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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and her sordid investigation!

 

Senators Claire McCaskill and Orrin Hatch

Claire McCaskill and Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch is working for the wrong side…

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   Someone may want to inform Senator Claire McCaskill that her recent call for an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic was already launched by the U.S. Finance Committee in 2012 and as of 2017 there is still no report.  So why would McCaskill demand action on an epidemic killing in the thousands every year when she is aware the waters are not unchartered?  Let me try to enlighten those people, including McCaskill, why not everyone is buying what she is selling.

Is the U.S. Senate responsible for thousands of deaths in sealing their fact finding report on drug epidemic?

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How many lives could have been saved — especially our young people if in 2007 Patrick Leahy had replied to me “We are taking this epidemic seriously and are launching an investigation to stem the loss of life to addiction and death.”

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  On May 9, 2012 the U.S. Senate Finance Committee announced an investigation into the prescription opioid epidemic waging a war of addiction and death throughout the U.S.  Their investigation was to be focused on the American Pain Foundation (they closed their doors when the investigation was announced), the Center for Practical Bioethics, and five other organizations. It also targeted three leading opioid makers: Purdue Pharma (OxyContin), Endo Pharmaceuticals (Percocet), and Johnson & Johnson (Duragesic). The Senate Finance Committee demanded to see documents and get answers to their questions.

Without prevention, outrage and leadership, the Prescription Opioid/Heroin Epidemic will worsen in 2017

George Soros photo courtesy: Wikipedia

George Soros photo courtesy: Wikipedia

It will not be a good year for many in 2017 — for others, it will be very lucrative and his name is George Soros as a benefactor to “hitched stars.”

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  I recently wrote an article for Global News Centre and Salem-News.com that generated quite a flurry of concern and discussion — the evil reach of George Soros in his attempts to legalize drugs in the U.S. and also Partnership for a Drug Free Kids funded by the FDA and Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin.  Links to these articles are shown below.

Veterans lament ousting of Red Warriors at Standing Rock

20161204_125202Standing Rock was a hard-earned victory and while the support of veterans was brief, it was effective and proves to the US government that people will no longer stand for the abuse of our Native population.

Tim King Global News Centre

(CANNON BALL, ND)  The only word to describe the government of North Dakota and the police and soldiers associated with harming Native people who stand in objection to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), is disgusting.  Foul has a place as well.  These cretins, including John Stewart “Jack” Dalrymple, are the remaining vestiges of a while world of treaty violating terror that is bound to be strongly reinforced with the presidency of Donald Trump.

But they are going to learn that the people of this nation are done with it.  The veterans I met while attending the “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” movement are the best people I have ever met in my life, on a level only with the Native tribal populations fighting to save the earth for all of us.  The average American, loaded with credit card debt and mortgage obligations are of little help, they are in the trap like a hamster on a wheel running hard to keep up and keep what they have.

But throughout the United States and beyond, are countless people who are willing to resist and fight back and we scared the hell out of Dalrymple and company when thousands and thousands of us descended on Standing Rock, showing our deep and sincere support and respect for people who have been fighting for months and months in the face of Nazi-like abuse to make DAPL die, and it is dead.

The latest development, unsurprisingly, is a tribal request for the Red Warrior Society to leave Standing Rock.

They ARE Standing Rock.

No group has held the line more or taken more abuse than the Red Warriors, and its eviction has a lot to do with the rumor mill. The rumor was that Red Warriors were arming themselves, this was absolutely untrue and a detailed search of their camp yielded nothing close to a weapon.  Still, they were asked to leave.  Many Standing Rock participants were angered that Red Warriors asked them to get up early and participate in direct actions.  Many say they were roused before they had a chance to eat breakfast.  Red Warriors were demanding of time but their intentions were always true.

Native people have long dealt with division dissent.

From the earliest days when Native people were coerced into working with the US Cavalry which was in the direct process of conducting a Genocide of indigenous population, to today’s more mellow Native leaders who still believe treaties and laws will help Native people, the more edgy groups like Red Warrior Society are scary.  But what is more scary than black blood being pumped beneath the Missouri River?  The catastrophic damage the pipeline represents is untenable, and just outright stupid.  What good is anything if our water is polluted beyond repair?

Another tragic consideration is the naivety and abject ignorance of Americans who have not a clue how badly their water supplies have already been contaminated.  The book I co-authored with Robert O’Dowd, “Betrayal”, details how the Marine Corps has horribly contaminated all of its military reservations, most of which were constructed during WWII.  In only a few decades, underground water supplies were ruined.

Fracking is another major issue that plagues our country today.

Red Warriors and caring veterans are all parts to the puzzle of resolution and I hope that any means necessary are used to end the vast mistreatment of our planet.

Mni Wiconi – “Water is Life”

 

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Tim King: Salem Insider Editor and Writer

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With almost 25 years of experience on the west coast and worldwide as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor, Tim King is Salem-News.com’s Executive News Editor. His background includes covering the war in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007, and reporting from the Iraq war in 2008. Tim is a former U.S. Marine who follows stories of Marines and Marine Veterans; he’s covered British Royal Marines and in Iraq, Tim embedded with the same unit he served with in the 1980′s.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing from traditional mainstream news agencies like The Associated Press and Electronic Media Association; he also holds awards from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists, the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs; and was presented with a ‘Good Neighbor Award’ for his reporting, by The Red Cross.

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Tim’s years as a Human Rights reporter have taken on many dimensions; he has rallied for a long list of cultures and populations and continues to every day, with a strong and direct concentration on the 2009 Genocide of Tamil Hindus and Christians in Sri Lanka. As a result of his long list of reports exposing war crimes against Tamil people, Tim was invited to be the keynote speaker at the FeTNA (Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America) Conference in Baltimore, in July 2012. This is the largest annual gathering of North American Tamils; Tim addressed more than 3000 people and was presented with a traditional Sri Lanka ‘blessed garland’ and a shawl as per the tradition and custom of Tamil Nadu.

Tim specializes in writing about political and military developments worldwide; and maintains that the label ‘terrorist’ is ill placed in many cases; specifically with the LTTE Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, where it was used as an excuse to slaughter people by the tens of thousands; and in Gaza, where a trapped population lives at the mercy of Israel’s destructive military war crime grinder. At the center of all of this, Tim pays extremely close attention to the safety and welfare of journalists worldwide.

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George Soros, Evil Destroyer of US and his contribution to “Partnership for Drug Free Kids” and “Facing Addiction” – non-profit organizations!

partnershipwinterwishgala2016With the death toll and addiction rates soaring in every state in the country, could someone explain why a gala was held celebrating the out of control  prescription drug/heroin epidemic as the body bags of our young people mount?

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  The New York Times once described Hungarian born multi-billionaire, George Soros as the single largest donor to use his philanthropy to change or deconstruct the moral values and attitudes particularly of the American people — and legalize illegal/recreational drugs.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD recently released an almost 500 page report on the prescription opioid/heroin epidemic.  The title of the report is “Facing Addiction in America – The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.”  Find it interesting that the title would read “Facing Addiction?”  I did.

(Circumcision) Inflicting Pain Just After Birth May Have Long-Term Effects on Your Newborn

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 Global News Centre

Submitted by Ace Knight 

“We must alert the medical community to the psychological hazards of early pain and call for the removal of all man-made pain surrounding birth.”

—Dr. David B. Chamberlain, psychologist and co-founder of the Association of Pre-and Perinatal Psychology and Health

FDA fails to protect children from dangerous drugs

drugged-childrenFDA allows drug manufacturers to expand their market into the lives of children.

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  On September 15 and 16, I attended an FDA meeting to discuss the appropriate development plans for establishing the safety and efficacy of prescription opioid analgesics for pediatric patients.  On September 15, the day was filled with physicians giving their “expert” opinions on neonatals and newborns being given opioids for pain — after all they feel the pain of “needle sticks”.  One expert said the discussion was like “elephants in a room”.  I describe it as “egos in a room” and there were many of them.

Opioids for Pediatric Patients – “How could you get it so wrong?”

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FDA official betrays her anger when asked, “How can you get it so wrong?” Photo: Marianne Skolek-Perez

Prescriptions and sales of opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999″ – CDC

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   Last Thursday and Friday I attended an FDA meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee, the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee and the Pediatric Advisory Committee. The purpose of the two day meetings was to discuss prescription opioid analgesics for pediatric patients. The FDA experts and their egos were in plentiful supply as they fell over each other condoning opioids for pediatric patients. Unfortunately the audience in the large auditorium was sparsely attended — no Partnership for a Drug Free Kids and no advocacy organizations.

Douglas Throckmorton, MD, Deputy Director of FDA – I expect an apology!

Douglas Throckmorton, MD

Douglas Throckmorton, MD

Since the FDA has sat back and approved prescription opioids in record numbers (more than any other country in the world), we can anticipate children being used as pawns by the FDA as they are fed opioids by pharma

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  >On August 31 (with 45 minutes) notice, I was asked to participate in a “stakeholders” teleconference with Douglas Throckmorton, M.D., Deputy Director for regulatory programs in FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) to discuss the “FDA’s strongest box warning on opioids”.  One of Dr. Throckmorton’s responsibilities at the FDA is ensuring that the benefits of approved drugs outweigh their known risks. >

Looking into the eyes of evil at an FDA Advisory Committee Meeting!

Webster, holding phone, Katz is on the right with his head tilted down. Photo: Marianne Skolek

Webster, holding phone, Katz is on the right with his head tilted down. Photo: Marianne Skolek

“You are responsible this year alone for 26,000 deaths and sat in the Advisory Committee meeting today and recommended the approval of yet another opioid that will kill in the thousands. How many more deaths will you be responsible for and how do you sleep at night” – Marianne Skolek’s question to Nathaniel Katz, MD

Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)  Thursday I attended my first FDA Advisory Committee meeting. It was for consideration of yet another dangerous extended release opioid — it will mark 7 approved this year.  This right off the FDA Agenda sheet:

“The committees will discuss new drug application (NDA) 208602, morphine sulfate extended-release tablets, submitted by Egalet U.S., Inc., with the proposed indication of the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate.  It has been formulated with the intent to provide abuse-deterrent properties.  The committees will be asked to discuss whether the data submitted by the applicant are sufficient to support labeling of the product with the properties expected to deter abuse.”

FDA — Don’t insult me!!!

 Is the death toll to these dangerous opioids not high enough

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Marianne Skolek-Perez Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   Last month I wrote an article about the FDA’s approval of yet another dangerous extended release opioid to be unleashed on the public as we are fighting addictions and deaths in the tens of thousands. The FDA based their approval on the opioid Vantrela ER on a “cheap party study” conducted by the infamous and self-proclaimed pain champion of the country, Lynn R. Webster, MD. Webster is the vice president of scientific affairs at PRA Health Sciences in Salt Lake City.  His medical career made a detour as reports surfaced he can no longer prescribe opioids (deaths at his now closed pain clinic) to turning his “expertise” of opioids into research.  

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