Did Johnson and Johnson Bribe
Illinois Tylenol Task Force Officials in
James Wm. Lewis
was watching the
Stewart was blasting Johnson and Johnson for paying bribes and
criminal acts in the November 2013
|“J&J knowingly bribed doctors to give
useless drugs to old people, the disabled and to babies,”
a stunned Jon Stewart said on December 4, 2013.
“You’re not even allowed to do that in ‘Grand
Jon Stewart said that, I doubled over in laughter.
Finally, even this great humane comedian,
realized that J&J was a corporate thug and a
predator. He was suggesting that J&J
depraved than a petty car thief. Plus, Jon Stewart
focused on the fact that J&J bribed
other folks, to get what it wanted.
Crazy Rich. Power & scandle are
important ingredients in J&J’s history. J
is a storehouse of the secrets only one of the
largest drug companys in
America has the billions in
spare change to bankroll.
Bribes corrupt people, buy their morals, and
motivate them to commit crimes
by proxy, to line the
pockets of someone else, in this case Johnson and
A briber is typically a coward, who hires
someone else to commit crimes,
anything from fixing
parking tickets, selling dope, confidence games, maybe
even murder, while the
briber reaps the benefits.
I mulled over Jon Stewart’s words for
Then, I calmed down, sipped some eggnog, and
began thinking about what
happened 1982, after seven
people died after ingesting Extra Strength
capsules full of cyanide.
happened AFTER those murders is a more intriguing mystery than
the actual Tylenol murders.
That post-murder mystery involves the
massive destruction of Tylenol
Uniforms usually preserve all
evidence at crime scenes to convict the perpetrators. Not this
Seldom will you ever see so
many suits destroy so much critical evidence.
In October 1982, I remembered reading in New York
how Illinois police drove down streets one day or so after the
murders with squad car bullhorns blaring.
Cops were doing the unthinkable. The police were
ordering the public to destroy the most precious evidence in
murder case, the Tylenol capsules.
They were telling
people that Extra Strength Tylenol had been poisoned. Issuing
warnings was good. But
destroying the evidence was bad.
The police were urging Tylenol customers to flush
all their capsules down their crappers, and that was simply
Attorney General Tyrone Fahner gave that order to
destroy evidence over television, radio and in
Destroying the Tylenol evidence, also
destroyed fingerprints, DNA and cyanide, evidence which could
The police were simply
following orders, the command from the highest
ranking state cop in the Illinois, their
nominal boss, Attorney
Stewart’s vitriolic words were still resonating in my
Then, in a flash of intuition, after
replaying Stewart’s remarks, I connected the dots
which had eluded me for over
Bribing. They did it by bribing.
How could I have been so stupid?
Thank you Jon
J&J has a
Credo, which sounds something like Biblical Commandments. The
Credo is a list of do’s and don’ts which J&J
employees must follow, to protect and serve the public and
guard J&J’s reputation.
Here is the
first sentence of J&J’s
“We believe our first responsibility is to the
doctors, nurses and patients, to mothers and
fathers and all others who use our products and
does bribery and lying to the FDA, doctors and patients
meet the standards set forth in
& Johnson's Credo?
I keep asking myself that
question, when I read how
bribed doctors and pharmacists to prescribe
Risperdal and several other drugs, without FDA
approval, to vulnerable, helpless old people, disabled
folks and babies, as J&J raked in billions of
dollars in profits.
J&J’s Credo is a smooth scam, to trick
customers into believing that J&J is honest and
while it fleeces them with snake oil and bribed
Al Capone sold booze containing
lead, strychnine, and antifreeze, and a few people who
died. Likewise, J&J sold contaminated
Tylenol and baby products made in a factory in Fort
Pennsylvania, and a few people who
swallowed those products died. Who was worst,
Al Capone or Chicago’s
But J&J's internal emails, plus the U.K. Serious
Fraud Office's records, indicate that J&J management
knew as early as 1999 that it was making improper
payments to Greek sales agents, and that money was
disappearing into what it called a "black hole" in
Yet J&J later acquired the company which operated
that "black hole" in order to maintain its illegal sales
relationships in Greece, according to the SEC's
complaint. And although the
SEC praised J&J's cooperation in
its probe, J&J took eight
years to initially inform the SEC of its problems.
FDA forced J&J to close and cleanup the Fort Washington
factory in 2010.
have been a real mess, requiring lots more than just Windex and
Spic & Span. As of November 30, 2013,
the Fort Washington
facility is still closed.
is a cash cow, a money machine. J&J hoards billions
of dollars in profits procured by bribes and other
criminal acts, then stashes the cash in banks around
the world. According to the US Supreme Court, a
corporation is a person. Yeah, this corporation is a
jungle savage, a carnivore which preys on helpless
humans to exist. Whether a human person, or a corporate
person, once that person crosses the line, and starts
bribing officials, corrupting them to commit crimes
which benefit the briber, the bribing practice seems to
become as addictive as heroin and that addiction seems
to snowball. Bribing becomes their default way of doing
bribing culture runs deep and wide in J&J, as the
Justice Department indicates, in multiple court
court cases, I discovered that J&J drafted sham contracts,
and paid bribes and kickbacks to officials and doctors in
Greece, Iraq, Poland and Romania, according to law enforcement authorities.
J&J also paid reduced fines to the US Justice Department
for throwing other drug companies under the bus, accusing them
of engaging in some of the same crimes J&J was
J&J subsidiaries, employees and agents used
slush funds, plus sham civil contracts with doctors, and
off-shore companies in the Isle of Man to carry out the
I searched for "J&J
Court Case List", and Google returned 1,100,000 hits in .44
IS KILLING AMERICANS!: Health Impact News has published
stats on Tylenol deaths in the past, and other reports actually
put the death toll much higher than the stats ProPublica used
from the CDC. A 2004
study took statistics from poison control centers around
the U.S. and found “458 deaths due to acute liver failure
I discovered that
the ingredient in Tylenol, caused more than
accidental deaths during the
last decade, yet no
one at J&J was ever been charged with murder with
the use of Tylenol. Those 1,500 deaths makes
one of the U.S's most prolific mass killers of all time. In
fact, no one working at J&J has ever been held
for those deaths.
Let me guess:
when you are J&J, you are free to kill as many
people as you want, and American prosecutors won’t lift a
Inadvertent poisoning from Tylenol sends
78,000 Americans to the emergency room each year,
federal data shows.
In the Risperdal related cases,
J&J paid bribes in several states to doctors,
pharmacists and to nursing home administrators…
…and the practice was routinely
institutionalized by both sides, the bribe giver and
the bribe takers. J&J’s extensive bribes
motivated doctors to commit crimes, including doping
defenseless people with useless, possibly deadly drugs
covering up those crimes.
J&J were paying bribes, I asked myself, when did this
corrupting practice begin? Did J&J bribe anyone in Illinois
in 1982? Illinois has a colorful history of politicians and
judges taking or giving bribes, or committing other
They were perfect mates...a
marriage made in Heaven...or Illinois.
Illinois has long legacy of public corruption. On 12/09/2008,
an article discussed this topic on NBCNews.com. According to that NBC
piece, from 1972 until 2008, 79 elected officials in Illinois were
convicted of wrongdoing.
Here are just three recently
Attorney General Fahner was the highest ranking state lawman in Illinois
at the times of the Tylenol killings in 1982. He was only
AG. The Governor appointed him to serve out the
term of AG William J. Scott,
who was removed from office, after a
federal income tax
conviction. Fahner tried to conduct an election for the office
he held while heading the The Tylenol Task Force.
Fahner is a former assistant US
Attorney, and thus a former federal prosecutor.
Mr. Fahner knew that a
public official, especially a prosecutor, has the duty to
preserve all evidence of any crime,
especially evidence of any homicide. At the
very least, that evidence might be exculpatory to anyone who
might be indicted for such a crime. AG Fahner also knew that
J&J made the Tylenol containing the lethal cyanide, thus
making J&J an important party in any future murder
elephant in the room is the following
did Johnson & Johnson bribe Illinois Attorney General
Tyrone Fahner in 1982, to get him to urge the public to flush
criminal evidence of Tylenol mass murder down their
We now know that J&J has a long criminal history
of paying bribes.
If the corporation, J&J, is a person,
perhaps it is reasonable to treat J&J as any other person who has
committed crimes. By that I mean, a convict, like J&J, must
have come from bad seed, spawn of a criminal nature, long
before the Tylenol murders. Are we to believe that J&J,
suddenly became honest, after finding that its main commercial
product, Extra Strength Tylenol, contained cyanide, in
Illinois, a state famous for having corrupt officials, and
that J&J did NOT continue their practice of bribing public
This is a fair
question to ask. J&J benefited more than any person from this
flushing of Tylenol evidence. J&J had a motive to bribe someone
influential. J&J might have been considered paying juice "just good business," or
"the price of doing business."
fact, knowing J&J’s history of paying bribes, one is
absolutely obligated to ask if J&J bribed Attorney General
Fahner into asking the public to help J&J by flushing
criminal evidence of theTylenol mass murders down the
actions were neither rational nor legal. Fahner’s
evidence destroying conduct was both bizarre and illegal.
Alarms go off, when we look at Fahner's actions in
Focusing on the "preponderance of the
evidence standard" from jurisprudence, how many attorneys and
professors of jurisprudence think that I have enumerated
sufficient evidence to alledge that Tyrone Fahner should be
Prime Suspect in receiving an actual bribe (pursuant to 720 ILCS
5/33-1, CH. 38, par. 33-1, Bribery) from J&J in 1982 to aid and
abet J&J in the destruction of Tylenol criminal and civil evidence found subsequent
to the 1982 Chicago area cyanide-laced Tylenol murders?
Should my reciprocity apply the "preponderance of evidence standard"
to J&J also, as the putative briber, as a matter of logical
consistency? Does the circumstantial evidence infer such a
As for the expiration of the
Statute of Limitations...isn't that what some folks are
fond of labeling a "technicality?"
Trashing evidence doesn’t seem like a
official duty of an Attorney General.
Panic and hysteria about additional innocent
people being killed does NOT explain Fahner’s
peculiar, destructive rampage. He could have protected
the public just as well by asking them to stop taking
ALL Tylenol, stash it in a safe place to protect family
members, and then call the police to come pick up the
Tylenol. All that precious evidence would have been
preserved for forensic testing and trial, while
protecting the public from poisoning.
But Fahner didn’t preserve the
Tylenol. Not a first. Not until AFTER millions of
Tylenol capsules swirled down Illinois toilets,
destroying the capsules, fingerprints, DNA and cyanide,
all of it forever gone.
Chaos on Bullshit Mountain
who else could have benefited by the evidence flushing, except
Destroying Tylenol evidence, protected J&J from
large civil suits as well as criminal prosecution.
If those Tylenol capsules contained criminal evidence which implicated J&J, then J&J had a powerful
motive to destroy all that Tylenol as soon as possible. We now
know J&J has long history bribing government officials.
Bribing A. G. Fahner would just be one more bribe, among
The evidence suggests that poisoning the Tylenol in 1982, was an
inside job, committed inside one of J&J's own repackaging
Johnson and Johnson then delivered the
Tylenol laced with cyanide to Chicago area stores in their own
FINALLY, THE SMOKING GUN WHICH KILLED LYNN REINER WAS FOUND.
HER GRIEVING DAUGHTER, MICHELLE ROSEN, POSES THE QUESTION BEST.
Michelle asks, "HOW DID A MADMAN GET INSIDE THE LOCKED CENTRAL
DuPAGE HOSPITAL PHARMACY IN WINFIELD WITH ALL THAT EXTRA STRENGTH
TYLENOL FULL OF CYANIDE WHICH KILLED MY MOM, MARY 'LYNN' REINER,
ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF ME, AS I WATCHED HER DIE, WHEN I WAS ONLY
7 YEARS OLD?"
"MY MOM HAD JUST HAD A BABY IN THAT
HOSPITAL," SHE CONTINUED.
"AS WAS CUSTOMARY, THE HOSPITAL GAVE MY MOM EXTRA STRENGTH TYLENOL
AS A GOING AWAY PRESENT," MICHELLE SOBBED. "I HAD TO GROW UP
WITHOUT A MOTHER."
AT THAT POINT, AUTHORITIES' MADMAN GOING STORE TO STORE THEORY
FELL FLAT ON ITS FACE. OFFICIALS WERE CAUGHT LYING.
NO MADMAN COULD HAVE RESTOCKED THE HOSPITAL'S SUPPLY OF TYLENOL.
BUT J&J COULD HAVE, AS PART OF ITS MARKETING,"FREE TYLENOL FOR NEW
MOTHERS." INTO THAT HOSPITAL CAME THE CYANIDE INSIDE J&J'S OWN
FRESHLY MINTED TYLENOL SINGLE-DOSE PACKETS, AND MARY REINER DIED.
IN 1982, MOTHERS DELIVERED LOTS OF BABIES IN LOTS OF HOSPITALS.
MANY OF THEM STILL REMEMBER GETTING FREE TYLENOL SAMPLES WHEN THEY
Remember, in the recent Risperdal decision, J&J was handing out bribes like Al Capone handed out candy at
Want to learn more? Read
Tylenol Mafia, Marketng, Murder and Johnson and Johnson, by
Tylenol Exposť Hits J&J, Media, PRSA Inside news of
Public Relation and Marketing Communications.
And just like, Big Al, Big Pharma J & J wanted
something…a dominate share of the pain reliever
business, and no problems with the constabulary.
Elderly! And disabled people!
keep from saying, “J&J is a vicious
J & J recently got busted for bribing doctors and
pharmacies to prescribe Risperdal and other useless medications
in several states, to defenseless babies, the elderly and to
disabled people, all without FDA approval.
J&J is predatory. J&J picked defenseless people
for its victims, and was using private
companies and the
government Medicare program to pay for its predatory
to the US Attorney
General, Eric J. Holder.
November, 2013, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay more than
$2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil probes into the
marketing of Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug, and other
medicines. This is one of the largest U.S. health-fraud
separate November 2013 court case,
& Johnson (JNJ) agreed to pay more than $4 billion
to resolve thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip
implants in the largest settlement of U.S. legal
claims for a medical device."
(J&J) companies lined their pockets at the expense
of the American taxpayers,
patients and the private
insurance industry," U.S. Attorney General Eric
Holder said at
a news conference in Washington. J&J
"recklessly put at risk the health of some of
most vulnerable members of our society -- including
young children, the elderly,
JOHNSON AND JOHNSON IS AT IT AGAIN!
Officials at Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon
division are currently facing serious allegations that
they intentionally destroyed important documents that
had been ordered to be preserved as evidence for
thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits. Specifically,
plaintiffs’ attorneys in the bellwether vaginal mesh
lawsuit that is scheduled to get underway on February
10, 2014 are alleging that Ethicon’s employees
purposefully destroyed or lost various documents related
to the development and FDA approval of the company’s
Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh (In Re Ethicon Pelvic
Repair System Products Liability Litigation,
12-MD-02327, U.S. District Court, Southern District of
West Virginia, Charleston).
US Attorney General
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
The margin for
error is very narrow. The recommended Tylenol dosage is very
close to the amount which will destroy a person’s liver
and kill them.
When J&J and the FDA. FBI and state authorities
first realized this in the 1970’s, they all knew a deadly
product was on the market when the corpses were counted.
So…the authorities allowed J&J to go another year,
make more Tylenol and watched the body count roll in,
Did J&J bribe government officials to allow
J&J to continue selling a deadly defective
The first year deaths might, with a stretch, have
been considered an accident. By the beginning of the second
year, though, J&J and the authorities were now all aware of
their deadly a drug problem, and could have stopped the
killings by taking Tylenol off the market.
penalties were assessed to J&J for those killings it caused
with narrow window Tylenol.
So, J&J kept their narrow window Tylenol on the market. And
more people died the following year from accidental overdoses
left Tylenol on the market, knowing that Tylenol was a death
trap, set to destroy the livers of anyone who accidently
overdosed themselves with Tylenol, while experiencing blinding
pain from severe migraine headaches, ache all over flu
symptoms, swollen and inflamed arthritic joints, or may even
Tylenol users may NOT be doctors, nurses or
chemists. They may be ordinary non-technical people experiencing
J&J targeted people suffering pain with a drug
that was lethal if the pain sufferer swallowed only a couple
too many capsules. People suffering pain can be desperate
people, like someone being flogged or someone being tortured by
pulling out their nails, or being tortured with electricity
through wires wrapped around their genitals. Pain, whatever its
source, demands relief. When pain reaches excruciating levels,
some people will do anything to make it stop.
People suffering pain may be so desperate to stop
their pain that they literally can NOT read the maximum dosage
instructions on the Tylenol label. They pop a few too many
Tylenol, their liver disintegrates and they die.
marketed Tylenol to these pain sufferers, as passionately as Al
Capone’s knucle busters promised relief. All they had to
do to relief their pains was to help Capone gain control of a
Obviously, being a pain expert, J&J knew
marketed Tylenol to these pain sufferers, as passionately as Al
Capone’s knucle busters promised relief. All Capone's
victims had to
do to relieve their pains was to help Capone gain control of a
|The 1982 Chicago Tylenol Murders|
revisit the 1982 Chicago area cyanide-laced Tylenol murders.
Those seven murders remain unsolved in 2013. Ever wonder
J&J wasn’t content with the public
flushing all the Tylenol in their homes down their
J&J wanted to destroy even more
Two days after the first Tylenol murders, J&J
received permission from the authorities to seize control of
the crime scenes and collect all tainted
Extra Strength Tylenol from stores and from
consumers. J&J then burned all of those Tylenol capsules,
thus destroying the capsules, bottles, and boxes, plus any fingerprints or DNA a killer may have left
destruction of Tylenol evidence was so bizarre and so unusual, that it has to
be questioned, and probed deeply. Was someone
Those Tylenol capsules were legally evidence in one
of the most notorious mass murders of all time. Anyone of those
Tylenol capsules may have contained clues that could have identified the
Tylenol murderer, fingerprints, DNA, saliva from a sneeze, a
hair, a bit of dandruff.
Only two days after the Tylenol murders J&J, who
made the Tylenol, should still have been treated like any other
suspect. Clearing individual suspects required several days,
sometimes weeks. J & J had a few thousand workers who
manufactured, handled and packaged Tylenol, and J & J and
its entire work force were cleared in just two days? Who
absolved J&J of all responsibility for the Tylenol murders
on Day 2?
Were they bribed?
Solve the mystery of who cleared J&J to seize
control the the crime scenes and cart off and burn all the
Tylenol evidence, and you will solve the Tylenol
During the first few days, everything was in chaois.
All the Tylenol Task Force members hadn’t even gotten
acquainted with each other yet. At that point, no one on the
Tylenol Task force had conducted a thorough investigation of
J&J. How could the smartest person on earth, after only two
days, possibly know whether or not the Tylenol had been
poisoned by someone working inside one of J&J’s
facilities? They couldn’t have.
Was someone bribed? Who bribed them? How big was the
This entire episode defies common sense. No
bureaucracy, whether corporate or governmental, could have
thoroughly investigated all of those J&J employees in just
So? What is the most obvious question, in light of
We now know J&J is a briber, a serial briber, a
binge briber. Sometimes, one has to wonder, “If
J&J’s drugs are any good, why do they need to bribe
doctors, pharmacists and government officials to shove their
dope down patient’s throats?” If their drugs
worked, wouldn’t health professionals automatically
prescribe them? Wouldn’t patients simply ask for their
drugs by name, without being tricked or urged by their bribed
doctor? We know that J&J has experience in bribing doctors,
pharmacists and government officials, here in the US and in
foreign countries. It’s all official in public court
How can anyone avoid asking this question, now that
we know that bribing people is a standard feature in
J&J’s business plan?
When did J&J start bribing folks? How much has
J&J doled out in bribes over the years? Who offered the
bribes? Who paid the bribes? Did J&J bribe some authority
to let them haul off and burn all those Tylenol capsules around
Chicago in 1982? Did J&J bribe the FDA to hide official
documents which showed that Tylenol overdoses were killing
patients? How about Tylenol overdoses pre-1982? Who decided
that killing hundreds of people with Tylenol was
In 1977, an expert panel put together by the FDA
issued an urgent recommendation to put a warning on the
Tylenol drug’s label that it could cause “severe liver
damage.” The FDA refused to recommend the warning label
on Tylenol in 1977.
Why? Was someone bribed by J&J, who has a
history of paying bribes?
In 1977, did J&J bribe someone in the FDA to
stay silent about the connection between Tylenol and liver
problems? Who? How much?
After much debate, the FDA finally added the warning
in 2009 — and that was 32 years, and a few thousand
|J&J Destroys MORE Evidence: 550
Million Tylenol Capsules!|
the public to flush Tylenol down toilets was not enough.
J&J wanted to destroy even more Extra Strength Tylenol
Did J & J simply bribe Attorney General Tyrone
Fahner, the head of the Tylenol Task Force? Let’s
reinterate. Fahner was a former federal prosecutor, and
assistant US Attorney. As a prosecutor, Fahner knew to preserve
all evidence. It just might be exculpatory to anyone they
eventually charge, including
Did J&J bribe Attorney General Tyrone Fahner,
the head of the Tylenol Task Force, so that Fahner would ask
all the residents of the Chicago area by television, radio and
newpaper to flush all the Extra
Strength Tylenol down their crappers? Did Fahner then follow up by allowing
J&J to seize control of the crime scenes, grab even more
Tylenol, truck it away and burn it so that it couldn't be tested
in government laboratories?
What does it look like to you? The Tylenol got
flushed and burned. That is indisputable fact. It was in the
news. All that precious, damming evidence went down the drain
or up in smoke, gone forever. J&J executives must have been
dancing for joy.
Now that we
know that J&J is a briber, and an evidence destroyer. This knowledge alone raises lots
of legitimate questions.
How would you motivate an Illinois Attorney General
to flush all the evidence of a mass murder down the crapper or
Would a massive bribe get his juices flowing and his
peepers a popping? With billions in its war chest, J&J could have easily afforded to pay Attorney General
Fahner a massive bribe, what ever his price.
Would Fahner have accepted such a bribe? I don't
J&J had bank accounts around the globe into and
from which hefty amounts of cash could flow.
There was opportunity, because
Fahner was in Chicago at
the time, and there were huge mutual motivations for both
parties, and one of those parties had lots of cash, and has
been known to pay bribes for much lessor reasons.
I do know
Fahner's collusion in the destruction of Tylenol evidence,
relevant to mass murders, was mighty pecular. He caused evidence
to be destroyed, contrary to law and in violation of his oath
the defend the constitution.
Attorney General Tyrone
Fahner probably would not have authorized destruction of the Tylenol evidence
without a substantial reason.
The sad reality of both the 1982 and 1986 Tylenol
poisoning, is that the investigation was flawed from the
very start. Johnson & Johnson, as well as other players
within the distribution system failed to give important
information to investigators, and they failed to correct the
faulty beliefs held by the investigators. The investigation
focused on finding some person who fit the "profile of a
killer", when it should have focused on finding the
repackaging facility that bottled the Tylenol Extra Strength
There are thousands of repackaging facilities in the
That was as true in 1982 as it is today. In
the past 25 years, much of the repackaging has been
consolidated into massive repack facilities owned by the Big
3 Distributors; McKesson, Cardinal, and AmerisourceBergen.