• 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.

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    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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