HANG THE BANKERS? HANG THE FDA! EXHIBIT 2
By Jon Rappoport
May 24, 2012
With the recent revelation (exposed by yours truly) that FDA knows the drugs it's approving are killing Americans at the rate of 100,000 a year, it's time to shut down the buildings at Agency headquarters, fire all the employees, fumigate the place, and start over.
If we had a Department of Justice, I'd say prosecute the FDA offenders for mass murder, but DOJ is too busy putting pot smokers in jail, or selling guns to Mexican drug cartels, or something.
The FDA literally considers the pharmaceutical industry its Client, to which it owes remarkable and steadfast allegiance, through thick and thin (and it's always thick), so shutting down the FDA would solve that corrupt love affair.
The close-out of this terminally corrupt Agency would also silence the tower of bullshit that ceaselessly pumps out limited hangouts to explain why drug after drug is killing and maiming Americans.
My number-one all-time hangout was voiced by FDA Commissioner David Kessler, in 1993 (JAMA): "If an adverse event occurs in perhaps one in 5,000 or even one in 1,000 users, it could be missed in a clinical trial but pose a serious safety problem when [the drug is] released in the market."
I see. We should forget drug companies burying studies that show their drugs kill. Forget FDA drug-approval panels being stacked with doctors who take money from those drug companies. Forget researchers literally inventing diseases and disorders that "require" new drugs. No, it's just that pesky one in a thousand in trials that has a bad reaction that's missed. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
But hey. Only a million Americans die every decade from the drugs. Only 20 million experience strokes, heart attacks, neurological damage, etc., from the drugs.
And it's only the FDA who looks the other way and instead goes after sellers of food supplements, which kill nobody.
The FDA. We're looking at a criminal racket. Posing as Science.
Exhibit 1, the smoking gun, is the FDA's own web page on which it admits the 100,000 yearly deaths. Google "FDA, Why Learn About Adverse Drug Reactions."
I'm read to roll out Exhibit 2. This one takes a bit of thought, so follow closely as I take you through it.
In the last few months, I've offered devastating evidence that all so-called mental disorders are sheer inventions, brazenly concocted by committees of psychiatrists. These committees arrange menus of human behaviors and label them with names like Oppositional Defiance Disorder.
THERE IS NO BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL TEST FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.
Never has been. Not for ADHD, not for schizophrenia, not for clinical depression, not for Bipolar, not for any of 300 billable diagnoses shrinks hand out to patients.
ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE ARBITRARILY INVENTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.
Their findings are published in periodically updated editions of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), printed by the American Psychiatric Association.
For years, even psychiatrists have been blowing the whistle on this hazy crazy process of "research."
Of course, pharmaceutical companies, who manufacture highly toxic drugs to treat every one of these fictional disorders, are leading the charge to invent more and more mental-health categories, so they can sell more drugs and make more money.
But we have a mind-boggling twist. One of the great psychiatric honchos, who has been out in front inventing mental disorders, has gone public. He's blown the whistle on himself and his colleagues.
His name is Dr. Allen Frances, and he made VERY interesting statements to Gary Greenberg, author of a Wired article: "Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness." (Dec.27, 2010).
Dr. Allen Frances is the man who, in 1994, headed up the project to write the latest edition of the psychiatric bible, the DSM-IV. This tome defines and labels and describes every official mental disorder in the known universe. The DSM-IV eventually listed 297 of them.
In an April 19, 1994, New York Times piece, "Scientist At Work," Daniel Goleman called Frances "Perhaps the most powerful psychiatrist in America at the moment..."
Well, sure. If you're sculpting the entire canon of diagnosable mental disorders for your colleagues, for insurers, for the government, for pharma (who will sell the drugs matched up to the 297 DSM-IV diagnoses), you're right up there in the pantheon.
Long after the DSM-IV had been put into print, Dr. Frances talked to Wired's Greenberg and said the following:
"There is no definition of a mental disorder. It's bullshit. I mean, you just can't define it."
That's on the order of the designer of the Hindenburg, looking at the burned rubble on the ground, remarking, "Well, I knew there would be a problem."
After a suitable pause, Dr. Frances remarked to Greenberg, "These concepts [of distinct mental disorders] are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the borders."
Wait, there's more.
It's another nugget, this time from PBS Frontline. The program was: "Does ADHD Exist?"
PBS FRONTLINE INTERVIEWER: Skeptics say that there's no biological marker-that it [ADHD] is the one condition out there where there is no blood test, and that no one knows what causes it.
BARKLEY (Dr. Russell Barkley, professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center): That's tremendously na´ve, and it shows a great deal of illiteracy about science and about the mental health professions. A disorder doesn't have to have a blood test to be valid. If that were the case, all mental disorders would be invalid...There is no lab test for anymental disorder right now in our science. That doesn't make them invalid.
Actually, Dr. Barkley, that DOES make them invalid. And you just admitted, out in the open, that all mental disorders are concocted. Congratulations.
Yes, people have problems. Yes, people suffer and feel pain and confusion. Yes. We all understand that. But carving up human emotion and behavior into neat categories of "mental disorders" is one of the great con jobs of our time.
Especially since, what follows from these gratuitous diagnoses is TOXIC DRUGS, drugs that maim and destroy lives.
If you want the evidence, start combing the adverse effects of drugs like Prozac, Ritalin, Zoloft, Paxil, Lithium, Valproate, Risperdal.
All right. This is all background for the payoff.
Should we say the FDA experts are ignorant and confused, are well-meaning bumblers, or should we face the obvious truth and say, instead, that THEY KNOW ALL THESE MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, THEY KNOW THERE ARE NO LEGITIMATE TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS?
The answer is obvious. THEY KNOW.
And yet they continue to approve, as safe and effective, all the toxic psychiatric drugs that treat these NON-EXISTENT conditions.
So here we have a compound crime. The disorders are fictional. And the drugs are toxic. And nobody at FDA blows the whistle. The silence is deafening.
Does this make you squirm a little? I know. We're supposed to cut people a break. We're supposed to say, reflexively, maybe they just don't understand, they want to do the right thing but they're making a mistake. They're basically good people who are confused.
In a half-sane world, the following conversation would take place:
SENATOR BLAH-BLAH: Dr. Johnson, you have served on many FDA panels that have approved psychiatric drugs as safe and effective. Is that correct?
DR. JOHNSON: Yes, Senator.
SENATOR BLAH-BLAH: But now, under great stress, you've come forward to make a statement.
DR. JOHNSON: That's right.
SENATOR BLAH-BLAH: You're telling this Committee that none of the mental disorders these drugs are supposed to treat are real.
DR. JOHNSON: That's correct, sir.
SENATOR BLAH-BLAH: And you're also saying, under oath, that you have many colleagues at the FDA who know these mental disorders are fictions, that none of the disorders are diagnosed through legitimate tests.
DR. JOHNSON: Absolutely, Senator. It's common knowledge at FDA that there are no tests. It's also common knowledge among many doctors around the world.
SENATOR BLAH-BLAH: But you're also here today to say something about the drugs.
DR. JOHNSON: They're toxic, sir. Every one of them.
SENATOR BLAH-BLAH: This is a titanic revelation.
DR. JOHNSON: It is, sir. But only because it hasn't been voiced in a public forum before. Everything I'm telling you is widely known.
This is what we're talking about. This is the open secret.
And the FDA knows the secret.
And they're doing nothing about it.
It's yet another reason why they are a criminal organization. A mafia. They know how to pretty themselves up. They know how to speak nonsensical technical language. They know how to appear authoritative. But they're a mafia.
And if you want an accomplice before, during, and after the fact, look no further than several miles away from FDA headquarters, where the Department of Justice makes its home. They, too, do nothing. THEY KNOW, TOO. Through their knowledge, they become a functioning part of the RICO operation that sustains grave injury and massive death-counts in Pharmaceutical America.
The author of an explosive new collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.