Deaths in Pfizer’s “Tofacitinib”(Arthritis drug) trial.

It always amazes me how drugs which are known to kill people before they are even licenced, get approval, despite people dying during drug trial testing, which includes a 22 year old dying in a trial for cipramil/celexa.

I came across this article yesterday about a drug trial by the largest drug company in the world, Pfizer. It involves the drug Tofacitinib, formerly called tasocitinib, which is in the late stages of testing for slight to severe rheumatoid arthritis…Link 

4 people are confirmed dead who were involved in the Tofacitinib drug trial. Does that mean the trial had to be stopped and hopes for the licencing of this drug discontinued…NOPE! I would bet on the fact that this drug will get a licence, the deaths will be played down and money will be set aside to pay off any legal actions arising from the claims from families of the future victims…that is after the drug has made billions on the unsuspecting arthritic market! I suppose arthritis will not affect you when you’re dead!

Why am I so cynical? Because I believe these pharmaceutical companies are getting away with murder, the regulators who are supposed to protect the public are way too involved with these companies and the governments are afraid to muddy the waters because the pharmaceutical companies generate too much money and jobs!

I googled Pfizer yesterday and it didn’t take long to come up with a few corruption examples. This is the kind of company we are trusting with our lives, but it’s ok the Irish Medicines Board will protect us, right? Wrong! (so,so wrong).

Killing children in Nigeria…Link

Fraudulent marketing of drugs…Link

Lying about rival products…Link

Unsafe work practises…Link

Illegal marketing practices…Link

Price fixing…Link

Using tax breaks…Link

Failing to report a chemical release…Link

Misleading promotion…Link

Profits at all costs…Link

Then there is Pfizer’s ssri antidepressant, Sertraline/zoloft which is dispensed here in Ireland and can cause suicide/violence, which is denied by Psychiatry Ireland but the American information leaflet says different…Link

Crapology Ireland, oops sorry I meant psychiatry Ireland…exactly what part of  “Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders” do you not understand?


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