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A Phone call - Novartis CEO - On The Spot...April 2016

Earlier this week - Wednesday morning - 20th April 2016 - I picked up my phone and I rang Novartis Dublin number - I asked to speak to CEO - I was asked which one and do I have a name - I stated Loretta Callaghan - the phone rang - a voice answered - thinking I had got through to Secretary I asked what is your name - she answered who are you looking for - I answered the CEO - she answered which one? I stated Loretta Callaghan - and lo and behold there she was the voice - the person who has been avoiding taking my calls for over 2 years - I stated who I was and thanked her for taking my call.

Instantly she stated she had heard of me and that Novartis had looked into my concerns and it had been dealt with - I told her "with respect Miss Callaghan" the only thing that was dealt with was to ensure Novartis drug side effects were covered up and that I was medically abused and tortured - She instantly tried to say "Oh Really No Such Thing can and could happen" I told her I got no solution to their investigation - and that Novartis own site states that any patient who suffers their products will be looked after to the latter of the law - I told her it is the opposite - everything that can be done to cover up Novartis crime is done - She took offence - I told her to look up Dr David Healy's Blog on Pharma Crime - 

I told her - you are injuring patients - you are torturing patients - you are killing people - (You meaning the Company she is CEO of namely Novartis)

She then stated that she is not medically qualified to deal with my concerns on Novartis drugs - yet again I confirmed to her that Novartis has been charged on CRIMINAL charges on Rasilez Aliskiren , on  Diovan (Known in US as Tekturna and Valsartan) in 27 States in US, China & Japan, Turkey on the same drugs - coverup of data and kickbacks to hospitals and doctors - the same drugs I suffered in Ireland - She then stated that she will have to reflect on the information I have given her but again she stated that she is Chief Executive only and not medically trained....I asked her then why is she, Miss Loretta Callaghan, an Irish Woman from Sligo on The Irish Pharmaceutical's Association Primary Care Panel for drug distribution to HSE patients...

Miss Loretta Callaghan CEO of Novartis Ireland hung up...

Latest news Novartis offices in Italy raided...

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Comment by Rob Northall on April 24, 2016 at 12:47

Novartis Offices are Raided by Italian Authorities Over Vaccine Pricing

For the second time over the past year, Italian authorities are investigating Novartis over allegations of wrongdoing.

In the latest episode, police raided two plants – in Siena and Origgio – in connection with suspected fraud committed against the Italian health ministry. Prosecutors believe Novartis cheated the government out of $3.6 million in 2012 by inflating the price of a component of its flu vaccine, and Francesco Gulli, who heads the Novartis vaccines unit in Italy, is under investigation, Gazetta del Sud, an Italian newspaper.

A vaccination campaign to immunize up to 40% of Italy’s 60 million people began in November 2009 after six deaths related to swine flu were reported. The health ministry suspended supplies the following year after the swine flu emergency abated, the paper writes, adding that the probe is connected to yet another investigation involving suspected tax fraud at the drug maker.

A Novartis spokesman sent Pharmalot a statement saying the drug maker is aware of the raid and is cooperating with authorities, but is committed to high ethical standards. The drug maker says that the agreement for the flu vaccine with the Italian health ministry was “equitable” for “all parties involved,” and “stands behind the terms.” The statement adds that “procurement for all seasonal influenza vaccines is through transparent and competitive” bidding procedures.

Earlier this month, authorities searched the offices of the Italian Medicines Agency, known as Aifa, as part of a criminal probe into Novartis and Roche for alleged market manipulation and collusion. The drug makers are suspected of collusion in order to hamper use of one eye medication in favor of a more expensive one. The drug makers jointly market both treatments.

The Italian regulator had agreed to reimburse patients who are given the Avastin cancer drug to treat age-related macular degeneration, a common disease among the elderly that can cause blindness. Avastin is not approved for this use, but costs significantly less than Lucentis, which is approved for this purpose. Antitrust authorities, which are seeking $1.6 million in fines from the drug makers, say the episode cost the Italian national health service more than $61 million in 2012, according to the paper.

Italy is not the only locale where Novartis is under government scrutiny and generating scandalous headlines. In Japan, the drug maker is being investigated over its clinical research practices – alleged instances of fraudulent studies and failing to report thousands of patient side effects. And in the U.S., the Department of Justice last year filed lawsuits alleging Novartis paid kickbacks to boost prescriptions and caused federal health care programs to pay for medicines based on false claims.


Comment by Teri on April 24, 2016 at 14:23

Thank you Rob - 27 States in US - China - Japan - Korea - Turkey - offices also raided in France - all have charged Novartis on Criminal Charges - In UK Novartis threatened to leave UK if they did not get their own way with drugs & patients' records - These Bully boys/girls of Corporate Greed need to be exposed...and the MHRA and European Medicine Agency needs to start telling the truth of what they already know....NHS/HSE cover up..

Comment by Rob Northall on April 24, 2016 at 15:42

You left a cliff hanger at the end of your  blog I just filled it in ;-)

Comment by jack colleton on April 24, 2016 at 18:39

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Comment by Teri on April 25, 2016 at 4:16

Thank you both..

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