Tuesday, February 22, 2011

US Supreme Court Shields Big Pharm Overlords From Pesky Lawsuits

In yet another example of the US Government pandering to big pharmaceuticals and their billions, the SCOTUS ruled today that a couple cannot sue Wyeth for possibly harming their daughter by producing an unsafe vaccine.

I wish I got to work in a big fancy building by merely rubberstamping approval on anything corporate America tells me to do.  Oh, wait, I'm not a worthless douchebag, I forgot.

"By a 6-2 vote, the US high court, in an opinion by written Justice Antonin Scalia, rejected the family's argument that they should allowed to sue drug maker Wyeth for not making a safer vaccine.

"The case concerned Hannah Bruesewitz, who as a six-month-old infant received a series of injections to protect her against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, the illness also known as whooping cough.

"The family, from the northeastern state of Pennsylvania, found that after the third injection, the cognitive development of their now-teenaged daughter slowed dramatically and she developed seizures and other health problems that continue to this day."

So how is it that the Supreme Court can now determine the innocence of a company without demanding scientific evidence supporting that supposition?  This is what's wrong with health care in America-- an industry that SHOULD be grounded in compassion, science, and a drive to defend the common good is instead hijacked by piratical pharmaceutical companies that care about one thing:  Profits.

It's disgusting that this kind of crap can slide in our country.


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