Saturday, January 2, 2016

OTC safety vs Vaccine safety

Greetings from chilly Illinois,

I'm spending the weekend with my son, his wife & my grandson.  As I watch him snooze via the room camera, I thought I would take some time to write a blog article.

Those of you who were born in the 70's & earlier will remember the Tylenol scare of the early 80s.  I remember this very vividly as I had just had a couple of teeth pulled in preparation for braces & the oral surgeon said to take Tylenol for pain.  My grandmother threw out the bottle we had at home & there was none to be had anywhere in our small of town of 2500.  We ended up getting a small prescription for pain killers for just a couple of days following the oral surgery.

So, how did this scare start?  Lets start with watching a few news videos -

ABC National News

7 people died after taking Tylenol.   31 million bottles were recalled at a loss of over 100 million to Johnson & Johnson & McNeil .    Just over 4 years later, another woman was found dead from taking a cyanide laden Tylenol capsule.   J&J pulled the capsule product from the market permanently

So, even tho J&J knew their product wasn't tampered with at the factory level.   They assumed responsibility & pulled the product from the market in order to assure consumer safety & confidence in their market.   After the scare, their product came back & is still the #1 pain reliever on the market today..   It is recommended by doctors, dentists & given to to women after childbirth that are dealing with dreadful cramps.

More recently, metal fragments were found in liquid childrens tytenol & federal charges came about as a result.  Again, McNeil was involved & agreed to pay $25 million to resolve the case.

An interesting quote from this newsource - "The Department of Justice will continue to be aggressive in pursuing and punishing companies such as McNeil that disregard a process designed to assure quality medicines,

Vaccines are a type of medicine.

According to Medalerts which can scan the VAERS database, over 6,000 infants have died from vaccinations since 1989.  Over, 9,800 had life threatening reactions to vaccines.  Just over 73,000, the child/person did not recover.  And over 11,000 are now disabled as a result of vaccination.

The government agency that oversees the VAERS database -

  • More than 10 million vaccines per year are given to children less than 1 year old, usually between 2 and 6 months of age. At this age, infants are at greatest risk for certain medical adverse events, including high fevers, seizures, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Some infants will experience these medical events shortly after a vaccination by coincidence.

"Underreporting" is one of the main limitations of passive surveillance systems, including VAERS. The term, underreporting refers to the fact that VAERS receives reports for only a small fraction of actual adverse events.

Under reporting of events - only a small fraction of events are ever reported.  I heard from a pediatrician at the Autism One conference this last year that he called in a report in which the child had a life threatening reaction to a vaccine.  He was told that they couldn't accept it because it couldn't be proven that the vaccine caused the problem.  

7 people died as a result of taking Tylenol that may or may not have occurred at factory level & millions of bottles are recalled.   But yet, thousands of kids are injured or die as a result of vaccination & they remain on the market.  

Big pharma donates millions to lawmakers in order to get bills passed in their favor.  I'm sure many of you were following the passage of SB277 in California with great interest like I did.  I fought the passage of it as much as I could from Iowa.  

Senator Pan who spearheaded the bill received over $95k from big pharma to get the bill passed.  Other lawmakers received money as well.  The income that big pharma has to receive from this bill passing is in the billions.

Source -

Money is winning out over science.  Remember these names the next time you vote.

The children are not guinea pigs for big pharma.  The children are not collateral damage for the greater good.  The children are not profits for big pharma.

Until next time,


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