New reports show that the Bayer Healthcare Corporation paid several million dollars spread out across thousands of doctors to push their incredibly dangerous birth control called Essure. This is a very common practice with Big Pharma, and it leaves patients without an informed choice about what medications and medical devices that they put in their bodies. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
For more information on the Essure lawsuits, visit https://www.levinlaw.com/essure-lawsuit-assistance-chronic-pain-tube-puncturing
Link – https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/27/health/essure-bayer-doctor-payments-eprise/index.html?no-st=1532884597
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According to a bombshell new report on CNN, doctors across the country have been paid by big pharma to prescribe you dangerous medications. Specifically, this CNN expose looked at the Bayer Healthcare Corporation, and their conduct regarding their permanent birth control method called Essure.
Now, what this is, it is a small metal device that is implanted into a woman's fallopian tubes, and it's supposed to stay there forever, and prevent her from ever getting pregnant. In reality, what's happening is that little metal device is breaking apart, sending little shards of metal all through women's bodies. According to some of the people interviewed for this CNN piece, it resulted in them having hysterectomies, removing the uterus and fallopian tubes, because they were all embedded with that metal, and to remove the organs was the only way to actually get the medical device out of their body. Bayer announced last week they were taking this thing off the market, but that still doesn't excuse their behavior, and the behavior of the doctors who prescribed it because they were on the dole from Bayer Healthcare Corporation.
Here's what this investigation found. Between 2013 and 2017, Bayer paid $11,850, a combined two and a half million dollars, all related to that Essure permanent birth control device. Two and a half million dollars, spread out between almost 12,000 doctors. So, yeah, some doctors got a little less, maybe a few hundred dollars, maybe a few thousand. A couple of them, though, made close to 200,000. There's this one doctor, Dr. Cindy Basinski, who got $168,000.68 from Bayer, all to promote this device that they knew was faulty. They knew it was destroying the lives of women, and yet these doctors did it anyway.
According to some of the women who were interviewed in this piece, their doctors actually were very pushy about forcing them to get this device. They say they were very aggressive with it. They did not want the women to know that there were other options, other possibilities. They were being paid by Bayer, and damn it, they were going to push those Bayer devices.
This is not unique to Bayer and Essure. This happens every day with medications across the board. Big pharma ... And there is a phenomenal expose on ProPublica Dollars for Docs. It started several years ago, where they document all of the money that doctors take from health care organizations. You can actually go on there and look up your own doctor. But these doctors are more likely to prescribe a medication if they have been paid by that health care company. It's simple cause and effect.
Just like in political campaigns, the candidate who spends the most money typically wins, the same is true with medicine. Whichever pharma company pays the doctor the most money, they're going to be the ones that win that prescription, regardless of whether or not the drug they're given, the device they're given, is going to kill or maim or disfigure that consumer. It happens every day.
The worst part about all of this is, it is 100% legal. It may be unethical, but nobody's getting in trouble for this. They can't have their medical license revoked. This is something that happens daily. Big pharma's a part of it. Too many ... well, apparently thousands upon thousands of doctors in this country are a part of it, and patients never know.
Watch "The Bleeding Edge" on Netflix for a lot more information on this subject. I watched it yesterday and it was disturbing. Pharmaceuticals and medical devices are being use on people untested and the FDA and AMA are doing nothing about it. It's all about for prophet medical, not about health.
This is not at all a conflict of interest and does not at all violate the professional ethics of the hippocratic oath. The big pharma companies are not at all as evil as the Latin American drug cartels. There is nothing immoral, illegal, or corrupt about any of this. Big pharma is WONDERFUL.
I had the essure 8 yrs ago after my son and had no bad side effects other then I had to use condoms for an extra three months because it didn’t totally seal. I was the 3 percent of women that it takes 6 months instead of 3.
Here in Germany they made it law when you get a prescription from your doctor and go to the Pharmacist they have to give you cheapest no-name brand of this medication. The medication's are exactly the same but they have different name.. It save's Billion's every year and the only one's who suffer are big pharma. Isn't that just wonderful...I like it...
In some cases, first-time street drug sellers are in jail for life. I'm *not* saying that pushers of illegal drugs shouldn't be punished (though rehabilitation to become a useful member of society would be more appropriate...), but surely those who should know better (reps & docs) and who are pushing dangerous/incredibly expensive (when cheaper versions are around)/inappropriate drugs to those who are in need but are not trained to know what dangers lie ahead, should be jailed for equally long (or longer) sentences? If selling these drugs is not illegal, push for it to become so.
American voters have the best hand available for decades. There is no guarantee that any candidate will get in this time around (or if there are, they are small in number), so write to them, picket their meetings, *tell* them you're fed up of having laws effectively made by lobbyists. Start *now* and don't let up, not even when they're on vacation. Tell them "You want the seat? You do as *we* say! Not as the big companies or extremist churches say!"
If you don't think that those churches have that sort of influence, look it up. Billy Graham's son is standing up for Trump et al, _ordering_ people to stop picking on them (poor babies 🍼👶). Young earth creatards are yet again trying to get "intelligent design" taught as "an alternative to science" - *in the science classroom* - their slogan being "teach the controversy". The only controversy is that they have the ear of this administration (and past Republican ones. Not saying the Dems are innocent in this area but their numbers across the nation are statistically insignificant).
Gather together to fight. It doesn't matter what your political leanings are, surely you want an administration which won't lie to you every time one of them opens their mouth? I'm *not* encouraging violence, but they need to be made to understand just what passion for the truth is. Good luck!
With big PHARMA, it's all about calculated risk; the amount of profit they make from selling these drugs and devices far surpasses the amount the'll pay in fines and settlements, so it's worth it to them. Life and limb be damned, it's all about money. Whether politics or healthcare, money is the great corruptor, and the citizens are the ones who suffer...
This is nothing new. I previously worked in Ob/Gyne Practice. Three Doctors saw patients with just a half hour talk from Pharmaceutical Reps. Referencing new medications. This was done in doctors private office over a large and expensive lunch. New birth control methods using devices that made me cringe. Passed out samples of new birth control pills and Xanax etc. like candy.
These doctors are still practicing. I was told during my Law in Ethics course for my Engineering degree that my career could be destroyed if structure which design I approved collapses. These doctors should be held to the same standard which is that if a patient gets sick on some form of medication they prescribed for example, If they new the side effects or failed to warn the patient about unknown side effects, they should not be allowed to call themselves or accept being called doctors.
Just like with government, we need to get the corrosive corruption that is corporate cash out of the medical industry. These doctors don't care whether we live or die, just as long as they get that money money money.
Implanting a time bomb in a woman's body to make her get a more expensive surgery to correct what they knew would cause complications. They could have done the hysterectomy to begin with, but wait! Let's make as much money off of women who don't want to get pregnant as absolutely possible by doing as much harm as possible as this birth control device breaks down sending schrapnel to every reproductive organ possible. Wow! Hypocratic Oath thrown out the window.
People are in danger because leadership in the US is dysfunctional. Whips and Leaders are the true crux of our corruption. They were created during the height of Government corruption in 1899 and 1900. They were NOT implemented by the framers of the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. Congress is manipulated by Whips and Leaders to broker the bills in a profiteering manner to 501c's, corporations and other countries. The myth is Congress is a weak victim overpowered by the large money lobbyist. But the truth, Congress is the tyranny understanding they have a monopoly selling bills and are aggressive at it. You want a bill passed you have to come through them. There is no defensible argument, Congress betrayed their Fiduciary duty. Whips and Leaders should have been eliminated with Antitrust in the early 1900's. Whips and Leaders front run our republic. This isn't a Democracy, it's not a Republic, it's a coup d'état and the Whips and Leaders are the party of guilt. This should be made into a documentary.
I have Essure, I didn't feel like my doctor pushed it particularly hard and I've had it ten years That's not to say I on't have problems with it, I'm glad that at least now I know there can be problems with the device. I will also add that Essure was the recommended birth control method if a woman was going to need a Hydrothermal Ablation, which I also needed to have done a year after I had the device implanted. The patient information forms for that procedure stated that you could not have it done unless you had had a tubal ligation and the method for tubal ligation that was preferred was Essure because of it's effectiveness rating.
Please make bribery illegal again! It is an ancient well known problem.
Allowing these drug dealers to influence medical schools is another sham.
The ONLY thing I hate more than government regulations is greedy pricks who NEED TO BE STOPPED from screwing people!
Every time you hear crap about letting an industry regulate itself, you are being brainwashed by schills!
How is this any differnt than a street level dealer who has nothing better to live for than getting easily susceptible victims to string out? If you are someone who is defending big pharm; then, please, explain HOW this is any better than what any common crack, meth, or heroin dealer does to exploit and profit their victims??
No shit Sherlock, I've had such problems with the side effects and when I inquire about them I got that will pass or that's your only option or trust me give it time you will start feeling better and those side effects will be a little more than an annoyance. I've taken myself off certain medications against my doctors advice. I'm still here, I'm not any better however I'm not any worse either. So I wait, I research :thank God for internet. This way I can make informed questions and when I get their answers I can better understand what they are telling me. We as a person have to take our health care back. Doctors can only recommend. Unless it's a life or death situation do your homework. Take time and ponder over what your doctor just said. Otherwise you get what comes with what you took which may not always be the best way go for you. Ponder over this.
No matter How many people die from opiods none of those big pharmaceutical CEOS is going to jail. Big pharmaceutical companies donate big money to republicans and democrats for their campaigns. People needs to start taking self blame to. They go before Congress and pay a fine that's it. Nobody is going to jail .
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This is why I am so glad that I refused to get the Nuvaring. My doctors were trying to push it on me after I had my first child. I said "no way! I don't trust a piece of plastic staying up inside me for a month. That's gross. I just want the same old fashioned pill they came out with in the 70-90s, thanks very much!"
Any doctor that's ever tried to put me on a new type of medication instead of the old tried and true meds seems suspect to me.
I hardly trust doctors anymore than I trust WebMD. Half of them are just young preppy kids using the professional version of WebMD anyway! (I live near UVA).
When are Americans gonna realize DRs/Hospitals/Pharma/Health Care is a HUGE business! There are no ETHICS in business! 90% of what DR's and Pharma is TOTAL BS! 90% of Americans 50 on older are on atleast 2 pills! Man what a sick diseased and trained monkey culture!
This , my friends , is why I left nursing after only 2 years. I spent $20,000 for education that, while excellent, could not ethically be used in today's healthcare market. I went back to veterinary nursing where corporate influence used to be less prevelant. I believe EVERYONE should learn anatomy & physiology in school. We could then be more informed healthcare consumers. I home taught it to my daughter & am teaching my grandson too. Kids want to learn & it's not rocket science! Corporate control of our govt is toxic to living beings, vote progressives who DON'T take corporate money!
Good job. I am teaching myself about the body and trying to see what is causing me pain. I narrowed it down to hormone imbalance as a woman. I had my dr try to have me take gabapentin for neuropathy pain in my legs and I am not diabetic so the use of the drug would have been off label. The drugs manufacturer has pain millions for pushing this drug that it can do so much more than what is was original made for and that is to help with epilepsy seizures. The doctor know i struggle anxiety from time to time and tried to use that as a way for me to take the drug cause she said that it is some time used to treat anxiety. Doctors hate that patients are learning so much online that they always say you can trust what you learn online yet 80% of the time that exactly were the doctors get there information. I told her I pay to get my information from uptodate.com just like so many other doctors do. LOL the look on her face was priceless when I said I would not mask my pain with drug she wants to use off label. Its sad but its reality we need to start questing the hell out of the authority figures we were taught at children that we could trust not to harm us that is now in the past.
They won't tell you that cannabis oil can recover people who were sent home to hospice for stage IV cancers. Dr. David Allen on Dr. Christina Sanchez, how cannabis kills cancer. https://youtu.be/XfZt36YOs1c
Perhaps the purchaser of doctors services should ask right up front what are the problems associated with the drug or device the doctor is trying to sell them.
You should take more care purchasing medical services than you do buying a car. Most do not trust the car salesman to be up front. You have a right to put the doctor on the spot and require he or she answer your questions about the proposed treatment. And you have a right to decide if you trust the doctor and his plans.
That's what happens when corporations like Bayer, Monsanto and others are allowed to push their interests as if they were people... Must take money out of politics and promote better not less consumer protections.. Doctors given or accepting money to push certain products are classified as Kick-backs.. if Real estate agents aren't allowed to take kickbacks, they should not either..
Big pharma's control of life saving substances is immoral. One good example is insulin. It's necessary for those of us with type 1 diabetes to survive, yet the prices have skyrocketed over the years. One vial should not cost over $300, if you have no insurance and don't qualify for one of the discount cards. I had to switch from one insulin to a completely different one when I changed insurance companies, because of how the companies negotiate with big pharma. That insulin requires I inject considerably more to get the same results, netting the company who produces the insulin to make more money.
from Clark thank you for serving our country!!! You deserve better treatment than what you’re getting. Hearing that clown say we can’t afford to care for our veterans is sickening. I didn’t vote for any of these losers who are trying to destroy the US from within. They know their time is up in November 👍
Beauty And The Dia-Betes ....im a Veteran and within 10 months of this for profit fake POTUS taking over, my cost of medicines almost doubled!!! This is from Donny bone spurs who bought his way out of serving his country and we who did, get this treatment! Vote this crooked LYING administration OUT! America deserves better!
Beauty And The Dia-Betes. That is disgusting. Read my comment above, it is not like that is other countries. America doesn´t care about its citizens.
All the best wishes to you and I hope you feel well despite of the horrible health care system in your country. America = money.
Who can you trust in America? Not politicians, not corporations and not even doctors. America is a corrupt, indecent, destructive country, everything is about money. This mistreat of the people is what is the case in fascist and communist countries. This will end very badly for the people. Glad I don´t live there.
dat bol Tell me, have you ever even left the country to see what it's like somewhere else?
You seem to be projecting. Given the chance, you would be "evil" so it must be true for everyone else.
What you are missing is the fact that, if you take the money away, there is no profit in being corrupt.
dat bol. What do you know about that? It is not the case in my country, Sweden. We have politicians who don´t lie, they take care of the citizens and there are a lot of laws preventing corruption and description of wrong and too much medicine. And that is also the case in other more democratic countries than America. You are a real misanthrope and very ignorant about other countries.
Haunted By The Truth The world is a business. And I cite a scene from a movie from 1976 titled The Network. "You get up on your 21 inch screen and howl about America and Democracy there is no America, there is no democracy. We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies. The World is a college of corporations inexorably by the immutable of business. The world is a business, and I have chosen you to preach this evangel".
Yep. Blame Big Pharma. They lied to us ALL to profit. They ALL, including these doctors should be jailed and put out of business period. Best to go ALL Natural with Naturopathic Doctors instead of these MDs that do more harm than good.
Who places metals inside bodies like that? 😂 There are over 10 types of birth control for women. You shouldn't be working on permenant solutions like that. It's as bad as tying a knot in the fallopian tubes.
I just want to understand the opposition. What makes them believe and think the way they do. Behind all that Ad hominen is someone with a brain and emotions, even if I cannot fathom their logic. We are a product of our enviroment, the information we consume shapes our opinion. At what point does someone like him or her become a conservative or adopt radical right wing ideas, I speculate values of their parents had an influence I am sure.
I am just curious . . . to fight the opposition you have to understand them and listen to them, you dont have to agree with them of course. Fighting fire with fire by yelling Ad hominen at each other is senseless approach, makes one no better than the opposing side . . .
Jonder Mahal. Wrong! Obama wanted everyone to have an affordable health care insurance. His intention was to make his first decision on this issue better, but, guess what, he was blocked by the greedy, not pro life evil republicans who had the congress majority during Obama´s last years. Educate yourself and fill your lack of knowledge with facts!
Both profit financially from the misery of their fellow man. Both are long since consumed by greed. Both have to lie, cheat, or otherwise manipulate the legal system, to keep the authorities from busting apart their respective rackets. Both are sociopathic predators , devoid of any empathy or compassion for anyone or anything that happens to not be directly intrinsic to their survival/existence.
Yeah, the terms big phama and drug dealer are almost perfectly interchangeable, in our country.
I'm not surprised to see Obama personally blamed. But it's not factual, he's a corporate democrat, so his administration supported businesses rape and pillage of America, just all all presidents since Reagan.
It’s always easy for you trump turds to push blame on others. Your no different from trumps foreign Russian agent ass. Get That BS out of here. Obama doesn’t have a relationship with Putin’s evil ass. Fat fuck trump does💁🏼 I hope your going to enjoy watching trump and his wack ass administration go to jail one by one🤣😂😆 🖕🏼Trump and EVERYONE supporting his traitor ass!!!
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