Posts Tagged Johnson & Johnson

Is The CDC Trustworthy? [Part Deux]

TheRedPillGuide
November 10, 2014

If the CDC’s [Centers For Disease Control] credibility [or lack thereof] hasn’t been teetering on the brink, then it has surely has fallen of the deep-end.

The CDC’s ineptitude was proven – yet again – with the fact that they are admitting that Ebola can now spread through the air, despite them saying not long ago contradictory statements.

Of course, now that Ebola can spread through the air, 250,000 hazmat suits are to be sent to Dallas, TX.

There have many folks attempting to make this alleged pandemic [in which nigh nobody seems to get sick, and seems mostly composed of smoke and mirrors] seem far larger than it really is. Yet, even if it was real, one death in the amount of time that it’s been here, as well as the level of exposure that has taken place [via incompetence, or worse] makes this seem rather weak considering how many other more notables issues such as diseases/prescription drugs that are killing folks in the thousands monthly.

That goes without saying, with flu season among us, and Ebola displaying ‘flu like symptoms’, it surely is quite convenient for vaccines pushers that Ebola’s symptom’s mirror those of the flu.

With that in mind, Johnson & Johnson has recently announced it plans to have 250,000 experimental Ebola vaccines ready to go soon. In conjunction with that, they will push to have 1,000,000 vaccines prepared by next year.

This entire ordeal seems like the dream scenario for vaccine pushers. There is:

a] an alleged virus that can prompt extreme fear [which debilitates the immune system] based on myriad symptoms;
b] which allows for a greater number of [false] possible victims to be established/quarantined;
c] conveniently taking place at the nascent stages of yet another hyped up virus, which mirrors the very symptoms Ebola is claimed to have;
d] being managed in a way that if it such pandemic really is taking place, the government seems to be doing everything possible not to stop, but to allow this to spread;
e] thus allowing Big Pharma/Big Medica to reap untold profits the longer this continues.

That is exactly the point. By this playing out over the long term this allows for calculated [incremental, perhaps, given Ebola’s nigh non-existent spread rate] control and perhaps medical martial law of the populace, whilst simultaneously allowing those who own the patents for the vaccines to make untold millions.

Sure seems to be running like a script, doesn’t it?

In fact, expect a huge propaganda campaign to be launched around thanksgiving, and also during New Year due to travel and such. Would not be surprising seeing a few more ‘probables’ popping up right before those holidays.

Don’t forget the fact that with flu season among us, the amount of false-positives will also be high because of the flue, and also given the inaccuracies of the PCR test

Dream scenario for the vaccine pushers?

Yes indeed. Only if we allow it to be.

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Bitter Pill – The Dangerous Side Effects of Fluoridated Antibiotics

via: Mercola.com
by: Dr. Mercola
November 1, 2014

Fluoroquinolones are among the most dangerous drugs on the market and should be avoided unless your life depends on it. Despite their dangers, they’re the most commonly prescribed class of antibiotics in the United States… In 2010, Bayer’s top two fluoroquinolones (Cipro and Avalox) brought in $1 billion in sales.

That same year, Johnson & Johnson sold $1.3 billion-worth of its drug, Levaquin. All antibiotics carry a risk of side effects, but fluoroquinolones are in a class by themselves when it comes to potential health risks.

No other antibiotic carries as high a potential to cause serious, permanent injuries and even death, as the fluoroquinolones do. Despite their higher than normal risks, doctors frequently prescribe them as a first line of treatment even for mild infections. Always ask your doctor if there is a safer alternative.

And, adding insult to injury, most victims claim they were never warned that there are dire adverse effects associated with these antibiotics. I strongly advise you to educate yourself about the risks of fluoroquinolones, and refuse any prescription for these drugs unless absolutely necessary.

What Makes Fluoroquinolones So Dangerous?

Fluoroquinolones have fluoride as a central part of the drug.  Fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and drugs with an attached fluoride molecule are able to penetrate into very sensitive tissues, including your brain.

The ability to cross the blood-brain barrier is what makes fluoride such a potent neurotoxin. Fluoride also disrupts collagen synthesis, and can damage your immune system by depleting energy reserves and inhibiting antibody formation in your blood.

According to Todd R. Plumb, M.D.1–a physician and fluoroquinolone victim—fluoroquinolone toxicity appears to be functional, not structural, as structural abnormalities are not typically seen on the radiological studies of patients with fluoroquinolone toxicity. Based on the available research, he cites the following four possible mechanisms of harm by fluoroquinolones:

  • Inhibition or disruption of the central nervous system GABA receptors
  • Depletion of magnesium and disruption of cellular enzyme function
  • Disruption of mitochondrial function and energy production
  • Oxidative injury and cellular death

Bitter Pill features three victims whose lives have been shattered by the long-term health effects of fluoroquinolones. Placing the blame squarely on the drug maker, one of them says: “[These side effects are] not something they’re just finding out now. These people are criminals. They belong in prison for the rest of their lives.”

Dr. Terence Young, MD, also featured in this video, lost his 15-year old daughter to a lethal drug effect in 2000.

Channeling his grief into finding out how that could happen, he says he discovered “corrupt practices that prevented doctors and patients learning what the true risks of prescription drugs were. And the reason that’s happened is because of this incredible marketing power of the pharmaceutical industry.”

Continue Reading At: Mercola.com

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FDA’s shutting down of faulty drug manufacturing facilities ‘over-aggressive and excessive,’ says Congress

via: NaturalNews
Friday, July 06, 2012
By: Ethan A. Huff

[NaturalNews] Several members of Congress are up in arms over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s recent crackdown on faulty drug manufacturing facilities across the country. According to the Washington Examiner and several other news outlets, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (HOGRC) Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Cal.) has issued a public statement in protest of the FDA’s regulatory actions, dubbing them “over-aggressive and excessive,” and responsible for causing widespread shortages of “life-saving” drugs.

Dozens of drugs have had to be recalled just within the past year due to contamination, production, labeling, and dosage problems, which is why the FDA sent out 1,720 warning letters to drug companies — the agency only sent out 474 warning letters in 2009 — notifying them that changes needed to be made. But now Congress has turned the issue into a partisan one, and is actually accusing the FDA of doing too much in trying to protect the public from unsafe drugs.

Rep. Issa flip-flops on FDA enforcement actions

As many NaturalNews readers will remember, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), voluntarily shut down its Fort Washington, Penn., facility back in 2010 after a series of drug recalls that included several million containers of various children’s medicines. (http://www.naturalnews.com/030504_Johnson_&_recalls.html) It turned out that the McNeil manufacturing plant producing these medicines was infested with bacteria and filth. (http://consumerist.com)

At that time, Rep. Issa and several others issued a joint statement expressing concern about the filthy conditions at the McNeil plant, and actually indicted the FDA for allegedly failing to conduct proper inspections and recall procedures that Rep. Issa and others implied would have kept the public safe from the tainted products. (http://www.ipqpubs.com) Now, however, more than two years after his previous statements, Rep. Issa is singing a different tune, claiming that the FDA is doing too much to protect the public.

According to Rep. Issa, drug companies are having to slow or even stop production of certain “life-saving” drugs in order to come into compliance with FDA standards. So putting the lives of millions of patients at risk from exposure to tainted drugs is apparently not that big of a priority anymore since the FDA’s regulatory actions are now cutting into Big Pharma’s profit margins — or as Rep. Issa and his cohorts have put it, “failing to ensure the availability of quality products.”

So when the FDA steps in to stop drug companies from dispensing contaminated drugs, the agency is needlessly obstructing the nation’s supply chain of critical drugs, in Rep. Issa’s opinion. But when the FDA pursues supplement manufacturers, threatens walnut and cherry growers, and shuts down family farms (http://www.naturalnews.com/033280_FDA_raids_timeline.html” target=”_blank”>http://www.naturalnews.com/033280_FDA_raids_timeline.html), it is apparently just business as usual in the corrupt world of regulatory politics.

Rep. Issa was nowhere to be found when the FDA needlessly destroyed the entire business of Pennsylvania Amish farmer Dan Allgyer, obstructing access to that area’s supply chain of raw milk. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035000_Amish_farmers_raw_milk_feds.html) He was also nowhere to be found when the FDA participated in a SWAT-style raid on Rawesome Foods near Los Angeles, Cal., which interfered with that local area’s supply chain of organic, natural, and untainted foods. (http://www.naturalnews.com/033220_Rawesome_Foods_armed_raids.html)

For once, the FDA is actually doing a decent job of pursuing the dirty players in the drug industry, and Rep. Issa and others in Congress are complaining that these actions are inappropriate. It just goes to show how deeply corrupted the American political system has become.

Sources for this article include:

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com

http://in.reuters.com

http://www.forbes.com

Source: NaturalNews.com

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Major Drug Company to Pay at Least $1.5 Billion Over Fraudulent Risperdal Marketing

via: Mercola
by: Dr. Mercola
July 4, 2012

Earlier this year, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) agreed to pay more than $1 billion in a civil settlement involving fraudulent marketing of their antipsychotic drug Risperdal – but federal prosecutors decided to hold out for more.

Now their illegal marketing of Risperdal for unapproved uses is set to cost them at least$1.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, and sources say the final amount could end up exceeding $2 billion.

The amount could end up rivaling the largest health care fraud settlement in history — $2.3 billion paid by Pfizer in 2009, also for illegally promoting uses of four of its drugs.

Risperdal Aggressively Promoted for Unapproved Uses for More Than a Decade

Risperdal was heavily promoted for unproven off-label uses for more than a decade, even after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings against the misleading claims. Doctors are well within their legal rights to prescribe a drug for off-label use; it’s actually a common, albeit sometimes dangerous, practice. However, drug companies may not promote them for uses other than those that are FDA-approved.

Research has shown that up to two-thirds of prescriptions for Risperdal were for unapproved uses that had little or no scientific support.i How did this happen? Simple — J&J sent out an army of salespeople to doctor’s offices, nursing homes, Veteran’s Administration facilities, and jails to tout Risperdal as a proverbial miracle drug for mental illness and dementia.

The FDA told the company to stop the false and misleading marketing claims not once, not twice, but three times from 1994-2004, but J&J reportedly continued to include marketing the drug for unapproved uses right in their business plan.

In the years to follow, the FDA did eventually approve Risperdal for bipolar disorder and autism symptoms, but it was never approved for dementia, even though it was heavily marketed as a dementia drug. Outrageously, elderly dementia patients who were prescribed Risperdal for off-label uses were found to increase their chances of death by 54 percent within the first 12 weeks of taking it!ii

Another off-label use for which Risperdal was marketed was post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – even though research in JAMA found Risperdal is no more effective than a placebo,iii and is associated with a long list of potentially devastating side effects, some of which may be permanent, including those in the chart below. J&J, of course, is not unique among drug companies when it comes to questionable advertising campaigns…

Continue Reading At: Mercola.com

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