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Poll: 47 Million Believe Big Pharma Creates Disease

Anthony Gucciardi
April 4th, 2013
Updated 05/08/2014 at 11:48 am
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A new major poll from the organization Public Policy Polling over what United States citizens believe to be true about their government and beyond has revealed that a whopping 47 million citizens are privy to the fact that the Big Pharma pharmaceutical industry and the current medical health paradigm are actually generating further sickness within the nation. And that’s just within the United States.

The poll, which asked questions about everything from the use of sodium fluoride in the water to the assassination of JFK, has been popping up in the media where reporters are lumping together concerns about Big Pharma with the belief in Bigfoot. The issue with the poll, however, is that there is really some strange wording within the questions that I think altered the actual response of the individuals who were surveyed due to the oftentimes confusing or more ‘sinister’ wording utilized by the Public Policy Polling agency.

For example, the question regarding the medical establishment working together with Big Pharma reads as follows:

“Do you believe that the pharmaceutical industry is in league with the medical industry to “invent” new diseases in order to make money, or not?”

And 47 million people, based on the poll stats, agree that this is the case. But if the wording were to be changed even slightly, I think that we’d see even more widespread acceptance within the public — of which 15% of the entire United States population would agree according to this poll. For example, the wording here could be confusing with the usage of the word invent with quotations, as it could imply that these industries are creating new diseases that are previously unheard of instead of just generating sickness within the population.

If the polling company had asked “Do you believe that the pharmaceutical industry and the medical establishment are working together to keep the population sick?” I believe a much greater ‘yes’ response would be seen. Also, the profit portion alienates at least a few percentage points as many individuals believe that the motivation is not profit at all.

But this can be seen to a much greater extent with the question regarding the ill effects of fluoride, which reads:

“Do you believe the government adds fluoride to our water supply, not for dental health reasons, but for other, more sinister reasons, or not?”

This time, we see that the question involves the addition of ‘sinister reasons’ to the list. The media then takes it and says 74% of people think water fluoridation is healthy. Instead, the poll should have asked if fluoride is dangerous to the human body or lowers IQ. What would be amazing in such a scenario is that we’d see, still, a large percentage of people say that fluorides does not lower IQ when even Harvard research and 25 plus other studies have confirmed that it does. That is in addition to damaging developing brains.

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  • Anonymous

    Ha, ha, “Tis very lucrative biz keeping you sick!!!” – that’s the rationale of Big Pharma, is it not? As J Mercola has said, Big Pharma is tied to the hips of the FDA and more, so won’t the govt be mighty pleased when the peoples’ medical insurance is channeled to Big Pharma, which functions as its other pocket?

  • ini

    I wish to ask anyone; how accessible are these natural remedies?

  • Dieter

    Fluoride is added to Sugar and Breakfast Cereals in Latin America ! Added to Childrens school milk in the UK ? The effect on the Thyroid Gland & Human Bone Density beggars belief !!! Preventing Dental Caries (???)……. So Patently FALSE !!! Check the countries throughout the world where it is BANNED ?

  • Atomssilver

    Sure they do! I they are in the sick people business, then they run around and pay vacation trips for doctors that promote thier products.

  • Paul Abele

    I believe in natural medicine not doctors or Big Pharma. All doctors care about is big money. I'm diabetic and They been wanting to cut off my legs. I heal my diabetic ulcers with Honey and heal them in 1-3 weeks.

  • Jheri Curl

    A lot of sheep out there….the fluoride is obviously working!

  • dottydee

    Rx drugs that cause diabetes 2, (now a epidemic) and high blood pressure, etc, etc, etc. Plus some Rx drugs as advertised on television which I feel should be banned, announce side effects of death, numerous cancers, blood disorders tuberculosis, suicide. The list goes on and this is what's prescribed to get well from some ailment you might have, or not.
    Then Big Pharma has the gall to advertise anti-depressants for PAIN! This is crazy and it's killing our society.
    How can there be a War On Drugs when the addictions, deaths and profits are from Legal pharmaceuticals?

  • Suzylnn

    Duh! Drugs are the central focus of all treatment today weather physical or mental. Even the food industry is killing people. These huge corporations own all of the brand names and use the same toxic ingredients in the products and care nothing about nutrition or health. Start taking control of your own health by eating organic fruits, veggies and grass fed meats. ONLY. Support your local farmers 'IF' they are NON-GMO. Make sure! Stop supporting these greedy fat cats. Don't smoke! Spend time with your kid's & grand kid's, friends who share your same concerns. Work hard for these things that are worth working for and enjoy good food, good wine and when vacation time comes around take it :)

  • Suzylnn

    Drugs are the central focus of all treatment today weather physical or mental. Even the food industry these huge corporations own all of the brand names and use the same toxic ingredients in the products and care nothing about our nutrition or health.
    I suggest you take control of your own health and forget these greedy fat cats, unless you break a bone or something! Eat organic fruit, veggies and grass fed meats ONLY! Support you local farmers' IF' they are NON GMO. Make sure! Hang out with your friends, family doing the same. Don't smoke. Enjoy good wine, good food and happy hours with you kid's and grand kid's. Work hard for the things that matter. Like Family and God.

    • Paul Abele

      I'm a type 2 diabetic and my doctor put me on 2 different drugs-Glimepiride and Metformin of which one of the drugs will ruin my kiddey's. I quit taking both drugs and take cinnamon instead. I'm keeping my glucose down and when I go up it's quicker to come down. I believe in Nature, not Big Pharma!

      • Steve Trueblue

        Go further – Daily dose of Coconut Oil LOWERS insulin resistance. It also increases physical strength and stamina and is a powerful anti inflammatory. That's why its used by footballers and weightlifters. It also reverses dementia in many. On youtube see "dementia reversal with coconut oil" And it doesn't raise cholesterol. US Food industry started that false rumour.

  • John Mangan

    It's clear this is a deeply flawed poll with a not so hidden agenda.

  • rich

    A self-perpetuating thing. Organizations are born from a need and sometimes, try to perpetuate themselves even though the need is gone.

    • ini

      True, all organizations like big pharma due to heavy funding and profits will always seek ways even illegal ways to preserve their existence, disease creation and false propaganda on natural remedies are some of the ways of self preservation.