Tax And Spend For The Corrupt World Health Organisation

A member of a World Health Organization (WHO) panel of experts that is pondering new global taxes on e-mails, alcohol, tobacco, airline travel and consumer bank transactions, has charged that she was given only selective information at group meetings, that deliberations were rushed and that group was "manipulated" by the international pharmaceuticals industry. The report lays out, and generally endorses, a number of public-private partnerships in the developing world with some of the world's biggest pharmaceutical firms.

George Russell, Fox News

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* WHO Investigated For Pharma Corruption
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* Faked Pandemics - A Threat For Health
Motion in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
* European Parliament To Investigate WHO And 'Pandemic' Scandal
F. William Engdahl, Global Research

Swine Flu Didn't Fly - Truthout Report

Dr Meryl Nass MD

Wow, what a year 2009 was for makers of the swine flu vaccine. CSL Limited's profits rose 63 percent above 2008 levels, while in the third quarter of 2009, GlaxoSmithKline enjoyed a 30 percent jump in earnings to $2.19 billion. Roche, the maker of Tamiflu, saw second quarter profits leap to 12 times what they were in that quarter of 2008. But in 2010, drug companies may get their comeuppance. On Tuesday, the Council of Europe launched an investigation into whether the World Health Organization (WHO) "faked" the swine flu pandemic to boost profits for vaccine manufacturers. Food and drug agencies in Canada, the UK, France, the US, and elsewhere guaranteed vaccine manufacturers that they would be shielded from any lawsuits connected to the vaccines. This enabled companies to fast track the testing process, reducing some trials to as little as five days.

Dr Meryl Nass MD, from the Truthout Report

Miscarriage Prompts Halt To Swine Flu Jabs

H1N1 flu vaccinations among pregnant women have been suspended after a woman who received a jab lost her baby to miscarriage a day later. The Public Health Ministry yesterday denied any link between the vaccinations and the foetal death, but as a precaution suspended flu shots among pregnant women pending an investigation into the miscarriage in the southern province of Satun.

Apiradee Treerutkuarkul, Bangkok Post

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* Swine Flu Vaccine Causes Hong Kong Women To Miscarry
Li Xinran, Shanghai Daily

Czech President Steps In To Stop Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine For Soldiers

President Vaclav Klaus has stepped in to stop mandatory vaccination of Czech soldiers against swine flu, telling Army staff the order to vaccinate all 16,000 soldiers was “highly controversial, if not unacceptable.” President Klaus appears unconvinced that the Czech Republic is in the grip of a swine flu epidemic. A number of Czech doctors have publicly refused to vaccinate either themselves or their patients, saying the possible health risks outweighed the benefits.
Rob Cameron, Radio Praha, Czech Republic

6.  New Website Launched For Gardasil/Cervarix Vaccine Victims

Two North Carolina women who met when their daughters both became sick after being vaccinated by the same lot of the controversial Gardasil vaccine, have launched a new Web site to help victims find information and support at Between the two of them, they have been in contact with parents from England, Spain, Germany, Holland and Australia, all with daughters who suffered serious injury or died after receiving either Gardasil or its European equivalent, GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix. Comments are already pouring into the new site. One woman says her granddaughter had her first Gardasil shot and “hasn’t been the same since.”

Susan Brinkmann, Philadelphia Bulletin

Medical Profession Told Dying ME/CFS Girl That She Was Lying

Criona Wilson with a picture of Sophia, who died of ME aged 32

As Criona Wilson knelt beside her dying daughter’s bedside who had been disbelieved, sectioned and forcibly removed from her home by psychiatrists, she promised her that her death would not be in vain. Her battle saw her take on the medical profession and accepted thinking about the diagnosis and treatment of ME, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Eventually, in 2006, a coroner ruled that Sophia’s death was the result of myalgic encephalomyelitis — the first such ruling at an English inquest.

Steve Bird, The Times

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Vincent C. Lombardi, Judy A. Mikovits et al, Science Express

Scandalous All Party Parliamentary Group On ME/CFS Exposed

This was the first All Party Parliamentary Group on M.E (APPGME) meeting I'd ever been able to attend and I've now seen for myself how the APPGME operates. Worst of all was the surprisingly unprofessional and unhelpful behaviour of the Chairman, Des Turner MP and the Secretary, the Countess of Mar, right at the start of the meeting. Dr Charles Shepherd of the discredited Myalgic 'Encephalopathy' Association (MEA) has produced an account of the meeting on the MEA website that is false. It is not just a distortion of the facts, it is blatantly wrong. This meeting "got off to an extremely regrettable start", alright - but not because of the M.E. patients present; it was thanks to the Chairman's and Secretary's inability to control themselves. The salaries of the public figures involved now published. And it's the sick and disabled these people are supposed to help who are branded "benefits scroungers"?

John Sayer, Chairman, M.E. Support, Norfolk

Prescription Drugs Industry Descends Into Criminal Marketing

Bloomberg News published an investigative report by David Evans, “Big Pharma's Crime Spree" documenting major court settlements: "Pfizer, Eli Lilly & Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and four other drug companies have paid a total of $7 billion in fines and penalties. Six of the companies admitted in court that they marketed medicines for unapproved uses." The prescription drug industry has descended into criminal marketing that
includes fraud, evidence falsification, bribery and kickbacks--all to expand
the market.

Vera Hassner Sharav, AHRP

Alternative Medicine Sales Soar As Patients Reject Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Sales of alternative medicines are booming as consumers shake off their cynicism. Analysts say the market has grown by 18 per cent in two years and is worth £213million a year. And they predict sales will increase by 33 per cent to £282million over the next four years as more patients reject prescription drugs in favour of natural remedies. More people are exploring holistic approaches in favour of potentially addictive prescription drugs.

Daily Mail Reporter, Daily Mail

GMC Infuriates Families As Guilty Dr Jane Barton Keeps Her Job

Families have reacted with disgust after a doctor who put their elderly relatives at risk of death by prescribing "potentially hazardous" levels of drugs escaped being struck off by the GMC. Dr Jane Barton was found guilty of serious professional misconduct by a Fitness to Practise Panel at the General Medical Council (GMC). Panel chairman Andrew Reid said:
"The panel has found that there have been instances when Dr Barton's acts and omissions have put patients at increased risk of premature death." Iain Wilson, from Gosport, whose 74-year-old father, Robert Wilson, was one of the patients, shouted at the GMC Panel: "You should hang your head in shame. You haven't done anything at all to protect the public."
The Press Association

12.  Unethical MMR Doc's Just Guilty Of Caring

Surprise, surprise, the doctor who highlighted a possible link between the MMR vaccine and autism has been found guilty of a series of misconduct charges. The General Medical Council (GMC) verdict, which ruled that Wakefield and two eminent colleagues, Professors John Walker-Smith and Simon Murch, had acted unethically, did not investigate whether Dr Wakefield’s findings regarding a possible link between MMR and autism were right or wrong. It focused on the methods of research used, some of which were undoubtedly questionable. For hundreds of parents, the thought that the GMC may now strike Dr Wakefield and his colleagues off the medical register will amount to a light being switched off in what is, for them, an already bleak world.

Fiona Phillips, Daily Mirror

MPS Press Statement - Professor John Walker Smith, GMC Findings Of Fact

In relation to the recent GMC Findings On Fact Professor John Walker-Smith (above), said: “I have dedicated my career to the care of children and my first concern has always been to do the best for them. I have always and will continue to contest any allegation of wrongdoing. I obviously am disappointed by some of the findings of the GMC but I am pleased to note that the panel has not found that I was dishonest. I will be considering the GMC’s findings in detail and will be making submissions at the resumed hearing in April. The prolonged investigation and hearing has been difficult for everyone involved in this case and I hope that the conclusion is now in sight.”

MPS Press Statement, Professor John Walker-Smith

Related Links:
* Findings Of Fact - Summary
General Medical Council
* Findngs Of Fact - Full
General Medical Council

Vaccines: Doctor Judges & Juries Hanging Their Own

In September 1997 when I met Andrew Wakefield, he was a young British gastroenterologist, a rising star in the world of experimental medicine. It was five months before he and 12 other physician colleagues would publish a study in The Lancet calling for more research into a possible association between inflammatory bowel disease, MMR vaccine and developmental delays in some children. Dr Wakefield described to me the intense pressure he had been under from senior health officials in Britain to withdraw from our conference.

Barbara Loe Fisher, National Vaccine Information Center

GMC Finds Doctors Andrew Wakefield, John Walker-Smith & Simon Murch Guilty Of Misconduct

The GMC Panel wish to make it clear that this case is not concerned with whether there is or might be any link between the MMR vaccination and autism. The Panel has found Dr Andrew Wakefield, Professors John Walker-Smith and Simon Murch guilty of misconduct in their Findings Of Fact presented on 28 January 2010. Amongst its findings, the GMC report delineates Dr Wakefield's failure to disclose a patent application on a single measles vaccine nine months before publication of The Lancet paper, the proposed commercial formation of Immunospecifics Biotechnologies Ltd to specialise in the production, fomulation and sale of Transfer Factor together with the Father of one of the children in the study and the contravention of research ethics throughout. The case against Dr Wakefield and his colleagues will resume on 7 April - 11 June 2010 as the Panel decides what sanctions should be imposed on the doctors' registration. One Click publishes both the GMC Findings Of Fact - Summary and the GMC Findings Of Fact - Full.

The General Medical Council