Shazam actor Zachary Levi dumped on Pfizer yesterday and triggered the left.
Someone posted on Twitter asking people if they agree that Pfizer is danger to the world.
Zachary Levi didn’t waste time saying he agreed:
Hardcore agree. 😐 https://t.co/goeEf5UQ5s
— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) January 29, 2023
Wow. I wouldn’t have expected that from Levi, but then I don’t know follow him. He may be more conservative than I would have thought for someone in Hollywood.
Levi followed that up a couple hours later with ‘one of example’ of what he’s referring to, which was that Pfizer “plead guilty to a felony violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for misbranding Bextra with the intent to defraud or mislead.”
In 2009 it was announced that they paid out the largest health care fraud settlement in history:
American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiary Pharmacia & Upjohn Company Inc. (hereinafter together “Pfizer”) have agreed to pay $2.3 billion, the largest health care fraud settlement in the history of the Department of Justice, to resolve criminal and civil liability arising from the illegal promotion of certain pharmaceutical products, the Justice Department announced today.
Pharmacia & Upjohn Company has agreed to plead guilty to a felony violation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for misbranding Bextra with the intent to defraud or mislead. Bextra is an anti-inflammatory drug that Pfizer pulled from the market in 2005. Under the provisions of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, a company must specify the intended uses of a product in its new drug application to FDA. Once approved, the drug may not be marketed or promoted for so-called “off-label” uses – i.e., any use not specified in an application and approved by FDA. Pfizer promoted the sale of Bextra for several uses and dosages that the FDA specifically declined to approve due to safety concerns. The company will pay a criminal fine of $1.195 billion, the largest criminal fine ever imposed in the United States for any matter. Pharmacia & Upjohn will also forfeit $105 million, for a total criminal resolution of $1.3 billion.
In addition, Pfizer has agreed to pay $1 billion to resolve allegations under the civil False Claims Act that the company illegally promoted four drugs – Bextra; Geodon, an anti-psychotic drug; Zyvox, an antibiotic; and Lyrica, an anti-epileptic drug – and caused false claims to be submitted to government health care programs for uses that were not medically accepted indications and therefore not covered by those programs. The civil settlement also resolves allegations that Pfizer paid kickbacks to health care providers to induce them to prescribe these, as well as other, drugs. The federal share of the civil settlement is $668,514,830 and the state Medicaid share of the civil settlement is $331,485,170. This is the largest civil fraud settlement in history against a pharmaceutical company.
That didn’t stop liberals from attacking him over it:
Y'all just haven't been paying attention to Zachary Levi. He's a hardcore Trump Christian who supports Jordan Peterson calling him a "deep thinker."
A transphobe who appeared on the 700 Club, a Trump Republican Christian network that has HATES minorities & gays for existing. https://t.co/p0300n2BAJ pic.twitter.com/uF9kHt0VOW
— Dana (Store Name) #AmplifyBlackVoices @ #Sundance (@sagesurge) January 29, 2023
Me watching Zachary Levi destroy his career for no reason https://t.co/AcNm4Jmyy4 pic.twitter.com/clzqRVcYxX
— Nova_Grave (@GraveNova) January 29, 2023
For your own sake, please call @MarkRuffalo and beg him to help you understand how celebrities can be outspoken critics of corporate America, Big Pharma, and even Pfizer specifically without playing into antivax propaganda.
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) January 29, 2023
Bro are you in some kinda contest with Ezra Miller or something?
— Jeff May (@heytherejeffro) January 29, 2023
@MarkRuffalo, I know it is DC and Marvel but could we do some sort of intervention here?
— Matt Wallaert (@mattwallaert) January 29, 2023