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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Pfizer illegally promoted drugs


We chase our tails over the illegal pushers of drugs to the point we pass massive erosions of liberty like what people can wear, yet focus so little on the ‘legal’ pushers of drugs, look at these filthy pieces of shit…

Feds Hit Pfizer with a $2.3 Billion Fine
The Obama Administration, determined to show a tough stance against drugmakers, levies the largest drug-marketing penalty ever
Pfizer (PFE) will pay a record $2.3 billion fine and plead guilty to one felony count to settle federal criminal and civil charges that it illegally promoted its Bextra painkiller and other drugs. The fine had been first reported back in January, but Justice Dept. officials disclosed details of the settlement on Sept. 2 in a splashy news conference that served as a pointed warning to other drug companies that it plans to come down hard on the industry for fraudulent marketing. Government attorneys noted this is actually the fourth settlement with Pfizer or one of its subsidiaries since 2002 over illegal marketing, but the fines for those cases totaled only $513 million. Those previous actions, though, factored into the severe penalties levied this time around. "This civil settlement and plea agreement by Pfizer represent yet another example of what penalties will be faced when a pharmaceutical company puts profits ahead of patient health," said Assistant Attorney General Tony West.

…hiding how these drugs would effect the mental health of people to the point it evoked suicide and violent episodes is a reminder that the pharmaceutical industry is as insidious as the illegal pushers and that we should be putting more effort into chasing them than banning patches.

12 Comments:

At 3/9/09 5:07 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

…hiding how these drugs would effect the mental health of people to the point it evoked suicide and violent episodes is a reminder that the pharmaceutical industry is as insidious as the illegal pushers and that we should be putting more effort into chasing them than banning patches.

Absolutely.
Penicillin is worse than p.
Antibiotics is worse than heroin.

Since when did medicine ever save anybodies life?

 
At 3/9/09 7:29 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon you must be an ignorant shit if you think that pushing drugs without doing proper trials is the same as prescribing antibiotics. Grow up.

 
At 4/9/09 6:48 am, Anonymous albruno said...

Wow, what else is going to hit the US these days, we are crashing left and right...it's the Greed in some of us...that's what it is...

 
At 4/9/09 8:03 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon you must be an ignorant shit if you think that pushing drugs without doing proper trials is the same as prescribing antibiotics. Grow up.

Actually, anon, I was commenting on the quote:

a reminder that the pharmaceutical industry is as insidious as the illegal pushers

If you think the suppliers of antibiotics are as insidious as Taliban herion producers then perhaps you are the one who should be growing up.

 
At 4/9/09 9:16 am, Blogger Bomber said...

Actually Anon, I was commenting on large corrupt pharmaceutical companies manipulating evidence and bribing Drs to spread a medicine that kills people, not antibiotics. Only someone with a limited intelligence hiding behind an anonymous tag would surely claim I was talking about antibiotics. Surely?

 
At 4/9/09 2:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually bomber, you weren't.

You called them evil filthy shits, and compared them to drug pushers.

They broke the law, and got fined as they should, but to compare them to the Taliban, or Columbian drug cartels?

pfffft.

and bribing Drs to spread a medicine that kills people,

Got a link to that?
Cause that ain't what it says in the article.

 
At 4/9/09 2:24 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

Actually bomber, you weren't.
Actually I was, you have a problem with comprehension skills 'Anon', I am clearly commenting on large corrupt pharmaceutical companies manipulating evidence and bribing Drs to spread a medicine that kills people, not antibiotics. Only someone with a limited intelligence hiding behind an anonymous tag would surely claim I was talking about antibiotics. Surely?

You called them evil filthy shits, and compared them to drug pushers.
What I actually said was we chase our tails over the illegal pushers of drugs to the point we pass massive erosions of liberty like what people can wear, yet focus so little on the ‘legal’ pushers of drugs, look at these filthy pieces of shit…

They broke the law, and got fined as they should, but to compare them to the Taliban, or Columbian drug cartels?
Where did I mention the Taliban or Columbian drug cartels, please point out where I mentioned either of those two? You aten't putting words in my mouth and then pretending I said them are you 'anon'? Being an apologist for Pfizer must be difficult for you 'aonn'.

and bribing Drs to spread a medicine that kills people,

Got a link to that?
Cause that ain't what it says in the article.

You need to read a little further then don't you, they bribed Dr's with $1500 payments and trips to 'conferences' to promote Bextra, that's the euphamism they use for 'illegal marketing'.

You need to try much harder 'Anon'.

 
At 4/9/09 2:49 pm, Anonymous Fuck Pfizer said...

Only a Dr would try and defend Pfizer right Mac?

 
At 4/9/09 2:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You need to read a little further then don't you, they bribed Dr's with $1500 payments and trips to 'conferences' to promote Bextra, that's the euphamism they use for 'illegal marketing'."

So ther is no link or reference then?

 
At 4/9/09 3:28 pm, Blogger Bomber said...

let's be clear, are you 'anon' saying those things did not occur?

 
At 6/9/09 11:12 am, Blogger Bomber said...

Agin - these Dr's willingly took kick backs to promote a drug the known effects of which were harmful and Pfizer have a history of doing this as well...

http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS221884+02-Sep-2009+BW20090902

They took paid 'conferences' where these drugs were marketed to Drs as safe to use. Calling me a liar is simply childish anon, I expect better from you.

 
At 5/10/09 12:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

pfizer doesn't make prozac you moron

 

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