Opioids have killed more than 450,000 people over the past two decades. Last week, as part of a sweeping settlement with the DOJ, Purdue Pharma, controlled by the Sackler family, pleaded guilty to three criminal charges. The bankrupt company admitted it obstructed the DEA by claiming to have a program to keep their drugs off of the black market when there was no plan in place; Purdue acknowledged that it provided the DEA with misleading information to boost its manufacturing quotas, and it pushed doctors to prescribe more of its drugs through various kickback schemes. Officials have said Purdue will also face more than $8-billion in civil and criminal penalties, but the company will likely pay only $225-million under its agreement with federal prosecutors.
According to bankruptcy-court filings, the prestigious consulting firm McKinsey advised in a 2017 presentation to Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, offering a rebate to distributors whenever a patient overdosed on OxyContin, in part “to counter the emotional messages from mothers with teenagers that overdosed.” The New York Times reported that McKinsey, in a 2017 presentation, estimated that 2,484 customers of drug store chain CVS would overdose or become addicted to opioids in 2019 and it would pay a rebate of $14,810 “per event.” CVS and Anthem said they never received such rebates.
Later, Purdue would ask McKinsey to “dismantle” the marketing plan, with one member of the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, saying they should’ve done so five years prior. Amid the ravages of addiction and death caused by opioids, McKinsey leaders asked Purdue in 2018 whether they needed to prepare for lawsuits by “eliminating all our documents and emails.”
Powerhouse consulting firm McKinsey & Co. promoted a questionable strategy to increase the sales of OxyContin — giving distributors a rebate for every overdose tied to the pills they sold, according to a report.
A trove of documents released in a bankruptcy court case showed McKinsey’s role in advising members of the Sackler family, which owned Oxy maker Purdue Pharma, as opioid deaths mounted, The New York Times reported.
McKinsey, in a 2017 presentation, estimated that 2,484 customers of drug store chain CVS would overdose or become addicted to opioids in 2019 and it would pay a rebate of $14,810 “per event,” The Times reported.
Italy: 50,000 restaurants and bars joined a campaign to open their doors in protest of government lockdown of their businesses. It is unknown how many did open, but videos show customers drinking, eating and singing. In one viral video customers apparently booted the police back out the door.
Reuters reported last week that a handful of “billionaire donors” now control the US political system. Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), says that CEOs have become the fourth branch of government and that they respond to pressure applied by the ADL.
Democrats are not celebrating Joe Biden’s victory but they are plotting ways to injure their political opponents, make it impossible for them to work, throw them in jail, and destroy their lives. The leaders of the Democratic Party have now decided that 74-million Trump voters are domestic terrorists,
Biden and his family did not wear them when they visited the Lincoln Memorial. His press secretary said that “he was celebrating”, apparently indicating that the law does not apply to the privileged political class.
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed more than a dozen Executive Orders including orders for the US to rejoin the World Health Organization, rejoin the Paris Accord, and a commitment to racial equity training in critical race theory, and a federal mask mandate. And much, much more.
“Operation Trust” was a Bolshevik program in Russia aimed at neutralizing opposition by creating false expectations that some powerful military leaders had organized to stop the Communist takeover. Similarly, Q-Anon deluded freedom-loving citizens into believing that “White hats” in the government would save them.
The Oregon House of Representatives introduced a bill that essentially amounts to martial law under a declared emergency, which includes seizure of property. Potential targets for seizure could include hospitals, housing, non-compliant businesses, and perhaps even privately-owned firearms.
Last week, federal prosecutors claimed in court they believe that was the “intent” of “Capitol rioters” to kidnap and kill lawmakers, but the acting US attorney for the District of Columbia admitted hours later that “we don’t have any direct evidence” of a plot to assassinate lawmakers on January 6.
San Diego County reported that allergic reactions were detected in six vaccine recipients. The center reportedly closed for several hours after the string of adverse reactions occurred, before switching to a different batch of the drug. The media discounts the risk of the experimental vaccine.
A social distancing device emits a loud sound if people are too close to each other. China is already linking coronavirus rules to its onerous social credit score system, so the idea that people could be publicly shamed or punished for getting too close to others is a very real possibility.
Big Tech is moving from wearable monitoring devices to devices embedded within our bodies. IoB will likely be marketed as improving lives and health care. However, the negative consequences, as discussed in this article, far outweigh the benefits.
Martin says Moderna describes its product not as a vaccine, but as “gene-therapy technology” in SEC filings. Neither Moderna or Pfizer make any claims about their products creating immunity or preventing transmission. Moderna’s own clinical study says it is “impractical to measure infection.”
The US Treasury proposed that cryptocurrency exchanges should collect identity data on their own customers and those who transact with their customers. They would be able to see what products they buy, what political preferences they have, where they go, and how long they remain.
Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman said that “lies” about the legitimacy of the election were not protected under the Constitution. He said, “This idea that saying that Pennsylvania was rigged, or that we were trying to ‘steal the election, that’s a lie.” He said: “That is not protected speech.”
Gates has an estimated net worth of nearly $121-billion and owns 242,000 acres of farmland in the US. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos also is investing in land on a large scale. Media mogul John C. Malone owns 2.2-million acres of ranches and forests, and CNN founder, Ted Turner, owns 2-million acres of ranch land.
Auburn, New York: The Commons on St. Anthony nursing home, a 300-bed care facility, reportedly had zero deaths from Covid-19 prior to December 29th. After the nursing home began administering the Covid-19 vaccine on December 22, 2020, they reported that 24 people died.
A document published by the CDC on anaphylaxis following an injection of the RNA COVID-19 vaccine that shows by December 18, a total of 112,807 people received the RNA vaccine. 3,150 of that group were “unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work, required care from doctor or health care professional.”
Norway has given at least one dose of the RNA Covid vaccine to about 42,000 people and 29 have died after taking the it.
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President Trump says the crackdown could be “a game changer” for the United States where tens of thousands of people die from opioid overdoses annually. Pardon our skepticism but the exact words of Chinese officials give the impression they will increase regulations but will not ban the drugs.
The potential that th drug will be diverted and abused is likely. AcelRx, the manufacturer of Dsuvia, anticipates $1.1 billion in annual sales despite public health risks, which pale in comparison to the enormous profits that the company stands to reap from sales.