Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Again: Here's what the FDA has labeled "safe and effective." And once again; Thanks to Allen Jones for his Full Whistle Blower Report. (pg 23)
"1. One in every 145 patients who entered the trials died, and yet those deaths were never mentioned in the scientific literature.
2. The trials were structured to favor the Atypicals and most of the study reports were discounted by the FDA as being biased.
3. One in every thirty-five patients in Risperdal trials experienced a serious adverse event, defined by the FDA as a life threatening event or one that required hospitalization.
4. Twenty-two percent of patients in Zyprexa trials suffered serious adverse events
5. The Atypicals did not demonstrate superior effectiveness or safety over Typical antipsychotics.
It is important to note that a drug company does not have to prove that a new drug is safer or more effective than an old drug to gain FDA approval. Essentially, the manufacturer has to demonstrate that the drug is proved to yield better results than placebo in a statistically significant number of patients in short-term trials (6-8 weeks). "
Click HERE to view (backstory) videos of Tardive Dyskinesia and Tardive Dystonia.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Picture this, and savor it: one of America's foremost 'Behavioral Scientists' - a grown man, a tenured Psychology Prof, in a coat and tie, ..... arguing with a rodent - and this Bone headed rat intimidator is Still being sucked up as a Scientist, ..... in order to determine that You, ..... are of unsound mind and need to be Brain damaged, on your Own TAX MONEY, to measure up to Bone Headed, Rodent Intimidating, standards of Normalcy.
WSJ Scott Hensley, NYT Gardiner Harris, Reuters, Bloomberg's Rob Waters and Julie Ziegler, philly.com, and boston.com have New Revelations on Dr Biederman.
Dr Biederman's 'Reputation' rests on his ability to Diagnose Bipolar Disorder in 3-6 year old children: ..... 40 X MORE often than Anyone before him. He can't Cure it, ..... but he can Find it, Drug it, and Bill it, ..... in 3-6 year olds, ..... along with hanging a Psychiatric label around those tykes necks for the rest of their now skunk sprayed, drugged, and ruined lives.
And when a Chemical Factory fails to hand this "Caregiving" Psychiatrist another $280K to "advance their own Chemical Factory growth opportunities", ...... he can also exhibit those self same Temper Tantrums seen in All kids going through "The Terrible Twos".
Dr Biederman put his bite on J&J for a Research grant. J&J did Not cough it up. Dr Biederman had Himself a Bipolar Explosion and took his 'Reputation' to AstraZenca to peddle Their antipsychotic Seroquel instead of J&J's Risperdal.
Psychiatrist: Go Diagnose Thy Self.
Monday, November 24, 2008
FDA Scientists Accuse FDA of Misconduct
The US House Energy and Commerce Committee News Release of Nov 17.
Serious, and Lawless Misconduct, Coercion and Intimidation from top FDA officials, ..... is under Congressional Investigation.
Eight FDA Scientists in May this year contacted FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach: voicing their concerns. Frustrated, on Oct 14, 2008, these Eight then contacted Rep. John Dingell of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to revoice their concerns. Their redacted letter opens with:
"This letter seeks your urgent intervention because serious misconduct by managers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is interfering with our responsibility to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices for the American public and with FDA's mission to protect and promote the health of all Americans. Managers at CDRH have failed to follow the laws, rules, regulations and Agency Guidance to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices and consequently, they have corrupted the scientific review of medical devices. This misconduct reaches the highest levels of CDRH management including the Center Director and Director of the Office of Device Evaluation (ODE)."
Congressmen Dingell and Stupak returned This Letter on 17 Nov '08 to FDA Commissioner von Eschenbach. (para. 2)
"These Scientists make well documented allegations that senior managers within CDRH "ordered, intimidated and coerced FDA experts to modify their scientific reviews, conclusions and recommendations in violation of the law." The CDRH scientists also state that CDRH managers ordered them "to make safety and effectiveness determinations that are not in accordance with scientific regulatory requirements, to use unsound evaluation methods, and accept clinical and technical data that is not scientifically valid or obtained in accordance with legal requirements such as obtaining proper informed consent from human beings."
But what do you expect when FDA funds itself, in part, through $500 Million in "User Fees" from the very Drug and Device manufacturers FDA is Supposed to be regulating. Freedom Works tagged This palm greasing scam 11 years ago as the headache it's Continued to prove itself .
Reuters in Feb '08 had FDA looking for even More Industry money in 2009.
"The spending plan includes $628 million in user fees paid by industry in exchange for the agency meeting targets in speeding review of new product proposals."
Do you Really think that even More Industry Money/Incentive to FDA is going to accrue to the patient's benefit over the "User Fee" payers benefit?
"The White House requested an FDA budget of $2.4 billion for the 2009 fiscal year starting in October, a 5.7 percent increase over last year's budget.
The proposal comes as the FDA faces heightened criticism for inadequate staffing, lax oversight of drug and food safety and out-of-date technology. Last week, lawmakers met to discuss a report by an independent board that concluded lives are at risk because the agency is so underfunded and behind in cutting edge science."FDA Compensation Practices, considering the tug of war between FDA Scientists who are Doing the research, and FDA management who are "speeding review" of the "User Fee" paying manufacturers products, ..... might suggest a solution, ..... in just 2 words. It's under "Employees Exceeding Compensation Threshold in 2007"
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has been investigating FDA for 2 years, and they make available a whole Pile of documents here.
Eye On FDA closes their post hoping that FDA can rehabilitate its image. That is a sentiment we can get on board with. However;
Image over substance is Why FDA Has its Image problem. If the "World's Gold Standard" wants to stand as the 8th Wonder of the World, rather than the shivering, Parkinsonian afflicted Colossus of Rhodes it currently appears to be, it 1st needs to get its Antipsychoticed and Antidepressed head out of its Antipsychoticed and Antidepressed culture of managerial "User Fee" reprisal, butt.
The global spread of those Psychiatric symptom poisoning toxins is a cancer of as yet undreamt, let alone unrecognized, proportions. Left unchecked it Will eat out Western Civilization itself. No branch of medicine is, or ever was, Less deserving of legitimacy than Psychiatry: which derives its Diagnoses of Illness from its own, Money Making, self vested show of hands Opinions.
There are No 'Ill' neurons which can be Poisoned, or Electrocuted, out of Anyone's mind.
Psychiatry cannot cure the Illnesses it claims to Diagnose, and admits it. Psychiatry has devised a Billing Code to Profit from the Illnesses Psychiatry itself creates, and not only Admits it, but charges $85 just to buy its Billing Codes. Psychiatry has Code after Code, to continue Billing with, for the Iatrogenic Illnesses which are its annually compounded bite.
Its current Drug Money Treatment presents only an ever expanding capture net to homogenize humanity through poisoning out as many people as it can Profitably Label. And into that Poisonous, Dope Dealing Mire unwittingly trek, ..... our future Einsteins (backstory), ..... along with all lesser mortals. Psychiatry in its aggregate is the sum total of its Billing codes: a perpetual motion, self deepening pit of FDA approved, Real illness, suffering, death, and debt.
DSM-IV-TR Billing Code: 301.9: Personality Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified
Sen Grassley Blasts Psychiatrist For Failure To Disclose Industry Funding
Sen Grassley's detractors have tasked him with grandstanding. Dr Wagner isn't part of the Millionaire Club. She weighs in at a bantam $150,000.
Dr Wagner was part of TMAP, (AHRP) and its health wrecking, national economy busting, chutes and ladders.
"Dr. Wagner served on the Texas Medication Algorithm Project (TMAP) panel whose treatment recommendations are not borne out by the scientific evidence. TMAP was financed by the manufacturers of psychotropic drugs - in states that have adopted TMAP as their guideline, its list of recommended drugs is mandated by state mental health agencies. 
Dr. Wagner were hired by the state of Texas to make recommendations to the state mental health department for the treatment of depressed children. They recommended using the very drugs they knew to have serious risks without a demonstrable benefit greater than a sugar pill for children-as first line treatment in state funded facilities. Both Dr. Emslie's and Dr. Wagner's TMAP recommendations are not based on scientific evidence - but rather the consensus of the panel who was financed by psychotropic drug manufacturers."
Allan Jones Full Whistleblower Report
"These drug makers all manufacture TMAP depression medications, including Paxil, Prozac, Remeron, Wellbutron and Effexor.
The panel also included Dr Karen Dineen Wagner. In the Aug. 27 Journal of the American Medical Association, Wagner reported on a Pfizer-funded study conducted by Wagner and colleagues at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Wagner reported that the Pfizer SSRI Zoloft was safe, effective and well tolerated in children.
Increadibly, this claim was made in the wake of UK bans on the use of Paxil and Effexor (SSRI’s) in children, when both the FDA and the British Committee on Safety in Medicines announced that they were re-examining all SSRI clinical trial data.
An article by Fred Gardner in Drugnews, published on September 3, 2003 critiques the report and offers the following information about Dr.Wagner:
"Dr Wagner has received research support from Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, Forest Laboratories, Glaxo Smith Kline, Organon, Pfizer, and Wyeth-Ayerst; has served as a National Institute of Mental Health consultant to Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cyberonics, Eli Lilly, Forest Laboratories, Glaxo Smith Kline, Novartis, Otsuka, Janssen, Pfizer,and UCB Pharma; and has participated in speaker's bureaus for Abbott, Eli Lilly, Glaxo Smith Kline, Forest Laboratories, Pfizer, and Novartis.”
The article states:
“What we have here is a case study in how pharmaceutical companies respond to warnings that their products cause harm. Earlier this summer British health authorities advised against treating children and teenagers with Paxil because it triggers suicidal thinking and actual suicide attempts. Zoloft (which is Pfizer's name for a chemical called "sertraline") affects the same receptor system, and is evidently just as dangerous.”
BaumHedlund Law: 2005. In 2002 the BBC covered mounting UK awareness of increased suicide risk from SSRIs.
"The broadcaster received unprecedented response: over 65,000 telephone calls and 1,500 e-mails, largely from SSRI users who had suffered adverse reactions to the drugs."
Check psychsearch.net's listing of Lawsuits which TMAP with its State mandated 1st line Antipsychotics 'Treatments' have resulted in.
Now: does Anyone, ..... Still want to believe that Senator Grassley's interest in Dr Wagner is mere "grandstanding"?
Karen Dineen Wagner, NARSAD Scientific Council: where 300/60 = 1 in 4 (backstory 2007 Annual Report/pg 4/lower right)
NARSAD can hand out over $11 Million a year, for 22 years, to tag and bag "diseased" 1st Amendment Violators, ..... but they can't afford $2.99 for calculator batteries.
That report has 1 in Every 4 Adults as having a 'Diagnosable Mental Illness'. Their calculator batteries are fine. It's the batteries in their Moral calculator which are extruding flowers of chemical corruption.
Wages Are Too Small A Donkey To Carry The Load Of Health Care Costs
In 9 years - at our current rate of rising Health Care Costs - the average load to a Non-Elderly American family will consume 4o% of that family's pre-tax income. 40% of Joe & Jane's dollar, just to keep Breathing, Will bring America's - and the World's - Economy to its knees.
Tax The Rich: They'll pay the funding shortfall.
Congress just Screwed the American People for $700 Billion to Bail out a Cartel of International Bankers. Taxing the Rich means: "Make it look good on the front page, ..... for the "little people", .....
The Shareholder Stake.
Corporations Pass Through whatever taxes they get hit with by Adding those Taxes onto the price of their product: be it Drugs or Automobiles, and the end consumer pays "Tax the Rich" Corporate tax pass throughs.
If Corporations actually Paid those Tax increases out of their profits, - Thereby Diminishing Shareholder Return - the Shareholders would Replace the Directors or pull their Money Out. Should Congress actually close every tax loophole to squeeze those profits out of corporations, ..... those corporations will lay everyone off, and move manufacturing to Communist China. Heparin memories?
In 1990 we passed a luxury tax on yachts, jewelry, etc. The result was a net Loss of (at least) $7.6 Million in tax revenues, because people stopped buying those items. You might also revisit NY city's 50 year obsession with cutting its revenues off to spite its smokers. Higher taxes yield higher unemployment, which yields higher crime, more depression, and a perceived Need, .... for More taxes, to fund More 'depression' research and services. At cleanairquality.blogspot.com you can view Govt/Industry colluding economic damage (from a Non-Smoker) which social engineering smoking bans and their funders occasion.
We need a reappraisal of Non-Profits, if we're going to avert this Global economic collapse. Dr. Michael Friedman takes $1,086,092.00 in compensation from the "City Of Hope" Cancer Klatch. (backstory) And $346,263.00 of that was a Bonus, for Being Non-Profitable. Those numbers Alone are a Screaming Billboard that the "City Of Hope" is anything But Non-Profitable.
And what's this "Hope" thing? This is Not the City of "Cure", ..... any more than Psychiatry has any Cures, ...... beyond Jack and his Drug Money.
Link: Sen Kohl examines Drug Industry Payments.
If Psychiatry with its Ideations and Catastrophic Illness producing 'medications' to treat, Red Queen Decreed 'Disorders', ..... is such a 'Gotta have It or the World will End', benefit, ..... Why, ..... are State Attorneys General all over America, ..... going after the Psych Drug Makers in Court, ..... for $Hundreds of Millions? (sidebar) And that's just the Tip of this disaster, which doesn't Begin to address the physical suffering these poisons are causing.
But "Hope" remains, ..... for a cure, .... for 'Mental Illness', And "Research must continue."
Pharmaceutical Industry Hustlers Pt I:
"Shrinks on the take are so addicted to industry money that it's impossible to embarrass them. Last year, the press ran major stories when this report came out, highly critical of how much money they were making. This year, the average amount rose by 25%."
And channeled through One source or another, that money overwhelmingly comes out of taxes.
"There has never yet been a nation that has taxed itself into prosperity."
There has never yet been a nation that has Brain Damaged itself into 'Mental Health.'
Here, we have a Green Psychiatrist Diagnosing the Stock Market as Manic Depressive/Bipolar. But: the root culprit remains. That $700 Billion Blowout/Market Mess is Properly Diagnosed as the Federal Reserve printing All of us a Super Inflated Raspberry.
Psychiatry Itself Could Not Exist, without the Fed issuing junk paper to Fund Psych/Pharma's Junk Science Clamor (backstory) for Single Payer, Govt Issued, Health Care, ..... and, We can't tell you how gratifying it was that NIH stepped up, FINALLY, (WSJ) and suspended the $9.3 Million TAX FUNDED Research grant Dr. Nemeroff was milking. And our own "Hope" remains, ..... that NIH will red-line a Whole lot More of those TAX WASTING grants, ..... Yesterday.
Friday, November 21, 2008
From NYT Gardiner Harris:
Radio Host Has Drug Co. Ties
You've probably already seen this Goodwin/NPR story at Pharmalot & Furious Seasons, So, ...... Our question is Why, has NPR allowed this Goodwin fellow to escape their notice in the 1st place? And yet again; the answer is plain as the nose on your face.
"According to the 2005 financial statement, NPR makes just over half of its money from the fees and dues it charges member stations to receive programming, although some of this money originated at the CPB itself, in the form of pass-through grants to member stations. About 2% of NPR's funding comes from bidding on government grants and programs, chiefly the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; the remainder comes from member station dues, foundation grants, and corporate underwriting. Typically, NPR member stations raise about one-third of their budget through on-air pledge drives, one-third from corporate underwriting, and one-third from grants from state governments, university grants, and grants from the CPB itself.
If Your TAX DOLLARS are supporting a public media outlet, ...... then Your TAX DOLLARS are responsible for that media outlet's content. Hit the above Wiki link on Corporation For Public Broadcasting, and feel your blood pressure Really rise.
"The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is a private non-profit corporation created by an act of the United States Congress and partially funded by the United States Federal Government to promote public broadcasting. Historically, 15% to 20% of the CPB's annual operating budget has been funded from Federal sources. 
Here's Goodwin himself, who took $1.3 Million in Drug Money between 2000-2007.
"“,.... it didn’t occur to me that my doing what every other expert in the field does might be considered a conflict of interest,” Dr. Goodwin said."
So, Freddy, ...... what you're telling us is you're All so busy TAKING THE MONEY, ..... that you don't have Time to even Consider a moral qualm or two, ..... about peddling Junk Science that's putting Children in the grave, ..... while the parents of those kids are Paying your Psychiatric NPR Yap, ..... to LIE about the safety of a whole Class of Killer Chemicals?
“But as we’ll be hearing today, modern treatments — mood stabilizers in particular — have been proven both safe and effective in bipolar children.”
Paxil NEAR Study 329
Wiki: Goodwin was Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, from 1981-1988.
"Frederick Goodwin received his M.D. from St. Louis University, and was a psychiatric resident at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Before moving to Georgetown, Dr. Goodwin was director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), from 1981 to 1988. Earlier, he was head of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. He is known in particular for having been the first to report a controlled study on the antidepressant effects of lithium.
At drgoodwin.com from 2002 he is listed a A Director, rather than The Director.
"A physician-scientist specializing in psychiatry and psychopharmacology, Dr. Goodwin served from 1981 to 1988 as NIMH Scientific Director and Chief of Intramural research."
And again, the eminent Psychiatrist Goodwin himself:
"“As you will hear today, there is no credible scientific evidence linking antidepressants to violence or to suicide.”
SSRI Stories, 2700 + Disasters
Update June 9 '09: it's now at over 3000.
Just so Our Point here doesn't get lost, ....
Freddy/Scientific Council of NARSAD: where 300/60 = 1 in 4.
"In 2007, nearly 60 million American adults — about one person in four — suffered from a diagnosable mental illness. Children were greatly affected, too, with one in 10 impaired by a mental disorder. "
$1.3 Million. 1 in 4 Adults, incurably "Mentally Ill".
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
GSK agrees to pay insurance companies $40 Million.
And again; It's about a manufacturer concealing the increased suicide risk their product poses in children.
There's speculation that President Obama's Administration Might, quash FDAs end run around Congress through FDAs own Heisting of the Supremacy Clause. Again; the Constitution doesn't empower the FDA to invoke the Santa Clause, much less tell Congress where to get off with its $500 Mill COI, Black Hole Event Horizon, Supremacy Clause. You can Believe in 'Obama = No Preemption', only when you See it Actually Happen, because K Street - like rust - never sleeps.
news.muckety.com - has PhRMA playing "Party Host" to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
news.muckety.com - has "[Robert Wood] Johnson [IV], the owner of the New York Jets and heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, has raised millions for John McCain’s presidential campaign."
What Nov 4th actually accomplished was that Dad, driving the Uniparty Dodge all Over our liberties, succumbed to protest from the kids and changed course from McDonald's to Burger King.
At rollcall.com K Street's Janus is nervously eying the incoming Administration's 'proposed' raft of new regulations. It seems They are of two minds regarding their two faced enrichment schemes which necessitate Driving Your liberties into the outhouse in order to continue profitably wiping their Own Industrial bottom lines on them.
"In a [sic] historic election that saw America’s first African-American president and expanded Democratic majorities in Congress, K Street was cheering for something else as well: a cornucopia of potential new business."
“People are saying: ‘This is going to be horrible, Obama’s going to regulate everything. The horrible people are going to take over,’” said one lobbyist who did not wish to be identified."
So just what kind of Take Over Regulations has President Elect Obama been proposing to CHANGE our way of life? And even After hearing this 16 sec bite a Million times, ..... we Still elected this guy?
A Civilian National Security Force, the size of our Military? What's next? The Bureau Of State Security? (acronym BOSS) And how are we going to PAY for that CHANGE, ..... Mr. President?
Today; After our troops pull 3 & 4 tours of having Their team shot at, road bombed, crippled and killed, ..... they come home to be Civied and Bushwacked as PTSD guinea pigs for Chemical Factory Test Riggings, ..... hawked by Sold Out Scoundrels who are now being questioned - along with the Chemical Factories themselves - by the Senate Finance Committee over their buckets of Scoundrel/Factory, Test Rigging, Off Label Marketing, Money.
One outfit even Shanghaied 2 prominent, and world beloved Diplomats from the State of Pooh: none other than the venerable Deputy Chief Ambassadors Tigger & Eeyore themselves, to peddle product. Why did the kidnappers equate their targeted Psychically Omnipotent Ideates with the Romper Room set?
What manner of Ideate would snatch Pooh Toons, to leash them into red lit cue card/store front windows as purveyors of chemical surcease from life's sometimes distressing reality, ..... that life is just Not all milk & cookies? (unless of course Their work papers identify Them as an Ewok in some George Lucas chem cookie Empire)
UI's Andreasen Leads Report On VA Post-Traumatic Stress Cases
"The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should revise how it evaluates and compensates former military personnel for service-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to an Institute of Medicine and National Research Council report issued May 8. The report committee was chaired by University of Iowa psychiatry professor Nancy Andreasen.
PTSD cases within the VA system jumped almost 80 percent between fiscal years 1999 and 2004, increasing from 120,265 cases to 215,871. PTSD payments increased almost 150 percent over the same period, rising from $1.72 billion to $4.28 billion."NYT interview with Dr. Andreasen
Q. AND WHAT HAVE YOU FOUND?A. , ..... the more drugs you’ve been given, the more brain tissue you lose.
Q. ARE YOU WORRIED YOUR FINDINGS MIGHT BE MISUSED?
A. The reason I sat on these findings for a couple of years was that I just wanted to be absolutely sure it was true. My biggest fear is that people who need the drugs will stop taking them.
Between 1992 - 2007 Dr. Andreasen bagged just over $38 Million NIH bucks to take brain tissue losing photos, ..... and she sat on her brain tissue losing photos for a couple of years, ..... just to make sure she was "Absolutely Sure."Dr Andreasen was the Chair Dr. of the DSM-IV-TR 7 member Schizophrenia Defining Work Group, which would place her as the Industry Standard Bearer for Schizophrenia pills/antipsychotic, sales.
Washington Post April 20, 2006
"Andreasen said she would have to check her tax statements to know whether she received money from companies at the time she worked on the panel, but said, "What I do know is that I do almost nothing with drug companies. . . . My area of research is neuroimaging, not psychopharmacology."
Link, AstraZeneca Panels
Dr Andreasen, would you characterize that AstraZeneca panel as researching Neuroimaging, and Not Psycopharmacology? And is that the same Dr. Schatzberg of those razor timed Corcept/RU486 Stock Dumps? And is that the Same Dr. Schatzberg who is scheduled for Coronation as the President of the American Psychiatric Association in May of 2009?
Link, The $45K Giveaway
DSM-TR-IV Billing Code: 294.0: Amnesiac Disorder Due To [Indicate the General Medical condition] Without Disturbance
DSM-IV-TR Billing Code: 294.8: Amnesiac Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
Dr Andreasen wrote a book which (purportedly) explains the mazy intricacies of Bio Scientific (drug treatable) 'Mental Illness' to the lesser, as yet Unconverted acolytes to the sacred temple of Bio Scientific (drug buying) as yet Undiagnosed, 'Incurably Mentally Ill'. Dr. Andreasen's book is titled 'The Broken Brain'.
Check Amazon's New, Used, and Collectible Prices. That will tell you what the as yet Undiagnosed and Unconverted 'Incurably Mentally Ill' who had to Break Their Asses Paying for her $38 Million worth of the more drugs you’ve been given, the more brain tissue you lose Photos, ..... think of her Broken Brain, ..... right down to the $0.01
But Don't worry about it. It's covered. We voted for CHANGE. And we'll Keep voting for CHANGE, each and every time some National Socialist Candidate Flaps his National Socialist Yap behind a podium sign reading, ..... CHANGE. That one's right up there with "Read My Lips. No New Taxes." and our current favorite "Staying The Course," while enjoying being "Misunderestimated."
Fast forward to 2012.
"Who are you voting, Fred?"
"You've got to be kidding Barni, after they impeached Obama last year? ..... The Last thing we need is Another 4 years of Biden. Him and his Medicaid cuts to pay for his Security Forces. Pebbles is a shivering wreck. She'll be 4 next week, and now Medicaid won't even cover the Cogentin for her Parkinsons. I'm voting for CHANGE. Aww Christ, ..... here come those Security A'holes again, better get inside, it's game time anyway."
"Good idea Fred. I always love watching those New York Jets kick butt."
"Yup, that Woody bought himself a Hell of a team, Barni."
Part II of Evelyn Pringle's "Pharmaceutical Industry Hustlers" is up at 'The Bitter Pill'. Part I is here.
The Pharmaceutical Machinations and Vote Buying that rigged this profiteering hustle in the 1st place are laid out in Allen Jones exposition of TMAP: the Texas Medication Algorithm Project.
See Allen Jones Full Whistle-Blower Report, pg.3. (psychrights.org/last item)
"Newspaper columnist Charles T. Bowen, in an article "Quick Note; Silent Vote; No Gloat."
The Tampa Tribune, 21 April 1997, described how one former Texas legislator, Tom Robbins, was annoyed that his colleagues seemed to pass legislation that they had not even read, let alone understood. To prove a point he introduced a resolution to honor Albert de Salvo. The language of the resolution stated in part:
"This compassionate gentleman's dedication and devotion to his work has enabled the weak and the lonely throughout the nation to achieve and maintain a new degree of concern for their future. He has been officially recognized by the state of Massachusetts for his noted activities and unconventional techniques involving population control and applied psychology."
The Resolution passed with a unanimous vote.
Albert de Salvo was, of course, the Boston Strangler.
According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, the pharmaceutical industry Contributed zero contributions to individual politicians in Texas in1994. During the 1998 Election year, pharmaceutical manufacturers made a total of 251 contributions totaling $152,000 to individual candidates for Texas state office. In 2002, the total was 419 individual contributions by drug makers totaling $384,735."
We should not be outraged that politicians can be bought, ..... that's a given. But we Should be outraged that they can be bought so cheaply, ...... because That is the reason Why, ..... 1 in Every 5 Americans are today being hunted, ..... by Ideates, ..... as dinner.
At portfolio.com we meet Dr. Steven M. Paul again.
Their summation begins with numerous repetitions of the word 'Corporate' followed by 'policy committee, senior management, top Lilly executives, implements, strategies, corporate performance, opportunities', and so forth.
And at Business Week we have some earnings figures on the estimable Dr. Paul.
From NARSAD's 2007 Annual Report we learn:
"In 2007, nearly 60 million American adults — about one person in four — suffered from a diagnosable mental illness. Children were greatly affected, too, with one in 10 impaired by a mental disorder."
Thank God that such a caring individual as Dr. Steven M. Paul - without Any wish in his heart (or even Remotely detectable $AGENDA) but to Help those Poor, Suffering Millions - is at NARSAD, ..... contributing to the Dispassionate, and Rigorously Scientific understanding of 'Mental Illness'.
Earth to NARSAD Scientists, Come In, you NARSAD, ...... Scientists, you.
300 Million Americans/60 Million Americans Does NOT equal 1 in 4.
300/60 = 1 in 5.
Might you be putting the cart before the 'Incurable Mental Illness' SALES PITCH here, ..... NARSAD? (or any Other even Remotely detectable, ..... $ Corporate Chemical Factory AGENDA ?)
$50K plus Research Benefactors:
Bristol Myers Squibb = Abilify
$30K plus Research Partners:
Eli Lilly & Co. = Zyprexa
Janssen LP = Risperdal
$10K plus Research Patrons:
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals = Seroquel
Monday, November 17, 2008
"Imagine a world without mental illness. NARSAD believes such a reality is possible and works every day to try to attain it."
Nyeh, heh, heh, heh. Sure you do, with only 8 of the 54 Million Americans Slated for Investigation, deprivation of their Inalienable Rights, and Drugging, currently tagged and bagged, ..... to satisfy the morbid curiosity of an Army of College Degree holding, Obsessed with Depression and Suffering themselves, Psychs.
"For the past 22 years, with the help of thousands of donors, NARSAD has given over $234 million and 3,474 grants to researchers who have helped pioneer breakthroughs, ..... "
Notice the Intentional bastardization of language next, ..... expressly to Sell illness.
"If you are here at our web site, most likely either you or someone close to you has been recently diagnosed or is living with a major psychiatric disease."
Psychiatric DISEASES (Iatrogenic damages) are CAUSED by Psychiatric Treatment. The actual disorders themselves, (untidy emotional filing cabinets) were & are voted into and out of (when gay people massed and told the APA to SOD OFF) Money Making existence by an APA Show of hands.
We'd like to Know What kind of Science NARSAD's Scientific Council embraces, as Source material, proving that More Research funding and grant making is needed.
Scientific Council at NARSAD
Herbert Pardes MD President
The Wiki page alone is a Matterhorn of potential COI.
"Dr. Herbert Pardes is the CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He was previously president of Presbyterian Hospital; when the latter merged with New York Hospital he became CEO of the combined entity.
"He is a former Dean of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Before becoming dean, Pardes was chair of Columbia's department of psychiatry, where he remains a professor. He is a national figure in psychiatry and academic medicine.
From 1978 to 1984, he was director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where he strengthened the Institute's research program and emphasized the need to increase research support for psychiatry.
From 1989 he was president of American Psychiatric Association (APA).He is also a member of Institute of Medicine, president of Scientific Board of the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), a charter associate member of the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association (NDMDA), and a regular advisor to National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and Mental Health Association.
We, would like to Know, ...... Why these 3 Next Researchers in Particular are Still on NARSAD's Scientific Council. And if they are No Longer contributing to NARSAD's Scientific understanding, Why haven't their names been removed from NARSAD's page? If NARSAD can afford to pass out $234 Million over the last 22 years, ......
Charles B Nemeroff MD PhD
Alan F Schatzberg
Just in case you, Dear Reader, aren't familiar with the terrain, Medworm has collections of articles on Psychiatry's Ongoing, Academic Research, Corruption, focusing ON those 3 Researchers.
Steven M Paul MD is Also listed as a member of NARSAD's Scientific Council.
Eli Lilly readies $1.4 Billion red ink correction. And with $4.67 Billion in Global '07 revenues Zyprexa will Remain on the Drug Store shelf. And Industrial Mental Health Will march forward, Investigating, Condemning, and Drugging its way toward its targeted 54 Million Incurably Mentally Ill Americans. (backstory)
We call upon NARSAD to remove these 3 Corrupt Researchers from its Scientific Council Immediately, or Publicly Admit that NARSAD Itself Is a Bald Faced Shill for Chemical Factories.
Friday, November 14, 2008
"In the neuron you have a slightly negative inside (approximately -70 mV) and a neutral outside (O V), separated by a membrane. It is this difference that is the basis of the electrical nerve impulse."
At Your Dictionary.com: mV means Millivolt: which is 1 1000th of a Volt. At Ect.org The Machines, is a list of the 225-450 Volt, @ .75-.9 Amps, that ECT 'TREATMENT' machines send through a person's brain. Represented as a Volt, a Millivolt would look like: .001V, or: 000.001V as opposed to 225.000V
So even at the Low end we have 225Volts X 1000 (because mV=1/1000 of a V) = 225,000 mV.
225,000mV/70mV = 3,214.2857mV
That's 3,214 Times More voltage than 1 Brain neuron usually functions at. And ECT machines do not differentiate among neurons to shock their way Around neurons that are functioning correctly, as Decreed by the Opinion of the machine Operator.
In Minnesota there's a guy named Ray Sandford.
And every Wednesday morning, some other guys show up at Ray's place, and force Ray to go for a ride with them. And Ray Does NOT Want to go, but Ray doesn't have the Right to refuse, because Ray's Inalienable VIII Amendment Right was STOLEN from Ray by the State of Minnesota. And at the end of that 15 mile ride some more Other guys hook Ray's head up to an electrical transformer, and unless our math is as wrong as that 2nd set of Other guys are, ..... for doing what they are doing, in order to TAKE THE MONEY,
Ray has to let them shoot At Least 3,214 TIMES the amount of volts through his brain that it was designed to run on. And Ray is Not the only person in Minnesota who gets 'Taken For A Ride' like this, in Minnesota.
If you could just drop an email or 2 to the right parties, maybe Ray and the other folks there who are being forcibly shocked wouldn't have to Go For A Ride any more.
See Mindfreedom. They've got the details.
The computer you're on Must have a program or 2 with a glitch or 3 in them. And that computer is probably plugged into the wall @ 120 Volts. Do you think those program glitches might straighten themselves out if you just zapped 385,680 Volts through your Whole computer?
120V X 3,214 = 385,680V
There's more to electricity than just Volts, but we don't think that much affects how Ray probably pictures it.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Here's One More satisfied customer's product review. You don't usually find these sorts of videos when people feel they got suckered into buying a bum refrigerator or lawn mower. So we gotta figure it took quite a hosing to piss off this person into making this vid. View the comments.
"Do No Harm?"
There's a widespread misconception that Doctors are bound by the Hippocratic Oath to "Do No Harm." The Hippocratic oath is worth two beer farts in a whirlwind. Here's one version of it. And Good Luck finding the mythical "Do No Harm" in it.
Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.
Hippocratic Oath—Modern Version
I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.
I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.
I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.
I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
"Prevention is Preferable to cure."
Because there Isn't anything Psychiatry Can cure, ..... by Brain Damaging You, ..... to Take Your Money.
"Above all, I must not play at God."
DSM-IV-TR Billing Code: 301.9: Personality Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified
PS; And Again, it looks like we have the 'Mental Health' set being Purveyors of Billable 'Mental Illness' through selling Paxil and its side effects.
DSM-IV-TR Billing Code: 307.47: Nightmare Disorder
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Steven Bergin Shoots, and Scores!
"The Wisconsin Medical Society's board has come out against doctors accepting gifts, speaking fees and other payments from pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
The new policy ranges from the ubiquitous pens and pads found throughout doctors' offices to the controversial practice of paying doctors to give talks about a company's products.
It also includes the free lunches and other food that pharmaceutical sales representatives bring for doctors and their staffs on sales calls.
The Wisconsin Medical Society's policy goes beyond the guidelines of the American Medical Society and most state medical societies."We have chosen to take a firm stand," said Steven Bergin, president of the Wisconsin Medical Society. "
The Wisconsin Medical Society represents roughly 2/3 of Wisconsin's Doctors. This article says that PhRMA and Med Device Cos. spend about $19 Billion annually Greasing Doctors.
[Backstory This time is By The Numbers]
With That kind of Money chumming the Patient pool, do you Really think for a second, ..... that You, Mr & Mrs patient, ..... have a Wounded Mackerel's Chance in That Pool, of BEING SOLD, the chemical or implant that's "Right For You" (1) based solely on the impartial objectivity of your "Caregiving Healthcare Provider", who May or May Not be drunk or doped up (2) themselves, and qualifying for Kid Glove 'Get Out Of Jail Free' (3) State sponsored Physician Diversion Rehab, on any given day?
And Speaking of, ..... Does Anyone know what actually happened to California's Drunk, and 'Mentally Ill', (read Spoiled Brat) Dr. (4) Cover Up Program? It was so overwhelmed with its inability to even Window Dress the problem, that it scheduled Itself for Suicide on June 30, 2008, but, if so, it must have just quietly hanged itself in the closet.
And to those who say that Freebies are no big deal, ..... How do you think we got to this Tsunami of Brain & CNS damaging Antipsychotics Poisoning 80% or more of the kids in Florida's foster care system? (5)
Health Care Renewal brought us a page (6) Re: KOL Dr. Charles Nemeroff, and his personal mastery of Industry Freebies.
PS: One For The Road: Evelyn Pringle's new in depth report: (7) Part 1 on "Pharmaceutical Industry Hustlers". The Hat Tip here goes to Fid @ seroxat sufferers.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
We can only hope that VP Biden, at least Knows, Which army/attic His family fought in.
This Obama speech was a wind up to pitch 'Mental Health' services for returning vets. And THAT, is a synonem for our GOVT. - through the VA - SELLING PSYCH DRUGS, like Chantix (backstory), along with the THEFT, for DRUG MONEY, of our Veterans Inalienable Rights, as 'Incurably PTSD Mentally Ill'.
DSM-IV-TR Billing Code: 309.81 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Chantix is a quit smoking drug. That; equals 'Behaviour Modification', which is what Psych is. (forget that cigarettes will take 30-50 years to kill you, [giving you 30-50 years to quit on your Own] while Chantix can kill you in a week or two)
The Bravest and the Best our Country has, go to war for multiple tours of duty, and when they return they are punished with a Psych Label as 'Incurably Mentally Ill', for laying it All On The Line for the rest of us.
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
We, have Never been fans of Senator Clinton. However; Sen. Clinton is signed on as a co-sponsor of S.2029 - Sen Grassley's 'Physician's Payments Sunshine Act of 2007' - which seeks to address the Ocean of Drug Money corrupting the Diagnosing & Prescribing Practices of our current 'Anything For A Buck and to Hell with the Patient' medical system. So; Sen. Clinton, you have our commendation for 'Doing The Right Thing' (on This Issue).
And speaking of This Issue; Jacob Goldstein at the WSJ Health Blog has observations to share on Vermont reigning in the Doktor freebies.
And to our Servicemen & Servicewomen, make GD Certain you Want that filthy 'Mental Illness' label hanging around Your neck, for Life, before you trust the VA with its PTSD Chemical Factory Funded, Junk Science, DRUG DEALS.