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BIG PHARM IS KILLING OUR LAKES... DIABETES DRUG FOUND IN LAKE MICHIGAN COULD HURT FISH, EXPERTS SAY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 01/01/2015 - 22:25

There is more than one way to measure prescription drug use.

The most direct method is to count prescriptions filled by pharmacies. That would show, for example, that more than 180 million prescriptions for diabetes drugs were dispensed in 2013.

Or you could test the treated water coming out of sewage-treatment plants.

POPE FRANCIS’S EDICT ON CLIMATE CHANGE WILL ANGER DENIERS AND US CHURCHES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 12:06

Pontiff hopes to inspire action at next year’s UN meeting in Paris in December after visits to Philippines and New York

Pope

Pope Francis was a key player in thawing relations between the US and Cuba. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

With 15 Children Dead, CDC Declares Flu Epidemic...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:48

Fifteen children have died from complications of the flu so far this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted, as it officially declared the illness an epidemic.

HBO READIES SCIENTOLOGY DOCUMENTARY "GOING CLEAR"...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:26

Alex Gibney-directed film based on Lawrence Wright's

"Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief" will air in 2015...

THE MAN (CULT LEADER) WHO ENCOURAGES THE SICK AND DYING TO DRINK INDUSTRIAL BLEACH...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 12/27/2014 - 15:13

Vulnerable people with cancer, Aids, influenza and malaria are being urged to drink Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) – described by the FDA as 'industrial bleach'

Jim Humble's MMS homepage (screen grab)

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