- The Facts:Johnson & Johnson had to recall approximately 33,000 bottles on baby powder after asbestos was detected in one of its bottles by the FDA. They are also facing thousands of lawsuits regarding their baby powder, and many more with their other products.
- Reflect On:Why do we blindly put our trust in products that have been “approved” by federal health regulatory agencies? Are people aware of what’s really been going on? It’s time to start thinking for ourselves and doing our own research.
Big Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson had to recently recall approximately 33,000 bottles on baby powder after asbestos was detected in one of its bottles by the FDA. This is bad news for the body, because they are currently facing thousands of lawsuits pertaining to its talc-based baby powder and the fact that it may have caused cancer in multiple people.
Anybody with a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder from lot #22318RB, should not use it and can contact the company for a refund. Apparently this is the first time that the company has had to recall its baby powder, to some who have kept up with these stories, it’s probably long overdue. According to the New York times, the company is facing over 100,000 lawsuits questioning the safety of its products.
“I understand today’s recall may be concerning to all those individuals who may have used the affected lot of baby powder,” Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless said in a statement on Friday, as CNN reported. “I want to assure everyone that the agency takes these concerns seriously and that we are committed to our mandate of protecting the public health.”
But is this true? Are our federal health regulatory agencies really committed to protecting public health?
Pharmaceutical companies have been able to purchase congress. They’re the largest lobbying entity in Washington D.C.. They have more lobbyists in Washington D.C. than there are congressman and senators combined. They give twice to congress what the next largest lobbying entity is, which is oil and gas… Imagine the power they exercise over both republicans and democrats. They’ve captured them (our regulatory agencies) and turned them into sock puppets. They’ve compromised the press… and they destroy the publications that publish real science. – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Video source)
The examples and proof of corruption and an extreme lack of care within Federal Health health regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical companies are abundant. There are several great examples that illustrate this point, in fact there are decades of examples. One of the most recent would be the SPIDER papers. A group called the CDC Scientists Preserving Integrity, Diligence and Ethics in Research, or CDC SPIDER, put a list of complaints in a letter to the CDC Chief of Staff and provided a copy of the letter to the public watchdog organization U.S. Right to Know (USRTK).
We are a group of scientists at CDC that are very concerned about the current state of ethics at our agency. It appears that our mission is being influenced and shaped by outside parties and rogue interests. It seems that our mission and Congressional intent for our agency is being circumvented by some of our leaders. What concerns us most, is that it is becoming the norm and not the rare exception. Some senior management officials at CDC are clearly aware and even condone these behaviors.