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Posted 30 December 2016 - 05:16 PM

Bombing the Mind, The Pentagon’s Drug War
 
In The Futurological Congress (1971), Polish writer Stanislaw Lem portrayed a future in which disobedience is controlled with hypothetical mind-altering chemicals dubbed “benignimizers”. Lem’s fictional work opens with the frightening story of a police and military biochemical attack on protesters outside of an international scientific convention. As the environment becomes saturated with hallucinogenic agents, in Lem’s tale the protesters (and bystanders) descend into chaos, overcome by delusions and feelings of complacency, self-doubt, and even love.
 
If the Pentagon’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) has its way, Lem may be remembered as a prophet.
 
The Advantages and Limitations of Calmatives for Use as a Non-Lethal Technique, a 49 page report obtained last week by the Sunshine Project under US information freedom law, has revealed a shocking Pentagon program that is researching psychopharmacological weapons. Based on “extensive review conducted on the medical literature and new developments in the pharmaceutical industry”, the report concludes that “the development and use of [psychopharmacological weapons] is achievable and desirable.” These mind-altering weapons violate international agreements on chemical and biological warfare as well as human rights. Some of the techniques discussed in the report have already been used by the US in the “War on Terrorism”.
 
Failed Drugs: The report points out that pharmaceutical candidates that fail because of excessive side-effects might be desirable for use as weapons: “Often, an unwanted side-effect… will terminate the development of a promising new pharmaceutical compound. However, in the variety of situations in which non-lethal techniques are used, there may be less need to be concerned with unattractive side-effects… Perhaps, the ideal calmative has already been synthesized and is awaiting renewed interest from its manufacturer.”
 
 

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:29 PM

 

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:23 PM

Big Pharma Cashes in on DSM-5
 
More Disorders than Ever Before
 
The new edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) has now been released, and there are some very surprising and interesting changes that have many people asking a lot of questions. 
 
This publication has long been considered the bible of the mental health community. This is the first major update and revision in almost 20 years. Weighing in at almost 1,000 pages, there is certainly a lot to go through – even a number of additional problems, conditions, and situations that are now being classified as types of mental illness. 
 
Consider some of the recent changes. A child that has extreme and frequent tantrums is now suffering from 'disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.' They have actually created a new diagnosis for a toddler being a normal toddler!
 
 
More and more disorders? Can't wait for the next upgrade. 
 
Everybody is crazy! 
 
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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:34 PM

That documentary does mention how big pharma denigrates natural remedies!

 

Big Pharma and the mainstream media connive to undermine the benefits of multivitamins in the name of pharma interests
 
What the media doesn’t report, of course, is that if pharmaceuticals were subjected to the same basic questions covered in the aforementioned study — do multivitamins enhance cognitive function? Do they prevent heart disease? — the results would prove to be disastrous. They not only don’t work — they also could kill you in the process.
 
Now, why isn’t the mainstream media reporting anything about this?
 
Unfortunately, a long-standing double standard exists in the medical industry. Scrutiny is reserved solely for nutritional supplements, while quack medicine, junk science and pro-pharma propaganda, despite lacking proof of their effectiveness, remain untouched. There is no scientific evidence whatsoever, for instance, that chemotherapy prevents the progression of cancer or that statins enhance lifespan. There is no evidence whatsoever that ADHD drugs create healthy children or that antidepressants cure depression. Yet, all these drugs continue to be heavily pushed onto the unwitting masses by certain medical journals and the mainstream media.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:09 PM

Draining the Pharma Swamp: Donald Trump to Hammer Big Pharma’s Monopoly Profits
 
President-elect Donald Trump announced a plan to shatter the monopolistic pricing of Big Pharma that has been draining literally trillions of dollars from the government for the past two decades.
 
“Pharma has a lot of lobbyists and a lot of power,” said Trump. “There’s very little bidding on drugs. We’re the largest drug buyer in the world, and we’re going to start bidding. We’re going to start saving billions of dollars on drugs.”
 
 
He can’t bring down prescription drug costs alone
 
Trump took a shot at pharmaceutical companies "getting away with murder." Here's what that could signal ahead 
 
“Pharma, pharma has a lot of lobbies and a lot of lobbyists and a lot of power and there’s very little bidding on drugs,” Trump said. “We’re the largest buyer of drugs in the world and yet we don’t bid properly and we’re going to start bidding and we’re going to save billions of dollars.”
 
“Drug companies have a greater ability to set the prices they want to charge in America than they do in other countries,” Juliette Cubanski, associate director of Medicare policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told Salon. “Our negotiating process happens at many different levels and many different payers, and even in this country we’re paying vastly different prices depending on what insurance you have.”
 

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:20 PM

 

That documentary does mention how big pharma denigrates natural remedies!

 

Big Pharma and the mainstream media connive to undermine the benefits of multivitamins in the name of pharma interests
 
What the media doesn’t report, of course, is that if pharmaceuticals were subjected to the same basic questions covered in the aforementioned study — do multivitamins enhance cognitive function? Do they prevent heart disease? — the results would prove to be disastrous. They not only don’t work — they also could kill you in the process.
 
Now, why isn’t the mainstream media reporting anything about this?
 
Unfortunately, a long-standing double standard exists in the medical industry. Scrutiny is reserved solely for nutritional supplements, while quack medicine, junk science and pro-pharma propaganda, despite lacking proof of their effectiveness, remain untouched. There is no scientific evidence whatsoever, for instance, that chemotherapy prevents the progression of cancer or that statins enhance lifespan. There is no evidence whatsoever that ADHD drugs create healthy children or that antidepressants cure depression. Yet, all these drugs continue to be heavily pushed onto the unwitting masses by certain medical journals and the mainstream media.
 

 

 

Studies were contrived by using synthetic vitamins
 
To make sure these multivitamin studies show undesirable results, proponents of the study make sure their materials are based on cheap, low-grade, synthetic vitamins and inorganic minerals. Not coincidentally, these brands of low-grade multivitamins are actually manufactured by companies owned by pharmaceutical interests. Since these companies have a financial incentive to make multivitamins look bad, they intentionally make their multivitamin formulations subpar.
 
The vitamin E studied in this science review, for example, was synthetic, isolated vitamin E which already has a long history of being toxic for human consumption. The researchers never looked at full-spectrum vitamin E, including the tocopherols, nor did they bother to study a food concentrate form of vitamin E (because it would have been amazingly beneficial to heart health).
 
Beta carotene was also studied as a synthetic chemical in isolation, not as a food-sourced nutrient like what you might find in carrots or squash. So what these studies really prove is only that synthetic chemical vitamins are toxic to human health.
 
Guess who makes all these synthetic chemical vitamins? Companies like Bayer and BASF, the same companies that also manufacture raw materials for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
 

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:43 PM

 

Draining the Pharma Swamp: Donald Trump to Hammer Big Pharma’s Monopoly Profits
 
President-elect Donald Trump announced a plan to shatter the monopolistic pricing of Big Pharma that has been draining literally trillions of dollars from the government for the past two decades.
 
“Pharma has a lot of lobbyists and a lot of power,” said Trump. “There’s very little bidding on drugs. We’re the largest drug buyer in the world, and we’re going to start bidding. We’re going to start saving billions of dollars on drugs.”
 
 
He can’t bring down prescription drug costs alone
 
Trump took a shot at pharmaceutical companies "getting away with murder." Here's what that could signal ahead 
 
“Pharma, pharma has a lot of lobbies and a lot of lobbyists and a lot of power and there’s very little bidding on drugs,” Trump said. “We’re the largest buyer of drugs in the world and yet we don’t bid properly and we’re going to start bidding and we’re going to save billions of dollars.”
 
“Drug companies have a greater ability to set the prices they want to charge in America than they do in other countries,” Juliette Cubanski, associate director of Medicare policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told Salon. “Our negotiating process happens at many different levels and many different payers, and even in this country we’re paying vastly different prices depending on what insurance you have.”
 

 

 

“The root of this problem is that we are the only major country not to negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry,” Sanders said in a statement.
 
Sanders has pledged to hold Trump accountable for his campaign promises to not cut safety net programs, to create jobs and lower prescription drug prices. He has highlighted Trump’s statement earlier this month that pharmaceutical industry is "getting away with murder" for what they charge the federal government for drugs.
 
But in his Tuesday meeting, Trump indicated he sees a different cause for high drug prices: taxes and regulations.
 
Trump seemed to satisfy drugmakers by saying he would support lower taxes and streamlined regulations, though he told them they need to create U.S. jobs.
 
“You have to get your companies back here,” Trump said.
 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 03:37 PM

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 06:10 PM

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“ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.” These were the words of Leon Eisenberg, the “scientific father of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder),” in his last interview he gave before his death at age 87 in 2009.
 
(While some have described Dr. Eisenberg’s statement as an “exaggeration,” many doctors are coming to the belated conclusion that ADHD is often “over diagnosed” by the use of “fuzzy diagnostic practices.” Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan, who is one of the world’s leading experts in child development, states:
 
“Let’s go back 50 years. We have a 7-year-old child who is bored in school and disrupts classes. Back then, he was called lazy. Today, he is said to suffer from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). . . . Every child who’s not doing well in school is sent to see a pediatrician, and the pediatrician says: “It’s ADHD; here’s Ritalin.” In fact, 90 percent of these 5.4 million kids don’t have an abnormal dopamine metabolism. The problem is, if a drug is available to doctors, they’ll make the corresponding diagnosis.)
 
Eisenberg made a luxurious living off of his “fictitious disease,” thanks to pharmaceutical sales. Coincidentally, he received the “Ruane Prize for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research. He has been a leader in child psychiatry for more than 40 years through his work in pharmacological trials, research, teaching, and social policy and for his theories of autism and social medicine,” according to Psychiatric News.
 
 

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