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.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

AstraZeneca, GSK, and The Pharmaceutical Industry Crime Syndicate - Criminal Bribery, Sex, Drugs, & Fun Times in China...

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AstraZeneca, GSK, and The Pharmaceutical Industry Crime Syndicate - Criminal Bribery, Sex, Drugs, & Fun Times in China...

As if the latest information and news comes as any surprise to anyone with these TOO BIG TO FAIL, TOO BIG TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE pharmaceutical corporate giants...remember all those CIA's (corporate integrity agreements), the meaningless token fines, the ghost writing, the hidden information, crimes, and lawsuits...the shallow apologies...When it comes to money & profits it all means absolutely & weep as you peruse the following articles...

"Police also detained two members of AstraZeneca's Chinese staff for questioning on Tuesday. The employees in Astra's main Shanghai sales centre are line managers of an Astra sales representative detained on Friday.
An Astra spokeswoman said one of the managers was "continuing to assist the [Shanghai public security] bureau with their inquiries". She said there was "no reason to believe [the arrest] is related to other investigations".
Meanwhile, four more western drug companies – Sanofi, Novartis, Merck and Roche – said they had used the same travel agency that GSK allegedly used to funnel bribes to doctors. All four companies said they had stopped using the Shanghai Linjiang agency."

 "The woman, named as Ms Wang, said “some executives gave clear directives to the sales department to offer bribes to doctors with money or opportunities to attend academic conferences.”
Ms Wang said she would even go so far as fulfilling some doctors’ “sexual desires” in order to “meet their needs” and persuade them to prescribe more drugs.
A doctor from a “reputable hospital” whose real name was not given, claimed that one GSK representative had “blatantly offered kickbacks to doctors”. 

And at The 1 Boring Old Man Blog the conversation is already getting hot hot hot with new post an-irreducible-conflict and more-china

"The industry thrives by relying on irrational exuberance, well designed illusion, and a dash or two of crime. And they can’t seem to stop…"

Also, over at Pharmalot  bribes-sex-fraud-did-glaxo-violate-its-corporate-integrity-agreement

 "A violation could lead the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General to seek to exclude the drugmaker from contracts with federal healthcare programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. This is big business, of course, and so any whiff of trouble that could impact the CIA has investors on alert.

On a conference call this morning to discuss the latest earnings, Glaxo ceo Andrew Witty was asked whether Glaxo staff believe the scandals in China would have an effect on the CIA, since it is known that US authorities are probing the drugmaker for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (this is the law) and the UK's Serious Fraud Office is also conducting a probe. Witty, however, breezed past the question without offering a response."

 Some back story here --> astrazeneca-seroquel-marketing 

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