Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Big Pharma's New Mass-Drugging Agenda Pushes Statin Drugs for Healthy People
(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-drugging
The 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 throat
In fact, this USA Today article (http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/200...) 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/weissmet...).
Why orthodox medicine abandoned the science and the people
Note, 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 killing
It'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 die
And 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.
Big Pharma's New Mass-Drugging Agenda Pushes Statin Drugs for Healthy People