Mainstream media attacks multivitamins in yet another example of quack science catapulted into the news by pharma interests
by Mike Adams
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Today the mainstream media is gleefully reporting findings they mistakenly believe show all multivitamins to be worthless at preventing disease. “Case Closed: Multivitamins Should Not Be Used,” declares Forbes. “New studies dispel multivitamin myths,” reports NBC News. And CBS News shouts, “case is closed” after studies find no health benefits.”
The problem with all these headlines is they’re based on an editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a pro-pharma publication almost entirely funded by pharmaceuticals which compete with multivitamins. When I visited the study publication page on Annals.org, I was immediately greeted with a pop-up advertisement trying to hawk a pharmaceutical drug.
It’s almost as if the pharma-funded publication is saying, “Here, while we trash the reputation of vitamins, why don’t you buy some drugs from our sponsors?”
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