April 19, 2024

Just how powerful is Big Pharma?


The following article was written and published by Dr. Joseph Mercola on his website last April 6, 2021. In order to determine the power that Big Pharma exerts on governments, Mercola looks at the amount of money that the pharmaceutical industries have poured on lobbying.

In this article, we learn that pharma spending on lobbying reached record-high levels in 2020, with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) spending the largest at $25.9 million. According to Mercola, Phrma runs a non-profil, the PhRMA Foundation, which gives funding to the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA).

Mercola reveals that aside from PhRMA, the some of the top pharmaceutical lobbyists in 2020 included vaccine makers Pfizer, Eli Lily, Johnson & Johnson, and Roche, and of course, Gilead Sciences, the makers of Remdesevir. Mercola saya that lobbying was heaviest during the first quarter, when pharma industries were eager to influence COVID-19 policy, particularly the stimulus package.

Aside from pharma lobbying, Mercola says that “the marketing of prescription drugs, health services, laboratory tests and even disease awareness is big business in the US”, with spending consistently increasing annually. Mercola also revealed that disease awareness campaigns are the work of pharmaceutical companies geared at diseases treated by their manufactured drugs.

Towards the end of his article, Mercola makes a shocking claim. He says that that Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust, the “largest charity in the UK that funds ‘innovative biomedical research’ uses the World Health Organization to swindle the world. Mercola backs up his claim by looking at the recently concluded investigation conducted by the BMJ (also known as the British Medical Journal) which showed that both the Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust stood to gain huge amounts of profit through the coronavirus policies imposed by the UK government. Wellcome’s Jeremy Farrar, is currently a member of the U.K.’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies while the Gates Foundation is a major funder for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Editor’s Note: If people thought that the Gates Foundation and Big Pharma is “only here to help”, then they are seriously mistaken. No wonder cheap drugs like ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine are systemically being discredited. If mainstream organizations such as the WHO accepted that these drugs work against SARS-CoV-2, Big Pharma will lose big time. Take for example, Pfizer, which spent $10.87 million in lobbying, but is expected to earn $15 billion in vaccine sales this year [see Pfizer to earn $15billlion in vaccine sales in 2021]. Can you imagine Pfizer giving up this huge profit? Even Merck, which used to hold the patent for ivermectin, is saying that the drug cannot be used to treat COVID. It’s not because they know this as a fact (Merck has not sponsored a clinical trial on ivermectin use for COVID treatment). It is because Merck has the interest to keep ivermectin out of the hands of the public. Ivermectin’s patent expired in 1996, and Merck is developing a new drug for COVID.

Pharma lobbying is not only happening in the US. Pfizer has been found to be exerting its influence in other countries [see Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal]. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and GAVI top two advocates for vaccination, came into public scrutiny in 2014 with the publication of an Economic Times (ET) article which tells the death of several children vaccinated with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and the unethical practices utilized by the vaccine studies. In the same ET article, critics said, “The current trend is to dilute safety testing criteria and cut short on time required to conduct proper observation studies”, a reality that continues to this day. In a statement quoted by the ET report, Ritu Priya Mehrotra, professor of Social Medicine and Community Health at Jawaharlal Mehru University in Delhi, said “the biotechnology industry was pushing more and more vaccines into India and that the health ministry was not ensuring that adequate testing was done before recommending their use in government programmes”.[1]https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/healthcare/biotech/healthcare/controversial-vaccine-studies-why-is-bill-melinda-gates-foundation-under-fire-from-critics-in-india/articleshow/41280050.cms Such stories of abuse and corruption have also been discovered in the Philippines [read Vaccines: Trojan Horses for Global Sterilization and Surveillance and Alternative views concerning the COVID-19 vaccine].

Today, we hail the Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, and Big Pharma as our saviors, our hope for the return to an acceptable normal. What we fail to see is that we are in the middle of a massive war for human freedom and dignity. They are milking our societies’ wealth, and they are make us into sheep. We have been fighting against each other, when our enemy is hiding in the shadows, quietly feeding our societies with lies.

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