Tyranny of the Pharmaceutical-Congressional-Medical Complex

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Corporate state fascism has an appreciable base in terms of the pharmaceutical industry. Gardasil is the vaccine that purportedly protects against two strains of HPV. Discerning people remember the push to make Gardasil vaccinations mandatory. The movement died because Americans rebelled after waking up to the obvious – it was a deceitful hustle on the part of Big Pharma and politicians to make billions, and folks did not want their young daughters to be pawns for the pharmaceutical-congressional-medical complex.

Remember that Merck trotted out this drug as a revenue savior because it was reeling after its Vioxx pains and its old patents were expiring. Merck openly lobbied for the mandatory vaccination of young females – at $360 per three-dose regimen – on a state-by-state basis. Merck helped to sell its junk juice by claiming that it was pretty much free of side effects. The organization Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FDA, and in a 2007 analysis it discovered, at that time, there were 3,461 complaints that were filed about adverse reactions to the vaccine. Side effects have been blood clots, Bells Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, seizure-like activity, and fainting. It is also being linked to miscarriages, degenerative muscle conditions, and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Oh, and death. Some young girls are developing juvenile ALS after getting the vaccines, and some die.

Barbara Shapiro, an ALS expert and associate professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine who was enlisted by a mutual friend to help the Tetlocks do their research, isn’t ready to dismiss the cases as pure coincidence. She’s pored over the medical records of Jenny, Whitney, and Alicia and sees a striking similarity. “Juvenile ALS tends to progress very slowly over years or even decades, but these girls all seemed to have a more rapid, progressive form.”

Reports differ, but one of the latest reports I’ve read on deaths from Gardasil says that the (known and reported) death toll is at 32. This week, a 14-year-old British girl died after being injected with Cervarix, the HPV vaccine that is used in Britain. An FDA panel recently gave an approving nod to Cervarix for GlaxoSmithKline. As a result, the FDA will likely grant approval for use of the drug in the U.S. fairly soon.

Oh, and it gets better. Now that Merck will have competition in the US from GlaxoSmithKline and its Cervarix, it needs a bigger market for its own juice. Though Gardasil and Cervarix are both alleged to protect against two HPV strains, Merck makes the claim that its Gardasil also “defends against two other HPV types that cause 90 percent of genital warts, something Cervarix does not target.” So now Merck is seeking approval to market its product to boys and men. How’s that for bullshit marketing to get one up on your competition?

These vaccines are sold under the guise of “preventing deaths,” and then the case is made that saving many lives is worth losing the occasional life, and never mind all of the people left suffering from unexplained autoimmune disorders, muscle disease, etc., neurological mayhem, etc. But in the case of cervical cancer, no one ever seems to want to discuss the obvious: that women have a way to protect themselves from cervical cancer, and that’s called the pap smear. But then again, preventative medicine such as that does not empower the corporate state, enriching the executives and stockholders and political system, while serving as a control mechanism for the populace at large.

Merck openly lobbied to have its drug forced into the bodies of young women against the will of their parents. Texas Governor Rick Perry got heat for issuing an executive order to force sixth graders to receive the vaccination. Oh but wait – at the time, Perry had a former chief-of-staff, Mike Toomey, who was a lobbyist for Merck. And Perry’s then chief-of-staff’s mother-in-law, who was a state legislator, was the state director of an organization called Women in Government, which was bankrolled by Merck.

And then you have spineless, know-nothing shills like this hysterical fool who says that the high price of Gardasil makes it difficult for six-pack Americans to get the shot (and the vaccination is therefore a privilege for the elites!), but mandatory laws would make it more available and accessible by the poor and middle class. That’s like saying a wartime draft benefits Joe SixPack while the elites who get stuck in college or the Coast Guard miss out on all the fun! How long do you think this person has had her head up her keister? The reality is that it is the elites who use their monopoly of power to control and benefit from coercive politics that run roughshod over average folks who have no political power or resources to defy and resist the tyranny of Big Government.

4:29 pm on September 30, 2009