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Shutting down RX Depot is all about protecting drug profits, not consumers

Friday, November 07, 2003
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Background: RX Depot was importing prescription drugs from Canada (where they are cheaper) and selling them to customers in the U.S. (where the drugs are very expensive). The U.S. drug companies, of course, didn't like this, and they invented all sorts of false accusations to try to discredit RX Depot, saying that imported drugs were dangerous because they might be counterfeit, for example.

Ultimately, U.S. drug companies got the FDA involved, and the FDA managed to shut down RX Depot. But this isn't a story about protecting the U.S. consumer. It's a story about protecting a highly profitable drug distribution channel in the U.S. and keeping the medical racket alive and well.

It's a story of profiteering on the backs of U.S. consumers who are paying 3,000% markups (and more) for prescription drugs that cause liver damage, gastrointenstinal scarring, and a whole host of long-term side effects that endanger the lives of customers.

Because the real danger of prescription drugs isn't that they come from Canada: it's that over 100,000 Americans die each year from prescription drugs. That's more than 25 times the deaths on 9/11. Yet where's the outrage?

All's quiet on the drug front. Big Medicine has managed to shut down media criticism by buying the media with page after page of direct-to-consumer advertising that touts unsafe chemicals for a growing list of so-called "diseases" (like the disease of feeling nervous when speaking in front of people. According to Big Medicine, this is now a chemical imbalance in your brain, not just nervousness, and you need treatment).

Big Medicine is running the greatest con ever perpetrated on the American public. They're stuffing people full of dangerous chemicals and charging them the highest prices in the world to do so. And with the help of the FDA, they're managing to blockade alternative sources for the exact same drugs, forcing people to buy at the higher U.S. prices.

It's time to put a stop to the Big Medicine racket. Want to read more about how the FDA is all about protecting profits and not protecting consumers? Click here to read an AP article on the subject. It tells how a former FDA pharmacologist, who quit in disgust, was told to just approve drugs and not question any problems that might arise.

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About the author: Mike Adams is a natural health researcher, author and award-winning journalist with a mission to teach personal and planetary health to the public He is a prolific writer and has published thousands of articles, interviews, reports and consumer guides, and he is well known as the creator of popular downloadable preparedness programs on financial collapse, emergency food storage, wilderness survival and home defense skills. Adams is an honest, independent journalist and accepts no money or commissions on the third-party products he writes about or the companies he promotes. In mid 2010, Adams produced TV.NaturalNews.com, a natural health video sharing website offering user-generated videos on nutrition, green living, fitness and more. He also launched an online retailer of environmentally-friendly products (BetterLifeGoods.com) and uses a portion of its profits to help fund non-profit endeavors. He's also a veteran of the software technology industry, having founded a personalized mass email software product used to deliver email newsletters to subscribers. Adams is currently the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit, and regularly pursues cycling, nature photography, Capoeira and Pilates. He's also author a large number of health books offered by Truth Publishing and is the creator of numerous reference website including NaturalPedia.com and the free downloadable Honest Food Guide. His websites also include the free reference sites HerbReference.com and HealingFoodReference.com. Adams believes in free speech, free access to nutritional supplements and the innate healing ability of the human body. Known as the 'Health Ranger,' Adams' personal health statistics and mission statements are located at www.HealthRanger.org

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