As reported in the Guardian article (here) the Parliamentary Assembly of The Council of Europe is to debate the PACE resolution which accuses drug companies of leaning on public health officials to alarm governments about the risks of H1N1 (swine) flu. A link to the PACE website is provided here.
gandeste.org reports on how the 47 nation body, encompassing democratically elected members of parliament, has begun hearings to "investigate whether the H1N1 swine flu pandemic was falsified or exaggerated in an attempt to profit from vaccine sales."
There has been an increasing amount of controversy over the swine flu "pandemic" which has come under criticism as being "hyped" out of proportion by agencies and organisations leading to countries ordering billions of dollars worth of flu vaccinations.
Globalresearch.com assert that Donald Rumsfeld (Former US Defence secretary) is the main financial benefactor of Tamiflu as he is the largest stockholder of Roche Laboratories, the company which sells it, article here).
There are those that feel that the response to the emergence of swine flu was necessary to "play it safe" as shown in this article here. However, many feel that mass medicating of populations with drugs that have not been fully tested is not a risk worth taking, particularly as the total deaths from swine flu are much lower than those for seasonal flu.