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Tamiflu (H1N1 Anti-viral) Revealed as a Complete Hoax

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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From naturalnews.com

Tamiflu anti-viral drug revealed as complete hoax; Roche studies based on scientific fraud

(NaturalNews) When it comes to selling chemicals that claim to treat H1N1 swine flu, the pharmaceutical industry's options are limited to two: Vaccines and anti-virals. The most popular anti-viral, by far, is Tamiflu, a drug that's actually derived from a Traditional Chinese Medicine herb called star anise.

But Tamiflu is no herb. It's a potentially fatal concentration of isolated chemical components that have essentially been bio-pirated from Chinese medicine. And when you isolate and concentrate specific
chemicals in these herbs, you lose the value (and safety) of full-spectrum herbal medicine.

That didn't stop Tamiflu's maker,
Roche, from trying to find a multi-billion-dollar market for its drug. In order to tap into that market, however, Roche needed to drum up some evidence that Tamiflu was both safe and effective.



Roche engages in science fraud
Roche claims there are ten studies providing Tamiflu is both safe and effective. According to the company, Tamiflu has all sorts of benefits, including a 61% reduction in
hospital admissions by people who catch the flu and then get put on Tamiflu.

The problem with these claims is that they aren't true. They were simply invented by Roche.

A groundbreaking article recently published in the British Medical Journal accuses Roche of misleading governments and physicians over the benefits of Tamiflu. Out of the ten studies cited by Roche, it turns out, only two were ever published in science journals. And where is the original data from those two studies? Lost.

The data has disappeared. Files were discarded. The researcher of one study says he never even saw the data. Roche took care of all that, he explains.

So the Cochrane Collaboration, tasked with reviewing the data behind Tamiflu, decided to investigate. After repeated requests to Roche for the original study data, they remained stonewalled. The only complete data set they received was from an unpublished study of 1,447 adults which showed that Tamiflu was no better than
placebo. Data from the studies that claimed Tamiflu was effective was apparently lost forever.

As The Atlantic reports, that's when former
employees of Adis International (essentially a Big Pharma P.R. company) shocked the medical world by announcing they had been hired to ghost-write the studies for Roche.

It gets even better: These researchers were told what to write by Roche!

As one of these ghostwriters told the British Medical Journal:

"The Tamiflu accounts had a list of key messages that you had to get in. It was run by the [Roche] marketing department and you were answerable to them. In the introduction ...I had to say what a big problem
influenza is. I'd also have to come to the conclusion that Tamiflu was the answer."

In other words, the Roche marketing department ran the science and told researchers what conclusions to draw from the
clinical trials. Researchers hired to conduct the science were controlled by the marketing puppeteers. No matter what they found in the science, they had already been directed to reach to conclusion that "Tamiflu was the answer."

Now, I don't know about you, but where I come from, we call this "science fraud." And as numerous
NaturalNews investigations have revealed, this appears to be the status quo in the pharmaceutical industry.

Virtually none of the "science" conducted by drug companies can be trusted at all because it really isn't science in the first place. It's just propaganda being dressed up to look like science.

Sadly, even the
CDC has been fooled by this clinical trial con. As stated by author Shannon Brownlee in The Atlantic:

"...the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appears to be operating in some alternative universe, where valid science no longer matters to public policy. The agency's flu recommendations are in lockstep with Roche's claims that the drug can be life-saving -- despite the FDA's findings and despite the lack of studies to prove such a claim. What's more, neither the CDC nor
the FDA has demanded the types of scientific studies that could definitively determine whether or not the company's claims are true: that Tamiflu reduces the risk of serious complications and saves lives. Nancy Cox, who heads the CDC's flu program, told us earlier this year she opposes a placebo-controlled study (in which one half of patients would be given Tamiflu and the other half would be given placebo), because the drug's benefits are already proven."

Did you catch that last line? The CDC isn't interested in testing Tamiflu because "the drug's benefits are already proven." Except they aren't. But this is how the pharmaceutical industry operates:

Step 1) Fabricate evidence that your drug works.
Step 2) Use that fraudulent evidence to get your drug approved.
Step 3) Use fear to create consumer demand for your drug (and encourage governments to stockpile it).
Step 4) Avoid any actual scientific testing by claiming the drug has already been proven to work (and cite your original fraudulent studies to back you up).

This is the recipe the CDC is following right now with Tamiflu. It's a recipe of scientific stupidity and circular logic, of course, but that seems to be strangely common in the medical community these days.



Even the FDA says Tamiflu doesn't work
The FDA, remarkably, hasn't entirely given in to the Tamiflu hoax. They required Roche to print the following disclaimer on Tamiflu lables -- a disclaimer that openly admits the drug has never been proven to work:

"Tamiflu has not been proven to have a positive impact on the potential consequences (such as hospitalizations, mortality, or economic impact) of seasonal, avian, or pandemic influenza."

Even further, an FDA spokesperson told the British Medical Journal, "The clinical trials... failed to demonstrate any significant difference in rates of hospitalization, complications, or mortality in patients receiving either Tamiflu or placebo."

It's the same message over and over again, like a broken record: Tamiflu doesn't work. And the "science" that says Tamiflu does work was all apparently fabricated from the start.



The Tamiflu stockpiling scandal
Junk science, though, is good enough for the U.S. government. Based on little more than fabricated evidence and Big Pharma propaganda, the U.S. government has spent $1.5 billion stockpiling Tamiflu. This turned out to be a great deal for Roche, but a poor investment for U.S. citizens who ended up spending huge dollars for a medicine that doesn't work.

As is stated in the Atlantic:

"Governments, public
health agencies, and international bodies such as the World Health Organization, have all based their decisions to recommend and stockpile Tamiflu on studies that had seemed independent, but had in fact been funded by the company and were authored almost entirely by Roche employees or paid academic consultants."

Even if Tamiflu did work, there are Tamiflu-resistant strains of
H1N1 are now circulating (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ca...).

The upshot of all this is that governments around the world are flushing billions of dollars down the drain stockpiling a drug that doesn't work -- a drug promoted via propaganda and scientific fraud.

This isn't the first time your government has wasted taxpayer dollars, of course (it seems to be what the U.S. government does best), but this example is especially concerning given that this was all done with the excuse that
natural remedies are useless and only vaccines and Tamiflu can protect you from a viral pandemic.

But as it turns out, vaccines and Tamiflu are useless and only natural
remedies really work. That's why so many informed people around the world have been stocking up on vitamin D, garlic, anti-viral tinctures and superfoods to protect themselves from a potential pandemic that most world governments remain clueless to prevent.

I find it fascinating that the governments of the world are stockpiling medicines that DON'T work, while the natural health people of the world are stockpiling natural remedies that DO work. If a real pandemic ever strikes our world, there's no question who the survivors will be (hint: it won't be the clueless chaps standing in line waiting for their Tamiflu pills...).

Which remedies really do work to boost immune function and protect the body from infectious
disease? I've actually published a special report revealing my top five recommended remedies: http://www.naturalnews.com/Report_A...

In addition to the remedies mentioned in that report, I also recommend high-dose vitamin D as well as the Viral Defense product from http://www.PlantCures.com

I have no financial ties to any of the companies whose products are recommended here, by the way. Unlike the pharmaceutical industry, I don't operate purely for profit. My job is to get valuable information out to the People -- information that can help save lives and reduce suffering. This is the job the FDA and CDC should be doing but have long since abandoned in their betrayal of the American people.

by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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Kizbee
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:52 PM

BUMP

i.heart.rachel
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:53 PM

Heh.

24 year old, God loving, non-vaxing, business owning (Nellie Bug's Tutus) momma to Jenelle, Gracelynn, and Sapphire. Girlfriend to Rachel (not wife, because apparently some people are AGAINST two loving, consenting adults marrying).

Trisha-Faye
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:55 PM

I will continue to use the hoax for myself and my son.  I have had the flu with tamiflu and without...my son as well.  give me the flu with tamiflu any day!

 

I am always amazed at how the Bible, that portrays my Lord embracing the outcasts, touching the lepers, welcoming the Samaritans, not judging the woman taken in the act of adultery, and inviting 'all of ye,' not 'some of ye,' to 'come unto me,' can, in the hands of a few distorted people be turned into a book of hatred, violence and judgment."  J.S. Spong

Liberal Catholic, pro-choice, anti-bigotry, refusing to stand silent and complicit, 30 yrs married, mom of 4, grandma of 2(and one to be).
Swtmama62205
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:57 PM
orcadarwin
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Whatever.  Tamiflu worked for us and that's all that matters to me.

HunternChase
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:57 PM

My 4 year old son had H1N1 and had tamiflu and I would do it all over again if need be...

Thelmama
by Ruby Member on Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:00 PM

This is not what I need to read right now.  My son had flu last week with complications of puemonia due to asthma.  He was put on tamiflu and the insurance company would not pay for it because of the base product in it.  It was 75 dollars.  Fast forward to today....my 3 year old is very ill and was diagnosed with flu today...it was 35 dollars because her weight and size called for a different base. So seriously......I have had sickness in my house since Saturday a week ago.  I do not want anyone to say I just threw away $110 when my desperately sick children need something!  I trust my dr.  He is an excellent dr and does not prescribe meds unnecessarily.  My son did get better.  He was on tamiflu for the flu and antibiotics for the pnuemonia and I know antibiotics did not help his flu.  But he was well enough to be back in school today.  If it is a placebo then let me live in placebo land and at least feel like I am doing something for my very sick baby.   I trust my dr not a news flash.  No disrepect meant to OP..but I am doing the best I can to help my baby and if my dr who is knowledgeable and caring and concerned that my dd doesn't develop further complications then I will give it to her.  I hope I am not coming off as bashing cause I dont' mean it that way.  But I have only had a couple of hours of sleep in over 24 hours because my child is so ill. 

Thelmama
by Ruby Member on Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:03 PM

oh and if you saw how sick my baby is, you'd do ANYTHING to make her feel better.  She isn't playing, burning with fever and moaning and yeah I could cry she is so miserable. 

orcadarwin
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM

My son was that way too.  He was sweating his fever was so high, but yet he was freezing.  The tamiflu helped him in a couple of days. 

I hope she feels better soon.  You do what you feel you need to do for her.  Give her the Tamiflu, it will help. 

Quoting Thelmama:

oh and if you saw how sick my baby is, you'd do ANYTHING to make her feel better.  She isn't playing, burning with fever and moaning and yeah I could cry she is so miserable. 


shajdinyak
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM
Interesting......
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