posted on Sep, 18 2004 @ 10:33 PM
I was interested in conspiracy theories for many years, but didn't actually believe that a real conspiracy could take place until the following
happened to me:
I went the the doctor a year ago for heart palpitations & was given an anti-depressant. The drug gave me really horrible side-effects in a short
amount of time. I reported this immediately to the doctor, who didn't take it seriously & said that the drug was very safe & these side-effects
simply don't happen. I read the info packet that came with the drug & also visited many web sites like Web MD to get some more perspective. The
side-effects were never mentioned. As I got worse, I began to think that maybe I had Parkinsons or a brain tumor--I was terrified. Over the next
months I was taken off the drug, put on others, and my health steadily declined to the point where I could not work. I saw a number of doctors &
psychiatrists and they all told me the same thing: it couldn't possibly be the drugs that were causing these severe neurological problems, I was most
likely a hypochondriac. Finally I sought help from two sources--medical abstracts & online support groups. I read the medical abstracts on the
potential side-effects of these medications with help from my mother, who is a biologist--they confirmed my side-effects. I read thousands of posts
from people who have suffered side-effects from these drugs--they not only confirmed my experiences, but reported identical reactions of disbelief
from their doctors. When I went back to my doctor to tell her about the results of my research, she told me simply to "not read those things
anymore." Then I read a couple of exposes of the pharmaceutical companies & how this trillion-dollar industry bribes doctors (in the form of gifts,
trips, etc.) all across America--as well as the FDA.
Through this multi-pronged investigation I came to the conclusion that vital health information about the safety of these drugs were being suppressed
by the FDA, the drug companies, & doctors all for the sake of $$$$. It makes sense: if the potential life-threatening side-effects of these drugs were
clearly posted on the containers, & doctors had to make their patients aware of them, they would be more likely to not buy the drugs, and $$$$ would
go down. There is an article in AOL health news about exactly this happening, now with the new labelling laws for anti-depressants.
I believe that this is a conspiracy of sorts--the suppression of vital health information as the result of greed. I do not think it is a conscious
conspiracy on behalf of the doctors, but I do think the pharmaceutical industry knows exactly what it's doing. It's not a "romantic" conspiracy
like the JFK theory or all-encompassing like the NWO theory, but it's a conspiracy nonetheless.
But just the fact that I use the word "conspiracy" makes it immediately sound suspect. So what if instead of conspiracy I use the phrase "the
amoral manipulation of things to maximize profits & power"--that doesn't sound that crazy at all, does it? It sounds like what corporations do all
"The amoral manipulation of things to maximize profits & power" -- why is it so hard to believe that a government, an industry, a company, a
religion, a small group of politically-minded billionaires would not engage in such a thing? To me it sounds logical & inevitable.