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Medical companies fake reality on a daily basis

Saturday, September 01, 2012 by: Jon Rappoport
Tags: Big Pharma, drug companies, adverse reactions

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(NaturalNews) Glaxo, Merck, and Pfizer, three giant drug companies, are under the gun. Glaxo has just paid a $3 billion fine for bribery, fabricating drug-safety data, and fraud. Merck has been caught inventing data to give the impression its mumps vaccine is effective. Pfizer is being attacked for conspiring to prevent generic-drug competition against its wildly popular Lipitor.

Only a fool, however, would assume these legal assaults against drug giants will stop them from lying, cheating, and endangering the public in the future.

For example, the $3 billion Glaxo fine covers scheming, lying, and cheating in connection with three of its drugs: Paxil; Wellbutrin; and Avandia. Total sales of those drugs during the period of time in question? 27.9 billion dollars. Three billion dollars is a drop in the bucket.

Let's go deeper and see the mind-boggling truth behind these medical crimes.

In recent articles, I've revealed a smoking sizzling gun located on the FDA's own web site.

Google "FDA Why Learn About Adverse Drug Reactions" and you'll find the page. The FDA is completely aware their approved medical drugs are killing 100,000 Americans a year. THAT'S what's on that page.

How can all those dangerous drugs the FDA certifies as safe move through the pipeline of approval and get to the public?

Yes, we all know that some doctors who sit on FDA panels have financial ties to the very companies whose drugs they are okaying. But the story goes much further than that.

Drug companies run clinical trials of new drugs on humans before FDA approval can occur. And those clinical trials are written up and published in medical journals.

Now, if 100,000 Americans are dying every year from the effects of drugs the FDA says are safe, the FDA is looking at published studies that are...what? The studies claim drug after drug is safe. But the drugs kill. Paradox. Contradiction.

Conclusion? The published studies are fraudulent. Not just a few studies. Hundreds and thousands of them. The drug companies are providing studies that are outright criminal lies.

That's what we have here. Since the FDA knows the drugs they approve as safe are killing 100,000 Americans every year, like clockwork, the FDA ALSO KNOWS THOUSANDS OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHED STUDIES ARE LIES. The FDA knows that huge numbers of studies on drug safety are faked. Faked studies are a crime. It's called fraud. And when the fraud leads to the deaths of people taking a drug, that's a lot worse than fraud.

The FDA knows the studies are faked, BUT THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THEY LET IT RIDE. That makes them an accomplice to the ongoing crime.

In a legitimate honest courtroom, if one existed, I would present that case against the FDA every day of the week and I would win.

Should we tread daintily when we know the federal agency responsible for drug safety is allowing 100,000 people to die every year? This is murder. It's not really negligent homicide, not when it keeps happening. It's murder. It's on the order of a Nazi war crime.

Try this image: you are a gatekeeper. Your job, on the first day of every year, is to unlock the gate and leave it open, so people can pass through. But you know that, when you open the gate, 100,000 people who pass through will die in the following year. Yet, every January 1, you keep opening the gate.

That's what the FDA is. That particular gatekeeper.

Case closed.

But there is further evidence that huge numbers of published studies of drugs are fraudulent. We actually have statements from medical insiders. That's right. For example, here is one, and it comes from a devastating source, a woman who edited the most famous medical journal in the world:

"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine."
Marcia Angell, MD, "Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of corruption." NY Review of Books, Jan. 15, 2009.

What do doctors rely on? What do medical schools rely on? What do medical journals and mainstream medical reporters and drug companies and the FDA rely on?

The sanctity of published clinical trials of drugs. These trials determine whether the drugs are safe and effective. The drugs are tested on human volunteers. The results are tabulated. The trials are described in papers that are printed by medical journals.

This is science. This is rationality. This is the rock. Without these studies, the whole field of medical research would fall apart in utter chaos.

Upon this rock, and hence through media, the public becomes aware of the latest breakthrough, the newest medicine. Through doctors in their offices, the public finds out what drugs they should take---and their doctors know because their doctors have read the published studies in the medical journals, the studies that describe the clinical drug trials. Or if the doctors haven't actually read the reports, they've been told about them.

It all goes back to this rock.

And when mainstream medical advocates attack so-called alternative or natural health, they mention that their own sacred profession is based on real science, on studies, on clinical trials.

One doctor told me, "The published peer-reviewed studies are what keep us from going back to the Stone Age."

He smiled. He was confident. He was sure of himself. He had science on his side. And he was dead wrong. The science is a sham, it's in tatters, it's broken, crushed, smashed.

Here is more evidence. I quote an article in the NY Review of Books (May 12, 2011) by Helen Epstein, "Flu Warning: Beware the Drug Companies."

"Six years ago, John Ioannidis, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece, found that nearly half of published articles in scientific journals contained findings that were false."

Here's another quote from the same article:

"Last year, GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia was linked to thousands of heart attacks, and earlier in the decade, the company's antidepressant Paxil was discovered to exacerbate the risk of suicide in young people. Merck's painkiller Vioxx was also linked to thousands of heart disease deaths. In each case, the scientific literature gave little hint of these dangers."

And here is yet another statement from Marcia Angell, former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine:

"A review of seventy-four clinical trials of antidepressants, for example, found that thirty-seven of thirty-eight positive studies [that praised the drugs] were published. But of the thirty-six negative studies, thirty-three were either not published or published in a form that conveyed a positive outcome."

It turns out that the source of the informational pipeline that feeds the entire perception of pharmaceutical medicine is a rank fraud.

Doctors say: "We have the clinical trials of studies on drugs and they are published in top journals. We are the epitome of science."

Yes, false science. Riddled from top to bottom with lies.

Perhaps this will help the next time a friend, pretending he actually knows anything, tells you pharmaceutical medicine is a resounding success.

If you need more, cite Dr. Barbara Starfield's famous study, "Is US health really the best in the world?" (Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000) Starfield concludes that 225,000 people are killed by the medical system in the US every year---106,000 by FDA-approved medicines. That latter figure works out to over a MILLION deaths per decade.

A final note: The august editors of medical journals have a game they can play. Suppose a drug company has just finished writing up the results of a clinical drug trial and has submitted the piece to a journal for publication. The editor knows the company carried out a half-dozen other such trials on the same drug...and they didn't look good. The drug caused wild fluctuations in blood pressure and blood sugar. There were heart attacks. Strokes. But this ONE study, the one submitted for publication, looks very positive. The editor knows if he prints it and forgets about "ethics," the drug company will order re-prints of the piece from him and distribute them to doctors all over the world, and to reporters, professors, government officials. The drug company will order and pay for these re-prints; the medical journal can make $700,000 from publishing THAT ONE STUDY. In one hand, the editor sees: I won't publish it=no money. In the other hand, he sees: I'll publish it=$700,000. What to do?

As a reporter investigating deep medical fraud and crime for 30 years, I've spoken to people throughout the medical system. They all cling to the idea that published studies are the final and ultimate rationalization for their professional existence.

Well, the system has crashed. It's broken up into pieces. And yet these professionals move on, as if everything is normal. It's an illustration that consensus reality about science can be stronger than legitimate science itself. The blinders are firmly in place. March ahead. Pretend the truth is on your side. Salute high ideals. Fake it all the way. While huge numbers of people die.

Jon Rappoport
The author of an explosive new collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.
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About the author:
The author of an explosive new collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon
was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of
California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an
investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics,
medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine,
Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon
has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic,
and creative power to audiences around the world.

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