The Forbidden COVID-19 Chronicles | The Makers of COVID-19 Vaccines: AstraZeneca | Pamela A. Popper, President | Wellness Forum Health

 

Since the year 2000, twenty-one civil and criminal complaints have been levied against AstraZeneca, and the company has paid a total of $1,148,775,284 in fines.[1] The company can boast that it has been charged fewer times and has paid less money in fines than some of the other criminal enterprises currently approved to make and sell vaccines in the U.S., like Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson.

In 2003, AstraZeneca paid $355,000,000 to settle criminal and civil charges concerning Zoladex, a drug used primarily for the treatment of prostate cancer. The company admitted submitting thousands of claims for payment for drugs that were provided as free samples to doctors; filing false and fraudulent claims to Medicare, Tricare, The Department of Defense and Railroad Retirement Board Medicare programs.

The company also engaged in a bribery scheme that involved giving illegal remuneration in the form of free samples, unrestricted educational grants, business assistance grants, travel and entertainment, consulting services and honoraria to doctors. As further inducement to get physicians to purchase Zoladex, AstraZeneca marketed a “Return-to-Practice” program that involved inflating the Average Wholesale Price (“AWP”) used by Medicare and others for reimbursement of the drug, deeply discounting the price paid by physicians to AstraZeneca for it; and returning the spread between the AWP and the discounted price to physicians as additional profit for the physician’s practice.[2]

In 2007, a judge ordered the company to pay an additional $12.9 million in fines, and in 2010 the company was hit with another $103 million judgement. Both of these fines were levied for engaging in the same activities described above with both Zoladex and an asthma medication.[3] The continuation of practices which have been determined to be illegal and for which the company has paid fines shows that drug companies in the U.S. consider fines a cost of doing business, not a mandate for changing their practices. In 2010, the company reported over eleven billion dollars in profit;[4] the $103 million judgment was less than 1% of the company’s total profits for that year.

In 2010, the company also paid $520 million dollars in response to charges that its reps marketed the antipsychotic drug Seroquel for uses that were not safe, effective, or approved. The drug was approved only for short-term treatment of Schizophrenia, short-term treatment of acute manic episodes associated with bipolar mania, and for bipolar depression.

But from 2001-2006, AstraZeneca promoted the drug to psychiatrists for the treatment of aggression, Alzheimer’s disease, anger management, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar maintenance, dementia, depression, mood disorder, PTSD, and insomnia. In addition to psychiatrists, reps marketed Seroquel for a long list of conditions for which it was not approved to doctors who did not normally treat schizophrenia or bipolar such as geriatric doctors, primary care doctors, and pediatricians; and long-term care facilities and prisons. The company routinely included information about unapproved uses for Seroquel in continuing education programs for doctors.

Additionally, the company paid doctors to conduct studies on humans using Seroquel for unapproved uses. Articles reporting the results of these unauthorized studies were ghostwritten by medical literature companies. AstraZeneca paid doctors for the use of their name as authors of these articles, even though they did not conduct the studies themselves. These studies and articles citing them were then used to promote unauthorized uses for Seroquel.[5]

In 2016, the company paid another fine after being charged with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The company was caught making improper payments in cash, gifts and other items to doctors working at government-owned clinics in China and Russia in order to incentivize them to prescribe drugs made by AstraZeneca.[6] The company kept written charts and schedules detailing the illegal gifts, and hired a travel agency to submit fake invoices to generate cash that was used to pay off doctors and healthcare institutions. In China, AstraZeneca staff set up bank accounts in doctors’ names. Speaker’s fees were paid with no meeting date or subject noted in the files. In many cases, the events at which the doctors were supposedly hired to speak never even took place. The company also paid off government officials for not pursuing sanctions for its illegal activities.[7]

Along the way, AstraZeneca employed some unsavory characters to help with its criminal activities. Take Wayne McFadden, for example. For five years, he was U.S. medical director for Seroquel. In this capacity, he planned and monitored clinical trials, was involved in discussions about increased risk of diabetes as a side effect of Seroquel, directed the marketing and promotion of the drug, and served as the company’s liaison to “key opinion leaders,” who promoted Seroquel to medical doctors. He also was actively involved in the decision to market Seroquel off-label for the treatment of dementia.
McFadden acknowledged that while in his position as medical director, he had sexual relationships with two women who he hired to write favorable articles about Seroquel. One of them was a researcher with the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) who was involved in clinical research and preparation of abstracts concerning the efficacy of Seroquel for use in the treatment of schizophrenia. While involved with her, he also became involved with another woman who helped to write two papers that were influential in getting Seroquel approved for the treatment of bipolar depression. In court records, both relationships were characterized as involving “control and dependence.”[8] McFadden regularly prescribed prescription painkillers to the woman with IOP.[9] These relationships call into question the integrity of the work produced by these women and whether or not the reports of the trial results can be trusted.
These events resemble more the activities of crime families in New York City, not people and companies entrusted with the health of humans. How can the FDA and CDC possibly justify allowing and rewarding this type of behavior?

[1] https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/parent/astrazeneca
[2] https://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/pr/2003/June/03_civ_371.htm
[3] https://www.corp-research.org/astrazeneca
[4] https://www.statista.com/statistics/266544/astrazeneca-operating-profit-since-2006/
[5] https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/pharmaceutical-giant-astrazeneca-pay-520-million-label-drug-marketing
[6] https://www.sec.gov/litigation/admin/2016/34-78730.pdf
[7] Randy L. Cassin. AstraZeneca pays $5.5 million to resolve China, Russia FDPA offenses. The FCPA Blog August 31, 2016
[8] Seroquel Litigation Documents – Sexual Exploitation. Feb 25 1009 https://ahrp.org/seroquel-litigation-documents-sexual-exploitation/
[9] Jim Edwards. AstraZeneca’s Sex-for-Studies Seroquel Scandal: Did Research Chief Bias the Science? CBS News Feb 25 2009

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Mask Mandates at Work May Be an Opportunity by Allan Stevo | LewRockwell.com

Allan Stevo is the author of the newly released book, Face Masks in One Lesson. He is a political contributor for The Daily Caller, The Hill, and other media sources. His influential writing has been described as “a precedence of sanity,” “the truth in print,” and “a beacon of liberty.”

A reader writes:

I have read your article on never wearing masks. I don’t believe they protect for viruses and that they are actually harmful. I try to support businesses that do not require them. I usually just walk in and no one says anything. I try to share info with others.

My husband does home care and required to wear paper surgical masks while with patients. He has no choice if he wants to be employed.

Please let me know your thoughts on this. I totally understand that people need to stop wearing them. We live in a blue state with many people living in total fear a believing masks & covid injections will protect them.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

Someone with a Case of the Blue State Blues 

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Thank you for your note and for your support of my work. 

If I had need of a home health aid, they would not be in a mask.

I’m not the only person who feels that way.

A reader in Arizona never lets contractors on her property with a mask on. She notifies their superiors beforehand that she is not insured against the added fainting hazard and does not want to take on the liability of a masked person on her property.

On her property and in her life, she fights back doggedly against the evil norm that is being imposed upon her, and she is so often on the offensive that she hardly has the opportunity to find herself on the defensive. She is a true a hero in my life.

You can be assured that someone out there wants a home health aid that is not wearing a mask. That number is certainly in the hundreds of thousands, if not the millions.

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Source: Mask Mandates at Work May Be an Opportunity – LewRockwell

 

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Best Food for Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergies) | Dr. Michael Greger | NutritionFacts.org

A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of a 5-cents-a-day food for ragweed allergy sufferers.
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Rebuttal letter to European Medicines Agency from Doctors for Covid Ethics, April 1, 2021

From Doctors for Covid Ethics

Emer Cooke, Executive Director, European Medicines Agency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

April 1st, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen,

FOR THE URGENT PERSONAL ATTENTION OF: EMER COOKE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY

We acknowledge receipt of your March 23 reply to our letter dated February 28, seeking reassurance that foreseeable risks of gene-based COVID-19 “vaccines” had been ruled out in animal trials prior to human use. Our concerns arise from multiple lines of evidence, including that the SARS-CoV-2 “spike protein” is not a passive docking protein, but its production is likely to initiate blood coagulation via multiple mechanisms.

Regrettably, your reply of March 23 is unconvincing and unacceptable. We are dismayed that you choose to respond to our request for crucially important information in a dismissive and unscientific manner. Such a cavalier approach to vaccine safety creates the unwelcome impression that the EMA is serving the interests of the very pharmaceutical companies whose products it is your pledged duty to evaluate. The evidence is clear that there are some serious adverse event risks & that a number of people, not at risk from SARS-CoV-2, have died following vaccination.

1. You concede that the “vaccines”, which are more accurately described as investigational gene-based agents, enter the bloodstream but you can obviously provide no quantitative data. In the absence of the latter, any scientific assessment you purport to have undertaken lacks foundation.

2. Your statement that non-clinical studies do not indicate any detectable uptake of the vaccines into endothelial cells lacks credibility. We demand to see the scientific evidence. If not available, it must be assumed that endothelial cells are targeted.

3. Auto-attack could not have been excluded in animals unless they had been immunologically primed beforehand. We demand evidence that such experiments had been performed. Similar experiments have been undertaken before with previous, unsuccessful candidate vaccines, and fatal, antibody-dependent enhancement of disease was observed.

4. We requested scientific evidence, not a vague description of what was purportedly seen in non-valid animal experiments. Your cursory mention of laboratory findings in humans is cynical. In view of the plausible connection between production of spike protein and the emergence of thromboembolic serious adverse events (SAEs), we demand to see the results of D-dimer determinations. As you are aware, D-dimer is a very good test as an aid to diagnose thrombosis.

After delivery of our letter to you on March 1, events followed that debunk your response to our last three queries to an extent that can only be termed embarrassing. As we feared, severe and fatal coagulopathies occurred in young individuals following “vaccination”, leading 15 countries to suspend their AZ-“vaccination” program. An official investigation by the EMA into the cases of afflicted younger individuals followed, the results of which were announced by the WHO on March 17, 2021, stating: “At this time, WHO considers that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh its risks and recommends that vaccinations continue.”

What was this decision based upon? The WHO is not a competent body for formally evaluating drug safety. That is explicitly the role of the agency you lead.

In your press release, you disclosed the following information to support your conclusion. You had scrutinized data on two mortally dangerous conditions that had followed within 14 days of “vaccination”: DIC, disseminated intravascular coagulation; and CSVT, cerebral sinus vein thrombosis. 5 DIC and 18 CSVT were on record, with a total death toll of 9. Most cases were <55 year-old individuals. 5 DIC and 12 CSVT were under 50 years of age. None were reported as having had serious pre-existing illness.

You stated numbers that “normally” would be expected : DIC <1, CSVT 1.3.

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Source: Rebuttal letter to European Medicines Agency from Doctors for Covid Ethics, April 1, 2021

15 million J&J COVID Vaccines Thrown Away After Ingredient Mix-Up With AstraZeneca • Children’s Health Defense

The mix-up at a Baltimore manufacturing plant forced regulators to delay authorization of the plant’s production lines and prompted an FDA investigation.

By Megan Redshaw

Fifteen million doses of Johnson & Johnson (J&J’s) vaccine failed quality control after workers at a Baltimore manufacturing plant negligently combined ingredients from AstraZeneca and J&J’s COVID vaccine.

The mix-up forced regulators to delay authorization of the plant’s production lines and prompted an investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

According to The New York Times, the plant is run by Emergent BioSolutions, a manufacturing partner with J&J and AstraZeneca, whose vaccine has yet to be authorized for use in the U.S.

Emergent has been cited repeatedly by the FDA for problems such as poorly trained employees, cracked vials and mold around one of its facilities, according to records obtained by the Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act.

AstraZeneca and J&J’s COVID vaccines employ the same technology which uses a version of a virus — known as a vector — that is transmitted into cells to make a protein that then stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies.

However, J&J’s and AstraZeneca’s vectors are biologically different and not interchangeable. (Continued …)

Source: 15 million J&J COVID Vaccines Thrown Away After Ingredient Mix-Up With AstraZeneca • Children’s Health Defense

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THE VANDEN BOSSCHE CONTROVERSY | The Highwire with Del Bigtree

THE VANDEN BOSSCHE CONTROVERSY

Allegations of ‘astroturfing’ emerged over The HighWire’s coverage of virologist Geert Vanden Bossche and his public plea to halt all #Covid19 vaccination. Del addresses the allegations with a response including important dialogues with RFK Jr. and Dr. Andrew Wakefield.

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POSTED: March 29, 2021

Source: THE VANDEN BOSSCHE CONTROVERSY