FDA: Approving the Drugs that Kill, Rejecting Herbs like Stevia
Let's start this video with a quote from the magazine Scientific America, "The number of deaths and hospitalizations caused by prescription drugs has risen precipitously in the past decade, with overdoses of pain medications, in particular opioids, sedatives and tranquilizers, more than doubling between 1999 and 2006, according to a new study."
Now let's hear what comedian/commentator Bill Maher had to say about prescription drugs:
--"If you believe you need to take all the pills the pharmaceutical industry says you do, then you're already on drugs."
In this edition of health buzz, we'll be discussing the facts about the pharmaceutical industry, also known as Big Pharma...Deaths from prescription drugs is the number 3 or 4 leading cause of death in the U.S., depending on which figure you go by. Did know that Big Pharma and Big Oil are the largest political campaign contributors in the U.S.?
Let's look at what those inside the pharmaceutical industry have said about it.
-- "It is taken for granted that you can't find experts who aren't on the take." -- that was Dr. Howard Brody, on doctors and those in the pharmaceutical industry.
"What is the natural way to withdraw from prescription drugs?"
Withdrawing from prescription drugs is just as painful and unpleasant as it is from illegal drugs. A nurse once said that a drug is a drug is a drug, no matter who is prescribing or selling it to you. All drugs change the natural chemistry of the body.
By Matthias Rath MD - The Hague, June 14, 2003
Pharmaceutical corporations and individual executives have been accused
of genocide and crimes of war before the International Criminal Court in
The Hague. The charges, which also involve accusations of war crimes against
US President George W. Bush, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and other top
political figures, are contained in a detailed complaint filed with the
ICC by Dr. Mathias Rath.
Pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis,