Gov’t should sue drug companies

The drug companies lobbied the government (before 1920) into making laws that prevented First Nations from using their own medicines.

Editor:

The drug companies lobbied the government (before 1920) into making laws that prevented First Nations from using their own medicines (more than 500) and then made billions off that same medicines while the First Nations were thrown in jail for illegal use of their own medicine.

The living conditions on many reservations here in Canada are deplorable — worse than some third world countries.

As leaders of our country the government should be suing the drug companies to pay for the damage done to our native population instead of relying on the taxpayers to do it.

Now, the number one killer of people in North America is prescription drugs and our governments are still being brainwashed and lobbied into outlawing natural medicines.

It was the drug companies’ biggest money maker before they began using chemicals to treat illness.

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Randy Bayley

Kamloops