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Online pharmacy links under fire; monopolistic FDA orders search engines to stop linking to sites it doesn't like

Monday, May 10, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: Google, search engines, the FDA


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If you're a mob boss, one of your primary responsibilities is to shut off consumer access to alternate suppliers of your booze, or drugs, or whatever you're selling. The FDA, which operates like a mob boss for the pharmaceutical industry, is continuing to do exactly that. Their latest move? Ordering search engines like Yahoo and Google to stop linking to online pharmacy websites that sell prescriptions to patients.

It's a gross violation of Free Speech, of course, and it's indicative of the Big Brother oppression and censorship routinely practiced by the FDA. They want to make sure that people can't even read online pharmacy websites. That way, people will be forced to buy drugs in the U.S. at sky-high prices that are controlled by the monopolistic pharmaceutical industry. So the FDA is using political pressure to censor access to public information and boost profits for drug companies. Those who know how the FDA operates are not at all surprised by this action.

As of this writing, Google has so far resisted the strongarm tactics of the FDA. You can still search for "online pharmacy" and see lots of links to results. That's because Google likes to protect Free Speech, and they aren't so easily shoved around by overzealous federal agencies operating more like industry propaganda machines than industy regulators. Hopefully, Google will challenge the FDA's request in court and Free Speech will override the highly corrupt -- even criminal -- intent of the FDA.


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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.

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