It’s little wonder pharmaceutical giant Pfizer was the first to be granted permission to proceed with manufacturing experimental COVID vaccines for use in America. After all, they donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and spent a portion of its $23.1 million in lobbying expenses from 2009 alone on issues at the Obama State Department.
Pfizer was also a top sponsor of the U.S. pavilion at the 2010 World’s Fair in Shanghai. The expo was an early Clinton priority for political reasons, and the former secretary of state tapped her vast donor network to foot the entire $60 million bill during her first year in office.
Perhaps it is too late for those who follow what mainstream mockingbird media tells them to do, but many people who did the research on Pfizer opted out of being the research for the experimental “vaccines.”
“I’ve seen people spend more time researching products on Amazon or eBay than they did deciding on taking these shots,” one nurse told me.
- Pfizer received the biggest fine in U.S. history as part of a $2.3 Billion plea deal with federal prosecutors for mis-promoting medicines (Bextra, Celebrex) and paying kickbacks to compliant doctors. Pfizer pleaded guilty to mis-branding the painkiller Bextra by promoting the drug for uses for which it was not approved.
- In the 1990s, Pfizer was involved in defective heart valves that led to the deaths of more than 100 people. Pfizer had deliberately misled regulators about the hazards. The company agreed to pay $10.75 Million to settle justice department charges for misleading regulators.
- Pfizer paid more than $60 Million to settle a lawsuit over Rezulin, a diabetes medication that caused patients to die from acute liver failure.
- In the UK, Pfizer has been fined nearly €90 Million for overcharging the NHS, the National Health Service. Pfizer charged the taxpayer an additional €48 Million per year for what should have cost €2 million per year.
- Pfizer agreed to pay $430 Million in 2004 to settle criminal charges that it had bribed doctors to prescribe its epilepsy drug Neurontin for indications for which it was not approved.
- In 2011, a jury found Pfizer committed racketeering fraud in its marketing of the drug Neurontin. Pfizer agreed to pay $142.1 Million to settle the charges.
More Massive Bribery
- Pfizer disclosed that it had paid nearly 4,500 doctors and other medical professionals some $20 Million for speaking on Pfizer’s behalf.
…And More Bribes
- In 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had reached a $45 Million settlement with Pfizer to resolve charges that its subsidiaries had bribed overseas doctors and other healthcare professionals to increase foreign sales.
Human Guinea Pigs
- Pfizer was sued in a U.S. federal court for using Nigerian children as human guinea pigs, without the childrens’ parents’ consent. Pfizer paid $75 Million to settle in Nigerian court for using an experimental antibiotic, Trovan, on the children. The company paid an additional undisclosed amount in the U.S. to settle charges here. Pfizer had violated international law, including the Nuremberg Convention established after WWII, due to Nazi experiments on unwilling prisoners.
Failure to Keep Promises
- Amid widespread criticism of gouging poor countries for drugs, Pfizer pledged to give $50 million for an AIDS drug to South Africa. Later, however, Pfizer failed to honor that promise.