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The dynamics demonstrated in this essay are not unique to the medical racket's cancer arm. It extends to heart disease and the cozy relationship that the drug and biomedical companies have with the FDA, NIH, NCI, AMA, ACS, etc. It extends to the insurance companies, as they control the money. Taken as a whole, of the nearly three trillion dollars spent each year as of 2014 on health care in America, at least 80% is probably a complete and fraudulent waste of money. It might be as high as 90%. The food processing, tobacco, and chemical companies are part of the milieu, as they help create the patients that keep the cash registers singing. There is a comprehensive infrastructure that creates and is nourished by all the death and suffering.
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Even big names in medicine have their careers ruined when they run afoul of the dogma. For instance, one of the worlds most prominent virus researchers, , challenged the orthodox perspective of AIDS. He argued that HIV does not cause AIDS. He had a radically different way of looking at AIDS, a perspective that echoes . This essay is not concerned with whether Duesberg is right or not. Before he began challenging the emerging view in the late 1980s, Duesberg was a leading figure in viral research. He received the Outstanding Investigator Grant from the National Institutes of Health ("NIH"). When he challenged the dogma, his perspective was not carefully considered, to finally be rejected when it proved inaccurate. Instead, all funding to test his hypothesis was cut off, in a familiar pattern. Two-time Nobel laureate Linus Pauling ran afoul of the cancer establishment when he began investigating vitamin C as a cancer treatment.