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Side Effects: Death

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posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 02:47 PM
Checking out Henrik Palmgren's list of upcoming guests for Red Ice Radio today, I learned about Dr John Virapen, author of Side Effects: Death. Confessions of a Pharma-Insider.

From Amazon:

"I bribed a Swedish professor to enhance the registration of Prozac in Sweden." -John Virapen

Pharmaceutical companies want to keep people sick. They want to make others think that they are sick. And they do this for one reason: money. Did you know: * Pharmaceutical companies invest more than 35,000 Euro (over $50,000) per physician each year to get them to prescribe their products? * More than 75 percent of leading scientists in the field of medicine are "paid for" by the pharmaceutical industry? * Corruption prevailed in the approval and marketing of drugs in some cases? * Illnesses are made up by the pharmaceutical industry and specifically marketed to enhance sales and market shares for the companies in question? * Pharmaceutical companies increasingly target children? "Side Effects: Death" is the true story of corruption, bribery and fraud written by Dr. John Virapen, who has been called THE Big Pharma Insider. During his 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry internationally (most notably as general manager of Eli Lilly and Company in Sweden), Virapen was responsible for the marketing of several drugs, all of them with side effects. Now, Virapen is coming clean and telling all of the little secrets you were never intended to know!

Here he is on video speaking in English before an audience in Germany:

Thank heavens people can have a change of heart.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:08 PM
Haven't you ever wondered how all these drugs are approved by the FDA? Most having a long list of "possible" side effects that can actually be worse than the ailment they are supposed to be treating?

And just about every medicine you see advertised on TV as a new revolutionary treatment... a few years down the line that same drug is back on TV advertising "if you or a loved one have experienced these side effects or death you may be entitled to a lawsuit!"

You're lucky if you catch me taking an aspirin.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:14 PM
a reply to: ThisIsMyRifle

I believe I am correct to say that previously in history, the FDA was responsible for doing the drug testing to ensure the public safety.

That changed and now the pharmaceutical companies can do the drug testing, which is in and of itself corrupt.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:21 PM
I figured this out years ago when Vioxx was pushed through and then pulled for causing too many deaths. Pfizer and friends can get any medicine they have a new patent pushed right through. They also fight to keep ancient natural medicines out of the mainstream medical practice simply because they are not profitable, they can not patent a plant or even it's extract.

There are still good doctors out there who are willing to work with a knowledgeable patient. In this era being ignorant to what treatments and drugs one is prescribed can be fatal. To live a healthy life today, we have to be our own doctors and know our own body and how it responds to a treatment.
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posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:26 PM
Thanks, MR. I ordered the book. This is an "up close and personal" issue with me, as my son's health and life were ruined by pharmaceuticals and the doctors who were so quick to prescribe them. I believe that the physicians were doing what they thought best, based on the input they received. I don't blame them so much, except for being misled. I blame the pushers behind it. It's pure greed. Pure evil.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:31 PM
I find it very odd that individually, people want the best for other people. To make money, be successful people work hard and honestly.

Yet when a money making enterprise gets "big enough" suddenly the business entity behaves more like a bee hive, or ant colony - all ethics seem to go out the window because no one person is responsible, so everyone can just pass any ethical questions by and say "hey its just a job". Theres no accountability and everyone is so focused (including investors!) on the money that companys start doing bad things for more money.

Big pharma keeping people sick to sell more? I can EASILY believe it.

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posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:32 PM
a reply to: Mary Rose

There are simply too many private companies for that to be practical anymore. However, all testing standards any private company uses must still be passed through FDA and USDA standards, so they are well aware of what standards every company uses to test its product.

Additionally, the FDA and USDA require retention of every single serial produced to be sent to either the USDA or the FDA to be tested separately by those agencies at their discretion before or after they approve of marketing or release of that product. They test them as per the outline of production or batch protocol which the relevant agency (FDA or USDA) has approved.

This comes from my husband who knows this stuff intimately it having been his line of work for over a decade.

So, it's not like medications can just be tested any old way and "slip up." A company will be caught sooner or later if they try anything.

The simple fact of the matter is that there are always going to be side effects. Even herbal medications have side effects. Anytime you take something, anything to alter your body's chemistry, you are taking a risk. And despite the fact that the drug approval process is long and very hard to get past, there is always the risk that something will be missed in the trial stage.

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posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:36 PM

originally posted by: graceunderpressure
I believe that the physicians were doing what they thought best, based on the input they received.

Medical education today is also corrupt because profit-seeking pharmaceutical companies have undue influence over it.

Doctors are in a bind because they are under enormous pressure to follow "accepted medical practice" and they can get in a lot of trouble for going against the grain. It actually takes courage for them to speak out.

I have another thread about a courageous doctor: The Good Work of Suzanne Humphries, MD

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:38 PM
a reply to: graceunderpressure

At some level you should hold the Dr. responsible as well. It is their job to know what they are prescribing and what effects it can have.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:41 PM

originally posted by: ThisIsMyRifle
a reply to: graceunderpressure

At some level you should hold the Dr. responsible as well. It is their job to know what they are prescribing and what effects it can have.

This is where getting a good doctor come in. My neurologist has never prescribed anything to me without sitting down and giving me a good discussion over the potential side effects of the drug in question as well as what to do should they become something I can't tolerate.

You also have to take some responsibility for yourself, too. Never just assume your doctors know everything. Never be afraid to ask your own questions.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:44 PM

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Mary Rose

There are simply too many private companies for that to be practical anymore.

I don't know what you mean.

Too many companies submitting drugs to the government to be tested?

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:48 PM
a reply to: ThisIsMyRifle

I agree with you.

Doctors have to step up to the plate and educate themselves about what's going on. They can't just blame it on what they've been told.

But they will need a strong backbone.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:53 PM
a reply to: ketsuko
OK, here's a side effect for your consideration. My son's neurologist prescribed Depakote for his intractable seizure disorder. I noticed that when the doc increased the dosage, my son's seizures increased. 'Looked on the label, and one of the "side effects" of this anti-seizure medication was seizures!

I tried to get my baby off this stuff, and then the doctor actually wanted to have him hospitalized to give him "loading doses" (= massive quantities) of Depakote through an IV. When I pushed back and said I thought it was a bad idea, they called DFACS. The situation got to the point of a stranger from DFACS yelling at me about what a lousy parent I was, and threatening to take my son away if I didn't allow the procedure. Eventually, I gave in. It's one of the huge regrets of my life.

I remember standing over my child's bed in the hospital, watching him have seizure after seizure, peeing like a racehorse (his body trying to get the drug out of his system) and saying to the doctor, "What has to happen, here? Does he have to slip into a coma before you stop this?"

Eventually, they stopped the treatment. But, the seizures fried his brain so much that he went from being a 150+ IQ smart kid to a person who will never live or function on his own.

Side effects. Yeah.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:56 PM
Sometimes when you have a chronic condition, like I do, you'll try anything once, just to see if it works! I am currently on Methotrexate, which actually does list a potential side effect as death (and that's on the NHS website, which normally understates those things)

The side effects are awful, I feel sick and knackered all of the time, previously to this drug, I was given Azathioprine, which wasn't quite as bad, but just wasn't doing what it was meant to.

One of my big problems, is a multitude of allergies, many to food, which I think may contribute to my condition, but whilst I'll try to cut out many of the usual suspects, gluten, wheat, dairy etc, it can be difficult and expensive to do so. Furthermore, I got one chance at having food allergy testing done and had to list off, to the best of my ability, everything I wanted to be tested for, so I gave a few other examples as well as the ones above, including oranges and raspberries (apparently my allergy to raspberries is off the scale, goodness knows what's in them to trigger that) but as the medical profession is not keen on looking at the food we eat as a means to keep us healthy, other than the keeping a healthy BMI nonsense, they don't seem to have the facility to check for food allergies, so I'm possibly eating stuff that could be making my condition worse, but the medics don't want to know.

Meanwhile, I have to have weekly blood tests and take folic acid to counter the effects of the Methotrexate and I just don't seem to be getting anywhere with it, but I don't know what other answers there are, because I just don't have the money to get private allergy testing done, so I am at the mercy of the NHS (which by the way is fantastic, I cannot criticise them in any way, I would have been dead without them)

But it is a constant worry that I am taking this drug, that may in fact kill me

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:58 PM
a reply to: Mary Rose

An outline of production or batch record is a binding contract with the Federal Government that says "We will make our product in this way with these pharmaceutical references." Simply put, they do not deviate from those IN ANY WAY if they wish to remain in business.

If the FDA and USDA had to do all the testing of every product, I don't think you understand A.) the sheer number of tests every product requires at every stage and B.) the logistical nightmares involved in trying to transport the required volume of biological samples all over the country back and forth at every stage C.) the sheer inefficiency of government bureaucracy that would bog down the process of production and D.) the shelf life limit of most every product being produced.

Not only that, they expect that they can be inspected by any regulatory agency of any country they do business with AT ANY TIME and are expected to produce any information requested by those inspectors pretty much on the spot. That's in addition to the inspections they know about, and they get inspected by multiple regulatory agencies, basically any agency that might have a reason to think they have regulatory oversight in some way can and does inspect, AND if one agency thinks there are irregularities, they can and do call in others to also inspect.

I'm not sure what kind of impression you have of big companies, but they are hardly secretive bastions the government leaves alone to do whatever dastardly thing they want. I'm not implying they are all clean, but it is far harder for them to be nefarious than you seem to think it is. ... And no, my husband does not have a Snidely Whiplash Mustache even though he works for an evil big pharma ... he wants one though, but Native American blood pretty much precludes it.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:58 PM
Dr. Robert Mendelsohn is another excellent source on this topic as well...

The AMA affectionately refered to him as “Dr Meddlesome” for obvious reasons.

One of his best quotes:

There's no more dangerous activity than walking into a (witch) doctor's office...

"The medical industry is no longer to be trusted. We have a Medical Inquisition. The Rockefellers took it over way back and warped a lot of it. Our doctors are brainwashed. The Rockefellers are dedicated to population reduction and are using the medical industry to do it. Modern Medicine is neither an art nor a science. It's a religion. I believe that Modern Medicine’s treatments for disease . . . are more dangerous than the diseases they are designed to treat. I believe that more than ninety percent of Modern Medicine could disappear from the face of the earth – doctors, hospitals, drugs, and equipment – and the effect on our health would be immediate and beneficial.

Confessions of a Medical Heretic
Confessions of a Medical Heretic - The Temples of Doom
Confessions of a Medical Heretic - Search
Dr. Robert Mendelsohn Video Search

Most visible entity would be the AMA whose antics over the years make Pol Pot look like a choir boy (he, incidentally, was funded by the CIA). They run the typically Mafia huge extortion scheme known as the DISEASE PROTECTION RACKET. It is also the main foundation of the Matrix mind control as Fear of Disease in the first world is the main fear of Fear Inc.

"The medical cartel, at the highest level, is not out to help people, it is out to harm them, to weaken them. To kill them. At one point in my career, I had a long conversation with a man who occupied a high government position in an African nation. He told me that he was well aware of this. He told me that WHO is a front for these depopulation interests."--Jon Rappoport interview.

Also see: The Medical Mafia by Ghislaine Lanctot

Dr. Lanctot was stripped of her medical license and not allowed to practice medicine for life for writing this book!

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posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 03:58 PM

originally posted by: ThisIsMyRifle
a reply to: graceunderpressure

At some level you should hold the Dr. responsible as well. It is their job to know what they are prescribing and what effects it can have.

Oh, I hold him responsible, alright! I'm just saying that they're brainwashed. Ultimately, anyone who's brainwashed makes a choice. So, I don't disagree with you.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 04:10 PM
a reply to: Murgatroid

Totally off topic..but that is the creepiest avatar I have ever seen..I had to sit and look at it for ages till the guy came back out again, just to make sure I hadn't imagined it and that the Methotrexate wasn't affecting my eyes lol

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 04:14 PM
a reply to: destination now
Made me laugh, I owe you one...

Sincere apologies for creeping you out though.

posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 04:18 PM
a reply to: graceunderpressure

Because of stories like this, if I ever have children I want to raise them somewhere besides the US. You are not alone. Too many doctors blindly follow the book and the advice of pharmaceutical companies with little regard to how the patient is reacting to a treatment.

Healthcare for profit is destroying our health.

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