GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of antidepressant drugs (Paxil) is being sued
by the State of New York for fraud. What's the accusation? The drug
company withheld the results of negative studies and distorted study
data in order to get the drug prescribed to children. GSK respondes by
explaining that they made the studies available to the FDA, but
neglected to mention that the FDA conspired with GSK
buried the studies to make sure the truth wouldn't come out. What truth?
That antidepressant drugs cause children to commit violent acts like
Kudos to Eliot Spitzer -- a hard-nosed prosecutor if there
ever was one -- for hammering the pharmaceutical industry with the kind
of lawsuit that just might force the industry to stop committing
widespread fraud. The drug industry, it seems, is based on fraudulent
studies, gross distortions of data, the hiding of negative study results
and the not-so-covert assistance of the FDA in covering its tracks.
As Spitzer is alleging, these antidepressant drugs are being
fraudulently approved and marketed to children where they cause untold
numbers of suicides and violent acts, such as the Colombine killings
(both students who did the killing were on antidepressants).
else is interesting about all this is just how widespread the fraud is
in the pharmaceutical industry. As this article reports, the Journal of
the American Medical Association published a review of 102 clinical
trials and found that trial outcomes are frequently misreported
by burying the unsuccessful trials and reporting only the successful
ones. In other words: clinical trials of prescription drugs are a
sham. And that's even according to JAMA, a publication that caters
to organized medicine and runs ads for pharmaceutical companies. Imagine
what a neutral party might find if they investigated! Sadly, our system
of modern medicine -- based largely on prescription drugs -- is turning
out to be a grand hoax perpetrated on the American people by a clever
lineup of profit-minded criminals.
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