This article isn't about the comical fact that six out of nine board members who issued the new cholesterol guidelines have been paid by the very pharmaceutical companies who stand to benefit from those new guidelines. (Lower cholesterol guidelines will equate to billions in profits from the sales of statin drugs.) Rather, this is about the outrageous defense of these financial ties -- and the failure to disclose such ties -- by the board members themselves and leaders of the medical community. Essentially, these people are saying that having financial ties to pharmaceutical companies is just fine, and there's nothing wrong with a health advisory board being made up of people who stand to financially benefit from issuing such advice.
This is a clear example of dishonesty and the near complete lack of ethics in modern medicine. The relationships between doctors, board members, researchers, drug companies and the FDA are incestuous, and as long as more drugs are being sold to the public, everybody pockets a bit of the profits. It's a drug racket, folks, and you're watching it in full swing right now.
In a normal, ethical society, these board members should have been disqualified based on their financial ties to the pharmaceutical companies that stand to benefit most from this new cholesterol lowering decision. That they did not excuse themselves -- nor even bother to disclose their relationships with pharmaceutical companies -- is further proof that the drug racket is alive and well in America.
Technically, the system is a criminal organization made up of drug makers (pharmaceutical companies), drug dealers (physicians and pharmacists) and drug promoters (the FDA). Much of the so-called science behind these drugs is outright fraudulent, the marketing is based on false claims produced by the fraudulent science, and the long-term health effects of these drugs are devastating to the American people. The FBI should be called in right now to investigate this drug cartel and arrest the principles who are committing these crimes against the American public.
And yet, the silence is deafening. This drug racket runs so deeply through private industry, the popular press, and the federal government that it's almost too big to find any investigative body willing to touch it. It's like trying to get the Italian police to investigate corruption in the Italian government -- it goes nowhere, because everbody's bought off. In the U.S. medical industry, everybody's bought off, too: most doctors, most publishers and broadcast networks, and the FDA.
That's how we've ended up where we are today: a society that blindly accepts and follows the advice of a group of nine people who say everybody's cholesterol should be reduced, and who are simultaneously taking money from the very drug companies that will benefit the most from that advice. Can the racket be any more obvious, folks? This is a blatant health scam, and they're getting away with it!
About the author: Mike Adams is an award-winning journalist and holistic nutritionist with a passion for teaching people how to improve their health 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 2010, Adams co-founded NaturalNews.com, a natural health video sharing site that has now grown in popularity. 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. Known by his callsign, the 'Health Ranger,' Adams posts his missions statements, health statistics and health photos at www.HealthRanger.org
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