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Then & Now - Medication Ads & The Lawsuits That Followed

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posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 12:36 AM
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I am not worthy of handling such a thread title of such massive capabilities, so I leave it to you ATS researchers who far surpass my abilities for such construction of a thread to make this concept what it should be, then post it. This is just a practice thread for such an idea.

I was watching some old TV shows from the 90s & early 2000s tonight.
Then this idea came to me as I watched the old commercials for these medications.

Accutane Ad
Accutane Lawsuits

Chantix Ad
Chantix Lawsuit Center
(I have experience with Chantix myself. I tried to quit smoking with it, and it does "help" with that. I cut down over 50% and I was/am a 2 pack a day guy. I only took it for a few months, so thankfully, only a few 1000 of my neural pathways are cauterized from Chantix.)

Fosamax Ad
Fosamax Lawsuits

Advair Ad
Advair Lawsuits

Prozac Ad
Prozac Lawsuits

Depakote Ad Can't Find Any.
Depakote Lawsuits

Adderall AdCan't Find Any
Adderall Lawsuits

Gardasil Ad
Gardasil Lawsuits

Oxycontin AdCan't Find Any
Oxycontin Lawsuits

Effexor Ad
Effexor Lawsuits

This is only scratching the surface of this information, I just used medications I am familiar with, as are many of you. I use to watch these ads at my old job working with mentally challenged adults, then a few months later, those medications would be prescribed to our clients. Then... the public.

Now I'll dial it back a few notches.....

Camel Cigarette Ad - Doctor Approved
Another Doctor Approved Camel Ad

Winston Cigarette Ad - Flintstone Approved

I could go on for hours. Radioactive approved products people used....
8 Radioactive Products People Actually Used

It doesn't take much to research these things.
We all tell most of you this kind of stuff all the time.

Most people have short term memories, I call them 4 year memories, because they forget the last President's promises were lies, but they keep doing the same thing every 4 years hoping for change.

Every day we watch TV commercials promoting medications, and soon to follow are all the lawyer ads for said medications after we've already taken them for long periods of time. At the time though, they seem like a "new answer" to everyone's problems. Then they become new problems in reality.

I challenge ALL OF YOU to Google "Your medication + Lawsuit" and do some actual research. Maybe, dare I say it, go on to page 2 & beyond of Google's search results also.

I am a former prescription medication user, I have been CLEAN for almost 4 years now.
We won't be counting alcohol in this statement, but pill free nonetheless.

The results: I am middle aged (almost 40) that is middle aged now folks, and I have a full head of dark brown hair still, my own teeth, smooth skin, my high school weight still, clear headed and sharp thinking, I can spell correctly, haven't been to a doctor in years, do not suffer from any ailments or diseases, do not "require" medications, am in perfect health, and am trying to help all of you achieve the best results for your corresponding ages.

Take some time out of your busy TV/music/partying lifestyles and spend about 20 mins a day researching the things I've mentioned here, please. Make your own decision WITH all the information available.

Thank you for your time ATS.




posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 12:56 AM
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Just yesterday I was reading an article about how one drug company was reserving $1 billion for the settlement of lawsuits for just one of it's many drugs. Obviously they are expecting complications, but as long as us guinea pigs keep testing these things out they are happy.

What's $1 billion to a drug company these days?


Another article I saw yesterday was about how lawsuits brought against drug companies have increased MASSIVELY in the last couple of decades. Cant find the original source, will have another quick look. Not that anyone here will be surprised.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 01:15 AM
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Don't get me started.....

Ever since my husband had a heart attack and then later sugar, I am constantly on the alert for warnings.

His old doctor first put him on the controversial sugar drug Avandaryl [not to be given to patients with heart problems]. Well we questioned him about that plus asked why he gained 60 pounds over a matter of months.
[and no, it's not from eating]. It was fluid....so he puts him on fluid pills. Then another sugar pill [metformin].
Finally, the FDA recalls the drug so what does the doctor do??? Puts him on the other controversial sugar drug Actos. We asked him if there was ANY other medicine and he said no, unless you want to go with injections.
He's got a new doctor now and first thing he did was take him off Actos. He put him on Janumet and we were let down when we saw a "bad drug" commercial for that one too. But I don't think it's as bad....I think.

What in the world happened to all the old medicines that's been around for decades??
Now we are subjected to being guinea pigs while the companies make BILLIONS of dollars.

And the fines that are imposed on them is nothing but a slap on the wrist.

By the time they recalled Avandaryl, they made billions & billions off of that drug.

Sickening....



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 01:22 AM
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Obviously they are expecting complications, but as long as us guinea pigs keep testing these things out they are happy.


I saw all these things 1st hand at my former employer. I was a whistle blower there, not for the medications, but for the silent abuse and incompetence. Keeping things quiet is the M.O. of most of these organizations i worked at. If you have a relative in a group home, get them out of there!

Whistle blowers are usually telling you something you should know, the hard truths, their reputations are always tarnished after coming forward, but the sheeple always absorb the mainstream explanations.

I am a fan of the human race, and I know this body, or vehicle, is just a temporary experience of my consciousness. I don't mind risking my temporary existence helping others help themselves.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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If you haven't heard about the propecia lawsuits, join the club. Many folks know nothing of them. Erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer are the main issues, but there are others. Sadly, there have been suicides because the side-effect of ED was supposed to stop when the drug was no longer taken, but it didn't stop.

22 y/o suicide



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 12:02 PM
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Back in the 90's I was on prozac until I got
pregnant and was told by my doctor to get off.I did.

What I don't understand is if they knew back then
why are they allowing pregnant women now to take it now?
Not only with prozac but the more sever anti- depressant
Effexor?
Back then they didn't allow children to get the flue vacc,
they do now so I don't get it.It's the same with prozac
not to be given to children,What has changed?Is big pharm trying to
kill us?Why are parents so uninformed?

My daughter(she's an adult) went through hell to get off effexor and
from what I've read she's lucky she got off of this poison.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 10:27 PM
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Everyone I knew trying to get off Effexor said it was horrific, like a lightning storm in their brains. With all the testimonies I've heard, it sounds like something to stay far away from.

Indeed, why are they allowing so much drugging up of children?
No more concerns about effects on unborn fetuses. It's become taboo to even speak out negatively against against pharmaceutical product that hasn't been "proven" to be harmful. Though proof seems to take years, in the meantime, we are guinea pigs.

Actual test subject animals have more rights these days I think.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by LiveForever8
reply to post by JibbyJedi
 


Just yesterday I was reading an article about how one drug company was reserving $1 billion for the settlement of lawsuits for just one of it's many drugs. Obviously they are expecting complications, but as long as us guinea pigs keep testing these things out they are happy.

What's $1 billion to a drug company these days?


Another article I saw yesterday was about how lawsuits brought against drug companies have increased MASSIVELY in the last couple of decades. Cant find the original source, will have another quick look. Not that anyone here will be surprised.



With lawsuits reaching $20million easilly, that's 50 lawsuits to reach $1 billion. If 50 million people are prescribed the drug, only 1 in 1 million need to have complications for $1 billion to be reached.

I took accutane, it worked reasonably well for me, and for millions of people changed their life in ways no other drug possibly could. Yet several thousand people out of 16 million had complications and sued. I would say the ratio of those it helped to those who were hurt are pretty good. Now the drug is no longer available, and people have little to no recourse for relief.

So in short, yes, they are expecting complications. EVERY drug has complications. Tylenol will cause permanent liver damage. Aspirin causes bleeding ulcers.



posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 01:33 AM
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So in short, yes, they are expecting complications. EVERY drug has complications. Tylenol will cause permanent liver damage. Aspirin causes bleeding ulcers.


Not every lawsuit was settled for the same amount, and not everyone who suffered a side effect, or any negative effects, sued or even tried to sue for damages.

Many people don't even know something is wrong with them until it gets to disastrous levels, and after several months and years, it's impossible to pinpoint the cause being related to the medications.

Far more people are negatively affected almost immediately by vaccines than any other product, and to this day the vaccine manufacturers still claim they are safe for infants to elderly, when they obviously aren't. Also the break downs in the body that vaccines and medications cause can lead to other things creating illness and disease, like organ malfunctions from meds which create other problems when certain foods are eaten.

Impossible to win a lawsuit when so many factors are to be considered.



posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 01:42 AM
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My point is that unless something major is purposefully concealed, several thousand bad cases from many millions of patients should not warrant the hatred I see here.



posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 02:04 AM
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good thinking and well done putting this kind of a thread together


just off the top of my head, here's a list that should blow your mind ... how many do you remember?
Ativan
Avandia
Celebrex
Cipro
FenPhen
Gardasil
GranuFlo
Januvia
Lexapro
Ocella
Paxil
Prozac
Seroquel
Viagra
Vioxx
Yasmine
Zicam
Zoloft
Artificial Joints - Hip, Knee & Pacemakers

^^^ and this list was generated from 1st hand experience with self, family or friends.

there are soooooooo many more that a thread could be assigned to each "condition/illness" and then the subsequent treatments, failures, complications and settlements could be easily found on later searches


ETA - ooooh, almost forgot a valuable link for anyone interested in other meds (in active litigation) not previously listed. www.classaction.org...

edit on 6-12-2012 by Honor93 because: ETA

whoah ... was just reading the above link and totally forgot about Sally Fields and Boniva ... that commercial was played far too many times ... didn't know this drug can cause osteoNECROSIS or dead jaw in users
edit on 6-12-2012 by Honor93 because: add txt



posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
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My point is that unless something major is purposefully concealed, several thousand bad cases from many millions of patients should not warrant the hatred I see here.


The "hatred" is for the deception and lack of concern for humans' health by big Pharma.

All I asked of others here is to research their medications themselves, it's possible and very likely that many here are suffering a negative effect from their meds, and looking at the corresponding lawsuits/settlements might make them aware of something early, then remedy it before some auto immune disease or the like sets in.



posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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It was difficult for me to give my kids even tylenol
and only dosed them as a last resort.

From what I understand not even doctors are fully
aware of just how addictive effexor is,and most M.D's
will not prescribe it they will referr you the a psych to
get a prescription.
My daughter was on a relitively low dose in comparison
so what she did was take the small beads in the capsule form
and reduce the amount weekly.I believe she started with taking
one bead at a time out.It was a very slow withdrawl but still not without
side effects,and that's pretty bad.In fact in my opinion
it worse than getting off opioids.

People need to do their research when getting on any
of these psych drugs,because I think they do more harm
than good.






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