White House suddenly realizes America buys too many pharmaceuticals from China

Monday, February 17, 2020 by: Ethan Huff

(Natural News) In a recent announcement, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro admitted that the United States relies too heavily on communist China to produce its pharmaceutical drugs, and that that supply could dwindle due to the continued spread of novel coronavirus.

With most pharmaceuticals and vitamins either made in China or made from ingredients obtained from China, the threat of a major supply disruption is perhaps more real than ever, especially as new cases of Wuhan coronavirus begin to increase exponentially outside of China’s borders.

“This is a wake-up call for an issue that has been latent for many years but is critical to U.S. economic and national security,” Navarro told the media, warning that drugs, vitamins and other dietary supplements, and medical equipment sold here in America often come directly from Chinese sources.

“If we have learned anything from the coronavirus and swine flu H1N1 epidemic of 2009, it is that we cannot necessarily depend on other countries, even close allies, to supply us with needed items, from face masks to vaccines,” he added.

Many Chinese pharmaceutical suppliers have shut down their factories indefinitely due to coronavirus

Some will probably ask, but wouldn’t there already be supply disruptions from coronavirus if this was really an issue? And the answer is no, the reason being that by the time the virus really started to become a problem, China was already in the throes of its multi-week Lunar Near Year celebrations.

These celebrations only just days ago came to a close, and many factories there that had planned to reopen as they normally would have done are having to stay closed indefinitely, including drug manufacturers that supply pharmaceuticals to the U.S. and other markets.

China itself is already feeling the heat from a decreased availability of medical supplies. And once this trickles down to the U.S. and other countries, we, too, will more than likely start to see empty store shelves.

“China is the world’s largest producer of ingredients used to make drugs,” reports The Epoch Times. “The United States is heavily dependent on either drugs that are sourced from China, or drugs made from ingredients manufactured in China.”

Navarro’s solution is to figure out ways to “get our pharmaceutical production back onshore and cheap.” Another solution is to end all prohibition on natural medicines that Americans can grow themselves, which would cut communist China completely out of the picture while boosting our own economy as well as public health.

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The FDA barely even inspects any of the pharmaceuticals and vitamins coming here from China

Before novel coronavirus was even a problem, those paying attention were warning that the U.S. desperately needs to becoming medicine independent. Not only would this ensure that we always have our own steady supply of it, but it would also eliminate the risks of contamination.

As it turns out, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspects only a very small fraction of the pharmaceuticals and vitamins that are shipped to our country from China. And wouldn’t you know it, but these minimal inspections more often than not turn up serious health violations.

“Global reliance on China for drug manufacturing is already becoming a reality,” write Rosemary Gibson and Janardan Prasad Singh in their book, China RX: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine. (Click to Source)

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They knew: Recently unsealed court documents reveal that makers of OxyContin purposely misled doctors and consumers about the strength of the drug

(Natural News) The opioid epidemic has been costly, there’s little doubt about that. With 47,600 deaths from opioid overdose in 2017 alone, the wave of death shows no signs of slowing down. And all the while, Big Pharma has been cashing out. Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family and producer of the most infamous opioid, OxyContin, was raking in $1 billion in annual sales at one point — and now, unsealed court documents show that the pharma giant purposely deceived doctors and used aggressive marketing tactics to bolster their profits. While all pharma companies stand accused of putting profits before people, the latest revelations in the case against OxyContin (and similar drugs) certainly takes the cake.

Thanks to Purdue Pharma’s misdeeds and unlawful behavior, thousands of lives have been lost or destroyed. And yet for some reason, the Sackler family has escaped culpability. David Sackler himself denies any responsibility for the opioid epidemic — even though recently disclosed court documents show that the good doctor advised Purdue’s marketing team to hide the truth about OxyContin and the danger it posed.

Purdue founders knew OxyContin was dangerous

As Natural Health 365 reports, sealed court documents from 2015 have recently been made public. The evidence clearly shows that OxyContin creators knew that the drug had an enormous potential for addiction and misuse — and instead of doing the right thing, the company lied about the risks involved with their product.

Not only did the makers of OxyContin market the drug as being “less strong” than morphine (even though it’s actually stronger), sales representatives were encouraged to say that OxyContin “couldn’t be abused” and was not addictive.

We have seen how well that played out: Up to 130 deaths per day from opioid abuse.

As Vox reports, Purdue Pharma got approval from the FDA to market OxyContin as “less prone to abuse” because of its extended-release formula. Purdue Pharma claims that by releasing a lot of the drug over time, they could prevent misuse. However, this extended-release formula also allowed Purdue to put a lot more of the drug into each pill. Users can then bypass the “extended release” by crushing up their pills before use. Ultimately, this made the drug more prone to being abused.

Hundreds of thousands of people have died as a direct result of opioid abuse — and countless others have gone on to become addicted to heroin or other opiates thanks to opioids. Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that 75 percent of heroin addicts started off with an opioid.

Purdue Pharma founders deny reality

Even after Purdue Pharma and three top executives plead guilty in 2016, and even after dozens of doctors have lost their licenses for getting kick-backs and over-prescribing opioids, the Sackler family continues to deny the truth about OxyContin. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, David Sackler even went so far as to claim that the addiction rate is only “between two and three percent,” and might rise to five percent with “more typical dependence and misuse.”

Never mind the fact that real science shows that the addiction rate with opioids is more like 26 percent — is it really supposed to be acceptable for a prescription drug to cause any level of dependence or misuse? Sackler isn’t just denying culpability — he’s normalizing drug addiction and talking about drug dependency as if its a simple fact of life.

Estimates suggest 22.4 million opioid prescriptions are doled out annually in the U.S. That’s 66.5 opioid prescriptions per every 100 people. Even if just two percent of those people were to end up addicted, it is two percent still too many. The opioid crisis has hit America hard, and it is high time the Sacklers owned up to what their misleading marketing tactics, shifty bribing practices and other bad behaviors have done to the country and its people. (Click to Source)

Learn more about toxic pharmaceuticals at DangerousMedicine.com.

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The Biotech Industry Is Taking Over the Regulation of GMOs from the Inside

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by Jonathan Latham, PhD

The British non-profit GMWatch recently revealed the agribusiness takeover of Conabia, the National Advisory Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology of Argentina. Conabia is the GMO assessment body of Argentina. According to GMWatch, 26 of 34 its members were either agribusiness company employees or had major conflicts of interest*.

Packing a regulatory agency with conflicted individuals is one way to ensure speedy GMO approvals and Conabia has certainly delivered that. A much more subtle, but ultimately more powerful, way is to bake approval into the structure of the GMO assessment process itself. It is easier than you might think.

I recently attended the latest international conference of GMO regulators, called ISBGMO14, held in Guadalajara, Mexico (June 4-8, 2017). ISBGMO is run by the International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR). When I first went to this biennial series of conferences, in 2007, just one presentation in the whole four days was by a company. ISBR had some aspirations towards scientific independence from agribusiness.

I went for a second time in 2011, to the ISBGMO held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Company researchers and executives were frequent speakers and the conference had become an opportunity for agribusiness to present talking points and regulatory initiatives as if they had the blessing of science. This year, in Guadalajara, companies were now on the conference organising committee and even conferring conference travel scholarships from the podium. A former conference organiser and ISBR board member told me that the previous ISBGMO (St. Louis, USA, in 2015) had been almost entirely paid for by Monsanto. (Click to Site)

ADHD medication side effects keep harming children while padding Big Pharma’s profits

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(Natural News) While today’s pharmaceuticals are often touted as game-changers and the product of a medically advanced society, there most definitely is a dark side to having our country flooded with prescription medications. And American youth are being particularly abused by Big Pharma and the traditional medical community.

The more studies are conducted on mood-and-mind-altering medications for conditions like ADHD—perhaps one of the most over-diagnosed ‘illnesses’ among early school-aged children—the more we find they are doing lasting damage. And all of this while the pharmaceutical industry profits insanely, even as some drug makers willingly peddle harmful medications, The Waking Times reports.

Far too many parents believe their child’s teachers, as if they are medical experts, when they are told that little Johnny or little Suzie would “learn better” or “learn more” if they were just medicated so they could “control their ADHD.” Once upon a time not too long ago, some children were considered hyperactive but that’s all; teachers and parents dealt with such kids without the assistance of Big Pharma. [RELATED: What are some natural treatments for common conditions? Find out at Remedies.news]

But somewhere along the line the lie was told that such kids needed medical intervention as a way to ‘help them cope’ with the learning process and the school environment. They were being bullied too much, expected to do too much homework, expected to learn ‘hard’ subjects they weren’t ‘made’ to understand, and so on. Such demands and rigors, the lie went, took their toll on kids and they begin to act out and fall behind. Not once did anyone ever suggest that some children are just like that, or that the public education system—pushing a top-down, Washington-mandated agenda and curriculum—was to blame. No. It had to be the kids’ fault.

Worse, the lie stuck. (Click to Article)

Study: One in six adults on psychiatric drugs… is at any wonder society seems so deranged?

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(NaturalNews) Is a legal drug epidemic plaguing our nation? According to a new study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, it seems that Americans have become increasingly dependent on pharmaceuticals. In 2013, about one in six American adults reported taking at least one psychiatric drug, usually an antidepressant, sedative or antipsychotic, to cope with conditions such as depression, anxiety and insomnia.

The numbers are startling, especially knowing that more than eight out of 10 had been doing so for a year or more. Also, co-authors Thomas J. Moore, a senior scientist at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, and Dr. Donald R. Mattison, chief medical officer at Risk Sciences International, said that the number of people taking these drugs is likely an underestimate since the results come from self-reported data. (Click to Article)