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You vs. Big Government and Big Pharma

government protesterInformed Americans are quickly learning about the evils of Big Government and the danger it represents to the traditional family, but very few know about the relationship between Big Government and the Big Pharmaceutical Companies.

Big Pharma is a huge, out of control special interest group that derives its power and influence from its partner, Big Government. You see, government bureaucrats profit from promoting Big Pharma, because of the legions of lobbyists employed to help write the laws, the regulators who intensely review and follow every drug development and the politicians who are always looking for a big campaign donor.

On the far left, folks like Michael Moore attack this arrangement as capitalism, but really it is socialist corporatism-a partnership between Big Government and Big Pharma to promote the interests of each other at the costs of anyone who gets in the way.

For example, Big Pharma is constantly normalizing obscure health programs to the masses in order to create new markets with a strong demand for a new drug. One example of this is the GlaxoKlineSmith promotion of ‘Restless Leg Syndrome’, something no one had ever heard of before but which is now suddenly a common ailment. Some Doctors refer to this phenomenon as ‘disease mongering’.

Entire industries have been developed on ‘created’ disorders, such as ‘generalized anxiety disorder’, ‘major depressive disorder,’ ‘panic disorder,’ ‘acute social phobia’ and ‘social anxiety disorder.’ Even if you’re just shy there’s a drug for you (it’s called Paxil), in the event that you suffer from ‘debilitating shyness.’

Other Big Pharma tactics will include repackaging a product as distinctly new in order to increase revenues and gain new patents (allowing for competition free sales). One example is the creation of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). The symptoms for PMDD include: irritability, sadness, sudden mood changes, tension, bloating, and breast tenderness. By the way, these symptoms coincide with the onset of menstruation. That used to be referred to as Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) but now it’s a disorder with its own drug, Sarafem. Sarafem is actually Prozac repackaged in pink.

A similar development occurred when the patents for Prilosec and Lipitor were up against the expiration of their patent protection; in the case of Prilosec the successor was Nexium and Lipitor itself was a follow-on to Mevacor, Pravachol and Zocor, all drugs designed to lower LDL cholesterol levels.

And guess what? When a drug does work, drug companies will coordinate with the government to lower the guidelines for what are acceptable levels of, in this case, cholesterol. By constantly changing the standard, drug companies have a reason to continually generate new, expensive drugs that are then approved (with monopoly rights) for sale to the public.

The next time you visit your MD, take a look around the office. If it’s anything like the Doctor’s offices I’ve been in recently, you’ll find drugs everywhere with Big Pharma names, along with pens, calendars, notebooks and a wide assortment of goodies that drug company reps leave behind.

If there is any doubt that Americans have been bought and sold by Big Pharma, consider that by 2006 over one million children under the age of 18 were on anti-depressants. How did civilization make it before anti-depressants? Will we make it with them?

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  1. You forgot to mention vaccinations….

    • Just in case anyone wants to know. In 2002 I had to do a lot of buisness travel, so to avoid getting sick a co-worker talked me into getting a flu shot with him. Three days later I could hardly walk! My ankles and wrists were terribly inflamed. They put me on prednisone (steroids) which worked for about three months. It came back and more prednisone which went on for about a year till I had to be on prednisone all the time, so they sent me to a rehumatologist who diagnosed me with rehumatoid arthritis. Really it is reactive arthritis because of the flu shot. Now my medical bills from the flu shot are in excess of $20,000 a year just to survive. Every couple of years my screwy immune system attacks something else. Skin in horrible rashes, total loss of hair, and it goes on and on. Just think about my plight when you hear the government tell you that everyone should get a flu shot!!

  2. Have you ever noticed in commercials that the side effects of the drugs are often far more deleterious that the actual condition for which the medication is taken? Have a stuffy nose? Take this or that med and risk stroke, cancer, or sudden heart failure! No thanks.

  3. Hello all and another good article. I’ll toss something else into the mix. My beloved wife is currently in the process of withdrawing from ‘Big Pharmas’ products. Three antidepressants, two pain meds, two nerve meds. How did she get hooked on this crap? An unfortunate series of personal crisis, some misguided counseling and referal to a ‘pill shooter’ doctor. And a big lack of oversight on my part, I really dropped the ball on that. She’s in month two and doing good with it, but definitly fighting an uphill battle. Many of these meds are addictive, especially the anti-depressants and not to be taken lightly. Her sleep patterns have been disrupted, she feels new aches and pains, and has to really work to keep herself upbeat and positive. In a S.H.T.F. scenario, what she’s dealing with would be a whole lot harder and probably life threatening. Wifey will make it, I have no doubt and be a stronger person for it, but it isn’t an easy chore. Just a little more food for thought my friends.

  4. Another reason to take your health matters into your own (educated) hands. Check out my posts on herbal medicines at

  5. May 16, 2016, five years after the last comment, and nothing has changed. Big Pharma is more powerful than its ever been and growing by the day. Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better. sad but true.

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