The body is not a machine

Modern biomedicine sees the body as a closed mechanistic system. But illness shows us to be permeable, ecological beings Nitin K Ahuja is an assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Philadelphia. Edited by Pam Weintraub Ms Smith is a 40-year-old woman who comes to see me in clinic, having suffered for years with nausea, bloating and irregular stools. She’s been to two gastroenterologists before me, and nothing they recommended was any help. All her tests came back normal – but something’s wrong, no question, and getting worse. There’s pain … Continue reading The body is not a machine

Dispensing Doctors: Should Physicians Sell Drugs to Patients?

Allowing doctors to also dispense drugs, some say, is cheaper and more convenient for patients. Critics aren’t so sure. BY MICHAEL SCHULSON SOMETIME AROUND 2007 or 2008, Samantha Jefferies came to her brother Trent with a request: Could he help figure out an easier way for doctors to sell prescription drugs to their patients? Typically, when doctors want their patients to take a drug, they write a prescription, and a pharmacist — generally at a local, unaffiliated pharmacy elsewhere in a patient’s community — dispenses the medication. But in the 1980s, a rising number of physicians in the United States began bypassing pharmacies and … Continue reading Dispensing Doctors: Should Physicians Sell Drugs to Patients?

THE SICKNESS INDUSTRY: HOW BIG PHARMA INVENTS CRISES & NORMALISES DEPENDENCY

by Dr. Tim Coles, New Dawn Waking Times The pharmaceutical industry is worth $1 trillion, half of which comes from US-based sales. The alternative health industry, by comparison, is worth just $59bn. Big Pharma bribes doctors, dominates advertising, and drives the anti-natural health narrative. The biggest, multibillion-dollar companies are Pfizer (US), Novartis (Switzerland), Roche (Switzerland), Johnson & Johnson (J&J US), Merck & Co. (US), Sanofi (France), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK UK), AbbVie (US), Takeda (Japan), and AstraZeneca (UK-Sweden). The bulk of their profits come from prescription drugs. Big Pharma kills people in two ways: 1) pricing life-saving drugs out of the market and … Continue reading THE SICKNESS INDUSTRY: HOW BIG PHARMA INVENTS CRISES & NORMALISES DEPENDENCY

J&J SUNSCREENS RECALLED FOR CARCINOGENIC INGREDIENTS

Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times Beauty is big business. So, when a company that sells cosmetics volunteers to recall their products, it’s an indication that something is drastically wrong.1 Johnson & Johnson announced in July 2021 they were recalling five of their aerosol sunscreen products after an independent lab found benzene contamination in them in May 2021. Another company whose products were found to contain benzene, CVS, followed by stopping sales of two of their sun products.2 The FDA published an announcement of Johnson & Johnson’s voluntary withdrawal with this caveat at the top of the release: “When a company announces a … Continue reading J&J SUNSCREENS RECALLED FOR CARCINOGENIC INGREDIENTS

COVID Vaccines: A Plot To Control Your ‘Moods And Thoughts’?

Are some COVID-19 shots engineered to control your thoughts? A prominent anti-vaccine campaigner claims this might be the case. He’s wrong, but debunking his concern gives us a chance to discuss cool gene-therapy technology. By Cameron English A few weeks back, Mike Adams, self-proclaimed “Health Ranger” and founder of Natural News, alleged that the US government launched a five-phase campaign to force COVID-19 shots on Americans. This effort, Adams said, would culminate in a “false flag” operation, a mass shooting specifically designed to discredit the opposition to mass vaccination. With the shots still not mandated anywhere in the US, save for some hospitals and universities, Adams … Continue reading COVID Vaccines: A Plot To Control Your ‘Moods And Thoughts’?

THE SAME SHADY PEOPLE OWN BIG PHARMA AND THE MEDIA

by Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times What does The New York Times and a majority of other legacy media have in common with Big Pharma? Answer: They’re largely owned by BlackRock and the Vanguard Group, the two largest asset management firms in the world. Moreover, it turns out these two companies form a secret monopoly that own just about everything else you can think of too. As reported in the featured video:1,2 “The stock of the world’s largest corporations are owned by the same institutional investors. They all own each other. This means that ‘competing’ brands, like Coke and Pepsi aren’t … Continue reading THE SAME SHADY PEOPLE OWN BIG PHARMA AND THE MEDIA

Coronavirus pandemic creates 9 new Big Pharma billionaires

by: Nolan Barton Campaigners from the People’s Vaccine Alliance, whose members include Global Justice Now, Oxfam and UNAIDS, have analyzed Forbes Rich List data to highlight the massive wealth being generated for a handful of people from vaccines which were largely publicly funded. Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel topped the list and is now worth $4.3 billion after his company became the second to be granted emergency use authorization in the U.S. for its COVID-19 vaccine in December last year. (Related: Move aside, Big Pharma: BIG COVID is a trillion-dollar industry and those who profit from it will make sure covid never goes away.) … Continue reading Coronavirus pandemic creates 9 new Big Pharma billionaires

PANDEMIC: FOLLOW THE REAL MONEY, THE UNTHINKABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY

by Jon Rappoport, Guest Waking Times For the past year, I’ve been demonstrating that every major scientific assertion about the so-called pandemic is a lie. This article is about something else. The money. Money that makes the bailout/stimulus sums look like chump change. Money that makes Bill Gates look like a guy on welfare scraping by. To understand my line of approach here, you have to understand that people are conditioned, in many ways, to accept modern medical care. One successful method of conditioning: a whole nation is invaded by medical propaganda and medical treatment, during a purported crisis. The bottom … Continue reading PANDEMIC: FOLLOW THE REAL MONEY, THE UNTHINKABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY

WHY THE PUSH IS ON TO MAKE PANDEMIC LIFE ‘PERMANENT’

Tom Mullen, FEE Waking Times One year after Americans were ordered to close down society for “two weeks to flatten the curve,” Bloomberg columnist Andreas Kluth warned, “We Must Start Planning for a Permanent Pandemic.” Because new variants of SARS-COV-2 are impervious to existing vaccines, says Kluth, and pharmaceutical companies will never be able to develop new vaccines fast enough to keep up, we will never be able to get “back to normal.” “Get back to normal” means recovering the relative liberty we had in our already overregulated, pre-Covid lives. This is just the latest in a long series of crises that always seem … Continue reading WHY THE PUSH IS ON TO MAKE PANDEMIC LIFE ‘PERMANENT’

The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands

Rejection of mainstream science and medicine has become a key feature of the political right in the United States and, increasingly, around the world By Peter J. Hotez  Antiscience has emerged as a dominant and highly lethal force, and one that threatens global security, as much as do terrorism and nuclear proliferation. We must mount a counteroffensive and build new infrastructure to combat antiscience, just as we have for these other more widely recognized and established threats. Antiscience is the rejection of mainstream scientific views and methods or their replacement with unproven or deliberately misleading theories, often for nefarious and … Continue reading The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands