Did Pfizer Bribe Its Way Out of Criminal Charges in Nigeria? - Health Supreme NewsGrabs 31 December 2010
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May Freedom of Choice and Transparency triumph in 2011 !!
On Day 12 of WikiLeaks's release of U.S. State Department cables, the daily drip, drip, drip of diplomatic secrets implicated the pharmaceutical industry. The company was Pfizer, the country was Nigeria, and the context was the long-simmering, still-bitter aftermath of the drug giant's quick-and-dirty 1996 trials of an experimental antibiotic for children during a devastating meningitis outbreak. A truly chilling cautionary tale of industry-funded clinical trials in the developing world, this event is recalled in the West mainly as the inspiration for John le Carré's evil-pharma thriller The Constant Gardener...
Video: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Sought to Retaliate Against Europe over Monsanto GM Crops
U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the Bush administration drew up ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds. In 2007, then-U.S. ambassador to France Craig Stapleton was concerned about France's decision to ban cultivation of genetically modified corn produced by biotech giant Monsanto.
Cables: US driving Swedish Data Retention
From a friend in Sweden: Leaked US embassy cables reveal meddling by US
A cable from the US embassy in Stockholm shows that the US Pharma Lobby (PhRMA) wanted to put Sweden on the "Special 301 Watch List" if the Swedish government pushed for lower drug prices in Sweden. If the Swedish government would pursue plans for a general 10 percent price cut, the US Embassy would engage in behind the scene arm-twisting of the Swedish government.
From the cable:
PhRMA's drug pricing issue
13. (U) PhRMA has also requested that Sweden be put on the Special 301 Watch List. The request is based on the GOS (Government of Sweden) decision to de-regulate the pharmacy market in Sweden and the alleged plans to reduce prices of patented pharmaceuticals on the Swedish market with the aim to finance the redesign. The price cut is believed to be as high as 10 percent.
14. (U) According to the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, the GOS does not plan to impose a general price cut on patented pharmaceuticals, but rather has the
intention of maintaining a model for a value based pricing system. TLV, the Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, a central government agency, has been assigned to suggest principles for pharmacy mark-up and to suggest how the profitability in the pharmacy market will be assessed and followed up. TLV will present its proposals to the GOS on April 1 this year.
15. (U) As of March 2 there is no decision, nor anything in writing, that confirms that the GOS is actually proposing a 10 percent general price cut on patented pharmaceuticals. Therefore the Embassy does not recommend that Sweden be put on the 2009 Special 301 Watch List as concerns the de-regulation of the Swedish pharmacies. However, should the GOS as a result of the April 1 TLV report reach a decision to impose a general 10 percent price cut on patented pharmaceuticals, the Embassy will engage in high-level advocacy with the GOS on the issue again.Question: If this is happening in Sweden, what about the rest of the world???
WikiLeaks Reveals the Crimes of the Congressional-Big Agra Complex
Rodale News is running a fantastic article by Emily Main: "Wikileaks Memos Reveal U.S. Gov't Pushing Gene-Altered Crops Worldwide." According to the article, currently available documents "provide interesting insights into how aggressively the U.S. State Department is pushing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) abroad."
While most of the rest of the world is flat-out rejecting these manufactured toxins, the U.S. government, along with its corporate state giants (like Monsanto), has been trying to bully the EU, as well as other, smaller countries, into exporting the highly profitable GMOs.
India recognises risks to Ayurveda from Europe
The arrogance and ignorance that appears to be shown by the European Commission and EU Member State regulators is one of the greatest travesties of our time, earning Europe the label "the dark continent for Ayurveda" by Dr Prasad from Himalaya Herbal Healthcare. To decimate these traditions, to uphold wrongly that there is no scientific basis to their effectiveness and then to deny innovation (i.e. their continued development) is to deprive European citizens of a fundamental and basic right to health and freedom of choice.See also the ANH International - Christmas Alert
Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Endorses Homeopathic Remedies
For years there has been on ongoing discussion in the medical community about homeopathy. Now, a prominent Nobel Prize-winning scientist has made a profound discovery that is rocking the medical and scientific communities. The scientist, Professor Luc Montagnier, has completed research that shows the scientific basis for homeopathy.
Professor Montagnier's finding is important because it shows that water has a memory that continues after many dilutions—which is a driving principle of homeopathy.
Canadian Farmer to Authorities: 'Keep out of my fridge'
Tijssen, who has a degree in biomedical toxicology and plans to represent himself, says his Charter rights to equality, security of the person, and protection from illegal search and seizure are being violated, and that the government is unfairly targeting hobbyists and small-scale farmers with regulations meant for industrial operations. "Government agencies really enjoy the Bush doctrine of shock and awe," says Michael Schmidt, a farmer and supporter of Tijssen's, who beat 19 charges of distributing raw milk last January. "It's a disaster. You're killing the small butcher shop. You're killing this culture."
Sustainable Agriculture - The Bright Side
Thankfully, several alternatives have emerged for those who refuse to accept the corporate capture of our food system. Conscientious consumers can purchase sustainable animal products through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs and farmers markets.
Community Supported Agriculture is one of the best ways to obtain sustainably grown and raised food. Consumers become members of a CSA by contributing money and/or labor in return for food from the farm. This allows consumers get food directly from a farmer, and it keeps the farmer in the business of actually farming.
Trust the Animal Instinct on GM Food (not new, but important for context)
Ironically, peer-reviewed papers on animal testing on the safety of GM food are far and few between, considering the aggressive campaigning for GM foods and products by the biotech companies in the last ten years. Both the U. S. government's agency and U. K. government's advisory committee on novel foods and products based their decisions on safety mainly on animal data results provided by biotechnology companies. Obviously, biotech corporations with self-serving interests provided their versions of the animal test results. It appears that most research papers by biotech corporations couldn't meet the scientific standards - to have the experiments replicated and published in peer-reviewed journals.
Animals have a natural instinct to know what's good for them. Throughout the United States, farmers have been reporting animals rejecting GMO crops: cattle and hogs that wouldn't eat when the GMO crops were mixed in with the ration; cattle would rather trot a longer distance to munch on the non-GMO corn than consume the nearby Round-up Ready (herbicide resistant) corn; a herd of deer mowed down natural tofu beans, ignoring the Round-up Ready variety across the road; and the raccoons raided an organic corn field, leaving Bt (induced insecticide) corn untouched down the road...
Fluorine Poison Is Rampant in Pharmaceuticals
Modern drug-based medicine depends on fluorine. Early symptoms of poisoning are generally not recognized, as they are commonly experienced. These can include excess salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. One must wonder how many people believe they have flu when they're actually suffering from fluorine poisoning.
These symptoms are insidious because they can indicate the beginnings of severe metabolic disorders that lead to endocrinological diseases, such as hypocalcemia, hypomagnesemia, hyperkalemia, and hypoglycemia. These conditions can have knock-on effects throughout the body in chronic disorders.
The Mercury Debate: Strong Arguments at FDA Advisory Panel Meeting...
The centerpiece of the discussion was the new two part risk assessment document, organized by the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxiclogy and written by G. Mark Richardson, et. al. It had a tremendous impact on the panelists and speakers, who spent much of their time grappling with the implication that, counting currently recognized exposure limits, as many as 67 million Americans are getting too much mercury from their amalgam fillings. If the reference dose is lowered, as Richardson recommends, the number of overexposed people could be as many as 122 million.
Rapidly Increasing Criminal and Civil Monetary Penalties Against the Pharmaceutical Industry: 1991 to 2010
A report by Public Citizen documents the enormous scale of pharmaceutical industry lawless activities during the past two decades--crimes that resulted in a minimum of $1 million in penalties paid to the government.
Between 1991-2010, there were 165 criminal and/or civil settlements by major pharmaceutical companies comprising of $19.8 billion in penalties.
Four of the world's largest drug companies--GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Schering-Plough--accounted for 53% ($10.5 billion) of penalties during these two decades...
Quackbusters in Trouble: Are Barrett's Handlers About to Buy Off Terry Polevoy?
The quackbuster operation is having its woes these days. It seems that everywhere they turn there is another fire to put out. It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch... This particular fire is going to cost Stephen Barrett's handlers over $450,000 US dollars...
The Defendant who got an Attorney Fee Judgment, Ilena Rosenthal, against the Plaintiffs Grell, Stephen Barrett, and Terry Polevoy is angry - as well she should be. Ilena claims the Plaintiffs harassed her all through the suit, even sending thugs to find her, and frighten her - and, harassing her business partners and associates. She, and her attorneys, are on a mission - period. They intend to get the money - one legal way or another.
USA: Professors demand independent investigation of death in clinical trial
Those familiar with the documented facts in the case, are convinced that the University of Minnesota and the psychiatrists who enrolled Markingson when he was mentally unstable--and who then refused to withdraw him despite his mother's frantic pleas--are culpable for the tragic results.
This case encapsulates the corrupt practices that ensue when academia and the pharmaceutical industry become partners in joint financial ventures.
USA: Have You Been Fooled by the These Dirty Pharma Marketing Tricks?
How does the pharmaceutical industry get a product through development, testing and approval and onto your insurer's formulary, television set and bathroom shelf? (And Wall Street profit reports?) And how does it do it so, so seamlessly you think it's your idea? Here are some of pharma's dirtiest tricks.
The Business of Cancer
"I think the new film Idiot Cycle that delivers the goods on the world's top cancer causing culprits, could easily have been titled "The Business of Cancer"- as it so fully divulges the dark and dirty side of companies like Bayer, BASF, Dow, Dupont, Monsanto, Syngenta, Novartis, Pfizer, and others."
The film has been at the center of much discussion, since it was denied E&O insurance because of "subject matter" (which means it probably will not be shown on television in the USA or Canada) and recently the university of Montpellier's screening of the film was almost canceled by the school director when he heard the school's sponsor BASF was cited in the film. (see also: The Idiot Cycle: Trailer)
(Re-posted:) The Rockefeller Foundation Drafts A Post Pandemic Scenario
"We have found that the combined infection of embryos with swine influenza virus and H. infl~nzae suis produces a highly lethal infection, while neither one alone kills many embryos. Infection with the virus allows the Hemophilus to persist longer than it does in normal embryos. Finally the combined infection has a selective destructive effect on the embryo lungs." Frederik B. Bang, M.D/1942
The Rockefeller Foundation recently published "Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development'; an in depth examination of society under various degrees/types of dictatorial 'governance' - the implications that, given a total societal collapse, humans would willingly relinquish their already limited freedoms in exchange for manageable order; a grave reminder of how the so called 'useless eaters' or 'bottom feeders' are perceived by the elites, as essentially passive & malleable, subject to conditioning on a flowchart. The Rockefeller vision, a dystopic clinical analysis of human behavior in response to a major pandemic leaves little doubt as to the ultimate purpose behind the veil of misguided over-reaching philanthropy.
Excerpt from study: Scenario Narratives: LOCK STEP – A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback:
In 2012, the pandemic that the world had been anticipating for years finally hit. Unlike 2009's H1N1, this new influenza strain — originating from wild geese — was extremely virulent and deadly. Even the most pandemic-prepared nations were quickly overwhelmed when the virus streaked around the world, infecting nearly 20 percent of the global population and killing 8 million in just seven months, the majority of them healthy young adults.
Video: Psychiatry—Labeling Kids with Bogus 'Mental Disorders'
20 Million Kids & Adolescents are labeled with "mental disorders" that are based solely on a checklist of behaviors. There are no brain scans, x-rays, genetic or blood tests that can prove they are "mentally ill", yet these children are stigmatized for life with psychiatric disorders, and prescribed dangerous, life-threatening psychiatric drugs. Child drugging is a $4.8 billion-a-year industry.
Pharmaceutical Drug Companies Worse than Military Industry in Defrauding U.S. Government
A new study by the watchdog group Public Citizen has found that the pharmaceutical drug industry has become the biggest defrauder of the federal government, surpassing the defense industry. Public Citizen found that the drug industry paid out nearly $20 billion in penalties over the past two decades for violations of the False Claim Act. More than half of the industry's fines were paid by just four companies: GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Schering-Plough.
Polio vaccines 'may have lost efficacy in Pakistan'
Authorities in Pakistan have come out with a shocking figure about polio cases. More than 78 percent of such confirmed cases in the country involved children who had been administered polio drops, raising questions about the efficacy of vaccine.
According to a report compiled by the National Institute of Health, out of 136 polio cases reported this year, 107 children had been administered polio drops on several occasions under a prescribed schedule, Dawn News reported Wednesday.There are those who say that polio is environmental, a disease brought about by exposure to toxins, not by a virus, and that the vaccine has always been ineffective. They say polio was largely eliminated by sanitary measures... before the vaccine became available. Since people are being vaccinated against polio, cases of the disease started to be classified as meningitis, rather than polio... don't take my word for that, though, do some research... there's plenty of information out there.
S.A.N.E. Vax Objects to FDA Ruling Gardasil Use for Anal Cancer
"In the interest of promoting and protecting the public health, S.A.N.E. Vax, Inc. respectfully requests that expanded use for Gardasil® as an anal cancer preventive vaccine be delayed, until such time as the efficacy of the vaccine is properly evaluated using the true endpoint for anal cancer prevention, and a reliable HPV genotyping method for detection of type-specific HPV infections."
The Gardasil vaccine campaign on unsuspecting and ill-informed medical consumers must be halted until an independent study demonstrates the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.
See also: Vaccine Victims - Memorial - by S.A.N.E. Vax
Cell Phones: Non-Thermal Effects from Wireless Devices and Infrastructure
This paper (by The People's Initiative Fundation) is dedicated to all the local legislators who would like to take action on this issue but think they can't and to all the victims of uninformed, involuntary and dangerous wireless radiation exposure everywhere in the world, in hopes that it may shed light on the complicated and dark cloud that is the science of wireless electromagnetic radiation and health effects as well as help empower you to take legislative actions to protect yourselves, your loved ones and the rest of our planet's inhabitants.
May we be successful in our fight for our health and lives and put an end to involuntary electromagnetic radiation exposure ... before it puts an end to us.
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posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Thursday December 30 2010
updated on Tuesday December 13 2011
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