How fucked we get by the pharmaceutical industry... total corruption
Big Bucks, Big Pharma
(45 min, Ronit Ridberg, 2005) Big Bucks, Big Pharma pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. Media scholars and health professionals help us understand the ways in which direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising glamorizes and normalizes the use of prescription medication, and works in tandem with both industry-sponsored medical education/research and promotion to doctors. Big Bucks, Big Pharma challenges us to ask important questions about the consequences of relying on a for-profit industry for our health and well-being. From the Media Education Foundation.
Big Pharma is one of Washington\\\'s most powerful interest groups.
As medications assume ever-larger roles in health care, the importance of FDA approval mounts. But what do average Americans know about the FDA process? What happens when a drug product harms consumers, and what role do drug companies play in approving and monitoring drugs? DANGEROUS PRESCRIPTION offers a FRONTLINE investigation into the FDA and drug safety, showing how effective the FDA is at identifying drugs that don\\\'t work or cause harm.
We Become Silent - The Last Days of Health Freedom (2006)
International award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller of Well TV announced the release of a new documentary about the threat to medical freedom of choice. \\\'We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom\\\' details the ongoing attempts by multinational pharmaceutical interests and giant food companies â?? in concert with the WTO, the WHO and others â?? to limit the publicâ??s access to herbs, vitamins and other therapies.
\\\'We Become Silentâ?? is narrated by Dame Judi Dench, the noted UK actress who has won multiple Golden Globe awards, an Oscar, and a Tony for her on-stage work, in addition to dozens of other honors throughout her prestigious career.
We Become Silent
Pharmaceutical giants and other globalized bureaucratic interests are threatening our very health freedoms. Our access to natural foods, vitamins, and herbs will be severely crippled, and eventually non existent.
QUOTES FROM THIS DOCUMENTARY
â??Fear preys on the most vulnerable among us. Fear sells. And nowhere is fear peddled more shamelessly than in the fields of medicine and human nutrition. And of course the fear mongers are also praying on fear of disease. And the solution that the fear mongers give us are drugs. Yet drugs are the single most dangerous thing we can put in our mouths.â??\\\"Fear anesthetizes us. It coerces us, making us believe we can do little on our own to prevent or treat disease. And forces whole nations to kneel at the alters of the drug industries. Itâ??s a sad fact that pharmaceuticals have become the dope of modern man. And make no mistake, we are addicted. Last year between 3 and 5 billion prescriptions were written in the U.S. alone.â??
â??But the fear machine is well oiled by petrochemical dollars, and a near worldwide monopoly in health care. It works overtime to prevent the truth about dietary supplements from getting out to the public. Governments, particularly in Europe and the United States seem all to eager to comply with the robber barons of health care.â??
â??There are some who say this battle cannot be won. We are the David, they are the Goliath. But itâ??s too important to sit it out and allow the multinational corporations and the regulators to inform us what our freedoms should be. If we donâ??t demand medical freedom of choice we will lose it. Itâ??s critical that the people of Europe, the people of Asia, Africa, the Americas and the rest of the world come together so we can protect our health freedom for our generation and those of the future.â??
Also included is information about antiaddictive substances that big pharma don\\\'t want to sell = cause there is no money in making humans independent. Good customers take their pill every day, huh.
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