If You Want To Truly Understand How Corporate America Went Nuts, You Should Read This Piece
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Johnson & Johnson threatens legal action after researchers criticize company’s hip implant research
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The metal-on-metal hips that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy reportedly once regarded as the company’s "Billion Dollar Baby” are no longer on the market. After an estimated 150,000 Americans were implanted with the devices, nearly 10,000 of those patients later joined class action lawsuits claiming that they suffered cobalt poisoning, tissue death, or other serious side effects linked to the hips.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) subsequently required DePuy to submit more data to prove that the implants are safe. The company followed by pulling its hips off the market in 2013, though the company framed the move as a business decision, not a safety issue.

But how exactly the hips ever made it into doctors’ officers in the first place may not have been clear to some patients. In the wake of continuing lawsuits, including a case last year in which Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $247 million to six patients, one team of researchers last year investigated the company’s own research claiming that the hips were safe.

According to a paper published last December by Dr. David Egilman and colleagues from Brown University, DePuy’s metal-on-metal hips are an example of “grave fraudulence in medical device research.”

Analyzing internal company documents that were made public in lawsuits, the researchers determined Johnson & Johnson’s own safety research was actually marketing research, or what scientists refer to as a “seeding trial.”

“Seeding trials are malleable marketing projects, not rigorous scientific studies,” the researchers said, adding that patients who agreed to participate were not made aware that they were contributing to marketing research.

Johnson & Johnson taking action over allegations

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REPORT: Many corporations pay little in federal income taxes...
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FBI and Justice Department probe 'world's biggest bribery scandal' as oil firms are accused of paying billions to corrupt officials

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U.S. giant Halliburton, former subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root and Texas firm National Oilwell Varco are implicated in a bribery investigation involving 'fixer' company Unaoil, run by Ata Ashani (pictured).

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Supreme Court Once Again Shows Its Disdain For Consumer Rights

Supreme Court Once Again Shows Its Disdain For Consumer Rights

For the third time in five years, the U.S. Supreme Court had a chance to reverse a terrifying trend in consumer rights by doing something, anything, to rein in “forced arbitration” clauses that strip consumers of their legal rights and effectively give companies a license to steal. And for the third time in five years, the SCOTUS majority showed its interests lie in protecting the coffers of big business rather than Americans’ access to the legal system. [More]

Tammy Barney

2 Chronicles 7:14                

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
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How Coke spent $1.5million 'influencing' an anti-obesity nonprofit - including picking its leaders, changing statements and suggesting pro-soda articles 

FILE - In this March 17, 2011, file photo, Cans of Coca-Cola and Diet Coke sit in a cooler in Anne's Deli in Portland, Ore. A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke has no influence on its work. But emails obtained by The Associated Press show the worldís largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network, which is led by a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Coke helped pick the groupís leaders, edited its mission statement and suggested articles and videos for its website. (AP Photo/File)

Emails show how the world's largest beverage maker was instrumental in shaping the Global Energy Balance Network, which is led by a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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My original Post and the link to the string:

Just a few days ago, I wrote an note on here about how this government in collusion with big business would conspire to put small businesses out of business. We are experiencing the largest assault on the small businessman ever in our short 200 years as a country. Here is a headline that fits exactly in what I predicted

U-TURN: EXXONMOBIL calls for carbon tax to tackle global warming...

The real purpose of this story is that big business likes to impose taxes on their industries that their consumers pay in higher prices, but the little company can not afford to pass on. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!

My note from yesterday:
As a small manufacturer trying to compete against the giants out there that rape their customers with out of this world pricing, I see ruff times ahead for companies like ours. We don't have the millions, to buy off Congress, city officials and other government agencies and I think the dems in Congress will really go after small business like Jimmy Carter did. I think most forgot, or never knew how many small businesses were regulated out of business by Carter. It's bribery. The big companies pay the bribes, and the politicians pay them back with selective regulations designed to put the little guy out of business.

We had a body shop in NC call the store this week. They were miffed that Dupont and PPG prices went up so much in their semi-annual price increases and wanted out catalog. I make as good as IF NOT A BETTER product than these big guys, sell it for way less than 1/2 of theirs.... WHY??? I am not hiring lobbyist to buy Congress and pay bribes. America needs to WAKE UP pretty darn soon, because we have almost run out of time.

Here is an example. A gallon kit of premium "big name" auto clear (Gallon of paint with catalyst needed to make it harden after sprayed) will cost you about $250-$300.00! We sell ours for $100-$125.00 all day long RETAIL. Are we so dumb to figure out what is happening? Should it cost $30-40,000 for a car, when 25 years ago they averaged about $10,000? Should it cost 75 cents for ONE EAR OF CORN? $4.00 for a gallon of milk? Factor in the bribery going on in your bought and paid for elected officials and then you might see what they are really worth!!-3219144?highlight=told
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Now even a bankster admits what I have been saying all along!  BREAK UP THE BANKS and all of the LARGE MONOPOLISTIC COMPANIES!!!!

CITI Creator Says Banks Should Be Broken Up...
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