A war on drugs has been declared on the American people, and it is far more dangerous than any terrorist action.
Big Pharma now owns many politicians and lobbies heavily in Washington to maintain their corner on the drug market as their profits have soared with the increased popularity and use of “legal” controlled substances. Backed by Big Pharma reelection campaign money, our lawmakers are acting to directly enforce a Big Pharma monopoly at the expense of the public.
Nevada Senator and U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid was recently exposed for accepting large sums of money from Big Pharma in order to craft and guide the recently-passed health care bill in Big Pharma’s favor [NaturalNews.com]. Reid successfully stopped Byron Dorgan’s drug reimportation amendment from being added to the bill, which would have helped to reduce drug costs for consumers (and cut Big Pharma’s profits). Drug companies Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Merck and Astra-Zeneca rewarded Reid nicely for his services by paying him tens of thousands of dollars.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has also been instrumental in protecting the Big Pharma monopoly stranglehold on American consumers while deepening the financial ties between the government and Big Pharma. So-called “drug safety” bills are purchased from the regulators by drug companies while explicitly failing to protect foods and nutritional supplements from FDA regulation efforts. Although hundreds of thousands of consumers have contacted their lawmakers to demand an end to the monopoly price fixing currently operating in the United States, lawmakers cannot bring themselves to support any legislation that threatens the profits of Big Pharma.