Click on the link at the bottom and join Citizens for Health. Support them!   (Also see my page regarding FDA Crimes! Carl)
What would the proverbial alien from another planet think about Big Pharma?

The title of today's newsletter is a silly way to begin such a serious topic.  But it speaks to the craziness that is Big
Pharma.  No creature, earthly or otherwise, with the least bit of intelligence would accept this story as anything other
than fiction or insanity.  And even though we don't need more evidence, we're getting it anyway. The story of Big
Pharma's malfeasance is real.

The most recent news, as you probably know, is that residual pharmaceuticals are
turning up in our drinking water and
now in the
tissue of fresh water fish.  Drugs are polluting our environment and other living species to such an extent that
the EPA is going to investigate.  We have to wonder how well that agency will fare in this battle, even assuming the
EPA decides it's a battle worth fighting.

Even more recently comes this news:  FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch testified before Congress just this past
Tuesday in support of legislation to ban "
pay-for-delay" settlements between Big Pharma companies and generic drug
companies.  This may seem a little obscure, but here's the deal.  Big Pharma companies are sued regularly by generic
manufacturers over patent protections.  The FTC estimates that in nearly 70% of those situations, the Big Pharma
companies pay off the generic manufacturers to get the smaller companies to drop their patent challenges and to delay
the introduction of the generic brand to market.  
It's like price fixing.  The FTC estimates that this practice resulted in
lost savings to consumers of an estimated 33% of all money spent on prescription drugs in 2008.  Although the FTC
has tried to curtail the process as anti-competitive, judicial courts tend to allow the practice since there are no strict laws
banning it.

Some may not have a problem with this kind of "private contracting" between drug manufacturers, claiming it's a
function of a free market.  But is a free market really free in the absence of full disclosure to consumers - the ones who
pay the ultimate price - about the true financial and environmental costs of Big Pharma practices?

We will say this: the pharmaceutical industry and its devotees in Washington D.C. have no standing to criticize or
comment on dietary supplements considering the pharmacuetical track record that gets more disturbing by the day.   In
similar fashion, supplements have no business being regulated like pharmaceutical drugs.  Supplements are food.  

We close with this thought: no one is going to stand up for dietary supplements unless it's the consumers, the retailers
and the practitioners who rely on supplements for well-being.  It's time to get ready because this debate about whether
supplements are more like foods or drugs is coming soon.

Thanks for your support.

Citizens for Health
Who do you know that is an artist?
Have them promoted here!  No charge!
Post a link to my site to help me help you!.

Citizens for Health
Header background, nice red and black, executive texture mohagany
Art by Carl
What would the proverbial alien from another planet think about Big Pharma?
Page created  4/3/09
Carl Watts, Nutrition Response Testing Certified, WFG Associate,
Nutritionist, Artist, Designer, Problem Solver, Author, Publisher, Philosopher
PO Box 285
Tujunga, CA 91042

personalized poems,personalized poetry,business poems,business poetry,poetry for industry,poems for your business,poems for your
a poem written for you,I'll write you a poem,poems for gifts,give a poem to another,a poem for your wife,a poem for  your husband,a poem
for a lover,a poem for your mom,a poem for your dad,father,mother,child,poetry for all,poetry for anyone,Extraordinary Poetry from Ordinary
People,poetry For people from all walks of life
DvD Making a Killing the Untold Story of Psychotropic Druggings
Every day, 4700 kids smoke pot for the first time.. Will your kid be next?
Picture of Carl Watts founder of for the promotion of art, artists and ideas
How can I help you? I
will listen to you &
something can be
done about it.
Contact me!
logo for Alliance for Natural Health
Zap the IRS-Let Freedom Ring! Support the Fair Tax
World Institute of Natural Health Sciences logo
Bookmark and Share
Carl and Mary Watts Personalized Poetry
I endorse the following for common sense answers to the problems of life:

Save the World    Personalized Poetry    Updates/Announcements    

Scientology   Celebrity Centre   Dianetics   Nutrition Response TestingSM    SaveTheInternet.Com  

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)    The Way to Happiness    Narconon (for drug rehabilitation that works)
Applied Scholastics Academy San Marcos    Delphi Academy LA     TipsForSuccess.Org     Delphi Academy Santa Monica
Applied Scholastics Int.    Success Tutoring    Downsize DC  Criminon criminal rehabilitation, restoring self-respect   Artists For A Better World
Youth For Human Rights International   Friends of Narconon    Bridge Publications Inc     SAGETM CLUB    Foundation for a Drug Free World
Americans for Prosperity     World Institute of Natural Health Sciences      Free Personality Test

Home  Galaxy Link Information Service  Personalized Poetry for You  About Us/History  The Plan   Updates   Stories by Carl   Link to Carl's Art Pages  
Links to Other Artists    Clocks    Art Pieces     Box Collection     Tray and Coaster Collection     Cutting Boards     Household Items     Picture Frames  
Photos    Stakebed Collection   Mitchafied Metal Art   Mitchafied Creations   WSI   International Bench   Guest Register   Services   Poems by Carl   
Watts Specialties, General Contractor   The Affinity Exchange    Art Day    Calif Arts Advocates     Success Stories    Comments On the Times  
Links to FDA, FTC, etc Crimes  CommLine Page   My Philosophy  Thomas Jefferson Site Search   List of Artists, Events, Articles etc recently posted

Citizens Against Government Waste   Americans for Prosperity   Roll Call    Earth Organization   Citizens for Health   Alliance for Natural Health
Organic Consumers Association   American Association for Health Freedom   American Wellness Coalition protecting our Rights to vitiman   Natural Solutions Foundation
Restore the Republic   EndTheFed USA   FreedomWorks   Brasscheck TV   Dr health & current event freedom fighter   Natural

All content, graphic design, artwork and layout are copyright © 2006-2009  by Carl Watts/ unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved. Rev 4/1/09
This file is not intended to be viewed directly using a web browser. To create a viewable file, use the Preview in Browser or Publish to Yahoo Web Hosting commands from within Yahoo SiteBuilder.