Big Pharma’s Corruption and Fraud
Pulling Back the Curtain on the Organized Crime Ring That Is the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel
CNN Outs Pfizer for Fraud & ‘Owning The Government.
Evidence Big Pharma Owns On The U.S. Government.
Big Pharma’s Big Fines
Big Pharma and FDA: A Marriage Not Made in Heaven
Thousands of citizens in India killed by reckless Big Pharma drug trials
Drug giants fined $11bn for criminal wrongdoing
The global pharmaceutical industry has racked up fines of more than $11bn in the past three years for criminal wrongdoing, including withholding safety data and promoting drugs for use beyond their licensed conditions.
In all, 26 companies, including eight of the 10 top players in the global industry, have been found to be acting dishonestly. The scale of the wrongdoing, revealed for the first time, has undermined public and professional trust in the industry and is holding back clinical progress, according to two papers published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine. Leading lawyers have warned that the multibillion-dollar fines are not enough to change the industry’s behaviour.
The 26 firms are under “corporate integrity agreements”, which are imposed in the US when healthcare wrongdoing is detected, and place the companies on notice for good behaviour for up to five years.
The largest fine of $3bn, imposed on the UK-based company GlaxoSmith-Kline in July after it admitted three counts of criminal behaviour in the US courts, was the largest ever. But GSK is not alone – nine other companies have had fines imposed, ranging from $420m on Novartis to $2.3bn on Pfizer since 2009, totalling over $11bn.
Pharmaceutical firms paid to attend meetings of panel that advises FDA
Drug companies bought their way onto FDA advisory panels
Eur J Clin Invest. 2013 May;43(5):469-75. doi: 10.1111/eci.12074. Epub 2013 Mar 25.
Undue industry influences that distort healthcare research, strategy, expenditure and practice: a review.
Stamatakis E, Weiler R, Ioannidis JP.
Source: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK. email@example.com
Expenditure on industry products (mostly drugs and devices) has spiraled over the last 15 years and accounts for substantial part of healthcare expenditure. The enormous financial interests involved in the development and marketing of drugs and devices may have given excessive power to these industries to influence medical research, policy, and practice.
MATERIAL AND METHODS:
Review of the literature and analysis of the multiple pathways through which the industry has directly or indirectly infiltrated the broader healthcare systems. We present the analysis of the industry influences at the following levels: (i) evidence base production, (ii) evidence synthesis, (iii) understanding of safety and harms issues, (iv) cost-effectiveness evaluation, (v) clinical practice guidelines formation, (vi) healthcare professional education, (vii) healthcare practice, (viii) healthcare consumer’s decisions.
We located abundance of consistent evidence demonstrating that the industry has created means to intervene in all steps of the processes that determine healthcare research, strategy, expenditure, practice and education. As a result of these interferences, the benefits of drugs and other products are often exaggerated and their potential harms are downplayed, and clinical guidelines, medical practice, and healthcare expenditure decisions are biased.
To serve its interests, the industry masterfully influences evidence base production, evidence synthesis, understanding of harms issues, cost-effectiveness evaluations, clinical practice guidelines and healthcare professional education and also exerts direct influences on professional decisions and health consumers. There is an urgent need for regulation and other action towards redefining the mission of medicine towards a more objective and patient-, population- and society-benefit direction that is free from conflict of interests.
© 2013 Stichting European Society for Clinical Investigation Journal Foundation. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Big Pharma’s massive bribery network exposed: the Health Ranger
Mind-blowing interview with Glaxo whistleblower Blair Hamrick.
Two of the most influential alternative media organizations on the ‘net — InfoWars.com and NaturalNews.com — have blown the lid wide open on Big Pharma’s massive bribery network. Through exclusive interviews with pharma insiders, InfoWars and NaturalNews have done what the mainstream media refuses to do: grant a platform to credible whistleblowers who are exposing the systematic, criminal Big Pharma bribing of doctors who willingly accept kickbacks to write prescriptions for high-profit pharmaceuticals.
If Vaccines Are Safe, Then Why Did Congress Give Manufacturers Special Legal Immunity? Why Are They Above the Law?
Vaccine Science – Verses Science Fiction
How Big Pharma hides vaccine dangers from parents
The CDC Claimed To Epidemiological Safety Studies – Verses – The Independent Physiological Vaccine Safety Science
Oncology Dietitian Exposes Fraud in CDC’s HPV Vaccine Effectiveness Study
Bill Gates and Unicef kill another eight kids with their 5-in-1 vaccine
Prenatal exposure to ultrasound waves impacts neuronal migration in mice, (and this is not something the FDA should know, and the public deserved to know?)
Communicated by Dale Purves, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, June 29, 2006
E.S.B.C.A. and V.G. contributed equally to this work. (received for review August 5, 2005)
Big Pharma criminality no longer a conspiracy theory: Bribery, fraud, price fixing now a matter of public record
Pharmaceutical fraud news, articles and information:
GlaxoSmithKline admits to criminal pharma fraud in 3 billion dollar case
Pharmaceutical fraud: How Big Pharma’s marketing and profits come before consumer safety and wellness
Massive medical fraud exposed: pharmaceutical company paid doctors to prescribe drugs and run sham clinical trials
The great direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising con: how patients and doctors alike are easily influenced to demand dangerous drugs
The truth about medical journals, and how drug companies exert heavy influence over published scientific articles
Scientific medical journals like JAMA fail basic credibility standards; medical journals become increasingly irrelevant
Pharmaceutical companies are a threat to public health; illicit marketing practices widespread
In view of all this, do you think that Obamacare did anything at all to resolve the real problems and the real issues with health care? The answer; quite obviously it did not.
OCTOBER 5, 2013
Obamacare’s Unconstitutional Origins
Tax legislation has to originate in the House; the health-care law didn’t.
Excerpts: Of all the fraud perpetrated in the passage of Obamacare — and the fraud has been epic — the lowest is President Obama’s latest talking point that the Supreme Court has endorsed socialized medicine as constitutional. To the contrary, the justices held the “Affordable” Care Act unconstitutional as Obama presented it to the American people: namely, as a legitimate exercise of Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce.
To sustain this monstrosity, Chief Justice John Roberts had to shed his robes and put on his legislator cap. He rewrote Obamacare as a tax — the thing the president most indignantly promised Americans that Obamacare was not. And it is here that our recent debate over the Constitution’s Origination Clause — the debate in which Matt Franck, Ramesh Ponnuru, Mark Steyn, and yours truly have probed the historical boundaries of the “power of the purse” reposed by the Framers in the House of Representatives — descends from the airy realm of abstraction and homes in on a concrete violation of law.
It is not just that the intensely unpopular Obamacare was unconstitutional as fraudulently portrayed by the president and congressional Democrats who strong-armed and pot-sweetened its way to passage. It is that Obamacare is unconstitutional as rewritten by Roberts. It is a violation of the Origination Clause — not only as I have expansively construed it, but even under Matt’s narrow interpretation of the Clause.
Bachmann on 10,535 Obamacare Reg Pages: ‘It’s Horrifying!’ Like a ‘Stephen King Novel’
The False Foundations of Modern Medicine
The Real History of Medicine
Death By Medicine
Little known fact. There is absolutely near to nothing, that has been presented to us the public, in its correct historical truth.
Exclusive: The Spanish Influenza Epidemic Of 1918 Was Caused By Vaccinations