Long before they began making Lipitor, Pfizer was one of many pharmaceutical and chemical companies that developed military weapons, according to a fascinating report written more than four decades ago and now available from The Memory Hole.
The report discusses the company's (then called Chas. Pfizer & Co., Inc.) research to create incapacitating agents that produced such effects as:
- Muscle fatigue
- Retrograde amnesia
Some of the substances tested by Pfizer under the program were strychnine, amphetamines, pentobarbital sodium, mescaline, carbochol, caffeine, nicotine, and LSD.
Lipitor is now the world's best-selling drug -- generating more than $12 billion in revenues every year for Pfizer. They have done a brilliant marketing job on deceiving the public as this drug is only useful and necessary for far less than 1 percent of the people that use it, which would make it a $10-million drug.
All statin drugs are essentially unnecessary if you understand how your body works. If this sounds startling to you then please review the dangers of statin drugs.
Personally, I find it very interesting that the side effects of the chemical weapons being tested by Pfizer sound very familiar in relation to modern-day drugs or treatments.
Of course, it's natural to assume that their chemical weapons investigations and their drug research were completely separate and had no overlap.
Natural until, perhaps, you consider the history of some of the other substances out there made by chemical companies, such as Splenda, which was discovered in the course of insecticide research, or aspartame, which was only approved as safe for human consumption after a series of dirty tricks played behind the scenes by current Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
The fact is, chemicals like artificial sweeteners and drugs and chemical weapons used to incapacitate or kill aren't really all that different from each other in many ways, which is why drug trials sometimes go horribly wrong.
Nearly every time you use a drug to treat a chronic health problem you run the risk of causing serious imbalance to very delicately controlled biological systems.
Drugs are not the answer to nearly any health problem. They are convenient short-term fixes for which many of us are grateful. The problem results when we rely on them to solve our health complaints rather than addressing the underlying foundational cause.
Avoid useless and dangerous drugs as much as possible. Instead, do what is necessary to change your health for the better, and look for safe alternatives for symptom relief while your body goes through the healing process. What we need is a reversal of the conventional health care paradigm back to a traditional, safer and healthier form of medicine that relies on natural means to treat disease.