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The DEA, FDA, Big Pharma Drug Cartel Crushes More Natural Healing

by Paul Fassa
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(The Best Years in Life) First the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) refused to budge recently on its Controlled Substance Schedule I rating of cannabis, then a few weeks later put kratom, a centuries old benign herb that was used to help opium addicts through withdrawal, relieve minor pain, and lift the stamina and spirits of those on long jungle treks in Southeast Asia.

A controlled substance is described mostly as a drug that is illegal unless prescribed by a physician, purportedly to protect us. But it's actually Big Government protecting Big Pharma with help from the FDA to control what we use for medicine to maintain their monopoly of disease care.

The totally illegal drugs that are not even prescribed by doctors are in Schedule I. Controlled substances in Schedule I are essentially described as without any medical merit, dangerous, and addictive. Heroin is one of them, so are LSD and other psychedelics.

Cannabis has been in Schedule I ever since Nixon declared his “war on drugs”. Now kratom will be joining cannabis in that same inappropriate ranking.

The DEA and FDA Protect Big Pharma's Medical Monopoly

From the DEA's description of Schedule I: “Substances in this schedule have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse.”

Note that both cannabis and kratom are herbs that can and have been used medicinally historically and currently. They are both without any real record of dangers from use or abuse, but they are not in any of the other four DEA higher rankings that include dangerous opioids such as Oxycontin and amphetamine like substances such as Ritalin for kids considered safely allowable for “medicinal” use. Why would that be?

A little background here is necessary. Prescribed drugs are all products of Big Pharma, and all of conventional AMA medicine is ruled by Big Pharma. We all have to pay various government agencies for licenses of our choice. Did you know Big Pharma's approvals to market are licensed for high fees, currently over $2 million, by the FDA?

The FDA does not perform the efficacy and safety trials required for a manufactured synthetic chemical drug called medicine. Instead, the FDA reviews pharmaceutical drug trial reports that have been sometimes written by hired “ghost writers” and signed by known physicians who receive fees for those signatures.

These so called study reports are then posted in medical journals that serve to promote pharmaceutical companies' products. In some other cases the reports are “cherry picked” to eliminate negative results, or the university hired to perform the drug trials focuses on delivering the drug company's desired result with the motive of obtaining more funding in the future.

These past few examples are all versions of what is considered “checkbook science”, leading a former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and author of the Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It, Dr. Marcia Angell to comment:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

With 25 states allowing medical marijuana successfully and more arriving, with the anecdotal successes of safely curing what pharmaceutical drugs did not relieve or reverse, and with several international studies, especially from Spain and Israel supporting those anecdotal reports, the general expectation was that the DEA would ease up and relocate cannabis to a more respectful rating.

The DEA did not budge. Instead they said the FDA does not consider cannabis has any medicinal merit even as it approves applications for drug companies to conduct trials with synthetic versions of cannabis' major compounds known as cannabinoids, especially THC and CBD.

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False Dangers Projected by the Medical Monopolists Whose Drugs Are Dangerous

Conservative estimates from within the medical establishment show over 100,000 die annually from correctly prescribed pharmaceuticals. The most quoted study was performed in 2000 from the prestigious Johns Hopkins Medical Center by the late Dr. Barbara Starfield. Since then, other higher estimates have been published by medical doctors.

Meanwhile, not one direct death from cannabis overdose has been recorded, ever. So what's up with this newly announced arriving Schedule I classification of kratom? Are there kratom addicts dying in urban alley ways?

No way. Apparently more folks are using krotom for getting off addictive pharmaceutical opioid painkillers and improving overall health. Some experience a mild feeling of well being from krotom. That's another threat to Big Pharma's dangerous antidepressants and anti-psychotic drugs, you know, the ones that cause some to commit suicide or go on killing sprees as “side effects”.

Kratom can't be patented and sold for big bucks because it's an herb. Until a synthetic version with the usual dangerous sided effects is concocted and put on the market, this herb will remain in the DEA's Schedule I list.

From the non-profit organization American Kratom:

Kratom can provide increased energy, minor pain relief and many find relief from a variety of other mental and physical ailments. Today, people in the U.S. are consuming Kratom, as they do other herbal supplements and traditional remedies.

Kratom is not a drug. Kratom is not an opiate. Kratom is not a synthetic substance. Naturally occurring Kratom is a safe herbal supplement that’s more akin to tea and coffee than any other substances.

Kratom behaves as a partial mu-opioid receptor agonist [substance that stimulates similar actions] and is used for pain management, energy, even depression and anxiety that are so common among Americans. Kratom contains no opiates, but it does bind to the same receptor sites in the brain. Chocolate, coffee, exercise and even human breast milk hit these receptor sites in a similar fashion. (Source below)

The website from which the above excerpt was taken contains many anecdotal testimonies, including relief from pharmaceutical opioid drug addictions, as well as real as real scientific reports confirming efficacy and safety, not checkbook science.

The DEA declares what's legal based on input from the FDA, which benefits from protecting Big Pharma's monopolistic interests by collecting over $2 million each time a new drug is approved with little or no oversight.

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See also:

New FDA Guidance May Put Your Supplements in Jeopardy - Part 1

How Big Pharma uses Government Agencies and Citizens' Groups to Inhibit Medical Marijuana

The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was a Treasonous Coup of Epic Proportions

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About the Author:

Paul Fassa started looking into natural health to overcome his unhealthy lifestyle. Then he developed more interest as he researched his articles for Natural News and Align Life.

He is amazed at the ignorance of natural medicine and how beneficial foods and herbs are constantly ignored or vilified in order to promote toxic foods and meds by Big Pharma, the FDA, USDA, and the AMA, what he likes to call the "Medical Mafia".

His blog is - "Healthmaven: Escape from the Medical Mafia Matrix." His Natural News articles can be reviewed here:


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