aise your hand if you think that a drug
company’s main purpose is to help mankind? In a perfect world
that would be the case, but instead, welcome to Planet Earth.
The Board of Directors of any drug company has but one
obligation to their stockholders
provide a good return on their investment by increasing revenue
Since the 1980’s, the drug industry has been
one of the most profitable industries in the world, on par with
oil and banking industries. IMS Health, a company that heralds
themselves as "the one global source for pharmaceutical
intelligence", stated that in 2005, North American
pharmaceutical sales were at $265.7 billion.
Drug companies hammer us with the propaganda
on how much money is spent on research, and that out of the
millions spent on research, few drugs make money. One could
easily be led down this path of deception but careful research
shows that the real drug company spending is not research, but
The top ten pharmaceutical companies invest
about 14% of their profits in R&D (Research and Development).
However, about 35% is spent on marketing.
For every $1.00 spent on research, $2.50 is
spent promoting the drugs to the public. These billions of
dollars in marketing include drug promotions during nearly every
television commercial break, handing out free samples and
propaganda to family doctors, sponsoring lavish medical
conferences at expensive resorts, and "research grants".
Millions are also spent on helping to create and support various
front groups like NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder) which forward the drug company’s marketing message
covertly. Millions more are spent in lobbying Congress to
protect drug company profits. The U.S. government is the largest
bulk buyer of drugs, after Wal-Mart, but the "Social Security
Prescription Drug Benefit Program" forbids the government from
negotiating drug prices with Big Pharma!
A typical "breakthrough" in drug research is
merely a drug company in partnership with a university
announcing and marketing their own version of a previously
released drug for the same disorder. The FDA will approve the
new drugs, when provided with short-term studies where the drug
companies purportedly show that the drug performs better than a
placebo. In 2002, the FDA approved the use of seventy-eight new
drugs but only classified seven of these drugs as improvements
over older drugs.
Drug company money is funneled into all kinds
of research. For instance, the doctors who created "Premenstrual
Dysphoric Disorder" (PMDD) were funded in part by Eli Lilly
Corporation. By "proving" their drug Prozac treats a new
"disease", Lilly was able to extend the patent on the drug for
seven more years. Now the exact same drug is marketed under a
new name, "Sarafem", to treat women with PMDD. Their slogan
became, "Think it’s PMS? It could be PMDD." Think it's a
marketing ploy? You bet it is! Patented drugs are sold at
drastically higher prices than non-patented drugs.
Another marketing ploy used is to advertise
the name of the drug without stating its use. This allows the
company to avoid mentioning the huge list of side effects.
Big Pharma doesn’t stop there. They are now
busy making huge donations to pseudo-scientific and
official-sounding mental health organizations and screening
programs to push even more customers onto their drugs.
"Signs of Suicide" is a program developed by
the non-profit group "Screening for Mental Health, Inc." Tax
records show that donations from 2001-2004 included money from
Solvay Pharmaceuticals: $27,500, Pfizer: $750,000, Abbott
Laboratories: $35,000, Forest Labs: $153,000, Wyeth
$100,000, and Eli Lilly: $2,157,925. Why
would drug companies donate millions to implement mental health
screening if not to increase revenue and profits?
TeenScreen, an invention of psychiatrist
David Shaffer, is a screening program which uses questionnaires
on children as young as nine, asking questions like, "Have you
often felt very nervous when you’ve had to do things in front of
people?" and "Are you Hispanic or Latino?" Based on their
answers, TeenScreen routes these kids to mental health
"professionals", who inevitably decide that these children have
symptoms defined as "mental disorders", justifying prescriptions
for antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs for many of
these children. TeenScreen’s staff and advisory board are loaded
with ties to Big Pharma. See:
TeenScreen’s Director, Laurie Flynn was
formerly the head of NAMI National.
Between 1996 and mid 1999, NAMI received over
11 million dollars from the drug companies: Janssen ($2.08
million), Novartis ($1.87 million), Pfizer
($1.3 million), Abbott Laboratories ($1.24
million), Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals ($658,000), Bristol-Myers
Squibb ($613,505) and Eli Lilly $2.87 million.
The scandals of TeenScreen are not limited to
drug company connections.
Laurie Flynn also perjured herself in front
of a Senate Subcommittee, stating that TeenScreen had partnered
with the University of South Florida and were piloting the
program in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Yet there were
never any pilot programs in these two counties. In fact, the
school board of Pinellas County soundly rejected TeenScreen,
partially because of Flynn’s false testimony. One school board
member was quoted as saying, "I will not do business with an
organization that has gone to Congress and told them something
that is not true."
In 2003, drug regulators in the United
Kingdom recommended that antidepressants not be used to treat
children under eighteen years of age, because of studies showing
that the risks greatly outweighed any possible benefit. This is
now law and included in their drug warnings. However, at the
request of Pfizer, TeenScreen’s David Shaffer created a letter
which attempted to block the findings of the U.K. drug
The results of pushing these dangerous drugs
on children and adults include:
murder, psychosis, brain damage, liver and
heart damage, suicidal thoughts, attempted suicides and actual
all known side effects of psychiatric drugs. How many children
and young adults have to be permanently damaged or killed before
we just say "NO!" to these legal drugs and to TeenScreen? Now
ask yourself, "Who are the criminals?"
Everyone knows that drugs are big business,
and the only difference between street dealers, drug lords and
Big Pharma is that Big Pharma is legal.
Whether your child is hooked by a dealer or
by a psychiatrist, the end result will be the same.
For the time being, the psychiatric drug
trade is legal. As long as this is the case, drug companies have
a legal right to market their wares and make a profit. They do
not have a right to slither into schools in order to find new
profit centers amongst our children. The public has a right to
know the truth about these criminal activities and we all have a
responsibility to protect our next generation from unwanted
intrusions into their lives for profit.
Special Note: Thousands of concerned citizens
have already recognized who the criminals are and have taken
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John Carey has degrees in
Chemical Engineering and Computer Science from Texas
A&M, and has worked for a major oil company for over
20 years. As a humanitarian endeavor, he has
extensively researched the psychiatric drugging of