more scams/tricks of big Pharma

11-3-10      There are now hepatitis B vaccine mandates for children to attend daycare or school in 47 states, despite strong evidence that the health risks of doing this outweighs the benefits for your child….

In 1996, 872 vaccine adverse events were reported in children under the age of 14 who had just received the hepatitis B vaccine, or a combination vaccine with hep B as one component.  48 children died following hepatitis B vaccination

According to a study in the United Kingdom, hepatitis B vaccines may increase risks for developing multiple sclerosis (MS) by a factor of three.  Researchers discovered that people showed a threefold increase in the incidence of MS within three years of being vaccinated.  They weren’t able to determine if the vaccine triggers the disease in those already susceptible, or if it speeds up the onset.

In addition to MS, studies also reveal a link between hepatitis B vaccines and the development of type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent). In New Zealandthe incidence of type 1 diabetes rose 60 percent9 among children following a mass hepatitis B immunization campaign.

J. Barthelow Classen, MD, a researcher investigating vaccination and diabtes, estimates10 that the U.S. has 10,000 new cases of diabetes each year, costing $1 million in lost productivity and medical expenses, as a direct result of hepatitis B vaccination.

According to Burton A. Waisbren, MD, a cell biologist and infectious disease specialist, “Some babies who have little or no chance of getting hepatitis B will suffer unnecessary damage to their nervous system” after getting hepatitis B shots.

A study published September 2009 in Annals of Epidemiology found that giving hepatitis B vaccine to infant boys more than tripled their risk for an autism spectrum disorder. This was doubly concerning because an earlier study by the same researcher group, using a different database, found the same results.

Yet another study, this one published in the journal Neurology in 2009,11 revealed that children who received a particular hepatitis B vaccine were more likely to develop “central nervous system inflammatory demyelination” than children who did not receive the vaccine.               http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/03/hepatitis-b-vaccines-at-birth.aspx

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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a group of individuals hand-picked by members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends which vaccines are administered to American children.  Working mainly in secret, ACIP members frequently have financial links to vaccine manufacturers.  Dependent on federal CDC funding, administrators of state vaccination programs follow CDC directives by influencing state legislators to mandate new vaccines.  Federal vaccine funds can be denied to states that do not “vigorously enforce” mandatory vaccination laws.

Conversely, the CDC offers financial bounties to state departments of health for each “fully vaccinated” child.  In a recent year, the Ohio Department of Health received $1 million in such CDC bonus payments.   http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2009/11/28/profits-not-science-motivate-vaccine-mandates/

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According to a July 31, 1998 issue of Science, an American scientific journal, French attorneys representing 15,000 French citizens have filed a lawsuit against the French government “accusing it of understating the vaccine’s risks and exaggerating the benefits for the average person.”  One French physician has reportedly collected data on more than 600 people suffering from serious immune and neurological dysfunction following hepatitis B vaccination, many with symptoms resembling multiple sclerosis.

Litigation by hepatitis B vaccine victims and citizens seeking informed consent to vaccination is being reinforced by data from France released at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held November 8-12, 1998 in San Diego, California linking hepatitis B vaccine to the development of autoimmune rheumatoid disease such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. http://www.nvic.org/vaccines-and-diseases/Hepatitis-B/francesuspends.aspx

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7-7-11     this Hepatitis B vaccine given on the day of birth is the least justifiable of any vaccine that I can think of.  A child can ONLY get the disease from IV drug abuse, sexual activity with an infected partner, a blood transfusion using contaminated blood, OR from the mother.

There are few or no detectable antibodies in the blood of most children within 7-10 years after they are vaccinated so booster shots will probably be recommended by government officials in the future for children entering adolesence.

Obviously the only real threat during infancy is if a child is born to an infected mother. So why not screen ALL pregnant women for the disease and only give the vaccine to those infants whose mothers actually test positive for hepatitis B?  That policy would be a lot less expensive, as well as a lot safer for the majority of babies born in the United States.

Also what about the side effects associated with adverse health outcomes in the general population of US children?  How about one linked to serious autoimmune disordersautismBell’s palsymultiple sclerosisanaphylactic shock and death? Just one vaccination, hepatitis B, has been linked to all of the above and more, yet continues to be part of the standard government-recommended childhood vaccination schedule, with the first dose given at 12 hours of age in the newborn nursery of most hospitals. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/07/60-things-that-can-go-terribly-wrong-with-hepatitis-b-vaccination.aspx

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Here is a story that originates from the French media about 5 families with vaccine-damaged children who are suing the drug manufacturers for vaccine damages.  http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/5-families-sue-big-pharma-in-france-for-vaccine-damages-to-children/

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U.S. Representatives Who Signed 2016 Pharmaceutical / the Democratic Letter Health Big Pharma Products Industry Contributions 2016 to these reps:

Eshoo, Anna (D-CA) $128,690

Kind, Ron (D-WI) $121,635

Peters, Scott (D-CA) $115,700

Kennedy, Joe III (D-MA) $114,031

 

U.S. Representatives Who Signed 2016 Pharmaceutical / the Republican Letter Health Products

Big Pharma Industry Contributions 2016:

Shimkus, John M (R-IL) $220,490

Brady, Kevin (R-TX) $202,751

Paulsen, Erik (R-MN) $183,650

Upton, Fred (R-MI) $164,350

Ellmers, Renee (R-NC) $141,949

Guthrie, Brett (R-KY) $137,449

Lance, Leonard (R-NJ) $134,100

Tiberi, Patrick J (R-OH) $121,400

Walden, Greg (R-OR) $120,250

Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) $113,585

Brooks, Susan (R-IN) $108,450

Meehan, Patrick (R-PA) $108,410

Dold, Bob (R-IL) $107,150

Scalise, Steve (R-LA) $102,300

Costello, Ryan (R-PA) $101,150

U.S. Representatives Who Did Not Sign Either Letter

Big Pharma/Health Products Industry Contributions 2016:

 

McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA)  $293,150 (congressional leadership member,
excluded from analysis)

Ryan, Paul (R-WI) (congressional leadership member, excluded from analysis)

$290,339

Pallone, Frank Jr (D-NJ)  $161,613

 

Green, Gene (D-TX) $112,375             http://www.citizen.org/documents/pharmas-orders-medicare-part-b-campaign-finance-report-july-2016.pdf

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Patient education is big business for pharma.  One missed dose of hypertension medicine is not life-threatening but pharma has many medications that require regular doses to keep patients on the hook and on schedule.

There are numerous websites that are disguised to look like they are created by patient advocacy groups and legitimate healthcare organizations for caregivers of relatives with diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, cardiovascular disease, autism, Down’s Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, etcetera.  By creating an organization and/or an online community, they are able to get large groups of people to buy into and share the marketing messages as they are fed by pharma.   http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/07/26/how-big-pharma-maintains-compliance-brand-loyalty-market-share/

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7-21-16           here are some of the ways Pharma managed to get drugs into your medicine cabinet when the financial excess bestowed on doctors was tolerated:

1) Blue Cross Blue Shield said that Pfizer jetted 5,000 doctors to Caribbean resorts where they enjoyed massages, golf and $2,000 honoraria to try to increase prescriptions for its painkiller Bextra—a drug that proved so unsafe it waswithdrawn from the market in 2005 for heart risks.

2) The Justice Department charged that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) “paid millions to doctors to promote Wellbutrin, approved at the time for depression, for off-label uses by funding meetings, sometimes at lavish resorts,” according toCBS News. Off-label uses ignore FDA approved indications in favor of whatever Pharma wants to say to sell a drug.

3) In China, GSK was charged with being even more brazen—employing a network of 700 middlemen and travel agencies and sex workers to convince doctors to prescribe its drugs.

4) Johnson & Johnson wined and dined Texas Medicaid officials, charged state authorities, treating them to trips, perks and honoraria to get its expensive antipsychotic drug Risperdal preferred status on the state formulary where it would be paid for by taxpayers. (Taxpayers were also bilked by the Department of Veterans Affairs expenditure of $717 million on Risperdal only to discover the drug worked no better than a placebo.)

5) Bristol-Myers Squibb enticed doctors to prescribe its drugs with access to the Los Angeles Lakers and luxury box suites for their games, according to California regulators.

6) And, in keeping with the marketing free-for-all that has hooked so many Americans on opioid drugs, opioid maker Victory Pharma was charged with treating doctors to mortgage assistance and… lap dances.        http://www.alternet.org/drugs/big-pharma-bribes-doctors-sell-drugs

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Big Pharma Sells Risky Meds We Don’t Need for Disorders It Made Up That We Don’t Have

Posted on May 27, 2016

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“Intermittent explosive disorder.” “Overactive bladder disorder.” Professional medical societies and paid drug industry researchers have loaded society up with new definitions of alleged ill health from which drug companies can profit when millions of otherwise well people are labeled as ailing.

“In 2003 and again in 2010,” for example, write MedPage Today editor Kristina Fiore and Milwaukee Journal reporter John Fauber, “the American Diabetes Association tinkered with the definition of a condition known as prediabetes, which independent doctors say is an unneeded label that has led to overtreatment with drugs, exposing patients to risks without proof of real benefit.”      http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/drug_companies_sell_us_meds_we_dont_need_for_conditions_20160527

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