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Jan 29, Time to De-Throne the Pharmaceutical Mafia

If ever there was a "swamp" in Washington that needs draining, it is the near-total domination of medical thought and practice by the Pharmaceutical industry. Admittedly, there are some things -- such as trauma care and infections -- they have valuable skills to contribute, but, on the whole, they are not only failing us, but discouraging any investigation into simpler, inexpensive methods of preventing disease and supporting our health.
Not only does the U.S. Government throw money to the medical mafia for research to find the "cure for cancer", which Pharma funnels into more symptomatic treatments that may extend life for a few weeks, but they also use their financial weight to lobby against herbs like kratom that millions of Americans are using to end their dependence on opioid drugs at their own expense!
Of course, in the upside-down world of Dr. Gottlieb, new Commissioner of the FDA, this is a bad thing because former addicts did not pay for "professional" help in ending their addiction. Thanks, Doc, medical professionals got us into addiction, why should we pay them to try to free us by means of creating new dependencies to methadone and suboxone? Good try, though!
By the way, has anyone ever done an audited study of the track record of the Drug Rehab industry, which is salivating at the possibility of receiving federal largesse to solve the opioid epidemic? I've looked and wasn't able to find anything trustworthy.
There are so many egregious examples of how our society overpays the pharmaceutical mafia for needless boondoggles, such as the search for a ZIKA Vaccine.
To bring this back to a focus on diabetes, how many pre-diabetics are informed that diet changes and moderate exercise are nearly twice as effective as Metformin is preventing full Type-2 Diabetes? Not many, from what I've heard. Doctors are trained to sell drugs -- that's where the money is and that's what patients has been taught to expect, unfortunately -- and this lack of interest in true prevention is bankrupting our society (but not making us healthier).
Pardon my rant, but I'm tired of seeing my country's health deteriorating due to bad advice from the medical/pharmaceutical industry. Now, when they are obviously behind an attempt to ban kratom, rather than asking the FDA to do their duty to regulate it as a dietary supplement -- even as Pharma and their minions try to pass laws to force vaccines on ALL of us, disregarding the damage they sometimes cause. We need to make national health a priority and stop funneling billions of dollars to the pharmaceutical industry, which has no incentive to make us healthier.
The sicker we get, the more they profit! Why can't our Congress figure this out? (Of course, thinking people know why.)
If there ever was a "swamp" that needs draining in Washington, this is it! Our lives and finances depend upon it.



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