Meet the Duggans. Bob and Trish, pictured here with 3 of their 7 children – the latest South African Ideal Org Whales.
Having already donated a substantial amount of money to South African Ideal Orgs, they first started donating towards the end of 2012 to Pretoria, and now, according to an email being sent around by Philip Park, have just donated another R5 Million towards the purchase of the Joburg North ideal org building.
Bob Duggan was closed to donate to South African Ideal Orgs towards the latter half of 2012 after a meeting was coordinated between him and OT Committee members in conjunction with Charmaine Rodgers (daughter of Sadie Lurie).
They have just been featured in the latest Impact Magazine (Issue 140) as having achieved the IAS’ highest status of Diamond Maximus with Honours – an award expressly created for them. Prior to this award, the Duggans were reported as already having donated in excess of $20 Million (approx R200 Million) to the Church, making them the largest donors to the Church ever.
Robert W. Duggan, the Church of Scientology’s biggest donor and the chief executive officer of Pharmacyclics Inc. (PCYC), which makes an experimental treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, has become a billionaire after the company’s shares tripled in a year.
According to Fierce Biotech “Pharmacyclics agreed to a deal worth up to $975 million under which it’ll split profits on Ibrutinib, marketed as Imbruvica, and excitement over the drug’s potential has sent the biotech’s shares soaring, making Duggan a billionaire on paper.
The end of the story is already well-told: The drug, ibrutinib, went on to snag three FDA breakthrough designations on its way to approvals for mantle cell lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and now it’s slated to bring in about $1.3 billion a year at its peak
But here’s the kicker:
The drug produced by Bob Duggan’s company will be manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) – the same company that produces the psychiatric drug Risperidal – accused of using illegal marketing tactics and kickbacks to persuade physicians and pharmacists to prescribe Risperdal. The company paid $2.2 billion to settle the allegations in 2013.
Furthermore, the CCHR website site reports “Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 12,883 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Risperdal (risperidone).”
More data on the drug Risperidal can be seen on the CCHR warning website here:
On yet another CCHR-linked website, the following excerpt appears:
“Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $2.2 billion in criminal and civil fines to settle allegations that it improperly marketed the antipyschotic drug Risperdal and two other drugs, including promoting them for uses they weren’t approved for and paying kickbacks to physicians and a large long-term care pharmacy provider, the Department of Justice announced Monday”.
In the same IAS Magazine, no fewer than nine articles appear reporting on the war against psychiatry and the damaging effects of the drugs they are busy peddling. The articles culminate in the awarding of an IAS Freedom Medal to ROSANNA FERNANDEZ DE CASTILLO as having “exposed psychiatric abuse across Mexico and spearheaded federal mental health reforms, thereby safeguarding the future for millions”.
The incongruity of this cannot be ignored. Bob and Trish Duggan receiving adulation and huge “made expressly for them” trophies as a result of the funds he is making from dealing with the very companies that CCHR is allegedly fighting against?
Your thoughts are welcome.