The Drugging of Our Military – Guinea Pigs and the HUGE Cash-Cow for the Massive American Drug Industry

Michael Tufariello testifying on Capitol Hill for legislation protecting whistle-blowers, which the military today has largely ignored.

Fiscal year 2017 there were 1,281,900 service-members, with an additional 801,200 people in the seven reserve components, for a grand total of 2,083,100 members in the American military. Somewhere along the line, the confederation of American drug companies discovered they had a captive audience in the military, with a government that would pay almost any amount of money to “help” members of that audience.

On July 20, 1984, Navy Chief Petty Officer Michael Tufariello was seized by armed Marines and tossed in the mental ward of a military hospital when he discovered payroll fraud at Naval Air Station Dallas, Texas.

Tufariello was only held in the mental ward long enough to damage his good name, then once released he was threatened with further reprisals if he did not retire at his first opportunity. Realizing the Navy had all the cards, he ended up retiring long before he had planned to.

The payroll fraud continues to this day, and the people who set him up were never held accountable, not even with a reprimand or adverse work performance evaluation. The good guy was punished and the bad guys were rewarded, but there’s more to the story…


After leaving the service, Tufariello became involved with a non-profit organization to lend support to those who were wrongfully attacked by the military for reporting misconduct. In early 1994, Tufariello spoke with Dean Mellberg about the problems he was having on the base where he was assigned. He described all the drugs he had been forced to take and how the military had shackled him to a chair during some of his treatments. Tufariello spoke to him at length and told him that since he was already a college graduate, he should get out of the military and start a new life.

The military was alleging that Dean Mellberg had a severe personality disorder. A civilian psychiatrist told Mrs. Mellberg (Dean’s mother) there was nothing wrong with Dean. The doctor said he was just a little shy, and there was nothing to worry about. Dean Mellberg returned to his duty station at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington, where military psychiatrists continued to prescribe one drug after another.

Mellberg was ordered to take a powerful cocktail of mind-altering drugs, which only made things worse. Mellberg was eventually kicked out of the Air Force with an Other-Than-Honorable discharge, partially because he was so screwed up on drugs administered by his military physicians. Right after his removal from the military, Dean became extremely depressed and withdrawn.

Airman Mellberg decided he would get even with the doctors who mentally and physically screwed him up. Now cutoff from all the free drugs, he was going through a severe bout of depression and withdrawal from the daily cocktail of drugs he was in the habit of taking. Mellberg finally made the decision to get even with the doctors that he felt had utterly destroyed his life.

ID Card for Dean A. Mellberg

On the very same day that O.J. Simpson was leading police on a slow-speed chase in Los Angeles, Dean Mellberg entered the base hospital with a rifle. He opened fire killing Major Thomas E. Brigham, psychiatrist, and Captain Alan W. London, psychologist, who both were instrumental in recommending Mellberg’s administrative discharge from the Air Force.

After initially killing four, Mellberg then walked through the hospital opening fire at anything that moved. Mellberg ended up wounding twenty-two more during his violent rampage before being killed himself.

A distraught Mrs. Mellberg flew to Dallas to personally meet with Tufariello. She displayed all sorts of evidence including incredible audio clips of doctors talking to Mellberg.

Although she felt the murder spree was inexcusable, she strongly felt her son was driven to insanity by unscrupulous military doctors who messed with his mind verbally and chemically. Mellberg’s mother believes to this day, the doctors that prescribed the litany of powerful drugs to her son were just as responsible for those deaths and injuries as her son was.

She formally requested the Air Force return Dean’s body intact and untouched for an autopsy by their hometown medical examiner. The Air Force ignored Mrs. Mellberg’s request and embalmed the body, removing all bodily fluids that could have revealed traces of the drugs administered to Dean while he was on active duty. In the civilian world, they call this potentially destroying evidence of a crime, which in and of itself is a crime.

Whether we want to admit it or not, members of our military have become Guinea pigs for the drug industry. Military members have been forced to take many drugs, whether it was a anti-anthrax serum or another chemical to combat Legionnaires Disease. The drug industry, no doubt, told their lobbyists in Washington to concentrate on buying agents for the military because of the huge cash cow the military represented.

Every time we hear about a suicide in the military, alarm bells go off. Whether it was Colonel James E. Sabow, or perhaps hundreds of others; the military has sometimes has a tendency to use the military’s suicide problem to get rid of potential whistle-blowers. There is no dispute, the facts make it clear. The military has an incredibly high suicide rate that is directly related to the enormous increase in prescribed drugs by military doctors.

THE CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS years ago exposed the sweetheart deal that Admiral William Crowe had when he got involved with Bioport pharmaceutical company that manufactured anthrax vaccines. Not surprisingly, military members were then ordered to take the vaccine whether they liked it or not. The military and the pharmaceutical industry have a relationship that goes way back there making some retired admirals and generals very wealthy. The cozy relationship between the DoD and pharmaceutical companies is directly related to the sharp increase in the military suicide rate.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights reported that in early 2013, the official website of the United States Department of Defense announced the startling statistic that the number of military suicides in 2012 had far exceeded the total of those killed in battle—an average of nearly one a day. A month later came an even more sobering statistic from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: veteran suicide was running at 22 a day—about 8000 a year.

The situation became so dire that the U.S. Secretary of Defense called suicide in the military an “epidemic.” Some have claimed this spate of self-harm is because of the stresses of war. But facts reveal that 85% of military suicides have not seen combat—and 52% never even deployed. So what unsuspected factor is causing military suicide rates to soar?

According to the new documentary The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry’s Covert Agenda, all evidence points in one direction: the soaring rates of psychiatric drug prescribing since 2003. Known medication side effects of these drugs such as increased aggression and suicidal thinking are reflected in similar uptrends in the rates of military domestic violence, child abuse and sex crimes, as well as self-harm.

The following “Hidden Enemy” documentary clearly identifies how our young military men and women are being used as Guinea pigs, or just a useful tool so that our pharmaceutical companies can get obscenely wealthy. As John Adams once said, are stubborn things. In order to address the incredible problem of suicides by our military personnel, we must first admit we have a problem, then zero in on the cause of the problem. Then, our military leaders have to find the desire to solve the problem.

We are not convinced our military leaders or their so-called overseers in Congress are interested in solving the problem because of the corruptibility caused by insane amounts of money flowing into the pockets of the drug industry. It’s a sad fact that many don’t care about the suffering of others, unless and until a member of their own family falls victim.

If you have an interest in the health and well-being of our military members, take some time to view this thought provoking documentary…