Friday, January 6, 2012
Johnson & Johnson - "Risperdal"
J&J the pharma giant will pay $1 billion to states throughout the US as the government alleges the company sold the anti-psychotic drug RISPERDAL for unapproved uses.
HDD has read an excellent book on this issue, published by ex-NYT reporter Melody Petersen: "Our Daily Meds"
Americans are the MOST MEDICATED people on the planet and every year millions of people develop side effects from the prescriptions they take on a daily basis.
The scandal of side effects and the cover up has reared its ugly head many times in the past few years. Vioxx was a big head ache for Merck and the company had to cough up millions.
Here's a question: Did any of the top notch executives go to JAIL?
ANS: No way!
SIDE EFFECTS and the DRUG: Often the advertisements on TV list a plethora of side effects and after hearing all of these perhaps one is better off with the underlining condition.
Here's a list of side effects of RISPERDAL:
Among them: fatigue, insomnia, vomiting, heartburn, nausea.
Sounds like a disastrous cocktail of discomfort indeed.
Back in SEPT 2011, HDD posted the following:
How many of our service men and women were prescribed this RISPERDAL upon returning from Iraq or Afghanistan?
The ORANGE BOOK brought to you by the FDA details "APPROVED DRUG PRODUCTS". I wonder when and who approved RISPERDAL? The orange book is in its 32nd Edition (2012) and will cost you a hefty $199 plus.
How many Americans can afford this kind of cash to ensure that the drugs they are being prescribed are safe and ACTUALLY rid them of the disorder or health issue they have?
Below is a sample letter sent by the FDA to Glaxo-Smith-Kline and would require the OMOTS to have earned a law degree to decipher what exactly is going on in the letter (dated April 2010)
The FDA has a wonderful REVOLVLING DOOR relationship with BIG PHARMA and the more one investigates this, the more it makes sense that many of the drugs are being approved for the benefit of profit and NOT HEALTH of the US POPULATION.
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Reading the name list of GOVT-PHARMA relationships strengthens HDD's assertion that BIG PHARMA and CONGRESS (via FDA, USDA, USTR) are joined at the hip!