Is this who your trusting your health with?

Excerpts from "The 6 Top Thugs of the Medical World… As Ranked by "Top 100 Corporate Criminals" List" Posted By Dr. Mercola

According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalists, the vast corruption that pharmaceutical companies are guilty of is fraught with fraud, cover-ups of fatal side effects, and huge kickbacks paid to doctors.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg. The real truth is that it is much, much worse.

The six companies I'm highlighting, in descending order of their annual revenues, are:

1.Johnson & Johnson 
2.Pfizer 
3.Roche 
4.GlaxoSmithKline 
5.Novartis 
6.Baxter International 
Size-wise, Baxter is actually way down the list at No. 17. But I felt this company's offenses were so egregious that I just couldn't ignore them. You may remember that last year at the height of the so-called flu pandemic, Baxter "mistakenly" mixed the lethal, live, biological weapon/virus, H5N1, with seasonal flu, then sent it to labs around Europe.

The potential disaster could have meant worldwide devastation, had it not been for the fact that the Czech Republic tested the vaccine before distributing it – and found it was a deadly cocktail. 

Would it surprise you then, that Baxter is the company that, in 1993, pled guilty to the felony count of violating U.S. laws prohibiting cooperation with the Arab boycott against Israel?

At the time, the Veterans Administration was so angered by this offense that they cited it as one reason why they wanted to suspend Baxter from all VA contracts for three years. The kicker was that the catalyst to the suspension was the VA's contention that Baxter had "knowingly misled and provided false information to VA purchasing agents, in an attempt to get them to purchase Baxter products."

In the end, Baxter agreed to pay more than $6.5 million in civil and criminal penalties to settle the Arab "mistake." 

Mistakes, Mistakes, Mistakes
You'll find that "mistakes" happen often with Baxter.

From dozens of recalls of products that caused deaths and injuries, to at least 11 different guilty pleas to fraud and illegal sales activity, to more than 200 lawsuits – many of them stemming from selling AIDS-tainted blood to hemophiliacs – to more than $1.3 billion in criminal fines and civil penalties, Baxter over the years has racked up a record that makes Bonnie and Clyde look like angels.

While I don't have space to name all the Baxter products that allegedly have caused deaths and/or injuries, a more recent product is its blood thinner Heparin, the subject of a lawsuit filed by actor Dennis Quaid and his wife, who say their twins were injured by it.

Another Baxter product that caused deaths through the years was its tainted dialysis filters, which led to the company settling lawsuits of patients who died as a result of the tainted filters.

It's no wonder why, in 1999, Baxter was named by AllBusiness.com as one of the "Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the 1990s!" 

Baxter earned its No. 87 spot on AllBusiness' Top 100 Corporate Criminals list thanks to its guilty plea to dealing with the Arab League. But that place pales in comparison to (Hoffman La) Roche, which was crowned Corporate Criminal No. 1 for its $500 million criminal fine for leading a worldwide conspiracy to raise and fix prices and allocate market shares for certain vitamins sold in the United States and elsewhere.

The conspiracy lasted nine years, federal officials said – but it was the kind of "mistake" that was oft-repeated by a slew of drug companies during that decade.

Bribery, Fraud, Illegal Activities – They Just Keep Repeating
In all, 19 drug companies made AllBusiness.com's Top 100 Corporate Criminals List for the 1990s. 

Their fines totaled nearly $850 million – and that was just the settlements, not the actual losses the government alleged, for crimes such as defrauding Medicare, Medicaid, and even the FDA, as well as international price-setting, false claims, hiding serious problems with their drugs and, in one case (Ortho, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), obstruction of justice and eight counts of persuading employees to destroy documents in a federal investigation!

What is sad and shocking is that this was just the tip of the iceberg, AllBusiness.com said in its report. 

"For every company convicted of health care fraud, there are numerous others who get away with ripping off Medicare and Medicaid, or face only mild slap-on-the-wrist fines and civil penalties when caught," 

I have to admit this literally makes me sick. If this is true – and I don't doubt it one iota – can you imagine what the tally might be for the latest decade, which has seen record fines like the one that Pfizer was hit with last year?

Too Big to Fail?
You may recall that I wrote about this -- in the largest health care fraud settlement in history, Pfizer was ordered to pay $2.3 billion to resolve criminal and civil allegations that the company illegally promoted uses of four of its drugs, including the painkiller Bextra. The other drugs were the antipsychotic Geodon, the antibiotic Zyvox, and the anti-epileptic Lyrica.

Only a few years earlier, Pfizer had paid $430 million for illegally promoting uses of its seizure drug, Neurontin.

Yet, these are just a few examples of all the "mistakes" Pfizer has made through the years, making it very clear why AllBusiness.com named this company No. 17 in the Top Corporate Criminals for the 1990s.

Technically speaking, companies found guilty of fraud like this are banned from dealing with Medicare and Medicaid again. But, as I've already reported, do you think that happened with Pfizer? 

Nope.

Instead, in a slap-on-the-wrist move that resembled the too-big-to-fail bank bailouts, federal prosecutors allowed Pfizer to avoid being sentenced for massive fraud and deception by letting them form a sham company to take the fall. 

So, in the end, Pfizer's "imaginary friend" Pharmacia & Upjohn shouldered the conviction, even though it had never sold any drugs. As CNN found, "the subsidiary is nothing more than a shell company whose only function is to plead guilty."

And Pfizer got off scot-free, except for that little $2.3 billion fine that amounted to just three months' profits.

And Then There's Merck
Merck is another branch of Big Pharma with a long list of deaths to its credit. It was five years before Merck made its $30 billion recall of Vioxx that I warned my readers that this pain killer might be a real killer for some people.

As people began to die from heart attacks, strokes, and blood clotting disorders, I didn't like being right. But I hated that after it was over, and the drug had been pulled, that Merck appeared to pick up the pieces painlessly – pun intended – by getting a new drug fast-tracked and on the market, lickety-split.

That drug is Gardasil, a vaccine that so far has been linked to thousands of adverse events and at least 49 unexplained deaths. It's a situation that the FDA and CDC have been denying repeatedly, keeping their heads buried in the sand even as the adverse reports mount. 

Merck has had other problems through the years, with more than $5.5 billion in judgments and fines levied against it. But like Pfizer, apparently somebody thinks this company is also "too big to fail."

Johnson & Johnson: Just Another Drug Gang Member
As I mentioned earlier, this company made the 1990s Corporate Criminal list for deliberately destroying documents related to a criminal investigation case on one of its products.

You probably don't need to be reminded of all the recalls Johnson & Johnson has had over the years with its pain products, specifically Motrin, Tylenol and Fentanyl (pain killer patches). The fact that Johnson & Johnson has paid out over $1 billion in the last few years in fines and judgments probably comes as no surprise either.

But did you know that just recently (in May) the company pleaded guilty to illegally promoting its epilepsy drug Topamax for psychiatric purposes, and in so doing, settled a civil lawsuit in the case for $75 million?

You probably didn't realize, either, that in January the US Dept. of Justice accused Johnson & Johnson of paying tens of millions of dollars in kickbacks to Omnicare, Inc. to buy and recommend Johnson & Johnson drugs. 

This latest scheme is the subject of a federal lawsuit that has 18 states suing not just Omnicare, but 14 other major drug companies, alleging that they ran this scheme together.

The lawsuit's been filed under the federal False Claims Act and, yes, Merck, Pfizer, Roche, Johnson & Johnson, and GlaxoSmithKline are all in there with Omnicare. Watch for news of this lawsuit in the upcoming months – but in the meantime, think about this: in the wake of all this hassle, Omnicare's CEO Joel Gemunder has quit, but not without remuneration.

His parting pay is a record $130 million! 

But again, this is just the tip of an iceberg.

GlaxoSmithKline: 1,500 Deaths Alleged
At more than $5 billion in fines and judgments, GlaxoSmithKline is treading the same muddy waters as Merck, especially since its HPV vaccine counterpart, Cervarix, has its own share of adverse reactions and alleged deaths being reported around the world. 

GSK's most recent "mistakes" stem from its diabetes drug, Avandia, which the FDA on September 23 decided to "regulate" – a little – but not withdraw, leaving Avandia as a "mistake" that is still ongoing.

What we do know so far is that GSK spent 11 years trying to cover up trial data that showed that Avandia was a risky drug for the heart.

In my research for this article, I also discovered that Avandia topped the list of drugs linked to fatal adverse events in 2009, according to an analysis of U.S. Food and Drug Administration records. With a staggering 1,354 deaths reported to the FDA in 2009 alone, it's hard to believe that this drug is still even in discussion!

But, like the others I investigated, GSK also has made hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for fraud cases and pricing disputes, as well as judgments won by the federal government in Medicare and Medicaid fraud suits.

Roche: No. 1 in AllBusiness.com's Corporate Criminal Book
Roche's offenses have been ongoing over the years in its companies and affiliates around the world. Most recently, in March, Roche suspended a clinical trial for a rheumatoid arthritis and lupus drug after serious infections, some of them fatal, were reported with it.

Officials reported that the trial was stopped because "opportunistic" infections like those found in the trials are not normal in healthy individuals. Sadly, that information was too late for 15 Japanese patients, who died after taking one of Roche's approved arthritis medicines, Actemra.

But that's not the end of deaths related to Roche products: Another Roche drug, Posicor, was withdrawn in 1998 after reports of at least 140 deaths linked to harmful interactions of Posicor with other drugs.

It's no wonder that Roche has had to pay out nearly $2 billion in judgments and fines over the years, with thousands of individuals suing them. But before I move on, let me remind you that Roche also manufactures the CDC's and FDA's favorite flu stand-by, Tamiflu.

And in case you've forgotten, Tamiflu was blamed for the deaths of 18 Japanese children in 2007, and the subject of a warning by the Japanese Ministry of Health not to give this drug to children ages 10 to 19.

With a record like this, you would think that Roche and the rest of the drug king pins known as Big Pharma would have just a little shame over what they've done over the years. But, since the offenses just keep coming, and since states like Indiana have to keep on begging for whistleblowers to step forward, it's apparent that Pharma's sense of shame is nonexistent.

It seems fitting then, to end with this New York Times headline from 1999, when Roche was the subject of the price-fixing scandal that earned its No. 1 Corporate Criminal spot on AllBusiness.com's list:

"Roche Officers Say Scandal Is a Surprise." Yes, they proclaimed innocence, even while the federal government was busy yanking their hands right out of the cookie jar.

Scam-Buster Efforts by States and the Feds Continue
Fortunately, states' attorneys general are gaining ground in gathering support for routing out the criminal acts that Big Pharma continues to perpetuate. 

Big Pharma can't be trusted – and they have the criminal history to prove it.

What's most shocking, though, is that even when they get caught with deaths on their hands, along with the money in the cookie jar of price-fixing, fraud and deceit, like Pfizer, their punishments appear to be just little slaps on the wrist. 

Apparently, they are too big to nail; too big to fail. So, like Baxter, instead of shutting down, they cough up a pittance in comparison to what they took, and continue onward with their government contracts for vaccines and other drugs.

Chart Showing 6 Drug Companies' "Mistakes"
The chart below shows the type of criminal activity, lawsuits and fines or judgments I was able to find for each of the drug companies featured in this article. Keep in mind that these are conservative numbers – many records are not available without a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Also, many are not readily available online unless you know exactly what you're looking for, and what year. 

                                      Pfizer          GSK        Baxter        Merck         Roche            Johnson                                                                                                                                      &Johnson
Number of times
guilty of fraud and/or 
illegal sales activity             9                11             8                7                  4                   14
 
Dollar Amount of fines, 
judgments as a result     
of criminal or civil 
litigation                     $4 Billion+   $5 Billion+  $1.3 Billion+$5.5 Billion+$1.7 Billion+ $1 Billion+





Excerpts from:
Vaccine-nation by Andreas Moritz

John Ioannidis, who is one of the world's most renowned experts on the credibility of medical research, doesn't think that we can trust medical research. According to him and his team of eminent researchers, as much as 90 percent of the published medical information relied on by doctors to prescribe drugs, vaccines or recommend surgery is flawed or incorrect.

Dana Ullman cites a 2007 study of over 350,000 children which found that a shocking 78.7 percent of children in hospitals are prescribed drugs that the FDA has not even approved for use in children. He says that doctors are committing "medical child abuse" on a regular basis.

The alleged scientific evidence that drugs have proven value is a myth that has altered the health and quality of life of millions of people, and cost the lives of many others.

When over 85 percent of therapies currently recommended by conventional medicine have never been formally proven, we may begin to wonder whether medical science deserves anyone's trust. Would you give your car to a mechanic who offers you a 15 percent guarantee that his minimal mechanical expertise will succeed in fixing a serious flaw in your car's engine? But this is exactly what we do when we hand our lives over into the care of a physician who has been trained by a medical system that is fundamentally corrupt.

In 2005, Dr. Ioannidis showed that there is less than a 50 percent chance that the results of any randomly chosen scientific paper will be true. Simulations show that for most study designs and settings, it is more likely for a research claim to be false than true. To make matters worse, even after prominent studies were soundly refuted by repeat studies, researchers continued to cite the original results as correct more often than as flawed - in one case for at least 12 years after the results were discredited, according to the analysis.

New discoveries made by researchers at the University of California, published in the Annals of Medicine in October 2010, have shown that 92 percent of about 145 clinical trials conducted between 2008 and 2009 are invalid because they didn't disclose the type of placebo they used. By manipulating the placebo, in this case one that actually raises cholesterol in the control group, researchers can easily 'prove' that a statin drug is more effective than the placebo. 

Approximately 200,000 Americans are killed by prescription drugs each year. There was a time when the common drugs that Americans took were tested chiefly in the US or Europe, but now most clinical trials are unethically conducted overseas in poorer countries where there are next to no regulations; where poor, and often illiterate, people sign on consent forms with a thumbprint; where the risk of litigation is insignificant and where the FDA's supervision is so scarce that the companies have a field day doing as they please. Thanks to globalization, the pharma companies have found new avenues for more unscrupulous money-making.

Did you know that some of the most 'renowned' philanthropists such as John Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are among the frontrunners funding population control projects through mass sterilization programs and other measures in developing nations? Did you also know that among the biggest donors of the WHO (World Health Organization) are the Rockefeller Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation and Rothschild group of Britain?

During a recent TED conference presentation, Bill Gates answered this last question quite without hesitation and to the point. He said: "The world today has 6.8 billion people...that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."

Bill Gates has been a staunch advocate of population reduction for many years, and according to his recent statement he apparently knows how to achieve it. Mass vaccinations have repeatedly shown to cause progressively weakened reproductive health and infertility among vaccinated populations in Africa and Asia. If we do "a really great job on vaccines", we can certainly curtail the growth of these populations. In other words, these superwealthy individuals determine who and what country has a right to have children and who doesn't.

Interestingly, religious groups like the Amish who exercise their constitutional right and do not vaccinate in their communities don't have communicable diseases and autistic children. This makes a lot of sense to me. I have never myself received a vaccine, thanks to my mother's great motherly, protective instincts. I have not seen a doctor in 38 years, given my healthy, strong immune system, and I have never had the flu in decades.

The fact is that the human immune system has been designed to protect us from even deadly illnesses but the key here is natural immunity. Vaccines, on the other hand, use synthetic chemicals to build artificial immunity. They work on the assumption that natural immunity is not good enough.

But could nature have made such a crucial mistake as to make us dependant on injecting foreign, toxic material into our blood when we have an immune system so complex and highly developed that millions of sophisticated computers could not imitate its performance? This is rather unlikely.

There is a mounting body of scientific research which shows that chronic diseases such as encephalitis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, leukemia and other forms of cancer and even HIV may be provoked by vaccines administered in infancy.

The truth is that the four leading childhood killer diseases - scarlet fever, pertussis or whooping cough, diphtheria and measles - had already declined by more than 90 percent before vaccines against these diseases were introduced! The reason these diseases vanished was that living conditions such as hygiene, sanitation and standards of living had improved siginificantly and people increasingly had access to healthy food.

Another reputed, vaccine researcher, Viera Scheibner, points out that prior to 1940, the number of people perishing from diphtheria in Europe was negligible. But post-1940, when forced vaccinations were carried out on a mass scale against the disease, epidemics of diphtheria followed in individuals who had been fully vaccinated.

In 2006 alone, the US government had paid $20 million for 2 billion doses of Tamiflu and the stock was about to expire. While stirring up a media-generated storm, the government did something else. To protect itself, it changed the warning on the Tamiflu packet.

In 2006, the FDA warning read: "We are concerned that when/if the use of this drug increases in the US, there may be increasing cases of adverse consequence in the US." This warning followed several reports of delirium and suicide among children aged under 17 who were taking Tamiflu. Side effects occurred within a day or two and included panic attacks, delusions, convulsions, delirium, loss of consciousness, depression and in some cases suicide.

Post-swine flu, this warning was watered down to read: "People with the flu, particularly children, may be at an increased risk of self-injury and confusion shortly after taking Tamiflu and should be closely monitored for signs of unusual behavior." Magical, isn't it?

Has the CDC (Center for Disease Control) been lying about the safety of vaccines, and continues to do so? In September 2010, the National Coalition of Organized Women (NCOW) presented data from two different sources demonstrating that the 2009/10 H1N1 vaccines contributed to as many as 3,587 cases of miscarriage and still deaths. Although the CDC knew of the data, it continued to assure pregnant women, a prime vaccine target group. and vaccine providers that the vaccine posed no risk for pregnant women.

The Vioxx debacle is a glaring example of what happens when the FDA turns a blind eye to lack of rigorous testing. The pain-reliever recommended for arthritic patients caused 38,000 serious cases of cardiac arrest and death and was eventually recalled in 2004.

This Merck drug was reintroduced in the market a year later after a panel of 32 experts voted to bring it back on the market. It later transpired that 10 of the 32 advisers on the FDA panel, which had also voted in favor of controversial drugs Celebrex and Bextra, had strong financial links to the companies that made these drugs - Pfizer and Novartis respectively.

It is disheartening, to say the least, that Big Pharma should enjoy complete immunity to crimes that jeopardize human lives, and that the FDA and CDC should so brazenly give durg makers free rein to continue their malpractices. It is therefore in the interest of your health that you seriously stop to ask yourself if there isn't a better way to achieve good health than allowing yourself to fall prey to the deceitful promises made by pharmaceutical companies.

Did you know that HIV tests do not test for the HIV virus but the presence of antibodies to the virus? Antibodies are present to fend off disease, or heal a person, and their mere presence in the body does not mean that the individual has contracted the disease. Yet when an HIV test detects the presence of antibodies, the individual is labeled as being infected with the HIV virus. However, this is actually what medicine calls a false positive (it seems to be HIV, but isn't). Close to 95 percent of HIV diagnosis is false positive, ruining and wrecking the lives of these diagnosed individuals. People who are vaccinated against the HIV virus will invariably end up testing positive on subsequent HIV tests as vaccines are designed to make the body produce antibodies against the virus. This is the clever trick employed by diagnostic facilities and pharmaceutical companies, who benefit considerably as HIV patients are usually administered expensive, life-long medication.

A person who dies from pneumonia with a positive HIV test is automatically presumed to have died from AIDS although it has never been proved that HIV can cause AIDS. Even Dr. Luc Antoine Montagnier, the main discoverer of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, says that HIV alone cannot cause AIDS. He says HIV is harmless and doesn't need to be treated and that the focus should be on hygiene, clean water and nutrition. 

Viruses are present in our body for a reason. There are many of them present - even some of the 'deadly' ones - at all times without us even knowing it. They are present for us to perform specific functions - these inert protein fragments help the body heal just like bacteria and fungi help the body break down or decompose damaged or dead cells.

Viruses often act as solvents that dissolve harmful chemicals and even toxic heavy metals and other pollutants. The more toxins we have in our body, the more likely will the body facilitate the production of such proteins. Hence, disease is a sign that toxic processes have risen beyond the body's ability to handle them.

Being inert protein particles, viruses have no reproductive capabilities. They require a host to reproduce. The host is the human body or an animal. The human body is highly intelligent and it has no biological program that causes it to attempt suicide. If it reproduces such protein fragments (viruses), it does this for a reason. To call them 'deadly viruses' is farfetched, to say the least.

Thus when an individual takes ill, it is not the virus that has made him/her ill. The causes of disease lie elsewhere. Viruses and bacteria are simply trying to help. The symptoms that result from their activity are nothing but a signal that the body is trying to heal itself.

If a number of cells in our body are damaged due to internal congestion, poor oxygenation, Vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sun exposure, irregular sleep habits, consuming immune-suppressive junk food, it is completely natural for similar cell-specific germs to enter our body, and further damage and decompose these already damaged, weak cells because they are no longer useful.

Of course, an autopsy will find the presence of large amounts of specific antibodies to such specific toxins in the blood of the diseased animal and its owner. Blaming an inert, lifeless virus for killing them is unscientific, misleading and irresponsible, and spreading fear about an imminent and deadly viral epidemic should be left to those who make a living out of deluding the masses.

Fear suppresses the immune system. That is a fact. I question the intentions of anyone who purposely spreads such misinformation, under the pretense of wanting to protect us, when panic does nobody any good.

Why do people get the flu? The clue to that answer is precisely the time of year - winter - when the flu breaks out. Contrary to popular belief, it is not dropping temperatures but the lack of sufficient sunlight exposure that is responsible for the flu choosing to surface during these bleak months. The seasonal flu virus spreads in the human body because the body's immune system is weak - and not because it is cold. In turn, the body is weak during this time due to low Vitamin D levels as sunlight is weak and people tend to stay indoors during the fall and winter months.

The benefits of Vitamin D cannot be overstated. Japanese scientists, who published their findings in the American Journal of Clincal Nutrition, found that while anti-viral drugs Zanamivir and Oseltamivir bring down the risk of flu in children by 8 percent, exposure to Vitamin D brings it down by 50 percent. Getting sufficient amounts of Vitamin D through sunlight exposure and supplements also means stronger bones and teeth, a well-regulated immune system, and a reduced risk of heart disease, autoimmune disorders and cancer. Moreover, sun-induced Vitamin D has no side effects. The same cannot be said for vaccines.

What amazes me is that there is this almost unshakeable notion that the flu can be passed on from person to person, although studies have clearly shown that infection does not occur in every person who is exposed to the same virus. Typically, only 10 percent or fewer subjects exposed to a virus develop symptoms. In those 10 percent, the body uses the virus to mop up accumulated noxious substances.

Every year the CDC says that 36,000 Americans die from the flu. It uses this 'statistic' to scare the public into taking their annual flu shot. Have you ever wondered why this figure doesn't change, not even by a single digit, year after year?

The truth is, as admitted by the CDC on its own website, the 36,000 figure was picked from a 2003 study published in the Journal of the American Medication Association. This study had analyzed data from flu seasons all through the 1990s. It had looked at death certificates which cited the cause of death as 'respiratory or circulatory disease' and used 'statistical modeling' and arrived at 36,000 flu deaths!

However, what we do know is this: 61,777 people die from pneumonia every year in the US. Pneumonia is caused by severe respiratory congestion that requires bacteria to intervene. Yet bacteria are blamed for causing the illness. Still, public health agencies tend to confuse pneumonia with the flu, further muddying the flu debate.

In most cases, pneumonia is treated with antibiotics, which prevent lung detoxification. The antibiotics further suppress the natural defenses of the body, thereby preventing it from mopping up the drug chemicals. When a flu infection occurs, and the patient dies from respiratory failure in spite of it, the doctor may be tempted to say it was the flu that killed the patient. In truth, however, the patient died from internal congestion and a weak immune system.

Vaccines have never been shown to be more effective than doing nothing at all. Quite the contrary, they have contributed to numerous outbreaks of diseases.

Studies on the so-called efficacy of the seasonal flu vaccine have repeatedly shown that the 'flu shot' has little bearing on the incidence of the disease. But nothing stirred the debate as did the results of a new study led by Canadian researchers who demonstrated that vaccinating health workers who work in homes for the elderly had no effect whatsoever on the indicence of flu in their wards.

The conclusions were based on five studies conducted between 1997 and 2009. According to Dr. Roger Thomas of the University of Calgary, lead author of the paper published by the Cochrane Library, and Dr. Tom Jefferson, the paper's co-author and vaccine expert with the Cochrane Database Collaboration, the study showed that immunizing health workers had no effect on laboratory-confirmed influenza; it did not bring down the incidence of pneumonia among the senior citizens; and it had no bearing on the death rate from pneumonia in the target group. 

As for vaccinating the elderly themselves, studies whose findings have been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine indicate that deaths from influenza and pneumonia in senior citizens remain unchanged even though vaccination has gone up from 15 percent in 1980 to 65 percent at present in this age group.

Flu virus vaccines used until 2002 contained 'live' viruses and produced so many serious, adverse reactions that new vaccines had to be concocted. The new forumla for flu vaccines is called 'subvirion', which basically is a mutilated virus 'blended, spliced and macerated' until just bits and pieces of the original virus are left. This in no way makes the virus less dangerous. In fact, the antigens or foreign proteins in the vaccine, for which the body is forced to produce antibodies, are still as poisonous and harmful as the live virus.

Besides the subvirion, plenty of other substances are added to the flu vaccine, most of which you would never want to consciously ingest. These include:

* Hemagglutinin antigens that cause clumping of the red blood cells, leading to cardiovascular disease.
* The enzyme neuraminidase, which cuts out neuraminic acid from the cell membrane, weakening the trillions of cell membranes in the body.
* A white crystalline substance called allontoin, a toxic animal waste product. Due to its high nitrogen content, allontoin is used as fertilizer; it leads to kidney and bladder stones in humans.
* Gentamicin, a broad specturm antibiotic, is added to each embryonated chicken egg to inhibit the growth of bacteria (vaccine is grown in chicken eggs).
* Formaldehyde (carcinogenic), used as a preservative and to inactivate the virus.
* The toxic chemicals, tri butylphosphate and Polysorbate 80, U.S.P.
* Resin, to eliminate "substantial portions" of tri butylphosphate and Polysorbate 80
* Thimerosal, a mercury derivative, to preserve the vaccine cocktail.
* Polyethylene glycol, a relative of ethylene glycol (antifreeze); often used to poison dogs and other predators of sheep.
* Isocctylphenyl ether, a compound of ether; has anesthetic properties; a teratogen, causing abnormal prenatal development. It also induces testicular atrophy in animals.

Regular vaccination (of any kind) is one of the major causes of depleted immunity. The annually administerd flu shots repeatedly burden the immune system and cells of the body with foreign toxic material without giving them a chance to remove them again. The toxic viral particles can remain latent in the cells and gallstones for as long as 20 years. When they emerge, they can cause serious cell damage.

With each new vaccination, the immune system becomes more and more restricted in its effort to neutralize the live virus that suddenly appears in the blood. It may produce antibodies for the virus (although in many cases, the immune system fails to do even that), and thus subdue it. But this encounter leaves the host's immune system unnecessarilty tired and weak.

It is in this context that researchers are viewing the startling results uncovered by researchers in Canada in 2009. These researchers found that people who had been vaccinated for seasonal flu were at a greater risk of catching the swine flu.

But besides immune damage, vaccines of all kinds produce alterations in genetic material and thereby cause a whole range of malfunctions in the body, including cancerous tumors. Vaccines may even be the cause of the increasing incidence of malignant diseases in children.

Mass immunization programs have created such weak immune systems that children are even susceptible to such harmless viruses as the one causing the flu. We may have gone as far as to replace mumps and measles with cancer, leukemia, and Chronic Fatige Syndrome.

As we have seen with AIDS, statistics can be manipulated in ways that support theories which have only one objective, to keep the medical business going. For instance, when a person who is about to die anyway also catches the flu, he will be listed as a flu victim.

How many people do you think died of the flu in 2009? Less than 175, according to Sherri J. Tenpenny, DO, an internationally known leader in vaccine research!

Whereas it is illegal to put mercury or formaldehyde into food products because these are proven to have lethal effects, it is perfectly legal to inject the same toxins into the blood of millions of people, year after year.

Since inflammation is a key factor involved in increasing heart attack risk, and vaccines actually increase inflammation in the body, I therefore caution everyone with a heart condition, cancer, or arthritis to stay away from flu vaccines or any other vaccine.

According to Dr. Hamer, pathogens such as fungi, bacteria and viruses play a part in healing brain diseases. These microbes decompose tumors and damaged tissue that are now not needed by the body. That is why vaccination, chemotherapy and antibiotics are harmful - they thwart healing.

Dr. Hamer points out that since conventional medicine witnesses the action of microbes and their effects on the body only during the 'virulent' phase (which is actually the healing process), it blames these pathogens for causing disease.

Recent research has produced stunning evidence suggesting that individuals who have cancer but live in a socially enriched environment may be able to heal themselves. Spontaneous regression is not a new phenomenon and has been observed in certain types of cancers such as neuroblastoma, renal cell carcinoma, lymphoma, malignant melanoma and certain types of breast cancer.

Now, researchers from Ohio State University may have found out just why and how spontaneous regression takes place. According to findings published in the journal Cell, studies on mice found that cancerous tumors in rodents shrank considerably when these rodents were place in an environment with more toys and more mice to interact with. Tumors in these 'enriched' mice were found to have shrunk 77 percent in mass and 43 percent in volume compared to mice in the control group.

Research which was funded by the University of California Foundation Fund 3929 - Medical Reasoning, basically revealed that almost all clinical trials comparing pharmaceutical drugs to placebo pills are unscientifically invalid because the placebos used in these studies weren't valid placebos as all. The study entitled "What's in Placebos: Who Knows?" Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials" was led by Beatrice A. Golomb, MD, PhD. Because the placebos used in the studies weren't really placebos at all, this rendered the studies scientifically invalid.

In the study, the researchers reviewed 167 placebo-controlled trials published in peer-reviwed medical journals in 2008 and 2009 and found that the lead researchers of 92 percent of those trials never even disclosed the ingredients of their placebo pills.

According to the University of California study, only 8 percent of clinical trials disclosed the list of the placebo ingredients. The lacking FDA rules allow pharmaceutical companies to scheme up the perfect placebo responsible to make the placebo look ridiculously ineffective when compared with the medical drug. The FDA requires a drug to work just 5 percent better than a placebo to give it the approval stamp. This is easily achieved by choosing a placebo that makes the studied drug look good.

Ironically, this completely unscientific, misleading and criminal practice is considered to be "the gold standard of scientific evidence". As it turns out, the greatest quackery ever committed is by the scientists behind these trials, and the doctors and health agencies that use these results to justify their useless (unproven) and potentially harmful medical treatments. Medical science has become the biggest fraud mankind has ever witnessed.

As the New England Journal of Medicine and the WHO once admitted, 85-90 percent of what is being offered at hospitals or doctors' offices today is not backed by scientific evidence.

Sometimes, clinical trial researchers get caught in their ruthless unethical schemes, such as the well-known Dr. Scott Ruben who was believed to be one of the best researchers among his peers. Although he faked at least 21 clinical trials and published the fake results in the most prestigious medical journals, doctors still write millions of prescriptions for these unproven drugs, or rather, snake oils. It doesn't matter that the drugs don't help anyone as long as it is good for the economy. Drug giants are just too big to fail. Imagine if the junk science that backs the pharmaceutical industry were to be outlawed, there would hardly be a medical drug on the market, and much of the medical industry would collapse.