To be clear, there are drugs that doctors must use when people have been victims of accidents, fires, need surgery, are in terrible pain, etc. But when it comes to healing disease, drugs cannot cure. They can only suppress symptoms for a while and inevitably cause harmful side effects. That is their job description. That is all they can do.
That said — Imagine a mafia king pin living in your neighborhood. He has hired hit men many times to kill his enemies, but he’s never been convicted or gone to jail. One day he orders one of his henchmen to come to your house to inform you that when you’re at work, he will babysit your kids and protect your home. He’s a criminal and suspected murderer but assures you that you can trust him to keep your house and kids safe. So, you say, yes, I believe you, and I will entrust everything I have to you. Of course, you wouldn’t do that! But, incredibly, that is exactly what millions of people do when they entrust their lives and the lives of their children to the drug companies that sell the Covid vaccines. Let’s look at just a handful of them.
Of the top ten biggest pharmaceutical settlements in history, Pfizer comes in second at $2.3 billion in 2009, Johnson and Johnson is third at $2.2 billion in 2013, Merck is sixth in at $950 million in 2011, AstraZeneca is eighth at $520 million in 2010.
PFIZER – The criminal fines alone, in 2009, totaled $1.3 billion. $1 billion in fines were for allegations under the False Claims Act. They falsely promoted pain killers Bextra and Celebrex, the antipsychotic drug Geodon, the antibiotic Zyvox and the anti-epileptic drug Lyrica. The company was also accused of paying kickbacks related to these drugs and submitting false claims. Other lawsuits include those regarding Protonix which harms kidneys, Prempro which causes a long list of harmful side effects, and Chantix which causes suicidal thoughts and psychiatric disorders. Pfizer pulled Bextra off the market after paying a $386 million settlement.
In 2017 Pfizer was ranked last in a reputation list among pharma companies. Pfizer was the first drug/vaccine company to get approval from WHO to sell their Covid vaccines.
The CEO of Pfizer is a close friend of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and vowed to turn Israel into a human experimental laboratory of mRNA vaccines which is now well underway.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON – The criminal fines in 2013 totaled $485 million, and civil settlements amounted to $1.72 billion. In early 2000, Risperdal a schizophrenia drug was illegally promoted by the drug company to treat elderly dementia patients for anxiety, agitation, depression, hostility and confusion. They also marketed the drug to children and people with mental disabilities. Invega and Natrecor also were illegally marketed for off-label and unapproved uses.
A Few J&J highlights
1995 – Incurs $7.5 million fine for destroying documents regarding Retin A.
2001 – Pays $860 million in class action lawsuit for misleading customers regarding Acuvue soft contact lenses.
2010 – Pays $81 million settlement for misbranding anti-epileptic drug Topamax.
2010 – Pays $85 million for similar charges regarding deadly heart drug Natrecor.
2011 – Several J&J’s baby products were discovered to contain carcinogens.
2013 – The U.S. Justice Department charged J&J $2.2 billion in criminal fines regarding Risperdal for unapproved uses.
Now – J&J’s Covid vaccine is causing injury and death from blood clots. The FDA is requiring warning labels.
MERCK – Took Vioxx off the market in November 2004 after a study conclusively demonstrated that Vioxx users have more heart attacks and strokes than patients receiving a placebo. The assessed penalties related to sales of Vioxx were $321,636,000 in criminal fines, $426,389 in civil settlements, and $201,975,00 distributed to Medicaid states. Merck’s own “studies” failed to detect the risks until over 20 million people had taken the drug. Merck made a “hit list” of doctors who criticized Vioxx with labels that said, “neutralize,” “neutralized” or “discredit” next to their names. They created a fake medical journal in which to publish studies about Vioxx and paid ghost writers to write articles about the drug. The FDA estimates Vioxx killed 27,785 people. In March, 2021, Merck teamed up with Johnson & Johnson to help J&J make their Covid vaccine.
ASTRAZENECA – Their drug Seroquel was approved for limited use for acute manic episodes of schizophrenia only. They illegally marketed the drug for everything from Alzheimer’s to anger management. They paid kickbacks to doctors for writing articles about uses for the drug that had not been approved. For this they were fined $520 million.
AstraZeneca and drug giant Novartis merged in December 1999 to form Syngenta. Syngenta manufactures arguably, the deadliest weed killer on the planet – paraquat (Gramoxone). The tiniest amount ingested is deadly. Syngenta covered up evidence that paraquat also can cause Parkinson’s disease. There are at least 20 lawsuits that have been filed against Syngenta. Hoffman V. Syngenta, was set to go to court June 1st but a settlement may be reached in the case.
AstraZeneca manufactures a breast cancer drug tamoxifen that causes blood clots, strokes, and endometrial cancer. AstraZeneca lobbied California regulators not to ad tamoxifen to their list of carcinogens. In 2003 AstraZeneca pleaded guilty to criminal and civil charges relating to the illegal marketing of the prostate cancer drug Zoladex.
AstraZeneca is one of the founders of breast cancer awareness month.
BAYER/MONSANTO – In June 2020, Roundup maker Bayer announced a $10 billion settlement to resolve cancer lawsuits connected to its weedkiller Roundup. Bayer’s $8.8 billion to $9.68 billion deal covers approximately 95,00 cases and provides an additional. $1.25 billion for future cases. Bayer still faces 30,000 plus case
MODERNA – ModeRNA Therapeutics was formed to commercialize the research of stem cell biologist Derrick Rossi and develop treatments for various diseases. Mice, rats and monkeys were used in their research, none of which can be extrapolated to humans. In 2014 Moderna scrapped their mRNA therapeutics platform saying the treatment would never be safe enough for humans. In 2018 they increased their development of vaccines and in 2020, Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH received $483 million from taxpayers to get their Covid vaccine ready roll out at “warp speed.” The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is listed on their website as strategic collaborators. On June 25, 2021, the FDA added a warning label on both Moderna’s and Pfizer’s Covid vaccines regarding the risk of heart attacks (myocarditis) if injected with the vaccines. However, drug companies that manufacture vaccines cannot be sued regardless of the hundreds of thousands of people they kill or injure with their vaccines. Fauci’s wife, Christine Grady, heads the department of bioethics at the NIH where her husband works.
Whew! Can anyone read the histories of these companies and still agree it’s safe to entrust your health to people who lie, break the law and knowingly kill men, women and children? Like our mafia kingpin, drug company executives know that the cost of killing off a few people is well worth it because the rewards are so much greater. Yearly profits dwarf the measly court settlements that they are ordered to pay out. Contemplate this – do the pushers of Vioxx and opioids really have your best interest at heart? As our mafia friend would say -“Fuggetaboutit!”