Friday, December 4, 2009

Pfizer-eminent domain & Merck vioxx scandal

And while I am on a pharmacological role.......
While the Canadian government is busy appointing Pfizer vp's in obvious conflict of interest positions, here is one on Pfizer and Eminent Domain, yes, taking people's land.

Pfizer abandons site of infamous Kelo eminent domain taking

The private homes that New London, Conn., took away from Suzette Kelo and her neighbors have been torn down. Their former site is a wasteland of fields of weeds, a monument to the power of eminent domain.

But now Pfizer, the drug company whose neighboring research facility had been the original cause of the homes' seizure, has just announced that it is closing up shop in New London.
Scott Bullock, Kelo's co-counsel in the case, told me: "This shows the folly of these redevelopment projects that use massive taxpayer subsidies and other forms of corporate welfare and abuse eminent domain."


That is fascism, might as well call it what it is.

Now, onto Merck and Vioxx
Merck To Settle Vioxx Suits For $4.85B

Pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. said on Friday it will pay $4.85 billion to end thousands of state and federal lawsuits over its painkiller Vioxx in one of the largest drug settlements ever.

But that is not all.

But Merck's ordeal isn't over: It's still facing criminal inquiries into charges that it knew about Vioxx's deadly side effects, and tried to cover them up.

To qualify for a claim plaintiffs must include medical proof that they suffered a heart attack or stroke, that they received at least 30 Vioxx pills and that they received enough pills to support a presumption that they were ingested within two weeks before injury.
What is interesting about that criteria is Merck has long claimed that Vioxx caused harm only after 18 months of use. However their criteria for medical proof of harm is only that you took thirty pills over a two week period.

Hmm?
And this drug got FDA approval? How, what studies did the FDA look at, or not look at?

6 comments:

  1. How generous.

    buff - rolling eyes

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  2. Apologies Penny, but I couldn't find an email to get this to you any other way.

    I found this great article delineating some information that you may or may not have come across before. It goes into depth about CIA mind control ops from the 1950's and names some names and gives some very interesting backgrounds about the principal players. It also ties into the revelations of eyewitness victim X1 of the Dutroux crimes and alludes to its connection to the CIA.

    Here's the link:http://www.isgp.eu/miscellaneous/In_brief_beyond_Dutroux_ties_to_US_CIA.htm

    Cheers,

    - Hei Hu Quan

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  3. No apologies necessary Hei Hu Quan.
    and thanks for the link, I have it bookmarked for future reading.

    Cheers!
    :)

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  4. Wow, I spent just a few minutes there, which actually led me to book mark something else, god knows where this will lead.
    I am going to share the link, as I can imagine there are a few people that stop in here that would be mightily interested in this.

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  5. Hei Hu Quan:

    I am hoping you will leave more then this comment?

    I will get around to posting this likely over the next couple days,I want to spend more time reading it and sadly I just haven't had the time today.

    But I thank you again.
    Cheers to you
    :)

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  6. Thanks Penny and apologies as I've been running about like a clock. I was put onto your site a while back from Les at Smoking Mirrors and since have been following your compelling and very forthright stories and insight. You, Les, Dave McGowan, Alex Constantine and now to a lesser extent Jeff Wells, are about the only researchers to cover stories such as these. So it was only natural that I pass it along to yourself and the astute readers here. If you like you may chat me up at heihuquan@lycos.com.

    Cheers and respect.

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