Drug-Resistant ‘Super Bug’ Hits LA County Hospitals, Nursing Homes

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A deadly drug-resistant bacteria is spreading to more patients in nursing and long-term care facilities in Los Angeles County, according to local health officials.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports a study conducted by the Department of Public Health has found over 350 cases throughout the county, primarily in elderly patients.

Dr. Brad Spellberg, an infectious disease expert at Harbor UCLA Medical Center says there is no current teatment for CRKP bacteria — and there might not be any in the future either.

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County health officials warn the elderly are especially at risk of CRKP infections. (Getty Images)

“There’s been a complete collapse in the development of new antibiotics over the last decade…and in the next decade there isn’t going to be anything that becomes available that’s going to be able to treat these bacteria,” said Spellberg.

Medical expert Dr. David Baron of Primary Caring in Malibu cautions hospital visitors that there’s no need to panic, but advises people visiting their loved ones to examine the standards of the intensive care units.

Officials say that so far only six percent of the so-called “super bug” cases in the county were found in hospitals.

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One Comment

  1. parapuppi says:

    We can spend billions of dollars destroying nations but we cannot spend the money to kill disease….amazing..

    1. RD says:

      Totally not the same thing, and not a valid comparison. You’re comparing apples to oranges.

      1. Ramon says:

        It’s life and death, it is the same thing! Our priorities are completely backwards as a society. We go on yet another aimless war for oil in Libya, we bail out corrupt, vampiric corporations, yet we can’t dedicate our resources to fighting disease.

        Poor people are the ones most likely affected by disease and nobody gives a damn about them – there won’t be any multi-trillion dollar bailouts for them.

        May God forgive us.

      2. James says:

        You’re right. This country’s policies are maddening. The “little people” don’t matter to the elites. We see how there’s always money found for another war and bailouts of the big banks who still don’t have to reveal the toxic debt they hold. The toxic debt held has been estimated by some economists at 600 trillion dollars. Much of the money printing is used to keep the big banks afloat. No big bankers have gone to prison. This country is upside down now and nothing what it purports to be. Our elected representatives don’t answer to the people, only to their corporate overlords who fund their re-election campaigns in exchange for favors that end up degrading the middle class in terms of their purchasing power, well being and freedom. We’re headed for the abyss while the elites amass more wealth, power and control. The war in Libya will spread throughout the Middle East and we’ll go into Iran eventually — all at tremendous expense and paid for with fiat currency “printed” by the hundreds of billions. In the end, fiat currencies — including the world’s reserve currency, the US Dollar — will crash (due to dilution) and there will be a global government, otherwise known as the New World Order that George Herbert Walker Bush has spoken openly about and encouraged. I believe that much of the violence in the ME is being intentionally fomented to drive up the price of oil to the point that the economies of many nations will collapse. This will be blamed on the cost of oil, not the big banks which took our world’s economy down three years ago. Oil companies in the US will make a fortune off the oil we already have, but have capped off years ago, leading our citizenry to falsely believe we need to import oil from the ME. The globalists and US oil companies will make immense profits from $200 oil and gasoline purchased for $8 a gallon. You can believe I’m wrong or crazy, but remember what I’ve written. It will come true because it’s been planned for decades and recently put into motion. I believe our nation is not really our nation when the Constitution is violated with impunity by our leaders who couldn’t care less what we want or need. If we consider the actions of our last two Presidents, we should already know this. As for the major pharmaceutical companies, they’ll do well. They nearly always make handsome profits, despite the many lawsuits brought against them. They are lawyered-up, much like the banks, who make huge profits and pay relatively small penalties when convicted — oftentimes, without even having to admit guilt. We won’t see Pfizer or JP Morgan Chase going out of business, but hundreds of thousands of small businesses — the employment engine of the US — have gone belly up with no rescue from the government. No bailouts for them despite the dire consequences for the “little people”. Please remember what I’ve written about the spread of the war to Iran, $200 oil, oil being blamed for our economic collapse and the establishment of a one-world government. It’s not a haphazard chain of events — it’s unfortunately a plan that has been decades in the making.

      3. StaticKlingon says:

        Whether planned or by coincidence doesn’t really matter. Ultimately it will come down to how the majority of the citizenry perceive it. Truth, justice and the American way are no longer recognizable to me. I suppose it is that way for most of us now. It’s chaotic. Without a common goal we will have chaos, won’t we? Is it a divide and conquer strategy, or a diversity of opinion about what government is.
        The rule book is the Constitution. Without a rule book, no one can play the game right. It’s like playing Monopoly with someone who makes up the rules as they go. Can’t do it. People get angry frustrated and lose interest in the game. We need to enforce the rules or there will be no confidence and people will pursue other means to get what they want. Everyone knows it’s stupid to subsidize poverty but we can’t seem to stop. Everyone knows it’s stupid to encourage illegal immigration, but we can’t stop. Everyone knows it’s stupid to have public employee unions who support one party, but we can’t stop. It will only stop when the money is gone, and the merry go round quits spinning. We are getting there. From that perspective, I guess hitting the bottom is not a bad thing. It’s certainly something we can see coming and prepare for, isn’t it?

      4. Larry Guglielmi says:

        Yea, and while your at it, ask him to forgive us for aborting 40 million babies!

      5. GMAZMAN says:

        It’s 50 Million Babies that have been aborted in the USA. Babies who may have been the scientists to cure AIDS, CANCER and these Super Bugs too.
        Agreed – May God Forgive Us.

      6. Katey80 says:

        Yes, may HE forgive all of us for allowing such an evil to exist.

    2. Jim says:

      Really? You don’t think we can do both? Let us concentrate on destroying nations AND CRKP! This is the USA we can do it! I am very proud of our rich history of destroying nations and bacteria!

      You idiot. everything is connected, to whatever crazy view you have. Dope.

      1. scot says:

        Name the nations we have destroyed, Asshat.

      2. StaticKlingon says:

        United States of America is the first one that comes to mind.

    3. slo says:

      How about some Arab country coming up with a cure for a deadly bacterium? Why is it always up to the US? Those Arabs/Muslims are such forward thinkers and always trying to improve society.

      1. JerryBrownlee says:

        Great point! In fact, there are several companies in Middle East/Arab countries that make & develop pharmaceuticals -including new antibiotics. However, none are sold or marketed here as the US & European companies have long-sought policies designed to protect their turf.

      2. StaticKlingon says:

        The Chinese will come up with a cure tainted with lead and produced by child labor and we will borrow the money from them to buy it. This can work!

    4. Meeeeee says:

      just curious….which nation, or nations, has the USA destroyed and not rebuilt….

    5. Ronald says:


      Actually, the reason dangerous pathogens are growing more and more deadly is because the Government controlled medical industry HAS been spending hard earned tax money to find ways of killing them. Remember, what does not kill them – and it’s impossible to kill them all – makes them stronger. Ronald

    6. doctor fred says:

      The economics of health care are such (we in the U.S. pay the world’s drug research budget – socialized countries way under pay for drugs), along with the astronomical cost of getting FDA approval and then surviving plaintiffs attorneys that developing new antibiotics simply has no profit. The drug companies can’t even break even. The medical literature has been warning about this crisis since at least the mid 90’s, but no one wanted to listen. The pharmaceutical companies are not evil, but they have been systematically crippled by politicians and lawyers and now they don’t make their magic medicines anymore. We made our bed, and now we have to lie in it.

      1. Joe Arpaio says:

        Democrats and liberals in particular are to blame, though I also remember McCain making an idiototic statement that pharmaceutical companies are the bad guys as well.

      2. Tom B. says:

        Well put Doc. However, no one will listen, because we all know that the TV tells us that Drug companies are right behind insurance companies on the societal evil scale. With all private business following in a close third. It’s those evil rich guys trying to kill people again. If only we had central planners to take care of all our needs, the world would be utopian bliss.

      3. StaticKlingon says:

        Watching this country slowly strangle and smother itself to death with reams of regulations, red tape, and enforcement may be more painful than a brief and fatal disease. One of us has to go! I had always supposed it would be me first…now I’m not so sure. HAHAHAHAHA

      4. airhw says:

        Exactly doctor fred. Like I said below, people don’t even fathom how difficult it is to make a chemical that acts the way you want it to in the body, and doesn’t act the way you don’t want it to.

        They think people in white coats just get together in a lab, mix some colored liquids, and there it is. It is a painstaking process requiring highly educated individuals for a very long time. And those individuals do want to get paid. You have to pay for the lab. You have to pay for the chemicals. You have to pay for people to come and willingly allow themselves to be tested on, and you have to pay for any medical expenses they may accrue.

        Building a new drug costs anywhere from 800 million to 2 billion dollars. And that’s given that the drug is based on some drug before it. What we need now is a brand new class of antibiotics that we have not seen before, that germs will not be resistant to. To all those not in the industry, at least try to fathom how difficult that is, how expensive it is, and why there aren’t any.

        Everyone is harassing the pharmaceutical companies for charging too much for drugs. That’s because they got to make 800 million to 2 billion off of them just to break even. They have to, otherwise they go out of business, and then you’ll have no one making anything.

    7. MichaelH says:

      You’ve just not acknowledging reality properly. Remember, “murder accompanied by martial music justifies the mayhem”.

      The “apples to oranges” comment is asinine.

      1. StaticKlingon says:

        Make mine some Martial Tucker Band tunes. It’s a thang.

    8. cm says:

      this was CAUSED by our own “spending the money to kill disease”!

      don’t you understand antibiotic resistance? think about that the next time you have a minor sniffle, and go whining to the doctor to give you antibiotics!

    9. marty stephens says:

      one of the problems with free speech is that even idiots can speak. And it should be no other way; everyone has the right to show that he chooses to be uninformed. Proverbs 19:2

    10. airhw says:

      RD is right. It is not the same thing. You can give 50 billion dollars to fund research for this, doesn’t mean you’re going to get even close to making a new drug.

      People severely underestimate just how hard it is to make new medication, especially a new class of drugs (an antibiotic that is not a slightly different version of the antibiotics we already have). You basically have to build it up from element to element. You have to think about which chemical mechanisms will attach with elements correctly, and at the right place. This is a process that alone can take decades just because it is a trial and error process. Then when you actually build a compound that does what you want it to do, you have to go back and figure out how to get it delivered into the body and be absorbable. Then you have to do trials, and if it turns out this medication has a slight chance of causing cancer,..BAM. All those years and all that time and all that money just went down the drain.

      Next time respect the drugs you are given. Do not demand them if the doctor is hesitant to give them to you. And if the doctor says take them for a week, take them for a week. If people had been doing this, and not acting like they are smarter than doctors, we would not be in this mess. There is a reason why the doctor says take it for 7 days that you may not be aware of…remember that.

    11. Kate says:

      Most of the problem is that we’ve used all the antibiotics to death. Now we have nothing to combat the serious illnesses and our immune systems no longer know how to handle them, making them even more deadly.

      1. Rob says:

        75% of antibiotics are used on livestock in the US. Stop buying meats from the stupid food system, get local instead for a starter.

  2. brad_norwood says:

    Univ of Missouri scientist extracted 5 antibiotics from cedar tree leaves that kill the superbug in experiments with mice.

    1. Ramon says:

      My bet is that pharmaceutical companies will ignore this as they always have because it’s not some half-poison they cooked up in a lab. This will get swept under the rug.

      1. Don says:

        @Ramon – Actually, that’s where almost all of our medicines come from – some plant or animal extract. And all our medicines are half poisons – toxic to the bugs, but not quite potent enough to kill us.

      2. mark says:

        Don and Ramon your rats are safe too!

      3. Alan says:

        Well, Ramon, it sure is easy to blame the pharmaceutical companies for ‘ignoring this.’ Perhaps you think they’re a charity or something. Hell, what are you doing about it, other than blaming everyone else? And then if they come up with some sort of cure, you’ll be seeing lawyer advertising to sue them when someone has a bad reaction. Hell, if i were a pharmaceutical company, I wouldn’t work on it either.

      4. Jim says:

        Alan – well stated my fellow patriot.

      5. Sho says:

        So here’s the gist of what will be done about this: if somebody can write a good grant proposal they will get government money to research this particular strain of whatever type of bacteria (thank you article for not giving any kind of name to it) and there is a high probability that they will find various ways to at least slow it down.

        If this becomes a serious issue affecting many people then commercial money will be thrown at finding treatments.

        As for antibiotics finding an effective cure that doesn’t harm the patient is looking less and less likely. All those antibiotics we used for so long only worked because bacteria had not had to deal with them on such a large scale for several billion years. It’s a pandora’s box situation where we’ve gone and set up all these monstrosities that we can’t just put away- and they’re only getting worse as we try to “cure” all the bacterial problems we have.

        Right now biochemistry takes an awfully long time and a lot of money to really work out what’s going on. Maybe computers and programming techniques a few decades from now will be able to just spit out the diagram for an easy to make molecule that will be the Achilles heal to whatever strain of bacteria we happen to come across but we are a long way away from being able to do that.

      6. simonsays says:

        Probably another bio-weapons test.

      7. airhw says:

        Ramon, I’m not sure you know how the pharmaceutical industry works, so I’m going to try to explain it. I’m not belittling you, I really do feel the better educated we are, the more constructive we will be, so I always offer knowledge when I see someone not having all the facts.

        Just because something is “natural” and comes from a tree doesn’t mean it’s not poisonous. Especially when you consider that most of our poisons are based on things we have found on trees.

        Likewise, just because something is synthetic doesn’t mean that it is poisonous. For example, the common pain killer, acetylsalycilic acid, aka Aspirin, is a natural compound. But it’s just easier and more feasible to make it in a lab (you don’t have to farm for it, which makes everyone happy since we don’t kill plants). Acerylsalycilic acid from a plant is exactly the same as the one made in a lab. Sometimes, we can even improve upon it. Natural compounds weren’t always made to do what we want them to…they may have painkilling properties but they may also cause liver cancer, for example. Well, thanks to organic chemists, we can get rid of the part that causes liver cancer, and only keep the part that we want. But one thing is for sure…every drug is have is based on an already existing natural compound because it is incredibly hard (almost impossible) to create a drug from scratch.

        Keep that in mind the next time you employ the natural is better bias, because, after all, it is a bias.

        As for why the above will be ignored…many reasons. If the study is flawed, it will be ignored. If it is impossible to make a drug that can be delivered into human beings’ bodies, it will be ignored. If it turns out the drug actually causes those mice to then develop tumors 5 years later, it will be ignored. It’s not that simple, buddy. You have no idea how much bogus research gets published each day. Just because someone says they discovered something, doesn’t mean it’s true. If there was something to do that, you bet that pharmaceutical companies will be ALL on that, racing each other to develop the drug first, get 20 years ownership on it. Drugs like that, called last-resort drugs, are one of the few remaining ways for pharmaceutical companies to actually make a PROFIT, instead of just aiming to break even. Simply because they are so necessary and they offer a 20 year patent meaning no competition (whereas Aspirin can be made by many companies today).

        There is absolutely zero, and I mean zero, reason to sweep this under the rug. It is a very small possibility that a whole industry will collectively act against reason.

    2. Stevie-D says:

      To The oerson calling themseves “Sho”

      The bacteria is called…Wait for it…CRKP…

      A little more reading might help…

      1. Mouse Doc says:

        KP probably stands for Klebsiella pneumoniae

      2. Wayne says:

        To Stevie D

        CRKP is about as helpful of identying the bacterium as Stevie D is identifying you. A little less assuming and being a little more demanding would help get news people stop being lazy and write better articles. If the writer couldn’t take the time to investigate the complete name why would you think he did a good job on the rest of the article?

    3. diogenese says:

      see medizone intl.

  3. paula says:

    Sheesh! It’s sort of a good thing my sister who was in and out of hospitals and nursing care facilities passed away from cancer already. I would hate to think that with her weakened immune system something like this could cause her death instead. Pretty sad if you ask me, but when you think about it some places that are supposed to be sterile environments like hospitals are the MOST likely ones for people to contract all sorts of bugs and infections and that does nothing to improve their health at all. Makes anyone hope they won’t wind up an inpatient at a hospital or be in a nursing care facility of any kind with things like this happening so often.

    1. Michele says:

      What superbug are you talking about because this isn’t Staff they are talking about here. Also, I have a bacterial infection in my lungs and if there was enough money in it they would come up with more antibiotics.

      1. good_wife says:

        The Germans and the British seem to do just fine with drug R&D – and we as taxpayers pay for most of the drug developemt

    2. Pete_Moss says:

      Considering a hospital is a centralized facility for people will health related issues, yes it makes sense that there would be ‘bugs’ in hospitals. Imagine if hospitals didn’t have policies in place to help deter unsterilized environments. A lot of effort goes into killing something the human eye, nose, ears cannot detect for the most part. Should be thankful there are standards in place to help deter these ‘bugs’. And I am sorry to read about your sister.

  4. mars1mars says:

    The Obamacare law has insured that there will be little if any new drug research in the future. People get all upset when drug companies make a profit. That profit is what allows them to reinvest in research! We are taking away the ability of America’s companies to invest in bettering our health care!!

    1. Krissy says:

      I believe you’re up in the night!! The “drug companies” have been gouging the public for years. Do you blame everything on Obama??? Just curious.

      1. Frank Johnson says:

        Obama has taken the incentive away from drug companies to develop new drugs. When the europeans went national health care their drug companies quit producing new drugs and that is where we are headed. When you tax anything you get less of it.

      2. Kmbold says:

        marsinars is correct. Obama IS responsible.

      3. Dave says:

        When there is no profit in drugs there will be no drugs. Simple jus like you.

      4. Alan says:

        Are they ‘gouging the public’ the same way you’re ‘gouging your boss?’ So if it costs them (or their investors) hundreds of millions to develop a drug and they price the drug so as to recover their investment, as well as the cost of other research which failed, then that’s ‘gouging the public?’ I’ll tell you whose ‘gouging the public.’ UNION WORKERS and GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES. They produce NOTHING and earn ridiculous salaries and benefits compared to the taxpayers who are ‘gouged’ by the poiticians.

      5. JIm says:

        Another nice post, Alan. You beat me to the punch again.

      6. Sickened says:

        You liberals will never get it, will you?

    2. june says:

      who knows….it is interesting how it is hitting the elderly..

    3. KipNoxzema says:

      Yup, the Regime is against Big Companies and corporate profits. Unless it’s GE, a major contributor to his campaign.

      I can see the Regime wanting to handle this, and look how “well” they handled the flu vaccines.

      1. Enormo The World's Shortest Giant! says:

        Very Tiny Human
        Yo Kippy!
        I play in a band called Creamy Noxzema and The Hot Squirts. We’ve been getting it together.
        Ain’t nothing suggestive about our band’s name; We are all very tiny humans.
        Hopefully if times get tough people won’t decide we are sort of like veal like they did the Bantu flavor of very tiny humans (Pygmy) at some places on the African continent.
        Got a 429 Cobra-Jet in the Clown Car in case we ever get booked and insanely happy or unsanely hungry fans (or gourmets) rush the stage.
        Sorry to hear everybody is going to die off before we even release a DVD with all sorts of people in it we are planning to steal from ICP, TwiZtiD, BoonDox, MCR, and The Thrill Kill Kult, The Mission Creeps, The Bangkok Five, Kid Rock, and we hope to attract a big girl singer so we don’t have to AUTOTUNE a very tiny human voice so it sounds like the large economy size human is singing…oh we’re fine as Ompaloompi, or Santa’s obviously drugged Elfin slave labor who sing happily while freezing to death polishing the bells on the sleigh. And Rudolph’s Red Nose?
        One word Dude or Dudette, Chernoble (heck yeah it’s spelled wrong, I ain’t no Russian).
        Ok, so if the mass die off could be postponed we’d take it as a personal favor.
        BTW, this guy says the Dollar ain’t good for anything anymore, and he wants to sell me some gold….for dollars.
        If the band don’t work out it’s back to wrestling or acting like an evil carny barker/pickpocket/fugitive from justice who always throws the cops off by shopping in the children’s department for our cloths, except the ones made just for us, and who wants to wear a set of elf ears or a garden gnome hat all the time. Hey BIG PHARMA! You got a little something for me? A tall pill? Not Viagra smart guy, and that only makes me seem a few inches taller when I’m reclined in my bed…depending on where I put my Elf hat and ears. A word of caution, never hug a very tiny human who is standing fully clothed in bed unless you want a new best friend.
        Just sayin….

  5. Onclewillie says:

    Krissy, get a clue. You take away the incentive to research and you take away the new drugs. It is real simple.

    I don’t blame the current situation on Obama but I do blame it on the Democrats who have controlled congress for four years. I will blame it on Obama and Obamacare because that law will discourage any new research.

    You are whining about drug companies gouging the public but I would rather that then need the drug that would have been developed but wasn’t.

    1. Frank says:

      Three people are sitting at a table, a CEO, a tea party person and a union member.
      There are 12 cookies. The CEO takes 11 cookies and says to the tea party person “Watch out, the union guy is trying to steal your cookie.
      Wise up!

      1. D says:

        Good one.

      2. tc says:

        Three people are sitting at a table, a CEO, a tea party person and a union member.
        There are 12 cookies. The CEO takes 11 cookies and says to the tea party person “Watch out, the union guy is trying to steal your cookie…

        TEA Party: ” Well, to whom do these cookies belong, and when did you start associating with extortionists?”

        CEO:”They belong to the company, and as CEO, I get to decide who gets what. As for extortionists, the federal government has legislated that I must bargain with them ‘in good faith’. Thankfully, the government hasn’t begun stealing cookies yet.”

        Union member:” Who owns them is irrelevant. It’s unfair that he has cookies and I have none. He’s trying to destroy working families. ”

        TEA Party member; “Why don’t you union members create your own cookie factory, and then you get to decide who gets what you produce?”

        Union member: “Are you kidding? I have a right to HIS cookies, I have a family too. He knew when he began to produce cookies that I would have a right to my fair share.”

        TEA Party to CEO: “Would you like some tea with your cookies?”

        Union member: “You have tea? AHA. Another person holding out from working families. Give me my fair share of your tea! I’m a working family. What else do you have for me that’s my right?”

        TEA Party to union: “Perhaps you’d like some cheese with your whine?”

  6. savinglives4fun says:

    Cry about it. Do you really think the drug companies are going to stop researching? Yeah right. They will continue to research so they can make more drugs. More drugs more money. Obama is at least trying to help us.

    1. OPERATOR147 says:


      1. Really? says:


  7. EL PICA BUYAS says:

    What did Obama say NO WE WILL NOT PULL THE PLUG ON GRANDMOTHER. we will just let the super bug do the job.

  8. Bob G says:

    Let me see if I’ve got this right. The fact that pharmaceutical companies have been lax on antibiotic research for the past 20 years is Obama’s fault? Or alternatively, the fact that pharmaceutical companies claim to spend a huge amount on research, when in fact they really don’t, is somehow Obama’s fault?

    There seems to be a reflexive right wing attitude that whatever happens, it’s Obama’s fault, whatever doesn’t happen is also his fault, and whatever he does is wrong. For example, Newt Gingrich and a Republican congresswoman have been calling for a no-fly zone over Libya for weeks now, but as soon as we did it, they suddenly decided they are against it. If you want to fall for this stuff, you are beyond gullible.

    1. believeit says:

      Hey Bob,
      Where do you get your information that drug companies don’t spend money on research. You are ignorant. For every new drug that comes to market over 10 others don’t make it past the complicated and expensive clinical trial period. And then, when they do, people like you, and lawyers want to sue them for every little side effect. You want it both ways. Additionally, Obamacare will disincentivise drug companies, because there is no tort reform or money to fund research.
      PS. Read the article, it is about a bacteria, not a disease. Bacteria occur naturally. Also, this is hardly an epidemic.

    2. Bif says:

      Not much profit in antibiotics because they cure the disease. A lot more money to be made on drugs that have to be taken forever.

      1. Patrick says:

        Yes… Why would those Evil Pharmaceutical Companies want to develop an effective method of eliminating a new strain of deadly drug resistant bacteria? Oh wait, could it be that if the customer is dead then the losses of future revenue would far outweigh the investment costs. Simply put: when people live longer they consume more healthcare/prescription drugs over their life, especially in their geriatric years. The compounded effect of the previous statement in regards to our entire society ends up yielding 100-1000’s of times the potential future profit by partaking in the endeavor. By the company acting in the best interest of their shareholder’s, they employee 1000’s of people and save lives at the same time.

        Too often the ignorant demonize any profitable company as “Greedy”, as if success is something that society should shun. So in the end the average person probably lives longer, has a better quality of life, and their income is indirectly better higher because of these pharmaceutical companies’ efforts. While I do agree that there is corruption, greed, and deception that occurs in the prescription drug industry; you have to recognize it occurs in all industries as well as all forms of government.

        So Bif; while you choose to vilify companies and portray yourself as the victim of a giant conspiracy, you fail to realize that you have a choice. Don’t buy the products of these “Evil” companies. That way you are hitting these “Greedy” companies in the pocket book while refusing to become a pill popping slave. That’s what you want right? A tough guy keyboard ninja like you doesn’t need that hocus-pocus modern biochemistry anyways. No vaccines, OTC meds, pain killers, prescriptions of any sort, or anything else you would find at a drug store.

        I bet you that you will not back up your hateful words by boycotting and I also bet that you are too weak to admit that just maybe you didn’t think before you typed your pre-programmed emotional comment. Thinking is a good thing Bif. Objective analysis is something we should all try to strive for, emotional responses are dangerous. I hope truly hope you heed that reminder because actions based on emotions is an extremely dangerous and often short lived endeavor.

    3. Joe Public says:

      Spoken by someone who probably still blames Bush for everything…

    4. TT says:

      @Bob – If the public in general thinks they are “taking the money and not putting it to good use” – Maybe somebody needs to pay attention to where it goes….just a thought…

    5. Troy says:

      Bob G
      Pharma hasn’t been lax on antibiotic research. Check out the Federal Regs about Drug manufacture. Check out the number of ads on the TV in the evening from lawyers trolling for people who’ve been affected adversely by a drug. Check out the number of ignorant fools who’ve posted simpleton and often incorrect ideas here on how drugs come into being. Tell me Bob, do you know how Antibiotics work? They really don’t kill bacteria, they inhibit their ability to reproduce. The old Antibiotics which did this all worked in similar fashion…the problem isn’t the lack of research, it’s that the Bacteria are becoming adept at reproducing even in the presence of an antibiotic. It will take some sort of new breakthrough, like going from a steam engine to an atomic power plant overnight, to create new medicines.

      Nope, the stupid population of the USA will reap what it has sown.
      You have allowed Government to control things to the point that it makes it almost impossible to create new medicines.
      You don’t listen to the Dr when he gives you 7 or 10 days of Antibiotic, and quit taking them as soon as you begin to feel better…..you just produced a strain of resistant bacteria to pass on, congratulations looser.
      You insist that your Dr. prescribe Antibiotics when they are not needed, especially for your kids.

      Nope between these things, and the loons who believe that it is somehow immoral to earn a profit for the shareholder, it will be a wonder if anything is made in America in 30 years.

  9. OPERATOR147 says:


    1. Ramon says:

      There are a lot of things going on politically that only make sense if you look at them from the perspective of a depopulation scheme. Pollution in the air, water, soil, our food… it’s even in drinking water – you’re taking other people’s medicine in tiny amounts for years thanks to our decades-old water treatment methods. Just add bleach and strain out the solid waste, surely it’s good enough to drink after that!

    2. US Government says:

      Not everyone, Just you and Ramon. We’ve been working on it for some time. Very upsetting it has taken our conspiracy so long. Now take you lithium like a good mental patient.

  10. Mr. Jenkins says:

    Whatever your views on health care and pharmaceutical companies, can we please all just agree that Obama is a big sack of turds? Thank you.

    1. nationalobserver says:

      YES WE CAN, Mr. Jenkins.

  11. Lorelord says:

    Funny, the County with one of the highest concentrations of Illegals has an outbreak….Irony.

  12. Tom Bargeron says:

    What do you morons think the drug companies do with their profits. They don’t hide the money in a mattress. They spend the money, they use the profits to hire people and run the business. Even the dividends they pay out are recycled back into the economy. Get a life quit harping on the profits corporations make. These are all recycled back into jobs, buildings etc.

    1. All about profits @ taxpayers expense TRUTH says:

      @ Tom Bargeron – Please read Morris A. Bealle

      1. Drug Story says:

        The book Drug Story by Morris Bealle was pretty much censored by the government “FDA” for telling the true hard facts behing the pharmacuetical industry. Ignorance is bliss or Knowledge is power?

    2. StaticKlingon says:

      When the economy went down the tubes, research money throughout the spectrum of private, government, and university labs got pinched. Not only here, but around the world. No free rides after all. Got outta the bus, and start pushing! HAHAHAHAHA

  13. mark says:

    That is Great Brad Your mice are safe.

  14. Excelsior says:


    The liberal morons will refuse any productive work because of their insane beliefs about profit. They only believe in slave labor. You have to put them all in death camps like the Soviets did in order to get them to produce anything. This is why Stalin had to kill 20 million and Mao 50 million, the socialist dictators had no other choice..

  15. Mike says:

    It’s no coincidence that this is happening in a place with a high illegal immigrant population. Illegals have diseases that Americans just don’t have. I worked in a school with lots of illegals and got sick from one of them in a way I never had. The media likes to hide the truth because they only like to write positive stories about illegals, but the truth is that different countries have different diseases. You’d never see a hospital in Saskatchewan have this problem. Only in a town infested with illegals.

    1. StaticKlingon says:

      Yeah, we’re on of the most disease-infested countries in the world. Doubt it, go do some homework. The melting pot quit working for assimilating foreigners into our culture but it’s bubbling over with every illness know to man. Lucky us!

  16. Tim says:

    You certainly can tell the diff between readers and knower’s. Folks if you know nothing about Infectious Disease, please don’t speculate, you’re embarrassing yourself.

  17. Ward Ciac says:

    Obama is too busy supporting hefty salaries and pensions for left-wing schoolteachers, illegal alien support and services, and now more shoot ’em ups in distant lands, to care about this.

    1. Should be obvious says:

      Ward Ciac; you are so right, and don’t forget the democrats that have been busy destroying the country for four years in a democrat lead congress, DO NOT work for the average tax slave.
      They work for all their special interests. That’s why the democrat congress people act so arrogant. We the tax slaves are just cash cows to them!

  18. moutainhiker says:

    If you notice most cases were reported in elderly people ,government loves this if the elderly die off, less social socurty to pay out, and one day on the news you will see the government saying ,we have fifty more years of benifits then first thought.

  19. Hank Warren says:

    Uncontrolled, diseased, illegal immigration, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

  20. Nick says:

    To the people trashing the drug companies:

    First of all you are probably not in a chemical or biological field and most likely do not have an appreciation for what it takes to develop a drug.

    The costs are simply enormous–any new drug from the lab to the market easily costs over a hundred million dollars—and many drugs that make it to the later stages of testing will fail for a variety of reasons.

    Some question the business models of the drug companies–less focus on basic medicinal chemistry, more on acquisition of start ups and marketing. This I can understand, and likely we will see an even larger decrease of developed drugs in the future.

    However the simplest answer to why fewer new antibiotics are being approved, to why no new class of antibiotics has been discovered for 20 years is simple. All of the “low hanging fruit” of biologically active compounds have been taken. Further drugs are going to require much more development to work which is going to mean higher costs and fewer drugs. It’s unfortunate, but its simply the way it is and having either a democratic or republican president/congress is not going to change this.

    1. Drug Story says:

      NICK – all good points that are agreeable and they all sound correct. There are always positives and negatives to all.. I’m just saying it’s good to also know the negatives in order to make a better decision for yourself and your family(Do you have children?) Please read with open mind then decide. Thank me later
      Morris A. Bealle

      1. Nick says:

        That article you linked to was very unreadable…

  21. Torstone says:

    As someone who has survived Mersa bacteria infection and the two week IV treatment this has to be fixed, I got mine dose in a hospital during a surgery. It almost killed me, if we do no invest in the next generation of cures, just say good bye to grand ma and grand pa and any diabetic friend you may have. This is a game changer any cut or wound can KILL YOU.

    1. Katey80 says:

      I am glad you are still with Torstone. I knew an older gentleman that once told me his older sister died in her 20’s because she kept picking at a pimple she had and the infection killed her. This was before antibiotics.

    2. Kay says:

      I live in Chicago and Two of my friend almost died from Mersa bacteria infections! Both are in their 40’s! One got it from an emergency room and anotehr from a nursing home visiting his father. Actually the latter is still in the hospital!

  22. Lee says:

    Why dont we try a “Bacteriophage’ treatment? The Russians have done a great deal of work on this over the last 5 Decades with some success. Its basically using Viruses that specifically targets the bacterial infection without harming the Human body. Check it out– I bet the big drug companies are looking at it too. It may be the only treatment soon for disease that is becoming increasingly resistant to Anti-biotc therapy. Just a thought.

    1. Blue Collar says:

      because people are too narrow minded to think of the good that a bacteriophage treatment can do until it is their last option, also the general public sees fighting fire with fire method as bad…

  23. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately, these things will be on the rise. Hospitals and clinic are supposed to be sterile but when you have health care professionals wearing their scrubs around in public, wearing Croc-style shoes and heading out to the corner for a smoke, they will be introducing pathogens to an ideal environment. Also, the lack of proper hand washing techniques by most people adds to the issue.

  24. Bill Missett says:

    Colloidal silver would kill this bacterial infection in its tracks, but of course, the pharma cartels have discredited colloidal silver to the point where its proven benefits are ignored, “because you might turn blue.”

    Would you rather be blue, or dead?

    1. mrezyka says:

      Colloidal silver ? You have got to be kidding! Colloidal silver has not been in use since the 30s, because a) it doesn’t work and b) it can have some nasty side effects.

      Perhaps you’d like us to return to bleeding patients to cure bad “humors” also.

      1. expat says:

        @mrezyka – You are apparently not aware of the advances in silver medical technologies in the past 20 years. Your information is woefully incorrect. Nano-catalytic silver hydrosols have replaced the old silver salts and ionic colloids. They are completely non-toxic and require very small amounts to do what once took enormous doses. This form of silver is currently available as supplements, but the pharmas have entered into product development agreements with the manufacturer and it is only a matter of time before these become accepted in mainstream medicine. Educate yourself: http://www.lifesilver.com/studies.htm

      2. StaticKlingon says:

        I’ve never seen proof one way or the other, but I use it occasionally, and haven’t been sick in the 11 years I’ve done so, and haven’t turned blue. I suspect that you
        A) are simply regurgitating something you’ve read without actually having any first hand experience over an extended period. B) Work for a drug company
        This is not to say that I would encourage or discourage its use, but I am beginning to wonder if it might not be one of several possible reasons why I don’t get sick when the usual colds and flu go around. I really don’t know for sure, but neither do you.🙂

      3. norton says:

        Silver hasn’t been used since the 30’s because the pharmaceuticals couldn’t make money on it. And, it was easier to grow mold than to mine silver. When the pharmas got big enough, they needed to create situations that would allow them to continuously come up with “new” and “more effective” drugs.

        Silver is a natural anti-pathogen. It has been proven to kill most pathogens and certainly all bacteria. And that is KILL, not suppress. If as much research money was put into ways to disperse or apply silver to the human body, I’m sure we would not have any drug resistant bacterias floating around. The old methods of using silver salts or silver ion colloids caused the only real bad side effect to silver antibiotics which is turning your skin blue. Now with nanoscale technology, the silver can be dispersed in a non-ionic compound and won’t cause the blue skin problem. Research it. Silver WILL be the antibiotic of choice as we create more and more of these drug resistant diseases and the pharmaceuticals cannot find new drugs to combat them. Many companies are already applying nanosilver on tech products that receive lot of handling to reduce bacteria transfer.

        I would much rather ingest nanosilver which is a PROVEN anti-pathogen with KNOWN side effects than to ingest some genetically modified concoction that may cause a cancer or some other UNKNOWN side effect.

  25. diogenese says:

    Do your research on Medizone intl.


  26. Neal N. Lichmee says:

    Infectious diseases, airborne bacteria, and the entire gamut of ‘bad news’ is swirling about us. Strains of the most virulent varieties are in our midst; is there the least bit of coincidence that our acceptance of all peoples into our land has also brought the onset of these nasty problems? I certainly know that the naysayers will condemn me as they see fit, but I’m just sayin…..

  27. hal apeno says:

    who cares, LA sux anyway.

  28. boriskarloff says:

    The “W..ets” are just full of super bugs…We cant bring fruit in….but the w…ets keep coming…

    1. Mike Merryman says:


      What’s that stand for?

      1. tc says:

        …think Rio Grande…swimming

  29. stephen says:

    there is a way to rid medical places as well as nursing homes of superbugs. the producy is called ygiene and it just got epa approval.

  30. JimBob says:

    The answer to the federal budget deficit is to kill as many old people as fast as they can and then steal their social security contributions. It’s the democrat process!

  31. Kevin says:

    Not to worry. The US will become a completely non-free nanny-state in your lifetime. You poor baby boomers will not be able to enjoy your golden years, because of your harsh ignorance. Sad, but true, Oh well. At least you baby boomers got to enjoy true freedom before your generation came into political power and feminized (and weakened) the West. But everyone is so nice today, just look for the good in people, and everything will be wonderful, right? La-de-da…….

    1. StaticKlingon says:

      I’ve probably got T shirts older than you are kid, but I absolutely agree.🙂

  32. Ken says:

    Look up Bioneutral Group (BONU) They have a product that kills all of that stuff, it has been approved by the EPA for this reason and is called Ygiene Hospital Grade. Check this out and spread the word.

  33. bay breeze says:

    hi I took time to write a comment and wondering why its not included? thanks

  34. Ethelmurmur says:

    The problem is…anytime someone would get sick, they’d call the Dr and the Dr would prescribe an antibotic…..after a while, the ‘bug’ would become ammune to the antibiotic….it goes on for years and years…then there is no cure. IF people would treat flu etc..like they USE TO and drink a little ginger ale (ginger has some healing properties), drink OJ (vitamin C is amazing and you can take a ton of it…what your body doesn’t use it pee’s out) and eat Chicken Soup….the heat(steam) from the chicken soup clears your nose. and rub on some Vick’s Salve!!!!! Vick’s is good for everything that ail’s ya! That’s what we USE to do!

    1. StaticKlingon says:

      If you really want an eye-opener about antibiotics, look into how many millions of tons have been dumped into animal feed in the last 50 years. Far more pervasive and problematic than human use in my opinion. Food Inc is a good reference video.
      Vick’s is cool…..Sunbreeze makes a similar product that will penetrate cavities you didn’t know existed.🙂

  35. bay breeze says:

    my comment was in response to mars1mars and find it odd that I am not included? I have re-sent and you say its been sent yet, notta??

  36. NoMoreMrNiceGuy says:

    They will do something because each one of them is a check from Uncle Sam; What do you think Human Resource really means.

  37. Mr. Maggot says:

    You made me lol, inside.


    Well, Ramon, it sure is easy to blame the pharmaceutical companies for ‘ignoring this.’ Perhaps you think they’re a charity or something. Hell, what are you doing about it, other than blaming everyone else? And then if they come up with some sort of cure, you’ll be seeing lawyer advertising to sue them when someone has a bad reaction. Hell, if i were a pharmaceutical company, I wouldn’t work on it either.”

  38. Viva La Migra says:

    Thank god they finally found a cure for being old! A diswease that gets rid of old people will help obamas health care cut costs!

  39. Marc says:

    Developing drugs in the US is influenced by many “factors”. It is easy to blame each of the various “factors” as the main culprit. The reality is playing the “blame game” and calling people names and attacking them does little to bring about solutions. If someone is really interested, it is necessary to identify as many of these “factors” and then discuss each one intelligently. I do not pretend to have an answer, but will list some of the “factors” worthy of a healthy dialog that might redirect efforts to progressing to real solutions.
    Drug development cost: there are estimates it requires anywhere from several hundred million dollars, to nearly a Billion dollars to patent one “new molecular entity” (a newly invented drug never before approved for use in humans.) Only 1 is approved out of about 5000, 1 in 5000 is not a very successful ratio (translated, economically costly.) The further along a “new” drug proceeds, the more costly it becomes, especially if it gets to the human clinical trial phase.
    I really don’t want to write a minor thesis, but will list some of the other factors and if you are interested, you can do your own research.
    FDA regulations, patent-laws, “copy-cat” patents (to extend an existing patent,) profitability, greed, marketability, risk, lawsuits, generics (some that work and some that kill), size of market for a new drug, cost controls, insurance companies, overseas drugs not approved by the FDA (both for good reasons and bad reasons,) changing politics, uncertainty of “ObamaCare” and where healthcare is going in the US as well as many, many more “factors.”
    We do need new treatments and the more reasonably priced, the better. Several “factors” need to be fixed or at least tweaked. If you want to point out a problem, that is great but also make suggestions of fixes or solutions. Otherwise one might think you are just a whiner.

  40. Trader Lu says:

    The weak and elderly……….we really don’t have respect for human life in this county. However, if it were affecting the pretty Hollywood elite………..all kinds of money would be thrown at it!

    1. StaticKlingon says:

      Poor Liz. The disease she championed was easily prevented by keeping your knees together and not abusing drugs. Ironic, ain’t it?

  41. Garlic says:

    I’ll bet eating large amounts of garlic would kill it. But of course, nobody wants to smell like garlic. Better to die than to offend.

  42. mary says:

    the best and oldest antibiotic known to man is silver…….colloidal silver will kill all those super bugs and you can make it yourself! silveredge.com or silverlungs.com…..hmmm maybe that is why the FDA wants to ban the generators

  43. Uncle Frodo says:

    Typical discussion forum here. It goes, as always, from discussion to name-calling and political mudslinging. It’s interesting, in ways, to see the degeneration of informed debate, but the pattern is so predictable it is getting kind of boring. It is time, i think, to move on and stay out.

  44. gary97209 says:

    Intravenous Vit-C will kill your superbug.🙂

  45. Ron says:

    first, let’s kill all the lawyers – Shakespeare had it right

  46. notasheep says:

    A new superbug…..just came out of nowhere. More like just came out of a government laboratory and nursing homes are a great place to test it…..I mean those people are old and useless anyway, right?

  47. Jamal says:

    In some countrys in Europe they are treating super bugs with compounds found in Marijuana plants to bad the U.S. is more intrested in jailing people for marijuana

  48. Tomtom29 says:

    This is the first step in ObamaCare, wipe out the elderly.

  49. PatientX says:

    ADLS – Advanced Life Sciences has an antibiotic (Restanza) that has shown extraordinary efficacy in clinical trials, but the FDA wont approve it because the FDA changed the rules during ADLS’ clinical trials on how that trial should be conducted. I suggest Dr. Brad Spellberg give the FDA and ADLS a call and get some Restanza for these poor grand-folks.

  50. Steve says:

    Some of the early posters, i.e. Alan, are totally missing the point and buying into the pharmaceutical propaganda machine. The reason so many drug companies are being sue is because they test their drugs in foreign countries with much more relaxed standards than the US. So with a minimum of research done in a foreign land, the FDA allows them to mass market their products to the US population. Since the drug companies can hide any bad reactions, because of the more lax research guidelines of foreign or third world countries, we are largely unaware of these until people start dying. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, “U.S. government clinical trials registry and of 300 published reports in major medical journals revealed this: A third (157 of 509) of Phase 3 trials — typically the largest and most significant trial in the development of a drug — led by major U.S. pharmaceutical companies were being conducted entirely outside the United States. In addition, half of the study sites (13,521 of 24,206) used in these trials were located overseas, with many in Eastern Europe and Asia.”

  51. Tom says:

    Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumonia (CRKP)
    Here is what the name means that “is” printed in the article.

  52. disabooo says:

    The last thing that we need is to spend MORE money on MORE heinous drugs in this overdosed society. From what I’ve read, we have “superbugs”, because we’ve taken too many drugs in the first place. This nursing home isn’t the only place in this country that is overwhelming by superbugs.
    How about if someone gets the energy to start taking care of their own (and is allowed to do that), instead of sticking them (us) into a horrendous “program”? How about the government quits stealing the money from the disabled and the elder and allows them to take care of themselves? How about getting the medical personel to WASH THEIR frickin’ HANDS? How about we start supporting each other, instead mouthing hate bites against each other? How about if we start helping each other to get some intelligence in our energy distribution and stop a bit of the waste, greed and fraud which is in ALL of our industries, instead of fighting wars to get more energy?
    Oh gosh, I guess that requires some personal responsiblity and would stop the Hate Thy Neighbor way of living. Can’t have that in Amerika. The collapse that happened years ago would be evident if we faced the truth. And it wouldn’t sell “news” articles either.

  53. Robo says:

    ObamaCare removes all incentive to develop a vaccine to fight this disease. And the list of bad consequences of this president’s law continues to grow.

    1. Drug Story says:

      I highly doubt that since the pharmacuetical companies support ObamaCare 100%. Beleive me if there is no profits there is no support. Read the truth, actual facts not opinions. This book has been practically censored by the Gov.

  54. Harpotoo says:

    The governments got to make room for all those illegals somehow.

  55. William Bellah says:

    Embrace reality, don’t be fooled by men in white coats.

  56. Dr. Giggles says:

    Use a dispersant with a trio of lipids and hydrogen peroxide to knock off a chunk of it’s molecular structure and it falls to pieces just like Patsy Kline.
    Use mixture as a surface spray or inject the patient with Omega6 and peroxide and a bromoseltzer to bring the body into a alkaline state for 48 hours and poof.
    It’s dead Jim.
    But not as we know death.
    Not as we know death Captain.

    1. Dr. Giggles says:

      duh…oh! (facepalm).
      Oh yeah, DRINK the Bromo….don’t inject it unless you just think cardiac cavitation is more fun than that boring old steady heartbeat.

  57. Vod Kanockers says:

    Sounds to me like the govt has come up with a bug that just kills older people that are/or will be collecting SS.

    1. Dr. Giggles says:

      Now your gonna ruin the surprise for everybody if you keep tattling on the black bag boys.
      West Nile with a twist of Anthrax and some nice misfolded protiens in the Gramma Chow we get from China, shoot we can bet on if “oldtimers disease” gets em before they melt from the inside out.
      Hey, I’ll bet inheritance taxes are preparing for a steep climb.

  58. Moke says:

    The problem:

    1. Miles White – Abbott – $33.4M

    2. Fred Hassan – Schering-Plough – $30.1M

    3. Bill Weldon – Johnson & Johnson – $25.1M

    4. Bob Essner – Wyeth – $24.1M

    5. Robert Parkinson – Baxter – $17.6M

    6. Daniel Vasella – Novartis – $15.5M

    7. Richard Clark – Merck – $14.5M

    8. Frank Baldino – Cephalon – $13.5M

    9. Sidney Taurel – Eli Lilly – $13M

    10. Jeff Kindler – Pfizer – $12.6M

    11. Jim Cornelius – Bristol-Myers Squibb – $11.3

    12. Franz Humer – Roche – $11.1M

    13. Robert Coury – Mylan – $8.5M

    14. Jean-Pierre Garnier – GlaxoSmithKline – $6M

    15. Werner Wenning – Bayer – $4.77M

    16. David Brennan – AstraZeneca – $4.3M

    17. Gerard Le Fur – Sanofi-Aventis – $3.27M

    the fix:

    1. Miles White – Abbott – $0M

    2. Fred Hassan – Schering-Plough – $0M

    3. Bill Weldon – Johnson & Johnson – $0M

    4. Bob Essner – Wyeth – $0M

    5. Robert Parkinson – Baxter – $0M

    6. Daniel Vasella – Novartis – $0M

    7. Richard Clark – Merck – $0M

    8. Frank Baldino – Cephalon – $0M

    9. Sidney Taurel – Eli Lilly – $0M

    10. Jeff Kindler – Pfizer – $0M

    11. Jim Cornelius – Bristol-Myers Squibb – $0

    12. Franz Humer – Roche – $0M

    13. Robert Coury – Mylan – $0M

    14. Jean-Pierre Garnier – GlaxoSmithKline – $0M

    15. Werner Wenning – Bayer – $0M

    16. David Brennan – AstraZeneca – $0M

    17. Gerard Le Fur – Sanofi-Aventis – $0M

    Disband all unions

    1. Dr. Giggles says:

      You Moke win TWO Kingsize Interwebs!
      You seem to have found where the money trail becomes a warren of rabbit runs.
      I’d salute ya but my hook might poke out my glass eye again.
      Freedom of expression?
      Thank a VET.

  59. Jack P says:

    Thank you illegal aliens for bringing deadly bacteria into the U.S.

  60. Sickened says:

    Hey liberals, remember how you say these companies gouge everyone?

    Where in the @!#&* is the drug to treat this new disease? Not invented? Why don’t you get off your lazy butts and invent it then?

    You can’t do it?! That’s what the evil drug companies have to do? Well then shut up about gouging and let them do their jobs!!!

  61. overuse of antibiotics. plain and simple answer…people get a cold? they want an antibiotic. Yes, I know it won’t help cause common cold is a virus, but they don’t see the difference. we did this to ourselves.

  62. philip says:

    The technology exist to kill the bug. Its a US Army item called Warrior Wound kit. Read about it at http://www.warriorwoundcare.com It also kills the HIV virus, MRSA etc. It is a patch/bandage , 1 can be left in place for 7 days. It is reported to speed healing by 50%, kills bacteria, virus, mold and yeast, it has been reported that it also reduces pain on a pain scale 1-10, 10 being the highest to below a 1 from an 8. (reported from Walter Reed Hospital). It also works on any burn, cut, puncture, scratch, abrasion, animal/insect bite, exposed bone/tendon. The web site will blow your mind-commercially available for about $20 for a 7 day patch! Its the first BIOELECTRIC bandage in the DOD inventory…FDA approved and the stuff is called the magic bandage. Reported to work on radiological burns also-so it will most likely show up in Japan!

  63. Dr. Giggles says:

    The Constitution is the ONLY contract between the people and those we put in office.
    No constitution=no government.
    No government=violent change within the social strata whereby offenders to a peaceful and secure way of life find themselves extinct and a paradigm change back to something that really works brings a new era of prosperity and opportunity for those who would but step to the task of making things better for all Americans.
    To blazing hot Hades with those who have grown fat at the teat of the military industrial complex.
    Let’s elect Vladamir Putin president, the cat is definitely a problem solver and he knows how to rock n roll.
    Putin in 1012 an idea whose time has come!

  64. philip says:

    US Army Warrior Wound Kit kills the bug. http://www.warriorwoundcare.com its about $20 dollars, US made, one bioelectric patch lasts for 7 days. Bacterial is killed in first 15 -19 hours. Kills HIV, MRSA…FDA approved. It works and available now.

  65. bay breeze says:

    I submitted a comment regarding personal experience with current health care and drug availability. I am a single white female, on a single income and have not had medical insurance for more than ten years. For the past 11 years I have been employed selling medical supplies for Seniors (wheelchairs and home health) and am caught in a predicament… My job barely affords enough to provide a clean safe place to live, car, phone, electricity, cable, gas and basic food necessities… No extras like spa days, beautiful clothes or frills and definitely have no money left in the budget for pricy health insurance. It is frustrating to not be able to seek out medications when your sick and due to my status as a human in California (single, white, under 65 & over 18 without a child), I do not qualify for state funded insurance such as Medical either. Due to the fact that I plan to approach marriage & family the “old fashioned” way and therefore, not pop out a child and live by old standards… In order to get medical care, I would have to be unemployed or pop out a child. The trouble is, I enjoy working and will not ask the State to pay my way.

    The point I had to make last night was based on trying to gain access to medications to help cure a sinus infection… I am not alone either as millions of Americans have and will continue to reach out beyond our borders for the same thing. I took the time and write into this segment and share my experience because due to this “super bug” scare; many more people may begin to resort to getting drugs form other countries. My thoughts were directed help warn and advise people to use “caution” as you never know what you will being received in the mail. My package was highly suspicious and feel my experience should have been included and shared with others.


    1. bay breeze says:

      I meant… “YOUR” APPROVAL

      1. Dr. Giggles says:

        Bay Breeze; Sinus infections can actually make several mission critical parts of your body malfunction, sometimes just by poisoning the rest of your system, and sometimes by creating problems which will if left unattended become a chronic health problem serious enough to land you in a rehab hospital learning to walk again, or teaching you to navigate with a white cane and a guide dog. Sinus infections can also cause otherwise perfectly sane(if such a person existed) persons to have auditory hallucinations and manifest symptoms which if taken on first impression may be misdiagnosed as the sufferer merely being a tad neurotic. If your vision develops any sort of halo or other unexplained changes you could have an infection which is already going systemic.
        Add up all your normal expenses, you’ll find that you actually spend more than you earn if you are fortunate and have funds in reserve (I’m guessing no). Take your balance sheet to the DHS office, sign up for social security supplemental income payments, food stamps, and the best prize, Medicaid. Seriously, tell them you are broke, show them why, tell them you need treatment for a very serious condition and are not physically able to to do one job, let alone the three it takes to live well in most urban environs.
        You are going to need to get in to see a doctor, so find one you like who seems to like you and level with the doctor, you’d be amazed how many physicians are willing to speak of your inability to fully support your needs.
        We tend to rob Peter to pay Paul, work extra jobs, and sell some black market commodity to attempt fitting within your selected demographic.
        You are disabled in that you are unable to provide for your needs, and that is enough.
        Your condition has the potential to be far more serious than most people would ever consider.
        Really. Do this.

  66. jackjill says:

    The best protection for these older patients is for their children to find a place in their home to allow them to stay. The “gathering” place of these homes allows the bug to spread. Yes it will be inconvenient, but our children will learn responsibility as did the previous generations. Instead of spending time running around and playing music and games, they will learn the self discipline that no longer seems to be common to the people of this land.

  67. kim d says:

    I was reading your article about the superbug in the L.A hospitals and nursing homes. Wanted to know if you would consider using the ygeine that was just passed by the EPA which kills on contact all different
    strains of viruses. The company to call is Bioneutral group, there phone number is 973-286-0830.

  68. nobody says:

    throwing money at a scientist doesn’t make him smarter.

    1. StaticKlingon says:

      No, but like a rat in a maze, they learn to negotiate the intricacies of the grant process faster over time.

  69. nebster21 says:

    another great thing brought to use by California

  70. Patrick Henry says:

    Liberals have infected the teaching profession like Syphillis has infected sex perverts leaving us with a huge pool of illiterates who will never be researchers. Progressives (aka Liberals) promote laziness and sloth in the general population while attacking anyone who succeeds at almost anything. They’ve made it almost impossible to do research of any kind. Lawyers look to inventors of new drugs as cash cows to feed their cocaine and luxury car habits. And the Looniest of the Progressive/Liberals: The Greens and the Environmentalists screech and howl if anyone dares test their creations on animals, plants, or even common dirt

    No wonder Drug research has cratered.

  71. Pete says:

    Well, we have no idea what these 3rd world immigrants are bringing across the border, apparently new strains of TB, and probably the reason for the bedbug epidemic.

  72. Kelly says:

    The truth is that there is no benefit for drug companies to research and make new antibiotics….there is no profit in it. Sad but true…it all comes down to money as usual.

    1. Nick says:

      True, they are a business so they do have to make money. Drug companies are not charity organizations and they do not get public funding, so they have to only pursue things that can keep them afloat. But read my older post–the lack of new antibiotics is less about R&D spending/government support but more about the fact that all of the easy drug targets have been used up (and we’re now losing the ones we do have to evolved resistance).

  73. Alex Jones says:

    Superbug??? Nice way to cover up radiation poisoning!! WTG NWO!!

  74. Carl says:

    When was the last time you watched “Jeremiah” (TV Series)? If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you do and if you have, I suggest you remember it.

    Oh, and don’t forget that Obama care is all about; “NO HEALTH CARE FOR the ELDERLY (those damn NON-taxpaying, government-money-usurping, useless, old people), BUT, IT WILL PROVIDE DEATH COUNSELING.

  75. anne says:

    Thank you Lord…read the Book people….lesions will invade the human race in the last days…painful ulcers…to cover their bodies…read Revelation so it may be revealed to you…and yes people America will no longer exist as we know it today…Even so, come Lord Jesus!!! It is almost the end of time…YeeeeeHaaaaa



  76. OZN says:

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  77. xdrfox says:

    Get everyone out of the buildings to be disinfected, find a cleaning substance that will kill the bug, then expose the building to a high steam like if in a shower with that solution. Air dry the building a see if the bug is gone. Make sire all patents that have the bug are moved to another building were they are all together for nursing and study.

  78. Beth G says:

    divided we fall – let’s forget politics and pull together.

  79. Molecule says:

    My friend has this now in hospital for 2 wks 30 yrs old. healthy and now dying.
    Thought had flue, coughed up blood, hospital has him in a coma. Kidneys failing from this. Lung collapsed. Reports of being in Nursing homes only and hospital is baloney. This poor fellow was planning his wedding. I pray he some how lives

  80. drozone69 says:

    There is a CIA company out of Arizona called Evergreen worlwide air.They get goverment contracts and favors.They are spraying the world with chemtrails.This is bieng done in order to ensure our soil and water will only grow goverment seeds for food.Such as the hay used to feed cows.Sure there will be some innocent casualties,but in order to fully control the enire world via the food chain it will be dismissed as these type articles by the western media.

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