Drug news, articles and information:
|4/29/2016 - Over-the-counter drugs, many of them formerly only available by prescription, are in abundance, and they supposedly treat a wide range of conditions and minor illnesses. But new research shows that many of these come with a host of side effects and potential side effects that ought to make you seriously...|
|4/29/2016 - In recent days, the Federal Trade Commission claimed another alternative medicine victim, as it fined Dr. Joseph Mercola, M.D., more than $5 million because he dared to sell a health treatment solution to the public that did not rely on the government's tainted and compromised medical approval.
|4/28/2016 - A significant new report confirmed what scores of legal reform advocates have long suspected – that the decades-old "war on drugs" that was begun in the early 1970s has been a monumental failure in that it has had no influence whatsoever on reducing the level of drug abuse in the United States.
|4/27/2016 - Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United states. An estimated 73 million people have high LDL or bad cholesterol, which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, millions of people take statins, or cholesterol-lowering drugs.
These inexpensive statin drugs –...|
|4/25/2016 - The more Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton try to portray themselves as aloof from the nasty business of politics, the more we learn that they are hip-deep in precisely the kind of shenanigans and chicanery that have driven tens of millions of voters to outsider presidential contenders this election...|
|4/25/2016 - If you find yourself forgetting more than usual, or you sometimes feel like your mind is not as sharp as it once was, you might want to take a look inside your medicine cabinet.
Older people in particular are being advised to avoid some common over-the-counter medications, as evidence piles up of...|
|4/25/2016 - Common dietary advice is to avoid saturated fats and instead consume polyunsaturated fats, like those found in vegetable oils. But this dietary consensus is starting to crack in the face of study after study showing no health benefit to avoiding saturated fat.
The most recent study was conducted...|
|4/22/2016 - The former head of the FDA, Margaret Hamburg, used the federal agency to run a massive conspiracy of racketeering and fraud in order to generate millions of dollars in drug company profits for her husband's hedge fund firm, alleges a damning lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the...|
|4/22/2016 - Known alternately to various people as a "sociopath," "hate monger," "pathological liar" and "a danger to society," vaccine frontman and Big Pharma shill Dr. David Gorski is even less-well thought of by many of his former patients. According to this physician rating site, descriptions ranged from "horribly...|
|4/18/2016 - Dr. David Gorski is an established pro-vaccine internet troll with ties to the Barbara Anne Karmanos Cancer Institute, notorious for experimental cancer treatments and drugs that have been fast-tracked by the FDA.
Karmanos is also where cancer fraudster Dr. Farid Fata had his clinic. Fata used aggressive...|
|4/18/2016 - If you've ever wondered why seemingly intelligent doctors prescribe so many harmful medications to their patients, the answer is simple: money. We've all heard about the conferences and exotic vacations for doctors funded by pharmaceutical companies, but it turns out that the medical journals that doctors...|
|4/17/2016 - For thousands of years, mankind has been looking for ways to slow down aging and extend life. Could a common trace mineral hold the key to longevity? According to new research[PDF] published in the journal Cell Reports, lithium chloride, a common drug used to treat depression and bipolar...|
|4/16/2016 - LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, has been the subject of hundreds of studies over the years, with some researchers believing that the drug could provide insights into the way the mind works and inspire new treatments. While the drug got a lot of negative attention in the 1960s and '70s, its effects...|
|4/15/2016 - She likes to bill herself as a champion of the little people, the common folk, the unwashed masses. But unlike her chief opponent, Hillary Clinton is one of the most bought-and-paid-for presidential candidates we've had in a number of election cycles.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is challenging...|
|4/15/2016 - In what has been termed "one of the biggest frauds in American healthcare history," pharmaceutical giant SmithKline Beecham – now GlaxoSmithKline – was proven to have falsified data in clinical trials for an ineffective antidepressant drug that caused suicidal thoughts in more than 10 percent...|
|4/13/2016 - The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to test new methods of reimbursing cancer doctors for chemotherapy and other drugs, but it is facing furious pushback from oncologists and others who are demanding that the Obama Administration drop the plan.
As reported by The Associated Press,...|
|4/12/2016 - One might reasonably expect the Attorney General of the United States to make accurate statements regarding the difference between dietary supplements and pharmaceutical drugs, right?
In the case of current Attorney General Loretta Lynch, however, who recently released a video warning about the "potential...|
|4/7/2016 - Wait ... What? The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) really doesn't conduct any scientific studies on the very drugs it approves? No, it doesn't, and the facts surrounding this reality will shock and anger you.
This point was recently brought out – again – by the Alliance for...|
|4/6/2016 - You've been taught all sorts of lies about cancer by the "cancer profiteers" -- the institutions, cancer doctors, oncology centers and chemotherapy drug makers who profit from cancer.
In order to keep their profits flowing, they have to keep you in the dark about cancer truths: How it originates,...|
|4/6/2016 - The Food and Drug Administration, as we have reported in the past, is completely in the tank for Big Pharma, an industry that lavishes tens of millions of dollars on our fat-cat "leaders" in Washington, D.C., to maintain healthy profits and shut out all competition.
That includes natural remedies...|
|4/3/2016 - Officials are investigating a French Phase I drug trial that left one man dead and five people hospitalized in January, according to a recent government report.
The victims were participating in a trial for an experimental pain and mood disorder medication known as BIA 10-2474. The government committee...|
|4/2/2016 - It's a bold move, the likes of which hasn't been seen in recent United States history: The state of Hawaii is on the cusp of decriminalizing ALL recreational drugs. If the resolution passes, Hawaii would become the first state to investigate alternative solutions for treating drug addiction other than...|
|3/31/2016 - The long, drawn-out political circus that accompanies a presidential election can be exhausting to say the least, especially when, as usual, the candidates are far from representing the public's needs and wants.
But thanks to social media and alternative news outlets, some genuinely important matters...|
|3/31/2016 - While the side effects of cocaine and crack have been known for a long time, according to the Daily Mail, a recent study by scientists at the University of Maryland suggests that adults actually increase their risk of a stroke every single time they use cocaine.
The study looked at younger victims...|
|3/30/2016 - Just like Del Bigtree made a dangerous film called "VAXXED," Dr. Kelly Brogan wrote a dangerous book. How dangerous? So dangerous that the prescription drug cartel in America -- you know, Big Pharma -- ordered media outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post to blackball the book in the...|
|3/29/2016 - The War on Drugs has been a colossal failure. That is the implications of a major new report by The Lancet and John Hopkins University, which found that 50 years of restrictive drug policies have had "serious detrimental effects" on human rights and public health.
Based upon the results of the study,...|
|3/29/2016 - Florida authorities are reporting disturbing "zombie-like" encounters on the city's streets. Cops in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg are being called to "horror-movie style scenes" where drugged up people are wandering around, slumped over in the streets and parks, as reported by the Daily Mail....|
|3/29/2016 - In 2001, a study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, showing that the SSRI antidepressant paroxetine – sold under the names Paxil, Aropax and Seroxat – was safe, well tolerated and effective for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive...|
|3/25/2016 - In case you were wondering, dangerous opioid drugs cause addiction and can kill you. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is just now catching on to that.
"It is just staggering and heartbreaking to see the toll that abuse is taking," said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease...|
|3/24/2016 - What a time for the VA to have a drug theft story come out that leaves veterans without treatment. Media reports of high level corruption among top VA bureaucrats along with trashing applications have become common. To be fair, drug theft from hospital pharmacies is on the rise throughout our "healthcare"...|
|3/22/2016 - Not only is the pharmaceutical industry guilty of bringing side-effect wrath to people's lives across the planet, but they are also the very machine that drains people financially in times of sickness. The pharmaceutical drug machine is so cumbersome and expensive that medical systems around the world...|
|3/20/2016 - MAJOR CORRECTIONS: I'm issuing a huge correction / clarification to this story after speaking with people in the hemp industry. They've pointed out that my article, although posted with the best intentions to help keep CBDs legal and readily available, was freaking out CBD retailers who thought some...|
|3/20/2016 - Big Pharma has just scored a big victory with the appointment of Robert Califf as new head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The fact that there were only four votes in the Senate opposing Califf's confirmation – in spite of his deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry – is a clear...|
|3/18/2016 - Whether or not you support presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders as your candidate of choice in the upcoming election, it's worth knowing his stance regarding alternative medicine.
In this regard, he seems to be by far the most open-minded of all the candidates left in the race – including both...|
|3/17/2016 12:09:32 PM - This story has been updated to include Dr. David Gorski's username on Wikipedia
Wikipedia seems like a good place to get fast information that's at least somewhat reliable, right? Wrong. The truth is that Wikipedia is nothing more than a trove of disinformation and propaganda peddled by industry...|
|3/14/2016 - Pfizer's Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a record-breaking drug, a prescription with the highest peak sales of any drug on the market. Statin drugs like this one, along with other brand equivalents and generics, are a medical doctor's go-to "solution" for managing patient's cholesterol levels. These drugs...|
|3/14/2016 - Before You Take that Pill, written by J. Douglas Bremner, explores the symbiotic relationship between today's pharmaceutical industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The following is an excerpt from the book:
The latest drive to get new pills on the shelves and into people's mouths...|
|3/10/2016 - As if it's not bad enough that Big Pharma engages in price gouging – who can forget Turing Pharmaceuticals' Martin Shkreli, who raised the price of a life-improving medication from $13.50 to $750 a pill – another sad reality is that lots of people aren't even being prescribed the appropriate...|
|3/9/2016 - Sir Richard Thompson – former president of the Royal College of Physicians, and personal doctor to the British Queen for 21 years – and five eminent colleagues, have started a campaign to raise awareness of over-medication in favor of Big Pharma.
The campaign highlights the fact that...|
|3/8/2016 - To the surprise of many, the American Medical Association is now openly calling for the FDA to ban direct-to-consumer drug advertising, a deceptive marketing channel that was only legalized by the FDA in 1997.
Since then, drug prices have skyrocketed, health care costs have hit the stratosphere,...|
|3/7/2016 - The FDA has now officially been completely captured by the pharmaceutical industry. With the confirmation of pharma insider Robert Califf as the new head of the FDA, America can look forward to many years of FDA malfeasance in conspiracy with pharmaceutical manufacturers to cover up the deadly side...|
|3/6/2016 - It's now official: President Obama's nomination of Robert Califf as the new head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just been approved by the U.S. Senate.
This is a particularly worrisome development, due to Califf's strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry, and although many in Washington...|
|3/2/2016 - According to the FBI, around 15,000 people are murdered in the United States each year. Terrorism incidents like the San Bernardino shootings add another few dozen fatalities, and war operations in the Middle East bring additional casualties into the mix.
Yet the number of Americans killed by FDA-approved...|
|3/2/2016 - We're all familiar with horror stories about juveniles on drugs, but normally it's humans that are involved, not fish. This case, however, involves juvenile chinook salmon who never had the chance to "Just Say No."
Disturbing new research has indicated that young salmon found in Puget Sound tested...|
|3/1/2016 - Big Pharma is claiming more and more victims every year, but "the system" appears to be on autopilot, and there is little to no political will in Washington, D.C., to reverse course.
As reported by NBC News, new research shows that more Americans than ever before are overdosing on anxiety drugs,...|
|2/29/2016 - Never before in the history of the world has the general public relied so heavily on pharmaceuticals to treat pain, calm nerves, or address a serious medical condition. And with so many different types of drugs, as well as different combinations of drugs available to consumers today, the threat of creating...|
|2/26/2016 - In what appears to be a "genocide-for-profit" scheme, South Dakota officials and Big Pharma interests have teamed up to remove Native American children from their homes to be put into foster care, where they are routinely over-prescribed dangerous drugs used for treating mental illness.
How the scheme...|
|2/24/2016 - A renowned academic who is the co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration, one of the world's top organizations for assessing medical evidence, believes that Big Pharma is killing tens of thousands of Americans every year.
Dr. Peter Gotzsche, who arrived in Australia recently to talk to citizens Down...|
|2/24/2016 - Just as global malaria rates are beginning to fall, a new development has emerged that threatens to undo all the progress made in containing the disease. According to a study published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the presence of multi drug-resistant malaria has been confirmed in at...|
|2/22/2016 - You may not yet realize this, but you've been rigorously hypnotized by the pharmaceutical industry to believe in "diseases" that do not exist. Even worse, you've also been influenced by insidious language patterns to think that your health depends almost entirely on high-priced prescription medications...|
|2/19/2016 - In the name of demonstrating how effective plant-based whole foods are when it comes to improving health, Dr. Ronald Weiss actually sold his medical practice and opened up a "farmacy" by the name of Ethos Primary Care, to help others. The farmacy, located in Long Valley, New Jersey, is designed to do...|
|2/18/2016 - Before long, your pill-pushing doctor will be replaced by a pill-pushing AI toilet that's tag-teamed with a Terminator-style compliance android or drone.
Why? Because today's pharma-bribed doctors do almost nothing that can't be done by a sophisticated drug vending machine owned and operated by the...|
|2/17/2016 - If you're a fan of American football and caught the biggest game of the year, Super Bowl 50, then you likely saw one of the reasons why large pharmaceutical companies are in large part to blame for the country's rising epidemic of opioid painkiller abuse.
So says Dr. Akikur Mohammad, M.D., an adjunct...|
|2/15/2016 - Award-winning investigative journalist Kelly Patricia O'Meara says when it comes to psychiatric diagnosing, it doesn't matter what people in the medical and psychiatric community believe, but rather what they can prove. In her book Psyched Out: How Psychiatry Sells Mental Illness and Pushes Pills that...|
|2/12/2016 - In a recent appearance on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, drug abuse and addiction expert Carl Hart of Columbia University made a shocking claim: There isn't much difference between the demonized street drug methamphetamine (also known as meth or crystal meth) and the prescription drug Adderall.
|2/12/2016 - You might think that because they have "anti" in their name that they combat depression and make everything better. But a new review published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that, among all age groups, antidepressant drugs actually increase the risk of aggressive behavior and suicide, especially...|
|2/11/2016 - The prescription and use of antidepressants in the U.S. has skyrocketed over the past several decades, but research shows that a significant percentage of this legally sanctioned drug abuse has nothing to do with depression. Many doctors are now prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)...|
|2/10/2016 - A long-term study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has shown that statin users are more than twice as likely to develop diabetes compared to those who didn't use statins. Additionally, they're a whopping 250 percent more likely to develop the disease in conjunction with complications...|
|2/9/2016 - Concerning documents that have recently come to light reveal drug firm schemes to maximize profits on medicine that is used to treat cancer, AIDS and heart conditions. A congressional review of more than 300,000 pages from Turing Pharmaceuticals and Valeant Pharmaceuticals reveals how executives planned...|
|2/9/2016 - Big Pharma is responsible for turning teenagers into illegal drug users by prescribing them dangerous medications which they may later misuse, according to researchers at the University of Michigan.
A study conducted by the UM School of Medicine revealed that teens who were given prescriptions for...|
|2/7/2016 - You have to hand it to Maine's unorthodox, independent-minded governor: He is unique, and his approach – while somewhat bizarre to some people – is a breath of fresh air to a majority of state residents who elected him.
As noted by Think Progress, an uber-liberal news site, Gov. Paul...|
|2/6/2016 - "When I ran for a seat in the US Congress in 1994, I was very aggressive in demanding that we go after the FDA as a rogue criminal agency. Others, at the time, who were in favor of Health Freedom, said I should dial back my rhetoric; all we needed was a good law that would protect our right to take...|
|2/2/2016 - Food prices continue to inflate, and the average minimum wage job can barely keep up with the cost of living, but not all low-income families who qualify for food stamps sign up to receive them. Instead, they find other ways to feed themselves, prioritizing, budgeting and separating their wants from...|
|2/1/2016 - Recent revelations that the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on the heads of state of countries allied with the United States – even after President Obama promised to end such spying – have sparked new debates about U.S. surveillance culture.
Yet, in a country that is increasingly...|
|1/31/2016 - It's no secret that opioid addiction is a serious problem; the statistics speak for themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 7,000 people are treated in emergency departments on a daily basis, because they used prescription drugs in ways that are inconsistent...|
|1/28/2016 - A Portugal-based drug maker is being accused of trying to conceal details about a clinical drug trial that went severely awry earlier this month, leaving one person brain-dead and four others seriously injured. The trial took place in Rennes, France, and was conducted by Biotrial, a third-party drug...|
|1/28/2016 - Emergency rooms play a crucial role in the proper functioning of health care in the United States. During any given year, 45% of American people visit the ER, but a recent study published by the Academic Emergency Medicine journal suggests that not all of them can receive help. According to the study,...|
|1/27/2016 - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is constantly finding ways to bypass state laws that sanction medical marijuana and harass providers who are operating under those state laws. They are overt and obvious with their application of federal laws.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which...|
|1/25/2016 - Traces of pharmaceutical drugs released into the environment can cause changes to plant growth, according to a study led by researchers from by the University of Exeter and Plymouth University, and published recently in the Journal of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.
"The huge amounts of pharmaceuticals...|
|1/25/2016 - American taxpayers are being taken out to the woodshed by the federal government's Medicare program, which was recently exposed for reimbursing drug prescriptions for dead people. Reports indicate that the fraudulent system currently allows payments for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient...|
|1/19/2016 - Big Pharma is proving once again that it values profits more than human lives, as drug manufacturers fight efforts to curb the overprescription of highly addictive and often deadly opioid drugs.
The makers of OxyContin, Vicodin and other opioid painkillers are pouring money into non-profit groups...|
|1/18/2016 - Despite the public's outrage at the pharmaceutical drug industry's price increases that basically occur on a regular basis, Big Pharma. They're even determined to jack prices up to outrageous – and often unaffordable – levels, despite the fact that politicians, and even the very medical...|
|1/16/2016 - Just like a vending machine that spits out a junk-food of choice, Big Pharma can be in your hands with utmost immediacy. The gotta-have-it-now mentality is the latest brainchild of a service called ZipDrug which does exactly as its name implies: It provides people with almost instant delivery of prescription...|
|1/15/2016 - While some individuals -- mainly students striving to excel in classes and on exams -- have claimed that the drug Modafinil, more commonly known as the popular "smart" drug," has the ability to boost brain power, a new study shows that the drug actually does the opposite. That's right. It impairs brain...|
|1/10/2016 - Most sane people – even a significant percentage of law enforcement authorities – now freely admit that the War on Drugs has been a complete and utter failure.
It's been a costly war, both in financial and human terms. Millions of Americans are serving time in prison for minor non-violent...|
|1/7/2016 - In late December 2015, the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its yearly statistics regarding overdose death rates from various legal and illegal drugs.
Although overdose death rates are on the increase for several types of drugs, overdose...|
|12/30/2015 - The birth of a baby should be a joyous occasion for a family. However, over the past decade, over 130,000 babies in the United States have been born with drug addictions, making the experience anything but happy. Many times, the babies – if they're lucky enough to survive – shake uncontrollably,...|
|12/29/2015 - According to a survey conducted by the National Safety Council (NSC), a whopping 80 percent of employees in Indiana have felt the effects of prescription drug misuse and abuse. However, it's not just an Indiana issue, but one that is widespread across the United States. In fact, the president and CEO...|
|12/21/2015 - Meet Robert Califf. He was recently appointed as Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco at the FDA, by the Obama administration. This is the same guy who worked at the Duke Institute for Clinical Research, where he co-chaired the executive committee for the clinical trials of the pharmaceutical...|
|12/21/2015 - In the wake of the Martin Shkreli scandal, the pharmaceutical industry has been aggressively defending its price-gouging tactics as necessary for the treatment of sick patients. The line goes that pharmaceuticals are expensive to produce, so paying $750 for a single tablet of Daraprim, for instance,...|
|12/14/2015 - The following is a snippet from Dr. David Tanton's book A Drug-Free Approach to Healthcare, detailing how whole body health improves when you kick your prescription drug dependency to the curb.
At 73 years of age, (today Dr. Tanton is 78) I use absolutely no prescription or over-the-counter drugs,...|
|12/13/2015 - Toddlers as young as 18-months-old are being treated like experimental rats, drugged up with some of the most brain-damaging, life-altering psychotic pills. These are the kinds of pills that cause wild delusions, aggressive impulses, erratic behavior, or in some cases, cause violent and suicidal thoughts....|
|12/2/2015 - Government officials in Canada who are trying to stop a U.S.-based pharmaceutical firm from bilking patients with rare blood disorders out of hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, have found themselves at the center of a major international lawsuit.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals of Cheshire, Connecticut,...|
|12/1/2015 - The pharmaceutical industry is generally known to be a greed-driven, profiteering racket. However, the real danger for average Americans isn't just getting ripped off while suffering horrific side effects as a result of taking drugs — it's the threat of going bankrupt simply due to having a chronic...|
|12/1/2015 - Another pharmaceutical drug dealer is the subject of a government crackdown, as legislators attempt to get to the bottom of a massive legal drug ring that's taking advantage of consumers by charging extortionate prices for drugs that cost mere pennies on the dollar to manufacture.
|11/29/2015 - If it's been deemed bad in other countries, that's often when the United States comes in and welcomes it with open arms. In this case, we're talking about the fact that a California judge recently dismissed two lawsuits that claimed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) illegally approved a harmful...|
|11/24/2015 - It's official: Guns are not the deadliest things in the only country on Earth with a recognized right to "keep and bear arms," as the political Left would have you believe. Turns out that Big Pharma is the nation's most deadly killer.
In recent days, Drug Enforcement Agency Acting Administrator Chuck...|
|11/23/2015 - The medical-industrial complex is in big trouble. Americans are waking up to the sham that is pharmaceutical profiteering, and many of them are now turning to "alternative" treatments, which are really just the standard treatments that existed throughout the world before the days of FDA-approved drugs....|
|11/23/2015 - Nearly 60 percent of all U.S. adults are now taking prescription drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The number rose from 51 percent in 1999 to 59 percent in 2011.
The number of people taking...|
|11/18/2015 - During the second Democrat presidential debate, frontrunner Hillary Clinton made an astonishing – and wholly inaccurate – claim about guns and gun violence.
"Since we last debated in Las Vegas, nearly 3,000 people have been killed by guns. Two hundred children have been killed. This is...|
|11/15/2015 - Today's Republican Party, to put it bluntly, is a joke. The so-called party of conservatism has lost its way, and former Republican congressman Tom Tancredo has decided to part ways and become an Independent, a decision that largely hinges on what he says is rampant and unapologetic corruption by Republicans...|
|11/15/2015 - In the "land of the free," where the principle of "freedom of movement" was recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court as a constitutional right as far back as 1823, today, it seems, there is no such "right," at least as far as some federal agencies are concerned.
You can blame a familiar culprit: the...|
|11/10/2015 - Are people in the United States actually becoming more aggressive and violent, or is it merely a misperception caused by slanted news coverage?
Certainly we are exposed to far more neurotoxins than prior generations, and in much higher doses, in the form of the plethora of industrial chemicals that...|
|11/8/2015 - A bipartisan select from the Congressional House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into the flagrant price-gouging extortion tactics of Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO and The Avengers Loki villain lookalike Martin Shkreli.
Back in September, Shkreli made national headlines after he seized...|
|11/6/2015 - Fierce Pharma, an online magazine that tracks developments in the pharmaceutical industry, is upset that Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are calling Big Pharma to task for taking advantage of consumers with ridiculous drug price hikes.
Prompted by Turing Pharmaceuticals...|
|11/1/2015 - Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that more Americans are dying from legally prescribed drugs than from heroine and cocaine, combined (and from marijuana, of course, which doesn't kill), classifying the situation as an "epidemic."
As reported by The New...|
|10/24/2015 - Recently Senator Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, has been looking into financial ties between the pharmaceutical industry and the academic physicians who largely determine the market value of prescription drugs. He hasn't had to look very hard. (Story by Marcia...|
|10/21/2015 - In yet another twisted example of staged corporate social media campaigns, Big Pharma recently hired a shadowy online public relations firm to launch a staged social media campaign to promote psychiatric drugs among America's youth. (Seriously, nothing is too unethical for the drug industry to push.)
|10/20/2015 4:42:27 PM - An exciting, game-changing study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, calls for an entirely new approach to treating schizophrenia. The report shows massive evidence for reducing the use of anti-psychotic drugs in favor of more individualized, holistic therapies.
Most schizophrenic patients...|
|10/16/2015 - A federal judge has ruled that a negligence lawsuit may be filed against drug manufacturers Pfizer and Wyeth by a man who was horribly left disfigured after a severe adverse reaction to the painkiller Advil.
Lamar Hodges, Jr., was 16 years old at the time the incident occurred in 2010. His condition...|
|10/10/2015 - Just two years after Christopher Harper-Mercer relocated to Roseburg, Oregon, with his mother from their home in Torrance, California, he opened fire at Umpqua Community College, killing nine of his classmates and injuring dozens of others before turning the gun on himself.
Like the majority of other...|
|10/9/2015 1:54:08 PM - What was once considered a social stigma is quickly becoming a social media sensation, thanks to the crafty marketing tactics of the pharmaceutical industry.
Some folks who take mind-altering prescription drugs to treat mental illness are now parading their use of these dangerous chemicals across...|
|10/8/2015 4:59:29 PM - It's no wonder people who have been vaccinated can be so unhealthy. Apparently, they have also been unwittingly sharing syringes like drugged out heroin users.
As reported by NBC 10, health officials in New Jersey sent alerts to dozens of employees at a pharmaceutical company after officials said...|
|9/29/2015 - The statin drugs prescribed to over 100 million people around the world have now been exposed as cellular poisons that accelerate aging and promote muscle fatigue, diabetes, memory loss and more.
Scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans found that statin drugs -- which generate tens of billions...|
|9/28/2015 11:08:58 AM - Statins, the widely prescribed class of drugs said to lower "bad" cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart problems, has recently come under fire after a study revealed that they destroy human health more than they work to improve it.
Sadly, many people take statin drugs, which are commonly known...|
|9/26/2015 - Once again capitalism is being blamed when it doesn't exist in the pharmaceutical industrial complex. What is being over looked by most of the mainstream media is the history of Daraprim.
It's not a new drug, but one that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1953. The patent long ago...|
|9/23/2015 4:25:08 PM - Many Americans soak up the pharmaceutical advertisements on the television and magazines and refuse to question where their health really begins. The cuffs of the medical system dig deep into the wrists of so many Americans, who are chained down by a philosophy of disease management and bankrupting,...|
|9/23/2015 1:11:03 PM - Is Democrat presidential contender Hillary Clinton the one White House hopeful who can put a stop to Big Pharma's fleecing of the American taxpayer? She says she is and, as far as that goes, she's the only one so far to address it, but more on that in a moment.
As noted by Zero Hedge, in recent days...|
|9/23/2015 1:01:28 PM - It's no secret that various industries increase customer pricing so the company can make a profit. That's Economics 101. However, when prices surge so exorbitantly that the average person can barely afford an item while the company walks all the way to the bank, that's Greed 101. Sadly, absurdly elevated...|
|9/23/2015 - The Atlantic has long been known as a traditional journalism organization that checks its facts and protects the accuracy of its stories. But the publisher has recently found itself embroiled in a scandal involving Kevin Folta, the discredited University of Florida scientist exposed for having secret...|
|9/22/2015 2:02:06 PM - It is undeniable that the FDA has a controversial relationship with the pharmaceutical industry. Not a single psychiatric drug is released into the market for administration until the FDA gives its safety a legitimate stamp of approval. But how legitimate is this stamp and are these drugs truly safe?...|
|9/22/2015 10:17:37 AM - People are tired of being used as pawns in a rigged economy. They're sick of a medical system that abuses them for everything they're worth. People are beginning to abandon the rules of the game, exiting a complicated medical system that has played them for a fool. People no longer want to be moved...|
|9/22/2015 10:16:45 AM - In 2008 when he was first running for president, then-Senator Barack Obama of Illinois said he wanted to tackle the high cost of health care in the United States.
In 2009, his first year in office, he began pushing legislation that would eventually – and not-so-endearingly – be labeled...|
|9/22/2015 9:29:49 AM - Drug prices have been at the center of legislative efforts in Congress, where members have filed bills, held hearings and talked critically about the costs imposed on the American consumer by Big Pharma. Doctors have campaigned on social media, while some think tanks have come up with cost-benefit analyses...|
|9/22/2015 - The total greed of Big Pharma is on parade this week as a company called Turing Pharmaceuticals took ownership of a lifesaving medication that treats parasitic infections like malaria. The pill -- mostly purchased by AIDS and cancer patients -- used to cost $1 each. But now, thanks to Turing Pharmaceuticals...|
|9/22/2015 - File this under the category of "No friggin' way!" The internationally condemned Big Pharma douchebag named Martin Shkreli -- now infamous for raising the price of what used to be a $1 drug for treating infections to $750 per pill -- looks almost exactly like the evil interdimensional villain Loki from...|
|9/19/2015 - What do the Walgreen Co., Wal-Mart and CVS have in common? They all sell stale GMO food that's boxed and bagged; they all sell toxic personal care items; they all sell lab-made drugs, and they all sell cough syrup and headache medicines that contain aspartame and toxic food colorings. What don't they...|
|9/17/2015 - American drugstore chains are trying really hard to re-brand themselves as corner-store healthcare providers rather than basic convenience marts that dispense pharmaceuticals. CVS made the first move recently by axing all cigarette sales in an effort to prod its customers toward healthier lifestyles....|
|9/12/2015 - Big Pharma firms have such a lock on the U.S. market – the most lucrative in the world – that they have the power of the federal government in their pockets. So much so that if anyone steps outside the box or colors outside the Big Pharma-designated lines, Uncle Sam will smack them down.
|9/11/2015 - Most Americans have been conditioned to believe that the function of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is to reduce the manufacture, sale and trafficking of illegal drugs. However, one South American nation has thrown a huge wrench into that supposition.
The government of Bolivia recently booted...|
|9/9/2015 - In a ruling that many holistic healers and homeopathic physicians are likely to find hypocritical, a federal court has handed Big Pharma an unprecedented victory by giving a drug company preliminary approval to market a drug for a condition for which it has yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
|9/9/2015 - One of the major roadblocks to achieving wellness is the diagnosis mindset. People who seek out diagnoses for things like social anxiety or an overactive bladder are quick to identify with fictional labels created by drug makers. By identifying with the label and accepting the power that illness has...|
|9/4/2015 - On August 18, the FDA approved a drug for the controversial condition of female hypoactive sexual desire disorder. The drug, flibanserin (to be marketed as Addyi), had previously been rejected twice by the agency due to low effectiveness combined with a high risk of serious side effects.
|9/3/2015 - A pharmaceutical drug developed by the United States Army as a supposed treatment and preventive agent for malaria is instead proving to be an ineffective, deadly, psychotropic poison. The drug, known as mefloquine (or Lariam under its brand name), is reportedly causing British soldiers to develop severe...|
|9/2/2015 - When Kim Kardashian, who is five months pregnant, took to Instagram and Facebook to promote a morning sickness drug, she probably never thought her action would lead to a warning letter from the FDA.
However, that's exactly what happened, with the FDA warning that Kardashian's posts violated federal...|
|9/2/2015 - In July, the FDA announced changes to the labels of nearly every medication in the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class, warning that those drugs could cause fatal strokes and heart attacks even in young people with no known cardiovascular risk factors. Heart attacks could be triggered...|
|8/30/2015 - The Affordable Care Act that isn't affordable and has raised health insurance rates and the cost of healthcare.
The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, designed to improve food labeling but which actually bans states from enacting their own GMO labeling requirements, thus keeping food labels inaccurate.
|8/29/2015 - A recent ruling by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has brought into question the ability and effectiveness of so-called "drug-sniffing dogs" after judges found that one animal in Illinois was not at all competent in the task he was supposedly trained to do.
The Free Thought Project and the Chicago...|
|8/23/2015 - Despite assurances to the contrary by the Obama administration, the U.S.-Mexico border remains a battle zone, as the downing of a Border Patrol helicopter last month proves beyond any reasonable doubt.
As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the incident occurred near Laredo, Texas, and was the...|
|8/18/2015 - When certain politicians and so-called health experts bellyache over the legalization of cannabis, it's not because they're worried about the children. It's because cannabis is arguably the safest and most widely effective natural medicinal herb in existence, and its widespread acceptance would immediately...|
|8/18/2015 - The FDA has announced that it will require new labels on both prescription and over-the-counter painkillers in the aspirin family, warning that even brief use of these drugs increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes, including among people with no heart disease risk factors.
The warning applies...|
|8/15/2015 - A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association continues the trend of pushing for ever greater numbers of people to be permanently put onto cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, even as research is increasingly showing the drugs to be useless for preventing the negative effects...|
|8/14/2015 - A Chinese pharmaceutical company has been raked over the coals after images of dead cats hanging outside its facility were leaked and spread across the internet.
According to reports, the company, which is believed to be Macro-Union Pharmaceutical located outside Beijing, had intentionally strung...|
|8/13/2015 - Yesterday I posted an article asking for American citizens to send me water samples from the Animas River that the EPA has now heavily contaminated with toxic heavy metals. I want to test the water in my elemental analysis laboratory to expose the EPA's pollution.
The EPA used to prevent corporations...|
|8/12/2015 - You know the American justice system is utterly broken when murderers and rapists are receiving lesser jail sentences than a man convicted of merely having cannabis flowers in his possession. Even large-scale pharmaceutical drug crimes, including the incredible saga of fake pharmaceutical company "Gallant...|
|8/3/2015 - Everybody knows that pharmaceutical dollars are what keep the "science" machine spinning, or at least that's what former Pfizer Vice President Dr. Peter Rost, M.D., contends in the powerful documentary film One More Girl, which blows the lid on one of the world's biggest vaccine scams.
|7/29/2015 - New research published in the journal PLOS ONE calls into question the safety and effectiveness of a popular class of pharmaceutical drugs used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as well as its less extreme companion acid reflux. Researchers found that proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs,...|
|7/28/2015 - A piece of legislation that will endanger American consumers by giving Big Pharma a more streamlined, quicker drug approval process that will no doubt lead to dangerous medications being marketed and sold before adequate testing has just passed a major milestone.
In recent days, the House Energy...|
|7/28/2015 - To help document the continued increase in violent shootings carried out by individuals whose minds are altered by dangerous psychiatric drugs, we've just launched a new website that lists and describes all the known "psych drug shootings."
The site is called PsychDrugShooters.com.
|7/26/2015 - Though Natural News and other alternative media sites have regularly covered the link between mind-and-mood altering psychotropic drug use and mass murders, there is a website that is dedicated to such coverage, documenting in detail each of the many murders over the past several years involving drug-crazed...|
|7/25/2015 - It might seem like a trick question but it's actually one that is very valid: What do the Democratic Party and Mexican drug cartels have in common? The answer: As it turns out, quite a lot.
Consider just two issues:
-- Progressive hate for Donald Trump. He is, after all, the one Republican presidential...|
|7/22/2015 - As has been the case in nearly every other mass shooting in the U.S. and around the world in recent years, it has been learned that the shooter in Chattanooga who killed four Marines and a Navy sailor at a recruiting center was on dangerous mood-altering drugs.
As reported by ABC News, Mohammod Youssef...|
|7/22/2015 - The oft-repeated claim that pharmaceutical drugs, whether for conditions as extreme as cancer or as basic as a headache, have been scientifically shown to be safe and effective is laughable. And a new study published in the British Medical Journal (The BMJ) shows that some of the worst examples of this...|
|7/20/2015 - More than half a million people age 65 years or older die every year in the West from psychiatric drug use, and the worst part is that these death pills aren't even effective at treating either mental illness or depression. Researchers from Denmark's Nordic Cochrane Centre found that the benefits of...|
|7/19/2015 - When I lived in Ecuador, I was warned about the pollen from the flower of a beautiful tree. The pollen is called "Devil's Breath," and when a tiny amount is blown into the face of an intended victim, it immediately saps that person's free will, turning them into a compliance zombie who will do anything...|
|7/14/2015 10:38:31 AM - Feeling irritable, paranoid or even violent lately? Before you blame other life triggers like your job, money problems or your significant other, you may want to examine your prescription drug regimen, as it could be changing you in more ways than you realize.
Close to 70 percent of Americans are...|
|7/11/2015 - The guidelines that dictate how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to govern the safety and approval of medical devices, pharmaceutical drugs, food additives and more have changed considerably since Barack Obama assumed the office of U.S. president in 2009. The total number of words added...|
|7/10/2015 - Israeli researchers have discovered an amazing plant native to their region that apparently helps treat type-2 diabetes naturally without the need for drugs or injections. But rather than promote the actual plant as a therapeutic option for patients, the team is instead working with drug companies to...|
|7/7/2015 - It's common for medications to come with a slew of side effects that may even include possible death, but now, a report has shown that many times, some side effects are actually lacking. In other words, while you take a certain pain medication, it's entirely possible that the information on the package...|
|6/29/2015 - Psychiatric drugs kill an estimated 500,000 people per year, looking only at people over age 65 living in Western countries, according to an analysis conducted by a world-renowned Danish researcher.
Peter Gotzsche, research director at the Nordic Cochrane Centre, cited the figure in an article published...|
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|6/28/2015 - It's no secret that heroin is a terrible drug that destroys lives; it's considered one of the most addictive substances created and is so powerful that people typically experience constant cravings. While those who get wrapped up in this dark world are perceived as dangerous, troubled individuals, let's...|
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