Originally posted by kiwifoot
If you were POTUS for the next 4 years, which way would you go?
Well, I've already done something along these lines way back here
, but there's not
much (actually, none at all) about this particular issue in that post.
For one thing, I'd get the FDA up off their collective arses to do their job
, which is to regulate the testing & manufacturing of new drugs
for safety & health concerns. Far too often, the FDA simply takes the results of "studies & research" documents that were created or funded by the
very same manufacturer that wants to get a new drug on the market; No, there's no bias there!
There needs to be clear & concise methods of
testing being done by the FDA itself, and/or to consult more often on independent studies performed by colleges & universities...And also obtain more
than 1 or 2 results, spanning a variety of sources.
More & more, year by year, the FDA has been at the beck-n-call of any Big Pharm with money to burn on lobbying...Big Pharma has continually lobbied
for particular legislation that only improves their lot & worsens ours. In a way, this particular problem could be solved with the banning of *all*
lobbying & replace it with what the Constitution requires; Petition for Redress of Grievances; Wait a second...This is
something I mentioned in
the linked post up above!
The FDA (& pretty much the rest of the government too) has stopped being held accountable to the People & become a mere rubber-stamp for Big Pharm (or
any other Big Corp lobbyists, for that matter); This constitutes Acting in Breech of Oath. In the Constitution, any
officer can be removed from
office for any
High Crime or Misdemeanor & indicted under charges...But it's always up to the People to enforce
it when the government
refuses to perform their specified duties. Sad as it is to say, the Big Pharms get away with murder because the government lets them...And the People
have been letting the government get away with doing just that. As said by
, "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." In short, if We the People refuse to allow Big Pharm continue to murder us,
then We the People have to stop it, because the government sure as hell won't stop it.
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Let's face it. It they invented a magic pill that would eliminate all diseases and illnesses, they would patent it and never use it.
That's for certain. They'd rather have people barely hanging on to their lives with "treatments" that people have to continue paying for, than to
actually create any real cures
that people only have to buy once. "Job Security" they call it but in the end, they constantly hover on the
edge of "mass murder" & being a contributing cause to inciting mass panic with false flag "epidemic warnings." Who's to say that it's beyond the
abilities of Big Pharm to actually cause
any disease to spread into epidemic porportions in the first place? Damn! There's that
"profit-motive" rearing up its ugly head again!
Originally posted by randyvs
I believe everything they give us, either something can be found in organics that is better. Or it is straightout harmful and we don't need it at
This is mostly
true. As a point of fact, no one in the human race can actually create
anything...All of our technologies, all of our
accumulated knowledge has its roots in the Natural World & the Laws of Nature. All humanity can do is manipulate and/or rearrange things that
. If there's something we need to survive, Nature has already provided it for us...Otherwise, we wouldn't have lasted even this
long, even without pharmacies of any kind!
Originally posted by Kailassa
I need thyroxine and B12 injections, and two brothers need insulin injections. Without these we would die, and there is nothing in nature that will
B12 is found in nature, but probably not in the concentrated doses you need...Thyroxine as well. The only kind of insulin that diabetics can use is
that which is produced by human
glands...But it's really impractical to harvest insulin form other humans who need it themselves, isn't it?
Insulin produced by other species has been tested & researched, but it would be...dangerous...to actually use it on humans.
With the advent of Genetic Engineering, they have come up with an artificial way to produce human insulin though; They engineer a specific type of
"bio-mass" that produces human insulin as a by-product. Some refining & purification, & Voila, diabetics can live to rejoice! Don't be surprised
that they've been able to produce such specific types of "bio-masses," because they've been doing that for a few decades already...To create the
enzymes used in common household detergents!
Everything that Big Pharm does really exists in Nature, but the only thing humanity has been able to do is to distill it in concentrated or usable
forms. If you knew where to find it & how to perform the distilling & purification, you could make it yourself. So, you really don't need Big Pharm,
but they certainly need you & your insurance money.
Originally posted by kiwifoot
So you are very correct in saying not ALL Big-Pharma is wrong, but this swine flu mate, it reeks of despicable acts!
Yep, not all Pharma is bad...It gets bad when it grows too big from feeding on greed; Geee,
governments are like that too
. As been quoted before, "Love of money is
the root of all evil." When money becomes more important than people, ethics tend to go right out the window!