Thursday, February 17, 2011

U.S. Troops Being Killed by Big Pharma?

They survived live fire, explosive devices, terror attacks and grueling desert conditions. But upon returning home to seek treatment for the mental anguish that too often accompanies war, U.S. soldiers are now being killed by the pharmaceutical industry in record numbers.

A recent example is found with the late Senior Airman Anthony Mena, who returned home from Baghdad only to be killed by a toxic cocktail of prescription medications in his apartment in the USA. As the New York Times reports, a toxicologist found eight prescription medications in his blood (For Some Troops, Powerful Drug Cocktails Have Deadly Results).

Those drugs included painkillers, sleeping pills, antidepressants and a sedative. The medical examiner concluded that Anthony Mena died of multiple pharmaceutical toxicity. He was only 23 years old.


Today, one-third of the U.S. Army is on at least one prescription medication, and many of those are psychiatric meds used to treat PTSD.

Think about that astounding statistic for a moment: One-third of the U.S. Army is on synthetic chemicals! Some of those chemicals, by the way, have been linked to suicides and violent behavior, especially in young males. What kind of formula for warfare is that, anyway? Take a young male, put a rifle in his hands and a psychiatric medication in his head, then let him loose on the front lines and see what happens?

An Army report says that 101 soldiers have died from toxic pharmaceutical combinations in 2006 - 2009, but that report almost certainly vastly underestimates the true numbers. Most deaths are traditionally written off as organ failure of one kind or another. Very few pharmaceutically-induced deaths are ever accurately tracked back to the drugs involved... unless you're Michael Jackson, of course.

It makes you wonder: Are more soldiers being killed by Big Pharma than by enemy combatants?

It's not out of the question. The 9/11 terrorist attacks killed just over 3,000 Americans. Yet, according to well-researched estimates based on published scientific studies, FDA-approved prescription drugs currently kill anywhere from 98,000 - 250,000 Americans a year

After surviving war in Iraq, U.S. troops now being killed by Big Pharma


  1. As soon as see the words ‘big pharma’ I suspect the truthfulness of the person that writes it. Then to find links to Mike Adams, the (self proclaimed) Health Ranger
    Editor of and homeopathic nutball……well

  2. We at Skeptical Eye are skeptical of neutral language and checking our sources.

    Of course, if you tune in to see what's written in a few days, there will probably be something about how evil people in the Army are... so I'm not sure why we care that they're being drugged here (especially since we at SE think drugs should be unregulated and open to be used and abused by all).

    Don't think too hard about it...

  3. You guys are right! There's no such thing as "Big Pharma", the government protected pharmaceutical giants who advertise their deadly products on television night and day, and have more than 25% of children and teens in America on a prescription drug. Big Pharma is a myth, like the fat man in the red suit from the North Pole!

    No, hundreds of thousands don't die every year from taking these legal drugs (who ever heard of anything so ridiculous), and of course, as good "liberals" we shouldn't give a fuck about the poor saps sent off to die in vain in the imperial wars of the corrupt U.S. empire. We should celebrate their deaths!

    Yeah, you guys are right.

    (especially since we at SE think drugs should be unregulated and open to be used and abused by all).

    Oh, Bret, you are so right! We here at SE SUPPORT patent law and intellectual property laws and state subsidized payments that keep the drug companies profits rolling in! Oh, but wait, that's not an unregulated industry...Oh never mind, I'm following Bret from now on, because consistency in thought is bullshit and too confusing.

  4. "consistency in thought” and that narcissist in the same paragraph is a joke in itself....

  5. G Wiz is a G Nyus, apparently.


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