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Big Pharma and Ethics = Oxymoron

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ann, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Ann

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    Sackler Scion’s Email Reveals Push for High-Dose OxyContin, New Lawsuit Disclosures Claim

    A member of the Sackler family that owns OxyContin’s maker directed the company to put a premium on selling high dosages of its potentially addicting painkillers, according to new disclosures in a lawsuit.

    Richard Sackler, a son of a founder of Purdue Pharma and its onetime president, told company officials in 2008 to “measure our performance by Rx’s by strength, giving higher measures to higher strengths,” according to an email written by Mr. Sackler, contained in the filing.
     
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    "potentially addicting painkillers"

    Oxycodone, sold under brand name OxyContin among others, is an opioid medication used for treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is usually taken by mouth, and is available in immediate release and controlled release formulations.


    Opioids are prescribed to treat pain. With prolonged use, pain-relieving effects may lessen and pain can become worse. In addition, the body can develop dependence. Opioid dependence causes withdrawal symptoms, which makes it difficult to stop taking them. Addiction occurs when dependence interferes with daily life. Taking more than the prescribed amount or using illegal opioids such as heroin may result in death.

    So what is the difference between drug dealers and pharma's. One is legal and one is not.

    The make America Great Again, is in the grips of this epidemic (oxy addition), just that dumb arse Trump is blaming the wrong people for the situation.


     
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  3. Knobby22

    Knobby22 Mmmmmm 2nd breakfast

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    Got shares in MVP which are rolling out the non addictive Penthrax world wide.
    But not in the USA, being held up probably to protect the locals.
     
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  4. Gringotts Bank

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    Medicine (pharmacy) has evolved to treat only the surface level of symptoms in the large majority of cases. Neither Big pharma nor Big Medicine are particularly interested in addressing the root cause of illness and disease because the root cause is the mind. There's too much money to be made in treating symptoms.

    New developments in medicine are going in all sorts of directions, but the one with promise is psychedelic therapy. With such drugs, it will be possible to identify and let go of 'thought viruses' which create illness and disease. 'Thought viruses' behave just like computer viruses, yet they are many thousands of times more malicious, covert and clever. They embed themselves incredibly deeply, then defend themselves with layers of protection which are hijacked from the host. The most detestable thing is when the host itself gets sucked into defending the 'thought virus', even against its own best interests.
     
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  5. Joules MM1

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    #peer-reviewed #studies #investigations, as #resources and #database
    Eliminating Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research

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  6. Ann

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    J&J kept a guiding hand on talc safety research

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson developed a strategy in the 1970s to deal with a growing volume of research showing that talc miners had elevated rates of lung disease and cancer: Promote the positive, challenge the negative.
    That approach was summed up by a J&J applied research director in a “strictly confidential” March 3, 1975, memo to managers of the baby products division, which used the talc in J&J’s signature Baby Powder.

    “Our current posture with respect to the sponsorship of talc safety studies has been to initiate studies only as dictated by confrontation,” the memo said. “This philosophy, so far, has allowed us to neutralize or hold in check data already generated by investigators who question the safety of talc.”

    Also, the memo said, “we minimize the risk of possible self-generation of scientific data which may be politically or scientifically embarrassing.”

    J&J’s effort to protect its iconic Baby Powder franchise by shaping research was led by physician and scientist executives. An early 1970s study of 1,992 Italian talc miners shows how it worked: J&J commissioned and paid for the study, told the researchers the results it wanted, and hired a ghostwriter to redraft the article that presented the findings in a journal......
     
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    J&J, U.S. states settle hip implant claims for $120 million

    (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit have agreed to pay $120 million to resolve deceptive marketing claims by several U.S. states over the company’s metal-on-metal hip implants.
    Attorneys general of 46 U.S. states announced the settlement agreement in statements on Tuesday. They alleged DePuy engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in the promotion of its ASR XL and Pinnacle Ultamet hip implant devices.......
     
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    McKinsey Advised Purdue Pharma How to ‘Turbocharge’ Opioid Sales, Lawsuit Says

    The world’s most prestigious management-consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, has been drawn into a national reckoning over who bears responsibility for the opioid crisis that has devastated families and communities across America.

    In legal papers released in unredacted form on Thursday, the Massachusetts attorney general said McKinsey had helped the maker of OxyContin fan the flames of the opioid epidemic. McKinsey’s consultants, the attorney general revealed, had instructed the drug company, Purdue Pharma, on how to “turbocharge” sales of OxyContin, how to counter efforts by drug enforcement agents to reduce opioid use, and were part of a team that looked at how “to counter the emotional messages from mothers with teenagers that overdosed” on the drug.

    The McKinsey disclosures are part of a lawsuit Massachusetts filed against Purdue Pharma, accusing the company of misleading doctors and patients about the safety of opioid use. Even when the company knew patients were addicted and dying, it still tried to boost sales of opioids, the lawsuit alleges, adding, “All the while, Purdue peddled falsehoods to keep patients away from safer alternatives.”

    Purdue Pharma helped plant the seeds of the opioid epidemic through its aggressive marketing of OxyContin. More than 130 people die each day in the United States — 47,000 in 2017 — after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.......


    To add insult to injury this McKinsey mob is advocating ways to reduce the effects of drug overdoses by suggesting the use of Narcan (naloxone). Let's create a massive problem and then we can medicate people because of the original medication we helped push. This next link is an article published by McKinsey.....

    Why we need bolder action to combat the opioid epidemic

    .......With respect to treatment, most states are expanding the use of naloxone to prevent overdose deaths, and consensus is growing that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combined with psychosocial assistance is probably the most effective treatment for opioid addiction.15 Both state organizations and private stakeholders are taking concrete steps to encourage greater use of MAT and expand treatment capacity......

    Here is the company who currently own Narcan.....

    Maryland pharmaceutical company buys maker of overdose reversal drug Narcan for $735 million

     
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    explain?
     
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    You want me to write an essay? I could, but I'd have to employ logic and rationality. Logic and rationality are the killers of truth. Stew on that for a while.
     
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    Just asked for maybe 2 lines of explanation to your statement as I did not understand? Sorry for asking, so I could understand your point.
     
  13. Ann

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    Bayer faces second trial over alleged Roundup cancer risk


    ...........Bayer denies all allegations that Roundup or glyphosate cause cancer, saying decades of independent studies have shown the world’s most widely used weed killer to be safe for human use and noting that regulators around the world have approved the product..........

    More...


    I wonder who funded all these decades of very expensive 'independent' studies and why were there so many studies over the years, did Monsanto know about the cancer causing properties and wanted enough studies to support their view it was safe? They spent years creating GMO food products that are resistant to the herbicide, Roundup. Imagine the cost to them if they had to now stop using Roundup on those Roundup resistant crops. That is megabucks down the drain on GMOs. Can't let that happen, can they?
     
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    Traces of weed-killing chemical in Monsanto’s Roundup discovered in popular wines and beers

    A chemical used to kill weeds could be in your favorite wine or beer.


    Trace amounts of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, a weed killer, are showing up in wine and beer, according to a new report from the U.S. Public Research Group (USPIRG) Education Fund.


    USPIRG tested 20 products — five wines and 15 beers — and found traces of the carcinogen in 19 of them. The tested wines included Beringer, Barefoot and Sutter Home and the beers included Budweiser BUD, +0.45% Coors TAP, +0.00% Miller Lite, Sam Adams SAM, +0.63% Samuel Smith Organic and New Belgium.


    The highest levels of glyphosate were found in St. Helena, California-based Sutter Home wine ($5.99 per bottle), which contained 51 parts per billion, according to the report. The widely available brand is sold at Target TGT, -1.11% Walmart WMT, -0.43% and convenience stores.


    Organic wines and beers contained the chemical

    Beringer Founders’ Estate Moscato ($5.99) contained 42.6 ppb; and Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon ($5.99) contained 36.3 ppb. Conventional beer brands including Coors TAP, +0.00% ($5.79 per six pack); China’s second largest brewery, Tsingtao ($7.89 per six pack); and Miller Lite ($8.99 per six pack) all showed glyphosate levels above 25 ppb. More....
     
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    No mention of Carlton Draught :).
     
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    I would think the alcohol in the wine and beer would be far more carcinogenic than traces of glyphosate.
     
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    Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29 Million Verdict in Case Over Talc and Asbestos

    Johnson & Johnson’s shares dipped on Thursday after a jury in California ordered the company to pay more than $29 million to a woman who claimed that asbestos in its talc-based powder products had caused her cancer.

    In rendering its verdict in Alameda County Superior Court on Wednesday, the jury found that Johnson & Johnson knew about the potential risks that its baby powder was contaminated, but failed to warn the woman, Teresa Leavitt.

    Ms. Leavitt, a resident of San Leandro, received a diagnosis of mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of internal organs that is associated with asbestos, in August 2017. Her lawyer, Joseph D. Satterley, said she had used Johnson & Johnson talc products for more than 30 years. More...
     
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    Actually any thing starts with W is carcinogenic- Wine, Whisky, Wealth, Wish, Woman, Wisdom:)
     
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    Does that include members?
     
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    @Humid
    Member starts with M. Most of the members have pen names here as well. I referred to W. Don't snare me into trouble, mate. Joe will come and kick both of us out of the forum :) .
     
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