posted on Nov, 11 2005 @ 05:44 PM
[color=#990000]More than the big drug companies want you to know.
Congress needs to act to protect Americans from the dangers of a pandemic flu outbreak – and the best way to protect Americans from the flu is to
produce safe vaccines.
But the Bush Administration and Members of Congress are using fear of a flu outbreak as an excuse to slip in huge giveaways to the pharmaceutical
industry. Proposals being considered would limit the ability of individuals to hold drug companies accountable if they give people unhealthy or deadly
vaccines or drugs, even if they commit gross negligence.
Immunity for Viagra?
And Viagra? The bill doesn’t just give immunity to a flu vaccine. The legislation would allow the government to add drugs made by their favorite
corporations to a list of those that would be protected. You name it, they could add it to the list.
Even if it’s not related at all, the drugmaker could receive immunity anyway, if the Secretary of Health and Human Services says so. One person
would be given the power to give immunity from all liability to any drug company for any drug!
What Does This Mean for You?
What does that mean for ordinary Americans? It means no remedy if you or your loved ones are injured or killed by a bad dose of vaccine -- or by any
dangerous drug that’s on the immunity list!
For instance, if a drug maker marketed a drug or vaccine that was approved for adults, but caused serious medical problems and even death when used by
children, as was the case with heartburn medicine Propulsid, the parents of an injured child would have no way to hold the drug maker accountable.
If a drug company used a dangerous ingredient in over-the-counter cold medicine that gave hundreds of people strokes, as was the case with the drug
PPA, which was in Triaminic and Tavist products until 2000, people who were harmed could not seek compensation.
And if a contaminated batch of an anti-viral treatment caused massive illness and even death, families would be unable to get any remedy.
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