M.O.M.S. - PFIZER: LAWSUIT/GEODON
MentalHealthRightsYES - for Mental Health Rights
March 5, 2011                                                                                                          



The article BELOW by Natural News, about Pfizer, the makers of GEODON,  is  a very disturbing article for me, Cindi Fisher!

"False claims, kickbacks, felony crimes and civil fraud... it seems that the truth about pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer is finally starting to emerge."
by Cindi Fisher
Pfizer, the makers of GEODON was found guilty by the government for criminal charges and fined 2.3 billion dollars in 2009. This is the 3rd time in 10 years that Pfizer had been found guilt of criminal charges or chose to settle out of court regarding the drugs they have manufactured. One of the main drugs that was named as part of the government lawsuit was GEODON! However, they have never been required to recall or stop selling the drug. They were ONLY required to change the warnings or marketing strategies and sign an oath or promise not to to do it again!      (Maybe the 3rd time is the charm)                                                                                                                 
GEODON--Short Term, reduces hospital undesirable behaviors and often drug induced aggressiveness.
Long term, undesirable symptoms resurface even more strongly. It is a Health Danger for my son...A Danger for my home and community due to drug induced behaviors
. From the first day my son entered the hospital in October 2010 he was put on the maximum doseage of GEODON/180 mg daily and it still continues today, (over 150 days!) All of my pleading and information offered to the doctors regarding the effects of Geodon fell on deaf ears. Geodon manifest in my son as a serious decline in cognitive functioning. The long term effects have been  increased aggression and  bizarre unusual behavior, e.g. knocking on stranger's doors in the middle of the night or walking into people's houses in broad daylight. Of course when this happens, he is arrested, and since any entry into a strangers house, even if there is no attempt or desire to steal, is charged as burglary, he is usually charged with a crime and sent back to the hospital to be drugged again. It is truly a vicious and dangerous cycle for all concerned, especially my son. I've now created a volunteer team to support me in an attempt to support my son in recovery from these toxic drugs (and their equally toxic withdraw effects as well )and to try and keep the community and myself safe when he returns. The hospital gets almost $800/day to  "care" for my son. That is approximately $24,000 a month!!! Together my son and I receive a little more than $2400 a month for his recovery and for us to live off, including rent.
Article copied from webpage NaturalNews
(NaturalNews) For the last several years, I've referred to drug companies as "criminal" operations. They have engaged in price fixing, marketing fraud, science fraud and many other criminal activities that we've written about here on NaturalNews. And yet, until today, they always managed to avoid the criminal charges by settling with the government for a few million dollars in payouts. This was their racket: Violate the law, then when you get caught, just settle with some cash. (And there's always some spare cash to go around since fraudulent science and fraudulent marketing is very, very lucrative.)
But all that changed today with the announcement of a Dept. of Justice criminal case that has resulted in
pleading guilty to a felony crime. Which crime? "...for misbranding
with the intent to defraud or mislead." You can read the DOJ documents describing the settlement here:
Essentially, Pfizer asked
to approve Bextra for a variety of diseases and conditions, and when the FDA refused those approvals, Pfizer decided to go ahead and market the
drugsfor those diseases and conditions anyway (off-label marketing).
But that's not all. In the DOJ statement, you'll read the following:
Pfizer has agreed to pay $1 billion to resolve allegations under the civil False Claims Act that the company illegally promoted four drugs -- Bextra; Geodon, an anti-psychotic drug; Zyvox, an antibiotic; and Lyrica, an anti-epileptic drug -- and caused false claims to be submitted to government health care programs for uses that were not medically accepted indications and therefore not covered by those programs. The civil settlement also resolves allegations that Pfizer paid kickbacks to health care providers to induce them to prescribe these, as well as other, drugs. The federal share of the civil settlement is $668,514,830 and the state Medicaid share of the civil settlement is $331,485,170.
This is the largest civil fraud settlement in history against a pharmaceutical company.
False claims, kickbacks, felony crimes and civil fraud... it seems that the truth about pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer is finally starting to emerge.
For more detailed information about the suppressed research by the FDA and pharmaceutical companies read Robert Whitaker's affidavit click here . Robert is the author of the book Anatomy of an Epidemic. This book is heralded as the Silent Spring of Psychiatric Care! RACHEL CARSON's book Silent Spring was the turning point in bringing to the public awareness the imminent dangers of pesticides and herbicides to ALL Life!
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