Holy Hormones Journal: Holly Grigg-Spall, author of Sweetening the Pill: How We Got Hooked on Hormonal Birth Control – treads where few are brave enough to go: calling out the pharmaceutical companies for looking to profit instead of people’s lives. Medical consumers should be damned tired of innocent people being considered ‘collateral damage’ while the business markets soar. This is not our reality – this is not how women would have crafted the world if we had our say – a voice – if we mattered.
I am so active on the vaccine safety awareness issue – especially on the subject of the HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix – and then I turn back to women’s health and the same crimes against humanity are occurring here. People we need to rise up and let our collective voices be heard. Ms. Spall is brave – but she needs all of us to be brave with her. And I for one am standing right at her side.
And for those of you who are not away Merck & Co. is also the manufacturer of Gardasil. They bring you synthetic hormones that do not protect against STD’s and then they magically appear with their STD/cervical cancer vaccine – which is maiming and killing tens of thousands of girls. Lawsuits are settled out of court for birth control – but are you aware that medical consumers cannot sue the pharmaceutical companies over vaccine damage? See the video below.
The real title of this article should be “Death by Drugs -Does Pharma Care? Psych drugs, birth control and vaccines all need to be called into question. Now. For our children’s sake.
Big Pharma Doesn’t Care if Birth Control Users Die
Posted on November 6by Holly Grigg-Spall
WHAT DOES IT MEAN when tens of thousands of lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies such as Merck and Bayer, brought against them over contraceptives such as Yasmin and NuvaRing, are settled out of court? Many of us might presume that the evidence brought forward by the plaintiffs was lacking, that the pills and devices were not proven to be the cause of the serious injuries and deaths cited. We might think that it means we no longer have to worry about the risks of these forms of birth control. We might assume that only those in so-called high-risk groups – the older, the heavier, smokers – should be concerned. What it actually means is that those pharmaceutical companies get away with murder.
Large sums of money are offered to each plaintiff, money many may badly need if they are dealing with medical and hospital bills, lost income, and permanent disability, and as long as 95% of those with claims take that money then it is given to everyone. What happens if you are in the position to refuse the money, feeling that the caveat that comes along with it — allowing the pharmaceutical company to disavow any responsibility for what has happened to the women who used their product — is not acceptable to you? Your lawyer will stop representing you and your family and drop the case, because they stood to benefit from the settlement money. Those who take the settlement money will be made to sign a gag order ensuring they will not be able to speak with the media about the specifics of their case. Those left, the 5%, must fight against the misconception that the products are still on the market because they are perfectly safe. What happens to them?
Some, like the Langharts, who were profiled in a Vanity Fair feature on the blood clot risks and consequences of NuvaRing and Yasmin earlier this year, take to activism. They attend pharmaceutical conferences and confront marketing representatives, they talk to any and all media that will listen, and they reach out to other victims and families to collaborate on raising awareness of the dangers of these birth control methods. The 5%, in the case of NuvaRing, have created a website to share research that supports the claim that the device holds a high risk of causing blood clots. NuvaRingTruth.com is the result of months of wading through the information available and processing this to provide advice to those looking into their contraceptive choices.