Big Pharma’s Lifetime Dependents

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Posted in category Medical Tyranny

More amazing stories in the mainstream news about the pharmaceutical-medical establishment’s favorite demon: cholesterol. The LA Times reports that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for “high” cholesterol. Of course, “high” has come to mean a number that is deemed perilous without looking at the breakdown of that number, which is why I put the word in quotes. This screening should start “after age 2.”

Screening all children for cholesterol, rather than just those with a family history, will uncover many more cases of the condition that can be treated early to prevent heart disease later in life, the authors said. Statin therapy has been shown to be safe and effective in lowering LDL cholesterol (the bad kind of cholesterol) levels in children.

I reckon that “Patients for Life” would be a great name for a mandatory screening program. We can then go on our merry way and enjoy the wonderful cycle of having Big Agra’s corporatist cronies manufacture toxic and health-destroying foods while the pharmaceutical cronies generate magical pills to “cure” what ails us.

Additionally, in Europe, the European Commission has approved chewable Lipitor for children. That ought to make its way to the US, soon, in the form of teddy bears and gummi worms. As Biospace reports,

Pfizer (PFE)’s plan to sell a chewable version of Lipitor, its bestselling cholesterol drug, for children in Europe is a clue to how the company might manage its portfolio of blockbusters once they lose the patent protection that currently gives them exclusive marketing rights. There’s a technical reason why Pfizer wants “Lipitor Chewables for Kids”* on the market (aside from everyone’s natural desire to see a Flintstones statin box the on the shelves): By doing the necessary tests to show the medicine is safe and effective in kids, Pfizer can earn another six months of protection against competition from cheap generic versions of the drug.

Just another example of government and its corporate cronies keeping you healthy and safe. Here are some simple LDL cholesterol primers for the layman: Part 1 and Part 2.

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7 Responses to Big Pharma’s Lifetime Dependents

  1. Alex says:

    July 13th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    “I reckon that “Patients for Life” would be a great name for a mandatory screening program. ”

    LOL. “Patients 4 Life”: I immediately pictured some Medicare-grubbing senior citizens dressed like the gangsta rap group N.W.A. and throwing up arthritic gang signs. Maybe Russell Simmons will start a whole line of drugs for obese inner city kids, “Phat Pharma.”

    Sadly, we’ll get more non-physicians using the power of teachers unions and compulsory education forcing kids to be guinea pigs. We’ve seen what happened when idiot public school teaches caused a whole generation of kids, particularly boys, to become dope fiends (oops, “Ritalin patients”) under the rubric of “hyperactivity” and “attention deficit disorder.”

  2. Iluvatar says:

    July 13th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    @ Alex:

    OK, did you stop taking your Liptor or what??? Or Viagra???

    Or better yet, did you stop droping your “acid” (Alpha Lipoic Acid that is!). Dude!

    While I wasn’t going to rail about the Price article (trust me, the control of the music industry in the early 80′s destroyed music – but there are also distortions that occur due to “name” acts as well), this one had me bursting!

    We need not only monitor and advise (& control) what gets done to our overly-antispeptic overly-peppered (dangerously immunized) kids drinking/eating HFCS like they were going out of style (the $1 Million dollar gift, of course, is cirrhosis of the liver in 10 years b/c it is a toxin that works its way thru the system just like alcohol does!), but we need more than that -

    Our elderly care is montrous with so many aged on drugs that thin their blood out so bad they can’t take a God-D**ned sh*t anymore and can’t be out in the sun.

    Trust me on this one hoss; I am gonna die simpler than this & it will be bakin’ in a South Georgia sun during the daytime (after running my 3 miles) and swilling the beer in the evening while eating cheese/olives/nuts – and oh Quiche Lorraine! F*ck it!

    I ain’t gonna live out my old age like my mom – they are killing her…

    This country is killin’ us!

    I guess you already know by now my answer to that (it is the middle finger of one’s right hand extended in total prayer!).

    We all must pick the style of our (impending) death…

    Just do it good! (not a whisper, not a prayer, but a balls-out scream!)

  3. Iluvatar says:

    July 13th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    And oh, btw:

    Try Black Sabbath’s 5th album out “Hole in the Sky”.

    That’s the way to go – or – Yes’s Topographical Oceans “The Revealing Science of God” (that will be mine, @ full blast, so the folks at the corner can hear it!)

    http://www.last.fm/music/Black+Sabbath/_/Hole+in+the+Sky

    or better yet is: “The Thrill of it All”, here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAxXUk4MSv4

    Yes? Can be found here? (trying):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKNeBA2BfWc

    Aha! Found it! (I am a real stinker – hahahahaha!@)

  4. Jeannie Queenie says:

    July 14th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Alex, you are so right on the ticket with your last paragraph about idiot public school teachers. I am reading a book now on the history of the NEA, and it sends chills down my spine. This godforsaken association probably has more to do with the devastation of our culture than anything. As it has always been a loony leftist liberal org, the effects of their twisted thinking is now evidenced in all the screwed up kids who know nothing about the real history of our country, let alone, the Declaration of Independence or Bill of Rights….but boy, do they ever know about condoms, drugs, stealing and all the rest.

    And we can thank the feminists for much of this, as they have had a hugh hand in the NEA, along with getting women out of the home so that the state can screw with a kid’s head and mom is too tired and stessed to ask about Johnnie’s day at school or what books they are reading. The feminists have also had a hand in drugging the boys/ritalin and the rest, for boys having the audacity to be…well, just regular boys which feminists simply consider a sick condition requiring meds….and here in new england one can view these de-balled kids growing into pussy whipped, sorry excuses of manhood by and large.

    About an hour and a half from me is Cape Cod and Provincetown, a gay haven if ever, but with schools and homes right near the coastline. The recent nightmare in Provincetown are schools handing out condoms to kids as young as first grade…can you freaking believe it? Read about it here in this article, ” A school committee in Provincetown, Mass. has adopted a condom policy beginning as early as elementary school”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/06/22/2010-0622_condom_distribution_policy_starting_in_elementary_school_at_provincetown_mass_.html

    If that isn’t bad enough, a new disturbing practice is taking place with teens….’CBS Early Show’: Teen ‘bites’ latest trend, drawing blood like vampires to … true affection of each other by biting and drawing blood. Read about it from the Hartford Enquirer here at this url….

    http://www.examiner.com/x-21681-Celebrity-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m7d7-CBS-Early-Show-Teen-Bites-latest-trend-Drawing-blood-like-vampires-to-show-devotion–VIDEO I read a book by Bill Moyers about 5-6 years ago entitled THE SIBLING SOCIETY. I am amazed that so much of what he predicted is coming to fruition and is just in the early stages….expect a more sordid society than ever in the near future!

    Like I’ve said before, the feminist movement belongs where all good movements should go….right down into that swirling toilet.

  5. liberranter says:

    July 14th, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    idiot public school teachers

    One of the granddaddies of all tautologies!

  6. Iluvatar says:

    July 14th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    @ JQ:

    OK

    That had to be one of your finest ever!

    Bookmark it under Favorites so you can refer to it later.

    Just a short amplification to your 1st paragraph, try this one out (Mish Shedlock), it is called “Jaywalking” by Jay Leno, it is a riot:

    http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2010/07/sunday-funnies-2010-07-11-shared.html

    Please enjoy!

  7. Alex says:

    July 19th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    “idiot public school teachers

    One of the granddaddies of all tautologies!”

    Even though I knew the meaning of the word, when I saw “tautology” in the comment section, for some reason the first thing that came to mind were the voices of a Mel Brooks musical number.

    Student: “Hey, what’s ‘tautology’?”

    Teacher: “It’s what you oughta been taut’, but you weren’t anyway!”

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