According to a recent article from ABC News “China has fined the British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) $488.8 million (3 billion Yuan) for a “Massive Bribery Network” to get doctors and hospitals to use its products.” The fact that doctors over prescribed drugs for unnecessary and harmful uses was estimated to have killed thousands of people.
$488.8 million may seem like a lot but when you make billions, its not even a slap on the wrist. Drug companies even factored into the price of their drugs the fines they will eventually have to pay when they are caught in their lies. Fraudulent research, forging doctors signatures, bribing government agencies like the FDA and CDC, defrauding insurance companies, flat out lying to all doctors, bribing many doctors to push their drugs, and finally convincing the public that their drug is the only way to heal. Drug companies hide the dangerous and often deadly side-effects and over state or make up their drug or vaccines benefits. Lies and deception is all part of the business when it comes to “Big Pharma.”
The amount of the fine that was charged by the Chinese gov. was the exact amount GSK was found to have spent bribing doctors, hospital administrators, and even government officials. Bribes of money, luxury travel, free food, many other inducements, and even buying doctors prostitutes are all ways drug companies get doctors to buy and prescribe their drugs. This isn’t just in China though, in fact the bribery techniques are “homegrown in the U.S.” Drug companies have simply decided its time to deceive all nations.
Makes you wonder if the Bible was speaking of pharmaceutical companies when it says “by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” “Sorceries” is the English translation from the Greek word “Pharmakeia.” Ironic maybe, anyways back to the amount of the bribe.
The amount of $488.8 million was what GSK spent on bribes, $488.8 million was what they paid in fines, and they still walked away with billions of dollars in profits while thousands of people lost their lives. Seems to me that a “closed door” trial was just an easy way for GSK to give the Chinese gov. their share of the blood money. Why is it that the public is not allowed to know what fully took place behind those doors?
Even the GSK employees who led the bribery ring and directly committed the crimes didn’t even go to jail! They were given the option of either jail time or deportation for 4 years and they chose 4 years of vacation. Given the option of either going to jail or going on a 4 year vacation… SERIOUSLY? These individuals made hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars while they led this bribery ring, and all they get is deportation?! If an individual got caught selling narcotics on the street in China I would bet they’d go straight to jail, especially if their sale killed even one person, and they wouldn’t be given the option of simply going home.
What about the doctors who accepted the money, prostitutes, luxury travel, and free food? Shouldn’t they be held accountable for their actions? I mean they were the ones that patients trusted with their health, their lives, and now thousands have died, and many more are injured.
So why is it that governments, doctors, or at least the people don’t hold the “Pharmakeia” companies truly accountable for their sins? Deception is their key business strategy! History has proven over and over that drug companies CAN NOT be trusted! They do immoral and downright evil things yet they do not repent of their murders, their pharmakeia, their sexual immorality or their thefts.
This wouldn’t be as big of a deal if the drug companies like GSK truly felt sorry for the lives they have destroyed and repented for the sins. GSK simply repeats the same old thing, that they have “reflected deeply and learned from its mistakes.” Seems the only learning they do is how to find better and more deceptive ways to make their drug money.
Thousands of people have died, been disabled, and innocent children have been killed due to their deception. The drug companies have made billions and the government is sitting back gaining profit as well. When will we all make them turn away from their MEDI-SIN?!
That’s The Amos Truth