By: Catherine Frompovich
05 October 2010
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. A good person will resist an evil system with his whole soul. Disobedience of the laws of an evil state is therefore a duty.”
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869 – 1948)
If ever there were a time that elucidates the counsel of history’s greatest nonviolent social protester Mahatma Gandhi, it is now. Perhaps nothing exemplifies Gandhi’s admonitions better than the healthcare issues we find ourselves embroiled in and embattled with: loss of self determination because of pharmaceutical corporate influence and possible greed, yoked together with governmental agency inadequacy, probable conspiracies, and Congressional disregard. All that leads to healthcare consumers paying huge bills and suffering much at the hands of those who should know better: healthcare professionals.
The New York Times journalist Duff Wilson’s October 2, 2010 Internet article ‘Side Effects May Include Lawsuits’ detailed Big Pharma’s ‘smoke and mirrors’ tactics regarding many of the pharmaceutical drugs they produce and, in particular, antipsychotics that now are being prescribed to half-a-million youths and one-quarter of nursing home residents thereby producing annual revenues over $14 BILLION. See (http://www.nytimes.com/2010.)
After reading about how Big Pharma manipulates physicians to push their drugs, maybe there will be no doubt in your mind about how vaccine makers produce, spin and hype, and sell their vaccines, which often have no testing for possible adverse side effects. Here’s a perfect example: the Fluarix® vaccine package insert states,
“FLUARIX has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic [cause mutation(s)] potential, or for impairment of fertility.”
Why would a manufacturer make such a statement? The answer probably is because polysorbate 80 is an ingredient that has produced infertility in laboratory rat studies. See (http://organichealthadviser.com/archives/polysorbate.) Some vaccines, e.g., 2009 H1N1, are produced with only a two week ‘trial period’ and then dispensed to consumers who, in turn, become guinea pigs participating in ‘real time’ trials that should have been done long before vaccines were presented to the U.S. FDA for approval. The FDA is extremely lax, I think, in its oversight insofar as it depends upon Big Pharma to provide scientific information regarding the pharmaceutical and/or vaccine submitted for the approval process. Often Big Pharma produces and finances those studies. More often Big Pharma’s studies represent a conflict of interest and never should be considered as valid research. Who wouldn’t expect a manufacturer to say its products caused no harm? Only the U.S. FDA!