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Why Are the American People Royally Pissed Off? – There Is One Set of Rules in America For the Elites AND Another Set of Rules For the Rest of Us! – The Wall Street Bastards, the Corporations, the CEOs and the Government Elite Can Do Anything They Damn Please…Even Kill or Steal the Life Savings of Americans….AND Nothing Happens To Them! – Case in Point: SmithKline and Their Drug Avandia – They Knew the Drug Was Dangerous and They Didn’t Tell the American People! – Outrageous? Yes! – Sound Familiar? Of Course, the Wall Street Bastards Have Been Stealing $$$$$$ For Years, Only the Wall Street Bastards Enjoying Bragging About Ripping People Off! – Larry Pressler and the Technicality Generation and What Is Really Wrong With America

There are a lot of reasons that the American People are Royally Pissed Off right now, but one of the primary reasons is that We the People feel like there is one Set of Rules for the Elites (the Wall Street Bastards, OUR Elected Leaders, CEO’s, Large Corporations, etc.) and another Set of Rules for the rest of us! 

Case in point, how about this Outrageous story from Tuesday’s New York Times….

Diabetes Drug Maker Hid Test Data on Risks, Files Indicate

 

Here we go with the Set of Rules for the Elites:

“In the fall of 1999, the drug giant SmithKline Beecham secretly began a study to find out if its diabetes medicine, Avandia, was safer for the heart than a competing pill, Actos, made by Takeda.

Avandia’s success was crucial to SmithKline, whose labs were otherwise all but barren of new products. But the study’s results, completed that same year, were disastrous. Not only was Avandia no better than Actos, but the study also provided clear signs that it was riskier to the heart.

But instead of publishing the results, the company spent the next 11 years trying to cover them up, according to documents recently obtained by The New York Times. The company did not post the results on its Web site or submit them to federal drug regulators, as is required in most cases by law.”

OK….a large drug company, SmithKline has a drug on the market, Avandia, that has test results that “Not only was Avandia no better than Actos, but the study also provided clear signs that it was riskier to the heart.”The next line in the New York Times story should be that the CEO of SmithKline when they were lying to the public about Avandia’s test results has been hauled out the corporate headquarters in shackles to jail, but NO….once again OUR Government is asleep at the switch while the Corporations get away with killing our fellow citizens! 

The New York Time story on SmithKline/Avandia continues….

“The heart risks from Avandia first became public in May 2007, with a study from a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic who used data the company was forced by a lawsuit to post on its own Web site. In the ensuing months, GlaxoSmithKline officials conceded that they had known of the drug’s potential heart attack risks since at least 2005.

But the latest documents demonstrate that the company had data hinting at Avandia’s extensive heart problems almost as soon as the drug was introduced in 1999, and sought intensively to keep those risks from becoming public. In one document, the company sought to quantify the lost sales that would result if Avandia’s cardiovascular safety risk “intensifies.” The cost: $600 million from 2002 to 2004 alone, the document stated.

Mary Anne Rhyne, a GlaxoSmithKline spokeswoman, said that the company had not provided the results of its study because they “did not contribute any significant new information.””

The GlaxoSmithKline spokeswoman says that the rest results “did not contribute any significant new information.”  

What the Hell?  Someone needs to haul away the spokeswoman for GlaxoSmithKline in shackles to jail as well!  Why do we believe that? 

Because GlaxoSmithKline “had data hinting at Avandia’s extensive heart problems almost as soon as the drug was introduced in 1999, and sought intensively to keep those risks from becoming public. In one document, the company sought to quantify the lost sales that would result if Avandia’s cardiovascular safety risk “intensifies.” The cost: $600 million from 2002 to 2004 alone”

The above paragraph alone should have already lead to the Felony Federal Indictments to anyone working at GlaxoSmithKline at the time that worked “intensively” to hide those test results from the American People!  They should be hauled out of their offices and homes and thrown in jail!  Like….TODAY! 

But NOOOOOOOO!  There is…

ONE SET OF RULES FOR THE ELITE!

AND ANOTHER SET OF RULES FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!

Again, case in point from the same story where the Food and Drug Administration, which is supposed to be working for and protecting the American People instead of the drug companies, but is in fact owned lock, stock and barrel by the companies it is supposed to regulating!  Read this from the same story and prepare to be outraged!

 

“In the deposition, Dr. Rosemary Johann-Liang, a former supervisor in the drug safety office who left the F.D.A. after she was disciplined for recommending that Avandia’s heart warnings be strengthened, said of Dr. Jenkins’ conversations with GlaxoSmithKline, “This should not happen, and the fact that these kind of things happen, I mean, I think people have to make a determination about the leadership at the F.D.A.”

An F.D.A. spokeswoman said the agency would not comment on the contents of the deposition.

Members of Congress, where the Avandia case has led to legislative changes, said they were outraged at GlaxoSmithKline’s behavior.

“When drug companies withhold data regarding safety concerns about their medicines, they put patients at risk,” said Senator Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana, who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Baucus and Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the committee’s ranking Republican, spent years investigating GlaxoSmithKline’s development of Avandia.”

OK, two US Senators are outraged but have them done a Damn thing to really protect the American People from companies like GlaxoSmithKline?  Hardly a Damn thing!

Check out this BS!

“Hiding the results of negative clinical trials was once widespread in the drug industry.

But after GlaxoSmithKline was found in 2004 to have hidden data that showed that its antidepressant, Paxil, led children and teenagers to have more suicidal thoughts and behaviors, the company settled a lawsuit by agreeing to publicly post data from all of its trials. In 2007, Congress mandated such disclosures. But the postings are often little more than cryptic references, so the issue is far from resolved.

With Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline has done more than hide trial data. An F.D.A. reviewer who closely examined a landmark Avandia clinical trial called “Record,” found at least a dozen instances in which patients taking Avandia suffered serious heart problems that were not counted in the trial’s tally of adverse events, mistakes that further obscured Avandia’s heart risks.”

Again, there should be dozens of GlaxoSmithKline past and current employees that should be under Federal Felony Indictment or should be awaiting trial for crimes against the American People…..but NOOOOOOOO….

The Elites have one Set of Rules where they can kill Americans and then there..

Is Another Set of Rules for the Rest of Us!

Here is what we think at Mad As Hell And…

Not only would the Wall Street Bastards sell out the United States of America is they thought they could turn a Buck doing it…

The Drug Companies would kill thousands of Americans if they thought they could turn a Buck doing it also!

The United States Government spends HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of DOLLARS every year on people and departments that are supposed to watching and regulating corporations and banks in America that will if not checked will destroy the lives of Americans if the American People get between them and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

 

The Elites have one Set of Rules where they can pillage, pick the pocket of, murder, destroy anyone they please and…

The American People who play by the legitimate rules that are actually the Foundation of the Country have to work under an entirely different Set of Rules.

 

If any American Citizen did what SmithKline did with this Avandia drug they would be in jail right now, but is the CEO and other employees of SmithKline in jail or under indictment?  No, and that is because the drug companies, just like the Wall Street Bastards have bought off everyone in Washington DC that matters and if they decided they want to kill “X” number of Americans to turn a Buck then they will kill those Americans and get away with murder!  That is how “the game” works….  Or didn’t you know that?

The Wall Street Bastards are right now in the middle of the Greatest Train Robbery in the History of Man… (If you don’t believe that, get an Education for yourself in how the Wall Street Bastards are Stealing Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$$ from OUR Republic and the American People with the full support of OUR Government by reading via Zero Hedge:

The Financial Con of the Decade Explained So Simply Even A Congressman Will Get It

Yes, it is that bad and a con that would have made the characters Gondorff (Paul Newman) and Hooker (Robert Redford) from the movie The Sting jealous.  As Robert Redford’s character said at the end of The Sting:  “Nice con, Hickey.  I thought you were Feds myself, when you first came in.”

Uhhhhh, Sorry no Feds on the Wall Street Bastards case or the drug companies either it seems!)

…..and the Drug Companies will swap YOU and YOUR FAMILY’S LIFE for a few more silver coins in their pockets and if you don’t understand that fact when you go about you daily life then you put your money and life at risk.

Now what would SmithKline and other Elites have done if they behaved like the vast majority of Americans instead of like Worthless SOBs that put $$$$$$$$$$ above everything else?

SmithKline would not have hidden the negative tests on their Avandia drug, but would have immediately notified everyone including the US Government that the drug could cause heart problems and they wouldn’t have given a damn that being honest would hurt their company economically.  If you think that would ever happen, then you have not met a Fortune 500 CEO!

Of course, just like the Wall Street Bastards that would sell out anything and everything to get another Dollar into their pockets, even if they have to lie, cheat and steal to get that Buck, the Drug Companies will always swap human lives for $$$$$$$$$$$ EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK!

And the US Government doesn’t GIVE A DAMN!

All those HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS that the Wall Street Bastards and Drug Companies spend in Washington DC is money VERY WELL SPENT!  When you can turn a few Hundred Million Dollars of bribes (“campaign contributions) into Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in profits then why the Hell wouldn’t everyone do the same thing….

Oh, that’s right, most Americans were not raised by wolves and most Americans do not put the Dollar ahead of other people’s lives….

…..which is the case for the Elites in America that not only put $$$$$$$ ahead of the American People, most of these Bastard Elites would sell out the American Republic if someone convinced them they could bank a few million bucks or get a second house at the beach by doing it!

In May of this year former US Senator Larry Pressler of South Dakota wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times addressing the very issues raised in this Mad As Hell And.. blog post:

The Technicality Generation

If you really want to understand why  a drug company would want to hide negative and damning results of a drug that it is selling to the general public or why the Wall Street Bastards have no morals or personal convictions of any kind, read Senator Pressler’s Op-Ed and you will begin to understand this sickness that is at the core of some in America today.  The “Elites” that are in many top positions of Wall Street, Corporate America and the US Government have been lying all of their lives, to their families, to their employees, to each other, but most to themselves and if another lie will stuff a few more $$$$$$ into their pocket, even though it might cost someone else their life or savings, then most of these Bastards will take the $$$$$$ and run Every Damn Time!

The above is one of the main reasons why The American People are Royally Pissed Off and a great example of What is Really Wrong With America Today.