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The pharmaceutical industry has been under assault for many years from medical professionals, over its practice of keeping important information away from people, manipulating scientific study data to protect its massive profits and exposing patients to drugs which are both useless and extremely harmful.

For example, acne medications such as antibiotics, tetracycline and doxycycline prescribed to kill bacteria on the skin are intended to stop new pimples forming and isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A that works by reducing oil production.

However, most of these products can leave skin feeling permanently dry and offer no real effective results in getting rid of acne. Other treatments like, benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid and sulphur, all of which work to kill acne bacteria, slough off dead skin cells and reduce excess oil, respectively, all have some very unpleasant side effects that are reported to have adverse effects on 80% of its users.

There are medications for acne scarring that smooth the appearance of scars, reduce redness and leave skin with an improved structure. Chemical peels are a common treatment that uses alpha hydroxy acids, glycolic acid or, in severe cases, the trichloroacetic acid which removes the top layer of the skin to reveal renewed, fresh skin underneath.

Other medications include Retin-A, a product that fades red marks, and a 2% concentration hydroquinone cream, which is a skin bleaching treatment to make it whiter. Both medications claim to even skin tone and acne scars and help pigmentation to fade faster.

The problem is that such treatments have been linked in studies to be a carcinogen, in other words can cause cancer and have also a long list of other known side effects including liver damage, depression, foetal damage, skin irritations, crohn’s disease, bowel complications and much more.

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