Fraud, Deception & Lies – Pharma, the FDA & the CDC
You cannot trust any organization with an extensive history of corruption such as this.
So you trust your government? Do you believe what it is that they tell you is in your best interest? Do you think the FDA has your health in mind or profits for big businesses? Have you opened your mind and gathered facts yet?
We have compiled a plethora of evidence to support the fact that there is rampant corruption in the pharmaceutical industry, the CDC, the FDA, and just about anywhere you look in the agencies that we used to believe protected us.
Did you know there are significant financial conflicts of interest throughout the FDA and the CDC? Are you aware that the pharmaceutical industry has pummeled 286 million dollars into lobbying alone last year to get what they want? Are you among the people who believe that lobbying is legalized bribery for big businesses?
The Suppression of Treatment of Covid-19 and Reminder of Study 329
At the pandemic’s beginning, they had treatments for the Coronavirus, but then they suppressed them.
When there is an available treatment for a disease or virus, by the law, they cannot get authorization for an emergency use vaccine. So they purposely squashed every single drug that could work.
Some highly credentialed doctors say about 500,000 needlessly died by suppressing covid-19 treatments. They went so far as to write a false paper on hydroxychloroquine with fictitious science. They concluded there was little efficacy and extremely severe adverse events associated with the drugs working for many doctors.
The information in the peer-reviewed journal article was then sent to all doctors, hospitals, and anyone in the healthcare industry. Doctors who used hydroxychloroquine got letters saying their license was in jeopardy and they needed to cease drug use. Many did not care and continued saving lives. These doctors were removed from social media, their credibility was assaulted, and their careers were jeopardized. A long time after the original article stated the drugs’ trials were ineffective and dangerous, groups of doctors battled back, and new studies were done. The original fictitious article was eventually pulled, but by then, half a million were dead.
I looked at the infamous study 329 years from years ago. This study sums up fraud, corruption, deception, and evil within the pharmaceutical industry. The purpose of showing the prior history of fraud, deception, and corruption is to suggest that career criminals do not change their spots. No one ever does jail time, and the fines they pay are a drop in the hat compared to their profits.
It was a random double-blind study comparing two antidepressants and a placebo that ended up in a trial. It was conducted with 279 children who had major depression over an eight-week period. The Authors’ conclusions stated, “Paroxetine is generally well tolerated and effective for major depression in adolescents. The truth came out due to the trial and the lawyers who could have the documents released to the public after the trial. This does not always happen, so we rarely see how sinister these companies are. This conclusion was very far from the truth.
There were serious adverse events in 11 children on the drug they tested, including depression, suicidality, hostility, or euphoria.
They were testing the drug for mood and anxiety. They applied for a license at the time and began their studies. There were twenty-two authors who did close to absolutely nothing on the paper. Seventeen thousand dollars was paid to a person to “ghostwrite” the papers. It’s a common procedure pharma does.
After the company completes the trials and testing, they supply the ghostwriter with the data they want in the article. They do not supply all of the raw data. Instead, they supply the skewed, cherry-picked, manipulated data to the ghostwriter. After its completion, it is sent off to the medical journals for review and eventually publications.
In this particular case, they used a placebo with elephant doses of a competitor’s drug. This made the drug appear to be much safer than the competing drug. Manipulation of the placebo is commonplace in trials.
Then they hid the fact that the antidepressant made several of the children have suicidal thoughts. They reclassified the coding and created a category called “emotional liability.” This was anything from crying to suicidal behavior, but they lumped in the side effects of one category. Finally, they hid the fact that there was an obvious signal of the drug causing suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Just when you thought it could not get any worse. They did not find any efficacy, and they hid the potential that this drug would induce suicide in children. It was discovered upon the reevaluation of the drug by an outside source.
In 2004, a reevaluation of the study was done, which called attention to the “weak or nonexistent evidence of efficacy” of serious psychiatric adverse effects. As a result, the two drugs, both antidepressants, were ineffective and of concern to cause harm.
We do not have a system where they create drugs to help health. We have a system where they created products; they govern themselves, we allow them to not be monitored or tested by an outside source, trust they are telling us the truth, then market the hell out of a drug and make billions. It’s not until after they make all of their money that we are ever told; oh, by the way, thirty-six percent of all children taking this drug will become suicidal. Years went by before the black label warning was put on.
And the real kicker… the original, fraudulent, falsified, skewed article .. was never retracted.
GlaxoSmithKline paid a record-breaking three billion dollars.
How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data
Increasing evidence, however, suggests that known frauds are just the “tip of the iceberg” and that many cases are never discovered.
There can be little doubt about the fraudulent nature of fabrication, but falsification is a more problematic category. Scientific results can be distorted in several ways, which can often be very subtle and/or elude researchers’ conscious control.
Data, for example, can be “cooked” (a process which mathematician Charles Babbage in 1830 defined as “an art of various forms, the object of which is to give to ordinary observations the appearance and character of those of the highest degree of accuracy”); it can be “mined” to find a statistically significant relationship that is then presented as the original target of the study; it can be selectively published only when it supports one’s expectations; it can conceal conflicts of interest, etc
- Fabrication – the invention of data or cases
- Falsification – willful distortion of data or results
- Plagiarism – copying of ideas, data, or words without attribution
Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs
Over the past 35 years, patients have suffered from a largely hidden epidemic of side effects from drugs that usually have few offsetting benefits. The pharmaceutical industry has corrupted the practice of medicine through its influence over what drugs are developed, how they are tested, and how medical knowledge is created. Since 1906, heavy commercial influence has compromised Congressional legislation to protect the public from unsafe drugs. The authorization of user fees in 1992 has turned drug companies into the FDA’s prime clients, deepening the regulatory and cultural capture of the agency. Industry has demanded shorter average review times and, with less time to thoroughly review evidence, increased hospitalizations and deaths have resulted. Meeting the needs of the drug companies has taken priority over meeting the needs of patients. Unless this corruption of regulatory intent is reversed, the situation will continue to deteriorate. We offer practical suggestions including: separating the funding of clinical trials from their conduct, analysis, and publication: independent FDA leadership; full public funding for all FDA activities; measures to discourage R&D on drugs with few if any new clinical benefits; and the creation of a National Drug Safety Board.
Light, Donald W. and Lexchin, Joel and Darrow, Jonathan J., Institutional Corruption of Pharmaceuticals and the Myth of Safe and Effective Drugs (June 1, 2013). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, 2013, Vol. 14, No. 3: 590-610, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2282014
On January 7, 2010, Scott Reuben, an anesthesiologist Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, agreed to plead guilty to one count of health care fraud for obtaining thousands of dollars for research he never performed. He was sentenced to six months in prison. He was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, forfeit $50,000 to the government and make $360,000 in restitution to pharmaceutical companies. This was a plea deal.
He was considered a prolific and influential researcher in pain management and admitted he never conducted clinical trials. Clinical trials are considered powerful levels of evidence in the pharma industry, and he faked them all. The majority of the falsified trials demonstrated benefits from analgesic drugs.
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