From the April 2004 Idaho Observer:
The Laws of the Pharmaceutical Industry
The corporate hierarchy flows like this: Oil, chemicals, pharmaceuticals -- all three of which poison the human frame and pollute the environment. The interests of corporations and the interests of governments have merged. Government sets policies and passes laws forcing the world to accept the Big Three's toxic arsenal into their bodies, into their air, into their water and into their food. Record numbers of people, animals and ecosystems are sickening and dying from over exposure to these known toxins, yet government refuses to amend its policies where oil, chemicals and pharmaceuticals are concerned. Following is a description of the principles guiding the Big Three's murky light into our lives. It is paramount that people understand the relationship of poison producers and the governments enabling them.
by Dr. Matthias Rath
1. The pharmaceutical industry is an investment industry driven by the profits of its shareholders. Improving human health is not the driving force of this industry.
2. The pharmaceutical investment industry was artificially created and strategically developed over an entire century by the same investment groups that control the global petrochemical and chemical industries.
3. The huge profits of the pharmaceutical industry are based on the patenting of new drugs. These patents essentially allow drug manufacturers to arbitrarily define the profits for their products.
4. The marketplace for the pharmaceutical industry is the human body -- but only for as long as the body hosts diseases. Thus, maintaining and expanding diseases is a precondition for the growth of the pharmaceutical industry.
5. A key strategy to accomplish this goal is the development of drugs that merely mask symptoms while avoiding the curing or elimination of diseases. This explains why most prescription drugs marketed today have no proven efficacy and merely target symptoms.
6. To further expand their pharmaceutical market, the drug companies are continuously looking for new applications (indications) for the use of drugs they already market. For example, Bayer's pain pill Aspirin is now taken by 50 million healthy U.S. citizens under the illusion it will prevent heart attacks.
7. Another key strategy to expand pharmaceutical markets is to cause new diseases with drugs. While merely masking symptoms short term, most of the prescription drugs taken by millions of patients today cause a multitude of new diseases as a result of their known long-term side effects. For example, all cholesterol-lowering drugs currently on the market are known to increase the risk of developing cancer -- but only after the patient has been taking the drug for several years.
8. The known deadly side effects of prescription drugs are the fourth leading cause of death in the industrialized world, surpassed only by the number of deaths from heart attacks, cancer and strokes (Journal of the American Medical Association, April 15, 1998). This fact is no surprise either, because drug patents are primarily issued for new synthetic molecules. All synthetic molecules need to be detoxified and eliminated from the body, a system that frequently fails and results in an epidemic of severe and deadly side effects.
9. While the promotion and expansion of diseases increase the market of the pharmaceutical investment industry - prevention and root cause treatment of diseases decrease long-term profitability; therefore, they are avoided or even obstructed by this industry.
10. Worst of all, the eradication of diseases is, by its very nature, incompatible with and diametrically opposed to the interests of the pharmaceutical investment industry. The eradication of diseases now considered as potential drug markets will destroy billions of investment dollars and eventually will eliminate this entire industry.
11. Vitamins and other effective natural health therapies that optimize cellular metabolism threaten the pharmaceutical business with disease because they target the cellular cause of today's most common diseases -- and these natural substances cannot be patented.
12. Throughout the more than one hundred year existence of the pharmaceutical industry, vitamins and other essential nutrients, with defined functions as cofactors in cellular metabolism, have been the fiercest competition and the greatest threat to the long-term success of the pharmaceutical investment business.
13. Vitamins and other effective natural health therapies that effectively prevent diseases are incompatible with the very nature of the pharmaceutical business with disease.
14. To protect the strategic development of its investment business against the threat from effective, natural and non-patentable therapies, the pharmaceutical industry has -- over an entire century - used the most unscrupulous methods, such as:
(1) Withholding life-saving health information from millions of people. It is simply unacceptable that today so few know that the human body cannot produce vitamin C and lysine, two key molecules for connective tissue stability and disease prevention.
(2) Discrediting natural health therapies. The most common way is through global PR campaigns organized by the Pharma-Cartel that spread lies about the alleged side effects of natural substances -- molecules that have been used by Nature for millennia.
(3) Banning by law the dissemination of information about natural health therapies. To that end, the pharmaceutical industry has placed its lobbyists in key political positions in key markets and leading drug export nations.
15. The pharmaceutical business with disease is the largest deception and fraud business in human history. The product health promised by drug companies is not delivered to millions of patients. Instead, the products most often delivered are the opposite: new diseases and frequently, death.
16. The survival of the pharmaceutical industry is dependent on the elimination by any means of effective natural health therapies. These natural and non-patentable therapies have become the treatment of choice for millions of people despite the combined economic, political and media opposition of the world's largest investment industry.
Dr. Matthias Rath is one of the world's most ardent practioners of orthomolecular medicine (the use of high-potency supplements and nutritional therapy to correct bodily imbalances at the root of ill health). He has also been on the front lines of the world-wide effort to stop Codex Alimentarius -- organized medicines's attempt to use governments to regulate vitamins, herbs, botanicals and supplements so that a licensed physician will be required before people may obtain them for health purposes.
See Dr. Rath's web site at www4.dr-rath-foundation.org
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