TAG: pharmaceutical industry

How the FDA Wages War on People’s Health

Film – A film that reveals how the FDA, along with other US organizations, control the food that we eat and undermine our rights to safer and cheaper medications.

Mindfulness Reduces Pain And Opioid Misuse

Newswise Waking Times With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from chronic pain, prescription opioid painkillers have become the leading form of treatment for this debilitating condition. Unfortunately, misuse of prescription opioids can lead to serious side effects—including death by overdose. A new treatment developed by University of Utah researcher Eric Garland has shown to not

7 Drugs Whose Dangerous Risks Emerged Only After Big Pharma Made Its Money

Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet Waking Times Have you ever noticed how warnings about dangerous prescription drugs always seem to surface after the drug is no longer marketed and its patent has run out? Whether it’s an FDA advisory or a trial lawyer solicitation about harm that may have been done to you, the warnings are always

28% Increase in US Children Taking Medication for ADHD: CDC Study

Waking Times A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) found that an estimated two million more children in the United States (U.S.) have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) between 2003-04 and 2011-12. One million more U.S. children were taking medication for ADHD between 2003-04 and 2011-12.

Death by Swallowing: Opioid Addiction in the United States isn’t a ‘Drug’ Problem

Richard Console, Contributor Waking Times Throwing Pills at the Problem “I just don’t want to be in pain.” Stephanie grew up with childhood rheumatoid arthritis. This isn’t your dad’s sore knuckles from years of heavy work, but an autoimmune disorder that attacks the joints most commonly. It can lead to physical deformities and bone loss

Supreme Court Rules Drug Companies Exempt from Lawsuits in 5-4 Vote

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times In a 5 to 4 vote, the US Supreme Court has absolved pharmaceutical companies, and over 80 percent of all drugs prescribed in the US, of legal liability for a long list of ill deeds including fraud, mislabeling, side effects and accidental death. This decision happened as a response to a lower court’s

Inventor of Rotavirus Vaccine Wants To End Parental Exemptions For School Vaccinations

Dave Mihalovic, Prevent Disease Waking Times Public health officials are routinely failing to inform the public of their right to refuse vaccines in both school and work settings. Greater powers are at work to make mandatory vaccination policies which will allow officials to conduct childhood vaccinations without any parental consent at all. The inventor of

Who Is Trying To Patent Marijuana?

Kent Mao, Contributor Waking Times  The secret is out: marijuana is medicine. And not to the surprise of the pharmaceutical industry, who is slowly but surely gaining exclusive rights to the medical properties of this age-old plant. But wait. How can a company, other than Monsanto, patent a plant? That’s not a serious question, but

The Casual War on the Human Body

Arno Burnier, DC, Guest Writer Waking Times As a society we have been at war for the last 70 years or more. It is a hidden and insidious conflict, with yearly mass civilians casualties, injuries and permanent disabilities. Professionals are perpetuating involuntary mass murder yearly in the US, and no one wants to talk about

Psychiatry – Practice of Medicine or Practice of Marketing?

Waking Times Are we all entitled to be happy? If you are not, is a pill the answer? Social anxiety disorder, depression, bi-polar disorder. It seems that these diseases now plague the American populous. The statistics behind psychiatric diseases and use of psychotropic drugs are staggering. Adult use of antidepressants almost tripled in the US

West Nile Virus and World Peace

Two Rivers, Contributing Writer Waking Times Sometimes the universe is just so perfect. Such a time is now. You wouldn’t think that West Nile virus was anyone’s friend but you’d be wrong. It offers a gift to humanity. And here is how that’s so. In the country right now (even in the world), the pesticide

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