WaPo Reports Dr. Mark Geier May Receive Millions in Restitution

Original here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2018/02/wapo-reports-dr-mark-geier-may-receive-millions-in-restitution.html

Dr. Mark Geier

Note: A decade or more ago, chelation and other forms of mercury/heavy metal removal were very much at the forefront of autism treatments. The pediatric vaccine schedule had been bloated with bolus doses of mercury and many parents saw success in remediating autism symptoms via chelation. Dr. Geier spearheaded a treatment with Lupron, to target testosterone with the goal of ameliorating AGGRESSION.  In 2018, Anne Dachel is writing about the skyrocketing rates of aggression in school aged children, with and without special needs or autism. School shootings are a regular occurrence. Had Dr. Geier been able to conduct his work, perhaps we might have had a mechanism to lower aggression. Alas, the powers that be (talk about your deep state, and I don’t even know what that phrase actually means) have NEVER allowed a single autism “TREATMENT” outside of ABA and other non-medical interventions.

As an aside, Lupron was not a poison being offered by doctors.  Back in the early 2000s my daughter Mia went to a pediatric endocrinologist in Cleveland at the prestigious Rainbow Babies and Children’s’ Hospital – the home of Dr. Max Wiznitzer.  This young doctor, a Dartmouth Fellow, immediately suggested LUPRON for my daughter.  Not for her autism, but for early development.  The press always portrayed Dr. Geier as a Mengele experimenting on our children. When I asked the Cleveland Doc what Lupron would do to Mia’s seizures – increase them? Make them worse? He had NO IDEA. And yet he still was willing to put her onto Lupron.

I hope that other doctors who have been pilloried by their “peers” for trying to help families drowning in the challenges of autism take a bit of hope in this news below. Try to read around the snarky nastiness that is WaPo when it comes to our kids. They are wretchedly unsympathetic to our plight.  Kim

Regulators who targeted anti-vaccine doctor may pay millions for humiliating him

Mark Geier built a medical practice in Rockville and a national reputation for propagating the discredited theory that vaccines cause autism. The Maryland Board of Physicians suspended his license seven years ago because he was treating autistic children with a drug considered dangerous for young people and not known to alleviate symptoms of the disorder.

But the regulators who stripped Geier’s credentials are now in the hot seat, ordered to each personally pay tens of thousands of dollars in damages by a judge who says the board abused its power in an attempt to humiliate the doctor and his family.

The board posted a cease-and-desist order on its website in 2012 alleging that Geier had improperly prescribed medication for himself, his wife and his son while his license was suspended. In an unusual move, the order named the drugs in question. Online critics of Geier took notice, mocking the doctor and his family in blogs and comments for their use of the medications.

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Safety of Childhood Vaccination Schedule Still Unproven

Original here: http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2018/01/safety-of-childhood-vaccination-schedule-still-unproven/

By by Marco Cáceres

“Key elements of the immunization schedule—for example, the number, frequency, timing, order, and age at the time of administration of vaccines—have not been systematically examined in research studies.” — Institute of Medicine

Recently, an article by Joanna Nix was published in Mother Jones magazine titled “There is a Whole Cottage Industry of Doctors Helping Parents Skip Their Kids’ Vaccines”.1 The aim of the piece appears to be to attack and try to discredit physicians who exercise professional judgment and provide medical vaccine exemptions for children they conclude may be at increased risk for harm if they are vaccinated according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) childhood vaccination schedule.

Nix is uncomfortable with doctors who, according to her, seem “eager” to “flout the recommendations” of the CDC in the name of “parent choice.”1 The implication here is two-fold. First, that such doctors are somehow irresponsible for exercising independent professional judgment when it comes to their patients and vaccination. And second, that the informed consent rights of parents to make important decisions for their children that involve medical risk taking are less important than strictly adhering to the CDC’s one-size-fits-all vaccination schedule.

Nix pointed out that pediatrician Bob Sears, MD is a co-founder of the Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC), which she described as a “coalition of about 200 doctors, scientists, and attorneys who vehemently oppose mandatory vaccine laws.” She went on to note, “PIC’s membership is confidential, but its list of founding members and board members is public.”1 Her description seems intent on conveying the sense of a secretive and irresponsible physician organization—as if there were something wrong with doctors defending the informed consent ethic and wanting to work collaboratively and respectfully with their patients.

Dr. Sears has frequently stated publicly that he commonly administers vaccines in his practice. What appears to bother Nix is that Sears is willing to work with parents on how and when to vaccinate their children and to provide medical care to children regardless of their vaccination history. I wrote an opinion piece about Sears in 2016 and stated, “He also provides care to unvaccinated children and he is careful to screen for vulnerable children, who have already experienced reactions to previous vaccinations that could make them more susceptible to serious harm if more vaccines are given.”2 

CONTINUES HERE: http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2018/01/safety-of-childhood-vaccination-schedule-still-unproven/

MERCK’S HPV VACCINE RESEARCH SCANDAL GAINS MAINSTREAM ATTENTION

Original here: http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/blog/mercks-hpv-vaccine-research-scandal-gains-mainstream-attention

By Jefferey Jaxen

It has been well over a decade since Merck’s human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil was approved for use. During that time, layer upon layer of research fraud, statistical manipulation, and the purposeful omission of inconvenient facts has created one of medicine’s biggest scandals.

In 2017, historically pro-Big Pharma and pro-vaccine outlet Slate.com launched an eight-month investigation, presumable to debunk the ‘anti-vaccine’ debate once and for all, into the science behind Merck’s HPV vaccine Gardasil. What Slate found wasn’t an open and shut case. Since its inception, the research leading to Gardasil’s regulatory approval has been hotly contested. And now the findings from Slate’s investigation have joined in public lockstep, with the same concerns ‘anti-vaxxers’ have voiced for years, to criticize the lack of science underpinning the HPV vaccine.

Slate’s article reports:

An eight-month investigation by Slate found the major Gardasil trials were flawed from the outset, however, and that regulators allowed unreliable methods to be used to test the vaccine’s safety.

It is important to note here that, as Slate rightly explained in their article, drug regulators look much more seriously at potential side effects that surface during pre-licensure studies rather than after a product has been put on the market. So how were Merck’s pre-licensure Gardasil trials flawed?

Slate obtained more than 2,300 pages of documents through Freedom-of-Information requests from hospitals and health authorities. The documents and information led Slate to suggest there were “…inadequacies built into Merck’s major clinical tests of Gardasil.”  Slate’s investigation stated:

To track the safety of its product, the drugmaker used a convoluted method that made objective evaluation and reporting of potential side effects impossible during all but a few weeks of its years-long trials. At all other times, individual trial investigators used their personal judgment to decide whether or not to report any medical problem as an adverse event—essentially, as a potential side effect worth evaluating further.

Rather than tracking all side effects (adverse reactions) the same, investigators were free to cherry-pick reactions they felt were important essentially handicapping the integrity and quality of the Gardasil trials.

After the disingenuous Gardasil trials that led to its regulatory licensing, the global public at large became the final phase of testing. In the real world, where adverse reactions and inconvenient findings can’t be discarded by Merck researchers, the US Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) is the only effort in place to chronicle issues with the HPV vaccine. VAERS has logged 54,105 adverse reactions related to the HPV vaccine. Among those, 2,227 are listed as “disabled,” 10,416 are listed as “did not recover,” 7,418 are listed as “serious,” and 362 deaths have been reported. Many other reports were listed on VAERS including emergency room visits after vaccination [14,928], hospitalized [5,155], and life-threatening [868].

A US Health and Human Services-funded study by Harvard Medical School tracked reporting to VAERS over a three-year period at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care involving 715,000 patients and found that “fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported.” A US House Report similarly stated: “Former FDA Commissioner David A. Kessler has estimated that VAERS reports currently represent only a fraction of the serious adverse events.” Recalculating the VAERS HPV reports using Harvard Medical School’s findings of only one percent reporting, the current VAERS information from the HPV vaccine reporting could in reality be as high as 5,410,500 adverse reactions, 1,041,600 disabled, and 36,200 deaths.

VigiAccess is an interface that houses data on medicines and vaccine side effects (adverse reactions) reported to the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring (WHO PIDM). The system shows 192,039 reported adverse reactions globally for the three HPV vaccines combined.

Since regulators look much more seriously at potential side effects that surface during pre-licensure studies, official efforts to investigate the scale of injuries from the HPV vaccine has been little to none. We have witnessed a global generation left debilitated by health problems from the HPV vaccine that regulators, global health authorities, and the establishment medical community at large have flatly ignored.

Investigations from around the world in Ireland, Colombia, Japan, Denmark, American, Africa and others have shown near exact patterns of severe adverse reactions from the HPV vaccine programs once they are initiated, and in some cases forced, by government health agencies. Japan’s health agency officially retracted its HPV recommendation only months after mounting injury caused massive pushback from the public.

700 girls in Colombia are currently in the middle of a major class action lawsuit against Merck Sharp & Dohme for damages caused by the Gardasil vaccine.

CONTINUES HERE: http://www.jeffereyjaxen.com/blog/mercks-hpv-vaccine-research-scandal-gains-mainstream-attention

‘The Setup: How Corporate Greed Damaged Thousands of Children and Censored Andrew Wakefield’

Original here: http://www.ageofautism.com/2017/12/the-12-days-of-skyhorse-publishing-day-11-the-setup-how-corporate-greed-damaged-thousands-of-childre.html

The 12 Days of Skyhorse Publishing, Day 11 —  ‘The Setup: How Corporate Greed Damaged Thousands of Children and Censored Andrew Wakefield’

We’d like to express our gratitude to Tony Lyons, Publisher at Skyhorse Publishing in New York City. Skyhorse is one of the fastest growing independent publishers in America and one of the few to tackle the toughest, most controversial topics in health and autism. For the next 12 days, we’ll be creating a list of books that we hope will interest you. Some will be very familiar, like those from Dan, Mark and me (Kim) and others we hope will be new sources of information and stories to help you navigate your family’s autism journey.

 Day 11: The Setup by Martin Walker

In 1988, the British government launched the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, even though central figures knew that the vaccine could cause brain damage, autism, and other problems.

The Setup traces the extended efforts made by drug companies, with help from the British government, to cover up their responsibility for putting a vaccine known to be damaging on the market. It details the way public relations companies, social media, legal teams, judges, and reporters all utilized covert media tactics and public statements to deceive, ultimately leading to the British General Medical Council (GMC) initiating the famous trial against Andrew Wakefield, Professor Walker-Smith, and Dr. Simon Murch. The vaccine was on the market for over four years, but the parents of the nearly 1,600 affected were not only excluded from that trial but are still awaiting their day in court. Instead, they have all had to shoulder an immense financial burden and many have become the subject of court actions over spurious charges. The trial also destroyed Wakefield’s reputation―despite the fact that within months, a high court judge declared Walker-Smith innocent on the grounds that the GMC panel, acting as jury, had misunderstood the evidence.

Any parent whose child has become sick after a vaccine will appreciate the dedication of investigator Martin J. Walker, and his exposure of a cover-up the British government and pharmaceutical companies hoped to hide forever. Available Spring 2018.

CONTINUES HERE: http://www.ageofautism.com/2017/12/the-12-days-of-skyhorse-publishing-day-11-the-setup-how-corporate-greed-damaged-thousands-of-childre.html