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What if food ads had to list the side effects like prescription drugs on TV?

2/6/2014 - It is as if we are living in total "idiocracy" - that any human being would even consider any medication advertised on television with all those crazy side effects, like internal bleeding, loss of vision, coma, feelings of suicide and death. It's literally insulting to intelligence, yet millions of...

Federal govt. spending tens of millions on prescription drugs for illegals

11/16/2013 - Americans, by and large, are compassionate and charitable, but when others begin to take advantage of that compassion, Americans understandably tend to resent it. Which is what makes so many of our government entitlement programs increasingly hard to accept, let alone feel good about. Tens of...

Teen abuse of prescription drugs up 33 percent, includes Ritalin, Adderall

5/1/2013 - A new national survey has been released, highlighting startling new trends in teen prescription drug abuse. The Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation are confirming that one in four teens now abuse or misuse a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. These results suggest a 33...

Six dangerous prescription drugs you should think twice before taking

4/17/2013 - Just because your doctor prescribes it does not necessarily mean it is safe for you to take. Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease --...

Grapefruit and prescription drugs make a deadly equation

12/19/2012 - For many people, a glass of grapefruit juice at breakfast is as cemented into their daily routine as the steaming mug of morning coffee. Unfortunately; however, research from a Canadian institute has been recently released, and for some grapefruit lovers, the new information could cause a change in...

Prescription drugs cause nutrient depletion

8/16/2012 - Many people do not realize that the medications they take on a daily basis can negatively affect the amount of nutrients stored in the body. Numerous drugs actually deplete specific vitamins and minerals, causing a whole host of additional problems. Being aware of what is being depleted by the prescription...

New UK data finds prescription drugs 62,000 times more likely to kill than supplements

8/15/2012 - According to data just released by the UK-based Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl), pharmaceutical drugs are 62,000 times more likely to kill you than supplements. In fact, the data collected by ANH-Intl demonstrates that food supplements are the safest substances regularly consumed...

Hey, Mr. Obama: Prescription drugs kill 6200% more Americans than homicidal shootings

7/26/2012 - In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado Batman movie theater shooting, President Obama chimed in on the gun control debate yesterday, saying, "Every day, the number of young people we lose to violence is about the same as the number of people we lost in that movie theater. For every Columbine or Virginia...

FDA proposes bypassing doctors, selling prescription drugs over the counter

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,...

It's official: Prescription drugs named in Whitney Houston's autopsy report

4/13/2012 - The Los Angeles County Coroners Office has finally released the official autopsy report for famed singer Whitney Houston, who in February was found dead in a Beverly Hilton Hotel room where she had been staying. And according to the report, Houston was verifiably determined to have muscle relaxers,...

Whitney Houston killed by prescription drugs and alcohol, not drowning, say coroner officials

2/13/2012 - Yesterday NaturalNews reported that Whitney Houston was likely the latest victim of the pharmaceutical industry and its deadly, toxic prescription drugs. Her body was found near her medications, which included Lorazepam, Valium, Xanax, and a sleeping medication (http://www.naturalnews.com/034944_Whitney_Houston_prescription_drugs_addiction.html). It...

Whitney Houston yet another victim of pharmaceutical drug industry (UPDATE 2)

2/12/2012 - The regretful passing of an American entertainment icon -- Whitney Houston -- marks yet another sad milestone in the devastating body count of the prescription drug industry. TMZ is now reporting that Whitney Houston was found not with illegal drugs, but prescription drugs that may have killed her or...

Prescription drugs responsible for more deaths than traffic accidents, study finds

9/21/2011 - Every 14 minutes, a person is killed by prescription drugs -- and unlike most other causes of preventable death, which have been on the decline for years, medication-induced deaths are on the upswing across the US. According to a recent analysis conducted by the Los Angeles Times (LA Times), drug-induced...

Pharmageddon: Prescription drugs are killing America's youth

7/19/2011 - No parent wants to lose a child, but when one dies from something that should be very preventable, the heartbreak and tragedy is compounded. Such is increasingly the case with prescription drugs - they're killing our youth. Sarah Shay and Savannah Kissick, of Morehead, Ky., best friends since high...

US spent $307 billion on prescription drugs in 2010

4/27/2011 - Americans spent $307.4 billion on prescription drugs in 2010, according to a recent report from consulting firm IMS Health. Although this figure is a 2.3 percent reduction from last year, it's still a huge portion of the U.S. economy to be spending on prescription medications, many of which are ineffective...

Abuse of prescription drugs rises 400 percent in 10 years

11/11/2010 - Abuse of prescription painkillers in the United States increased 400 percent between 1998 and 2008, according to a study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "The non-medical use of prescription pain...

Almost Six Hundred Thousand Kids have Adverse Events to Prescription Drugs Each Year

2/17/2010 - "More than half of Americans on chronic meds!" That was the headline in May 2008, and big pharma was happy to hear that news.(1) The primary goal of the pharmaceutical industry is to continue to increase profits at the expense of Americans. The following are primarily the 4 methods that accomplish that:...

Prescription Drugs Kill 300 Percent More Americans than Illegal Drugs

11/10/2008 - A report by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission has concluded that prescription drugs have outstripped illegal drugs as a cause of death. An analysis of 168,900 autopsies conducted in Florida in 2007 found that three times as many people were killed by legal drugs as by cocaine, heroin and all...

Students Abuse Prescription Drugs in Hopes of Raising Academic Test Results

9/4/2008 - A report commissioned by the British government warns that students are increasingly turning to brain-boosting prescription drugs in order to improve their academic performance. The report urges the United Kingdom to begin preparing a response before the problem becomes more serious. The British...

Prescription Drugs More Deadly Than Cocaine, Heroin, Amphetamines

9/2/2008 - When handsome and talented young actor Heath Ledger died last winter, the New York City medical examiner's autopsy report revealed his death was due to an unintentional life-ending cocktail of prescription drugs, including anti-anxiety medications Alprazolam (Xanax), Diazepam (Valium) and Lorazepam...

Just Say No to Prescription Drugs

12/4/2007 - Assuming you're eating well, sleeping well, exercising and tending to your relationships, the next best optimal health step you can take after the age of fifty is to avoid prescription drugs. All prescription drugs - without exception - have side effects. The most common cause of side effects is the...

FDA seeks to bypass doctors with behind-the-counter drug sales via pharmacists

10/3/2007 - In a bold move designed to sell even more prescription drugs, the FDA has announced its intention to bypass doctors and allow pharmacists to prescribe certain drugs directly to consumers. The move would subject patients to prescription-strength pharmaceuticals even though they have not been examined,...

28 Senators vote to maintain Big Pharma monopoly over U.S. consumers; Republicans oppose free trade for medicine

5/7/2007 - On May 3rd, 2007, U.S. Senators voted on an amendment to the 2007 Prescription Drug User Fee bill that aims to reform the FDA and enhance drug safety. This amendment, known as the "Dorgan Amendment No. 990," threatened to break Big Pharma's monopoly over pharmaceutical sales and allow U.S. consumers,...

Reporters for Just Say ‘Know’ to Prescription Drugs Initiative Find MD’s Failure to Discuss Side Effects ‘Significantly Higher’ Than New Study Stated (press release)

11/20/2006 - UCLA head researcher says, “We were very liberal.” Actual percentage of physicians who fail to discuss risks of prescribed medication are “much higher” than 65 percent reported previously. Today, the Just Say “Know” to Prescription Drugs Campaign, aimed at getting one million people to stop and reevaluate...

U.S. government announces it will stop illegal seizures of prescription drugs from Canada

10/4/2006 - The U.S. government announced yesterday that it will no longer seize small shipments of illegal Canadian pharmaceuticals at the border, which overturns months of aggressive seizures that have resulted in 40,000 confiscations nationwide. Though it is still illegal to import pharmaceuticals from Canada...

Why is Fido dead? Prescription drugs are killing dogs, too

9/21/2006 - The FDA has released information concerning non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pets -- including Metacam, Deramaxx, Previcox and Rimadyl -- that shows they have been connected to 22,000 cases of illness in dogs, almost 3,000 of which were fatal. The drug makers maintain their medicines are...

Prescription drugs are connected to school shootings and other violence, yet more drugs are touted as the solution

9/11/2006 - The United States is gaining a reputation around the world for raising children who go on school shooting rampages. Earlier this year, we had another one with 16-year-old Jeff Weiss, who went into his school on an Indian reservation and blew away 10 friends. And guess what? He was taking the antidepressant...

Health authorities warn buying prescription drugs is dangerous, but only on the Internet

8/11/2006 - New research published in the August 12 issue of The Lancet has found that more patients are buying prescription drugs on the internet, which has led many conventional medical authorities to worry about the possible dangers of online drug purchases. Mainstream media outlets are reporting on the dangers...

The lawlessness of the FDA, Big Pharma immunity, and crimes against humanity (opinion)

6/29/2006 - June 30, 2006 is a day that will be long remembered as a dark milestone in the history of FDA and its campaign against health consumers. On June 30, an FDA "Final Rule" goes into effect, establishing a regulatory power grab of such scale and scope that it attempts to bypass all laws, the will of Congress...

Big Pharma scare tactics: How the pharmaceutical industry influences American consumers

6/2/2006 - Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, especially in this case. Lloyd Grove, a columnist for the New York Daily News, says that the pharmaceutical lobby in the United States, a group called PhRMA, actually commissioned the writing of a fiction novel designed to scare Americans into avoiding prescription...

Shattering the false philosophy and junk science of conventional medicine

3/30/2006 - Have you ever wondered why pharmaceuticals don't work? By that, I mean that they don't make people healthier. Sure, some pharmaceuticals can modify a measurable chemical marker, but they don't make people healthier. We have 40 percent of the U.S. population on at least one prescription drug, yet our...

The collapse of health and the downfall of the U.S. economy (preview)

3/20/2006 - A new economic study by the U.S. government reveals that health care spending is rising so rapidly in the United States that in less than ten years, it will represent 20% of the domestic economy. That's an astonishing $1 out of every $5 in economic productivity, almost all of which is based on treating...

Study shows alarming spike in prescription drug deaths at the beginning of each month

11/21/2005 - David Phillips, Ph.D., has conducted a number of studies on mortality in his career, but one of the most recent has gained significant attention, as it shows the rate of deaths caused by prescription drugs climbs roughly 25 percent at the beginning of each month. The study is notable not only for its...

FDA accused of suppressing drug safety information (commentary)

10/14/2005 - Here's a report on the FDA that could only come from outside the United States. I'm reading to you from The Independent, a British newspaper, that says, "Vital data on prescription medication found in millions of British homes has been suppressed by the powerful U.S. drug regulators, even though the...

The great direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising con: how patients and doctors alike are easily influenced to demand dangerous drugs

7/31/2005 - A cute, animated ball bounces around very sadly until he takes a magic potion; suddenly, it becomes happier than ever. No, that isn't the plot of a new children's movie. On the contrary, it's the storyline of a Zoloft commercial – yes, Zoloft, a powerful antidepressant drug. In the 1990s, direct-to-consumer...

If the auto industry operated like Big Pharma: fifteen things you might notice

7/22/2005 - 1. Your average car would cost $4.5 million, representing a 30,000% markup over cost, which is typical for prescription drugs. Automakers would justify this price by saying they needed the money to fund research and development, but in reality, most of their research would be funded by taxpayer dollars...

Interview with Dr. Ray Strand, author of Death by Prescription and Releasing Fat

7/20/2005 - Mike: This is Mike Adams with Truth Publishing welcoming Dr. Ray Strand. He is the author of Death by Prescription and is one of the most courageous doctors to speak out about the health effects of prescription drugs. Welcome, and thank you for joining us, Dr. Strand. Dr. Strand: Well, thank you...

The FDA, Vioxx, and crimes against humanity

7/18/2005 - I am both shocked and appalled at the recent decision by the FDA advisory panel to re-approve Vioxx and put the stamp of safety on all Cox-2 inhibitors, including Bextra and Celebrex. This vote came immediately after another vote in which the panel nearly unanimously agreed that all of these Cox-2 inhibitors...

Following deplorable attacks in London, pharmaceuticals are still more deadly than terrorists

7/7/2005 - Just days after we posted an article on the dangers of pharmaceuticals vs. terrorism, London was hit by a terrorist attack that left 37 dead and hundreds more wounded. Headlines around the world are ablaze with news of the event. National leaders are adamant in their efforts to track down and punish...

Statistics prove prescription drugs are 16,400% more deadly than terrorists

7/5/2005 - America was rudely awakened to a new kind of danger on September 11, 2001: Terrorism. The attacks that day left 2,996 people dead, including the passengers on the four commercial airliners that were used as weapons. Many feel it was the most tragic day in U.S. history. Four commercial jets crashed...

Experiment shows medical doctors to be glorified drug dealers, easily manipulated by drug companies

7/2/2005 - Here’s some fascinating news in the world of medicine that really shows the drug racket -- the huge prescription drug scam taking place in this country today. Researchers sent a group of people, who said they saw the drug Paxil in a TV advertisement, into doctors’ offices. Many of these patients didn't...

Big Tobacco and Big Pharma: same tactics, different chemicals

6/7/2005 - Have you ever thought about the similarities between pharmaceutical and tobacco companies? They're striking. Both sell products that kill people when used as directed. The statistics are readily available for pharmaceuticals, which kill around 100,000 Americans each year according to the Journal of...

Why organized medicine wants to outlaw nutrition and turn healers into criminals

6/6/2005 - How about some truth for a change about the Food Supplements Directive in the European Union? The proponents of this directive say that it's about protecting patients from all these dangerous vitamins, minerals, supplements, plant extracts and antioxidants that are so dangerous for people. They say,...

With COX-2 decision, no longer any doubt about FDA corruption and U.S. drug racket

2/18/2005 - Following the death of as many as 60,000 Americans from COX-2 inhibitors (source: British Medical Journal, author Dr. David Graham, FDA drug safety researcher), an FDA advisory panel has now voted to allow the drugs to return to the market with full FDA safety approval. The fact that a single COX-2...

Heavy metals warning for ayurvedic herbs is a distraction from the real threats to your health

1/26/2005 - The headlines were recently ablaze with warnings about Ayurvedic herbal products. A survey of such herbal remedies sourced from India and Pakistan found that one in five of them were contaminated with dangerous levels of heavy metals like lead, mercury and arsenic. This is an important finding and worthy...

Direct-to-consumer advertising must be banned as part of FDA reform

1/6/2005 - This is part two of an article on FDA reform. Return to part one. The next thing that should be done in reforming the FDA is to reverse some of the dangerous and poorly made decisions put in place by the FDA over the last few years. The most obvious of these is the legalization of direct-to-consumer...

Acomplia drug hype reveals mythology of prescription drugs, shortcut philosophy of American culture

1/4/2005 - A new weight loss drug, Acomplia, is all the rage, even though it hasn’t yet been approved! People are talking about the drug with such a degree of excitement that weight loss centers say virtually every patient who comes in is asking for Acomplia. But what is it about this drug that's so appealing?...

Group of doctors accuses drug companies of inventing fictitious diseases to sell more prescription drugs

12/15/2004 - The Royal College of General Practitioners in the U.K. has accused drug companies of inventing fictitious diseases or exaggerating the severity of symptoms in order to boost drug sales. It's being called 'disease mongering' and the college explains that pharmaceutical companies are taking the National...

Governor of Illinois operates program to re-import prescription drugs from Canada

12/5/2004 - The Governor of Illinois is launching a program to allow its citizens to re-import prescription drugs from not only Canada, but other countries around the world. It's all a part of a growing grassroots effort to give citizens access to more affordable prescription drugs. A growing number of states...

Mandatory mental health screening program would dose pregnant women with prescription drugs that cause birth defects

11/29/2004 - Bureaucrats in Chicago are currently discussing a proposal to require the mental health screening of all pregnant women and children up to the age of 18 years old. The purported mission of the program is to protect the health of the public by diagnosing mental disorders before they become full blown...

Merck caught in scandal to bury Vioxx heart attack risks, intimidate scientists and keep pushing dangerous drugs; Vioxx lawsuits now forming

11/6/2004 - The truth has finally come out about Vioxx: insider emails published by the Wall Street Journal reveal that Merck, the maker of Vioxx, was fully aware of the health risks of its COX-2 inhibitor anti-inflammatory drug as early as March, 2000. As is apparent from the published emails, there was a concerted...

Q & A: Are there any situations in which pharmaceuticals and medications are okay to use?

10/12/2004 - A reader asks: In regards to your recommendation to avoid all prescription drugs, what about situations where people are in an accident, or an athlete tears his knee up? Do you recommend pain medication then, or do you recommend going to the doctor and being treated? Thanks for asking. I want to...

Vioxx only the beginning; antidepressants and statin drugs are medication timebombs

10/4/2004 - There's a much bigger story than you might think about the recent hoo-ha concerning Vioxx being pulled from the market. It's not just about Vioxx or Merck, the drug's manufacturer. Virtually all prescription drugs that are heavily marketed by pharmaceutical companies today are harmful to human physiology....

Vioxx disaster shows health hazards of prescription drugs, failure of FDA to protect the public

10/4/2004 - There is a new national uproar over a prescription drug, Vioxx, which has been an extremely popular anti-inflammatory drug manufactured and marketed by Merck. Vioxx was recently pulled from the market by Merck after studies revealed the drug increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, which is the...

Medication recycling: prescription drug laws transform ordinary citizens into international smugglers

8/22/2004 - The extreme high prices of prescription drugs for treating advanced-stage chronic diseases like cancer has turned honest, ordinary, everyday citizens into international smugglers who are ferrying surplus medications across international lines in order to provide the prescription drugs to their loved...

Vermont defies the FDA and sues to allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canada

8/19/2004 - Vermont now joins five other states who are defying the FDA with a plan to import prescription drugs from Canada to lower the costs of prescription drugs for its state employees and retirees. In fact, Vermont has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is seeking a court order that will require...

An outspoken doctor calls the pharmaceutical industry a national fraud that promotes disease and prevents prevention

8/19/2004 - As pharmaceutical companies continue their march toward profitability and domination over our "modern" health care system, more and more doctors are speaking out against them. One of the most interesting and outspoken doctors is Dr. Rath. Dr. Rath, who is based outside the United States, has started...

U.S. pharmaceutical companies and the FDA responsible for 100 times as many Americans deaths as terrorists

8/19/2004 - The FDA is getting desperate in the war to monopolize the U.S. pharmaceutical industry and prevent citizens from purchasing prescription drugs at lower prices from Canada and elsewhere. They've now invoked the "terrorism" label in the fight to suppress consumer free choice. Unbelievably, FDA commissioner...

Criminal-minded pharmaceutical industry in the United States intercepts legal prescription drugs being imported from Canada

8/19/2004 - The war on drugs has taken a quantum leap to a fascinating new level with the seizure of $250,000 worth of legal prescription drugs entering the country from a Canadian mail-order pharmacy company called CanadaRx. U.S. customs officials alerted the FDA about this shipment and the FDA was called in to...

Elderly patients regularly prescribed dangerous medications with severe side effects

8/19/2004 - A new study conducted at the Duke Clinical Research institute reveals that one in five older patients is currently receiving at least one prescription drug deemed unsafe according to a database of unsafe drugs. This study looked at prescriptions written for 765,000 patients, all over the age of 65,...

The top ten things you'd be able to do if you didn't live under a system of health oppression masquerading as modern medicine

8/17/2004 - Many U.S. citizens mistakenly believe they live in a free society. But when it comes to health, medicine and nutritional supplements, the system under which we live today is more like the Dark Ages than a system of freedom. Want proof? Just ask yourself, "What kinds of health choices should I be able...

If Drugs From Canada Are So Dangerous, Where Are All the Dead Canadians?

8/7/2004 - Amid all of the frantic warnings from the FDA that prescription drugs from Canada are somehow dangerous, a question arises: where are all the dead and injured Canadians? If drugs are somehow more dangerous in Canada, shouldn't the FDA be able to produce endless examples of people who have actually been...

A Public Drug Registry Would Bring Honesty to Pharmaceutical Research, But the Idea Terrifies Drug Companies

8/7/2004 - A new idea has surfaced in the medical community -- to publish the results of all medical studies on a publicly accessible website that would include results from both positive and negative studies. This proposal has been floated in response to the recent discovery by regulatory authorities and various...

Popular Alzheimer's Drug Found to Be All But Worthless in Independent Study

8/7/2004 - A new independent study, conducted at the University of Birmingham, UK, reveals that a popular prescription drug for Alzheimer's disease, Aricept, offers no real benefit to Alzheimer's patients compared to placebo. And yet, the drug has been approved and heavily marketed based on findings from drug...

Governor of Wisconsin Posts Website That Encourages Citizens to Buy Prescription Drugs From Canada

8/6/2004 - Neither the FDA nor the pharmaceutical industry in the United States can stand the fact that the governor of the state of Wisconsin has put a prescription drug resource center online that encourages citizens to buy their prescription drugs from Canada at a more affordable price. This is driving the...

Heart Failure Drug Found To Have Killed Thousands, Injured Tens of Thousands; Yet Doctors and the FDA Continue To Support It

8/6/2004 - A new study conducted by the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, a health care research organization in Toronto, has concluded that a prescription drug commonly prescribed for congestive heart failure is now responsible for an increased number of deaths of heart patients due to the drug being...

Maryland joins list of states attempting to buy prescription drugs from Canada, but FDA-enforced drug monopoly blocks efforts

8/3/2004 - The state of Maryland joins a growing list of cities and states attempting to import prescription drugs from Canada. Montgomery County says it could save $6 million to $10 million a year by giving its employees the choice of filling their prescriptions through certified Canadian pharmacies. But of...

How statin drug makers lie to consumers in magazine ads

7/26/2004 - One of the most important ways for pharmaceutical companies to sell more prescription drugs is to alter the belief systems of patients so that they believe they absolutely need these drugs in order to achieve certain health goals. Here we're going to look at an advertisement for a statin drug that...

Boston joins growing list of U.S. cities saving millions each year by buying prescription drugs from Canada

7/25/2004 - Boston has now done the math and realized that buying prescription drugs from Canada -- rather than paying sky-high prices under the U.S. drug monopoly -- will save it millions of dollars each year. More and more U.S. cities are doing the same thing: making deals with Canadian pharmaceutical companies...

Importation of prescription drugs from Canada rises despite FDA's best efforts to protect Big Pharma's profits in the U.S.

7/25/2004 - The FDA is losing its battle waged against the pocketbooks of American consumers: people are importing more prescription drugs than ever, and they're getting them from Canada, Mexico and even the U.K. This concerns the FDA, of course, which has gone all out to protect the profits of Big Pharma by attempting...

The big Bush handout to pharmaceutical companies: mandatory mental health screening for entire U.S. population

7/23/2004 - The Bush administration's handouts to pharmaceutical companies just keep on coming. First, it was the Medicare discount drug card scam which turned out to be a system that guaranteed pharmaceutical industry profits thanks to sky-high prices of prescription drugs (the discounts were nonexistent). Next,...

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

7/21/2004 - At the turn of the 20th century, radioactive products were thought to be good for you. Manufacturers made, marketed and sold products like radioactive tablets (designed to give you more energy!), radioactive water storage containers, and even radioactive bottled water. Many of the people behind the...

Medical myth remains: most people still believe that high-priced prescription drugs are necessary for innovation

7/21/2004 - It's one of the most widely-held beliefs in health care: that sky-high prescription drug prices are the key to innovation, and without 100,000% markups (or more) on prescription drugs, pharmaceutical companies would halt research and never find cures for chronic disease. There are so many individual...

Broccoli and tomatoes prevent prostate cancer better than leading prescription drugs, research shows

7/17/2004 - Want to know how to beat prostate cancer? Your physician will probably tell you to take prescription drugs. That's the no-brainer answer from a professional who has been all but brainwashed by the pharmaceutical industry. But the real answer is far simpler and a lot less expensive: eat large quantities...

Corruption exposed: drug companies gave grants, consulting fees to panelists who issued new cholesterol guidelines that are driving demand for statins

7/15/2004 - The new cholesterol lowering guidelines are proving to be a windfall for statin drug manufacturers like Pfizer and Merck: most news articles and medical advice concerning the new guidelines recommend drugs -- and drugs only -- to reduce cholesterol level. As a result, the guidelines are perhaps better...

If prescription drugs are so good, where are all the healthy drug takers?

7/15/2004 - When observing the state of modern medicine and the unprecedented influence of pharmaceuticals, an interesting paradox arises. The drug companies claim that pharmaceuticals can do wonders for people: lower their cholesterol, end clinical depression, reverse osteoporosis, eliminate allergies, calm your...

Massive medical fraud exposed: pharmaceutical company paid doctors to prescribe drugs and run sham clinical trials

7/9/2004 - Here's a must-read article for anyone interested in learning how the pharmaceutical industry really operates. It's a case of aggressive marketing gone bad, with a mixture of corrupt physicians, underhanded payola and a near-total disregard for patient health. And yet it's business as usual in the pharmaceutical...

Prices of prescription drugs outpace inflation by fifty percent

7/1/2004 - Little wonder here: prescription drug prices spiked up shortly after passage of the Medicare drug benefit law. The law was widely regarded as a guaranteed handout to drug companies, and now the pharmaceutical industry is making the most of the handout by spiking prices as quickly as they can. This...

Popularity of prescription drugs from Canada continues to grow; FDA plays role of mob boss for domestic prescription drug racket

5/28/2004 8:45:25 AM - A growing number of people are purchasing prescription drugs that have been reimported from Canada. This practice bypasses the drug company monopoly that now has a strangehold on customers in the United States, allowing customers to have access to the very same prescription drugs at a fraction...

FDA once again asleep on the job; the GAO investigates a dangerous drug manufacturer

1/22/2004 6:42:44 PM - Here's another opportunity to contrast the actions of the FDA's actions on prescription drugs versus herbal medicine. As you are probably well aware, the FDA aggressively bans herbs that cause just a few deaths. Ephedra's isolated problems were highly exaggerated and widely publicized in order...

Prescription drugs kill thousands of times as many people as ephedra

11/9/2003 10:40:10 AM - The war against ephedra is nothing more than a smoke screen to distract people from the far more dangerous effects of prescription drugs. If prescription drugs and over the counter drugs were measured by the same yardstick, more than half of all drugs would be banned outright. Prescription drugs...

Shutting down RX Depot is all about protecting drug profits, not consumers

11/7/2003 12:40:04 PM - Background: RX Depot was importing prescription drugs from Canada (where they are cheaper) and selling them to customers in the U.S. (where the drugs are very expensive). The U.S. drug companies, of course, didn't like this, and they invented all sorts of false accusations to try to discredit RX Depot,...

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In this book, author Mike Adams takes you on a fascinating tour that ventures far beyond conventional science and dares to suggest that as a civilization, we are spending too much time, money and effort on technologies that really don't help us while ignoring the technologies that can really make a difference in our lives.
Superfoods For Optimum Health: Chlorella and Spirulina

In this free online book, you'll get the astounding truth on how these two superfoods are far more than just "supplements" like vitamins and minerals: they are disease preventing foods from nature that can actually help conquer cancer, diabetes, heart disease, clinical depression, and much more.
Take Back Your Health Power! How to reclaim your natural health power from the doctors, drug companies and food marketers who have stolen your right to be healthy

This courageous report tells you how to take back your power from those who have been exploiting your misfortune for their profit. Learn how to put yourself in control and transform your health outcome from this day forward.
The Five Soft Drink Monsters: how to kick the soft drink addiction for good

This downloadable ebooks reveals how to easily and permanently break the soft drink habit for good. This guide will show you, in clear understandable terms, how to recognize each of the five addictive elements of soft drinks -- and then beat them with a clever strategy that's already worked for thousands.
How to Beat the Bird Flu: how to protect yourself from the coming bird flu pandemic

This downloadable ebook arms you with the information you need to protect you and your family from the possible bird flu pandemic the World Health Organization is warning about.
The Seven Laws of Nutrition

Learn how to transform your health, reverse chronic disease and free yourself from pharmaceuticals by mastering the fundamental laws of nutrition.
The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D: an exclusive interview with Dr. Michael Holick

In this interview, Dr. Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more.
The Healing Power of Water: an exclusive interview with Dr. Batmanghelidj

This exclusive interview with Dr. B reveals how Dr. B. discovered the healing ability of water and pioneered the emerging field of hydro-health. This is a must read report that will forever change the way you think about H2O.
Grocery Warning

How to recognize and avoid the common foods (and food ingredients) that cause disease. Names all the exact ingredients that directly cause heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, depression, osteoporosis, arthritis, high blood pressure, ADHD, behavioral disorders, mood swings and many more.
The Food Timing Diet

Revealed: The Mike Adams secret to shedding body fat, experiencing phenomenal mental and physical energy and eliminating blood sugar swings -- all while eating enormous quantities of health-enhancing (and delicious!) food. Learn why it's not WHAT you eat as much as WHEN you eat!
The Weiss Method For Better Heart Health

Radically improve your heart health in just eight weeks! Discover the natural way to prevent and reverse heart disease with Decker Weiss, NMD, a leading authority on non-invasive heart disease treatments that combine the best of conventional and natural treatments.
The Real Safety Guide to Disease Prevention

More than 80% of all chronic disease is preventable, but only if you know how. Learn the proven, yet simple prevention strategies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer's and many other degenerative health conditions.
The Real Safety Guide to Beating Cybercrime

Learn how to protect yourself, your children and your finances from cybercime in this sought-after safety guide that covers phishing, online identity theft, auction fraud, spyware, cyberstalking and much more.
The Real Safety Guide to Protecting Your Environment

Teaches you 120 practical, Earth-saving tips and strategies for energy conservation, detoxifying your home and work environments, clean air, clean water, recycling and much more. Instant download and hardcopy editions available. 50% of revenues donated to pro-environment non-profits.

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