(NaturalNews) British registered company, GlaxoSmithKline, faces $3 billion in penalties after pleading guilty to the biggest health care fraud case in history. GSK admitted that physicians had been bribed to push potentially dangerous drugs in exchange for Madonna tickets, Hawaiian holidays, cash and lucrative speaking tours. They also admitted distributing misleading information regarding the antidepressant Paxil. The report claimed that it was suitable for children, but failed to acknowledge data from studies proving its ineffectiveness in children and adolescents.
GSK faced charges that they had used the gifts to sell three drugs that were either unsafe, or used for purposes that were not approved. The first drug, Paxil also known as Seroxat, was touted as safe and effective for children and adolescents. The ineffectiveness of Paxil, and the link to suicides, meant that it was banned for kids under 18-years-olds in 2008.
Wish we could still buy these!
Wall Street Journal - July 5, 2012: If Mitt Romney loses his run for the White House, a turning point will have been his decision Monday to absolve President Obama of raising taxes on the middle class. He is managing to turn the only possible silver lining in Chief Justice John Roberts's ObamaCare salvage operation—that the mandate to buy insurance or pay a penalty is really a tax—into a second political defeat.
Appearing on MSNBC, close Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom was asked by host Chuck Todd if Mr. Romney "agrees with the president" and "believes that you shouldn't call the tax penalty a tax, you should call it a penalty or a fee or a fine?"
"That's correct," Mr. Fehrnstrom replied, before attempting some hapless spin suggesting that Mr. Obama must be "held accountable" for his own "contradictory" statements on whether it is a penalty or tax. Predictably, the Obama campaign and the media blew past Mr. Fehrnstrom's point, jumped on the tax-policy concession, and declared the health-care tax debate closed.
Continue reading at the Wall Street Journal
I'm a diehard Ron Paul supporter from West Virginia and I wrote and produced this song to support the good Doctor. I hope you enjoy it!
Here's a good article to get all your friends and family (or anyone) who are still pro-Obama to read. You never know it might wake them up
We should bump this to the top so more people recognising what's happening right now.
Not sure what I think about privatization in America these days...is privatization a "free market" concept? Any thoughts/comments will be appreciated, thx!
Wired - Pentagon-funded researchers have come up with a new plan for busting leakers: Spot them by how they search, and then entice the secret-spillers with decoy documents that will give them away.
Kim Dotcom says he knows who ordered the shutdown of his company and related sites. The Megaupload founder informs TorrentFreak that he has insider information which reveals that none other than Vice President Joe Biden directed attorney Neil MacBride to target the site. Biden is known to be one of the best friends of former Senator Chris Dodd, who’s now heading the MPAA.
When Megaupload was raided in January, questions were raised as to why the U.S. Government acted so aggressively against a company that seemingly played by the rules.
From the CERN Press Release:
“We observe in our data clear signs of a new particle, at the level of 5 sigma, in the mass region around 126 GeV. The outstanding performance of the LHC and ATLAS and the huge efforts of many people have brought us to this exciting stage,” said ATLAS experiment spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti, “but a little more time is needed to prepare these results for publication.”
"The results are preliminary but the 5 sigma signal at around 125 GeV we’re seeing is dramatic. This is indeed a new particle. We know it must be a boson and it’s the heaviest boson ever found,” said CMS experiment spokesperson Joe Incandela. “The implications are very significant and it is precisely for this reason that we must be extremely diligent in all of our studies and cross-checks."
See also Reuters.
Preamble - I wrote this because I have been dragged into a huge debate over Obamacare by a family member. In an attempt to quell the issue, I have written this essay to address my issues with the law.
I will discuss two primary arguments against President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (herein referred to as the ACA). I will cite honest sources and take narrative directly from Chief Justice Robert’s interpretation regarding the enforceability of the Individual mandate as a tax via Congressional Tax Clause powers.
1. The “Tax” is a Poll tax and is unconstitutional unless the population subjected is enumerated by the states as cited in Article I section 9, clause 4 of the United States Constitution.
'The mob learned from Wall Street': Eliot Spitzer on the 'cartel-style corruption' behind Libor scamSubmitted by PWA on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 19:11
Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone contributing editor, and Dennis Kelleher, president and CEO of Better Markets, analyze the Libor interest rate-rigging scandal engulfing the banking industry with "Viewpoint" host Eliot Spitzer.