by PF Louis
September 15, 2011
There are many interlocking financial
conflicts of interest between Big Pharma and medical institutions.
Many members of major medical groups, universities, and medical
journals also have financial ties with pharmaceutical companies.
Big Pharma connections push
dangerous drugs into the collective consciousness while keeping safe
and inexpensive non-drug health solutions out of public awareness.
Journals and Big Pharma
Dr. Marcia Angell, author of The Truth About the Drug
Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It, issued
this statement after her tenure with The New England Journal of Medicine as Editor in Chief:
"It is simply no longer possible to
believe much of the clinical research that is published."
Pharmaceutical companies even hire ghost
writers to concoct favorable product reports.
Then those companies
pay corrupt doctors or researchers to sign those biased reports that
are then published in medical journals.
There have been occasions of medical journal reports claiming
successful medical drug trials, but no one tried the drugs! These
were totally faked trial reports.
Yet they were published in medical
journals and quoted by medical practitioners who prescribed them.
This sort of dishonesty was part of selling
Vioxx, the heart
medicine that killed more than it cured for a few years before
finally being withdrawn from the market.
AMA (American Medical Society) is not the only medical society.
It's the largest and most encompassing one.
But there are as many medical societies
as medical specialists. Medical equipment and drug manufacturers
infiltrate those specific specialty groups to sell their wares.
An interesting recent expose on one such group, The Heart Rhythm
Society with its 5000 plus mostly cardiologist membership, received
half of last year's $16 million budget from companies that make
drugs and devices to treat arrhythmia.
Adding to this influence, those same companies had 12 of the 18
Heart Rhythm society's board members on their payroll as consultants
and lecturers. Do you see the revolving doors and dual membership
conflicts of interest?
They are not rare. They are business as usual and common with Big
Pharma and government agencies as well.
The Cancer and
According to Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., assistant professor
of radiation oncology at the University of Michigan Medical School,
almost one-third of cancer research
reports surveyed in the major
medical journals had obvious conflicts of interests.
vaccine industry may be the most corrupt
and influential aspect of Big Pharma yet. Mike Adams recently
revealed a network involving the vaccine industry, the military, and
the IOM (Institute of Medicine), a strange alliance at first glance.
But the more one knows of the dark side of vaccinations, the more it
makes sense for those demanding covert
depopulation efforts under the
cover of humanitarian aid.
The IOM is as influential as it gets. Whatever they say goes with
the mainstream media and authority figures in all levels of
government. If the IOM says a vaccine is safe and effective,
there is no further discussion.
Way Too Much
We all need to make a living.
But when money pervasively trumps
truth and disregards health, there is no protection from the harm it
Sincere health practitioners and MDs who step out the
Big Pharma box
are persecuted and prosecuted for healing without harm. Their lives
are often ruined.
The liars who falsely promote dangerous drugs make
plea bargains or pay affordable fines, if caught, after many are