UCSD Researchers Disregard Human Subject Protections

Millions of people around the world participate in research trials each year, whether for personal, financial or humanitarian reasons. They submit their DNA, organs, body chemistry or personal history to studies that aim to better society. A substantive investigative news report by . . . Continue reading →

Cochrane Science Reviews Tainted by Financial COI — e.g., Gates Foundation

“Cochrane Announces Support of New Donor” This may be the last straw in dissolving the illusion of scientific integrity i n reviews published by the Cochrane Collaboration group. With a $1.15 million “donation” – chicken feed for the Bill and Melinda Gates . . . Continue reading →

Significant Shadowy Financial Conflicts of Interest Behind Persecution of Andrew Wakefield

The difficulty of identifying academic experts who have not crossed over to the commercially funded research was acknowledged by Dr. Marcia Angell, just before she relinquished her position as editor of The New England Journal of Medicine (“Is Academic Medicine for Sale?” . . . Continue reading →

CDC Measles Vaccination Rule Has Left Millions of Vaccinated Americans Without Protection

Lots of babies get measles in Africa and India, and it is a significant cause of death there. A great deal of work has gone into developing measles vaccines that can be given to children at younger and younger ages, especially in . . . Continue reading →

Liability waivers for swine flu vaccine-induced narcolepsy costs Euro governments over $1 Billion

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Posted by Meryl Nass, MD Swine flu vaccine-induced narcolepsy is costing European governments over $1 Billion due to liability waivers for manufacturers; and the same waivers were just issued for Ebola vaccines. The UK is paying out about $1.7 million dollars per . . . Continue reading →

Anthrax Vaccine: history, excessive stockpile & the human and Financial Costs

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Anthrax Vaccine:  Its checkered history, excessive stockpile and the human and financial costs By Meryl Nass, MD* The current vaccine (Biothrax, manufactured by Emergent Biosolutions or EBS) has never been proved effective in humans. One human trial took place in the 1950s . . . Continue reading →

Medicine Hijacked: Books That Document the Real Health Care Crisis

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America’s healthcare system is riddled with financial conflicts of interest. Business interests and commercial priorities undermine the precautionary principle of Medicine, the therapeutic mission of Medicine, the scientific integrity of Medicine.  Government oversight agencies and Congress have subordinated the public interest for $$$. As a result, America’s healthcare delivery system is the third leading cause of death.

 

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Vicissitudes of Psychiatry’s Diagnostic Manual Revisions

The latest area of controversy focuses on the proposed revision of the definition "behavioral addiction disorder" extending the addiction diagnosis to include drug, alcohol and gambling.  It is estimated that the change would expand the number of people labeled as "addicts" by 20 to 30 million who would be entitled to treatment and disability payments costing taxpayers many hundreds of millions of dollars. Continue reading →

Fraudulent Science: What’s Retracted, What’s Not

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Even if retracted, published clinical trial reports that misrepresent findings, withhold negative data, or make false, or unsubstantiated claims have done irreparable damage. AHRP calls upon all medical journals to adopt a publication policy requiring submission of the sponsor’s formal Clinical Study Report to accompany articles about clinical trial findings. 

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