posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 09:25 AM
Monsanto is owned by Pfizer?
I think my brain just exploded.
My introduction to the pharmaceutical research, development and approval process was almost twenty years ago when, as a recent college grad who
couldn't find a job, I took a temp job at a very small pharmaceutical lab. I'd mention the lab name, but then I couldn't tell my story since I
signed an NDA. My stimulating responsibility was one which consisted of photocopying procedural appraisals performed by a visiting FDA auditor.
These reports were drafted on a per-drug trial basis, and ranged from forty to a hundred pages, give or take. I'd stand at a copier for a half-hour
or more, making several copies, and reading their contents. "SOP Failure" was stamped every five pages or so (standard operating procedure). From
barring study participants once negative side-effects emerged, to outright excluding test samples because they didn't support the drug's drive to
market, the so-called "scientists" didn't seem to have any concern for any of the five steps of the scientific method, nor how the failure to meet
even one standard of the method confounds all results. And despite what those reports concluded, two of those drugs saw the US marketplace within two
It would seem that an invisible, yet magical barrier exists between the well-educated and the others. As much as I'd love to blame the manipulators
for this phenomenon, it was actually the unmotivated low men on the totem pole, wallowing in their own learned-helplessness, who elevated them. As
usual, ignorance is to blame.
...and it's five hours to happy hour...