posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 02:01 PM
If you didn't know......
.....that under the rubric of the new, Orwellean-monickered New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, Pres. Bush wants to screen the entire population
for "mental illness."
Bush plans to screen whole US population for mental illness
A sweeping mental health initiative will be unveiled by President George W Bush in July. The plan promises to integrate mentally ill patients fully
into the community by providing "services in the community, rather than institutions," according to a March 2004 progress report
entitledNew Freedom Initiative
. While some praise the plan's goals, others say
it protects the profits of drug companies at the expense of the public.
Bush established the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in April 2002 to conduct a "comprehensive study of the United States mental health
service delivery system." The commission issued its recommendations in July 2003. Bush instructed more than 25 federal agencies to develop an
implementation plan based on those recommendations.
Mr Jones told the BMJ that the same "political/pharmaceutical alliance" that generated the Texas project was behind the recommendations of the New
Freedom Commission, which, according to his whistleblower report, were "poised to consolidate the TMAP effort into a comprehensive national policy to
treat mental illness with expensive, patented medications of questionable benefit and deadly side effects, and to force private insurers to pick up
more of the tab" (psychrights.org...).
Olanzapine (trade name Zyprexa), one of the atypical antipsychotic drugs recommended as a first line drug in the Texas algorithm, grossed $4.28bn
(£2.35bn; 3.56bn) worldwide in 2003 and is Eli Lilly's top selling drug. A 2003 New York Times article by Gardiner Harris reported that 70% of
olanzapine sales are paid for by government agencies, such as Medicare and Medicaid.
Eli Lilly, manufacturer of olanzapine, has multiple ties to the Bush administration. George Bush Sr was a member of Lilly's board of directors and
Bush Jr appointed Lilly's chief executive officer, Sidney Taurel, to a seat on the Homeland Security Council. Lilly made $1.6m in political
contributions in 2000—82% of which went to Bush and the Republican Party.
BMJ Online Medical Journals
So remember, when the Bush-appointed/Ashcroft-approved Psycho-hygiene Gruppen come knocking at your door to "screen" you for such blatantly
psychotic and paranoid symptoms as, say... your atheism, or your belief that the Powers That Be let the terrorist attacks of 9/11 happen on
purpose.....don't forget to tell them who told ya! But of course, this isn't selling out Americans
for Pharma industry profits....it's a
good thing, right?
Thanks to the Jerkster for alerting me to this.