Pharma to take over medical marijuana market - Health Supreme NewsGrabs 23 April 2011
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Just as the federal government is clamping down on medical marijuana dispensaries, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) may be set to give Big Pharma the clearance to take over the market.
"GW Pharmaceuticals plc announces the initiation of the Phase III clinical trials programme of Sativex in the treatment of pain in patients with advanced cancer, who experience inadequate analgesia during optimized chronic opioid therapy," GW said in a statement. "This indication represents the initial target indication for Sativex in the United States."
Sativex is the brand name for a drug derived from cannabis sativa. It's an extract from the whole plant cannabis, not a synthetic compound. Even GW defines the drug as marijuana.
Yet as the FDA is poised to approve the drug for Big Pharma, state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries that provide relief for thousands of Americans are under attack by other federal agencies...The trouble with pharma's extracts is that - more often than not - they are missing some important synergy that's present in the original plant material, as they standardize for only one or a few of what they call the "active ingredients".
So for instance they can turn a marijuana extract into a fairly effective pain medicine by emphasizing certain cannabinoids and discarding other substances, and in the process they lose the anti-cancer and other major healing properties of the plant.
It's a very clever but covert way of getting rid of any competition from natural substances. Take it over to sell yourself, but ruin its most important effects in the process.
On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, it has been viewed well over 800,000 times, gaining new viewers at a rate of about 50,000 per month, fairly remarkable numbers for a 90-minute discussion of the nuances of fructose biochemistry and human physiology.
The viral success of his lecture, though, has little to do with Lustig’s impressive credentials and far more with the persuasive case he makes that sugar is a “toxin” or a “poison,” terms he uses together 13 times through the course of the lecture, in addition to the five references to sugar as merely “evil.” And by “sugar,” Lustig means not only the white granulated stuff that we put in coffee and sprinkle on cereal — technically known as sucrose — but also high-fructose corn syrup, which has already become without Lustig’s help what he calls “the most demonized additive known to man.”
Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.
The European Parliament’s Environment committee is pushing for a warning label on products containing aspartame stating that they may not be suitable for pregnant women – despite opinions from EFSA and the French food safety ANSES that scientific evidence does not warrant a reconsideration of the sweetener’s safety.
Ireland Becomes The Third Country In The World To Ban Genetically Modified Crops
Ireland has officially become the third country in the world, after Japan and Egypt, to ban the cultivation of all GM crops and introduce a voluntary GM-free label for food – including meat, poultry, eggs, fish, crustaceans, and dairy produce made without the use of GM animal feed.
Unfortunately this victory for good sense was rather short lived. A change in political allegiances excluded the Greens from Ireland's governing coalition and so the country's stance of GMO was reversed again.
Update: "It has come to our attention that the collapse of Ireland's coalition with the Green Party has given Fianna Fáil the freedom to ditch Ireland's anti-GM stance. Brendan Smith from the ruling Fianna Fáil party, confirmed in a statement on April 19th, 2011 that Ireland has changed its voting position and will now support a number of EU Commission proposals designed to allow the marketing of GM food for human consumption, animal feed and food ingredients. Thus, most of the information from the article is now outdated."
Commissioner John Dalli revealed his utter contempt for any concept of transparency or democratic process, for MEPs themselves and, worst of all, for the people supposedly represented by the European Commission.
“The Commission supports a strong degree of transparency for all public bodies and far-reaching access to information for citizens.” This sounds wonderful! Carry on, please, Mr Dalli. How do you propose to ensure these lofty ideals?
“At the same time, it is also clear that there is information — be it of a private, commercial, legal or other nature — which by its very nature is sensitive and cannot be accessible to the wider public.”
Huber insisted that the organism that raised his concern was found in much higher concentrations in corn and soybeans grown from Roundup Ready seeds than in grains grown from conventional seed (although the samples of conventional crops tested were too small to get a reliable result). He believes the pathogen has made GM soybeans more susceptible to sudden death syndrome and corn to Goss’ wilt; and reaffirmed his suspicion that it is linked to spontaneous abortions and infertility in livestock fed on the GM crops.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is sponsoring the Guardian's Global development site is being heavily criticised in Africa and the US for getting into bed not just with notorious GM company Monsanto, but also with agribusiness commodity giant Cargill.
Trouble began when a US financial website published the foundation's annual investment portfolio, which showed it had bought 500,000 Monsanto shares worth around $23m...
The authors conducted a case study using data about the networks, activities, and funding patterns of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation.
These are the largest private global health foundations that exert inordinate influence on public health policy--those policies favor Big Pharma and their own corporate and endowment portfolios.
Many public health foundations have associations with private food and pharmaceutical corporations. In some instances, these corporations directly benefit from foundation grants, and foundations in turn are invested in the corporations to which they award these grants.
Personnel move between food and drug industries and public health foundations. Foundation board members and decision-makers also sit on the boards of some for-profit corporations benefitting from their grants.
While private foundations adopt standard disclosure protocols for employees to mitigate potential conflicts of interests, these do not always apply to the overall endowment investments of the foundations or to board membership appointments. The extent and range of relationships between tax-exempt foundations and for-profit corporations suggest that transparency or grant-making recusal of employees alone may not be preventing potential conflicts of interests between global health programs and their financing.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is gaining a reputation for funding technologies designed to roll out mass sterilization and vaccination programs around the world. One of the programs recently funded by the foundation is a sterilization program that would use sharp blasts of ultrasound directed against a man’s scrotum to render him infertile for six months. It might accurately be called a “temporary castration” technology.
Now, the foundation has funded a new “sweat-triggered vaccine delivery” program based on nanoparticles penetrating human skin. The technology is describes as a way to “…develop nanoparticles that penetrate the skin through hair follicles and burst upon contact with human sweat to release vaccines.”I suppose if people don't want to take your vaccines, apply them without their knowledge - bravo Bill Gates!
What is the appropriate word to use when you find out that the top executive at the third largest health insurance company in America raked in 68.7 million dollars in 2010? How is one supposed to respond when one learns that more than two dozen pharmaceutical companies make over a billion dollars in profits each year?
Video: Ghislaine Lanctot on the medical Mafia
(the video is subtitled in Spanish)
"During those years of practicing medicine I became aware [that] the whole medical system is controlled from A to Z by financeers ... bankers. So the whole goal of the medical system - and doctors are not aware of this - but the whole goal, the only goal, is to make people sick. So it's a system of ... sickness and not a system of health. Everything that is called 'health' is sickness."This is the Danish researcher who concluded - apparently on the basis of faulty data - that autism is not linked with vaccines. It so happens his data weren't the only thing that was faulty. His accounting also left to be desired...
Despite regulatory restrictions, off-label marketing of pharmaceutical products has been common in the US. However, the scope of off-label marketing remains poorly characterized. We developed a typology for the strategies and practices that constitute off-label marketing.
Sarah was the victim of a corrupt medical system and a government bureaucracy run amok. She was forced to undergo useless, life shortening, and misery-making chemotherapy. She was forced to undergo removal of her spleen without need. Her parents were threatened and their finances destroyed by trying to protect their daughter from this madness. Sarah was even prevented from seeing her parents, brother and sisters, other family, and friends, so she suffered incomparable loneliness during her fearsome ordeal.
Scientists have long studied the effects of mega-doses of vitamin C to treat a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Research documents vitamin C as one of the best antiviral agents available. Vitamin C has been shown to neutralize and eliminate a wide range of toxins, and to enhance host resistance, greatly augmenting the immune system's ability to neutralize bacterial and fungal infections. Most importantly, there is extensive published research demonstrating vitamin C's anti-cancer properties.
In the 1970s, Hugh D. Riordan, M.D. and colleagues began studying the underlying causes of cancer and ways to treat cancer in a non-toxic fashion. From this research came the Riordan Intravenous Vitamin C Protocol for Cancer.
The lie that cholesterol causes heart attacks and must be lowered has given rise to one of the hardest myths to die. We *need* cholesterol. It's a vital substance for our metabolism!
This is an interview with David C. Kennedy, DDS, and former head of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. For more information about the history of fluoridation and its health effects check out the article The Fluoride Fraud.
Energy-saving light bulbs are so dangerous that everyone must leave the room for at least 15 minutes if one falls to the floor and breaks, a Government department warned...
Leuren Moret is a Nuclear Power whistleblower who is telling all who will listen about the dangers of Nuclear Power. Like playing with fire... mankind has not learned as can be seen in the engineering mistakes made in building the Fukushima Plant in Japan. Nuclear radiation is very dangerous and we will be stuck with the consequences for a long time to come. There are certain measures you can take to protect yourself...
What people don't realize is while depleted uranium is not highly radioactive, itself, when it explodes, it turns into a powder. It's when the powder is ingested -- either through drinking it or eating it or breathing it in -- that's when the problems start. We know that it damages bone marrow and chromosomes. It is also a very highly toxic metal so it damages kidneys and livers, as well.
The WTO World Health Organization has strongly recommended against using it because it tends to leach into the water table and the problem with this stuff is that it has a half-life of 4.4 billion years. Once it gets into the environment, it's there. And it's basically there forever, leaching into the water system; people are drinking it and bathing in it, and the long term health effects are extremely serious.
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posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Saturday April 23 2011
updated on Tuesday December 13 2011
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