The coughing fits, the “short circuits,” the confused looks, all add up to one giant question mark, and Trump has raised the question in a huge way. In an attempt to avoid the issues, the Clinton campaign is trying to flip the question back on Trump.
“Donald Trump has put forward a laughable letter that omits basic health information including the date of his exam, past medications, family medical history, heart rate, respiratory rate, EKG, or cholesterol level. Instead of continuing to push discredited conspiracy theories, Donald Trump needs to produce a real doctor’s letter, written by a credible doctor, that details the state of his health for voters” – Clinton spokesman Glen Caplin.
If there is any conspiracy here, it lies with the media. How can the same media organizations that asked for John McCain’s medical records say with a straight face say that Hillary Clinton is okay mentally and physically? How can they call asking for Hillary’s health records a conspiracy when it is public record that she has brain damage?
Guest Post by Mitchell McGuire ___________________________
Approximately one out of every 89 Americans are prescribed EpiPen due to severe allergies. Similarly, 1 out of every 251 children under 18 were admitted to hospitals last year due to food allergies alone. Allergy attacks can be resolved by an injection of epinephrine.
Now, a corporation that has donated to the Clinton Foundation has jacked the price up on the EpiPen 471%.
The EpiPen technology was first implemented in the mid-1970’s in a product designed to be used by soldiers exposed to nerve gas – called the Mark 1 NAAK Combo Pen, developed and produced by Survival Technology Inc., a company that had previously been contracted by the Pentagon. It wasn’t until 1996 when the auto-injector pens were available for commercial use, after Survival Technology merged with Brunswick Biomedical and distributed their products through a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, a German pharmaceutical company.
After being distributed for 11 years under Merck, the generic version of the combo-pen had cost only around $50 when, in 2007, Mylan pharmaceuticals purchased the generic drugs division of Germany’s Merck KGaA for $6.7 billion. After acquiring the rights to market the EpiPen, Mylan sold the plastic auto-injector pen for around $57.
After being purchased for $6 billion, the new markup in price may be justified in theory – and former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has made that case – but it is hard to justify to many. Most damaging is that Mylan has donated a sum between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, which is currently under investigation for illegal political bribes.
In 2012, after a 7-year-old died from a peanut allergy, a bill was passed that pressured states to keep EpiPen stocked in their schools. According to Bloomberg, “47 states require or encourage schools to stock the devices”. Mylan spent $1 million in lobbying during 2012, resulting in a bill that practically gave them a monopoly. For the next 3 years, Mylan would go on to spend $6 million in lobbying.
What has all this money spent lobbying achieved? A blind-eye from the government to the fact that no competitor has been able to get an auto-injector epinephrine pen to pass through the FDA, despite quality products. That is the reason why they were able to raise the prices of the medicine 467% within a matter of 9 years without new competition driving the prices down.
Under criticism and public scrutiny for this price increase, Mylan pharmaceuticals released a statement claiming that the price “has changed over time to better reflect the value the product provides”. What does this mean? Why can a parallel product in France be available for $57, but not here? Is it because the FDA has not approved any other patent, leaving no alternative, and so the only option is the Mylan-made EpiPen, making the cheaply-produced pen valuable enough that people will pay ask as much as you ask? This is a government enforced monopoly , as legitimate competition is prohibited by the government from producing a relatively simple technology that has existed for over 4 decades.
Mylan Chief Operating Officer Heather Bresch has also experienced a change in value. Her salary started off at $2.5 million dollars in 2007, eventually reaching the point to where she made $18 million in compensation during the year of 2015.
When a company is allowed to monopolize an industry that saves lives, and then gouge consumers with abnormally high prices simply because they can without having to worry about competition, then we must question the integrity of not only the company, but the governmental body that is regulating the company’s industry. Multiple patents have been filed for various companies, with not one obtaining approval from the FDA, despite no legitimate concern. Mylan has also sued just about every company that attempted to release a product that rivaled theirs. Now, with corruption being exposed rampantly, the media cannot turn an blind eye to this. When people are spending hundreds of dollars on an item that costs less than seven dollars to make, we are not free. For many of the allergy-inflicted constituents out there, the doubts the FDA had on every patent would probably not concern them more than the prospect of having to work more than two 40-hour work weeks on minimum wage just to pay for a two-pack of Epi-Pen.
So now the question is, how will our representatives respond to this news? Will they do nothing and “let the market settle it,” will they put a limit on profit margins, or will they simply investigate the FDA? Well, it wont be swept under the rug, that is for sure. The pharmaceutical company has basically submitted to the claims that the product was unfairly over-priced, and will now offer a $300 cash back rebate card with every twin-pack purchased at full price – what the uninsured have to pay. This was Mylan’s way of trying to back-peddle without actually lowering the price.
The CEO of Mylan, Ms. Bresch, had sold $5 million dollars worth of her company’s stock in light of the scrutiny that had been cast on her company. If the sky-high price for the drug reflects the value of the drug, Ms. Bresch’s sell-off may reflect the value of the company. The CEO of the company has already anticipated repercussions in regards to her stock’s price, but what will be the repercussions in regards to drug monopolies as a whole? Its your move FDA — and Congress, if the FDA fails to approve another company’s outstanding patent in the near future.
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Julian Assange has promised to release documents that could bring down Hillary Clinton.
On Fox News the last two nights, Assange sensationally claimed that if the new information goes viral and catches fire it could swing the election.
When asked by Fox News host Megyn Kelly if Assange thought the information in Wikileaks possession could be a “game-changer” in the U.S. election he responded –
“I think it’s significant, you know, it depends on how it catches fire in the public and in the media,” – Julian Assange.
Assange also vowed that the information would be released before the November election.
Additionally he noted “thousands of pages of material” on the Clinton campaign would be released in batches leading up to the election. With it now being toward the end of August, that leaves September and October for Assange to keep his promise.
“People have a right to understand who it is they’re electing” Assange said. He added that the release will feature “a variety of different types of documents, from different types of institutions that are associated with the election campaign, some quite unexpected angles that are quite interesting, some even entertaining.”
Lets not forget that in addition to Wikileaks, Hillary has troubles with the FBI looking to prosecute her in New York state, with the IRS, and with possible charges from the newly found 15,000 emails the FBI is set to release. With growing speculation that Hillary is sick and with emails from Wikileaks talking about her aides researching a drug for “decision fatigue” called Provogil, used to treat Parkinson’s and sleepiness among other health conditions, Hillary is primed may could short circuit before the end of the campaign if she isn’t arrested from the massive forthcoming scandals.
Wikileaks has also tweeted out it will incorporate the 15,000 emails the FBI just recovered into their large database of Hillary’s emails.
Bombshell set to hit Clinton campaign as FBI recovers 14,900 deleted emails. We will incorporate them into: https://t.co/XcH75u3kbu
Assange was mysteriously targeted earlier in this week when an unknown intruder tried to break into the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he lives in asylum. With Assange holding so much information on the Clintons and the ninety and counting DEAD associates and enemies of the Clintons, does anyone question that Assange might have been next in that long body count of mysterious murders surrounding the Clintons?
It’s on record that Jerry Luther Parks was threatened then murdered. Bill Clinton sexually assaulted Kathleen Willey and many others, and then they were threatened too. Watch the Clinton Chronicles and learn the truth about America’s crime family the Clintons.
A translation for those that can barely see this document it says.
I made mistakes from ignorance, inexperience and overwork I did not knowingly violate any law or standard of conduct No one in The White House, to my knowledge, violated any law or standard of conduct, including any action in the travel office. There was no intent to benefit any individual or specific group The FBI lied in their report to the AG The press is covering up the illegal benefits they received from the travel staff The GOP has lied and misrepresented its knowledge and role and covered up a prior investigation The Ushers Office plotted to have excessive costs incurred, taking advantage of Kaki and HRC The public will never believe the innocence of the Clintons and their loyal staff The WSJ editors lie without consequence I was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. Here ruining people is considered sport
This suicide note did a lot to clear the Clintons of any wrongdoing. However, no one writes a suicide note like this. In fact, the National Archives document below is hard evidence that Vince Foster was murdered.
The document states a “second wound to Foster’s neck.” Not only is this an impossibility – for someone to kill themselves twice with a pistol – but let’s connect the dots of Clinton associate Sandy Berger stealing documents from the National Archive. Were these documents concerning Hillary and Bill Clinton and the death of Vince Foster?
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Additionally, witness Patrick Knowlton stopped in Fort Marcy Park to urinate just hours before White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster’s body was found. Knowlton saw another car with Arkansas license plates in the parking lot, but not Foster’s – it was a different colored car. He also was alarmed by the menacing-looking occupant of that vehicle, who he says “was thuggish.”
However, Knowlton’s statement was completely misrepresented by the FBI. When he went public with his protests, strange things started happening around Knowlton. He experienced systematic harassment on the street – witnessed by two reporters. When he was called before Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s grand jury, he was pummeled by the prosecutor.
“What I know is true Vince Fosters Car was a Gray 89 Honda accord, The car I saw there was a Brown 83 Honda accord, and there story falls apart with me because guess what?
He was already dead at the time they said he drove to the park but it would be pretty impossible to drive to the park without your car there.” ~Patrick Knowlton
Knowlton was also a Grand Jury witness in the Whitewater case scandal that involved Bill and Hillary Clinton. Years later, it was revealed that Hillary Clinton concealed Whitewater documents at their home when they were found with her fingerprints. Hillary and Bill were involved in lucrative loan scams with the Rose Law Firm.
Google, shilling for Hillary, has begun hiding the Clinton body count from autocomplete searches. At this point, with the mountain pilling up on them it’s increasingly easier to believe that a crime family has murdered their enemies for the past thirty years. With quotes like “It’s fun to watch fictional politicians get away with murder” from Bill Clinton, it’s a matter of a house of cards collapsing in on them both.
The recent release shows that Huma Abdein served as a conduit between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s State Department. In more than a dozen email exchanges between Abedin and Clinton Foundation top executive Doug Band, Abedin expedited direct access to Clinton for donors who contributed between $25,000 and $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. This system of bribery forced the Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment with Hillary Clinton.
Abedin also advised Band that when she went through the “normal channels” at the State department, Clinton declined to meet. After Band intervened, however, the meeting was set up within forty-eight hours.
From: Doug Band
To: Huma Abedin
Sent: Tue Jun 23 1:29:42 2009
Cp of Bahrain in tomorrow to Friday
Asking to see her
Good friend of ours
From: Huma Abedin
To: Doug Band
Sent: Tue Jun 23 4:12:46 2009
He asked to see hrc thurs and fri thru normal channels. I asked and she said she doesn’t want to commit to anything for thurs or fri until she knows how she will feel. Also she says that she may want to go to ny and doesn’t want to be committed to stuff in ny…
From: Huma Abedin [Huma@clintonemail.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 10:35:15 AM
To: Doug Band
Offering Bahrain cp 10 tomorrow for meeting woith [sic] hrc
If u see him, let him know
We have reached out thru official channels
Additional email exchanges where the Clinton Foundation intervened with the state department include the following:
On Friday, June 26, 2009, Clinton confidant Kevin O’Keefe wrote to Clinton saying that “Kevin Conlon is trying to set up a meeting with you and a major client.” Clinton wrote to Abedin, “Can you help deliver these for Kevin?” Abedin responded, “I’ll look into it asap” Kevin O’Keefe donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Kevin Conlon is a Clinton presidential campaign “Hillblazer” who has raised more than $100,000 for the candidate.
On Tuesday, June 16, 2009, Ben Ringel wrote to Abedin, “I’m on shuttle w Avigdor Liberman. I called u back yesterday. I want to stop by to see hrc tonite for 10 mins.” Ringel donated between $10,000 and $25,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
On Monday, July 6, 2009, Maureen White wrote to Abedin, “I am going to be in DC on Thursday. Would she have any time to spare?” Abedin responded, “Yes I’ll make it work.” White donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
In June 2009, prominent St. Louis political power broker Joyce Aboussie exchanged a series of insistent emails with Abedin concerning Aboussie’s efforts to set up a meeting between Clinton and Peabody Energy VP Cartan Sumner. Aboussie wrote, “Huma, I need your help now to intervene please. We need this meeting with Secretary Clinton, who has been there now for nearly six months. This is, by the way, my first request. I really would appreciate your help on this. It should go without saying that the Peabody folks came to Dick [Gephardt] and I because of our relationship with the Clinton’s.” After further notes from Aboussie, Abedin responded, “We are working on it and I hope we can make something work… we have to work through the beauracracy [sic] here.” Aboussie donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
On Saturday, May 16, 2009, mobile communications executive and political activist Jill Iscol wrote to Clinton, “Please advise to whom I should forward Jacqueline Novogratz’s request [for a meeting with the secretary of state]. I know you know her, but honestly, she is so far ahead of the curve and brilliant I believe she could be enormously helpful to your work.” Clinton subsequently sent an email to Abedin saying, “Pls print.” Jill and husband Ken Iscol donated between $500,000 and $1 million to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton subsequently appointed Novogratz to the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.
This release shows that Hillary Clinton only met with foreign leaders once there was money in her pocket. This is bribery, this is unethical and this is criminal beyond a shadow of a doubt.
In addition to the email exchanges between Abedin and Douglas Band, newly released emails show a memorandum sent to Cheryl Mills from State Department White House liaison Laura Pena revealing that Rajiv Fernando, who donated $1 million to the Clinton Foundation and was appointed to the International Security Advisory Board without any experience, was fingered for the appointment as far back as June 2009.
“These new emails confirm that Hillary Clinton abused her office by selling favors to Clinton Foundation donors There needs to be a serious, independent investigation to determine whether Clinton and others broke the law.” ~Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.