In 2016, 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in the United States, with roughly 80 percent of those deaths connected to opioids, according to a new report. The level of addiction has increased by almost 500 percent over the last six years.
However, the question hanging on every concerned parent’s lips is where so many people could possible access that amount of drugs. Attorney Mike Papantonio believes the answer is as close as neighborhood clinics.
In an exclusive interview with Abby Martin, the law professional — who made his name with triumphant lawsuits against big tobacco, chemical corporations and more — said he plans to take the United States’ opioid crisis by the horns.
Statistics show that 95 percent of suboxone sold in the world is sold in the United States and that one week of opioid use is enough to kick-start a severe addiction. With support from major distributors, pharmaceutical producers like Purdue Pharma were able to get their products into every hospital in the nation.
Cleverly-crafted informative pamphlets describing addiction-free painkillers as well as pressure from federal health departments for critics was all it took to introduce dangerous substances such as Oxycodone into a patient’s daily prescription.
Papantonio said that companies like Purdue are not the only corporations at fault. Major distributors like McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen kept the lie alive when training new doctors.
These distributors specifically targeted the nation’s poorer areas, former industrial towns with high unemployment, like Detroit, and poverty-stricken mining sectors in West Virginia.
“They had done their homework and they figured out if somebody’s out of a job or somebody’s moved from the middle class to barely staying alive, that there’s despair that follows,” he said, adding that investigations show that these sections are booming with distributors.
The lawyer pointed to the growing number of sales, saying that in a town with a population of three million, distributors might sell as many as 700 million opioids.
The addiction rate in these lower-class sectors has rocketed, transforming what began as a US$500 billion company into a US$500 billion industry almost overnight. Continue reading US Opioid Crisis; Big Bucks for Big Pharma
(Note from Erin: Good news! Not only is ABC news linked here, but so is NBC news who explains why the flu shot is “lousy” in their title, (see below) and basically “useless” to those over 65. Wake up America. Countless MDs (including the head of Cleveland Clinic) are calling out the dangerous adjuvants that can injure, harm and even kill you or your family in this dangerous ineffective vaccine.
You may be seeing some false articles written on the fake site that has fallen from grace this past year: Snopes. Sadly they have not done the research we have. You might be familiar with them because of their court battles for allegedly defrauding their own company, for illegal activity at that! I’m not sure if they are attacking us with so much vitriol because we reported on that (along with many mainstream sources), if it’s because they need money, or if it’s something else (someone even asked me if I had ever dated the guy to deserve all this, uh, no) but their seething hatred for Dr Mercola and me is clear. What we do know is they are pro-Pharma, pro-Big Oil, pro Fracking and anything pro-Business. They don’t support the people and had to beg for money this past year on the internet (yes, they were about to get shut down with good reason). You can read about Snopes begging for money publicly in the New York Times. We also realize that Snopes has sent most of our detractors and downright vicious trolls to this article as well. No surprise there.
We talked at length with the editor who interviewed the health department official that gave the quote. They confirmed she did make the surprising statement. (HOWEVER, when Snopes reached out to her, they heard only crickets, “…though our request for comment from Treague has not been returned.”1) I am not at liberty to share what their reaction was, but let’s just say it was very clear that it was surprising to many. You can see it’s reflected in their headline as well, which raised eyebrows. They too received much feedback about this controversial headline, which many PhDs in science and MDs have said they fully support — minus the part about receiving the vaccination regardless of the inefficacy. Thank you in advance. Founder, Erin Elizabeth)
The original article:
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), this year’s flu is rampant in 49 states, with Wisconsin and Minnesota being hit especially hard. And one nurse thinks she knows why. While part of the blame lies with the dominant flu strain this year, H3N2, which tends to be more severe and causes more severe symptoms than most other strains 2 it also potentially lies with us:
“I believe that the low effective rate of the vaccine this year is due to the mutations that the virus made in the processing of the vaccine itself,” said Anna Treague, nurse for Public Health. “That is at LEAST part of the reason that influenza cases are so widespread this year.” 3
(That being said, Treague still thinks everyone should get a flu shot… Really? You’ve got to be kidding us. The cognitive dissonance is shocking).
THIS JUST IN: At 1:45 today, ABC NEWS released this article, “Flu vaccine only 36 percent effective.” In the article, they state, “Manufacturers grow flu viruses in chicken eggs. But the viruses can mutate in the eggs, and what emerges for use in the vaccine is less effective in people.”4 This is what Treague said above. Snopes, in order to be professional, is going to need to do some major retractions!
ABC News also went on to say that “The flu vaccine… was nearly ineffective for older people, including seniors who are most vulnerable. The estimates were published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”5
Again, the Health Department official says it’s at LEAST part of the problem, if not the whole problem, and other experts agree. Dr Mercola (his video is below), who has had the #1 health site- worldwide- for 20 years, agrees, “It’s no surprise at all”, he says. We have countless other MDs and PhDs who concur as well. As doctors continue to give the dangerous shot and the virus mutates, more people will get sick and the epidemic will worsen. It’s like a bad sci-fi movie.
(And again, why does the virus mutate (partially because that’s what RNA viruses)? Well, according to NBC, “Researchers have identified one more important reason flu shots don’t usually work very well — it’s because they are grown in chicken eggs. Flu viruses mutate every year and it turns out the methods used to make flu vaccines cause them to mutate even more, the researchers found.”6 Notice that article is from last year. This isn’t new news and it’s apparently not important enough for researchers and Big Pharma to do anything about either. Let THAT sink in.)
Why does she want you to get it? Because “Even if the flu vaccine isn’t as effective as it has been in year’s past, it does help. Some protection is better than no protection.”7 (Oh and even if it potentially causing the epidemic too?)
From the article:
On a drizzly Friday, an IHS outreach team walked the streets of Waikiki looking for people to vaccinate.
“Would you be interested in a flu vaccine?” said Justin Phillips asked a homeless person. (SIC)
The traveling clinic was a first — so it wasn’t clear how many people would accept the vaccination.
Turned out, the majority of people who were offered the shot agreed to get one. In the first hour, outreach nurses went through half of their supply.
But it’s not just happening in the Aloha state. Big cities like Atlanta are vaccinating the homeless too.
Interestingly the mainstream Hawaii source says they’re now approaching homeless people (who knows their physical or mental state of being) to help “stop ER visits”. and keep them “healthy” with the flu shot.
That’s funny because the flu shot is ineffective and the CDC stated Hawaii is the only place not having a “flu epidemic” this season. Even if they now think there is an epidemic there, is this the way to solve it? Oh and they appear to have announced that well before this “vaccinate the homeless on the street” campaign.
See all our sources at the bottom of the article.
All that is needed is a short consent form, a few questions and a signature by the homeless folks.
One must wonder what repercussions could happen from giving people with no medical history available, a potentially dangerous vaccine. They are living in the streets, after all.
We did use several different browsers to try and watch the video of their heavy usage site, but alas their video player would not play, and the site, despite it’s wild popularity, wasn’t working so well.
We here at HNN feel giving random homeless strangers vaccines is unethical at best.
They say they plan to have more clinics in the near future, as this has been such a big hit. We can only wonder what other vaccinations they’ll have in store.
Again, the flu shot is proven to be ineffective this year, (like just about every year) and has side effects listed on the insert such as paralysis and death.
SOURE IS RIGHT HERE: NBC/ABC Hawaii News Now (KGMB and KHNL)
Even their own paper stated there was no “outbreak” http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37308116/hawaii-remains-the-only-state-where-the-flu-isnt-widespread
Vaccines are … under investigation for the possible side effects they can cause. In order to supply new information, an electron-microscopy investigation method was applied to the study of vaccines, aimed at verifying the presence of solid contaminants by means of an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope equipped with an X-ray microprobe.
The results of this new investigation show the presence of micro- and nanosized particulate matter composed of inorganic elements in vaccines’ samples which is not declared among the components and whose unduly presence is, for the time being, inexplicable.
A considerable part of those particulate contaminants have already been verified in other matrices and reported in literature as non biodegradable and non biocompatible. The evidence collected is suggestive of some hypotheses correlated to diseases that are mentioned and briefly discussed.
Not all the vaccines analyzed contain the same contamination, though the same vaccine belonging to different batches and, in some cases, coming from different countries can contain a similar contamination Vaccines by Glaxo – Infarix, Typherix and Priorix – contain Tungsten. Tungsten was also identified in [the vaccines] Menjugate Kit by Novartis, and Prevenar, Meningitec by Pfizer and Meningitec by Wyeth. Feligen, the only veterinary vaccine tested, proved to be the only sample free from inorganic contamination.
Note: This important study showed that nanoparticles were found in vaccines that should not be there. The scientists were attacked by the vaccine lobby, which attempted to discredit them. Here is their rebuttal to these attacks on the website of the highly respected BMJ (British Medical Journal). More here. Another informative article reveals that the same scientists who debunked any link between agent orange and veteran illnesses are now in charge of vaccine safety. For more along these lines, see summaries of revealing vaccine controversy news articles from media sources.
And in our foods as well, completely unregulated!