Big Pharma presents itself as our savours from every illness, infection and disease out there. Of course, you know the hollowness of this. In the USA for example, it’s a sad fact that the leading cause of death and injury is Conventional medicine. Similar concerns are likely to apply in other countries too.
Warren also wrote an article about this subject over nine years ago. Many innocent lives have been ruined needlessly because of this misconception...
For example, this month, I was saddened to read about a 10 year old boy who committed suicide after being on the prescription antidepressant fluoxetine and mood-altering drug Ritalin.
Exposing children to hardcore pharmaceuticals
Harry’s coroner Ian Smith discovered that levels of both drugs found in Harry’s body were above the normal therapeutic levels recommended for adults. He said: “We as a society quite rightly try to stop children dabbling in street drugs. And yet a child with this ‘label’ of ‘ADHD’ is prescribed, under supervision, mind-altering drugs of a very powerful nature.”
If you look at the known side effects of both these drugs, it’s no wonder that Harry’s father and coroner believe that the drugs played a major contributory role in Harry’s tragic death.
For starters, fluoxetine can cause abnormal dreams, anxiety, diarrhoea, suicidal thoughts or attempts, new or worsening agitation, panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, exaggerated feeling of well-being, restlessness, or inability to sit still, nervousness; trouble sleeping and fatigue.
As if that isn’t enough, Ritalin can cause behaviour changes (e.g. aggression, hostility, restlessness), hallucinations, mental or mood changes (e.g. agitation, anxiety, depression, irritability, panic attacks, persistent crying, unusual sadness) and suicidal thoughts or attempts.
For goodness sake, the boy was 10 years old. How can Big Pharma gets away with dishing out these mind altering pills to children?
And what about Statins?
We have already pointed out how children as young as two are targeted for statin screening, with statin therapy starting on eight year olds with LDLs over 190mg/dl. Pfizer has even introduced a sweet and tasty “gummy-like” version of Lipitor (a statin) for children.
But the Pharma Monster doesn’t stop there... now you could be jailed for refusing to medicate your children.
Jail if you refuse to medicate your children?
Detroit mother Maryanne Godboldo faces multiple felony charges and is being held on $500,000 bond for protecting her 13-year-old daughter from unnecessary medication ordered by the state. The medication was Risperdal, a neuroleptic antipsychotic medication known for causing serious side effects such as abdominal pain, vomiting, aggression, anxiety, dizziness and lack of coordination
Mother and daughter were arrested after being confronted by a heavily armed police SWAT team complete with a tank and assault weapons.
If that’s not bad, we now we also have children being coerced into Gastric bypass (bariatric) surgery...
Gastric bypass surgery linked to bone loss in teenagers
It’s a fact that obesity has become an epidemic in countries like the UK and US. Yet, instead of investing in government initiatives to promote healthy eating habits, Big Pharma exploits this money-making market.
Not only do they promote dangerous weight loss drugs like Ali, Reductil and Meridia. Even though the latter two have been banned in the UK and the rest of Europe since 2010 after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) found they increased the risk of non-fatal heart attacks and strokes. Big Pharma also have no qualms promoting gastric bypass (bariatric) surgery as an appropriate way of combating obesity. Worst, 14 year old children are being targeted. As many as 2,000 teenagers undergo this form of invasive treatment every year in the USA alone.
Is it acceptable that 14 year olds are fitted with gastric bands? Is drastic surgery really what we want our children to turn to?
Especially when you know the latest worrying research findings about bariatric surgery published in the journal Paediatrics.
Dr. Kaulfers, from the University of South Alabama, in the US, and researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, studied 61 teenagers who had bariatric surgery, 10 boys and 51 girls. At the end of a year, the teenagers’ weight loss was accompanied by a 7.4% decrease in bone mass - the equivalent of losing about 70 grams (2.5 ounces) of bone in one year.
One of the researchers in the study, Dr. Thomas Inge said: "The good news is they started out with bones that were far heavier than normal." But he also admits that vitamin D, calcium absorption and possibly hormones are compromised after the surgery.
In fact as Kaufers points out: “In adolescents, "we truly don't know what happens past two years."
We’re talking about growing children, who need to be gaining bone mass not losing it.
Of course, there are people who need bariatric surgery. But this should be a last resort, only to be considered when everything else has failed.
Surely the message should first and foremost be that a balanced diet combined with a healthy and active lifestyle is the most effective way to lose weight and promote good health?
It is tragic that with Big Pharma’s manipulative propaganda we are breeding such a ‘sick society’, where our young are coerced onto antidepressants, mood-altering drugs, statins and bariatric surgery to ‘save them from themselves’, so they can live a ‘normal’ life. Worst still, the mainstream doesn’t seem to realise that all their cleverly devised drugs and surgical procedures are slowly killing our future generation.