RESISTANCE CINEMA Presents “PRESCRIPTION FOR DISASTER” A Gary Null Production, 2005 Gary Null & Associates, 93 minutes, Written, Produced, and Directed by Gary Null.
WHEN: Sunday July 15, 2007 1:15 pm
WHERE: Community Church of NYC, Gallery Room, 28 east 35th st. @Park ave.
ADMISSION: Free, donations appreciated
Gary Null is a controversial figure who on a number of issues has his share of critics, however in this 2005 production he certainly goes to the core of one of the most important current debates of our time. Health care in the United States.
PRESCRIPTION FOR DISASTER is an in-depth investigation into the symbiotic relationships between the pharmaceutical industry, the FDA, lobbyists, lawmakers, medical schools, and researchers, and the impact this has on consumers and their health care.
During this thorough investigation, we take a close look at patented drugs, why they are so readily prescribed by doctors, the role insurance companies and HMO's play in promoting compliance, and the problem of rising health care costs. We examine the marketing and public relations efforts on behalf of the pharmaceutical companies, including sales reps, medical journals and conferences.
Further, we look at alternatives to traditional pharmacology and drug therapy, such as vitamins and nutritional supplements, and why they are often perceived as a competitive threat to the drug manufacturers. Alternative therapies also include diet, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
PRESCRIPTION FOR DISASTER takes you on a journey through the tangled web of big business, the way disease is treated today, and the consequences we suffer as a society.