Colorado Mass-Murder Linked to Prescription Drug Use

James Eagan Holmes
 Makes first court appearance
Health Impact News Editor Comment: The Telegraph and other sources are reporting that James Holmes, the alleged “Joker” gunman, dosed up on prescription medication before going on a shooting rampage. Holmes, 24, is accused of shooting dead 12 people and injuring 58 in the rampage during a premiere of Batman film […]

Hospitals Seeing More Babies Born Addicted to Prescription Drugs

by Dr. Mercola
Conventional medicine is more than a little fond of using costly, toxic drugs. Unfortunately, this “health” strategy exacts a tremendously high price, both in terms of dollars and cents and in actual health status. I’ve written a lot about the many side effects of most drug categories on the market, but one […]

Children with ADHD are “Forced” to Take ADHD Drugs

By Dr. Mercola
Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has issued controversial draft guidelines that could put parents’ right to choose whether or not to medicate their children with ADHD at risk.
There are clearly many superior alternatives for addressing ADHD than potentially dangerous psychiatric drugs that often contain different […]

Anti-depressants no better than placebos according to scientific studies

by Dr John Read
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mental health services have become increasingly dominated by psychiatry’s ”medical model”, which claims that feeling depressed, anxious or paranoid is primarily caused by genetic predispositions and chemical imbalances.
This has led to alarming rises in chemical solutions to distress. In New Zealand, one in nine adults […]

Yaz and Yasmin Deaths May Exceed 190 in United States Alone: Report

More than 190 American women may have died as a result of the potential side effects of Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills, according to an organization devoted to curbing corporate misbehavior by Bayer.
The Germany-based Coalition against Bayer Dangers (CBG) reports that a search of the FDA’s adverse events database reveals that there have […]

Antidepressants Cause 40,000 Deaths a Year – But They’re Handed Out Like Candy

By Dr. Mercola

Taking antidepressants may raise the risk of heart disease in men. They can thicken artery walls through an as yet unknown mechanism.
The drugs seem to accelerate atherosclerosis by increasing the thickness of the “intima media”, the inner and middle layers of the arteries. They particularly affect the carotid arteries that feed blood to […]

Prescription drugs now killing more young people than crack cocaine in the 1980s and heroin in the 1970s combined

Ohio County Losing Its Young to Painkillers’ Grip

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — This industrial town was once known for its shoes and its steel. But after decades of decline it has made a name for itself for a different reason: it is home to some of the highest rates of prescription drug overdoses in […]

How Independent are Vaccine Defenders? CBS News Investigates

For years some parents and scientists have raised concerns about vaccine safety, including a possible link to autism and ADD. Many independent experts have sided with government officials and other scientists who say there’s no possible connection. But how “independent” are they? CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson shares what she found.
They’re some of […]

Pharmaceutical Companies and the FDA: It’s All About Money

Gwen Olsen, author of Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, sheds light on the relationship between the FDA and the major pharmaceutical companies.

Children exploited for profit using fictitious mental disorders

by Monica G. Young
(NaturalNews) We’re ashamed that exploitation of children for profit was once tolerated in America: such as children as young as five shackled to machines while working 16-hour days in factories, or black children auctioned and sold as slaves. Yet future generations will look back on our era too with shame: a […]