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    Weather Channel Founder Debunks Global Warming Hysteria (more…)


    (SCIENCEMAG) – The director of the U.S. government office that monitors scientific misconduct in biomedical research has resigned after 2 years out of frustration with the “remarkably dysfunctional” federal bureaucracy. David Wright, director of the Off (more…)


    (NATURAL NEWS) – Princeton University is poised to move forward on a plan that would transform the entire student body into human guinea pigs for a campus-wide vaccine medical experiment. (more…)


    2 Aug (NATURAL NEWS) – Because the company has been unable to develop a steady stream of new “blockbuster” drugs on its own, London-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has decided to expand its corporate reach by essentially merging itself with the publicly-funded academic realm. (more…)


    1 Dec (The ECONOMIST) – ON THE face of it, American higher education is still in rude health.  In worldwide rankings more than half of the top 100 universities, and eight of the top ten, are American.  The scientific output of American institutions is unparalleled.  They produce most of the world’s Nobel laureates and scientific papers.  Moreover college graduates, on average, still earn far more and receive better benefits than those who do not have a degree. (more…)


    11 May (AHRP) – The US Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit has overturned a summary judgement by a lower court ordering a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Dr. Kenneth Jones against Harvard Medical School, its teaching hospitals, Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts (more…)


    27 MAR (Reuters) – During a decade as head of global cancer research at Amgen, C. Glenn Begley identified 53 “landmark” publications — papers in top journals, from reputable labs — for his team to reproduce.  Begley sought to double-check the findings before trying to build on them for drug development. (more…)


    23 Mar (GAIA Health) – The European Union has partnered with pharmaceutical corporations and Autism Speaks for the sole purpose of developing drugs to cram down the throats of autistics. Rather than doing honest research into the causes of this devastating condition, (more…)


    12 FEB – CBS News – Five years ago, Duke University announced that it had an advanced, experimental treatment that would match chemotherapy to a patient’s own genetic makeup – a declaration hailed as the holy grail of cancer care. (more…)


    I was so pro-education – that’s all I wanted in my life… and I’d still like to be pro-education, but to put anyone through what I’ve been through… In my case, the education I think ruined my life… (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…)


    Last year, Prof. Susan Reverby reported on the recent history of human experimention in the US and Guatemala.  Prof. Reverby wrote that virologists “knew that secrecy, and even law-breaking was sometimes necessary to further research,” quoting the father of virology who later explained: (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…)


    AHRP – “From the start, the [Tri-University Schizophrenia Practice Guidelines] project subverted scientific integrity, appearing to be a purely scientific venture when it was at its core, a marketing venture for Risperdal.” (more…)


    Las Vegas – In the six years since Dr. Charles Williams lost his privileges at University Medical Center, the anesthesiologist also lost his professional reputation, his family and his home. (more…)


    In this newly-released documenary Laciencia del Panico (2011), filmmakers Isabel Otaduy Sömme and Patrizia Monzani allow allegedly “HIV-positive” (seropositive) people to explain – in their own words – why they refuse to take HIV medication and why they attribute their health to their refusal to take HIV drugs: (more…)


    25 Jan – To get an idea of the current state of scientific integrity in the United States today, Celia Farber’s conversation with scientist Marco Ruggiero MD, PhD may be one of the most illuminating interviews about virology, HIV, AIDS, scientific corruption and (more…)


    27 Dec | AHRP – The disturbing circumstances surrounding the enrollment and subsequent suicide of Dan Markingson (2004) after he was given an experimental antipsychotic drug, Seroquel, as a test subject in AstraZeneca’s CAFE trial – having been enrolled while (more…)


    25 Dec/AHRP – Between 1978 and 1999, 2.5 million American men, women and children died preventable deaths in US hospitals and 17 million suffered preventable injuries.  Two recent reports confirm that American hospitals continue to cause (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…)


    Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice?  Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science. (more…)


    On September 15, 2006, Patricia Sachs Catapano, Esq., an associate general counsel of Columbia University in the City of New York and in-house lawyer for its Medical Center, wrote a surprising letter to Doctors Marc Dickstein and Mark Heath, staff anesthesiologists who had doggedly criticized the university’s handling of a long-standing controversy (more…)


    Although the year is young, it has already brought my first moral dilemma. In early January a friend mentioned that his New Year’s resolution was to beat his chronic depression once and for all. Over the years he had tried a medicine chest’s worth of antidepressants, but none had really helped in any enduring way, and when the side effects became so (more…)


    PharmaSlut: Any individual or organization that directly OR indirectly; a) receives funding from pharmaceutical companies AND; b) uses medical or scientific diplomas, political influence, governmental or academic positions, to c) promote the marketing, sales, distribution or delivery of drugs to d) clinicians, physicians or patients.   (Journalist Shannon Brownlee calls them drug whores (page 218).) (more…)


    11 May (AHRP) – The US Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit has overturned a summary judgement by a lower court ordering a whistleblower lawsuit filed by Dr. Kenneth Jones against Harvard Medical School, its teaching hospitals, Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts (more…)


    27 MAR (Reuters) – During a decade as head of global cancer research at Amgen, C. Glenn Begley identified 53 “landmark” publications — papers in top journals, from reputable labs — for his team to reproduce.  Begley sought to double-check the findings before trying to build on them for drug development. (more…)


    23 Mar (GAIA Health) – The European Union has partnered with pharmaceutical corporations and Autism Speaks for the sole purpose of developing drugs to cram down the throats of autistics. Rather than doing honest research into the causes of this devastating condition, (more…)


    12 FEB – CBS News – Five years ago, Duke University announced that it had an advanced, experimental treatment that would match chemotherapy to a patient’s own genetic makeup – a declaration hailed as the holy grail of cancer care. (more…)


    I was so pro-education – that’s all I wanted in my life… and I’d still like to be pro-education, but to put anyone through what I’ve been through… In my case, the education I think ruined my life… (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…)


    Last year, Prof. Susan Reverby reported on the recent history of human experimention in the US and Guatemala.  Prof. Reverby wrote that virologists “knew that secrecy, and even law-breaking was sometimes necessary to further research,” quoting the father of virology who later explained: (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…)


    AHRP – “From the start, the [Tri-University Schizophrenia Practice Guidelines] project subverted scientific integrity, appearing to be a purely scientific venture when it was at its core, a marketing venture for Risperdal.” (more…)


    Las Vegas – In the six years since Dr. Charles Williams lost his privileges at University Medical Center, the anesthesiologist also lost his professional reputation, his family and his home. (more…)


    In this newly-released documenary Laciencia del Panico (2011), filmmakers Isabel Otaduy Sömme and Patrizia Monzani allow allegedly “HIV-positive” (seropositive) people to explain – in their own words – why they refuse to take HIV medication and why they attribute their health to their refusal to take HIV drugs: (more…)


    25 Jan – To get an idea of the current state of scientific integrity in the United States today, Celia Farber’s conversation with scientist Marco Ruggiero MD, PhD may be one of the most illuminating interviews about virology, HIV, AIDS, scientific corruption and (more…)


    27 Dec | AHRP – The disturbing circumstances surrounding the enrollment and subsequent suicide of Dan Markingson (2004) after he was given an experimental antipsychotic drug, Seroquel, as a test subject in AstraZeneca’s CAFE trial – having been enrolled while (more…)


    25 Dec/AHRP – Between 1978 and 1999, 2.5 million American men, women and children died preventable deaths in US hospitals and 17 million suffered preventable injuries.  Two recent reports confirm that American hospitals continue to cause (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…)


    Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice?  Dr. John Ioannidis has spent his career challenging his peers by exposing their bad science. (more…)


    On September 15, 2006, Patricia Sachs Catapano, Esq., an associate general counsel of Columbia University in the City of New York and in-house lawyer for its Medical Center, wrote a surprising letter to Doctors Marc Dickstein and Mark Heath, staff anesthesiologists who had doggedly criticized the university’s handling of a long-standing controversy (more…)


    Although the year is young, it has already brought my first moral dilemma. In early January a friend mentioned that his New Year’s resolution was to beat his chronic depression once and for all. Over the years he had tried a medicine chest’s worth of antidepressants, but none had really helped in any enduring way, and when the side effects became so (more…)


    PharmaSlut: Any individual or organization that directly OR indirectly; a) receives funding from pharmaceutical companies AND; b) uses medical or scientific diplomas, political influence, governmental or academic positions, to c) promote the marketing, sales, distribution or delivery of drugs to d) clinicians, physicians or patients.   (Journalist Shannon Brownlee calls them drug whores (page 218).) (more…)


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