Widespread Fraud in Big Pharma

This interesting article on Sott.net titled “FDA: Drug companies faked thousands of drug documents” unsettles any confidence the public might have had in the pharmaceutical industry.

Lisa Garber, Natural Society

According to the Food and Drug Administration, a major drug research contractor has been found faking documents and manipulating samples. The firm, Cetero Research, has tested medicines for major drug companies that are now being forced to reevaluate their products in response to warnings issued by US regulators. The news may be from 2010, but is an example of pharma corruption nonetheless.Absentee Lab Technicians, Fixed StudiesNorth Carolina-based Cetero performs early-phase clinical research and bioanalytics for many pharmaceutical companies, which use the results to receive FDA approval for drugs. Exactly which companies used Cetero’s services for FDA drug approval remains unclear, though such companies are being asked by the FDA to come forward.

A series of investigations – two 2010 inspections, an internal company investigation, and a third-party audit – uncovered “significant instances of misconduct and violations” at Houston’s Cetero facility. The FDA adds that “the pattern of misconduct was serious enough to raise concerns about the integrity of the data Cetero generated” between April 2005 and June 2010.

In those five years, laboratory personnel supposedly busy conducting studies were revealed in the investigations as not even being present in the Cetero facilities – in 1,900 instances. The FDA also suspects that Cetero “fixed” studies to skew outcomes or failed to mention others in their reports.

The regulators say that the investigation’s scope is “too narrow to identify and adequately address the root cause of these systemic failures.”

Root cause? Maybe greed is a good place to start.

Widespread Fraud in Big Pharma

Greed seems to be a common denominator between Cetero and Roche and Genentech, a Swiss-based pharmaceutical company and its US affiliate, which were probed by the European Medicines Agency and found to have failed to submit 80,000 reports of products marketed in the US that left 15,161 patients dead. Your doctor could be one of the may paid to falsify data to get published. Even the Mayo Clinic has stated that the last 10 years of cancer research is useless due to widespread fraud.

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About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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2 Responses to Widespread Fraud in Big Pharma

  1. hirundine608 says:

    I cannot say that, I’m surprised”. When one is sick. People will grasp at any sort of perceived help. I have a G.P. whom I trust within the system. He will offer me a tablet, or not. Usually, we look it up together in his office. To see what the benefits are, or not. He is open to natural remedies.

    Yet he still makes his living from, the scripts he fills out. The government run healthcare makes sure of that, in Canada. Aiding and abetting with the system to enabling pharma’s profits, through extended patent protection, etc.

    A numer of pills advertised on american t.v. stations, have stated horrific side-effects. Often, seemingly worse than the actual complaint. Yet it is shown, the number of relatively healthy people; like sheep, lining up at a doctors office wanting them. Encourages the use of Madison Avenue advertising methods. Many people are their own worse enemy.

  2. Greed is omnipresent in the world of today. We have reached a point where it has become fashionable to follow the words of Martin Chuzzlewit (Charles Dickens) – Do them before they do you.
    Who works for the money made in computer trading where millions are shifted round the globe in milliseconds?

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