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THE eXchanger 09-08-2009 06:58 AM

Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
The award for the biggest criminal fine in United States history goes to Pfizer, the world's largest drug company. They have been the recipient of a $2.3 billion settlement with federal prosecutors for mis-promoting medicines and giving kickbacks to compliant doctors. They have been accused of things such as promoting certain drugs for uses not approved by medical regulators. The company has also been making improper payments to doctors that prescribed nine other misbranded Pfizer products. The ill-advised uses for a number of Pfizer products have put a great number of people at great risks to their health, simply to turn a profit. Luckily, they will be paying heavily for their fraudulent prescriptions.

Click here for more information >>>
http://blogs.healthfreedomalliance.o...us-crime-fine/

THE eXchanger 12-27-2009 08:01 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
i think the drug companies, are a big part of the problem

AscendingStarseed 12-27-2009 08:20 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
The drug companies are a HUGE part of our problem, and I believe it goes much deeper than most would ever think. There seems to be a conspiracy between the FDA and the AMA with all of the toxins allowed in our foods that make us sick, the AMA is closely linked to BigPharma...we are deliberately made ill for profit in so many ways you can even count. It's downright evil what's going on...

Zeddo 12-27-2009 08:21 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
Hmmmmm, it would appear pfizer weren't playing ball so they have been "taught a lesson". Whilst 2.3 billion is huge to us, it's a mere drop in the ocean to them.

TheObserver 01-03-2010 03:22 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
I was on paxil from just after 9-11 to last september '09 when i finally did a quick ween from it.
The brain zip-zaps (a common withdrawal symptom) have finally seemed to have subsided 4 months later. :mfr_omg:
What a terrible drug to get prescribed especially only based on a few questions (basically 'do you think you're depressed?)
and no actual brain chemistry measurements!

mkspllmn 01-03-2010 03:45 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeddo (Post 210278)
Hmmmmm, it would appear pfizer weren't playing ball so they have been "taught a lesson". Whilst 2.3 billion is huge to us, it's a mere drop in the ocean to them.

Yes , I agree. This kind of activity is normal in the pharma industry. Probably they tried to do something good for humanity that we are not told about and that is why they got slapped.

2.3 Bil. is not a lot compared to the 10 Tril. or more figures we are hearing about lately but for a single company it must be substantial. I wonder if they buy insurance for that. Hummmm...

mntruthseeker 01-03-2010 03:55 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
The worse part about this message is that it probally is less than what they make in a day !

The CEO and other people pushing the "drugs" because they are worse than any pimp on the street should be sent to prison or pernamently placed on the **** they give to us.

mkspllmn 01-03-2010 04:03 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mntruthseeker (Post 215147)
The worse part about this message is that it probally is less than what they make in a day !

The CEO and other people pushing the "drugs" because they are worse than any pimp on the street should be sent to prison or pernamently placed on the **** they give to us.

I think we should give them Aspartame (or some other drug) until they confess. :naughty:

mntruthseeker 01-03-2010 04:29 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mkspllmn (Post 215152)
I think we should give them Aspartame (or some other drug) until they confess. :naughty:

Oh yes through their veins.............sounds like a plan to me

Best thing I even did was toss out my medication.............Saved close to 1600 a month also

THE eXchanger 01-03-2010 04:34 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
Psychiatry the fraud ~ this is hilarious ;) ~~
fact or fiction -- it takes 2 people to have a mental illness LOL
you can NOT develop one of these alone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P6_FwpVo_s

mkspllmn 01-03-2010 04:35 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by THE eXchanger (Post 167083)
The award for the biggest criminal fine in United States history goes to Pfizer, the world's largest drug company. They have been the recipient of a $2.3 billion settlement with federal prosecutors for mis-promoting medicines and giving kickbacks to compliant doctors. They have been accused of things such as promoting certain drugs for uses not approved by medical regulators. The company has also been making improper payments to doctors that prescribed nine other misbranded Pfizer products. The ill-advised uses for a number of Pfizer products have put a great number of people at great risks to their health, simply to turn a profit. Luckily, they will be paying heavily for their fraudulent prescriptions.

Click here for more information >>>
http://blogs.healthfreedomalliance.o...us-crime-fine/

Once again from eXchanger: Up to date, pertinent, and interesting news.

(How does she do it?)

Great post, Susan, Thanks!

mkspllmn 01-03-2010 04:55 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mntruthseeker (Post 215147)
The worse part about this message is that it probally is less than what they make in a day !

The CEO and other people pushing the "drugs" because they are worse than any pimp on the street should be sent to prison or pernamently placed on the **** they give to us.

Mmmm... I dont know. The war in Iraq costs $800 Mil/day I think I heard.

THE eXchanger 01-03-2010 06:16 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mkspllmn (Post 215171)
Once again from eXchanger: Up to date, pertinent, and interesting news.
(How does she do it?)
Great post, Susan, Thanks!

Thank you, for your kind worlds,

there is a rumour that:
from 11;11am, til 11;11pm
and from 11;11pm, til 11;11am
half the cosmos are here
(for 4 minutes a day, iT iS a pretty crowded place) :mfr_lol:

THE eXchanger 01-03-2010 06:19 AM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
The TRUE Cost Of Your
Prescription Drugs!
Material Costs of Medical Compounds
Investigative Research Reveals the True Costs of Drugs

By Sharon Davis and Mary Palmer
US Department of Commerce
7-3-4
Note: This Information has Been Widely Disputed.
See http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/genericrx.html


The women who wrote this email and signed below are Federal Budget Analysts in Washington, D.C.

Did you ever wonder how much it costs a drug company for the active ingredient in prescription medications?

Some people think it must cost a lot, since many drugs sell for more than $2.00 per tablet.

We did a search of offshore chemical synthesizers that supply the active ingredients found in drugs approved by the FDA.

As we have revealed in past issues of Life Extension, a significant percentage of drugs sold in the United State
contain active ingredients made in other countries. In our independent investigation of how much profit drug companies
really make, we obtained the actual price of active ingredients used in some of the most popular drugs sold in America.

The chart below speaks for itself.

Celebrex 100 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $130.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.60
Percent markup: 21,712%

Claritin 10 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $215.17
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.71
Percent markup: 30,306%

Keflex 250 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $157.39
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.88
Percent markup: 8,372%

Lipitor 20 mg
Consumer Price (100 tablets): $272.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $5.80
Percent markup: 4,696%

Norvasec 10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $188.29
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.14
Percent markup: 134,493%

Paxil 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $220.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $7.60
Percent markup: 2,898%

Prevacid 30 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $44.77
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.01
Percent markup: 34,136%

Prilosec 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $360.97
Cost of general active ingredients $0.52
Percent markup: 69,417%

Prozac 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) : $247.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.11
Percent markup: 224,973%


Tenormin 50 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $104.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.13
Percent markup: 80,362%

Vasotec 10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $102.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.20
Percent markup: 51,185%


Xanax 1 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) : $136.79
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.024
Percent markup: 569,958%

Zestril 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets) $89.89
Cost of general active ingredients $3.20
Percent markup: 2,809%

Zithromax 600 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $1,482.19
Cost of general active ingredients: $18.78
Percent markup: 7,892%

Zocor 40 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $350.27
Cost of general active ingredients: $8.63
Percent markup: 4,059%

Zoloft 50 mg
Consumer price: $206.87
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.75
Percent markup: 11,821%

Since the cost of prescription drugs is so outrageous, I thought everyone I knew should know about this.
Please read the following and pass it on. It pays to shop around.
This helps to solve the mystery as to why they can afford to put a Walgreen's on every corner.

On Monday night, Steve Wilson, an investigative reporter for Channel 7 News in Detroit,
did a story on generic drug price gouging by pharmacies. He found in his investigation,
that some of these generic drugs were marked up as much as 3,000% or more.
Yes, that's not a typo ... three thousand percent!

So often, we blame the drug companies for the high cost of drugs, and usually rightfully so.
But in this case, the fault clearly lies with the pharmacies themselves.

For example, if you had to buy a prescription drug, and bought the name brand,
you might pay $100 for 100 pills.

The pharmacist might tell you that if you get the generic equivalent,
they would only cost $80, making you think you are "saving" $20.

What the pharmacist is not telling you is that those 100 generic pills may have only cost him $10!

At the end of the report, one of the anchors asked Mr. Wilson whether or not there were any pharmacies
that did not adhere to this practice, and he said that Costco, Sam's Club and other discount volume stores consistently
charged little over their cost for the generic drugs.

I went to the the discount store's website, where you can look up any drug, and get its online price.

It says that the in-store prices are consistent with the online prices. I was appalled.

Just to give you one example from my own experience,
I had to use the drug, Comparing, which helps prevent nausea in chemo patients.
I used the generic equivalent, which cost $54.99 for 60 pills at CVS.

I checked the price at Costco, and I could have bought 100 pills for $19..89.

For 145 of my pain pills, I paid $72.57.

I could have got 150 at another discount store for $28.08.

I would like to mention, that although these are a "membership" type store,
you do NOT have to be a member to buy prescriptions there,
as it is a federally regulated substance.

You just tell them at the door that you wish to use the pharmacy, and they will let you in.

(This is true, I went there this past Thursday and asked them.)


I am asking each of you to please help me by copying this letter,
and passing it into your own email, and send it to everyone you know with an email address.


Sharon L. Davis
Budget Analyst
U.S. Department of Commerce
Room 6839
Office Ph: 202-482-4458
Office Fax: 202-482-5480
Email Address:

Mary Palmer
Budget Analyst
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Office of Budget & Finance
Voice: (202) 606-9295
Fax: (202) 606-5324

http://www.sonomavalleyvoice.com/articles.php?id=411

mntruthseeker 01-03-2010 11:15 PM

Re: Biggest criminal fine in USA history goes to Pfizer-WORLD's largest drug company
 
Yes, eXchanger I had seen those figures before. discusting isnt it ?

Greed and more greed

my niece through marriage told my sister that the "profits" go into all of their studies to cure deseases.......Yeah Right ya R


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