Recent reports on Thalidomide state that the German pharmaceutical company that produced it had knowledge that Thalidomide caused birth defects for at least 2 years prior to its being banned.
An Australian report released last week asserts that not only did that company employ many ex-Nazi war criminals in the form of scientists and doctors, but that one of those of those war criminals was also on the board of the company.
It further assert that Thalidomide itself is a drug devised directly from the many atrocities and torturous ‘medical experiments’ performed at Auschwitz.
Sadly, Thalidomide is not the only so-called pharmaceutical or medical ‘break through’ which began its life in this way. Many of the drugs which have emerged since the 1940’s share this same shameful heritage.
Nor are the makers of Thalidomide the only drug company to profit from the misery their products create.
Time and again we are being shown that fiscal fines offer no deterrent for big companies whose products knowingly cause harm to millions.
Why? Because the amount of money they make from selling harmful products far outweighs the cost of any fines applied to them.
Even when caught there is no jail time involved.
Big Pharma simply has nothing to lose in this equation.
We now live in a world where anti- anxiety and anti-depressant medications are being dispensed like candy to an increasingly stressed and disillusioned population. All this despite the growing level of evidence that some anti-anxiety medications and anti-depressants are more addictive than heroin and just as, if not more, destructive to those who take them.
Isn’t anyone out there stopping to ask why a doctor would prescribe a person suffering extreme anxiety or depression medication that many increase “thoughts of self-harming”?
What on earth is the point of dispensing medication that holds the potential to increase the very symptoms it is supposed to cure?
We need to understand that just because a drug is being legally made , it does not necessarily make it a safe drug to take.
That medications prescribed by doctors are neither safe nor in many instances even necessary for attaining good health.
In fact, many of the medications that have been manufactured and prescribed for mass consumption are leaving behind a legacy of harm which, as with Thalidomide, hold the potential to impact on future generations.
Many of these medications can be seen to offer little more than a quick medical fix to the wider societal problem of unhappiness. As such they create more problems than they cure.
Given this it is hard to see how our doctors are not acting as little more than legally sanctioned drug dealers.
Errand boys ,operating between Big Pharma and the vulnerable populations their drugs are being pimped out too.
What ever happened to the idea that doctors are supposed to be independent thinkers who read medical journals and research the products they dispense to their patients?
Aren’t they supposed to be the guardians of our health?
Isn’t that what they are trained to do?
Isn’t that what they get paid the big dollars for?
Their so-called knowledge and ability to discern a good treatment regime from a bad one ?
Isn’t the motto of the medical fraternity supposed to be ‘first do no harm’?
Or have our doctors stopped taking the Hippocratic Oath and replaced it instead with the motto of ‘first ask no questions’ if profits abound?
Are parents of children with Autism really so wrong to question the role of immunization and other medical treatments in relation to their child’s Autism?
If there’s one clear lesson from the Thalidomide scandal it’s the sure and certain knowledge that legally prescribed drugs can and do cause harm to developing fetuses.
So just how many more scandals will it take before we understand that the role of Big Pharma and their profit driven medications offer us no solutions, cures or reductions in the problems of the human condition?
That in fact, Big Pharma corporations may indeed be creating their own seductively marketed and heavily disguised ‘consumer diseases’ under the guise of the DSMV for little more than their own fiscal benefits.