by Jon Rappoport – June 6, 2016
“In 1957, the FDA burned all the books of dissident physician Wilhelm Reich, M.D., smashed his laboratory equipment with axes, and threw him in jail, where he died.”—Robert Anton Wilson, High Times, March 2001.
Unless you’ve been living in cave on a remote mountain, you know the FDA has been coming down harder on nutritional companies that publish health claims for their products. Such claims trigger investigations and harassment.
But you see, this arrangement is backwards.
The use of the term “FDA” should be the trigger for immediate investigation, whenever it appears. For example, “The FDA has ruled (name of drug) is safe and effective.”
Why? Obviously, the FDA is a rogue criminal organization, which is guilty of massive RICO felonies. That’s why.
A news story mentioning the FDA appears in a major newspaper? The paper, if it has an approximation of ethical concern, should print this:
“Warning: any action attributed to the FDA should be considered criminal. Accepting an FDA opinion on something more serious than ‘H2O=water’ endangers life and limb. This news outlet accepts no responsibility for the health consequences of any FDA decision.“
Now we’d be on the right track.
July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Barbara Starfield, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, “Is US health really the best in the world?”: Medical drugs kill 106,000 Americans per year. That’s a million killings per decade.
Every one of the killer drugs is certified as safe and effective by the FDA, the Agency tasked with protecting the health of the American people.
Example: Vioxx was approved for use by the FDA on May 20, 1999. Eventually, it caused 88,000-140,000 cases of heart disease. Conservative death-toll number? 60,000. (An estimated 58,000 American troops died during the Vietnam War.)
“Warning: If you accept the FDA’s advice on a health matter, you’re risking death. In case there is any confusion, death means death.“
“Did you just read a statement from the FDA? Your life is in imminent danger.”
Perhaps you recall the original approval of GMO crops and their associated highly toxic Roundup pesticide? No? Let me summarize it for you.
When you cut through the verbiage, you arrive at two key statements. One from Monsanto and one from the FDA, the agency responsible for overseeing, licensing, and certifying new food varieties as safe.
Quoted in the New York Times Magazine (October 25, 1998,“Playing God in the Garden”), Philip Angell, Monsanto’s director of corporate communications, famously stated:
“Monsanto shouldn’t have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA’s job.”
From the Federal Register, Volume 57, No.104, “Statement of [FDA] Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties,” here is what the FDA had to say on this matter:
“Ultimately, it is the food producer who is responsible for assuring safety.”
The buck-passing, the direct and irreconcilable clash of these two statements, is no accident. It’s not a sign of incompetence or sloppy work or a mistake or a miscommunication. It’s a clear signal the fix was in.
“Warning: The relationship of an FDA certification of safety to actual science is coincidental. Run for the hills.“
In a stunning interview with Truthout’s Martha Rosenberg, former FDA drug reviewer, Ronald Kavanagh, exposed the FDA as a relentless criminal mafia protecting its client, Big Pharma, with a host of mob strategies (“Former FDA Reviewer Speaks Out About Intimidation, Retaliation and Marginalizing of Safety,” 7/29/2012).
Kavanagh: “…widespread racketeering, including witness tampering and witness retaliation.”
“I was threatened with prison.”
“One [FDA] manager threatened my children…I was afraid that I could be killed for talking to Congress and criminal investigators.”
Kavanagh reviewed new drug applications made to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies. He was one of the holdouts at the Agency who insisted the drugs had to be safe and effective before being released to the public.
But honest appraisal wasn’t part of the FDA culture, and Kavanagh swam against the tide, until he realized his life and the life of his children was on the line.
What was his secret task at the FDA? “Drug reviewers were clearly told not to question drug companies and that our job was to approve drugs.” In other words, rubber stamp them. Say the drugs were safe and effective when they were not.
Veterans of the Armed Forces, take note: Kavanagh remarks that the drug pyridostigmine, given to US troops to prevent the later effects of nerve gas, “actually increased the lethality” of certain nerve agents.
Kavanagh recalls being given records of safety data on a drug—and then his bosses told him which sections not to read. Obviously, they knew the drug was dangerous and they knew exactly where, in the reports, that fact would be revealed.
“Warning: the FDA hammers into submission its own employees who are trying to protect your health. These employees submit, resign, or risk their lives and the lives of their families. Have a nice day.“
Of course, the US Department of Justice takes no action against the FDA. Why would they?
In the government lexicon, killer medical drug equals safe and effective, whereas vitamin, mineral, herb equals H-bomb. Didn’t you know that?
“Warning: FDA killers resemble ordinary citizens. They appear entirely normal. Their methods have advanced to the point where they can commit their deeds without brandishing visible weapons.“
“—Hi, I’m from the FDA. Hey, why are you running away? I’m a public servant doing his job. Gosh o gee, I’m just like you.“
Yes, they can affect an entirely average presence. They internally censor remorse for their crimes. They commit those crimes while pretending to believe they’re carrying out important work. I don’t know why the CIA and DARPA keep researching more advanced forms of mind control. They merely need to study the FDA. That Agency has it down.
“Warning: failing to heed warnings about the FDA is a symptom of advanced dementia.“
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com
(NaturalNews) The 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.
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.
How much does this drug actually cost to produce? Consider this shocking fact, as reported by CNBC:
Gilead confirmed that it had agreed to supply the new drug in Egypt – which has the world’s highest prevalence of the virus due to use of contaminated needles in the 1970s – at around $900 for a 12-week course of therapy, or about 1 percent of the U.S. price.
Yep, the same drug sold in the USA for $84,000 is sold in Egypt for $900 — and the company still makes a profit!
What we are likely looking at with this drug is something approaching a 100,000% mark-up. In any other industry, that would be called “profiteering.”
Modern medicine exists to enrich big business, not to make people healthy
The entire U.S. health care system is, of course, set up to fill the coffers of big business. That’s why U.S. health care (“sick care”) is the most expensive in the world, by far, even though it produces poor overall results. More people are sick, obese and diseased in America today than at any other time in human history, yet we are all paying more for health insurance coverage. Why is that?
The honest answer is that we are paying higher and higher prices for drugs that simply don’t work. At the same time, the FDA and Big Pharma are systematically discrediting natural cures that are safe, effective and affordable. Hepatitis C, for example, can readily be treated with plant-based bioflavonoids called catechin and naringenin, both of which are entirely non-toxic and have been scientifically proven to kill the Hepatitis C virus.
You can buy a lot of green tea and citrus fruits for the $84,000 cost of a drug treatment. In fact, you could buy and juice organic produce for years with that much money, and the juicing protocol would help prevent cancer, heart disease and diabetes at the same time, dramatically lowering overall health care costs.
But that’s never been the goal of health care. There is no incentive for anyone to lower costs. Every incentive, in fact, is based on raising costs so that revenues and profits can be raised, too.
Anyone who expects the health care industry to lower its own costs is expecting the impossible. No for-profit business sector ever seeks to shrink in size and revenues.
Profits for the few, sickness for the masses
Why does the pharmaceutical industry push $1,000-a-pill drug treatments rather than affordable, safe and effective natural protocols like juicing and superfoods? Because, of course, the drugs make the most money.
The entire “sick care” industry is driven by profits rather than any real desire to help humanity. As a result, whatever makes the most money gets pushed onto the most patients. The billing for all this gets shoved over to health insurance companies which must then raise insurance rates to insane levels to cover all the ridiculously-high-priced drugs.
And that’s how we end up with families paying $5,000 – $10,000 a year for health insurance coverage. In a system driven by pure greed, nobody gets healthy and everybody gets financially raped one way or another.
Trust me when I say America’s economy will continue to implode as long as we allow this parasitic, monopolistic health care system to rape us all of our incomes, investments and small business profits. The main reason why U.S. companies are closing their doors and firing workers is because they can’t afford to pay the exorbitant health insurance premiums!