A Pfizer Win Against Uncle Sam Could Unleash ‘Gold Rush’ in Sales — and Cost Taxpayers Billions | The Most Revolutionary Act

https://stuartbramhall.wordpress.com/2021/08/10/a-pfizer-win-against-uncle-sam-could-unleash-gold-rush-in-sales-and-cost-taxpayers-billions/

By Jay Hancock

A federal judge is expected to rule any day in Pfizer lawsuit that aims to erase an important control on pharma marketing after decades of regulatory erosion and soaring drug prices.

Three years ago, pharma giantPfizer paid $24 million to settle federal allegations that it was paying kickbacks and inflating sales by reimbursing Medicare patients for out-of-pocket medication costs.

By making prohibitively expensive medicine essentially free for patients, the company induced them to use Pfizer drugs even as the price of one of those medicines, covered by Medicare and Medicaid, soared 44% to $225,000 a year, the Justice Department alleged.

Now Pfizer is suing Uncle Sam to legalize essentially the same practice it was accused of three years ago — a fighting response to a federal crackdown that has resulted in a dozen drug companies being accused of similar practices…

Statins Double Risk of Dementia AND Are Linked to COVID Deaths | The Most Revolutionary Act

https://stuartbramhall.wordpress.com/2021/07/28/statins-double-risk-of-dementia-and-are-linked-to-covid-deaths/

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Statins do not protect against cardiovascular disease and more than double the risk of dementia in some cases
  • People with early mild cognitive impairment and low to moderate cholesterol levels who used lipophilic statins had more than double the risk of dementia compared to those who did not use statins
  • Statin users also had significant decline in metabolism of the brain’s posterior cingulate cortex, which is the brain region that declines most significantly in early Alzheimer’s disease
  • Among patients with Type 2 diabetes admitted to a hospital for COVID-19, those taking statins had significantly higher mortality rates from COVID-19 compared to those not taking the drugs
  • People who take statins are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes and those who take the drugs for longer than two years have more than triple the risk

The dark side of TikTok’s algorithm – ABC News

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-26/tiktok-algorithm-dangerous-eating-disorder-content-censorship/100277134

…The study — which was funded by the US State Department — found hashtags about the mass detention of Uyghurs, Hong Kong protests, LGBTQI and anti-Russian government videos were among those being suppressed.

…“We’re really at risk of having generations of young people that … have formed identities in response to something that a technology platform
prescribes to be normal or the new normal.”…

Self-Spreading Insanity: The Age of Contagious Vaccines – Nwo Report

https://nworeport.me/2021/05/17/self-spreading-insanity-the-age-of-contagious-vaccines/

Source: Olivier B. Simon

With COVID vaccination „rollouts“ ongoing, it would seem the angelic host of Big Pharma has swooped in to avert the end of the world, triumphing in the nick of time over a super-lethal, super-contagious, super-pandemic…with a whopping 0.15% infection fatality rate.

But if, for whatever reason, you still aren’t sold on the whole COVID Vaccination Magical Mystery Tour, don’t worry.  You may get another chance at serum-based salvation quite soon — whether you want it or not.

This is because COVID-19 may mark not the end, but the dawn of an age in which mankind will be constantly and inescapably peppered with custom-engineered viruses of all kinds.   A great many of these will go by the name „vaccine.“

We can now be all but certain, for instance, that COVID-19 itself originated in a Chinese bio-lab, as part of an ongoing (and U.S.-funded) project to create extra-contagious and extra-lethal humanized bat coronaviruses — so-called „gain of function“ research.  (One famed virologist has even argued that COVID originated as a custom target for an experimental HIV vaccine.)

This aspect of COVID-19’s origin lends it the surreal distinction of being the world’s first wholly man-made pandemic.

So far, the implications of this disturbing reality have not fully dawned on most of our experts, nor on the general population — though it seems the Chinese were very much aware of them at least five years before COVID’s world debut.

Only time will tell what happens when the world finally realizes that „Trust the Science“ also means „Trust the People Who Deliberately Made COVID-19 and Then Somehow Let It Out.“

But at least the release of COVID-19 was, presumably, an accident.  What if there were already plans afoot, not only to go on producing novel, contagious hybridized viruses but to release them into the world, this time definitely deliberately — and to do all this under the now-sainted pretext of „vaccination“?

Well, there’s little need to wonder anymore — or soon there won’t be, thanks to the fledgling scientific field of „self-disseminating,“ or self-spreading, vaccines. 

In a short paper published in February of 2020 in Nature Ecology and Evolution — just as the global hysteria over COVID-19 was taking off — researchers at the University of Idaho described a wondrous new frontier in public health.  Their vision: „optimizing the vaccine itself so that it can be effectively passed to other individuals.“  In effect: Make the vaccine itself a contagion.

In the coming utopia of viral genetic engineering, these scientists explained, vaccines will no longer require physical „jabs“ at all.  Instead, technocrats will have the option to skip the pesky pitfalls of needle-based vaccines (such as distribution and consent), and get straight to business — by introducing freshly engineered immunizing viruses directly into the environment.

Imagine: full herd immunity could be just one airborne viral release away.  Take a deep breath, and your vaccination passport is already in the mail.­

Note that the 2020 paper was not some idle think piece tossed out by head-in-the-cloud Ph.D.s on the outskirts of academia.  The concept of immunizing populations by making vaccines contagious and then releasing them dates back at least twenty years.

The current effort appears to have been underway since at least 2007, and not just in Idaho: other involved institutions include the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Montana, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Colorado State University, and U.C.-Davis.  All appear to be collaborating through DARPA on a project called PREEMPT, focused on „scalable vectored“ viruses — basically, self-spreading vaccines.

For those concerned that the COVID vaccines might not be causing enoughreproductive mayhem, self-spreading vaccines should be able to help with that, too.  As the Idaho authors note, self-spreading vaccines first arose from efforts to develop „sterilizing vaccines,“ or „immunocontraception.“  Make no mistake: sterilizing, self-spreading „vaccines“ are a going scientific concern.

Aside from all these interesting qualities, self-spreading vaccines may even be targeted to specific groups based on their behavior.  To quote the U. of Idaho authors: „transmissible vaccines will also benefit from delivery to individuals with specific behaviors.“

We are likely far closer to the deliberate release of a self-spreading vaccine than we realize.  In fact, two of the main COVID vaccines — AstraZeneca and J&J — are themselves probably close to „self-disseminating.“  Both are based on live, genetically modified adenoviruses — a viral family to which airborne spread comes naturally.

Indeed, examples of accidentally self-spreading human vaccines are already well known in the case of polio.  In 2018, oral polio vaccines, spreading on their own, inadvertently paralyzed more individuals than the natural virus itself.

The 2020 paper’s authors studiously avoid mentioning the most obvious use case for a self-disseminating vaccine: disease control for human populations.  Instead, throughout the paper (and in related earlier ones, as well as in the PREEMPT materials), the scientists act as if this possibility has not even crossed their minds, and they speak only of tailoring their masterpiece viruses to the vaccination of wild animals, or, as they put it, „proactively vaccinating the animal reservoir.“

In one spot, though, the authors seem to suffer a curious slip of the tongue as they discuss „whom“ to directly vaccinate rather than „which wild animals“.  Could it be that they have human experimentation on their minds after all?

Much like the gain-of-function work that likely led to COVID, these new reports on self-spreading vaccines submerge deeply disturbing implications under glimmering professions of virtuous intent.  Even the motivation is similar: that we must artificially create and even release the most transmissible possible pathogen, so that in case it appears naturally, we will be prepared for it.  (Or in this case, „vaccinated“ for it.)

Indeed, the similarity is so strong that it’s arguable that work on „transmissible vaccines“ actually is gain-of-function research, simply renamed.

If there is one thing that these post-COVID times practically scream for, one indisputable action item, it would surely involve a massive awakening to the powers of bioscience gone amok.

Following over a year of hypocriticalineffectual, and draconian measures from our authorities, and flip-flops and false projections from our designated „knowers,“ we have seen where such shiny professions of virtue tend to lead.  If personal freedom, democracy, and everyday common sense survive in recognizable form beyond 2030 or so, it will surely be in spite of such „virtue,“ not because of it.

One synthetic pandemic is quite enough, is it not?  Must we really wait for our „best and brightest“ to unleash another, and another — to work the bugs out of the bugs, so to speak?  How far should we go in „trusting the science“ when „the science“ becomes obvious lunacy?

Let us hope we find the strength of will to oppose and restrain this unnecessary experimentation, and to restore sanity and humility to those who wield these increasingly godlike tools.  If we do not, history is gearing to repeat itself — again and again and again.

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How Modern Medicine Became a Monopoly | Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2021/05/17/how-modern-medicine-became-a-monopoly/

Today I give you the true story about how modern medicine became the only show in town. This is an important lesson to know, because it will help you to understand the business of medicine better, and the unsavory and corrupt beginnings of our current system of medicine.

When you are sick and go to the doctor, you take it for granted that you are going to the person who knows what to do to help you get better. When the doctor diagnoses what your problem is, and then pulls out his or her prescription pad and writes you a prescription for a drug that will take care of the problem, you then feel relieved.

But how would you feel if the doctor’s prescription was for an herbal or homeopathic remedy, or instead of a prescription the doctor gave you nutritional advice, and/or performed acupuncture on you?

These days, you might like this second scenario better. With the growing popularity of integrative medicine, more and more people are embracing a holistic model of medicine. But not too long ago, there were no choices, and any health provider who didn’t practice the modern medicine approach was labeled a quack and run out of town as soon as possible.

Modern medicine often calls itself “Traditional Medicine,” and other systems of medicine “Alternative.” But modern medicine has been around a little over 100 years, while traditional medical systems such as Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine have been around a few thousand years. Even more recent medical systems have been around as long or longer than modern medicine—Homeopathy has been around over 200 years; and Chiropractic and Naturopathic medicine have been around over 100 years. And of course, people have been using herbs and dietary remedies since the beginning of recorded history.

So how did it come to be that modern medicine grabbed such a stronghold on the field of healing, essentially becoming a monopoly called Health, Incorporated?

Let’s take a look.

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‘A glorified drug cartel whose dealers wore lab coats, suits and ties’: how Big Pharma made Americans addicted to opioids | Aletho News

https://alethonews.com/2021/05/15/a-glorified-drug-cartel-whose-dealers-wore-lab-coats-suits-and-ties-how-big-pharma-made-americans-addicted-to-opioids/

By Ashley Frawley | RT | May 14, 2021

A new HBO documentary called ‘The Crime of the Century’ lays bare how firms like Purdue used bribery, dodgy marketing, and shady political deals to make fortunes by getting millions hooked on super-strong painkillers.

What would it look like if an illegal international drug cartel were allowed to advertise? Perhaps it might take the form of slick music videos and glossy magazine ads promising an ‘end to pain’. Certainly, they would minimise the negative effects of their drugs on your life, your future, and your loved ones. If questioned about what they were doing, we can imagine them blaming those who use their drugs, not themselves for providing them.

It sounds mad – madder still that anyone would believe them – but this is exactly what has been allowed to happen with large pharmaceutical companies and their marketing of highly addictive opioid drugs.

At least, this is the argument put forward in a new two-part HBO documentary series released this week entitled, ‘The Crime of the Century’. Across its nearly four-hour run-time, director Alex Gibney lays bare the bribery, underhanded marketing tactics, and shady political dealings that enabled the devastating overproduction and over-distribution of synthetic opiates. In devastating detail, the documentary portrays American pharmaceutical companies and the doctors who recklessly doled out prescriptions as elements of a glorified drug cartel – dealers in lab coats, suits and ties.

Systematically overselling the benefits of synthetic opioids and downplaying the risk of addiction, the documentary traces how drug companies are driven to pursue ever stronger and more exotic medications as patents on old treatments run out and profits dry up. In many ways, it traverses territory that is already well known, but is no less useful for highlighting in shocking detail just how much these companies have become a major risk to public health.

This is particularly true in their penchant for ‘discovering’ and treating ever more chronic conditions. While the efficacy of opioids for treatment of acute pain and end-of-life care has been well known, there is little incentive to develop and provide drugs solely for such patients, who tend to be few and far between and whose needs are often short-term. No, the real money is in long-term use in greater numbers. And this is where the dangers of pushing these drugs on patients with any kind of pain became increasingly clear.

Through heart-rending stories of suffering and loss, Gibney adeptly shows how a deadly cocktail of business incentives to push for over-prescription at escalating doses, inherent addictiveness, and, in some cases, communities facing economic despair, combined to produce the ‘perfect storm’ that became the opioid crisis.

In one story, a former heroin addict details his experience being used as a human guinea pig, prescribed a daily dose of pills equivalent to 200 hits of heroin. In another, a victim whose family described her as living a happy, functional life using nothing more than Tylenol was prescribed high doses of a range of opioids and muscle relaxants that regularly rendered her unconscious. One day her husband found her dead next to a phone that she’d attempted to use to call for help.

What could possibly fuel such enormous failure of caution? The obvious answer is greed and profit. Indeed, the meagre payouts and settlements companies like Purdue Pharma were ordered to pay over the years paled in comparison to the eye-watering profits they made misrepresenting their drugs. But the story is much deeper. The ‘opioid epidemic’ itself was preceded by claims that most Americans were actually being undertreated. What is more, they were being left callously to suffer in an ‘epidemic of pain’. Throughout the series, company representatives and even policymakers refer over and over to a ‘growing epidemic’ of pain suffered by millions.

This is what prepared the ground for the epidemic of over-prescription, permitting claims detailed in the documentary like “chronic pain patients can’t be addicts”, and the development of pseudoscientific terms like ‘pseudoaddiction’. The latter reflects an attempt to assuage the growing fears of prescribing physicians that the person before them is indeed becoming addicted to the drugs they were being prescribed. No, they only appear this way because they are in so much pain. You must help them. Prescribe more.

And prescribe more they did.

While it is easy to blame this situation on the greed of companies like Purdue Pharma and the owning Sackler family that lived luxuriously in its shadow, they would not have found such a ready market had they not been able to feed and exploit a culture with a preexisting aversion to pain. Indeed, many of the physicians and sales executives responsible for pushing large doses of highly addictive pain medications justified their actions with their belief that a life with pain was a life not worth living. They had convinced themselves that any pain was worse than death.

Supplanting everything that once made life meaningful, the pursuit of health and even mental health have become ultimate goals. The notion that one might tolerate pain, whether physical or psychic, is seen as beyond the pale. It is no longer, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ Any pain or negative experience is seen as intensely damaging to the human psyche.

In a life without meaning, any pain becomes unbearable. We all become patients in waiting. Easy targets for these drug dealers in suits and ties.

Ashley Frawley is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at Swansea University and the author of Semiotics of Happiness: Rhetorical Beginnings of a Public Problem.

Globalists Will Need Another Crisis In America As Their Reset Agenda Fails | ZeroHedge | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

https://truth4freedom.wordpress.com/2021/04/17/globalists-will-need-another-crisis-in-america-as-their-reset-agenda-fails-zerohedge/

Authored by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.us,

… even if the globalist Reset is successful in every other nation on Earth, the globalists are still failures if they can’t secure and subjugate the American people. As I’ve noted many times in the past, most of the world has been sufficiently disarmed, and even though we are seeing resistance in multiple European nations against forced vaccination legislation and medical tyranny, it is unlikely that they will have the ability to actually repel a full on march into totalitarianism. Most of Asia, India and Australia are already well under control. Africa is almost an afterthought , considering Africa is where many suspect vaccines are tested.

America represents the only significant obstacle to the agenda.

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