From Hell To Veins

July 17, 2012

THE FDA IS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION

Editors Note:

Well, if this video (like so many others that I have on my blog) doesn’t wake up the dead from their fairy tail belief that the FDA is some sort of government agency that is looking after the public’s best interest then NOTHING will awake them from the dead.

With corporations directly paying not just FDA officials but, part of the organization itself, coupled with the fact that local, state and federal governments ALL have financial ties to ALL the corporations that the FDA is ‘SUPPOSED’ to be monitoring to call the FDA ANYTHING BUT PRIVATELY run is pure fiction.

One other note to you people who cling to these puppet presidents…

Both Obama and, Bush before him, have done everything in the seat’s power to aid and abet both criminals in government and corporations by passing bogus laws making whistle-blowing a damn near ‘illegal’ act.

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May 21, 2010

Pig virus contaminates rotavirus vaccines, but FDA says no problem

My Commentary:
What is interesting to me about the NON surprise ruling by the bought and paid for FDA is that the initial contamination was supposed to be limited just to the Rotarix vaccine. If the FDA is including both GlaxoSmithKline and Merck vaccine manufactures, this is where your ‘story’ lay. That is a huge detail AND a big deal! The question should be asked, why was it reported initially that Rotarix was the SOLE vaccine contaminated with this pig virus? Now the obvious question is, how can this be an accident when BOTH the Rotarix manufacture and the Merck’s Rotateq vaccine have the SAME contaminated vaccines? Also, why does this pig virus wind up in a ‘Rotavirus vaccine’ by two completely different companies as opposed to being in completely different types of vaccines? Last, these DNA strands ARE NOT THE ONLY VIRAL CONTAMINATES IN THESE VACCINES. Barbara Loe Fisher did an excellent ‘in depth’ report on this issue, and really should be read by all.
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(NaturalNews) Rotavirus vaccines are commonly given to children, and this year’s batch of vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline and Merck are contaminated with a pig virus, the FDA recently discovered. So the FDA called a meeting to determine whether injecting a pig virus into the bodies of young children might be some sort of problem requiring a recall of the vaccines.

Can you guess what conclusion the agency reached? As reported by Reuters, the FDA concluded “…it was safe for doctors to resume giving patients Glaxo’s Rotarix and continue using Merck’s Rotateq. The agency said there was no evidence the contamination caused any harm…”

In other words, as long as they can bury the evidence and deny any link between vaccines and health problems — which has been the standard excuse of the FDA for decades — they can continue to claim the vaccines are safe enough to inject into little children.

Never mind the fact that the pig virus found in the vaccines actually causes a wasting disease in baby pigs, giving them intense diarrhea and causing them to rapidly lose weight. DNA from these viruses was detected in the “master cells” used to make the vaccines.

Suppressing the evidence of harm

An FDA advisory panel said the risk to human health from the viral contamination was only “theoretical.” But of course it’s easy to claim anything is “theoretical” if you suppress the evidence that it’s real. By simply ignoring any reports of neurological side effects from the vaccine, the FDA can always claim there is “no evidence” of harm. Well, no evidence they’re willing to accept as real, anyway.

And that’s how vaccine science works these days: Suppress any evidence of harm, deny any links between vaccines and neurological problems, then okay practically any viral contamination from any animal and declare it’s all safe to be injected directly into the bodies of infants and children.

So much for science, huh? The vaccine industry operates more like a cult than a scientific organization, and anyone who questions the beliefs of their cult is immediately branded a heretic and publicly condemned.

By the way, even though these rotavirus vaccines are contaminated with a pig virus, the companies that make them claim there is “no manufacturing or safety issue” with the vaccines. In other words, this is normal!

Think about that for a moment: The discovery that a vaccine being injected into children is contaminated with a virus from a pig doesn’t even result in a product recall! It doesn’t raise any red flags! It’s just business as usual in the vaccine industry, where DNA from any number of diseased animals is often used in the vaccine formulas.

Last year, rotavirus vaccines earned nearly a billion dollars in revenues for Big Pharma. The risk of a child in the United States actually dying from a rotavirus infection is ridiculously small. What these kids need is good nutrition and vitamin D, not an injection of a questionable vaccine made with pig virus DNA.

Sources for this story include:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS...

April 12, 2010

Pfizer: “Too Big To Nail”

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My Commentary:
If this story, CNN revels in, doesn’t scream corruption from the rooftops I don’t know what else does? The FEDS solution to this corruption is to have Pfizer ‘Police’ itself! Yeah, that’s rich, and why do we even have an FDA? So, my question to the vaccine cult is as follows… “So, when the largest vaccine manufacture says it’s vaccine are ‘SAFE AND EFFECTIVE’, you’re ACTUALLY GOING TO STILL BELIEVE THEM? For those who actually believe this allowed corruption is perfectly acceptable you and Pfizer need to live on your own island and leave the rest of us alone!

Feds found Pfizer too big to nail
By Drew Griffin and Andy Segal, CNN Special Investigations Unit
April 2, 2010 4:44 p.m. EDT
CNN
CNN’s Special Investigations Unit reveals internal company documents on Bextra and Pfizer’s health care fraud. Watch at 3 p.m. ET Saturday on CNN.

(CNN) — Imagine being charged with a crime, but an imaginary friend takes the rap for you.

That is essentially what happened when Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, was caught illegally marketing Bextra, a painkiller that was taken off the market in 2005 because of safety concerns.

When the criminal case was announced last fall, federal officials touted their prosecution as a model for tough, effective enforcement. “It sends a clear message” to the pharmaceutical industry, said Kevin Perkins, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division.

But beyond the fanfare, a CNN Special Investigation found another story, one that officials downplayed when they declared victory. It’s a story about the power major pharmaceutical companies have even when they break the laws intended to protect patients.

Big plans for Bextra

The story begins in 2001, when Bextra was about to hit the market. The drug was part of a revolutionary class of painkillers known as Cox-2 inhibitors that were supposed to be safer than generic drugs, but at 20 times the price of ibuprofen.

Pfizer and its marketing partner, Pharmacia, planned to sell Bextra as a treatment for acute pain, the kind you have after surgery.

But in November 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Bextra was not safe for patients at high risk of heart attacks and strokes.

The FDA approved Bextra only for arthritis and menstrual cramps. It rejected the drug in higher doses for acute, surgical pain.

Promoting drugs for unapproved uses can put patients at risk by circumventing the FDA’s judgment over which products are safe and effective. For that reason, “off-label” promotion is against the law.

But with billions of dollars of profits at stake, marketing and sales managers across the country nonetheless targeted anesthesiologists, foot surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and oral surgeons. “Anyone that use[d] a scalpel for a living,” one district manager advised in a document prosecutors would later cite.

A manager in Florida e-mailed his sales reps a scripted sales pitch that claimed — falsely — that the FDA had given Bextra “a clean bill of health” all the way up to a 40 mg dose, which is twice what the FDA actually said was safe.

Doctors as pitchmen

Internal company documents show that Pfizer and Pharmacia (which Pfizer later bought) used a multimillion-dollar medical education budget to pay hundreds of doctors as speakers and consultants to tout Bextra.

Pfizer said in court that “the company’s intent was pure”: to foster a legal exchange of scientific information among doctors.

But an internal marketing plan called for training physicians “to serve as public relations spokespeople.”

According to Lewis Morris, chief counsel to the inspector general at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “They pushed the envelope so far past any reasonable interpretation of the law that it’s simply outrageous.”

Pfizer’s chief compliance officer, Doug Lanker, said that “in a large sales force, successful sales techniques spread quickly,” but that top Pfizer executives were not aware of the “significant mis-promotion issue with Bextra” until federal prosecutors began to show them the evidence.

By April 2005, when Bextra was taken off the market, more than half of its $1.7 billion in profits had come from prescriptions written for uses the FDA had rejected.

Too big to nail

But when it came to prosecuting Pfizer for its fraudulent marketing, the pharmaceutical giant had a trump card: Just as the giant banks on Wall Street were deemed too big to fail, Pfizer was considered too big to nail.

Why? Because any company convicted of a major health care fraud is automatically excluded from Medicare and Medicaid. Convicting Pfizer on Bextra would prevent the company from billing federal health programs for any of its products. It would be a corporate death sentence.

Prosecutors said that excluding Pfizer would most likely lead to Pfizer’s collapse, with collateral consequences: disrupting the flow of Pfizer products to Medicare and Medicaid recipients, causing the loss of jobs including those of Pfizer employees who were not involved in the fraud, and causing significant losses for Pfizer shareholders.

“We have to ask whether by excluding the company [from Medicare and Medicaid], are we harming our patients,” said Lewis Morris of the Department of Health and Human Services.

So Pfizer and the feds cut a deal. Instead of charging Pfizer with a crime, prosecutors would charge a Pfizer subsidiary, Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. Inc.

The CNN Special Investigation found that the subsidiary is nothing more than a shell company whose only function is to plead guilty.

According to court documents, Pfizer Inc. owns (a) Pharmacia Corp., which owns (b) Pharmacia & Upjohn LLC, which owns (c) Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. LLC, which in turn owns (d) Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. Inc. It is the great-great-grandson of the parent company.

Public records show that the subsidiary was incorporated in Delaware on March 27, 2007, the same day Pfizer lawyers and federal prosecutors agreed that the company would plead guilty in a kickback case against a company Pfizer had acquired a few years earlier.

As a result, Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. Inc., the subsidiary, was excluded from Medicare without ever having sold so much as a single pill. And Pfizer was free to sell its products to federally funded health programs.

An imaginary friend
Two years later, with Bextra, the shell company once again pleaded guilty. It was, in effect, Pfizer’s imaginary friend stepping up to take the rap.

“It is true that if a company is created to take a criminal plea, but it’s just a shell, the impact of an exclusion is minimal or nonexistent,” Morris said.

Prosecutors say there was no viable alternative.

“If we prosecute Pfizer, they get excluded,” said Mike Loucks, the federal prosecutor who oversaw the investigation. “A lot of the people who work for the company who haven’t engaged in criminal activity would get hurt.”

Did the punishment fit the crime? Pfizer says yes.

It paid nearly $1.2 billion in a criminal fine for Bextra, the largest fine the federal government has ever collected.

It paid a billion dollars more to settle a batch of civil suits — although it denied wrongdoing — on allegations that it illegally promoted 12 other drugs.

In all, Pfizer lost the equivalent of three months’ profit.

It maintained its ability to do business with the federal government.

Pfizer says it takes responsibility for the illegal promotion of Bextra. “I can tell you, unequivocally, that Pfizer perceived the Bextra matter as an incredibly serious one,” said Doug Lankler, Pfizer’s chief compliance officer.

To prevent it from happening again, Pfizer has set up what it calls “leading-edge” systems to spot signs of illegal promotion by closely monitoring sales reps and tracking prescription sales.

It’s not entirely voluntary. Pfizer had to sign a corporate integrity agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services. For the next five years, it requires Pfizer to disclose future payments to doctors and top executives to sign off personally that the company is obeying the law.

Pfizer says the company has learned its lesson.

But after years of overseeing similar cases against other major drug companies, even Loucks, isn’t sure $2 billion in penalties is a deterrent when the profits from illegal promotion can be so large.

“I worry that the money is so great,” he said, that dealing with the Department of Justice may be “just of a cost of doing business.”

February 18, 2010

FDA: Conflict of Interest in Vaccine Approval Confirmed

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My Commentary:
The headline is like a broken record. There really is NO conflict of interest at the FDA because the INTERESTS ‘ALL lies’ with the big pharmacological industrial machine which has NO ‘interest’ regarding the public and it’s safety.

Right now, Investigations are going on in Europe over the very same issue concerning the World Health Organization Mr. Rockefeller founded over the swine flu hoax.

WEHONEWS.com
Monday, February 15, 2010 – By Michael Mooney, West Hollywood
West Hollywood, California (February 15, 2010) – If you’ve read my two articles in WeHoNews.com questioning the safety and effectiveness of the swine flu vaccine, you know how I feel about it.

Michael Mooney writes on health issues, focusing on research and access. WeHo News.
I’d rather take high dose vitamin D to strengthen my immune system so I don’t have to worry about getting the flu than get vaccinated with a potentially toxic vaccine that was rushed into circulation even after World Health Organization balked at the lack of confirmed safety data, saying, “…with such a large amount of an experimental vaccine that contains mercury being distributed, keeping track of people that experience adverse effects will be difficult.”

What’s important to note is that FDA is once more not doing their job of protecting the public to the standards of modern science. They have seriously compromised their own approval process with dangerous medications. Think Vioxx.

Not only did they dumb down on what possible problems the swine flu vaccine could cause, but they went further by advocated for vaccine manufacturers and promoting the sales of the swine flu vaccine while ignoring safety concerns about solidly documented problems that other countries do not ignore.

For FDA to sell vaccines goes farther than what their official role is defined as, to protect the public from danger.

Story Continued…

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