age of pharmaceutical microchipping is now upon us. Novartis AG, one of
the largest drug companies in the world, has announced a plan to begin embedding
microchips in medications to create "smart pill" technology.
microchip technology is being licensed from Proteus Biomedical of Redwood
City, California. Once activated by stomach acid, the embedded microchip
begins sensing its environment and broadcasting data to a receiver worn
by the patient. This receiver is also a transmitter that can send the data
over the internet to a doctor.
idea behind all this is to create "smart pills" that can sense
what's happening in the body and deliver that information to the patient's
doctor. Novartis plans to start microchipping its organ transplant anti-rejection
drugs and then potentially expand microchipping to other pharmaceuticals
in its product lineup. This same technology could soon end up in pills made
by other drug companies, too.
best laid plans...
all sounds good on the surface, but NaturalNews readers no doubt have lots
of skeptical questions about this technology. For starters, Novartis apparently
isn't planning on conducting any clinical trials that might take into account
the safety issues of swallowing microchips. "Novartis does not expect
to have to conduct full-scale clinical trials to prove the new products
work," reports Reuters. "Instead, it aims to do so-called bioequivalence
tests to show they are the same as the original." http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A754720101108
I have a question: What chemicals or heavy metals are contained in the microchip
itself? A microchip that transmits data obviously must have a power source,
meaning it needs to have a very small battery or capacitor of some sort.
The materials used in capacitors and batteries, to my knowledge, are toxic
to the human body and should never be eaten.
are not food, and to swallow them seems risky to your health, especially
if you're swallowing several microchips per day.
huge concern with microchips that transmit data is data privacy. If these
microchips are broadcasting information, then obviously that information
can be picked up by anything nearby, including potentially unscrupulous
individuals or organizations who might put it to a nefarious use.
example, suppose a local pharmacy store installs a microchip signal detector
in their main door entrance in order to track people who are broadcasting
medication data. They could then theoretically decode that data and use
it to determine what health condition that customer might be suffering and
then push competing generic pharmaceuticals as a replacement.
agents could carry "pharma microchip scanners" that determine
what pills you're taking right now. This could be used to violate your privacy
by sharing that data with other government agencies or it could even be
sold off to third-party marketing companies.
much doubt the data being broadcast by the microchips in these pills will
be encrypted because encryption requires real processing power, and there
isn't room for much of a CPU or power source inside these tiny microchips.
Most likely, they are going to broadcast raw signal data that can be detected
and decoded quite easily.
to take your meds
the really scary part about these microchipped medications is that this
technology will be used to make sure people are taking their medication.
Drug companies lose billions of dollars a year (in their minds) from patients
not remembering to take their pills. Of course, half the reason they can't
remember to take their pills is because many pharmaceuticals damage cognitive
function, but that's another story.
smart-pill microchip technology will likely be used to track what pills
patients have taken so that they can be "gently reminded" to take
more pills they may have forgotten. In the marketing business, this is called
a "continuity program." It's a way to make sure repeat sales happen
on a regular basis.
context, microchipping the pills benefits the drug companies, not necessarily
the patients. This is especially true when considering those pharmaceuticals
that are harmful to human health -- and we all know the pharmaceutical market
is full of pills that have later been found to be extremely dangerous or
even deadly (Vioxx, anyone?).
soon: Police drug scanners and employer drug scanners
there may be one interesting side effect to all this: Employers who are
interviewing potential job candidates might be able to buy (or make) simple
drug scanning devices that detect the presence of a pharmaceutical microchip
broadcast signal. (You could probably make one in your garage from electronic
parts purchased at Radio Shack.)
might be very useful for employers who don't want to hire people taking
medications. They invite you in for an interview and quietly scan for drug
broadcast data. A red light tells them you're broadcasting medication data,
and they calmly tell you the interview is over and "we'll get back
employers right now drowning in health insurance costs, this could provide
a simple, easy way for corporations to avoid taking on anyone who might
create a cost burden on their health insurance plans (from their point of
view). I don't necessarily agree with this use of the technology; I'm just
saying this is one way in which it is likely to be used by employers to
screen out employees who are on medications.
too, could use a similar scanning device to determine if a driver at the
scene of an accident might be medication impaired. Now this is a use I actually
do agree with. Today's roadways are filled with mentally impaired drivers
who are doped up on medications. The problem is actually far worse than
drunk drivers, by the way, and yet virtually nothing is being done to combat
this problem of "medicated drivers." (Most people don't even know
the problem exists.)
taking medications are broadcasting that fact through all the little microchips
they swallow, then scanning for the presence of medications is simple. It's
even easier than a breathalyzer test because it requires no action on the
part of the test subject. The cop just presses a button, waits two seconds,
and can then determine whether you're broadcasting medication data. At that
point, you might be arrested under suspicion of "driving while medicated."
reason not to take meds
are clearly a lot of unanswered questions and even some potential risks
involved in taking microchipped pharmaceuticals. For some people, privacy
issues may be the biggest factor of all, because who wants to broadcast
the fact that they're taking meds in the first place?
take any pharmaceuticals, obviously, and most NaturalNews readers avoid
them, too. The fact that drugs will soon be microchipped is yet another
good reason to find more holistic ways to take care of your health. Don't
bet your life (and your privacy) on Big Pharma's pills. Choose a healthy,
holistic lifestyle based on nutritious, organic foods, regular exercise
and the avoidance of all man-made (synthetic) chemicals, and you most likely
won't ever need pharmaceuticals for your entire life.
age of microchipping people and microchipping medications is now upon us.
Given what the TSA is doing right now with naked body scanners http://www.naturalnews.com/030100_naked_body_scanners_airport.html,
you can only imagine what Big Brother will do with any medication data you
might be broadcasting from inside your body.
the very idea that there is a microchip inside your body that's broadcasting
data might get you flagged as a possible terrorist by the TSA, which would
then proceed to finger your genitals and palm your breasts as part of their
new "enhanced pat-down" groping technique. http://www.naturalnews.com/0303...
best way to avoid all this risk is to simply eat your veggies and drink
your superfoods. Don't become a trackable, traceable, microchipped subject
of the medical industry that wants to turn your body into a chemical profit
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