The Ballad of Big Pharma: PROFITS Before PEOPLE

son & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder
reuters.com/investigates/special-report/johnsonandjohnson-cancer/

Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Lawsuits Are Fueling Skepticism of Its COVID Vaccine
BY JACK DUTTON ON 3/9/21 AT 7:15 AM EST
newsweek.com/johnson-johnson-talc-lawsuits-skepticism-vaccine-1573843

HEALTH AND SCIENCE
You can’t sue Pfizer or Moderna if you have severe Covid vaccine side effects. The government likely won’t compensate you for damages either
cnbc.com/2020/12/16/covid-vaccine-side-effects-compensation-lawsuit.html

Opioid Scandal Haunts Drug Companies As They Respond To Pandemic
August 10, 20201:05 PM ET
npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/08/10/900854967/opioid-scandal-haunts-drug-companies-as-they-respond-to-pandemic?t=1627131537868

AstraZeneca to be exempt from coronavirus vaccine liability claims in most countries
reuters.com/article/us-astrazeneca-results-vaccine-liability-idUSKCN24V2EN

Pharma is showering Congress with cash, even as drug makers race to fight the coronavirus
statnews.com/feature/prescription-politics/prescription-politics/

Drug companies to offer donations to Democrats in 2020 US election
30 Oct 2020
Pharmaceutical industry in the US is set to allocate almost half of its political donations to Democratic candidates in this year’s election to be held next month as the firms look to drive away threat to drug prices if Democrats come to power.

Drug companies to offer donations to Democrats in 2020 US election

How big pharma’s money – and its politicians – feed the US opioid crisis
This article is more than 3 years
theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/19/big-pharma-money-lobbying-us-opioid-crisis

How Big Pharma Reaps Profits While Hurting Everyday Americans
By Abbey Meller and Hauwa Ahmed August 30, 2019, 9:03 am
americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/reports/2019/08/30/473911/big-pharma-reaps-profits-hurting-everyday-americans/

Lobbying Expenditures and Campaign Contributions by the Pharmaceutical and Health Product Industry in the United States, 1999-2018
Olivier J. Wouters, PhDcorresponding author1
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7054854/

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PFIZER: SIX SCANDALS TO REMEMBERBY CORPORATE WATCH / COMPANIES, CORONACAPITALISM, NEWS, PHARMACEUTICALS, SLIDER / 22 APR 2021
corporatewatch.org/pfizer-six-scandals-to-remember/

VACCINE CAPITALISM: A RUN-DOWN OF THE HUGE PROFITS BEING MADE FROM COVID-19 VACCINESBY CORPORATE WATCH / BIOTECH, COMPANIES, CORONACAPITALISM, NEWS, PHARMACEUTICALS, SLIDER / 18 MAR
corporatewatch.org/vaccine-capitalism-a-run-down-of-the-huge-profits-being-made-from-covid-19-vaccines/

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ASTRAZENECA: SIX SCANDALS TO REMEMBERBY CORPORATE WATCH / COMPANIES, NEWS, PHARMACEUTICALS, SLIDER / 13 MAY 2021
2 min read
corporatewatch.org/astrazeneca-six-scandals-to-remember/

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder
A REUTERS INVESTIGATION
reuters.com/investigates/special-report/johnsonandjohnson-cancer/

Johnson & Johnson, Under Fire, Has Track Record Of Weathering Trouble
June 3, 20195:00 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
npr.org/2019/06/03/728296308/johnson-johnson-under-fire-has-track-record-of-weathering-trouble

Johnson & Johnson Stops Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder In U.S. And Canada
May 19, 20209:29 PM ET
npr.org/2020/05/19/859182015/johnson-johnson-stops-selling-talc-based-baby-powder-in-u-s-and-canada

Johnson & Johnson
drugwatch.com/manufacturers/johnson-and-johnson/

INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF DAN MARKINGSON
Psychiatric research abuse and failures of human subject protection at the University of Minnesota
danmarkingson.wordpress.com/about/

‘Bad Optics’ Or Something More? Moderna Executives’ Stock Sales Raise Concerns
September 4, 20205:00 AM ET
Heard on All Things Considered
npr.org/2020/09/04/908305074/bad-optics-or-something-more-moderna-executives-stock-sales-raise-concerns

Moderna Shows All Those Lazy Unemployed Workers How to Really Rip Off the Government
cepr.net/moderna-shows-all-those-lazy-unemployed-workers-how-to-really-rip-off-the-government/?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_d8c3b08cc157a5bcd7069742bacb3b37439a82e3-1627202794-0-gqNtZGzNAvijcnBszRXO

Justice Department Announces Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History
Pfizer to Pay $2.3 Billion for Fraudulent Marketing
justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-largest-health-care-fraud-settlement-its-history

List of largest pharmaceutical settlements
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_pharmaceutical_settlements

Business
Lawsuits, payouts, opioids crisis: what happened to Johnson & Johnson?
theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/18/johnson-and-johnson-opioids-lawsuits-product-recalls

Johnson & Johnson recalls five sunscreens over traces of carcinogen
Recall comes after independent laboratory Valisure raised alarm over presence of benzene in company’s products
theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/15/johnson-and-johnson-sunscreen-recall-benzene

If a COVID-19 vaccine does turn out to be dangerous, who’s on the hook?
BY
DAVID MEYER
April 7, 2021 4:34 PM GMT+2
fortune.com/2021/04/07/covid-vaccine-safety-is-astrazeneca-safe-coronavirus-vaccination-liability/

Biden Vaccine Donations Test Drugmakers’ Liability Shield Abroad
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/biden-vaccine-donations-test-drugmakers-liability-shield-abroad

‘Reached the limits’ of voluntary system: New York Mayor de Blasio urges businesses to force vaccines on employees
24 Jul, 2021 01:22 / Updated 1 day ago
rt.com/usa/530113-de-blasio-vaccinate-employees/

French hospital goes on INDEFINITE strike to protest Covid-19 vaccination mandate
rt.com/news/530095-hospital-strike-france-mandatory-vaccine/

How Big Pharma Reaps Profits While Hurting Everyday Americans
By Abbey Meller and Hauwa Ahmed August 30, 2019, 9:03 am
americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/reports/2019/08/30/473911/big-pharma-reaps-profits-hurting-everyday-americans/

Johnson & Johnson, Under Fire, Has Track Record Of Weathering Trouble
June 3, 20195:00 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
npr.org/2019/06/03/728296308/johnson-johnson-under-fire-has-track-record-of-weathering-trouble

Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Lawsuits Are Fueling Skepticism of Its COVID Vaccine
BY JACK DUTTON ON 3/9/21 AT 7:15 AM EST
https://www.newsweek.com/johnson-johnson-talc-lawsuits-skepticism-vaccine-1573843

Drug companies to offer donations to Democrats in 2020 US election
30 Oct 2020
Pharmaceutical industry in the US is set to allocate almost half of its political donations to Democratic candidates in this year’s election to be held next month as the firms look to drive away threat to drug prices if Democrats come to power.
pharmaceutical-technology.com/news/drug-donations-us-election/

Johnson & Johnson Stops Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder In U.S. And Canada
May 19, 20209:29 PM ET
https://www.npr.org/2020/05/19/859182015/johnson-johnson-stops-selling-talc-based-baby-powder-in-u-s-and-canada

Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest health care company. It is also the highest paid drug company in the world. J&J remains at the top of the Big Pharma list of powerful corporations with more than $82 billion in annual revenue in 2020. Its top products include Tylenol, Stelara, Invega and various medical devices.
drugwatch.com/manufacturers/johnson-and-johnson/

Johnson & Johnson recalls five sunscreens over traces of carcinogen
Recall comes after independent laboratory Valisure raised alarm over presence of benzene in company’s products
theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/15/johnson-and-johnson-sunscreen-recall-benzene

Coronavirus vaccine makers are shielded from liability. Here’s why officials say that’s normal
globalnews.ca/news/7521148/coronavirus-vaccine-safety-liability-government-anand-pfizer/

Biden Vaccine Donations Test Drugmakers’ Liability Shield Abroad
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/biden-vaccine-donations-test-drugmakers-liability-shield-abroad

French hospital goes on INDEFINITE strike to protest Covid-19 vaccination mandate
rt.com/news/530095-hospital-strike-france-mandatory-vaccine/

Most Americans Think Social Media Sites Censor Political Viewpoints
Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to say major tech companies favor the views of liberals over conservatives. At the same time, partisans differ on whether social media companies should flag inaccurate information on their platforms.
pewresearch.org/internet/2020/08/19/most-americans-think-social-media-sites-censor-political-viewpoints/

Facebook, YouTube Erred in Censoring Covid-19 ‘Misinformation’
The lab leak theory is just the latest example of a Covid-19 idea that was prematurely debunked.
bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-06-07/facebook-youtube-erred-in-censoring-covid-19-misinformation