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Big Pharma criminality no longer a conspiracy theory

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posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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Big Pharma criminality no longer a conspiracy theory

Mike Adams
Natural News
Monday, July 9, 2012
(NaturalNews) Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a “criminal racket” over the last few years have been wholly vindicated by recent news. Drug and vaccine manufacturer Merck was caught red-handed by two of its own scientists faking vaccine efficacy data by spiking blood samples with animal antibodies.

GlaxoSmithKline has just been fined a whopping $3 billion for bribing doctors, lying to the FDA, hiding clinical trial data and fraudulent marketing. Pfizer, meanwhile has been sued by the nation’s pharmacy retailers for what is alleged as an “overarching anticompetitive scheme” to keep generic cholesterol drugs off the market and thereby boost its own profits.
The picture that’s emerging is one of a criminal drug industry that has turned to mafia tactics in the absence of any real science that would prove their products to be safe or effective.

more here

www.infowars.com...


to protect yourselves google: mms1 Jim Humble
and search naturalnews.com for alternatives

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posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:22 PM
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Infowars is not an accepted source of information on this site because it is linked to Alex Jones.

Can you confirm this fine through other sources such as ABC News and the like?


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posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Wow.. I wouldn't go quite..ahem..that far about Infowars or PP but I wouldn't cite them as a primary either. Heck, it's not degrading, it's honest. They're aggregators like most everyone else. I do try and find 'tier 1' news sources....

Although, to be honest, now and then Alex Jones goes out and makes news too. lol... It sounds right on Big Pharma, whether the details are precisely correct or not. Billions on billions at stake and if money corrupts? Well, at those levels, it's degrees of black in the abyss.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
Infowars is not an accepted source of information on this site because it is linked to Aelx Jones.

Can you confirm this fine through other sources such as ABC News and the like?



ahh or do you mean you dont like Alex? do the mods know you pretend to be a mod mate?

Alex does have good info but here is a link if you dont like infowars
www.naturalnews.com...


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posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:27 PM
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"Conspiracy theory" is an excuse for people to remain ignorant.

Big pharma conspires to make profits. This is no theory, it is the mission of all corporations.

The data is all available to prove that patients are guinea pigs.

FDA requires the results of two successful trials and the approval requester is not required to submit any of the failed tests. Success criteria are arbitrary.

At the end of the day, freedom is determined by your ability to pay for laws that work in your favor.

The end.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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What's with all the anti capitalist corporations and banks in our country?
Don't they believe in Free and Fair Competition anymore?

How can any citizen that supports capitalism support these criminal corporations and financial sectors is beyond me.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
Infowars is not an accepted source of information on this site because it is linked to Alex Jones.

Can you confirm this fine through other sources such as ABC News and the like?


edit on 15-7-2012 by EvilSadamClone because: (no reason given)


Info wars should be taken with a pinch of salt, However, I dont doubt this at all.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Wow.. I wouldn't go quite..ahem..that far about Infowars or PP but I wouldn't cite them as a primary either. Heck, it's not degrading, it's honest. They're aggregators like most everyone else. I do try and find 'tier 1' news sources....

Although, to be honest, now and then Alex Jones goes out and makes news too. lol... It sounds right on Big Pharma, whether the details are precisely correct or not. Billions on billions at stake and if money corrupts? Well, at those levels, it's degrees of black in the abyss.


i found the info on infowars so they deserve to be linked, the heading mentions the author and site

Alex is ok, you do get news from him faster than any other site, i cant find better
his only problem is bad news isnt liked by those in Plato's cave



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by jacobe001
What's with all the anti capitalist corporations and banks in our country?
Don't they believe in Free and Fair Competition anymore?

How can any citizen that supports capitalism support these criminal corporations and financial sectors is beyond me.


All children are indoctrinated via NLP to pledge Allegiance.

In order to fight against the system, you have to reverse your conditioning



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by jacobe001
What's with all the anti capitalist corporations and banks in our country?
Don't they believe in Free and Fair Competition anymore?

How can any citizen that supports capitalism support these criminal corporations and financial sectors is beyond me.


the ones who own the fed own America now



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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zroth you taking them bitter pills today mate?

try and stop taking big pharma pills eh eh



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 05:54 PM
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Do any of you think the MSM will EVER tell us we are being poisoned??? Grant you Alex has to be taken with a grain of salt, but to say because a major media outlet is not talking about it makes it not true is like.................oh hell, I don't even know how to put that into words!!!



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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I didn't find anything MSM related about Merck, But I found this from ABC about GlaxoSmithKline.

ABC News (video)

The drug company admitted to promoting its drugs for uses not approved by regulators.


And this at the Washington Post.

Washington Post

LIPITOR LAWSUIT: Five big retail chains sued Pfizer Inc. and generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories of India in federal court, claiming they schemed to delay sales of cheap generic versions of the blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor.

THE CLAIMS: Walgreen Co., Kroger Co, Safeway Inc., Supervalu Inc. and HEB Grocery Co. LP accuse Pfizer of fraudulently getting the patent extended for Lipitor, the world’s top-selling drug ever, and then making deals to limit how much generic Lipitor pharmacies could sell. Drug stores make bigger profits on generics than brand-name drugs.


So it seems AJ isn't just crying wolf. At least not this time.

This brings me to a question I've asked before: Since a corporation is a person and a person that commits a criminal act generally spends time in jail, shouldn't a corporation that commits a criminal act be forced to suspend operations for a given amount of time?



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 06:20 PM
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No. They own America, so no jail time.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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shouldn't a corporation that commits a criminal act be forced to suspend operations for a given amount of time?


I can't remember who said it first, but there are some who say they'll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.



posted on Jul, 15 2012 @ 07:31 PM
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Originally posted by canyouhandletruth
zroth you taking them bitter pills today mate?

try and stop taking big pharma pills eh eh


nah man, no pills.

I just get tired of the news hiding the truth until after the bank vault is cleared.



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 12:47 AM
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Drug companies have been criminal charged in the past numerous times and it is not something that is really hidden but at the same time not often exposed.

However, some news outlets like 60 minutes and the like have covered these issues but they seem to fade from the conscience rather quick...

Of course these criminal charges often just bring fines and nothing more.



Here is one from 2009:


Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Pfizer Inc. agreed to a $1.2 billion criminal fine, the largest in U.S. history, and a felony plea by a subsidiary to close an investigation into what government lawyers described as fraudulent marketing of drugs.


www.bloomberg.com...



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 01:19 AM
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Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
Infowars is not an accepted source of information on this site because it is linked to Alex Jones.


According to whom exactly?



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 01:28 AM
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Originally posted by Screwed

Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
Infowars is not an accepted source of information on this site because it is linked to Alex Jones.


According to whom exactly?


It's a natural news article that was reposted by info wars. Natural news is well known for exaggerating and outright lying about anything that fits in their agenda. I would say Alex Jones isn't as bad but just about.

Both are not credible and anytime a story comes from either the sources need to be looked at first.

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Remember, MSM lying to you does not mean you should go believe ignorantly other people that lie to you, just because they are telling you what you want to hear...



posted on Jul, 16 2012 @ 02:17 AM
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Infowars' (lack of) credibility aside, OP, as a former dedicated NN reader, let me be the first to say this:

Not an accurate news source. I used to lap up everything they wrote until I started fact-checking their articles and was slapped in the face with the realization that they A.) Often make shiz up completely and do not cite sources. And B.) Twist the words of their sources to make inaccurate claims in articles.
In short, if you see someone citing Natural News as an information source, be it a person or article, disregard it, it has a very slim chance of being anything but contorted BS.

Now, as for the claim, I've run a couple of searches and HAVE found several different news sources saying the same thing, so that does not seem to have been inaccurate at all. I'm not aware of Forbes being on the Not Trustworthy list, so here's the article from Forbes:

GlaxoSmithKline's $3 Billion Hit: Deterrent or Business Expense?

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that GlaxoSmithKline had agreed to pay $3 billion in criminal and civil fines for its misdeeds in inappropriately marketing Paxil and another antidepressant, Wellbutrin; for withholding information on the cardiovascular risks of Avandia, a diabetes drug that has been shown to cause heart attacks; and for promoting Advair, an inhaled lung drug, to patients with mild asthma even though it wasn’t approved or appropriate for them. The fine was the largest ever imposed by the U.S. on a pharmaceutical company and settled both civil and criminal charges.


Also, from the cited DoJ link in the article about the GlaxoSmithKline fine:
GlaxoSmithKline to Plead Guilty and Pay $3 Billion to Resolve Fraud Allegations and Failure to Report Safety Data

Global health care giant GlaxoSmithKline LLC (GSK) agreed to plead guilty and to pay $3 billion to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from the company’s unlawful promotion of certain prescription drugs, its failure to report certain safety data, and its civil liability for alleged false price reporting practices, the Justice Department announced today. The resolution is the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history and the largest payment ever by a drug company.


Up to you folks if you think the facts can get any more clear than that.



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