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Would you swallow a data-tracking big pharma smart pill?

THEY’VE GOT $1 TRILLION IN ANNUAL PROFITS TO PROTECT!

Christina Sarich, naturalsociety.com
March 26, 2016


[A critical companion to this excellent article is Big Pharma Exposed. This industry is now waging a war against humanity to achieve profit, control and population reduction. Please print out and share Big Pharma Exposed. We have to discredit this dangerous industry as soon as possible.               ACS Editor]


Big Pharma is spending like never before to make sure patients take their drugs. Investors recently committed $172 million for “smart pills” being developed jointly by Proteus Digital Health and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. After a pill is swallowed, a microscopic device within the pill relays ‘health data’ to a patch worn by the patient, then to a smartphone, and then (if the patient wishes) to doctors and/or pharmaceutical companies.

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Likewise, an inhaler for patients with lung diseases to record the date and time of every use is being developed by mobile chip giant Qualcomm with heavy investment from Novartis, which runs research and development in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Drug makers lose billions annually when patients don’t fill, refill, or take their prescriptions. So, besides developing smart pills and smart inhalers that tell whether meds have or haven’t been taken, Big Pharma is also finding other ways to ‘nag’ patients into taking every pill their doctors prescribe.

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The Global 1%

EXPOSING THE TRANSNATIONAL RULING CLASS

August 14, 2012
by Prof. Peter Phillips and Kimberly Soeiro, Global Research

This study asks: Who are the the world’s One percent power elite?

And to what extent do they operate in unison for their own private gains over benefits for the 99 percent?

We examine a sample of the 1 percent: the extractor sector, whose companies are on the ground extracting material from the global commons, and using low-cost labor to amass wealth. These companies include oil, gas, and various mineral extraction organizations, whereby the value of the material removed far exceeds the actual cost of removal.We also examine the investment sector of the global 1 percent: companies whose primary activity is the amassing and reinvesting of capital. This sector includes global central banks, major investment money management firms, and other companies whose primary efforts are the concentration and expansion of money, such as insurance companies.

Finally, we analyze how global networks of centralized power—the elite 1 percent, their companies, and various governments in their service—plan, manipulate, and enforce policies that benefit their continued concentration of wealth and power. We demonstrate how the US/NATO military-industrial-media empire operates in service to the transnational corporate class for the protection of international capital in the world.

The Occupy Movement has developed a mantra that addresses the great inequality of wealth and power between the world’s wealthiest 1 percent and the rest of us, the other 99 percent. While the 99 percent mantra undoubtedly serves as a motivational tool for open involvement, there is little understanding as to who comprises the 1 percent and how they maintain power in the world. Though a good deal of academic research has dealt with the power elite in the United States, only in the past decade and half has research on the transnational corporate class begun to emerge.[i]

Foremost among the early works on the idea of an interconnected 1 percent within global capitalism was Leslie Sklair’s 2001 book, The Transnational Capitalist Class.[ii] Sklair believed that globalization was moving transnational corporations (TNC) into broader international roles, whereby corporations’ states of orgin became less important than international argreements developed through the World Trade Organization and other international institutions. Emerging from these multinational corporations was a transnational capitalist class, whose loyalities and interests, while still rooted in their corporations, was increasingly international in scope. Sklair writes:

The transnational capitalist class can be analytically divided into four main fractions: (i) owners and controllers of TNCs and their local affiliates; (ii) globalizing bureaucrats and politicians; (iii) globalizing professionals; (iv) consumerist elites (merchants and media). . . . It is also important to note, of course, that the TCC [transnational corporate class] and each of its fractions are not always entirely united on every issue. Nevertheless, together, leading personnel in these groups constitute a global power elite, dominant class or inner circle in the sense that these terms have been used to characterize the dominant class structures of specific countries.[iii]

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John Pilger explains brilliantly how the multi-nationals and their “greed is good” philosophy is devastating the majority of the people who call Earth their home:

Confessions of a Rx Drug Pusher

Former Drug Rep, Gwen Olsen, tells the truth about Big Pharma

  • Big Pharma is not in the business of curing people.
  • Many of the drugs they have developed are addictive.
  • Cholesterol drugs don’t work and may cause other conditions as a side effect.
  • Antidepressants are no more effective than sugar pills.
  • Exercise is twice as effective as antidepressants in treating depression.
  • Drug studies are not reliable.
  • The distinction between disease, disorder, and syndrome is critically important.

We need to educate ourselves, as most of our physicians are in the business of pushing drugs. Making people well, is not profitable for Medicine, INC.

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