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|1/22/2013 - Nearly 40 percent of all physicians regularly give in to patient requests to prescribe a brand-name drug, even when an equally effective generic substitute is available, according to a survey conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine...|
|1/17/2013 - If you or someone you know suffers from hepatitis C, you may want to think twice about succumbing to conventional drug treatment options, which could end up resulting in unexpected death. As reported by Army Times and others, Incivek (telaprevir), a popular drug used to treat hepatitis C, has been implicated...|
|1/16/2013 - If only I could lobotomize myself with a large vehicle battery, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pair of heavy duty jumper cables, I might be able to cognitively function at the same convoluted level as the radical left. Over the last decade or so, the radical left has reminded us again and again that...|
|1/13/2013 1:51:45 PM - For the first time ever, and for a brief moment in time, two knowledgeable and highly credentialed public figures have commented on the fact that psychiatric medications cause violence and must be considered suspect in the case of the Newtown shooter. But then, as if it never happened, and as if psychiatric...|
|1/13/2013 - Greedily clawing for new ways to generate as much profit as logistically possible, the pharmaceutical industry has taken a renewed interest in developing novel drugs for so-called "orphan" diseases, or extremely rare health conditions that affect only a miniscule percentage of the overall population....|
|1/13/2013 - The best way to depict what's going on in America is through a letter from the head of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, to President Obama.
In case people are ready to assume this letter is real, it isn't, but the spirit of it is very true and very real:
Dear President Obama,
Let me begin by saying...|
|1/10/2013 - What you are about to read is astonishing. I'm not even sure what's the right conclusion to draw from it. But here's what we know so far:
John Noveske is one of the most celebrated battle rifle manufacturers in America. His rifles, found at www.NoveskeRifleworks.com are widely recognized as some...|
|1/8/2013 - I wrote the following article almost 40 years ago in my third year of medical school. It was published in The Tupper Times, Dalhousie Medical School, December 1976. I think the only reason I wasn't kicked out of med school was because nobody was around for the Christmas holidays when it was published!
|1/7/2013 - All Americans who have been prescribed psychiatric medications could be denied their constitutional rights under gun control legislation expected to be introduced into the U.S. Senate on January 22nd. Although the actual text of the bill is not yet available to the public, the heavy emphasis on "mental...|
|1/5/2013 - Your friendly neighborhood psychiatrist is not above making new year's resolutions. After all, he needs to improve himself just like the rest of us. Here are the likely top ten!
1. Try not to commit suicideResearch suggests psychiatrists have a higher suicide rate than the general public,...
|1/4/2013 - "Physicians and parents should be aware that both overeating and binge eating are quite common in adolescents, and these problems put them at risk for other problems, such as drug use", says Kendrin Sonneville, doctor at Boston Children's Hospital.
Kids who overeat are more likely to try drugsA recent...|
|1/3/2013 - A representative from the Ireland-based biopharmaceutical company Jazz Pharmaceuticals who was previously convicted of illegally marketing prescription drugs for off-label uses has been vindicated after a federal appeals court ruled the illicit marketing to be nothing more than simple "free speech."...|
|1/2/2013 - What's going on in the land Down Under? It seems that, more and more, one of the world's enduring democracies is becoming more like Castro's Cuba or Hugo Chavez's Venezuela, especially where medical rights are concerned.
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the mental health...|
|1/2/2013 - I have to begin this article with a bow in the direction of a remarkable site, SSRI stories. There you will find a huge assembly of media articles documenting the death and destruction wrought by psychiatric drugs. In particular, read the index:
It previews the...|
|12/24/2012 - We now know that the Newtown school shooter was taking psychiatric drugs and was being "treated" by a psychiatrist. The link between psychiatric drugs and violent behavior in young male adults is well established: psych drugs cause suicidal behavior, violent outbursts and a feeling of "detachment" from...|
|12/24/2012 - Whether it's because most members of the mainstream media are simply oblivious to the effects of psychotropic drugs, whether it's a biased political agenda, laziness or a combination of all of those elements, you will be hard-pressed to find many journalists who dare to link the dangers of these medications...|
|12/24/2012 - A widely used heart drug actually increases the risk of death in patients with the very condition it is most commonly used to treat, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Kentucky and published in the European Heart Journal.
Digoxin, extracted from the foxglove plant,...|
|12/24/2012 - Jacob Roberts, the Oregon mall shooter, and the shooter(s) at the Connecticut elementary school, share a common trait: they committed irrational and inexplicable murders.
This may seem like an obvious fact, but it holds the key to understanding what is going on. You don't look for an ordinary motive....|
|12/20/2012 - Even as President Obama searches for a way to take away your right of self-defense in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, guns his own administration let "walk" across the border into the hands of Mexican drug gangs continue to show up at crime scenes both north and south of the border.
|12/18/2012 - What if a test of thinking abilities used to analyze whether Big Pharma drugs can help slow or treat Alzheimer's weren't actually accurate? And what if researchers had been relying on this screwed up test for decade upon decade? As amazing as it sounds, that appears to be the case.
Research led by...|
|12/18/2012 - It is one of the most popular medications available for people with severe acne. But Roaccutane (isotretinoin), also known as Accutane in the U.S., is being increasingly linked to causing depression, suicidal tendencies, and even sexual identity confusion among people who take it. And this connection...|
|12/13/2012 - The next time you reach for the bacon, ham, pork chops or pork steaks, you may want to rethink your dining choice: A majority of samples of "the other white meat" that were obtained in a recent study contained bacteria, potentially deadly drugs or a combination of both.
According to Consumer Reports,...|
|12/13/2012 - Didier Jambart, a 52-year-old husband and father of two from Nantes, France, first began his downward spiral into a life of uncontrollable addiction after he started taking drugs back in 2003. But the particular drug that triggered his inexplicable bout of sexual deviancy and out-of-control gambling,...|
|12/13/2012 - The popular weight loss drug orlistat, marketed under names including Alli and Xenical, is highly toxic to the kidneys and liver, and may interact dangerously with other drugs, according to a study conducted by a researcher from the University of Rhode Island and funded by the National Institutes of...|
|12/12/2012 - Even while manufacturers of nutritional supplements remain effectively gagged when it comes to promoting the truthful health benefits of their own products, a recent federal appeals court decision appears to give a free pass to pharmaceutical representatives peddling prescription drugs for "off-label"...|
|12/5/2012 - For the second time in fewer than four months, India-based drug giant Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has issued a formal recall on its drug atorvastatin calcium, which is a generic version of the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor. According to reports, the company, which has been the subject of U.S. Food...|
|12/4/2012 - Here's another blow to the idea that doctors and scientists are only using their research findings to help patients. It turns out there's a way to make money off drug research that doesn't even involve marketing the drugs. Although it's illegal, it's obviously a tempting way for some greedy folks unencumbered...|
|12/1/2012 - A prison inmate claims Holmes confessed he was a mind-controlled assassin. Paul Watson, writing at Infowars, covers the story:
There are three roads that can lead to hugely inconvenient truth about Holmes.
One: he was set up and subjected to mind control, after which...|
|12/1/2012 - Modern psychiatry is based on the premise that there is something wrong with almost everybody. But when it comes to dependence, psychiatry takes a distinct back seat to big government.
Psychiatry and big-government actually share a bed. They both need dependents; otherwise, they'd fade away. In this...|
|11/29/2012 - Likely empowered by a U.S. administration that favors the kind of nanny state politics a ruling global entity would no doubt embrace, the head of the United Nations' International Narcotics Control Board feels comfortable telling federal officials they should move to challenge measures in Colorado and...|
|11/26/2012 - Patients taking one of the most frequently taken statin drugs may be told that their dosages will have to be cut following a report that recognizes they may have side effects worse than the diseases they treat. Statins are normally taken to ward off heart disease. However, when mixed with other medicines...|
|11/26/2012 - Below, I present a lengthy case history as an illustration of a medical system no longer serving the public as it ignores the amazing properties of magnesium that could revolutionize health care. It was sent to me as a testimonial to the miracle-working powers of magnesium.
As Albert Einstein said,...|
|11/24/2012 - In just 20 years' time, the number of prescriptions written for pharmaceutical drugs in the U.S. has skyrocketed more than six-fold, which has consequently driven up demand for urine drug testing services by doctors trying to monitor their patients' drug intake habits. But with this boom in the urine...|
|11/12/2012 - Whilst doctors whine on about the dangers of alternative medicine, they has admitted that trials of major drugs are only carried out on men. This has led to up to one million women being admitted to hospitals every year with side effects from nausea and high blood pressure, to life threatening conditions....|
|11/8/2012 - Cardiology researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute say they've found startling evidence that millions of Americans with coronary artery disease are at increased risk for serious problems like uncontrolled bleeding or developing blood clots. The reason? The drugs they are taking...|
|11/3/2012 - Rarely do I get outraged. After working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than a decade and then becoming a whistleblower/activist/journalist, it is difficult to surprise or shock me. I am accustomed to clearly "seeing" the horrors that others refuse to acknowledge while remaining snug in their...|
|11/1/2012 - Big Pharma wants pregnant women to take prescription drugs, vaccine shots and even chemotherapy. It's the latest insanity from an industry that kills more Americans ever year than died in the entire Vietnam War. And the latest science reveals that antidepressant use during pregnancy is causing babies...|
|10/28/2012 - Before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves a new drug, pharmaceutical companies have to demonstrate through drug trials on humans that their drugs are, supposedly, safe. Unfortunately, many of these tested-on-human-guinea-pigs medications turn out to have serious side effects that aren't...|
|10/28/2012 - There are some 68 million people in the U.S. who are diagnosed with either high blood pressure or mild - stage 1 hypertension. The blood pressure numbers used to diagnose these two conditions are systolic (top number) value of 140-159 and diastolic (bottom number) value of 90-99. This latest review...|
|10/27/2012 - The clear distinction between what defines a food versus a drug appears to be blurring, as beverage giant Coca-Cola has announced that it is teaming up with French drug maker Sanofi to release a new beauty-enhancing drink line known as "Beautific Oenobiol." According to reports, the nutritional product...|
|10/18/2012 - Thousands of British patients suffering from the devastating chronic inflammatory disease known as multiple sclerosis (MS) now have one fewer conventional treatment option at their disposal thanks to the merciless greed of the Sanofi-owned pharmaceutical giant Genzyme. The U.K.'s Independent reports...|
|10/17/2012 - What Went Wrong is not a question, it's a statement of fact in the raging war between alternative cancer therapies and allopathic medicine's standard of cancer care with drugs, chemo and surgery. I added the word Again, because these battles have happened countless times and have cost countless lives.
|10/11/2012 - It's the latest thing. Psychiatrists are now giving children in poor neighborhoods Adderall, a dangerous stimulant, by making false diagnoses of ADHD, or no diagnoses at all. Their aim? To "promote social justice," to improve academic performance in school.
The rationale is, the drugged kids will...|
|10/9/2012 - There is probably no more dreaded illness associated with getting older than Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other forms of dementia - and the number of people with this identity-destroying, mind-robbing horror is growing. The increase is mostly blamed on the aging population but that doesn't explain why...|
|10/5/2012 - "I messed up bad."
That's what Annie Dookhan, a former Massachusetts state chemist at the heart of a state drug lab scandal, told investigators when they discovered what she had done.
It could be the understatement of the year.
Dookhan has admitted she improperly removed evidence from storage,...|
|9/30/2012 - Medications are nutrition. That's essentially the rationale behind a couple of Big Pharma corporations' decision to give a failed Alzheimer's drug a second chance.
In early August, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson said they were ending large-scale clinical trials of their experimental drug bapineuzumab...|
|9/30/2012 - Do you know anyone taking prescription drugs regularly? The odds are great you do, and what's more, they probably aren't taking just one. They are probably also taking drugs they don't need - and that could even be negatively impacting their health - because their doctors are too quick to fall under...|
|9/27/2012 - Many medical professionals and members of the general public are losing faith in the credibility of the clinical trial and drug approval process, and rightfully so in light of all the corporate corruption and criminal behavior that has recently come to light. Two new papers published in the New England...|
|9/24/2012 - According to a new report from Brandeis University, prescription painkillers -- opioid or narcotic pain relievers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone -- are now responsible for more fatal overdoses in the U.S. than heroin and cocaine combined.
|9/24/2012 - In Chicago, Mexican Sinaloa drug-cartel member, Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla, sits in prison.
He's waiting for his October trial to begin, after three years of delays. DEA agents arrested him in Mexico City in 2009, on drug-trafficking charges.
Why all the postponements? US national security issues...|
|9/21/2012 - Big Pharma drug reps were once a fixture in doctor's offices and hospitals but their influence on American doctors has waned significantly over the past decade. More and more physicians eschew face-to-face contact with drug reps in favor of seeking information about new medications online through pharma-sponsored...|
|9/18/2012 - Medical News Today reports that, in 2011, there was a modest uptick in the number of prescriptions written in the US.
The increase brought the total to: 4.02 billion.
Yes, in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America.
That's an average of roughly 13 prescriptions for...|
|9/16/2012 - Know anyone taking prescription drugs? The odds are enormous you do. And it's likely they are taking drugs they don't need because their doctors are too quick to fall under the influence of Big Pharma's aggressive drug sales reps.
Consider these statistics: almost half of all Americans are currently...|
|9/14/2012 - Advertisement is a tried and true method of selling certain product, and advertisement companies have a distinct knack for pinpointing the most effective techniques to turn a profit. From the 1950s to the 1970s, tobacco advertising was a booming industry. Since the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act...|
|9/13/2012 - Victims of a morning sickness drug that was on the market for just a few years back in the late 1950s before being quickly recalled for its deadly side-effects are outraged after the drug's maker recently issued a formal apology for the tragedies caused by the drug, but failed to offer the drug's victims...|
|9/11/2012 - A doctor at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland, the same locale where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) coordinates its own tyrannous operations, has been awarded a $5 million grant to complete the development of a combination "anti-heroin" and human...|
|9/10/2012 - It has been more than 50 years now since German drug giant Grunenthal unleashed for medical use the infamous horror drug known as thalidomide in 1957. The controversial morning sickness medication was quickly withdrawn worldwide in 1961 after it was discovered that thousands of babies whose mothers...|
|9/4/2012 - Remember thalidomide, developed for morning sickness and prescribed to pregnant women in the 1950s and 1960s? The aftermath of this Big Pharma fiasco left around 10,000 reported babies born with malformed limbs and missing arms or legs. Victims of thalidomide defects said that a recent apology from...|
|9/3/2012 - The medical cartel, one of a handful of evolving super-cartels that strive for more power every day, is rife with so much fraud it's astounding. In the psychiatric arena, for example, an open secret has been bleeding out into public consciousness for the past ten years.
THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY...|
|9/1/2012 - Glaxo, Merck, and Pfizer, three giant drug companies, are under the gun. Glaxo has just paid a $3 billion fine for bribery, fabricating drug-safety data, and fraud. Merck has been caught inventing data to give the impression its mumps vaccine is effective. Pfizer is being attacked for conspiring to...|
|8/31/2012 - In yet another blow to the claimed benefits of statin drugs, newly published research has found that statin drug use leads to accelerated coronary artery and aortic artery calcification, both of which greatly contribute to cardiovascular disease and mortality. The new study comes on top of findings...|
|8/30/2012 - Before getting into this there is a definite given that must be understood.
When an idealistic and caring individual embarks upon his/her medical training and enters medical school he/she is totally unaware of the fact that the curriculum they will study has been funded by Big Pharma. So, from the...|
|8/30/2012 - The age of antibiotics is over. It's history. There are no more patented chemical antibiotics in the pipeline. The drug companies have all but abandoned antibiotics research, leaving humanity to suffer the fate of a wave of drug-resistant bacteria -- superbugs -- that the drug companies actually helped...|
|8/29/2012 - Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have done everything they can to bring more people into the US medical system. Radically changing that system has never occurred to these two clueless politicians.
Like much of America, they accept the cliches and slogans about American medicine. "It's the best in the...|
|8/28/2012 - In the wake of the Batman murders, there is much speculation about what psychiatric drugs James Holmes may have been taking. People are realizing, as never before, the power of these drugs to cause homicidal behavior and damage the brain.
In the case of the Marine, Brandon Raub, the "Facebook thought...|
|8/27/2012 - As a medical investigative reporter for the past 30 years, I've found facts and connected dots. I've discovered that reporters in the mainstream are opposed to connecting dots. They won't go there. They know they'll be rejected by their editors and, if they persist, they'll be demoted or fired. That's...|
|8/25/2012 - Jeffrey Johnson, a disgruntled ex-employee of a Manhattan company, Hazan Imports, is accused of killing a former co-worker before engaging police in a shootout that left two people dead and nine wounded at the Empire State Building.
In assessing possible reasons for the attack, police and FBI will...|
|8/24/2012 - The parents of a South Dakota teen who committed suicide while taking the drug Cymbalta, an antidepressant, can sue the pharmaceutical manufacturer for failing to warn about the risks, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
According to reports, 16-year-old Peter Schilf died of a self-inflicted...|
|8/23/2012 - Once again, Big Pharma seems to be putting profits over patients, this time in a scheme to prevent cheaper generic drug alternatives from hitting the market sooner. Only this time, the Leviathan is on the side of we, the people.
In a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief, the Federal Trade Commission...|
|8/23/2012 - Antidepressants are the most prescribed (often overprescribed) medication in the United States. But, contrary to popular belief - taking Zoloft, Prozac and Lexapro (to name a few) can be very dangerous to your health. These selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) can cause physical pain, involuntary...|
|8/22/2012 - Obesity is a leading health problem in the U.S. with nearly two thirds of all adults either being obese or overweight. In an effort to profit from this crisis, two new weight loss therapies "Qysmia" (formerly known as Qnexa) produced by Vivus Pharmaceuticals and "Belviq" (Lorcaserin) manufactured by...|
|8/20/2012 2:03:43 PM - The seemingly coordinated assault on your right to purchase and utilize all-natural products is ongoing, this time involving a pair of grandmothers who have, unbelievably, been accused of being drug dealers.
Here's the story.
As their business, Shepard's Heart, grew, Pat Showalter and Celeste...|
|8/20/2012 - Our children are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs at an increasing rate and at ever younger ages. Often the drugs, which are now being prescribed for children as young as under one-year-old, are being prescribed for off-label uses other than what the FDA approved the drugs for.
Perhaps it is...|
|8/20/2012 - There have been a number of high publicity controversies over the past 50 years that have cost the drug industry and the health industry dearly. How have these industries dealt with this? Whilst some doctors, researchers and health professionals have attempted to improve care, eliminate mistakes and...|
|8/20/2012 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has been explicitly tasked under the law with overseeing the safety of food, drugs, and medical devices for the purpose of protecting the American people, has officially been exposed for engaging in a massive, agency-wide criminal spying operation that...|
|8/17/2012 - When we look at the root of the drug and alcohol problems in the affluent Western nations, frustration and misery always rise to the surface. Yet, most people in the world find that hard to believe.
After all, the people in the Western countries are so much wealthier and have such full facility to...|
|8/15/2012 - Prozac. Cialis. Cymbalta. If you have a television or read magazines, you've heard of their drugs. Eli Lilly, out of Indiana, makes billions of dollars every year off the sale of their patented chemicals, which are used to suppress the symptoms of disease in the human body. Founded by a chemist in the...|
|8/15/2012 - In a stunning interview with Truthout's Martha Rosenberg, former FDA drug reviewer, Ronald Cavanaugh, exposes the FDA as a relentless criminal mafia protecting its client, Big Pharma, with a host of mob strategies.
Cavanaugh: "...widespread racketeering, including witness...|
|8/13/2012 - Drug giant Pfizer has agreed to pay a $60 million fine to settle charges filed against the company alleging illegal bribery. According to CNN Money, both Pfizer and Wyeth, the latter of which has since merged with Pfizer, paid off foreign officials in Europe and Asia to speed up drug approvals, and...|
|8/13/2012 - Americans currently spend over $2 trillion a year on health insurance, Big Pharma drugs, and medical bills. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, America's health care costs will more than double in the next eight years. The United States of America is the most heavily vaccinated population in...|
|8/10/2012 - Prescription drug abuse is a pandemic problem in the United States today, with more than five million Americans now addicted to painkiller drugs like OxyContin (oxycodone), the infamous opioid pill that alters brain and nervous system function. But according to a recent survey published in the New England...|
|8/10/2012 - When it comes to getting some honesty from the Obama Administration regarding the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), a good rule of thumb is to believe the opposite of what the president and his echo chamber have to say about it.
Since before this monstrosity was passed, astute researchers pouring...|
|8/8/2012 - The latest attack on free speech in America comes from the FDA and is supported by Google Adwords. NaturalNews has learned that the FDA is quietly, and without notice to affected companies, commanding Google to disable the full Adwords accounts of nutritional supplement companies offering "detox" or...|
|8/6/2012 - The agencies and bureaucracies of our Leviathan government were created for our own good, we are constantly told, which is also the excuse we're given anytime a group of lawmakers or citizens calls for any of them to be dismantled.
That excuse may no longer hold water for the Food and Drug Administration...|
|8/4/2012 - The FDA is considering a new prescription program also referred to as the "New Paradigm" that would enable certain prescription drugs to be available without a prescription if they met certain criteria that ensured "conditions of safe use." The program would involve a variety of medications that treat...|
|8/2/2012 - Newly uncovered documents reveal that pregnant Australian women were used as guinea pigs for the morning sickness drug thalidomide in a series of clinical tests some 50 years ago that left a number of children with substantial birth defects.
The 1960 Australian trials were the first for the thalidomide...|
|8/2/2012 - The borrachero tree, which is marked by beautiful white and yellow blossoms that droop ever so innocuously from the plant's slender branches, holds a secret that few people outside northern South America know about. The tree's seeds, flowers, and pollen possess hallucinogenic chemical substances that,...|
|7/31/2012 - Adverse drug reactions are ranked as the fifth leading cause of death causing more than 100,000 deaths/year, account for seven percent of all hospitalizations and costs over $100 billion annually in the United States. While within the elderly population (age 65 and above), adverse drug reactions are...|
|7/31/2012 - People don't get it. The media don't get it and they don't want to get it. Billions of dollars are riding on the drugs Dr. Lynne Fenton may have prescribed to her patient, James Holmes, the accused Batman shooter.
And when billions of dollars in potentially lost revenue are hanging in the balance,...|
|7/31/2012 - Statin drugs are a sweetheart alright - a $25 billion a year industry sweetheart that is! Not only are they the best-selling drug class out there, but they provide an almost endless list of side effects that assure the hapless taker a lifetime of expensive medical treatment. Statins are a Big Pharma...|
|7/27/2012 - How does a drug manage to become so popular with the medical community, yet turn out to be ineffective at achieving the treatment objectives it was prescribed to achieve? How do such drugs get past clinical trials if they don't do what they're supposed to do?
Those are good questions to keep in mind...|
|7/27/2012 - The obvious way to begin an investigation is to look at the event itself for any obvious contradictions or unexplained details.
For example, in the Batman murders, we have two witnesses who were in the theater and implied there were accomplices.
One witness, Corbin Dates (aka Dayton), told Aurora...|
|7/25/2012 - There has been a recent epidemic of opium-addiction that is growing fast as one of America's drug problems. The CDC says this is not coming from foreign cartels, traffickers or drug dealers, but from the pharmacy that so many visit for prescribed medicines. These opiate-based drugs include Vicodin,...|
|7/23/2012 - A woman in Australia won a multi-million dollar settlement recently from a British Big Pharma firm, Diageo Plc., a local distributor for the drug Thalidomide, which caused birth defects in thousands of babies around the world in the 1960s, according to her attorneys.
Lynette Rowe, 50, was born without...|
|7/21/2012 - Is the suggestion that the so-called "War on Drugs," begun in the early 1980s, has turned out to be a complete failure? Not really, when you consider the connection between Big Pharma and the illicit drug trade.
What? You didn't know there even was a connection? Well, there is, and if anything, maybe...|
|7/21/2012 - For years Americans have been told that marijuana should remain illegal because it is the ultimate "gateway" drug - that is, the drug that most often leads to the abuse of other, more potent drugs.
Not so, according to a new study which says alcohol - not marijuana - is the true gateway drug.
|7/20/2012 - Medical student James Holmes of Aurora, Colorado reportedly opened fire on moviegoers who had filled a theater late last night to watch the newly-released "Batman" movie -- an orgy of violence and Big Brother propaganda. Dressed in riot gear and wearing a gas mask that resembled the fictional evil character...|
|7/20/2012 - Having to deal with the mental and physical pains of cancer is bad enough, but it's worse when you have to fear the medicine used to treat it.
Hospira, the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, announced in June that it will recall four of its cancer drugs and other...|
|7/18/2012 - Two of the most influential alternative media organizations on the 'net -- InfoWars.com and NaturalNews.com -- have blown the lid wide open on Big Pharma's massive bribery network. Through exclusive interviews with pharma insiders, InfoWars and NaturalNews have done what the mainstream media refuses...|
|7/17/2012 - GlaxoSmithKline employee and whistleblower Blair Hamrick has helped make medical history. Together with his colleague Gregory Thorpe, Blair blew the whistle on criminal practices taking place inside GlaxoSmithKline which have now led to the largest criminal admission and financial settlement in the...|
|7/17/2012 - Regular readers of NaturalNews.com know that we always advocate first for a natural solution or alternative to Big Pharma. Beyond that; however, when there is no other choice, you will find us regularly siding with you, the hapless consumer, who is constantly victimized by an out-of-control industry.
|7/16/2012 - We live in a world full of drugs whose primary objective is to relieve symptoms instead of heal. Most of these drugs come with side effects, some of which may be quite dangerous. That is especially true when it comes to drugs prescribed for the elderly who are the largest consumers of prescription and...|
|7/12/2012 - As a species, we consume almost 2,204 pounds of white sugar each year, this equates to an average of approximately 81.4 pounds per person. Many health professionals have noted the negative health effects of sugar, from excessive weight gain to diabetes. It has also been reported that children who have...|
|7/10/2012 - Purdue Pharma LP, the pharmaceutical company responsible for developing the highly addictive painkiller drug OxyContin (oxycodone), is so desperate to retain exclusivity on the soon-to-expire patent rights for its drug that it has decided to conduct clinical trials with OxyContin on young children....|
|7/9/2012 - Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a "criminal racket" over the last few years have been wholly vindicated by recent news. Drug and vaccine manufacturer Merck was caught red-handed by two of its own scientists faking vaccine efficacy data by spiking blood samples...|
|7/8/2012 - U.K.-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a corporate "person" in the eyes of the federal government (http://blog.timesunion.com/occupyalbany/corporations-are-people/394/), has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in what even the mainstream media is calling the largest healthcare fraud case...|
|7/8/2012 - Researchers at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health and at Arizona State University have discovered traces of a banned antibiotic in poultry byproducts, which seems to indicate producers are evading 2005 regulation prohibiting its use in treating chickens and turkeys.
The scientists said...|
|7/6/2012 - Several members of Congress are up in arms over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s recent crackdown on faulty drug manufacturing facilities across the country. According to the Washington Examiner and several other news outlets, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (HOGRC) Chairman...|
|7/4/2012 - British registered company, GlaxoSmithKline, faces $3 billion in penalties after pleading guilty to the biggest health care fraud case in history. GSK admitted that physicians had been bribed to push potentially dangerous drugs in exchange for Madonna tickets, Hawaiian holidays, cash and lucrative speaking...|
|7/4/2012 - Perhaps the only thing worse than a population not motivated to cut the size of its collective waistline is approving a "weight-loss" medication that may cause cancer.
A sick joke, right? Wrong.
For the first time in 13 years (thank Big Pharma and Big Lawsuits), the U.S. government has approved...|
|7/1/2012 - Is it possible that the massive rise in diagnoses of gluten insensitivity and Celiac disease is in some way linked to the medications people are taking? A new study published online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings seems to suggest so, having found that the popular blood pressure drug Benicar...|
|6/27/2012 - The Chinese government has officially amended its patent laws to allow drug companies to reproduce generic, low-cost versions of expensive, patented drugs, a daring move that is sure to shake up the pharmaceutical industry. According to Reuters Health, information posted at China's State Intellectual...|
|6/17/2012 - Dozens, if not hundreds, of pharmaceutical drugs are recalled every single year because of contamination or adverse side effects, but many pharmacists and healthcare providers never get the memo. According to a new study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, the U.S. Food and Drug...|
|6/17/2012 - Is your doc on the Big Pharma payroll? Federal whistleblower lawsuits have charged that drug companies reward cash to doctors who dole out prescriptions for their drugs. Big Pharma companies such as Merck and Eli Lilly have disclosed $258 million in payments nationwide in 2009 and the first half of...|
|6/13/2012 - A new study published in the journal Lancet, the same journal that in 2010 corruptly pulled Dr. Andrew Wakefield's 1998 study linking the combination measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to bowel disease and autism (http://www.naturalnews.com), suggests that drugging those with "pre-diabetes" may...|
|6/12/2012 - Just when, as a parent, you think you've got this drug thing with your kids handled, they come up with something else to put themselves at risk and make you begin worrying about them all over again.
The most recent trend now, according to reports, is for students to snort - yes, snort - attention-deficit...|
|6/8/2012 - Avandia, a defunct diabetes drug, has been blamed for tens of thousands of heart attacks and deaths. For their defense, Glaxo Smith Kline's researchers claim that Avandia isn't as bad for the heart when compared to the "other drug" (Actos) in studies. Isn't "as bad"? But they are both bad news. It's...|
|6/7/2012 - If a study comes up negative for your favorite drug, just don't publish it! 68 percent of all drug studies are swept under the carpet to keep those pesky side effects from being reported. Only 32 percent of studies come up positive, and a lot of those studies are "shortened" to limit the long-term findings....|
|6/3/2012 - Until recently, patients receiving statin drugs generally had their liver function monitored before starting the drug, 12 weeks after initiation, with any dose increase and periodically (i.e. 1-2 times/year) thereafter. However, the FDA has recently declared that "routine periodic monitoring of liver...|
|6/1/2012 - Natural medicine is, of course, much better for your overall health, but when you have to take something Big Pharma manufactures, you should at least be able to expect that it will do what it's supposed to do.
Not so with bisphosphonates, drugs that are supposed to improve bone strength in patients...|
|6/1/2012 - The economy's decline into an ever widening abyss may have one silver lining: less can be spent on pharmaceutical drugs. With unemployment increasing while menial jobs that are available don't offer insurance, more people will be depending on government insurance programs.
Now some of those programs...|
|5/30/2012 - Despite the cumbersome medication approval process of the Food and Drug Adminstration's (FDA) bloated, controlling bureaucracy, a number of good, proven drugs and treatments remain "legal" elsewhere in the world, but not in the United States. We are told that's because not all medication "out there"...|
|5/30/2012 - In an age when the nation's healthcare costs are out of control and policymakers are trying to find ways to reduce burdens on an already over-taxed healthcare system, an investigation in New York City has found that abuse of prescription anxiety drugs is rising fast, placing an added load on the city's...|
|5/27/2012 - We all know that medical doctors are in fantasyland when they wear their white coats always hoping they would somehow sprout a halo or radiate some transcendental effulgence to make the process complete.
Unfortunately, we also know that when they come out of medical school, where Big Pharma funds...|
|5/22/2012 - The biggest threat to America today is not terrorists or global warming, but the mass genocide of Americans who die every year at the hands of the corrupt U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a recent report, investigative reporter Jon Rappoport uncovers the dirty truth that FDA-approved drugs...|
|5/22/2012 - After the scandal of Thalidomide, it was said that important lessons were learned, and that it should never happen again. Now it comes to light that another set of drugs are causing birth defects, and have been since the seventies.
Thalidomide was a "calming" drug used in the fifties to treat morning...|
|5/21/2012 - This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider allowing an anti-HIV drug to be promoted to otherwise healthy, HIV-free people as a purely preventative measure for the first time. If approved, Gilead Sciences will be able to market Truvada to anyone who might be considered "at risk"...|
|5/14/2012 - It is a known fact that the drug industry makes a whole lot more money on pharmaceuticals that patients must take perpetually for chronic conditions, rather than on those they take occasionally for isolated illnesses. This is why Big Pharma has worked hard over the years to get as many people as possible...|
|5/12/2012 - The blending of government, private industry, and academia into a single, mega-fascist entity is moving forward at an alarmingly rapid pace in the U.S. today, with the federal government now announcing its intentions to subsidize the drug-creation efforts of Big Pharma on the taxpayer dime. A recent...|
|5/10/2012 - If you feel ill because of food poisoning you may not feel like eating it, but garlic has been proven to be more effective than antibiotics in fighting the effects of food poisoning bugs. The active compound, diallyl sulphide, is able to breach the membranes on many bacteria that make them harder to...|
|5/8/2012 - When it comes to freedom of food choice, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers Americans to be too stupid to make their own dietary choices. But when pharmaceuticals are involved, the FDA apparently thinks individuals should be able to completely self-medicate themselves without a prescription,...|
|5/1/2012 - Taking aim at the psychiatric drugging of children with antidepressant drugs, Amethios (Mike Adams) has released a new 2012 music video of a song he first wrote in 2009 called "S.S.R.Lies."
The song page is available now at www.Amethios.com
|4/22/2012 - When pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices are approved for use in medicine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), their safety and efficacy are typically not the primary factors considered during the decision-making process. As pointed out by the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice...|
|4/18/2012 - It's tough to criticize electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) because those who use them brag that they have eliminated most of the toxic chemicals found in commercial cigarettes, and that they're saving money and have cut back on how often they smoke. Plus, about one out of every three e-cig "fan" will tell...|
|4/17/2012 - Recognizing the utter failure of the perpetual war on drugs to accomplish anything beneficial whatsoever in the world, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world's largest humanitarian network, has officially come out in open opposition to it, calling also...|
|4/16/2012 - If you happen to need even more evidence that President Obama has gutted his campaign promises and betrayed not only the left but also African Americans who enthusiastically supported his election, he has just gone public with his support for the continued war on drugs. Keeping marijuana criminalized,...|
|4/13/2012 - You already know that the McLarge burger you're stuffing in your face isn't healthy for you. What you may not know, however, is that all that fast food is doing more than just expanding your waistline - it could be giving you a serious case of depression as well.
A study of some 8,964 people found...|
|4/12/2012 - Psychiatric drugs and painkillers are now being routinely used across the U.S. military, where violent suicides have skyrocketed to levels never before seen in history. In the military today, soldiers who suffer TBIs -- Traumatic Brain Injuries -- frequently receive treatment with mind-altering psychiatric...|
|4/11/2012 - A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that giving eight-week-old babies several doses of acetaminophen (Tylenol) before and after the barrage of recommended childhood vaccines they typically receive will help them to sleep better, and improve vaccine efficacy. And because many...|
|4/10/2012 - Ron Paul makes a groundbreaking admission to the public on tape - that the FDA and Big Pharma are indeed "in bed together," both building up their monopolies and only interested in making more money. The Republican presidential candidate confirms that the corrupt corporations are running the show, that...|
|4/9/2012 - The Merriam-Webster dictionary online defines "ethical" as "involving or expressing moral approval or disapproval (ethical judgments); conforming to accepted standards of conduct." Based on a new study, it seems as though the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may need a little refresher course...|
|4/3/2012 - The market for antidepressant drugs is quickly drying up as patents on long-time blockbusters like Lexapro, owned by Forest Laboratories, and Seroquel, owned by AstraZeneca, continue to expire. And because they are unable to develop new multi-billion-dollar blockbuster drugs to take their places, many...|
|4/2/2012 - Four former executives at Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drug company. -- Henry McKinnell, John LaMattina, Karen Katen, Joseph Feczko -- as well as Gail Cawkwell, Pfizer's current Vice President of Medical Affairs, will all face trial for allegedly concealing the unfavorable results of drug trials...|
|4/2/2012 - In a review published in the December issue of the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, women receiving Chinese herbal medicine treatments were twice as likely to get pregnant within a four-month period than those receiving conventional Western medical fertility drug treatment or IVF. The findings...|
|4/2/2012 - A few weeks ago, 30-year-old John F. Shick, a former mental health patient, went on a shooting rampage at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). And while law enforcement officials were searching Shick's apartment after the incident, they...|
|3/30/2012 - As if some returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan didn't have enough problems already, many of them are now being prescribed risky painkillers that can have profoundly negative effects, especially for those with pre-existing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other physical ailments.
|3/29/2012 - A state health agency in Texas is investigating dozens of healthcare providers who gave out prescriptions for large amounts of powerful psychiatric drugs, some of them to children, after red flags were raised about the medications by a U.S. senator.
According to the Dallas Star-Telegram, the Texas...|
|3/28/2012 - Prescription drugs and the combination of those drugs and other medications are taking a heavy toll on elderly Americans, leading to risky hospitalizations, mental decline and death. And some of those drugs are worse than others.
A study published last November in the New England Journal of Medicine...|
|3/27/2012 - After first denying approval for the obesity drug Qnexa (phentermine and topiramate) back in 2010 because of its harrowing side effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now under intense pressure by Big Pharma-backed lawmakers, institutionalized drug pushers, and even its own advisory...|
|3/26/2012 - No matter what you think about the Trayvon Martin shooting case, the degree of emotional and cultural outpouring in this case is impressive. But it seems to be taking place in a highly selective way. A shooting like what happened with Trayvon is tragic but rare, whereas at least a hundred African-Americans...|
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|3/24/2012 - There's something afoot in the changing story about what actually killed Whitney Houston. According to the official coroner's report that was recently released, Whitney Houston died from drowning and cocaine was a "contributing factor." All the other prescription drugs found in her system were dismissed...|
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