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(BOSTON GLOBE)– Pharmaceutical companies pay for the clinical trials that Dr. Yoav Golan conducts on antibiotics at Tufts Medical Center. They also pay him tens of thousands of dollars a year to give speeches and advice about their drugs. (more…)

    (THE NEW YORKER)In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about his research with people he didn’t trust. He instructed the students in his lab, where he was raising three thousand frogs, to hang up the phone if they heard a click, a signal that a third party might be on the line. (more…)


    (NATURAL NEWS) – Either the truth about vaccines is finally reaching the masses or Americans in general have simply lost trust in the government and the pharmaceutical industry, because this year many young Americans skipped the strongly pushed flu shot altogether. (more…)


    (Iowa City, IA) – This is the story of two men in Iowa charged with the same Class B Felony — criminally exposing HIV to another person — but one was convicted and the other was not. In 2009, Nick Rhoades, 38, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, while all charges against Thomas Call were dismissed in 2012. (more…)


    14 Sept (THE LIBERTY BEACON) – Republished at the request of Mike Adams, The Health Ranger, this article was first published two years ago, but the information it contains is timeless and a must read for those seeking the truth concerning vaccine tyranny. The information contained in this article will anger and shock you but it still remains the truth. (more…)


    18 Aug (iHEALTHTUBE) – Dr. Sherri Tenpenny cites a couple of studies that show that flu shots are no more beneficial than a placebo. However there are plenty of dangerous possible side effects from the shot that so many millions get every year.  In this video, she explains how flu and why flu vaccines are made. (more…)


    05 Aug (AGE OF AUTISM)  – Despite Karen Ernst’s repeated insistence that Voices for Vaccines – who recently got up a petition against Jenny McCarthy on Change.com – is an independent parent-led organization speaking up for the vaccine program, the evidence that it was started by the Atlanta based non-profit partner of the Centers for Disease Control, Task Force for Global Health, to promote their joint policies is overwhelming. (more…)


    25 Jul (NATURAL NEWS) – A vaccine for meningitis B is not going to be added to the 26 vaccinations that a UK child will receive within the first 13 months of life. The UK’s vaccine regulators do not believe there is enough evidence to suggest that the Bexsero vaccine is effective. (more…)


    23 Jul (THE INDEPENDENT) – Police are investigating AstraZeneca’s work in China and have detained one of the drug maker’s executives, just a week after its rival GlaxoSmithKline first faced allegations of a multimillion-pound bribery scandal. (more…)


    21 Jul (THE GUARDIAN) – The pharmaceutical industry has “mobilized” an army of patient groups to lobby against plans to force companies to publish secret documents on drugs trials.  Drugs companies publish only a fraction of their results and keep much of the information to themselves, but regula (more…)


    7 June (GLOBAL RESEARCH) – A new vaccine for influenza has hit the market, and it is the first ever to contain genetically-modified (GM) proteins derived from insect cells.  According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the vaccine, known as Flublok, which contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as baculovirus that is purported to help facilitate the more rapid production of vaccines. (more…)


    5 Mar (Natural News) – A new “miracle” drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis turns out to have been stolen (“derived”) from cordyceps mushrooms. The drug is called Gilenya and it’s being sold in the USA by Novartis AG — at the monopolistic price of $4,000 / month per person. (more…)


    10 Dec (WASHINGTON) – At first glance, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) “Healthy People 2020” seems like an excellent idea.  After all, what could be better than helping Americans live healthier lives?  Unfortunately, the initiative has – like many government programs – a much darker side. (more…)


    10 May (BLOOMBERG) – India’s top drug regulatory agency violated laws and colluded with pharmaceutical companies to approve medicines without clinical trials, a parliamentary panel said in a report. (more…)


    27 MAR (Reuters) – During a decade as head of global cancer research at Amgen, C. Glenn Begley identified 53 “landmark” publications — papers in top journals, from reputable labs — for his team to reproduce.  Begley sought to double-check the findings before trying to build on them for drug development. (more…)


    Nancy Turner Banks MD spent twenty-five years practicing general obstetrics and gynecology during which she was also the director of outpatient gynecology at The North General Hospital in Harlem, New York.  She served as an attending physician at North General, Nyack Hospital in Nyack, New York, Columbia Presbyterian Medical (more…)


    “At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question.  It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is ‘not done’ to say it, just as in mid-Victorian times it was ‘not done’ to mention trousers in the presence of a lady.  Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodox (more…)


    Would you buy a home loan from a Countrywide loan rep?  Would you invest your life savings with Bernie Madoff?  Would you ask Casey Anthony to babysit your children?  Probably not. (more…)


    Since 2004, the pharmaceutical industry has paid $9 billion to settle thousands of criminal and civil complaints related to the illegal marketing of drugs that kill or injure a million Americans EVERY YEAR from adverse drug reactions (ADRs).

    (more…)


    20 May | ProPublica – As we reported earlier this month, there are often deep financial ties [1] between professional medical societies and the drug and medical device industries. This week, other news outlets chimed in, detailing how (more…)


    6 March – At the end of November, Pfizer stands to lose a $10-billion-a-year revenue stream when the patent on its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor expires and cheaper generics begin to cut into the company’s huge sales. (more…)


    24 Dec – Between 1991-2010, there were 165 criminal and/or civil settlements by major pharmaceutical companies comprising of $19.8 billion in penalties.  Before 2000, qui tam lawsuits accounted for only 9% of settlements with the government.  But from 2001-2010, they comprised 67% of the billions in payouts. (more…)


    In their own words, see how AIDS drugs harm patients (more…)


    20 Oct – The Ohio medical board concluded that pain physician William D. Leak had performed “unnecessary” nerve tests on 20 patients and subjected some to “an excessive number of invasive procedures,” including injections of agents that destroy nerve tissue.  Yet the finding, posted on the board’s public website, didn’t prevent Eli Lilly and Co. from using him (more…)


    4 Aug | Al Jazeera – The US healthcare industry is the world’s biggest, with $300 billion per year spent on prescription drugs.  For many these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.  But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US. (more…)


    05 Aug (AGE OF AUTISM)  – Despite Karen Ernst’s repeated insistence that Voices for Vaccines – who recently got up a petition against Jenny McCarthy on Change.com – is an independent parent-led organization speaking up for the vaccine program, the evidence that it was started by the Atlanta based non-profit partner of the Centers for Disease Control, Task Force for Global Health, to promote their joint policies is overwhelming. (more…)


    25 Jul (NATURAL NEWS) – A vaccine for meningitis B is not going to be added to the 26 vaccinations that a UK child will receive within the first 13 months of life. The UK’s vaccine regulators do not believe there is enough evidence to suggest that the Bexsero vaccine is effective. (more…)


    23 Jul (THE INDEPENDENT) – Police are investigating AstraZeneca’s work in China and have detained one of the drug maker’s executives, just a week after its rival GlaxoSmithKline first faced allegations of a multimillion-pound bribery scandal. (more…)


    21 Jul (THE GUARDIAN) – The pharmaceutical industry has “mobilized” an army of patient groups to lobby against plans to force companies to publish secret documents on drugs trials.  Drugs companies publish only a fraction of their results and keep much of the information to themselves, but regula (more…)


    7 June (GLOBAL RESEARCH) – A new vaccine for influenza has hit the market, and it is the first ever to contain genetically-modified (GM) proteins derived from insect cells.  According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the vaccine, known as Flublok, which contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as baculovirus that is purported to help facilitate the more rapid production of vaccines. (more…)


    5 Mar (Natural News) – A new “miracle” drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis turns out to have been stolen (“derived”) from cordyceps mushrooms. The drug is called Gilenya and it’s being sold in the USA by Novartis AG — at the monopolistic price of $4,000 / month per person. (more…)


    10 Dec (WASHINGTON) – At first glance, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) “Healthy People 2020” seems like an excellent idea.  After all, what could be better than helping Americans live healthier lives?  Unfortunately, the initiative has – like many government programs – a much darker side. (more…)


    10 May (BLOOMBERG) – India’s top drug regulatory agency violated laws and colluded with pharmaceutical companies to approve medicines without clinical trials, a parliamentary panel said in a report. (more…)


    27 MAR (Reuters) – During a decade as head of global cancer research at Amgen, C. Glenn Begley identified 53 “landmark” publications — papers in top journals, from reputable labs — for his team to reproduce.  Begley sought to double-check the findings before trying to build on them for drug development. (more…)


    Nancy Turner Banks MD spent twenty-five years practicing general obstetrics and gynecology during which she was also the director of outpatient gynecology at The North General Hospital in Harlem, New York.  She served as an attending physician at North General, Nyack Hospital in Nyack, New York, Columbia Presbyterian Medical (more…)


    “At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question.  It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is ‘not done’ to say it, just as in mid-Victorian times it was ‘not done’ to mention trousers in the presence of a lady.  Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodox (more…)


    Would you buy a home loan from a Countrywide loan rep?  Would you invest your life savings with Bernie Madoff?  Would you ask Casey Anthony to babysit your children?  Probably not. (more…)


    Since 2004, the pharmaceutical industry has paid $9 billion to settle thousands of criminal and civil complaints related to the illegal marketing of drugs that kill or injure a million Americans EVERY YEAR from adverse drug reactions (ADRs).

    (more…)


    20 May | ProPublica – As we reported earlier this month, there are often deep financial ties [1] between professional medical societies and the drug and medical device industries. This week, other news outlets chimed in, detailing how (more…)


    6 March – At the end of November, Pfizer stands to lose a $10-billion-a-year revenue stream when the patent on its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor expires and cheaper generics begin to cut into the company’s huge sales. (more…)


    24 Dec – Between 1991-2010, there were 165 criminal and/or civil settlements by major pharmaceutical companies comprising of $19.8 billion in penalties.  Before 2000, qui tam lawsuits accounted for only 9% of settlements with the government.  But from 2001-2010, they comprised 67% of the billions in payouts. (more…)


    In their own words, see how AIDS drugs harm patients (more…)


    20 Oct – The Ohio medical board concluded that pain physician William D. Leak had performed “unnecessary” nerve tests on 20 patients and subjected some to “an excessive number of invasive procedures,” including injections of agents that destroy nerve tissue.  Yet the finding, posted on the board’s public website, didn’t prevent Eli Lilly and Co. from using him (more…)


    4 Aug | Al Jazeera – The US healthcare industry is the world’s biggest, with $300 billion per year spent on prescription drugs.  For many these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.  But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US. (more…)


    4 Aug | Al Jazeera – The US healthcare industry is the world’s biggest, with $300 billion per year spent on prescription drugs.  For many, these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.  But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US. (more…)


    No scalp would be as treasured by Republicans this fall as that of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. And no incumbent is receiving as much air support from the drug industry as is Reid, who championed a health care bill that pads drug company profits. (more…)


    AGE OF AUTISM – It is self-styled as the largest conversation about science on the web.  Boasting 69 blogs, along with 114,506 posts and 1,742,506 comments that are ever increasing, there is no question “Science”Blogs are highly trafficked and frequently updated. Their slogan brags, “Where the world discusses science,” and crowed a record of 2.2 million unique visitors in the month of May alone. There is now a German “Science”Blogs as well as a “Science”Blogs Brazil written in Portuguese. Their owner, Seed Media Group, likens itself to Rolling Stone during the magazine’s “early years” which according to Seed was “when music was less a subject than a lens for viewing culture.” (more…)


    By the time Melody Petersen gets around to interviewing Iowa’s state nosologist near the end of “Our Daily Meds,” the facts that she cites don’t even sound that grim. The nosologist’s job is to catalog Iowa’s deceased according to cause of death. He processes about 27,000 death certificates a year. And by his reckoning there were only five deaths caused by adverse reactions to prescription drugs in 2002. That low figure is jarringly out of whack with Ms. Petersen’s investigative reporting (more…)


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