How Trustworthy Are Pharmaceutical Companies? Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna; Bribes, Fines, Negligence, Omission of Data, Lawsuits, etc

Aug 4, 2021

Pfizer Lawsuit | July 2021 Update | Zantac causes Cancer | Over 70,000 users have filed claims |

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trials showed ‘severe’ side effects, ‘fever and aches’ |

| Pfizer received the biggest fine in U.S. history as part of a $2.3 Billion plea deal with federal prosecutors for mis-promoting medicines (Bextra, Celebrex) and paying kickbacks to compliant doctors. Pfizer pleaded guilty to mis-branding the painkiller Bextra by promoting the drug for uses for which it was not approved. |

| In the 1990s, Pfizer was involved in defective heart valves that lead to the deaths of more than 100 people. Pfizer had deliberately misled regulators about the hazards. The company agreed to pay $10.75 Million to settle justice department charges for misleading regulators. |

| Pfizer paid more than $60 Million to settle a lawsuit over Rezulin, a diabetes medication that caused patients to die from acute liver failure. |

| In the UK, Pfizer has been fined nearly €90 Million for overcharging the NHS, the National Health Service. Pfizer charged the taxpayer an additional €48 Million per year for what should have cost €2 million per year. |

| Pfizer agreed to pay $430 Million in 2004 to settle criminal charges that it had bribed doctors to prescribe its epilepsy drug Neurontin for indications for which it was not approved. |

| In 2011, a jury found Pfizer committed racketeering fraud in its marketing of the drug Neurontin. Pfizer agreed to pay $142.1 Million to settle the charges. |

|Pfizer disclosed that it had paid nearly 4,500 doctors and other medical professionals some $20 Million for speaking on Pfizer’s behalf. | TRUST THE SCIENCE

| In 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had reached a $45 Million settlement with Pfizer to resolve charges that its subsidiaries had bribed overseas doctors and other healthcare professionals to increase foreign sales. |

| Pfizer was sued in a U.S. federal court for using Nigerian children as human guinea pigs, without the childrens’ parents’ consent. Pfizer paid $75 Million to settle in Nigerian court for using an experimental antibiotic, Trovan, on the children. The company paid an additional undisclosed amount in the U.S. to settle charges here. Pfizer had violated international law, including the Nuremberg Convention established after WWII, due to Nazi experiments on unwilling prisoners.

| Amid widespread criticism of gouging poor countries for drugs, Pfizer pledged to give $50M for an AIDS drug to South Africa. Later, however, Pfizer failed to honor that promise. |

Pfizer bullies nations to put up collateral for Covid-19 vax lawsuits.

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson;Johnson marketed its talcum-based powder products specifically to Black women despite evidence showing the products cause cancer, a new lawsuit alleges.

July 2021 Update: The latest count of talcum powder lawsuits in the MDL class action against Johnson and Johnson; Johnson is 34,090. This the second largest MDL class action in country today. The Joh son and Johnson; J and J baby powder settlement that our lawyers discuss below will reduce the number of outstanding cases. But new talc lawsuits are being filed every week.

Johnson and Johnson ; Johnson preparing $3.9B for Talc settlements

J and J; J and Jknew for decades that asbestos was in their baby powder.

Supreme Court rejects Johnson and Johnson; Johnson’s appeal of $2 billion penalty in baby powder cancer case

Johnson and Johnson; Johnson and Johnson recalling 5 sunscreen products due to discovery of cancer-causing chemical | 7/14/2021 |

Lawsuit Alleges Johnson and Johnson; Johnson OGX Shampoo Products Cause Hair Loss

Johnson and Johnson; Johnson Just Got Hit With a $1B Verdict Over Faulty Hip Implants

13 people participating in Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine trial died after being administered their first shot of the vaccine.

FDA staff recommends watching for Bell’s palsy in Moderna and Pfizer vaccine recipients

Pfizer/Moderna Acts to Hide mRNA Genetic Safety Risks from Vaccine Discovery in Federal Court

42 U.S. Code § 300aa–22 – Standards of responsibility

…(b) Unavoidable adverse side effects; warnings

(1) No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death associated with the administration of a vaccine after October 1, 1988, if the injury or death resulted from side effects that were unavoidable even though the vaccine was properly prepared and was accompanied by proper directions and warnings.

(c) Direct warnings- No vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death associated with the administration of a vaccine after October 1, 1988, solely due to the manufacturer’s failure to provide direct warnings to the injured party (or the injured party’s legal representative) of the potential dangers resulting from the administration of the vaccine manufactured by the manufacturer.


Pharma Fined 14 Billion Dollars in 5 Years

“From 1991 through 2015, a total of 373 settlements were reached between the federal and state governments and pharmaceutical manufacturers, for a total of $35.7 billion. Of these, 140 were federal settlements, for $31.9 billion, and 233 were state settlements, for $3.8 billion.”

Purdue OxyContin settlement would rank among largest in pharma history

Opioid Scandal Haunts Drug Companies As They Respond To Pandemic

Iraq war victims allege pharmaceutical companies’ bribery led to U.S. troop deaths


Drug Giant AstraZeneca to Pay $520 Million to Settle Fraud Case

AstraZeneca takes $6m hit after ‘faking conferences’ to bribe doctors

Johnson & Johnson

Court Documents: Johnson & Johnson Was ‘Kingpin’ In Opioid Epidemic And Targeted Children, Elderly With Marketing

Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2 billion to end U.S. drug probes

”…the company (J&J) knew there was asbestos in products aimed at mothers and babies, knew of the potential harm and “misrepresented the safety of these products for decades.”

$750 million: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay in baby powder case

Johnson & Johnson to pay $572m for fueling Oklahoma opioid crisis, judge rules

Johnson & Johnson settles Ohio lawsuits to avoid federal trial

J&J unit to pay $360 million to U.S. to resolve charity kickback probe


Pfizer accuses Johnson & Johnson of ‘anticompetitive practices’ in lawsuit

Pfizer to pay $2.3 billion, agrees to criminal plea

Nigeria sues Pfizer for $7bn over ‘illegal’ tests on children

“At Pfizer I was expected to increase profits at all costs, even when sales meant endangering lives.”

Pfizer settles foreign bribery case with U.S. government

Pfizer in $486 million settlement of Celebrex, Bextra litigation

Pfizer has a policy against ghostwriters, but when it acquired Parke and its Neurontin blockbuster it apparently bought an enthusiastic ghostwriting shop within it.”

Pfizer to Pay $430 Million Fine over Illegal Marketing

Pfizer “Bribe” Scandal in Philippines Heats Up; Company Offered Posters to the President


GlaxoSmithKline settles healthcare fraud case for $3 billion

Glaxo given ‘serious’ warning on false vaccine information

Glaxo to pay $750 million in adulterated drugs case

Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot “There’s no doubt in my mind whatsoever that Pandemrix increased the occurrence of narcolepsy onset in children in some countries – and probably in most countries,” says Mignot, a specialist in the sleep disorder at Stanford University in the United States.

UK study strengthens link between GSK flu shot and narcolepsy

Chinese police charge British former head of GSK in China with bribery

Sex video new twist in GSK China bribery scandal


Merck settles Vioxx claims for $4.85 billion

Merck accused of stonewalling in mumps vaccine antitrust lawsuit

Former Merck Scientists Sue Merck Alleging MMR Vaccine Efficacy Fraud

Merck Created Hit List to “Destroy,” “Neutralize” or “Discredit” Dissenting Doctors

New Merck Allegations: A Fake Journal; Ghostwritten Studies; Vioxx Pop Songs; PR Execs Harass Reporters

Gardasil Researcher Speaks Out

New Worries About Gardasil Safety

HPV vaccine is neither safe nor effective

U.S. court pays $6 million to Gardasil victims

Merck to pay $688 million to settle Enhance lawsuits

Is Merck’s Singulair Patent a Fraud? Suit Lays Out Timeline of Omissions “Merck deliberately engaged in inequitable and fraudulent conduct in its statements and submissions to the PTO.”

U.S. court upholds dismissal of $200 million Merck verdict against Gilead “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a June 2016 ruling that the two Merck patents, which cover methods of treating Hepatitis C, were unenforceable because of a pattern of misconduct by the company, including lying under oath by one of its in-house lawyers.”

Rampant Criminality

How authorities say drugmaker paid off doctors, lied to insurance companies to push potentially lethal fentanyl-based drug

Teva settles multibillion-dollar drug kickback case ahead of trial

Abbott to pay $1.6 billion for Depakote marketing

Eli Lilly to pay $1.42 bln to resolve Zyprexa probes

Cancer drug probe nets $875 million settlement

Court approves Amgen’s $762 million payment in drug case

Allergan signs $750 million settlement with purchasers of Alzheimer’s drug Namenda

AIDS drug maker settles kickback charges for $704 million

California lawsuit accuses Bristol-Myers Squibb of fraud, kickbacks

Ex-pharma CEO pleads guilty to kickbacks to doctors for opioid prescriptions

U.S. sues Novartis, alleging kickbacks to pharmacies

Baxter admits flu product contained live bird flu virus

Dengue vaccine fiasco leads to criminal charges for researcher in the Philippines

Charity to pay $4 million to resolve U.S. pharma kickback probe

New York doctor convicted of taking kickbacks from opioid maker Insys

Ex-pharma CEO pleads guilty to kickbacks to doctors for opioid prescriptions

Cashing in on dementia patients: drugmaker to pay $116 million in fraud settlement

Sanofi Pays $25 Million to Settle Bribery Charges

Wyeth loses Prempro trial, to pay $1.5 million “Wyeth protected their bottom dollar instead of protecting the patients,” Zoe Littlepage, attorney for plaintiff Mary Daniel, said in a statement.”

Zantac and other heartburn drugs recalled over possible cancer link

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