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

Saturday, August 07, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: drugs from Canada, the FDA, big pharma

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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 harmed or killed by these medications? In fact, no such evidence exists. The FDA's Director of Pharmacy Affairs, Tom McGinnis, says, "I can't think of one thing off the top of my head where somebody died or somebody got put in the hospital because of these medications. I just don't know if there's anything like that."

Let's drop the charade here for a moment. The real reason the FDA is using FUD and spreading fear about drugs from Canada is, of course, to protect the financial interests of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. The FDA has long established itself as being a promoter of the financial interests of Big Pharma rather than a regulator of it. And now, even as the FDA is spreading disinformation about the supposed danger of prescription drugs from Canada, it can't document or demonstrate even a single case of a person who has been harmed by such drugs.

Meanwhile, people are harmed, injured and even killed with alarming frequency right here in the United States from errors committed by U.S. pharmacies. In fact, there was a recent settlement from Walgreen's, where the Walgreen's pharmacy had given the wrong drugs to an individual who later died from the prescription. The person's family sued and won a settlement from Walgreen's for that case.

There are many examples in the United States of pharmacies giving patients the wrong prescription drugs at the wrong dose or with incorrect information. It doesn't mean such mistakes can't happen from a pharmacy in Canada, but those risks are the same in Canada as they are in the United States. In fact, a report by the Congressional Research Service says that drugs from Canada are perfectly safe. They insist that quality control guidelines set by the FDA are met or even exceeded by pharmacies from Canada. So the whole argument that drugs from Canada are somehow dangerous is, of course, bogus. It has been invented and marketed to the press in order to scare Americans away from buying prescription drugs at lower prices that would deplete the profits of U.S. pharmaceutical companies.

Make no mistake -- the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry in this country want to have monopoly control over the prescription drug market in this country. They want to force all consumers to buy drugs from sources they control, at sky-high prices that they set, and to limit the free market options of American consumers. In other words, the FDA and Big Pharma both stand in opposition to the free market principles upon which the United States of America was founded. That's why the U.S. drug industry is often referred to as a drug racket, or the drug cartel. Those are accurate descriptions given the behavior and stance of the FDA and U.S. drug companies.

In an even bigger picture way, all of this is a moot point anyway, because even the correct prescription drugs turn out to be extremely harmful to human health. There are no people who have been made healthier by taking multiple prescription drugs for a lifetime. As I've written in another article published on this site, if prescription drugs make people healthy, why can't the pharmaceutical industry produce thousands and thousands of healthy individuals who are multiple prescription drugs? These people simply don't exist, because people who are on multiple prescriptions are in fact suffering from the ravaging side effects of those prescription drugs and their health is declining, not improving. In fact, the healthiest people in this country and around the world are people who avoid prescription drugs and take control of their own health outcome by avoiding prescriptions and relying on physical exercise, outstanding nutrition, and positive lifestyle changes to improve their health.

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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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