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Friday, July 15, 2005Big Pharma" versus Everybody...
A $7,500 hand-tailored business suit. A $1,500 designer tie. A $450 belt. $2,500 for hand-made shoes. A $350 hand-made silk underwear. And, a $25,000 hand-made watch.
Who's wearing this? Every one of the roughly seven thousand lobbyists working for "Big Pharma" trying to get laws, and treaties, favorable to their aims, through the US Congress. They dress like this for two reasons (1) with the money "Big Pharma" is paying them they can afford to, and (2) they want to make "the right impression."
Their current project is to get CAFTA (the Central American Free Trade Agreement) passed. It's important to them - and they've pulled out all of the stops.
Why are they pulling out all the stops? Two reasons (1) As the New York Times reported July 2nd, 2005, in their article "Drug Lobby Got a Victory in Trade Pact Vote" passing CAFTA is at the top of "Big Pharma's" list, for it gives them a total monopoly in Central America, and (2) the language in CAFTA, section six, sets up the complete destruction of "Big Pharma's" major competitor for US health dollars - the American supplement industry
Yes, it's true that the "Codex Alimentarius" commission in Rome, July 4th, 2005, passed restriction of supplement guidelines that would, in effect, destroy the supplement industry in it's entirety - except for that controlled outright by "Big Pharma."
Yes, it's true that the "CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement)" legislation currently being rushed through the US Congress contains, within its language, the mechanism to force "harmonization" of US laws to "Codex" requirements destroying the protection afforded under the1994 DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act) law.
Yes, it's true that "Big Pharma" is behind this move - they have that much power and money The "German Model" of health care will now be the law of the land - in every land.