Revealed: secret plan to push 'happy' pills

  • MPs probe drugs giant's bid to boost Seroxat
  • Fears over new targets for anti-depressant
Happy pills only make the producer of them happy. A recent Duke university study showed exercise works as well as if not better than anti-depressants; furthermore anti-depressants only mask the symptom by great accelerating the serotonin levels. The proper treatment is to displace animal and trans fats in cellular membranes with the phospholipids that are supposed to be there: various short chain fatty acids in the omega 3 family: ALA, DHA, EPA and GLA; this allows the neurotransmitter receptors to function properly and not "ignore" the already correct level of serotonin in your body.

The medical profession spends more money lobbying the US government than any other sector.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed free trade agreement under negotiation between Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. Leaked documents show the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is pressuring TPP countries to expand pharmaceutical monopoly protections and trade away access to medicines. Public Citizen and our partners envision a very different Asia-Pacific region partnership--one that advances pharmaceutical access and innovation simultaneously. Through analysis, and advocacy, we are working to spotlight public health and the knowledge economy at the negotiations and helping countries push back against Big Pharma's corporate influence.

The Oligarch Takeover of US Pharma and Healthcare – And the Resulting Human Crisis

In a unique study covering the entire US healthcare sector, Awara Accounting has dug into the problems of the US pharma and healthcare industries, and the findings are shocking. The Awara study shows that in addition to the original sin of corporate greed, the exorbitant costs of the US healthcare system stem from layers upon layers of distortions with which the system is infested. Each part of the healthcare industry contributes to what is a giant monopoly scam: the pharmaceutical companies, medical equipment manufacturers, drug wholesalers, drug stores, group purchasing organizations, health insurance companies, doctors, clinics and hospitals, and even what should be impartial university research. And on top of that, there’s the government as a giant enabler of monopolized corporations running roughshod over the American consumer and patient.

But it is worse than that. All the monopolists (in official parlance, oligopolies) are in turn owned by the same set of investors in what is called horizontal shareholding. The same some 15-20. investors have the controlling stake in all the leading companies of the entire pharma and healthcare industry.

That’s not all. Two of the investors, BlackRock and Vanguard, are the biggest owners in almost every single one of the leading companies.

Furthermore, BlackRock is owned by Vanguard, BlackRock’s biggest owner being a mystical PNC Services, whose biggest owner in turn is Vanguard. Vanguard itself is recorded directly as BlackRock’s second biggest owner. Moreover, BlackRock and Vanguard are the two biggest owners of almost all the other 15-20 biggest investors, which most are cross-owned and together own the entire US pharma and healthcare sector. Ultimately, then we might have the situation that the whole healthcare sector and Big Pharma are controlled by one giant oligarch clan (and the very real people who stand behind them), one single interest group of oligarch investors.

happy pills: Revealed: secret plan to push 'happy' pills


oligarch: The Oligarch Takeover of US Pharma and Healthcare – And the Resulting Human Crisis