The History Of The Pharmaceutical Industry

  1. As explained above, the pharmaceutical industry is not primarily an industry driven by health concerns but rather by investment interests. The pharmaceutical business is not a naturally grown industry, but rather an artificially designed and constructed global investment business. A century ago, the Rockefeller group (Standard Oil) in the US invested billions of oil revenues to systematically promote the global market of synthetic patented drugs.
  2. The launch of this investment business had dark roots. John D. Rockefeller had become a billionaire by unscrupulously shaping the Standard Oil Cartel (in short S.O. or EXXON today), the largest oil company in the world. On May 15, 1911 , the supreme court of the U.S. found John Rockefeller and his Standard Oil Trust guilty of corruption, illegal business contact and racketeering. As a result of this decision, Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Trust, the world’s largest corporation, was sentenced to be dismantled. (Annexure ‘Rockefeller Breakup’).
  3. In order to disperse public and political pressure on him and other “robber barons,” Rockefeller channelled the illegal gains from his oil business to launch the Rockefeller Foundation. This tax haven was used to strategically take over the health care sector in the U.S. and beyond.
  4. The Rockefeller Foundation was the front organization for a new global business venture for Rockefeller and his accomplices. This new venture was called the pharmaceutical investment business. Donations from the Rockefeller Foundation went only to medical schools and hospitals, which had become missionaries of patented pharmaceutical drugs, developed by a new breed of companies that manufactured patented, synthetic drugs. These birth hours of the pharmaceutical investment business are all matters of historical record and – among others – are documented in the book “Rockefeller Medicine Men” by Richard Brown (Annexure ‘Rockefeller Medicine Men’).
  5. This was also the time, when the first vitamins were discovered. It soon became clear that these natural molecules had life-saving health benefits and were able to prevent many chronic health problems. Thousands of scientific articles and books were published documenting scientific research on the health benefits of vitamins and other micronutrients and several Nobel Prize were awarded in this new field of biology and medicine.
  6. These newly discovered natural molecules had only one disadvantage: they were non-patentable. Thus, already in its first decades of existence, the pharmaceutical investment business faced a mortal threat: vitamins and other micronutrients promoted as public health programmes would have prohibited the development of any sizable investment business based on patented synthetic drugs. The elimination of this unwanted competition from micronutrients and other natural therapies became a question of survival for the young pharmaceutical investment business.
  7. To promote public acceptance of his “new medicine” as the philanthropic umbrella of the newly created pharmaceutical investment industry with patented drugs – the Rockefeller controlled media used the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, to start a campaign against all forms of non-patented medicine and discredit them as “unscientific.” Within the next 15 years essentially all medical schools in the U.S., all influential hospitals and, most significantly, the "American Medical Association" became part of this strategy to align the entire health care sector under the control of the pharmaceutical investment business.
  8. Disguised as a charitable global health mission, the “Rockefeller Foundation” was also used as a front to conquer foreign countries and entire continents for the subsequent pharmaceutical investment business. This global expansion strategy happened in much the same way as Rockefeller’s global strategy with his petrochemical investment business a few decades earlier (Annexure ‘Rockefeller Medicine Men’).
  9. On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, in Germany, the first chemical / pharmaceutical cartel was founded in 1925 with the goal to compete with the quest for control of the global drug market by the Rockefeller Trust. Lead by German multinationals “Bayer”, “BASF” and “Hoechst”, the “I.G. Farben” cartel was founded with a total number of employees already surpassing 80,000. The name “I.G. Farben” stood for “Interessen-Gemeinschaft“ (German for “interest union“ (i.e. cartel) and “Farben“ (German for “dyestuffs”). This name reflected the global economic importance of the company’s patented synthetic dye business which became the financial basis for the development of the pharmaceutical market with patented drugs (Annexure ‘The Crime And Punishement of I.G. Farben’).
  10. On November 29, 1929, representatives of Rockefeller’s Standard Oil cartel (U.S.A.) and of the “IG. Farben” cartel (Germany) decided to divide the entire world into interest spheres with respect to the oil (petrochemical) and chemical/pharmaceutical businesses. The essence of this unique arrangement of territorial claims for the emerging oil and drug/chemical markets was: Standard Oil’s “territory” was the US and the petrochemical business in the rest of the world, and “IG Farben’s“ territory was Central Europe and the chemical/pharmaceutical business for the entire rest of the globe.
  11. But this agreement about the global claims of the oil and drug cartels did not last long. 18 years later the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal established that the “IG Farben” executives were not satisfied with their part. Their plans for the global conquest of the chemical and pharmaceutical business developed with precision. The following facts have been established during the Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal from 1946 – 1948 and are part of public record:
    1. Already by 1930 – one year after the “global claims conference” with Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, “IG Farben” had developed a detailed plan for its own “New economic order for Europe and the world” that foresaw “IG Farben’s” control of all the world’s markets in oil, drugs, chemicals and other markets. That, obviously, was only achievable through a global military conquest, a war that should become known as World War II.
    2. In order to reach their global goals the “I.G. Farben” cartel decided to support Hitler as their political arm. By early 1933 Bayer, BASF and other German chemical/pharmaceutical corporations had become the single largest corporate donors for the Nazi party and financed their rise to power. The establishment of a ruthless dictatorship in Germany was the precondition to launch a conquest war of global dimensions.
    3. To destabilize and ultimately topple the preceding democratically elected German government, “IG Farben” financed the “brown shirts,” an organization of “storm troopers” that – under the pretext of creating “order” – organized riots and spread terror in the streets and communities across the country which will be discussed in detail later. With the support of mass media – also controlled by “IG Farben” interests – they successfully blamed the turmoil and fear they themselves had escalated within society, as a sign of failure of German “democracy.”
    4. “IG Farben” executives were the economic “architects” of World War II and its CEO Carl Krauch had already relocated to Berlin by 1936, three years before the war, to head the economic planning office for World War II as “plenipotentiary” in close collaboration with Hitler’s deputy, Hermann Goering. Consequently, after Hitler’s army had invaded half of Europe, in each and every country the chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries were taken over by the “IG Farben” Cartel.
    5. In all the countries occupied, hundreds of thousands of innocent people were captured and forced to work as slave labourers for “IG Farben” or to serve as “human guinea pigs” in medical experiments to test the patented drugs of “Bayer,” “Hoechst” and other “IG Farben” companies.
    6. “IG Farben” was the architect and 100% owner of “IG Auschwitz” - at 24 km² the largest industrial plant in wartime Europe. Financed by “IG Farben” and its house bank, “Deutsche Bank”, the nearby concentration camp (KZ) was expanded to be the largest slave labour camp of WWII and turned into the largest extermination camp in history where an estimated 6 million people from dozens of nations were gassed, shot, slain or died of starvation.
    7. According to the records of the Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal, “IG Farben” workers who were too weak to work, or were sick longer than two weeks, were sent to the gas chambers of the KZ Auschwitz. Such was the respect to human life paid by the largest chemical/pharmaceutical concern in the world portraying itself in coloured prospectuses as the saviour of mankind from diseases.
    8. In order to cement its leadership in the global pharmaceutical market with patented drugs, “I.G. Farben” tested their patented pharmaceutical substances on innocent inmates of “ Auschwitz ”, “ Buchenwald ,” “ Dachau ,” and other concentration camps. This aspect will be elaborated in more detail below in response to the remarkable allegations made by Leslie London in his affidavit for the Applicants.
  12. All these facts were established during the Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal’s trial against 24 executives of “Bayer” and other “IG/Farben” companies – the so-called “Farben Case” – who were accused of crimes against humanity. Many executives of this chemical/pharmaceutical concern were sentenced in Nuremberg for such grave crimes as “slavery” and “mass murder”.
  13. After months of hearings, US Chief Prosecutor Telford Taylor summarized the ultimate responsibility for the horror of WWII by stating in his final pleading that without I.G. Farben the Second World War would not have been possible. He concluded that the main facilitators and benefactors of WWII – with a death toll of over 60 million people the single largest crime ever committed – was a chemical/pharmaceutical concern.
  14. The sources for these sobering facts are the public records of the Nuremberg War Crime Tribunals. These records were later reviewed in historical books by US Chief Prosecutor Telford Taylor and others. A comprehensive review was also published by Joseph Borkin in “The Crime and Punishment of IG Farben.” Borkin was Chief of the Patent and Cartel Section of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice in Washington DC . Between 1938 and 1946 he was responsible for the wartime investigation and prosecution of the cartels dominated by “IG Farben” (Annexure ‘Borkin’).
  15. While the top executives of “IG Farben” were tried in the Nuremberg War Crime Tribunal thousands of “IG Farben” managers who participated in these war crimes escaped. They fled Europe using the existing corporate network of “IG Farben” subsidiaries particularly in South America and Africa. The Nuremberg War Crime records document that even before the Second World War “IG Farben” had established subsidiary companies in three commercial centres in Africa, two of them in South Africa, Johannesburg and Cape Town (Annexure ‘Africa Farben’).
  16. Initially, the plan of the US and the allied forces was to dismantle the “IG Farben” cartel as well as its house bank, “Deutsche Bank”. But with the “cold war” beginning, the interests of the US and the UK shifted and they decided to reinforce Germany as a frontier state in this ideological, political and economic war against the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The shares and the control of “Bayer”, “BASF” and “Hoechst” largely went to US and UK investment groups, the former competitors of the “IG Farben” trust, namely “Rockefeller” and “Rothschild” trusts.
  17. As part of this new “cold war” strategy the old “IG Farben” executives were soon released from prison and reinstated in their old functions. By 1956, only 8 years after he had been sentenced to jail in Nuremberg for mass murder and slavery, Fritz Ter Meer – the “IG Farben” Executive responsible for Auschwitz – was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of “Bayer,” one of the newly defined “successor” companies of “IG Farben.” All three chemical/pharmaceutical giants “Hoechst”, “BASF” and “Bayer” were run until the late 1970s by executives who had been members of the Nazi Party or had had close ties to them.
  18. In 1949 the Federal Republic of Germany was founded. This was the first time in history that the constitution and society of an industrialized nation could be planned and modelled as a bastion to serve global economic interests, namely the pharmaceutical investment business. Steered by the controlling investment bodies primarily in the US – Nelson Rockefeller had been appointed “Special Assistant to the US President for Foreign Affairs” – the Federal Republic of Germany became the world’s leading pharmaceutical export nation for a quarter of a century. All parts of German society – from the chancellery to the media were aligned to protect and promote the pharmaceutical investment business to become the largest and most profitable investment business on our planet.
  19. Even the German churches have become part of this global strategy of drug promotion and export. Until this day Germany is the only country in the world where the State “collects” the church membership fees from millions of people in the form of “taxes.” Thus, with budgets of billions of dollars/Euros the German Protestant and Catholic churches are the richest churches in the world and principle financiers of the Vatican and its Protestant counterpart, the “World Council of Churches” (“WCC”).
  20. Under this influence, the “WCC” established global drug promotion programmes called the "Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network" (EPN) and the "Ecumenical HIV/AIDS Initiative" (EHAIA), both with the goal to export pharmaceutical drugs especially to developing countries as part of an “ecumenical” charity mission of caring for the poor. Significantly, most “executives” of these drug promotion programmes are citizens of Germany and other drug exporting nations (Annexures ‘EPN’, ‘EHAIA’).
  21. German Chancellor Kohl – who rose to the Chancellery from the ranks of a simple employee of “IG Farben” successor BASF – became the political “coordinator” of pharmaceutical interests on the global level for nearly two decades. The role of the German government in connection with the Apartheid regime in South Africa will be described below in more detail.
  22. Even though today the US and the UK have surpassed Germany as leading drug exporters, the German Government is still a major political executor of the globally operating pharmaceutical interests. Under the current German Chancellor Merkel – publicly designated by Kohl as “my girl,” i.e. his political heiress – the German government continues to spearhead global efforts to eliminate vitamins and other natural, non-patentable therapies as threats to the pharmaceutical investment business with patented drugs.
  23. As a particular significant example of its global role as the political arm of the pharmaceutical business, the German government for more than four decades has had the auspices of the so-called “Codex Alimentarius Commission”. With the pharmaceutical patented drug business as benefactor, this UN-sponsored commission is trying to – among other things – outlaw preventive or therapeutic statements about the health benefits of vitamins and other natural, non-patentable health approaches on a worldwide scale. Under the pretext of “consumer protection” they are used to prepare “global legislation” that serves only one purpose – to protect the global pharmaceutical investment business based on patented drugs particularly from competition in the form of effective and safe micronutrients.
  24. The parallels of this remarkable global plan to the current Application are obvious.