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New Year's Resolutions for Big Pharma

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New Year's Resolutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Our Reps Will Wait Their Turn To See The Doctor

They will not be dressed to star in music videos. Prior experience at Hooters or Work Out World will not be sufficient for hiring. They will not call the doctor dude. We understand others waiting to see the doctor are sick.

We Will Leave Poor Countries Alone

We'll stop conducting clinical trials on people who can't give informed consent and think they're getting medical care. We will stop marketing cholesterol drugs, HPV vaccines and lifestyle drugs to poor people whose major health problems are malaria, diarrheal diseases and potable water.

We'll Stop Extortion Pricing and Looting Medicare/Medicaid

We admit that pricing drugs at $52,321.80 a month(Actimmune),$42,570 a month (Chenoda) or $87,800 for a course of treatment (Harvoni) is extortion. Frankly we're amazed we have gotten away with it.

We Will Stop Financing Patient Front Groups ("Astroturf")

We admit the flash mobs that materialize at FDA hearings to beg for an expensive drug to be approved are paid by us. So are groups that swarm Medicaid offices demanding that a cheaper drug not be substituted for an expensive one. We admit we originated the meme that "one out of 4 has mental illness" to sell psych drugs. It's working.

We Renounce Our Love Affair With Biologics

Sure Humira, Enbrel, Remicade etc. make us multi billions every year but we admit they are the ultimate dupe. Despite our cagey marketing, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic plaque psoriasis and Crohn's disease are hardly the country's main health problems. Worse, they invite cancers in the young, frequently-lethal T-cell lymphoma and two types of skin cancer. Sorry for the dupe.

We'll Stop Selling Diseases

We admit we convinced people with real life problems and their doctors that they had depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety and assorted "spectrum" disorders and made billions doing it. We further admit that almost no one has exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, shift work sleep disorder and non-24-hour, sleep-wake disorder despite how much we advertise them but hey, people are gullible.

We'll Stop Selling Risk of Diseases

We admit that scaring people into taking meds for abstract risks -- the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer, asthma, osteoporosis, menopause and old age--is one of our most successful marketing gambits. Patients never know if the expensive meds they take every day are even working--so we have a lifelong customer.

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Pharma's unethical profiteering and dangerous drugs are getting worse

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Well done. I think it needs to be far more vitriolic (if I had written it, which I didn't) to have any kind of impact on these corporate scumbags, and also to truly depict the outrage that should be felt and expressed toward them!


I will be sharing this article with some large relevant groups on Facebook. You should too, Martha! Please join some if you haven't already!


Speaking of ghastly corruption, here is the latest news from Bayer/Roundup, less than a week old. This shows how absolutely insidious this picture has become!



U.S. government says verdict in Bayer's Roundup case should be reversed The government said in a friend of the court brief filed on Friday that glyphosate, the weed killer's active ingredient, is not a carcinogen and as a result a warning ...
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Excellent list, Martha. Vaccines are unique pharma products for two reasons: they CAN AND ARE mandated and secondly, it's the one pharma product which is legally exempt from lawsuits.

A BIG spotlight should be put on the mandatory vaccine programs. Already California has taken medical exemptions away from children attending California public schools. Currently, if your kid has had seizures with a previous vaccine, this will no longer be considered at risk - only children having had an anaphylactic shock will be allowed to bypass the vaccine. You read that right.

Thanks to Healthy People 2020 mandatory vaccines are in the piopeline for adults, too. Expect your REAL ID to register this info. The day will come that if you're not up on all mandated vaccines, you will not be allowed to board a plane.

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny who is a shining light in the vaccine safety program recemtly co-wrote this must read article which details the repressive near future we are facing:

Ministry of Pharma: The 2020 National Vaccine Plan https://vaxxter.com/ministry-of-pharma-the-2020-national-vaccine-plan/

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Big Pharma isn't only medicines....they also make pesticides, even for tobacco...not to mention cig additives like preservatives, flavorings and artificial sweeteners.

Search up "pesticides tobacco", "artificial sweeteners tobacco", "preservatives tobacco", "added flavorings tobacco"...and that's Not To Mention Big Pharma's love/use of dioxin-creating chlorine, used to bleach most cigarette paper. All legal as pie...no warnings required.

Big Pharma and ilk would prefer we fight "smoking", by the duped, secretly-poisoned victims. Or that we condemn the unpatented, natural tobacco plant...as if the problems are entirely Acts of God or Mother Nature.

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We know we injure, permanently disable and kill millions of people and billions of nonhumans by advertising animal tested, FDA approved products which have decades long track records of causing lethal side-effects, and which remain on the market to continue to maim and kill.

The profits are simply too high to refrain from our greedy, psychopathic system of mass murder, so this is one New Year's Resolution we won't be making.

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well said

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Added resolution: We will stop making and providing pesticides and cigarette additives (flavorings, sweeteners, preservatives, etc.) to the cigarette industry.

Another: We will never give a cent of support to gov't regulators in any way involved with regulatory positions in regulating drug or other Pharm matters.

Another: We will not provide a speck of antibiotics to meat/dairy industries.

And another: We will refuse to accept investments from Health Insurers because of the blatant Conflict of Interest.

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