“I don’t want their money,” President Donald J. Trump announced at an Atlanta drug addiction event in 2019. “They have got to do what is right.”
Trump’s announcement against Big Pharma brought shockwaves throughout the halls of Congress, the Senate and Deep State Capitol Hill.
He was actually rejecting campaign contributions from the powerful pharmaceutical industry, calling them out for their role in the national opioid addiction epidemic.
Trump’s administration continued with their scrutiny of pharmaceutical companies–despite mainstream media and Democratic counter attacks–as part of his initiative to combat addiction to prescription painkillers.
The week before Trump’s declaration, Federal prosecutors charged opioid distributor Rochester Drug Cooperative and its former chief executive with felonies — the first case of its kind related to the opioid crisis.
“We are holding big pharma accountable,” Trump said.
Dr. Anthony Fauci was visibly upset. He went into high gear with phone calls, emails and personal meetings with Deep State operatives, key Democrats and his China connections.
Within a year the world experienced a pandemic. Unknown to Trump at the time, the tentacles of Big Pharma reached into the highest levels of government, including Vice President Mike Pence and his staff.
Fast forward to today, where there are only three FDA-authorized companies authorized to distribute the extremely controversial experimental COVID vaccines in the United States. That’s not all they have in common. Each has former FDA Commissioners in their higher ranks.
The Freedom First Network were early to report the shameful drug industry habit in America.
Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and the company that founded Moderna, have each rostered a series of former top ranking government officials into key high level positions in their respective organizations.
In plain words, they bought themselves former FDA commissioners.
Among the top ten stocks on by U.S. Congress members are Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, sits on the board of Pfizer.
🔹A frequent Pfizer-sponsored CNBC guest, Gottlieb maintains several thousand shares of Pfizer stock, and his compensated well into the six figures on an annual basis.
🔹Gottlieb earns millions from his continually increasing board appointments to an overabundance of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.
🔹The pandemic profiteer also sits on the boards of Illumina and Tempus Labs, which sell FDA-authorized COVID-19 test kits.
🔹Additionally, Gottlieb sits on the board of Aetion, which has partnered with the FDA on researching COVID-19 policy.
Stephen Hahn actually led the FDA when it authorized Moderna’s COVID shots.
🔹He recently took an executive level position with Flagship Pioneering, the company that launched Moderna.
🔹Flagship holds 20 million shares of Moderna stock, which as of October 16, 2021, is valued at $6.5 Billion.
🔹They earned $1.4 billion through the sale of Moderna stock earlier this year.
Johnson & Johnson
Mark McClellan was the FDA commissioner from 2002-2004 (and served in other high-ranking government posts).
🔹He has maintained a board of directors seat with pharma giant Johnson & Johnson since 2013.
🔹McClellan owns thousands of shares in the company and receives around $300,000 annually.
This practice is common in government, politics, lobbyists, and influential business peddlers country wide–from municipal to federal levels–but the use of public-sector private-sector revolving door system is an addiction of corruption.
Basically, this dishonest practice imposes their will on the American public and creates wealth for executives, shareholders, and politicians in the process.
Whether it be former Dominion employees working for the EAC, former Hedge fund managers working for the SEC, former generals working for the military complex, or former FDA Commissioners working for Big Pharma, the conflicts of interest are alarming.
After the Obama Administration left D.C., the Center for Public Integrity and other investigative organizations discovered that the companies producing drugs like Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin collectively handed more than $900 million over to senators and representatives in every single state, as a means by which to ensure new measures restricting distribution of an access to opioids would not come into force.
Reports indicated this is about 800% more than the amount spent by gun lobbyists.
This practice of movement between the government and big business is dangerous due to the conflicts of interest that arise and should be stopped.
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