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Today's pharmaceutical industry mirrors the hyping and marketing of radioactive products in the early 1900's

Wednesday, July 21, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: bad medicine, pharmaceutical industry, medical fraud


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At the turn of the 20th century, radioactive products were thought to be good for you. Manufacturers made, marketed and sold products like radioactive tablets (designed to give you more energy!), radioactive water storage containers, and even radioactive bottled water. Many of the people behind the marketing and hyping of these products, by the way, were physicians. (A few decades later, physicians were also spokespeople for cigarette companies and touted the "health benefits" of smoking cigarettes...)

Today, of course, we know that drinking radioactive water will give you cancer. It's one of the most dangerous things you can do, aside from sucking down brand-name hot dogs made with sodium nitrite, another cancer-causing ingredient. So, today, we all think it's crazy to take products that actually cause cancer, right?

Think again: today's so-called "modern medicine" borrows much from the hyping and marketing of radioactive products by promoting bad medicine in the form of pharmaceuticals. Prescription drugs are marketed today in much the same way that radioactive products were marketed and hyped a hundred years ago. We're told that all these chemicals are good for us! We're promised that there are no negative side effects, or very few. Our doctors insist that they, too, take all these drugs. And so as consumers, we blindly purchase and consume large quantities of antidepressant drugs, statin drugs, drugs for diabetes, drugs for osteoporosis... and the list goes on.

Yet these chemicals actually do far more harm than good. Not one prescription drug actually addresses the underlying problem when it comes to chronic disease. Instead, they simply mask symptoms and thereby lead patients to continue with the lifestyle choices that gave them the disease in the first place. As a result, pharmaceuticals now kill 100,000 Americans each year and injure another two million. And that's from prescription drugs that are used as directed!

Pharmaceuticals are the modern-day equivalent of radioactive products: they're both forms of sophisticated quackery. Today, however, the quackery is more complex, and because so many scientists are involved, it seems credible. Yet drug companies can make any chemical appear useful by manipulating test results or designing clinical trials in a certain way that's guaranteed to produce the results they're looking for. And just in case something goes wrong during the clinical trials, drug companies have two simple solutions: 1) kick people out of the trial who aren't showing a positive response to the drug, and 2) hide any study results that aren't positive, only turning over the "good" trials to the FDA for approval. It's a simple recipe, actually, and the whole process masquarades as "scientific medicine" when, in fact, it's nothing of the kind.

Modern medicine is quackery. Prescription drugs are toxic chemicals that merely mask symptoms. And you're no healthier by taking prescription drugs than you would be by taking radiation pills. In fact, come to think of it, radiation is one of modern medicine's treatments for cancer! And if that doesn't kill you quickly enough, there's chemotherapy, too, which will destroy your immune system in a matter of days or weeks, making you dependent on a lifetime of additional prescription drugs. What a con!

You see, there's truly nothing new under the sun. Today's hype about statin drugs and other prescriptions is just a rehash of the hyping and marketing of radioactive "health" products from a hundred years ago.


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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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