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Look What the U.S. HHS Is Doing to Prescription Drugs—Should Vaccines Be Next?

Big money is made manufacturing and administering vaccines.

Guess what?  The older generation is costing Uncle Sam’s Medicare too doggone much money in the way of prescription drugs!  It seems the Medicare ‘crowd’ is using too much of the prescription part “D” in Medicare, either fraudulently or otherwise.  But who writes the ‘scripts’ (Rxs) for these drugs in most cases? MDs!  Where’s an accountability factor for them?

In a press release dated December 13, 2011 under the subtitles of “Cracking Down on Fraud” and “New Steps to Prevent Fraud with OxyContin, Percocet, and Other Prescription Drugs,” the feds say this:

As a next step in an aggressive campaign to crack down on Medicare fraud, HHS will direct all Medicare prescription drug plans to use every tool at their disposal to prevent fraud. Patients sometimes “doctor shop,” visiting numerous doctors to get multiple prescriptions for OxyContin, Percocet, and other painkillers and narcotics.  In some cases, these medicines are abused by the patients, in others, patients sell the extra drugs.

OxyContin and Percocet abuse, prescription drug fraud, and so-called “doctor shopping” are major problems.  The Government Accountability Office recently reported that “170,000 Medicare beneficiaries received prescriptions from five or more” doctors for drugs that are frequently abused, like OxyContin and Percocet.

While not all of these cases are fraudulent, some are. In 2008, for example, one Medicare beneficiary “received prescriptions for a total of 3,655 oxycodone pills [such as OxyContin]…from 58 different prescribers.”

Today, HHS announced they have urged insurance companies to take every step possible to prevent such fraud. Specifically, HHS’ guidance tells prescription drug plans to withhold payment on suspicious claims, including when enrollees use multiple doctors to obtain painkillers and narcotics. Companies that offer prescription drug plans already process each of a patient’s prescriptions.  While HHS generally requires prompt payment, today’s guidance clarifies that if a plan sees signs of suspicious activity, it should withhold payment to pharmacies until it verifies the claim is valid. 

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/12/20111213a.html

I say, “Great first step in a right direction.  But what about vaccines that MDs pump into kids and adults, since Docs make mega bucks via commissions for injecting them?”  What’s the difference?  Isn’t that running up healthcare costs?   See my November 27, 2011 VacTruth article “Are Too Many Vaccines Mandated in the USA?” wherein I quote Tim Bolen’s report,

Take a look at this chart link for pediatricians, put together by payscale.com.  As you can quickly see a salaried Pediatrician, in the US, makes somewhere between $68,654 to $169,517.  BUT, add on “Commissions” (vaccine pushing) and that income range changes radically.   For, as the chart shows, “Commissions” can range from $293.61 to $352,694.
http://vactruth.com/2011/11/27/too-many-vaccines-mandated/

It is my opinion that if the federal government wants to reduce healthcare costs then its health agencies, i.e., HHS, CDC, and FDA, must get out of bed with Big Pharma; ‘divorce’ the relationship; and get into the real scientific facts about the ‘bill of goods’ these agencies have bought hook, line, and sinker.

If the push and mandates to inject more vaccines into infants, toddlers, teens, adults, and seniors continues, there ‘ain’t’ gonna be no end to not only the fraud but iatrogenic diseases caused by the medical and pharmaceutical industries.  It’s happening already, and everyone who should be taking notice is turning a back on the statistics that are mounting in front of agency computer screens.  The most common retort they offer is something like Oh, vaccines can’t cause harm.

Foreign country after foreign country is getting on the ball with regard to numerous vaccines and the damages they cause.  Vaccines are being withdrawn and withheld for numerous reasons in European and Asian countries.  However, the U.S. news media has a blackout on reporting that.  Why?  Because the feds don’t want you to know that information. Please check out these sites for an understanding of what’s going on with vaccines that you may not know about.

Now tell me, please, have you read about the above in your local newspaper; seen any news clips on TV; heard any mention on your favorite talk radio show; or on Internet web pages such as MSN, Google, Yahoo, etc.? Why not? Don’t you think that information is as important as who is jumping in bed with whom in Hollywood?

Can you see how healthcare consumers are being played like a fiddle in the United States? They want to keep us ignorant and dumb about issues that affect our very lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren. Vaccines are their ‘sacred, money-making cows’ that the U.S. Congress gave exemptions from liability for damages caused by them. What a farce! And now HHS wants to stop the fraud in prescription drugs. What are vaccines, if not drugs? As I see it, once the cat is out of the bag, he’s gonna fight like hell to be put back in because he’s a ‘fat cat’ and that’s the way Big Pharma likes it, I think. Consumers who educate themselves about vaccine damages are the first line of defense against all kinds of medical fraud, I truly feel. How about you?

 

Photo Credit: AMagill

Catherine J. Frompovich
 

Catherine J Frompovich is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting. Catherine is an editor and writing consultant who helps authors get into publication. For numerous semesters she taught several writing courses for a suburban Philadelphia school district’s Adult Evening School. Her passion is assisting and guiding authors into print. Catherine’s latest book, A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, will be available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook sometime in July 2012. Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).

  • David

    very informative article. You can add India and Japan to you list for adverse effects of vaccines.
     
    India halt vaccine programmes after the deaths of four children
    by Christina EnglandAugust 27, 2010
    Japan Halts Pfizer Vaccines- Mar 7, 2011 … Japan Halts Pfizer vaccines and Sanofi-Pasteur after children died … During
    we’ll never know the true figures because Pharma control the information and the doctors don’t recognise adverse effects are related to vaccines because it would hit their pocket. (not all doctors)
    Unfortunately people have an implicit faith in doctors, which makes it very difficult to change their view even though the evidence is screaming at them. Eyes wide shut!!!   

  • Catherine J Frompovich

    Thank you, David, for enhancing my article.  I particularly like when my readers add information, which you have done.  I write articles with the hope that readers will contribute more information they have, as that way others can see that the public is getting smarter about such things as ‘vaccine safety’, pardon my expression.  Keep learning and sharing, David.

  • Laraine Abbey

    Here’s a good start for public education on vaccine’s:  http://www.greatergoodmovie.org/
    Good article, as always Catherine!

  • Laraine Abbey

    Here’s a good start for public education on vaccine’s:  http://www.greatergoodmovie.org/
    Good article, as always Catherine!

  • Laraine Abbey

    Here’s a good start for public education on vaccine’s:  http://www.greatergoodmovie.org/
    Good article, as always Catherine!

  • Ccgerman59

    As I have said a million times, Healthcare should be exactly what the words says CARE – NOT big business and confusion. The more they confuse us the more likely we are to stay on our meds. Since my granddaughter almost died back in July from a severe adverse reaction to her DTaP shot, my eyes about vaccines and also cancer treatments and other meds have been opened WIDE! I also have come to realize how little pediatricians really know. It is scary!
    I have been saddened by the realization that Big Pharma really does not care about us but only cares about profit and is therefore willing to manipulate medical data even if it means that babies die, toddlers get sick and become autistic and get ADHD. But wait, they have a pill for that! It’s called Ritelin (not sure how to spell it). What a toxic nightmare! It is really difficult to find the truth and requires lots of research and intuition. When a country cares more about profit than the lifes of innocent infants and toddlers – that is a SAD state of affairs. I warn everybody not to get their children vaccinated and not to get any flu shots. But I can only lead the horse to the water, I can’t make it drink. Make sure you do your part and inform people. Eventually, this vaccine hoax will be over.

  • Ccgerman59

    As I have said a million times, Healthcare should be exactly what the words says CARE – NOT big business and confusion. The more they confuse us the more likely we are to stay on our meds. Since my granddaughter almost died back in July from a severe adverse reaction to her DTaP shot, my eyes about vaccines and also cancer treatments and other meds have been opened WIDE! I also have come to realize how little pediatricians really know. It is scary!
    I have been saddened by the realization that Big Pharma really does not care about us but only cares about profit and is therefore willing to manipulate medical data even if it means that babies die, toddlers get sick and become autistic and get ADHD. But wait, they have a pill for that! It’s called Ritelin (not sure how to spell it). What a toxic nightmare! It is really difficult to find the truth and requires lots of research and intuition. When a country cares more about profit than the lifes of innocent infants and toddlers – that is a SAD state of affairs. I warn everybody not to get their children vaccinated and not to get any flu shots. But I can only lead the horse to the water, I can’t make it drink. Make sure you do your part and inform people. Eventually, this vaccine hoax will be over.

  • Ccgerman59

    As I have said a million times, Healthcare should be exactly what the words says CARE – NOT big business and confusion. The more they confuse us the more likely we are to stay on our meds. Since my granddaughter almost died back in July from a severe adverse reaction to her DTaP shot, my eyes about vaccines and also cancer treatments and other meds have been opened WIDE! I also have come to realize how little pediatricians really know. It is scary!
    I have been saddened by the realization that Big Pharma really does not care about us but only cares about profit and is therefore willing to manipulate medical data even if it means that babies die, toddlers get sick and become autistic and get ADHD. But wait, they have a pill for that! It’s called Ritelin (not sure how to spell it). What a toxic nightmare! It is really difficult to find the truth and requires lots of research and intuition. When a country cares more about profit than the lifes of innocent infants and toddlers – that is a SAD state of affairs. I warn everybody not to get their children vaccinated and not to get any flu shots. But I can only lead the horse to the water, I can’t make it drink. Make sure you do your part and inform people. Eventually, this vaccine hoax will be over.

  • Argus

    What does Medicare fraud have to do with pediatricians giving vaccines?
    Nowhere in that salary chart does it say that ‘commissions’ have anything to do with vaccines.
    I don’t see how you come to these conclusions. Please explain.

  • Big Pharma Doubter

    Why are vaccines a superior Big Pharma product?
    Market
    Only sick people need drugs, everybody needs vaccines.
    Drug labels say who should get them, Vaccine labels say who shouldn’t (everybody else should).
    Liability
    Drug injuries cost corporations money, vaccine injuries costs the patients (through their taxes and fees) money. This is the push to “therapeutic” vaccines that do not prevent infection but treat conditions.
    Profitability
    Primarily governments, who ignore cost with sufficient lobbying, purchase vaccines.
    Longevity
    The FDA has no approval process for generic “biological’s”, therefore no patent expiration issues. The industry calls pediatric mandated vaccines ‘evergreen”, returning a reliable, predictable cash flow based on the birth rate. Read this for reprehensible Big Pharma behaviour.http://www.scribd.com/doc/78300319/Avandia-Senate-Report-Exec-Summary-2