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Swallow glass and paint with your medicine, it’s good for you

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:34
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Swallow glass and paint with your medicine, it’s good for you

By Jon Rappoport

Medical-drug contamination. It’s not a great advertisement for manufacturers. And then there are the patients…

From FiercePharma (7/20/16): “The handwriting was on the wall for a GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) API [Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient] operation in the U.K. when the drugmaker recalled more than 425,000 Bactroban antibiotic products last fall after an FDA inspection. Now the extent of the problems at the facility have been laid out in a stern agency warning letter that cited it for penicillin cross-contamination, a problem that can lead to fatal drug reactions, as well as microbial contamination.”

(My comment: Fatal, as in death.)

“The FDA said it uncovered 187 instances of penicillin in nonpenicillin manufacturing areas in 3 1/2 years, and that GSK has still not updated its cleaning validation plan.”

(My comment: In those 3 ½ years, who knows how many doses of lethally contaminated drugs GSK put out to pharmacies and patients? And even after that time period, GSK was still manufacturing in a contaminated environment.)

“’Contamination of non-beta-lactam drugs with beta-lactam drugs presents great risks to patient safety, including anaphylaxis and death. No safe level of penicillin contamination has been determined to be a tolerable risk’,” the FDA warning letter points out.”

“But cross-contamination is not the only issue the FDA uncovered at the plant. The warning letter says that the plant has had ongoing issues with microbial contamination in the water used to make APIs. It said there had been 25 instances of breaches of the alert level in the 9 months between April 20, 2014 and Feb. 17, 2015.”

(My comment: How many breaches does it take before GSK wakes up? Or, does the company want to wake up?)

“Further, the inspectors said that in one API batch, GSK found green fibers that were probably from scouring pads, red flakes that might have been painted in the manufacturing plant and black particulates that were consistent with glass particles. While the GSK decided they were ‘acceptable intrinsic’ contaminates, the FDA was not satisfied…”

—end of FiercePharma excerpt—

GSK was saying that, ho-hum, green fibers, red paint flecks, and glass were just part of the day-to-day drug manufacturing process, and posed no problem. Well, not a problem for GSK. For consumers? That would obviously be a quite different story.

For people who are worried about the contents of vaccines, it’s also the drugs.

Here’s an historical note on vaccines. The history of contamination goes as far back as you want to reach:

“In this incident (Kyoto, Japan, 1948) – the most serious of its kind – a toxic batch of alum-precipitated toxoid (APT) was responsible for illness in over 600 infants and for no fewer than 68 deaths.”

“”On 20 and 22 October, 1948, a large number of babies and children in the city of Kyoto received their first injection of APT. On the 4th and 5th of November, 15,561 babies and children aged some months to 13 years received their second dose. One to two days later, 606 of those who had been injected fell ill. Of these, 9 died of acute diphtheritic paralysis in seven to fourteen days, and 59 of late paralysis mainly in four to seven weeks.” (Sir Graham Wilson, Hazards of Immunization, Athone Press, University of London, 1967.)

Here’s another one: “Accidents may, however, follow the use of this so-called killed (rabies) vaccine owing to inadequate processing. A very serious occurrence of this sort occurred at Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, in 1960. No fewer than 18 out of 66 persons vaccinated with Fermi’s carbolized (rabies) vaccine suffered from encephalomyelitis and every one of the eighteen died.” (Sir Graham Wilson, Hazards of Immunization.)

Contamination. Just part of the cost of doing business.

Actually, it lowers the cost of doing business.

As long as the devastating effects on actual people aren’t factored in.

Filed under: Uncategorized Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for over 30 years.


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