Release: No. DITA-69 Date Mailed: Oct. 1, 2001 For Immediate Release Contact: Contessa Morton-208/265-2575; 800/336-9266
Health Activist Reports ABC News to the FBI for Anthrax Story: Peter Jennings Caught “Wagging the Dog” for Bayer Company Profits
Sandpoint, ID – Terrorist groups and the mob in New York are not the only ones profiting from the recent attacks on America. ABC News, along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are being accused of “wagging the dog” for Bayer, and price gouging the government and panicked American’s seeking protection against anthrax. A conspiracy to commit fraud has been reported to the FBI and members of congress.
According to ABC News (Thur. Sept. 27), sales of Bayer’s antibiotic Cipro have skyrocketed 1,000 percent since September 11th. Peter Jennings reported anxious consumers are spending $700 per person for a two-month supply of the drug. Alternative antibiotics effective against anthrax are readily available for as little as $20. In an open letter to FBI officials and members of congress, Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a consumer health advocate, and Harvard School of Public Health graduate, is urging an investigation. At issue is the unprecedented July 29, 2000 single drug endorsement by the FDA for Cipro. A conspiracy to commit fraud is indicated.
Black’s Law Dictionary defines fraud as “a concealment of a material fact to induce another to act to his or her injury.” “In this context,” Dr. Horowitz wrote, “ABC’s special segment on anthrax and Cipro sales may be seen as a form of ‘white collar bioterrorism.’ Through this savvy and fraudulent form of drug promotion, consumers are being disadvantaged, over-charged, and placed at risk of injury from the potentially dangerous side effects of an antibiotic that offers no significant advantage over less costly alternatives for anthrax.” A list of alternative antibiotics recommended for anthrax is provided on the doctor’s website at http://www.tetrahedron.org. Peter
Jennings heralded the ABC special segment the preceding evening by saying, “Preparing for a possible anthrax attack. We’re going through these fears, one by one, day by day. Good night.”
“This appears to be a ‘wag the dog’ conspiracy to frighten consumers into planned purchasing behaviors,” Dr. Horowitz said. His assertion is based on stunning documentation provided in his prophetically titled thirteenth book, Death in the Air: Globalism, Terrorism and Toxic Warfare (Tetrahedron, LLC; 1-888-508-4787), released in June, 2001. Here, the award-winning author exposes a small number of multinational corporations, including Bayer that historically sponsored fear, espionage, and even terrorist campaigns for profit. Calling implicated drug officials “white collar terrorists,” Dr. Horowitz notes, “Bayer maintains enough skeletons in its corporate closet to fill a holocaust museum.” (For the full story, see Dr. Horowitz’s open letter to the FBI available at http://www.tetrahedron.org.)
“Whatever unpublished advantages Bayer’s product could conceivably offer over other trusted antibiotics,” Dr. Horowitz added. Cipro could not be worth this extraordinary $700 charge. The U.S. government, in stockpiling this drug following the FDA advisory committee’s report, and consumers nationwide obviously frightened into a drug-demanding frenzy, have been royally bilked by this historically untrustworthy multinational company.” -end –
Courtesy of Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz and Tetrahedron, LLC
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Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
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