Big Pharma owns many politicians. I know it, you know it, we all know it. They don't even try to keep it a secret anymore.
For instance, the push for mandatory vaccination is just one way they are looking to control the people, by way of our elected officials. Once the officials make it a law, then people must be injected with whatever the pharmaceutical companies come up with and we can't even fight it.
I don't know about you but that's not the kind of world I want to live in!
Dr. Raeford Brown a pediatric anesthesia specialist at the UK Kentucky Children's Hospital and chair of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Committee on Analgesics and Anesthetics, sounded the alarm on pharma owning Congress.
Although there were politicians speaking out against big pharma, Brown said nothing will come out "because Congress is owned by pharma."
“The pharmaceutical industry pours millions of dollars into the legislative branch every single year,” he said, “In 2016, they put $100 million into the elections. That’s a ton of money.”
OpenSecrets, a website operated by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, tracks money in U.S. politics. It ranked the top 20 members of the House and the Senate that have received the most campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical and health products industry during the 2017-2018 election cycle.
The website defines the industry as including “not only drug manufacturers but also dealers of medical products and nutritional and dietary supplements.”
During the ‘17-’18 election cycle, Kevin McCarthy, now the House minority leader after midterms, received the second-highest amount of funds in Congress. The California-based politician received a total of $380,350 in campaign contributions, with a large sum coming from pharma companies such as Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Pfizer (PFE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Eli Lilly (LLY), Amgen (AMGN), and Merck (MRK).
“I’m really much more concerned because Congress is supposed to have oversight for the FDA,” Brown added, “If the FDA isn’t going to hold pharma accountable, and Congress is getting paid to not hold pharma accountable, then it really doesn’t matter who the president is because it’s really about Congress.”
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