(Previously published in 2014)
When one thoughtfully examines the giant monster known as “Big Pharma,” it becomes blatantly apparent that this is an industry hell-bent on destroying each and every competitive healthcare profession that subscribes to a non-toxic approach of maintaining the health of human beings.
Throughout its relatively short history, organized medicine has been successful, with the assistance of giant pharmaceutical companies, in eliminating virtually every alternative healthcare profession in existence. For the sake of brevity, I’ll concentrate on the better-known cases that have occurred and directly impacted the health and well being of many people throughout the world.
The medical profession, itself, was the original victim of Big Pharma many years ago. In the early 1900s, the Rockefeller and Carnegie families paid two men by the names of Henry Pritchett and Abraham Flexner to create a devious scheme that would forever change the construct of medical schools.
The Flexner report, written by Pritchett, concluded that only medical schools that committed to using synthetic based medicines and avoided plant-based treatments (homeopathic and naturopathic protocols) should be offered large grants that were created by Rockefeller and Carnegie.
Some 17 years after the Flexner report had been written and published, almost half of the previously existing medical schools had been forced to close due to an inability to attract students that would pay tuition. In a nutshell, these schools were unable to compete with the medical institutions that were regularly funded by the large foundations set up by Rockefeller and Carnegie.
From that point forward, only medical schools philosophically aligned with pharmaceutical companies would become successful in graduating medical physicians. Presently, the same pharmaceutical companies have significant influence and control over most components associated with modern medicine. The Rockefeller family and its far-reaching tentacles that can be traced directly to the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and banking industries have a great deal of influence regarding curricula as well as other vital elements embedded within modern medical institutions of higher learning.
Over the years, traditional medicine and its powerful unions have infiltrated and destroyed any healthcare profession, modality, or theory that was based on something other than synthetic, toxic drugs. If it fell outside the pharmaceutical paradigm, it was routinely labeled as pseudoscience and removed from serious consideration by the scientific community. In other words, if it was backed by Big Pharma, it became known as a scientific concept. If it was not supported by Big Pharma, it was never heard of again or was cast into the undesirable realm of pseudoscience and banished from public consumption.
Historically, the two professions that annoyed Big Pharma and presented the most formidable challenge to the Rockefeller-Carnegie agenda were osteopathy and chiropractic. As some people might be aware, osteopathy was aggressively infiltrated and absorbed by Big Pharma then repositioned, harmlessly, as a branch of organized medicine where it could no longer pose a threat to the petrochemical industry.
Chiropractic, on the other hand, has managed to survive autonomously since 1895 when it was discovered by Dr. Daniel David Palmer. History teaches us that Dr. Palmer’s son, Bartlett Joshua Palmer (September 14, 1882 — May 21, 1961), was the individual responsible for developing the chiropractic profession. (1)
Although chiropractic, on the surface, appears to have survived the onslaught of legal and political blows that Big Pharma has unleashed upon it for many years, some chiropractic practitioners are quick to point out that their profession has already been successfully infiltrated by the medical bogeymen and is currently being repositioned as a branch of physical medicine. Individual practitioners believe the transformation of chiropractic into medicine has already occurred.
It’s no small coincidence that both osteopathy and chiropractic originally had very similar professional objectives. Those objectives dealt with maintaining the integrity of the spine’s alignment to promote the body’s natural recuperative powers.
The power of Big Pharma is enormous, and its ability to influence the perceptions of scientists, doctors, and patients should not be underestimated by the American healthcare consumer.