Judge: Vaccine Giant Just Bad at Paperwork After Fault Found Over Consent Forms
Curt Linderman Sr., Contributing Writer
January 6, 2012
Buenos Aires, Argentina – GlaxoSmithKline, the world’s second largest drug maker was fined $93,000 for what the Associated Press and other Main Stream Media outlets in the United States are calling “paperwork errors” (here). Unfortunately, the paperwork in question had to do with the recruitment of poor children of illiterate parents into a vaccine trial that some say, claimed the lives of fourteen infants.
Judge Marcelo Aguinsky also fined two of the trials investigators $70,000 each for their role in the deception because the consent forms that are required by law in Argentina were signed by illiterate parents and in some cases by adults who had no custodial rights over the children.
GSK and Argentine Health Officials state that there are no links between the experimental vaccine and the death of the fourteen babies in the drug trial. A spokesperson for ANMAT, Argentina’s equivalent to the United State’s FDA, even went so far as to claim that “All of these patients had been given a placebo – that’s to say, something that appeared to be the vaccine but that had no active ingredients. The vaccine is safe.”
Two things must be mentioned here: first, the findings of the court were for faulty paperwork. How can anyone be sure that these babies hadn’t in fact been given the vaccine? Second, it is common knowledge that during vaccine trials, a “placebo” isn’t exactly saline solution or purified water (here). Given the ANMAT spokesperson’s own words; “something that appeared to be the vaccine but had no active ingredients” means very little in terms of potential lethality of the vaccine Placebo. It is common knowledge that during vaccine trials the Placebo more often than not, contains the toxic materials in the vaccine and simply doesn’t include the antigen or virus itself.
This means that the infants were still, more than likely, injected with Mercury, Aluminum, Polysorbate 80 and a host of other neurotoxic, carcinogenic and immune system destroying chemicals. This is a trick of the trade that can keep the fatalities on both sides of the study at an even keel since more often than not; the injuries caused by vaccines are from the common ingredients used for bactericides, adjuvants, etc.
One must also consider that while the presstitutes, bowing to their corporate masters , may consider these fines to be the result of clerical errors, the very real lives of innocent children were directly affected. The media however, will consider GSK’s current stocks price as the only victim.
This $93,000 fine is small compared to GSK’s other legal issues that have resulted in settlements. GlaxoSmithKline is actually the proud owner of the largest settlement in the history of the pharmaceutical industry (here); a three billion dollar fine to settle three separate legal cases regarding the sales and marketing of nine different drugs. The investigation that resulted in this record breaking fine was for the illegal marketing of drugs between 1997 and 2004. The drugs in question were some of GSK’s most popular, including Paxil, Wellbutrin and Avandia. Avandia alone made $2.4 Billion in profits the year prior to the settlement announcement.
In 2010, GlaxoSmithKline paid a $750,000,000 fine to settle charges that it sold adulterated drugs made at Cidra, one of its Puerto Rico plants (here). This fine consisted of $150 Million in criminal charges and $600 million in penalties made to federal and state authorities. The drugs in question were Kytril, Bactroban, Paxil CR and Advandamet.
The drugs were made between 2001 and 2005 at GSK’s Puerto Rico facility. The investigation that led to the fine was initiated with a warning letter from the FDA in 2002. The Cidra facility was finally closed by GSK in 2009 due to “declining demand for the medications produced there”. According to Goliath Business, in 2003, US sales of Paxil(R) and Paxil CR(TM) were US$1.9 billion. (here)
This begs the question; if the FDA knew about issues with the manufacturing facility and these drugs in 2002, why did they continue to allow the plant to produce the pharmaceuticals up until GSK pled guilty and paid the fine?
All of these fines discussed in this article would be large by most industries standards but given the huge profits made in the pharmaceutical industry, they are but a drop in the proverbial bucket. Which leads me to one final question: are the innocent children being destroyed in third world nations and the lives being affected here in the western world by poorly manufactured and dangerous drugs simply a cost of doing business? If that is indeed the case, which I believe it to be; every single drug on the face of this planet simply cannot be trusted.
This article was posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm