FDA approves first biosimilar product filgrastim-sndz
FDA News Release (03/06/15)
ESH is pleased to report that the FDA approved Friday filgrastim-sndz (Zarxio—Sandoz), the first approved biosimilar product in the United States. The drug is biosimilar to filgrastim (Neupogen—Amgen), which was licensed in 1991. Filgrastim-sndz — which is approved for the same indications as Amgen’s drug — can be prescribed for patients with cancer receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy; patients with acute myeloid leukemia receiving induction or consolidation chemotherapy; patients with cancer undergoing… Read More
The drug is made by Sandoz, formerly a 120 yr old Swiss drug firm that created the hallucinogenic drug LSD in the 1940s/50s when searching for psychotropics drugs that eventually led to its then-blockbuster, Mellaril, inter alia. Sandoz, which strictly makes generics now, has been part of conglomerate Novartis for several decades now. It also encompasses the former CIBA-Geigy.
Novartis manufactures such drugs as clozapine (Clozaril), diclofenac (Voltaren), carbamazepine (Tegretol), valsartan (Diovan) and imatinib mesylate (Gleevec/Glivec). Additional agents include cyclosporin (Neoral/Sandimmun), letrozole (Femara), methylphenidate (Ritalin), terbinafine (Lamisil), and others.
In 1996, Ciba-Geigy merged with Sandoz, and the pharmaceutical and agrochemical divisions of both companies formed Novartis as an independent entity. Other Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz businesses were sold, or like Ciba Specialty Chemicals, spun off as independent companies. The Sandoz brand disappeared for 3 years, but was revived in 2003 when Novartis consolidated its generic drugs businesses into a single subsidiary and named it Sandoz. Novartis divested its agrochemical and genetically modified crops business in 2000 with the spinout of Syngenta in partnership with AstraZeneca, which also divested its agrochemical business.
The first barrier has finally been broken in the patent monopolies Big Pharma-Biotech has had in the faster growing and most expensive part of the drug industry. Teva has been, so far successfully, blocking biosimilar copies of its MS drug, Copaxone.
ESH instructs readers to look for that barrier to be broken later this year.
Pharmacist Steve, he of blogging phame, poses several questions that go to the heart of the totally necessary rights of conscience for pharmacists and all health care professionals as the left wing death machine tightens its grips on who will live, who will die and who will be allowed to earn a living when they resist this evil:
From his blog last Saturday 2/21/15, ESH emphasis on the abortifacient Plan B:
“Can you imagine this… WALGREENS cannot tell a Pharmacist to fill or not fill a control Rx that they are not comfortable with…but.. WALGREENS have fired Pharmacists who are “not comfortable” providing vaccinations or Plan B ..
“Does this suggest that Walgreens does have some influence over what prescriptions/products Pharmacists are allowed to fill or decline.. and since the above two categories do not include controlled meds.. would suggest that pts who have a medical necessity for controlled meds are being discriminated against?”
Pharmacist Steve asks the same question that pharmacists with a conscience have been asking and demanding for well now 30 years, those who will not participate in the killing machine of the omnipotent, godless secular state, driven by freemasonic thinking, in killing innocent preborns, or elderly ill patients. They are all patients, all with lives that intrinsically matter and are beyond any demands of life and death that can be made by the death squads of the present Regime, or any subsequent regime.
WAGS started their firing spree of pharmacists with a conscience almost 10 yrs ago in their hometown of Chicago, at the behest of now imprisoned Rod “Slobodan” Blagojevich, he who had a law passed, and overturned several times, that violated pharmacist rights of conscience and principles of freedom of religion under both IL and US constitutions.
Has WAGS not learned its lesson yet? Will they continue to be bad actors now that they have bought UK based Boots so they can avoid paying US taxes? Can pharmacists make professional judgment decisions, but yet fill any order placed before them, something one could arguably train a monkey to do?
Just a friendly reminder from your neighborhood Hunky, this week Weds, Fri and Saturday are “Ember Days” on the
Traditional Roman calendar.
This traditionally meant days of fasting and partial abstinence, which are voluntary today. In the penitential motif of Holy Lent, and our efforts to be closer to God, these practices were commonplace not so many decades ago, with the change of seasons, just as we are ready to go into Spring, despite the winter like weather in most parts of the US, even the normally more balmy South and West.
Ember Days were any of a number of days reserved for fasting and prayer in the Western Catholic Church. Ember days traditionally comprise the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following St. Lucy’s Day (December 13), the first Sunday in Lent, Pentecost (Whitsun), and Holy Cross Day (September 14), though other days are observed locally.
In the Eastern Rites, five All Souls Saturdays are observed, 3 of which fall during Holy Lent in successive weeks, with the praying for the souls of the dearly departed who may still be in Purgatory anticipating a heavenly reward at the appointed time. A roll call of names of the deceased (Hramoty) is read during a service called Panachida which closely resembles the prayers before the casket at wakes or at the grave site during funerals, in the Eastern Rites.
The other two All Souls Saturdays are the Saturday of Meatfare Week (2nd Sunday before Lent) and the Saturday before Pentecost Sunday.
Let’s do that something extra this Holy Lent to become more closer to God spiritually, along with other acts of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. These are two additional ways one can do that.
Pagan gods of the blood thirsty Incas were invoked last month in Chile…
Part of the ceremony of episcopal consecration of Fr Moises Atisha as the new Bishop of Arica, Chile, was an act of Inca worship, dedicated to the pagan gods Pachamama (earth), Tata Inti (sun) and the Malkus (spirits of the mountains). A large group of Chilean Bishops was present at that ceremony on January 17, 2015.
See more of the photos at the article at Tradition In Action…here’s just one of the event, with Catholic bishops and priests participating in a pagan ceremony in direct refutation of the First Commandment, offering various items to placate pagan deities:
And when will the bishop(s) who is/are spiritually in charge of the souls in Washington, DC or Boston, MA (the two regular domiciles of US Secy of State John Kerry) act in a manner called upon his/their office, and publicly rebuke apostates like Kerry and other “catholic” politicians, much less allow them to create scandal and receive Holy Communion in patently sacreligious conditions? That would be Cardinal “Donna” Weurl and Cardinal Sean O’Malley, respectively.
Here’s the quote from the story reporting that the US will be the first nation to have an ambassador of sodomy, promoting this sewer mortal sin activity on an international scale:
“In a press release, the US State Department said Randy Berry, an openly homosexual [sodomite] diplomat, will be its special envoy to promote homosexual rights (sic). State Department Secretary John Kerry said, ‘We’re working to
overturn laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct in countries around the world.’ ”
Of course, sane people who adhere to any semblance of Christian morality know that evil has no rights, and sodomite acts are in and of themselves emanating from the will and inherently disordered and sinful.
ESH calls & prays for the next president in 2016 to remove this “position” which advances the prince of this world and his efforts to drag souls down to hell with him. Please do the same, dear reader.
While you’re communicating with your state rep and/or senator, please remind them to pass a Healthcare Rights of Conscience bill this year for pharmacists and all health care professionals and to INSIST that Gov John Kasich (R) stop with the pro-life lipservice and appoint a pro-life, pro-family pharmacist to the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.
Pope Francis was at it again last Sunday, using the gospel of Jesus healing the leper to once again beat down those who see the mercy of Christ AND the need for repentance and conversion. Not the “either/or” false dichotomy of the Pope. He did so at the Sunday consistory for a number of cardinals.
He dwells long and hard with laying out more and more his social justice church of “mercy” that throws off the commandments required by its Founder.
The Bergoglio Cardinal Gang of Eight
Read here from the Remnant on this excellent insight into the contradictory psyche of Francis and his Newchurch.
The conclusion from the author is chilling:
“The gravity of this looming crisis cannot be overstated. If this proposal is adopted, it will be more far-reaching than any other of the post-Conciliar manipulations like Communion in the hand or altar girls. This will strike, in one blow, against the very pillars of the Faith: the Eucharist and the priesthood. The Eucharist, the presence of which was barely preserved in the New Mass, will be systematically desecrated. And those who will be expected to do the desecrating will be the priests, who will certainly be punished if they refuse.
“It will also put paid to whatever hopes we have of restoring the Faith by the work of an up-and-coming young faithful priesthood, since only men who have demonstrated their willingness to desecrate the Holy Eucharist will be considered suitable for the seminary.”
ESH sees more and more the program of anti-Christ and anti-God freemasonry infection within the highest levels of the Bride of Christ infecting it thoroughly from the top on down. They need not overtake the Church when they have someone who thinks as they do at the helm.