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Worse Than Big Tobacco”: How Big Pharma Fuels the Opioid Epidemic

Once again, an out-of-control industry is threatening public health on a mammoth scale


Over a 40-year career, Philadelphia attorney Daniel Berger has obtained millions in settlements for investors and consumers hurt by a rogues’ gallery of corporate wrongdoers, from Exxon to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco. But when it comes to what America’s prescription drug makers have done to drive one of the ghastliest addiction crises in the country’s history, he confesses amazement.

I used to think that there was nothing more reprehensible than what the tobacco industry did in suppressing what it knew about the adverse effects of an addictive and dangerous product,” says Berger, “but I was wrong. The drug makers are worse than Big Tobacco.” Continue reading

Treating veterans’ pain with Big Pharma opioids is proving to be deadly and has to stop NOW

Long careers in the military have always been difficult due to the very physical nature of the vocation, but service has been particularly tough in recent years due to overseas contingency operations.

Lengthy wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with operations in Africa, Europe, and Asia, have taken their toll on the men and women who sacrifice much to serve in the armed forces. For many of these vets, they’ve been left with injuries and wounds that will plague them for the rest of their lives. Continue reading

A Haven in the Opioid Crisis

Our nation is experiencing an opioid crisis. Currently more than 2.5 million Americans are addicted to either opioid pain relievers or heroin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid-related deaths have more than quadrupled since 1999. All drug overdose deaths, many caused by opioids, increased by 17 percent from 2015 to 2016 (about 64,000 people died). Continue reading

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.

An addiction specialist said that the Sacklers’ firm, Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis. Illustration by Ben Wiseman

The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur, a sandstone monument that was constructed beside the Nile two millennia ago and transported to the Met, brick by brick, as a gift from the Egyptian government. The space, which opened in 1978 and is known as the Sackler Wing, is also itself a monument, to one of America’s great philanthropic dynasties. The Brooklyn-born brothers Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond Sackler, all physicians, donated lavishly during their lifetimes to an astounding range of institutions, many of which today bear the family name: the Sackler Gallery, in Washington; the Sackler Museum, at Harvard; the Sackler Center for Arts Education, at the Guggenheim; the Sackler Wing at the Louvre; and Sackler institutes and facilities at Columbia, Oxford, and a dozen other universities. The Sacklers have endowed professorships and underwritten medical research. The art scholar Thomas Lawton once likened the eldest brother, Arthur, to “a modern Medici.” Before Arthur’s death, in 1987, he advised his children, “Leave the world a better place than when you entered it.” Continue reading

7 Side Effects of Cancer Treatment, and How to Cope with Them

Publisher’s NOTE: The following was written and published in 2011, and so six years have gone by… What has the Allopathic Medical Community learned from that which you are about to read? We furnish this information so as to better understand what, why, when, where and how the (for BIG profit) Industry continue to ignore the Natural options which could be used to provide for better comforts to the afflicted – but maybe in some respects to scare you into doing as much study as you can – to better deal with this dreaded dis-ease – remembering what the medical community should adhere to, but chooses to neglect. – ‘First: Do no harm.” ~ J.B.
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Quackery: A Brief History Of The Worst Ways To Cure Everything

From doctors giving women orgasms to cure their ‘hysteria’ to cocaine to sooth toothache and tobacco enemas to revive drowning victims…

It was not unusual for Victorian women to be given orgasms by their doctors – in a bid to cure them of their ‘hysteria’, a common problem said to affect three in four.

Cocaine was also once used to soothe tooth pain – and was famously an ingredient in Coca Cola – while tobacco enemas were a form of first aid given to revive drowning victims in the 18th century. Continue reading

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company’s request for a new trial, saying there were errors and jury misconduct in the previous trial that ended with the award two months ago. Continue reading

First, Do No Harm

Primum non nocere

Let me preface what I am about to say by stating that I have the utmost esteem for mainstream medicine’s skill in emergency situations — the do or die surgeries, the dispensing of powerful life-saving drugs necessary in that setting are second to none; and its mastery of cosmetic surgery in cases of deformities and the advances made in prosthetics are nothing less than spectacular. These are what make mainstream medicine great.

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The pompous certainty of mainstream medicine’s powerful proponents — be they multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies, medical associations, disease-specific charities, government agencies, Madison Avenue selling the diseases and the pills, TV or magazines, the news media parroting its cash cow’s every claim — combined have most people, hook, line and sinker, believing in the impeccable record of mainstream medicine. No questions asked. Continue reading

Doctors and Scientists Explain Why Vaccines AREN’T Safe

We are living in the age of information. If you need or want to know or learn something, there are endless websites and videos that will inform and teach. And that’s no different for information on doctors and scientists who don’t believe vaccines are safe.

How many times have you spoken to family or friends who try and tell you that your “quack” belief is yours alone, or yours and Jenny McCarthy’s alone? That there are no “real” doctors or scientists who would side with you. Well, here’s a ton of info to the contrary. I couldn’t possibly post each of these videos in an article, but I’ve provided links for them below.

Take the time to listen to them and learn. You aren’t alone. Remember, In The Age of Information, Ignorance is a Choice.” – Donny Miller
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Are Cancer Cures Being Suppressed To Control Population?

Revelations by the late Dr. Richard L. Day in 1969 may have been shocking at the time, but not so much now as they have started coming true.

Dr Day was an eminent physician, a professor of pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan and Medical Director of the ‘Planned Parenthood’ organisation.

He was also described as an ‘insider of the Order’ referring to the ‘Order of the Barbarians’ (as those involved in an elite group committed to the ‘New World Order’ were known as at the time), which are now referred to as the globalist elite.

During a closed lecture to other doctors in 1969 Dr. Day said the cure for cancer was on file at the Rockefeller Institute. Continue reading

US Government Admits Plan To Spray The Skies With Chemtrails

The US government and MIT have announced plans for an experiment to “cover the sun” by spraying our skies with chemtrails.

The project has been named “solar radiation management” (SRM) and involves spraying aluminum oxide and various other chemicals to see if they can alter climate change by blocking the suns rays to “cool the earth”.

According to an article in MIT’s Technology Review, the new experimentation will be “small scale.” Continue reading

Politicians are NOT Physicians or Pharmacists!!!

To say I oppose any kind of government operated or mandated health care is an understatement. I have watched for my 77+ years how that has worked out and to say I am not favorably impressed is another understatement.

Most folks know I am a strong (hard core) proponent of Alternative Health Care. If I can’t figure out what my health issue is I will seek the opinion of someone who may be able to diagnose my problem but my recent two *health* issues seemed to STUMP those who are called Doctor. I knew as much when I left their offices as I did when I went in – the only difference was the BILLS that Medicare and myself ended up paying. Continue reading

Gardasil KILLS

In 2008 our doctor wanted to give our daughter the Gardasil vaccine. He said it would protect her from getting cervical cancer. We said ‘ok‘ after talking it over with her. Turns out it was the biggest mistake of our lives. We came home from work just 40 hours later and she was dead on the bathroom floor. The coroner and the forensic team told us she died instantly,all alone, nobody by her side. They did not give a reason for her death and closed the case. We were left with no answer. Continue reading

Vaccines: Good or Bad?

NOTE: The following is a multi part series, which we have chosen to post as a single offering. In the event that the noted author should publish additional ‘chapters’ in his well researched topic, we shall endeavor to make them available to our readers. Be prepared – THIS is a study… J.B.

When I was growing up I actually believed that the FDA was doing what it was designed to do, make sure the foods we eat are properly labeled, there was no bad things allowed in the food. I’m sure that when they first began that they did just that. But as I grew up people began telling me about the chemicals that they allowed to be put on our food and in our food and for many years I refused to believe that our government would allow that to happen. Then my eyes were opened. Continue reading

The Pharmaceutical Racket

~ Foreword ~
What you are about to read is a history lesson, which will provide you with many answers as to the power and control of the Pharmaceutical industry. This chronological study begins back in the 1930’s and brings us to the late 20th century, and although we are now nearly eighteen years into the 21st century – nothing has changed – nothing has improved and in fact – greater numbers of people are being afflicted with dis-eases, which long ago through the teachings of William Donald Kelley, Royal Raymond Rife, Otto Warburg, John Beard, Hulda Clarke, Max Gerson, Nicholas Gonzalez and many others ~ have been proven ~ outside of the Pathological Medical Community (spelling intentional) ~ to save lives and TEACH victims how to live a longer, healthier life.

What follows deals strictly with the title-subject and was written by two brilliant (apparently British) researchers sometime in the 1990’s (we believe) and is only presented in part on this web-blog. Be be prepared for a shock – for you’ll never look at your physician nor his/her prescription again with the same trust!

I will begin this posting with the same words, which close the following post, “For the sake of your selves, your children and the animals: WAKE UP PEOPLE! Take back your power over your own health and stop supporting these barbaric and sick individuals. Only you can do this. The time to do this is NOW! ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher
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Five types of American doctors who know nothing about nutrition and push chemical medicines to cover up symptoms of deeper-rooted health problems

Ever heard of the 250,000 cotton farmers in central India who took their own lives after being manipulated by promises made by Monsanto? Monsanto claimed to be able to put an end to famine and promised unheard of riches and crop prosperity if the farmers would switch from their conventional farming methods to the use of GM seeds. Many farmers had to borrow money to purchase these seeds, and after several failed harvests, they were left with no income and out of control debt. After going bankrupt from Monsanto’s Ponzi scheme the farmers fell into an endless cycle of depression, hopelessness and despair. It is also believed that, aside from the obvious issue of loss of income, the daily contact with the poisonous pesticides and herbicides also led to the depression these farmers suffered from. They believed the only way out was suicide, many even poisoning themselves with the same pesticides they used to spray on their failed crops. Continue reading

Horrifying video shows how opioid addiction has transformed the city of Baltimore into a Third World City

If you want to see just how quickly drugs can plunge a beautiful and thriving city into desolation, look no further than Baltimore. On the surface, the city has plenty to offer, with lots of history, a lovely harbor, diverse entertainment options, and top research and medical facilities. However as opiate addiction has spread throughout the city over the past several years, it has turned it into a place that is no longer befitting of its nickname, Charm City. Continue reading

In one year, nearly 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid-related issues

The coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with government data published Tuesday showing 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year.

The 2014 numbers, the latest available for every state and the District of Columbia, reflect a 64 percent increase for inpatient care and a 99 percent jump for emergency room treatment compared to figures from 2005. Their trajectory likely will keep climbing if the epidemic continues unabated. Continue reading

No evidence that $40,000 ‘miracle’ drug cures hepatitis C

The $40,000 medicine may rid the blood of the virus but experts weren’t convinced it could prevent deaths

A medicine hailed as a ‘miracle’ drug that could eliminate hepatitis C may not actually cure the disease, a study claims.

Sick patients were offered hope with a new $40,000 direct-acting antiviral drug, which boasted it could clear the virus from the blood within 12 weeks.

The staggering price of the medicine was worth it to some because the contagious liver disease can lead to cancer and death. Continue reading

Holistic Doctor, Working Against Big Pharma, Shot Dead In Boulder

Holistic doctor, researcher and writer Christopher Bayley King, was shot dead outside an organic restaurant in Boulder, Colorado on Memorial Day, as the community of physicians seeking to operate outside the confines of Big Pharma continues to be decimated.

Over 60 holistic doctors and researchers have been found dead in the past 18 months, most of whom died in suspicious and unsolved circumstances. Continue reading

US regulators order removal of dangerous opioid painkiller from the market

…first time amid drug addiction epidemic.

Endo Pharmaceuticals received an FDA warning on Thursday to remove Opana ER from the market. It’s the first time US regulators have asked for a firm to discontinue an opioid painkiller

The FDA has ordered a drugmaker to stop selling a narcotic painkiller that was blamed for an outbreak of HIV, hepatitis C and drug overdoses in the Midwest.

Endo Pharmaceuticals received an official warning on Thursday to remove Opana ER from the market.

It is the first time US regulators have asked for a firm to discontinue an opioid painkiller. Continue reading

Patient safety is our highest concern

Part IV:Please don’t forget about me”: Antidepressants and birth defects

Last February, Dr. Bérard and her colleagues published an updated analysis of the Quebec Pregnancy Cohort data. Between 1998 and 2009, the rate of antidepressant use during pregnancy for the study population doubled, from 2.1% to 4.3%. During that same period, the rate of major congenital malformations increased by more than 50%, and the rate of maternal depression went up slightly as well.

In addition, the study once again confirmed the link between paroxetine and heart defects, finding that the drug was associated with a nearly 50% rise in the rate of major cardiac malformations. The study also showed that venlafaxine, the active ingredient in Effexor (the drug that Christiane took during her pregnancies) more than doubled the incidence of major respiratory defects (which two of Christiane and Amery’s children suffered from).
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Part I: “Please don’t forget about me”: Antidepressants and birth defects

Life was amazing.That is how Amery Schultz recalls life with his wife Christiane – before she began taking Wyeth’s blockbuster drug Effexor while pregnant. Since then, their lives have changed in ways they never could have imagined.

Amery and Christiane were born in the same hospital, just a month apart. They weren’t childhood sweethearts, but they grew up together in the same small town in British Columbia. Christiane remembers her adolescence as a rocky time. “At school I was being bullied really bad, and my parents weren’t helping.” At 14 she left home and moved in with her older sister. “She wanted me to have fun, so she pushed me to go partying. I was drugged and assaulted a couple of times, and she wouldn’t help me.” Christiane turned to her old friend Amery for consolation, and when she got married for the first time at the age of 21, Amery was the best man at the wedding – at Christiane’s behest. Continue reading

A gigantic uncontrolled experiment

Part II: Please don’t forget about me“: Antidepressants and birth defects

Since the beginning of the modern psychopharmaceutical era, the proportion of the population diagnosed with depression has skyrocketed. A condition that once affected fewer than one person out of a thousand now afflicts more than one out of twenty. Today major depression is the leading cause of disability for adults between the ages of 15 and 43.

During that same period, consumption of antidepressants also has skyrocketed. Continue reading

“I was absolutely distraught”

Part III: Please don’t forget about me“: Antidepressants and birth defects

Show me de monee!

Lyam David-Kilker was born on 24 October 2005, the second son of Michelle David and Miles Kilker of Bensalem, Pennsylvania. At birth he seemed like a normal, happy, healthy infant, but all that soon changed. His breathing was labored, and he became lethargic and lost his appetite. His parents took him to the doctors, who delivered devastating news. Lyam was born with multiple cardiac defects: a hole in his atrial septum, a hole in his ventricular septum, along with transposition of the great arteries—the same condition which afflicted Christiane and Amery’s son Daniel. Lyam required two open-heart surgeries and spent the first six months of his life in the hospital. Continue reading

Ohio Sues 5 Major Drug Companies For ‘Fueling Opioid Epidemic

The state of Ohio has sued five major drug manufacturers for their role in the opioid epidemic. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, state Attorney General Mike DeWine alleges these five companies “helped unleash a health care crisis that has had far-reaching financial, social, and deadly consequences in the State of Ohio.”

Named in the suit are:

* Purdue Pharma

* Endo Health Solutions

* Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and subsidiary Cephalon

* Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals

* Allergan

The lawsuit — only the second such suit filed by a state, after Mississippi did so earlier this year — accuses the companies of engaging in a sustained marketing campaign to downplay the addiction risks of the prescription opioid drugs they sell and to exaggerate the benefits of their use for health problems such as chronic pain. Continue reading