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#1 VIOXX -
#1 Good vs Evil...
#2 QuackBusters exposed
#2 Commission adopts
#3 No Liability for drug makers
#4 Health Freedom Counter Attacks
Federal Prison for Quackbusters?
About Tim Bolen - Consumer Advocate. We need more people like Tim. If you don't know him, this man is in an incredible resource for us in the fight against BigPharma. If you want to keep your rights, read his newsletters.
This "Millions of Health Freedom Fighters - Newsletter" is about the battle between "Health and Medicine" on Planet Earth. Tim Bolen is an op/ed writer with extensive knowledge of the activities of a subversive organization calling itself the
"quackbusters", and that organization's attempts to suppress, and discredit, any, and all health modalities that compete with the allopathic (MD) paradigm for consumer health dollars. The focus of the newsletter is on the ongoing activities, battles, politics, and the victories won by members of the "Health Freedom Movement" against the "quackbusters". It details "who the quackbusters are, what they are, where they are operating, when they appear, and how they operate - and how easy it is to beat them..."
HEALTH & FREEDOM RELATED ARTICLES
VIOXX - FDA EXPOSED - (BY AN INSIDER)
In an eye-popping article published by
www.NewsTarget.com. It is an interview with Dr. David Graham, the senior drug safety researcher at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He is the person who blew the whistle to a Senate committee on the dangers of the drug Vioxx.
Despite it's being banned temporarily after causing 140,000 heart attacks and 60,000 deaths, Vioxx has been voted back on the market by the FDA with a slightly modified label. Everyone should print out this 10-page interview and read it carefully.
The interview contains jaw-dropping insights about the corruption and crimes that take place every day inside the FDA. This is no outside critic, either; these are the words from a top FDA employee who has worked at the agency for two decades. If you've ever wondered how the drug industry could pull off the greatest con of our time -- and turn the human body into a profit-generating machine -- you're about to learn the shocking answers in this interview. - B. Henderson
Quackwatch Founder Stephen Barrett loses Major Defamation trial in Hometown
Date: October 13, 2005
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Court Case: Stephen Barrett, M.D. vs. Tedd Koren, D.C. and Koren
Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County for the State of Pennsylvania
Court Case No.: 2002-C-1837
Contact: Carlos F. Negrete
LAW OFFICES OF CARLOS F. NEGRETE
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Dr. Tedd Koren, DC.
Subject: Quackwatch Founder Stephen Barrett loses Major Defamation trial in
In a stunning development, Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Judge J. Brian Johnson on Thursday, October 13, 2005, tossed out nationally known self-proclaimed ‘consumer medical advocate’ Stephen Barrett’s defamation lawsuit just minutes before it was going to be considered by a local jury.
The lawsuit, filed in August 2002, against also nationally known Pennsylvania chiropractor, lecturer, researcher and publisher, Dr. Tedd Koren sought unspecified damages against Koren and his company, Koren Publications, Inc. for statements that he wrote in his newsletter in 2001 about Barrett.
Barrett, a long-time nemesis of chiropractic, filed the lawsuit because of Koren’s publication that Barrett was ‘licensed’ and in trouble because of a $10 million lawsuit and because Barrett was called a ‘Quackpot’.
In his defense, Koren contended that the statements were true and not defamatory and that he had a First Amendment right to write them in his newsletter.
Thursday’s ruling by Judge Johnson represented a major reversal of the finding of an arbitration in August 2004 wherein a panel of three local private attorneys reviewing the case had found in favor of Barrett and awarded Barrett $16,500 in damages and that Koren should publish a retraction. That award was appealed by Koren.
Dr. Koren was represented by well-known health freedom San Juan Capistrano, California, attorney Carlos F. Negrete for trial and Washington, D.C. attorney James Turner of Swankin & Turner. Easton, Pennsylvania attorney Christopher Reid of Laub, Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid served as local counsel for the team and was co-counsel for the trial along with Negrete.
Turner and Negrete have been well known for their representation of clients in the health food, supplement and vitamin industries as well as representing naturopaths, nurses, dentists, physicians, chiropractors and complimentary therapists across the country.
Turner’s experience dates back the 1960s when he joined consumer advocate Ralph Nader and was one of the groundbreaking Nader’s Raiders that made consumer advocacy popular and brought about significant changes in manufacturing and consumer protection.
In making the ruling to throw out the case, Judge Johnson granted a rare directed verdict to the jury finding there was insufficient evidence to support Barrett’s claims. Judge Johnson indicated that this case was one of those rare times where such a motion was appropriate.
Barrett operates the web site www.quackwatch.org , www.chirobase.org and 20 other web sites and has been a long time critic of chiropractic calling much of it"quackery".
The victory to chiropractor Koren comes almost 18 years to the date that chiropractors received national attention with their victory against the American Medical Association (AMA) by obtaining an injunction against the AMA from an Illinois federal judge for engaging in illegal boycotting of doctors chiropractic in Wilk et al vs. AMA.
Barrett had been an outspoken supporter of the AMA at the same time that Koren had been a vocal advocate that the AMA has, in recent years, violated the spirit of the federal judge’s order.
After the ruling, Koren proclaimed that: I am overjoyed and enthusiastic that this nightmare is over and that the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic and the work of all of my colleagues have been vindicated.
“This case took a toll on my life and family, but I knew that I was right in publishing the truth.”
Dr. Barrett has no right to misinform the public about chiropractic and other natural healing arts or to try to silence anyone who criticizes him or tell consumers that he is not what he purports to be.
“I believe that it is not right to be silent when there is a duty to inform the public and let the truth be told.”
For years, Barrett has touted himself as a medical expert on ‘quackery’ in healthcare and has assisted in dozens of court cases as an expert. He also was called upon by the FDA, FTC and other governmental agencies for his purported expertise.
He was the subject of many magazine interviews, including Time Magazine and featured on television interviews on ABC’s 20/20, NBC’s Today Show and PBS.
He has gained media fame by his outspoken vocal disgust and impatience over natural or non-medical healthcare, including his criticisms of two time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling.
Dr. Tedd Koren is known for his writings and lectures on chiropractic science, research, philosophy, and chiropractic patient adjusting.
He is known for his Koren Publications chiropractic patient education brochures, posters, booklets, books and other products that are used in chiropractors’offices throughout the United States and around the world.
Dr. Koren also co-founded a chiropractic college, is on the extension faculty of two chiropractic colleges, is published in chiropractic and bio-medical journals and has received numerous awards in his field. His web sites include www.korenpublications.com and www.teddkorenseminars.com
In his 2001 newsletter, Koren published articles that revealed that even though he touted himself as a medical expert, Barrett had not been a licensed physician since the early 1990s.
He also published that Barrett had been the subject of a $10 million racketeering lawsuit [that had been withdrawn] and called him a ‘quackpot’ for the contradiction of his website and lack of credentials.
Koren’s trial attorney, Carlos F. Negrete of San Juan Capistrano, California, is known for his defense of physicians, chiropractors, dentists, clinics and natural heath providers who practice what is known as complimentary & alternative medicine and holistic healthcare. Negrete has also handled groundbreaking cases against HMOs in California and has represented many celebrities and politicians.
At trial, under a heated cross-examination by Negrete, Barrett conceded that he was not a
Medical Board Certified psychiatrist because he had failed the certification exam.
This was a major revelation since Barrett had provided supposed expert testimony as a psychiatrist and had testified in numerous court cases.
Barrett also had said that he was a legal expert even though he had no formal legal training.
The most damming testimony before the jury, under the intense cross-examination by Negrete, was that Barrett had filed similar defamation lawsuits against almost 40 people across the country within the past few years and had not won one single one at trial.
During the course of his examination, Barrett also had to concede his ties to the AMA, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
This was not the first time that Negrete was a trial attorney in a Barrett case. He also r epresented anti-fluoridation advocate Darlene Sherrell in a federal lawsuit filed in Eugene, Oregon by Barrett.
Barrett also lost in trial of that case. Negrete also represented Robert King
of King Bio Natural Medicine of North Carolina and MediaPower (manufacturers
of CalMax and Nu-Zymes) of Maine in cases filed by an organization led by
Barrett, which were lost by Barrett's organization.
Barrett has also filed a lawsuit against Negrete and his client Dr. Hulda Clark (author of The Cure for All Diseases and The Cure for All Cancers) , which is now pending and awaiting trial in San Diego, California federal court.
After the Koren trial, Negrete stated: “The de-bunker has been de-bunked. I am pleased and satisfied with this outcome for Dr. Koren and am proud that Dr. Koren did not succumb to the pressures of the intimidation of Barrett’s legal wrangling. Not everyone can stand up to someone as well known as Barrett.”
Negrete continued, “It is another great day for health freedom and alternative healthcare around the world. I am especially pleased that this most important victory was in Barrett’s own hometown. It just goes to show you that there is justice anywhere, even when you are a visitor challenging the home team.
Barrett is a shill for the medical and pharmaceutical cartels and his bully tactics and unjustified discrediting of leading innovators, scientists and health practitioners should not be tolerated.”
Negrete said, “You can be assured that our legal team will be wherever health freedom advocates and practitioners are being persecuted. The tide is now turning and people are no long accepting that synthetic drugs are the only form of treatment are the only way to address health concerns.
"Every day, consumers are becoming more educated about the benefits of holistic and alternative methods. This is something that the medical establishment obviously fears and wants to crush with false propaganda.”
Koren said that he would now go back to his home in Pennsylvania to spend more time with his family and continue to write, research, and lecture on topics concerning chiropractic and healthcare and the experiences he has gained from this precedent setting legal battle.
He plans to give new lectures to chiropractors across the country who are under attack or have been subjected to governmental actions.
He also announced that he is forming a new organization aimed at informing and assisting chiropractors across the country.
The trial started on Monday, October 10, 2005 and ended on October 13, 2005
Barrett was represented by local Allentown attorney, Richard Orloski.
CODE RED ALERT: U.S. Senate Bill Broadly Eliminates Liability For Vaccines And Drugs
..."The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is calling the "Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act of 2005"(S. 1873), which passed out of the U.S. Senate HELP Committee one day after it was introduced "a drug company stockholder's dream and a consumer's worst nightmare." The proposed legislation will strip Americans of the right to a trial by jury if harmed by an experimental or licensed drug or vaccine that they are forced by government to take whenever federal health officials declare a public health emergency...
..."true partnership" between the federal government, the pharmaceutical industry and academia to walk the drug companies...
....will operate in secret, exempt from the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, insuring that no evidence of injuries or deaths caused by drugs and vaccines labeled as "countermeasures" will become public"...
Here is a perfect example of how supposedly democratic decisions are made by governments. Who in their right minds should even consider this let alone develop this blatant piece of legislation? Unless there is collusion with the industry. It is, yet again, sad to see another government usurped by the industry the very industry it pretends to regulate to protect the citizens.
Only a corrupt government in the face of injuries from Vioxx, and anti-depressants etc. could dream up such a scheme for their cronies.
If vaccines and drugs are so safe then why this?
Please take action as per below.
E-NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL VACCINE INFORMATION CENTER Vienna, Virginia
NVIC Note: Yesterday we witnessed the Senate HELP Committee pass this bill out of sub-committee. It is critical that you take action today-immediately. This bill will go back to the committee for a final review on Thursday-October 20, 2005 and then go to the full Senate for a vote. Being led by Republican Richard Burr (R-NC) and being spurred by fears of avian flu, this bill was written and passed out of committee in a 24 hour period. Most members did not even have the final language in front of them.
The version that passed will broadly eliminate liability for vaccines and drugs. Please read the press release, write to the members of the HELP committee, write to your own Senator and your own member of Congress. Pass this alert to your family, friends and other organizations you are involved with. Go to our website and take action right now! www.NVIC.org Don't wait for someone else to do it. This is a CODE RED alert to anyone who is concerned about forced vaccination and holding drug companies responsible for the products they create.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is calling the "Biodefense and Pandemic Vaccine and Drug Development Act of 2005"(S. 1873), which passed out of the U.S. Senate HELP Committee one day after it was introduced "a drug company stockholder's dream and a consumer's worst nightmare." The proposed legislation will strip Americans of the right to a trial by jury if harmed by an experimental or licensed drug or vaccine that they are forced by government to take whenever federal health officials declare a public health emergency. The legislation's architect, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the HELP Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness, told the full HELP Committee yesterday that the legislation "creates a true partnership" between the federal government, the pharmaceutical industry and academia to walk the drug companies "through the Valley of Death" in bringing a new vaccine or drug to market. Burr said it will give the Department of Health and Human Services "additional authority and resources to partner with the private sector to rapidly develop drugs and vaccines." The Burr bill gives the Secretary of DHHS the sole authority to decide whether a manufacturer violated laws mandating drug safety and bans citizens from challenging his decision in the civil court system. The bill establishes the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency (BARDA), as the single point of authority within the government for the advanced research and development of drugs and vaccines in response to bioterrorism and natural disease outbreaks such as the flu. BARDA will operate in secret, exempt from the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, insuring that no evidence of injuries or deaths caused by drugs and vaccines labeled as "countermeasures" will become public. Nicknamed "Bioshield Two," the legislation is being pushed rapidly through Congress without time for voters to make their voices heard by their elected representatives. Co-sponsored by Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Judd Gregg (R-NH), the legislation will eliminate both regulatory and legal safeguards applied to vaccines as well as take away the right of children and adults harmed by vaccines and drugs to present their case in front of a jury in a civil court of law. "It is a sad day for this nation when Congress is frightened and bullied into allowing one profit making industry to destroy the seventh Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing citizens their day in court in front of a jury of their peers," said Barbara Loe Fisher, president of NVIC. "This proposed legislation, like the power and money grab by federal health officials and industry in the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Project Bioshield Act of 2004, is an unconstitutional attempt by some in Congress to give a taxpayer- funded handout to pharmaceutical companies for drugs and vaccines the government can force all citizens to use while absolving everyone connected from any responsibility for injuries and deaths which occur. It means that, if an American is injured by an experimental flu or anthrax vaccine he or she is mandated to take, that citizen will be banned from exercising the Constitutional right to a jury trial even if it is revealed that the vaccine maker engaged in criminal fraud and negligence in the manufacture of the vaccine." The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is legally responsible for regulating the pharmaceutical industry and ensuring that drugs and vaccines released to the public are safe and effective. Drug companies marketing painkillers, like Vioxx, and anti-depressants, which have resulted in the deaths and injuries of thousands of children and adults, are being held accountable in civil court while the FDA has come under intense criticism for withholding information about the drugs' dangers from the public. Since 1986, vaccine makers have been protected from most liability in civil court through the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in which Congress created a federal vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) that offers vaccine victims an alternative to the court system. Even though the program has awarded nearly $2 billion to victims of mandated vaccines, two out of three plaintiffs are turned away. "The drug companies and doctors got all the liability protection they needed in 1986 but they are greedy and want more," said Fisher. "And the federal health agencies want more power to force citizens to use vaccines without having to worry about properly regulating them. If the Burr bill passes, all economic incentives to insure mandated vaccines are safe will be removed and the American people are facing a future where government can force them to take poorly regulated experimental drugs and vaccines labeled as "countermeasures" or go to jail. The only recourse for citizens will be to strike down mandatory vaccination laws so vaccines will be subject to the law of supply and demand in the marketplace. The health care consumer's cry will be: No liability? No mandates."
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) was founded by parents of vaccine injured children in 1982 and co-founders worked with Congress on the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. For more information, go to
SOURCE National Vaccine Information Center Web Site: http://www.nvic.org
Kathi Williams National Vaccine Information Center
421 Church St., Suite E Vienna, Va 22180
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Good vs Evil...
21st Century EVIL INCARNATE -
"The Quackbuster Conspiracy"...
Opinion by Tim Bolen
A Classic Battle Between Good and Evil...
The Battle Between Health and Medicine...
The biggest battle mankind faces on planet earth in the 21st century is the one between the forces of "Health," and the forces of "Medicine".
"Health" is winning. North American consumer spending habits clearly show that our society wants to be healthy, not medicated.
The forces of "Medicine," tout the dubious benefits of a
drugged society. To them, everything is a new ailment, a new disease, a new disorder, one for which an
expensive new drug is available - and which, in their minds, the population should be "required" to embrace. Look how easily our brighter children are being forced into a Ritalin world. Look how our seniors are convinced that they need to spend their life savings in the prescription line at the local pharmacy.
"Medicine" has failed North Americans, for Medicine's goals are not our goals, their wants and needs are not our wants and needs, their solutions are not our solutions, and their motivation is not our motivation.
Hence the "Health" movement. Intelligent people look at the North American medical paradigm and say, "there's got to be a better way than this..."
And, of course, there is...
"Health" proponents promote the simple idea of determining what, exactly, is the "cause" of a person's poor health - and removing that cause. For example, if a person is suffering pain and general ill health, with depression, "Medicine" proponents who "diagnose and treat" would load him/her up with pain-killers, antibiotics, and anti-depressants - and a WHOPPING, never-ending, bill down at the pharmacy.. "Health" proponents would first examine the whole body to determine if there is a specific cause for this problem, find it, and solve the problem by returning the body to it's natural operating system.
It is a lot more profitable to continuously "medicate" than it is to simply restore "health."
Probably the biggest problems facing our society, in the new millennium, is our inability to deal with DISEASE. We, with our current "medicine" paradigm, are losing the battles - period. And, as our world population increases, so do our health problems.
When it comes to DISEASE, conventional "Medicine" has NOTHING to offer. The "War on Cancer" only benefits those involved in the money-receiving end of it. The war on AIDS is following the same path.
Yet, all around us we see successes against those problems - successes that are, most likely, the beginning of the answer to the problems. Unfortunately, we find out about those successes by reading the newspaper about how the successful "health" practitioner was "arrested, jailed, sued" on some pretext... In those cases, inevitably, the thousands of Americans who testify to the benefits of the program they used to restore their health are IGNORED.
Somehow, in our society, we've allowed the power structure WE OWN, and put in place, to act completely stupid over this issue. We've allowed them to use the guiding concept that
"proven, or approved, by a bureaucracy" supersedes the reality of
"results." That's definitely wrong - and it's time to correct that, right now.
"Medicine" has entwined itself into our regulatory bureaucratic structure. It has, for now, managed to convince certain employees of our agencies, that the "testing" rules we, as a society, impose on DANGEROUS NEW DRUGS, should apply to natural products, and common-sense solutions to health issues..
What happens now, is that when some leading-edge health practitioner finds some natural product, or simple device, that really does affect cancer, or AIDS, or what-have-you, they GET STOPPED. And, when they get stopped, people, who now had a chance to live, or restore their health, DIE...
WHAT? They get stopped? What the hell is going on? Just when we're on the edge of an answer?
Enter, "The Quackbuster Conspiracy"...
North Americans are raised, primarily, to embrace the Judeo-Christian sense of right and wrong. Most of us are taught early what is GOOD, and what is not - what rules we are to live by...
Throughout history we've seen EVIL rear it's ugly head. Man's ruthlessness and cruelty to other men knows no limits. Examples abound in our pages of history. Every race has it's predators, and its victims.
In my opinion, the worst thing happening to humankind in our lifetime, is the activity of a small, but HEINOUS group of people who call themselves "the quackbusters."
The suffering and death of tens of millions of humans is of no concern to them. They exist ONLY to stop advancement in health sciences that competes with the expensive, and nearly useless allopathic (MD) drug/surgery offering.
In some ways, the war between "Health" and "Medicine" is working itself out. Massive drug conglomerates are diversifying their product lines with "natural" products - seeing the change in society's needs. That "war" is not the problem I'm talking about, although the change is taking far too long....
The "war" I'm referring to, is the one being run by a delicensed MD (and some others) out of a basement in Allentown, PA.
Doctor Julian Whitaker's views
on the NCAHF written to the President of Loma Linda University are a good explanation of the problem. It is believed that Dr. Whittaker's letter, and the actions of the California Health Freedom Movement team, were responsible for the REMOVAL of the NCAHF from the Loma Linda University campus.
For years the NCAHF had used Loma Linda University's address in a manner designed to make it appear that the University endorsed their bizarre health positions.
GOOD is winning against EVIL in this battle, but is a never ending grind.
Extra Note: "We the people" set up a system whereby we test new medical treatments before they are inflicted on the public. Why then would anyone want to step out of our own control mechanisms, and explore "unproven, or unapproved" ideas? For the answer
National Health Freedom Coalition: Codex Full Commission adopts Codex Guidelines
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
"Big Pharma" won a major victory in Rome, Italy today.
Vitamins and minerals, for over-the-counter sale will be phased out, almost completely, in every country on Planet Earth. The
of health care will now be the law of the land - in every land.
Below is a press release from Diane Miller JD of the National Health Freedom Coalition, detailing the action. Diane is in Rome at the meeting.
Press Release - National Health Freedom Coalition: Codex Full Commission adopts Codex Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements in final form July 4, 2005, Rome Italy. by Diane Miller JD.
Minutes ago the full Commission of Codex Alimentarius adopted in final form, the Codex Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements. This adoption is the Step 8 adoption, the final stage of adoption for the international Codex guidelines. The Codex Vitamin and Mineral Food Supplements guidelines are now official and no longer in draft form.
The Commission, attended by over 85 of the 171 Codex countries, adopted the guidelines by consensus method. There was brief discussion before adoption taking in comments from a small number of countries and two NGOs.
Australia requested adding the word "only" in Section 1.3 bertwee the words "apply" and "in". The sentence would then read "These guidelines apply only in those jurisdictions where products defined in 2.1 are regulated as foods."
Australia's comments were followed by request from Venzuela and Spain to clarify the spanish translation.
Venezuela was followed by China. China stated that every government in making decisions about vitamins and minerals should take into account the dietary limitations of their own countries, that governments can select vitamins and minerals acocording to the customs and habits of their country. China also pointed out that there should be definitions of the sources of vitamins.
Columbia spoke up and commented that Vitamins and Minerals are intended for deficiencies and are recommended for health reasons and said that there has to be no exaggerated use of minerals.
Egypt commented and offered a clarification saying that vitamin and minerals can be considered if daily needs are not being met.
After the countries were heard, the Chairman recognized NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). National Health Federation (NHF) a world wide consumer organization with NGO status at Codex was recognized to speak. Attonery Scott Tipps of NHF stood and requested the guidelines not be adopted but rather be sent back to commitee for 3 important reasons. 1) According to Codex rules a "purpose" statement must be part of all guidelines adopted and the Vitamin and Mineral guidelines did not contain a purpose. Secondly,the guidelines did not define vitamin and mineral and therefore it is unclear as to what is being regulated. And lastly, he pointed out that the Chinese comments were substantive and according to Codex rules on page 27 of the procedural manual, a substantive amendment request should be addressed at the committee level. His comments were heard.
The NGO IADSA was then recognized. IADSA stressed the fact that the draft guidelines should be adopted because they had been worked on in committee for near 10 years and that valuable consensus had been reached in the Bonn Germany committee meeting and the guidelines should now be passed.
After all comments, the Chair, consulted with counsel to assess whether the addition of the word "only" would change the meaning of the sentence. After learning that it would not he consulted with Australia and Australia repeated their request for amendment. The Chair recommended adoption of the amendment and there was no dissent. Then the Chair recommended the guidelines be adopted at Stage 8 in their final form and that China submit their substantive amendment requests to the committee at their next meeting. There was no further comment or dissent from any country and the guidelines were adopted.
What this means, in the United States, is that as soon as CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement) passes the House of Representatives (it has already passed the Senate), the US government will be forced, by the terms of that CAFTA agreement, to restrict vitamin and supplement sales in accordance with the
of health care.
If and when this happens, the hard won 1994 DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act) will be nullified, and the dismantling of the North American supplement Industry will begin.
However, it is not inevitable - the use of
"supplements" and other "alternatives" to conventional medicine regimens represents over fifty percent (50%) of the total US health dollar spent annually. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of US adults use an
"alternative," and believe in them. Opposition is already gearing up for the battle -
This is a battle between
"We the People," and the free world's biggest, and worst, enemy - ever -
Federal Prison For Quackbusters?
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
July 24th, 2003
Official Health care in North America is a disaster. It is designed
"not to work," INTENTIONALLY. In Official Health care America, nobody ever gets "cured" of anything - only "treated." The system feeds massive amounts of cash into the hands of the greedy - with little, or no benefit to Americans.
The "approved" medical system in America is called the drugs/surgery paradigm. In it, all medical care is made up of ONLY drugs or surgery offerings. It is all very expensive, and outside of the Emergency Room, it's nearly useless.
Americans who are forced to rely on approved Medicare offerings are getting system of health care that's fifteen years old. It wasn't any good fifteen years ago - and it's certainly no better now. Those that have health insurance are getting health care ten years old.
Frankly, if our official medical system were in charge of our computer industry, we'd all be still using #2 pencils, and we'd have to have a license to use an eraser.
We Americans, leery of new drug offerings, have put a test system in place for new drugs, forcing chemicals which are unnatural, and have never been introduced into the human body before, to undergo rigorous testing. It can cost $100 to $200 million dollars to develop and test a new drug.
Where the problem begins is that certain government agencies are now trying to force that rigid drug test system on "natural" products - those things that have been part of the human diet since the beginning of time, and "non-drug" approaches like healing, detoxification, self-health, oxygen therapies, energy medicine, and electro-medicine.
Why would the FDA and the FTC do that? It's about money. The answer is simple - drug company influence. The FDA has a "revolving door" program with drug company executives. They constantly change jobs - from agency to industry - and back.
With this influence, it is apparent that "new" health care ideas, in America, called the "alternative" paradigm, are being subjected to near impossible criteria for approval. Only the richest of the drug companies can afford the official process - which is why conventional doctors only have "the newest pill" to offer. "Natural" or the other approaches, don't generate the kind of income that drugs do. So the $100 to $200 million test costs are out of reach.
Americans are the losers. For, if it continues, and we allow our employees at the FDA to continue their incestuous relationship with the drug world, we're stuck with drugs and surgery.
Combating that situation In North America, is an organization called "The North American Health Freedom Movement." It's purpose is to deal with the organized attack on new health care ideas. It is very successful. It is on the side of GOOD.
On the side of EVIL there is an organization grandiosely calling itself the "quackbusters," who's sole purpose is to stop new health care modalities. Their intent is to force Americans to be reliant, for their health care needs, on that which has been allegedly "approved." They, in their murderous scam, label all things allegedly not "approved," as "quackery," and the proponents of new things as "quacks."
Americans are suffering and dying because of this conspiracy. James Carter MD, Dr Phil., in his authoritative book "Racketeering in Medicine," carefully explains the problem. Retired New York Assemblyman Dan Haley, in his book "The Politics of Healing," does an excellent job of talking about how much damage is being done to North Americans.
The reality is that the "cures" for a good many of society's most dreaded health problems are already in existence - but are being suppressed FOR THREE REASONS: because:
- They are not drug or surgery oriented, and won't bring mega-dollars into the conventional medical coffers,
- They are a "cure" and not a "treatment." There is much more profit in a "treatment" than there is in a "cure." AND
- The health problems are too often caused by the very products, and the very industry that manufacturers those products, used as "treatments."
Cancer, for instance, isn't being cured by Oncologists, cancer centers, or the American Cancer Society. Those groups only use, and promote, expensive "treatments." Cancer is being cured by individuals, in different parts of the world. All of those individuals, and their new ideas, are either being suppressed in some way, or are under outright attack. It is the same for AIDS, diabetes, heart problems, strokes, autism, MS, you-name-it.
There are cures for almost everything already available - and none of them bring piles of gold to drug companies.
People who are restricted to "approved" medical offerings in North America simply suffer and die. Those that step outside of the current accepted paradigm - thrive. Medicare "approved" offerings are fifteen years old. Health insurance companies only pay for ten-year old medical care. Studies show that Americans go elsewhere for their health care, to stay alive, and healthy. That's reality.
It is no great leap to suspect who is funding the quackbusters - and for what reason. "Quackbusting" frankly, is a scam, funded I believe, by the greedier, and more murderous, of the conventional mendicants. Those mendicants are simply protecting their mega-dollars by attacking the credibility, and the new health offerings, of those who would dare to challenge their obscene profits.
It is time to take a hard line against the "quackbusters." Hard line, as in "Federal prosecution." Hard line, as in "hard time." Hard line, as in "seize property." Hard line, as in "throw those corporations out of America - officially ban their products."
"Health Freedom" Counter Attacks - Big Time...
Opinion by Consumer Advocate
Monday, September 26th, 2005
The world-wide war between
"health" and "medicine," "conventional" and
"alternative," rages across continents.
"Big Pharma," in an almost uncontrolled panic in the US, is shoveling so much cash, by the truck and trainload, at US television networks, trying to buy their way back to Americans, it's laughable.
If you thought North American television was buried in
"drug ads" last year, this year is far worse. Sheer panic has hit the drug world. New York ad agencies are in a heyday.
North American dentistry, another hellhole of bad practices, is reeling from assaults, and according to ADA's Edwin Mehlman from their membership division, who tells me, in a personal email, that the ADA is having to spend
"a Budget of over$100 million proposed for 2006 and reserves of over 47 million."
Just to keep their heads above water, I think.
For good reason.
Americans are on the march, with anger in their eyes. The
"duping" of America is about to be paid for in industry blood...
In a nutshell, Americans are finding out, simply, that they are NOT getting first-rate, or even GOOD health and dental care from the system - although they are paying top prices - and that to get
"first-rate" health and dental care they have to go outside of the system, and pay for it
"out-of-pocket," AFTER they, and/or their employer, have laid out a lot of hard-earned dollars for supposed
"Health Insurance," or "Dental Insurance."
Worse, "the system" is feeding on itself, and has, in place, mechanisms to destroy any one of its members who try and break out and solve the problems of healthcare. The system is at crisis point. Frankly, it's a house of cards a good wind could, and will, knock down.
But, lets not wait - lets knock it down ourselves.
The Counter Attacks...
Last Wednesday, September 21, 2005, in Madison, Wisconsin a very large irate citizen's group gathered, from all over the State, in a hearing room at the State Capitol building. They were there to testify in front of the Wisconsin Legislature's
"Government Operations and Spending Limits" committee. They came, figuratively, with a hangman's noose, for the express purpose of
"stringing up" the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing (DRL).
For seven hours they testified - and the Legislators listened, sometimes with mouths agape, to the horror stories poured out in official complaint, about the unrestricted activities of certain members of the staff of the DRL, and that staff's relationship with the
"quackbuster" operation - an organization sworn to stopping advances in health care in favor of the deadly status quo.
Testifying, at the hearing, to a standing-room only crowd, were MDs, Chiropractors, Nurses, Dentists, DOs, Attorneys, and ANGRY consumers.
First to testify were two members of DRL Management. They were there to answer questions about
"How they manage their employees." They response, immediately, from a Wisconsin attorney who spoke next was
"That's nice to hear, but the reality of the operation is somewhat different." Six hours later a STUNNED legislative committee had heard the reality of
"health prosecutions" in Wisconsin - and the hunt begins...
I know exactly what's going to happen next - and I'm very pleased. But, like those Saturday movie matinees I used to go to as a kid - you'll have to wait to read it later...
The American Dental Association (ADA) is about to get
"publicly confronted" at their 2005 Philadelphia convention. In shock, I think, and reeling from the effects of lawsuits ("ADA Gets 'Kiss of Death'"),
the ADA may be totally unprepared for what will happen next. As we know, mainstream
US dentistry is in bad shape.
And, what happens next? Well, the
"Pennsylvania Coalition for Mercury Free Dentistry" is
insulted, and incensed that the ADA would even THINK if holding a meeting in their state - and are gearing up to get in their face... They've put together a five pronged attack. I'll tell you about one of those prongs:
Dentists - "Get your Head Out of the Sand...The ADA won't protect you when the lawsuits start......
describing how the ADA abandoned one of its members in California, when it bailed out of a case claiming:
"The ADA owes no legal duty of care to protect the public from allegedly dangerous products used by dentists. The ADA did not manufacture, design, supply or install the mercury‑containing amalgams. The ADA does not control those who do. The ADA's only alleged involvement was to provide information
This one will be fun to watch. I don't think most dentists have any idea that the ADA has abandoned them. For more information click here.
On October 10th, 2005 this year delicensed MD
Stephen Barrett, author of the infamous
"quackwatch.com" website, will be officially confronted in a Courtroom in his home town of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Barrett was forced to give up his medical license in 1993 when he lost his part-time employment at the State mental hospital and because he had so few patients, he couldn't afford the required malpractice insurance premiums any more.
Barrett has angered MOST of the health professions with his blatant accusations of quackery against anyone who does not believe in "drugs, drugs, and more drugs" as the answer to health problems. This time Barrett is attacking one of the top people in the Chiropractic profession - Tedd Koren DC of Koren Publications - and Koren, and the Chiropractic profession, is not taking it lightly. Barrett is going to get slapped around the Courtroom, for Koren has brought in Washington attorney Jim Turner, and experienced Barrett-slapper Carlos F. Negrete of California.
The Foundation for Health Choice is heading up this assault on Barrett. You can read about it by clicking
There is a difficulty in the case that we'll find out if we get around tomorrow. Somehow, or other, Barrett's attorney was able to get the local Judge to rule that Koren will not be allowed to put on a defense.... and of course, Koren wants a full-on assault against Barrett's activities. Koren has about sixty witnesses willing to testify against Barrett - including me, Tim Bolen. There is a hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27th, 2005 where the Judge will be asked to reconsider his decision. If he doesn't the trial will go on anyway, because, frankly, Barrett, himself, is the BEST witness Koren could have against Barrett... Barrett, in testimony under pressure is laughable. He's such an arrogant jerk he harms himself. In an Oregon Federal Court case a few years ago, Negrete, using
"cross-examination," almost literally used Barrett to polish the courtroom floor. Barrett lost that case, dramatically.
I'm looking forward to this confrontation. More on this later.
On October 28th to 30th, 2005, this year, a conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN by the very successful
"National Health Freedom Coalition." The point of the meeting is to get North American Health Freedom activists together, under one roof, to strategize. The scheduled speakers represent a
"Who's Who of North American Health Freedom."
I'll be joining Carolyn Dean MD, former congressman Dan Haley, Diane Miller JD, Alliance for Natural Health Barrister David Hinde, and Robert Verkerk PhD, the National Health Federation's Scott Tips JD, Citizen's for Health James Gormley, Friends of Freedom's Trueman Tuck, the Law Loft's Suzanne Harris JD, and long-time health activist Clinton Ray Miller
on the speaker's platform.
Primarily the meeting is to trade strategic, and tactical information. As you probably already know, there are different approaches to dealing with health freedom issues. There are those, like me and Canada's Trueman Tuck, who believe in a no-prisoners, all-out assault, and those that use a quieter, convincing, legislative approach - and those in between. Come to this meeting and you'll get an overview like you've never seen before - because EVERYTHING we do, EVERY APPROACH is working.
On November 4th to 6th, 2005, another Health Freedom Expo will be held in Dallas, TX. With four events scheduled per year, around the US, this organization is waking up America. I'll be there, as well as leading alternative Cancer Researcher Hulda Regehr Clark PhD - plus many others.
And, much, much more...
We are heading for a health care
And, it's about time...
Tim Bolen - Consumer Advocate