How Big Pharma Profits From Fear

With Big Pharma raking in billions off swine flu fears, the last thing they need is a government handout.
Yet Uncle Sam is busy playing Daddy Warbucks with YOUR lunch money, helping Swiss drugmaker Novartis open a new vaccine plant in North Carolina. You’ve generously contributed around $700 million to help Novartis build their shiny new drug factory — $220 million three years ago, and $486 million this year. Continue reading

MSM: Companies reap the swine flu windfall

(Reuters) – Healthcare companies are reaping the benefits of a global swine flu pandemic, brightening what might otherwise have been a dismal third quarter and bringing new focus on the market for vaccines. Continue reading

MSM: First Swine Flu Vaccinations May Start in Australia in a Month

(Bloomberg) – Mass vaccination against swine flu may begin in Australia within a month, health officials said, heralding one of the world’s biggest public health exercises. Continue reading

The Worldwide H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic.

The WHO plans to vaccinate more than half the World’s population Continue reading

Overuse of Vaccines, Anti-Flu Drugs May Result in Human Calamity

Disease researchers have begun modeling how a future H1N1-09 swine-flu outbreak would spread throughout the world and have come up with some troubling scenarios. Infectious disease experts are beginning to describe modern efforts to quell seasonal and epidemic influenza with vaccines and anti-viral drugs using wording like “potentially dangerous,” “worrisome,” and “may do more harm than good.” Continue reading

MSM: U.S. has bought 195 million doses of H1N1 vaccine

(Reuters) – The U.S. government has bought 195 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine for a possible autumn vaccination campaign, a U.S. federal official said Thursday. Continue reading