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Former FDA Chief Accused of Suppressing Information About Deadly Drug

by Barbara Minton
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(The Best Years in Life) Is there anyone still harboring the belief that the FDA has their back? If so, the latest scandal from that rogue government agency may finally tip the scales. Margaret Hamburg, who left her post as FDA Commissioner last spring, is now accused of criminal conspiracy, racketeering and fraud while in office, to the tune of millions for the purpose of keeping her husband’s hedge fund afloat.

According to the lawsuit, Hamburg used her office to conspire to gain approval for Levaquin, one of the fluroquinolone antibiotics that as a group are known to cause severe, permanent and deadly side effects. The suit further alleges that she did so because her husband’s hedge fund had a huge stock position in Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Levaquin. This conspiracy was in operation during the entire time she was FDA commission, from 2009 to 2015. Its objective was to suppress warnings about the devastating effects of Levaquin, the most terrible of the fluroquinolone bunch.

Allegations from the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia suggest a motive of “large financial returns by failing to disclose to Plaintiffs and the public at large the full extent of the devastating, life-threatening, and deadly effects of a highly dangerous pharmaceutical drug named Levaquin”.

Plaintiffs further allege that during the tenure of Commissioner Hamburg, more than 5000 people have died as a result of this conspiracy and cover-up. In addition, plaintiffs suffered mitrochondial toxicity, neuropsychiatric adverse events, and multi-system disability related to their consumption of Levaquin, including a constellation of medical issues related to almost all body systems. Go here to read the specifics of the injuries and the complete complaint.

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Who is Margaret Hamburg and what was she doing at the FDA?

Margaret Hamburg is a medical doctor, the kind that swears under oath to do no harm. According to the FDA’s website, her mandate while there was to be “responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.”

Yet the years during which our food supply became tainted with GMOs were the Hamburg years at the FDA. During her reign there, clean and healthy food became the province of elitists, while everyone else was supposed to eat untested frankenfood. In December 2012, at the height of opposition to genetically modified salmon, she pulled a fast one while most people were celebrating holidays, and advanced the approval process when few were looking. Although the majority of people advocated for labeling, Hamburg refused to budge in her stance that labeling was unnecessary.

The confirmation of Hamburg brought hopes the FDA might step back a bit from total commitment to drugs as the only sanctioned remedy, but she quickly moved to show that was not to be. Her years at the FDA were spent in the continued advancement of prescription drugs, even in the face of mounting statistics showing drugs kill more than 100 people in the U.S. everyday. Her FDA moved to ban natural medicines which have killed nobody. Her tenure has seen a huge increase in drug industry corruption, and her FDA proposed the elimination of measures that restrict rubber stamping of drug approvals. These actions gave a green light to fill advisory positions with paid drug company shills.

Hamburg led the push to fast-track more types of drugs, which is merely a way for pharmaceutical companies to get around safety issues and start making money, the patient be dammed. Her FDA tried to sling drugs onto the masses without appropriate regulatory review.

Hamburg led the charge against natural health, and vigorously attacked one of the healthiest substances on earth – raw milk. During her reign, she presided over acts of domestic terrorism against people who produced or sold raw milk, sold dietary supplements and practiced natural health. There was an ongoing effort to regulate them out of existence.

Hamburg’s FDA refused to act against antibiotics in livestock and other food issues, saying any action must be voluntary. That decision has helped to power the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria, leaving people who are not savvy about natural medicines with few drug remedies for infections.

Under Hamburg, outbreaks of food born illness were used to cement FDA power, such as with the egg recall of 2010. She insisted on Congress passing legislation to provide a more preventive approach. The heat gassing of almonds and the loss of much of the nutrition almonds were famous for was the work of the FDA.

Hamburg, like most of the medical establishment, sponsors the belief that all foods are the same except for their choleric value, with a half cup of Cool Whip having the same value as an amount of carrots with an equivalent calorie value. Of course this charade is for the masses, and Hamburg’s slim figure and good health show she knows the real deal.

Hamburg was paid for her work at the FDA by the American taxpayers, however both she and her father, Dr. David A. Hamburg, are members of the Council on Foreign Relations, an elitists’ power organization with the goals of undermining U.S. sovereignty and implementing a new world order.

How Hamburg came through the revolving door to the FDA

In 2008 a dental consumer group sued the FDA for its failure to classify amalgam when all other medical devices had been classified. The reason was that amalgam was loaded with mercury. If people knew about the mercury, they would stop going to dentists. So here is a classic example of the revolving door through which insiders move between well-paid positions in industry to high level FDA positions that regulate those industries.

At the time, Hamburg was on the board of Henry Schein, the largest seller of amalgam. From there she came directly to the FDA, promising to sell her stock in Schein. However, after she became FDA Commissioner, she worked on the amalgam issue and continued to hold her Henry Schein stock, while she devised a scheme to cover up the selling of amalgam containing mercury. See the video at this link:

Editor's Note: It is probably worth noting that the two FDA Commissioners prior to Hamburg both left the FDA under clouds of scandal for accepting inappropriate gifts from companies they were supposed to have regulated. Perhaps it is no coincidence that they both also ended up going to work in cushy jobs for companies they had overseen.

It is also worth noting the famous words of Dr. Herbert Ley, the last FDA Commissioner who is believed to have been free of being under the thumbs of Big Medicine:

"The FDA 'protects' the big drug companies and are subsequently rewarded, and using the government's police powers they attack those who threaten the big drug companies. People think that the FDA is protecting them.

It isn't.

What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it is doing are as different as night and day."

Dr. Herbert Ley


See also:

When Telling The Truth Becomes A Lie - The FDA's Persecution of Natural Health

FDA Ignores Objections and Its Own Advisory Panel and Approves Deadly New Painkiller

The FDA Doesn't Protect Us - It Harms Us

Scandal at the FDA: board members with drug maker ties voted to approve drug that's killing women

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About the author:

Barbara is a school psychologist and the author of Dividend Capture, a book on personal finance. She is a breast cancer survivor using bioidentical hormone therapy, and a passionate advocate of natural health with hundreds of articles on many aspects of health and wellness. She is the editor and publisher of AlignLife's Health Secrets Newsletter.

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