Thursday, June 2, 2011

AstraZeneca's Seroquel - The message the public and media needs to hear - NOT SETTLED

AstraZeneca's Seroquel - The message the public and mainstream media needs to hear - NOT SETTLED

You may have read about the United States Department of Justice 520 million dollar settlement with AstraZeneca's Seroquel for illegal off label promotion and fraud. Pharmaceutical Giant AstraZeneca to Pay $520 Million for Off-label ... (No Admission of guilt)

You may have also read that numerous States have recently settled over AstraZeneca's Seroquel illegal practices for an additional 68.5 million dollars AstraZeneca paying $68.5M in Seroquel settlement (No Admission of Guilt)

You may have also read that AstraZeneca has settled in civil litigation with an estimated 26,000+ plaintiffs injured by Seroquel for 350 million or somewhere between 11-25 thousand dollars before deductions which are somewhere in the estimated neighborhood of 50%. (No Admission of Guilt)

What you may not know: Is that a high number of the plaintiff's in this litigation will refuse this insulting settlement offer leaving a strong possibility that these cases may be left in temporary limbo for a protracted length of time.

No injured plaintiffs (I know of) have ever been consulted with regards to the secret settlement mediation between AstraZeneca legal counsel and multiple plaintiff law firms. In fact the actual injured party's have been left completely in the dark regarding any details regarding this (Deemed done) reached settlement deal.
To further complicate matters, many of the plaintiff firms have in advance told their clients that this undisclosed amount offer was a take it or leave it proposition; making it absolutely clear they would be no longer representing their clients if they did not accept this secret undisclosed offer that they negotiated without any injured parties input or knowledge.

Plaintiff law firms have been making misleading statements & promises to their clients since late 2010 repeatedly (with one example being statements to the effect of: "the settlement offer packets will be arriving in three weeks to 2 months" since late 2010). The majority of injured plaintiffs still have not received an offer or packet to even refuse/turn-down at this juncture.

What you also may not know: is that by accepting this offer plaintiffs will be relieving AstraZeneca of all future medical needs & cost.

In fact the American Tax Payer will be bearing the cost for a very large number of Seroquel victims care for many years and decades to come. That is the real medicare/medicaid fraud and crimes that will be propagated by AstraZeneca that will continue to linger in the ominous shadows for us all.

That 520 million dollar get out of jail free card AstraZeneca paid the Federal government over off label marketing and medicare fraud cost will appear like a single grain of sand on a very long beach when those cost are finally calculated. 

That in a nut shell is the dog and pony show the American Citizen receives when we as a nation & people allow mega multinational pharmaceutical corporations to control/influence our entire medical system from Congress to Main-street and everyplace in-between with a profit first and above all else business model.

Don't take my word for it; follow those links on the side bar, read, learn, investigate, and see what dire circumstances we have allowed ourselves to be placed under by medical capitalism gone mad.

You might wonder how many mainstream media outlets will run or report that story...or will they more likely just continue to stay eerily silent while collecting huge amounts of advertizing revenues from the Pharmaceutical Industry.

It's far past time to draw the line in the sand and say enough is more! We will fight, and we will continue to fight for justice...for fairness...for what is right...until there is no one left to fight on...

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