Pfizer to settle drug marketing case, pay up $430 in fines

Saturday, May 15, 2004 14:00 IST
Boston
Source: Pharmabiz.com

Pfizer Inc will plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $430 million in fines to settle charges that a company it bought four years ago illegally promoted non-approved uses for a drug by flying doctors to lavish resorts and paying them hefty speakers' fees to tout it.

The settlement with the world's largest pharmaceutical company over the company it bought, Warner-Lambert, includes a $240 million criminal fine - the second-largest criminal fine ever imposed in a health care fraud prosecution, the Justice Department said.

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Continue from: Louis Pasteur Vs Antoine Béchamp and The Germ Theory of Disease Causation - Part 1

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DNA may also be damaged when excess acetaldehyde reacts with it, creating the following symptom pictures: pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, brain atrophy dementia, atrophied brain with large ventricles, jaundice, spider angina, enlarged spleen, stomach ulcers, esophageal varicosity, ascites, cirrhosis, enlarged spleen, tremor, bleeding tendency, bruising, ankle edema, and reddening of the palms, and others. Another example of the damaging effects of the waste products of yeast and fungus is the mycotoxin cyclosporin. This toxin suppresses the immune system so greatly that it's used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs. The irony is that people rarely get it directly from the fungus, but are dosed with it by doctors doing transplants. Cyclosporin has been shown to cause cancer and atherosclerosis in all humans who have been long-term survivors of transplants. Other mycotoxins, such as uric acid and oxalic acid, provoke symptoms ranging from gout to kidney stones. Cancer and AIDS are nothing more or less than a cellular disturbance of the electromagnetic balance, disorganization of the cellular microzymas, their morbid evolution to bacteria, yeast, fungus, and mold, and their ensuing production of exotoxins and mycotoxins. Cancer, therefore, is a four-letter word--acid, especially lactic acid, a waste product of yeast and fungus.

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The Germ Theory of Disease Causation

Source: Tuberose.com

"Human beings, the potentially highest form of life expression on this planet have built the vast pharmaceutical industry for the central purpose of poisoning the lowest form of life on the planet--germs! One of the biggest tragedies of human civilization is the precedence of chemicals over nutrition."--Dr. Richard Murray

"In the sciences, people quickly come to regard as their own personal property that which they have learned and had passed on to them at the universities and academies. If someone else comes along with new ideas that contradict the Credo and in fact even threaten to overturn it, then all passions are raised against this threat and no method is left untried to suppress it. People resist it in every way possible: pretending not to have heard about it; speaking disparagingly of it, as if it were not even worth the effort of looking into the matter. And so a new truth can have a long wait before finally being accepted."--Goethe

Misconceptions about health are ingrained in our culture. The road to understanding the process of maintaining and restoring health has been a long and twisted one. From ancient and intuitive knowledge, science has taken over, made colossal errors, and clings to them for dear life. There was a rejection of wisdom or scientific discovery in favor of a more popular, convenient, or politically desirable system. Just as Socrates was poisoned for his ideas, and Galileo was forced by a fanatic clergy to withdraw his statements about astronomy, ignorance and power can be a dangerous combination.

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Naturopathy : Hawthorn Extract Can Lower Blood Pressure
The New Straits Times

13 May 2004

Source: Life Extension

Q: CAN I lower my systolic and diastolic pressure by taking daily supplements (vitamin C, B complex, lecithin and salmon oil) in addition to hypertension medicine? I am 50, weigh 78kg and am 170.2cm tall. My blood pressure is 130/100. A: IF you are taking anti-hypertensive medicine, please continue with your medication. You are on the right track by supplementing with vitamins C and B complex. A combination of vitamin C and bioflavonoids works better in improving the stability of the blood vessel walls and helps reduce high blood pressure. Vitamin B6 supplementation has been shown to lower in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

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Novel vitamin discovery offers clues for cancer chemotherapy and lipid disorders
14 May 2004  
 
Source: Medical News Today

Dartmouth Medical School cancer researchers, in a fusion of biochemistry and genetics, have discovered a new vitamin in a molecular pathway central to such vital processes as gene regulation, metabolism and aging. And, they found that milk contains this nutrient.

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Huge penalty in drug fraud
Pfizer settles felony case in Neurontin off-label promotion
Bernadette Tansey, Chronicle Staff Writer 

Source: SFGate.com
Friday, May 14, 2004

A division of Pfizer Inc., the world's largest drugmaker, has agreed to plead guilty to two felonies and pay $430 million in penalties to settle charges that it fraudulently promoted the drug Neurontin for a string of unapproved uses.

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Smallpox shots tied to heart risk
Inoculated GIs face far higher potential for cardiac problems, report finds

By Judith Graham
Tribune staff reporter
Published May 14, 2004

Military personnel inoculated against smallpox face a seven to eight times greater risk of heart inflammation, according to a soon-to-be published report.

The study, by Walter Reed Army Medical Center researcher Dr. Dimitri Cassimatis, adds to the growing body of evidence that heart problems are a serious potential complication of the smallpox vaccine.

Preliminary results were disclosed Thursday at an American Medical Association briefing in New York City.

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Cardiac complications from smallpox vaccination higher than expected among military personnel

Public release date: 13-May-2004

Contact: Walter Reed Public Affairs Office
202-782-7177
American Medical Association
Source: Eurekalert.org

Close monitoring helps most soldiers recover promptly and completely
NEW YORK--While adverse reactions from smallpox vaccinations given to military personnel in the wake of renewed threats of bioterrorism remain minimal, the rate of cardiac complications has been higher than expected, according to a clinical review presented at an American Medical Society media briefing on cardiology today.

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Do Vaccines Put Children At Risk For Autism?
Pediatrician: Benefits Of Vaccines Outweigh Risks

Source: TheWGALChannel.com
May 13, 2004

HERSHEY, Pa. -- With cases of autism on the rise, many parents are questioning what to do to protect their children from getting it.

There's been some controversy over whether or not vaccines play a part.

Jennifer and Jim Bouder's first son seemed fine, but as Donovan neared his second birthday they noticed something wasn't quite right.

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Drug may slow MS
Cholesterol medicine studied
May 14, 2004. 01:00 AM
Source: Toronto Star

Patent concerns fuel research

KAREN PALMER
PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTER

A cholesterol treatment that is already one of the world's top-selling drugs may slow or even reverse the signs of multiple sclerosis, according to a new study published today.

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina found that treating multiple sclerosis patients with the statin Zocor slowed the progression of the lesions on the brain that are linked with the debilitating effects of the disease.

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