Originally published November 12 2008
Big Pharma's New Mass-Drugging Agenda Pushes Statin Drugs for Healthy People
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) Drug companies used to sell products for the treatment of disease. But it didn't take long for Big Pharma to figure out that the number of diseased people is limited, and therefore so are drug profits. To bypass this problem, they began inventing diseases and marketing them to the public as a way to create new demand for high-profit pharmaceuticals. This is how "bi-polar" came into existence, for example. Same story for ADHD, social anxiety disorder and even high cholesterol (which isn't a disease in the first place).
But even this disease mongering strategy had its limits. Only a limited number of gullible doctors and consumers can be convincingly deluded into believing in fictitious diseases and psychiatric disorders. To really expand its profits, Big Pharma was going to have to do something revolutionary: They were going to have to figure out a way to sell drugs to people who weren't sick at all.
Or, put another way: They needed a way to sell drugs to healthy people.
AstraZeneca, Crestor and the new era of mass-druggingThe American Medical Association, not surprisingly, came to the rescue. A study called "Jupiter" was presented at an AMA conference last Sunday. It was funded by Crestor maker Astrazeneca, and it claims that statin drugs save lives when given to healthy people who show no signs of high cholesterol!
Physicians and Big Pharma reps were practically falling over each other Sunday in a mad stampede to the stage in order to out-do each other on making the most outrageous claims surrounding statin drugs. One doctor said the drugs are so useful at saving lives that governments around the world should start prescribing them to practically everyone. Another said that tens of millions of adults should now be put on what he called "statin therapy." (It's therapy now, folks, not medicine!) Not to be outdone, a third doctor suggested the drugs be dripped into the public water supply in order to dose everyone!
(Fluoridation isn't enough, it seems. Now they want to drip drugs into the water supply. Don't they realize the water supply is already contaminated with pharmaceuticals?)
The AMA convention was so heated with the proclamations of the pharmaceutical faithful that an uninformed onlooker might have mistaken it for a Southern Baptist Revival event. Except it wasn't faith in God that was being praised here; it was faith in chemicals to conquer nature and dominate human biology.
The new position of the pharmaceutical industry, you see, is that the human body is born deficient in pharmaceuticals. Human biology must now be "corrected" with "therapeutic doses" of these patented chemicals. Oh, and don't forget to leave your wallet at the door, too, because these drugs aren't free.
$10 billion for yet more pharmaceuticals shoved down your throatIn fact, this USA Today article (http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-11-...) calculated that prescribing the statin drugs more widely in the USA would add $10 billion a year to the national debt.
Perhaps in an age where the Federal Reserve is secretly swindling the taxpayers for more than one trillion dollars, ten billion doesn't seem like much. But it comes out to $500,000 spent on these drugs for each life "saved" by statin drugs... and that's if you actually believe the study that was funded by AstraZeneca (...and you'd have to be more than a bit gullible to swallow that junk science in the first place).
What's "junk science" about the AstraZeneca study? For starters, the study was halted two years early because it was claimed the results were so positive for the control group that it would have been unethical to continue denying the same drugs to the placebo group.
Gee, who needs actual science anymore when you've got so much faith in the safety of drugs that you don't even need to actually complete the clinical trials? (Why even bother with the study at all?)
Apparently, modern drug trials only need to show a hint of early success in order to be halted and declared an outrageous success. But it's no coincidence that the halting of the Crestor trial just happened to take place before the statin drug side effects would begin to emerge in the control group.
By halting the study, you see, what AstraZeneca cleverly did was cut off any possibility of side effects becoming apparent. What kind of side effects? Muscle weakness, heart attacks, diabetes and death, to name just a few. In fact, the study already documents a skyrocketing percentage of those taking the statin drug suddenly being afflicted with diabetes, but they stopped the study before they could really figure out why, and all the pro-drug physicians pushing this junk science agenda are dismissing the diabetes results as irrelevant.
Oh, I see. Clinical trial results are only "relevant" when they support the desired outcome. When they show problems, they're dismissed as "irrelevant." And when a trial begins to show undesirable side effects, it's simply halted and declared an outrageous success.
Like I said: Why bother with actual science anymore? With a pre-decided agenda like the one applied to this study, the Scientific Method is a complete no-show. Real science has been replaced with a sloppy, cheap replica of science.
Quackery is alive and well in mainstream orthodox medicine. But it's not called quackery; it's called "evidence-based medicine."
Here's what the evidence really shows...Just out of curiosity, let's look at the evidence being touted by the proponents of this study, shall we? Depending on exactly how you crunch the numbers, the study shows that one heart "event" (like a heart attack, stroke or death) is avoided for every 80 people put on the drug.
That means 79 people have no benefit from the drug whatsoever! (If you believe the study, anyway.)
But 1 out of 80 is quite enough for the pro-drug pushers to proclaim statin drugs to be nothing less than a modern medical miracle. If it were given to enough people, we'd save a whole bunch of lives, we're told. And the $10 billion in government expenditures is worth it!
Conventional docs aren't very good at math, by the way. All the hype about this particular study proves it: If $500,000 worth of Crestor can save one life, might there be a less expensive way to save that same life?
Let's see... The amazing nutrient resveratrol could be given to the same number of people for a fraction of the cost: About $5,000 by my estimation. That's 1/100th the cost. B vitamins could also be provided at extremely low cost, and they are well known to prevent heart attacks and strokes. In fact, the list of nutritional supplements that could safely and cost effectively prevent heart attacks is quite staggering: Magnesium, omega-3 supplements, juniper berry extracts, aged garlic extracts, red yeast rice, CoQ10, cayenne pepper and many more.
In fact, once you become aware of all the natural supplements that can prevent heart attacks and strokes, you'd have to be a complete fool to spend $500,000 to save just one life, especially when you could save 100 lives for the same (or smaller) investment in natural remedies. Many of these are revealed in the book The Weiss Method, by Dr. Decker Weiss, by the way (http://www.truthpublishing.com/weissmethod_p...).
Why orthodox medicine abandoned the science and the peopleNote, curiously, that no conventional docs are promoting any of these natural heart remedies, even though any honest assessment of their medical merits would reveal them to be even more impressive than statin drugs. Even more importantly, these natural supplements don't destroy your health and cause nutritional deficiencies like statin drugs do. They won't kill you and they won't contaminate the environment with yet more pharmaceuticals flushed down the toilet.
None of this appears to be of interest to the American Medical Association and its faithful cohorts. Honest science no longer matters in the world of orthodox medicine. Helping health consumers save money while they're saving lives isn't even on the list of priorities.
Instead, the modern institution of medicine operates like a cult, and the believers of this cult have been programmed to ignore any evidence that contradicts their existing beliefs. Pharmaceutical medicine is the one truth, the one god that they worship, oblivious to the real world passing them by, where superfoods, herbs and nutritional supplements have already made pharmaceuticals virtually obsolete. The honest benefits of natural remedies dwarf the "miraculous" study results achieved by modern medicine's dishonest researchers who twist and manipulate clinical trials until they can wring out the numbers they plotted to engineer before the study even started.
But it's not enough to fabricate the science and try to make your own drugs look better than they really are: Many members of the Cult of Pharmacology are busy applying the same junk science agenda to their discrediting of natural remedies. Almost every week, we read about yet another vitamin or supplement being "proven" worthless in the mainstream media.
Vitamin E is a favorite target of the Big Pharma cultists, because they can deviously select synthetic vitamin E (as they always do) for their studies and avoid using the natural vitamin E that actually works. Once the study results produce the anti-vitamin results they're looking for, they pronounce things like, "Vitamin E kills people!" and other similar nonsense (which the mainstream media faithfully reprints ad nauseum).
Yes, to hear it from the Pharmacult faithful, the human body is deficient in medications, but somehow incompatible with nutritional supplements.
This is the official position of the FDA, the AMA, the brainwashed physicians and the med schools that teach this bunk: Nutrition has no benefit in the human body and supplements have no effects other than damaging the human body. Yet pharmaceuticals fulfill a deficiency in human biology that's been present since birth. Human beings are born deficient (sorta like being "born into sin") and must be "saved" with the quack medicines of the pharmacological cult.
The cult that keeps on killingIt's an obvious point, but I'll mention it just in case: This cult is extremely dangerous to the safety of our citizens. By its own admission, it is responsible for the death of 783,000 Americans each year (called "iatrogenic deaths"), and their drugs alone kill at least 100,000 American citizens annually. And yet the Cult of Pharmacology, like all whacky cults, thinks it needs to spread and "convert" everyone to its medicines (Kool-Aid, anyone?) so that all Americans are members of the cult, sucking down statin drugs, fluoride, antidepressants, vaccines or whatever new chemical the cult demands we blindly swallow.
Oh, and these treatments aren't free, by the way. This cult is run by corporations, and they want not only your loyalty and your mind... they want your wallet, too! Hand over your life savings, folks, for the privilege of being treated with what is claimed to be the best health care system in the world. (Insert laughter here...)
Join us or dieAnd now, the most dangerous era of the Cult of Pharmacology has begun: The era of Gunpoint Medicine, where anyone refusing to join the cult by taking their medicines is considered a criminal.
It's already happening in New Jersey, Maryland and Texas. There, parents who say no to mandatory vaccinations risk being arrested at gunpoint and having their children stolen away from them by Child Protective Services.
In the UK just this week, a 13-year-old girl who refused to undergo heart transplant surgery was told she would be forced to undergo the procedure, essentially at gunpoint, and her parents were threatened with arrest. They took the case to court and had to win back their right to refuse the heart transplant procedure and a lifetime of expensive anti-rejection drugs that would only benefit -- surprise! -- Big Pharma's bottom line.
These are not fictions: This is happening across the world right now. Mandatory mental health "screening" programs have been proposed in the U.S., and they would put tens of millions of teens and expectant mothers on dangerous psychotic drugs known to cause violent thoughts and suicidal behavior.
The Cult of Pharmacology, you see, isn't satisfied to merely have your wallet. It's not even enough to own your body. What they want is your soul. They are on a dangerous religious crusade, and you are required to pledge your allegiance to the lab-coat-wearing gods of Pharmalot or you will be arrested, imprisoned and stripped of everything you value and love (like your own children).
Will statin drug consumption be enforced at gunpoint, too?The next stage in this cultist expansion is, of course, the mandatory consumption of statin drugs by the citizenry.
If the drug company zealots can convince the U.S. government that statin drugs will save lives and somehow save it money on medical costs, we could soon see an effort to mandate the taking of statin drugs by all adults (and perhaps even children).
Don't think it could happen? Check your recent history on the situation with HPV vaccines. Refusing the vaccines makes you a criminal in at least two states in the U.S. right now, and drug companies are pushing new laws to criminalize the rejection of vaccines across the entire nation. Similarly, fluoridation laws subject the entire population to toxic fluoridation chemicals (which in no way resemble actual mineral fluoride, by the way), and even though rejecting fluoridated water is not yet a crime, I've met many dentists who think it should be.
There's little doubt that if the drug companies get their way, medicating yourself and your children with statin drugs, SSRIs or other hyped-up pharmaceuticals will no longer be optional: It will be mandated. And those who refuse will be rounded up and forcibly medicated. It's already happened: Read Children Herded Like Cattle Into Maryland Courthouse... at http://www.naturalnews.com/022267.html
It's important to realize that all government mandates are essentially enforced by the threat of violence or imprisonment. Even paying your vehicle license plate taxes is fundamentally enforced at gunpoint. If you don't believe me, just drive around with expired license plate tags for long enough, and sooner or later an armed officer of the State will stop your vehicle and threaten you with arrest if you don't pay money to the State. That officer is an extension of the power of the State, and his own personal power is enforced by the firearm carried at his side. (If you don't believe me, just ask the officer if he will leave his firearm in his own car, and see what he says...)
Many of Big Pharma's cultist doctors now believe that same power of enforcement at the end of a gun should be aimed at parents and their health decisions. Parents who, through the intelligent acquisition of knowledge about natural therapies, consciously choose non-conventional medical therapies for their children should be arrested, locked away and stripped of their own children, say these doctors. They are not fit to be parents if they will not medicate them with over 100 different vaccines, the doctors claim. The drug companies agree with them, too. How dare parents refuse to put their kids on chemotherapy, vaccines, or antidepressant drugs? It's downright un-American!
The upshot of all this is the growing power of a medical police state that might be more accurately called Medical Marxism. Under Big Pharma's medical Marxist regime, natural remedies will be outlawed, physicians will be indoctrinated with the propaganda of the state, and those who resist will be sent to the gulag.
Don't think it could happen? It's happening RIGHT NOW in America. The FDA has outlawed many natural remedies, physicians have already been brainwashed into drug-pushing automatons, and parents who have resisted conventional medical therapies for their children are being routinely arrested at gunpoint, imprisoned and separated from their families. We are dealing with the systematic destruction of health freedoms and the rise of medical violence against the People.
See my articles on:
Abraham Cherrix: http://www.naturalnews.com/Abraham_Cherrix.h...
Gunpoint Medicine: http://www.naturalnews.com/gunpoint_medicine...
HPV Vaccines: http://www.naturalnews.com/HPV_vaccine.html
How to fight back against medical tyrannyHow can you fight back against this accelerating encroachment on your health freedoms? How can we save America from Medical Marxism and the tyranny of mandatory medicine?
We must end this era of Big Pharma dominance by taking aggressive action to arrest and prosecute the white-collar criminals running this system. Those who need to be arrested include top FDA bureaucrats, top Big Pharma CEOs, certain physicians (especially psychiatric doctors who are drugging children) and all the lawyers, researchers and enablers who have made this chemical holocaust possible.
I disagree with others on the 'net who have said these people need to be dragged away from their desks by angry mobs and dealt with in a way that resorts to violence. Although this has (sadly) happened before in violent cultural revolutions, as a promoter of non-violent solutions, I believe a much more sane option would be to arrest these people and grant them immunity for their crimes in exchange for their full testimony about their involvement in this criminal racket.
Strip them of their power, hold a series of "medical truth accords" and document the crimes against humanity that have been committed by this tyrannical medical system. In doing so, we will help protect future generations from pursuing the same destructive path of allowing for-profit corporations to dominate medicine: It's regulations, laws and so-called science.
Ultimately, we must end the medical violence against women, children and all citizens by putting a stop to the era of medical Marxism that has devastated the health of our nation for nearly a century.
We need a complete repeal of all pro-Pharma legislation, the ending of pharmaceutical advertisements, the abolition of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as we know it, the shutting down of medical schools that ensnare physicians in the Cult of Pharmacology and the shuttering of medical journals that have been bought off by drug company money.
In 2009, I will be personally organizing an international petition that calls for the restoration of health freedoms and the ending of medical violence against human beings. If you wish to join me in supporting this petition, subscribe now to the NaturalNews.com e-mail newsletter, and you'll be alerted when this petition effort is launched.
Demand your freedoms and settle for nothing lessWe are fighting for nothing less than the freedom of future generations of Americans and world citizens. To stand by and do nothing will result in the complete destruction of the few health freedoms you have remaining. It won't be long before Big Pharma, the FDA and the corporate-sponsored crooks in Washington attempt to ban alternative health information on the internet, and at that point, your ability to access independent, accurate information like the article you're reading right now will be completed stopped.
The USA will become China, but without the Chinese medicine, and if that happens, I fear that the inevitable popular backlash will erupt into a bloody revolution against the oppressors will costs many lives on both sides of the issue. (I will personally have no part in that, since I abhor violence against people, even those who probably deserve it.)
This dangerous turn of events can be avoided now by ending medical oppression and arresting those responsible for this century of medical despair that has haunted western civilization (and led to the suffering and death of countless millions who were harmed by medical quackery). The cancer industry, in particular, has committed crimes against human beings of such magnitude that it legitimately compares to the great Holocaust of World War II. It has suppressed known cancer cures since the 1920's and continues to outlaw natural cancer treatments to this day, resulting in the needless deaths of millions.
"Medical insanity" is redundantDo not forget that we are dealing with violent, insane criminals in the pharmaceutical industry. They have killed so many millions of people for so long with their dangerous medications that they now consider it routine.
This week, Big Pharma lawyers are arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that the industry should be granted blanket immunity against ALL claims of harm (or death) resulting from their dangerous medications. If the Supreme Court decides in favor of Big Pharma, it will, in effect, legitimize the mass murder of countless Americans by an industry that will then operate above the law.
These recent developments on statin drugs and the push to medicate healthy people with dangerous drugs is but one sign of the violent radicalization of the medical industry. Armed with their vaccine mandates, their statin drugs in the water supply, their Supreme Court immunity and the armed enforcement of medication by state officers, Big Pharma will have morphed into a dark institution of such immense power and destruction that it could dwarf the mass murder committed by Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot or Mao.
It will be an institution of immense evil that transcends the boundaries of mere medicine and dominates the realms of politics, media and pop culture. (Some say it has already achieved that goal). When young rock stars like the Jonas Brothers are pushing diabetes products, and once-respected authors like Stephen Covey are writing books that push diabetes medications as a form of self improvement, you have to wonder just how deeply the culture has already been infected by Big Pharma's cultist agenda.
Without question, we are up against a beastly, devious juggernaut that will distort science, warp laws and regulations and even kill its own customers in its quest for power and profits. That so few people are aware this is happening is deeply worrisome, for many of the people who might have been able to stand up against the Big Pharma cultist agenda are already drugged beyond recovery. The very minds that could have contributed to the abolishment of this medical holocaust have already fallen victim to it.
Big Pharma's cultist agenda is spreading through the population like a raging infectious disease pandemic, destroying people's minds and racking up the body bags in a pile so large that if it were collected in one place, it would make the deaths of 9/11 look tiny by comparison.
Remember, this is nothing less than a war against human beings, against life itself, and we have all been targeted for medication.
Will medical violence set off an armed backlash by the citizens?I must ask the obvious ethical question that's bound to crop up in all this: If a gun-toting law enforcement officer marches into your home at the request of a doctor and threatens to kidnap your child, inject her with dangerous chemicals and throw you in prison for resisting, what is the appropriate self defense response?
Virtually every member of the law enforcement community (and I know several) would agree that the appropriate response for dealing with an armed intruder who intends to harm you and your children is to pump them full of lead and call 911 (in that order). That the intruder is dressed in the uniforms of the State may not make any difference to an armed parent acting out of their own self preservation. Sooner or later, someone is likely to pull the trigger out of self defense, and Child Protective Service employees may find themselves in the line of fire from a popular backlash against the medical violence now aimed at our children.
Although I do not condone this behavior, I believe we will soon see this exact scenario argued in the courts. Some parent of a teenage child will invoke their perceived right of self defense by shooting back at those attempting to kidnap them and subject them to violent medical treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy. An informed jury could very well decide in favor of the parent. Why? Because they might recognize that every parent has the right to defend themselves and their family members against an imminent threat of violence against their children, even if that threat is veiled in the language of "medicine."
Again, I want to emphasize that in no way do I condone the use of violence to resolve problems, and if I found myself in such a scenario, I would default to the power of the courts (and public opinion) to resolve the situation rather than using destructive instruments like firearms. But I predict someone else will eventually bring this exact scenario to the forefront, and the medical system is going to have to deal with the very real possibility of an armed response to the threat of medical violence against innocent children.
After all, if the medical system doesn't want people to respond with firearms, they shouldn't bring firearms to the scene in the first place. And besides, how bad does a system of medicine have to be that it must enforced at gunpoint anyway? Jeesh.
This nation needs to lay off the tyranny, put down the guns and just let parents live in peace, you know? Medicine is a CHOICE, not a mandate. If a parent wants to say no to vaccines, or chemotherapy, or a heart transplant, that's their natural right. Leave the threat of violence out of it, and let parents make their own informed decisions about health care.
After all, I could argue that vaccines are dangerous for children, and any parent allowing their child to be injected with vaccines is an unfit parent. But it's not within my right to grab a 9mm Glock and run around the neighborhood kidnapping those children at gunpoint and arresting those parents, is it? Yet that's exactly what the medical system is doing today to those parents who side with natural or alternative treatments.
Violence (or the threat of violence) should never be part of any system of medicine, especially in a nation that loudly claims to be a "free country."
Besides, whatever happened to "First, do no harm?"
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