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The Case Against Antidepressants
The Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex: A Deadly Fairy Tale
GlaxoSmithKline Fined for ‘Bad Paperwork’ After 14 Die in Illegal Vaccine Trial
The 10 Biggest Vaccine News Stories
F.D.A. Revokes Approval of Avastin for Use as Breast Cancer Drug
U.S. Death Every 19 Minutes From [Prescription Drug] Overdose
FDA Won’t Act Against Ag [Agriculture] Antibiotic Use
TEDxMileHigh - Robyn O'Brien - Patriotism on a Plate
Merck Has Some Explaining To Do Over Their MMR Vaccine Claims
Merck, the pharmaceutical giant, is facing a slew of controversies over its Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine following numerous allegations of wrongdoing from different parties in the medical field, including two former Merck scientists-turned-whistleblowers. A third whistleblower, this one a scientist at the Centers for Disease Control, also promises to bring Merck grief following his confession of misconduct involving the same MMR vaccine...Merck now faces federal charges of fraud from the whistleblowers, a vaccine competitor and doctors in New Jersey and New York. Merck could also need to defend itself in Congress.
Solomon, Lawrence. Huffington Post. 25 September 2014.
Study: Chemotherapy Can Backfire, Make Cancer Worse By Triggering Tumor Growth
Scientists found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of a protein called WNT16B, which boosts cancer cell survival.
AFP. New York Daily News. 06 August 2012.
GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $3 billion for Health Fraud
GlaxoSmithKline LLC will pay $3 billion and plead guilty to promoting two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to disclose important safety information on a third in the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history...The prior record-setting case involved Pfizer Inc., the world's biggest drugmaker. Pfizer paid the government $2.3 billion in criminal and civil fines for improperly marketing 13 different drugs, including Viagra and cholesterol fighter Lipitor. Pfizer was accused of encouraging doctors to prescribe its drugs with free golf, massages, and junkets to posh resorts.
Prosecutors said GlaxoSmithKline illegally promoted the drug Paxil for treating depression in children from April 1998 to August 2003, even though the FDA never approved it for anyone under age 18. The corporation also promoted the drug Wellbutrin from January 1999 to December 2003 for weight loss, the treatment of sexual dysfunction, substance addictions and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, although it was only approved for treatment of major depressive disorder.
Justice Department officials also said that between 2001 and 2007 GlaxoSmithKline failed to report to the FDA on safety data from certain post-marketing studies and from two studies of the cardiovascular safety of the diabetes drug Avandia. Since 2007, the FDA has added warnings to the Avandia label to alert doctors about potential increased risk of congestive heart failure and heart attack.[GSK] also agreed to resolve civil liability for promoting the drugs Paxil, Wellbutrin, Advair, Lamictal and Zofran for off-label, non-covered uses.
Holland, J. Jesse. Associated Press. Chron. 02 July 2012.
J.&J. to Pay $2.2 Billion in Risperdal Settlement
Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay more than $2.2 billion in criminal and civil fines to settle accusations that it improperly promoted the antipsychotic drug Risperdal
Purdue Says Kentucky Lawsuit Over OxyContin Could Be Devastating
The lawsuit, once dismissed as a quixotic mission, has become Purdue’s legal nightmare -- one that the company says could result in a catastrophic $1 billion judgment against it...The Kentucky suit alleges that the company trained its sales force to falsely portray OxyContin as difficult to abuse, even though its own study found a drug abuser could extract most of the active ingredient from a tablet by crushing it. Addicts quickly learned how to get high from a single pill, which contained far more pain-relief medicine than older drugs because of its long-acting feature.
The Kentucky action claims that sales representatives misled doctors and others into believing that OxyContin didn’t produce a “buzz” and was less addictive than shorter-acting drugs. Italleges the company concealed information about the dangers of OxyContin. The 12 claims against the company include Medicaid fraud, false advertising, creating a public nuisance, and unjust enrichment. Abbott Laboratories, which at one time co-promoted OxyContin with Purdue, is also named as a defendant.
Armstrong, David. Bloomberg. 20 October 2014.
Dr. Drew Was Paid by Glaxo
Popular radio personality Dr. Drew Pinsky used the airwaves to extol the virtues of Glaxo Smith Kline antidepressant Wellbutrin...but one thing listeners didn't know was that, two months before the program aired, Dr. Pinsky—who gained fame as "Dr. Drew" during years co-hosting a popular radio sex-advice show "Loveline"—received...payments from Glaxo totaling $275,000 for "services for Wellbutrin."
Glaxo is pleading guilty to criminal charges related to illegal drug marketing and failing to report important drug-safety data to the Food and Drug Administration...The $3 billion fine will also settle the government's civil claims against Glaxo, including allegations that the company plied doctors with cash and lavish trips to resorts to get them to promote Glaxo drugs for uses beyond those specified in the drugs' FDA-approved prescribing labels.
Whalen, Jeanne. "Dr. Drew Was Paid by Glaxo." The Wall Street Journal. 03 July 2012. ....../.
Class Says Merck Lied About Mumps Vaccine
"Merck Pharmaceuticals has known for a decade that its mumps vaccine is 'far less effective' than it tells the government, and it falsified test results and sold millions of doses of 'questionable efficacy,' flooding and monopolizing the market, a primary caregiver claims in a federal antitrust class action.
Courthouse News Service. 27 June 2012.
Antidepressants Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke
A study conducted by the Emory University School of Medicine included over 500 middle-aged male twins, both who served in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. The researchers noted that among 59 pairs of twins where only one brother was on antidepressants, the one ingesting the drugs usually had higher carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) – the thickness of main arteries in the neck.
“One of the strongest and best-studied factors that thickens someone’s arteries is age, and that happens at around 10 microns per year…In our study, users of antidepressants see an average 40 micron increase in IMT, so their carotid arteries are in effect four years older,” says the first study author Amit Shah, MD.
Barrett, Mike. "Antidepressants Cause Your Arteries to Thicken 400% More Than Aging." NaturalSociety. 06 January 2012.
Attention-Deficit Drugs: Ritalin [Serious Side Effects]
"Attention-deficit drugs increase concentration in the short term, which is why they work so well for college students cramming for exams. But when given to children over long periods of time, they neither improve school achievement nor reduce behavior problems. The drugs can also have serious side effects, including stunting growth...To date, no study has found any long-term benefit of attention-deficit medication [Ritalin and Adderall] on academic performance, peer relationships or behavior problems, the very things we would most want to improve."
Stroufe, L. Alan. "Ritalin Gone Wrong." The New York Times: Sunday Review | The Opinion Pages. 28 January 2012.
Cannabis Use During Adolescence Affects Brain Regions Associated With Schizophrenia
"New research from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) published in Nature’s Neuropsychopharmacology has shown physical changes to exist in specific brain areas implicated in schizophrenia following the use of cannabis during adolescence. The research has shown how cannabis use during adolescence can interact with a gene, called the COMT gene, to cause physical changes in the brain."
Medical Daily. 08 May 2012.
Bisphenol A Exposure Linked to Brain Tumor Diagnosis
"Exposure to bisphenol A may be a risk factor for a common type of brain tumor called meningioma, reports a study from China. This is the first study to suggest a link between brain cancer and the chemical, which is widely used in consumer products [plastic containers, etc.]. Those with the highest urine BPA levels were about 1.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with meningioma compared to those with lower concentrations."
Synopsis by Lesliam Quirós-Alcalá and Wendy Hessler. Duan, B, X Hu, H Zhao, J Qin and J Luo. "The relationship between urinary bisphenol A levels and meningioma in Chinese adults. International Journal of Clinical Oncology." Environmental Health News. 26 June 2012.
Artificial Butter Flavoring Ingredient Linked to Key Alzheimer’s Disease Process
A new study raises concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavoring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, candy, baked goods, pet foods and other products. It found evidence that the ingredient, diacetyl (DA), intensifies the damaging effects of an abnormal brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease. The study appears in ACS’ journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.
Science Blog. 01 August 2012.
Modern Wheat A "perfect, chronic poison," Doctor Says
Modern wheat is a "perfect, chronic poison," according to Dr. William Davis, a cardiologist who...said that the wheat we eat these days [is]...created by genetic research in the '60s and '70s. This thing has many new features...called gliadin. It's not gluten. I'm not addressing people with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. I'm talking about everybody else because everybody else is susceptible to the gliadin protein that is an opiate. This thing binds into the opiate receptors in your brain and in most people stimulates appetite.
CBS News: CBS This Morning. 03 September 2012.
Amgen Pharmaceutical Fined $726 Million
"A federal judge on Wednesday approved a $762 million payment from Amgen Inc, the final step to resolve nearly a dozen criminal and civil cases stemming from the sale of its once-blockbuster anemia drug Aranesp and several others."
Reuters. 19 December 2012
Amgen Pleads Guilty to Improper Marketing of Anemia Drug Aranesp
Biotech giant Amgen Inc....has agreed to pay $762 million in criminal fines...guilty of "pursuing profits at the risk of patient safety” by encouraging doctors to use Aranesp for unapproved uses to boost sales...Amgen overfilled vials of Aranesp to supply doctors with extra medicine at no charge...the company then encouraged doctors to bill Medicare and private insurers for this surplus amount, reaping them extra profit.
Los Angeles Times. 18 December 2012.
Big Pharma Invents Yet Another Disease To Sell Deadly Drugs: 'Shift Work Disorder'
SWD [Shift Work Disorder]… is a made-up "disease" [so dangerous that even the home page of the drug website admits the drug may kill you] now being propagandized for the sole purpose of selling drugs like Nuvigil. The pushing of fictitious disorders is generally known as "disease mongering" across the industry. The premise of so-called Shift Work Disorder is that the tiredness you feel when you stay up all night working a night shift is actually some sort of disease requiring chemical intervention.
Natural News. 25 August 2013.
Merck Scientist Admitted Presence of SV40, AIDS and Cancer Viruses in Vaccines
Dr. Maurice Hillemanhe readily admits [in the presence of laughter] that vaccines contain dozens of hidden cancer viruses derived from diseased monkeys. In fact, tens of millions of Americans have been injected with contaminated polio vaccines -- an "inconvenient fact" about history the CDC is currently trying to sweep under the rug.
Natural News. 08 September 2013.
Gardasil: Guarding or Gutting Our Youth?
It is a noble intention to protect the population from the ravages of infectious disease; however, this intention is an impossible one to achieve through current vaccination science.
The Healthy Home Economist. 15 August 2013.
Mounting Research Raises Red Flag for Universal Flu Vaccine
Despite powerful evidence to the contrary, the conventional view is that the best way to protect yourself against influenza is to get a seasonal flu shot. This flies in the face of a multitude of studies showing that:
The 2012/2013 flu vaccine contained a very good match to the circulating strains, yet the reported effectiveness of the vaccine was still only slightly over 60 percent. According to Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota:1 "A match doesn't tell us how well a vaccine is going to work. It's almost meaningless."
Vaccinating against one strain of influenza may actually increase your risk of exposure to related but different strains [and cancer; watch video below].
Mercola. 10 September 2013.
Read Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher by Gwen Olsen. She's a 15-year pharmaceutical industry veteran; her video clips "Rx Reformer" /"Pharma Isn't In The Business of Wellness."
CDC Threat Report: ‘We Will Soon Be in a Post-Antibiotic Era’
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has just published a first-of-its-kind assessment of the threat the country faces from antibiotic-resistant organisms
McKenna, Maryn. Wired. 16 September 2013.
Row Over Clinica Trial as 254 Indian Women Die
The death of 254 Indian women from modest backgrounds in the course of a 15-year US-funded clinical trial has triggered a raging debate about its ethicality. The trial was for a cervical cancer screening method and the women who died were part of a control group kept without screening to study death rates in unscreened populations.
Nagarajan, Rema. The Times Of India. 21 April 2014.
Is Big Pharma Addicted To Fraud?
Recent news out of China raises the question once again of whether any aspect of the pharmaceutical business can be trusted...Glaxo is a leader in pharma fraud and wrongdoing, with other industry heavyweights close behind.
Kelton, Erika. Forbes. 29 July 2013.
Vaccine Scandals and Criminal Cases Increase in 2014
Criminal activities of pharmaceutical companies are frequently reported on in the mainstream media. The largest criminal settlements in U.S. history are cases against pharmaceutical companies, such as Johnson & Johnson’s $2.2 billion criminal settlement late last year for illegally marketing drugs to the elderly, children and the mentally disabled.
When it comes to criminal activities involved with marketing vaccines, however, there is a near total blackout in the mainstream media. Articles includes following topics:
Merck MMR Vaccine Fraud
HPV Vaccine Supreme Court Trial for Fraud in India
Iowa State U. Scientist Stands Trial for Fraud in HIV Vaccine
Vaccine Manufacturer GSK Convicted of Fraud
Flu Vaccine Fraud in Europe
Flu Injuries and Death Convictions in the U.S.
U.S. CDC Vaccine Fraud
Health Impact News. 3 October 2014.
CDC whistleblower exposes massive lies about MMR vaccine safety
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been engaged in a massive campaign of deception concerning the alleged safety of the combination measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, also known as MMR. A top-level scientist from the agency, who recently came forward as an anonymous whistleblower, confessed that the CDC deliberately concealed data showing that MMR can cause autism, particularly in African American boys who are vaccinated before the age of three.
Huff, A. Ethan. Natural News. 25 August 2014.
FDA Conspired with Colgate to Bury Evidence of Triclosan Harm
Triclosan in Colgate Total toothpaste linked to endocrine disruption and fetal bone malformations. Triclosan is a pesticide derived from Agent Orange component 2,4-D. According to an investigation conducted by Bloomberg, the FDA failed to adequately assess the safety of triclosan before approving its use in Total. In fact, the FDA deliberately hid safety data on triclosan, all of which was compiled by Colgate, and only just recently released this information publicly upon threat of a lawsuit. "The FDA stopped doing its job and stopped protecting the public decades ago," wrote one incensed Bloombergcommenter. "They are owned and operated by the industries they are supposed to regulate."
Huff, A. Ethan. Natural News. 21 August 2014.
Johnson & Johnson Loses Trial Over Risperdal And Male Breasts
A Philadelphia jury decided the health care giant J&J must pay $2.5 million in damages for failing to warn that its Risperdal antipsychotic could cause gynecomastia, which is abnormal development of breasts in males. The lawsuit was brought by the family of an autistic boy who took the drug in 2002 and later developed size 46 DD breasts, according to a lawyer for the family.
Silverman, ED. Wall Street Journal. 24 February 2015.
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