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The Man Who “Discovered” ADHD Made a Startling Deathbed Confession

“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: Continue reading

Death on the Prescription Plan

The ‘White Plague’ of the 21st Century

Introduction
Over the past two decades hundreds of thousands of Americans have died prematurely because of irresponsibly prescribed narcotic ‘pain killers’ and other central nervous system depressants, like tranquillizers and their deadly interactions. The undeniable fact is that they have been mostly from the white working and lower middle class from rural and deindustrialized regions. The governing elite and oligarch macro-decision makers have quietly dismissed this sector of the country as ‘surplus’. The victims or their surviving family members have no chance of redress for the widespread malpractice and greed that led to their addiction or death. The government as a whole and the oligarch-controlled mass media have deliberately failed to document and investigate the deep causes for the epidemic, except to spout the usual superficial ‘clichéd explanations’.

We will proceed to discuss the scope and depth of the epidemic and to identify the primary causes. We will then proceed to offer alternatives. Continue reading

Prescription opioid deaths surpass gun-related deaths…

Big Pharma literally killing more people than GUNS

The opioid epidemic in America is killing more people than guns and the blame rests squarely on Big Pharma. Until 2007, the number of deaths by firearm was five times greater than those caused by overdoses, but in 2015 overdose deaths surpassed gun deaths for the first time – and it looks like the trend will continue. Continue reading

The Club Drug Ketamine May Treat Depression-but the Risks Could Be Big

For doctors and the people they care for, depression can be a vexing condition. It’s common–about 16% of American adults will be clinically depressed at some point in their lives–and yet about a third of those cases won’t respond to the standard treatments of antidepressants and psychotherapy. Stubborn depression can have dire long-term effects on people’s health and well-being: those with treatment-resistant depression tend to die nine years earlier, on average, than those whose mental health is well managed, and they’re twice as likely to die after a heart attack. Continue reading

Doctor’s prescription to Percocet sent one woman’s life into a spiral

At the height of addiction: Andi Peterson from Weber County spent a year in jail on drug related charges

The first time Andi Peterson tried prescription opiates, she was 16-years-old.

Two years later, the Weber County native was prescribed Percocet by a doctor which led to a drug spiral, costing her the custody of her son.

A Buisness Insider report chronicles Peterson’s journey from taking prescription opiates for the first time to her addition to heroin.

The story is all too familiar for many Americans who suffer from opiate addiction.

At 16, Peterson tried Lortab which was given to her by her friend before she even drank alcohol. Continue reading

Disease GOUGERS: New Big Pharma SCANDAL

FDA approves drug for terminal muscular dystrophy – but manufacturer hikes the price from $1,000 to $89,000 a year

A pharmaceutical company has been forced to ‘pause’ the launch of a crucial muscular dystrophy drug amid outrage over its $88,000 price-hike.

Emflaza, a steroid, is one of the only drugs believed to slow the effects of Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy (DMD), a terminal disease that disproportionately affects boys. Continue reading

Taking too much paracetamol damages the liver as much as cancer

It’s one of the easiest over-the-counter medicines to buy, costing as little as 19p for a pack of sixteen tablets.

But a new study claims that self-administering paracetamol can potentially be as dangerous as cancer on the liver’s function.

Scientists have discovered how the common painkiller causes damage to the body’s vital organ on par with cirrhosis and hepatitis. Continue reading

Aspartame in diet soda linked to significant health issues, tumors

They’re a popular mealtime beverage for millions of people who believe that by drinking them, they’re avoiding the pitfalls of sugar consumption. But diet soda pop is neither healthy nor safe, as research continues to show that its primary sweetening constituent in most cases, aspartame, is a damaging neurotoxin that can lead to a host of chronic health issues, including cancer. Continue reading

ADHD medication side effects keep harming children while padding Big Pharma’s profits

While today’s pharmaceuticals are often touted as game-changers and the product of a medically advanced society, there most definitely is a dark side to having our country flooded with prescription medications. And American youth are being particularly abused by Big Pharma and the traditional medical community.

The more studies are conducted on mood-and-mind-altering medications for conditions like ADHD—perhaps one of the most over-diagnosed ‘illnesses’ among early school-aged children—the more we find they are doing lasting damage. Continue reading

Reasons why Big Pharma will never cure cancer

President Obama declared during his (2016) State of the Union Address that he’s putting Vice President Biden in charge of carrying out a multi-billion dollar “moonshot”, to cure cancer that Biden called for in wake of his son’s death. Unfortunately for Biden, and the public in general, Big Pharma has too much to lose by curing cancer, and too much to gain by keeping it in check. Continue reading

Why Cancer Patients Will Suffer to Protect the Lives of Addicts

It’s hard to believe that cancer patients with a few days to live are denied sufficient painkillers for fear of addiction. Today common sense has become an uncommon commodity

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The poppy is also a flower…

How history repeats itself! Today, politicians are once again ignoring the pain of terminal cancer patients. At the same time they are shooting themselves in the foot by making illogical remarks about pain. This human folly takes me back 37 years.

In January 1979, I wrote a New Year’s resolution in this column to petition the government to legalize medical heroin to ease the agony of terminal cancer patients. I knew that heroin had been used in English hospitals for 90 years, so why not have this painkiller available in North America? But rather than being applauded for my compassion, all hell broke loose. Continue reading

Cancer gougers: New Big Pharma scandal

Price of crucial leukemia drug is hiked 40% to $200,000 a year

Show me de monee!

Show me de monee!

Lawmakers have slammed a pharmaceutical company for raising the price of a crucial leukemia drug by 40 per cent in less than a year.

Bernie Sanders is leading the interrogation into ARIAD Pharmaceuticals in the latest battle between government and big pharma firms.

ARIAD produces Iclusig, which is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia in some patients. The company has subtly bumped the price of the drug by at least 8 per cent every quarter – amounting to a 39 per cent increase.

Now it costs $200,000 a year – up $80,000 in just a few years. Continue reading

Attorney General Admits Pot Isn’t a Gateway Drug, but that Prescription Pills Are

prescription-drugsThe National Institute on Drug Abuse is a U.S. federal research institute focused on “[advancing] science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction … to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.” Though it admits “the majority of people who use marijuana do not go on to use other, ‘harder’ substances,” it still describes marijuana as a gateway drug.

But U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently told a group of Kentucky high school students the role of marijuana in the national drug abuse debate has been overstated. Continue reading

Could artificial sweeteners like Splenda trigger cancer?

An artificial sweetener promoted as a healthier alternative to sugar may raise the risk of leukaemia, a study has found.

'Cancer-causing': Sucralose, the artificial sweetener in Splenda, may raise the risk of leukaemia and other cancers, a study has found

‘Cancer-causing’: Sucralose, the artificial sweetener in Splenda, may raise the risk of leukaemia and other cancers, a study has found

Italian researchers found Splenda, a sweetener which containing sucralose, was linked with an increased risk of this type of blood cancer as well as other cancers.

The team, from the Ramazzini Institute, called for ‘urgent’ follow up studies to assess whether the ingredient is harmful.

However, Splenda’s makers, Heartland Food Products Group, issued a strong rebuttal, arguing a body of evidence has found the product to be safe, and calling into question the reliability of studies by the Ramazzini Institute. Continue reading

Could other people’s pills be ending up in your tap water?

Experts fear massive doses of prescription drugs return unaltered through our sewage

glasses_of_waterEvery time you enjoy a cool, clear glass of tap water, you could be drinking a cocktail of other people’s second-hand medications.

That is thanks to the fact that today’s pharmaceuticals have been designed to be stable and long-lasting.

While that makes their doses reliably consistent, it also means that a substantial amount of the prescribed drugs that people take goes through their bodies and out into waste water. Ultimately a proportion of these drugs pours unaltered through the sewage filtering system and re-enters our domestic supply. Continue reading

Is Your Multivitamin Supplement a Multi-Waste of Your Money?

bollinger_vitaminsWhen the average person makes the decision to add a nutritional supplement to their diet, a multivitamin is likely to be the first choice. That’s because to most people it feels like “taking out insurance” on their health.

In fact, multivitamin supplements are regularly used by one-third of all American adults and are the most common dietary supplement consumed in the U.S. today. Traditionally, a daily multivitamin is meant to avoid nutritional deficiency. The specific combination of vitamins and minerals is designed to resemble healthy dietary patterns, especially that of regular fruit and vegetable consumption. Continue reading

How some antidepressants can increase your risk of suicide

anti_depressantsIt is now estimated that 1 in 8 Americans are on serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants and a shocking 1 in 4 among women in their 40s and 50s. Yet the U.S. suicide rate of 38,000 a year has never been higher.

Clearly the glut of SSRI prescriptions is not lowering the national suicide rate; rather there is compelling evidence that the popular pills are actually contributing to suicide. Continue reading

Prescription Drugs Are Killing Us

“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of practice of medicine but also in terms of teaching and research.”

no cures_pharmaMany might say that a doctor saves lives and helps increase the average life span, but this is not true. Sure, they save a life here and there, but do they really relieve suffering? Patients extrapolate what doctors say, but they don’t realize that, while doctors do know about the diseases in depth, they know very little about the drugs they prescribe. Continue reading

To Health With You ~ 1005

21 plaintiffs unite cancer cases against Monsanto as EPA forms panel to review glyphosate
RoundupCancer lawsuits against Monsanto over the company’s glyphosate-based weedkiller, Roundup, are gaining steam. On Wednesday, a motion was filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create… (Continue to full article)

Progressives cozy up to Big Pharma lobbyists at DNC, betraying promise to tackle drug price hikes
no cures_pharmaAs if all the hypocrisy and corruption involving Hillary Clinton’s treasonous email scandal and Bernie Sanders’ selling out to the very system he preached against wasn’t bad enough, the Democratic Party reportedly welcomed with open arms lobbyists from the pharmaceutical… (Continue to full article)

Natural bacteria, fungi found in plants boost crop yields without pesticides
Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) could soon go the way of the dodo bird, thanks to an emerging new crop management technology that capitalizes on natural plant and soil microbes, rather than harsh chemicals and foreign genes, to combat pests and boost crop yields… (Continue to full article)

New Yorkers pressure utility industry for smart meter alternative, citing health and safety concerns
Smart-Meter-Electricity-Energy-HomeCitizens of New York State are demanding that utility companies provide an alternative to “smart meters,” due to increasing concerns over safety and health. Digital utility (DU) meters, commonly known as smart meters, have been linked to a number of serious health… (Continue to full article)

Would Americans be healthier if all doctors were required to learn about nutrition?
pompous mdIn the early 1900s, the American Medical Association removed virtually all nutrition classes from the medical colleges, so that every student of medicine, from there on out, would be focused on but one mode of treating patients: prescription, patented chemicals that… (Continue to full article)

Importance of Diagnosing Stress

Chronic stress speeds up the spread of cancer cells, according to scientists. That's because stress helps build lymphatic 'highways' that allow cancer cells to move around more freely

The vast majority of people constantly live in a state of permanent stress without thinking, without even feeling it directly, so they have no idea what dangers their stress threatens… (Continue to full article)

The Healthiest Coffee in the World
pouring_coffee_2There was a time when the only news about coffee and health was how it was bad for the heart, likely to give us ulcers and aggravate our nerves, but now this highly popular beverage is… (Continue to full article)

7 Ailments Baking Soda Can Cure
The-Many-Uses-of-Baking-Soda-in-Survival-SituationsBeside being a cleaning tool, baking soda can also be used to treat and potentially cure physical ailments while also improving various functions within the body. Here in this article are 7 ways that baking soda can be used as a natural remedy… (Continue to full article)

The Vaccine Injured are Americans… and So are Their Parents
vaccine2I am the mother of a vaccine injured daughter, now 20 years old. Sometimes — sometimes — things you trust, things that are part of the fabric of America—they betray you in the cruelest fashion. They harm. They wound
… (Continue to full article)

Gardasil Devastation is NO Coincidence
CaitlinFifteen-year-old Caitlin Grace is my hero. Once a green belt in karate, walking over 10 miles per day, she is now physically debilitated from a vaccine that was supposed to prevent her from getting cancer. This is her story… (Continue to full article)

8 Cancer-Causing Foods You Should NEVER Eat!
hot-dogWe all know of one or two people who, despite doing all the right things and being incredibly healthy, still wound up with cancer. Thankfully, such cases are far from normal, accounting for as little as 10% of all cancer diagnoses. The other 90%? Failure to make healthy lifestyle choices gets the blame for their cancer… (Continue to full article)

What Makes People Choose Hedonistic Foods Over Healthful Ones
When hunger strikes, we often eat with our eyes and it creates a fine line between eating those foods which we consider pleasurable or healthy. This then often forms the connection between the mind and the mouth dictating our health and weight… (Continue to full article)

Alcohol Causes 7 Types of Cancer While Marijuana Prevents Them

There is nothing better than being high - on LIFE!

Put down that drink and grab some weed. There is strong evidence that alcohol causes at least seven types of cancer, while cannabis prevents them…. (Continue to full article)

Big Pharma, the FDA and the Propaganda that Profits from Your Diseases

no cures_pharmaOne does have to wonder how much collusion there is between the Food and Drug Administration and the food and pharmaceutical companies. After all, there is no real accountability for the FDA in anything they approve, just money to be made. However, in an extensive investigative report, journalist Ben Swann uncovers the truth regarding the propaganda the pharmaceutical companies put out, the ties to the FDA, the manipulation of physicians by Big Pharma and the profits that are amassed from deadly drugs. Continue reading

Meds Used to Treat ADHD in Children Have Negative Effects in Adulthood

adhdMany children with hyperactivity disorders are prescribed medication that is intended to help them. But a recent comprehensive study (the first of its kind) showed that certain drugs may be doing more harm than good. For kids with ADHD and other behavioral issues, a few different types of drugs are often prescribed including ADHD medications, anti-depressants and in extreme cases anti-psychotics. It is this last group on which the study, published by neuroscientists at the University of Wollongong, focused: Continue reading

Prescription Painkiller Crisis

Why Do Americans Consume 80 Percent Of All Prescription Painkillers?

We have become a nation of 'over-medicated sugar addicts who are eating and pill-popping their way to years of misery with chronic debilitating diseases and an early grave,' Dr Malhotra claims

If Americans are so happy, then why do we consume 80 percent of the entire global supply of prescription painkillers? Less than 5 percent of the world’s population lives in this country, and yet we buy four-fifths of these highly addictive drugs. In the United States today, approximately 4.7 million Americans are addicted to prescription pain relievers, and that represents about a 300 percent increase since 1999. If you personally know someone that is suffering from this addiction, then you probably already know how immensely destructive these drugs can be. Someone that was formally living a very healthy and normal life can be reduced to a total basket case within a matter of weeks. Continue reading

CDC: 4 out of 5 Americans prescribed antibiotics each year

antibioticsSkyrocking rates of antibiotic prescriptions now suggest that as many as four out of five Americans may be getting antibiotics annually, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It’s is concerning officials, especially because overuse is one reason antibiotics are losing their punch and making infections harder to treat.

“It sounds high,” said Keith Rodvold, a professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Continue reading

Antidepressants in pregnancy tied to autism

anti-depressWomen who take antidepressants during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism, a Canadian study suggests.

The overall risk is low— less than 1 percent of the nearly 150,000 babies in the study were diagnosed with autism by age six or seven, but children of women who took antidepressants during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy were 87 percent more likely to develop autism than kids born to women who didn’t take the drugs, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics. Continue reading

How Big Pharma Uses Charity Programs to Cover for Drug Price Hikes

A billion-dollar system in which charitable giving is profitable.

PCPIn August 2015, Turing Pharmaceuticals and its then-chief executive, Martin Shkreli, purchased a drug called Daraprim and immediately raised its price more than 5,000 percent. Within days, Turing contacted Patient Services Inc., or PSI, a charity that helps people meet the insurance copayments on costly drugs. Turing wanted PSI to create a fund for patients with toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that is most often treated with Daraprim.

Having just made Daraprim much more costly, Turing was now offering to make it more affordable. Continue reading

Drug Industry Shrugs Off Widespread Criticism and Keeps Raising Drug Prices

(graphic: Bull's Eye/Imagezoo/Getty Images)

(graphic: Bull’s Eye/Imagezoo/Getty Images)

From the campaign trail to the halls of Congress, drugmakers have spent much of the last year enduring withering criticism over the rising cost of drugs.

It does not seem to be working.

In April alone, Johnson & Johnson raised its prices on several top-selling products, including the leukemia drug Imbruvica, the diabetes treatment Invokana, and Xarelto, an anti-clotting drug, according to a research note published last week by an analyst for Leerink, an investment bank. Other major companies that have raised prices this year include Amgen, Gilead and Celgene, the analyst reported. Continue reading