Senator Patrick Lehman and Representative Henry Waxman rush about, day after day, year after year, to do Big Pharma’s bidding.

Let’s talk about where this takes us.

Big Pharma, the major pharmaceutical companies, is about money. They advertise their wares as wonders created especially to improve your health. In reality, not so much.

If our health is so important to them, why do they hide negative research results and peddle stuff that kills us–Vioxx, Avandia, statins, and on, and on. Again and again, they push stuff that kills us. Prescription drugs kill more than 100,000 people a year in the United States alone.

How can this be? It’s about the money, honey. Tons and tons of it. And Big Pharma works hard to make sure their money makes a lot of friends.

Big Pharma provides 80% of the American Medical Association’s annual income. And it provides anywhere from 50% to 65%, depending on the year, of the income of insurance companies.

And since Congress saw fit to make the Federal Drug Administration dependent on Big Pharma money, guess who’s side the FDA is on?

Big Pharma bought the Federal Trade Commission, too.

And Big Pharma writes the rules for doctors–what they can do, what they can’t do.

T’would seem that Big Pharma has things pretty well sewn up.

But a threat to Big Pharma looms on the horizon. People are waking up to the fact that medicine isn’t on their side. Doctors dismiss their complaints. Symptoms may get treated, but nobody gets healed. And doctors keep writing prescriptions for the drugs that damage, even kill us.

People are learning about what natural supplements can do for them, and they’re becoming their own health advocates.

What kind of treason is this?

So Big Pharma is twisting arms to get the whole thing stopped.

They fund bogus studies. One study declared Vitamin E didn’t work. But it turns out the Vitamin E used in the study was a crippled creation never before seen in nature or anywhere else. The media trumpeted the study, but remained strangely silent when the truth emerged.

Another study sought to contradict the fact that soy is poison. Participants ingesting soy, they crowed, showed no ill effects compared to the control group who took a placebo. As it turned out, the so-called placebo, supposedly an inert substance that affects nothing, actually contained soy. Meaning that people who eat soy do no worse than people who eat soy. Well, duh. Again, the media blared the false report far and wide, but failed to follow up with the truth.

Why doesn’t the media reveal these shenanigans? Big Pharma ads buy their loyalty.

Here’s a tip: Any magazine or web site that carries pharmaceutical ads will stick to the Big Pharma agenda in everything they write. You can’t depend on their information.

Newspapers are a bad source of medical/nutritional information, too. As is television.

And misinformation isn’t the whole story. The FDA is threatening the availability of supplements.

Joining in, the FTC won’t let non-Big Pharma companies mention any of the health benefits their products offer. Even when proved by good research. Honest research.

So that’s the mess we’re in. And right now, Senator Leahy is making another effort to limit our health choices. Henry Waxman, of course, is always on the prowl for ways to play footsy with Big Pharma.

Fortunately, we have a friend to help us fight back. Alliance for Natural Health - USA ( goes through proposed legislation to find the hidden traps, then tells us about them and gives us an easy way to fight the good fight against medical tyranny.

Please go to their web site at Sign up for their free newsletter. Send them some money. Take part in their e-mail campaigns to Senators and Representatives–which take only a minute or so at the computer.

If we don’t fight back, our health care is going to slide into a ditch deeper than you can believe. We’ll end up with the same level of medical care as Europe.

Like any other freedom, medical freedom isn’t free. We have to act. To fight evil.

I have no connection of any sort with Alliance for Natural Health, but I truly appreciate having an ally in the health wars. Please add your voice, too.

Author's Bio: 

So, there you are, dragging your patooty through life while your doctor keeps insisting you’re fine. What’s that about? You know for a fact that you’re not fine, but what to do?. Well, that’s where Bette Dowdell used to be. Doctors didn’t help much, so she threw herself into research and finally figured it out. Now she shares her hard-earned knowledge with others. Dowdell tells you what drags you down and what builds you up. And she tells it like it is. Subscribe to her free, weekly health e-zine at and get the information you need. Why drag through life when you don’t have to?