Federal government teams up with Big Pharma to scrounge up new uses for failed drugs by Ethan A. Huff
(NaturalNews) The blending of government, private industry, and academia
into a single, mega-fascist entity is moving forward at an alarmingly
rapid pace in the U.S. today, with the federal government now announcing
its intentions to subsidize the drug-creation efforts of Big Pharma on
the taxpayer dime. A recent Reuters report explains that roughly
$20 million a year may soon be extorted from hardworking Americans and
given to drug companies for the sole purpose of inventing phony new
medical uses for failed drug compounds.
In their endless quest to
develop new "blockbuster" drugs that will generate billions of dollars a
year in new profits, drug companies must continually invest in new
research and development (R&D) projects with the hope that an
efficacious new drug will emerge. In many cases, however, potential new
drugs fail to work as intended, which means hundreds, if not thousands,
of patented compounds end up getting shelved in storage laboratories
where they never again see the light of day.
But all this could quickly change if the Obama-led Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) has its way. Rather than let these failed drug compounds go to
"waste," why not have the taxpayers fund research into discovering new
uses -- any new uses -- so that Big Pharma can recoup its losses
and gain much, much more in profits? This, of course, is the mindset of
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who told reporters the goal of the
project is to "teach an old drug new tricks."
Merging of government and industry means elimination of freedom
As cute as Ms. Sebelius' little quip might sound, apportioning
taxpayer-funded cash infusions for failed drug research projects is
nothing short of corporate-government fascism, and the very type of
public-private partnership that has no place in a free republic. As much
as these traitors in the federal government would have us all believe
that such research is necessary to find new "cures" for disease, the
real driving force behind such a setup is to further bilk the public for
the purpose of enriching Big Pharma.
It is the same thing the
federal government is trying to do with agriculture, as it capitulates
to the demands of corporate food giants like Monsanto that seek none
other than to control the world's food supply. Rather than require
proper safety testing of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) -- or at
the very least, mandate transparent labeling (http://www.naturalnews.com/029168_GMO_foods_labeling.html)-- the federal government has sided with industry at the expense of the public.
the American people stand up now to stop the madness, the merging of
government and industry will only continue to escalate until all
semblances of freedom are vanquished. And one of the main drivers of
this madness is the federal income tax which, as long as Americans
continue to pay it, will continue to be used to enslave them.
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