WITNESS: ‘DEATH BY MEDICINE’
SEE DOCUMENTARY & ABSTRACT BELOW INTRO
Intro by: Dan Asmussen (TLB)
Something is wrong when regulatory agencies pretend that vitamins are dangerous, yet ignore published statistics showing that government-sanctioned medicine is the real hazard.
Until now, only isolated statistics were available to make the case about the dangers of conventional medicine. No one had ever analyzed and combined ALL of the published literature dealing with injuries and deaths caused by government-protected medicine. That has now changed.
A group of researchers led by Doctor Gary Null PhD, meticulously reviewed the statistical evidence and their findings are absolutely shocking. These researchers have authored a paper along with a documentary titled “Death by Medicine” that presents compelling evidence that today’s system frequently causes more harm than good.
This fully referenced report shows the number of people having in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs to be 2.2 million per year. The number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually is 20 million per year. The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million per year. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million per year.
The most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US. (By contrast, the number of deaths attributable to heart disease in 2001 was 699,697, while the number of deaths attributable to cancer was 553,251).
Today natural medicine is under siege, as pharmaceutical company lobbyists urge lawmakers to deprive Americans of the benefits of dietary supplements. Drug-company front groups have launched slanderous media campaigns to discredit the value of healthy lifestyles, while the FDA continues to interfere with those who offer natural products that compete with prescription drugs.
These attacks against natural medicine obscure a lethal problem that until now was buried in thousands of pages of scientific text. In response to these baseless challenges to natural medicine, the Nutrition Institute of America commissioned an independent review of the quality of “government-approved” medicine. The startling findings from this meticulous study indicate that conventional medicine is “the leading cause of death” in the United States .
The Nutrition Institute of America is a nonprofit organization that has sponsored independent research for the past 30 years. To support its bold claim that conventional medicine is America ‘s number-one killer, the Nutritional Institute of America mandated that every “count” in this “indictment” of US medicine be validated by published, peer-reviewed scientific studies.
What you are about to see is a stunning compilation of facts that documents that those who seek to abolish consumer access to natural therapies are misleading the public. Over 700,000 Americans die each year at the hands of government-sanctioned medicine, while the FDA and other government agencies pretend to protect the public by harassing those who offer safe alternatives.
DEATH BY MEDICINE
A Documentary by: Gary Null, PhD; Carolyn Dean MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; & Dorothy Smith, PhD.
Written & Directed by: Gary Null.
Co-Directed by: Valerie Van Cleve.
Produced by: Valerie Van Cleve, Richard Gale.
Associate Producer: Rachael Spratt.
Editor: Bill DesJardins, Richie Williamson.
3-D Graphics: Corey Hanson, Donald Pearsall.
A definitive review and close reading of medical peer-review journals, and government health statistics shows that American medicine frequently causes more harm than good … Continue reading at the above link.
About the Intro Author: Dan Asmussen is the Director of Membership & Community for TLBTalk.com and has been a TLB Project Contributing Partner for well over a decade.
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