Scarborough Revisits Bayer Marketing AIDS-infected blood clotting substance

The subject was corporate crime: Bayer pharmaceutical company documents (from its Cutter Biological unit) that had been uncovered during a lawsuit, revealed that in 1985,  Bayer and the FDA colluded by knowingly and deliberately putting thousands of hemophiliacs at risk of death by selling an AIDS-infected blood clotting drug in Asia and Latin America. See: http://www.ahrp.org/infomail/0503/22.php
 
The Times reported that FDA official, Dr. Harry Meyer, willingly helped Bayer cover up "one of the worst drug-related medical disasters in history." Meyer suggested that the issue should be "quietly solved without alerting the Congress, the medical community and the public."

Attorney, Mike Papantonio http://www.ringoffireradio.com/mike_papantonio.asp, who with Robert Kennedy Jr, co-hosts, Ring of Fire, said in an interview with Scarborough, that this lethal product was also sold in Spain, France, and Japan, killing thousands–especially children.

He stated emphatically that the internal documents show that Bayer "absolutely, positively knew [the product] was infected and would likely kill thousands of people" but that it set out to "profit by disaster." see video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS3mhjt7TrY&search=Bayer

When the French government learned of it, company officials went to jail. In the US no pharmaceutical corporate criminals have ever been held accountable nor indicted

Bayer’s corporate culture is shaped by its history of profitteering both from the Nazi genocide operation and medical atrocities at  Auschwitz.

But, that the criminal activities of this archetype rogue corporation are countenanced by complicit FDA offiials is even more shocking.

 

Contact: Vera Hassner Sharav
veracare@ahrp.org