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Book Review: Denying AIDS

In 2008, John P. Moore Ph.D. and Seth Kalichman Ph.D. joined an unknown blogger who posted this cynical obituary after the death of Christine Maggiore, who died from complications related to an adverse drug reaction. Before her body cooled, Kalichman, Moore and a who’s who of pharmaceutically-funded activists parroted false claims that Maggiore’s death was a deserving end of a prominent “AIDS denialist.” An Internet search will locate thousands of messages, news stories and reports that assert (among other things) that Maggiore and her baby would be alive today, “if only she taken life-saving AIDS medications.” To Kalichman, the cause of her death wasn’t important. Continue reading ‘Book Review: Denying AIDS’

Defending Duesberg, Farber & Semmelweis

13 Jul (COFFEE COUNTY, TENN) – Three years after attorney Ralph Bard MD filed a lawsuit against the Semmelweis Society International (SSI) Board of Directors, Coffee County Circuit Court Judge Vanessa Jackson has dismissed the complaint.  Bard filed the lawsuit in December 2008 against SSI Board Members after they found Bard and his associates guilty of misconduct.  The SSI Board revoked his membership, along with those of Lokesh Vuyyuru MD, Henry Butler MD, Blake Moore MD and George Holmes PhD. Continue reading ‘Defending Duesberg, Farber & Semmelweis’

Lip Service – but No Word from Science Editors

I recently read the press release dated 12/9/2008 in which Semmelweis endorses scientist’ call for Science to RETRACT fraudulent reports on HIV. I also read the letter sent to Science sent in Dec. 2008. I am new to this topic I didn’t know it was all based upon a fraud that has maintained for 30 years and I totally support the request to withdraw all the fraudulent papers from the journalNonetheless, up to this date, has it been any response to that letter from Science?  Is it ever expected?”  Continue reading ‘Lip Service – but No Word from Science Editors’

Nancy Banks MD Book-Signing in NYC

Since 2006, Mexican cartels have killed 28,000 men, women and children in drug-related violence.  As troubling as these numbers are, those deaths and injuries represent a fraction of those who are negligently killed or injured by US doctors and drug companies every year.  Based upon admissions information, 3,607,000 patients suffered adverse drug reactions in 1994 aloneContinue reading ‘Nancy Banks MD Book-Signing in NYC’

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Farber Libel Suit: Case Continues

20 Nov-New York – After a fifteen-month delay, the Supreme Court of the State of New York has made a decision in the case of Farber v. Jefferys,  Kuritzky & Murtagh. Continue reading ‘Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Farber Libel Suit: Case Continues’

Chiropractor wins $6.3M against Board

Independence MO |20 Aug – A former Independence chiropractor has won a $6.3 million judgment in his case against former members of the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners for suspending his license.

By SCOTT CANON
Kansas City Star

The case stems from accusations that Gary Edwards, who took his chiropractic practice to Alabama several years ago, had convinced a Mennonite farmer with AIDS that he was cured and could start a family.

The patient, Duane Troyer, died and left behind a wife and daughter with HIV infections. Edwards always has denied that he ever said Troyer had overcome HIV.

After the case came to light in stories published in The Star, the chiropractic board suspended his license for two years — although that suspension was set aside pending appeals that Edwards ultimately won in 2002. The board could have tried again to impose its penalties, but it never did, and Edwards’ departure from the state would have made disciplinary action moot.

But he filed suit against the former board members in 2005 to collect legal fees and losses to his business. That case went to trial last week. In a 9-3 verdict, the Cole County jury awarded damages of $6,284,759.

Attorney General Chris Koster’s office represented the board members, and a spokesman said the state planned to file a post-trial motion to have the verdict set aside. Edwards’ attorneys could not be reached for comment.

The case stretches back 20 years, when Troyer went to Edwards’ office several times beginning in 1990.

A member of a Mennonite sect from north-central Missouri, Troyer had hemophilia and contracted the AIDS virus from tainted blood products. He died in 1992.

At dispute in the case is whether Edwards told Troyer that the treatments cured him of AIDS. Edwards has insisted that he made no such claim. Troyer’s wife and mother-in-law have contended otherwise.

The chiropractor won his appeal in 2002 in large part because a court said he had not been given access to key pieces of evidence. One was testimony Troyer’s widow gave in an unrelated lawsuit involving tainted blood that caused Troyer’s AIDS. Edwards argued that testimony in that case would vary from the widow’s testimony that Edwards said Troyer was cured.

Edwards’ suit also contended that the chiropractic board seemed to overlook a religious anointing ceremony at Troyer’s church held in hopes of curing him and urging made by the minister at his wedding that the Troyers start a family. The chiropractor suggested those factors might have led the couple to believe Troyer was cured or to conceive a child even if he remained HIV-positive.

The jury’s verdict came against six former members of the chiropractor board — Lawrence Gerstein, Charlotte Hill, Mary Holyoke, Charles Klinginsmith, Larry Lovejoy and Lee Richardson. Ordinarily, members of such boards are immune from civil suits for their official duties. But there is an exception when a court finds they acted with gross negligence. Still, the state’s legal expense fund will ultimately cover any damages.

OMSJ Prompts Nat’l HIV Policy Change in Nine Months

After almost two decades of misguided policies based entirely upon pharmaceutical propaganda, the NIH and CDC have convinced the Obama Administration to ask state officials to drop the criminal prosecution of allegedly HIV+ Americans. This decision comes only nine months after OMSJ began to force prosecutors to prove that HIV tests detect HIV. Continue reading ‘OMSJ Prompts Nat’l HIV Policy Change in Nine Months’

Carrots, Sticks & Useful Idiots

In December 2007, Merkuri Stanback entered the Park Community Federal Credit Union in Macon, Georgia brandishing a firearm. Stanback and his cohorts restrained employees and ransacked the teller area before making off with almost $200K. When Stanback was arrested, a prosecutor declared that “bank robbers should be put on notice that they will serve the full term of years imposed because there is no parole in the federal system.” Continue reading ‘Carrots, Sticks & Useful Idiots’

The Berkeley Inquisition Exposed

The word is chutzpa – and it’s hard to imagine a better way to describe UC Berkeley (UCB) Vice Provost Sheldon Zedeck’s assignment of Arthur Reingold to investigate misconduct allegations against Professor Peter Duesberg, PhD. The charges stem from Duesberg’s (et al) report that was published in 2009 by Medical Hypotheses. Citing 35 references that includes South Africa’s (SA) own mortality reports, Prof. Duesberg’s team concluded that: Continue reading ‘The Berkeley Inquisition Exposed’

Criminal HIV Trials Worry Pharma Execs

It began in 2009 with Eneydi Torres. Accused of exposing several men to HIV, Florida prosecutors threatened Torres with decades in prison unless she accepted their plea deal. But when asked to prove the reliability of HIV testing, prosecutors abruptly reduced their offer of 15 years in state prison to five days of unsupervised probation. Continue reading ‘Criminal HIV Trials Worry Pharma Execs’