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Health
01-11-2013
18 pharmaceutical companies behind U.S. pressure on TPP
Author : Hendrajit, Executive Director of the Global Future Institute (GFI)

Generics or cheap drugs for poor people at affordable prices have now apparently been in danger because the pro-people health policy could be removed any time if the U.S. could garner support from countries that are members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).


The clause proposed by the U.S. in the TPP negotiations emphasizes that multinational pharmaceutical companies can extend their monopoly by extending drug patents in the pharmaceutical industry called evergreening.

If the U.S. proposal received support from the TPP countries, of course it could be catastrophic for the lower class people for resulting in the delays in medical supplies at affordable prices in developing countries, including Indonesia.

The pharmaceutical industry is likely to have been already dominated by some German and U.S. corporations. A book co-written by Okta Pinanjaya and Waskito Giri Sasongko, titled Muslihat Kapitalis Global: Selingkuh Industri Farmasi dengan Perusahaan Rokok AS, citing Eustace Mullins in his book Murder Injection (1987), that the beginning of the development of the pharmaceutical industry began in 1939.

It began when Rockefeller and Morgan formed an alliance through the Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) conglomerate IG Farben in Nazi Germany (Bayer). This is the embryo of growing pharmaceutical industry tradition as today. After World War II ended, IG Farben have come into existence in the form of separate companies but bound in an alliance.

In addition to Bayer AG, there have also been some incorporated in the alliance such as Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), Borden, Carnation, General Mills, MW Kellogg and Co. Even Rockefeller also cooperated with British Rothschild to form a syndicate of major pharmaceutical companies in the world that are under his control. Their cyndication is known as The Drugs Trust.

It makes sense if the U.S. is so determined to impose a clause to extend its monopoly by extending drug patents in the pharmaceutical industry or the so-called evergreening which can inhibit the generic competition in addition to resulting in medicine prices to continue to soar.

According to Okta Pinanjaya and Waskito Giri Sasongko, at least since 1987, there have been some 18 major world companies associated with Rockefeller - Morgan:

1. Merck (USA), remains as Merck & Co. Inc..
2. Glaxo Holdings (UK), after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as Glaxo SmithKline (GSK).
3. Hofman La Roche (Switzerland), also known as Roche Holding AG.
4. Smith Kline Beckman (USA), after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
5. Ciba -Geigy (Switzerland), after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as Novartis International AG.
6. Pfizer, after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as Pfizer Inc..
7. Hoechst AG (Germany), after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as Sanofi SA based in France.
8. American Home Products (USA), after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as Pfizer Inc. which was previously also known as Wyeth.
9. Eli Lilly (USA), remains as Eli Lilly and Company.
10. Ujohn (USA), after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as Pfizer Inc., after merging with Pharmacia which was later bought by Pfizer Inc., in July 2002.
11. Squibb (UAS), after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as Bristol Myers Squibb.
12. Johnson & Johnson
13. Sandoz (Switzerland), it is now known as Novartis International AG.
14. Bristol Myers, after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as Bristol Myers Squibb.
15. Beecham Group (UK), after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as GSK.
16. Bayer A.G (Germany)
17. Syntex (USA), integrated with Hofman La Roche (Roche Holding AG).
18. Warner Lamber (USA), after a series of mergers and acquisitions, it is now known as Pfizer Inc..

The global pharmaceutical corporations are all under the control of Rockefeller and Morgan, that are behind the U.S. government's pressure on the TPP countries.



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