Overregulation is killing people (literally)

This morning Glenn took a call from a guy who has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for about fourteen years who wanted to discuss the overregulation of the pharmaceutical industry. Drug companies that spend millions and millions on R&D to create drugs that will save lives have been forced, through bloated regulations and other attacks that they’re ability to produce enough medicine has been reduced. What did Glenn think?

The caller claimed that since 2008, when President Obama was elected, the pharmaceutical industry has lost up to 250,000 jobs. According to the caller the industry lost around 90,000 jobs under Clinton, but those jobs were mostly in sales and marketing. This caller told Glenn that, “it’s the first time in the industry that they have been laying off M.D., Ph.D., and scientific researchers. Companies have gotten completely out of research and development, completely out of manufacturing.”

“What’s happening is the pharmaceutical companies, in defense of that to stay afloat, close their facilities,” the called explained.

The caller continued, “You know, in the old days, Pfizer would have a plant, and they'd make one drug, or you know, Johnson & Johnson in that plant, but now, they use contract facilities or generic plants. And recently we had a plant in Ohio that we got 120 different drugs for around 37 different companies. When the FDA regulates those facilities, you know, they'll shut down that plant if something is not right. Well, they shut this plant down, or, you know, for some reason around the line or you know, employees on the line. Well, they were only making one drug that day because they alternate days or months that they make different drugs, and then what happened was the FDA came in and said this is all wrong. They closed down the entire plant, and it's been closed since November 11th. And it's closed for the rest of the year. Well, it's not like you can make widgets. You just can't pick up and say let's move it over to this plant and make these drugs. You can't do that the FDA has to approve where you're going to move it. Then they have to come in and go through the facility.”

While the FDA may make it hard for companies to produce needed medicines, the caller argued that when a panic is created by the threat of a disease like swine flu, the government has no issue pushing through a vaccine.

“All of a sudden, Swine Flu came out of nowhere. And they were all like, ‘it’s going to kill us.’ ‘It’s an epidemic,’ the caller told Glenn.

“35,000 to 45,000 people die every year of the regular flu. We had less than 11 deaths to the Swine Flu,” he said.

While Swine Flu was rushed through the approval process, the FDA did still not approve drugs that had been for a significantly longer time.

While Stu that the FDA was very inefficient, he pointed out that we need to be prepared to tackle a large, contagious disease, and that we have to take that seriously. At the time, swine flu seemed to be such a case.

However, Glenn acknowledged that the government has so much control of the industry now that they essentially get to dictate what does and does not take priority.

Glenn gave the example of the groundbreaking new cancer treatment that MD Anderson is working on. “So you have these great drugs that, for instance, we’re trying to get into human testing now the incredible, incredible device from MD Anderson that will kill all cancer,” Glenn explained.

Glenn has been involved in helping raise money for a new type of cancer treatment that is making breakthroughs.

Glenn continued, “They have already done it in animal experiments. All they have to do is get it to human.”

That’s where the FDA creates the roadblock.

“They won’t let you,” Stu said.

An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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