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Google joins the pharmaceutical industry

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Google’s burgeoning ties to Big Pharma have been exposed with the disclosure of its new pharmaceutical division, which just happens to be led by the former head of GlaxoSmithKline’s global vaccine business. As cautioned by Progressive Radio Network journalists Gary Null, PhD and Richard Gale,

Google today is not only a weapon for promoting the pharmaceutical agenda but now also a drug company itself.”1

Google is Much More Than a Search Engine

Backing up a few years to 2015, Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided the multi-armed behemoth that Google had become would benefit from a drastic reorganization. Consequently, they split their “core internet business” off from their other minimally (or un-) related projects such as X Lab and the Calico life extension project. Along with Google itself, those secondary companies were grouped under the umbrella of a new corporation called “Alphabet.”2

The upshot was that Alphabet now owns Google, although the key players have not changed. Page and Brin now serve as CEO and President, respectively, of Alphabet, while former Google product chief Sundar Pichai is now CEO of Google.

Tracing a line from Google’s reorganization of itself to its structure today, the initial division kept all of the Internet entities under Google’s wing, under one “side” of the Alphabet umbrella. These included Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, and Android. Google remained as the largest and most financially robust of Alphabet’s ventures.3

Other semi-independent companies under the Alphabet name included a diverse collection of corporations focused on such wide-ranging fields as biomedical or scientific advances, investment ventures, “smart home” applications, drone technologies and urban infrastructure.3

The Many Faces of Alphabet/Google

As the dust settled at Alphabet/Google, a number of the newly independent or semi-independent companies emerged, wielding some clout of their own. While Google’s revenues in 2017 continued to reap the lion’s share, reaching $110.9 billion, revenues from other ventures reported $1.2 billion. With operating losses reported at $3.4 billion, Google’s “side lines” were not yet profitable but climbing, up from 2016 losses of $4.6 billion.4

Those other ventures include X Lab (research and new ideas), G and CapitalG (investment funds), Sidewalk Labs (focused on urban innovation), Nest (smarthome devices), Chronicle (cybersecurity), Waymo (autonomous vehicles), Access (Internet provider innovations), Jigsaw (technological and geopolitics), Deep Mind (artificial intelligence), Verily (healthcare and managing disease) and Calico (biotech and lifespan extension).

The X Lab, or “Moonshot Factory,” is a research and development lab aimed at, in their own words, creating “radical new technologies to solve some of the world’s hardest problems.”5

Some of their projects include self-driving cars, delivery drones, renewable energy storage technology, artificial intelligence (AI) and learning robots, among many others. X acts as an incubation lab for cutting edge ideas that, once developed, may either be discontinued or “graduated” to become an independent entity.

Verily’s Pharmaceutical Ties

Verily Life Sciences is one of those Alphabet ideas now launched into independent status. Initially begun as a series of projects exploring the use of technologies including miniaturization and machine learning to create “wearable” devices such as smart lenses, Verily now partners with a number of pharmaceutical companies that develop vaccines on projects ranging from smart lenses with Alcon (a subsidiary of Novartis) and surgical robotics with Johnson & Johnson to early identification and intervention in chronic diseases with Merck Sharp & Dohme and diabetes management with Sanofi.6

Verily is partnered with Gilead on profiling the immune system to clarify the biological mechanisms of autoimmune disease and with Verve Therapeutics on nanoparticle formulations. Verily is also partnered with GlaxoSmithKline, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer,7 in the development of bioelectronic medicine.6

With the creation of Galvani Bioelectronics in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline, Verily now has its own pharmaceutical company that is working to “enable the research, development and commercialization of bioelectronic medicines,” which aim to treat disease using miniaturized implanted devices.8

Another of Verily’s projects is the development of the “sterile insect technique” to manipulate mosquito populations by releasing sterile male mosquitoes that will reduce the populations of insects carrying such diseases as dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever.9

The company has also entered the clinical study arena, first with its own study called Baseline, which seeks to connect potential study participants with clinical research groups.10

Partnering with Verily initiatives is appealing to pharmaceutical companies, including vaccine manufacturers and developers like Novartis, Sanofi, Otsuka and Pfizer, because of the young biotech company’s focus on modernizing and increasing the efficiency of data collection using tools such as electronic medical study process, as well as getting new drugs and vaccines to market faster. Although the partnered studies are not yet in progress, studies are being explored in cardiovascular disease, oncology, mental health, dermatology and diabetes.

Because anyone can join Baseline and potentially be connected with clinical trials relevant to their own life, keeping patient information private will be a challenge, but the projected market value of the program is expected to reach $69 billion by 2026. 11

As reporter Mark Terry put it for BioSpace, “Perhaps disconcertingly, a company that handles 92.4% of internet searches globally and already has significant amounts of information about your life, now wants to know medical and health information as well.” 12

Alphabet’s Other Medical Venture: Calico Labs

In addition to Verily, Alphabet has another older medical research company called Calico, founded in 2013 and headed by Arthur Levinson, the former CEO of Genentech, another pharmaceutical company that develops vaccines.13

According to Calico’s mission statement, the company wants “to harness advanced technologies to increase our understanding of the biology that controls lifespan” and will “require an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary effort.14

Dr. Aarif Khakoo, Head of Drug Development at Calico (and formerly a Vice President at Amgen, a pharmaceutical company that develops vaccines) said, “With the aging of the world population, there is a pressing need to gain a deeper understanding of the molecular underpinnings of human aging and to translate these insights into new therapies for aging and age-related diseases… I’m looking forward to working with the team and our external collaborators to move the lead therapeutic candidates into clinical studies in the future.”14

It has been obvious for some time now that Google’s algorithms have been adjusted to make it more difficult to find information, including information about vaccines, that doesn’t align with the messages about health and medical care that are approved by government and the pharmaceutical industry. In some cases, no matter how specific a search question is, or how it is worded and re-worded, the search results stubbornly return the same tired but mainstream medical authority-approved results.

 

Evil Google

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  Time will tell whether the original “do no evil” Google is still around, or whether we now have a Google which believes, like many other big companies, that it can make its own rules. Personally, we think the original Google is dead and gone and the new evil Google is thriving.

 

[This article originally published by HEALTH IMPACT NEWS]

 

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President of the American Heart Association, who is only 52, just had a heart attack; probably not taking enough of the drugs he tells everyone else to take

“Big Pharma” drug cartel just changed the definition of “high blood pressure” to trick HALF of U.S. adults into taking high-profit prescription drugs

The pharmaceutical drug cartel in the US has become not just a total joke to medical science, but increasingly a threat to the health and safety of the American people. In the latest medical hoax designed to generate profit from the mass medication of nearly everyone, the American Heart Association — a quack medicine front group for the pharmaceutical industry — announced a new definition of “high blood pressure” that means half of U.S. adults suddenly have a “disease” requiring “treatment” with high-profit pharmaceuticals.

This total quackery of disease definition creep is one of the favorite ploys of the profit-driven drug cartels in the United States. (It’s called “Disease Mongering.”)  A few years ago “high cholesterol” was redefined as part of a tactic to boost statin drug sales (which now generate billions in revenue each year).  Suddenly, doctors all across the country were prescribing statin drugs to patients who, just a week earlier, had no “disease” at all. But thanks to the AHA’s collusion with the drug industry to artificially lower the acceptable level of cholesterol in the body, tens of millions of Americans were spontaneously diagnosed with “high cholesterol.”

Over-medication of the population, you see, has become Big Pharma’s primary business model.  And to achieve higher sales, the drug companies have to convince more and more people that they’re sick (even if there’s nothing wrong with them at all).

Drug companies are in business to convince more and more HEALTHY people they really should be taking prescription drugs (preferably for life)

Drug companies, you see, are no longer in the business of merely treating truly sick people, but rather moving the goal posts of “disease” to ensure more and more otherwise healthy people qualify for drug treatment. The AHA, of course, goes right along with this scam.

https://www.cbsnews.com/embed/videos/new-blood-pressure-guidelines/

It’s all explained in this CBS News opening paragraph which accidentally spills the beans on this prescription drug scam:

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

Notice that CBS News goes right along with the quackery, stating that high blood pressure “now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.” But last week, no such “plague” existed at all. So what changed overnight? The definition of high blood pressure, of course. Suddenly, it’s a “plague,” according to CBS News (which of course takes lots of advertising money from Big Pharma companies).

What you are witnessing in all this is a massive medical hoax being perpetrated on the American people by a legal drug cartel involving the AHA, drug companies, pharma-funded mainstream media and doctors who earn kickbacks and bribes from pushing these dangerous drugs. It’s not just drug companies, either: Medical device manufacturers are also running outright scams, too, such as the heart stent manufacturers whose products have just recently been shown to be medically useless. We’ve known that for a long time, having reported a decade ago on how drug-coated heart stents actually cause a 400% increase in deaths of heart attack patients.

It’s all organized by the American Heart Association, whose president just had a heart attack at age 52

In case you’re wondering just how credible the AHA really is when it comes to heart health, AHA president John Warner recently suffered a heart attack. He’s only 52 years old. Under his guidance, the AHA is the same quack group that recently attacked coconut oil as being unhealthy and dangerous.

Yes, according to the AHA, all Americans should stop consuming coconut oil and start taking high blood pressure drugs and statin drugs. Because drugs, you see, are considered “nutrition” in the eyes of the big-pharma shills, while real food is considered heresy. (“How dare you eat a coconut that costs a dollar? Here, take this pill that only costs $200…”)

Perhaps AHA president John Warner simply needs to take more pharmaceuticals. After all, that’s his advice for everyone else. But if pharmaceuticals prevent heart attacks, then why didn’t they work for him?  (Answer: Because it’s all a massive medical hoax. Prescription drugs don’t make your heart healthy. Only nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices can accomplish that.)

The AHA is destroying the health of Americans, bankrupting the nation, and making Big Pharma filthy rich

Sadly, many Americans know so little about health, nutrition and Big Pharma collusion that they might actually believe the new guidelines for high blood pressure. This means tens of millions of Americans will now likely be put on high-profit blood pressure drugs… and this is on top of the statin drugs, psychiatric drugs and anxiety medications they’re already gobbling up in insane quantities. This is how we now live in a world where over half of the population of 65+ is now taking at least five drugs a day, as reported in The Telegraph.

We are now living in an over-medicated world of drugged-up patients who are viewed by the drug industry as biological vessels for dumping high-profit chemicals under the guise of “treatment.” At this pace, it won’t be long before newborn children are instantly diagnosed with blood pressure problems, cholesterol problems and brain chemistry problems, then mercilessly drugged from their very first day.

That’s the goal: Cradle-to-grave mass medication of every living human being on the planet. That’s Big Pharma’s ultimate aim, and as long as people are stupid enough to go along with all their junk science and marketing fraud, Big Pharma will increasingly drug everybody in the world with their toxic deadly chemicals that are falsely named “medicines.”

Truly healthy people don’t need to take ANY medications…NONE

In truth, the healthiest people living today take no drugs at all. If you want to be healthy, focus on nutrition, superfoods, exercise, stress reduction, avoidance of environmental toxins and achieving quality sleep. Doctors and drug companies don’t make you healthy; they just make themselves rich at your expense. And at the same time they’re exploiting you for profit, they’re also bankrupting the nation, polluting the environment (with big-pharma drugs now found in the public water supplies of major U.S. cities) and destroying innocent lives.

It is precisely these kinds of quackery-based marketing scams that are now waking people up to the greater truth: Big Pharma has become a scourge on our world and must be stopped. The mass medication of every living human is not medical “treatment” but rather the perversion of medicine and a growing chemical catastrophe with dire global consequences.

Medical patients across the western world are now being drugged into oblivion while nations are being bankrupted by associated health care costs. Big Pharma has mastered the art of extracting money from the economy by transforming human beings into drug receptacles, with the goal of dumping an ever-increasing number of drugs into the same human bodies, all while billing state-run health care systems to collect obscene profits. This entire cycle of medical stupidity has nothing whatsoever to do with health, compassion, science, medicine or disease prevention. It is purely about maximizing the number of prescriptions written for people, even if those people have nothing wrong with them.

Yet the pharmaceutical giants wield so much power and influence that they’ve taken over the science journals, medical schools, mainstream media outlets, and even government regulators. In effect, they have transformed America into a “pharma state” where much of the political power, economy, culture, and so-called “medical science” now centers around the mass drugging of everyone. But you need to ask a simple question: After gobbling all these drugs in unprecedented quantities, are Americans healthier today than they were two generations ago? Not by a long shot.  Americans are now more diseased than ever.

It’s obvious the drugs aren’t needed or working, because if they were, we’d be the healthiest nation on the planet.

 

[From an article published by NATURAL NEWS]

 

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  Next time you sit down for a TV break, try making a list of all the drug ads you see. You know there are lots of drug companies trying to sell us their poison products, but did you ever actually make a list to see how many of them you see in any given TV hour?  “Ask your doctor if ZombieMax is right for you!”  Do you think all the Big-Pharma companies are spending buckets of ad money without doing any research? Absolutely not. Those companies know beyond any doubt whatsoever that their advertising pays off big-time!  You hear about ZombieMax, you look it up or you see it also advertised in a magazine, and you DO ask your doctor about it.  Your doctor gets a kick-back from the drug manufacturer for prescribing it, so he’s happy to do so.  Here’s another challenge: Write down the stated or printed side effects for each drug you see advertised.  Those drugs don’t sound so wonderful when you discover they can kill you, do they?  (According to the FDA [the U.S. Food and Drug Administration], more than 100,000 Americans die from taking prescription drugs each year, making this the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.  By comparison, illegal street drugs kill only about 10,000 Americans yearly.)

 

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NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis
normal@usa1usa.com
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