Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Law protects makers of generic drugs from lawsuits
What chance does the Hippocratic oath stand against a system that protects billions in medical profits?
Do No Harm?
June 18, 2014
Many pharmaceutical companies have physicians sitting on their Board of Directors, the very same people who have taken the Hippocratic Oath, which includes the following lines:
I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.
I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel.
So naturally it boggled my mind that the United States Supreme Court ruled that makers of generic drugs could no longer be held liable and sued for damages caused by their products. What kind of free society allows such abuse of its citizens? What doctor in his (or her) right mind would consider this to be fair or right? Well, when I saw George Soros listed as a main share holder of Teva Pharmaceuticals the penny dropped. It seems our government has more interests in helping billionaires to further line their pockets with money than it does in protecting the health and well-being of the people of the United States.
Somehow, this has got to be changed. When a large corporation is basically given permission to CONTINUE harming people without having to suffer any repercussions we cease to be a fair, balanced and civilized society and instead become one where the sick and the poor are just fodder to be used and sacrificed in the goals of the greedy CEOs to add more money to the millions and billions of dollars already nicely filling up their bank accounts.
While you lay in your bed crying due to the excruciating pain caused by Simvastatin, some greedy fat cat is lounging around on his/her yacht in the Mediterranean or driving around town in a Lamborghini. And you can do absolutely NOTHING about it because the pharmaceutical companies and our own Supreme Court say that you and your sufferings are worth NOTHING, zip, zilch, nada! However, you can bet your Aunt Nellie’s knickers that if a close member of one of these powerful CEOs suffered damages from a medication they would pay out huge amounts of money to the best lawyers around to sue the hell out of the company responsible!
People need to get mad. People need to get completely, totally, insanely ANGRY that this is being allowed to happen.