Thanks For The Endorsement Russell Brand! ..


My last post ‘ The Creepy Corporate Capture Of Our Culture” was retweeted, and liked, by Russell Brand on his Twitter last night, shortly after I posted it, and I just wanted to say thanks so much to Russell for the endorsement and re-tweet. Russell is doing amazing work bringing awareness to many issues which are close to my heart. Issues such as poverty, homelessness, wealth inequality, climate change and of course- the sinister corporate take-over of our lives.

Unsurprisingly, Russell was voted one of the most influential thinkers of our age in recent times and he has a great presence. I am a huge fan of his work and have been for a long time now, so to have my blog, and post, promoted on his Twitter (with his 12 million followers) is an honor- thanks Russell!

I have already had a surge in views because of Russell’s tweet. I am so glad that the information is getting out there about corrupt GSK, and their nefarious influence on government (which can only be a bad thing for the ‘consumer’ – ie. you and me).

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Myodil Sufferer Derek Morrison Brings Vigil To Washington..


…“This dye was used in 107 countries. I believe 186,000 people were injected with Pantopaque in Australia, more when you take into account Myodil,” he says…

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/derek-morrison-tells-of-how-the-toxic-xray-dye-affected-him-and-prompted-his-pursuit-for-justice/news-story/6242b2c54637e125886562801cf1c2fb

 

GSK’s Myodil scandal is horrific..

Please see Derek Morrison and his brilliant expose on GSK’s horrific X Ray dye..

Do you think Emma Walmsley, Andrew Witty or Patrick Vallance (GSK executives) give a damn about people like Derek?

Or do they give a damn about those dead from Seroxat or Avandia (other GSK drugs)…

I doubt it, because if they did they would do something!

Yet they don’t.. they just continue to pick up their GSK pay checks. Their GSK stocks and shares will make sure that they live a life of luxury while people like Derek’s lives are destroyed and ruined…

 


 

This is bigger than tobacco or asbestos.” On August 25th, 2017, chemically induced Adhesive Arachnoiditis (CIAA) sufferer Derek Morrison traveled alone from his home in Australia to set up a vigil in front of the White House, where he presented his disturbing findings from 25 years of historical medical research into the main cause of CIAA: an FDA-approved x-ray dye that was developed and tested under questionable regulatory procedures and then distributed, marketed, and used by doctors for decades on millions of x-ray patients who were never informed of the risk. This video is intended to raise awareness of CIAA and to invite public and official review of Derek’s research findings, which can be found at the following website: https://pantopaque.wordpress.com Please share this video! If just one person can learn about the source of their physical pain from watching this video, then you’ll have made a difference in the world. Thank you!!

The Creepy Corporate Capture Of Our Culture …


 

Check out Russell Brand’s brilliant interview with journalist and broadcaster Jacques Peretti. Jacques Peretti discusses the macro and micro influence of corporate power in our world. Unbelievable stuff, and a great conversation from the two guys.

This is fascinating and essential viewing.

Check it out –

Under The Skin #36 Beyond Conspiracy – The Terrifying Truth Of Corporate Power


 

“.. Essentially Government has become a kind of a civil service for corporations…”

-Jacques Peretti

“…..The U.K. government has announced that former GlaxoSmithKline chief Sir Andrew Witty is to head up its new pathway that aims to get a handful of drugs and medical technologies to patients quicker than ever before.

The plans for the so-called Accelerated Access Review (AAR) will see Sir Andrew, once on the other side of the fence trying to get new drugs onto the market, decide which set of medications and devices can get through to U.K. patients at a much speedier rate.

This also comes two months after he was hired by venture capital firm Hatteras Venture Partners; the firm tells me he will be staying on there, but did not answer questions about any potential conflicts of interest. …”

https://www.fiercebiotech.com/biotech/sir-andrew-witty-to-head-up-new-uk-speedy-drug-review-system

“….Patrick Vallance, president of research and development at the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, has been appointed as the Government’s chief scientific advisor.

The Government announced on Wednesday that Dr Vallance would take up the role in April next year….”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/government-appoints-glaxosmithkline-executive-as-top-science-advisor-a8044621.html

 

 

Who is serving who?

Barely out the door of the pharmaceutical mega-beast of GlaxoSmithKline, and former GSK CEO Andrew Witty was whisked straight into a prime governmental position in the UK. Interestingly, Witty’s new job will entail heading a UK government drug fast-tracking process which is convenient for him considering his old employers -GSK (which he likely holds shares in)- are looking to fast track a new drug at the moment, and will likely need to fast track more in the future.

Does Witty’s connection with GSK concern you? is this a conflict of interest which we should be worried about? Considering GSK’s unethical track record of harming patients, fraud and bribery- should Witty really be bestowed this position of influence in the UK?

Should Witty be in this governmental position?

Remember Witty joined Glaxo in 1985, and worked his way up the ladder there throughout most of his adult life, therefore it would be safe to assume that he has a loyalty to GSK wouldn’t it?

GSK are also currently under investigation with the SFO (Serious Fraud Office) in the UK and the result of that investigation is expected next year. However- chillingly- none of this seems to bother those in the higher echelons of the British state. On the contrary it seems that despite GSK being voted as the worst in the Institute of Director’s ranking for good governance a few weeks ago, and despite GSK consistently in the news for bribe, fraud -and sometimes even corporate manslaughter- scandals (such as with its Paxil/Seroxat drug), the top executives get rewarded regardless.

Imagine being rewarded by the State for working for one of the most despicable corporations on the planet?

How warped is that?

Alongside the bad appointment of Witty, former GSK Executive – Pat Vallance – was also appointed by the UK government into the position of their main scientific advisor. Again, I think we should ask the question :should we be concerned about Pat Vallance’s UK government appointment, particularly given GSK’s unethical track record? And furthermore, if Pat Vallance still holds shares in GSK, does his position create issues around conflicts of interest too?

The press need to start asking these questions, but I won’t hold my breath. The UK press do not confront GSK, if they do it’s rare and they barely scratch the surface most of the time.

For a litany of GSK crimes- which resulted in untold harm to patients and consumers- please read GSK whistle-blower Greg Thorpe’s Department of Justice complaint (see here) from 2012, and remember folks Greg’s complaint led to GSK paying a 3 billion dollar fine for fraud. They were then caught 2 years later operating one the biggest bribery networks ever exposed in China and were fined 500 million there.

This is the tip of the ice-berg folks..

The tip of the iceberg..

 

 

 

People Write Into People’s Pharmacy About Paxil/Seroxat Suicide..


“….One person wrote about her son: “He was a 35-year-old young man with everything to live for, good job, happily married, no financial problems. He was experiencing some anxiety and chest pains and saw a doctor, who prescribed Paxil. Three days later, my son committed suicide. Something needs to be done to stop this from happening to others….’’

http://www.journalnow.com/zzstyling/pharmacy/people-s-pharmacy-can-antidepressants-lead-to-suicide/article_227a9814-b1e1-52af-ad03-25ee0c20f223.html

What Did They Prescribe Lil Peep?


“…”I suffer from depression and some days I wake up and I’m like, ‘F***, I wish I didn’t wake up’. That was part of why I moved to California, trying to get away from the place that was doing that to me, and the people I was around.

“I realised it was just myself – it’s a chemical imbalance in my brain,” he added at the time.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/lil-peep-autopsy-results-11534849

 

Lil Peep was an American rapper who overdosed on Wednesday night, November 15, at age 21. Prescription drugs such as Xanax were mentioned a lot in his lyrics and his songs contain numerous references to drugs, prescription drugs in particular. It’s sad to see a life cut short at 21, but Lil Peep is representative of the generation who psychiatry has overdosed and over-diagnosed. His death is one of many.

In one article- from Pitch-Fork- Lil Peep mentions that his ‘mental illness’ is all down to a ‘chemical imbalance’. It’s hard to believe that the drug company created- chemical imbalance theory- is still doing the rounds. A tech savvy millennial like Lil Peep would have only needed to do a quick google search to see that the chemical imbalance theory has long been debunked, and even psychiatrists are backing away from it now. Nevertheless, it seems that the the allure of this myth to those looking for a chemical cure to their despair is as potent as ever. This, of course, means tons of business for the drug companies and their psychiatric puppets… and much harm to patients.

It will be interesting to see what psychiatric drugs were prescribed to this talented young man, and in what way did they contribute to deleting his young life and potential.

RIP Lil Peep…

http://people.com/music/lil-peep-dead-possible-xanax-overdose/

 

Based on information [police] were told and evidence that was found in the tour bus, they had evidence of a possible drug overdose, most likely from Xanax,” Sgt. Dugan says, adding that an official cause of death will be released by the medical examiner after toxicology reports. “Based on evidence, there was drug paraphernalia found inside the bus and some narcotics.”

Peter C Gøtzsche : Antidepressants increase the risk of suicide, violence and homicide at all ages


http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3697/rr-4
Feature Medicine and the Media

Antidepressants and murder: case not closed

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3697 (Published 02 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3697

Antidepressants increase the risk of suicide, violence and homicide at all ages

The FDA admitted in 2007 that SSRIs can cause madness at all ages and that the drugs are very dangerous; otherwise daily monitoring wouldn’t be needed: “Families and caregivers of patients should be advised to look for the emergence of such symptoms on a day-to-day basis, since changes may be abrupt” … “All patients being treated with antidepressants for any indication should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, and unusual changes in behavior, especially during the initial few months of a course of drug therapy, or at times of dose changes, either increases or decreases. The following symptoms, anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, and mania, have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated with antidepressants” (1).

Such daily monitoring is, however, a fake fix. People cannot be monitored every minute and many have committed SSRI-induced suicide or homicide within a few hours after everyone thought they were perfectly okay.

As the published trial literature related to suicidality and aggression on antidepressants is unreliable, we looked at 64,381 pages of clinical study reports (70 trials) we got from the European Medicines Agency. We showed for the first time that SSRIs in comparison with placebo increase aggression in children and adolescents, odds ratio 2.79 (95% CI 1.62 to 4.81) (2). This is an important finding considering the many school shootings where the killers were on SSRIs.

In a systematic review of placebo-controlled trials in adult healthy volunteers, we showed that antidepressants double the occurrence of events that the FDA has defined as possible precursors to suicide and violence, odds ratio 1.85 (95% CI 1.11 to 3.08)(3). The number needed to treat to harm one healthy adult person was only 16 (95% CI 8 to 100).

Based on the clinical study reports, we showed that adverse effects that increase the risk of suicide and violence were 4-5 times more common with duloxetine than with placebo in trials in middle-aged women with stress urinary incontinence (4). There were also more women on duloxetine who experienced a core or potential psychotic event, relative risk RR 2.25 (95% CI 1.06 to 4.81). The number needed to harm was only seven. It would have been quite impossible to demonstrate how dangerous duloxetine is, if we had only had access to published research. In accordance with our findings, the FDA has previously announced that women who were treated with duloxetine for incontinence in the open-label extension phase of the clinical studies had 2.6 times more suicide attempts than other women of the same age (5).

Looking at precursor events to suicide and violence is just like looking at prognostic factors for heart disease. We say that increased cholesterol, smoking and inactivity increase the risk of heart attacks and heart deaths and therefore recommend people to do something about it. Psychiatric leaders, however, routinely try to get away with untenable arguments. Many say, for example, that antidepressants can be given safely to children arguing that there were no more suicides in the trials, only more suicidal events, as if there was no relation between the two, although we all know that a suicide starts with suicidal thoughts, followed by preparations and one or more attempts. The same can be said about homicide. It can no longer be doubted that antidepressants are dangerous and can cause suicide and homicide at any age (5-7). It is absurd to use drugs for depression that increase the risk of suicide and homicide when we know that cognitive behavioural therapy can halve the risk of suicide in patients who have been admitted after a suicide attempt (8) and when psychotherapy does not increase the risk of murder.

References

1. FDA. Antidepressant use in children, adolescents, and adults. http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/informationbydrugclass/ucm096273.htm.
2. Sharma T, Guski LS, Freund N, Gøtzsche PC. Suicidality and aggression during antidepressant treatment: systematic review and meta-analyses based on clinical study reports. BMJ 2016;352:i65.
3. Bielefeldt AØ, Danborg PB, Gøtzsche PC. Precursors to suicidality and violence on antidepressants: systematic review of trials in adult healthy volunteers. J R Soc Med 2016;109:381-392.
4. Maund E, Guski LS, Gøtzsche PC. Considering benefits and harms of duloxetine for treatment of stress urinary incontinence: a meta-analysis of clinical study reports. CMAJ 2017;189:E194-203.
5. Gøtzsche PC. Deadly psychiatry and organised denial. Copenhagen: People’s Press; 2015.
6. Healy D. Let them eat Prozac. New York: New York University Press; 2004.
7. Breggin P. Medication madness. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin; 2008.
8. Gøtzsche PC, Gøtzsche PK. Cognitive behavioural therapy halves the risk of repeated suicide attempts: systematic review. J R Soc Med 2017 (in press).

Competing interests: No competing interests

Jobs For The Boys? :GSK’s Andrew Witty And GSK’s Patrick Vallance Fly Though The Revolving Doors…


Andrew Witty was the recent CEO of GSK. He was at the helm of GSK when they were fined for the largest health care fraud investigation in US history (in 2012) and weathered several corruption investigations (including the 2014 China Bribe scandal) during his tenure. You would think that this kind of thing wouldn’t look good on his CV wouldn’t you? You’d think that presiding over a company that has one of the worst corporate reputations (and image problems) of the FTSE 500 would look bad for future roles and jobs wouldn’t you?

Not so- it seems- when it comes to the stomach churning revolving door of the British business and political class.

http://www.fiercebiotech.com/biotech/sir-andrew-witty-to-head-up-new-uk-speedy-drug-review-system

“….The U.K. government has announced that former GlaxoSmithKline chief Sir Andrew Witty is to head up its new pathway that aims to get a handful of drugs and medical technologies to patients quicker than ever before….”

The plans for the so-called Accelerated Access Review (AAR) will see Sir Andrew, once on the other side of the fence trying to get new drugs onto the market, decide which set of medications and devices can get through to U.K. patients at a much speedier rate. This also comes two months after he was hired by venture capital firm Hatteras Venture Partners; the firm tells me he will be staying on there, but did not answer questions about any potential conflicts of interest….”

So Sir Andrew Witty of the corporate pharmafioso outfit of GSK will now head the UK governments fast-track process for new drugs? Does that make you feel safe in the drug approval process?

You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.

 

Amazingly also, on the same day that this news was reported, it was also reported that GSK have a new drug which the US regulators are designating as a ‘breakthrough’ drug.

 

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-gsk-cancer/gsk-gets-boost-for-early-cancer-hopes-with-breakthrough-status-idUSKBN1D20WC

“…LONDON (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline received a boost for its oncology research on Thursday when an experimental drug for blood cancer received a “breakthrough” designation from U.S. regulators…..”

“…The decision by the Food and Drug Administration paves the way for a speedy regulatory review of the BCMA drug for multiple myeloma. It follows similar priority treatment granted by the European Medicines Agency last month…”


Whilst Witty was swinging through his revolving door- from industry honcho to government insider- GSK’s Patrick Vallance just might be skipping through another one…

http://www.pmlive.com/pharma_news/gsks_r_and_d_head_vallance_departs,_possibly_for_government_role_1210647

“….GlaxoSmithKline’s head of R&D Patrick Vallance could be en route to a UK government position as chief scientific advisor, according to reports.

Vallance has been leading the R&D operations of GSK for more nearly six years, and his departure comes in the midst of a shake-up of the UK big pharma group under new chief executive Emma Walmsley, who took over from previous CEO Sir Andrew Witty in April.

News of the departure – reported by the Financial Times – was previously covered on the Research Fortnight website, which said Vallance had been proposed by an independent panel of scientists along with another candidate with a background in the physical sciences…..”

Of course this kind of thing is all absolutely ethical, above board and not in the slightest bit worrying. It’s just another day, another dollar isn’t it, business as usual? nothing to see here, move along…

I feel much safer knowing that these two ex GSK executives will now have an even bigger role in deciding which drugs pass from industry into patients’ mouths.

I feel so safe and comfortable knowing that the top executives from the manufacturers of Myodil, Seroxat, Pandemrix, Tafenoquine, Lamictal, Wellbutrin, Cervarix, Zofran and Dexedrine (and other shoddy meds) will decide on which treatments and drugs will work best for the consumer…

Yeah right…

The Foxes Own The Hen House Guys..

We’re all Fucked..

 

 

 

 

What Did They Prescribe Devin Patrick Kelley?: Texas Shooter’s Friend Says ““His parents had him on high doses of ‘psych’ meds from 6th to 9th grade, the time I knew him”…


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/11/06/texas-church-shooting-who-is-gunman-devin-patrick-kelley.html

Texas church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley served in Air Force, was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child

Shocked former classmates who attended middle and high school with Texas church gunman Devin Patrick Kelley described him Monday as being heavily medicated and someone who kept to himself — despite a deluge of posts on his apparent Facebook profile about weapons and atheism.

Kelley — dressed entirely in black and “wearing a face mask with a white skull on it,” according to Texas Department of Public Safety’s regional director Freeman Martin — burst into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday and killed at least 26 people, one as young as 18-months old.

A former middle school classmate told Fox News that Kelley would complain about his parents and medications during school.

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Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, of New Braunfels, Texas as pictured in his driver license photo.  (Texas Department of Public Safety)

 

“His parents had him on high doses of ‘psych’ meds from 6th to 9th grade, the time I knew him,” said the student, who only wished to be identified as Reid.

The student also said Kelley often posted on his Facebook page about his assault rifle and atheism, and that “a lot of friends quit talking to him by senior year.”

Courtney Kleiber, a New Braunfels High School student who identified herself as Kelley’s “best friend for a number of years,” said in a Facebook discussion about the shooting that Kelley once was heavily involved with the First Baptist Church.

“I was his best friend for a number of years and he was a happy, caring person back then. It’s crazy what time and [mental] illness can do to you,” she wrote.

“Great, now I can’t even look through my senior yearbook without seeing this,” she posted on her Facebook page late Sunday, next to a picture of her and Kelley.

Another classmate who spoke to Fox News and wished to remain anonymous described Kelley as a quiet student, though he had his share of friends.

“He recently added me on [Facebook]. I accepted hence we went to school together, and any time I saw him on my timeline he was sharing stuff about guns and being atheist,” she said. “He was pretty negative. The last post I remember was of a rifle.”

Kelley’s Facebook page has since been taken down.

Chatter amongst other students on Facebook who say they knew Kelley suggested he had a volatile relationship with his parents.

One student said Kelley used to tell her about issues with his dad, while another said they watched Kelley verbally abuse his parents.

Kelley was also a member of his high school’s football team, Reid said. One student said Kelley’s father would go “crazy” if Kelley messed up on the field.

Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (KSAT via AP)

Investigators work at the scene of a deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday Nov. 5, 2017.  (AP)

Brittany Adcock, a 22-year-old who told NBC News that she dated Kelley for two months when she was 13 and he was 18, said Kelley would constantly call her after she broke off the relationship.

“He would offer me money to hang out with him quite a bit. There has been one point that I called the police because he was just calling me so much I wanted to report harassment,” Adcock told the network. “One time he told me I should move in with him and his wife and that he would take care of me as long as I walked around topless.”

Kelley had previously served in the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 until his discharge in 2014, an Air Force spokesperson confirmed to Fox News.

He was court-martialed in 2012 for assaulting his wife and his child, and later received a bad conduct discharge from the Air Force, in addition to confinement for 12 months, and was reduced in rank.

Law enforcement officers work in front of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after a fatal shooting, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Investigators work at the scene of a deadly shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday Nov. 5, 2017.  (AP)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said there was a connection between the “very deranged individual” and the church where the slayings took place, telling “FOX & Friends” that people will learn about a link.

“I don’t think the church was just randomly attacked,” he said. “I think there was a reason why the shooter chose this church.”

The gunman was also denied a Texas gun permit, according to Abbott.

“He was rejected either because he did not fully answer all the questions that are required to get a Texas gun permit, or he answered those questions wrong, that we still don’t know,” he said.

Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told Fox News that Kelley’s former father-in-law did attend the First Baptist Church, but he and his wife were not there Sunday.

His ex-mother-in-law’s P.O. Box was also listed as having a mailing address in Sutherland Springs, the Daily Beast reported.

Kelley previously registered to vote in Colorado in 2014 and listed his address as a parking space in a RV park in Colorado Springs, according to the New York Times.

A woman who lived in the spot next to the address said a man of similar age and description lived in that space for a few months during that time, and that he had a pit bull puppy that was left tied up in the sun all day.

She told the New York Times that there was an incident where police were called because the man — who she never learned the name of — struck the dog in the head, leading to a standoff with police in which the man refused to come out of his trailer for an hour.

Records show Kelley was charged with cruelty to animals in August 2014 but the case was dropped, the New York Times reported.

Kelley worked as a security guard for a Texas waterpark this past summer, according to a resume under his name that appeared online.

The suspect, who is from New Braunfels, a suburb outside San Antonio, was found dead in his car after he sped away from the scene of the shooting and was chased by two Good Samaritans.

Tackitt told Fox News on Monday authorities believe the gunshot wound that ultimately killed Kelley was “self-inflicted,” however, there was also an exchange of gunfire before and during the case.

“All I know is he stopped another resident right over here and said, ‘Lets go we got an active shooter, we need to get him stopped,’ and they were chasing him,” he said. “They were shooting rounds at him and then he went off the road, we don’t know if he was actually hit again or what, but wrecked out. He was from my understanding self-inflicted gun shot wound.”

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