of expertise, and if not whether they could recommend anyone who does it – and have got no more than 3 or 4 replies, (the other 50 emails have been ignored,) each indicating “no” and “no.” Seems like prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone is not going to become “common practice” any time soon, in Sydney at least, doesn’t it?

(A story that fascinates us, and is perhaps only partly relevant, which may be too good to be true! Peter Drucker, the famous management writer, used to claim that the conventional wisdom in 1911 was that the best way to discover ways to kill bacteria was to first grow significant cultures of them to experiment on. And that, in 1911, penicillin was fully known, understood and documented as a pesky fungus that used to hinder the growth of these significant cultures. And that it was more than 25 years later that it started to occur to people, “Hey, penicillin may be what we’ve been looking for all this time – something that kills our bacteria.” Oops!)

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