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Medical racket

Pharmaceutical companies steal from medicine men, all in the name of profit

Saturday, November 08, 2003
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: medical racket, pharmaceutical companies, drug companies

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Let's jump to the chase of what's really happening: U.S. drug companies dispatch researchers to Africa to find medicine men who know all about the healing properties of plants. The researchers then steal this knowledge and take it back to the U.S., where drug companies work to isolate the active chemical compounds in the plants, apply for patent protection, and then gain FDA approval to sell them as drugs.

These pharmaceutical companies then mark up the drugs by 3,000% or more, run full page ads to get consumers interested, and attempt to influence doctors with free trips and gifts to get them to prescribe these drugs. Simultaneously, the FDA blocks consumers from buying the drugs from Canada or Mexico and shuts down all Internet sites offering the drug at a cheaper price, ensuring high profits for U.S. drug companies.

This, friends, is called a racket. And U.S. pharmaceutical companies have perfected it. In reality, the healing properties of the original plant, known for thousands of years by the African tribesmen (or South American tribesmen, or Australian aboriginees, or pick whatever region you like), are freely available to everyone who is willing to seek out the knowledge of herbs and holistic medicine.

There's a long list of healing plants known to medicine men and women around the world. Graviola is one of them: a powerul anti-cancer rainforest herb. It has been shown to be 10,000 times more powerful than chemotherapy in shrinking tumors, with virtually no side effects.

Hoodia gordonii is another such herb: this one comes from the deserts of South Africa. It turns off appetite, causing people to lose weight without really trying. You simply don't want to eat anymore. As a treatment for obesity in the United States, this plant hold tremendous promise.

Chlorella is yet another miracle-class plant that freely offers a long list of healing benefits to anyone who eats it. Chlorella is one of my favorite superfoods, in fact, and I eat some every day.

Nature doesn't charge for patents, you see. A plant is a chemical factory that converts sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into healing agents, freely available to everyone. It is a crime that U.S. pharmaceutical companies seek to steal these formulas from nature, pay nothing to the African tribesmen, hide the original source of the medicine from consumers, and then sell the exact same chemical to people at prices so exorbitant they can only be called criminal.

It is an injustice of such scope that it can only be rightly called a crime against humanity.

What we need is a complete reform of the entire system. We need to use plants, not drugs, as healing agents, and we need to honor the knowledge of the wise healers in Africa, Peru, Australia and a hundred other places that most people have never heard of. We need to have plant farms, not drug factories, and make these healing plants available to consumers at a reasonable price (say, 40% profit, not 4000%).

What we need is nothing less than a revolution in medicine.

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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.

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