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Drugs

November 22, 2013

Yeah, I read that book by Trudeau about cures.
Natural Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About

http://www.dailypaul.com/305904/kevin-trudeau-faces-up-to-life-in-prison-for-writing-a-book-about-weight-loss

The FDA fined him $35 million for it. Now he’s going to jail it looks like.

He wrote about one family that had a thriving business, a bakery, and how the FDA abused them over and over again, even after they complied with everything, and they shut them down anyway.

I think their mistake was saying something on the label.

Pharmaceutical companies, Big Pharma, they do NOT like natural cures, they do NOT like people talking about them.

Open Secrets keeps tabs on money that goes to politicians and from whom;
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/09/opensecrets-mailbag-lobbying-bribery-big-pharma.html

It’s difficult to say precisely how much the industry spent on efforts to help pass the health care reform bill, however, because when an organization donates to a politician or party committee, it doesn’t exactly leave a note saying “For the passage of the health care reform bill.”

What we can tell you, however, is that Big Pharma spent boat loads on political influence during the two years lawmakers worked on the issue.

How much? Try about $31.6 million in contributions to candidates and committees during the 2010 election cycle. Major donors included PhRMA, whose individual employees and PAC donated more than $1 million. According to our health care reform cheat sheet, more than 62 percent of PhRMA’s contributions between 2007 and 2010 benefitted Democrats. Major drug manufacturer Pfizer, meanwhile,

Health care reform?

Health care reform? (Photo credit: creatures of the earth)

doled out more than $1.6 million in campaign contributions during the 2010 election cycle, though it split its contributions evenly between Republicans and Democrats. And Amgen, another drug manufacturer, spent a little more than $1.3 million during that same time period, sending 55 percent of contributions to Democrats.

For more information on big spenders during the health care debate, look at our health care reform cheat sheet and the pharmaceutical industry’s profile page on OpenSecrets.org.

 

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