Yesterday, I showed you an example of the corruption of Merck & Co. Pharmaceuticals in their involvement with their board member by the name of Patricia Russo, also sitting on the Board of Directors for KKR, the company that just bought a WebMD, Medscape, eMedicine …. Etc.
Well, the conflicts of interests did not stop there, because Merck has an awful lot of these “nonexecutive”, “independent” directors on their Board of Directors that have direct access and influence on so many different facets of business, government, and media that are ridiculously violation of public interest.
Even the Chairman and CEO of Merck & Co. Pharmaceuticals (Ken Frazier), also happens sits on the Board of Directors for a medical school, and he’s not even a doctor, he’s a lawyer. Think about that! A lawyer and CEO of a pharmaceutical company, sitting on the Board of Directors for a medical school!?!?
But let’s move forward, in January 2017 where a gentleman by the name of Wendell Weeks, met with President Trump as the CEO of Corning Glass, then in May 2017, 4 months later, Amazon.com announced it was going to start selling pharmaceutical drugs online.
Whats the link? Well, let me fill you in more about Mr. Weeks. Yes, Mr. Weeks is indeed the CEO of Corning Glass, but he also sits on the Board of Directors for both, Amazon.com and for Merck & Co. Pharmaceuticals.
Quite a coincidence, hey?
It is obvious that the pharmaceutical industry does not play by the same rules as the rest of the world is subject to, and they are more than willing buy influence at every turn. Do you think that all of these people with no pharmaceutical experience, just happened to luck into nonexecutive director roles with the Board of Directors for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world?
Just what the world needs, a massive online pharmacy at a time when pharmaceutical drug abuse and overprescribing is at record levels. Who approved this, and how much did they have to pay to have it approved?