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

Friday, November 07, 2003
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: the FDA, drug company profits, prescription drug profits

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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, saying that imported drugs were dangerous because they might be counterfeit, for example.

Ultimately, U.S. drug companies got the FDA involved, and the FDA managed to shut down RX Depot. But this isn't a story about protecting the U.S. consumer. It's a story about protecting a highly profitable drug distribution channel in the U.S. and keeping the medical racket alive and well.

It's a story of profiteering on the backs of U.S. consumers who are paying 3,000% markups (and more) for prescription drugs that cause liver damage, gastrointenstinal scarring, and a whole host of long-term side effects that endanger the lives of customers.

Because the real danger of prescription drugs isn't that they come from Canada: it's that over 100,000 Americans die each year from prescription drugs. That's more than 25 times the deaths on 9/11. Yet where's the outrage?

All's quiet on the drug front. Big Medicine has managed to shut down media criticism by buying the media with page after page of direct-to-consumer advertising that touts unsafe chemicals for a growing list of so-called "diseases" (like the disease of feeling nervous when speaking in front of people. According to Big Medicine, this is now a chemical imbalance in your brain, not just nervousness, and you need treatment).

Big Medicine is running the greatest con ever perpetrated on the American public. They're stuffing people full of dangerous chemicals and charging them the highest prices in the world to do so. And with the help of the FDA, they're managing to blockade alternative sources for the exact same drugs, forcing people to buy at the higher U.S. prices.

It's time to put a stop to the Big Medicine racket. Want to read more about how the FDA is all about protecting profits and not protecting consumers? Click here to read an AP article on the subject. It tells how a former FDA pharmacologist, who quit in disgust, was told to just approve drugs and not question any problems that might arise.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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