What is a PharmaSlut?

November 23, 2009

PharmaSlut: Any individual or organization that directly OR indirectly; a) receives funding from pharmaceutical companies AND; b) uses medical or scientific diplomas, political influence, governmental or academic positions, to c) promote the marketing, sales, distribution or delivery of drugs to d) clinicians, physicians or patients.   (Journalist Shannon Brownlee calls them drug whores (page 218).)

To meet this definition’s corpus delicti, all of these conditions must be met.


Medical Doctors: Daniel R. Kuritzkes MD uses his position as a Harvard University professor of medicine to market the HIV drugs in books and lectures. For his opinion that HIV a) exists, b) attacks cells and c) causes AIDS, Dr. Kuritzkes receives:

  • Consulting Fees from Abbott Laboratories; Avexa Limited; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs; GlaxoSmithKline; Human Genome Sciences, Inc.; Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Koronis Pharmaceuticals; Merck & Co., Inc.; Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Monogram Biosciences, Inc.; Oncolys BioPharma Inc.; Panacos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Roche Laboratories Inc.; Schering-Plough Corporation; Siemens AG; Trimeris, Inc.; Virostatics, srl; and VIRxSYS Corporation.
  • Grant/Research Support from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs; Human Genome Sciences, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Roche Laboratories Inc.; Schering-Plough Corporation; and Trimeris, Inc.
  • Honoraria from Abbott Laboratories; Avexa Limited; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs; GlaxoSmithKline; Human Genome Sciences, Inc.; Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Koronis Pharmaceuticals; Merck & Co., Inc.; Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Monogram Biosciences, Inc.; Oncolys BioPharma Inc.; Panacos Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Roche Laboratories Inc.; Schering-Plough Corporation; Siemens AG; Virostatics; and VIRxSYS Corporation.

Daniel Kuritzkes MD

This explains why Kuritzkes and other PharmaSluts signed this press release weeks before the documentary House of Numbers debuted. Like HIV, they identified the documentary as dangerous before they ever saw it.

Since its release, Cornell virologist John Moore PhD alleged that he and his co-signers were deceived and that the documentary was “deliberately edited to make AIDS scientists look bad…” Despite the filmmaker’s open invitation to address their allegations, none have identified a single excerpt where their statements were taken out of context or improperly edited, preferring instead to use their diplomas to prove their unfounded allegations.

For more information on corrupt physicians and academics, visit the Shill Factor.

Gay Activist Groups: The pathological connection between drug addiction, bath houses and anal orgies is no secret. But when well-meaning clergy suggested that God had something to do with their behavior-related diseases in 1981, outraged activists accused them of homophobia. (Some CDC scientists still do.)

At the time, infectious disease had become statistically irrelevant (p2) and many researchers faced unemployment. Their subsequent AIDS hysteria resulted in billions of wasted research dollars to find politically-correct excuses for promiscuous gay meth addicts who refused to admit that their illnesses were behavior-related. The CDC continues to market HIV today, despite its statistical nonexistence.

Gay meth addicts like Peter Staley founded activist groups like TAG, which has since received millions of dollars from well-meaning celebrities, philanthropists and PharmaSluts. Although the American Medical Association (AMA) reports that AIDS killed no more than 15 out of 100,000 Americans during the peak of the AIDS hysteria in 1995, Staley’s organization wants another $20 billion in AIDS funding (p5) despite already consuming 21 percent of all US medical research funding.

South Africa: While PharmaSluts like Aaron Motsoaledi, Jeanne Bergman and Nathan Geffen claim that hundreds of thousands have died from HIV in South Africa, the actual numbers are much different. Between 1997-2002, HIV-related mortality remained at or below 10,000/year (page 22). Although reporting climbed in 2006 and dropped in 2007, the 2.2 percent the numbers represent is far below (report) the 1000+ deaths per day reported by the PharmaSluts.

Additionally, the South African population actually grew from 44.8 million in 2001 to 47.9 million in 2007. As Harry Haveros MD explained, the higher the numbers the more money they get. In 2008, US taxpayers sent $48 billion to fight AIDS in Africa where the myth pays off politicians who allow 1600+ international mining companies to sack Africa’s mineral wealth.

The Victims: Along the way, heterosexual children like Ryan White and Lindsay Nagel were exploited to corroborate the myth of heterosexual AIDS. Condemned as HIV+, their parents were told that both only had months to live and prescribed AZT. As both children began to die, Peter Duesberg convinced Lindsay’s parents that the drugs would kill her. While Ryan stayed on the drugs, Lindsay’s parents stopped the treatments immediately.

Despite threats that she would never see her fifth birthday, Lindsay was a healthy teenage girl when she met Professor Duesberg in Nashville in 2009. While Ryan’s unnecessary death is still officially celebrated, Lindsay and Professor Duesberg are vilified by pharmaceutically-funded activists and marketers.

In House of Numbers Dr. Kuritzkes explained Ryan’s needless death and thousands of others: “In retrospect the dose we started with, with AZT, was a dangerous and poorly tolerated dose.” Immediately after AZT dosages were lowered in 1995, AIDS mortality plummeted.

Today, PharmaSluts market HIV drugs as improved, as if a slower poisoning improves the quality of life. On the bright side, the “improved” drugs like Atripla combine the addictive qualities of methamphetamines (Sustiva-Efavirenz) with the liver toxins tenofovir and emtriva so that gay men will feel better about poisoning themselves to death. By killing them more slowly, the PharmaSlut shareholders can prescribe and profit from the drugs for longer periods.

While HIV drugs don’t kill people as quickly as they did during the 1980s and 1990s, they still kill. Karri Stokely almost died from HIV drugs but made a full recovery when she stopped them in 2006. The hardest part of her recovery was breaking her addiction to Sustiva, which is as powerfully addictive as the gay drug of choice.

When longtime HIV/AIDS/gay advocate Howard Jacobs died last week at the age of 45, it was not from AIDS but from liver failure. Jacobs drank the Kool-Aid, paid the price and no one at the Advocate, LGBTPOV, POZ, LA Observed, LA Independent, WEHO News, Thinking Positive, or Positively Aware asked why. To these recipients of generous pharmaceutical advertising campaigns, gay bashing is worse than being poisoned to death for profit and gay politics. Talk about self-loathing.

Government Agencies:

CDC: Despite the statistical irrelevance (p2) of infectious disease, the CDC allocates nearly half of its $9.2 billion budget to HIV and immunizations. As of November 2009, H1N1 has officially claimed 1049 lives, which represents 0.00034 percent of the entire US population:

1049 of 305,529,237 = 0.000343 percent

If not for the hysteria, the CDC would not exist. Not surprisingly, the vaccine recall has begun.

FDA: Also controlled by the pharmaceutical industry. According to The Lancet editor Richard Horton:

… the FDA saw and continues to see the pharmaceutical industry as its customer – a vital source of funding for its activities – and not as a sector of society in need of strong regulation. Worse still, the FDA’s Office of Drug Safety co-exists in the same centre… as the agency that works most closely with industry to license new medicines… The inherent precedence that licensing of new drugs takes over safety evaluation is a serious flaw in FDA’s complex regulatory structure

After fast-tracking deadly drugs like Vioxx (interview) between 1994-2005, FDA chief Janet Woodcock MD is only now coming under the scrutiny of HHS officials for her accommodating relationship with the drug industry.

NGOs: PharmaSluts like Women in Government (WIG) and the Global Health Council (GHC) have too many pharmaceutical sugar daddies to list. As Lucinda Marshall writes, WIG appeared along with hundreds of doctors who flocked like pigeons for Merck’s $4500 checks to pimp Gardasil. Fined billions for killing and injuring thousands, the maker of Vioxx hoped to recover their losses with the CDC’s HPV hysteria.

Useful Idiots: Like Dr. Kuritzkes, when PharmaSluts receive awards and recognition, the drug industry isn’t far behind. So when Seth Kalichman PhD received an “Outstanding Research Article Award” from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care in 2006, their corporate sponsors included Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Ortho Biotech Products, L.P., Tibotec Therapeutic Clinical Affairs, Virco Lab, Inc., Schering-Plough Corporation, Pfizer, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Solvay Pharmaceuticals and Tibotec.

Like his South African cohorts at AIDSTruth.org, Kalichman blogs to promote his unreadable books and justify his grant funding. Although I tracked my email to him last June, I don’t expect a reply.

Like Kalichman, Michael Specter attacks – as Denialists – those who ask why taxpayers spend billions to fight statistically irrelevant threats like HIV, HPV, H1N1, and ADHD with drugs like AZT, Gardasil, flu shots and SSRIs when adverse drug reactions (ADRs) kill more patients than the alleged diseases. Specter complains of distrust of our scientific institutions as if Benoxaprofen, Robert Gallo and Al Gore never existed. But when computer hackers are viewed more favorably than the scientists they expose, Specter’s arguments become as thin as his book sales. The fact that the GHC awarded Specter two media awards is also revealing.

According to Alessandra Stanley, Farrah Fawcett’s “incessant tabloid intrusion” might have been worthwhile if only she (and NBC) had allowed Merck to exploit her death for their flagging Gardasil campaign as NBC did for HIV in 2008. For Fawcett’s crime, Stanley wrote that anal cancer is sexually transmitted and that the “HPV vaccine is the most promising form of prevention.” One wonders why Stanley doesn’t share her husband’s name.

More names are listed here.