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Medicine and cars alert!

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posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 04:20 PM
Here is the most shocking story of the century.

the comparison is vital.

can your break your conditioning?

[edit on 29-1-2006 by asala]

posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 05:50 PM
Great article!

Your post could be beefed up a little though, so people know what's under discussion. Here's a section of the article, for people to read.

Your average car would cost $4.5 million, representing a 30,000% markup over cost, which is typical for prescription drugs. Automakers would justify this price by saying they needed the money to fund research and development, but in reality, most of their research would be funded by taxpayer dollars through government grants and university research centers. That exact same car could be purchased in Mexico or Canada for under $5,000.

Automakers would lobby Congress to outlaw or regulate alternative forms of transportation such as bicycles and airplanes, forcing Americans to rely exclusively on cars. Explanation: the drug industry works hard to discredit alternative medicine, herbs and nutritional supplements, hoping to force consumers to rely on drugs alone.

Cars with no safety systems (no seatbelts, no airbags, no crumple zones) would be declared perfectly safe by federal regulators. Car companies, rather than address this lack of safety features, would focus on publicizing the dangers of riding bicycles. Explanation: the FDA currently approves deadly drugs as "safe." Meanwhile, drug companies ignore the dangers of their own drugs and, instead, try to get people to believe that herbs or vitamins are dangerous.

The article makes some very good, salient points. I reccomend it to anyone, it's a quick read, and quite entertaining.

Thanks for bringing it to ATS esecallum.

posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 06:10 PM
I think the way Big Pharma behaves is disgusting, however.....they don't behave any differently to any other corporations. They try to maximise their profit and return to shareholders. In fact they have a legal obligation to do this.

Also cars and drugs aren't comparible: a car is a box with an engine that gets you from A to B, if you don't like one then just get another. You can't take a cancer drug for your heart condition and vice versa, you have to take exactly the right drug for the particular illness or condition. Second hand drugs aren't too good either

If we want to change the way drug companies work, then we need to change the way capatilism works (in relation to coporations at least), though how you go about this is a different matter, and I'm really not sure what the answer is.

posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 06:29 PM
Its truly a sad time we live in when at the height of the information age.. the truth is buried farther below the surface then ever..... to think that they can make distribution of information illegal(in regards to health care) is a complete travesty. My wife is big into herbal medicine alternatives and reading this article ust makes me wonder when the medical guestapo is going to kick in my door for using herbal remedies!.... sure it may sound paranoid to a few but is it?..its already illegal for certain herbs its only a matter of time before they are all outlawed and the govt conducts random searches and seizures. Making criminals out of ordinary people who otherwise live completely honest and legal lives.... thus increasing the prison population of the already highest prison pop on the of the free indeed.

Sorry i get carried away sometimes... but good article..... great comparison between cars and medicine. Once again thank goodness for ATS the site that at least to this point is still not afraid to indulge our cognitive borders.

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