Obama kills millions of patients

August, 19, 2019 | 10 Comments

Comments

  1. Are Generic Drugs Safe?

    These money-saving alternatives may not always be as effective as brand names, according to an alarming new study. Prevention’s exclusive, must-read report will give you all the facts you need to protect your health.

    https://www.prevention.com/life/a20460151/find-out-how-to-use-generic-drugs-safely/

    By Joe Graedon, MS, and Teresa Graedon, PhD

    Nov 3, 2011

    The generic manufacturer doesn’t have to prove all over again that the drug works. In fact, drug testing is generally required only on 24 to 36 people for a brief period of time. As long as the pills contain the same active ingredient as the brand-name version, in roughly the same amount, and it gets into the bloodstream in a comparable manner, the meds are good to go.

    USFDA chief supports generics made in India

    The Indian drug makers are finally seeing a recovery with most of their factories being cleared by the US watchdog.

    ,
    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/healthcare/biotech/pharmaceuticals/usfda-chief-supports-generics-made-in-india/articleshow/68161844.cms

    By DIVYA RAJAGOPAL

    Feb 26, 2019

    Mumbai: Indian drug companies have got a shot in the arm with the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) chief coming out in support of generics manufactured in India and the US to dispel fears over such medicines.

    • Generic drugs were just as safe and much less expensive but this is no longer the case. Katherine Eban in her book had extensive input from the Graedon’s and The Peoples’ Pharmacy. And its highly likely Indian and Chinese companies try to ensure the supply to developed countries is as good as they can make it – for business reasons – but their attitudes to what they are willing to send to other countries is not the same. This is an area in which some excellent FDA people have been frustrated, perhaps even sabotaged, by their bosses.

      David

  2. Unbelievable, and how further inhumanely people and children in Africa and other countries are considered.

    I was given a generic version of Lexapro, one of many unexpected Seroxat follow ups when already in withdrawal from Lexapro whilst still on the drug (only realising this later: the vivid violent “foreign” nightmares and thoughts, agitation and flashes of jumping in front of buses should have be the typical initial signs for me). Definitely made matters worse – and when your head has been rendered away already.

    The Stewart Dolin Case and outcome (along with a link to MISSD) should be on the box of all generics with regards to patient’s rights.

    We should be standing outside pharmacies with illuminous markers regarding “Black Box Warnings” and slapping “Rights Box” sticker warnings on medicines for patients.

    (ie. you nor you upon behalf of your child or elderly parent, cannot possibly have had Informed Consent if a brand drug – and contrary to and incompatible with both Human Rights legislation which may have been incorporated into your country and Medical Council Directives.

    If a generic drug and you, your child or your elderly parent, die a horrific death by a long known ADR with no warning, or you are rendered disabled, you and your struggling or bereaved family may have no rights at all).

    Off topic a little, but can I ask under what law or legal means have companies been able to get away with not allowing doctors access to data or raw data?

    (A message to me as a Seroxat victim regarding Informed Consent and my rights as a patient etc from the Irish Health Minister’s Office was laughable to the point of utter deafness and insult. They’d likely send the same blah off to a Thalidomide victim and already treated disgracefully by the Irish State).

    I’ve been reading cases in Ireland in the last few years where Irish people have been able to sue the Irish State for Human Rights Breaches under European Human Rights (which, not least, for patients, amongst other howlers, includes Informed Consent. Also recognised by the Irish Supreme Court).

    Leonie Fennel would know more about this perhaps but if there did exist any Achilles heel in legislation or which may hold more weight over other leglislation which may allow pharmaceutical companies to get away with this **** or if case was taken up in a country with the best chance of such a case succeeding, it would at the very least raise awareness. And get people, especially parents, to refer to independent evidence studies themselves etc.

    There simply must be something.

    • Opioid crisis: Johnson & Johnson hit by landmark ruling

      By Russell Hotten BBC News, New York

      3 hours ago

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49452373

      Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson must pay $572m (£469m) for its part in fuelling Oklahoma’s opioid addiction crisis, a judge in the US state has ruled.

      The company said immediately after the judgement that it would appeal.

      The case was the first to go to trial out of thousands of lawsuits filed against opioid makers and distributors.

      Earlier this year, Oklahoma settled with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma for $270m and Teva Pharmaceutical for $85m, leaving J&J as the lone defendant.

      Judge Thad Balkman of Cleveland County District Court in Norman, Oklahoma, said prosecutors had demonstrated that J&J contributed to a “public nuisance” in its deceptive promotion of highly addictive prescription painkillers.

      • Sackler family are set to pay $3bn of their OWN money and turn Purdue Pharma over to the government in settlement over opioid epidemic

        Sackler family would pay £3bn of own money in settlement over opioid epidemic
        They are also set to turn over Purdue Pharma to the government to free up funds
        Representatives held confidential meetings last week in Cleveland, Ohio
        Purdue Pharma is among several drug makers and distributors which are being held accountable for the opioid epidemic crisis that has killed thousands 
        They reached a settlement in March for $270m to resolve a lawsuit by Oklahoma

        https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7402011/Sackler-family-set-pay-3bn-money-settlement-opioid-epidemic.html

        The firm is offering to settle the lawsuits against them for $10billion to $12billion.

        The majority of the funds would come from transforming the company from private to a ‘public beneficiary trust’ under a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.

        https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/28/purdue-pharma-government-attorneys-settlement-talks/

        Purdue Pharma is owned by members of the Sackler family, who have given money to cultural institutions around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Tate Modern.

        Purdue’s drugs are just a slice of the opioids prescribed, but critics assign a lot of the blame to the company because it developed both the drug and an aggressive marketing strategy.

        • Sackler family ‘funnelled $1bn into different bank accounts’

          BBC News
          US and Canada

          14 September 2019

          https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49702413

          Vectura provides update on GSK Litigation

          https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/09/13/1915332/0/en/Vectura-provides-update-on-GSK-Litigation.html

          Judge Andrews denied the following motions: GSK’s motion for judgment of non-infringement, GSK’s motion for judgment of obviousness, GSK’s motion for a finding of no wilful infringement, GSK’s motion for a new trial, GSK’s motion for a reduction in the amount of damages awarded by the jury, Vectura’s motion for enhanced damages, and Vectura’s motion for attorney’s fees.

          • Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy in the US

            3 hours ago

            BBC News

            Business

            https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49711618

            US drug-maker Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy protection, as part of efforts to deal with thousands of lawsuits that accuse the firm of fuelling the US opioid crisis.

            The company’s board approved the Chapter 11 filing on Sunday.

            The move is designed in part to resolve more than 2,600 lawsuits filed against Purdue over its alleged role in the opioid epidemic.

            Last week, the firm reached a tentative deal to settle most of those lawsuits.

            Purdue ‘reaches agreement’ to settle opioid cases

            Sackler family ‘funnelled cash into Swiss banks’

  3. It is hard enough to sue, Branded Drugs, without Generics, muddying the waters..

    https://strongsidesolutions.com/news/blog/40-states-sue-generic-drug-makers-for-collusion/

    Patients in Two States Can Sue Brand-Name Drugmakers Over Generics

    https://www.drugwatch.com/news/2018/03/20/patients-two-states-can-sue-brand-name-drugmakers-generics/

    Betrayed by the medical profession and government oversight agencies, the public must rely on trial lawyers to stop the irresponsible marketing of toxic drugs that have triggered lethal behavior–including suicide–in young children. There is probably no greater crime than knowingly putting a child’s life in danger for financial gain.

    Below a press release from the lawfirm, Baum Hedlund, announces it has filed a class action lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline  charging the company with fraud, negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty in its marketing of Paxil (Seroxat) by concealing the risk of suicide.

    https://ahrp.org/national-class-action-filed-against-drug-maker-for-paxil-induced-suicides-in-youths/

    Glaxo Fights Against Public Paxil Trials

    http://www.laleva.org/eng/2008/04/glaxo_fights_against_public_paxil_trials.html

    By Evelyn Pringle

    April 7, 2008

    Washington – Government attorneys appointed by the Bush Administration have been supporting GlaxoSmithKline in a number of courts across the country in an effort to convince the courts that lawsuits filed by victims of Paxil-induced injuries should be dismissed before ever making it to a jury.

  4. Not particularly surprising to hear the producers of generic versions of drugs don’t have to prove that their product works. On the other hand, with the SSRIs and SNRIs not having been proven to work much better than placebo, I don’t feel much more confident about US produced, brand name drugs.

Leave a Reply to annie