Jan 17, 2005 18:20 PST
23 Dec 2004
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=18269

What's a person stuck living in chronic pain to do? All the best anti-inflammatory drugs including some found over the counter, have now also been found to cause heart attacks and possibly strokes.

First it was Vioxx, a well regarded and highly effective anti-inflammatory drug that could effectively chase pain away after extended periods of use. Next it was Celebrex, and then Bextra, both also well regarded anti-inflammatory drugs mainly prescribed to arthritis patients who suffer from chronic pain.

All three drugs are known as “COX-2 Inhibitors,” meaning they inhibit the production of the Cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme which has been consistently found dwelling in areas of inflammation within the body.

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Monsanto's extortion of US farmers

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Date: 17 Jan 2005 13:52:57 -0000
The Center for Food Safety just released a report detailing
Monsanto's lawsuits against American farmers. For a copy of
the report, click
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/Monsantovsusfarmersreport.cfm

First-of-its-Kind Analysis Reveals Thousands of Monsanto Investigations, Nearly 100 Lawsuits and Numerous Bankruptcies

Toll-Free Hotline Established for Farmers Facing Lawsuits or Threats from Monsanto to Get Guidance and Referrals

WASHINGTON - The Center for Food Safety released today an extensive review of Monsanto's use and abuse of U.S. patent law to control the usage of staple crop seeds by U.S. farmers. The Center (CFS) launched its investigation to determine the extent to which American farmers have been impacted by litigation arising from the use of patented genetically engineered crops. Monsanto vs. U.S. Farmers details the results of this research, discusses the ramifications for the future of farming in the U.S. and outlines policy options for ending the persecution of America's farmers.

"These lawsuits and settlements are nothing less than corporate extortion of American farmers," said Andrew Kimbrell executive Director of CFS. "Monsanto is polluting American farms with its genetically engineered crops, not properly informing farmers about these altered seeds, and then profiting from its own irresponsibility and negligence by suing innocent farmers. We are committed to stopping this corporate persecution of our farmers in its tracks."

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Celebrities, Parents, Legislators and Civil Rights Groups Win Victory for Children's Rights with Passage of the "Prohibition on Mandatory Medication Amendment"


December 3rd, 2004 - Los Angeles-

Celebrities Lisa Marie Presley, Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley, Jenna Elfman and Juliette Lewis joined the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog, in applauding Congress for passing precedent-setting legislation that bans school personnel forcing parents to drug their children for classroom or behavioral problems. In order to receive federal funds under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA), the "Prohibition on Mandatory Medication Amendment," was signed into law by President Bush today and requires schools to implement policies that prohibit schoolchildren being forced onto psychiatric drugs as a requisite for their education.

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Monsanto Suing Farmers Over Piracy Issues

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO - Monsanto Co.'s "seed police" snared soy farmer Homan McFarling in 1999, and the company is demanding he pay it hundreds of thousands of dollars for alleged technology piracy. McFarling's sin? He saved seed from one harvest and replanted it the following season, a revered and ancient agricultural practice.

"My daddy saved seed. I saved seed," said McFarling, 62, who still grows soy on the 5,000 acre family farm in Shannon, Miss. and is fighting the agribusiness giant in court.

Saving Monsanto's seeds, genetically engineered to kill bugs and resist weed sprays, violates provisions of the company's contracts with farmers.

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How Was Prozac Ever Approved?

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The Doctor that pushed for the FDA to approve Prozac would go to jail if he did the same thing in 2000. The Truth Exposed here.
 
The following information has been gathered through the Freedom Of Information Act

A little background before we begin. . .

Prozac was allowed on the US market 12-29-1987. What happened shortly before and after 12-29-1987 regarding Prozac, Lilly and the FDA is where The Hidden Truth comes out. 

We do not use undisclosed sources. The information disclosed is all a Public Record, it has just been obscured from the public by the interested parties mentioned in this article.

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MONTREAL, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - A class action lawsuit was filed before the Superior Court in Montreal this morning. Giant drug maker Eli Lilly is alleged to have withheld vital information on the safety of Prozac, its flagship drug for years. Yesterday, the Indianapolis based drug maker completely vindicated the British Medical Journal, which it had charged earlier this week with misleading its readers, when it posted a document on its website called Annotations. Eli Lilly had been invited on numerous occasions to answer whether a document called Summary of a preliminary analysis of clusters of adverse events based on pooling data from multiple studies was authentic and whether it had been released to health authorities around the world.

Eli Lilly confirmed the authenticity of the document and implicitly admitted that it had never been released to health authorities, including the FDA, or anyone else. The document consisted of data stemming from numerous studies conducted by Eli Lilly and that showed that Prozac caused activation in 38% of its users compared with 19% with placebo and 4% for Tricyclic, a then well known drug in the treatment of depression.

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Feb 10, 2004 3:54PM
Knight-Ridder / Tribune Business News – 

A group of common chemicals found in indoor air, some perfumes and plastic tubing used in hospitals may be more prevalent and dangerous than previously thought -- with pregnant women and infants especially at risk, new studies say.

New research on the substances, called phthalates (pronounced THAL-aytes), finds that at least one type can disrupt the human hormone system -- putting pregnant women at risk for delivering premature babies, damaging sperm in some men, and harming reproductive systems of children.

Recent studies also refute the notion that humans are only exposed to phthalates orally; the studies have established that indoor exposure to the chemical is more widespread than previously thought and that modest levels of some phthalates can be harmful.

Phthalates are one of the most ubiquitous manmade substances in the environment. They are found in everything from vinyl flooring to cosmetics and toys. Their popularity stems from the fact that the chemical's molecules easily slip and slide past each other, making the materials they are in pliable. 

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A Gift for Drug Makers

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NY Times
January 14, 2005
OP-ED COLUMNIST
By BOB HERBERT

Vioxx, Celebrex, Prozac. ...

With all the problems and the bad publicity that drug companies have been facing recently, you might think that this would not be a good time for the Bush administration to toss yet another bonanza their way.

But the administration is like an ardent lover in its zeal to shower the rich and powerful with every imaginable benefit. So tucked like a gleaming diamond in proposed legislation to curb malpractice lawsuits is a provision that would give an unconscionable degree of protection to firms responsible for drugs or medical devices that turn out to be harmful.

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Last Updated: 2005-01-11 12:27:42 -0400 (Reuters Health)
http://www.reutershealth.com/
By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who use a lot of household chemical products are more likely to have babies with persistent wheezing, new research reports. The products included bleach, disinfectant, air fresheners, aerosols, carpet cleaners and pesticides.

Children with wheezing are more at risk of eventually developing asthma, explained study author Dr. Andrea Sherriff at the University of Bristol in the UK.
Moreover, "persistent wheezing stops the child from living a normal life -- exercising, going to school," she told Reuters Health. This "may make them susceptible to other conditions, such as obesity."

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How Monsanto brought GM to Indonesia

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http://www.gmwatch.eu

We now know that, as part of its campaign to promote GM in Indonesia, Monsanto sought to corrupt over 140 well-connected Indonesians, including current and previous government officials, spending over $700,000 on bribes in the process.

It's interesting, in the context of these extraordinary revelations, to revisit the way in which Monsanto's GM seed was finally brought into the country in March 2001.

Biotech Sentries - Genetic State
"Monsanto officials..Air Force guarding..40 tons..U.S.-based Monsanto.. denied reports.. military area..concealed..tightly guarded..barred.. security reasons..must back off..amid strong protests.." THE JAKARTA POST March 17, 2001 Genetically modified cotton seed arrives in Makassar from S. Africa

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