The consumption of drugs is following an infernal and exponential spiral. The combined effects of pre-emption dates, over-consumption and the diktat of the big laboratories, lead today to a paradox: while a good half of the world’s population does not have access to basic care, the other half over-consumes drugs. Even to the point of making themselves… sick!

“Let’s get the facts straight. Before the 1960s and the beginning of the consumerist delirium, one of the fundamental laws of pharmacology was the manufacture of stable products whose only obligation was the longevity of their effectiveness. Thus, 1 tablet of paracetamol manufactured in France in 1962 compared to a tablet manufactured the day before in 2017 has effectively lost 0.2% of its effectiveness! This justifies for the European administrations the implementation of increasingly drastic expiration dates and moreover managed, administered and especially studied by the laboratories themselves who decide if it is profitable or not! At the end of my studies in the 1980s, this notion of expiration dates practically did not exist except for injectable drugs. During the 60s and 80s, French medicine and pharmacology was very prosperous and recognized worldwide, in the top 5 of the best nations. Gradually, we can say practically with the arrival of the Maastricht Treaty, the degradation started, with a corollary which was the implementation of a European administration and regulation. Initially built on health-related bases, it gradually became impregnated with a commercial dimension while reflecting the consequences of globalization and a European construction based on competition and community freedoms, all of which were focused solely on the economy.

Produce, consume, destroy…

So from the 90s, these expiration dates shorter and shorter were generalized to all drugs by “health measures”: 20 years in the 90s, then 10 years in the 2000s, finally 5 years in the 2010s and 3 years in the 2015s. Today, we are told about expiration dates of 1 year with the only hope that the whole population throws away as soon as possible these so-called expired drugs to participate in this aberration of throwing away in order to better consume new ones. We could have offered these stocks of unused but still valid medicines to poorer populations, but from 2010 this was also forbidden under multiple false pretexts, always with the same economic imperative of a consumption without limit. The health news of Covid gives us the best evidence of this collective delirium: while the American Pfizier declares that a third dose should be administered (under the advice of his own scientists), we see that Janssen advocates the administration of the vaccine to people over 55 years old, but particularly in France. This is the case in Reunion Island, but not just next door, in Mauritius, where the French Embassy has offered the vaccine to all its nationals, all age groups included! Could it be that the blood of the French in Reunion Island is different from that of their compatriots living in Mauritius? What is this mystery of the western Indian Ocean? We, city doctors, who know from experience that chloroquine (used by the French army since the 60’s) or invermectin, have coefficients of attenuation of passage in severe phase at more than 80% of efficiency. Thus, for the first time in the history of medicine, we are forbidden to prescribe a drug even if we explain and rationalize its benefits and side effects on a case by case basis. Medical secrecy, an institutional freedom of human rights, is scorned by a constitutional council under the pretext of a health emergency. By what right can an incompetent staff demand to know the life of each person? During the last fifty years, the world consumption of drugs has become excessive with a multitude of liberticidal European measures, with more than notable differences in the European sanitary rules for the management of a world pandemic. While reducing in a drastic way the offer of current care and care in each country.