Here We Go Again: FDA Commissioner In Pocket Of Big Pharma

By Jon Rappoport

The excellent medical reporter, Martha Rosenberg, has written a piece at Salon: “The FDA Now Officially Belongs to Big Pharma.” Here are a few highlights:

It is hard to believe only four senators opposed the confirmation of [the new FDA Commissioner]…[he] received money from 23 drug companies including the giants like Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Merck, Schering Plough and GSK…”

“[He] also lists financial links to Gambro, Regeneron, Gilead, AstraZeneca, Roche and other companies and equity positions in four medical companies. Gilead is the maker of the $1000-a-pill hepatitis C drug AlterNet recently wrote about. This is FDA commissioner material?”

Oh, wait. I’m sorry.

Gee whiz. How could I have made that mistake?

I must have been asleep. Wow. I apologize. Martha Rosenberg published that Salon article in February of 2016, and she was talking about Robert Califf, who had just been confirmed as the new FDA Commissioner.

Califf was nominated by Obama, not Trump. Oops.

Trump’s current nominee is Scott Gottlieb, who is apparently tasked with speeding up the FDA’s drug-approval process—a disaster in the making, given the fact that FDA-approved medical drugs already kill 106,000 Americans a year (a conservative estimate). Source: see Journal of the American Medical Association, July 26, 2000, Dr. Barbara Starfield, “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?”

Here are a few quotes about Trump FDA-nominee Gottlieb from The Hill:

“But Gottlieb also faced criticism from groups that are concerned his ties to the drug industry could hurt the agency’s commitment to safety and efficacy.”

“He has longtime ties to the drug and medical industry after leaving the FDA in 2007.”

“He is currently a member of the product investment board for drug giant GlaxoSmithKline, and a member of the board of directors for MedAvante, Gradalis, and Glytec, which does work in medical technology.”

“Public Citizen blasted Gottlieb for taking what they said was hundreds of thousands of dollars from multiple drug and device companies between 2013 and 2015, mostly for consulting and speaking fees.”

Gee, he sounds a lot like Obama’s FDA Commissioner, Califf.

The beat goes on.

You would think these FDA Commissioners are hand-picked by pharmaceutical companies. But that’s impossible. That would never happen.

Certainly not.

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If it did, we would be living in a parallel universe where corporations and government are colluding and partnering and decimating people with their medicines…

Instead of living in this universe, where the State and business are entirely separated.

Where all is well.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

 

  • Joe Blow

    The Trump koolaid still is on my pallette like the bitter aftertaste of sourmilk, gulped down in frenzied thirst only to discover I forgot to “smell” it first. ☹️

  • Cypher

    Enough is enough. Time for people to stop putting our faith in Washington marionettes. Time for mass civil disobedience.

  • gweneth

    The FDA is another fraudulent and complicit gov. agency that should be abolished.
    Approve synthetic drugs, that attack organs while masking symptoms, of all sorts but don’t allow b17….cripe.
    Make sure the cannabis stays on the sched 1..no medicinal values…cripe.
    Allow vaccines that destroy the auto immune system and cause neurological (autism) damage and other exotic diseases…cripe.
    Allow gmo which causes internal organs to bleed out…cripe.
    allow glysophate which kills all…cripe.
    It’s best the FDA folks just sit back and quaff lates and munch on scones…it’s the only thing they are good at…cripe.

  • don

    He is obviously a “yes” man. That is how he has made a living for the
    drug companies. If he had said “no” he would not have been able to make
    a living with the drug companies. The drug companies are a monopoly
    and guard there territory like a hawk. The FDA is part of the monopoly.
    Is Robert Kennedy going to get his commission? He is good for the federal drug company; but certainly should not regulate anything out side of drugs

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