Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Caffeine Pills & Nicotone Gum In The Reach Of Children At CVS!

This blog Freedom of Medicine and Diet strongly opposes the "war on drugs."

Not only for its shifting drug markets towards infinitely more dangerous concentrated and uncertain potency drug forms.

Not only for its denying adults the right to purchase potentially dangerous substances OTC (over the counter) - even with reasonable restrictions to protect the ill informed (labeling) and children.

But as well for its utter hypocrisy.

Not in simply allowing near un-fetted sales of alcoholic beverages and Tobacco products WITHOUT the labeling of the ingredients - the sole two class of consumable products exempted from retail ingredient labeling requirements within the U.S.A. - while adhering to a maniacal hysteria over opiates.

But in an apparent lack of regulations to moderately restrict access of potentially toxic forms of legal drugs.

We have had the allowed internet sales of caffeine powder without adequate warnings of its potential toxicity- a situation that had led to a few deaths particularly by those who assumed that a drugs legality means that it is not potentially dangerous in purified form.

But what about retail stores?

What gives with the un-fetted shelf space availability of refined caffeine and nicotine products, particularly upon shelves low enough to the floor for children to reach and potentially imbibe.

Certainly pills and especially gums are far safer than powders; and are of an acceptable safety for informed generally responsible adults - something that our policymakers appear oblivious to regarding opiates.

But what gives especially with the placing of the various caffeine pills exclusively upon the bottom shelf mere inches of the floor where they could potentially be accessed by children?!

Caffeine Pills

Nicotine Gum, etc.

Why are not these products OTC - "over the counter"?

Or at least not placed upon retail shelf space mere inches off the floor?

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sheldon Adelson Is A Fool Regarding Drug Policy

Sheldon Adelson and his 2nd and current wife Miriam

Is worth $28 billion, and the 18th wealthiest person on the planet.  Is a casino and media magnate and philanthropist.
- chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Venetian and the Palazzo in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Sands Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Sands Macau in Macau, China, and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

- owner of the Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom, and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.[3]

- donates to a variety of causes, with his wife's initiative, the Adelson Foundation.
- a former supporter of the Democrat Party who now supports the Republican Party, who describes himself as "liberal on several social issues"

Rabidly opposes any liberalization from drug prohibition status quo.

Is quite anti Marijuana, even anti Medical Marijuana

Spent $5 million of his own money on political campaign to defeat a relatively restrictive 2014 Florida initiative to legalize Medical Marijuana for "debilitating diseases".

Has reportedly pressured the editorial board of the Las Vegas Journal Review to reconsider their pro Marijuana stance.

Is said to be anti Marijuana as he view it as a "gateway" substance to other illicit drugs.  Never mind the relative safeties, and that the criminalization of Marijuana or any other drug is a man made condition, is not something intrinsically pharmacological, and that most Marijuana consumers don't graduate to say injecting heroin.  If it were instead alcohol that were illegal, would he then oppose its legalization on the grounds that it was a 'gateway' substance to heroin use?

Is rabidly pro drug war as a personal passion for his son Mitchell - one of his three adopted children with his 1st wife Sandra who he divorced in 1988 -- who died of a drug over dose, who was said to have used cocaine and heroin from an early age, never-mind that it is prohibition that both shifts the availability and uses of these drugs into their most potentially dangerous concentrated forms and modes of administration.  For instance, cocaine, a stimulant, has never been actually been shown to be more dangerous than other naturally occurring in plants stimulants as caffeine and nicotine when used in like dilute forms, with Coca leaf regarded as very safe; that even caffeine can be quite deadly as a concentrated powder.  Supporters of our cocaine prohibition as this hopelessly confuse dilute and highly concentrated forms and modes of cocaine and its use.

Adelson should recognize the effects of drug prohibition, as he ironically claims to be pro free market!  For instance, in 2012, the Nevada Policy Research Institute, a think tank in Las Vegas, gave him its Chairman's Award for his efforts to advance free market principles in Nevada.[48]

Suggested readings for Sheldon Adelson & Co. about prohibition's effects upon drug use




With Trump surrounding himself with such rabid drug war supporters as Melvin Sembler and Sheldon Adelson, the former associated with coercive outfits as Straight Inc that has kidnapped youth for the sake of 'saving' them from Marijuana, the latter with bankrolling political campaigns to defeat Medical Marijuana legalization initiatives in Florida, it seems al the more likely that a Trump Administration would be rabidly pro continuing and even intensifying the drug war.

To his credit, Trump has come out at least in favor of medical Marijuanna.

One can pray that a President Trump would  be guided by God to rule wisely.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bill Clinton Appointees Trash 2nd Amendment For MJ Users

'well regulated' need not be so well regulated, with Court assuming that a substances status as 'illegal' renders any assumptions valid.
922  (d) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person—

is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802));


Jed Saul Rakoff (born August 1, 1943) is a United States District Judge on senior status for the Southern District of New York.[1]

Judge Rakoff was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 1, 1943. He grew up in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and attended Central High School of Philadelphia.

Rakoff graduated with honors in English literature from Swarthmore College (B.A. 1964), where he was President of the Student Body, earned his M. Phil. from Balliol College at Oxford University (1966), and received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (1969), where he was a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. He has received honorary degrees from Saint Francis University and from Swarthmore.[2][3] After serving as law clerk to the late Honorable Abraham Freedman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Rakoff spent two years in private practice at Debevoise & Plimpton before spending seven years as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. For the last two of those years, he was Chief of the Business and Securities Fraud Prosecutions Unit. He then returned to private practice where he was a partner first with Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon, and then with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. He headed both firms' criminal defense and civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) sections.

On October 11, 1995, Rakoff was nominated by President Bill Clinton[4] to fill a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York vacated by David N. Edelstein. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 29, 1995, appointed on January 4, 1996, and entered on duty on March 1, 1996. On December 31, 2010, he assumed senior status.


Susan Pia Graber (born July 5, 1949) is an American attorney and jurist. She is a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. A native of Oklahoma, she was the 90th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, and served on the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Susan Graber was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on July 5, 1949.[1][2] After high school Graber attended Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.[1] She graduated from Wellesley with a Bachelor of Arts in 1969, Phi Beta Kappa.[1] Graber went to law school at Yale where she earned her Juris Doctor in 1972.[1] She attended Yale with Hillary Rodham (now Clinton) and Bill Clinton.[3]

 Upon graduation Graber became an assistant attorney general for the New Mexico Bureau of Revenue, where she continued until 1974.[1] That year she entered private law practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico, until 1975.[1] In 1975 she moved to Ohio where she returned to private practice, this time in Cincinnati, until 1978.[1] Then in 1978 Graber moved to Portland, Oregon, where she became an associate at Stoel Rives Boley Jones and Grey (now Stoel Rives LLP).[1][4] In 1981 she became a partner.[1] In 1986, the Northwest Women’s Law Center gave her their Founder’s Award to recognize her pro bono service.[4]
In 1983, while she was a practicing attorney, Graber was designated to serve occasionally as a state district court judge on a temporary or pro tempore basis when the regular judges of the court were unavailable.[5] She also served as a mediator for the U.S. District Court from 1986 to 1988.[4]

Graber began her career as a judge when Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt appointed her to the Oregon Court of Appeals. She was appointed on February 11, 1988, to replace judge Thomas F. Young, who had died in office. Graber served on the court of appeals until May 2, 1990.[6] While on the bench she served as president of the Oregon Appellate Judges Association.[4]

On May 2, 1990, Graber was appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court by Governor Goldschmidt to replace Robert E. Jones.[7][8] However, Jones, prior to resigning his position, filed for re-election and won the election.[7] Thus Jones resigned a second time and Goldschmidt appointed Graber a second time on January 7, 1991.[7] She became the second woman to serve on that court, following Betty Roberts.[3] Graber then won election to a full six-year term in 1992, but resigned on April 1, 1998, before the term expired.[7] While on the court she was considered to be a candidate for appointment to the United States Supreme Court.[3]

Graber resigned because, on July 30, 1997, President Bill Clinton nominated her to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to replace Edward Leavy, who assumed senior judge status.[1] She was subsequently confirmed by the United States Senate in a 98-0 vote on March 17, 1998, and received her commission two days later.[1] With her appointment she became the first female judge to serve on that court from the state of Oregon.[9]


Richard Charles Tallman (born March 3, 1953) is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review.

Born in Oakland, California, Tallman received his Bachelor's degree in 1975 from the University of Santa
Clara and his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the executive director of the law revie

Born in Oakland, California, Tallman received his Bachelor's degree in 1975 from the University of Santa Clara and his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the executive director of the law review.

After serving as a law clerk for Judge Morell E. Sharp of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, Tallman worked as a trial lawyer for the Department of Justice and as an assistant United States Attorney in Seattle, Washington. From 1983 until his appointment to the Ninth Circuit in 2000, Tallman was an attorney in private practice in Seattle, including as chairman of the white-collar criminal defense practice group at the former Bogle and Gates law firm between 1990 and 1999. After that firm closed on March 31, 1999, Tallman formed the firm Tallman & Severin.[2]

Among Tallman's higher-profile clients in private practice was representing the Seattle Mariners in legal disputes over scheduling rights in the Kingdome.[2] Tallman also handled medical malpractice and defense procurement cases.[2]

Despite being a Republican, Tallman was nominated by President Bill Clinton to his current seat on the Ninth Circuit on October 20, 1999 and was confirmed by a voice vote of the U.S. Senate on May 24, 2000.[3][4] Tallman was nominated to fill the seat vacated by longtime Ninth Circuit judge Betty Binns Fletcher, who took senior status in 1998. Clinton's previous nominee to that seat, conservative Washington State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Durham, had been nominated in January 1999 as part of a bipartisan deal brokered by Washington's senators at the time, Slade Gorton and Patty Murray. However, Durham withdrew her nomination to the seat just four months later because of her husband's terminal heart condition.[5] Tallman then was nominated after he was one of three potential nominees that Gorton recommended to the White House.[2]

Defendant argues that §922(g)(3) runs afoul of the Second Amendment because it deprives him of his constitutional right “to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation.”
District of Columbia v. Heller
, 554 U.S. 570, 592
(2008). But, in Heller, the Supreme Court instructed that the
Second Amendment right “is not unlimited.

at 626. In

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sociopathic U.S. DEA Seeks to Make Kratom 'Schedule 1'



noun, Psychiatry.
a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

DSM-IV Definition. Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a lack of regard for the moral or legal standards in the local culture. There is a marked inability to get along with others or abide by societal rules. Individuals with this disorder are sometimes called psychopaths or sociopaths.
    some points:
    Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.

    Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."

    Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.

    Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.

    Shallow Emotions
    When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
DEA claims to be protecting the public from especially dangerous drugs.

The DEA not only enforces existing prohibitions, but also claims a right to prohibit substances on its own without legislative sanctification.

The DEA now wants to ban Kartom, placing it on its 'schedule 1' meaning no acceptable medicinal or otherwise uses.
Schedule I

Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are:

heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote

The DEA now is doing so with Karatom.

It cites 660 emergency room visits over a 6 year period with the U.S.A. with a population of over 300 million people.  Further putting this in to perspective, Jacob Sullum writes:

From January 2010 through December 2015, the DEA notes, “U.S. poison centers received 660 calls related to kratom exposure.” It adds that “during this time, there was a tenfold increase in the number of calls received, from 26 in 2010 to 263 in 2015.” Reported symptoms included “agitation or irritability, tachycardia, nausea, drowsiness, and hypertension.”

An average of 110 cases a year may sound like a lot, but it’s not. It represents about 0.004 percent of the 3 million or so calls received by poison control centers each year. By comparison, exposures involving analgesics accounted for nearly 300,000 calls in 2014, while cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning solutions, antidepressants, and antihistamines each accounted for more than 100,000. The DEA not only fails to put the number of kratom-related calls in perspective; it does not mention that two-thirds of the cases were deemed “minor” or “moderate,” while only 7 percent (eight per year) were described as “life-threatening.” The CDC noted a single death in six years, “reported in a person who was exposed to the medications paroxetine (an antidepressant) and lamotrigine (an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizer) in addition to kratom.”

These numbers are pretty reassuring, especially since the DEA says “millions of dosage units” are imported into the U.S. each year. But the agency draws the opposite conclusion, saying “such alarming quantities create an imminent public health and safety threat.”
The DEA goes beyond hyperbolizing about Karatom's alleged dangerousness, pretending that the substance has no legitimate uses and that any such use is somehow by definition "abuse".

The DEA is doing this under the apparent leadership of one 'Chuck Rosenberg'.

Chuck Rosenberg was appointed Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on May 13, 2015 by Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Prior to joining DEA, Mr. Rosenberg served as the chief of staff and senior counselor to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Comey.  Before rejoining the FBI, Chuck was a partner at a Washington, D.C. law firm.  Prior to that, Chuck served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, which is routinely entrusted with many of the nation’s most sensitive terrorism and national security prosecutions.  As the chief federal law enforcement officer for the district, Chuck supervised the prosecution of all federal crimes and the litigation of all civil matters involving the federal government.  From June 2005 until March 2006, Chuck served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas – one of the largest districts in the nation with six offices, including one in Houston and three on the border of the United States and Mexico.

Chuck also served in several senior posts at the Department of Justice, where his work focused on counterterrorism, counterintelligence, national security, and criminal matters, including service as chief of staff to Deputy Attorney General Jim Comey (2004-2005), counselor to Attorney General John Ashcroft (2003 – 2004), and counsel to FBI Director Robert Mueller (2002 – 2003).  From 1994 to 2000, Chuck was an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.  There, Chuck tried dozens of cases before juries and briefed and argued many of those cases to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Chuck prosecuted cases that ranged from complex financial fraud crimes to violent crimes and espionage.

Chuck is a graduate of Tufts University (BA), Harvard University (MPP), and the University of Virginia (JD).

Some comments at the Huffington Post article:
Roxie Gullikson Figaratto ·

Actions like this make a joke of the Controlled Substances Act! The DEA - FDA, etc, are fast losing any last shred of integrity they may have once enjoyed. Schedule 1 is fast becoming a go-to miracle cures reference list!

Schedule 1 = Natural cures that Big Pharma can't make any money on.
Unlike · Reply · 148 · Aug 31, 2016 1:26am
Dorothy E Ransom
In 2013 the CDC reported 480,000 deaths related to tobacco and 29,000 deaths related to alcohol, 0 deaths related to kratom, but alcohol and tobacco are legal and will remain legal. Why isn't the DEA trying to protect us from that? Could it be because alcohol and tobacco generates billions in revenue and kratom doesn't?

Sunday, July 31, 2016

"Progessive Secular Humanist" Outs Itself as Big Pharm Shill

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein makes sense on vaccine issue:

Jill Stein wrote:  I don’t know if we have an “official” stance, but I can tell you my personal stance at this point. According to the most recent review of vaccination policies across the globe, mandatory vaccination that doesn’t allow for medical exemptions is practically unheard of. In most countries, people trust their regulatory agencies and have very high rates of vaccination through voluntary programs. In the US, however, regulatory agencies are routinely packed with corporate lobbyists and CEOs. So the foxes are guarding the chicken coop as usual in the US. So who wouldn’t be skeptical? I think dropping vaccinations rates that can and must be fixed in order to get at the vaccination issue: the widespread distrust of the medical-indsutrial (sic) complex.

Vaccines in general have made a huge contribution to public health. Reducing or eliminating devastating diseases like small pox and polio. In Canada, where I happen to have some numbers, hundreds of annual death from measles and whooping cough were eliminated after vaccines were introduced. Still, vaccines should be treated like any medical procedure–each one needs to be tested and regulated by parties that do not have a financial interest in them. In an age when industry lobbyists and CEOs are routinely appointed to key regulatory positions through the notorious revolving door, its no wonder many Americans don’t trust the FDA to be an unbiased source of sound advice. A Monsanto lobbyists and CEO like Michael Taylor, former high-ranking DEA official, should not decide what food is safe for you to eat. Same goes for vaccines and pharmaceuticals. We need to take the corporate influence out of government so people will trust our health authorities, and the rest of the government for that matter. End the revolving door. Appoint qualified professionals without a financial interest in the product being regulated. Create public funding of elections to stop the buying of elections by corporations and the super-rich.
Stein’s answer is deeply disturbing. She gave a long winded and evasive answer to a simple and straightforward question. As a physician, and a scientist, her answer should have been clear and unequivocal: Vaccines work; homeopathy is bullshit.  Instead, her answer is a confused and muddled hash invoking big pharma conspiracy theory buzz: a convoluted political double-speak that would make the most jaded and cynical politician proud.
The Progressive Secular Humanist blurs this together with the idea that simply because vaccines work, then any formulation presented as a vaccine must be accepted without question and apparently without testing.

I must note that the Progressive Humanist is a site with such junk code that must be edited out in order to coherently quote from it,.  Go figure.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

End Opioid Prohibition

The media hysterics against opioids, such as The New York Times, ought to be ashamed of themselves!


Bob Bee- It's prohibition that serves to ensure opioids are more dangerous than they otherwise would be, due to uncertainty of purity and dosage of unregulated, black market drugs. Thus prohibition makes fatal OD's more likely, not less. Opioids should be legalized, regulated, and taxed like tobacco and alcohol. That way, users would know exactly what they were buying and the dosage. Also, opioid legalization would mean good, old, natural opium would be legally available. Users could opt for opium (active ingredients include morphine & codeine. It can be eaten, smoked, or consumed as a tea) as a safer alternative to ultra-potent pharma-junk powders & pills. Opium's safer as it's less concentrated and is harder to fatally OD on. End the counter-productive, hypocritical, unjust, indefensible war on opioids.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Are Petro Chemical Corporate People Shilling Comments Boards?

A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps or gives credibility to a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization. Shills can carry out their operations in the areas of media, journalism, marketing or other business areas.
Shill typically refers to someone who purposely gives onlookers the impression that they are an enthusiastic independent customer of a seller (or marketer of ideas) for whom they are secretly working. The person or group who hires the shill is using crowd psychology to encourage other onlookers or audience members to purchase the goods or services (or accept the ideas being marketed). Shills are often employed by professional marketing campaigns. "Plant" and "stooge" more commonly refer to any person who is secretly in league with another person or organization while pretending to be neutral or actually a part of the organization he is planted in, such as a magician's audience, a political party, or an intelligence organization (see double agent). 

Shilling is illegal in many circumstances and in many jurisdictions[1] because of the potential for fraud and damage; however, if a shill does not place uninformed parties at a risk of loss, but merely generates "buzz," the shill's actions may be legal. For example, a person planted in an audience to laugh and applaud when desired (see claque), or to participate in on-stage activities as a "random member of the audience," is a type of legal shill.
Shill can also be used pejoratively to describe a critic who appears either all-too-eager to heap glowing praise upon mediocre offerings, or who acts as an apologist for glaring flaws. In this sense, such a critic would be an indirect shill for the industry at large, because said critic's income is tied to the prosperity of the industry.
Cracked Magazine has run an article "5 Terrible Secrets Big Drug Companies Don't Want You To Know"

The article has a robust array of comments.

Some of these delve into the issue of vaccines and the idea that such or some are to blame for the reported spike in cases of autism.

Most of such comments do not believe that vaccines are to blame.

Indeed, the use of vaccines per se long pre-dates this autism spike.

Thus, the cause would not be vaccines per se, but perhaps a recently introduced combination of vaccines.  Or perhaps recently introduced vaccine formulations, perhaps some additive.  Or perhaps a combination of such vaccines and something else introduced into widespread use.  Or perhaps nothing to do with vaccines at all, but rather just something else introduced into widespread use.  All of these possibilities would not mean that one would accept the idea that vaccines per se are to blame.

Indeed, as one such comment would note:
mduce88  6-23-2014 
Interesting. But I'm convinced there is something unnatural about the mind-blowing spike in Autism over the last 30 years or so. In 1975, the rate of autism was 1 in 5,000. At the end of 2009, it was 1 in 110. Today, it's risen even more than that to about 1 in 80. The condition being diagnosed more is not a reasonable explanation for such a dramatic rise in my opinion. It's probably not vaccines, it is more likely due to environmental toxins, the increase of heavy metals pollutants, etc., but it is a serious issue that deserves attention, every possible cause should be examined.
OK.   "... It's probably not vaccines, it is more likely due to environmental toxins, the increase of heavy metals pollutants, etc., but it is a serious issue that deserves attention, every possible cause should be examined".

Yet notably, this comment has the highest negative rating in the article's entire comment section: -117, with 18 likes and 138 dislikes.

Are petro chemical corporate connected people stacking the deck with an exceptionally high participation in such comments sections?

Notably the article includes this:
#2 Planting Shills Everywhere
You can't read any product label nowadays without discovering that it's been endorsed by the American Society of Whatever, recommended by the National Center for Stuff, or enjoyed by the International Institute of Things.
As it turns out, most of these groups are pharmaceutical industry shills recommending medication based not on rigorous research, but rather the name that appears on their checks. Take the American Acne and Rosacea Society, for example. It's a theoretically impartial organization that's factually funded almost entirely by manufacturers of acne medication like Galderma, which has 13 of the 15 AARS experts on its payroll. So when AARS recommended a treatment for acne, it was no surprise that they went with Galderma's $2,500-a-year plan, instead of the equally effective $120-a-year generic alternative....
... Let's take what drug giant Wyeth did in 2002, after discovering that their hormone therapy drugs for menopause increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, and blood clots. The problem was that the drugs Prempro and Premarin were already on the market, so instead of recalling them, the company spent $12 million forming the Council on Hormone Education, 85 percent of whose members were working for Wyeth. They then spent the next six years conducting an online course "educating" thousands of doctors about how totally awesome hormone therapy is, and how all that cancer/stroke business was probably due to something the patients did in their free time.
 'Everywhere' of course would include internet comments boards.  138 dislikes to 18 likes for a comment suggesting an exploration of environmental toxins, indeed!