Quest-DiagnosticsSince 2009, the pharmaceutical industry has paid $22 billion to settle thousands of criminal and civil complaints related to the illegal marketing of drugs that kill or injure 2-4 million Americans, ANNUALLY – paying $2.5 billion in reported kickbacks and bribes to clinicians like these who promote the unnecessary use of deadly drugs for healthy patients.

The leading testing laboratories – Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp – have paid millions to settle criminal and civil complaints related to fraud and the use of unapproved testing devices.

If tracked like diseases, medical errors, complications, and adverse drug reactions would rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States – below cancer and heart disease, both of which are largely preventable with diet and exercise.

The healthcare and pharmaceutical industries fund medical boards, universities, and foundations, pushing medical products, devices, and drugs under philanthropic and academic pretenses. These industries pay billions to thought leaders who use their academic and medical credentials to push dangerous drugs that often mask symptoms without identifying the underlying cause.

PROPAGANDISTS.ORG identifies a few of these thought leaders so that you can become a more thoughtful consumer and patient.