Sunday, April 10, 2011

Nation & World | Johnson & Johnson settles bribery case for $70 million | Seattle Times Newspaper

Thanks to Linda Dachyl for posting this on Facebook-

The government accused J&J subsidiaries of providing money and travel gifts to doctors in Greece, Poland and Romania in exchange for their prescribing J&J products to patients. The SEC says J&J agents used fake contracts and sham companies to deliver the bribes. The SEC says the bribes began at least 13 years ago.


Nation & World | Johnson & Johnson settles bribery case for $70 million | Seattle Times Newspaper


So this has been going on for at least 13 years? This makes me think of another piece of news that surfaced a few months back via the IPCPR:


Surgeon-General’s Report on Tobacco Called ‘Unscientific and Potentially Unethical’


Take a gander at the previous affiliation(s) of our current Surgeon General:


The IPCPR noted that prior to her nomination as U.S. Surgeon General, Regina Benjamin served as a trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which contributes tens of millions of dollars every year to promote smoking bans and fund anti-tobacco groups. “Why is this a potential conflict of interest?” McCalla asked. “Because the foundation’s sister organization is Johnson & Johnson, maker of Nicorette, a nicotine replacement product.”



Now would you believe anything that comes out of the mouth of someone who served as a trustee of one of the most corrupt organizations in the world? Yeah, sure....ONE cigarette kills...uh huh... THIS is our Surgeon General?

2 comments:

  1. Methinks she has a lot of explaining to do. A conflict of interest can only result in a bias in favour of that interest.

    Time to squirm Surgeon General.

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  2. Me thinks that you are spot on JJ.

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