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Second Thoughts About Fluoride
"Fluoride, the most consumed drug in the USA, is deliberately added to 2/3 of public water supplies theoretically to reduce tooth decay, but with no scientifically-valid evidence proving safety or effectiveness..."

A Drugged Nation Is Not Healthy
By Dr. Domenick J. Maglio
"Most Americans are too busy in their daily lives to face the obvious: we are a society dependent on drugs. We fought only half the war on drugs. 'Just Say No' should have targeted not only street drugs but all detrimental drugs including prescription ones..."

Skid Marks Cause Traffic Accidents?
Welcome to the town of Allopath
This brief and entertaining animated presentation by Dr. Joseph Mercola raises very serious concerns about how allopathic medical approaches to illness often confound causes with effects or strain to blame disease on inexplicably pathogenic microbes, a problem apparent with the HIV causation theory of AIDS.

Doctor Combats Pull of Drug Reps
He's in the lead of a drive to curtail effects of industry freebies
How one doctor stands up to the drug industry, described here as a "well-oiled marketing machine" that spends about $7.2-billion a year wooing doctors with gifts and another $18-billion on free sample drug give aways.

They Call This a Consensus?
From "The Deniers" series by Lawrence Solomon
"...Most of my interviewees either discount or disparage the conventional wisdom... many say their peers generally consider it to have little or no credibility. In one case, a top scientist told me that, to his knowledge, no respected scientist in his field accepts the [official] position."

Dr. Jonathan Fishbein's Fight for Medical Ethics in AIDS Medicine
By Liam Scheff
When Dr. Fishbein first arrived at the NIH, his attention was on an African drug trial completed in 1999, called HIVNET 012 — a study of the drug Nevirapine in pregnant women in Uganda. Fishbein learned that the study was deeply flawed, the drug dangerous, and the results had been covered-up. But all of this was an open secret. The flaws were common knowledge inside the division when I arrived, Fishbein said. So why hadn't they been corrected?

Monopoly Medicine Squashes Alternatives (from www.commonground.ca)
By Alan Cassels
"After 12 years of conducting research in and around the pharmaceutical industry, I have developed a single, compelling hypothesis. Orthodox medicine, which is supported by, partnered with and sometimes dependent upon the pharmaceutical industry, has worked to squash the competition and effectively deprive us of alternatives to prescription drugs ­ primarily vitamins and herbal treatments ­ and other potentially useful treatments."

Medical Journals Are an Extension of the Marketing Arm of Pharmaceutical Companies
By Richard Smith
"Medical journals have devolved into information laundering operations for the pharmaceutical industry," according to Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet. Marcia Angell, former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, lambasted the industry for becoming "primarily a marketing machine" and co-opting "every institution that might stand in its way." Jerry Kassirer, another former editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, argues that the industry has deflected the moral compasses of many physicians and that there is a "cycle of dependency…between journals and the pharmaceutical industry."

Denial
By Frank Furedi
"The charge of denial has become a secular form of blasphemy ... The heretic is condemned because he has dared to question an authority that must never be questioned. Here, ‘overwhelming evidence’ serves as the equivalent of revealed religious truth, and those who question 'scientists of unquestioned reputation' — that is, the new priestly caste — are guilty of blasphemy ... 'Denial' has become part of a secular inquisition that stigmatizes free thinking."

Preaching the Climate Catechism
By Lorne Gunter, National Post
"Since 2003, the upper layer of the Atlantic has lost 25% of the extra heat it had built up in the past three decades..The broad consensus among solar scientists is that the Earth's warming is almost entirely explicable by increased solar activity that began about 100 years ago, and which will end around 2020…But these inconvenient truths would be bad for the cause..."

US Government Pushes Mental Health Tests with 84% False Positive Results
A new mental health surveillance test with close to 90% false positive results is currently recommended for use among all American children by the US government. Backed and promoted by pharmaceutical companies and questioned by liberals and conservatives alike, the tests come under fire in two articles from opposite ends of the political spectrum that both reach the same conclusion: tests are a drug industry dream come true and a public health nightmare. See a mini-documentary on the Teen Screen Controversy at YouTube.

Bill Gates: Philanthropist or Profiteering Polluter?
The LA Times reports on the contraidictory activities of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which has more than $60 billion at its disposal, an amount higher than the gross domestic products of 70 percent of the world's nations. The Gates Foundation invests millions of dollars in corporations which pollute the same areas of Africa that are targeted for vaccines and medicines made by companies that Gates also funds.

Cursing the Cure
Doctor and Invention Outlast Jeers and Threats

By Joe Rojas-Burke
"Years ago, Dr John Epley took aim at a medical curse that has disabled millions of people and defied treatment. He came up with a cure that was astonishingly simple. No surgery. No pills. Now, think: Would his colleagues cheer his stroke of ingenuity by spreading the news — and practice — of the treatment to relieve suffering? No. Inexplicably, they rejected him, ridiculed him, heaved accusations that threatened his license to practice medicine..."

The Secrets in Eli Lilly's Cabinet
The Dangers of Zyprexa

By Evelyn Pringle
To date, Lilly has agreed to pay about $1.2 billion to settle claims with roughly 26,000 litigants who alleged among other things, that Eli Lilly company promoted the sale of Zyprexa for off-label uses and concealed the health risks associated with the drug. A lawsuit filed on behalf of private health insurers accuses Lilly of violating racketeering laws, in part, by bankrolling nonprofit groups to promote Zyprexa for unapproved uses and to downplay the medicine's side effects.

A Willingness to Kill for Profit
Can Eli Lilly be Held Criminally Liable for Zyprexa?

By Evelyn Pringle
According to the non-profit human righs organization MindFreedom, executives at the pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly hid dangerous adverse effects of the drug Zyprexa from the public. Further, they charge that Eli Lilly company knew about adverse effects caused by Zyprexa for a decade but kept the information secret engaging in "criminal behavior" and demonstrating a "willingness to kill people for profit."

What’s Making Us Sick Is an Epidemic of Diagnoses
By H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz and Steven Woloshin
According to the three doctors who authored this 2007 New York Times essay, "for most Americans, the biggest health threat is not avian flu, West Nile or mad cow disease. It’s our health-care system...The larger threat posed by American medicine is that more and more of us are being drawn into the system not because of an epidemic of disease, but because of an epidemic of diagnoses."

Bird Flu Threat Flew the Coop
By Michael Fumento
"As the weather turns colder in the northern hemisphere and the flu starts making its annual rounds, the media and their anointed health experts are chirping and squawking once again about how we could be blindsided by pandemic that some have estimated could kill a billion persons worldwide. A year ago, I clucked at all this, laying out the evidence that the alarmists were wrong, that avian influenza would not become readily transmissible from human to human and therefore not become a global epidemic..."

Drug Firms Hype Up Diseases to Boost Sales
By Richard Shears
In this report from the UK, scientists accuse major pharmaceutical firms of inventing new diseases and "medicalizing" problems like high cholesterol or the symptoms of the menopause in a bid to sell more products.