Posted on September 28, 2009 by coto2admin
Merck had ‘hit list’ of doctors they sought to ‘neutralize,’ court
By Mike Adams
Previously secret documents that surfaced at a Vioxx court case in April of this
year reveal pharmaceutical giant Merck maintained a “hit list” of doctors to be
“neutralized” for speaking out against Vioxx. Although this story was reported
on NaturalNews and other sites in April, Merck’s involvement in the recent round
of swine flu vaccines raises new questions regarding Merck’s behavior towards
its critics (see below).
As was reported in The Australian, documents that have surfaced in the
Federal Court in Melbourne expose the criminal intent of
Merck staffers who admitted
they intended to “stop funding to institutions” and “interfere with academic
appointments.” (These actions are highly illegal, by the way.)
According to on-the-record testimony in this Australian trial, one Merck
employee said, in referring to the
doctors on the hit list,
“We may need to seek them out and destroy them where they live…”
That sounds a lot like a mob boss ordering a hit on a competing street thug,
At least eight clinical investigators were threatened or intimidated by Merck,
the court heard in testimony. This is congruent with the many reports of
academic intimidation by Merck that have already been published on
NaturalNews.com and other news outlets. The picture of Merck that emerges from
these revelations is a company run by thugs who deal with dissent by seeking to
destroy the lives and careers
of academics who dare to tell the truth about Merck’s dangerous
A culture of criminality
Merck is a company steeped in a culture of criminality. Among its numerous
questionable actions, Merck intentionally hid the liver-damaging effects of its
cholesterol drug (
http://www.naturalnews.com/024072_Z…), it intentionally withheld the release
of clinical trial data that showed the failures of another cholesterol drug (
http://www.naturalnews.com/023889_V…), it has dumped vaccine waste and
into the water supply (
http://www.naturalnews.com/023124_w…), it set up offshore banking accounts
to avoid billions of dollars in U.S. taxes (
http://www.naturalnews.com/021645_M…), and it was caught in a massive scheme
of scientific fraud when it was revealed that the company used in-house writers
to secretly author “independent” studies that were published in peer-reviewed
medical journals (
And that’s just the beginning of the real story on Merck. Read more astonishing
news stories about this company here:
There’s little question that Merck operates from a criminal mentality, resorting
to tactics of deception and intimidation to accomplish what it could not achieve
through honest means: An increase in sales of its pharmaceutical products.
So what does this have to do with the
swine flu vaccine?
Simply this: Almost no one in the industry of
has spoken out against the
swine flu vaccines.
Are they being intimidated into silence by Merck and other vaccine makers?
Intimidating the scientists
Many who speak out against Merck products quickly find their credibility
assaulted. If they are in an academic institution, they quickly find their
research support drying up, and some end up blackballed by the
industry. What Merck has made perfectly clear over the last several years is
that speaking out against Merck’s products is academic
So how are honest scientists or doctors supposed to be able to raise concerns
about the swine flu
vaccines being manufactured by Merck and other companies? From watching the
news, they already know that publicly questioning the safety of this vaccine
could cost them their careers.
Tarred & feathered
Is this what modern “science” (if you can call it that) has come to? A band of
intimidated, frightened scientists too scared to raise their voices and question
the safety of pharmaceutical products? And if so, how can anyone call this
“scientific medicine” in
the first place? It’s more like gunpoint medicine, where you say what
you’re supposed to say because the big corporate players are holding a
(metaphorical) gun to your head.
In terms of the swine flu
vaccine itself, Big Pharma is already pumping the
full of “preemptive defense” stories, claiming that whatever
side effects occur
from the vaccines would have occurred anyway and the
vaccines aren’t to blame.
Note that this story is being fronted before the vaccine is even in
widespread use! They are, in essence, already predicting a wave of nasty side
effects and trying to brainwash the American public into dismissing such
concerns as mere coincidence.
This is the astonishing, contradictory mindset of
Big Pharma: When any
harm comes to a patient taking their drugs, that’s just coincidence. But if any
help comes their way and they see a
health improvement, that’s
always due to the drugs alone, they claim. It is precisely this sort of
selective, unscientific thinking that has caused the utter destruction of
credibility for the pharmaceutical industry (and of those who push drugs and
vaccines). Science has been outright abandoned, replaced with slick marketing,
financial arm-twisting and blatant intimidation of anyone who steps outside the
The truth isn’t afraid of honest questions
Don’t you find it odd that virtually no one in the conventional medical
community has raised
questions about the safety of the
swine flu vaccines?
Isn’t it odd that these vaccines, having been long-term tested on no one at all,
were suddenly approved by the FDA all on the same day and are now being
advocated by doctors everywhere without a single question about their safety?
Now you know why this Merck court case in
Australia is relevant:
Knowing the way Merck operates, it’s not unreasonable to suppose that doctors
have been intimidated into silence about the vaccine. Questioning this
vaccine is equivalent to committing professional suicide.
Vaccines are the core
mythology of modern medicine, you see. Questioning their safety or efficacy
is considered sacrilegious in the medical community. The entire mythology of
is based on the (false) belief that chemical intervention is preferable to
self-healing, and vaccines are the central fulcrum upon which that argument
hinges. If vaccines fall, the whole philosophical facade behind which western
medicine now hides will be shattered at the same time.
Protecting the profitability of western medicine necessitates the perpetuation
of the vaccine myth. And since that myth can’t be maintained based on pure
science alone (because there’s no real science backing it), it has to be
supported through mob-style tactics of intimidation and
bribery. That’s why the
bribery of physicians by
drug companies is
now routine. It’s the way the “science” of pharmaceutical medicines is
propagated through the machinery of our modern medical-industrial complex. Money
buys what real science can’t support: The idea that the world medical system
must be based on chemical intervention (which just happens to financially
benefit the drug companies perpetuating these myths).
Unraveling the fiction
These revelations about Merck threaten the mythology of modern medicine upon
which so many billions of dollars of drug revenues are based. Even doctors don’t
want to talk much about Merck. Why? Because they realize that as one of the
largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, the
ethics of Merck reflect on
the ethics of western medicine as a whole.
Much of western medicine, after all, is based on
And believing that pharmaceuticals make you healthy requires that you also
believe the drug companies are acting with integrity and looking out for the
welfare of the people. But believing that little piece of mythology requires
that the drug companies are believed to be benevolent, compassionate
corporations that would never resort to unethical, dirty or illegal tactics to
accomplish their aims.
This whole tapestry of pharmaceutical fiction quickly begins to unravel when you
see the truth about what really goes on inside Merck and that’s what we’ve
seen time and time again with previously secret documents that emerged through
court cases or other means. The Merck culture is one that most reasonable people
would describe as “thuggish” or “criminal” in nature. It has virtually no
resemblance to the compassionate image the company tries to peddle through
Besides, if Merck’s products are really so good, why would it need to resort to
intimidating and threatening researchers in the first place? If its drugs were
really so good and so safe, wouldn’t the science speak for itself?
Clearly, the intimidation of academics is only necessary when real science turns
up answers that you don’t want to hear. So intimidation is invoked to replace
the science with fear.
And that’s what our entire pharmaceutical system is based on today, folks: FEAR.
The media won’t report the truth about pharmaceuticals because they are afraid
to lose their advertising dollars. Researchers won’t report the real science
about pharmaceuticals because they are afraid to lose their careers. Doctors
won’t tell you the truth about pharmaceuticals because they’re afraid to lose
their medical licenses. The entire system is held together by fear and
intimidation rather than honest science.
Belief systems in which questions are suppressed and “truths” are reinforced at
the end of a stick are called “dogmas.” They cannot, by definition, be called
“scientific.” Anyone believing that modern drugs or vaccines are based on
rigorous “science” does not understand the definition of the word.
Keep that in mind when you’re deciding whether to get a vaccine shot. Remember
that any researchers who voiced safety concerns about those vaccines might have
already been “neutralized” or “discredited,” to use the exact words of Merck’s
And the “scientific” conclusions of today’s pharmaceutical researchers can be no
more believed than the testimony of a U.S. soldier who is captured and tortured
by terrorists, then told to speak to the camera with a gun pointed at his head.
Additional sources for this story include:
Ed. Note: Also see
Merck’s Statement released on conclusion of trial.
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