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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Doctors query ability of Tamiflu to stop severe illness

Those who read this blog on a regular basis will already know my views on Swine Flu and Tamiflu, for it is to me just one vast conspiracy by the American and UK governments to use these retro viral drugs to control the populace and make a considerable amount of money in the process. Here's the latest news.

"Roche, the manufacturer of Tamiflu, has made it impossible for scientists to assess how well the anti-flu drug stockpiled around the globe works by withholding the evidence the company has gained from trials, doctors alleged today ."

It was always my feeeling that Tamiflu for all its apparent merits could no more than possibly shorten the disease for maybe a day or so but that the side effects were often disastrous sometimes even ending up in fatalities. However, the news out now is that company that makes the drugs, Roche (which has a lot of prominent US politicians as its directors including Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld) is not cooperating with other scientists

"The investigators say impossible to know whether it prevents severe disease because the published data is insufficient. Roche has failed to make some of the studies carried out on the drug publicly available, the scientists say."

This for me is simply the company not wanting to give too much information away about what's actually in the drugs - a form of political and pharmaceutical protectionism!


Hasan Shikoh said...

Where's the proof / evidence that Roche is actually preventing scientific investigation. I want the telephone calls and transcripts, and the memos / letters in which they have written that they won't allow investigations to take place; or the documents which prove that they have "failed to make some of the studies carried out on the drug publicly available." Please do not quote any "reliable" reporters.

Urban Crazy Man said...

I want to play piano like Stravinsky, football like Beckham, and chess like Gary Kasparov, but hey, we can't have it all I guess.

No seriously, not sure what your point is exactly. Are you saying you don't believe the report or maybe the reporter?

And since when Hasan did you start defending the actions of drug companies?

Am I missing something here?