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Making the connection: why most pharmaceutical pills cannot biologically heal the body

7/11/2014 - "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." These are the words of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. In his day, Hippocrates revolutionized the practice of medicine, analyzing individuals' health on a case-by-case basis, instead of invoking blanket causes and blanket cures for made-up disease...

Canadian government asked to distribute radiation pills to residents living near nuclear facilities

7/2/2014 - The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has recommended that the government issue potassium iodide pills to all people living within 10 km (6 miles) of nuclear power plants, to use in case of a nuclear accident, such as the one suffered by Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011. Following the Fukushima...

12-year-olds caught dealing Big Pharma's 'controlled substance' pills at school

6/6/2014 - Making some extra cash by mowing a neighbor's lawn or setting up a lemonade stand is apparently not as profitable for today's urban youth as reselling FDA-approved drug pills at school. Two 12-year-old boys at a Philadelphia-area middle school were recently caught doing just this, having stolen Ambien...

Anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills proven to kill thousands of American each year

4/17/2014 - People who take prescription drugs for anxiety or to induce sleep are significantly more prone to early death than others, suggests a new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). A team of researchers from the U.K. found that taking anti-anxiety medications like Valium (diazepam)...

Deadly sleeping pills are still widely prescribed, study finds

2/21/2013 - Doctors are still widely prescribing a popular class of sleep and anxiety drugs to the very populations most likely to suffer lethal side effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and published in the journal Drugs and Aging. "Patients need to hear...

Pediatricians should push birth control pills onto young teens, says American Academy of Pediatrics

11/29/2012 - With seemingly no concern whatsoever for the sensibilities of some Americans regarding their moral or religious beliefs, a noted pediatrics organization is recommending that all pediatricians actively counsel teens about "emergency contraception," even going so far as to recommend that they be provided...

Potassium Iodide radiation protection tablets now available at the Natural News Store

11/14/2012 - No emergency preparedness kit is complete without potassium iodide (KI) to protect every family member from radiation. In a world where a Fukushima-style disaster could happen any day, potassium iodide is an FDA-approved supplement that's scientifically proven to help protect your body from radiation. Specifically,...

Mind-boggling report: how many drug prescriptions written in the US every year?

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...

Powdered dead baby pills used as medical cure-all in South Korea

5/10/2012 - Customs officials in South Korea were horrified to discover recently that there is an active, underground drug trade involving powdered, dead babies. Numerous sources confirm that thousands of capsules containing dead baby remains in powdered form were confiscated in recent months in South Korea after...

Science declares war on eating meat: Pharma pills may be introduced to induce nausea when people consume beef or pork

3/15/2012 - There is a concerted effort currently underway to demonize all things meat, regardless of how it is raised or produced, by blaming disease, obesity, and now even global warming, on human meat consumption. And a recent paper put out by S. Matthew Liao, a professor of philosophy and bioethics at New York...

New Jersey children nearly poisoned to death with pharmacy fluoride pills

3/13/2012 - More than a dozen families in New Jersey were shocked to learn recently that some of the supposed fluoride pills they had received from a CVS/pharmacy in Chatham were actually tamoxifen pills, a chemotherapy drug used to treat breast cancer. ABC News reports that an unknown error resulted in some of...

Sleeping pills linked to 460 percent increase in sudden death

3/6/2012 - If you take pharmaceutical sleeping pills to help alleviate insomnia, you are very likely putting yourself at serious risk of developing cancer or even dying. A new study published in BMJ Open, an open-access journal that is part of the British Medical Journal family of publications, suggests that patients...

Many common pills are coated with toxic phthalates

1/10/2012 - (NaturalNews)The coatings of many common drugs and supplements often contain phthalates according to a recent study reported in Environmental Health Perspectives. This family of plasticizer compounds has been linked in previous studies to hormonal and reproductive problems as well as fetal brain damage. Plastic-coated...

Natural cranberry juice more effective than pills for fighting infections

12/20/2011 2:32:07 PM - A new study from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts confirms that natural cranberry juice is more effective in fighting infections than pills containing concentrated doses of the flavonoids found in cranberries. The study published in the Food Science and Biotechnology journal...

Amazing food fact: Confectioner's glaze, a common coating on candies and pills, is made from the bodily excretions of an Asian beetle

8/3/2011 - Confectioner's glaze, also called pharmaceutical glaze, resinous glaze, pure food glaze and natural glaze, is a common ingredient in candies and pills. By any name, it's the same ingredient as shellac, the chemical sold in hardware stores that's used for sealing and varnishing wood floors. Check the...

Natural News Store acquires new supply of potassium iodide radiation pills, manufactured in USA, shipping out Monday, March 21

3/18/2011 - Even in the midst of global shortages of potassium iodide, the "radiation pills" that protect the thyroid gland from radiation poisoning, we have just managed to acquire a new supply of pharmaceutical-grade potassium iodide supplements. They are manufactured in the USA (in California) in a high-end...

Power Pills for jet lag and other maladies are a bad thing

3/5/2011 - A recent article in a business travel magazine trumpets the age of Power Pills. These are pharmaceutical drugs used to increase cognitive function and concentration, eliminate jet lag and boost energy amongst other things. Replete with a mini guide of which pills to take and their pro's and con's, the...

Big Pharma to begin microchipping drugs

11/9/2010 - The age of pharmaceutical microchipping is now upon us. Novartis AG, one of the largest drug companies in the world, has announced a plan to begin embedding microchips in medications to create "smart pill" technology. The microchip technology is being licensed from Proteus Biomedical of Redwood City,...

Placebo fraud rocks the very foundation of modern medical science; thousands of clinical trials invalidated

10/28/2010 - You know all those thousands of clinical trials conducted over the last few decades comparing pharmaceuticals to placebo pills? Well, it turns out all those studies must now be completely thrown out as utterly non-scientific. And why? Because the placebos used in the studies weren't really placebos...

Placebo Effect Regularly Beats Pharmaceutical Drugs

9/30/2009 - A Wired UK article just told us a dirty little secret that the pharmaceutical drug world would rather keep quiet. That fact is: drugs are having a difficult time beating the placebo effect, and increasingly so. In fact, they're finding the placebo effect is getting stronger in people, making it more...

More Pills Means Diminished Quality of Life for Kidney Patients

5/11/2009 - Around 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to the National Kidney Foundation. And some 200,000 of them have such limited or failed kidney function they have to go through dialysis, a several-times-a-week procedure that filters waste from the blood. CKD patients on dialysis...

FDA Floats Hydroxycut Scare to Discredit Yet Another Supplement Company

5/7/2009 - After tens of millions of doses of Hydroxycut were taken by consumers, one person died. This, along with reports of a few dozen liver-related side effects, caused the FDA to push for an industry-wide recall of virtually all Hydroxycut products. The thinking behind the warning? The risk of side effects...

Big Pharma's Pills Contaminated with Machine Parts at Pill Factories

10/27/2008 - An investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has uncovered evidence of widespread quality control problems in pills produced in Puerto Rico, a region that manufactures many of the prescription medications sold in America. Puerto Rico has one of the highest concentrations of pharmaceutical factories...

Heparin Contamination Fiasco Reveals Dirty Secret of Drug Industry: Their Pills are Made in China!

5/1/2008 - Remember a couple of years ago how the FDA warned Americans not to buy prescription drugs from Canada because they might be "contaminated by terrorists?" I'm not making that up: That was the official announcement of an FDA spokesperson, and it was part of their fear strategy for enforcing a monopoly...

FTC sues makers of diet pills for false claims; ignores Big Pharma's false claims

1/9/2007 - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week that it had settled with four weight loss pill companies for more than $25 million over complaints the companies had made false, unsubstantiated health claims for their products. Marketers of four products -- Xenadrine EFX, CortiSlim, TrimSpa...

Crushing pharmaceutical pills to make them easier to swallow increases their danger

10/27/2006 - If you're used to crushing prescription drug pills to make them easier to swallow or ingest, you may be doing more harm than good, warns a new report from medical experts. According to David Wright -- who led the study -- crushing pills to make them easier to swallow can cause serious side effects...

Plant sterol pills significantly lower LDL cholesterol (press release)

8/15/2006 - A pill containing plant substances called sterols can help lower cholesterol, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers studied patients who already were eating a heart-healthy diet and taking statin drugs to control...

Audio CD Provides Healthful Alternative to Sleeping Pills (press release)

7/3/2006 - For decades, the benefits and risks associated with sleeping pills have been a controversial topic. In recent years, however, the appalling increase in drug company advertising has effectively replaced the publicís awareness of the negative side effects of sleeping pills with vast quantities of pro-pill...

Doctor prescribes weight loss pills to woman with giant abdominal cyst

6/30/2006 - A New Zealand doctor is being charged with professional misconduct for prescribing diet pills to a woman with a huge abdominal cyst. The victim visited the doctor four times between 2002 and 2004 complaining of pain, and was told she needed to lose weight. But the 44-year-old mother of three actually...

Hoodia fraud: Counterfeit hoodia gordonii weight loss pills dominate the market

2/21/2006 - This is an article about the market for hoodia gordonii, the diet pills used to suppress appetite and now being sold by a variety of companies. To begin this article, I have to tell you that I can't reveal everything I've discovered in this market. It's extremely frustrating, but it's absolutely true...

Diet Pill Supplement Scam: Two-Thirds of Hoodia Gordonii Pills Sold In the United States Are Counterfeit

8/30/2005 - As part of an ongoing investigation into Hoodia Gordonii supplements sold around the world, Truth Publishing has now learned that eleven out of seventeen brand-name hoodia supplements have failed a laboratory analysis of authenticity. The laboratory tests, conducted by Alkemist Pharmaceuticals in Costa...

Consumer Alert: Hoodia Gordonii weight loss pills scam exposed by independent investigation

3/26/2005 - Truth Publishing can now reveal the details of an exhaustive investigation into what may be the largest Hoodia Gordonii supplement scam operating in North America: the Pure Hoodia, Inc. company. (This article has recently been updated with even more evidence, see below for details.) In this exclusive...

Are you a weight loss / diet pills / liposuction junkie?

7/26/2004 - It seems that everybody wants to lose weight. But when most people say they want to lose weight, what they really mean is they want to lose weight without altering their current lifestyle. They want to lose weight without changing the foods that they eat, or without getting up off the couch, turning...

Diet pills consumed in large quantities by teen girls seeking athletic look

7/8/2004 - Diet pills are now being consumed by an alarming number of teenagers -- both girls and boys -- in an attempt to achieve an athletic body look without actually having to engage in sports. A frightening 34% of teen girls are now popping these diet pills, a figure that's even higher than males. It's part...

Diet pills make comeback with ephedra-free weight loss supplements

5/10/2004 3:35:25 PM - Following the politically movitvated ban on ephedra by the FDA, makers of diet pills and weight loss supplements have been frantically reformulating their products to achieve ephedra-like results. The most common alternative? Caffeine. The real story on diet pills, however, isn't so simple....

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