FDA Report on HCQ
FDA reporting over 100 fatalities caused by use of HCQ. No references given (it’s in Swedish).
Here’s the article without paywall.
From the article:
“The FDA’s database of adverse events has limitations, including a lack of verification of the reports or of causation, and the possibility that other drugs could also have been used. For those and other reasons, the database should not be used to determine the safety of a drug, though experts say it can help identify concerning safety signals.”
Criminals report how HCQ doesn’t work… again? OK.
HCQ was a safe drug, before it came up as competition to the patented $3000/vial Remdesivir. It was sold over-the-counter drug in many, many places. Pregnant women took the drug routinely in Africa for malaria. It was on the WHO’s list of essential medications. When given in non-lethal doses (i.e. the 200-400 mg per day range), the side effects have been minor – at least in the all the studies I’ve read.
Adding to this, HCQ is rated as safer than acetaminophen. I know this because acetaminophen is on the list of 50 most dangerous drugs (it is #39) as is aspirin (#44), while HCQ is not even on the list. Are we scared of acetaminophen? We should be.
Here’s a sense of just how dangerous acetaminophen is: it kills 100 people per year. In the US alone! It really does belong on that dangerous drug list. And its available OTC.
…acetaminophen-associated overdoses account for about 56,000 emergency room visits and 26,000 hospitalizations yearly. Analysis of national mortality files shows 458 deaths occur each year from acetaminophen-associated overdoses; 100 of these are unintentional. The poison surveillance database showed near-doubling in the number of fatalities associated with acetaminophen from 98 in 1997 to 173 in 2001.
Takeaway: if you want to be scared of a drug, start with acetaminophen. Or aspirin. Then worry about HCQ. HCQ only became dangerous once it threatened a possible Pharma pandemic goldmine.
What this post shows is just how corrupt FDA (and CDC, and NIAID) have become. They need a thorough housecleaning, so they stop killing Americans so that Pharma can strike it rich with overpriced, patented medications.
In fact, I’d be in favor of a big Nuremberg-style Trial when this is all over. I’m sure we’d get the old, “I was only following orders” excuse. But the exercise would likely have a salutary effect on the bureaucrats going forward.
The FDA AER system is a completely unscientific shitshow.
Literally anybody – even you right this minute – can access it and enter anything you want.
“I died from HCQ!” would be duly recorded and probably not filtered out.
What are the chances that Pharma goons aren’t busy populating it with complete junk? I dunno – pretty much zero.
You’d think an AER system would be reserved for medically trained people and use tight controls, but that’s not its purpose. It’s meant to gather a lot of noise in case some signal emerges. I get that. If there’s some strange drug interaction that snuck past testing (in know, unpossible, right?) then the AER might pick it up.
But I don’t get anybody reporting straight from it as if it’s meaningful in any way. It’s not. It needs heavy scrubbing and signal amplification first.
Wow. That sounds like it is ripe for deliberate Pharma abuse. “How to hose your competitor in 5 easy steps.”
I’d be fascinated to see the dates on each of these death-reports – to see, for instance, if they all appeared in 2020, following the announcement that both HCQ and remdesivir were both potential game-changers for COVID treatments.
I am a retired pharmacist. It has been my experience that drug marketers and manufacturers can be corrupt. dishonest, incompetent and greedy at times (not always). My wife has been on HCQ for over 7 years now with NO problems. When you look up HCQ the retinopathy and ST prolongation are very uncommon. Those side effects are most often high dose and length of dosage related. Much of the bad info is dishonest scare tactics. A basic truth in life is that “IT IS ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY!”
I saw this on ZeroHedge yesterday …
An immunocompromised New York City Councilman who underplayed the severity of his COVID-19 diagnosis in April now says that it was actually much worse, and hydroxychloroquine saved his life.
Paul Vallone, a Democrat who represents Queens, says he took the drug along with a ‘Z-pack’ antibiotic and drastically improved within days.
“I couldn’t breathe, very weak, couldn’t get out of bed. My doctor prescribed it. My pharmacy had it. Took it that day and within two to three days I was able to breathe,” Vallone told the New York Post, adding “Within a week I was back on my feet.”
Hmmm. I thought the FDA banned HCQ as a treatment for SC2 because it was so deadly. I thought pharmacies were prohibited from dispensing HCQ. How was Vallone able to get it? (I honestly don’t remember when the FDA banned HCQ. He may have beaten the clock. Then again, do rules like this really apply to our “Elite”?)
I’m really glad it worked for him. If I needed it, I’d be really glad to have the opportunity to be able to work with my doctor to choose this treatment.
The US election is Nov. 3rd. If making HCQ unavailable was mostly a political ploy, expect it to be magically conferred WONDER DRUG status against SC2 soon after the presidential election results are official (early January???). If the big reason was/is big Pharma bribe money, expect HCQ to remain unavailable for us plebes. “Elite” lives matter. Ours don’t.
The point is simple. Millions of people take this around the world when they are not even sick. Just because “what if” . So if its safe enough for millions to take for as many years as it has been taken.. AND never a peep about all this danger stuff.. AND then you have people taking it for lupus and arthritis.. Again .. not lethal diseases.. without a peep about dangers.. WHY and when did it become so dangerous? > simple it didnt. It became threatening to the MONEY> SO yes its dangerous.. to people who can make money if it went away. That is a simple fact.. in fact all of the above is factual .. Leads to only one simple conclusion. The problem I see, is the people who did are clearly criminal/ I wonder if they do not truly realize they are criminal and that this will be investigated by the time this is all said and done?