As the daughter of a Hospital Director of Pharmacy and Geriatric Specialist, I knew a bit about business aspect of the drug industry. I saw the little trinkets and logo laden pads, pens and letter openers enter our home growing up. Not a Christmas went by that a generic drug promotional this or that was not stuffed into our Christmas stocking. My Dad liked the attention of the drug reps and he would often beam when discussing how he was courted. I was also used to my Dad's homemade drug concoctions and being comforted by a spoonful of this or a spoonful of that. A pill would heal any ill! While other Dads would bring home pens from the office, we got many colored pills in safety cap orange plastic bottles.
Yes, as an adult I have paid the price for this self drugging. And so, my search for a better way had led my husband and I to Life Extension www.lef.org. And so, after reading Pharmocracy, I have come to fully understand just how cozy the FDA is with the drug industry. And it makes me burning mad!
On a personal note, my Dad has now been diagnosed with Lewy Body and Parkinson's. I am quite frustrated because I know with all of my soul that he would benefit from a simple liver detox. I am told that "We do not want to muddy the waters". Thus, my advise and counsel is ignored and - you guessed it! A drug cocktail is administered to my Dad (because he is no longer sane enough to know what pills he should take) day in and day out. I helplessly sit by and watch him decline.
I have a battle to wage in my own life regarding drugging (in my case now it is the lack thereof). My medicine cabinet is filled with healthy essential oils and plant based cocktails. I will only allow a drug if I am dying.
Throughout Pharmocracy famous quotes are included. I loved Thomas Jefferson's quote on page 313. "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it." Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
Pharmocracy is filled with cross references and footnotes in each section. I appreciate this because I do not want to rely on what one person says without backing up those statements with facts. I trust many well-intentioned authors, but references allow me to be a Berean!
My Dad will sadly and is dying on his own sword. For this reason, it is one of my life goals to reverse this legacy in my own life. Pharmocracy by William Faloon is a must read for anyone serious about being empowered to fight the western world's power move to control every aspect of our healthcare. I may not be able to change what other people do to endanger their own health but I sure can plant seeds and sit back as hopefully some will listen.
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Thank you Mr. Faloon for this wonderful eye-opening resource!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Life Extension.