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Drug Corporations Push Taliban Opium for Medical Use


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

‘In 1998, scientists at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, discovered that noscapine could be used to combat tumors. Noscapine is derived from the opium poppy plant; the same source of heroin and the painkiller, morphine.

The drug version, called noscapine, is used as a cough suppressant in some countries. It is now being praised as a promising cancer-fighting agent.’

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FDA Pulls Use of Breast Cancer Drug Avastin Because of Severe Side Effects

November 21, 2011 1 comment

Sunday, 20 November 2011 08:55

‘The blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used in advanced breast cancer patients because of dangerous side effects.

The Food and Drug Administration declared Friday there is no proof that the drug extends the lives of advanced patients.

The ruling by the FDA was long expected, but it was certain to disappoint women who say they’ve run out of other options as their breast cancer spread through their bodies. Impassioned patients had lobbied furiously to preserve Avastin as a last shot.’

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The Dark Truth About the ‘Wonder Drug’ Millions Swear By

October 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 07:57

‘Statin drug side effects can easily be misdiagnosed as unrelated health problems, which leads to polypharmacy and unnecessary drug treatments.

Statins are known to cause nerve- and muscle damage, and are contraindicated during pregnancy due to high risk of birth defects. They can also lead to a number of other health complications.

The true dangers of statin drugs, which suppress the synthesis of cholesterol, are becoming increasingly apparent. Dr. Seneff provides a dozen sources for you to review to increase your knowledge base about this hazardous drug.’

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Powerful form of ecstasy drug kills blood cancer cells


RESEARCHERS AT the University of Birmingham have identified a new form of ecstasy that kills blood cancer cells in a test-tube within 24 hours.

When the drug attaches to the cancer it causes the cells to self-destruct. It is a “clean way of destroying the cancer” said John Gordon, professor of cellular immunity at the University of Birmingham.

“The cells kill themselves and all the bad parts are naturally removed, so there are less side-effects compared to chemotherapy, for example.”

Collaborating with scientists at the University of Western Australia, the Birmingham team identified a version of the ecstasy drug that is 100 times more powerful than the recreational version. The work is published in Investigational New Drugs.

The amount of ecstasy needed to treat cancer would be enough to kill a person, so the drug had to be modified. The team had to “redesign the designer drug”, Prof Gordon said.

Preliminary work suggests the new modified drug causes fewer nasty side-effects which ecstasy-users experience, including neurotoxicity.

“The prospect of being able to target blood cancer with a drug derived from ecstasy is a genuinely exciting proposition,” said Dr David Grant, scientific director of the charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, which part-funded the study.

The link between ecstasy and cancer was discovered more than six years ago, when Prof Gordon’s group saw the blood cancers were making very similar chemicals to the ones ecstasy targets in the brain.

The new version of the drug they have created is extremely efficient at attacking the cancer.

“Further work is required but this research is a significant step forward in developing a potential new cancer drug,” Dr Grant said.

 

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0820/1224302759731.html

US Government Openly Admits Arming Mexican Drug Gangs With 30,000 Firearms – But Why?


Friday, 08 July 2011 07:42

‘It is now a widely-reported fact that under the Obama administration, U.S. federal agents actively placed over 30,000 fully-functional weapons into the hands of Mexican drug gangs, then halted all surveillance and tracking activities of where those weapons were going.

This is not a conspiracy theory, nor a piece of fiction. It is now an openly-admitted fact that this was pulled off by the BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, more commonly called “ATF”) under orders from Washington. The program was called “Fast and Furious.”

Even Reuters is now covering the news and reporting how members of Congress are outraged to learn that this happened.’

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