Tag Archives: Food and Drug Administration

Dr Larry Lytle ~ The Science Behind the QLaser System [Audio]

Alternative Shows  April 15 2014

Our QLaser expert, Dr. Larry Lytle joins us for another amazing interview on the scientific approach to working with pain at the cellular level using low level laser therapy with his FDA safety approved QLaser device.The science behind this amazing technology…As you probably know, everything on earth that has mass is made up of atoms, which make up the cells, which make up the tissue, which make up the organs, which make entire systems — that includes all vertebrates, including humans.

The health of all cells is based on cellular energy. If the cells don’t receive enough energy, they will weaken and the organism will become sick. For you or any vertebrate to be healthy, the cells need exactly the right kind and the right amount of energy.Every time you are injured or become sick, the energy flow to the cells is disrupted at the atom level.

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Greg Caton ~ Alpha Omega Labs [Audio]

Altsider  April 6 2014 (Thanks, Yan)

GregCatonWe are pleased to announce that we were able to chat with Greg Caton of Alpha Omega Labs

Before listening to this interview please see some of the background to Greg’s story as presented by Mike Adams (Infowars/NaturalNews) here –> FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formulator Greg Caton

After listing to the interview you may be able to get much more information on medical history, medicines, alternative treatments and Greg’s personal story and philosophy here –> Meditopia.org

This conversion goes deep down the rabbit hole, buckle up…

► Full Interview (save as)Altsider Interviews Greg Caton

Jon Rappoport ~ Shocker: Comparing Deaths From Medical Drugs, Vitamins, All US Wars

JonRappoport  March 29, 2014

PrescriptionDrugDeathsPeople want to believe medical science gives us, at any given moment, the best of all possible worlds.

And of course, the best of all possible worlds must have its enemies: the quacks who sell unproven snake oil.

So let’s look at some facts.

As I’ve been documenting for years, the medical cartel has been engaged in massive criminal fraud, presenting their drugs as safe and effective across the board—when, in fact, these drugs have been killing and maiming huge numbers of people, like clockwork.

I’ve cited the review, “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”, by Dr. Barbara Starfied (Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000), in which Starfield reveals the American medical system kills 225,000 people per year—106,000 as a direct result of pharmaceutical drugs.

I’ve now found another study, published in the same Journal, two years earlier: April 15, 1998; “Incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions in Hospitalized Patients.” It, too, is mind-boggling.

The authors, led by Jason Lazarou, culled 39 previous studies on patients in hospitals. These patients, who received drugs in hospitals, or were admitted to hospitals because they were suffering from the drugs doctors had given them, met the following fate:

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Mike Adams ~ Big Pharma Profiteering Gone Wild: $1,000-A-Pill Hepatitis Drug In USA Sells For Less Than $10 In Egypt

NaturalNews  March 26 2014

SolvadiBigPharmOverpricedPillThe financial raping of America by Big Pharma has just achieved a new milestone with the impending launch of a Hepatitis C drug that costs $1,000 a pill. If you’ve ever wondered why U.S. health care is so unaffordable and inaccessible — and why health insurance costs are bankrupting businesses and municipalities across the nation — this is exactly why. The same drug that sells for $1,000 a pill in the USA — named “Sovaldi” — sells for just $10 in Egypt, or 1/100th the USA price.

Drug companies are, of course, granted FDA-enforced monopolies on the treatment of anything considered a “disease.” As such, drugs are pushed into the marketplace at monopoly prices. Because if you’re the CEO of Gilead Sciences, Inc., makers of the Sovaldi drug to be sold at $1,000 a pill, your job is to maximize revenues by any means necessary. When you’re handed a monopoly by the FDA, the strategy for achieving that is simple: Raise the price to whatever you can get away with, then bill the insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid for $100, $500 or even $1,000 a pill.

100,000% mark-up?

Even if one pill of Sovaldi only costs 68 cents to manufacture, it will still be sold at $1,000 a pill because that’s what the company demands. At this price, a course of treatment runs $84,000 in the USA. Gilead reduces the price to $57,000 in the UK — apparently in a completely arbitrary manner based on whatever it can get for the drug rather than the drug’s actual cost or value. Continue reading

Jon Rappoport ~ The Starfield Lightning Bolt: Medical Killers

JonRappoportsBlog  March 14 2014

Dr. Barbara Starfield

Dr. Barbara Starfield

From time to time, I reprint my interview with Dr. Barbara Starfield. Each time I try to write a new introduction.

On July 26, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association published Starfield’s review, “Is US health really the best in the world?”

In it, Starfield, who was a respected public health expert working at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, stated that:

 

  • The US medical system kills 225,000 Americans a year.
  • 106,000 deaths per year from FDA-approved medical drugs.
  • 119,000 deaths per year from error-ridden treatment in hospitals.

 

I’m aware that independent research puts those death figures much higher, but I focus on Dr. Starfield’s work because no mainstream reporter or government official could challenge her credentials or the credentials of the journal that published her findings.

And yes, there were stories in the press at the time, in 2000. But the coverage wasn’t aggressive, and it faded out quickly.

And none of the mainstream coverage did the obvious extrapolations. For example, we are talking about 2.25 MILLION deaths per decade. And over a MILLION deaths from medicines the FDA has approved as safe and effective.

Based on my long knowledge of mainstream reporters, I would make these estimates. 70% of them weren’t even aware of the significance of Starfield’s findings. That is, they were oblivious. The human toll didn’t register in their minds.

25% were aware Dr. Starfield had discovered shocking facts, but they didn’t believe the story had “legs.” They assumed it wouldn’t make a big splash.

5% saw how huge the story could become, if it were assigned as an ongoing investigation, like Watergate. But they knew their editors wouldn’t permit that, because among other reasons, their newspapers and television outlets were heavily dependent on pharmaceutical advertising dollars.

So the story died.

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Mae Chan ~ Your Stomach And Digestive Tract Can Collect Significant Amounts Of Wax And Chemicals

Wake Up World  March 12 2014

StyrofoamCupAs a society, we just can’t seem to shake our excessive use for disposable cups in exchange for our convenience. If you use your own glass cup or mug, you’re as safe as the water you drink. Take that same drink from a foam cup or plastic cup and it is a very different story. Different variations of polyethylene and paraffin line almost every disposable cup on the market. These linings, especially among low quality cups can indeed melt and get into your digestive tract leading to gastrointestinal disorders and other health issues. Exposure to BPA has only been one issue relating to disposable cups. They have been shown to interfere with reproductive development in animals and has been linked with cardiovascular disease and diabetes in humans.

However paraffin wax and polystyrene products are also an issue even without BPA linings.

Paraffin wax is well known but it’s actually derived from crude oil and dates back to Carl Reichenbach in 1830. Paraffin is classified as an alkane hydrocarbon. Paraffin is made from that same crude oil which makes everything possible including plastics, household chemicals, furniture, gasoline and house paint to name only a few. And you can easily consume paraffin without even knowing it.

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Julie Wilson ~ Inconsistent Clinical Standards Used by FDA To Approve Big Pharma Drugs

NaturalNews  March 6 2014

Dr. Nicholas Downing

Dr. Nicholas Downing

A recent study conducted by Yale University’s School of Medicine proves that the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval process for testing new drugs is extremely inconsistent. The study, published on January 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, exposes the agency’s anxiousness to get new drugs onto the market, many without adequate testing.

The study’s lead author, Dr. Nicholas Downing, said his objective was to educate patients and doctors who presume that all new drugs have undergone the same amount of testing before hitting the market. His experiment included the examination of close to 200 new drug approvals between 2005 and 2012. What he found: “Not all FDA approvals are created equally.”

According to the study, researchers found the FDA to be quite inconsistent when it came to their approval process for drugs and medical devices. For example, some drugs required “high-quality” clinical trials, while about a third received approval on the basis of just one clinical trial.

The Washington Post reports that numerous trials involved some groups of patients and short durations, and only approximately 40 percent included trials in which the new drug was compared with existing drugs on the market.

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Christina Sarich ~ Major Grocery Stores Announce Refusal Of GMO Salmon, Despite FDA Ruling It ‘Safe’

NaturalSociety  March 5 2014

krogerThe largest chain grocery store companies in the US have agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon, but over 9000 stores might still be passing off GMO salmon as non-GMO if the industry isn’t required to disclose such information. Without a requirement that GMO foods be labeled, two of the largest grocery stores in the U.S., Kroger and Safeway, will have no way to uphold their recent commitment to consumers who want to know what is in their food.

The news that the chains decided to refuse GMO salmon was released Monday by a coalition of food safety, consumer, health, and fishing groups. It is a noteworthy choice for the companies to have made – rejecting GM AquAdvantage® salmon - regardless of whether the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves it for public consumption or not. It is indeed a mindful gesture to the millions of activists who have stated clearly they don’t want GMO foods.

Check out Anthony Gucciardi’s video covering how the FDA has been pushing for GMO salmon for years.

“By making commitments to not sell genetically engineered salmon, Kroger and Safeway have joined the large number of grocery chains, from Trader Joe’s to Target, that have wisely chosen to listen to the majority of consumers who do not want to eat genetically engineered fish,” said Dana Perls, Food and technology policy campaigner with Friends of the Earth. “Now Costco, Walmart, Albertsons and other retailers need to catch up and provide their customers with what they want: natural, sustainable seafood that isn’t genetically engineered in a lab.” 

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Gaye Levy ~ The Myth Of Expiration Dates On Prescription Meds

Before It’s News  March 3 2014

In the aftermath of disaster, you evacuate your home with your family and your bug-out bag.  For one reason another, you overlooked swapping out your three year old medications and now are faced with a dilemma.  Are they still safe to use?

I am not a medical professional but everything that I have read says, yes, they are not only safe but that the expiration date printed or stamped on those bottles represent more of a CYA for the manufacturers than any thing else.

According to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide:

Most of what is known about drug expiration dates comes from a study conducted by the Food and Drug Administration at the request of the military. With a large and expensive stockpile of drugs, the military faced tossing out and replacing its drugs every few years. What they found from the study is 90% of more than 100 drugs, both prescription and over-the-counter, were perfectly good to use even 15 years after the expiration date.

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