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Big Pharma criminality no longer a conspiracy theory: Bribery, fraud, price fixing now a matter of public record

Big Pharma criminality no longer a conspiracy theory: Bribery, fraud, price fixing now a matter of public record

Monday, July 09, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) Those of us who have long been describing the pharmaceutical industry as a "criminal racket" over the last few years have been wholly vindicated by recent news. Drug and vaccine manufacturer Merck was caught red-handed by two of its own scientists faking vaccine efficacy data by spiking blood samples with animal antibodies. GlaxoSmithKline has just been fined a whopping $3 billion for bribing doctors, lying to the FDA, hiding clinical trial data and fraudulent marketing. Pfizer, meanwhile has been sued by the nation's pharmacy retailers for what is alleged as an "overarching anticompetitive scheme" to keep generic cholesterol drugs off the market and thereby boost its own profits.

The picture that's emerging is one of a criminal drug industry that has turned to mafia tactics in the absence of any real science that would prove their products to be safe or effective. The emergence of this extraordinary evidence of bribery, scientific fraud, lying to regulators and monopolistic practices that harm consumers is also making all those doctors and "skeptics" who defended Big Pharma and vaccines eat their words.

To defend Big Pharma today is to defend a cabal of criminal corporations that have proven they will do anything -- absolutely anything -- to keep their profits rolling in. It makes no difference who they have to bribe, what studies they have to falsify, or who has to be threatened into silence. They will stop at nothing to expand their profit base, even if it means harming (or killing) countless innocents

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The only BIG you have to fear is BIG government...

that's where all the fraud, deceit, lies, price-fixing and corruption is. BIG Pharma cannot exist without the complicity of BIG Government.

The fish stinks from the head down.

The problem with our big

The problem with our big government is in its shadow, and the stinking head is made up of a morally bankrupt elite, working in the darkness to accumulate greater and greater wealth.

Here's an example for you:

Governor Scott Walker says that, with his victory in the recall election, he will “tell Wisconsin, tell our country, and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions…”

Actually, cutting taxes for CEOs and corporations and then balancing budgets on the backs of teachers, nurses and snowplow drivers isn’t exactly tough work. Redistribution of the wealth upward is common practice these days.

That said: Walker’s right about the fact that his victory speaks to the state, the nation and the world.

But what does it say?

US Senator Bernie Sanders has a wiser assessment than Walker, who raised and spent the better part of $35 million to defend himself—and had another $15 million spent in his favor by so-called “independent” groups. The whole process, say Sanders, is “hugely scary stuff.”

“There is,” the senator says, “an aggressiveness out there among the ruling class of this country, among the billionaires who are saying: ‘You know what? Ya, we got a whole lot now, but we want even more. And we don’t give a damn about the middle class. We don't care about working families. We want it all. And now we can buy it.’”

http://www.thenation.com/blog/168294/bernie-sanders-aggressi...

and another:

The Corporate Media Conspires With Republicans to Strengthen Citizens United

At the behest of corporate broadcasters, a single subcommittee vote by House Republicans killed an FCC disclosure guideline and strengthened the role of secret money in American politics.

The new FCC rule would have required broadcasters to post online who is buying advertising for political candidates. Currently, the only way those records can be inspected is by requesting to inspect them in person at each television station. By making the records accessable to all this new rule would have blown the veil of secrecy off the Citizens United based spending, which meant that Republicans had to kill it as soon as possible.

Establishment Republicans (GOP) accomplished their goal by attaching a rider on to the FCC’s budget that prohibited them from spending any funds on disclosure rules.

http://www.politicususa.com/corporate-media-conspires-republ...

and yet another:

ALEC Supports Foreign Trade Tribunals Operating Outside the Constraints of U.S. Law

The TPP is one of many free trade agreements pushed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the right-wing corporate bill mill (made up of unelected corporate CEOs) , which approved a resolution supporting the TPP in 2010. ALEC has supported every free trade agreement for decades, including Most Favored Nation Trading Status for China. This free trade agenda has not only weakened U.S. consumer protection but cost the country millions of jobs as factories closed and moved overseas in search of cheaper labor. These agreements also allow public health, environmental, and worker safety rules to be challenged as "barriers to trade" in trade tribunals that operate outside the constraints of U.S. law and outside of the democratic process.

http://www.prwatch.org/node/11625

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"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Shakespeare: "full of sound and fury, signifyng nothing..."

applies to your long-winded defense of...what exactly? Unions? Government employees? As for Walker, the unions blew that big time. What a farce. And how many millions did they spend on this losing effort?

And anyone who references The Nation and Bernie Sanders on anything cannot be taken seriously. The neocon rags are no better.

Your diatribe sounds defensive and personal. Somewhere in there you are making a point but damned if I can see it.

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Today’s civilization is dangerously focused on the satisfaction of pleasures for the self and the achievement of immediate and temporal goals. This is the reason why you can observe a regression in morality and spirituality in contrast with that of the nineteen-forties, fifties, and sixties.

Open your eyes and let the light of the Spirit within yourself show the way. World changes are born in the hearts of human beings and it is there that our Universal Father lives and waits to guide us. Those who seek to know the Will of the Father strive to become useful to their bretheren.

http://www.1111angels.net/index.php/messages/54-be-great-or-...

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"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi