Medical Bribery,Drug Dangers & Ecoli Engineered! June 9/11
When it comes to advertising, are doctors really immune? Every year, millions of dollars are spent by pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in attempts to win over physicians. All-expense-paid trips to Hawaii, season tickets to sporting events, lavish dinners, expensive wine, T-shirts, hats, key chains and pens. All of this, of course, endorsed by Company X. No wonder doctors are drinking the Kool-Aid.
In a recent investigation, Pro Publica reporters Charlie Ornstein and Tracy Weber took a closer look at the relationship between medical device manufacturers and the friends they pay to like them: medical groups and societies. The topic isn't anything new; corruption in the medical industry is a sad but well-known truth. Ornstein and Weber, however, uncovered some startling statistics about just how much money is being spent to influence medical societies and why patients ought to do their own research before opting for a surgery or risky procedure with a doctor-recommended medical device.
The community that Ornstein and Weber analyzed closely is the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Citing information from the society's websites and tip sheets about medical devices, such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, Ornstein notes that patients aren't given any information about the potential risks associated with such products or are led to believe they are safer than they may be:
"In several instances, we found that the society's materials or testimony appear to either omit information about side effects or limitations or downplay them."
The investigation also revealed that more than one in five patients who receives a device promoted by the Heart Rhythm Society may not actually meet the scientific criteria for getting one. If that's not cause enough for alarm, consider that a typical medical device could cost around the same amount as an average person's yearly salary.
The response from doctors and the society itself is a typical one: the money is spent on important research that can help the development process of effective treatments. Weber, however, notes that individual doctors and institutions are given money for research, while societies don't do research on their own. The money societies receive may support educational conferences and the like but does not go toward product development.
In his article, "How the Heart Rhythm Society Sells Access," Dan Nguyen calls the society's annual conference "a marketing bonanza for drug companies and medical device makers." At the 2010 conference, $5 million dollars were funneled into everything from exhibits to key chains - all in attempts to buy off HRS gatekeepers. Johnson & Johnson spent $20,000 to have newspapers delivered to hotel doors. Ascent Healthcare Solutions dropped $4,000 on exhibit hall carpet logos. St. Jude, Inc. spent $60,000 on hotel keycards with the organization's name and logo. Medtronic spent $50,000 on shuttle buses.
The HRS doesn't only receive money for conferences and educational resources. Its board members - 12 of 18 directors - are also paid to act as speakers and consultants for medical device companies. But these kinds of relationships aren't unique to the HRS. Other medical societies, such as The American Society of Hypertension, have been reported to have similar "arrangements."
Ornstein notes that the real danger is the uninformed patient. If doctors remain under the sway of their slick, rich friends - despite their best intentions to stay neutral - the integrity of medical care will always be compromised:
"I think that patients don't really understand the role that medical societies play in American medicine today. They help write the treatment guidelines that are used by doctors across the country to decide what drugs or devices patients get. They lobby Congress about reimbursement issues, about new products, about research into particular diseases. They're the ones that put up the information on their websites for patients. And there is a concern that when you have that much power and you're sort of hidden from the American public, that there's an opportunity to sort of leverage that to influence an entire specialty as opposed to just a single physician."
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Drug Problems Explained
Check out Big Pharma's ads or the inserts that come with pill packages and you'll find (in almost impossible-to-read tiny print) the side effects and risks of the meds in question listed -- at least the adverse effects that are supposedly known. But where is the info about taking more than one of the prescription medications together?
This issue is rarely ever brought up despite the mind-boggling number of people taking not only a single prescription drug but an assortment of these pills. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says that at least half of all Americans takes at least one prescription drug and one in six is on three or more. With so many prescription meds on the market being taken by pill popping millions, can you really have confidence that combining these drugs is safe if your doctor says so?
The answer, using any measure of common sense, is "no". And now comes a warning from a research group headed by Stanford University scientists that two commonly prescribed medications combine in the body to do something no one ever dreamed they would do -- rev up blood sugar levels to potentially dangerous levels.
In a study just published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the research team estimated that between 500,000 and 1 million people in this country may be taking the two medications simultaneously -- and their doctors, pharmacists and Big Pharma have been oblivious to any adverse, health-threatening interaction.
The researchers used an adverse-event reporting database maintained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and sophisticated electronic medical records compiled by each of three participating medical institutions to identify patterns of associations in large populations that would not be readily apparent to physicians treating individual patients. That's how they zeroed in on the blood glucose spiking effect of Paxil and Pravachol.
"These kinds of drug interactions are almost certainly occurring all of the time, but, because they are not part of the approval process by the Food and Drug Administration, we can only learn about them after the drugs are on the market," said Russ Altman, MD, PhD, professor of bioengineering, of genetics and of medicine at Stanford, in a statement to the press.
The scientists pointed out that almost all of Big Pharma's drugs are tested and approved separately -- so it can be difficult or even impossible for anyone to predict the effects of drug combinations.
So what happens once adverse reactions to drug combos start cropping up? Unfortunately, the answer appears to be "not much".
The FDA literally only "encourages" doctors to report any adverse events a patient may have to the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, or AERS. But, bottom line, physicians don't have to report problems -- even if a doctor or patient notices something dangerous has happened after drugs were taken. And, the new research report pointed out, even when there is "volunteer" drug problem reporting to the FDA, there's often no follow-up to identify the cause of the event or symptom.
In all, the scientists warn that between 13 and 15 million people in the US are taking Paxil and Pravachol. Up to a million are taking them together and may unwittingly be causing their blood glucose levels to soar.
June 3, 2011
Euro Ecoli Engineered Madness
Added Comment: Nothing in today’s duplicitous world happens “by accident” - especially not the avalanche of “disasters and so called “natural calamities”, most of which can be traced to engineering that is anything but “natural” or “accidental acts of Nature”
The history of deadly outbreaks – be it SARS, or HINI, or the deadly food outbreaks - that were in reality industrial sabotage - that destroyed millions of farm animals – to destroyed the local independent farmers – permitting the multinational monopoly giants (like Tyson Foods) to completely take over and dominate the field.
Now we see this extremely deadly e-coli outbreak that came, all of a sudden, from no where, RESISTANT to almost ALL KNOWN ANTIBIOTICS. The forensic evidence – through reverse DNA engineering -, now proves that this is also “not accidental” and “not natural evolution”. It appears to be yet another examples of bio-warfare, orchestrating and manipulating the “events” to generate maximum fear (and thereby citizen compliance and willingness to accept absurd and unthinkable restrictive dictatorial laws and regulations)– for a predestined agenda – Corporate Solution.
Still doubt the reality of “corporate governance” and “depopulation agendas”.
For the past decade, we have been experiencing a head-on corporate-government-implemented ASSAULT on health. Step by step, we have witnessed the outlawing of everything that is healthy –always under the camouflaging umbrella of “supposed protection” in the face of “imminent danger” – and always serving the agenda of monopoly corporations or warfare strategies against helpless populations that happen to be sitting on resources rife for conquest or/and confiscation.
Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to produce human fatalities
(NaturalNews) Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a super resistant strain of e.coli is sickening patients and filling hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how e.coli could have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic drugs and then suddenly appeared in the food supply.
This particular e.coli variation is a member of the O104 strain, and O104 strains are almost never (normally) resistant to antibiotics. In order for them to acquire this resistance, they must be repeatedly exposed to antibiotics in order to provide the "mutation pressure" that nudges them toward complete drug immunity.
So if you're curious about the origins of such a strain, you can essentially reverse engineer the genetic code of the e.coli and determine fairly accurately which antibiotics it was exposed to during its development. This step has now been done (see below), and when you look at the genetic decoding of this O104 strain now threatening food consumers across the EU, a fascinating picture emerges of how it must have come into existence.
The genetic code reveals the history
When scientists at Germany's Robert Koch Institute decoded the genetic makeup of the O104 strain, they found it to be resistant to all the following classes and combinations of antibiotics:
• nalidixic acid
• amoxicillin / clavulanic acid
In addition, this O104 strain posses an ability to produce special enzymes that give it what might be called "bacteria superpowers" known technically as ESBLs:
"Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs) are enzymes that can be produced by bacteria making them resistant to cephalosporins e.g. cefuroxime, cefotaxime and ceftazidime - which are the most widely used antibiotics in many hospitals," explains the Health Protection Agency in the UK (http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/Infect...).
On top of that, this O104 strain possesses two genes -- TEM-1 and CTX-M-15 -- that "have been making doctors shudder since the 1990s," reports The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentis...). And why do they make doctors shudder? Because they're so deadly that many people infected with such bacteria experience critical organ failure and simply die.
Bioengineering a deadly superbug
So how, exactly, does a bacterial strain come into existence that's resistant to over a dozen antibiotics in eight different drug classes and features two deadly gene mutations plus ESBL enzyme capabilities?
There's really only one way this happens (and only one way) -- you have to expose this strain of e.coli to all eight classes of antibiotics drugs. Usually this isn't done at the same time, of course: You first expose it to penicillin and find the surviving colonies which are resistant to penicillin. You then take those surviving colonies and expose them to tetracycline. The surviving colonies are now resistant to both penicillin and tetracycline. You then expose them to a sulfa drug and collect the surviving colonies from that, and so on. It is a process of genetic selection done in a laboratory with a desired outcome. This is essentially how some bioweapons are engineered by the U.S. Army in its laboratory facility in Ft. Detrick, Maryland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...).
Although the actual process is more complicated than this, the upshot is that creating a strain of e.coli that's resistant to eight classes of antibiotics requires repeated, sustained expose to those antibiotics. It is virtually impossible to imagine how this could happen all by itself in the natural world. For example, if this bacteria originated in the food (as we've been told), then where did it acquire all this antibiotic resistance given the fact that antibiotics are not used in vegetables?
When considering the genetic evidence that now confronts us, it is difficult to imagine how this could happen "in the wild." While resistance to a single antibiotic is common, the creation of a strain of e.coli that's resistant to eight different classes of antibiotics -- in combination -- simply defies the laws of genetic permutation and combination in the wild. Simply put, this superbug e.coli strain could not have been created in the wild. And that leaves only one explanation for where it really came from: the lab.
Engineered and then released into the wild
The evidence now points to this deadly strain of e.coli being engineered and then either being released into the food supply or somehow escaping from a lab and entering the food supply inadvertently. If you disagree with that conclusion -- and you're certainly welcome to -- then you are forced to conclude that this octobiotic superbug (immune to eight classes of antibiotics) developed randomly on its own... and that conclusion is far scarier than the "bioengineered" explanation because it means octobiotic superbugs can simply appear anywhere at any time without cause. That would be quite an exotic theory indeed.
My conclusion actually makes more sense: This strain of e.coli was almost certainly engineered and then released into the food supply for a specific purpose. What would that purpose be? It's obvious, I hope.
It's all problem, reaction, solution at work here.
First cause a PROBLEM (a deadly strain of e.coli in the food supply).
Then wait for the public REACTION (huge outcry as the population is terrorized by e.coli).
In response to that, enact your desired SOLUTION (total control over the global food supply and the outlawing of raw sprouts, raw milk and raw vegetables).
That's what this is all about, of course. The FDA relied on the same phenomenon in the USA when pushing for its recent "Food Safety Modernization Act" which essentially outlaws small family organic farms unless they lick the boots of FDA regulators. The FDA was able to crush farm freedom in America by piggybacking on the widespread fear that followed e.coli outbreaks in the U.S. food supply.
When people are afraid, remember, it's not difficult to get them to agree to almost any level of regulatory tyranny. And making people afraid of their food is a simple matter... a few government press releases emailed to the mainstream media news affiliates is all it takes.
First ban the natural medicine, then attack the food supply
Now, remember: All this is happening on the heels of the EU ban on medicinal herbs and nutritional supplements -- a ban that blatantly outlaws nutritional therapies that help keep people healthy and free from disease. Now that all these herbs and supplements are outlawed, the next step is to make people afraid of fresh food, too. That's because fresh vegetables are medicinal, and as long as the public has the right to buy fresh vegetables, they can always prevent disease.
But if you can make people AFRAID of fresh vegetables -- or even outlaw them altogether -- then you can force the entire population onto a diet of dead foods and processed foods that promote degenerative disease and bolster the profits of the powerful drug companies.
It's all part of the same agenda, you see:
- Keep people sick,
- deny them access to healing herbs and supplements,
- then profit from their suffering at the hands of the global drug cartels.
GMOs play a similar role in all this, of course: They're designed to contaminate the food supply with genetic code that causes widespread infertility among human beings. And those who are somehow able to reproduce after exposure to GMOs still suffer from degenerative disease that enriches the drug companies from "treatment."
Do you recall which country was targeted in this recent e.coli scare? Spain. Why Spain? You may recall that leaked cables from Wikileaks revealed that Spain resisted the introduction of GMOs into its agricultural system, even as the U.S. government covertly threatened political retaliation for its resistance. This false blaming of Spain for the e.coli deaths is probably retaliation for Spain's unwillingness to jump on the GMO bandwagon. (http://www.naturalnews.com/030828_G...)
That's the real story behind the economic devastation of Spain's vegetable farmers. It's one of the subplots being pursued alongside this e.coli superbug scheme.
Food as weapons of war - created by Big Pharma?
By the way, the most likely explanation of where this strain of e.coli was bioengineered is that the drug giants came up with it in their own labs. Who else has access to all the antibiotics and equipment needed to manage the targeted mutations of potentially thousands of e.coli colonies? The drug companies are uniquely positioned to both carry out this plot and profit from it. In other words, they have the means and the motive to engage in precisely such actions.
Aside from the drug companies, perhaps only the infectious disease regulators themselves have this kind of laboratory capacity. The CDC, for example, could probably pull this off if they really wanted to.
The proof that somebody bioengineered this e.coli strain is written right in the DNA of the bacteria. That's forensic evidence, and what it reveals cannot be denied. This strain underwent repeated and prolonged exposure to eight different classes of antibiotics, and then it somehow managed to appear in the food supply. How do you get to that if not through a well-planned scheme carried out by rogue scientists? There is no such thing as "spontaneous mutation" into a strain that is resistant to the top eight classes of brand-name antibiotic drugs being sold by Big Pharma today. Such mutations have to be deliberate.
Once again, if you disagree with this assessment, then what you're saying is that NO, it wasn't done deliberately... it happened accidentally! And again, I'm saying that's even scarier! Because that means the antibiotic contamination of our world is now at such an extreme level of overkill that a strain of e.coli in the wild can be saturated with eight different classes of antibiotics to the point where it naturally develops into its own deadly superbug. If that's what people believe, then that's almost a scarier theory than the bioengineering explanation!
A new era has begun: Bioweapons in your food
But in either case -- no matter what you believe -- the simple truth is that the world is now facing a new era of global superbug strains of bacteria that can't be treated with any known pharmaceutical. They can all, of course, be readily killed with colloidal silver, which is exactly why the FDA and world health regulators have viciously attacked colloidal silver companies all these years: They can't have the public getting its hands on natural antibiotics that really work, you see. That would defeat the whole purpose of making everybody sick in the first place.
In fact, these strains of e.coli superbugs can be quite readily treated with a combination of natural full-spectrum antibiotics from plants such as garlic, ginger, onions and medicinal herbs. On top of that, probiotics can help balance the flora of the digestive tract and "crowd out" the deadly e.coli that might happen by. A healthy immune system and well-functioning digestive tract can fight off an e.coli superbug infection, but that's yet another fact the medical community doesn't want you to know. They much prefer you to remain a helpless victim lying in the hospital, waiting to die, with no options available to you. That's "modern medicine" for ya. They cause the problems that they claim to treat, and then they won't even treat you with anything that works in the first place.
Nearly all the deaths now attributable to this e.coli outbreak are easily and readily avoidable. These are deaths of ignorance. But even more, they may also be deaths from a new era of food-based bioweapons unleashed by either a group of mad scientists or an agenda-driven institution that has declared war on the human population.
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