From: John H
Perhaps it's time that we completely rethink our entire medical system – not just single-payer Medicare for all instead of big pharma and big insurance based platforms – but completely upend the entire the structure to the point where we recognize the inherent value of medicinals found in nature rather than simply relying on the 'integrity' and 'honesty' of the pharmaceutical industry and their medical cohorts to provide adequate treatments for our ills. This is not as off-the-wall as it might first sound. More and more research is confirming that many of the plant-based medicinals which have been utilized for centuries are just as and, in many cases, more effective than the concoctions developed by the drug industry and prescribed by physicians. Not only are many of these so-called natural drugs more effective than their commercial counterparts, they are also safer for long-term use – and even, as the attached article explains, less addictive. This would, of course, disrupt the fabulously financially rewarding for those involved in the never-ending pursuit of such 'illegal' drugs including CIA drug smuggling used to support illegal operations in foreign countries, not to mention the financial incentives for the private prison industry.