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New Truth In Media Episodes: Confronting Big Pharma’s Manipulation, Influence

Many Americans have become increasingly aware that U.S. government agencies often fall short in providing transparency to its citizens, leading to failure in fulfilling their mission to adhere to policies for the protection of the American people.

Over the last few years, Truth In Media has discussed multiple instances in which agencies including the IRS, DEA, FBI, NSA, VA and others have been placed under public scrutiny in recent years for numerous cases of questionable conduct.

Many of these agencies, funded by taxpayer dollars, frequently claim to serve as a crucial safeguard, yet far too often they have been found to be serving outside interests at the expense of citizens.

When it comes to providing transparency and following proper procedure in protecting the health of the American people, where does the FDA stand? Has this agency maintained its integrity in maintaining oversight of drug companies? Is this agency doing its job to the best of its ability in assuring that our medicines have been rigorously tested, and is it making sure that drugs found to be dangerous are assigned proper warnings or removed from the market?

Truth In Media will be asking these questions in a brand new series: Truth In Media: Big Pharma, The FDA & Health Propaganda, seeking to provide a more thorough look into the relationships between FDA employees and the pharmaceutical industry, as well as the ways in which big pharma holds an enormous amount of influence over not only the FDA, but also physicians, medical journals, politicians, drug research, and ultimately millions of Americans.

This 4-segment series begins with Part 1 premiering in the first week of June. Stay tuned!

Nevada GOP Legislator Calls for Study on Links Between Pharmaceuticals, Mass Killers

Following recent media reports of high-profile mass shootings, a Republican assemblywoman from Nevada is calling for an investigation into whether pharmaceutical psychiatric medications commonly taken by mass murderers can cause side effects that may contribute to their mental health decline.

According to KSNV Las Vegas, GOP Assemblywoman Michele Fiore says that, rather than blaming mass shootings on the guns used by the perpetrators, studies should be done on the drugs that many of them have a history of having taken to treat mental health disorders.

We have to look into what is being prescribed and what is in these meds just like clinical studies. Why don’t we do studies on the medication all of these shooters were taking and take that medication off the market? Obviously, medications can alter your mind just as alcohol can alter the mind,” said Fiore.

[RELATED: Unarmed Army Vet Chris Mintz Shot Multiple Times After Confronting Ore. Shooter]

Though it is not yet known whether the perpetrator in last week’s tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. was on psychiatric medication, early reports from The Oregonian note that he identified himself by the social media screen name “lithium love,” he mentioned anger and depression in a note that was found in connection with the attack, and he had a long history of behavioral problems in school. He had also been discharged by the U.S. Army midway through basic training in 2008 and graduated from a school that The Oregonian described as “geared for special education students with a range of issues from learning disabilities, health problems and autism or Asperger’s Disorder.

In August of this year, a CBS46 Atlanta Reality Check report by Ben Swann raised questions about the possibility of a connection between mass murderers and pharmaceutical drugs used to treat mental health disorders, noting that 26 high-profile perpetrators had been taking psychiatric medication. Watch it in the below-embedded video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjB0gTzxhF4