Pfizer Inc., the company that is giving us what is known as the vaccine to outshine all vaccines, pled guilty to a U.S. criminal charge relating to promotion of its now-withdrawn Bextra pain medicine. The company was ordered to pay a record $2.3 billion to settle allegations it improperly marketed 13 medicines.
Granted, this is a story that first appeared in 2009, that is, 11 years ago, and who knows what has changed since then.
Apparently, not much. The corporation’s former Chief Science Officer is giving us the truth.
According to Dr. Mike Yeadon, half or even “almost all” of tests for Covid are false positives. Besides, he added in a recent interview, the threshold for herd immunity may be much lower than previously thought, and many countries may have reached it long time ago.
Interviewed by Julia Hartley-Brewer on Great Britain’s talkRADIO in October 2020, Dr Yeadon said the government are “using a test with an undeclared false positive rate. That’s dreadful. If you don’t know what it is – shame on you.”
All who have tested positive for coronavirus should be tested again, Dr. Yeadon said: the idea is to eliminate the possibility of the test showing a false positive result.
“Were it not for the test data that you get from the TV all the time, you would rightly conclude that the pandemic was over, as nothing much has happened,” Dr. Yeadon added. “Of course, people go to the hospital, moving into the autumn flu season … but there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen.”
Still, if you like the idea of being jabbed by a Pfizer vaccine, read on:
Here’s what happened then
The world’s then-biggest drugmaker was slapped with the huge fines by the U.S. government after being deemed a repeat offender in pitching drugs to patients and doctors for unapproved uses.
Pfizer pled guilty in 2004 to an earlier criminal charge of improper sales tactics and its practices have been under U.S. supervision since then.
The company said at the time that it had taken a $2.3 billion charge to resolve allegations involving Bextra and other drugs, but it would not provide any details.
The settlement included a $1.3 billion criminal fine related to methods of selling Bextra, which was withdrawn from the market in 2005 on safety concerns. Pfizer had acquired Bextra in its 2003 purchase of Pharmacia Corp.
Pfizer’s marketing team promoted Bextra for acute pain, surgical pain and other unapproved uses, while its salesforce promoted the drug directly to doctors for those unapproved uses and dosages, the U.S. Department of Justice said at the time.
The company and Pharmacia also used advisory boards, consultant meetings and provided travel to lavish resorts to improperly promote Bextra to doctors. It also made misleading claims about the drug’s safety and efficacy, the government said.
The settlement, according to a Reuters story at the time, included $1 billion in civil payments related to so-called “off-label” sales of drugs – meaning for uses not authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – and payments to healthcare professionals. Pfizer denied all of the civil allegations, except for acknowledging improper promotions of the antibiotic Zyvox.
Until then, the largest settlement for improper marketing of prescription drugs was the $1.42 billion Eli Lilly and Co agreed to pay for off-label sales of its Zyprexa schizophrenia drug.
The Reuters report at the time added that Pfizer Inc. had said most alleged improprieties took place during or before 2005. But some were as recent as 2007, while Pfizer was essentially still on probation for improper Neurontin promotions.
What we need now
An increasing number of physicians have been joining the ever-growing chorus that claims that we need an anti-Covid vaccine like a dead person needs a new winter coat.
Quite interestingly, many of those newcomers to the objecting chorus are physicians who – to one degree or another – depend on governments for their incomes. It must take some courage for them to endanger themselves, but, they say, they have had enough of government and Big Pharma misleading statements (an understatement for lies).
A vaccine, they cite basic medical text-books, is required to prevent diseases. Since the disease caused (potentially) by exposure to the Covid-19 group of viruses has been with us for quite some time, what people need is treatment. And that, they say, has existed long before the World Health Organization (WHO) had invented a Covid pandemic.
The medicine has but one shortcoming: it’s not as expensive as a new vaccine would be. It would not be such a great source of income for pharmaceutical companies making (and selling) it.
The best-known among those treatment medications: a solution of chloride dioxide (ClO2).
And it would be an insurmountable obstacle in the path of such modern Messiahs like World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Klaus Martin Schwab, or Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation founders, or George Soros, the philanthropist beyond the definition of the word.
Can you believe medication costing about a half of a cent (Canadian) and even less than that in U.S. greenbacks, per dose per patient, stopping their cherished dreams known as Great Reset, or, to make it look even more intellectually challenging, the fourth industrial revolution?
The feudalist socialism, an apt nickname created by the Armstrong Economics authors, would come to a crashing halt.
And that is the reason why sundry governments have no shame in buying needless vaccines from companies that have proven their criminality in the past, and whose current behaviour shows that they have never thought of changing their ways.