Drug news, articles and information:
|12/1/2016 - During the Flint city water crisis, as children's brains were being poisoned by lead coming from their tap water, one pharmaceutical company was caught cashing in, in the greediest way. Valeant Pharmaceuticals hiked the price of an important medicine that treats severe lead poisoning. They hiked the...|
|11/30/2016 - When pharmaceuticals go off-patent, the market for generics opens up and prices typically drop – often by a lot. But drug companies have reportedly developed a new scheme to jack prices back up, that involves repackaging multiple generic drugs into one single "new" drug, which is then sold at...|
|11/25/2016 - It's a question that has been on the minds of tens of millions of Americans who are still having difficulty affording their healthcare, even after the "Affordable Care Act" was passed: Why are costs – particularly drug costs – continuing to rise?
The reason why overall out-of-pocket spending...|
|11/22/2016 - It seems like there is a pill for every possible ailment, real or imagined, known to man these days, and now that is extending to man's best friend.
The FDA has just approved the first drug specifically aimed at treating "noise aversion" in dogs. It's being marketed to dog owners whose pets are frightened...|
|11/16/2016 - Doctors are now coming clean about a class of cancer drugs that can cause fatal heart damage. These cancer fighting drugs are different than immune system suppressants such as chemotherapy. These immune therapy drugs are designed to mobilize and engage the immune system, however, in rare cases, the...|
|11/16/2016 - For the first time, a major British doctors' association has admitted that too many patients are being prescribed dangerous and addictive benzodiazepine tranquilizers, also known as "benzos."
These benzos include Xanax, Restoril and diazepam – a generic drug formerly marketed as Valium and...|
|11/15/2016 - The National Football League (NFL) and the NFL Players Association recently sent a letter warning NFL players that consuming meat while traveling in Mexico or China could cause them to test positive for performance enhancing drugs.
The drug in question, clenbuterol, is banned for use in the United...|
|11/10/2016 - Finally, the Obama Justice Department is getting something right.
As reported by Zero Hedge, stocks for generic drug makers began to collapse in recent days, after news broke that the Justice Department's investigation into collusion and dramatic price increases will result in the first charges being...|
|11/4/2016 - Although U.S. traffic fatalities have decreased overall during the past couple of decades,...|
|11/3/2016 - The rise and advancement of progressive thought in the modern age has led to the adoption of ever-more-baffling social experimentation, and few have been as controversial as handing out illicit drugs to addicts and then giving them a "safe place" in which to use them.
The United Kingdom is one of...|
|11/1/2016 - ADHD medications have been subject to public scrutiny for quite some time. Two years ago, the FDA said it had discovered problems with a generic version of a popular ADHD drug known as Concerta. The generic, produced by the pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt, just wasn't up to snuff. And now, the FDA...|
|10/26/2016 - Health authorities at India's Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) have made a shocking discovery with regards to pharmaceutical distribution. It turns out that many hospitals throughout India are improperly storing the drugs they dispense to patients, and many of these same hospitals are also operating...|
|10/26/2016 - The war on drugs has continued for nearly half a century in the United States, despite the indisputable fact that it has been a complete and utter failure.
A recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch explored in depth the cost in human lives and wasted resources associated...|
|10/24/2016 - Obamacare was touted as the most significant health care "reform" law in the history of the country, but it was neither revolutionary nor useful. Especially when you consider all that its supporters said it would do for ordinary Americans.
What it did do was cause was higher health insurance premiums,...|
|10/23/2016 - If you're a parent who can't seem to figure out why your Celiac child is still developing symptoms even when avoiding wheat, you might want to check your medicine cabinet. New research is showing that many common pharmaceuticals contain certain "inactive" ingredients derived from wheat that could be...|
|10/21/2016 - Dr. J. Thomas Ungerleider, one of America's first researchers to champion the medicinal benefits of marijuana, died from Alzheimer's complications at the age of 85 on September 19.
Dr. Ungerleider led clinical trials in the 1970s and 1980s that demonstrated marijuana's effectiveness in treating patients...|
|10/21/2016 - There is no question that the overprescribing of antibiotics has played a large role in the creation of superbugs that are difficult, if not impossible, to kill. But there is also another reason why: Antibiotics are increasingly present in drinking water around the country, meaning Americans by the...|
|10/20/2016 - The tragic increase in overdose deaths associated with the nation's opioid epidemic is providing an unexpected benefit: a spike in the number of organs available for transplant.
The percentage of organs coming from donors who have overdosed has been rising steadily over the past few years. Nationwide,...|
|10/20/2016 - There should never be a situation where a pharmaceutical company that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars – and sometimes billions – developing a new drug is allowed to conduct its own self-controlled clinical trials, because the financial incentives to skew the outcomes of those trials...|
|10/20/2016 - Once again an agency of our overly bureaucratic federal government has demonstrated that its incompetence is only surpassed by its willingness to defer to political donors and special corporate interests.
As reported by Reuters, the Food and Drug Administration recently determined that Xarelto, a...|
|10/19/2016 - My Personal Introduction to Conventional Cancer Treatment Began in 1995
The surgeon pointed his pen at a large tumor on the CAT scan and began to explain the procedure for removing the colon cancer. He then paused for a moment and said to my wife, "This isn't your biggest problem." He then began to...|
|10/19/2016 - The term "antidepressant" implies a pill that takes away depression. In fact, some people even refer to them as "happy pills." However, this could be the misnomer of the century, as a recent study shows that the drugs actually make people twice as likely to become suicidal and violent.
|10/19/2016 - So when will the citizens wake up to the criminality of their government in favoring killer corporate opiates over safe natural painkillers?
Set your mindset to objective and come with me to the little-known but plucky nation of Lower Slobovia. The residents of Lower Slobovia have two choices when...|
|10/18/2016 - "Random and inconsistent" drug price hikes are affecting hospitals - as well as patients - according to a new report commissioned by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH).
The report, which was conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC)...|
|10/17/2016 - If you drink tap water, there's a good chance you're taking in all sorts of pharmaceutical drugs at the same time. Massive doses of prescription drugs pass through people's bodies and into the sewage system. These chemicals are very stable and make their way back into the water supply, unchanged. If...|
|10/13/2016 - A leading pathologist is warning that one prescription painkiller is causing more deaths than cocaine and heroin.
The expert, Prof. Jack Crane – Northern Ireland's top pathologist – says Tramadol is currently "claiming more lives than any other drug," and as such ought to be upgraded...|
|10/12/2016 - Once again, Big Pharma may have claimed another victim while nutritional health supplements have not.
Family members of a Philadelphia man who died of an overdose two years ago have filed a lawsuit against Cephalon Inc. in recent days, claiming that the pharmaceutical company's aggressive marketing...|
|10/11/2016 - Humans have been using medical cannabis to treat a vast array of ailments for thousands of years. Physicians in the United States used it as far back as the 1800s, at which time they were allowed to operate independently, free from government regulation. At that time, cannabis was one of their most...|
|10/8/2016 - As increasing numbers of young people turn to so-called "smart drugs" to boost academic performance, the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning to students about the dangers of this practice, which include not only dependency, but also heart problems and even...|
|10/8/2016 - Bolivia, one of the world's three coca-growing countries (along with Peru and Colombia), found a way to end its bloody drug wars – by legalizing coca and kicking out the DEA.
Although the strategy runs counter to that of the U.S. (which continues to pursue its largely useless eradication and...|
|10/6/2016 - It is becoming more and more difficult to believe supposed "scientific" research. Either researchers are intentionally committing fraud or research results are inaccurate or incomplete because the entity funding it has a built-in bias.
In fact, entire countries are guilty of publishing fraudulent...|
|10/1/2016 - The scientific and medical communities have known for years that there are many problems associated with the abuse of prescription opioid medications. The federal government itself is also well aware of the problem.
So why would a federal agency, especially the one agency in charge of medication...|
|9/28/2016 - The fluoride you find in most U.S. drinking water comes from adding a fluorine compound, usually sodium fluoride, sodium fluorosilicate or fluorosilicic acid. Both fluoride and fluorine are toxic to humans, and aren't just found in public water, but also in products made with that water, including soda,...|
|9/28/2016 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it is sponsoring a competition between web developers to design an app to fight opioid overdoses.
But is it just a scheme designed to distract attention from the real problem: that Big Pharma – with the assistance of government...|
|9/27/2016 - Corruption and "pay-for-play" scenarios involving powerful people and foreign governments that beat, imprison and kill gays is like an onion: Peel a layer and you find more.
Now, as reported by The Daily Caller, it appears as though the "charity" was less than charitable with the AIDS drugs it helped...|
|9/23/2016 - If you thought Big Pharma couldn't sink any lower, you were wrong. A recent report led by the Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity, has revealed that the manufacturers of opioid drugs, such as OxyContin, Vicodin and fentanyl, spent a whopping $880 million on campaign contributions and...|
|9/22/2016 - With each passing day, the nanny/police state encroaches a little further upon our freedom and the right to privacy – using the pretense of "protection" as an excuse to control and monitor every aspect of our daily lives.
One of the latest examples of this meddling mindset involves a New Jersey...|
|9/21/2016 - Given marijuana's many healing properties and the impressive body of scientific evidence backing up its capabilities, it is not surprising to find that those who are fighting against legalizing it typically have some type of self-serving interest driving their actions.
This is evidenced by the actions...|
|9/20/2016 - If you don't believe that Big Pharma has a stranglehold on the U.S. government, maybe this will convince you: The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has now officially admitted that pharmaceutical companies have been granted a monopoly that allows them to charge whatever they want for...|
|9/20/2016 - The prescription narcotic that was involved in the sudden death of music icon Prince, is the same drug that continues to take lives mysteriously all across the nation. The drug is fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid painkiller that is used to treat debilitating pain for people undergoing surgery or...|
|9/19/2016 - The ongoing "war on drugs," combined with changes in the way opioids are prescribed and tracked, was supposed to arrest a growing addiction to those medications among Americans. But a new report concludes that those rule changes may actually be having the opposite effect.
The report from the Substance...|
|9/19/2016 - To hear her tell it, Big Pharma is in the regulatory crosshairs of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. She says she's had enough of their 'price-gouging' ways, and plans to 'reign in' their consumer-harming policies.
If you believe that, there's a bridge in the middle of nowhere to buy....|
|9/13/2016 - Wayne State University oncology professor and "Science"Blogger David Gorski is a hypocritical and crooked "doctor" who should be fired, de-licensed and not allowed anywhere near patients. He should also be investigated for his social media role in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's...|
|9/12/2016 - Many of us have long believed that the high drug prices in this country can be blamed on the government for allowing Big Pharma to have a monopoly, and now a Harvard study has admitted that this is indeed the main cause of this increasingly serious problem.
The paper, which is entitled The High Cost...|
|9/8/2016 - Pharmaceutical giant Merck announced on September 2 that it is abandoning plans for a new osteoporosis drug known as odanacatib, after the latest phase of safety trials showed that the drug significantly raised patients' risk of stroke. The findings of that trial will be presented at the conference...|
|9/5/2016 - It would appear that Big Pharma has joined forces with the mainstream medical industry yet again – this time to boost sales of psychiatric drugs in the 20-something population. Dr. Gene Beresin, a psychiatrist and executive director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General...|
|9/5/2016 - Silicon Valley professionals are experimenting with psychedelics to help manage stress and stay focused throughout the day. Many are now speaking out anonymously about the positive effects of consuming a small dose of LSD or psilocybin every few days before they take on arduous mental tasks.
|9/3/2016 - A newer and much, much cheaper version of the EpiPen could be available as early as next year, according to Mark Baum, owner of San Diego-based Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures medical products such as eye drops and sinus medication at more affordable prices.
Speaking with CNN Money on...|
|9/2/2016 - A new research paper published in JAMA points out a harrowing fact: Brand name drugs are prescribed 10 percent of the time, but they account for 72 percent of the total cost paid for pharmaceutical drugs in the US.
This is a prime example of the rigged American medical system, where people are being...|
|8/30/2016 - In 2001, the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) published a trial known as Study 329, which claimed that the drug paroxetine – known as Paxil or Seroxat – was "generally well tolerated" and that it helped cure depression in children and adolescents. This led...|
|8/28/2016 - The spiraling cost of prescription medications has become a hot news topic again since Big Pharma drug maker Mylan recently hiked the price of its EpiPen allergy injection treatment by more than 400 percent.
This latest price-gouging move by an already highly profitable pharmaceutical company has...|
|8/27/2016 - Even doctors across the pond are giving out antidepressants like candy. Shocking figures reveal that the youngest patient to receive antidepressants at NHS Tayside doctors' behest was a 1-year-old little boy.
Between the months of January and May of 2016, the NHS Tayside Trust reportedly prescribed...|
|8/26/2016 - Questions about the health of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton continue to swirl, and it's not because of "deranged conspiracy theories," as the Clinton campaign has claimed.
Recently released emails by the whistleblower website Wiki Leaks plainly show that Clinton looked into a medication...|
|8/24/2016 - Transgenderism has become the political cause celebre for liberals of late, but there could be another explanation for its rise: Big Pharma and in particular a so-called "wonder drug" that has been pushed on women during the latter half of the 20th century.
As reported by the web site Collective...|
|8/16/2016 - After a three-year battle, John Piears lost his 41-year-old wife Beata to ovarian cancer in October 2015. In her memory, he launched the "Dying for a Cure" campaign against profiteering drug companies.
To promote the campaign and encourage users to sign his petition, the father-of-two from West Horsley...|
|8/16/2016 - Overuse of antibiotics for raising livestock is creating an escalating situation of drug resistant infections in humans. An imbalance is developing between humans and their food, as drug resistant, food-borne pathogens resist routine, therapeutic antibiotic use. As beef cattle, chicken, dairy cows and...|
|8/16/2016 - Those who support the nationwide legalization of marijuana for therapeutic use, were disappointed by the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recent failure to reclassify marijuana's status from that of a Schedule I drug to another more appropriate classification.
Since 23 states have now legalized...|
|8/15/2016 - Obama's war on humanity just took another great leap toward totalitarian despotism with last week's DEA decision to deny petitions seeking to reclassify medical marijuana as a non-schedule I drug. This decision means that any person possessing natural CBD (cannabidiol) compounds derived from hemp leaves,...|
|8/15/2016 - Today (April 15, 2016) I sat for my family practice board exam–for SEVEN hours. That will be the last time I put myself through something as ridiculous as that endeavor!
(Article written by Dr. Brownstein, republished from http://healthimpactnews.com)
I have been Board-Certified in family...|
|8/10/2016 - In the Vaxxed movie, we have seen how the power establishment not only endangers our children through unproven and dangerous vaccines, the power establishment, as reported to The Common Sense Show by Jon Rappoport, the movie was censored to an extreme degree.
(Article by Dave Hodges, republished...|
|8/9/2016 - Longtime readers are very familiar with our record of focusing on fraud and abuse in the scientific community. But if you're new to Natural News, you may not yet know that we are extremely dedicated not only to promoting legitimate science and research, but also to rooting out and exposing scientific...|
|8/2/2016 - Ferocious vaccine manufacturers are constantly on the move, looking for new "demographics" to shoot with vaccines. If they could stick a needle into a rock and get paid for it, they would find a reason to do it.
(Article by Jon Rappoport, republished from www.thedailysheeple.com)
But in this case,...|
|8/1/2016 - As if all the hypocrisy and corruption involving Hillary Clinton's treasonous email scandal and Bernie Sanders' selling out to the very system he preached against wasn't bad enough, the Democratic Party reportedly welcomed with open arms lobbyists from the pharmaceutical industry at its recent convention...|
|7/27/2016 - The murderous rampage that recently took place in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where three officers were gunned down, was triggered by swift, violent, chemical changes in the shooter's brain. After the rampage, investigators learned that the shooter, Gavin Long, was taking multiple mind-altering prescription...|
|7/27/2016 - Former Federal Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the federal bench by Bill Clinton in 1994. She presided over trials for 17 years. And Sunday, she stood before a crowd at The Aspen Ideas Festival to denounce most punishments that she imposed.
(Article by , republished from http://libertyblitzkrieg.com)
|7/25/2016 - Thinking back to all the different mass shooting cases we've covered over the years, you may have noticed that there almost always seems to be one common denominator: the use of psychotropic medications by the perpetrators. Brain-altering antidepressant drugs are so often linked to cases of extreme...|
|7/22/2016 - Reports have emerged that dozens of children at a British psychiatric hospital in the 1960s and 70s were experimented on with a "truth serum" drug, and that many were psychologically or sexually abused.
The stories emerged after a group of "urban explorers" posted photos online of the abandoned Aston...|
|7/22/2016 - Despite the growing body of evidence proving that natural cancer treatments are more effective than those involving dangerous pharmaceuticals, the cancer industry continues killing patients in its reckless pursuit of profits – as evidenced by the latest death which occurred during clinical trials...|
|7/21/2016 - News broke earlier this week that at least 64 women experiencing adverse health effects from cervical cancer vaccines, are filing damages lawsuits against the Japanese government and the drug makers who produced the vaccines in the first place.
Filing in four different district courts, the Tokyo...|
|7/8/2016 - Oh, short term memory loss – a major problem for so many Americans that it's absolutely and positively pathetic, and what's worse, it's not even their fault. Horror stories are memory-holed by the government. Major scandals are simply blacked out by the mass media. The harshest lessons though,...|
|7/8/2016 - A lead investigator of the New York University (N.Y.U.) has been dismissed and eight clinical studies on the effects of a mind-altering cannabis-like drug for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were quietly brought to an end after the discovery of numerous protocol violations.
|7/1/2016 - The medicinal value of cannabis cannot be ignored. This healing plant has successfully been used for treatment of pain, insomnia, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, and even cancer.
Despite its long history of medicinal use throughout the world, cannabis has...|
|6/28/2016 - If you take certain common over-the-counter allergy and sleep medications, you could be getting a lot more than you bargained for. You might stop sneezing and get that good's night sleep you've been craving, but you might also find that your memory is not quite as good as it used to be.
|6/22/2016 - The serious issue of overmedicating kids could be about to take on a whole new dimension with the emergence of a new medication known as Adzenys. While kids are generally averse to taking medications, few will turn their noses up at a piece of candy. That is exactly what Adzenys is banking on with its...|
|6/20/2016 - It is a running joke in credible circles that Wikipedia is one of the worst online resources for obtaining truthful information about pretty much any topic. And a new study has confirmed that the popular user-generated "fauxpedia" website is completely overrun with misinformation, particularly in areas...|
|6/17/2016 - It's been a tough few weeks for Big Pharma, as three major studies have now completely disproved the effectiveness of its most profitable drugs. Last week, a huge study published in The Lancet admitted that the risks of antidepressants in children and teens far outweigh the benefits, as the drugs routinely...|
|6/15/2016 - It might have been launched with the best of intentions during the Reagan administration, but the so-called "war on drugs" has been used more times as justification for violating Americans' constitutional rights than it is possible to count.
And the government still persists in utilizing anti-drug...|
|6/15/2016 - In a case that clearly illustrates the extent of corruption, callousness and greed on the part of Big Pharma's cancer industry, two drug companies have been ordered to pay nearly $70 million to settle a federal lawsuit over charges that the companies lied about the effectiveness of a cancer drug.
|6/13/2016 - A bombshell study published in the medical journal The Lancet admits what Natural News and others in the holistic health community have been reporting for years: antidepressants kill. On Wednesday, researchers published the most comprehensive analysis to date of the safety and efficacy of widely prescribed...|
|6/9/2016 - Accessing pharmaceutical drugs at Arizona State University (ASU) will soon be as quick and easy as getting a candy bar, with an "ATM-like" drug vending machine slated for installation at the school's Health Services Building in the coming weeks.
Reports indicate that the 1,500-pound machine, manufactured...|
|6/9/2016 - In 2001, the government of Portugal made a bold move and decriminalized every kind of street drug, from cannabis to cocaine, to heroin and anything in between. Physiological addictions and psychological attachments to drugs and their highs are no longer treated as criminal offenses in Portugal. Portugal's...|
|6/9/2016 - The Colombian government recently announced that it plans to override the patent held by Novartis AG on a popular cancer medication and open it up for generic drug makers unless the pharmaceutical firm agrees to a price cut.
Colombia says its universal healthcare system's budget is under severe strain,...|
|6/8/2016 - It seems like Big Pharma is about to have it both ways in the current opioid painkiller epidemic.
After years of supplying the very opioids that have addicted millions of Americans, Big Pharma is now about to market a vaccine, of all things, that is supposed to help combat prescription painkiller...|
|6/6/2016 - When it comes to antidepressants and many other drugs, double-blind drug trials are a complete fraud. Here's why: "Double-blind" means that one group gets a placebo while another group gets the real drug, but neither group knows what they're actually getting. This is supposed to sort out the placebo...|
|6/2/2016 - A drug company is now set to begin human trials on a new cancer therapy that allegedly uses chemotherapy drugs in a fashion more similar to vaccines, stimulating the immune system to wipe out the cancer on its own and prevent it from returning.
"Even though we are using chemo, this works on the immune...|
|5/31/2016 - Hypocrisy on the part of the FDA regarding the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine has once again been clearly documented as the agency - after insisting publicly for years that 'cannabis has no medicinal value' - is now ready to grant a license to GW Pharmaceuticals to begin marketing a cannabinoid-based...|
|5/31/2016 - Thanks to efforts initiated by Senator Thomas Carper (D-Del.), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has conducted an official investigation into the use of psychiatric drugs among children living in the foster care system. The report, released in 2011, reveals that thousands of children are being...|
|5/31/2016 - Decisions like this one really ought to make it clear that, if you're an American, your government is populated by sycophantic lunatics who quite frankly don't have your best interests at heart.
The Food and Drug Administration recently issued new guidelines that will expand a woman's access to dangerous...|
|5/30/2016 - It's always interesting to study how civilizations collapse and eras of seemingly great human ingenuity come crashing to an end. Since the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Flemming in 1928, the chemical medicine industry has promised humanity that all our ills will be cured by prescription medications....|
|5/29/2016 - Maryanne Godboldo, a mother from Detroit, never imagined that her decision to wean her young daughter off psychotropic drugs would result in a 10-hour long standoff with police, five days in jail and a six year legal battle with the City and Child Protective Services.
Godboldo's horrific and painful...|
|5/26/2016 - 78-year-old prescription drug lord Dr. Alan Summers of Ambler, Pa. has been indicted along with his pharmaceutical drug-peddling accomplices, Dr. Azad Khan, 63, of Villanova, Pa. and Dr. Keyhosrow Parsia, 79, of Ridley Park, Pa.
The drug dealing ring operated under the name NASAPT – the National...|
|5/26/2016 - The use of antidepressants has skyrocketed in recent years, despite a growing consensus that these drugs are dangerous and often ineffective in treating the conditions for which they are prescribed.
Health experts in the US and the UK are concerned about the high rate of antidepressant use in both...|
|5/26/2016 - An experimental cancer treatment has been given "breakthrough" status by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but is it really a "miracle drug," as portrayed by the mainstream media?
The treatment, which uses a genetically-altered version of the polio virus to fight cancer cells, has been given...|
|5/25/2016 - Even though the big revelations about Big Pharma's science paper research fraud came out years ago, most people are still not aware of this. Here's the scoop: Drug companies routinely pay P.R. firms to ghostwrite clinical science papers which are published in medical journals and forwarded to the FDA...|
|5/25/2016 - Congress has just passed 18 bills created to address the nation's opioid epidemic, but is the government really serious about tackling the problem?
Although the legislation passed overwhelmingly, there will be no funding available until 2017 for the various programs contained in the bills, and the...|
|5/24/2016 - A well-paid science troll scurries around his cancer hospital at night, blogging thousands of words to try to prove insane points about how chemical medicine is the answer to every human ill, and natural medicine is all completely mystical and unproven. The troll's actual name is Orac, but his patients...|
|5/23/2016 - It seems to be standard operating procedure among scientists and drug manufacturers that whenever a natural substance is found to have beneficial medicinal or health-promoting properties, a synthetic version produced in the laboratory will soon follow – and often with disastrous results.
|5/20/2016 - We've all read warning labels about combining alcohol with various medications, but the mixing of booze and antidepressants is particularly dangerous, and can exacerbate the symptoms of the disease, while increasing the side effects of these already dangerous drugs.
At any given time, around 5 percent...|
|5/19/2016 - A class of drugs that includes dozens of common over-the-counter and prescription medications, has been linked to an increased risk of the development of dementia .
Based on the results of two recent studies exploring anticholinergic drugs and their effects on the brain, seniors are now being advised...|
|5/18/2016 - The Food and Drug Administration's stated purpose is to protect public health, but it seems that every day it makes yet another move that actually works against us. Even if you are willing to concede that the FDA was established with good intentions, nobody who has been keeping track of its actions...|
|5/17/2016 - According to a recent report by CBS New York, NFL player Duane Brown managed to have a suspension overturned by proving that he had eaten contaminated meat while in Mexico. Brown still had his receipts from various eateries in the country, and these were provided as evidence of why the player tested...|
|5/12/2016 - The American Psychiatric Association is pressuring the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to permit the use of electroshock therapy (ECT) on children and adolescents resistant to current therapies and drugs. The treatment, an archaic technique invented in the 1930s, sends jolts of electricity into the...|
|5/12/2016 - The website of Dr. William Falconer, a homeopathic veterinarian based in the Texas Hill Country, has come under attack since he exposed the harmful (and sometimes deadly) side-effects of a widely prescribed drug used to control allergic and atopic dermatitis in dogs, a condition characterized by chronic...|
|5/10/2016 3:53:15 PM - Citizens Commission on Human Rights is holding a rally in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. to protest the American Psychiatric Association's recommendation that electroshock therapy (ECT) be used on children and teenagers unresponsive to psychiatric drugs.
CCHR is a non-profit mental...|
|5/10/2016 - Prescription painkiller drugs like OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone) are now directly responsible for killing 40 Americans every single day. This disturbing fact comes from new data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of an ongoing investigation...|
|5/10/2016 - Back in January, the emergency department of the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey – about 20 miles from New York City – launched an innovative program to help stem the tide of narcotic painkiller addiction and abuse. The department has adopted a deliberate policy...|
|5/9/2016 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is once again having to both defend the legitimacy of its bloated existence, and petition Congress to pass legislation that will allow it to continue collecting "user fees" from Big Pharma in exchange for drug approval. And during a recent testimony, FDA Commissioner...|
|5/7/2016 - In the first case of its kind, a man has contracted HIV even while taking the HIV-prevention drug Truvada, according to doctors from the Maple Leaf Medical Clinic in Toronto. The research was presented at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston.
|5/5/2016 - A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology had some shocking figures about the effects of conflict of interest in drug research – or perhaps not that shocking to those who follow news of drug industry research scandals. The study evaluated 185 published meta-analyses, studies that...|
|5/2/2016 - In a new report by Health Ranger Mike Adams, former FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg has been named in a massive conspiracy lawsuit involving Johnson & Johnson, a Wall Street hedge fund and the commonly prescribed drug Levaquin.
As reported by Natural News, the former head of the FDA is accused...|
|5/1/2016 - Zika might be dominating the headlines as the media and scientists publicize a possible link to birth defects, but a common acne drug can also cause severe birth defects and miscarriages, and many women are ignoring the warnings. The problem is so dramatic that countries like Canada have launched official...|
|5/1/2016 - On April 15, renowned physician and holistic doctor, David Brownstein, took the exam to renew his board certification with the American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP). The experience he endured spurred him to decide that he would not likely renew his certification again, according to a blog post...|
|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 - 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...|
|4/22/2016 - 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...|
|4/18/2016 - 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...|
|4/18/2016 - 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...|
|4/17/2016 - 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 - 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...|
|4/15/2016 - 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...|
|4/13/2016 - 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 - 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...|
|4/6/2016 - 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,...|
|4/3/2016 - 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 - 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...|
|3/29/2016 - 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....|
|3/25/2016 - 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...|
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|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...|
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