Abbott Laboratories

(NY TIMES)After more than 50 years leading the fight to legitimize attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Keith Conners could be celebrating. (more…)

    He was a top-performing Staff Sergeant with the Air Force, but since 2011 David Gutierrez has languished in a small cell at Fort Leavenworth prison, proclaiming his innocence to anyone who will listen. When he is released in 2018, his punishment is not over: he must register for life as a sex offender and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. (more…)


    (Iowa City, IA) – This is the story of two men in Iowa charged with the same Class B Felony — criminally exposing HIV to another person — but one was convicted and the other was not. In 2009, Nick Rhoades, 38, was sentenced to 25 years in prison, while all charges against Thomas Call were dismissed in 2012. (more…)


    21 Jul (THE GUARDIAN) – The pharmaceutical industry has “mobilized” an army of patient groups to lobby against plans to force companies to publish secret documents on drugs trials.  Drugs companies publish only a fraction of their results and keep much of the information to themselves, but regula (more…)


    11 Feb (A LARGE US CITY) – She called my name from the chart.  We left the waiting room and walked back to her office.  As we sat down, she looked at me with a serious expression, took a carefully-choreographed breath and said, “Your HIV test result is positive”.  I felt as if hit by a large electric shock – a pulse that made me feel like I had physically left my body.  Despite the shock, I remember the drone of statements that followed as I sat there, tears running down my cheeks, overwhelmed by a tremendous sense of panic. (more…)


    30 NOV (NAS JACKSONVILLE) – A US Navy veteran accused of HIV-related criminal charges has reached a pretrial agreement that will free him within weeks.  Accused of failing to disclose his alleged “HIV-positive status,” military prosecutors charged the Aviation Electrician’s Mate (RS) with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault “likely to produce death or grievous bodily harm.” If convicted of all charges, RS faced a demotion and dishonorable discharge, the loss (more…)


    12 Sep (New England Journal of Medicine)  On July 2, 2012, the Department of Justice announced the largest settlement ever in a case of health care fraud in the United States. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) agreed to plead guilty to (more…)


    5 Sep (MERCOLA) – Only weeks after pleading guilty to criminal charges that it promoted its anti-seizure drug Depakote for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Abbott Labs is being sued again for similar charges with a different drug.  The new (more…)


    20Jul (Progressive Radio Network) – One of the biggest news stories relating to health right now is the finalization of the biggest lawsuit yet by the American government against a pharmaceutical company. On July 2, the British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline plead guilty to three counts (more…)


    3 Jul (PROPUBLICA) – On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that drug company GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay a $3 billion fine, the largest health care fraud fine in the history of the United States.  This fine is just the latest in a string of drug company penalties for improper promotion of drugs for “off-label,” or unapproved, uses. (more…)


    (English) En 1993, investigadores de Australia,  publicaron un informe donde se preguntaban si las pruebas del VIH especialmente la prueba del Western Blot puede demostrar que existe una infección por VIH activa.  Estos informes y referencias plantearon preguntas importantes acerca del margen de confianza de estas pruebas. Un total de 161 referencias científicas fueron descritas pero en un lenguaje técnico y difícil de entender.  (more…)


    By extrapolating evidence that OMSJ’s HIV Innocence Group has developed since 2009, it is becoming clear that thousands of Americans and millions around the world have been misdiagnosed as “HIV-positive” by clinicians who use flawed tests – tests that were never intended to detect HIV or HIV antibodies – to defraud taxpayers and insurers, by selling toxic drugs and unnecessary (more…)


    Nancy Turner Banks MD spent twenty-five years practicing general obstetrics and gynecology during which she was also the director of outpatient gynecology at The North General Hospital in Harlem, New York.  She served as an attending physician at North General, Nyack Hospital in Nyack, New York, Columbia Presbyterian Medical (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…)


    Since 2004, the pharmaceutical industry has paid $9 billion to settle thousands of criminal and civil complaints related to the illegal marketing of drugs that kill or injure a million Americans EVERY YEAR from adverse drug reactions (ADRs).

    (more…)


    13 May|ProPublica – A Pittsburgh hospital informed 141 patients earlier this year that they may have received unneeded angioplasties and stents, the tiny mesh tubes inserted to keep arteries open.  A Towson, Md., cardiologist faces a hearing on the fate of his medical license (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…)


    24 Dec – Between 1991-2010, there were 165 criminal and/or civil settlements by major pharmaceutical companies comprising of $19.8 billion in penalties.  Before 2000, qui tam lawsuits accounted for only 9% of settlements with the government.  But from 2001-2010, they comprised 67% of the billions in payouts. (more…)


    6 Dec – After a Baltimore hospital barred a cardiologist for allegedly performing unnecessary implants of heart stents, the company that manufactures the stents hired him to consult and market the devices, according to internal e-mails and memos released today in a Senate Finance Committee report. (more…)


    In their own words, see how AIDS drugs harm patients (more…)


    19 Nov – In the pharmaceutical industry’s rush to get drugs to market, safety usually comes last. Long studies to truly assess a drug’s risks just delay profits after all — and if problems do emerge after medication hits the market, settlements are usually less than profits. Remember, Vioxx still made money. (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…)


    OMSJ recently received this note from a criminal HIV defendant we are currently assisting:

    I talked with my attorney the other day and he told me that another outfit had contacted him about my case.  This outfit is called The Center for HIV Laws and Policy.  I didn’t contact them and wanted to advise you to see if you think they are on the up and up. (more…)


    Judy Balaban was the daughter of longtime Paramount Pictures president Barney Balaban. She didn’t know much about LSD when she started taking it, in the late 50s, but, she laughingly says, “I figured if it was good enough for Cary Grant, it was good enough for me!” (more…)


    12 Sep (CHRONICLE) – In the early 1970s, a group of medical researchers decided to study an unusual question.  How would a medical audience respond to a lecture that was completely devoid of content, yet delivered with authority by a convincing phony?  To find out, the authors hired a distinguished-looking actor and gave him the name Dr. Myron L. Fox.  They fabricated an impressive CV for Dr. Fox and billed him as an expert in mathematics and human behavior. Finally, they provided him with a fake lecture composed largely of impressive-sounding gibberish, and had him deliver the lecture wearing a white coat to three medical audiences under the title “Mathematical Game Theory as Applied to Physician Education.” At the end of the lecture, the audience members filled out a questionnaire. (more…)


    12 Sep (New England Journal of Medicine)  On July 2, 2012, the Department of Justice announced the largest settlement ever in a case of health care fraud in the United States. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) agreed to plead guilty to (more…)


    5 Sep (MERCOLA) – Only weeks after pleading guilty to criminal charges that it promoted its anti-seizure drug Depakote for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Abbott Labs is being sued again for similar charges with a different drug.  The new (more…)


    20Jul (Progressive Radio Network) – One of the biggest news stories relating to health right now is the finalization of the biggest lawsuit yet by the American government against a pharmaceutical company. On July 2, the British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline plead guilty to three counts (more…)


    3 Jul (PROPUBLICA) – On Monday, the Department of Justice announced that drug company GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay a $3 billion fine, the largest health care fraud fine in the history of the United States.  This fine is just the latest in a string of drug company penalties for improper promotion of drugs for “off-label,” or unapproved, uses. (more…)


    (English) En 1993, investigadores de Australia,  publicaron un informe donde se preguntaban si las pruebas del VIH especialmente la prueba del Western Blot puede demostrar que existe una infección por VIH activa.  Estos informes y referencias plantearon preguntas importantes acerca del margen de confianza de estas pruebas. Un total de 161 referencias científicas fueron descritas pero en un lenguaje técnico y difícil de entender.  (more…)


    By extrapolating evidence that OMSJ’s HIV Innocence Group has developed since 2009, it is becoming clear that thousands of Americans and millions around the world have been misdiagnosed as “HIV-positive” by clinicians who use flawed tests – tests that were never intended to detect HIV or HIV antibodies – to defraud taxpayers and insurers, by selling toxic drugs and unnecessary (more…)


    Nancy Turner Banks MD spent twenty-five years practicing general obstetrics and gynecology during which she was also the director of outpatient gynecology at The North General Hospital in Harlem, New York.  She served as an attending physician at North General, Nyack Hospital in Nyack, New York, Columbia Presbyterian Medical (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…)


    Since 2004, the pharmaceutical industry has paid $9 billion to settle thousands of criminal and civil complaints related to the illegal marketing of drugs that kill or injure a million Americans EVERY YEAR from adverse drug reactions (ADRs).

    (more…)


    13 May|ProPublica – A Pittsburgh hospital informed 141 patients earlier this year that they may have received unneeded angioplasties and stents, the tiny mesh tubes inserted to keep arteries open.  A Towson, Md., cardiologist faces a hearing on the fate of his medical license (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…)


    24 Dec – Between 1991-2010, there were 165 criminal and/or civil settlements by major pharmaceutical companies comprising of $19.8 billion in penalties.  Before 2000, qui tam lawsuits accounted for only 9% of settlements with the government.  But from 2001-2010, they comprised 67% of the billions in payouts. (more…)


    6 Dec – After a Baltimore hospital barred a cardiologist for allegedly performing unnecessary implants of heart stents, the company that manufactures the stents hired him to consult and market the devices, according to internal e-mails and memos released today in a Senate Finance Committee report. (more…)


    In their own words, see how AIDS drugs harm patients (more…)


    19 Nov – In the pharmaceutical industry’s rush to get drugs to market, safety usually comes last. Long studies to truly assess a drug’s risks just delay profits after all — and if problems do emerge after medication hits the market, settlements are usually less than profits. Remember, Vioxx still made money. (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…)


    OMSJ recently received this note from a criminal HIV defendant we are currently assisting:

    I talked with my attorney the other day and he told me that another outfit had contacted him about my case.  This outfit is called The Center for HIV Laws and Policy.  I didn’t contact them and wanted to advise you to see if you think they are on the up and up. (more…)


    Judy Balaban was the daughter of longtime Paramount Pictures president Barney Balaban. She didn’t know much about LSD when she started taking it, in the late 50s, but, she laughingly says, “I figured if it was good enough for Cary Grant, it was good enough for me!” (more…)


    12 Sep (CHRONICLE) – In the early 1970s, a group of medical researchers decided to study an unusual question.  How would a medical audience respond to a lecture that was completely devoid of content, yet delivered with authority by a convincing phony?  To find out, the authors hired a distinguished-looking actor and gave him the name Dr. Myron L. Fox.  They fabricated an impressive CV for Dr. Fox and billed him as an expert in mathematics and human behavior. Finally, they provided him with a fake lecture composed largely of impressive-sounding gibberish, and had him deliver the lecture wearing a white coat to three medical audiences under the title “Mathematical Game Theory as Applied to Physician Education.” At the end of the lecture, the audience members filled out a questionnaire. (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…)


    Since 2006, Mexican cartels have killed 28,000 men, women and children in drug-related violence.  As troubling as these numbers are, those deaths and injuries represent a fraction of those who are negligently killed or injured by US doctors and drug companies every year.  Based upon admissions information, 3,607,000 patients suffered adverse drug reactions in 1994 alone(more…)


    26 July:  Ana Cantu was a human guinea pig in a drug trial for $4,800:  “The study started out with 20 subjects… For about a week there were 14 subjects.  Then they started dropping… Now, we’re down to 7.” (more…)


    23 July – Exactly five years ago, in exchange for the most miserable month of my life, I got paid $4,800 to test the effects of a drug made by GlaxoSmithKline. (more…)


    Several years ago, graduate students at MIT’s PDOS research group attended the 9th World Multi-Conference of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics.  Although their research paper Rooter: A Methodology for the Typical Unification of Access Points and Redundancy was accepted, their (more…)


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