US medical model: ‘sick, overmedicated, and shaped by Big Pharma’

The following is an excerpt from The Vaccine Reaction.

The United States is the most medicated country in the world, with 70 percent of Americans using at least one prescription drug daily. 

The U.S. also has the highest rates of obesity, heart disease, childhood illness, and autoimmune disease, yet it often touts its health care and medical research as the best in the world.

The medical model in the U.S. focuses on addressing the symptoms of disease and illness through the widespread use of pharmaceutical products rather than dealing with the root causes of disease.

Lifestyle choices are rarely addressed and alternative forms of medicine are often mocked, despite most of them being around for decades to centuries longer than western medicine.

Although diet has long been known to play a significant role in maintaining good health, medical doctors receive relatively little training on the topic of nutrition—on average only 19.6 hours throughout their entire 15,000 hours of education.

To understand how the “pill for every ill” approach became the underpinning of the U.S. medical model, it is important to understand two factors—the history of how allopathic medicine practiced by medical doctors came to dominate health care in the U.S., and the fact that pharmaceutical companies provide a significant source of funding for medical school education and textbooks.

During the first half of the 19th century in the U.S., much of the model for health care was based around natural and holistic approaches such as herbs, homeopathy, and chiropractic care.  

In the early part of the 20th century, European pharmaceutical companies in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. were expanding their product lines.

The oil industry was booming and German pharmaceutical companies had begun developing synthetic vitamins out of petroleum byproducts known as petrochemicals.

Billionaire John D. Rockefeller, who founded Standard Oil, recognized the opportunity to further expand markets for the oil industry by using petrochemicals to make pharmaceutical drugs and synthetic vitamins and  purchased German pharmaceutical company Farben, now known as Bayer.

In partnership with Andrew Carnegie, Rockefeller hired Abraham Flexner, who released the “Flexner Report” in 1910, which reshaped the practice of medicine in America forever.

Flexner himself had attended Johns Hopkins University and had developed a distaste for “nonconformist” approaches to health and healing, which he deemed as “quackery.”  

His report concluded that there were too many doctors and medical schools in the U.S. and that natural healing modalities were unscientific and he advocated for their closure.

The Flexner Report was then submitted to Congress and later adopted as law.

Any medical school that agreed to adopt the scientific paradigm-focused recommendations outlined in the Flexner Report received large grants from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Through this funding, virtually all other traditional healing arts were eliminated and, by 1930, only 76 percent of the 168 existing schools educating physicians remained. (Continued…)

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  1. The suppression of so-called “alternative” treatments and “holistic” (as in: ‘WHOLE person’) approaches to health-well being-and healing is nothing short of criminal. I’ve watched NGO’s like the FDA/CDC/WHO literally shape the political policies that have deprived global citizens of authentic health care for the last 50 years and still counting. The deliberate suppression and censorship of good doctors and political leaders such as RFK, jr is further indication that the term “Medical Mafia” is apropos and absolutely accurate when it comes to an analysis of the historical record and scientific facts(scientific data that is often carefully manipulated using statistical voodoo). If we are fortunate to see legitimate justice and disclosure in this lifetime–this possibility may qualify as a miracle of biblical proportions.

    1. Riki Tiki Tavi,

      Add SNL to the list of
      NGOs that “. . . literally
      shape the political
      policies that have
      deprived [[ us of good
      MENTAL health ]] . . . “

      See SNL’s Decades of BULLYING by
      Libertine Leftists’ M O R A L Enemies
      ( aka, its clever “SATIRE”—used against
      the Once-Moral-Majority of White
      Christians—even denigrating Church
      Ladies to advance – with great
      humor – “ S A T A N ! “ ) :

      Forwarded Message :

      Dear Dr. Miller,

      Re : Libertine Liberal Leftists’ Comedy : Saturday Night Live ( SNL )

      SNL Leftists are
      Soundly Logical/Moral Conservatism
      —and always condescendingly
      opposed to any truth-telling
      about their MENTAL ILNESS and
      resulting Marxian social-engineering
      destroying Meritorious Christian
      Civilization (( White Western
      Civilization )) in America.



      See Marxian Senator Ted Kennedy’s
      Lie—about his immigration bill (1965),
      which was to protect the White Man’s
      race and High-Culture Society in
      America :

      — Aristotle’s Warning // Senator Kennedy’s Deadly Lie // Will Durant’s Wisdom —

      Read Aristotle’s warnings:

      On race-mixing:
      “Another cause of revolution is difference of races which do not at once acquire a common spirit; for a state is not the growth of a day, any more than it grows out of a multitude brought together by accident. Hence the reception of strangers in colonies, either at the time of their foundation or afterwards, has generally produced revolution.”

      On bad democracy:
      “[T]he last form of democracy . . . [in which] all share alike . . . [and] the leaders have been in the habit of including as many as they can, and making citizens not only of those who are legitimate, but even of the illegitimate . . . This is the way in which demagogues proceed. Whereas the right thing would be to make no more additions when the numbers of the commonality exceeds that of the notables and of the middle class,—beyond this not to go . . . [these] measures taken by tyrants appear all of them to be democratic. Such a government will have many supporters, for most persons would rather live in a disorderly than in a sober manner.”

      On how to install bad democracy:
      ”Fresh tribes and brotherhoods should be established; the private rites of families should be restricted and converted into public ones; in short, every contrivance should be adopted which will mingle the citizens with one another and get rid of old connections.”


      What does, “Lie,” mean to you ?

      Read late Senator Ted Kennedy’s
      LIE—his LIE to WHITES, about his
      IMMIGRATION bill of 1965.

      Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA),
      Commenting on passage of his
      Immigration Act of 1965–His (broken)
      P R O M I S E not to alter America’s
      racial mix from White Majority to Minority
      Majority :

      “Out of deference to the critics, I want to comment on … what the bill
      will not do. First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants
      annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration
      remains substantially the same … Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country
      will not be upset … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S.500 will
      not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or
      the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia.
      In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed
      measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think.
      Thirdly, the bill will not permit the entry of subversive persons, criminals,
      illiterates, or those with contagious disease or serious mental illness. As I
      noted a moment ago, no immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is
      likely to become a public charge … the charges I have mentioned are
      highly emotional, irrational, and with little foundation in fact. They are out
      of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of
      our heritage.” (Senate Part 1, Book 1, pp. 1-3)


      And this, from historian Will Durant:

      “A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her falling trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars. The political causes of decay were rooted in one fact – that increasing despotism destroyed the citizen’s civic sense, and dried up statesmanship at its source.” – The Story of Civilization (Vol.111).


  2. This article , Sharyl I’m surprised in you cannot answer this for yourself ? The reason there so much people on medications in the United States is because of these 100% True Facts in History..Forever Chemicals in foods in past 15 years ( Pfas ) causing all kinds of metabolic long term damage, as well as Water contamination like Flint, Michigan. Too much Preservatives in foods instead. I supplied you in the past With New farming How to ? To eliminates the over use of farming chemicals run off, to better protect water ways the US farm report community is now using and implementing.Other causes all this Greed in past 20 years featured on American greed 5,000 past episodes of causing people ACROSS the US long term chronic depression and poor eating habits because of depression caused by finance scandals and anxiety depression opioid abuses and Alcohol problems. Examples = Bit Coin scandals Mortgage greed scandals , lack of being able to make a living and long term Covid damages. other examples see Sigmund Freud other examples in dealing with the infliction in health and mind that others caused ?

    1. Bill Andrews,

      Second paragraph in
      my above post ought
      to read :

      // See SNL’s Decades of BULLYING
      OF Libertine Leftists’ M O R A L
      Enemies . . . //

      As for FREUD, mentioned in
      your last sentence—he had
      discovered and explained
      what he had termed, the
      “Great Secret.”

      An awesome discovery, which
      explains the MADNESS over-
      taking Western Civilization

      – not going to define that here –


    2. The book to read on the evolution of allopathic medicine in the United States is the divided legacy.

      The AMA for example came into existence to put homeopaths out of business.

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