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Vaccination

Big Pharma’s Dirty Little Secret: Do Bleeding Calves, Narcolepsy and Infertility Have the Same Mechanism for Vaccine Injury?

Bobby Hunter was 10 years old when his mother noticed her usually energetic boy was struggling to stay awake and he looked exhausted all the time. Then he began collapsing. Eventually Bobby was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a lifelong incurable condition where victims suddenly drop into…

Health

Hillary Clinton “Up to Date” on Pneumonia Vaccines Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23

Former U.S. Secretary of State and current Democratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency Hillary Clinton is reported to be recovering from a bout of bacterial pneumonia. According to Clinton's doctor, Lisa Bardack, MD, Secretary Clinton is being treated with the oral fluoroquinolone antibiotic Levaquin (Levofloxacin).…

Ethics

ACOG Says Forcing Treatment on Pregnant Women is Unethical

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Committee on Ethics released a new “Committee Opinion” this month that outlines what doctors should do when a woman refuses the treatment recommended to her by an obstetrician. A desire to protect the health and safety of the…

Medicine

EpiPen’s Notorious Marketing Model

It’s a great business model: Start (or find) a life-threatening trend, develop (or acquire) a product absolutely necessary to counteract that trend, then gradually raise the cost until you find the highest price the market will bear. No wonder Mylan, the company that owns the…

Law
NVIC Calls U.S. Proposal to Apprehend and Involuntarily Quarantine Travelers for Rashes and Cough A “Violation of Civil Liberties”

NVIC Calls U.S. Proposal to Apprehend and Involuntarily Quarantine Travelers for Rashes and Cough A “Violation of Civil Liberties”

A Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM): Control of Communicable Diseases was published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Aug. 15, 2016 that will amend federal public health law to allow health officials to take into custody and involuntarily quarantine travelers, who…

Media

CDC Bets Farm on Zika Based on Conclusion of Rasmussen, Jamieson, Honein & Petersen Paper

On Apr. 13, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confidently announced that its scientists had concluded that, "after careful review of existing evidence," the Zika virus was indeed "a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects." Within hours, articles…

Business

How Big Pharma Maintains Compliance, Brand Loyalty & Market Share

What can pharmaceutical companies do when their target audience cannot or will not comply with their prescribed medication recommendation? They target the caregiver, of course. For some patients, especially the mentally ill or the elderly, compliance is an issue. And Big Pharma does not want…