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945-million-yen lawsuit filed over cervical cancer vaccines

japanese girls gardasil“Sixty-three young women are seeking a combined 945 million yen ($9 million) in compensation in the first mass lawsuit concerning side effects from cervical cancer vaccines.

The women are suing the central government and pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline Plc and MSD KK.

The lawsuits were filed July 27 in the district courts at Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. The plaintiffs are aged between 15 and 22.

The women argue they have suffered health problems, such as pain in various parts of their bodies, difficulty in walking and also impaired eyesight, as a result of taking the vaccines that were meant to prevent cervical cancer.

They were mostly in junior or senior high school when they took the vaccines between July 2010 and July 2013.

The vaccines under question are GSK’s Cervarix, which was approved for domestic use in 2009, and MSD’s Gardasil, which was approved in 2011.”

This quote is from an article written by Seiko Sadakuni and Tomoyo Fukumiya. Read more of the article here .

Vaccine promoter has shares in GSK

 

Well, well, well. Just when you think the vaccine-pushers couldn’t get any lower….

This post could almost be considered a postscript to my previous one, A very special message for vaxtremists.

In that post I mentioned vaccine promoter, Dorit Reiss. If there’s a conversation about vaccination online, Dorit has her nose in it. She will do anything to promote vaccines, even down to telling people that she, herself, is considering taking a cervical cancer vaccine. Even though, wait for it, there is no point in giving such a vaccine to a person after they’ve become sexually active. Considering the fact that she has already given birth and, to my knowledge, not been lauded as the next Virgin Mary, I think we can safely assume that she’s done the business. Anyone who has done even the most cursory reading about Gardasil or Cervarix, understands that there is no point in giving the vaccine to a person once they’ve become sexually active and presumably become exposed to HPV types 16 and 18. As Dorit has read up about vaccination, what can one assume other than that she’s being disingenuous in telling people she’s considering having the vaccine?

 

In a previous post about Gardasil, Dr Diane Harper, the principal investigator in the Gardasil trials, was quoted “…the same women could choose a lifetime of Pap screening and be afforded the same protection against cervical cancer as they would get from vaccination”. Dr Harper also made the point that, unlike cervical cancer vaccines, “Pap smears have never killed anyone”.

 

It turns out that Dorit, the vaccine pusher, has shares in GlaxoSmithKline. This fact can be seen if one scrolls through the beginning of the contents of this link, after clicking download.  Read here and here about GSK corruption. I consider the fact that Dorit has shares in GSK to be a disgraceful conflict of interest for one who is so actively and blatantly trawling all over the internet, pushing people to having vaccines. Dorit also actively encouraged State Farm insurance not to employ Rob Schneider because of Rob’s personal views on the subject of vaccination.

Other possible conflicts of interest in relation to Dorit are mentioned here.

Dorit is against individuals using a religious exemption to avoid vaccination. If people like Dorit have their way, those in the U.S. who wish to avoid vaccines containing human diploid cell cultures made from foetuses (WI-38 and MRC-5 cell cultures), would be mandated to have them. In my opinion, anyone who tries to take away the rights of others in this regard is on the wrong path in life. Anyone who has shares in a pharmaceutical company and actively pushes others to use vaccines? I think it’s unconscionable conduct. I think it’s disgusting.

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GlaxoSmithKline bribery case

 

gskA Chinese court has fined GlaxoSmithKline nearly $500 million for bribery. It would seem that wherever GSK is, there we will also find instances of corruption of the very worst kind.

According to The New York Times, “Chinese authorities accused Glaxo of bribing hospitals and doctors, channeling illicit kickbacks through travel agencies and pharmaceutical industry associations — a scheme that brought the company higher drug prices and illegal revenue of more than $150 million. In a rare move, authorities also prosecuted the foreign-born executive who ran Glaxo’s Chinese unit.

After a one-day trial held in secrecy, the court sentenced Glaxo’s British former country manager, Mark Reilly, and four other company managers to potential prison terms of up to four years. The sentences were suspended, allowing the defendants to avoid incarceration if they stay out of trouble, according to Xinhua. The verdict indicated that Mr. Reilly could be promptly deported. The report said they had pleaded guilty and would not appeal.”

 

For further details about the case, read the full New York Times article here.

 

What a pity that the corrupt company managers weren’t sent to prison. It would certainly be nothing less than they deserve. Such people truly are the scum of the earth. GlaxoSmithKline seems to have a penchant for employing the scum of the earth. Funny, that. Surely it could have nothing to do with company practices ;)

 

Child regresses after vaccination

 

Take a minute to follow this link to CNN iReport and see the striking difference in behaviour in this child after vaccination. Come up with a feasible explanation in your own mind as to what else could have gone on with this child to cause him to lose eye contact and to start flapping his arms.

 

 

 

 

Disgraceful drug company tactics

 

“Pharmaceutical companies wooed academic leaders, ghostwrote articles, suppressed damaging health data and lavished doctors with gifts to make prescribing powerful psychotropic drugs to children a blockbuster profit center, a trail of lawsuits over the past two decades shows,” according to The Denver Post.

Since 2008, pharmaceutical companies have agreed to pay more than $13 billion to resolve U.S. Department of Justice allegations of fraudulent marketing practices. Among the cases:

• Eli Lilly distributed videotapes to doctors titled “The Myth of Diabetes” when marketing its antipsychotic Zyprexa, despite being aware of studies showing those taking the drug had a higher rate of diabetes, government investigators say. The government accused the company of pressing doctors to prescribe Zyprexa to children and collected a $1.4 billion fine.

• Pfizer, which paid a $2.3 billion fine to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit, hired 250 child psychiatrists to help market its antipsychotic Geodon despite there being no approved pediatric use for the drug from the FDA. As part of the settlement, Pfizer denied any wrongdoing.

• AstraZeneca paid a fine of $520 million to resolve allegations that it promoted the antipsychotic Seroquel to treat aggression, sleeplessness, anxiety and depression when the FDA had approved the drug only to treat schizophrenia and, later, bipolar mania. Government investigators said the company targeted child physicians.

• Johnson & Johnson targeted what it called key opinion leaders to help promote the use of anti-psychotic Risperdal in children, the government alleged in another lawsuit that resulted in a $2.2 billion fine to resolve criminal and civil allegations.

Read the full Denver Post article here. It is an excellent piece and mentions GlaxoSmithKline whistleblower, Greg Thorpe.

 

Pharmaceutical companies truly are the lowest of the low

 

Meanwhile, on the 2nd of September, GlaxoSmithKline released 45 litres of concentrated live polio virus solution into the water in Belgium. Oh, a round of applause for you, GSK. Well done! Such care and attention shown! Original press release here.

What else could we expect from GSK? It seems that they don’t have the regard for human life that they should.

Back in 2012, the Buenos Aires Herald reported that GlaxoSmithKline Argentina Laboratories Company was fined 400,000 pesos after 14 babies died in illegal vaccine trials. To put that fine in perspective, at this present time, one Australian dollar will buy 7.51 Argentine pesos. In other words, a 400,000 peso fine for 14 lives is nothing! A slap on the wrist, and then it’s business as usual for these apparent low lives. As far as I’m concerned, they are the scum of the earth. There’s little to convince me otherwise.

 

So let me get this straight. They killed babies in a trial in an attempt to create a product that will go on to injure more people. Brilliant.

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What do Saba Button and hundreds of dead Irish children have in common?

 

If you guessed that both were used as guinea pigs for vaccine testing, you would be correct.
They have also both been in the news in the last couple of days.

 

Saba Button was 11 months old in 2010 when she was given Fluvax, a Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) product. Fluvax had never been tested in children of her age group. Saba suffered “a hypoxic brain injury, kidney, liver and bone marrow failure. She can now no longer walk and talk and needs round-the-clock care.”

 

Unfortunately, Saba was not alone in reacting to Fluvax

 

So many children had adverse reactions, that the Department of Health moved to recall Fluvax and officially ban it from use in children aged under five. The recall came three days after Saba’s life was ruined for all time. The Dept of Health was well aware of problems with the vaccine before Saba’s vaccine-injury.

 

Unbelievably, the ban didn’t stop this dangerous vaccine from being used. It was reported in November 2013 that there were 43 confirmed notifications of Fluvax being given to children under five, despite it being banned for their age group.

 

One would wonder how many children were actually given the banned shot, if 43 is the number of confirmed cases.

 

One of the children accidentally given the banned vaccine was Lachlan Neylan.

Lachlan’s parents, Stacey and Adrian Neylan, related in The Daily Telegraph that “Lachlan’s temperature soared and he began having fits within seven hours of ­receiving the injection. “He just collapsed and started to have seizures,” Mr Neylan said. “Doctors said they thought our son wouldn’t make it through the weekend. It was terrifying.” Mr Neylan said before the injection their son had been a “walking, talking toddler”, but after the injection “he was back to being a three month old; he couldn’t sit, walk, or use his arms”.

 

The Cochrane Collaboration Review clearly reveals just how ineffective the flu shot is

 

“There is no evidence that they affect complications, such as pneumonia, or transmission.”

The Cochrane Review, considered the “gold standard”, also indicates that “ In average conditions (partially matching vaccine) 100 people need to be vaccinated to avoid one set of influenza symptoms.”

 

Let that sink in for a moment. One hundred people need to be vaccinated to avoid one set of influenza symptoms.

 

The review goes on to state, “Our results may be an optimistic estimate because company-sponsored influenza vaccines trials tend to produce results favorable to their products”. Read the previous and current reviews here.

 

The brainwashing is so complete today that when people become ill a couple of days after receiving a flu vaccine, they say things such as “Oh, but it would have been worse if I hadn’t had the vaccine”. What utter PIFFLE. In simple terms, in my opinion, the flu vaccine is a joke. Why is the medical community trying to pretend otherwise? Why is there such a “disconnect” between the studies, and the way the flu vaccine is pushed on the public by government and the media?

 

People want so much to believe what their doctor tells them, that they don’t wish to see the simple fact that they, too, are guinea pigs – “ A Health Department spokeswoman said drug companies were not required to complete clinical trials before supplying new vaccines because there was not enough time between selecting new flu strains and manufacturing the vaccine.”

 

Let us not forget two year old Ashley Epapara, who died 12 hours after her flu shot. What did she lose her life for?  A vaccine that is known to be ineffective? As with any vaccine, there seems to be a deliberate withholding of information from parents – facts that would allow them to make informed choices about the health of their children. Ashley deserved better, and so did her poor parents. Pharmaceutical  lobbyists have a lot to answer for.

 

It has come out in the news in the last couple of days that Saba Button’s parents have won their battle to gain compensation

 

I think this 2012 article goes some way to describing why they were successful. Perhaps the “unavoidably unsafe” product was actually deemed “avoidably unsafe”?  ;)    

 

“AUSTRALIAN drug giant CSL has admitted its vaccine production methods probably triggered seizures in children, in the first results from its two-year investigation into the Fluvax fits.

 

But CSL refused to say yesterday if it would pay compensation to the families of children hospitalised after being immunised with Fluvax, which has been banned for pediatric use after sending one in 100 children into febrile fits in 2010.

The preliminary results of CSL’s two-year investigation conclude that its manufacturing methods may have failed to fully split the viruses used to make flu vaccines.

As a result, gene fragments and lipids from “inactivated virus” — as well as “residual whole virus or clusters of both” — may have created higher levels of immune-stimulating hormones, known as cytokines.

“CSL’s method of manufacture preserves more short gene fragments and lipids from the virus than other manufacturers,” the company stated.

The process, combined with the three new strains of seasonal and swine flu virus selected to make the 2010 version of Fluvax, “elicited an excessive immune response in some young children, triggering increased fever and fever-related convulsions”.

 

Settlement reached

 

On the 6th June 2014, Perth Now News  reported “In the claim the Button’s alleged Fluvax was defective after testing conducted by the company prior to April 2010 identified fever as a serious side effect of the 2010 batch.

However the company denied liability then filed a cross-claim against the State of WA and the Health Minister. In return the State of WA filed a defence to the cross claim denying any liability.

Settlement was reached between CSL, the State of WA and the family during recent mediation.”

 

Since writing about the Cochrane Collaboration Review, I have encountered news about a study published in April 2014. The study found that flu vaccines are, indeed, effective for small children. Is it just me, or does anyone else find this absolutely hilarious?

 

“The study was published April 21 in the journal Pediatrics. The research was funded by the Western Australia Department of Health, and the flu vaccine used in the study were provided by the companies Sanofi-Pasteur and CSL Biotherapies.

Four authors are members of the Vaccine Trials Group, which has received funding from vaccine manufacturers to conduct clinical trials not related to this study.

One of these authors, Peter Richmond, has also served on a CSL Ltd scientific advisory board regarding flu vaccines, received travel funds from Baxter and GlaxoSmithKline, and received research funding from GlaxoSmithKline and CSL Ltd.

A fifth author is director of the Asia-Pacific Alliance for the Control of Influenza and previously the Australian Influenza Specialist Group, both independent, not-for-profit groups that have received funding from pharmaceutical companies. No other possible conflicts of interest were reported.”

 

One of the authors has served on a CSL board and received funding from CSL? Does this really pass for science today? Are we supposed to buy that? It’s given me a laugh for the day, in any case. Was there actually any hope whatsoever of it not being found effective? I would really like to know.

 

This article may be of interest to some. It points out that the Federal Government has been accused of making flawed decisions because of its overly “cosy” relationship with flu vaccine manufacturer CSL.

 

Illegal vaccine trials 

 

On the 6th of June it was reported that “Scientists secretly vaccinated more than 2,000 children in religious-run homes in suspected illegal drug trials”.

 

“Old medical records show that 2,051 children and babies in Irish care homes were given a one-shot diphtheria vaccine for international drugs giant Burroughs Wellcome between 1930 and 1936.

There is no evidence that consent was ever sought, nor any records of how many may have died or suffered debilitating side-effects as a result.”

 

It would come as no suprise to most that GlaxoSmithKline was formerly known as Burroughs Wellcome. Even back then it appears that they had very questionable motives and methods.

 

“The scandal was revealed as Irish premier, Enda Kenny, ordered ministers to see whether there are more mass baby graves after the discovery that 800 infants may be buried in a septic tank outside a former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co. Galway.” Michael Dwyer, of Cork University’s School of History, found the child vaccination data by trawling through tens of thousands of medical journal articles and archive files. He discovered that the trials were carried out before the vaccine was made available for commercial use in the UK.

Homes where children were secretly tested included Bessborough, in Co. Cork and Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, both of which are at the centre of the mass baby graves scandal.

In case anyone missed the initial reporting of the heartbreaking story of the “mass baby graves scandal”, it was revealed on the 4th of June that 800 bodies of long-dead children were found dumped in a septic tank at a former home for unwed mothers. Locals suspect that the number of bodies in the mass grave, which will likely soon be excavated, may be even higher than 800. “God knows who else is in the grave,” one anonymous source told local media. “It’s been lying there for years, and no one knows the full extent of the total of bodies down there.”

 

“No one knows the full extent of the total of bodies”

 

Just as no one knows the full extent of the dumped bodies of those poor children, no one knows the true extent of vaccine-injured children today. And, more to the point, no one wants to know about them. They are dumped in the too-hard basket. Meanwhile, in my opinion, pharmaceutical companies get away with murder. You can take my last sentence in any way you see fit.

 

 

 

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GlaxoSmithKline to be investigated by the Serious Fraud Office

The BBC news reported yesterday that “Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is to have its “commercial practices” investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

The British company, which is already facing allegations of bribery in several countries, said it would “co-operate fully” with the SFO.”

As described on its own page, “The Serious Fraud Office is an independent government department, operating under the superintendence of the Attorney General.  Its purpose is to protect society by investigating and, if appropriate, prosecuting those who commit serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption and pursuing them and others for the proceeds of their crime”.

 

Is GlaxoSmithKline stuck in a pattern of dishonest behaviour?

 

Back in 2012, GlaxoSmithKline “agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges of illegally marketing drugs and withholding safety data from U.S. regulators, and to pay $3 billion to the government in what the Justice Department called the largest health-care fraud settlement in U.S. history.”

 

GSK withheld safety data on Type 2 diabetes drug, Avandia.

As reported on drugwatch, “To date, tens of thousands of patients and their families have filed lawsuits against GlaxoSmithKline because of Avandia’s life-threatening complications. One estimate links the medication to as many as 100,000 heart attacks, strokes and heart failures, including many deaths.”

 

In what can only be described as utterly disgraceful behaviour, “G.S.K. executives attempted to intimidate independent physicians, focused on strategies to minimize or misrepresent findings that Avandia may increase cardiovascular risk, and sought ways to downplay findings that a competing drug might reduce cardiovascular risk,” The New York Times revealed in 2010.

 

During the aforementioned episode of health-care fraud, GlaxoSmithKline also copped it for promoting antidepressants for uses that were not approved by the FDA. Ah, GSK clearly respects our health so, so much. It just warms the cockles of the heart, doesn’t it.

 

Is honesty a dirty word at GSK?  It would appear so. In my opinion, people should ask questions and think twice when offered any prescription (was your doctor offered a ski trip  or concert tickets as a perk for pushing a drug on you?), and be aware that we represent nothing more than $$$$$$$$$$ to pharmaceutical companies.  We are not even viewed as human beings by them, as far as I can tell. One could very easily receive the impression that pharmaceutical companies view us as little more than cannon fodder in their war against true health. Oh, perhaps, I judge them too harshly. Of course they care very much about some humans. These special humans, deemed worthy of pharmaceutical company consideration, are known as shareholders. It’s of paramount importance that those special people have a very healthy bank balance. And if that healthy bank balance comes at the cost of someone’s healthy heart? Just keep those $$$$$$$$$$$$$ rolling in, boys! Next!

 

GlaxoSmithKline up to their old tricks

 

In light of reports of corrupt practices, involving a massive bribery network  in China, and a criminal investigation into allegations of bribery in Poland, clearly the current investigation by the Serious Fraud Office could not come soon enough.

One would wonder how GlaxoSmithKline executives manage to sleep at night.
Maybe there’s a pill for that.

 

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