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

Tuesday, August 03, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: the FDA, drugs from Canada, Big Pharma

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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 course, the FDA and the monopoly pharmaceutical industry in the United States won't stand for anything resembling the free market. And that's what this issue is all about -- in America, we can purchase dishware made in China, clothing made in Mexico, automobiles made in Japan, but god forbid should we try to purchase prescription drugs from Canada.

Suddenly, we are all being labeled criminals by the FDA which blatantly seeks to protect the profits of the monopoly U.S. prescription drug industry by intimidating purchasers of prescription drugs and ridiculously maintaining that drugs from Canada are somehow more dangerous than the very same prescription drugs purchased in the United States. It's all a farce of course, and perhaps it is the perfect definition of a drug racket. The fact is that drug companies are simply milking U.S. consumers, exploiting them for the maximum profit possible, and attempting to protect their profits by outlawing the importation of prescription drugs from anywhere else.

My question is: what happened to free market principles in this country? Why is the FDA suddenly allowed to outlaw the free market and force people to purchase drugs in the United States? It reminds me of the old definition of financial servitude, where in the 1800's, railroad workers were paid a certain salary for their hard labor, and then required to purchase of all of their food and clothing from "company stores" where prices were often doubled or tripled. This had the result of exploiting workers and making sure they stayed broke so they'd have to keep working on the railroad.

The FDA is running basically the same game today -- in cooperation with Big Pharma. And they will continue to fight this tooth and nail, because the last thing they want is people having free choice about where they get their prescription drugs. For that matter, the FDA doesn't even want consumers having free choice about what forms of medicine or healing they wish to pursue, which is why the FDA continues to wage its war against nutritional supplements and medicinal herbs.

Essentially, this is a question of control. The people at the top of the scam want to control where you buy medicines, how much they cost, and what choices you have available. This, they claim, is for your own good, because everything else is "scientifically unproven." They're doing all this to protect our safety, they claim, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that the very same people making these decisions are financially enriched by the resulting regulations.

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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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