Between 2004 and 2010, drug corporations paid an astonishing $7 billion (that’s billion with a “b”) in fines, penalties and lawsuits — but that’s a drop in the bucket for them.
The pharmaceutical industry moves from one dangerous drug to the next, so they can make massive profits.
Here’s a small selection from a big list of drugs the MHRA is happy for you to use in the UK:
Avandia – GSK – killed 83,000 by heart attacks, until it was re-licensed to continue killing in February 2010.
Actos – heart failure and the BMJ states it increases the risk of bladder cancer by 83%. 5,000 lawsuits settled for $2.37 billion.
Vioxx – 149,000 heart attacks, strokes, and deaths. But only 60,000 legal cases so far.
Prozac, Effexor, Paxil Suicidal behaviour. When a maniac commits a murder, its often these that drive them to it.
Zoloft and Lexapro Suicidal behaviour, and birth defects.
Opiods have killed 194,000 since 1999; most notably, with 30% of the market, Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin, which has made $31 billion in profits since 1996. Purdue pleaded guilty to criminal charges of misrepresentation and paid a mere $600 million in fines, but the immensely profitable gravy train rolls on unabated: people are still getting hopelessly addicted, and dying. It was approved by the FDA and enthusiastically supported by the MHRA. Opiods have a place if patients are conned into painful chemotherapy, where they reduce pain. But they are prescribed like confetti for all pain, even backache.
Chemotherapy – poisons which kill up to 80,000 a year in the UK, and maim hundreds of thousands. But at £40,000 a round, it makes over £100 billion a year for big pharma. There are a dozen better ways to treat cancer with no side effects, but the MHRA are working on making safe treatments illegal, to protect big pharma profits.
Thalidomide You’ll be pleased to know they’ve approved the re-licensing of thalidomide for use. You’ve heard of the babies born with appalling birth defects, missing arms and legs, in the 1960’s?
Amalgam fillings – mercury poisoning 16% of UK dentists still use what they call “silver” fillings. They aren’t silver, they are 50% mercury, which leeches into your body every day. Toxic effects include damage to the brain, kidneys, lungs and immune system. Higher doses cause death.
Billion dollar fines don’t count in a trillion dollar industry
From 2004 to 2008, Pfizer made sales of $245 billion. At the same time, Eli Lilly made $36 billion from just one drug (Zyprexa). Seven billion in fines across many pharmaceutical companies doesn’t dent their profits enough to stop them killing; the MHRA is their UK accomplice.
The MHRA doesn’t try to help us
If the MHRA was even slightly doing their job, they would be trying to protect us by commenting on the herbicide Atrazine, which disrupts our hormones, causes birth defects, gives us breast and prostate cancer. Or condemning the damage done by Monsanto’s Roundup glyphosate weedkiller. Nine million tons of it are in our fields, our foods, our water supply and in 90% of humans. It causes over 30 diseases from autism to cancer. But they are big corporations, whose profits the MHRA protects.
Meanwhile the MHRA are happy to side with those who ban safe things that work for us like melatonin, a natural hormone, or Gaba, which quietens our neurotransmitters, both of which help us sleep. They are trying to shut down the Russian scenar in the UK, – developed by their space program to treat astronauts; – it talks, electronically, to the frequencies of our body, and is superb at healing a host of medical conditions, including muscular and wound healing issues without side effects.
At the beginning of 2017 the MHRA announced, decades too late, that all those scientific research papers that prove cannabis helps to a greater or lessor extent are right. They then classified CBD oil as a drug, and wrote to all CBD suppliers telling them they were now supplying it illegally, and must stop in 28 days.
That’s typical MHRA: Its good for you, therefore you can’t have it. The last thing the MHRA want is for anyone to be cured of anything.
The cannabis lobby is large, so we are hoping they’ll back down on this.
Pointless and costly treatments
licensed by the EMA and therefore approved by the MHRA are bleeding the British government of funds.
Kings Colllege and the London School of Economics in a BMJ study say 57% of cancer drugs approved by the EMA do little or nothing to improve lives of patients. Huseyin Naci of the LSE says drug firms are giving patients false hope. The average improvement is just 2.7 months.
Novartis Afinitor Everolimus: £18,203 for 5.5 months: No survival of quality of life data. Stops cancer spreading for 4 months.
Pfizer Bosulif Bostinib £45,000 a year. For Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. No evidence it extends life.
Amgen Vectibix £54,000 a year. Made routinely available by NICE may improve survival by 10 months.
Roche Avastin Bevacizumab £42,000 a year Improves survival by 3 months. But it increases chances of death by 50%.
Ben Spencer, Medical correspondent The Daily Mail, 5th October 2017
If GcMAF was made availabe by the government for £1,200 a year, it would extend life by an average of 10 years.