Toxic Consumption: Big Pharma Putting Pharmaceuticals in Water

Big pharma has been putting pharmaceuticals in water across the nation. That’s right, you are unknowingly consuming drugs every single day.

5 Natural Solutions for Avoiding and Treating Depression

Suffering from depression? There are natural solutions for avoiding and treating depression. Here are 5 potential solutions for avoiding depression.

Anti-Depressants Don’t Work for Mild or Moderate Depression

Anti-depressants don’t work for mild to moderately depressed patients. What’s more, a placebo is almost always nearly as effective, and safer.

America Has Higher Rate of “Death from All Causes” than 16 Other Developed Nations

Based on recent findings, Americans are sicker and have a higher chance of dying from all causes than people living in 16 other developed nations.

Could Vegetables Hold the Solution for Childhood Asthma?

A recent study found a supplement containing fruits, vegetables, probiotics, and fish oil could actually work to treat asthma, outperforming medication.

Backwards: Natural Compounds in Grapefruit Removed to Prevent Medication Reactions

Scientists are actually removing naturally occurring compounds found in grapefruit to accommodate synthetic medications and avoid negative interactions.

Doctored: New Documentary Shows Big Pharma’s Cracks

In a new documentary by Jeff Hays, Doctored shows the shortcomings and even the insidious nature of the modern medical and pharmaceutical culture.

Lifestyle Changes Beat Statins for Boosting Heart Health

Lifestyle changes can be as (if not more) effective than statins at maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, plus, overall health will be boosted.

How Flimsy, Manipulated Research Leads to more Harmful Pharmaceuticals

From headaches to heartburn, anxiety to cancer, there’s a pharmaceutical for everything these days. Few of us really bother reading the long list of side effects before popping a few pills, and we don’t question our doctors or the so-called medicine for which they make us break the bank. We assume that they all mean well. Maybe they do. Even if that were true, it’ not working.

Biotech Giant Amgen Fined $762M for Illegal Marketing

OnTuesday, biotech giant Amgen Inc pleaded guilty in federal court for illegally marketing its former top-seller, Aranesp, a drug used to treat anemia. They are to pay $762 million: $612 million in a civil settlement and $136 million in criminal fines.

Top 10 Legal Drugs Linked to Violence

Many of the drugs handed out to troubled individuals have troubled histories in Food and Drug Administration testing themselves, and come with a list of side effects including hostility, aggression, confusional states, and impulse-control disorders. This list of drugs shows which are most linked to violent behavior.

FDA: Drug Companies Faked Thousands of Drug Documents

According to the Food and Drug Administration, a major drug research contractor has been found faking documents and manipulating samples. The firm, Cetero Research, has tested medicines for major drug companies that are now being forced to reevaluate their products in response to warnings issued by US regulators. The news may be from 2010, but is an example of pharma corruption nonetheless.

Chinese Pharma Companies Accused of Selling Pills Made from ‘Dead Babies’

As disturbing and outlandish as it may sound, a South Korean SBS TV documentary has accused Chinese pharmaceutical companies to be selling “stamina pills” that contain ground up dead babies. The report claims that certain hospitals and abortion clinics sell baby corpses to the companies, who then use their bodies to grind up for their stamina pill ingredients.

Court Awards Family for Antidepressants Leading to Man’s Suicide

A Supreme Court jury in New York awarded $1.5 million to the family of Joseph Mazella, who committed suicide in 2009 after his physician prescribed the 51-year old father, teacher, and basketball coach a deadly cocktail of pharmaceuticals—without having met him once.

Link Established Between Top Anti-Anxiety Drug and Dementia

Benzodiazepines are some of the most widely prescribed pharmaceuticals in the world. In the U.S. alone, there are fifteen kinds of benzos, commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeplessness. They have a calming and tranquilizing effect. But French scientists recently found they will do much more than calm you down—they could increase your risk of dementia.

WHO Urges People to Reveal Depression, Goal is to Pump Up Big Pharma Medication Sales

On World Mental Health Day (October 10), the World Health Organization let it be known that more than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. But, they say, a stigma is still attached to the condition, leading people to keep their struggles quiet rather than reaching out for help. The WHO says the stigma must be dropped so that depressed individuals can have access to treatment, including therapy and Big Pharma medications.

The Serious Side Effects of Aspirin: Beyond Itching, Irritation, and Nausea

About 500,000 pounds of the active chemical ingredient in Aspirin was produced in the United States in 1998 alone, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Since that time, production and use has only grown. Millions use the tiny white pills for pain reduction and heart attack prevention. But, how many know the risks they are taking? How many people know the side effects of aspirin – those that go beyond minor itching or nausea?