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TMAP is fully owned and operated by drug companies, mainly Janssen pharmaceuticals, and parades itself as a medically oriented and helpful government program. The organization accomplished this by bribing doctors, university officials and government officials into lying about superiority of their drugs; then officials they've duped allow them to make laws that use lies as medical guidelines. Although all Janssen's activities cannot be known here's what is known so far:
Janssen pays $2,000 speaking fees to gov. officials and doctors who are in position to approve TMAP and make laws favoring their algorithms. The "speakers" tell people that Janssen drugs are superior and miraculous and then approve their drugs and guidelines from within government agencies and universities. Multiple speeches result in multiple payments in sum of $2,000 or more. Here's an example of a speakers relationship with Janssen: Boston Globe | November 10 2003 Dr. Douglas Hughs was charged with endangering his patients by Massachusetts government and had his license taken because, without medical reason, he forced several patients to switch to new drug Risperdal and nearly killed a patient. Risperdal is an expensive, dangerous new schizophrenia drug made by Janssen. The doctor switched drugs to experiment on patients for drug company, which paid him a grand total of $30,000 in "public speaking fees" to talk about their new drugs. Dr. Hughs has since resigned his position at The Soloman Carter Fuller Mental Health Center.
Janssen paid for luxury trips, expensive meals and entertainment for officials who were in position to approve TMAP and drugs they endorse. To keep state health officials from investigating TMAPS dangerous, expensive drug regimen, Janssen's government official "speakers" have issued TMAP medication guidelines as administrative orders in many of states it now operates in. The reason is that administration is paperwork end of government and cannot be investigated for safety by state medical regulators. TMAPS drug company founders contributed a total of $384,735 in 2002 in Texas alone. It must be mentioned that these are only known contributions and that there are probably many more undisclosed contributions. Fighting Back Already Colorado and Nevada are suing approximately 17 of drug companies associated with TMAP for fraud and racketeering. Officials of Pennsylvania's Office of Inspector General are suing several other government officials in that state because they lied about drug safety and took bribes from TMAP and their funders: Dwight McKee & Allen Jones v. Henry Hart, Sydni Guido and several other officials.
References & Resources: -FDA Links Suicide in Children to Antidepressants -Medicine Merchants-Tracking Dr.'s NY Times November 16, 2000 - US Government Veterans Study -Dr. David Healy "Testing Psychotrophic Drugs in Children" April 30, 2002 -FDA Warning Letters to Drug Companies -Money in State Polotics/ Lookup State: Texas, Contributor: Drug Companies - FDA Mental Health Drug Warnings - Report on Suicides & Antipsychotics -Studies Show TCMAP Drugs Do Not Work on Children
Melissa Gordon is a health writer and researcher at http://www.suppressedhealth.com