CDC Director Gerberding Gives Green Light to Gardasil then Goes to Work for Merck
CDC DIRECTOR GERBERDING GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO GARDASIL THEN GOES TO WORK FOR MERCK
Global Revolution 1: American Revolution 2: Day 49: Communication 1
IronBoltBruce's Kleptocracy Chronicles for 4 Nov 2011 (g1a2d0049c1)
How many examples of greed and corruption must you see before you act?
If you sort the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD) by total misconduct dollars (penalties, fines and settlements) since 1995, you'll find Big Pharma (large pharmaceutical companies, i.e. drug manufacturers) in the first three positions with Merck & Co., Inc.'s $5.862 billion at the top.
Included in that amount is a 2007 legal settlement under which "Merck & Co. agreed to pay $4.85 billion to end thousands of federal and state personal injury lawsuits claiming injuries and deaths caused by Merck's prescription pain medication Vioxx. Merck pulled Vioxx from the market in September 2004 after its own [belated or admitted] research showed the drug increased the risk of heart attack and stroke."
Not included in that amount is "a $650 million settlement [Merck paid] to escape charges that it routinely overbilled the U.S. government [YOU] for medicines. The government accused Merck of giving or selling pills to hospitals at low or no cost to hook poor patients on expensive medicine, so that when the patients were discharged, they would continue taking the drugs with the government footing the bills. A spokesman for the group Taxpayers Against Fraud said the situation was "heroin-dealer economics ... your first shot is for free, and after that it becomes more expensive ... not to the hospital, but to Medicaid, which is paying the bill."
Despite their history of selling dangerous drugs at inflated prices, Merck continues to be a top pharmaceuticals supplier for the federal government, with 2010 transactions alone of over $992 million. $984 million of that was for "drugs and biologicals" purchases awarded by the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
One of the reasons the CDC gives so many taxpayer dollars to Merck every year is because Merck manufactures 14 of the 17 vaccines the CDC "recommends" for children, and 9 of the 10 "recommended" for adults.
CDC "recommendations" like these are worth their weight in gold to Big Pharma companies like Merck, and one of the persons making those recommendations was Julie Gerberding, CDC Director from 2002 to 2009. Gerberding resigned her government post and - after a mandatory delay of a year and a day - became President of Merck's Vaccine Division in January 2010. Before going through the BigPharma/CDC revolving door, however, her "Report to Congress 'Prevention of Genital Human Papillomavirus [HPV] Infection' paved the way for eventual approval of Merck's Gardasil vaccine, guaranteeing billions in profits for her future employer. Perhaps the vaccine presidency is Julie's reward for cementing the relationship between government and Merck via the CDC, the agency that behaves as the de facto marketing arm of the vaccine industry. Another gift to Merck under Gerberding's management has been the CDC's continual denial that there is any link between the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, and autism on the small scale; and vaccinations and autism on the large scale. Recent CDC reports place the incidence of autism at 1 in 110 children, four times higher than previous estimates. A major key to the viability of future vaccines in the pipeline is the tacit denial of any link of autism to the heavy metal, or vaccines in general, now or in the future."
Are the CDC's vaccination "recommendations" aimed at (a) protecting the health of American citizens, or (b) increasing the wealth of pharmaceutical corporations? For the parents and loved ones of those killed or seriously affected by Merck's HPV vaccine Gardasil - along with an increasing number of physicians and investigative journalists - the answer is "(b)":
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IT IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT OF THE LAST 14 U.S. PRESIDENTS, 7 HAVE BEEN DEMOCRATS AND 7 HAVE BEEN REPUBLICANS.
Our Kleptocracy-controlled media focuses on America's two-year election cycles as if who wins or loses in the swinging of the pendulum was a matter of life or death, when in fact even at the Presidential level it makes no more difference than the outcomes of Monday Night Football, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Hillbilly Handfishing or the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor. U.S. elections are staged primarily to give Sheeple the illusion of control so they will (a) vent their frustrations and expend their energy, emotions and resources supporting or attacking the Puppet on the Left hand or the Puppet on the Right, and consequently (b) never recognize and challenge the common omnipotent Puppetmaster.
There was no real change in 2008. There was no real change in 2010. There WILL be real change in 2012, but it won't be coming from tele-brainwashed couch potatoes, manipulated voter lists, rigged voting machines or predetermined ballot counts. It will be coming from us...
The 99 Percent
I AM NOT ANONYMOUS. I AM AN AMERICAN.
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I will no longer be labeled Left or Right, Liberal or Conservative, Demopublican or Republocrat.
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1. End the Fed.
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8. Single Term Limits.
Or, if these demands are not addressed promptly:
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LABELS (A POEM OF PROTEST)
The parties of the system;
Puppets both, for sale their votes,
No character or wisdom.
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Pick either one, the change is none,
All charlatans and whores.
Far "Left" we place the Anarchists,
Libertarians claim far "Right";
Yet both decry the government:
False continuum brought to light.
For oil, "We" bomb their mud huts,
Strip them bare, then offer "Aid";
And fake their retribution as
Pretext - a false flag raised.
Unarmed hundred thousands killed
By weapons of "Defense",
While rights are lost for "Freedom" sake -
On profit, all depends.
With stroke of pen, the "Patriot" Act,
And patriots' gifts are taken;
Then "Citizens United" leaves
Our citizens forsaken.
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They label us to finger-point,
With labels, "They" deride us;
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