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Saturday, January 30, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline Fined $5.8 Million


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Who was it that said, "This shit just writes itself?"


From Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) (January 29, 2010)

GlaxoSmithKline Fined $5.8 Million for Deceptive Marketing in Kentucky

Franklin Circuit Judge Roger Crittenden has awarded Kentucky more than $5.8 million in civil penalties in its case against GlaxoSmithKline for deceptive or false marketing of drugs including the anti-nausea drugs Kytril and Zofran .

The award was announced by state Attorney General Jack Conway and was the second in two days against a major pharmaceutical company. On Wednesday, Conway announced that Crittenden had awarded $5.3 million in civil penalties against AstraZeneca for violating Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act.

Mary Ann Rhyne, a spokeswoman for Glaxo, said the company "is disappointed because we believe the result is disproportionate to what the jury found, and we’re considering our options including an appeal."

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A Brazilian on a Mission - Just Ana





There are many personal stories out there regarding SSRi withdrawal problems, even worse there are many stories where people [patients] have died as a result of taking SSRi type drugs. In the main, it's been left to family members to write blogs, websites and post on forums to warn about the dangers of these drugs. Patient advocates, of which there are many, also become moved by such stories. One such advocate is Ana from the Just Ana blog.

Ana writes out of Brazil and has quite a following, she writes with a passion and shoots from the hip. She also shows great human compassion with her subjects she chooses to write about.

Once such subject is that of the death of Traci Johnson. Traci hanged herself at Eli-Lilly's clinic in Indianapolis on February, 7, 2004.

Ana has been very passionate about this particular case, so passionate that she uses the photo [avatar] of Traci on her blog.

Ana has now decided to mark the day of Traci's death and is calling for February 7th to be International Day in Memory of SSRI Fatalities.

Ana writes:

SSRI fatalities are those who have died violently due to homicide of suicide induced by SSRIs and now there are newborns that suffer heart malformations or any other teratogenic disturbance.

I would also like to remember people that have their quality of life changed because of the use of SSRI as a teenager.

Those who are not aware of these facts may be asking themselves why is it happening or even if it is true that a drug who has killed during clinical trial can be at the market.

You just got your answer: "market". We are talking about money and as one of my friends I have contacted said:

This is in memory of Traci Johnson and countless others victims of fraud, buried data, and corporate crime all in the name of profit.


My book, shortly to be published, also highlights the deaths of three women and, I believe, that it is only through bringing about awareness of deaths, defects and suffering that we can put pressure on the decision makers such as the MHRA and FDA.

Bang the drum loudly enough and they will have to sit up and listen.

Ana is banging that drum.

This blog salutes her. You should too.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Swine Flu a “Faked Pandemic”


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Posted with express permission from Sam Burcher

WHO expert advisory group linked to pharmaceutical industry

Those of us who have opposed the mass vaccinations against swine flu [1-3] (Fast-tracked Swine Flu Vaccine under Fire, SiS 43; Swine Flu Pandemic - To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate? & other articles in the series, SiS 44; Cardiovascular Risks from Swine Flu Vaccines, SiS 45) can feel vindicated and relieved.

The truth is out. More than half of the experts advising the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare swine flu a ‘pandemic’ are linked to drug-makers that have reaped huge profits from untested vaccines and flu drugs [4]. Eleven of the 20 members of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) have profited from work done for the pharmaceutical industry or are linked to it through their universities. Many have declared interests in GlaxoSmithKline, the vaccine maker that stands to benefit the most from the pandemic.

At the height of the pandemic scare, UK’s Chief Medical Officer warned of up to 65 000 deaths. The death toll now stands at 251; and the UK Government is now trying to offload up to £1 billion worth of unwanted swine flu vaccines.

Among the three UK experts with industrial links is Prof. Sir Roy Anderson, rector of Imperial College, London, also non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline. He received £87 000 for six board meetings in 2008 and £29 000 worth of shares. Since the swine flu outbreak the shares have risen in value by more than 10 percent.

Earlier, a Danish newspaper revealed, through the Danish Freedom of Information Act, that Prof. Juhani Eskola of SAGE and director of the Finnish research vaccine programme THL received nearly €6.3 million in 2009 for his research centre from GlaxoSmithKline, which was not declared on the WHO website [5]. Seven other WHO experts have ties to the pharmaceutical industry, most of them not declared on the WHO website.

One member of SAGE, Dr. Albert Osterhaus at Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands, heads the European Scientists Fighting Influenza, and is financed by Baxter, Crucell, Novartis, Hoffmann-La Roche, MedImmune, Nobilon, Sanofi Pasteur, MSD, Glaxo SmithKline and Solvay. He was under investigation for gross conflict of interest [6], which date back to the earlier bird flu scare [7] (see Where's the Bird Flu Pandemic? & other articles in the series, SiS 30).

SAGE group redefined ‘pandemic’ to mandate mass purchase of vaccines and drugs by governments

This SAGE group redefined ‘pandemic’ in an important way in order to mandate the mass purchase of vaccines and drugs by governments. Epidemiologist Dr. Tom Jeffrey said in an interview with Der Spiegel magazine in Germany [8]: “Don't you think there's something noteworthy about the fact that the WHO has changed its definition of pandemic? The old definition was a new virus, which went around quickly, for which you didn't have immunity, and which created a high morbidity and mortality rate. Now the last two have been dropped, and that's how swine flu has been categorized as a pandemic.”

European Council enquiry on “faked pandemic”

On 18 December 2009, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg, former SPD Member of the German Parliament and now chair of the Health Committee of Parliamentary Assembly for the Council of Europe (PACE) introduced a motion calling for an enquiry into the “faked pandemic”. It stated that [9] “In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies have influenced scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards, to alarm governments worldwide. They have made them squander tight health care resources for inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly exposed millions of healthy people to the risk of unknown side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines.”

It called on the member states of the Council of Europe to ask for an immediate investigation.

Wodarg is not just a politician; he is also an epidemiologist and specialist in lung disease and environmental medicine.

On 31 December, Wodarg’s resolution was passed by the Parliamentary Assembly. It will launch an enquiry in January 2010 into the influence of the pharmaceutical companies on the global swine flu campaign, focusing especially on the extent of the industry’s influence on WHO [10]. The enquiry extends to the industry’s earlier creation of the H5N1 bird flu campaign, and will be given “urgent” priority in the general assembly of the European Parliament.

References

1. Ho MW and Cummins J. Fast-tracked swine flu vaccine under fire. Science in Society 43, 4-6, 2009.

2. Ho MW and Cummins J. Swine flu pandemic, to vaccinate or not to vaccinate? Science in Society 44, 22-24, 2009.

3. Ho MW. Cardiovascular risks from flu vaccines. Science in Society 45 (to appear).

4. “Swine flu taskforce’s links to vaccine giant: more than half the experts fighting the ‘pandemic have ties to drug firms”, Fiona Macrae and Sophie Borland, Mailonline, 14 January 2010, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1243034/Swine-flu-taskforces-links-vaccine-giant-More-half-experts-fighting-pandemic-ties-drug-firms.html

5. “WHO adviser conceals a donation of millions from a pharmaceutical company”, Louise Voller and Kristian Villesen for Danish daily newspaper Information. 10 December 2009, http://www.whale.to/vaccine/who_adviser.html

6. “WHO ‘Mr. Flu’ under investigation for gross conflict of interest”, by F. William Engdahl, Financial Sense Editorials, Uncommon News & Views for the Wise investor, 8 December 2009. http://www.financialsense.com/editorials/engdahl/2009/1208.html

7. Ho MW. Where’s the bird flu pandemic? Science in Society 30, 20-21, 2006.

8. Karin Steinberger, Vogelgrippe: Der Mann mit der Vogelperspektive, Seuddeutsche Zeitung, 20 October, 2005, accessed in Seuddeutsche.de, cited in 6.

9. Faked pandemics – a threat for health. Motion for a recommendation presented by Mr. Wodarg and others

http://assembly.coe.int/Documents/WorkingDocs/Doc09/EDOC12110.pdf

10. “Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly to Invesigate “Pandemic” Scandal”, F. William Engdahl, Global Research . ca, 31 December 2009, http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=16667

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Mental Disorders - The Bible Vs The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders


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I was just wondering if any of the authors of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are Christians?



The question I'm asking here is simple.

Is The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders based on belief or is there hard [cast iron] evidence that what is written, is actually fact?

If any of the authors of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders use the Bible as guidance then the following video raises some further questions:



Now, should all Christians, including those who helped author The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, be treated for having delusional [non-rational] thoughts?

My only surprise here is that the pharmaceutical industry have not [yet] targeted those who believe in God.


For the record, I'm an Atheist and this 'food for thought' post is aimed at all believers and not just Christians.


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

DOCTOR CHOOSES GLAXO MONEY OVER CAREER




A physician at a top Harvard teaching hospital has quit his job to speak full-time for money on behalf of GlaxoSmithKline.

According to a Boston Globe report, Lawrence M. DuBuske was told to choose between his job at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his position as a paid speaker for GlaxoSmithKline. DuBuske chose GlaxoSmithKline.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

AstraZeneca 'suppressed' drug test data


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According to the BBC website, pharmaceutical giants, AstraZeneca, have been accused by an ex-employee of suppressing data regarding their anti-psychotic drug, Seroquel.

The BBC writes:

Seroquel's former UK medical adviser told the BBC he was pressured to approve promotional material which said weight gain was not an issue.

Seroquel was launched in 1997 for treating schizophrenia and later for bipolar disorder. John Blenkinsopp, the company's former UK medical manager, claimed he was pressurised by the company's marketing arm to approve claims about the drug which he felt did not reflect the medical evidence.

"The clinical studies at the time of the launch of Seroquel showed patients developed significant weight gain, significant both statistically and clinically," he told the BBC's File on 4.

"They [the marketing team] came at me with a number of potential claims all of which were trying to intimate that Seroquel was not associated with weight gain - the data pointed in the opposite direction," added Mr Blenkinsopp who was speaking publicly for the first time since he left the company in 2000.

He said: "I understood where they were coming from. I had some robust discussions and exposed them to the data but that didn't seem to stop them because they were desperate for a differential advantage over one of the competitor products and they didn't have one.

"In the end I was put under quite a significant amount of pressure by the marketeers to sign off claims with regards to the lack of weight gain and I was unwilling to sign that off. The marketeers made it clear it could be career limiting for me," Mr Blenkinsopp added.




The MHRA says it has seen no evidence of this and maintains it carries out thorough and detailed reviews of any application.



I think we've been down this road before.

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Tipped by Stuart Jones

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bob Fiddaman Signs Contract with Book Publisher.

Yup, it's true. Yesterday I signed a contract with an established publisher and the ball has started rolling regarding the book launch.

The title of my book is, 'The Evidence, However, Is Clear...The Seroxat Scandal' and as soon as I know more details/dates etc I will let you all know.

It's taken over a year to write and to find a publisher that believes in me and my book has been an uplifting experience.




The current cover for the book, designed by Bradley Wind, will not be being used as the cover when the book goes to print.

As always, I will keep you all posted as the day of the launch nears.

Thanks for your continued support and for following Seroxat Sufferers.


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Friday, January 22, 2010

Is TV's Dr Hilary Jones a Sock Puppet for Pharma?


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My attention was diverted to TV's Dr. Hilary Jones again today, he of GMTV fame.

Paxil Progress, a forum where users of Paxil [known in the UK as Seroxat] discuss and offer advice on withdrawal, a forum that Dr Hilary Jones should check out if his latest attempt at earning pharma yet more money is anything to go by.

I wrote about Dr Jones [nothing to do with Indiana Jones] last week. He had offered advice to a 29 year old woman regarding Seroxat, advice that quite honestly defied belief. The advice was given in a newspaper supplement, a glossy magazine kind of effort. Many people, that I know of at least, left comments under Dr Jones advice. To date, no comments have been printed which either means the website isn't maintained or Dr Jones just isn't up for a debate regarding Seroxat.

Dr Jones' other paid job, apart from being a doctor and writing advice in glossy Sunday supplements, would appear to be to offer advice on whether you are depressed or not and whether a trip to your doctor is the order of the day.

He's a doctor, right?

I'm trying to work out what training he has had regarding spotting obvious signs of depression, be it moderate or severe.

GMTV, the morning magazine show broadcast on ITV, seem to think he is just the right man for the job. Forget leading psychiatrists, let's get ourselves housewives favourite Dr Hilary Jones.

Let's take a look a Dr Hilary's Depression Test hosted on the GMTV website, a test where, it would appear, I'm in need of a visit to my doctor because I have moderate depression.

Dr Jones writes:

"Are you worried that you may be suffering from depression? Take my self-screening assessment to help you identify the symptoms of depression. Only answer "yes" to a question if the symptoms described have been happening for two weeks or more.

Okay. Let's try it. The brilliance of this 'quiz' is that you can only answer 'yes' or 'no' - There is no option for 'sometimes'.

Question 1
Are you feeling tearful for no obvious reason?
I answered NO

Question 2
Have you got little or no interest in doing everyday things?
I answered YES. I would have like to have added, who DOES like doing everyday things but that wasn't an option.

Question 3
Are you feeling down, hopeless or depressed?
I answered NO, although January is always a difficult time for me since it is the month my mother crossed over to the other side.

Question 4
Do you have trouble falling asleep or do you wake up in the early hours of the morning?
I answered YES. Again, I would have like to have added, long term use of Seroxat has kinda messed my sleep pattern up, it wasn't an option in Dr Jones' yes and no test.

Question 5
Do you feel tired and low on energy?
I answered YES. Who wouldn't waking up at 4.30am and not being able to get back to sleep? This is a daily occurrence that I believe has been caused by long term use of Seroxat.

Question 6
Do you have a poor appetite or do you overeat?
Clever question eh? I would say my appetite is pretty poor but would add that it's only that way because I cannot afford to eat properly. I should be craving food more but have become conditioned because of a piss poor budget. So, I answered YES.

Question 8
Do you have difficulty concentrating on things like TV or reading?
I answered NO

Question 9
Do you feel restless, nervous or anxious all the time?
I answered NO

Question 10
Do you want to hurt yourself, or think that you'd be better off dead?
I answered NO

The outcome?

You may be suffering from moderate depression. This self-assessment test is just an indicator, so please arrange to see your doctor to follow up any symptoms you may have.


Forgive my use of Anglo-Saxon here Dr but why don't you fuck off with your sugar coated image and depression tests that do nothing but put money in the pockets of pharmaceutical companies. You gave the wrong advice to a 29 year old woman last week and this week you are sending people out to their doctor's because YOU feel there is something wrong with them?

What was the advice you gave that woman again who wrote you because she was concerned about tapering off Seroxat, a drug that is more teratogenic than cocaine[1]

Let's see shall we?

"Stop taking a tablet every third day for a fortnight, then every other day for a fortnight. Then you should be ready to stop altogether."

Brilliant, if your name is Fred or Wilma Flinstone!

Now, Dr Hilary Jones, he of GMTV and Sunday supplement advisory column fame, is telling people who are no more depressed than... well, erm... ME, that they should go to see their doctor because they may have moderate depression.

Dr Hilary Jones is Chair of the National Obesity Forum [NOF], whose website is sponsored by Abbott Laboratories, Roche and Sanofi-Aventis Ltd.

The NOF Conference in 2009, where Dr Jones was present, was sponsored by Abbott Laboratories LTD and GSK plc.

Hardly surprising then that Dr Hilary Jones' "Depression Test" should direct people to Pharma's agents, your doctors!



[1] Paxil [Seroxat] "more powerful a teratogen than cocaine"

Doctor Sloot is a European doctor who works for Shearing Plough.

The following was taken from the court transcript in the current Kilker v GlaxoSmithKline trial, currently on-going in Philadelphia, US. [2]

In May of this year, 2009, a study was published by Doctor Sloot. The study said this.

What Doctor Sloot did is, he took Paxil and all the other reuptake inhibitors and he exposed rat fetuses to these 12 different drugs, including Paxil. And what Shearing Plough was trying to figure out, what they were trying to do was figure out whether one of the drugs that they were going to put on the market to compete with GSK's drug was capable of causing birth defects. And so they took the drug they were going to take to market, and before they took it to market, they did this test. And they compared it to all the other SSRIs. Because, as you will learn, GSK never did this test.

What Doctor Sloot discovered in May of this year is that out of all the teratogen, out of all the SSRIs, the 12, only one was a clear teratogen, Paxil. He discovered that Paxil in May of this year was actually more powerful a teratogen than cocaine.

It would be safer, according to Doctor Sloot's study, to take cocaine than it would be to take Paxil while you were pregnant.


Dr Hilary's blurb on the GMTV website reads:

Dr Hilary Jones is GMTV's health and medical advisor and has been with the breakfast TV station since 1993.

Dr Hilary qualified from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, in 1976 and held a number of interesting posts for the next few years, including working between 1978 and 1979 as the only medical officer on Tristan de Cunha in the South Atlantic.

He became a full-time Principal in General Practice in 1982 and a GP Trainer in 1987. He still practises part-time as a NHS GP.

Hilary first appeared on TV-am in May 1989 on the 'Doc Spot' as the station's regular doctor and medical advisor. He has also co-presented 'The Health Show' with Terry Wogan, and presented three series of 'Loud & Clear', a weekly social action programme for Meridian. He has a regular guest slot on Steve Wright's Radio 2 show discussing medical matters.

Hilary writes a topical weekly column for the News of the World and deals with readers' medical problems and health issues in the newspaper's Sunday Magazine. He also answers readers' health problems in Rosemary Conley's Diet and Fitness magazine each month and contributes to, and edits, Family Healthcare with Dr Hilary Jones magazine. In addition he has had a number of books published and has also presented a series of relaxation tapes and health videos. In August 2009 Hilary released the semi-autobiographical book, 'What's Up Doc?' – giving readers an insight into his life as a TV doctor.


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MHRA PULL REDUCTIL


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The MHRA has told doctors to stop prescribing leading obesity drug, REDUCTIL [SIBUTRAMINE] amid fears it raises risk of heart attacks and strokes.

The BBC reports that the MHRA acted after a review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended suspending its licence in Europe.

It's a head scratching moment, for me at least.

The total number of reported fatal adverse drug reactions for Reductil currently stands at 17. There have been a total of 1,104 adverse drug reactions to Reductil. [Fig 1]


Fig 1

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Meantime, there has been a total number of 169 fatal adverse drug reactions to Seroxat, that's a staggering 152 more than Reductil. Furthermore, there has been a total of 10,432 adverse drugs reactions reported to the MHRA regarding Seroxat, some 9,328 more than Reductil. [Fig 2]


Fig 2

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Another example would be Eli Lily's, Prozac. The MHRA have received a total number of 226 fatal ADR reports and a mind blowing 9,106 number of non-fatal ADR reports. [Fig 3]


Fig 3

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Even the SNRi, Efexor, has far more fatal ADR reports [149] than Reductil. [Fig 4]


Fig 4

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Just how many more fatal reports for antidepressants do the MHRA need to convince them that these specific types of drugs have more risks than benefits?


Now, who was it that once said, "The evidence, however, is clear"?


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Birmingham: The Chocolate Ghost Town






This town, is coming like a ghost town
Why must the youth fight against themselves?
Government leaving the youth on the shelf
This place, is coming like a ghost town
No job to be found in this country
Can't go on no more
The people getting angry

This town, is coming like a ghost town
This town, is coming like a ghost town
This town, is coming like a ghost town
This town, is coming like a ghost town

Dammers 1981

Performed by The Specials.

Well, it seems yet another once proud product of Birmingham has fallen by the wayside.

Kraft, the American food, and beverage company announced that it has agreed to buy Cadbury for £11.5bn - they will be getting a loan from... wait for it... UK banks!

Kraft recently sold it's American Pizza business for $3.7bn to help part-fund the Cadbury takeover - so, at the drop of a hat all those working for their pizza business were left jobless.

There are literally hundreds of UK businesses collapsing by the day, UK banks won't borrow them money you see. It would appear the criteria for getting a business loans these days would be 'Non-English can only apply'

Birmingham was once a thriving city, it's car industry vanished overnight with the loss of thousands of jobs at the Rover plant in Longbridge. The closure also had a knock on effect for suppliers to the car plant. An estimated 24,000 lost their jobs, many of whom remain unemployed and in debt to this day.

The HP Sauce factory in Aston, Birmingham, was moved to Holland with the loss of 120 jobs. Another proud product of Birmingham.

And now Cadbury.

As a child growing up I used to walk through 'the cage' at Cadbury. Myself and a few of my friends would whistle up to the workers who would throw down some broken chocolate. They were our Willy Wonka, if you like.


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The area of Bournville, where Cadbury is situated, is a quaint village, untouched by history. The Cadbury family moved their chocolate factory their in 1879.

Who would have thought that 130 years later a huge American firm, best known for its cheese, would be borrowing money from the British to buy a British company that employs British people that will no doubt end up on the dole queues in Birmingham.

George and Richard Cadbury must be turning in their graves.

Welcome to the United States of Britain!

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BBC 2 - 'Pill Poppers'


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"The only problem being that no one knows what demons might crop up with mass use over the long term. And, just to complicate matters, a drug that might be life-saving for some patients might be fatal for others (as was the case with Seroxat, which induced suicidal thoughts in a worrying proportion of those who took it)."


If you missed last night's BBC Horizon documentary, 'Pill Poppers', you can now watch it online here

Sadly, this website is only available to those in the UK and the video won't be hosted after next week.

Here's a review of the programme from today's Independent online newspaper.

Review from The Independent

Review by Tom Sutcliffe



The Horizon film "Pill Poppers" was a mixed prescription, with some genuinely thought-provoking ideas and some rather elementary ones (how disconnected would you have to be to still need the idea of antibiotic-resistant bacteria explaining to you?). What it did rather effectively, though, was to give you a sense of tectonic shifts in our attitude to medicine. Broadly speaking, pills used to be thought of as highly targeted interventions to end illness. Now, they're increasingly thought of as general applications to preserve or even improve wellness. Statins were one good example. There has been a proposal that everyone over 50 take these anti-cholesterol drugs, a move that would obviously benefit the companies that make them. But the rationale for such mass prescription – to ill and well alike – depends on redefining a "normal" cholesterol level as that you would find in a 25-year-old. And since statins have side effects (and since the very long-term side effects won't be clear for years yet), there might be grounds for being cautious about medical enthusiasm for the drug. Ritalin was another good case in point, a drug that has proved very useful for children suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder but which, when given to people who don't have ADHD, has been shown to improve concentration and competence. The only problem being that no one knows what demons might crop up with mass use over the long term. And, just to complicate matters, a drug that might be life-saving for some patients might be fatal for others (as was the case with Seroxat, which induced suicidal thoughts in a worrying proportion of those who took it). The essential point was this. You might think that by the time you press a pill out of its blister pack and pop it on to your tongue that all the really critical tests have been completed. In fact, you're the real guinea pig.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Glaxo's Myodil and Seroxat - A case of Déjà vu?





I've been reading about Glaxo's drug, Myodil and the UK group action that was 'settled out of court'. It bears striking similarities to the current UK group action regarding Glaxo's Seroxat.

Sadly, the original location of this post has been removed but it still remains on an Internet forum where it was disseminated.

Here is the post in its entirety. All credit goes to the original author, whom I believe was part of the Myodil Action Group.

You will note how the MHRA, then the MCA, conveniently 'mislaid' the Myodil licensing history. You can draw your own conclusions to that 'mishap'.

Magazine Issue 10 - Spring 2000

Toxic drugs are good for you

This January, Glaxo Wellcome announced a merger with SmithKline Beecham. This will ensure its place as the biggest company in the UK, and one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, controlling approximately 7.4% of the market . Glaxo has exercised considerable power over health provision in the UK since the company was formed in 1929. But its behaviour has not always been in the best interests of those consuming its drugs. Robert Brack of the Myodil Action Group reports below how – for forty years – Glaxo knowingly sold a toxic drug to tens of thousands of people.

Between 1946 and 1988 Glaxo made and sold a spinal x-ray contrast medium called Myodil. Injected into the spinal canal in order to show up problems on x-rays, the drug was sold in approximately fifty countries including the UK. But Myodil, an oil-based yellow dye, was far from harmless itself – once injected into the spine it has been shown to cause a disease called Adhesive Arachnoiditis .

This causes chronic, intractable pain and is characterised by the inflammation of one of the three membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation results in thickening of the middle membrane, called the arachnoid, causing it to adhere to structures near it. Finally the spinal cord nerves clump against the inner membrane and impair the flow of the spinal fluid. The chronic pain which sufferers have to endure is caused by inflammation and nerve atrophy. There is no cure and no treatment. Accounts of the number of people who have developed Adhesive Arachnoiditis due to Myodil vary between different sources , but it is likely to be tens of thousands.

Glaxo must have known that Myodil was toxic when it was first released onto the market in 1946, since the company was under an obligation to gather reports of adverse reactions to its drugs. By that time many studies had already been published which showed this.

Glaxo Laboratories Limited was incorporated on 28th May 1929 to deal in pharmaceutical drugs, with only one director, Alec Nathan. Nathan formed the company when it was discovered that the dried baby food ‘Glaxo’ was the cause of rickets in children. The first product Glaxo Laboratories Ltd produced was therefore Ostelin, a vitamin D concentrate to replace vitamins that were destroyed in the food drying process.

Glaxo realised that to manufacture a medicinal product is one thing, to sell the manufactured product profitably was another. It had to have influence in the local health departments and infirmaries. Glaxo advertised its products through medical and nursing publications and by writing directly to a selected group of doctors. Sales of the company's products grew and Glaxo, previously familiar to only a limited number of doctors, became more widely known. By targeting the people who prescribed Glaxo’s products it was able to sell to the Public Health Departments of a number of cities including Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham. Sales of Nathan's products steadily increased.

Nathan had another method of influencing the Public Health Authorities – this was through the appointment to Glaxo of a government chemist called Harry Jephcott.

This recruitment drive led to other employees from the Public Health Authorities joining Glaxo's staff: a Mr Hunwicke from the Somerset County Public Health Laboratory, a Ms Allchorne and a Ms Findlayson from the government laboratory.

These staff officials naturally had connections and influence in the Public Health Departments. From this time on Glaxo was able to market its products from the inside.

The Second World War gave Nathan an opportunity to capitalise on the new recruits’ contacts and with government backing he set up a drug factory in Durham. By the end of the war his factories were producing 90% of the UK's supply of new drugs.

Harry Jephcott became Chairman of Glaxo Laboratories Limited in 1946. He soon recognised that the new National Health Service, established in 1948, could be his single most profitable customer. Instead of having to influence the hundreds of different Public Health Departments scattered around the country he needed contacts within the new emerging bureaucracy to ensure that he became prominent in supplying the service with Glaxo's drugs. He did this by targetting senior civil servants who were to run the Department of Health and Social Security from Whitehall.

Jephcott's appointment had proven to be a profitable one - soon Health Service officials were signing major deals with Glaxo. This strategy was to become an important factor in the significant growth of the company. Many competitors were taken over by Glaxo Laboratories Limited. The company now called itself the Glaxo Group and consisted of various companies that were each individually limited in their liability.

The Thalidomide tragedy in the 1960s resulted in the introduction of the 1968 Medicines Act. Previously there had been only a voluntary code of practice for the pharmaceutical industry to comply with. But the Thalidomide tragedy exposed the code as inadequate, and measures were introduced to bring the industry under legislation. The main purpose of the Licensing Authority was to test the safety, quality and efficacy of existing drugs on the market and to licence them. Under the new proposals a body corporate called the Medicines Commission was to be established with no less than eight members appointed by the Licensing Authority (Government Ministers) and to include representatives of the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Part of the Act provided the members of the Medicines Commission with powers to establish advisory committees. The Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM) and the Committee on the Review of Medicines (CRM) were set up when the Act came into effect on 1st September 1971.

The new legislation would mean stricter controls on the pharmaceuticals industry. This was unacceptable to the industry, which fought hard to have the Medicines Act drafted in such a way that it would benefit its own interests. Many companies also made sure that they had representatives present in the different committees. Usually they were heads of the research laboratories and many of the drugs they were testing for safety, quality and efficacy were their own company's drugs.

The contacts within Whitehall established so many years previously enabled Glaxo's drugs to be granted concessions that other companies’ drugs were denied. Myodil was one such drug that was not licensed through the proper procedures. All drugs on the market were given a one-year statutory period in which to register with the Medicines Commission: once registered each company’s drugs would be granted a non-transferable Product Licence of Right (PLR). The first PLR granted for Myodil was on the 19th November 1973 - one full year after its registration period had ended.

The files containing the licensing history of Myodil have been ‘mislaid’ by the Medicines Control Agency . After pressure from the Myodil Action Group, which fought for an investigation, the Parliamentary Ombudsman recommended a release of the documents. However, the Permanent Secretary to the Health Department refused to release the major part of the Myodil licensing documents.

On the 19th September 1988 Glaxo notified the Department of Health that Myodil was to be discontinued in the UK for commercial reasons, but they wished to retain the product licence issued in June 1987 as the product was not being discontinued worldwide. Myodil is thus still manufactured and sold overseas - it has found new markets in countries that are vulnerable to the marketing strategy that made Glaxo one of the largest pharmaceutical companies.

Glaxo has always maintained that the links between Myodil and adhesive arachnoiditis have not been proven. But in an out of court settlement in 1995, whilst denying liability Glaxo Laboratories Limited paid out, on average, £16,000 to each of 425 claimants suffering from Myodil Adhesive Arachnoiditis. A further 3,000 claimants had to withdraw because of what many of them felt to be Glaxo's solicitors’ bullying tactics. Settling out of court meant that Glaxo effectively closed the door on any further litigation in the UK.

Glaxo was certainly aware from an early stage that Myodil was an irritant. Equipped with that knowledge it could have investigated further given the nature of Myodil's use. It did not. If it had, it would have concluded that Myodil was toxic and should be withdrawn. It was not withdrawn until 1988, and then only for ‘commercial’ reasons.

The Board of Glaxo sits in its plush Head Office in Berkley Square planning the future of the company. The fact that one of their products has caused suffering to so many people around the world, and that many more are still being injected with this highly toxic drug, does not appear to be ranking high on the list of priorities.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Beware of Getting Addicted to Paxil [Seroxat]


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Ironic that this recent post from a lawyers website in America caught my attention this morning.

Ironic because 4 days ago was last chance that people in the UK could join the litigation in relation to the Group Action brought by around 500 individuals alleging harm from problems withdrawing from Seroxat.

The American website professes:

"Recently, it was discovered that GlaxoSmithKline concealed important information regarding the addicting components of Paxil. Many patients who are taking Paxil to treat depression, anxiety, or other mental problems are not even aware that they are addicted to Paxil[Seroxat."

So, it would appear that it has now been discovered that Seroxat causes addiction, or at the very least, Glaxo have been hiding information regarding the addicting components of Seroxat.

Now why would they do that?

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging

In 10 parts

Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 1



Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 2



Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 3




Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 4




Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 5




Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 6



Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 7



Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 8



Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 9



Making A Killing: The Untold Story Of Psychotropic Drugging Pt 10




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MY NEPHEW





This is the première of my nephew's new video, 'Hometown Heartbr'ache'.

'Grimes', known to me as Ash, has been busting his guts for the past few years to get a record deal.

A talented writer and a great work ethic should see him snapped up pretty soon.

Proud of you 'Grimes'

Drinks later.



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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pop Star Duncan James Hooked on Seroxat


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Source: Daily Mail

Former boy band member of pop group, Blue, has told the Daily Mail that he was hooked on Seroxat for a year, adding further weight to the allegations that GlaxoSmithKline's antidepressant is indeed addictive.

Duncan James says that as he started feeling stronger he decided to come off his antidepressant, Seroxat. But the side effects of coming off made him feel worse than ever.

Duncan says: ‘I was on something like 40 milligrams a day and the doctor said you can’t just stop them.

FULL STORY

Later this year patients injured by Seroxat will be facing GlaxoSmithKline in the High Court in London. They claim that Seroxat has propensity to cause withdrawal reactions.

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Swine flu taskforce's links to vaccine giant, Glaxo!


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This from the Mail Online

More than half the scientists on the swine flu taskforce advising the Government have ties to drug companies.

Eleven of the 20 members of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) have done work for the pharmaceutical industry or are linked to it through their universities.

Many have declared interests in GlaxoSmithKline, the vaccine maker expected to be the biggest beneficiary of the pandemic.

The disclosure of the register of interests comes just days after a health expert branded the swine flu outbreak a 'false pandemic' driven by the drug companies which stood to profit.

The Government is now trying to offload up to £1billion worth of unwanted swine flu vaccine.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

TV's Dr Hilary's "Stoneage" Advice on Seroxat Withdrawal


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This has to be seen to be believed. I'm left scratching my head after reading the advice given online to a woman asking TV's Dr Hilary about withdrawing from Seroxat. [Thanks to Ruth for sending this to me]

Dr Hilary is famous for his breakfast TV stints on GMTV where he offers advice to callers suffering from an array of illnesses.

First, here's the email he received from a 29 year old woman known as Jemma.

Should I stop my antidepressants?

Q: After losing my job last year I was diagnosed with mild depression and prescribed Seroxat. I've been on the tablets for a few months and feel much better now. Is it OK to just stop taking them? Jemma, 29

Dr Hilary's reply is, for want of a better word, astonishing!

A: The symptoms of depression vary but can include feeling exhausted, tearful, guilty, worthless, and being unable to sleep or eat. When you lost your job you probably experienced some of these symptoms.

It's great that you feel better now, but do you know what has brought about this change? Hopefully you have overcome the problems you suffered when you lost your job, but the Seroxat you've been taking will have boosted the serotonin levels in your brain, making you feel happier.

Your body is used to the effects of the pills, so if you stop taking them suddenly you can experience side effects such as disturbed sleep and flu-like symptoms. Talk to your GP - he may suggest you wean yourself off the pills gradually. Stop taking a tablet every third day for a fortnight, then every other day for a fortnight. Then you should be ready to stop altogether. If the depression returns, go back to your GP for guidance.


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A few points here.

Firstly, Dr Hilary fails to acknowledge that Jemma should not have even been prescribed Seroxat if her depression had only been deemed as 'mild' by her doctor. In fact this applies to the majority of SSRi/SNRi type drugs. [See HERE]

Let's look at the advice he offers:

...the Seroxat you've been taking will have boosted the serotonin levels in your brain, making you feel happier

Not according to a study carried out by Irving Kirsch whereby it was "suggested that, compared with placebo, the new-generation antidepressants do not produce clinically significant improvements in depression in patients who initially have moderate or even very severe depression, but show significant effects only in the most severely depressed patients." - [1]

Dr Hilary continued with...

Stop taking a tablet every third day for a fortnight, then every other day for a fortnight. Then you should be ready to stop altogether.

Can you believe that a Dr with such influence and standing as Dr Hilary can be so naive?

The advice offered to Jemma is, at best, ludicrous.

If Jemma acts upon this advice given by Dr Hilary then she may be in for one hell of a withdrawal journey. You DO NOT taper at such an increase, this is advice that is liable to cause you severe withdrawal problems. He continues by saying that after two weeks Jemma should be able to stop taking Seroxat?

Where did he dream this up?

I'd like to point Dr Hilary to the Paxil Progress forums. If he doesn't know, Paxil is the brand name given to Seroxat in the US.

I'd like him to visit the forum and offer this same advice to the thousands of members who have been struggling for years to withdraw from Seroxat.

With the greatest respect Dr Hilary, you have just given Jemma a loaded gun! - The bullets, it would appear, were provided by her doctor.


[1] Initial Severity and Antidepressant Benefits: A Meta-Analysis of Data Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration.


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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

WAS THE SWINE FLU STAGED?


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I've been reading an interesting article from thecitizen.com where the author claims that the State of New York Division of Cemeteries sent out “Mass Fatality forms” to cemeteries in New York state to collect data about their ability to deal with the high volume of casualties that would occur if their were a flu pandemic or other disaster.

The author has in his possession the letter that was sent to cemeterians

The form letter was dated April 4, 2007.



According to The Citizen one of the questions asked in the letter circulated to cemeterians was:

“Should a prolonged mass fatality disaster or pandemic flu occur in your community would your cemetery be able to provide temporary or permanent internment space for a significant number of disaster or flu deaths in additional to your current burial services?”

You can read more here

Was this letter standard protocol or was it the start of something more sinster

Was the swine flu 'pandemic' pre-planned?

Begs the question that if the public didn't wake up to this hoax maybe... just maybe it would have gone to stage two. Perhaps a chemically controlled airborne substance or am I just being suckered in to a conspiracy theory?


In other news the UK Government is considering selling or giving away some of the surplus doses of swine flu vaccine it has stockpiled. It has received 23.9 million doses of vaccine from drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline and five million from rival company Baxter.

360 people have died after contracting the "disease" in the UK, including 251 in England, 28 in Wales, 64 in Scotland and 17 in Northern Ireland.

Labour's Paul Flynn (Newport W) said early fears that 65,000 people would die in the UK as a result of the pandemic had "cost the country dearly".

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MORE ON THE SWINE FLU HOAX


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The man with the nickname "Dr Flu", Professor Albert Osterhaus, of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam Holland has been named by Dutch media researchers as the person at the center of the worldwide Swine Flu H1N1 Influenza A 2009 pandemic hysteria. Not only is Osterhaus the connecting person in an international network that has been described as the Pharma Mafia, he is THE key advisor to the World Health Organisation [WHO] on influenza and is intimately positioned to personally profit from the billions of euros in vaccines allegedly aimed at H1N1.

You can read more here:

Mega Corruption Scandal At The WHO

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SWINE FLU: "False Pandemic"


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To be filed under the 'NO SHIT, SHERLOCK' label.

Today's Sun newspaper in the UK runs with the front page headline, 'SWINE FLU, A 'FALSE PANDEMIC' TO SELL VACCINES, EXPERT CLAIMS.

The Sun writes:

CLAIMS swine flu is a "false pandemic" and "a campaign of panic" being used to create a huge market for vaccines are "historically and medically inaccurate", Australia's top medical official says.

Wolfgang Wodarg, head of health at the Council of Europe, has claimed major firms organised a "campaign of panic" to put pressure on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare a pandemic


More HERE

I anticipate that Wolfgang Wodarg will now become the subject of a mud-slinging campaign designed to discredit him.

Do you feel duped?

Swine Flu has made Pharma millions - The UK is now in the process of sending back the vaccine to our friends GlaxoSmithKline - apparently, they ordered too much of it.

Swine flu has, in the main, been diagnosed over the telephone. My son was even told he had it - he was in bed for 24 hours then back at work the next day. It was recommended to him, by the "pandemic hotline", to go out and purchase Tamiflu. Luckily, his dad, [me] knows all too well about pharmaceutical marketing.

Now what if the public would have bought into this whole pandemic? What would the next step have been?

Let's start culling? Far fetched, I know, but I seriously wouldn't put it past them. It would appear that they would do anything to make money.

Of course there will now be denial and shouts of 'conspiracy' - it seems to be pharma's only weapon of defence - that and trying to discredit those that speak out.


Name one person you know that has had swine flu then ask yourself what different symptoms did they have compared to a heavy dose of the normal flu.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

JAMA analysis questions antidepressant drug benefits


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07 January 2010
Another meta-analysis has cast doubt on the effectiveness of drug therapy as a strategy for tackling depression, specifically the less severe forms of the disease.

The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that in six trials involving treatment with paroxetine (GlaxoSmithKline’s Paxil, Seroxat), the genericised imipramine or placebo, the benefits of medication versus placebo were “non-existent to negligible” among patients with mild, moderate or even severe symptoms of depression, whereas in patients with very severe depression the effects were substantial.

Read more here


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Saturday, January 02, 2010

"Sock Puppets" kick off the new year with harassment campaign


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It would appear that my two obsessive cyberstalkers have started 2010 as they ended 2009... by following me around the Internet, leaving, what can only be deemed as, obsessive messages.

On the 29th of December I uploaded the first four chapters of my book, 'The Evidence, However, Is Clear' to the Harper Collins website, Authonomy.

The book basically highlights that all is not what it seems with the UK regulatory system and also points out that Seroxat manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, has a somewhat tainted history with regard to Seroxat and the suppression of its clinical trial data.

A day after I published the first four chapters online, comments were being left by many of the members of Authonomy... then, predictably, two usernames appeared to basically throw yet more mud.

Doug Bremner, author of the blog, 'Before You Take That Pill' and the book, 'The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg', recently started a thread on the Authonomy forums, he gave the post the title, Constructive criticism or drug shilling? where he wrote:

"Bobby Fiddaman posted his nonfiction book about medication safety and drug regulation in the UK, which is a compilation of postings from his blog on the same topic, and it looks like some of his online critics followed him here to argue with him in his comments section. They say "here at HC" which implies that they work for HC? And is this really "constructive criticism" or just drug company shilling?"

The thread has sparked quite an interest amongst members of the Authonomy community, which has resulted in more people wishing to read the first four chapters of my book [Thanks Doug :-)]


'The Evidence, However, Is Clear' currently at Number 4 in the weekly non-fiction charts.

Nothing really surprises me any more with these two sad individuals, in fact the sad thing about this is that one of them spent the best part of New Years Eve making comments with regard to me and not my book. One would have thought that he would have had better things to do on the one night of the year where most 'normal people' party!

Personally, I believe these two obsessed individuals wish to muddy my name because of chapter 12 of my book, the chapter has not been uploaded but it reveals the names and past history of them, a history which reveals lies, bullying and online impersonation of Catholic priests, not to mention weird sexual messages left to members of the same sex... "Would you like to be my altar boy?", is one instance of my stalker proposing to a member of an online Irish buy and sell forum!

Chapter 12 won't be uploaded to Authonomy, I only uploaded the first four chapters to get feedback, which, apart from the comments left by Mr & Mrs Obsessive, has been pretty good.

The sock puppets, a term coined by Doug Bremner, continue to post, the only book on Authonomy they 'criticize' is 'The Evidence, However, Is Clear.'

Never has a title for a book been more apt for these two obsessed individuals, whom some say, are whoring themselves out to GlaxoSmithKline because they both want the current Seroxat litigation in the UK to fail.

Stalker number one continues to post around the Internet as 'Bob Fiddaman' whilst stalker number two, who goes by the name of 'Tuesday1st' continues to repeat herself into a frenzy without actually leaving her name or credentials. It's recently been suggested on Authonomy that she may be a lawyer - working for whom, I wonder?

The thread can be viewed HERE

The first four chapters of my book can be read HERE

Mr and Mrs Obsessive have left comments for your perusal.

You can read more about their harassment campaign HERE

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