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“Protocol 007”: Merck Scientists Accuse Company of Mumps Vaccine Fraud that Endangers Public

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posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:12 PM

At its core, the 55-page whistleblower lawsuit unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia makes one stunning allegation – that pharmaceutical giant Merck traded children’s health to protect monopoly profits, and engaged in a systematic, elaborate, and ongoing fraud to do so.

If the charges – which Merck denies – are true, a 12-month-old child getting a recommended shot containing the mumps vaccine at their pediatrician’s office this morning would not be adequately protected from the disease, and could face serious health complications down the road as a result.

The alleged fraud: a multi-year effort to hide the fact that the mumps vaccine is no longer anywhere near as effective as Merck claims. The project was widely known and approved within the company’s vaccine division and even had a name, Protocol 007, according to the two former Merck scientists who filed the suit more than two years ago under the federal whistleblower statute. Virologists Stephen A. Krahling and Joan A. Wlochowski claim they witnessed the fraud firsthand when they worked at the Merck vaccine laboratory in West Point, Pennsylvania, between 1999 and 2002, and were pressured to participate...

...The suit describes Merck’s allegedly no-holds-barred effort to protect its market position. “Merck set out to conduct testing of its mumps vaccine that would support its original efficacy finding. In performing this testing, Merck’s objective was to report efficacy of 95 percent or higher regardless of the vaccine’s true efficacy. The only way Merck could accomplish this was through manipulating its testing procedures and falsifying the test results. … Krahling and Wlochowski participated on the Merck team that conducted this testing and witnessed firsthand the fraud in which Merck engaged to reach its desired results. Merck internally referred to the testing as Protocol 007.”

It's pretty simple - If they would lie about the effectiveness of the vaccine, they damn sure would lie about the dangers. This is the vaccine most closely associated with the onset of autism.

The fact is there have been documented clusters of mumps cases around the country. This may substantiate the whistle-blower claims. I guess all it takes is one anomaly in an area and it could spread from there since children are not adequately protected, according to the lawsuit.

Another (non controversial) source:

The lawsuit:

edit on 25-6-2012 by KillerQueen because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:25 PM
When will you people learn the there are people who know how and are making you ill for the have the drugs to keep you and you family sustained for generation$.

The healthiest people in the world are the indigenous Indians found around the world who walk bare foot and eat living food.

Man has been fooled to believe he needs a steady diet of supplements and drugs to stay alive having some infused notion that the human body is pathetic and needs man and his drugs to upkeep it.
edit on 25-6-2012 by Shadow Herder because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:28 PM
Yeah I'm gonna go ahead and say this is pretty important information to know. I think we've all assumed that this kind of horseplay was taking place at all Big Pharma companies, but its nice to have confirmation. This could get ugly. People have a notoriously poor sense of humor when it comes to endangering their children for profit.

posted on Jun, 25 2012 @ 08:47 PM
Merck has a history of doing this. It's product Vioxx was ultimately found to cause heart issues and it was revealed from their own internal emails that their drug studies were contrived to hide negative results and, what's as bad, they pushed the risky drug to doctors to proscribe before the data was exposed.

the medical literature related to Vioxx suggests an even more onerous possibility, which is that Merck intentionally designed its studies to avoid discovering the truth about the potential C.V. risks of Vioxx. I have not been privy to the company’s private staff meetings and internal documents. But it has been my experience that undertaking any major research study involves extensive consultation between experts in all pertinent fields, including pharmacologists, epidemiologists, statisticians and business managers. Given the enormous intellectual investment in the design of a drug like Vioxx, it is reasonable to presume that all potential outcomes were seriously entertained. I must presume that Merck would factor in what might happen to Vioxx sales with each study result. And so it’s hard to escape the sadly cynical conclusion that the company consciously crafted its tests to avoid exposing the risks of Vioxx to the public.

posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 02:57 AM
If Merck was a computer company, building computers for customers, and the computers started having a problem where they would occasionally eat/destroy your files.

The public outcry would be massive, as would the BBB complaints, and the class action lawsuits, and such. Would be all over the news too, at least the tech shows.

But, a big pharma company, screws us over daily, endangers our health, and slowly kills us for profit, and we get barely a PEEP..

There was a bigger deal made about the Apple Iphone 4's antenna issue..

People have their priorities so messed up. "Kill us slowly, but let us have our toys, bread and circuses, and we will willingly walk into the lab for our shots".

Sadly, they'll get a slap on the wrist, and be back at in shortly there after. No accountability, no harsh backlash.. just SOP.. "oops we got caught.. hehe". Beyond Disgusting!

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