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 tamiflu expired

Un-freaking believable.

I don’t drink milk past its expiration date and I don’t eat rotten food, but something smells fishy at the Food and Drug Administration.

To help combat the H1N1 flu, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing 300,000 doses of the children’s antiviral drug liquid Tamiflu to the states that need it. States will begin receiving those doses next week, Schuchat said.  Some of these doses of liquid Tamiflu have an expired expiration date, Schuchat said. “But we want people to know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has extended the expiration date of those courses after careful testing,” she explained.http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/10/01/28-pregnant-women-have-died-from-swine-flu-cdc.html

The FDA claims that the expired lots of Tamiflu for Oral Suspension are part of the Strategic National Stockpile of drugs for use in public health emergencies like the H1N1 Pandemic. The Tamiflu lots in question have been tested through the federal government’s Shelf-Life Extension Program, (SLEP) said the FDA.

What the heck else has expired in the National Stockpile?  Is there any gold in Fort Knox?  Is there any oil in the reserves?

Is the government so desperate that it would release expired medicine into the population? 

There is also inconsistent dosing instructions blamed for confusion on dosing Tamiflu for children. 

“The problem is that the dosing instructions on the Tamiflu labeling does not always coincide with the measurement markings on the plastic syringe included with the drug to deliver the liquid medication, the officials said. For example, Tamiflu Oral Suspension tells users to give children three-fourths of a teaspoon of the medicine twice a day, but the syringe provided is marked in milligrams (not teaspoons), the scientists said. “The authors cite a case that they say is probably happening all over the United States.”

“It’s an egregious error that there is a conflict in the prescription labeling instructions and the dosage device that comes in the exact same box.

 http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=631327 

 An egregious error?  Undoubtedly, too much Tamiflu can cause side effects too little renders it useless.  While the government has given Swine Flu Vaccine Manufacturers immunity, I doubt Tamiflu is included under that umbrella.  And what have they done about it to correct it?

300,000 expired doses of Tamiflu are being distributed with the wrong dosing instructions!  Parents administer this product, traditionally not doctors. How many milligrams in a teaspoon? 

Where is the due diligence? 

As far back as June 2009, The Straits newspaper reported Singapore’s Ministry of Health has sent expired Tamiflu supplies to the general practitioner’s in Singapore.  Tamiflu, which comes in boxes of 10 pills each, is the anti-viral drug for the H1N1 flu. According to the report and to my own sources as well, these Tamiflu meds have expiry dates of 2007, and was manufactured in 2003. MOH has added a sticker that says that these meds can be used beyond their shelf life – to 2010 http://www.techgoondu.com/2009/06/25/doctors-given-expired-tamiflu-in-singapore/

‘Tamiflu is not without its side effects…so when that happens we won’t know if it’s because the drugs are expired or because of the side effects,’ he said. (from ST)  These pills sat on a shelf in Singapore for SIX YEARS, TWO YEARS after they expired.  WHY keep them unless you think you might need them? 

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/DrugSafetyInformationforHeathcareProfessionals/ucm184770.htm

Tamiflu for Oral Suspension

Lot number Manufacturer’s original expiry date Date Supported by SLEP Testing
B1184 June 30, 2009 May 31, 2011
B1185 June 30, 2009 May 31, 2011
B1186 June 30, 2009 May 31, 2011
B1187 June 30, 2009 May 31, 2011
B1042 January 31, 2005 May 31, 2011
B1045 May 31, 2005 February 28, 2010
B1046 November 30, 2005 February 28, 2010
B1047 November 30, 2005 February 28, 2010
B1048 January 31, 2006 August 31, 2010
B1050 January 31, 2006 August 31, 2010
B1051 January 31, 2006 August 31, 2010
B1052 January 31, 2006 August 31, 2010
B1053 January 31, 2006 August 31, 2010
B1054 January 31, 2006 August 31, 2010
B1055 January 31, 2006 August 31, 2010
B1065 June 30, 2006 August 31, 2010
B1082 May 31, 2007 May 31, 2011
B1097 June 30, 2007 May 31, 2011
B1098 June 30, 2007 May 31, 2011
B1188 June 30, 2009 May 31, 2011
B1189 June 30, 2009 May 31, 2011
B120553 August 8, 2009 October 31, 2011
B120650 August 8, 2009 October 31, 2011
B1213 November 1, 2009 October 31, 2011
B1214 November 1, 2009 October 31, 2011
B1216 November 1, 2009 October 31, 2011

In the U.S., these expired lots sat for FOUR years, collecting dust and now the government of U.S. is giving them to children. 

We can not find any site that shows an authenticating testing of these drugs to be safe beyond the expiration date.  Take the government’s word for it.

Got to love that transparency thing!

The package insert for Tamiflu is here at http://www.rocheusa.com/products/Tamiflu/PI.pdf OMG.   

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Lab created or otherwise,  the flu is spreading and mutating and it is not just the H1N1 Swine Flu. 

A new H3N2 variant has emerged that may be poorly matched to the 2009 seasonal influenza vaccine. This could pose a risk to the older population and to those who have been vaccinated against the pandemic strain [sic- just who has already been vaccinated for Swine, I’d like to know?]according to Univ Pitts biosecurity Network Support.  Since 1968, H3N2 has been the dominant strain in most influenza seasons. It has been implicated in more severe annual flu outbreaks than seasonal H1N1, and it harbors almost universal resistance to the adamantane class of drugs.  Over the past few months, the H3N2 virus has been accumulating genetic changes that may diminish the protectiveness of the seasonal influenza vaccine.   While information on the clinical illness caused by the H3N2 variant and the amount of protection conferred by the seasonal vaccine is not yet available, the fact that a vaccine mismatch might exist is worrisome.http://www.upmc-cbn.org/index.html

For over 30 years H3N2 is what has set off alarm bells in our bodies creating fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.  People accepted the seasonal flu shot just as they will accept the new Swine Flu shot, but scientists are ringing the alarm bells that there is a new player coming to attack our bodies and that the flu shot could in fact have little benefit. 

“The emergence of this drifted variant of H3N2 underscores the vital need for continual surveillance of influenza isolates of all subtypes, as the propensity for this virus to alter its genetic components will also pose an obstacle to crafting efficacious vaccines.”  But there is no continual surveillance available to the public as the CDC and WHO have decided that it is no longer necessary to track H1N1 Swine Flu.  More importantly, the tests that are run to detect which virus is attacking is unreliable.  https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/05/03/swine-flu-influenza-a-h1n1-test-from-cdc-unreliable/

Yet, almost all governments are turning towards a mass vaccination campaign.  America was warned in January 2006.  ” High levels of resistance to the adamantane class of antiviral drugs (amantadine and rimantadine) exist in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the United States. Testing of 26 Wisconsin samples at the CDC has revealed a 96% rate of resistance. Amantadine and Rimantadine should not be used for influenza treatment of prophylaxis. The is no reported resistance to oseltamivir or zanamivir, but because of potential shortages, http://www.wha.org/qualityAndPatientSafety/pdf/flualert1-13-06.pdf  these drugs should be used judiciously.

Frig judiciousness.  For three or more years, scientists knew these drugs were not working and that there were indicators that there were viral mutations- yet shot after shot, drug after drug were manufactured and  administered.

“Resistance to the adamantane class of antiviral drugs by human A/H3N2 influenza viruses has increased dramatically in recent years, from a global prevalence of < 2% prior to 2002 to 12.3% in 2004, and currently > 90% in the United States and multiple Asian countries” http://www.themacraegroup.com/2009-symposia/xi-international-symposium-on-respiratory-viral-infections/oral-abstracts/the-global-emergence-and-evolution-of-adamantane-resistant-a-h3n2-influenza-viruses Greater than a 90% resistance rate! 

“Chinese farmers, acting with the approval and encouragement of government officials, have tried to suppress major bird flu outbreaks among chickens with an antiviral drug meant for humans, animal health experts said. International researchers now conclude that this is why the drug will no longer protect people in case of a worldwide bird flu epidemic.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/17/AR2005061701214.html cluck, cluck, the U.S. does not approve.

Global research is reporting that head of the main lab in Mexico that does influenza testing, told Science Insider that “There is no scientific evidence, up to date, that we have a different A (H1N1) virus other than human seasonal or swine-origin H1N1.” and that that proof of a “virus” associated with a novel swine flu strain is nonexistent. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14603

Th U.S. government believe otherwise-

The newly emergent 2009 H1N1 influenza virus is a novel virus with pandemic potential. Consistent with the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza, HHS is committing funds for the production of pilot lots for clinical studies, as well as a bulk supply of antigen and adjuvant for use in a potential vaccine for the 2009 H1N1 which will become a part of the national stockpile of pre-pandemic influenza vaccines.”

 

Manufacturer

Bulk Vaccine Antigen

Oil-In-Water Bulk Adjuvant

Novartis $150 million $139 million
GlaxoSmithKline $ 38 million $144 million
Sanofi Pasteur $191 million  
CSL Biotherapies $180 million  
MedImmune $ 90 million  
Total $649 million $283 million

 

Manufacturer

Bulk Vaccine Antigen

Bulk Virus Concentrate/FFF

Oil-In-Water Bulk Adjuvant

Sanofi Pasteur $61,425,000 0 0
GSK $0 0 $71,400,000
Novartis $346,334,450 0 $343,810,470
CSL $0 0 0
MedImmune $0 $61,008,000 0
Total $407,759,450 $61,008,000 $415,210,470

sourced at https://www.medicalcountermeasures.gov/BARDA/MCM/panflu/factsheet.aspx

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Stand1990 

Conspiracy, science fiction, reality and all things aside, this Swine Flu, or Influenza H1N1 is one huge threat.  I wonder if this latest pandemic could end up in a Captain Trips reality.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Trips  Captain Trips was the name of a superflu from Steven King’s best seller, The Stand.  I just finished my third read of the 1000+ page book and recommend it highly. Captain Trips, A6 is also mentioned in Night Surf, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark TowerSadly I am stuck on page 25 of Atlas Shrugged- yawn.

In The Stand, a form of superflu called Captain Trips originates in an American biological weapons lab under the Mojave Desert in California. The official code name of the virus development project was “Project Blue.”  Believed to have been created by breeding a hybrid of influenza and an AIDS like illness, 99.4% of the human population is vulnerable and the disease is universally and swiftly fatal to those that catch it.  Some people have immunity (although it is implied that the survivors are chosen by a higher power). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Trips 

King outlines the total breakdown and destruction of society through widespread violence, the failure of martial law to contain the outbreak, and eventually the death of virtually the entire population.  Science Fiction?  Future Reality? Martial Law in America?  Fema Camps? We pray that a higher power could save humanity, but we also pray for cures that so far, have not stopped deaths inevitable knock on the door. 

Whatever your personal thoughts on God, the invention of vaccines and medicine have for the most part prevented millions of deaths.  So did Satan create the virus?  Who would might we identify as evil today?  Government?  Pharmaceutical Companies?  Scientists? Terrorists?  http://snardfarker.ning.com/profiles/blogs/vaccins-the-who-dr-robertson is convinced it is the God of Science. 

Dr. Leonard Horowitz, Harvard trained in emerging diseases implicates an “Anglo American network of engineers in a conspiracy to commit genocide.”  http://www.healthyworldstore.com/downloads/mexican_flu_2009-special_report_by_dr._leonard_horowitz.pdf” 

Dr. James S. Robertson, England’s leading bioengineer of flu viruses for the vaccine industry, and avid promoter of U.S. Government funding for lucrative “biodefense” contracts, along with collaborators at the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), helped Novavax, Inc., in Bethesda, Maryland, produce genetically-modified recombinants of the avian, swine, and Spanish flu viruses, H5N1 and H1N1, nearly identical to the unprecedented Mexican virus that has now spread to the United States. The outbreak was precisely timed to promote the company’s new research and huge vaccine stockpiling contracts, according to Dr. Horowitz http://ukpmc.ac.uk/articlerender.cgi?artid=1242433

In response to the outbreak, Novavax is making a VLP, virus-like particle vaccine, candidate against the outbreak strain. Using Novavax’s recombinant technology, the VLPs will be genetically matched to the H1N1 influenza strain recommended by CDC, with the potential to induce specific and protective immunity. Further, the VLP approach has the potential of a rapid response as vaccine may be made and released for administration within 12 weeks of knowing the genetic sequence of the outbreak strain.http://www.pharmaceuticalonline.com/article.mvc/Novavax-Announces-Enrollment-In-The-Second-0001?VNETCOOKIE=NO  That is some impressive timing I’d say.  So much for long term studies, efficacyand long term side effects.

Whatever our government’s involvement in possibly creating the virus in the first place, it has been working on a program for responding to a mass superflu outbreak as early as 2001:    

HHS has also developed the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program (NPS) into a major national security asset. The purpose of the NPS is to be able to rapidly respond to a domestic biological or chemical terrorist event with antibiotics, antidotes, vaccines and medical materiel to help save lives and prevent further spread of disease resulting from the terrorist threat agent. Operated by HHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NPS Program would provide an initial, broad-based response within 12 hours of the federal authorization to deploy, followed by a prompt and more targeted response as dictated by the specific nature of the biological or chemical agent that is used.  One of the NPS “12-hour Push Packages” was brought to operational status on September 11th. CDC delivered a 12-hour Push Package of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies by ground, vendor managed inventory by air, and a technical advisory team in New York City, all within 7 hours of the order to deploy. Three out of the four non-military aircraft in United States airspace on the night of September 11th were carrying National Pharmaceutical Stockpile assets and personnel to New York City.

The Stockpile Program was developed as a supplementary response asset mainly to address biological and chemical terrorism. But following the events of September 11th, the program is now being expanded for response to an all-hazards event. The Stockpile presently is able to provide a full course of anthrax post-exposure prophylaxis to more than 2 million persons. Secretary Thompson has directed that the Stockpile development be accelerated to provide increased anthrax prophylaxis capacity for 12 million persons, and CDC will reach that level of response within the next 12 months. We will also add four more push packs to the eight already located across the country, making more emergency supplies available and augmenting our existing supplies of 400 tons by another 200 tons.

But we must accelerate the production of vaccines and antibiotics and invest in essential programs to ensure the speedy and orderly distribution of antibiotics and other supplies in the event of a biological event. That is why the President has called for an additional $1.5 billion in federal funding for those areas most critical to our ability to respond to bioterrorist threats. His proposal includes include $643 million to expand the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile and $509 million to speed the development and purchase of smallpox vaccine.

Just last week, Secretary Thompson announced that Acambis Inc., with support from its subcontractor, Baxter International Inc., has been awarded a $428 million contract to produce 155 million doses of smallpox vaccine by the end of 2002. Production of the vaccine under the new contract could begin as soon as this month and, once completed, will bring the total number of vaccine doses in the nation’s stockpile to 286 million by the end of next year, enough to protect every United States citizen, if needed. In light of increasing concerns regarding the possible use of biological agents such as smallpox in acts of terrorism or war, HHS is undertaking efforts to stockpile as much vaccine as needed to protect the nation in the event of an outbreak of smallpox. http://www.hhs.gov/asl/testify/t011205.html

Ironically, Baxter Pharmaceutical after numerous faux pas including distributing Avian Flu vaccines, and AIDS type II tainted plasma is the WHO’s leading choice in developing an H1N1, Swine Flu Vaccine. https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/vaccine-drug-deadly-costs-mistakes-threaten-pandemic/.  Baxter also has a plant within 50 miles of ground zero for the flu outbreak in Mexico City, Mexico.  Gee, I thought smallpox was eliminated.

Curiously during the morning of 9/11, the U.S. was sponsoring five war games exercises paralyzing standard operational procedures. http://www.oilempire.us/wargames.html  National Pharmaceutical Stockpile Program (NPS) has been renamed- The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Whatever name you give, the game shows we are unprepared for a pandemic outbreak. 

Let’s hope practice makes perfect: 

The next National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery.  NLE 09 is designated as a Tier I National Level Exercise. Tier I exercises (formerly known as the Top Officials exercise series or TOPOFF) are conducted annually in accordance with the National Exercise Program (NEP), which serves as the nation’s overarching exercise program for planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating national level exercises. The NEP was established to provide the U.S. government, at all levels, exercise opportunities to prepare for catastrophic crises ranging from terrorism to natural disasters.  http://truthjunkie.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/fema-national-level-exercise-2009-nle-09/ Mmm?  Practice for pandemics like Captain Trips, Swine Flu, Avian Flu, and Ebola too? 

Hope the terrorist don’t choose the end of July for an attack, we’ll be busy- just like we were on 9/11.

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