The Big Pharma Corporatocracy and the Culture of Corruption

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If you never
watch People & Power on Al Jazeera, here
is a very interesting edition of the show
from 2010 on "Drug
Money." This is a very good film that exposes the lies and
fraud of Big Pharma and the medical establishment (one and the same),
though the film leaves out investigation of the enabler of this
powerful oligarchy, which is government.

Turn to the
7:00 mark and note the interview with the whistleblower from Pfizer
who was trained to lie, and when he asked too many questions about
Bextra and its off-label marketing he was put on administrative
leave. When he and four other whistleblowers were awarded $7.4 million
from Pfizer in a legal settlement, the company "accepted full
responsibility for improper past promotional practices" for
Bextra, yet it denied the allegations made by those five individuals.
The Bextra case is one of the largest
drug settlements ever
.

Also, at 13:00
of the video is the story of Risperdal,
a drug marketed for the psychiatric industry for treating schizophrenia
and other psychiatric "disorders." It has also been used
to treat bipolar disorder children. Many male children developed
breasts from using the drug. A professor from Harvard Medical School,
Joseph Biederman, is the guy who
spearheaded the effort
"to fuel a controversial 40-fold
increase from 1994 to 2003 in the diagnosis of pediatric bipolar
disorder." A quote from a
brief piece in the New York Times
:

An inquiry
by Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, revealed last
year that Dr. Biederman earned at least $1.6 million in consulting
fees from drug makers from 2000 to 2007 but failed to report all
but about $200,000 of this income to university officials, according
to information given Congressional investigators.

Court documents
dating over several years that Dr. Biederman wants sealed show
that he told the drug giant Johnson & Johnson that planned
studies of its medicines in children would yield results benefiting
the company.

By failing
to report income, Dr. Biederman, and a colleague in the psychiatry
department at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Timothy E. Wilens, may
have violated federal and university research rules designed to
police potential conflicts of interest. Some of their research
is financed by government grants.

Biederman,
who was also the director of the Johnson & Johnson Center for
Pediatric Psychopathology Research at Massachusetts General Hospital
in Boston, is described this way:

…The world’s
most prominent advocate of diagnosing bipolar disorder in even
the youngest children and of using antipsychotic medicines to
treat the disease.

Read
the rest of the article

January
12, 2012

Karen De
Coster, CPA [send
her mail
] is an accounting/finance professional in the
healthcare industry and a freelance writer/blogger. She writes about
the medical establishment, Big Pharma, Big Agra, the Corporate State,
health totalitarianism, lifestyle fascism, industrial-medical-pharmaceutical
complex, and essentially, anything that encroaches upon the freedom
of her fellow human beings. She is a proponent of ancestral health
and the natural, eco-ag farming community, and she opposes the Fed’s
anti-food choice totalitarianism. This is her LewRockwell.com
archive
and her Mises.org
archive
. Check out her
website
. Follow her on Twitter @karendecoster.

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