from Collective-Evolution Website
And North American
culture practically worships the pharmaceutical industry, failing to
recognize many of the issues within it.
Many Americans are completely unaware that new prescription drugs have a 1 in 5 chance of causing serious reactions, even after being approved, or that Harvard University stated that prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death.
We're not talking overdosing or misprescribing.
These are drugs that are deemed safe and properly prescribed to patients who simply have an adverse reaction to them.
Despite these facts, people take the risks of pharmaceuticals very lightly, turning to them when they're sick only to provide a "bandaid" effect, covering up the symptoms rather than treating and preventing the root cause.
The public isn't entirely to blame for their ignorance.
Big Pharma paints a perfect image of themselves, making false claims and highlighting the "benefits" of drugs while minimizing the potential risks associated with them (or printing them in extremely small font sizes).
Here are 10 False Health Claims Big Pharma and the Mainstream Media Make
Aside from cannabis, there are a number of other all-natural treatments for cancer that are being studied and used by cancer patients all over the world.
Some of these alternative methods include,
Diet can both treat cancer and prevent it, something that many conventional doctors don't focus on enough. Sugar also feeds cancer cells, which mainstream media has blatantly denied numerous times.
2. "Mentally ill individuals have a chemical imbalance in their brains"
Joseph Coyle, a neuroscientist from Harvard Medical School, sums it up best, writing that,
As Scientific American reports,
Harvard Medical School put out a press release a few years ago stating that it's,
Not only is there no solid scientific proof to back up the chemical imbalance theory, many depressed people are not even helped by taking antidepressants like SSRIs.
For example, a review done by the University of California in 2009 found that one third of people treated with antidepressants do not improve, and a significant portion of these people remain depressed.
Scientific American points out that,
Irving Kirsch, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies, and Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, explained in a publication (Antidepressants and the Placebo Effect) obtained from the US National Library of Medicine:
3. "ADHD medication is 'safer than aspirin' and can 'increase kids' test scores"
ADHD drug marketing has gotten out of control in America, as commercials run on TV and in magazines all the time, targeting parents by suggesting their children are too excitable.
As with many other diseases and disorders, when it comes to A.D.H.D., pharmaceutical companies have paid doctors and researchers to overstate the dangers of A.D.H.D. and the benefits of taking their drugs and understate the negative side effects.
It's easy for people to believe this misguided information when it's affiliated with well-known universities like Harvard and Johns Hopkins.
Many people don't even realize that these studies are funded by the very companies that profit from the drugs' sale because that relationship is hidden in small print (source).
Even though many of the advertisements Big Pharma has released state that A.D.H.D. medication is "safer than aspirin," these drugs can have significant side effects and are actually considered to be within the same class as morphine and oxycodone due to their high risk of abuse and addiction.
You can't just blame all doctors, either; many of them genuinely believe they're helping these children because of the information they've been given in these studies and by Big Pharma.
Big Pharma creates advertisements for A.D.H.D. drugs that are specifically targeted at parents, describing how these drugs can improve test scores and behavior at home, among other false claims.
One of the most controversial ones was a 2009 ad for Intuniv, Shire's A.D.H.D. treatment, which included a child in a monster costume taking off his terrifying mask to reveal his calm, smiling self with a text reading,
The FDA has stepped in multiple times, sending pharmaceutical companies warning letters or even forcing them to take down their ads because they are false, misleading, and/or exaggerate the effects of their drugs.
4. "The vaccine-autism link has been disproven"
This is perhaps one of the most concerning claims spread all throughout mainstream media (MSM).
The vaccine-autism link has been proven numerous times, yet MSM continuously tries to debunk it, telling its viewers that this theory was "100% disproven."
To be clear, this was not a theory dreamt up by concerned parents; it surfaced when scientists found that link. The CDC even tried to hide this information from the public, which you can read about here.
A study published by Dr. Brian Hooker, a previous CDC scientist, in the peer-reviewed journal Translational Neurodegeneration found up to a 340% increased risk of autism in African American boys receiving the Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
The vaccine-autism link has even held up in courts, giving parents peace of mind and punishing Big Pharma companies.
In one case, the Italian Health Ministry admitted that the MMR vaccine specifically caused autism in a 9-year-old boy.
Another paper published by Professor Christopher Shaw and Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic of the University of British Columbia showed that vaccines with aluminum adjuvants increase the risk of developing autism, autoimmune diseases, and neurological problems later in life.
A demonstrated neurotoxin, aluminum is the only approved adjuvant in the U.S. Its use presents the risk of brain inflammation, autoimmunity, and other adverse health consequences (source).
There are so many more examples, which you can find if you search 'vaccines' and 'autism' here.
Despite this, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued a press release to express its opposition to a federal commission that has been proposed by the Trump administration to examine vaccine safety and efficacy.
The AAP argues that since we "already know that vaccines are safe and effective," there is no need for further examination into their safety and efficacy.
It's clear that there is enough evidence that suggests vaccines need to be further studied, but the government wants to ignore it.
5. "Aspirin can prevent a heart attack"
Numerous people with heart disease or who suffer with increased risk of heart attack choose to take aspirin for "heart attack prevention."
This provides the exact same bandaid effect as most other pharmaceuticals do in the medical industry. By taking an aspirin a day, you're just covering up the problem, rather than going to the root cause of it.
Why do you suffer from heart disease? Do you consume meat, dairy, sodium, fried foods, or any other products that are proven to cause heart disease?
There are literally so many ways to prevent heart disease, yet many people choose to take pharmaceuticals like aspirin and blood pressure medication instead.
What many of these people aren't told by their doctors is that by taking,
...and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, frequently, you're actually increasing your risk of heart attacks.
A new study published in the British Medical Journal found that these painkillers, including aspirin, are linked to heart problems, and that the risk could be greatest within the initial 30 days of taking them.
You can read more about this here.
6. "Flu shots are necessary and 100% effective"
The flu shot is often referred to as the biggest joke in the medical industry, and for good reason.
They're made up of terrible ingredients, including formaldehyde and mercury - two powerful neurotoxins - and the vaccine industry even admits that laboratory tests prove the popular jab does not work.
A study published in the International Journal of Medicine revealed something that you don't hear too often:
The flu shot isn't even very effective; the CDC openly admits it only works approximately 50% of the time.
7. "Fluoride, chlorine, and other heavy metals added to our drinking water are safe"
Research published in the Lancet by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) found that various chemicals that many children are exposed to are having a direct effect on the creation of disorders labeled under the name ADHD as well as other mental disorders, and this includes fluoride.
The study clearly stated that it was a neurotoxin, which has been verified numerous times.
Many places choose not to add fluoride to their water, particularly because it is a neurotoxin, including many countries in Europe. And chlorine is no safer.
Even the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality states that,
8. "Alternative and naturopathic medicine are not studied and are ineffective"
News stories regarding studies on alternative medicine or all-natural treatment methods are barely ever covered by MSM.
There have literally been thousands of studies on alternative medicine such as cannabis, essential oils, and other naturopathic remedies.
If an MSM news report ever takes a condescending tone toward naturopathy, keep in mind that this could be propaganda, which could even be funded by drug companies.
9. Cancer charities are working to find "a cure"
First of all, these organizations are only affiliated with Big Pharma, and the "search for the cure" when it comes to cancer is pretty much over now that the healing properties of cannabis oil have been discovered.
Second of all, most of these organizations are committing fraud.
For example, the National Children's Leukemia Foundation was shut down because they lured people in, claimed that the funds would be used to conduct cancer research and locate bone marrow donors, but instead less than 1% of the millions of dollars raised actually went towards this. (source - source)
A complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission describes four connected groups, all with cancer in their name, as,
One of those names was the Cancer Fund of America Inc.
These groups stand accused of taking in almost 200 million dollars.
Perhaps the biggest marketing scam is the little pink ribbons that people claim represent "the fight against breast cancer," created by the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
In reality, the company puts less than a dime of each dollar toward actually finding a cure for breast cancer, and that's only the beginning of the problem.
10. "There are no adverse effects to taking over-the-counter medication or pharmaceuticals"
Perhaps one of the most concerning beliefs in society is that,
These are blanket statements often used by misinformed consumers or even by Big Pharma and medical doctors.
A study published in the British Medical Journal showed that pharmaceutical companies were not disclosing all information regarding the results of their drug trials.
The Editor in Chief of the New England Medical journal explained:
As previously discussed, anti-inflammatory drugs increase risk of heart attack, stroke, or dying from cardiovascular disease by approximately a third.
Tylenol can also cause liver failure, yet many people still take it frequently.
At the end of the day, many of us are vastly misinformed when it comes to modern medicine.
Society trusts everything their doctors say, without realizing that Big Pharma plays a big role in their education, and so they literally profit off you being sick.
It's not surprising that these drugs cause adverse reactions and have negative side effects, without which they wouldn't have any returning customers.