Saturday, November 18, 2017

Too Little , Too Late - Texas Lawsuit Claims AstraZeneca Pushed Seroquel Antipsychotic to Kids

Too Little , Too Late - Texas Lawsuit Claims AstraZeneca Pushed Seroquel Antipsychotic to Kids


Bloomberg News reports Texas and AstraZeneca are near a settlement in AZ's purposeful marketing of Anti-psychotic Seroquel to kids for profit as part of the state’s Medicaid program. Of course this is an example of AZ paying off another government entity with chump change and no admission of guilt; while the real child victims of these unconscionable crimes receive absolutely nothing for the damage done, the suffering endured, and their lives ruined.

I call it "Political Theater" where a State Government portrays themselves as some kind of White Hat Wearing Cowboy Sheriff's lassoing up bad guy pharmaceutical bandits; when in fact the Town (child victims) has already been abandoned long ago.  Who's fooling who here? Government isn't interested in the damage done to these kids...they just want to refill their own Medicaid money coffers.

Read the article for yourself. astrazeneca-in-talks-to-settle-texas-lawsuit-over-sales-tactics

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lawsuit accuses AstraZeneca and Big Pharma of indirectly funding terrorists who killed US soldiers 


Lawsuit accuses AstraZeneca and others of indirectly funding terrorists who killed US soldiers

 Fox News big-pharma-funded-anti-us-militia-in-iraq  Financial Times and The New York Times report that Big Pharma funded anti-US militia in Iraq, US veterans allege in lawsuit

U.S. and European drug companies indirectly yet knowingly funded Iran-backed Iraqi militias that carried out attacks against U.S. troops, veterans of the Iraq War alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
The lawsuit alleges that five drug companies won contracts with the Iraqi government during the 2003 peak of the war with knowledge that free drugs and medical devices would end up in the hands of a Shiite militia.
That militia would then sell the drugs and devices to the black market to fund its operations against the U.S., the New York Times reported.
Named in the lawsuit are U.S. firms General Electric, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer and European drugmakers AstraZeneca and Roche Holding A.G.
The companies won contracts with the Iraqi Ministry of Health that at the time was controlled by the leader of the Mahdi Army, a group known for attacking U.S. troops and working closely with Lebanese paramilitary group Hezbollah, which the U.S. has designated a terrorist group, the Times reported.
The group was known as the “Pill Army,” according to the Financial Times, as some of the fighters were known to have been paid in drugs rather than cash.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Robin Williams - Early Signs Of Parkinsons's related Dementia At Death - Prescribed Black Box Warning Antipsychotic Seroquel

Robin Williams - Showed Early Signs Of Parkinsons's related Dementia At Death - Prescribed Black Box Warning Anti-psychotic Seroquel

information for SEROQUEL.
(quetiapine fumarate) Tablets
Initial US Approval: 1997

 Antipsychotic drugs are associated with an increased risk of death (5.1)
Quetiapine is not approved for elderly patients with Dementia-Related Psychosis (5.1)

See Full Prescribing Information for complete boxed warning.
Increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents and young adults taking antidepressants for major depressive disorder and other psychiatric disorders

Alert for Healthcare Professionals: Quetiapine (marketed as Seroquel)

9/2006: The issue described in this alert has been addressed in product labeling.

FDA Alert [4/11/2005]: Increased Mortality in Patients with Dementia-Related Psychosis
FDA has determined that patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with atypical (second generation) antipsychotic medications are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. Based on currently available data, FDA has requested that the package insert for Seoquel be revised to include a black box warning describing this risk and noting that this drug is not approved for this indication.


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WebMD parkinsons-disease/antipsychotics-used-for-parkinsons-despite-warnings

Doctors continue to prescribe antipsychotic drugs to their patients with Parkinson's disease and psychosis, despite "black box" warnings from the FDA linking them to increased risk of death among patients with dementia, a study shows.

A black box warning is the strongest drug warning issued by the FDA.

"My sense is that the black box warnings don't factor into decision making," says study researcher Daniel Weintraub, MD, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.
The study is published in the Archives of Neurology.

The black box warning for antipsychotics says the drugs are associated with an increased risk of death for those with dementia, which is common among people diagnosed with Parkinson's. Some commonly prescribed antipsychotics also worsen symptoms of Parkinson's.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Texas AG opens lawsuit against AstraZeneca for the illegal marketing of Seroquel

Texas AG opens lawsuit against AstraZeneca for criminal fraud and the illegal marketing of Seroquel

Not that this news will have much of an effect on this politically connected corporate giant, or will it bring any solace to the countless thousands of lives lost, ruined, and cask aside by this criminal corporation.

Those that have followed the Pharmaceutical corporate crime wave over the past couple of decades are asking the following question once again: What "CIA" Corporate Integrity Agreement?

This litigation has all the makings of just another chump change settlement where AstraZeneca pays a small fine and admits no wrong doing. It's just the way in works today in the United States of America. AZ is to big and connected to be held accountable...AstraZeneca is after all a member of the elite ruling class CLUB, and you the average Joe/Jane citizen are not invited to their club house party.

The Wall Street Journal, veteran and well respected reporter Ed Silverman of Pharmalot fame are reporting:

Texas AG Lawsuit Claims AstraZeneca Improperly Marketed Seroquel

The Texas Attorney General has filed a lawsuit this week against AstraZeneca that alleges the drug maker illegally marketed its Seroquel antipsychotic pill for unapproved uses, paid kickbacks to physician and state health officials, and subsequently caused the state Medicaid program to overpay for the medicine.

The lawsuit, which was filed in a state court in Texas, builds on claims in lawsuits that were filed by two former AstraZeneca sales reps, who alleged the drug maker used various tactics to induce physicians to prescribe different versions of the Seroquel pill.
As an example, the drug maker allegedly paid $465,000 to a pair of unidentified state mental health officials “with the power to influence formulary decisions within the state hospital system,” according to the lawsuit. A formulary is listed of drugs for which an insurer offers reimbursement.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

AstraZeneca Seroquel - The criminal cover-up that is still killing decades later - a walk down tragedy's memory lane

After all the propaganda and empty promises...From the White House, The Senate, The Congress, The Federal Courts, The DOJ, The FDA, A Billion Dollar AstraZeneca Legal Dream Team, and finally all those seedy plaintiff law firms who sold out their own clients for huge profits; No one has been held accountable for these unconscionable crimes that have either killed or severely injured many many thousands of innocent victims.

This blog has chronicled this dead-end journey from the injured parties' perspective, attempting to tell the story that is seldom reported by the news media, in the faint hope that some day justice will be served, and that these kinds of corporate criminal tragedies are not repeated in the future.

 Unfortunately, that is just not reality...the entrenched greed and corruption continues to prevail at every turn and all levels of the regulatory and judicial process. These pages have been read by all of the aforementioned parties highlighted above to no avail. This blog has been attacked, faced numerous threats/acts of intimidation for exposing and reporting the truth. Unfortunately, the only success that has been accomplished is public awareness and a living archive of what everyday citizens face when confronting institutionalized corruption.

Today, I would like to share once more an excellent program produced by BBC News years ago...nothing has really changed since this report; yet I believe it encapsulates this criminal story as well as any report to date.  I ask you to take a walk down this tragic memory lane and never was very real people just like yourself that had their lives and health destroyed simply in the name of unquenchable corporate greed. I believe you will find the time spent listening to this broadcast well worth the time invested.

Drug danger distraction?

Duration: 40 minutes
First broadcast: Tuesday 26 January 2010
A British drug company is being sued by more than 15,000 people in the United States who claim its bestselling antipsychotic drug caused severe weight gain, diabetes and other serious medical conditions. Ann Alexander investigates concerns about the way it was marketed and asks how much the public should be told about the drugs they take.