posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 03:14 AM
Not that anyone should be suprised by this but interesting article from the BBC states that in an authorative study, Tamiflu was found to be no better
than Paracetamol when treating Swine Flu (quick..... the Swine flu is coming!!)
Researchers from Cochrane have a fairly decent reputation in the industry of providing impartial analysis so this (presumably) is backed by good
statistical evidence based on efficacy; a word that is bandied around the Bio-Pharma markets with regular abandon.
OK so you're writing a story about how Tamiflu doesnt work, how HUNDREDS of millions of pounds were spent by NICE in the UK stockpiling the drug, how
efficacy trials were seemingly side-stepped in order to meet the "deadly challenge" and the Journalist doesn't mention the Gillead/Rumsfeld connection
I used to work in the Bio-Pharma industry and I'm aware of a few examples of senior civil servants from NICE being somewhat...how shall I put
this...duplicitous in terms of their regulated dealings.
I would have expected at least one question to be raised relating to:
How Swine-Flu became such an international hot topic given it was no more dangerous than "normal flu".
How Gilead seemingly bucked their previous (relatively poor) form and were in the right place at the right time to "save lives".
How Tamiflu became the de-facto choice of Government Purchasers
How much money did major shareholders in Gilead ( i.e Rumsfeld) make as a consequence.
Is there an ongoing scam relating to influential people manipulating the medicine industry as a relatively low risk get rich quick scheme?
We suspect it goes on in the miliitarised sectors ( see Cheney/Haliburton) but is this just a frightening co-incidence that besmirches the otherwise
exemplary characters of these statesmen and is perpetuated by the grace and favour culture of mod£rn politics (which is, if you think about it..
actually old fashioned as the "mod£rn" system of democracy is a 2000 year old concept after 60,000 years of Kings and Queens doing similar
edit on 10-4-2014 by Jukiodone because: (no reason given)