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People & Power - Drug Money - Massive Big Pharma Corruption

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posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:48 AM

People & Power - Drug Money - Massive Big Pharma Corruption

People & Power investigates fraud and corruption running through the veins of the US pharmaceutical industry.

(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 12-8-2010 by ModernAcademia]

posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:48 AM

The US healthcare industry is the world's biggest, with $300bn per year spent on prescription drugs.

For many these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.

But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US.

Two of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies have been fined billions of dollars after investigations into their secret working practices.

What these cases have revealed will change the way the drug industry is perceived forever.

Revelations have emerged of pervasive fraud, fatal side effects, and huge kick-backs paid to doctors.

This investigation by Melanie Newman and Chris Woods reveals how healthcare became unhealthy profit.

Basically it was very saddening watching this video, the guy is living a similar life as my father because of bad prescription medicine that is doing nothing but ruining lives.

Profit-driven sickness, it's so horrible how much money this industry makes, it's completely disgusting!

Agnostics and all walks of life in facts often ask "why do bad things happen to good people"?

A more important question in a country that prides itself in confirming to the rule of law is: "Why do very very bad people end up being billionaires"... oh ya and lobbyists.
Oh.. maybe that's why they aren't in jail.

What a sad sad sad world.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:53 AM

The video talks about daniel carlat and his blog:
The Carlat Psychiatry Blog

Can we perhaps get this guy to do a video interview with ATS News people?

Could be interesting

ATS STAFF.. please also look at this:

Perhaps we can get a series going here with all of these people!


posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 02:43 PM
We all spend too much on drugs...The companies only pick the most expensive products to sell and let everything else go...I know what people are going to say...but I think the pharmaceutical companies should be run by the government.

posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 05:35 PM
"BiG PharmA" is all publicly traded >STOCK MARKET GOLD.<

Heres how it all works from the word go > There is NO $MONEY$ in curing anything, the $ is all in the drugs & treatment's. (ON THE COME BACK)

So they along with their stock holders, no-ethics having corrupt scientists and the "MedicaL Profession" pill pushers all come out on top, while you on the other hand get done with the business end of a baseball bat up where the sun don't shine.

BiG PharmA FaT CatS" have a guy on the second floor who appears as if he's actually running the show, if he does not make a profit for everyone he has to >HE GETS CRAP CANNED,< and he knows it. So...he does it at any and all costs.

"BiG PharmA" owns the FDA ! The on the take FDA knows that they can't take outward bribes to pushing a new drug through while they are still with the FDA, but its most certainly not illegal to change jobs in the United States oF America ! So thats exactly what they after a number of years of push dangerous and sometimes absolute killer drugs through for the good folks at "BiG PharmA," They then go work for them, but only on paper of course in most cases, they are really on a beach in St. Bart's rubbing elbows with the hoy paloy. Nice Huhh ?

When a new drug gets appoved by the FDA and patented, its an automatic 1 BiLLioN DeaD PresidentS in the bank for "BiG PharmA" and their stock holders, and that patent lasts for 17 long years my friends.
They then can charge what ever they want for the drug,

They literally have a license to print $MoNEY$ !

The following link explains beautifully, all you need to know regarding why natural cures are always said NOT to WORK and be garbage, you know the "IF THEY WORKED, WHERE ARE THEY ?" type crap.

This explains where they are and why, plus much, much more.
Scroll down to "THE PATENTING OF A NEW DRUG." The whole page is great and really tells it like it truly is, ever heard of Linus Pauling ?

[edit on 12-8-2010 by alpha68]

posted on Aug, 14 2010 @ 09:11 AM
This link was supposed to have been in the above post, plus check out the other link as well.

[edit on 14-8-2010 by alpha68]

posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 11:53 AM
Some quotations:

"The company [Pfizer] made about 180 billion dollars selling 12 drugs. They paid about 2.3 billion in fines. That is a good business plan."

"And Pfizer certainly had an interesting way of doing business. Witnesses in the case revealed just how the company persuaded doctors to prescribe its drugs. It entertained them in strip clubs. It told them that the blues teenagers feel when they don't make the football team were signs of treatable depression. And it paid them to endorse Pfizer drugs. One doctor received 150,000 dollars in a year. Details of Pfizer's behaviour came to light thanks to a small band of whistleblowers."

Other "highlights" from the video include:

* a Harvard professor of psychiatry declaring that he is second only to "God"

* male children developing breasts as a side effect of psychiatric drugs (just another day in psych-drug land)

* a diabetes drug (Avandia) that is thought to have caused 100,000 heart attacks in the United States alone, with the U.S. senate Finance Committee later discovering that its Big Pharma manufacturer was probably aware of its possible cardiac risks.

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