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Pharma’s Deception: ‘Safe and Effective’ – Then and Now

Digging into the history of an infamous pharmaceutical scandal. It was said to be safe & effective. Sound familiar? 

Dr Sam Bailey reveals the inside story on one of the biggest pharmaceutical scandals in history, the children of Thalidomide, and tells us how many of these same corporations are poised to repeat the same crimes again – unless vigilant citizens demand transparency and accountability from pharmaceutical firms and the government regulators who are meant to police them. History doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes. Watch: 

References:
1. Thalidomide:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thalido…
2. Chemie Grünenthal:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gr%C3%B…
3. “From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi Legacy” – AHRP January 10, 2014:
https://ahrp.org/from-the-holocaust-t… 4. Martin Staemmler: https://cau.gelehrtenverzeichnis.de/p…
5. Thalidomide’s Secret Past: The Link with Nazi Germany:
https://www.oncozine.com/thalidomides…
6. Thalidomide Brands:
https://web.archive.org/web/201403030…
7. Drug discovery : a history – Sneader, 2005:
https://archive.org/details/drugdisco…
8. The last German war secret – Herald Sun, June 27, 2011:
https://web.archive.org/web/201204150…
9. “GDR citizens slept without thalidomide”:
https://www.nd-aktuell.de/artikel/120…
10. Canadian Thalidomide Experience – 1963 Special Report:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
11. Dark Remedy – Stephens & Brynner, 2001:
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056…
12. Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime – Dr Peter Gøtzsche:
https://www.amazon.com.au/Deadly-Medi…
13. Summary of Cochrane’s show trial and illegal expulsion of Peter C Gøtzsche:
https://www.deadlymedicines.dk/
14. HPV vaccination to prevent cancer and pre-cancerous changes of the cervix – Cochrane 2018: https://www.cochrane.org/CD009069/GYN…
15. The Cochrane HPV vaccine review was incomplete and ignored important evidence of bias –
https://ebm.bmj.com/content/ebmed/23/…
16. Virus Mania – 3rd English edition, see above for details.
17. Daily Mail – 1 September 2012:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…
19. A Detailed History and Timeline by Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds OBE:
https://www.rms-consultancy.co.uk/per…
20. GSK Hid Morning Sickness Drug’s Birth Defect Risks: Suit:
https://www.law360.com/articles/28057…
21. From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi Legacy – Dr Judy Stone:
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/…

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