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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 01.04.17

After I give a 15 minute introduction about how the FDA may be doing more harm than good, Kim Witczak, consumer representative on the FDA Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee, joins me to delve deeply into how the FDA too often betrays its mandate to serve and protect the public, and instead serves and protects the drug companies. Specific topics include the recent unprecedented FDA action of removing a lengthy Black Box warning from the smoking drug Chantix about its severe psychiatric adverse effects including suicide; and the FDA’s present consideration of drug company requests to allow them to market drugs to doctors for purposes that are not approved by the FDA. We also talk about direct to consumer advertising. Evermore, we cannot trust big government; evermore we cannot trust big business; and we cannot trust the legal system either. This hour examines evil without finding an easy way to combat it. On the bright side, it offers inspiration in Kim Witczak and her work as a self-made, highly dedicated and effective reformer!

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Growing Herbal Helpers at Home

Herbs are normally thought of as a culinary addition to transform a boring dish into an amazing meal, but many of them are easy to grow, easy to maintain and bestow a number of health benefits.  The pharmacy of the future will not dispense pharmaceuticals, but instead nutraceuticals. A great way to start this movement is in the comfort of …

Disturbing US Fact: Over 1 Million 0-5 Year Olds Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs!

The data, as reported by IMS Health, the largest and most credible source of prescribing data in the United States, is staggering: 274,804 babies, 370,778 toddlers and 500,948 preschoolers have been prescribed psychiatric drugs so powerful that they carry 386 international drug regulatory warnings. In total, the number of 0-5 year olds prescribed dangerous and life-threatening drugs psychiatric drugs is …

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Stop the insanity: Pharmacies selling unapproved fluoride drugs to the public

(NaturalHealth365) A short video released by the Fluoride Action Network is alerting the public about dangerous fluoride “supplements” that are illegally on the market today. They are being heavily marketed to parents with children despite the known dangers of fluoride toxicity and the fact that these oral supplements have never been approved by the FDA. A Fluoride Action Network investigation found that these dangerous …

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ANH-USA – FDA: Massive Attack on Supplements

The long-awaited revision of FDA guidance rules for new supplements is finally here. It is very bad news. Highest-level Action Alert! We normally publish our newsletter on Tuesday, but are sending out this issue today because of its urgency. What we are dealing with here is whether the supplement industry is allowed to innovate and create new supplements. The FDA, working …

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NATURAL BLAZE – According To The FDA, Frosted Flakes Are “Healthier” Than Avocados

The Food and Drug Administration is an organization whose motives and influences have long been questioned by American citizens. Many speculate that the organization has been bribed by Big Food companies who want a hold on what the FDA deems as healthy so that adults and children can be misguided about what to eat. Based on a rudimentary system of saying that any food …

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Sarah Lazare – A Surprise Shill for Big Pharma?

Patients groups have credibility and influence precisely because they ostensibly represent the ordinary people whose fate is in the hands of the health care system, from brain injury survivors to people living with cancer to individuals facing mental health problems. Now a troubling new report [3] from the corporate watchdog group Public Citizen reveals that some patients groups are accepting donations from the …

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Paul Fassa – Cannabis Remedies for Epilepsy Were Discovered and Buried in the 1940s

Applying low THC high CBD cannabis or cannabidiol successfully for seizures has become relatively widespread among families with children who are having chronic seizures, even several grand mal seizures daily. This awareness was greatly enhanced by an unusual mainstream August 2013 media report by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M.D., called “Weed.” Since that report, high CBD (cannabidiol) low THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), …

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Unsealed Docs Show Big Pharma Colluded With “Pain Clinics” — Causing An Opioid Epidemic

Over the past year we have heard much about the opioid epidemic gripping the U.S., as Big Pharma rakes in billions from people getting hooked on prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin. Nowhere is the problem more pervasive than in West Virginia, which has the highest drug overdose rate in the nation and one of the highest prescription rates of …

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Martha Rosenberg – What Big Pharma Does Not Want You to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

The prescription opioid epidemic is not new. It began when Pharma rolled out and aggressively marketed time-released opioids like Oxycontin, driving “pill mills” that distributed as many as 9 million [3] Oxys in a six-month span. What is new is the media finally calling Pharma out on the many cagey ways it got people hooked on opioids and heroin (and continues to do so), how …