Toyota’s Consumer Safety Problems Are Dwarfed By Big Pharma’s Deadly Drugs

ToyotaMike Adams writes on Natural News:

Even as Toyota now finds itself the target of an increasingly hyped-up inquisition about “public safety,” skeptical consumers are asking the commonsense question: If public safety is so important, then why isn’t Congress asking about the dangers of Big Pharma’s deadly drugs?

Toyota’s problems with throttle controls and brakes haven’t actually killed anyone as far as we know. Even if deaths have occurred, their number would be extremely small compared to the number of deaths caused by Big Pharma’s products. FDA-approved pharmaceuticals kill nearly 270 people each day in the United States alone, and that’s according to conservative calculations published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That’s equivalent to a jumbo jet airliner falling out of the sky and crashing in a giant ball of flame every single day in the U.S.

If you’re concerned about public safety in the United States, there’s no industry that’s more dangerous than the pharmaceutical industry. All the automobile manufacturers combined can’t even begin to approach the body bag count produced by Big Pharma. So why is the U.S. Congress and mainstream media all of a sudden so gung-ho to accuse Toyota of compromising public safety while ignoring the far greater threat posed by Big Pharma? Because Toyota is an easy, convenient target that can distract people from the far worse dangers that no one dares speak of. As long as Americans can be distracted into focusing their fear and anger on Toyota, Big Pharma keeps on committing its crimes without being called to task.

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  • 5by5

    It doesn’t help that health care industry and drug industry lobbyists work that government/private corporation revolving door and end up supposedly regulating one year, the very industries that they shilled for in the previous year.

    Per Common Dreams:

    “Bush’s appointments to the FDA leadership included a veterinarian who presided over the Vioxx scandal and stalled the Plan B pill, and a faith-based gynecologist who refused to prescribe contraceptives to married women and advised prayer as a treatment for many female ailments.

    In a 2006 survey of FDA employees, more than 40 percent said they knew of cases in which political appointees had interfered with agency decisions.”

    And considering some of Obama’s corporatist appointments to other positions in his administration, it will be interesting to see whether he differentiates himself from that kind of crap in any significant way, or whether he lets a whole new batch of corporatists run the show at FDA.

    Clearly, Obama’s biggest problem has been that he’s at best an incrementalist (and certainly all of his advisors are) in a time when strong, unapologetic FDR-like progressive action is really NECESSARY because we simply don’t have the time to waste anymore with half-measures just to placate the egos of some in D.C.

  • 5by5

    It doesn't help that health care industry and drug industry lobbyists work that government/private corporation revolving door and end up supposedly regulating one year, the very industries that they shilled for in the previous year.

    Per Common Dreams:

    “Bush's appointments to the FDA leadership included a veterinarian who presided over the Vioxx scandal and stalled the Plan B pill, and a faith-based gynecologist who refused to prescribe contraceptives to married women and advised prayer as a treatment for many female ailments.

    In a 2006 survey of FDA employees, more than 40 percent said they knew of cases in which political appointees had interfered with agency decisions.”

    And considering some of Obama's corporatist appointments to other positions in his administration, it will be interesting to see whether he differentiates himself from that kind of crap in any significant way, or whether he lets a whole new batch of corporatists run the show at FDA.

    Clearly, Obama's biggest problem has been that he's at best an incrementalist (and certainly all of his advisors are) in a time when strong, unapologetic FDR-like progressive action is really NECESSARY because we simply don't have the time to waste anymore with half-measures just to placate the egos of some in D.C.