Tuesday, December 22, 2009

AstraZeneca - Dave Brennan confesses to what?





Pharmalot by way of the "Wall Street Journal" has posted a great article about AstraZeneca and their CEO Dave Brennan out on the damage control trail stumping their tainted "we will do better after we finish counting the money; and we promise with the double dare fingers crossed" message. Once again I have interjected my honest personal commentary and opinion in purple colored font within the article.

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By Ed Silverman December 22nd, 2009 // 8:51 am

AstraZeneca Is More Sensitive about illegal marketing

All those big fines are prompting some drug makers to say they’ve found religion.

Of course that religion really hasn't changed much, since in the "church of corporation" Money is the God, and other lesser God's like ethical behavior, moral responsibility, caring for your fellow man, not coveting your brothers wife, etc.... are not quite part of the corporate ten commandments shall we say.

For instance, Pfizer ceo Jeff Kindler recently gave a speech about corporate trust (watch it here).

Now, AstraZeneca’s Dave Brennan confesses that his company is “more sensitive than we’ve ever been” about preventing illegal promotion of their drugs ever since it paid a $520 million to settle a US probe marketing of its Seroquel schizophrenia med.

More sensitive to what exactly Mr. Brennan? Using children as Ginny pigs, targeting the poor and foster children, more sensitive to the drugging assault upon the elderly, paying corrupt and evil doctor's to promote your dangerous chemicals at the tune of $500,000 a pop.

So what do you mean by "more sensitive"? That AZ is going to continue to market their dangerous drugs aggressively spending $$billions$$ on slick marketing ads, that AZ will continue to pay the government hand slap criminal penalties as just part of doing business, That AZ will continue to spend a billion dollars plus attempting to deny those they have injured by their unsafe drugs any reasonable compensation, that AZ will continue to get the corrupt FDA to rubber stamp your profitable anti-psychotic drug for everything under the sun and great blue sky; so there is no reason left to do the under the table off label marketing crimes. That AZ will continue to spend like a drunken sailor lobbying government elected representatives to green light their business as usual criminal practices.

Off-label marketing has become “a much bigger issue in the last few years as a result of the government’s position on this,” he tells The Wall Street Journal. “If you go back ten years in this industry, this was not an issue. I mean, we trained our people not to promote off-label…so it’s always been sensitive. But now, it’s even more sensitive because we’re paying fines.” The fine, by the way, was $520 million. Last year, Seroquel generated $4.5 billion in revenue.

"I mean, we trained our people not to promote off-label" Oh really, that's why we see exactly the opposite in the many buried and leaked internal documents within your Lilly white and purified corporation.

I must ask if you are just in a completely psychotic delusional state, or just one huge blatant liar? I actually thought you paid "Tony Jewell" the huge dollars to be your cover up spin doctor.

What was the latest sweetheart deal you made with the DOJ (department of justice) "The fine, by the way, was estimated @ $520 million". Though the final details of this sweetheart deal are still unknown to the public.

The drugmaker faces numerous lawsuits over its Seroquel marketing and documents released by plaintiffs attorneys allegedly showed AstraZeneca execs discussed broadening the market to include adolescents and patients with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and at medical meetings, in sales calls and with patient-advocacy groups, the Journal writes.

The goal of an AstraZeneca public-relations plan from 2001 was to “encourage and support…use outside schizophrenia into a broad range of other patient populations including bipolar disorder and the elderly.” It also said there needed to be “aggressive market penetration” among adolescents, the elderly and patients with bipolar disorder for Seroquel to outsell rival meds. The FDA didn’t approve the pill for bipolar disorder until 2006, the Journal reminds us.

Jeez, this certainly sounds like you are living in a state of denial Mr. Brennan. I gather a 2.5 million $$dollar$$ a year salary with added perks and a golden parachute attached can do that to even the most ardent executive moralist after all.

In response, Brennan tells the Journal: “There were a wide variety of documents. Stuff that said we don’t promote off-label. Others that said different things. You know, that’s just the nature of how business runs over ten or twenty years. There’s millions of documents floating around. I don’t have any particular comment” on individual documents.

I would have to say there are probably millions of other damning documents and evidence that were floating around that AZ was able to shred, suppress, bury, or make disappear like magic. Come on now, AZ has no moral or ethical obligation to their fellow human beings; it's just the nature of this nasty profitable business.

Friday, December 18, 2009

AstraZeneca starting a new block buster ad campaign for that tarnished and dangerous drug Seroquel



AstraZeneca starting a new block buster ad campaign for that tarnished and dangerous drug Seroquel


"Bipolar depression doesn't just affect you--it can consume you" <- from Time magazine ad - www.imagebam.com

Then there is truth in advertising:

Bipolar depression doesn't just affect you, at AstraZeneca we intent for it to consume you.

If you think you were depressed before, just wait; at AstraZeneca we can help you pack on those extra pounds to improve that low self esteem; then give you some beautiful metabolic conditions (including diabetes and pancreatic disease) that are sure to hook you in as a life long consumer of least a few of our drugs.

It gets even better: can you spell "Sudden Heart Attack" "neuroleptic malignant syndrome", "tardive dyskinesia". If your taking Seroquel at this time, you probably can't....

If that doesn't work; we will have you increase the dose and our profits until your nothing more than a mindless babbling zombie stumbling through life with our FDA approved chemical blinders on.

So please America, continue to be stupid. You morons must continue to fall for are wonderful marketing ads, and take Seroquel or Seroquel-XR.

NAMI says it's good, so it must be good! We @ AZ pay them a lot of your money to get that dangerous message across.

Next round of advertisements will focus on this important buried study #15 fact:

"Take Seroquel, or you will Die"

satire and opinion by Stan

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from wikipedia.org

Quetiapine fumarate (pronounced /kwɨˈtaɪ.əpiːn/ kwi-TYE-ə-peen), marketed by AstraZeneca as Seroquel or SeroquelXR and by Orion Pharma as Ketipinor, is an atypical antipsychotic used in the management of schizophrenia, bipolar I mania, bipolar II depression, bipolar I depression, and used off-label for a variety of other purposes, including insomnia and anxiety disorders.

Annual sales are approx. $4.7bn worldwide, and $2.9bn in the US[1]. The US patent, which was set to expire in 2011, received a pediatric exclusivity extension which pushed its expiration to March 26, 2012[2]; however, in Canada it has already expired. Several pharmaceutical companies are now making generic versions of Quetiapine.

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From Natural News.com - psychiatrists_Seroquel

Big Pharma (AstraZeneca) paid $500,000 to Chicago psychiatrists who used children as guinea pigs

Friday, December 18, 2009 by: E. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) A federal lawsuit has been filed against pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca for its role in paying Chicago psychiatrist Dr. Michael Reinstein nearly $500,000 over the course of a decade to conduct research and to promote its anti-psychotic drug, Seroquel. Reinstein is being accused of wrongfully preying on thousands of mentally-ill patients in order to rake in profits for AstraZeneca.

Reinstein has a long history of working with AstraZeneca, receiving regular payments for speeches he would make across the country promoting the drug. AstraZeneca was also paying a for-profit research company, Uptown Research Institute, who in turn was paying Reinstein consulting fees for his services.

Cited in the lawsuit was the fact that Reinstein would continually prescribe roughly double the amount of drugs other psychiatrists would prescribe for the same conditions. When patients would report their pain and suffering due to the tremendous side effects of such drugs and their abnormally high dosages, Reinstein would largely ignore their concerns.

Other accusations include illegitimately prescribing Seroquel for various other conditions, including losing weight, despite the fact that studies show the drug actually causes weight gain. Reinstein was found to have made numerous false claims about Seroquel in promotional material, claims that would result in the destruction of people's lives and health.

When all was said and done, more than 1,000 patients a year received Seroquel prescriptions from Reinstein at a cost of $7.6 million to taxpayers. It is unknown how many billions of dollars AstraZeneca has made from the widespread efforts of Reinstein in promoting the drug nationwide for all those years.

Despite all of his wrongdoings, Reinstein is not even a defendant in the case. AstraZeneca, the perpetrator which funded Reinstein, is the defendant in the lawsuit. While both Reinstein and AstraZeneca appear guilty of unethical and illegal behavior, AstraZeneca is rightfully bearing the brunt as it knowingly continued to fund Reinstein and rake in the profits of his misconduct.

The case brings up an important issue that plagues the pharmaceutical industry. The pharmaceutical money trail is never transparent, leading to questionable study results and improper marketing tactics. There is no accountability in the drug sector and this entire segment of the economy seems to be driven by deception and greed. Until people begin to demand restitution, the corruption will continue.
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From the blog - soulful sepulcher

AstraZeneca: Corporate criminals and the domination of YOU

The Corporate Crime Daily blog has a good review of the corruption that has defined AstraZeneca. The makers of Seroquel, the antipsychotic now being re-marketed as an anti depressant--and in litigation for injury caused by the drug, it's a shock this company can get away with this, who is listening? the FDA has placed you and your children at high risk for harm if you take Seroquel, in my opinion, and I'm entitled to one.
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Thanks to PharmaGossip for pointing out the article at Corporate Crime Daily and to Stan, for writing, "Pharmaceutical Corporate Criminals - The Untouchables?--Pharmaceutical Corporate Criminals - are rewarded with hundreds of billions in profits while our Justice System and Government enables them to continue their reign of terror like "criminal business as usual" , which contains another well-written commentary of how the dots connect and result in jeopardizing your health all in the name of corporate greed.

"Pharmaceutical Corporations have created a money addiction among doctors and influential key opinions leaders that actually create illness and keep people sick ( let us all be reminded that there is no MONEY in healthy people). They have taken a false and questionable scientific/medical modalities which were once considered rare, and effecting very small segments of the population; and have now main streamed them into validated pandemics among the general population of astronomical and historical proportions. "-Stan, "Pharmaceutical Corporate criminals, The Untouchables?"


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ASTRAZENECA: TALES OF A DEADLY DRUG PUSHER, Corporate Crime Daily blog
by cmargulis , December 3, 2009

In November, a federal judge recommended that as many as 6,000 lawsuits against drug giant AstraZeneca for the ill effects of the company’s anti-psychotic Seroquel should be returned to their home state courts for trial. Seroquel, the company’s second-best selling drug with annual sales of $4.45 billion, is notorious for the company’s cover-up of data from clinical trials showing potentially harmful effects from the drug, including diabetes, weight gain, stroke and death.
Just days before the judge’s order, an independent review commissioned by the British government found severe side effects, including stroke and death, suffered by people with dementia when taking Seroquel and other anti-psychotics. In response to the report, the UK government stated, “There is inevitably an element of risk with the prescribing of any medication. However, there is clear evidence that anti-psychotic drugs are currently being over prescribed, when alternative non-pharmacological approaches to dealing with anxiety and behavioural problems are available and should be used.” The report found that only about 20% of dementia patients prescribed antipsychotics receive any benefit from the risky drugs.
A recent Chicago Tribune report found that Illinois nursing homes were cited for thousands of cases in which elderly residents who exhibited no symptoms of psychosis were improperly dosed with Seroquel and other antipsychotics. AstraZeneca paid one Chicago-area psychiatrist nearly $500,000 over a decade for establishing a customer base of thousands of indigent, mentally ill residents in Chicago-area nursing homes.

The litigation against AstraZeneca has exposed a litany of company misdeeds around Seroquel:
AstraZeneca covered-up knowledge that use of Seroquel could lead to severe weight gain and diabetes. A New York Times report noted the company’s fraudulent interpretation of studies to minimize the risk began as early as 1997, and noted a 1999 email from a company executive who asked, “…how do we face the outside world when they begin to criticize us for suppressing data.” One expert has stated that the risk of diabetes for people on Seroquel is 70 percent greater than for the general population.

AstraZeneca engaged in illegal off-label promotions of Seroquel, and company documents suggest that questionable marketing was approved at the highest levels. In one off-label scheme, sales staff were told to use Winnie-the-Pooh characters (Tigger as bipolar, Eeyore as depressed) in order to market the psychiatric drug for pediatric patients. As the New York Times noted, “As a result of aggressive marketing, Seroquel has been increasingly used for children and elderly people for indications not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.” Also, a company employee appears to have altered the wikipedia entry for Seroquel, deleting a National Institute of Health warning that teens taking the drug could be prone to suicide. In late October, the company paid $520 million to settle two lawsuits and two federal investigations of illegal promotions of Seroquel.

AstraZeneca covered-up a company study showing that Seroquel performed worse than several other drugs; two months after the company learned of the study findings, a doctor paid by the company presented the data at a medical conference as showing Seroquel to be “more effective” than the other drugs.

The company’s medical director for Seroquel admitted to lawyers in 2007 that he had numerous sexual relationships with women involved in clinical research on the drug, and traded sex for trade secrets.
The recent problems are only the latest in a string of AstraZeneca misdeeds. AstraZeneca was one of three drug makers found guilty in 2008 of defrauding Medicare by overcharging for drugs and encouraging doctors to prescribe their products over competitors through pricing that rewarded the physicians for prescribing certain drugs. Former NewEngland Journal of Medicine editor Marcia Angell has charged that the company’s clinical trials of its top-selling drug Nexium were rigged to show greater efficacy than a cheaper competing product. In 1996, a Business Week cover story exposed “dozens of cases” of women who accused then-CEO of Astra USA Lars Bildman and other top executives with sexual harassment. One male sales manager told the magazine, “If ever there was a company where sexual harassment was rampant, this is it.”
In 2008, AstraZeneca CEO David Brennan took home over $2.5 million."--Corporate Crime Daily

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How about reading a few of these interesting articles (including an eye opening comment section) at Furious Seasons Blog


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There is actually so much more damning evidence to be found at a variety of news sources and sites around the internet; that this post barely scratches the surface. I at least hope to have given you a small head start. Next time, before you pop that pill; ask some important probing questions and do your research, your life may very well depend on it.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Was The Swine Flu - H1N1 Pandemic just a marketing hoax to promote flu vaccines, along with Big Pharma profits

Was The Swine Flu - H1N1 Pandemic just a marketing hoax to promote flu vaccines, along with Big Pharma Profits


We have all seen the headlines over and over again about the scary "SWINE FLU" pandemic warnings and endless hype about how it relates to your health. If you were to skim through these headlines and articles you would think we were preparing for the next "Black Plague" (an estimated 1/3 of the worlds population bit the bullet on that one) or even the end of the known modern world.


Yet where are all the piles of death and body bags? Was this just a slick marketing campaign using FEAR and a HOAX as a tool to make huge profits? Was our own government in bed with huge Pharmaceutical Corporate Interest in a massive smoke and mirrors pandemic job.


Just a few headline examples to get those underachieving neurons humming:
  • 800,000 Doses of Children's H1N1 Vaccine Recalled

Now comes this very interesting article and investigative report all about this so called Swine Flu/H1Ni pandemic. As it has been said; "read and weep"

Was or is the H1N1 Flu lots of hype or a very real threat?

I guess that has been left up to you to decide for yourself.

Of course, I personally have little doubt that deep in the bowels of some secret government laboratories throughout the industrialized world sits stock piles of very real and dangerous pathogens that could be weapon-ized and unleashed upon the world.

I know, call me paranoid or crazy here; but there is little profit in actually mass death; but just possibly huge dollars in those amazing Pharmacological treatments leading up to that dubious unproductive state.

Let's just say when in doubt:
"Follow the Money"

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from Alliance for Human Research Protection - Flu Vaccine Fraud

Flu Vaccine Fraud: WHO 'Mr Flu' Under Investigation For Gross Conflicts of Interest

Thursday, 10 December 2009

One after another of the recently proclaimed Flu “pandemics” has turned out to be a fraudulent marketing hoax to promote flu vaccines.

Each hoax was cooked up by Big Pharma and their paid, highly placed scientists who have penetrated both national and international health organizations.
Nationally and internationally, healthcare policies are being shaped by those who have gross conflicts of interest. Vaccines are being promoted (even mandated) in the absence of scientific evidence to support mass vaccinations.

Last month, CBS investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, blew the lid on the swine flu pandemic hoax and the US Center for Disease. ee her two part interview with Dr. Mercola:

See: CBS Reporter Blows the Lid Off Swine Flu Hysteria and CBS Reveals Cases Overestimated

CBS News and the CDC contradict each other completely.

In her three-month U.S. investigation that included state-by-state flu test results, Attkisson uncovered facts that contradict the Centers for Disease Control policy statements:

CBS News Finds H1N1 Tests were "Overwhelmingly Negative."Indeed, H1N1 flu cases are NOT as prevalent as feared:

"If you've been diagnosed "probable" or "presumed" 2009 H1N1 or "swine flu" in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didn't have H1N1 flu. In fact, you probably didn't have flu at all."

For example, Attkisson discovered that:

* In Florida, 83% of specimens that were presumed to be swine flu were negative for all flu when tested!
* In California, 86% of suspected H1N1 specimens were not swine flu or any flu; only 2% were confirmed swine flu.
* In Alaska, 93% of suspected swine flu specimens were negative for all flu types; only 1 percent was H1N1 flu.

CBS reports that in late July 2009 the CDC advised states to STOP testing for H1N1 flu, and they also stopped counting individual cases. Their rationale for this, according to CBS News, was that it was a waste of resources to test for H1N1 flu because it was already confirmed as an epidemic.

What evidence of an epidemic?

"of the vast majority of the presumed swine flu cases recognized by trained physicians, the vast majority were not flu at all. They weren’t swine flu or regular flu; they were some other sort of upper respiratory infection.” That is what the CDC doesn’t want the American public to know.

“The CDC explained that one of the reasons they quit counting was because of all the flu that’s out there, most are swine flu. Well, that’s true. Most of the flu that was out there was indeed swine flu, but they failed to say that most of the suspected flu was nothing at all. And I think that’s the caveat the public just didn’t know,” Attkisson explains.

Especially disturbing is the stonewalling and obfuscation by the Obama Administration:
Attkisson says, "This may be the first time I was denied that expedited processing from Freedom of Information that we’re entitled to as members of the press; a letter from HHS or Health and Human Services (the CDC is under HHS) said to me that one of the reasons they’re denying my expedited processing is because this is not a matter of “widespread and exceptional media or public interest.”

In other words, even as the President declared the swine flu a "national public health emergency" the CDC doesn’t think that questions about swine flu prevalence "are a matter of widespread and exceptional media or public interest...”

As is the case genrally in healthcare fraud, conflicts of interest are rampant in the vaccination infrastructure. CBS reported that:

"The same people who are regulating and promoting vaccines are also evaluating vaccine safety. For instance, Dr. Paul Offit of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia earned at least $29 million as part of a $182-million sale by the hospital of its worldwide royalty interest in the Merck Rotateq vaccine. He also formerly sat on the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to help create the market for rotavirus vaccine"

A riveting, insightful article, by F. William Engdahl , author of “Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order,” documents how gross conflicts of interest have corrupted the World Health Organization and international vaccine policy. The article is posted the website of Financial Sense Editorials, (which is geared toward investors).

This well documented article sheds light on how a well positioned Dutch scientist and the World Health Organization helped Big Pharma (or as Engdahl refers to it, “the Pharma mafia”) generate a global hysteria about the avian flu and the swine flu—in order to generate a demand for flu vaccines.

Excerpts:

“The man with the nickname “Dr Flu”, Professor Albert Osterhaus, of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam Holland has been named by Dutch media researchers as the person at the center of the worldwide Swine Flu H1N1 Influenza A 2009 pandemic hysteria. Not only is Osterhaus the connecting person in an international network that has been described as the Pharma Mafia, he is THE key advisor to WHO on influenza and is intimately positioned to personally profit from the billions of euros in vaccines allegedly aimed at H1N1.”

“More careful investigation into the Osterhaus Affair suggests that the world-renowned Dutch Virologist may be at the very center of a multi-billion Euro pandemic fraud which has used human beings in effect as human guinea pigs with untested vaccines and in cases now emerging resulting in deaths or severe bodily paralysis or injury. “

Privatization (i.e., Big Pharma influence) has corrupted the World Health Organization:

“In the past decade the WHO, in order to boost funds at its disposal entered into what it calls “public private partnerships.” Instead of receiving its funds solely from member United Nations governments as its original purpose had been, WHO today receives almost double its normal UN budget in the form of grants and financial support from private industry. The industry? The very drug and vaccine makers who benefit from decisions like the June 2009 H1N1 Pandemic emergency declaration. As the main financiers of the WHO bureaucracy, naturally the Pharma Mafia and their friends receive what has been called “open door red carpet treatment” in Geneva."17

The ‘Bird Shit Hoax’

“Albert Osterhaus is no small fish. He stands at the global nexus of every major virus panic of the past two decades from the mysterious SARS deaths in HongKong, where current WHO Director Margaret Chan got her start in her career as a local health official. According to his official bio at the European Commission, Osterhaus was engaged in April 2003, at the height of the panic over SARS (Severe Acquired Respiratory Syndrome) in Hong Kong. The EU report states, “he again showed his skill at moving fast to tackle a serious problem. Within three weeks he had proved that the disease was caused by a newly discovered coronavirus that resides in civet cats, other carnivorous animals or bats.” 5

“Then Osterhaus moved on, this time publicizing dangers of what he claimed was H5N1 Avian Flu. In 1997 he already began sounding the alarm following the death in Hong Kong of a three-year-old who Osterhaus learned had had direct contact with birds. Osterhaus went into high gear lobbying across Holland and Europe claiming that a deadly new mutation of avian flu had jumped to humans and that drastic measures were required. He claimed to be the first scientist in the world to show that H5N1 could be transferred into humans.” 6

It never did manage to mutate, but, as Engdahl points out, Dr. Osterhaus was ready to “do the experiments,” presumably for a hefty fee.

The corruption of the WHO became most apparent when it declared the swine flu (H1N1) a pandemic emergency without a shred of substantiating evidence.

“When no mass wave of human deaths from Avian Flu materialized and after Roche, maker of Tamiflu and GlaxoSmithKline had banked billions of dollars in profits from worldwide government stockpiling of their dangerous and reportedly ineffective antiviral drugs, Tamiflu by Roche, and Relenza by GlaxoSmithKline, Osterhaus and other WHO advisers turned to other greener pastures.

By April 2009 their search seemed rewarded as a small Mexican village in Veracruz reported a case of a small child ill with what had been diagnosed as “Swine Flu” or H1N1. With indecent haste the propaganda apparatus of the World Health Organization in Geneva went into gear anth statements from the director-general Dr Margaret Chan, about a possible danger of a global pandemic. Chan made such irresponsible statements as declaring “a public health emergency of international concern.” 12

"In an interview with Der Spiegel magazine in Germany, epidemiologist Dr. Tom Jefferson of the Cochrane Collaboration, an organization of independent scientists evaluating all flu related studies, noted the implications of the privatization of WHO and the commercialization of health:

“…one of the extraordinary features of this influenza -- and the whole influenza saga -- is that there are some people who make predictions year after year, and they get worse and worse. None of them so far have come about, and these people are still there making these predictions. For example, what happened with the bird flu, which was supposed to kill us all? Nothing. But that doesn't stop these people from always making their predictions. Sometimes you get the feeling that there is a whole industry almost waiting for a pandemic to occur.”

SPIEGEL: Who do you mean? The World Health Organization (WHO)?

Jefferson: The WHO and public health officials, virologists and the pharmaceutical companies. They've built this machine around the impending pandemic. And there's a lot of money involved, and influence, and careers, and entire institutions! And all it took was one of these influenza viruses to mutate to start the machine grinding...18

When asked if the WHO had deliberately declared the Pandemic Emergency in order to create a huge market for H1N1 vaccines and drugs, Jefferson replied, “Don't you think there's something noteworthy about the fact that the WHO has changed its definition of pandemic? The old definition was a new virus, which went around quickly, for which you didn't have immunity, and which created a high morbidity and mortality rate. Now the last two have been dropped, and that's how swine flu has been categorized as a pandemic.”19


Full documented article, WHO ‘Mr Flu’ under investigation for gross conflict of interest
by F. William Engdahl

December 8, 2009
Full documented article, WHO ‘Mr Flu’ under investigation for gross conflict of interest
by F. William Engdahl
December 8, 2009


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Links to further reading on this topic:

Safety Concerns about the of H1N1 Swine flu Vaccine & Public Policy

Humor When Mr. Germ Attacks and more

nytimes - Advisers on Vaccines Often Have Conflicts

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Big Pharma vs. Santa - The Court Battle of Influential Heavy Weights

It's Big Pharma vs. Santa - the court battle of influential heavy weights

By the looks of this Photo; Big Pharma is going to some great heights to stop Santa's message


In the hotly contested "Kids" fantasy market place and beyond; there is a mighty court battle brewing after a recent unscientific study was released proclaiming those who were considered "GOOD" or "NICE" had significantly more positive effects and outcome; which in conclusion far exceeded those of their revile fantasy market corporate players at Big Pharmaceutical.

In this new ground breaking study; If you have been determined to be "GOOD" or "NICE" -verses- "BAD" or "NAUGHTY" in the Big Book;

The Diagnostic Statistical Behavioral Manual "DSBM".

This new elf study commissioned and released by some "Big Jolly Fat Guy" has determined all kinds of wonderful things can happen to those deemed "GOOD" and "NICE" people/kids; including fabulous gifts showing up under their tree; plus a claim of amazing new healthy neuron and pathway growth in brain tissue.

Though we have no definitive scientific proof to confirm this theoretical hypothesis at this present juncture; millions upon millions of ardent followers do believe it to be so, and proclaim it to be absolute unchallengeable truth.

This was factually determined through a series of recent mental health questionnaires and broad behavioral surveys randomly conducted by independent evaluators @ the prestigious University of Elf-isum in Antarctica.

Big Pharma (Spear Headed by Grinch Pharmaceutical LLP Corporation & Universal Enterprises) and many of their associated advocacy front groups have filed court injunction motions and a not so holiday cheer red law suit to stop each one of this "Big Jolly Fat Guy" believers from any future related personal gain or happiness.

They have Filed Suit in United States Federal District Court in Anchorage Alaska, that covers the vast territorial and jurisdictional boundary authority over the North Pole region. They have asked the court to rule as a remedy to the infringement upon their own profitable fantasy; that all prior or aforementioned stated believers of the "Big Jolly Fat Guy" be force medicated with their " Pharma's" expensive products until all neuron growth and happy states subside completely.


It appears by this poster rumored to be found displayed at a local bus stop: a large Pro Pharma/anti-Santa/Pro Drugs marketing campaign is off to quite a cheery and successful seasonal start.

As a legal basis for this case and remedy; it was stated and presented in documentation before the Court; that the "Big Jolly Fat Guy" blatantly violated their profitable patents, strangle hold on believers, and illegally subverted their marketing efforts related to this important unscientific and marketing matter.

Backing up their contentions was the damning submission of evidence that the "Big Jolly Fat Guy" had not payed off important researchers/officials, or published the proper ghost written research papers to prominent "Fantasy Professional Journey's"; then further evidence submitted stated the "Big Jolly Fat Guy" with calculated forth-thought and cruel intended actions bypassed the usual corrupt authorities at the FDA for government rubber stamp approval.

It has been Estimated that Big Pharma has already spent over 650 million dollars in legal expenses to date on this matter. Pharma Public Relations spokes persons were quoted as saying;

"we will spend whatever it takes to protect our ingrained and accepted modality; including our profits and market share from all other forces and intruders in this vitally important fantasy belief area".

They were also heard off the record as saying:

"We have a stated unbridled claim to this very lucrative and profitable childhood market, and we'll be damned if some Jolly Fat Guy dressed up in a red suit in going slip down our chimney's monopoly" .

On Wall-street, Pharma stock shares rose an average of 3.6% across the board; based on Breaking News of a soon to be released verdict in this case.

A final ruling from the court is expected by Dec. 24, 2009.

Satire written by Stan


I would like to wish everyone a Joyous Holiday Season, a Very Merry Christmas, and Happy Hanukkah

Monday, December 14, 2009

Los Angeles Times - Pharmaceutical Advertiser, Propaganda Pimps, or Unbiased Reporters? - The Bulls-Eye Target is Our Children


Los Angeles Times - Pharmaceutical Advertiser, Propaganda Pimps, or Unbiased Reporters? - The Bulls-Eye Target is Our Children



So here we go again as the "Main Stream Media" is throwing out wild and unsubstantiated claims that 50% of Kids are not receiving treatment for some suspected disease they supposedly may have. Based on a Survey, that is not anything remotely close to hard science or reality.


You will see at the beginning of this article, the LATimes jumps all over the unproven fallacy that Mental Health Conditions are just the same as Broken Bones, Cancer, and other proven Physical Medical Diagnosis. This is pure and unadulterated bias on their part without the real medical science to back up those claims. News should be there to investigate, search for truth, question everything against fact, and then report with as little personal bias as possible.

The LATimes should just come out and be honest with us all finally. The Pharmaceutical Industry and their advocate paid prostitutes like NAMI and CABF will gladly write these propaganda articles for them.

Here is quick overview of the resources and study the LATimes used for this article:


http://www.medpagetoday.com/Psychiatry/GeneralPsychiatry/17503


Merikangas and colleagues identified several limitations of the study:
  • "Lack of data on certain categories of mental disorder
  • Reliance on one informant (parent or child) for some diagnostic information
  • Lack of systematic psychiatric evaluation to validate diagnoses"
"Despite these limitations, the researchers said the findings "will provide a valuable empirical basis for the development of health policies designed to maximize prevention efforts and to minimize the consequences of these conditions in U.S. youths."


Basically this shows nothing more than "JUNK" science used to promote mental health policy and programs like the infamous "Teen Screen", "TMAP", and many like others across this nation; with the sole intended purpose of embedding within the supposed "Health Care Reform and System" a Government and Pharmaceutical Industry sanctioned "Witch Hunt" of our Children with a single horribly dangerous drugging modality.

Why have I brought programs such as "TeenScreen" and alike up in the context of this commentary. It is because of their direct financial ties to Pharmaceutical Corporate interest and their funding of such programs; which in turn places valid questions of "conflict of interest", "bias", and "undue influence" at the center of this questionable medication based modality; while presents valid concerns about "profits before health" at the forefront of these child targeting mental health entities.

Follow the link below to a Dec. 2009 letter from Senator Charles E. Grassley to Laurie Flynn, Executive Director, TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University - Letter_to_TeenScreen.pdf

(let us remember they are especially focused on those foster and poor children populations for the promotion and profiteering off this medication based treatment modality).

Dear LATimes: Did you report what those "treatments" you refer to in the article actually are in the vast majority of cases (It's with dangerous and powerful drugs leading often to negative life altering consequences); or did you point out in this article that if the child in question happens to be poor or in foster care they are much more likely to get these questionable diagnosis. That those kids are the ones most likely to be drugged with the most intrusive and dangerous medications including a whole host of anti-psychotic medications.

Heck, why should News report the whole story or anything close to representing Truth.

The LATimes and this group of reporters have a documented history of shoddy and weak reporting. This is the same newspaper that did the huge "Jani Schofield" story; omitting child abuse and other pertinent facts from their nationally syndicated powder puff piece.

I recently used the following commentary in my post "Pharma Targets Foster Kids".

Now, here we are with "Junk" Science using these similar numbers in the main stream media as a some diagnostic/pharmaceutical marketing and promotional tool.

You can see by the numbers used and the omission of other serious mental health diagnosis in the study used and this article. They are barely touching the surface of this huge "GOLD MINE" for Pharmaceutical Corporate Interest, and thier well paid supporters in the Medical Community.


Pharma Targets Foster Kids with anti-psychotics wi...


A conservative estimation points toward Pharmaceutical Corporate Interest looking somewhere around a 50% target group level in children for a psychiatric diagnosis and treatment with pharmaceutical medications.

It will look something like this in your community school class room of thirty students; 5 normal energetic boys will be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, 4 very creative and above normal intellect girls with be diagnosed with major depression or early onset bipolar disorder, 3 other children of mixed sex will be diagnosed with OCD and milder depression, and 3 other children will be diagnosed with "behavioral conduct disorder".

All of these children will be drugged with a variety of psychotropic medications. These very same children will go through a myriad of other diagnosis and medications throughout their developmental years and process.

Some will end up physically disabled from the effects of these medications. Others will develop much more serious psychiatric conditions that will entrench them in a Mental Health System and possible institutionalization for the rest of their lives. Others still, will suffer the unyielding consequences of both and may no longer be with us in this life's journey.
The actual cost in human suffering, permanent medically caused disability, the massive social catastrophe, and last in dollar terms is just unfathomable. A few may actually survive this targeted assault on their minds and bodies, going on to live possibly less productive and less happiness filled lives.


This is happening everyday in main stream media everywhere in America. The only way it will STOP is for you the citizen to hold them accountable.

The time is Now to act and make your voice heard; Write and tell them how you feel, or even stop buying a bad and tainted product, or maybe start demanding that our government gets off their butts for once to protect children in this nation.
What ever action you can take personally, can and will make a difference in the life of a child.


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LATimes article and link -Nearly half of kids with mental disorders go without treatment, study finds finds

December 13, 2009

If your child broke an arm or had a nasty bout of pneumonia, you’d probably visit the doctor. But a new study from researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health finds that only 55% of kids with a mental disorder sought professional treatment.

What’s more, that figure represents an increase in use of mental health services, according to a report being published online Monday by the journal Pediatrics.

The researchers wanted to establish a baseline on the prevalence of six mental health disorders affecting children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 15. Using data from 3,042 kids who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, they found:

The researchers, led by Kathleen Merikangas of NIMH, found that mental disorders – especially ADHD – were more prevalent among kids with lower socioeconomic status. One exception was the category of anxiety disorders, which were more common among children of higher socioeconomic status.

Still, only 32% of those kids visited a doctor for the condition. Overall, African American and Mexican American children were less likely than whites to get treatment.

-- Karen Kaplan

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