Without lifelong treatments, vaccines and the whole range of Big Pharma offerings, where’s the profit? What’s the point in helping people if a real cure is the goal?
Did you know that a scientist claims to have a cure for HPV that was offered in Mexico? You probably won’t be hearing about that from Merck anytime soon.
And so it goes … Melissa Dykes covers the paradigm we are currently living under — “Is Curing Patients a Sustainable Business Model?”
Robert F. Kennedy Jr emphasizes how pharmaceutical companies have a large hand in how the American government creates healthcare policy and recommendations.
- Reflect On:At the end of the day, awareness is key, as we are the tools used by these corporations. Without US, they would not be able to sell their product. Do these companies have our best interest at heart? Or does business greed take over?
Those of you who have been involved in the past in the battle to protect our children from poorly made vaccines or toxic chemicals in our food or in our water know the power of these industries and how they’ve undermined every institution in our democracy that is supposed to protect little children from powerful, greedy corporations. Even the pharmaceutical companies have been able to purchase congress. They’re the largest lobbying entity in Washington D.C.. They have more lobbyists in Washington D.C. than there are congressman and senators combined. They give twice to congress what the next largest lobbying entity is, which is oil and gas… Imagine the power they exercise over both republicans and democrats. They’ve captured them (our regulatory agencies) and turned them into sock puppets. They’ve compromised the press… and they destroy the publications that publish real science. (Robert F. Kennedy Jr, from the video below)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Children’s Health Defence (a worthy cause if you’re looking for one to donate to) has been fighting against big corporations that have taken over and undermined American government health regulatory agencies for a number of years. One of the most recent examples is when Robert F. Kennedy Jr represented Dewayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper who successfully brought forward a lawsuit alleging glyphosate caused his cancer. That’s right, he won!
There are currently thousands of cases pending against Monsanto, which is only one of multiple powerful companies influencing agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And to think, these are the agencies providing us with ‘science’ in order to get the food, medications, and other products produced by these big corporations to be deemed safe. Not only that, but these agencies are providing educational resources to medical schools, which Big Pharma has completely taken over as well.
It’s truly unbelievable that, in this day and age, education has turned into brainwashing. Science is corrupted, altered, changed, ignored, and swept under the rug just because it threatens the interests of a few powerful people and the corporations they hide behind.
It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ) (source)
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s pesticide Round Up, is a perfect example, as science has been showing for decades how incredibly harmful it is for human health and the environment, yet it’s approved as ‘safe’ for use in the western world. It’s no mystery why glyphosate is illegal in the majority of countries around the world. The same goes for genetically modified foods, which is what Round Up was designed to be used on. Years ago, a lawsuit forced the FDA to divulge its files on genetically engineered foods.
“As part of the process, they portrayed the various concerns as merely the ignorant opinions of misinformed individuals – and derided them as not only unscientific, but anti-science. They then set to work to convince the public and government officials, through the dissemination of false information, that there was an overwhelming expert consensus, based on solid evidence, that GMOs were safe.” – Jane Goodall
You can read more about that here. You can also read more about the connection between GMOs and cancer as well as hundreds of scientists supporting the link here. Just like glyphosate, dozens of countries have cited health and environmental hazards for keeping GMOs out of their country.
In addition, Monsanto colluded with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stifle cancer research and any connections to their products. The European Union actually just approved the use of glyphosate, and their approval was found to be based on plagiarized science from Monsanto.
The corruption is never-ending when it comes to the link between corporations and government agencies. In fact, only a few years ago, more than a dozen scientists from within the CDC put out an anonymous public statement detailing the influence corporations have on government policies. They were referred to as the Spider Papers.
Dr. William Thompson is a longtime CDC scientist who has published some of the most commonly cited pro-vaccine studies, some of which claim that there is absolutely no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. He pointed to a specific study that he co-authored in 2004 for the CDC, which claimed that “the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine does not cause autism or any particular subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.” This study is often cited when trying to justify the use of this vaccine, despite the fact that he later stated they deleted important findings from that study. He said that “it’s the lowest point in my career that I went along with that paper and uh, I went along with this, we didn’t report significant findings… I’m completely ashamed of what I did, I have great shame now that I was complicit and went along with this. I have been a part of the problem.” (source)
Anxious to get this information out, Thompson sent various documents to Congressman Bill Posey, who addressed the congress, reading a statement that he had received from Dr. Thompson:
Sometime soon after the meeting, we decided to exclude reporting any race effects, the [CDC] co-authors scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the [MMR vaccine] study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room and reviewed and went through all the hard copy documents that we had thought we should discard and put them in a huge garbage can. (source)
As you can see, there are no shortage of examples that highlight the collusion between corporations and government regulatory agencies.
This information might come as a shock for some, and to those of you who are just waking up to this kind of thing, it’s really nothing to be scared about. This is simply important information to be aware of. Once you are aware, you can make more informed decisions and better choices in your own life. After all, who are the main resources for these big, misleading corporations? Us. We are the ones who use and support their products and keep the money flowing into their pockets. Without us, they are nothing, which is why awareness is so important.
Sure, there are mass brainwashing campaigns by these companies in an attempt to convince us that their propaganda is real, but more people are becoming aware and it’s spreading across the globe. This can’t go on forever, and compared to a couple of decades ago, so many more people were unaware. We’ve come a long way, and that’s a very positive thing.
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YouTube is blocking his potentially life-saving information so that the major pharmaceutical companies (aka Big Pharma) and Chemical Medication companies make more money, profiting off of your prolonged suffering which eventually leads to death.
He is also being blocked in Germany as well as the USA. The powers that be do not want this information released. Patients that can heal themselves are no longer patients, they are simply healthy people.
Dr. H. Crone Medical Director IBMS University and MTC Europe
New accusations have come forth from the Russian Defense Ministry claiming that the United States government knowingly killed dozens of people with a biological weapon that it claimed was “drug research.”
Documents suggest that at least 73 people from the European country of Georgia died over a very short period of time as a result of secretive tests involving “a highly toxic chemical or biological agents with high lethality rate.”
A U.S.-sponsored research facility in Georgia is said to be where these tests took place – and the Russian government is convinced, after studying a series of files released by former Georgian minister Igor Giorgadze, that the tests had nothing to do with drug testing, and everything to do with intentionally killing people using covert chemical and biological weapons.
Giorgadze says he was able to procure 100,000 pages of data to back these serious claims, showing that federal government officials may have lied about testing out a drug known as “Sovaldi,” allegedly for Hepatitis C, when in fact they actually administered a deadly chemical and biological weapon.
“The documents showed many lethal outcomes among the patients,” stated Igor Kirillov, commander of the Russian military branch responsible for defending Russian troops against radiological, chemical, and biological weapons.
“Despite the deaths of 24 people in December 2015 alone, the clinical trials were continued in violation of international standards and the wishes of the patients,” he added. “This led to the deaths of 49 more people.”
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Donald Rumsfeld hired to board of pharmaceutical company responsible for allegedly fake Hepatitis C drug
According to reports, the company behind Sovaldi, California-based biomedical firm Gilead Sciences, has close ties to the military-industrial complex, or what’s more recently come to be known as the “deep state.”
Back in 1988, Gilead recruited former U.S. defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld to its board, Rumsfeld having been later accused of committing war crimes during his tenure within the George W. Bush administration.
Whether or not Rumsfeld had any involvement in this alleged chemical and biological weapons scheme remains to be seen. But Russian heads are insistent that Richard Lugar from the Center for Public Health Research, located near the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, was not, in fact, simply testing a pharmaceutical drug when these 73 individuals died at this U.S.-connected facility.
Pentagon says allegations are “Russian disinformation”
In responding to the allegations, Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon pulled out the conspiracy theory card, claiming that the U.S. did not conduct bioweapons research in Georgia, and that any claims to the contrary are part of “a Russian disinformation campaign directed against the West.”
Russia is none too happy with this response, and has promised “diplomatic and military action” in response, especially since Georgia sits at Russia’s border.
“We cannot simply turn a blind eye to things happening near our southern borders that directly affect our safety,” stated Vladimir Shamanov, head of the Russian parliament’s Defense Committee, to the TASS news agency, as related by SHTFplan.com.
Just this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his country has developed some new weapons of its own, including missiles that the nation claims will only be used in response to an incoming missile attack.
The announcement comes at a time when tensions between the U.S. and Russia remain high, despite what appear to have been some positive moves towards reconciliation between Presidents Trump and Putin.
“Only when we become convinced that there is an incoming attack on the territory of Russia, and that happens within seconds, only after that we would launch a retaliatory strike,” Putin stated during a recent panel discussion about the new weapons.
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Originally posted: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-19-big-pharma-drug-research-facility-just-a-front-bioweapons.html
Author : Ethan Huff
Big Pharma drug pushers infiltrate local public schools under the guise of “mandatory mental health screenings” for children
According to the World Health Organization, the United States is one of the most depressed countries in the world, with one in five adults experiencing some form of mental health issue each year. While some of the millions of people diagnosed with these conditions seek therapy to cope with their problems, the vast majority are simply handed prescriptions for antidepressant and other psychiatric drugs and sent on their way.
Sadly, more and more children are being swept up in this net of chemical medications. CCHR, the international mental health watchdog organization, warns that over 7 million children under the age of 17 are already on some form of psychiatric medication, including over 2 million on antidepressants, 1.2 million on antipsychotics, and 1.4 million on anti-anxiety medications.
And those numbers are sure to grow astronomically, if a new program being implemented in Washington State takes off nationally. Several King County school districts in that state will shortly be introducing mandatory screenings to establish mental health and substance abuse risk factors in seventh grade students. And that will provide a whole new batch of “patients” for Big Pharma to sell psychiatric drugs to.
Another opportunity for Big Pharma to make big profits off little kids
According to the Bellevue Reporter, a device called the Check Yourself Tool, based on research conducted by scientists at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington, will be used to implement a program called Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Services (SBIRT).
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SBIRT is a web-based interactive survey that obtains information from the child and then spits out “instant personalized feedback about mental health behaviors.” It will take students no more than 10 minutes to complete, and will cover four areas of concern:
Strengths (goals, supportive relationships and school connectedness); substance use (use in the past year and frequency of use); mental health (anxiety, PTSD symptoms, and self-harm thoughts); and safety (harassment, feeling safe at school, and context at home).
Based on the results of their individual surveys, kids will then be divided into three tiers:
Tier 1 kids who are considered low risk and will not require additional services;
Tier 2 kids who demonstrate a need for some intervention and who will supposedly be connected to a mentor or some school-provided services; and
Tier 3 kids who “demonstrate a high need for immediate intervention and will be referred to YES counseling services. Students who screen out as very high risk will receive an evaluation either the same day or the next day.” These children will be assessed by certified clinicians who will no doubt ensure that they are immediately placed on some kind of chemical medication. (Related: Bombshell study admits antidepressants increase suicide attempts in teens and are completely worthless for treating depression.)
The stated goal of the program is to get kids who are depressed or predisposed to other mental health issues the help they need at an earlier stage. If that help revolved around getting to the root cause of these kids’ problems and working with them to eliminate them, that would make this a great program. The reality on the ground, however, is that most of these kids will simply be put on chemical medications – medications which have been conclusively linked to dangerous behaviors, including the spate of school shootings the United States has experienced in recent years.
A lose, lose situation for the kids involved
Martha Rosenberg, writing for Transcend Media Service, warned that when it comes to children and psychiatric medication, everyone’s a winner – except the child:
Everyone but the children wins at the pediatric psychopharmacology game that puts children on expensive psychiatric drugs—Pharma, Wall Street, doctors, insurers, pharmacy benefits managers and Pharma’s PR and ghostwriting firms. Researchers, medical centers, clinical research organizations and medical journals also profit through Pharma funding. The only losers at the pediatric psychopharmacology are kids themselves given a probable life sentence of expensive and dangerous drugs. They are denied the chance to grow up normally and outgrow what are likely minor problems or traits. [Emphasis added]
And therein lies the problem: Labeling these kids and putting them on the conveyor belt of chemical medication at an early age means they never get the help they really need and will likely have to deal with an ever-increasing cocktail of drugs to deal with all the additional symptoms and side effects caused by the medications themselves. These kids may go on to graduate school one day, but they will likely never be pronounced mentally fit and taken off the drugs. (Related: Mental health expert blasts Big Pharma for over-prescribing of antidepressants to children who just need counselling instead.)
Do we really want to give schools this kind of power over our children?
Learn more about the things that impact our mental health at PsychDrugWatch.com.
Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich
There seems to be an enigma, double standard or even a legal faux pas in tort law in the United States. Nowhere is that more readily evident than in the following example, in my opinion.
Back on July 19, 2018, a “Ride the Ducks Branson” Duck Boat tragedy occurred on Table Rock Lake, near the tourist magnet town of Branson, Missouri. Seventeen unfortunate people lost their lives by drowning due to the Duck Boat capsizing and sinking, which apparently occurred due to some sort of negligence(s), either accidental and/or deliberate, as is now being proffered by Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley in late August, 2018.
Missouri AG Hawley filed a lawsuit August 31st under Missouri’s consumer protection law wherein,
Hawley claims Ripley Entertainment and Branson Duck Vehicles have “been on notice for decades of ongoing safety hazards that posed a present and deadly danger to every person who boarded a duck boat.”
That’s an interesting concept at law, but how come it cannot be applied to a certain segment of commerce and industry regarding a “present and deadly danger to every person who is vaccinated.”
Regardless of the 1986 Vaccine Law Congress gifted the pharmaceutical industry with absolving them of all legal and financial liabilities for their toxic chemical/nanoparticle products deadly dangers [as qualified and quantified in the HRSA “Petitions Filed, Compensated and Dismissed, by Alleged Vaccine, Since the Beginning of VICP, 10/01/1988 through 8/08/2018” (Page 6), 1,270 death petitions were filed along with 18,399 other vaccine health damage petitions indicating an obvious “present and deadly danger to every person” who is proselytized by HHS/CDC/FDA and media memes to believe vaccines are ‘safe’, while DELIBERATELY not told the full spectrum of possible adverse health effects prior to forced vaccination by MDs, RNs, and all those licensed to provide vaccine inoculations.
If the Missouri AG filed legal action against the Duck Boat principals because
…they did not notify passengers of the dangers, the filing states, and falsely assured them ‘that safety was a top priority when in actuality it was their own profits,’
then what’s the difference legally between Duck Boat owners and vaccine makers top priority, when vaccine makers rake in thousands times more the profits Duck Boat owners do/did?
Back in 2016, “the vaccine market is worth close to $24 billion,” whereas by 2020, the worth “will be an estimated $61 billion in projected sales.” 
What is it the law, HHS, CDC, and FDA really don’t want to get about protecting health consumers by not doing the following?
a. Mandating totally informed consent regarding vaccines as per vaccine package inserts Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions and Adverse Reactions extensive information before inoculation;
b. Honestly reporting vaccines are not safe – even the U.S. Supreme Court admitted that in the Bruesewitz v. Wyeth 2011 decisiontherefore, legally abiding by states laws providing vaccine exemptions;
c. Reinstating the original intent of the 1986 Vaccine Law at the Vaccine Court for the time being, before Congress is forced by various tactics to rescind it.
We are in the third generation of U.S. children being damaged after receiving vaccines! That is a documented fact from the CDC’s VAERS reporting system, which represents roughly between only one % and 10% of vaccine injuries due to MDs ardent reluctance to follow the law and file the proper VAERS reports!
Furthermore, HRSA “Petitions Filed, Compensated and Dismissed, by Alleged Vaccine, Since the Beginning of VICP, 10/01/1988 through 8/08/2018” has paid out almost $4 Billion [$3,937,771,417.58] in settled claims and attorneys’ fees per Page 10 of that report.
Dr. Mercola points out,
Safety Provisions Not Being Enforced
At the time of the law’s creation in 1986, Congress said they were committed to setting up a fair, expedited, non-adversarial, less traumatic, less expensive no-fault compensation mechanism alternative to civil litigation. But Congress also acknowledged that any legislation providing liability protection must also be equally committed to preventing vaccine harm.
The Act contains strong safety provisions, including first-time mandates for doctors to record and report serious health problems, hospitalizations, injuries and deaths after vaccination and give parents written benefit and risk information before a child is vaccinated.
[Note that medical professionals i.e., MDs, are the prime offenders in vaccine injury cases by not abiding by the 1986 law and, as such, should be prosecuted, as most impartial people would agree.]
However, the overarching problem is current laws reflecting vested interests’ rights vs. human rights, including the U.S. Congress, which acts as corporation lobbyists’ “go fors.”
Diseases always have been a human problem [see Otzi, the Iceman’s mummified corpse (2)] and will continue to be with living organisms. However, humans have evolved over millennia without vaccines, pharmaceuticals and modern technological nanoparticles. Now, it’s to the point where, currently, human life is threatened with possible extinction from:
- Toxic chemicals and pharmaceuticals, i.e., conventional cancer treatments for one; neurotoxic vaccines another
- Weather geoengineering and management: global ecosystems destruction, especially the hydrologic cycle
- Genetically modified ‘phood’ and science, man-made ‘life forms’: should we question Morgellons disease?
- Electromagnetic frequencies currently billions of times greater than all life forms on Earth ever have experienced before the last 50 years, including the military’s Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs) being deployed as a commercialized version called 5G Wi-Fi for faster Internet service
- Nuclear fission radiation: either accidents and/or warfare, something the Deep State is clamoring for, or so it seems
- Clandestine galactic activity emanating from military involvement in the ionosphere
Undoubtedly, there probably are many more, e.g., those from off-planet ET assets and technologies back engineered [reverse engineering] being applied. Nevertheless, I think readers get the idea humans are an endangered species whether we admit it or not.
We have only ourselves to blame for deifying science, technology and money as our idols.
Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.
Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.
Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).
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77 holistic practitioners now dead since 2015: This is beyond strange, they are dropping like flies and MSM ignores them
Since June of 2015, 77 holistic practitioners, more with other deaths associated with them, have died, official causes ranging from suicide to heart attacks, with the latest woman, doctor Annie Fairbanks, found murdered in her home, along with her husband, their 3-year-old daughter and 9-month-old son, in Arizona.
(Article by Susan Duclos republished from AllNewsPipeline.com)
Officials claim the husband killed his wife, two small children and then turned the gun on himself, but friends and loved ones have contacted Erin Elizabeth over at Health Nut News, who has been documenting the deaths of so many in the world of holistic medicine since 2015, to express doubts of the official claim of murder-suicide within hours of the discovery of the bodies.
We at HNN, who have been reporting on these deaths for two and a half years, (which you can read about here in a numbered timeline with photos ) find this hard to make the call of murder-suicide in a matter of hours and would like to know more. For instance, how Hoster was able to do so, so quickly, after finding their bodies and the crime scene.
Our heart goes out to their family and friends. We notice people (presumably friends) on Dr. Fairbank’s Facebook page are talking about what will happen to the murderer. We are not sure if they’re not informed, or have drawn their own conclusions. But we’ll wait for forensic reports, ballistics, and the autopsy reports.
THE BIGGER PICTURE………
Ms. Elizabeth has done an outstanding job documenting not only the deaths of 77 people in the holistic field, but has kept up with updated information, specifically on those that died under mysterious circumstances, all that documentation, with links to each relevant portion from the death notifications to the updated autopsies, to the follow up investigations, found on her Holistic Doctor Death Series page.
Stepping back from each individual death, the sheer amount of people from one specific subset of the medical industry, one that believed and practiced natural medicine and methods to deal with medical issues that did not involved big pharma, all dying in such a short amount of time, is absolutely astounding.
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It is given that heart attacks and suicides occur across the country on a daily basis, but the circumstances of some of these cases, as well as family testimony, shows that there is more than meets the eye and the “official” accounts simply defy logic.
From the start, with the discovery of Dr. Jeff Bradstreet on June 19, 2015, found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest, which was labeled a suicide, there have been strange circumstances surrounding these deaths, such as the rarity of someone shooting themselves in the chest, rather than the head, as a method of suicide.
The very same day in Mexico, three doctors went missing and when their bodies were discovered the families said the bodies were not those of their missing family members, and despite that fact, the government declared them dead.
When Rigoberto Hernandez stepped into the morgue, in late June, to identify his recently abducted son—he knew right away there had been a mistake.“It wasn’t him,” Hernandez told The Daily Beast during a recent demonstration outside the state capitol building to protest the government’s handling of the case. “I raised him from a baby, so I ought to know. The body presented [by the government] didn’t look anything like my boy.”The Hernandez family joined about 50 doctors and nurses at the July 2 demonstration, braving the desert heat. The protesters chanted and waved signs outside the locked gates of city hall, demanding “Due process!” and “Security for health-care workers!”“Our family said we couldn’t accept a body that wasn’t ours,” Hernandez explained. “But the DA declared my son dead anyway.”
Two days later, in Florida, two chiropractors were found dead, separately, and to this date no cause of death has been reported.
On June 29, 2015, two more holistic practitioners were found dead in separate states, one murdered, the other went missing and when he was found, his death was ruled as a suicide by gun, yet even local news was calling the entire investigation a “mess,” and taking authorities to task for conflicting storylines and a lack of transparency in revealing results.
With those eight deaths within a two week time frame, Health Nut News’ “Unintended” series into the deaths of holistic doctors began, documenting each case, with updates, leading up to this most recent death of Annie Fairbanks and her whole family.
That series and documentation can be found at Health Nut News.
Read more at: AllNewsPipeline.com
Partly a result in the decrease in government funding in innovation, health, science, and general development and partly a result of the close connection between major corporations, government, and academia, there has been a major increase in the “financial partnerships” between universities and Big Pharma over the past several years. Once a relatively rare occurrence, Big Pharma/Big Ed partnerships have become a common sight, with many corporations maintaining massive “integrated programs” and “science hubs” in university institutions. The focus of these programs are not necessarily public health but the development of drugs for Big Pharma profits.
GlaxoSmithKline at Harvard, AstraZeneca at the University of Washington, and Pfizer at the University of California are some of the most glaring examples, but they are by no means even the tip of the iceberg in Big Pharma/Big Ed partnerships. As SOTT.net writes in its article “Big Pharma Pays Universities For Most Medical Research In the United States,
In fact, with the increasing financial ties between academia and the pharmaceutical industry, many drug companies have formed specialized divisions that are solely responsible for seeking research and development relationships with academic institutions.
One such reason for a greater reliance on Big Pharma for research money is the decline in interest of the U.S. government to fund projects that would theoretically benefit human health and increase living standards through progress and development. For instance, a report in the British Medical Journal stated that “An estimated 60% of biomedical research and development in the United States is now privately funded, and two thirds of academic institutions have equity ties with outside sponsors.” In other words, over half of the medical research conducted at universities is conducted with funding from Big Pharma itself.
A review published in the Mens Sana Monograph suggests that,
This need for large funds is, moreover, coupled with the desire to acquire it without making a dent in one’s own pockets. The easiest way that can happen is getting an interested party to fund it, which has a big stake in the success of the entire venture. Hence, the pharmaceutical industry becomes a willing partner in the whole enterprise.
The Washington Post, surprisingly, explains one reason such heavy corporate funding is a bad idea. It states,
The billions that the drug companies invest in such experiments help fund the world’s quest for cures. But their aim is not just public health. That money is also part of a high-risk quest for profits, and over the past decade corporate interference has repeatedly muddled the nation’s drug science, sometimes with potentially lethal consequences
Ever since the 1980s, more money for medical research has come from Big Pharma than from grants awarded by the NIH. In 2011, Big Pharma spent $39 billion while the NIH only spent $31 billion. This is in part a testament to the fact that, while the U.S. can waste billions on foreign wars and foreign aid, it is pinching pennies with research that could benefit its own people back home. But it’s also a revelation of just how close corporate interests and the University Industrial Complex actually are. Thus, it’s very concerning when one of the greatest forces for cultural “revolution” and Big Pharma are teaming up to such an openly high level.
In addition, SOTT writes of how this growing partnership raises some serious conflict of interest questions. The website writes,
It is no secret that relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies has involved significant financial entanglement, consequently opening a debate on conflict of interest issues.4 Financial incentives provided by drug companies have influenced doctors to engage in inappropriate prescribing habits to promote the purchase and use of the sponsoring company’s drug, thus questioning the credibility of both parties involved.4
This same type of cozy relationship is now becoming prominent between academics and pharmaceutical companies. While financial relationships between doctors and drug companies has come under significant scrutiny, less attention is being paid to financial relationships between academics and the drug industry.4
There is enough evidence to document conflict of interest issues between academics in leadership positions and the drug industry. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals:
Almost every major U.S.- based pharmaceutical company in 2012-and nearly 40 percent worldwide-had at least one board member in a leadership position from a U.S. academic medical center, raising potentially problematic conflict-of-interest questions. The board members were compensated an average of $312,564 by the pharmaceutical companies, while concurrently holding clinical or administrative leadership positions at academic medical centers.6
The study’s senior author, Welld Gallad, MD, MPH points out:
[P]harmaceutical industry board membership by academic medical center leaders could lead to a different kind of potential conflict of interest, since academic leaders wield considerably more influence over research, clinical and educational missions than ordinary physicians or staff who may be targeted for gifts by pharmaceutical representatives.6
Dr. Gallad adds:
The public will have to decide whether these non-profit, and in many cases publicly funded, academic institutions can manage these potential conflicts with internal policies, or whether additional regulation is needed.6
. . . . .
A significant amount of vaccine related research is now being conducted at American academic institutions. Many universities now have their own vaccine research centers, with pharmaceutical companies funding many of the studies. Professors and other academic scientists who conduct these studies often also have personal financial relationships with vaccine manufacturers. This conflict of interest may or may not be revealed in the study’s original publication, depending upon the medical journal in which the study is published.
Concerns have been voiced about the pharmaceutical industry’s lack of transparency with regard to the development and side effects of FDA licensed drugs and vaccines and financial relationships with the medical profession, which promotes the use of those drugs and vaccines. It is logical to ask whether the public can trust the conclusions of vaccine research conducted by academic institutions heavily funded by vaccine manufacturers, which may incentivize researchers to steer research toward conclusions that suit the financial interests of those companies.
One does not need to look too far in order to see that the University research/Big Pharma partnership is creating a dangerous culture. Many academics survive on grants either by government or by corporations and a researcher might be ending his own career if he bucks the institution which is paying for the gravy train. This is one reason university scientists, researchers, and academics are some of the most vociferous guard dogs and defenders of corporations. With Big Pharma paying the bills of most medical research conducted in the United States, there is no wonder why Big Ed is simply becoming the validator of industry science in the sickest nation on the planet. Come to think of it, there is no wonder why the United States is the sickest nation on the planet.
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Originally posted: https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/05/most-university-medical-research-brought-to-you-by-big-pharma.html
Americans continue to mourn the dozens of people who were killed and hundreds wounded by a crazed lunatic in Las Vegas on Sunday, and as is usually the case when guns are involved in a mass murder incident, the usual suspects are once more calling for gun bans.
“Nowhere but America do horrific large-scale mass shootings happen with this degree of regularity,” said U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. “Last night’s massacre may go down as the deadliest in our nation’s history, but already this year there have been more mass shootings than days in the year.”
“This must stop,” he continued. “It is positively infuriating that my colleagues in Congress are so afraid of the gun industry that they pretend there aren’t public policy responses to this epidemic. There are, and the thoughts and prayers of politicians are cruelly hollow if they are paired with continued legislative indifference. It’s time for Congress to get off its ass and do something.”
Of course, to Democrats, the only ‘appropriate’ “public policy response” is to ban something — unwanted speech, guns, Trump supporters, and now, most likely, country music festivals in Vegas.
But isn’t it curious that in the face of a real epidemic that has killed more people than guns ever could — the opioid epidemic — none of these would-be authoritarians are calling for any bans on Big Pharma. (Related: Democrats waste NO time politicizing Las Vegas shooting in quest to ban ALL guns.)
As reported by Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger:
According to federal statistics, opioid prescription drugs killed 33,091 Americans in 2015 alone. Estimates put those numbers above 36,000 deaths for 2017.
The death toll at the Las Vegas Mandalay massacre was 59 (so far). Though a horrifying tragedy, opioid drugs alone are killing 560 times more people each year than died in the Vegas tragedy.
This means that opioid drugs alone are causing the near-equivalent of two Las Vegas massacres PER DAY in terms of the number killed.
That’s obscene. It’s criminal. But there are currently no calls at all to ban this highly dangerous, highly lethal class of drugs. Could it be because Big Pharma is such a big contributor to political campaigns?
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks industry donations to political parties and candidates, Big Pharma contributed nearly $60 million in 2016 alone. In the 2014 election cycle, the figure was nearly $30 million, and in 2012 — a presidential year — donations were nearly $50 million. So in just three election cycles, Big Pharma contributed somewhere in the neighborhood of $140 million to political action committees, individual politicians and other political organizations. It’s no wonder everyone on Capitol Hill is going soft on opioids.
In recent days, as reported by The National Sentinel, the Trump administration made some progress in curbing over-prescribing of opioids, which has been a major contributor to the epidemic. A presidential panel, the Commission on Combatting Drug Addition and Opioid Crisis headed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, detailed new partnerships with researchers across academia, government, prescribers and patients to curb by half the amount of time needed to make available prescriptions that are not addictive.
“Over-prescribing can lead to excess pills falling into the wrong hands,” said PhRMA CEO Stephen J. Ubl. He added, “given the scope of this crisis, we believe it’s the right thing to do,” adding that it is “candidly an unprecedented step for the industry.”
His company will begin backing limits on opioid supplies to seven days rather than the traditional 30-day prescription cycle. And while that’s a good first step, it certainly isn’t a ban.
And no politician is calling for one, either, despite a mounting death toll that is so large it is overwhelming local medical examiners.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.
Author: JD Heyes
Originally posted: https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-09-opioid-prescription-drug-deaths-dwarf-shooting-deaths-yet-theres-no-call-to-ban-big-pharma.html
The Trump administration is preparing to do something that no administration in the modern era has ever attempted must less expressed an interest in doing: Taking on Big Pharma and its schemes to maximize profits at the expense of patients.
If you recall, one of the big, fat lies Barack Obama and his sycophantic Democratic allies in Congress told in order to dupe Americans into backing their “healthcare reform” plan was that the wrongly-named “Affordable” Care Act would reduce drug prices.
Sort of. Well, not really. Obama talked around the issue a lot when he was pressed (as you can see in this interview from 2011) but when it came right down to it, the “reform” law contained no provisions for dealing with rising drug prices. Which is why they continued to rise during his administration.
Now, President Donald J. Trump wants to take on Big Pharma in no uncertain terms.
In his State of the Union Address last month, Trump sent a signal that one of his administration’s most pressing priorities in the coming months and years is working to get the price of drugs down.
“One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs. In many other countries, these drugs cost far less than what we pay in the United States. That is why I have directed my administration to make fixing the injustice of high drug prices one of our top priorities. Prices will come down,” the president said.
That plan is being put into action. Newly-confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, along with White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney met with a small group of reporters last week to provide them with a preview into the administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget which provides some details into how the president intends to bring prices down and make good on his promise (something he’s good at).
Azar noted that the administration seeks to accomplish the president’s objective by framing the issue with two principal questions: “How can we try to start flipping some of those incentives in the system geared towards higher prices? How do we find pockets of our programs where we maybe don’t negotiate enough or have people negotiating on our behalf to get as good of a deal?”
Trump officials are looking at policy shifts and changes in a number of federal agencies including the Food and Drug Administration, as well as current federal law and policies dealing with Medicaid, drug reimbursement, and other measures. (Related: Trump’s attack on Big Pharma’s cartel profiteering lost the drug industry about $25 billion in 20 minutes.)
As reported by The Western Journal, changes to Medicaid are key:
The administration is planning on asking Congress to clarify the definition of generic, over-the-counter drugs in an effort to avoid misclassifications that lead to exorbitant waste and provide potential loopholes for manufacturers to game the system.
Azar said the goal of asking Congress to specifically clarify drugs is to ensure that “generic and branded drugs are paying properly on the Medicaid rebate program.”
In a recent investigation, the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General discovered that drug makers misclassified perhaps as much as three percent of the drugs that qualified for Medicaid’s rebate program in 2016. Those miscalculations alone cost taxpayers a hefty $1 billion from 2012-2016.
The White House will also pursue legislation to give HHS the authority to permit a small number of states to see if they can manage to negotiate better prices with Big Pharma than the federal government currently gets under current Medicaid negotiation regulations.
“If they would like to take a shot at managing their formulary and negotiating better deals than we can get, we would like to do a pilot where up to five states could do that,” said Azar.
Trump will propose additional changes — to Medicaid and Medicare, the two largest government healthcare expenditures — and federal agencies like the FDA in order to get prices down.
Read more of J.D. Heyes’ work at The National Sentinel.
Originally posted: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-02-12-trump-prepares-to-nuke-big-pharma-high-drug-prices.html
Author: JD Heyes