GlaxoSmithKline – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies was fined $3 Billion for falsely advertising and mis-branding drugs, selling drugs for children that were NOT approved for this intended purpose, and failure to file safety reports to the FDA.
Do more, feel better, live longer GlaxoSmithKline’s company slogan.
Too long have we been marketed to, with the idea that a prolonged life of pill popping with a good chance of future kidney damage is a price worth paying for our health today.
Why don’t we flip this around and ask the types of questions that support our health without becoming dependent on chemicals?
- What food sources are available to help regenerate cell growth and balance the endocrine system? (Raw, whole oils – like coconut and olive oils)
- What must I do to regain my healthy balance with life? (physical activity, lower stress levels with lifestyle changes)
- What nutritional rules are absolutely essential to follow? (Drink water, Eat live foods everyday)
- What can I do to flush the pollution, toxins, and chemicals out of my daily living routine? (Physical activity, oxygen supplementation, Digestive cleanses)
- What hazardous materials am I coming into contact with that I can easily eliminate? (Do a household audit and replace harmful cleaners with things like melaleuca, white vinegar, and borax)
As proven this week, the real trouble is when interests between providing healthcare and money become blended, the issues of fraud and mis-conduct become all too tempting and for these large pharmaceutical companies, all too easy.
Another highlight on the front page of the GSK website is the declaration of a ‘Corporate Responsibility Report’:
GSK publishes its 2011 Corporate Responsibility Report and reiterates its commitment to operate responsibly, openly and transparently.
Well, they certainly got mud on their face this week, so isn’t it about time we sat up and really took notice?
Pimping In The Pharmaceutical Drug Business, Is There Much Difference Between These Guys And Other Advertisers?!
Prior to this record-setting case, was the settlement involving Pfizer Inc., the world’s biggest drugmaker.
Pfizer paid the government $2.3 billion in criminal and civil fines for improperly marketing 13 different drugs, including Viagra and the cholesterol fighter Lipitor. Pfizer was accused of encouraging doctors to prescribe its drugs with free golf, massages, and junkets to posh resorts.
I’m not saying that all pharmaceutical drugs are bad, but I am saying that letting them advertise every day, all day to a host of true concerns about health with fraudulent tactics and emotional triggers like, ‘Keep your family safe this flu season. Ask your local pharmacist about the Flu Vaccine’ is an abomination to the real truth and science of our wonderous humanity.
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