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The Truth is myoptic politicians are sick with corruption. Drugs are a social control mechanism.
chemical compounds

social control through chemicals

or how did humanity survive
without a cornucopia of pharmaceuticals?


Abraham Flexner, educated in Germany and America, on staff at the Carnegie Foundation, and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, sourced the American medical reformation following US Congressional acceptance of his “Flexner Report."

This infamous treatise exclusively benefited the Anglo-American IG Farben-Rockefeller petrochemical-pharmaceutical alliance that vilified every form of natural healing to monopolize healthcare.

Based on Flexner’s report, advancing the Rockefeller’s agenda, the US Government exclusively imposed medicine’s reliance on deadly chemical drugs, purposefully entirely overlooking nutrition.


"How does a physician subscribing to "first do no harm" find himself or herself
prescribing either drugs that are inherently harmful or drugs at hazardous levels?
The answer is not complex. "Follow the money" is all one needs to do." - Tom Pula

If the pharmaceutical corporations are so truthful and honest about the risks and benefit of using their drugs why do they make it impossible for medical scientists to understand the results of clinical trials? And why do they make it impossible for consumers to access those results?

"The reason for encouraging independent studies of clinical trials is that doing so can offer clues to risks and dangerous side effects that begin to show up in significant numbers only after the drug is on the market." - Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar


united nations drug crimes incite youth

health care

vaccines

ecstacy

NSAIDs

zyprexa

phenergan

painkillers

quality control

antidepressants

weight loss pills

vytorin and zetia

insurance and drugs

pharmaceutical advertising

stimulants and antihistamines

chemicalized tobacco addiction suppressant

phenylpropanolamine and catastrophic stroke

indigestion, heartburn and chronically upset stomachs

carmustine, cisplatin, cytarabine and other chemotherapy drugs

antibiotics, aprotinin, erectile dysfunction, eczema, calcium suppliments, hormone therapy


cannabis

not feeling very well today?
this exquisitely beautiful pill is the 'solution'!

believe it - the 'solution' - at long last!

feel it - your floating on clouds!

dream it - dreamtime heaven returns!

no illness can stop you now!!!

!!!!! you are invincible !!!!!

To stay in the game all you have to do
is find the appropriate chemical combination!


a drug for every side effect

In 1990 Americans spent $40 billion on prescription drugs.

In 2004 Americans spent $190 billion on prescription drugs.

In 2006 Americans spent $280 billion on prescribed drugs.

In 2015 Americans spent $413 billion on prescribed drugs.

An over 1000% increase.

There are more than 10,000 drugs for sale
in the American pharmaceutical market.

A 1998 JAMA study estimated an average of 106,000 prescription medication deaths per year.

Pharmaceutical pushers (oops! I'm bad - I meant "salesmen"!) spend up to a $1 billion to market the next blockbuster drug.

An estimated 80 percent of the active pharmaceutical ingredients used to make drugs sold in America are imported, and an estimated 40 percent of finished drugs are made in foreign countries - much of both in China.

Under new the guidelines, established by the Food and Drug Administration in 2009, pharmaceutical manufacturers are allowed to distribute copies of medical journal articles that describe unapproved uses of their drugs. Pharmaceutical manufacturers hope to entice doctors into prescribing their drugs for unapproved uses in the hope of increasing sales.
(Note - many times pharmaceutical manufacturers hire researchers to generate
medical journal articles favorable to pharmaceutical manufacturers drugs.)


mortar and pestle

"Apothecary, n.
The physicians's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and grave worm's provider."
- Ambrose Bierce


Supreme Court ruling exempts generic drug manufactures from lawsuits !!!

Karen Bartlett vs. Mutual Pharmaceutical Company 12-142



The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ("PHRMA") argue that exposing generic drug manufacturers to state law tort liability will negatively impact the American healthcare system by denying physicians and patients in some states access to certain generic medications. Specifically, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and PHRMA contend that, since generic drug manufacturers distribute their products through a vast and complex distribution system, it will be nearly impossible for generic drug manufacturers to distribute certain drugs to only some states. Thus, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and PHRMA allege that the difficulty of tailoring the distribution of certain generic medications will encourage generic pharmaceutical companies to stop selling certain generic medications altogether.

Under the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution, federal laws represent the supreme law of the land and may preempt or override state laws. The Hatch-Waxman Act allows generic drug makers to bypass extensive testing requirements and enter the market if they can prove that their generic drug is equivalent to an approved brand-name drug and carries the same labeling. In PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, the Supreme Court held that the "sameness" requirement of the Hatch-Waxman Act preempted state law duties that had imposed stricter labeling requirements on generic drugs.

U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal law related to pharmaceutical regulations preempts a person's ability to sue in state courts and allege that a generic drug is designed badly.

Justices cited the fact that all generic drugs and their manufacturers, some 80% of all drugs consumed in the United States, are exempt from liability for side effects, mislabeling or virtually any other negative reactions caused by their drugs. In short, the Court ruled that the FDA has ultimate authority over pharmaceuticals in the US. And if the FDA says a drug is safe, that takes precedent over actual facts, real victims and any and all adverse reactions.

Immediately upon the Supreme Court's ruling, both drug manufacturers and Wall Street investors were celebrating. As one financial analyst pointed out, drug company profits should skyrocket going forward. Not only do the pharmaceutical companies no longer have to worry about safety or side effects, they are exempt from the multi-million dollar court-imposed settlements awarded to victims of their drugs.

"Today's court decision provides a disincentive for generic makers of drugs to monitor safety of their products and to make sure that they have a surveillance system in place to detect adverse events that pose a threat to patients," Michael Carome, Public Citizen's Health Research Group




choose a pill to comply with obamacare

(Choose two or more of the above to comply with Obamacare.)

If the FDA rules a drug is safe,
even if it kills a loved one,
(or a loved one kills you !)
you have no recourse !



Depressed? Overworked? Job Suck? Unappreciated? Family Problems? Money Worries? Well here is the pill for you! Fukitol 1000mg When life just blows...Fukitol!

Aspirations of being elevated to a position outside of nature, where the natural physical laws of nature can be preempted, ultimately result in disappointment. The only thing that will ever elevate living human beings physically out of nature, making then immune to nature and reality, is death.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) turned to a nonprofit front group erected by Shaw Science Partners, a public relations firm that specializes in launching new drugs ," to help the public understand direct-to-consumer drug ads with a new web site - EthicAd. EthicAd, the nonprofit behind the FDA site, is funded by Shaw Science Partners and its own board members. Shaw Group founder Michael Shaw admitted that "if not all, almost all" of EthicAd's funders "do work for industry." EthicAd shares the same physical address as Shaw Science Partners.


"Sick days are typically unplanned, which results in significant burdens to corporations when individuals do not show up as expected." - Rick Chaifetz, CEO of ComPysch, (human resources)

"People are being forced to chose between being a good employee or being a good family member. That's not a choice anyone should have to make." - Linda Meric, director of 9 to 5, National Association of Working Women


To understand how social control through drugs works one must understand the human ego.

Popular American behavior is ingrained by commercial messages endlessly repeated.

These commercial messages are directed at the individual, you.

American mass media endlessly brands you with product.

After all, buying this product is the solution to good health!

The greatest human failing is the support of ego through fantasy.

You fantasize, "Finally, the solution!"

You want to believe, you need to believe.

This is how you are trapped with drugs.

It does not matter if the drugs are legal or illegal - you are still trapped. Trapped how?

Trapped by your need to believe in the miraculous properties of the drug to continue to make you feel good!

No human will ever know what it is like to inhabit another humans body.

You can empathize with another's pain but you can not experience it directly.

You can not know what it feels like to be perfectly healthy just as you can not know the details of the pain another experiences. If you have never experienced acute pain then you can not know how that pain feels. And there are so many diseases and disorders to fear!

Do you feel good? Are you right with the Earth?

You say NO?!

Have i got the 'perfect' drug for YOU!

"When patients ask for a drug, they tend to get the drug regardless of whether it is appropriate for them."
- Joel Weissman, health policy expert, Harvard Medical School

The problem is: there really are no 'perfect' drugs!

It is illegal in America to advertise a drug as a cure!


"According to the 2005 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study, 40% believe that prescription medicines are "much safer" to use than illegal drugs. Furthermore, the same study concluded that 31% believe there's "nothing wrong" with using prescription medicines without a prescription "once in awhile." The truth of the matter is, these controlled substances are not just highly dangerous, but they can prove lethal." - Joseph T. Rannazzisi, May 16, 2007
Questions: Why is cannabis controlled? Cannabis is neither dangerous or lethal! Why are lethal drugs marketed so heavily? And why are some lethal drugs not "scheduled"?

Drugs are "scheduled" for one reason alone: They may be addictive!

"International treaties negotiated in 1912, 1925, 1931, 1936, 1948, 1953, and the omnibus 1961 Single Convention, all defined an addicting drug as a substance that generated effects similar to those produced by opiates or coca." - John J. Coleman

If a drug makes you feel good it is addicting! If a drug makes you feel good it is "scheduled!"

Legal addictive drugs that are not scheduled: alcohol, tobacco, chocolate and coffee. Both alcohol and tobacco are more addictive and more dangerous than cannabis!

Alcohol makes you feel good why is it not scheduled? Oh that's right prohibition did not work out as expected!Tobacco and coffee makes addicts feel good why are they not scheduled?


Cash Flow

If you trust your doctor in prescribing the right drugs for you, you might like to know that the pharmaceutical industry has started a new program to help bypass the caps on the price of drugs sold in California related to workmen's compensation claims. If these drugs are bought through a prescription then the price controls kick in but if they are sold directly to the individual by the doctor then the price controls do not apply. A doctor who prescribes a 90 tablet bottle of 800 milligram ibuprofen can clear a profit of $65.50 on every bottle sold according to DispenseXpress which buys drugs in quantities and repackages them for sale through doctors.

One question: If a doctor has a choice between two medications to prescribe, has the opportunity to make a few bucks by prescribing one and nothing by prescribing the other, which drug is he likely to prescribe? After all it is all about cash flow!


what if

The point to remember is this:

you have a chemical imbalance
with a pharmaceutical solution!



evil petrochemical drugs


pharmaceutical advertising

"Just as a cake recipe requires you to use flour, sugar and baking powder in the right amounts, your brain needs a fine chemical balance in order to perform at its best." - Web site text advertising the antidepressant Paxil®

"Today, drug manufactures do everything in their considerable power to ensure that their brand-name prescription medications are on the lips of patients and the minds of physicians every time the two meet across the exam table." - Melissa Healy

90% of pharmaceutical manufactures marketing budget goes to selling physicians on the benefits of using drugs to deal with any and all health problems the patient may be experiencing. The rest goes to advertising to the general public. Drug industry spending on advertising went from $11.4 billion in 1996 to $29.9 billion in 2005.

"In addition to questions of Food and Drug Administration oversight, shouldn't we visit the issue of direct pharmaceutical advertising to the consumer? That is propaganda, not information. Clear, correct, balanced drug information should be freely available to anyone who wants it. The locus of informed decision making ought to be in the doctor patient encounter, where the doctor's expertise and an understanding of the individual's specific health needs are as much a part of the discussion as the patient's opinion and desires. Perhaps if less money were spent on advertising to both consumers and physicians, the price of drugs could be reduced."-Mary Jeanne Buttery MD

"The Food and Drug Administration allowing the pharmaceutical industry to spend billions of their customers' dollars stoking inappropriate demand for their products by direct to consumer advertising and trying to counteract this with the posting of difficult to interpret information on obscure websites is like hosing gasoline onto a fire with one hand and squirting it with a water gun with the other." -Hyman J. Milstein MD

"According to the rules endorsed by some National Institutes of Health scientists, a baseball umpire should be free to act as a consultant to the New York Yankees or hold stock in the Dodgers. Cash turns scientists into advocates." -Richard P. Fox MD

"The Federal Trade Commission and the Food and Drug Administration don't have enough resources to go after every product sold under false pretenses. Consumers should be highly skeptical of claims made for any pill, patch, cream or device. We like to think of consumers as our agents in the field" - Matthew Daynard, a senior attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's advertising practices division


In a plea agreement in January 2004 Pfizer signed a settlement stating it would no longer market drugs for non-FDA approved uses and paid a fine of $430 million in criminal fines and civil penalties. In 2005 18 United States Senators and 62 United States Represenatives owned stock in Pfizer. Pfizer Inc. settled in 2009 for $2.3 billion legal settlement with the government over marketing of Bextra (painkiller), Lyrica (painkiller), Zyvox (infections) and Geodon (schizophrenia) for non-FDA approved uses. The truth is pharmaceuticals are expensive because the costs of fines and civil penalties are passed on to the consumer not because research is expensive.

“It’s an unbearable cost to a system that’s going broke. The Pfizer and Lilly cases involved the illegal promotion of drugs that have been shown to cause substantial harm and death to patients." - Jerry Avorn, professor Harvard Medical School

Pfizer’s marketing program offered doctors up to $1,000 a day to allow a Pfizer salesperson to spend time with a physician according to a whistle-blower lawsuit filed by John Kopchinski who worked as a salesman at Pfizer from 1992 to 2003.

In 2003 Bayer pled guilty to violating the federal Prescription Drug Marketing Act, paying $257 million including a criminal fine for its marketing of Cipro®.

In 2004 Pfizer admitted criminal marketing of Neurontin®, agreeing to pay $420 million.

In 2005 Eli Lilly pled guilty and paid $36 million for its illegal marketing of Evista® for off-label uses.

In September 2009 Pfizer paid a total of $2.3 billion, of which $1.3 billion was a criminal fine for kickbacks and off-label marketing and $1 billion was paid under the False Claims Act. The drugs involved were Bextra® (an anti-inflammatory drug), Geodon® (an anti-psychotic drug), Lipitor® (a cholesterol drug), Norvasc® (anti-hypertensive drug), Viagra® (erectile dysfunction), Zithromax® (antibiotic), Zyrtec® (antihistamine), Zyvox® (an antibiotic), Lyrica® (an anti-epileptic drug), Relpax® (anti-migraine drug), Celebrex® (anti-inflammatory drug), and Depo-provera® (birth control).

"Our pharmaceutical industry has been running amok. A good start might be to ban all consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals, and the multiple billions saved each year could be channeled into across-the-board price reductions." - Burt Hermey



drug dectetives


journalism and pharmaceutical manufactures

In June 2002, The New England Journal of Medicine announced that it would accept journalists who accept money from drug companies because it was too difficult to find ones who have no ties.

When investigative journalists make enquiries they are referred to and reliant on pharmaceutical corporation press liaison officers ("public relations" marketing experts) for information.

Pharmaceutical corporation press liaison officers ("public relations" marketing experts) also refer the journalist to other experts (also possibly on payroll) with favorable opinions and to patients whose opinions have been carefully screened.

"Pharmaceutical corporations work really hard to get their message out to the public and physicians through advertisements and continuing medical education and all the other things people hear about, so it makes sense they would go after the media as well." - Dr. Steven Woloshin, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy Journalism

Training and education programs are sponsored by the "health care" industry with professorships funded by pharmaceutical corporation grants.

"Health reporters may become entangled in the same kinds of ethical conflicts they often expose when accepting industry-sponsored awards and relying on corporate public relations offices. Journalism awards consisting of cash prizes and all-expense-paid trips given out by pharmaceutical corporations are among the more "astonishing" financial ties between journalists and pharmaceutical corporations." - Roni Caryn Rabin, November 21, 2008

The Embrace Award for reporting on urinary incontinence - consisting of trips to Washington, D.C., and Paris - offered by pharmaceutical firms Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Television programming produced for doctors' waiting rooms serve as a platform for pharmaceutical advertising and yet that television programming is presented as journalism.



doped up


quality control

By 2009 there were 1800 foreign funded pharmaceutical enterprises in China. Currently, all the top 20 pharmaceutical companies in the world have set up joint ventures or wholly owned facilities in China. This suggests that market conditions have never been more challenging, with competition at an all-time high.

Pfizer produces and markets more than 40 drugs in China all of which meet chinese pharmacopeia quality control. Pfizer has manufacturing facilities in Dalian, Suzhou and Wuxi. Pfizer's Dalian facility, built in 1989 jointly with Dalian Pharmaceuticals was the first to get certification in China.

GlaxoSmithKline has more than 2000 employees in China, and its drugs are sold in 60 cities. GlaxoSmithKline mainly sells drugs treating HIV, asthmas and infections.

Merck sells antibiotics, prostate drugs, cardiovascular drugs, pain relievers, osteoporosis and vaccines. Merck set up its first joint venture in China in 1994.

Novartis has four manufacturing facilities in Beijing and Shanghai. Novartis' core businesses involve patented drugs, generic drugs, eye protection drugs and health products. Novartis Beijing was founded by Novartis AG and Beijing Pharmaceutical group and Beijing Zizhu Pharmaceuticals in 1987 and was the first foreign pharmaceutical company in China.

Sanofi-Aventis, the German-French company, sells several drugs in China.

AstraZeneca has headquarters in Shanghai, with 25 branch offices in major cities. In 2001 AstraZeneca established its largest manufacturing site in Asia in Wuxi. AstraZeneca sells several products, including the atypical antipsychotic used in the management of schizophrenia and bipolar I disorderSeroquel(quetiapine) and Nexium(esomeprazole). AstraZeneca has nearly 3,000 employees working in manufacturing, sales, clinical research and new product development. AstraZeneca has a presence in more than 110 targeted cities, with around 800 marketing representatives (drug pushers).

Bristol-Myers Squibb was one of the earliest to enter Chinese market.

Johnson & Johnson has established subsidiaries which include Shanghai Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Ltd, Johnson & Johnson Medical (Shanghai) Ltd, Johnson & Johnson Medical (China) Ltd, Johnson & Johnson (China) Ltd, Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Co., Ltd, manufacturing and selling drugs in China.

Wyeth's best-seller in China includes Calcium-D.

Roche launched a medical education campaign targeting 3,500 doctors in 20 Chinese cities in 2004.

Schering-Plough is the recognized leader in biotechnology, genomics and gene therapy. Shanghai Schering-Plough Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd was founded in 1994 as a joint-venture, with Shanghai Pharmaceutical Industry (Group) Corporation and Shanghai Corporation of Pharmaceutical Economic and Technical International Cooperation.

Bayer's invested in the early 1990s in large-scale, world-class facilities in an integrated production site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. Bayer's operations, in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China are led by management holding companies, with subgroups and production joint ventures operating independently under Bayer's strategic direction.

Bayer has production facilities on stream in all corporately active business lines. Chinese production accounts for an increasing proportion of profit margins. Bayer is engaged in a number of cooperation projects with some of the foremost research institutes and universities in China, to conduct research in the field of innovative materials, health care and crop science. Bayer cooperates with the Chinese Academy of Science and affiliated institutes such as the Institute of Materia Medica and the Kunming Institute of Botany in Yunnan with the aim to identify new compounds in the healthcare and crop science field. There are also a number of projects currently being started in polymers research.

Bayer supports a number of chairs and programmes for research and teaching at Chinese universities. These include the Tsinghua-Bayer Public Health and HIV/AIDS Media Studies Program, a national platform designed to play a key role in China's public health system. Bayer HealthCare supports a chair for Healthcare Management at the China European International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai.

Boehringer Ingelheim entered Chinese market in 1995 and invested $25 million in a new facility in Shanghai in 2002. Its drugs treating respiratory diseases and cardiovascular diseases are established in Chinese pharmaceutical markets.

Hoechst Marion russell established its China head offices in Beijing in 1995 to manage operations in mainland China and Hong Kong. Hoechst Marion russell has two joint ventures in China, Hoechst Huabei Pharmaceuticals Ltd in Shijiazhuang, a heartland of the Chinese pharmaceutical industry, and Hoechst Shanghai International Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Eli Lilly set up its first overseas office in Shanghai in 1918 and returned to Shanghai, China in 1993. Eli Lilly main facility is in Suzhou, Jiangsu province and main products include cipro, insulin, and erectile dysfunction drugs.

Abbott Laboratories Ltd sells a series of products including baby food in China.

Among foreign-invested ventures in China, Xian-Janssen Pharmaceutical's success is due to its product line, which includes a range of high-volume sellers: medicines to treat gastronintestinal problems, fungi, allergies and pain, as well as psychosis and epilepsy. Dr. Paul Janssen's decision to enter China early, to invest inland, and to keep investment plans moving along in the wake of 1989 Tiananmen Square event have helped build good relations with the Chinese government. Paul Appermont and Joos Horsten lead the Xian-Janssen Pharmaceutical project.

Degussa is shifting a large proportion of its pharmaceutical chemicals production from Europe to China in order to take advantage of low-cost manufacturing. Degussa will restructure its large production facilities, the vast majority in Germany, which could result in the transfer of the manufacture of other products to China.

Rhodia is improving its competitive position in analgesics by making a major investment in its Wuxi, China acetaminophen (paracetamol) production facility and consolidating its North American and European operations. Rhodia shuttered its Luling, Louisiana, acetaminophen (paracetamol) operations in 2004 and consolidated production in Roussillon, France and Wuxi, China. Acetaminophen (paracetamol) production capacity will be adjusted to match current consumption levels.

Sankyo has operated a plant for manufacturing the hyperlipemic Mevalotin(pravastatin), anti-inflammatory Loxonin(loxoprofen), antibiotic Banan(cephalosporin antibiotic) and has plans to market hypertensive Olmesartan(angiotensin II receptor antagonists).

Takeda has a manufacturing plant and will be marketing all four global products - the thiazolidinedione with hypoglycemic action Actos(pioglitazone), anti-ulcer proton pump inhibitorTakepron(lansoprazole), gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist cancer drug Leuplin(leuprolide acetate), and hypertensive Blopress(candesartan).

Yamanouchi owns a manufacturing plant and is marketing anti-ulcer histamine H2-receptor antagonist Gaster(famotidine), urinary impediment treatment Harnal(tamsulosin), a selective alpha blocker used in the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and hypertensive calcium channel blocker Hypoca. There are plans to launch Dolner for peripheral circulation and anti-emetic Nazea OD.

Daiichi mainly sells synthetic antibacterials Cravit (oral and injectable levofloxacin) and Tarivid(ofloxacin). It originally planned to launch neurotransmission enhancer Translon too, but after development was halted in Japan, development in China also ended. Sales are behind plan chiefly due to the suspension of Translon's development and the proliferation of generic and copycat versions of Cravit.

Tanabe markets hypertensive Herbesser(diltiazem hydrochloride) and Tanatril (imidapril hydrochloride) .

The China subsidiary Kuangchou Green Cross of Mitsubishi Pharma has been extending transfusion business (manufacturing, sales) since the days of the former Green Cross. Mitsubishi Pharma sold its transfusion business in Japan to Otsuka Pharmaceutical as part of a restructuring. Anti-coagulant Novastan(argatroban) was launched in China in December 2002 and is being sold by a local agent.

Immunosuppressant Prograf(tacrolimus or fujimycin) is being marketed in China by a Fujisawa subsidiary - potential is significant due to the ever increasing number of organ transplants. In 2000, there were 5,501 kidney transplants performed in China, second only to the number in the United States (13,372). Sales of immunosuppressant drugs are relatively high. The top 30 drugs by sales in China (hospital market base) included two such drugs: Novartis' immunosuppressant drug used in post-allogeneic organ transplantNeoral(cyclosporine) and Roche's immunosuppressant drug used to prevent rejection in organ transplantation CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil).

Chugai exports white blood cell production stimulant Neutrogin (lenograstim) to China.

Kirin's granulocyte colony-stimulating factor is marketed in China .

Eisai expanded its manufacturing and marketing operations in China and Asia earlier than in the European and United States markets. Eisai was the first manufacturer among the United States, European and Japanese pharmaceutical firms to manufacture in China via a 100% owned subsidiary which founded in 1994. Eisai sells two global products, anti-ulcer proton pump inhibitors Pariet(rabeprazole) and Alzheimer's acetylcholinesterase inhibitor treatment Aricept(donepezil), and plans to add osteoporosis drug Glakay(menatetrenone) in 2006.

Kyowa Hakko has exported cancer drugs and plans to market the hypertensive dihydropyridine calcium channel blockerConiel(benidipine) and anti-allergy antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer Allelock(olopatadine hydrochloride).

Taisho makes and sells health drinks (tonics) in China, but has no specific plans for prescription drugs. The rights to macrolide antibiotic Clarith/Biaxin(clarithromycin) outside Japan are licensed to Abbott.

Terumo is using China as a manufacturing base making products for the United States and European and Japanese markets. Terumo is in the process of exploring China as a market.



The first foreign office of the FDA opened November 19, 2008 in Beijing.


On January 15, 2009 McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson, announced the recall of several hundred batches of popular over-the-counter medicines, including Benadryl, Motrin, Rolaids, Simply Sleep, St. Joseph Aspirin and Tylenol. The response was anything but swift. The recall came 20 months after McNeil first began receiving consumer complaints about moldy-smelling bottles of Tylenol Arthritis Relief caplets. Johnson & Johnson did not conduct a timely, comprehensive investigation, did not quickly identify the source of the problem, and did not notify authorities in a timely fashion thus prolonging consumer exposure to the products.

In Recall, a Role Model Stumbles




pooh corner Rx


health care (and insurance)


"If there is an extremely expensive, minimally-beneficial treatment
for a common problem, American medicine will find it." - B. Mull


"The American medical establishment is disease-oriented
as there is not a penny to be made in health." - Bob Livingston


"The equivalent of 390 jumbo jets full of people are dying each year due to likely preventable, in-hospital medical errors, making this one of the leading killers in the U.S."
- Dr. Samantha Collier


deadly prescription pills

"Medicine is now a high risk industry, like aviation. But, the chance of dying in an aviation accident is one in 2 million, while the risk of dying from a medical accident is one in 200!"
- Dr. Lucian Leape, of the Harvard Medical School of Public Health


"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." - Marcia Angell, MD, “Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption” 1/15/09


The surgery rate in the United States grew more than twice as fast as the population between 1979 and 1987. By most accounts, it's the highest in the world.

Expenditures for hospital care increased 90% from $462 billion in 1997 to $873 billion in 2007.

Healthcare companies spent $635 million on lobbying in 2008 and 2009. 166 former congressional aides involved in shaping healthcare legislation registered to lobby for healthcare companies.


Health care in America is failing to take into consideration the
following critically important aspects of a healthy human organism:

insufficient exercise;
excessive caloric intake;
exposure to tens of thousands of environmental toxins;
highly processed foods grown in toxic chemically damaged soil;
and the adverse affects of stress on the immune system and life processes.


In 1984 a complaint is filed by a group of US physicians with the UN Center for Human Rights in Geneva, labeled "A Complaint Against Medical Tyranny As Practiced in the United States of America: American Medical Genocide ."

"A way to cut health-care costs is to change the way medicine is practiced. Most practitioners write expensive prescriptions rather than address the real cause of most illness: stress and unhealthy life-style choices, not to mention poverty and lack of health care. Sometimes the cheapest treatment (such as exercise, diet and relaxation) is the most effective one." - Ellen Winer RN

"The healthcare debate is about whether we see health related only to the body or to our whole being - body, mind and soul. Are Americans taking responsibility for their health, preventing disease through conscious living and proper diet and exercise, or has abuse of the physical body and the quick fix by the medical establishment become the norm? The healthcare debate is really about what creates a healthy life. It leads us to ask if we can be truly healthy and free of disease if we are living a life of stress, indifference and selfishness. It also raises the issue of whether we can be healthy individuals in a polluted, crime-ridden and fearful society."- Ron Lowe

Each year in the US there are:

12,000 deaths from unnecessary surgeries;
7,000 deaths from medication errors in hospitals;
20,000 deaths from other errors in hospitals;
80,000 deaths from infections acquired in hospitals;
106,000 deaths from FDA-approved correctly prescribed medicines.
The total of medically-caused deaths in the US every year is 225,000.

Dr. Barbara Starfield (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health)
July 26, 2000, Journal of the American Medical Association,
"Is US health really the best in the world?"



The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed was 7.5 million in 2009.

The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization was 8.9 million in 2009.

The total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine was nearly 582,000 in 2009.



American Murder Asssociation

The American Medical Association strongly opposes mandatory reporting of medical errors.

American College of Surgeons estimates that only from 5 to 30% of adverse events are reported in surgical incident reports.

Standard medical pharmacology texts admit that relatively few doctors ever report adverse drug reactions to the Food and Drug Administration.

The American medical system is one of the leading causes of death and injury in America.


“Over a million patients are injured in US hospitals each year, and approximately 280,000 die annually as a result of these injuries. Therefore, the iatrogenic death rate dwarfs the annual automobile accident mortality rate of 45,000 and accounts for more deaths than all other accidents combined." - Journal of the American Medical Association 1995 (Iatrogenesis and iatrogenic artifact refer to inadvertent adverse effects or complications caused by or resulting from medical treatment or advice.)

"Doctors are taught that mistakes are unacceptable. Medical mistakes are therefore viewed as a failure of character and any error equals negligence. No one is taught what to do when medical errors do occur." - Gary Null, PhD; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; Dorothy Smith, PhD; Carolyn Dean

"Peter Orszag, director of the Congressional Budget Office, estimates that 5 percent of the nation's gross domestic product - $700 billion per year - goes to tests and procedures that do not actually improve health outcomes."- Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)

"In the broader area of adverse drug reaction data, the 250,000 reports received annually probably represent only 5% of the actual reactions that occur." - Jerry Phillips, associate director FDA Office of Post Marketing Drug Risk Assessment

In a New England Journal of Medicine study, one in four patients suffered observable side effects from the more than 3.34 billion prescription drugs filled in 2002. The drugs with the worst record of side effects were selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and calcium-channel blockers (used to decrease blood pressure or hypertension.)

“Underreporting of medical errors affecting children is a significant problem, particularly among physicians." - Agency for Healthcare Research (AHRQ) 2004

One-in-20 autopsies uncover problems that could have been averted - saving the patients' lives - but were not, owing to misdiagnoses. A Harvard Medical Practice Study found that physician errors were about 60 percent more likely to be diagnostic than due to drugs, and misdiagnoses about 50 percent more likely to be negligent than not. Lawsuits for misdiagnoses are about twice as common as for drug-related errors and result in the biggest payouts by insurance companies.


You say you want FEDERAL CONTROL?

"The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births. A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men." - John Holdren, Obama's Science Czar, Ecoscience


American health care is currently based upon the philosophy of Santorio Santorio, also known as Sanctorius. Rather than describing the body and its functions in terms of Aristotelian (and Galenic) elements and qualities, Santorio argued throughout his career that the fundamental properties were mathematical ones, such as number, position, and form. The body was like a clock, the workings of which were determined by the shapes and positions of its interlocking parts. This was a radical break with traditional medical theory and natural philosophy, in which the discourse was about qualities and essences (what is it that makes an apple an apple, or a liver a liver?), and in which mathematical properties such as size and position were considered accidental because they gave no information about the essence of an object. Santorio now made these accidental properties central to his view of nature and medicine. Further, while the central metaphor of Aristotelian natural philosophy and Galenic medicine was organic, Santorio made it mechanical: the clock (or, more generally, the machine) became the metaphor for nature.


"The American medical system is headed for multiple failures.

The spiraling cost of healthcare is well known: $7,100 per person this year, projected to increase to $12,000 in 2015 and compounding at more than double the rate of inflation. Medical care gobbles up one-sixth of the GDP. These enormous expenditures may be buying Americans the best amenities in medical care - but not the best health.

Canada spends only 60% as much per person on healthcare as America. Since 1980, the longevity of all Canadians has improved more rapidly than that of white Americans, who typically have the best health care. Britain spends only 40% as much as we do on healthcare. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, middle-class insured Americans "are much less healthy than their English counterparts".

Americans spend twice as much per person on healthcare as the other 21 wealthiest countries and yet data from the World Health Organization show that we live the shortest amount of time in good health.

America wasted more than $650 billion in 2005 on unnecessary and often harmful care.

American and international studies show that the more a healthcare system relies on primary care, the better the outcomes and the lower the cost. American medicine is heavy on specialists and getting heavier. In just the last eight years, the number of graduates of American medical schools choosing careers in family practice and adult primary care has plummeted by more than half.

Our healthcare system is designed to maximize profits.

Our federal government now relies entirely on market based, pro-business solutions to all social problems.


No politician wants to be tarred with the charge of promoting "socialized medicine."

Even our nonprofit medical instiutions shape the care they offer based on their own bottom lines instead of the health needs of the communities they serve. The Food and Drug Administration is much better at protecting the interests of the drug and medical-device industries than those of patients."
- John Abramson, clinical instructor, Harvard Medical School, author of Overdosed America


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one pill makes you larger one pill makes you small


Generic Name (BRAND NAME) Date Withdrawn in US
 Tegaserod (ZELNORM)  March 2007
 Valdecoxib (BEXTRA)  April 2005
 Rofecoxib (VIOXX)  September 2004
 Cerivastatin (BAYCOL)  August 2001
 Cisapride (PROPULSID)  March 2000
 Troglitazone (REZULIN)  March 2000
 Grepafloxacin (RAXAR)  October 1999
 Bromfenac (DURACT)  June 1998
 Dexfenfluramine (REDUX)  September 1997


"Perhaps a third of medical spending is now devoted to services that don't appear to improve health or the quality of care - and may make things worse." - professor Elliott Fisher, Dartmouth Medical School


"Healthy people aren't great customers.

The money is in those in whom an abnormality can be found. The medical-industrial complex has made that relatively easy to do. It develops diagnostic technologies able to find smaller and smaller abnormalities. So more and more of us are found to have damaged cartilage in our knees, bulging discs in our backs, and narrowed blood vessels throughout our bodies. And far too many are also found to have "spots" or "shadows" that are seldom significant but are said to be "worrisome." So more and more of us have knee surgery, back surgery, angioplasty and more diagnostic investigation.

And the medical-industrial complex has another way to find more abnormalities: it simply narrows the definition of normal. Take blood pressure. In the past, relatively few were said to have abnormal blood pressure. Now a normal blood pressure is said to be below 120/80. This means that well over half the adult population of the United States is abnormal.

The same is true for cholesterol. And although it involves a smaller portion of the population, narrower definitions of normal are expanding the number of people said to have diabetes and osteoporosis. So more and more of us are treated for these conditions.

The new abnormalities being found are generally not severe, but mild: they are not life-threatening, and in many patients they won't ever produce symptoms. When the benefit of treatment is known, it is known to be small - so small that many people, sometimes hundreds, must be treated for one person to benefit.

What is known is that others are invariably harmed in the process. The medical-industrial complex has systematically exaggerated the benefits and minimized or ignored the harms. All of us harbor abnormalities. The construct drives the system to look for things to be wrong - a search that will be successful in most of us. We then feel more vulnerable.

This induced vulnerability undermines the very sense of well-being and resilience that in many ways defines health itself." - H. Gilbert Welch


"I'm the former insurance industry insider now speaking out about how big for-profit insurers have hijacked our health care system and turned it into a giant ATM for Wall Street.

In recent years I had grown increasingly uncomfortable serving as one of the industry's top PR executives. I also served on a lot of trade association committees and industry-financed coalitions, many of which were essentially front groups for insurers. So I was in a unique position to see not only how Wall Street analysts and investors influence decisions insurance company executives make but also how the industry has carried out behind-the-scenes PR and lobbying campaigns to kill or weaken any health care reform efforts that threatened insurers' profitability.

What I saw happening over the past few years was a steady movement away from the concept of insurance and toward "individual responsibility," a term used a lot by insurers and their ideological allies. This is playing out as a continuous shifting of the financial burden of health care costs away from insurers and employers and onto the backs of individuals. If they are unfortunate enough to become seriously ill or injured, many people enrolled in these plans find themselves on the hook for such high medical bills that they are losing their homes to foreclosure or being forced into bankruptcy.

As an industry spokesman, I was expected to put a positive spin on this trend that the industry created and euphemistically refers to as "consumerism" and to promote so-called "consumer-driven" health plans. Insurers want to preserve the image they are working so hard to cultivate - as a group of kind and caring folks who think only of you and your health. I ultimately reached the point of feeling like a huckster.

I thought I could live with being a well-paid huckster and hang in there a few more years until I could retire. I probably would have if I hadn't made a completely spur-of-the-moment decision a couple of years ago that changed the direction of my life. While visiting my folks in northeast Tennessee where I grew up, I read in the local paper about a health "expedition" being held that weekend a few miles up U.S. 23 in Wise, Virginia. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals were volunteering their time to provide free medical care to people who lived in the area. That 50-mile stretch of U.S. 23, which twists through the mountains where thousands of men have made their living working in the coal mines, turned out to be my "road to Damascus."

Nothing could have prepared me for what I saw when I reached the Wise County Fairgrounds, where the "expedition" was being held. Hundreds of people had camped out all night in the parking lot to be assured of seeing a doctor or dentist when the gates opened. By the time I got there, long lines of people stretched from every animal stall and tent where the volunteers were treating patients. That scene was so visually and emotionally stunning it was all I could do to hold back tears. (Empathy strikes again!) How could it be that citizens of the richest nation in the world were being treated this way?

I realized that the reason those people in Wise County had to wait in long lines to be treated in animal stalls was because our Wall Street driven health care system has created one of the most inequitable health care systems on Earth.

I did not make a final decision to speak out as a former insider until recently when it became clear to me that the insurance industry and its allies (often including drug and medical device makers, business groups and even the American Medical Association) were succeeding in shaping the current debate on health care reform. I heard members of Congress reciting talking points like the ones I used to write to scare people away from real reform. Whenever you hear a politician or pundit use the term "government-run health care" and warn that the creation of a public health insurance option that would compete with private insurers (or heaven forbid, a single-payer system like the one Canada has) will "lead us down the path to socialism," know that the original source of the sound bite most likely was some flack like I used to be." - Wendell Potter



"For-profit insures have had decades to show us a workable system and they have failed. Strong evidence that a taxpayer-funded system is the best available is the fact that the president, all members of Congress and all state executives and legislators have this exact system for themselves and their families and show absolutely no signs of giving it up. Let's end the hypocrisy of having people with perpetual, uncancelable, taxpayer-funded health insurance telling us that private, for-profit insurers are the answer." - Stacy Bermingham

"Many national healthcare plans provide universal insurance at a lower per-capita cost than the American system with better results. Given the renewed debate about health coverage in America, why doesn't mass media provide a series of factual articles on national health insurance in countries like Sweden, Germany and Japan, analyzing how their systems work, what they cost compared to our non-system, how they are financed and whether they could be adapted to the peculiarities of America? That would provide a basis for an informed debate about how best to provide coverage at a cost lower than our present expenditures for medical treatment." - J.D. Hunley

"As long as the word "insurance" is a part of the American healthcare system, there will be no real reform. It is immoral and inhumane that we use healthcare as a vehicle to support private industry, specifically the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. These companies earn obscene profits and fat salaries for their leaders, who make huge donations to politicians to ensure their continued financial health." - Susan Guilford

The following Senators each received substantial sums from health & insurance interests:

Max Baucus - $3,973,485; Evan Bayh - $1,565,088; Kent Conrad - $2,154,200; Dianne Feinstein - $1,749,887;
John Kerry - $8,994,077; Mary Landrieu - $1,653,943; Joe Lieberman - $3,308,62; Ben Nelson - $2,214,715.

"The overriding reason that a single-payer system is largely absent from the dialogue on health care reform: politicians are unwilling to dismiss an industry that helps finance their increasingly expensive campaigns." - Greg Ryan

"A jury might think $45 million is fair and just compensation to the family of the woman who died while hospital personnel ignored her cries of pain for nearly an hour. But the judge will automatically reduce any possible verdict to $250,000 - the most in non-economic damages anyone can recover for any injury or death caused by a healthcare provider. The cap was passed at the behest of the insurance industry and medical establishment more than three decades ago. Because it has never been changed or adjusted - even for inflation - we may be reaching a point at which letting patients die is more cost-effective than treating them." - Linda Fermoyle Rice

People that are obese or that smoke live shorter life spans. Although these people have health issues before death they tend to cost less to the health care system than those who do not smoke and are not obese because they tend to live longer and participate in Medicare. It is therefore in the best interests of the government to support obesity and smoking - the sooner you die the less the government has to pay!

"Americans for Quality and Affordable Healthcare" (AQAH) is a "secretive" group that organizes "below-the-radar" activities to drum up opposition to health care reform. AQAH is operated by one of the largest law firms in North Carolina, Moore and Van Allen.

The pharmaceutical industry-funded front group Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) is helping its corporate funders fight health care reform by disseminating misinformation and orchestrating campaigns to generate fear about health care reform. CMPI arose out of the Pacific Research Institute, a corporate front group that worked with Philip Morris in the past to fabricate academic support for the tobacco industry.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sponsored online pop-up ads to generate the appearance of "grassroots" opposition to health care reform. The Chamber contracts with a public relations firm which in turn subcontracts with an online marketing firm that coordinates the tasks of generating the ads and signing people up for the Chamber's campaign. The ads tell readers that if they complete a survey and give their names and personal information, they will get a $150 American Express Gift Card for use at Hooters Restaurants.



pharmacueticals are good !

The 10 biggest health care lies in America

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) list the following infectious diseases that can be acquired in healthcare facilities:

Acinetobacter, Burkholderia cepacia, Chickenpox (Varicella), Clostridium Difficile, Clostridium Sordellii, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), Ebola (Viral Hemorrhagic Fever), Gastrointestinal (GI) Infections, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, Influenza, MRSA - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, Mumps, Norovirus, Parvovirus, Poliovirus, Pneumonia, Rubella, SARS, Streptococcus pneumoniae (Drug resistant), Mycobacterium tuberculosis, VISA - Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, VRE - Vancomycin-resistant enterococci

Healthcare-associated infections account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 98,987 associated deaths each year, healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals were : of these, 35,967 were for pneumonia, 30,665 for bloodstream infections, 13,088 for urinary tract infections, 8,205 for surgical site infections, and 11,062 for infections of other sites
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National survey of United States internists and rheumatologists on placebo treatments

Jon C Tilburt, Ezekiel J Emanuel, Ted J Kaptchuk, Farr A Curlin, Franklin G Miller

679 physicians (57%) responded to the survey. About half of the surveyed internists and rheumatologists reported prescribing placebo treatments on a regular basis (46-58%, depending on how the question was phrased). Most physicians (62%) believed the practice to be ethically permissible. Few reported using saline (3%) or sugar pills ( 2%) as placebo treatments, while large proportions reported using over the counter analgesics (41%) and vitamins (38%) as placebo treatments within the past year. A small but notable proportion of physicians reported using antibiotics (13%) and sedatives (13%) as placebo treatments during the same period. Furthermore, physicians who use placebo treatments most commonly describe them to patients as a potentially beneficial medicine or treatment not typically used for their condition (68%); only rarely do they explicitly describe them as placebos (5%).


lobbyists and marketing

insurance and drugs

"Insurance companies are profit making corporations operating in a market economy trying to outdo their competitors." - Donald Schwartz MD

"The very word insurance hints at the assumption that life can indeed be made secure,
that the unsure can be made sure." - Charles Eisenstein


Underwriting guidelines for several individual health insurance plans list certain drugs that are likely to render the user ineligible for health insurance. The question then becomes - are the drugs in and of themselves harmful or does use of the drugs truly point to underlying conditions that frighten insurers away?

Either way it seems to be in the individuals best interest to not be using any of the listed drugs unless it is quite obvious that not using the listed drug brings on life threatening conditions.

Individuals may be refused individual health insurance coverage if they use any of the following drugs: cholesterol reducers - Lipitor®, Zocor®; digestive tract problems - Nexium®, Prevacid®, Protinix®, Tagamet®; asthma control - Advair®, Singulair®; depression control - Zoloft®, Celexa®, Prozac®; attention deficit disorder control - Concerta, Ritalin; allergies control - Allegra; acne control - Accutane®; arthritis pain control - Celebrex®; herpes control - Famvir®; angina control - Imdur®; migraine control - Imitrex®; fungal control - Lamisil®; menstrual disorders - Parolodel®; hyperthyroid disorder - Tapazole®; epilepsy control - Topamax®.

"It is an egregious mistake to think that the mission of health insurance companies is to provide healthcare for the seriously ill. Commercial insurers fulfill their legal and corporate mission by making profits for their investors, not by providing care for the expensively ill. They do this by avoiding people who are or may become seriously ill. The most successful companies do this better than their competitors. Precisely because this is and must remain the true north of commercial insurance, every other developed nation pushes commercial insurance to the margins of their systems. When we learn this basic lesson in the United States, we will have taken a giant step toward radical reform." - John W. Glaser

"Unless stopped by law, insurance company death panels (rescission committees) will continue to operate. Large court judgments are just a cost of doing business. Last June, a congressional committee found that Fortis, now known as Assurant, and two other companies alone saved more than $300 million over five years by dropping policy holders when they became ill.

The death toll from the inability of millions of Americans to obtain and keep affordable health insurance is unconscionable. An Institutes of Medicine report in 2004 estimated that "lack of health insurance causes roughly 18,000 unnecessary deaths every year in the United States."

This national tragedy should shock us to the bone when we realize that every year, six times as many Americans die because they can't get medical insurance than were killed by terrorists on 911." - Andrew Skolnick, September 24, 2009



obamacare

2003 medicare prescription drug law


In 2003 corporate special interests, including HMOs and pharmaceutical companies, dished out $141 million for 952 lobbyists - nearly twice as many lobbyists as there are members of Congress - to make sure that the Medicare bill was written for the benefit of large insurance and drug companies, as opposed to the health needs of American citizens.

Nearly half of these lobbyists were former employees of the federal government, including 30 former members of Congress, and at least 11 top staffers who left the George W. Bush administration to lobby for the pharmaceutical industry and HMOs.

Many of the government officials who worked to get the legislation approved by Congress then went on to jobs in the very corporations that will profit from the legislation. Tom Scully, a former administrator of the Medicare program, actually negotiated future employment with corporations that stood to benefit handsomely from the pharmaceutical law, while actively promoting the legislation. Another six top congressional staffers at the center of negotiations over the Medicare bill now lobby for pharmaceutical companies or HMOs.

Would it surprise anyone that 21 executives and lobbyists from HMOs and the pharmaceutical industry served as major fundraisers for George W. Bush's presidential campaigns, collecting at least $100,000 ("Pioneers") or $200,000 ("Rangers") for the 2000 or 2004 campaigns?



medicare and corporate fraud

In July 1994 National Medical Enterprises agreed to pay $379 million in criminal fines, civil damages, and penalties for kickbacks and fraud at National Medical Enterprises psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals in more than 30 states. After this settlement, National Medical Enterprises renamed itself "Tenet".

In October of 1996 First American Health Care of Georgia, Inc, later Integrated Health Services, Inc, agreed to reimburse the federal government $255 million for overbilling and making fraudulent Medicare claims. First American billed Medicare for costs unrelated to the care of patients in their homes, including the personal expenses of First American's senior management, as well as for the company's marketing and lobbying expenses. Epilogue: IHS filed for bankruptcy and never paid the settlement.

In November 1996, Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), agreed to pay $182 million to resolve charges that it submitted false claims for medically unnecessary laboratory tests to federal and state health care programs. The fraud involved bundled lab tests that were billed to Medicare as free-standing tests, resulting in an eight-fold increase in charges to Medicare.

In March of 1997, SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories Inc. (SBCL), now GlaxoSmith Kline, was ordered to pay $325 million for filing of false claims which involved adding on laboratory tests not requested by doctors and which were not medically necessary, billing for lab tests that were not actually performed, giving kickbacks to doctors in order to get their business, and billing Medicare for dialysis testing already paid for by kidney dialysis centers.

In July 1998, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (also known as Health Care Service Corporation) pled guilty to eight felony counts and agreed to pay $144 million. The nature of the fraud was that Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois manipulated work samples and falsified reports to the Health Care Finance Administration in order to conceal evidence of its poor performance as a federally-contracted processor of Medicare claims.

In January of 2000, Fresenius Medical Care of North America, the world's largest provider of kidney dialysis products and services, agreed to pay a fine of $486 million for a scam involving National Medical Care, Inc. (NMC), a kidney dialysis subsidiary owned by Fresenius which included fraudulent and fictitious blood testing claims by LifeChem, Inc. and fraudulent claims submitted to Medicare for intradialytic parenteral nutrition (IDPN), a nutritional therapy provided to patients during dialysis treatments.

In February 2000, Beverly Enterprises Inc., the nation's largest assisted living facility chain, agreed to pay $175 million to resolve civil and criminal charges that it defrauded Medicare by fabricating Medicare patient records.

In December 2000, HCA The Healthcare Company (formerly known as Columbia HCA), the largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States, pled guilty to criminal conduct and agreed to pay more than $840 million in criminal fines, civil penalties and damages for unlawful billing practices. HCA 's frauds on the taxpaying public included: billing for lab tests that were not medically necessary and not ordered by physicians, "upcoding" medical problems in order to get higher reimbursements for more serious medical issues, billing the government for advertising under the guise of "community education," and billing the government for non-reimbursable costs incurred in the purchase of health agencies around the country. This agreement does not resolve allegations that HCA unlawfully charged the U.S. Government for the costs of running its hospitals, and that it paid kickbacks to physicians to get Medicare and Medicaid patients referred to its facilities.

In March 2001, Vencor Inc., one of the nation's largest assisted living facility chains, and Ventas Inc., a related real estate investment trust, agreed to pay the United States $104.5 million to resolve claims for failure to provide the promised quality of care to assisted living facility patients due to inadequate staffing, improper care of bedsores, and failure to meet resident's basic dietary needs.

In October 2001, Taketa-Abbott Pharmaceutical Products Inc. agreed to pay $875 million to resolve criminal charges and civil liabilities in connection with fraudulent drug pricing and marketing of Lupron®, a drug sold for $500 per dose for the treatment of prostate cancer under Medicare Part-A.

In 2002 Pfizer paid $49 million to settle state and federal Medicaid fraud charges involving Lipitor®.

In April 2003, Bayer Corp. paid $257,200,000 to settle Medicaid fraud charges involving a "lick and stick" scheme in which Bayer sold re-labeled products to an HMO at deeply discounted prices, and then concealed this price discount in order to avoid paying additional rebates to the government.

In June 2003 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP agreed to pay $355,000,000 for providing free drug samples to doctors and telling them to bill Medicare and Medicaid hundreds of dollars per sample.

In June 2003, HCA Inc. agreed to pay the United States $631 million in civil penalties and damages arising from false claims, including cost report fraud and the payment of kickbacks to physicians, submitted to Medicare and other federal health programs.

In July of 2003, a unit of Abbott Laboratories, Inc. pled guilty to obstructing a criminal investigation and defrauding the Medicare and Medicaid programs and agreed to pay $400 million to resolve civil claims. In addition, the subsidiary of Abbott Labs, CG Nutritionals, Inc., agreed to a criminal fine of $200 million in relation to the sale of products which pump special foods into the stomachs and digestive systems of patients who are not able to ingest meals in a normal manner.

In 2003 GlaxoSmithKline signed a corporate integrity agreement and paid $88 million in a civil fine for overcharging Medicaid for the antidepressant, Paxil® and nasal-allergy spray, Flonase®.

In May of 2004, Pfizer/Warner-Lambert agreed to pay $430 million to resolve civil and criminal charges that it defrauded Medicaid by engaging in an aggressive and complex scheme to illegally promote Neurontin® for at least 11 off-label uses.

In July 2004, Schering-Plough agreed to a criminal fine of $52.5 million, $117 million to settle state claims, and nearly $176 million to settle federal claims for fraud in the pricing of Claritin® sold to the Medicaid program.

In December of 2004, HealthSouth Corporation, the nation's largest provider of rehabilitative medicine services, agreed to pay a fine of $325 million to settle allegations that the company systematically defrauded Medicare and other federal healthcare programs.

In December 2004, Gambro Healthcare agreed to pay $310.5 million to resolve civil liabilities stemming from alleged kickbacks paid to physicians, false statements made to procure payment for unnecessary tests and services, and payments made to Gambro Supply Corporation, a sham durable medical equipment subsidiary. The Gambro Supply Corporation permanently excluded from the Medicare program.

In October of 2005, Serono agreed to pay $704 million to settle a fraud case involving Serostim which included kickbacks to doctors for prescribing Serostim®, kickbacks to specialist pharmacies for recommending Serostim, illegal off-label marketing of the drug, and non-FDA approved diagnosis equipment designed to spur more Serostim prescriptions. Serostim® costs $20,000 for a three-month regime.

In June 2006 St. Barnabas Healthcare agreed to pay $265 million for inflated "outlier" Medicare payments.

In July 2006, Tenet Healthcare agreed to pay the Federal Government $900 million for billing violations that include manipulation of outlier payments to Medicare, as well as kickbacks, upcoding, and bill padding.

In August of 2006, Schering-Plough agreed to pay a total of $435 million to resolve criminal charges and civil liabilities in connection with illegal sales and marketing programs for brain tumor medication Temodar®, and Intron-A® which is used in the treatment of bladder cancer and hepatitis C. The Schering settlement also covers best price violations related to Claritin RediTabs® (an antihistamine), and K-Dur®, which is used in the treatment of ulcers.

In September 2007 Bristol-Myers Squibb agreed to pay $515 million to settle allegations involved pricing and promotional activities for more than 50 drugs, 13 drugs of which made up 69 percent of Bristol-Myers' 2007 pharmaceutical revenue of $10.7 billion, including the blood thinner Plavix®, antipsychotic Abilify®, the cholesterol treatment Pravachol®, the cancer therapy Taxol®, and the antidepressant, Serzone®.

In January of 2008, under the False Claims Act Merck settled $650,000 for pricing fraud, taking kickback and violating Medicaid best price regulations for Vioxx® (an arthritis drug), Zocor® (a cholesterol drug), Pepcid® (an acid-reflux drug), Cozaar® (a hypertensive medication), Fosamax® (a bone loss drug) Maxalt® (a migraine medication) and Singulair® (an asthma medication).

In March of 2008, Amerigroup was found liable for discriminating against pregnant women who were supposed to be recruited into a state-sponsored Medicaid HMO. Amerigroup settled allegations for $225,00,000.



antidepressants


antidepressants
(previously tranquilizers or mother's little helper)

"A review of seventy-four clinical trials of antidepressants found that thirty-seven of thirty-eight positive studies [that praised the drugs] were published. But of the thirty-six negative studies, thirty-three were either not published or published in a form that conveyed a positive outcome." - Marcia Angell, MD, Executive Editor The New England Journal of Medicine 1988, interim Editor-in-Chief from 1999 until June 2000

In 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the labeling requirements for antidepressant medications (SSRI’s and others), warning that:

“Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders.

Anyone considering the use of [insert name of pharmacuetical profit center blockbuster] or any other antidepressant in a child, adolescent, or young adult must balance this risk with the clinical need."

“All the SSRIs [including Prozac® and Luvox®] relieve the patient of feeling. He becomes less empathic, as in `I don’t care as much,’ which means `It’s easier for me to harm you.’ If a doctor treats someone who needs a great deal of strength just to think straight, and gives him one of these drugs, that could push him over the edge into violent behavior." - Dr. Joseph Tarantolo, past-president of the Washington DC chapter of the American Society of Psychoanalytic Physicians


5 of the top 10 most violence-inducing drugs were found to be antidepressants:

Fluoxetine (Prozac®)
Paroxetine (Paxil®)
Fluvoxamine (Luvox®)
Venlafaxine (Effexor®)
Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq®)





Antidepressant Nightmares
"We Speak for the Dead to Protect the Living"


"If you aren't happy in your work, that must imply a fault in your production process (socialization, education, training); fortunately, that can be adjusted with pharmaceutical technology." - Charles Eisenstein

"Antidepressant medications taken by roughly 7% of American adults cause profound personality changes in many patients." - Melissa Healy, December 8, 2009

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) increase the extracellular level of the neurotransmitter serotonin by inhibiting its reuptake into the presynaptic cell, increasing the level of serotonin available to bind to the postsynaptic receptor. It is generally thought that tricyclic antidepressants work by inhibiting the re-uptake of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and serotonin.

tryptophan = dopamine beta-hydroxylase; norepinephrine = noradrenaline; epinephrine = adrenaline

An estimated 157 million prescriptions were dispensed in America in 2002.

American Market Leaders in 2002:
• Sertraline (~ 20%) Zoloft®, Lustral®, Serlain®
• Paroxetine (~ 19%) Paxil®, Seroxat®, Sereupin®, Aropax®, Deroxat®, Rexetin®, Xetanor®, Paroxat®
• Fluoxetine (~ 17%) Prozac®, Fontex®, Seromex®, Seronil®, Sarafem®, Fluctin®, Fluox®, Depress®, Lovan®
• Citalopram (~ 14%) Celexa®, Cipramil®, Dalsan®, Recital®, Emocal®, Sepram®, Seropram®, Citox®

The Preventive Services Task Force is urging doctors to perform routine screening on all American teenagers for depression as statistics suggest that two million teenagers are affected by this debilitating condition. Most pediatricians are not trained to do psychotherapy, but they can prescribe antidepressants for life long bliss.

The Food and Drug Administration warned doctors, patients and their families March 22, 2004 that popular antidepressants could cause deepening depression and even suicide. Those involved with antidepressants should look out for agitation, hostility, mania and other forms of violent behavior that have been associated with antidepressants. (When an antidepressant user stops taking antidepressants a flood of intense subconsciously created pent-up emotion rolls over them like a locomotive!)

The link between antidepressants 'serotonin reuptake inhibitors' and violence came under scrutiny in a trial stemming from the case of Joseph Westbecker. After using Prozac® Joseph Westbecker killed himself and eight others at a Louisville, Kentucky printing plant.

Survivors and relatives of the dead sued Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of Prozac®. The jury ruled in the Eli Lilly's favor after the plaintiffs' lawyers rested their case without presenting key evidence. An investigation showed that Eli Lilly had given huge settlements to the plantiffs and their lawyers. In 1997, the judge changed the official record from a jury verdict in Eli Lilly's favor to dismissal of a settled case.

"It's an example par excellence of the behind the scenes maneuvering that the corporations have done repeatedly to obscure the side effects from public view." - Doctor Joseph Glenmullen, a Havard Medical School psychiatrist.

Traci Johnson believed it was God's plan for her to leave home and attend Bible college - and she prayed every day for the Lord to provide for her tuition .

An unusual opportunity presented itself. Eli Lilly, was seeking healthy subjects for a live-in clinical drug trial. The 19 year old freshman could make $150 a day for 49 days more than a year's worth of her school expenses for taking a drug known as duloxetine, an antidepressant relative of Prozac®.

The Food and Drug Administration approved Prozac® in 1987 and since then sales have totaled more than $21 billion. By the late 1990s, the patent on Prozac® was about to expire, and the company needed a sequel. Eli Lilly began looking at duloxetine, a patented agent that not only affects serotonin, like Prozac®, but also norepinephrine, another brain chemical.

Traci Johnson was fine until three days after the final dose in the clinical drug trial. Traci Johnson's now had the resources for Bible College. Traci Johnson was also looking forward to her sister giving birth. Traci Johnson prayers to God must have seemed answered. Unfortunately a chemical imbalance, due to the duloxetine, took hold of Traci Johnson. Traci Johnson hung herself with a scarf. Traci Johnson left no suicide note.

In 2003 when concerns arose about a possible link between children taking antidepressant drugs and suicide attempts, senior officials Food and Drug Administration ordered their leading expert to head up an examination of the evidence. When the government scientist filed his report in the winter of 2003, however, his superiors decided to keep it secret. The report concluded that children who took antidepressant drugs were twice as likely to be involved in serious suicide related behavior and violent behavior as those who did not.

Rick Lohstroh's 10 year old son was prescribed Prozac® at the request of his mother - Deborah Geisler, a registered nurse. Prozac® was prescribed by the medical profession in an attempt to dull the intensity of the feelings the boy was experiencing due to his mother's and father's nasty divorce. Prozac® instead facilitated the commission of a violent act.

On August 27th, 2004, without a warning this ten year old boy shot his father in the back, killing him. The boy was given a 10 year prison sentence.

Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.



zoloft zombie

Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.

Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara's parents said ".... the damn doctor wouldn't take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil..."

Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.

Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac®.

Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania.

Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.

Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.

Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.

Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting.

Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac® and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac® treatment.

TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.

Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.

Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.

Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and "other drugs for the conditions."

Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac®) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.

Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his New York high school.

Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather's girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family's detached garage.

Eric Harris age 17 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 18 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold's medical records have never been made available to the public.

Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac®, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.

“Emergence of self-destructive phenomena in children and adolescents during fluoxetine treatment," published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1991, vol.30), written by RA King, RA Riddle, et al, reports self-destructive phenomena in 14% (6/42) of children and adolescents (10-17 years old) who had treatment with fluoxetine (Prozac®) for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

"In the last few years the psychiatric field has been characterized by a lot of me-too, very expensive drugs, which, at best, are not inferior to previous drugs. To give an example: escitalopram (from citalopram), paliperidon (from risperidon), mirtazapine (from mianserine), pregabalin (from gabapentin), etc. Many new antipsychotics aren't better than older ones for effectiveness or side effects." - Vincenzo Fricchione Parise 02/06/09
Antidepressant drugs, Prozac®, Zolott®, Paxil®, Luvox®, Celexa®, Lexapro®, Etrexor®, Wellbutrin®, Serzone® and Remeron® are taken by over 30 million Americans in 2003. The first seven are in the drug category known as 'serotonin reuptake inhibitors,' and their sales in 2003 exceeded those of any other drug class except opiates.


A new study released in October 2008 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that reporters for print and online media outlets failed 42 percent of the time to mention drug company funding of research cited in their "news" stories. 67 percent of "news" stories mentioned the brand names of drugs rather than their generic names, further reinforcing pharmaceutical industry marketing campaigns.

In Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Breggin discusses the subject of drug combinations: “Combining antidepressants [e.g., Prozac®, Luvox] and psychostimulants [e.g., Ritalin] increases the risk of cardiovascular catastrophe, seizures, sedation, euphoria, and psychosis. Withdrawal from the combination can cause a severe reaction that includes confusion, emotional instability, agitation, and aggression."

“I approached ACLU about the fact that there are people in prison who are likely there because their drugs caused them to become violent but didn’t even get an acknowledgment from ACLU that I had written." - Dr. David Healy, professor of psychiatry and former Secretary of British Association for Psychopharmacology, author of Let Then Eat Prozac and Mania


Gabriel Myers

Gabriel Myers, 7 years old, hung himself while in foster care after taking prescribed psychiatric drugs. Gabriel had been prescribed Vyvanse®, an attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug approved for children aged 6 through 12, Lexapro®, an anti-depressant, and Zyprexa®, an anti-psychotic drug both not approved for children. Symbyax®, an atypical antipsychotic approved by the FDA for the treatment of schizophrenia, was prescribed to replace Lexapro® and Zyprexa® shortly before Gabriel Myers death.

Gabriel's mother was in prison for drug abuse.

''We are devastated. Gabriel's problems could not be solved by a pharmacy.'' - Jon Myers, Gabriel's uncle


Zyprexa®

In 1999, when Eli Lilly began its off-label marketing push, the only approved use of Zyprexa® was for patients suffering from schizophrenia. In 2008, Zyprexa® was Eli Lilly's best-selling drug, with $4.7 billion in sales. Antipsychotics as a group topped American drug sales in 2008 garnering $14.6 billion.

In 1999 Eli Lilly discovered that Zyprexa®, a drug Eli Lilly designed to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, caused excessive weight gain in patients leading to diabetes. Even so Eli Lilly encouraged doctors to prescribe Zyprexa® to elderly patients with early signs of dementia.

"Eli Lilly urged doctors to prescribe Zyprexa® for elderly patients with dementia, an unapproved use for the antipsychotic, even though the drugmaker had evidence the medicine didn't work for such patients." - Margaret Cronin Fisk, Elizabeth Lopatto and Jef Feeley

In the first class action filed over Zyprexa® Eli Lilly settled with 8000 plaintiffs for $700 million in 2005.

Eli Lilly required that all sensitive documents be sealed and the settlement remain a secret.

Eli Lilly went on to sell $4.2 billion worth of Zyprexa® in 2005.

Legally the dangers of Zyprexa® were secreted away so Eli Lilly could continue to sell large quantities of Zyprexa®.

The responsibility of the executives running Eli Lilly is not to the consumers of it's products but to it's shareholders.

The fact that the Zyprexa® could adversely effect the lives of consumer's was simply figured in as a cost of doing business.

18 months after the first settlement Eli Lilly settled with another 18,000 plaintiffs who sued over the adverse effects of Zyprexa® after the first trial documents were publicized by a third party unrelated to the original settlement.

In 2009 that Eli Lilly agreed to pay $1.42 billion to settle criminal ($615 million) and civil charges ($800 million) related to the marketing of its anti-psychotic drug Zyprexa®. Eli Lilly admitted to promoting Zyprexa® for unapproved, "off-label" uses between 1999 and 2001, including for treatment of dementia in elderly populations. Zyprexa® "has been Lilly's top-selling drug, garnering the company more than $37 billion in world-wide sales since its United States approval in 1996," according to the Wall Street Journal. (Just another cost of doing business!)

"In 2002, British and Japanese regulatory agencies issued a warning that Zyprexa® may cause diabetes. In addition, even after the FDA issued a similar warning in 2003, Eli Lilly did not pull Zyprexa® from the market. This becomes all the more understandable after it is taken into consideration that Eli Lilly is also the largest maker of diabetes medications." - Dr. Doug Henderson and Dr. Gary Null
On September 17, 2008 a government funded study confirmed that Zyprexa®, made by Eli Lilly, and Risperdal®, made by Janssen were no more effective than earlier antipsychotics. Initially they were marketed as being better because they reduced side effects such as uncontrolled shaking or tremors.



Note on bipolar disorder:

In 1994 20,000 American children and adolescents were diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

In 2003 800,000 children and adolescents were diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Within 9 years children and adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder has risen exponentially - 40 times levels 9 years earlier.

Either bipolar disorder is increasing at an alarming rate or the standard for diagnosing bipolar disorder has gone down.

Boys that behave aggressively or exhibit irritable behavior become much more compliant when given mood stabilizers, antidepressants or antipsychotics and parents are relieved of the stigma of poor parenting as bipolar disorder is thought to be an inherited trait."Modern treatments - mood stabilizers in particular - have been proven both safe and effective in bipolar children." - Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin

"I call it the juvenile bipolar juggernaut. The diagnoses has been broadened considerably and I think that's a big problem." - Joseph Woolston, chief of child psychiatry at Yale University Hospital

Influential psychiatrist Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin, a former director of the National Institute of Mental Health and the host of the popular public radio program "The Infinite Mind," earned at least $1.3 million from 2000 to 2007 giving marketing lectures for drugmakers. Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin's weekly radio programs have often touched on subjects important to the commercial interests of the corporations for which he consults. In a program broadcast on Sept. 20, 2005, Dr. Frederick K. Goodwin warned that children with bipolar disorder who were left untreated could suffer brain damage - pure bullshit ! - the drugs to treat bipolarism CAUSE brain damage !!!

“In the case of prescription [antidepressant] drugs, what defense does a doctor have to fall back on? The risk of violence on these drugs has been known for 50 years. It’s known that even giving these drugs to healthy volunteers can cause them to become violent. The data has been out there in warnings in many countries for 10 years. It may be disputed but there is no doctor who can say that they simply couldn’t have been aware of this issue. If there are, they are simply not professional." - David Healy

A shocking review-study published in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases (1996, v.184, no.2), written by Rhoda L. Fisher and Seymour Fisher, called “Antidepressants for Children," concludes: “Despite unanimous literature of double-blind studies indicating that antidepressants are no more effective than placebos in treating depression in children and adolescents, such medications continue to be in wide use."


From 1987 to 1996 psychotropic drug use among children and teens nearly tripled. Visits by children ages 12 to 17 for mental health treatment increased by nearly 900,000 from 2002 to 2004.



protection racket


pain chart

painkillers = partial pain control

"Pain is unavoidable. To be human is to be born into pain." - Charles Eisenstein

Painkillers do not kill the pain they just make pain easier to endure.

Merck sold $2.5 billion worth of Vioxx®(rofecoxib) in 2003. In December 2005 it was discovered that the clinical trial of Vioxx®, conducted to gain approval by the Food and Drug Administration, conveniently neglected to mention the three individuals who suffered heart attacks during the clinical trial. David Graham of the Food and Drug Administration Office of Drug Safety stated that Vioxx® has caused as many as 140,000 cases of heart disease and killed up to 56,000 people.

"Merck’s Vioxx® has killed 44,000 people and injured 120,000 others. Only in America could you kill 44,000 and not go to jail and get a raise." - Dr. Doug Henderson and Dr. Gary Null

A study which concluded that even low doses of Vioxx® increase the risk of heart attack by 50% was released 3 months late to allow Merck to complete a propaganda offense stating that even lower doses of Vioxx® than those studied in the low dose study should be allowed.



Sackler Oxycontin

OxyContin®

OxyContin® is oxycodone, an opioid analgesic medication synthesized from thebaine. Thebaine (paramorphine) is an opiate alkaloid. A minor constituent of opium, thebaine is chemically similar to both morphine and codeine.

In May of 2007 Purdue Pharma executives plead guilty to charges that they mislead the government about the risk of addiction to OxyContin®. Purdue Pharma claimed oxycodone was less addictive and less subject to abuse than other opiates. Purdue Pharma, its president, top lawyer and former chief medical officer will pay $634.5 million in fines. In 2004, 36,000 people made emergency room visits due to oxycodone overdoses.

"From 1996 to 2001, the number of oxycodone-related deaths nationwide increased 400 percent while the annual number of OxyContin® prescriptions increased nearly 20-fold, according to a report by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. In 2002, the DEA said the drug caused 146 deaths and contributed to another 318." - International Herald Tribune

Many oxycodone overdoses resulted in death which should have brought criminal charges! Exempt!


Corporate officers have no duty to be socially responsible!


NSAIDs

"It has been estimated conservatively that 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur among patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis every year in the United States. This figure is similar to the number of deaths from the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and considerably greater than the number of deaths from multiple myeloma, asthma, cervical cancer, or Hodgkin's disease." - J.S. Hochman, M.D., Executive Director of the National Foundation for the Treatment of Pain 2003

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, usually abbreviated to NSAIDs, are drugs with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects - they reduce pain, fever and inflammation.

More than 100,000 people are hospitalized each year because of adverse reactions to NSAIDs. More than 15,000 people die, often because of compliciations caused by bleeding or perforated ulcers.

Drugs in this class include ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®), diclofenac (Cataflam®, Voltaren®), meloxicam (Mobic®), naproxen (Aleve®, Naprosyn®) and indomethacin (Indocin®). In addition to digestive-tract damage, NSAIDs can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as injure kidneys and the liver.



indigestion, heartburn, diarrhea and chronically upset stomachs

Chronically upset stomachs (due to toxic chemical stew found in highly processed food) have created a whole new set of drugs. Gastric acid blocker drugs will allow you to eat any highly processed mixture of trans fat, high fructose corn syrup and chemicals, like the artificial butter flavoring, diacetyl and melamine.

Trans fats are created when vegetable oils undergo a chemical process known as hydrogenation. The classical example of a hydrogenation is the addition of hydrogen on unsaturated bonds between carbon atoms, converting alkenes to alkanes. Numerous applications are found in the pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries. All reactions between organic compounds and hydrogen require metal catalysts. With rare exception, no reaction below 480 °C occurs between hydrogen and organic compounds in the absence of metal catalysts.

"Trans fats, a manufactured byproduct of the partial hydrogenation of any vegetable oil, sabotage cell membranes, inhibiting cells from performing their intended functions. Cells all over the body cannot perform the exquisite and delicate work they were designed to do once partially hydrogenated oil is absorbed." - Judith Shaw

"So many different compounds can be made during partial hydrogenation that they stagger the imagination. Scientists have barely scratched the surface of studying changes induced in fats and oils by partial hydrogenation." - Udo Erasmus

Beginning January 1, 2006 food manufactures must disclose levels of trans fats on nutritional labels. Trans fats are worse for the heart than dairy products, such as butter and cream, as they line arterial walls and are far harder for the human body to break down. The health department of the city of New York has banned the use of trans fats in ALL food products! Trans fats are one atom away from plastic.)

The makers of Splenda® claim Splenda® is natural, made from sugar. The makers of Splenda® fail to tell you that the chemical process that creates Splenda® turns sugar into sucralose. The sucralose molecule is an organochloride. Some organochlorides are known to cause adverse health effects in extremely small concentrations. Many organochlorides have significant biological activities. Many powerful and effective insecticides are organochlorides. Common examples include DDT, 2,4-D, dicofol, heptachlor, endosulfan, chlordane, mirex, and pentachlorophenol.Those who drink at least one soda, diet or not, a day have a 31% greater risk of becoming obese; 25% higher risk of developing high blood triglycerides or high blood sugar; 32% greater risk of having low levels of good cholesterol and a increased risk of high blood pressure.

Zelnonn®

The Food and Drug Administration has reports of diarrhea so severe, called ischemic colitis, in users of the irritable-bowel treatment Zelnonn® that it caused such complications as low blood pressure and fainting. The Food and Drug Administration has received 20 reports of ischemic colitis, since Zelnonn® went on sale in 2002, fourteen patients were hospitalized, four died. The Food and Drug Administration advised patients who experience new or worsened abdominal pain or blood in their stools to stop taking the drug and call a doctor.

New research released in late 2005 shows that an individual that uses the popular prescription heartburn drugs - Prilosec®, Prevacid®, and Nexium® - are more prone to getting a potentially dangerously severe diarrhea caused by clostridium difficile bacteria.

In December 2006 the Journal of the American Medical association reported that the use of Nexium®, Prilosec®, Prevacid®, Protinix® reduces calcium absorption in the small intestine resulting in increased risk of hip fractures. Long term users had 260% the average risk of hip fracture.


A drug for every "medical" condition imaginable!

chemicalized tobacco addiction suppressant

Chantix® (varenicline) is a drug to help overcome addiction to chemicalized tobacco.

Varenicline is suspected in various adverse drug event reports of causing a wide spectrum of injuries, including serious accidents and falls, potentially lethal cardiac rhythm disturbances, severe skin reactions, acute myocardial infarction, seizures, diabetes, psychosis, aggression and suicide according to the Food and Drug Administration.

{Pfizer has produced a great example of stealth advertising - a web site called MyTimeToQuit.com. The advertisement has the look and feel of a public service announcement, and mentions neither Pfizer, nor the popular smoking cessation drug Chantix (varenicline). The advertisement represents a growing trend in drug advertising called "help-seeking ads," which don't mention a drug by name, but instead address the condition the drug is meant to treat, and then drive viewers to a toll-free 800 number or a web site that offers an option to learn more about a prescription drug meant to treat the condition. This is a sneaky but legal way to advertise drugs that bad side effects by not mentioning the drug by name. The corporation is not required to list bad side effects as it would in television advertisement to comply with Food and Drug Administration rules.}

epilepsy

On February 23 the Food and Drug Administration warned that the epilepsy drug Zonegran® can cause a certain type of metabolic disorder that can increase the risk of kidney stones and bone diseases. The FDA said doctors need to be aware that treatment with zonisamide can cause metabolic acidosis, a disturbance in the body's acid-base balance that results in excessive acidity of the blood.


erectile dysfunction

Can't get it up! Try Viagra® or Cialis®! But please if you have high blood pressure or heart disease do not use these drugs as they may cause blindness! If things look blue - watch out!

Erectile dysfunction drug manufacturers spent $237.2 million in 2007 and $313.4 million in 2008 marketing Viagra® (Pfizer), Cialis® (Lilly) and Levitra® (GlaxoSmithKline).

The FDA warned consumers that True Man and Energy Max, "dietary supplements" marketed as treatments for erectile dysfunction, contained ingredients that could lower blood pressure to dangerous levels in some users.


dry skin or eczema

Have eczema? The solution lies in Elidel® and Protopic®, although there is a chance of contracting skin or lymphoma cancer!


weight loss pills

The Federal Trade Commission fined the makers of Xenadrine EFX®, One-A-Day WeightSmart®, CortiSlim® and TrimSpa® $25 million in January 2007 for making false advertising claims which included rapid weight loss, cancer prevention, reduction in risk of osteoporosis and Alzheimers.


Aprotinin®

Scheduled for surgery? Hopefully your doctor will give you a generic drug to keep you from bleeding to death. Aprotinin®, also called Trasylola, a heavily marketed still under patent Bayer drug, causes kidney failure sending an estimated 10,000 people a year to kidney dialysis centers. Does Bayer have a stake in the dialysis centers? Aprotinin® also increases the risk of heart failure by 109% and stroke by 181%.


recombinant activated factor VII

Recombinant Activated Factor VII® is an experimental drug used on severely wounded soldiers in Iraq. It costs six thousand per dose. Side effects include blood clots leading to strokes, heart attacks and pulmonary embolisms.

"It's a completely irresponsible and inappropriate use of a very, very dangerous drug." - Jawed Fareed director of homostasis and thrombosis research at Loyola University Chicago and a specialist in blood clotting and blood thinning medications.


carmustine, cisplatin, cytarabine and other chemotherapy drugs

Carmustine is a mustard gas-related compound;
Cisplatin is a platinum-based compound;
Cytarabine is an antimetabolite antineoplastic agent that inhibits the synthesis of DNA and has immunosuppressant properties.

“Many oncologists take it for granted that response to therapy prolongs survival, an opinion which is based on a fallacy and which is not supported by clinical studies." - Ulrich Abel

“Breast cancer is the most common indication for chemotherapy among women in the United States, and chemotherapy drugs are the leading cause of serious drug-related adverse effects among women with breast cancer." - Michael J. Hassett, A. James O’Malley, Juliana R. Pakes, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Craig C. Earle

“The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.1% in the USA . It is clear that cytotoxic chemotherapy only makes a minor contribution to cancer survival." - Graeme Morgan, Robyn Ward, and Michael Barton

Cancer chemotherapy impairs the brain, killing crucial neural cells and causing key parts of the organ to shrink, according to two studies released in November 2006. The new findings add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that the mental fuzziness, memory loss and cognitive impairment often reported by cancer patients but often dismissed by oncologists - is a serious problem. Key areas of the brain including the prefrontal, parahippocampus and cingulate gyri shrink during chemotherapy. The damage continues for several months after chemotherapy is stopped.

"Nearly every chemotherapy patient experiences short-term problems with memory and concentration. But about 15 percent suffer prolonged effects of what is known medically as chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment. The symptoms are remarkably consistent: a mental fogginess that may include problems with memory, word retrieval, concentration, processing numbers, following instructions, multitasking and setting priorities." - Jane E. Brody

"Those of us on the front lines have known this for a long time, now we have some neuropathological evidence that what we are seeing involves an anatomic change," said Dr. Stewart Fleishman*, director of cancer supportive services at Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York.


Vytorin® and Zetia®

In 2007 Merck and Schering-Plough sold $5.2 billion of the anti-cholesterol drugs Vytorin® and Zetia®®. Vytorin, which combines the cholesterol drug Zetia® with the traditional statin drug simvastatin, was found to be no better than simvastatin alone for reducing plaque buildup in the carotid arteries.

In fact, patients taking Vytorin® actually had slightly more plaque buildup during the trial than those taking simvastatin alone. Merck and Schering-Plough completed the ENHANCE study in 2005 but failed to announce the results.

"Today's announcement that the ENHANCE study failed to find any positive benefit from the addition of Zetia® to a common, inexpensive, generic therapy raised concerns that attempts were made to mask the minimal value of this new drug."- Representative John Dingell, Committee on Energy and Commerce chairman 1/15/08

"In light of today's results, which were released nearly two years after the ENHANCE trial ended, it is easy to conclude that Merck and Schering-Plough intentionally sought to delay the release of this data." -Representative Bart Stupak, chairs the oversight subcommittee


calcium suppliments and hormone therapy

A massive federal study, the $18-million Women's Health Initiative published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that calcium supplements made no significant difference in woman's bone density and did not significantly reduce bone fractures.

Eric T. Poehlman built a reputation as one of the leading authorities on the metabolic changes that come with aging, particularly during menopause; he published more than 200 journal articles over two decades of research. Eric T. Poehlman publish utterly fraudulent research alleging hormone replacement injections as a therapy for menopause falsifying 17 grant applications to the National Institutes of Health and fabricating data in 10 of his papers that were submitted between 1992 and 2000. Eric T. Poehlman plead guilty to civil, criminal and administrative charges.

An earlier Women's Health Initiative study showed hormone treatment after menopause conferred more risks than benefits.

In January 2007 a state court jury in Philadelphia found Wyeth "malicious, wanton ,willful or oppressive" in the manufacturing, marketing and sales of Prempro menopause pill. Mary Daniel, after using the hormone therapy pill, contracted breast cancer.

Wyeth paid ghostwriters to produce medical journal articles favorable to its female hormone replacement therapy Prempro®. As early as 1997, Wyeth paid the medical writing firm DesignWrite to publish favorable journal articles about Prempro® under academics' names.

Around 5000 lawsuits wait to be heard over the hormone therapies Prempro® and Premarin®.

"Newly unveiled court documents show that ghostwriters paid by a pharmaceutical company played a major role in producing 26 scientific papers backing the use of hormone replacement therapy in women. The articles, published in medical journals between 1998 and 2005, emphasized the benefits and de-emphasized the risks of taking hormones" - Natasha Singer, August 4, 2009

The Council on Hormone Education sponsors a University of Wisconsin-Madison online course entirely funded by a $12 million grant from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Thirty-four of the 40 Council on Hormone Education member physicians have financial ties to Wyeth. Medical professionals without ties to Wyeth called the course materials "not good science" and "pure, undisguised marketing."

{The University of Wisconsin-Madison also offers "a smoking cessation course, funded by Pfizer, the maker of a smoking cessation drug; a program on restless legs syndrome, funded by Boehringer Ingelheim, the maker of a drug that treats the condition; and a course on premenstrual dysphoric disorder, funded by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals."}


ADHD

"ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease"

US American psychiatrist Leon Eisenberg,
born in 1922 the son of Russian Jewish immigrants,
the "scientific father of ADHD" said at the age of 87,
seven months before his death in his last interview

stimulants and antihistamines

ADHD drugs such as Ritalin®, Vyvanse®, Strattera®, and Adderall® (and their generic equivalents) are responsible for nearly 23,000 emergency room visits annually, as of 2011 statistics. Over a mere six-year span, there’s been a 400 percent increase in ER visits due to side effects of these drugs.

According to a Food and Drug Administration report released in February 2006, 25 people - including 19 children - died within a 4 year period suddenly while using attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs which include Ritalin®, Concerta®, Methylin® and Metadate® - all stimulants. Additionally, 43 people taking the drugs for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder experienced serious cardiovascular events, including strokes, cardiac arrest and heart palpitations; 26 serious cardiovascular problems were reported in children, including two heart attacks and two strokes.

In 2006 about 3.3 million Americans 19 or younger and nearly 1.5 million age 20 and older were taking attention deficit disorder medicines. 3,100 people went to emergency rooms last year for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder medication overdoses. A federal survey found that nearly 1 in 10 12-year-old American boys take a stimulant. From 2001 to 2006 usage of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs increased 60%. Children in America are prescribed attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs at 10 times the rate that children are prescribed attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs in Europe.

Up until 2001 it was illegal to market attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs.

In 2001 pharmaceutical manufactures began aggressively marketing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs in magazine advertisments, claiming such advertising to be protected as free speech under the First Amendment. When it became apparent existing law was not going to be enforced pharmaceutical corporations then began aggressive marketing of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs in television advertisments.

{Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder drugs and antihistamines, especially pseudoephedrine are most definitely gateway drugs to methamphetamine use. Their chemical properties are similar to methamphetamine and they have similar psychotropic effect as methamphetamine. Amphetamines are first marketed as 'Benzedrine®' in an over-the-counter inhaler to treat asthma. When Benzedrine® became a controlled substance, it was replaced by propylhexedrine, also known as hexahydromethamphetamine.}



ritalin drug zone


Ritalin®

Maggie Preston said this about being prescribed the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder stimulant Ritalin®, "It was kind of like weirdly amazing. You get excited about monotonous work, honestly."

Evan Cirese said this about being prescribed ADHD stimulant medication,"School never really interested me. I'm more hands on. For a while in high school I felt like I was controlled by it, was dependent on it. Now I can't function properly without it."

“Ritalin® acts much like cocaine." - American Medical Association

After taking ADHD stimulant medication for 6 years Robert Wall said this about medicating children, "It seems everyone is diagnosed attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The parenting decision these days is " Don't teach them, just sit them down and give them a crack pipe and an Xbox"."


The well-known Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics states that Ritalin is “structurally related to amphetamines … Its pharmacological properties are essentially the same as those of the amphetamines."

In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a most important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate”) [v.21(7), pp. 837-841]. Scarnati listed over a hundred adverse affects of Ritalin and indexed published journal articles for each of these symptoms. For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim) Ritalin effects then, there is at least one confirming source in the medical literature:

• Insomnia
• Convulsions
• Terrified affect
• Toxic psychosis
• Started screaming
• Aggressiveness
• Paranoid delusions
• Paranoid psychosis
• Psychic dependence
• Extreme withdrawal
• Visual hallucinations
• Auditory hallucinations
• Decreased REM sleep
• Activation of psychotic symptoms
• Effects pathological thought processes
• High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug
• Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences
• Brain damage may be seen with amphetamine abuse.
• Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis
• Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect amphatamine-like effects
• When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia

In commenting on Dr. Lawrence Diller’s book, Running on Ritalin, Dr. William Carey, Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has written, “Dr. Diller has correctly described … the disturbing trend of blaming children’s social, behavioral, and academic performance problems entirely on an unproven brain deficit [ADHD]…"

The 1994 Textbook of Psychiatry, published by the American Psychiatric Press, contains this review (Popper and Steingard): “Stimulants [such as Ritalin] do not produce lasting improvements in aggressivity, conduct disorder, criminality, education achievement, job functioning, marital relationships, or long-term adjustment."

In his book, Talking Back to Ritalin, Peter Breggin expands on the drug’s effects: “Stimulants such as Ritalin and amphetamine … have grossly harmful impacts on the brain-reducing overall blood flow, disturbing glucose metabolism, and possibly causing permanent shrinkage or atrophy of the brain."


{If you happen to believe that American psychiatrists are just there to help you and that pharmaceutical manufactures do not sway them as far as their pronouncement of the ability of pharmaceuticals to help solve mental health issues then you have not heard of Charles B. Nemeroff*, Melissa P. DelBello or Joseph Biederman*.

Psychiatrist Charles B. Nemeroff*, editor in chief of the influential journal Neuropsychopharmacology, earned more than $2.8 million in consulting arrangements with drug makers from 2000 to 2007 and failed to report at least $1.2 million of that income. Charles B. Nemeroff was the principal investigator for a five-year $3.9 million grant financed by the National Institute of Mental Health for which GlaxoSmithKline provided drugs. From 2000 through 2006, Charles B. Nemeroff earned more than $960,000 from GlaxoSmithKline but listed earnings of less than $35,000. Charles B. Nemeroff failed to disclose conflicts of interest in trials of drugs from Merck, Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson.

Psychiatrist Melissa P. DelBello claimed she earned about $100,000 from 2005 to 2007 from eight drug makers, but AstraZeneca alone paid her $238,000 during the period.

Psychiatrist Joseph Biederman*, a renowned child psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School, and a colleague, Dr. Timothy E. Wilens, reported earning several hundred thousand dollars each in consulting fees from pharmaceutical manufactures from 2000 to 2007, when in fact they had earned at least $1.6 million each.

{"US-based child psychiatrist Joseph Biederman is under investigation for failing to disclose much of $US1.6 million he received from drug companies between 2000 and 2007. The draft guidelines governing Australian use of the drugs refer to Dr Biederman's research more than 50 times. Dr Biederman has been credited with helping to fuel a worldwide spike in the use of ADHD medicines in children. In Australia, more than 420,000 prescriptions are written each year for ADHD medicines, which are part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. In 2007, about 60,000 patients were on ADHD drugs, about 47,000 of those being children. Despite the explosion in prescription of ADHD drugs, such as Ritalin®, there are no current guidelines for their use. The former guidelines, written in 1997, were scrapped four years ago as new drugs and research had become available. The Howard government appointed the Royal Australasian College of Physicians to draft new guidelines at a cost of $135,000. But last year it was revealed that seven of the 10 people in charge of drafting the guidelines had financial links to ADHD drug manufacturers such as Novartis, which manufactures Ritalin®." - Nicola Berkovic, November 24, 2009




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Joseph Biederman* is Chief of the Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. In 2007, Dr. Biederman was ranked as the second highest producer of high-impact papers in psychiatry overall throughout the world with 235 papers cited a total of 7048 times over the past 10 years as determined by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). The same organization ranked Dr. Biederman at #1 in terms of total citations to his papers published on ADD/ADHD in the past decade.

"Biederman appeared at a deposition on February 26, 2009, and was questioned by several lawyers for the states, who were claiming that makers of antipsychotic drugs defrauded state Medicaid programs by marketing their medicines improperly. At the deposition, Biederman was asked what rank he held at Harvard. "Full professor," he answered. "What's after that?" asked Fletch Trammell, one of the attorneys. "God," Biederman responded. "Did you say God?" Trammell asked. "Yeah," said Biederman.

The transcripts of this deposition call into question the mental state of the psychiatrist himself. It seems the good doctor is showing symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), which, according to the Mayo Clinic, is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance. They believe they are superior to others, but in reality, they are masking their own fragile self-esteem, and are vulnerable to the slightest criticism.

Patients are no longer just taking medications in childhood, but are encouraged to stay on them when they become adults. Vyvanse®, an amphetamine, and Concerta® were introduced in 2008 for treating adults. Students are taking the drugs to increase academic performance, and professionals such as doctors and lawyers are taking stimulants in hopes of boosting their productivity. These drugs have therefore become increasingly popular. According to a 2007 study, prescriptions for ADHD drugs in the methalphenidate and amphetamine categories rose by almost 12 percent per year between 2000 and 2005." - Paul Solomon

"There are many children whose only problem in life is not doing their homework but are medicated with ADHD drugs; and the majority of their parents had no idea that they were giving their children amphetamines or amphetamine-like substances. The pharmaceutical-industrial complex is part of a wave of evil that includes the financial-industrial complex, the military-industrial complex, the energy-industrial complex, and predatory executives at AIG, Citibank, Halliburton, Blackwater/Xe, Enron, and Exxon." - Bruce Levine

"Researchers who receive funding from drug and medical-device manufacturers are up to 3.5 times as likely to state their study drug or medical device works than are researchers without such funding. " - Dr. Doug Henderson and Dr. Gary Null}



"Stimulants have been used since 1937 to treat what we now call attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. I'm a psychiatrist who has attention deficit disorder. I have been treating attention deficit disorder in children and adults for the last 25 years and have written books on the subject. I am also the father of two children who take stimulant medication for attention deficit disorder. People with attention deficit disorder (as well as those with dyslexia, depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety disorders) usually have extraordinary talents that get buried under troubles and disappointments. It's important that people with attention deficit disorder get help learning to organize themselves and that they get plenty of positive human contact. (They usually get plenty of criticism.) Getting enough sleep, eating right and getting lots of physical exercise help with attention deficit disorder (and everything else)." - Edward M. Hallowell, psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Edward M. Hallowell suggests help learning organizational skills, positive human contact, enough sleep, eating right and lots of physical excercise to overcome attention deficit disorder. Of course it is easier to just pop a pill!


"Two federal drug officials have concluded that asthma sufferers risk deathif they continue to use four hugely popular asthma drugs - Advair®, Symbicort®, Serevent® and Foradil®." - Gardiner Harris, December 5, 2008


Phenergan®

"Almost nine years ago, I was sick to my stomach from a bad migraine headache, so my doctor prescribed the anti-nausea drug Phenergan®. But the giant drug company Wyeth - the manufacturer of Phenergan® - did not warn my doctors not to use the IV-push method of administering the drug, which can cause gangrene and amputation. And Wyeth knew that at least 20 other amputations had already occurred from administering Phenergan® in this dangerous way. Because of Wyeth's negligence, I lost my arm. My life as a professional musician changed forever.

A Vermont jury agreed that Wyeth negligently caused my amputation and awarded me compensation. But Wyeth, the entire drug industry, and the US Chamber of Commerce - with strong support from the Bush administration - took my case to the Supreme Court, saying that just because the FDA approves drugs, people injured by those drugs should not be compensated in our court system (a legal theory known as "pre-emption"). That argument made no sense. The FDA is overworked and underfunded, and it depends on the drug companies themselves for information about problems with prescription drugs." - Diana Levine

In Wyeth v. Levine the United States Supreme Court held that approval of a medication by federal regulators does not shield the manufacturer from liability under state law.


Zicam®

Live in a sewer? Tired of all those bad smells? Try Zicam®! At least 800 Zicam® users no longer have to smell those foul odors anymore!

In 2006, Matrixx, the manufacturer of Zicam®, paid $12 million to settle 340 lawsuits from Zicam® users who claimed that the product destroyed their sense of smell, a condition known as anosmia. Hundreds more such suits have since been filed. Reports of destroyed sense of smell started in 1999.


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phenylpropanolamine and catastrophic stroke

As early as 1982, a Food and Drug Administration report warned that phenylpropanolamine had "the ability to cause cardiovascular effects, cerebral hemorrhage and cardiac arrhythmias."

Two years later a memo from the medical services department at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, which made the phenylpropanolamine products Triaminic® and Tavist-D®, referred to phenylpropanolamine as "an agent known to cause hypertension and stroke," yet the pharmaceutical industry accelerated their marketing of phenylpropanolamine, winning Food and Drug Administration approval to sell prescription phenylpropanolamine products on an over-the-counter basis and even introducing flavorful new formulas for young children.

The pharmaceutical industry consistently challenged any notion that phenylpropanolamine could be dangerous and dismissed evidence to the contrary.

Tracy Patton, at 37, and Tricia Newenham, at 15, had catastrophic strokes.

Only hours before the catastrophic strokes each victim had taken an over-the-counter medicine containing phenylpropanolamine the active ingredient in scores of popular nonprescription decongestants and diet aids.

Tracy Patton and Tricia Newenham, who had taken Triaminic® cold syrup, were among hundreds of phenylpropanolamine consumers who had catastrophic strokes after a landmark $5 million Yale University study sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry in 1999 that concluded the use of phenylpropanolamine was associated with an increased risk of catastrophic stroke.

The pharmaceutical industry launched a yearlong campaign to keep the results quiet and stall government regulation. By the time the phenylpropanolamine was removed from over-the-counter medicine, 13 months and hundreds of strokes later, the companies had reformulated their brand names with little interruption in sales or cash flow. The pharmaceutical market for phenylpropanolamine, estimated at $500 million to $1 billion anually, was saved and in the interim, Americans continued to purchase phenylpropanolamine products off the shelf assuming they were safe.

The pharmaceutical industry hoped to survive the 2000 cold season without pulling phenylpropanolamine products. Early in November 2000 two weeks after an Food and Drug Administration advisory panel concluded that phenylpropanolamine could be hazardous, an official with Bayer, which made Alka-Seltzer Plus® with phenylpropanolamine, drafted a proposed "phenylpropanolamine crisis action plan."

The crisis action plan's stated objectives: "Delay mandatory implementation of Food and Drug Administration recommendation. Blunt PR impact by highlighting as questionable study conclusions as they pertain to cough/cold products."



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methamphetamine, crystal meth, tina, krank, tweak, ice

The brain's frontal lobes are often damaged by addiction to methamphetamine.

"Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education set a maximum workweek of 80 hours for residents, with a maximum shift of 30 hours." - Richard A. Friedman(In 2006, the Harvard Work Hours, Health and Safety Group reported that one in five resident-physicians admitted making a fatigue-related mistake that injured a patient. One in 20 admitted a fatigue-related mistake that resulted in a patient's death.

"Working day and night, rather than transferring patient care to a fresh doctor, increases serious medical errors in ICUs by 36 percent, including a 460 percent increase in serious diagnostic mistakes. Twenty-four hours without sleep slows reaction time comparably to alcohol intoxication. Physician-trainees routinely fall asleep during lectures, on patient rounds, while examining patients and even during surgery. After working more than 24 hours, resident physicians are 73 percent more likely to stab themselves with a needle and 168 percent more likely to crash driving home." - Charles A. Czeisler

"Partway through a 36-hour shift at Johns Hopkins Hospital, I was hungry and hadn't slept for 24 hours, but I was facing an overflowing intensive care unit and somehow needed to discharge five patients to make room for more. Mr. "Smith", who'd had esophageal surgery, was a borderline call. But because of the pressure I was under, I decided to remove his breathing tube and transfer him to another unit. That turned out to be a very bad decision. After six hours he still wasn't waking up. What had I done?" - Peter Pronovost

There is no way someone can work 30 hours in a row and stay alert without using "uppers" - central nervous system stimulants!)


Methamphetamine creates euphoria and excitement by acting directly on the brain's reward mechanisms, thus making it highly addictive. Methamphetamine rapidly enters the brain and causes a cascading release of norepinephrine and dopamine (and to a lesser extent, serotonin). Users may become obsessed or perform repetitive tasks such as cleaning, hand-washing or assembling and disassembling objects.

Methamphetamine was first synthesized from ephedrine in Japan in 1893 by chemist Nagayoshi Nagai.

Adolf Hitler received daily injections of methamphetamine. So did John F. Kennedy.

Adolf Hitler's Wehrmacht distributed methamphetamine tablets to German fighting troops throughout World War II. The Japanese used methamphetamine to help the teen age suicide bombers (kamikaze) to complete their airplane flights to their intended American warship targets.

Amphetamines are "power drugs" that reduce fatigue, heighten aggression, and diminish human warmth and empathy. Long-term use of amphetamines often exacerbates depression. When used chronically amphetamines induce stereotyped thought and behavior rather than creativity.

Extended binges on methamphetamine leads to hallucinations, extreme anxiety and paranoia. The combination of hallucinations and feelings of fear and paranoia is known as methamphetamine induced psychosis. Methamphetamine induced psychosis is caused by methamphetamine's effect on at least three areas of the brain: the visual cortex, the auditory cortex, and the amygdala. A large part of this induced psychosis is the by product of fatigue, a shutting down of the higher thought processes and the lack of dreaming to reset neurons.

During World War II massive amounts of methamphetamines were produced by both the Allies and Axis powers. After World War II there were huge stockpiles of methamphetamines left in many countries, especially in Japan and throughout northern Europe. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, a huge surge in methamphetamine abuse was noted in Scandinavia and Japan following the dumping of these methamphetamine stocks onto the civilian market.

In 1967 there was 31 million prescriptions in America for amphetamines. Methamphetamine is still used by the American military to keep pilots and soldiers alert!

Chronic and/or extensively-continuous use can lead to amphetamine psychosis, which causes delusions and paranoia.


The unintended consequences of the extensive use of methamphetamine by the militaries of Japan, Germany and America and the ease of access directly after World War II has led to an epidemic of methamphetamines use.

In 1994, 263 meth labs were seized in America.

In 2000, 1,800 meth labs were seized by Drug Enforcement Agency, 4,600 meth labs were seized by local police in America.

In March 2007 a raid in Mexico yielded $205 million in cash, mostly $100 dollar bills, weighing 4,500 pounds earned selling methamphetamines.


"In my time I have seen desperate heroin addicts, unable to find a workable vein to shoot their next fix and suffering from liver disease and God knows what else, recover physically 100% and go on to lead relatively decent lives. Stimulant abusers, too, can make remarkable physical recoveries although, in truth, it's much more difficult than recovering from heroin." - John J. Coleman



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ecstacy or mdma, methylenedioxymethamphetamine

MDMA was legal in America until May 31, 1985.

For those that find ecstacy, MDMA, a stimulating drug it might interest them to know that MDMA was used in clandestine research during the 1950s. The Central Intelligence Agency's Project MKULTRA was investigating new techniques of brainwashing, espionage and mind control.

Theodore John Kaczynski, the Unabomber, was one of the test subjects. MDMA, code-named EA-1475, was tested at the United States Army's Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. The Central Intelligence Agency hoped MDMA could be used as a chemical warfare agent designed to sow confusion, anxiety and fear in the unwilling recipient.

These experiments severely altered Theodore Kaczynski's brain. Theodore John Kaczynski quit teaching, took to the woods and started mailing bombs.

"A lot of the Ecstasy we see in Las Vegas comes from Israeli dealers." - Sergeant Blake Quackenbush, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

"Oded Tuito was known as the world's largest trafficker of MDMA." - DEA administrator Karen Tandy before the United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee

Oded Tuito imported more than 7 million "Ecstacy" pills into America before being arrested.

From 1994 to 2004 Israeli drug traffickers dominated the trans-Atlantic lines of shipment of MDMA.

Oded Tuito* died mysteriously while incarcerated in a New York jail.



antibiotics

Unnecessary and/or inappropriate antibiotics prescriptions are estimated at 45 million per year

"Bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics with an alacrity far exceeding any expectation - and challenging, indeed, widespread scientific assumptions about the mechanisms of bacterial evolution. The response to the declining effectiveness of antibiotics is - you guessed it! - more antibiotics. If technology seems to have caused a temporary decline in well-being, obviously the answer is more of it: more powerful antibiotics delivered in more potent ways." - Charles Eisenstein



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Cipro

Although all drugs have side effects most side effects are transient - they cease when the medication is discontinued - this is NOT the case with Cipro!

Cipro , a 100% synthetic chemotherapeutic drug, works by interfering with bacterial DNA, preventing it from replicating.

How can a synthetic chemical differentiate between bacterial DNA and your DNA!?

Cipro is a fluoroquinolone (also called "quinolone" or just "quin") class of drugs. Over HALF of all fluoroquinolone antibiotics have been pulled from the market for their horrific safety records - and those remaining (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox and a few others) are no safer!

Every single drug in this class carries a "black box warning" - the equivalent of a skull & crossbones.

Cipro's "black box warning" label makes it sound as if tendon rupture is the worst possible scenario. Cipro is actually capable of unleashing an entire SYNDROME of systemic toxicity - "fluoroquinolone toxicity syndrome."

30-40 different adverse symptoms are suffered simultaneously and often last a lifetime.

Cipro-induced toxicity syndrome wreaks absolute havoc on every part of a person's body--every tendon and joint in the body can become affected, every organ (including the brain), peripheral nervous system (resulting in severe and potentially permanent pain conditions, dystonia, muscle weakness or autonomic dysfunction), vision damage up to and including temporary blindness, retinal tears and/or permanent double vision, permanent tinnitus (ringing in the ears), long lasting or permanent central nervous system damage (including relentless insomnia, memory problems, random panic, depersonalization, psychosis), chronic fatigue, multiple chemical sensitivities, severe muscle wasting, hair loss, skin changes, severe dryness issues (dry skin/eyes/mouth/nose), extensive dental damage and on and on and ON.

Cipro is toxic to ALL connective tissues including muscle/bone/fascia/skin/nerves/even cartilage!

Degeneration of the cartilage matrix in humans has been observed following as few as two oral doses of Ciprofloxacin.

People have also suffered osteonecrosis (bone death) as a result of taking this drug.

Cipro is not even permitted for use in patients under the age of 18 because it can interfere with the development of a child's still-growing connective tissues. Cipro can render a top athlete of any age completely crippled and unable to walk, let alone workout or compete ever again.

Cipro's damage is cumulative.

Cipro is capable of causing severe delayed reactions that don't manifest until long after you've finished taking the drug. This means is that you could be experiencing a potentially permanent, crippling reaction to the drug but have NO IDEA until it's too late! Your risk of spontaneously tearing or rupturing a tendon continues for up to FIVE YEARS after you have ingested the medication! Cipro is also a neurotoxin capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and causing severe long-term neuropsychiatric side effects. These include random episodes of panic and anxiety, relentless insomnia, seizures, confusion, depersonalization, psychosis, memory loss, paranoia and hallucinations. These side effects can result from as little as ONE pill and persist for years or in some instances even be permanent!

Cipro can calcify all of the nerves in your teeth as well as permanently dry out your mouth, promoting extensive tooth decay and/or tooth loss.

The vast majority of doctors are completely ignorant about Cipro and its horrific and long-lasting side effects. Most won't believe you when you tell them a prescription antibiotic has caused your slew of sudden disabling health problems--even if your symptoms match the ones listed right on the drug's warning label! Doctors often misdiagnose fluoroquinolone toxicity syndrome victims as having auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, since many Cipro-induced ADR's mimic those of auto-immune disorders. Other favorite misdiagnosises include reflex sympathetic dystrophy (also called chronic regional pain syndrome or CRPS), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, scleroderma, Raynauld's syndrome, and Sjogren's.

adapted from Jeff Karshner, Cipro victim



erythromycin

The widely used antibiotic erythromycin, prescribed for bacterial infections from strep throat to syphilis, has been on the market for 50 years and has long been considered safe. Published in New England Journal of Medicine in September of 2004 a new study systematically documented the dramatic increase of cardiac arrest associated with erythromycin use.

"This study shows the need for continuing research on the safety of older medicines, including how they interact with newer drugs." - researcher Wayne A. Ray, a professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.

"Nobody realized the magnitude of the problem before." - Dr. Muhamed Sanc, cardiologist and director of the electro cardiology laboratory at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.

ketek

The Food and Drug Administration approved Ketek, patented by Sanofi-Aventis, in 2004 to treat severe infections. The Food and Drug Administration submitted clinical trial data that key officials knew to be tainted by scientific fraud including fictitious patients. Several users of Ketek experienced liver failure.



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