President Trump’s pick for head of the FDA, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has taken more than $400,000 from drug makers in the last few years alone, and Gottlieb has deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
The failure of the GOP to repeal Obamacare proves once again that the establishment power structure maintains their grip on political policy. The incompetence of Paul Ryan is more closely described as a propensity to be a faithful stooge for the corporatist agenda. It is because of this assessment, which reflects the current state of conduct where nothing ever changes or actually improves society that keeps the malevolent system in place. Regretfully, Big Government is now the GOP Platform.
Approximately 6.5 million taxpayers paid $3 billion in Obamacare penalties for not having health insurance in 2016, according to preliminary data from the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen.
James Corbett of The Corbett Report takes a moment to note some of the dark legacy of Bayer that the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant would prefer you didn’t know. See where the lines of Big Agri, Big Pharma and financial oligarchy intersect. “Thanks, Bayer – for being the harbinger of Death.”
Is there anything that could be better than chocolate? Perhaps chocolate that doesn’t contain heavy metals might be a good start. A recent report from the California-based consumer watchdog organization As You Sow has revealed that many beloved chocolate brands are producing products that contain alarming concentrations of heavy metals such as lead and cadmium.
Australian mandatory vaccines are ever closer to becoming a reality – or perhaps they already are. The Australian Government has decided that it’s No Jab, No Pay policy wasn’t quite fascist enough, so it has upped the ante by going one step further. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is trying to forge a policy where parents with unvaccinated children will not be able to enroll them in public school! That’s right: it’s Australian vaccine fascism. No Jab, No Pay may also become No Jab, No Play if the PM and his Big Pharma wife, Lucy Turnbull, get their way. Let’s take a further look at the push for Australian mandatory vaccines, keeping in mind the horrendous history of vaccines, which have injured, sterilized, paralyzed and killed countless people all over the world.
Are you worth more alive or dead in this profit driven psychopathic system?
As with many other complex, opaque systems in the U.S., only those toiling in the murky depths of the healthcare system know just how broken the entire system is. Only those dealing daily with the perverse incentives, the Kafkaesque procedures, the endlessly negative unintended consequences, the soul-deadening paper-shuffling, the myriad forms of fraud, the recalcitrant patients who don’t follow recommendations but demand to be magically returned to health anyway, and of course the hopelessness of the financial future of a system with runaway costs, a rapidly aging populace and profiteering cartels focused on maintaining their rackets regardless of the cost to the nation or the health of its people.
If you live in America, you are now living in a country where we are told autism afflicts an astonishing 1 in 68 children, and specifically for males it’s 1 in 42. By comparison it was 1 in 10,000 back in the 1980s.
…if they are determined to pose “no more than a minimal risk”. That’s the new caveat. So who determines what a “minimal risk” is, you might ask? The government, the massive pharmaceutical corporations that create the drugs and vaccines (and their expensive lawyers), that’s who.
A trial is currently underway in Illinois as a widow seeks to hold pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline accountable for improper labeling and minimizing a potentially serious side effect of a well-known antidepressant. Paroxetine is a widely prescribed antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug under the class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine is most commonly known as the brand name of Paxil, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Lobbying in the nation’s capitol is a billion dollar industry, but sometimes, companies dip their toes into state and local politics, as well. When giant corporations want to influence bills and national elections, they generally spread their money around, cozying up to a number of politicians and shaking hands with numerous government officials. However, at the local level, high-dollar financing is a bit more transparent.
This technology represents the end of privacy and the most advanced assault on the environment.
While you’d be hard pressed to find anyone willing to use a known herbicide for medicinal purposes, that hasn’t stopped Monsanto from patenting the star ingredient of their flagship herbicide, Roundup, as a type of antibiotic. In 2003, the corporate giant first submitted a patent for glyphosate as a parasitic control-type antimicrobial agent — or, in other words, a type of antibiotic.
A profound shift in the federal government’s stance on cannabis was marked by subtle changes made this month to one webpage. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, now has a webpage titled Marijuana as Medicine. Prior to March 2017, it was titled Is Marijuana Medicine?