Big Pharma Won't Let Us Import Medicine From Canada, But Insists on Sending Carcinogen-Contaminated Pills to the Public

Thom plus logo Big Pharma spends a small fortune every year buying politicians to make sure we can't import prescription drugs from Canada, but they're more than happy to sell us contaminated medications from countries with weak manufacturing controls and exploitable labor that ensure high-profit margins.

A toxic compound that doesn't belong anywhere near medicine known as NDMA was first discovered in some blood pressure medications in 2018, and the FDA issued an alert and wrote a complaint letter to the raw materials supplier to Big Pharma companies. It turns out the meds follow the very common pattern of being made in India with raw ingredients coming from China. And they are sold by big companies for obscenely high prices to U.S. consumers.

More recently, NDMA contamination provoked a nationwide recall of the popular anti-heartburn medication Zantac and all its generic versions.

And now the world's most widely prescribed drug of all, which is used to treat and prevent Type 2 diabetes called metformin, is contaminated with NDMA.

Read more here.

-Thom

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Willie W's picture
Willie W 25 weeks 2 days ago
#1

Big Pharma is not to blame. They bought the right to do these things... Check with the people they paid.

humanitys team's picture
humanitys team 25 weeks 2 days ago
#2

Wow ...Big Pharma is not to blame, do they not know what they call medicine.
Are they not responsible for what goes into what they call medicine.
.People don't take their crap go vegan .You don't need their so called cures .
Google Bruce Lipton big Pharma is a lie....

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