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    (NATURAL NEWS)We know that neurodevelopmental disabilities among children – such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia – are on the rise. (more…)


    13 Aug (INDEPENDENT SCIENCE NEWS) – Variations in individual “educational attainment” (essentially, whether students complete high school or college) cannot be attributed to inherited genetic differences. That is the finding of a new study reported (more…)


    31 Jul (CCHR INTERNATIONAL) – In March 2009, the American Psychiatric Association announced that it would phase out pharmaceutical funding of continuing medical education seminars and meals at its conventions.  However, the decision came only after (more…)


    4 Jul (HEALTH.AM) – A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has discovered why long-term treatment with  many common antibiotics can cause harmful side effects – and they have uncovered two easy strategies that could help prevent these dangerous responses. They re (more…)


    29 Jun (NY TIMES) – PETER DOSHI walked across the campus of Johns Hopkins University in a rumpled polo shirt and stonewashed jeans, a backpack slung over one shoulder.  An unremarkable presence on a campus filled with backpack-toters, he is 32, and not sure where (more…)


    9 Apr (ATLANTA GA) – For more than a decade, Atlanta doctor James Murtagh MD and Kevin Kuritzky have promoted themselves as “courageous insiders” who blew the lid on corruption at Emory University School of Medicine.  In 2008, private investigator Clark Baker began to investigate both.  Based in part on their pattern of behavior and that of the US Government and pharmaceutical industry, Baker founded OMSJ to investigate corruption that local, state and federal law enforcement officials appeared to facilitate or ignore. (more…)


    31 May – Two weeks ago, OMSJ defended US Army Sergeant TD, who was accused of having unlawfully exposed four women to HIV.  Despite 1) multiple positive HIV+ test results, 2) four accusers, 3) an HIV expert’s opinion that the tests were unquestionable proof (more…)


    Last week, the journal Nature posted a story by Zoë Corbyn about the publication of this report by cancer researcher Peter Duesberg Ph.D., which refutes the HIV-AIDS link.  But when gay political activists complained, assistant news editor Brian Owens changed the title and link.  And when readers like Christian Fiala MDProf. Charles Geshekter Ph.D. and (more…)


    Two years ago, a group of Boston researchers published a study describing how they had destroyed cancer tumors by targeting a protein called STK33.  Scientists at biotechnology firm Amgen Inc. quickly pounced on the idea and assigned two dozen researchers to try to repeat the experiment with a goal of turning the findings into a drug. (more…)


    In three unrelated cases this year, prosecutors charged Daniel Rick, USAF Sergeant David Gutierrez and a US Marine with having unlawfully exposed sexual partners to HIV.   If convicted, each faced potential life sentences.  In each case, OMSJ reviewed the medical evidence and established that incompetent clinicians had misdiagnosed the alleged infections in each defendant.  But when (more…)


    Would you buy a home loan from a Countrywide loan rep?  Would you invest your life savings with Bernie Madoff?  Would you ask Casey Anthony to babysit your children?  Probably not. (more…)


    MIT – An immunologist who pleaded guilty to grant fraud in court has avoided jail after several prominent scientists wrote letters begging for clemency on his behalf. His sentence of home detention, community service and financial restitution, finalized on 15 June, suggests that coming clean promptly can be a good strategy for those who have committed scientific misconduct. (more…)


    13 May|AHRP – The Alliance for Human Research Protection campaign against the overuse, misuse, and frankly abusive use of antipsychotic drugs now has the support of one of the most prominent neurologists in the US. (more…)


    7 Jan | PBS – Antipsychotics are the top-selling class of drugs in the United States, with sales of $14.6 billion in 2009 alone. Their use in children and adolescents in the United States is increasingly prevalent (more…)


    20 Oct – The Ohio medical board concluded that pain physician William D. Leak had performed “unnecessary” nerve tests on 20 patients and subjected some to “an excessive number of invasive procedures,” including injections of agents that destroy nerve tissue.  Yet the finding, posted on the board’s public website, didn’t prevent Eli Lilly and Co. from using him (more…)


    5 Oct – Wash DC – Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized for virologists who deliberately infected hundreds of men and women with syphilis and gonorrhea during Tuskegee-like experiments conducted in Guatemala between 1946-1948.  (more…)


    (English)El año pasado, OMSJ identificó el medicamento contra el VIH Sustiva (Efavirenz) como algo más que un anti-retroviral (ARV), como un placebo altamente adictivo, que cuando se interrumpe su consumo, produce síntomas de abstinencia, que los clínicos de SIDA usaran rutinariamente para diagnosticar mal la aparición del SIDA(more…)


    (Español) Last year, OMSJ identified the HIV drug Sustiva (Efavirenz) as little more than a highly addictive anti-retroviral (ARV) placebo that, when interrupted, produces withdrawal symptoms that AIDS clinicians routinely use to misdiagnose the onset of AIDS. (more…)


    4 Aug | Al Jazeera – The US healthcare industry is the world’s biggest, with $300 billion per year spent on prescription drugs.  For many these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.  But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US. (more…)


    6 Aug – We spend more than £250 m a year on antidepressants in the UK – and it’s a complete waste of money.  They are not much better than sugar pills, they have nasty side – effects, such as sexual dysfunction, and they increase young people’s risk of suicide.  New research shows they don’t even work on the brain in the way we thought they did. (more…)


    4 Aug | Al Jazeera – The US healthcare industry is the world’s biggest, with $300 billion per year spent on prescription drugs.  For many, these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.  But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US. (more…)


    18 July – If you’re like most Americans, you had probably never heard of Donald Berwick before July 7, when President Obama installed him as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).   And, unless you’re a health policy wonk, the news that Obama circumvented the normal Senate confirmation process with a recess appointment (more…)


    In December 2007, Merkuri Stanback entered the Park Community Federal Credit Union in Macon, Georgia brandishing a firearm. Stanback and his cohorts restrained employees and ransacked the teller area before making off with almost $200K.  When Stanback was arrested, a prosecutor declared that “bank robbers should be put on notice that they will serve the full term of years imposed because there is no parole in the federal system.” (more…)


    It began in 2009 with Eneydi Torres.  Accused of exposing several men to HIV, Florida prosecutors threatened Torres with decades in prison unless she accepted their plea deal.  But when asked to prove the reliability of HIV testing, prosecutors abruptly reduced their offer of 15 years in state prison to five days of unsupervised probation. (more…)


    9 Apr (ATLANTA GA) – For more than a decade, Atlanta doctor James Murtagh MD and Kevin Kuritzky have promoted themselves as “courageous insiders” who blew the lid on corruption at Emory University School of Medicine.  In 2008, private investigator Clark Baker began to investigate both.  Based in part on their pattern of behavior and that of the US Government and pharmaceutical industry, Baker founded OMSJ to investigate corruption that local, state and federal law enforcement officials appeared to facilitate or ignore. (more…)


    31 May – Two weeks ago, OMSJ defended US Army Sergeant TD, who was accused of having unlawfully exposed four women to HIV.  Despite 1) multiple positive HIV+ test results, 2) four accusers, 3) an HIV expert’s opinion that the tests were unquestionable proof (more…)


    Last week, the journal Nature posted a story by Zoë Corbyn about the publication of this report by cancer researcher Peter Duesberg Ph.D., which refutes the HIV-AIDS link.  But when gay political activists complained, assistant news editor Brian Owens changed the title and link.  And when readers like Christian Fiala MDProf. Charles Geshekter Ph.D. and (more…)


    Two years ago, a group of Boston researchers published a study describing how they had destroyed cancer tumors by targeting a protein called STK33.  Scientists at biotechnology firm Amgen Inc. quickly pounced on the idea and assigned two dozen researchers to try to repeat the experiment with a goal of turning the findings into a drug. (more…)


    In three unrelated cases this year, prosecutors charged Daniel Rick, USAF Sergeant David Gutierrez and a US Marine with having unlawfully exposed sexual partners to HIV.   If convicted, each faced potential life sentences.  In each case, OMSJ reviewed the medical evidence and established that incompetent clinicians had misdiagnosed the alleged infections in each defendant.  But when (more…)


    Would you buy a home loan from a Countrywide loan rep?  Would you invest your life savings with Bernie Madoff?  Would you ask Casey Anthony to babysit your children?  Probably not. (more…)


    MIT – An immunologist who pleaded guilty to grant fraud in court has avoided jail after several prominent scientists wrote letters begging for clemency on his behalf. His sentence of home detention, community service and financial restitution, finalized on 15 June, suggests that coming clean promptly can be a good strategy for those who have committed scientific misconduct. (more…)


    13 May|AHRP – The Alliance for Human Research Protection campaign against the overuse, misuse, and frankly abusive use of antipsychotic drugs now has the support of one of the most prominent neurologists in the US. (more…)


    7 Jan | PBS – Antipsychotics are the top-selling class of drugs in the United States, with sales of $14.6 billion in 2009 alone. Their use in children and adolescents in the United States is increasingly prevalent (more…)


    20 Oct – The Ohio medical board concluded that pain physician William D. Leak had performed “unnecessary” nerve tests on 20 patients and subjected some to “an excessive number of invasive procedures,” including injections of agents that destroy nerve tissue.  Yet the finding, posted on the board’s public website, didn’t prevent Eli Lilly and Co. from using him (more…)


    5 Oct – Wash DC – Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized for virologists who deliberately infected hundreds of men and women with syphilis and gonorrhea during Tuskegee-like experiments conducted in Guatemala between 1946-1948.  (more…)


    (English)El año pasado, OMSJ identificó el medicamento contra el VIH Sustiva (Efavirenz) como algo más que un anti-retroviral (ARV), como un placebo altamente adictivo, que cuando se interrumpe su consumo, produce síntomas de abstinencia, que los clínicos de SIDA usaran rutinariamente para diagnosticar mal la aparición del SIDA(more…)


    (Español) Last year, OMSJ identified the HIV drug Sustiva (Efavirenz) as little more than a highly addictive anti-retroviral (ARV) placebo that, when interrupted, produces withdrawal symptoms that AIDS clinicians routinely use to misdiagnose the onset of AIDS. (more…)


    4 Aug | Al Jazeera – The US healthcare industry is the world’s biggest, with $300 billion per year spent on prescription drugs.  For many these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.  But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US. (more…)


    6 Aug – We spend more than £250 m a year on antidepressants in the UK – and it’s a complete waste of money.  They are not much better than sugar pills, they have nasty side – effects, such as sexual dysfunction, and they increase young people’s risk of suicide.  New research shows they don’t even work on the brain in the way we thought they did. (more…)


    4 Aug | Al Jazeera – The US healthcare industry is the world’s biggest, with $300 billion per year spent on prescription drugs.  For many, these drugs have brought undeniable benefits.  But recent months have seen health scandal after health scandal making headlines in the US. (more…)


    18 July – If you’re like most Americans, you had probably never heard of Donald Berwick before July 7, when President Obama installed him as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).   And, unless you’re a health policy wonk, the news that Obama circumvented the normal Senate confirmation process with a recess appointment (more…)


    In December 2007, Merkuri Stanback entered the Park Community Federal Credit Union in Macon, Georgia brandishing a firearm. Stanback and his cohorts restrained employees and ransacked the teller area before making off with almost $200K.  When Stanback was arrested, a prosecutor declared that “bank robbers should be put on notice that they will serve the full term of years imposed because there is no parole in the federal system.” (more…)


    It began in 2009 with Eneydi Torres.  Accused of exposing several men to HIV, Florida prosecutors threatened Torres with decades in prison unless she accepted their plea deal.  But when asked to prove the reliability of HIV testing, prosecutors abruptly reduced their offer of 15 years in state prison to five days of unsupervised probation. (more…)


    The Wall Street Journal reports that Dr. William Chin, Eli Lilly’s senior VP for “discovery and clinical research” is to assume “a newly created job” at Harvard Medical School.  So much for talk about academia distancing medical research from the influence of Big Pharma.  The revolving door between Harvard Medical School faculty and Eli Lilly executives is an example of sheer arrogance and a stunning disregard for public opinion. (more…)


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