The Big Pharma Cartel

I have expressed in previous posts that I do not have a high opinion of Big Pharma, those big pharmaceutical industries which make billions of dollars on chemical solutions which are supposed to make you healthy. Is it fair to call it “The Big Pharma Cartel” though?

Well, let’s look at the fines which these companies had to pay for breaking the law. Wikipedia has a List of largest pharmaceutical settlements  which clearly shows that all these big companies cross the line on a regular basis. And this is by no means a complete list.

Take Pfizer, for example. At drugwatch.com, in the section Lawsuits and Settlements you will find a list of the convictions and settlements Pfizer paid, adding up to billions of dollars. You can find similar lists for the other Big Pharma companies on the Internet.

This is not just for unexpected effects of approved medicine. Pfizer also paid a settlement for at least one unauthorized trial, as reported by the BBC. “In 1996, 11 children died and dozens were left disabled after Pfizer gave them the experimental anti-meningitis drug, Trovan.” 

All the Big Pharma companies are repeat offenders. Abiding by the law is not a standard practice. This is decided based on a profit-and-loss evaluation, not on ethical considerations. If you ignore the marketing rhetoric and evaluate the legal cases, this becomes crystal-clear.

Besides routinely engaging into criminal activities, the Big Pharma companies have managed to lobby their way to a virtual monopoly position in the market, hence the term “cartel.” These companies use millions of dollars to lobby with lawmakers and relevant organizations.

In a revealing study from 2016, “The High Cost of Prescription Drugs in the United States” it is literally stated that: “The most important factor that allows manufacturers to set high drug prices is market exclusivity, protected by monopoly rights awarded upon Food and Drug Administration approval and by patents.”

There you have it. The companies which make billions of dollars each year on pharmaceuticals are not just repeat offenders who routinely break the law. They also have manipulated themselves into a monopoly position when it comes to pharmaceuticals, allowing them to set the price themselves.

These are the companies delivering the experimental vaccines against COVID-19. Never in the history of mankind has a product been marketed more aggressively than these vaccines, who may be more dangerous than the relatively mild disease itself. Career criminals are pushing you to join an experiment.

So far I have recommended everyone to decide for yourself if you want to get vaccinated with the experimental COVID-19 vaccines. After several months of doing more research, my advice is: don’t take these jabs. If you are in a risk group, choose for prophylactic treatment and (partial) self-isolation.

Do not get involved with the Big Pharma Cartel if you can avoid it. This is not about a “one disease, one (set of) vaccination.” This is high pressure marketing, creating repeat customers of products you don’t really need, and which may be more harmful than COVID-19 itself.