10 May|Washington DC - For over 20 years, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has quietly awarded millions of dollars in damages for vaccine injury to children where their brain damage results in autism. At the same time, the US government has publicly denied a vaccine-autism link, while pressuring parents to Continue reading ‘Is Dr. Andrew Wakefield a Victim of Sham Peer Review?’
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11 March – One day, you receive a letter from your hospital’s medical executive committee (MEC) informing you that you’re going to be the subject of a peer review. What you do next can determine whether you’ll be exonerated at the hearing, be forced to undergo “corrective action” such as continuing medical education or proctoring, or have your hospital privileges restricted or revoked. What do you do now? Continue reading ‘Will You be the Next Subject of Peer Review?’
A New Mexico appeals court upheld January 11 a lower court’s refusal to grant summary judgment to a hospital based on immunity under the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (HCQIA). According to the appeals court, the lower court correctly found a question existed on whether the peer review action at issue was taken “after a reasonable effort to obtain the facts of the matter” as required under the statute. Continue reading ‘NM Court Denies Hospital Immunity under HCQIA’
There are approximately 700,000 physicians in the US who cause approximately 100,000 adverse drug reaction (ADR) deaths and 200,000 deaths annually. Some reports estimate more than 800,000 preventable deaths annually. But if we accept a conservative estimate of 120,000 preventable deaths annually, the accidental death rate per physician would be 0.171.
Conversely, there are 80 million gun owners in the US who cause approximately 1,500 accidental deaths annually. This means that the rate of accidental death per gun owner is .000188.
This means that, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more likely to accidentally kill someone than gun owners.
While not everyone owns a gun, almost everyone has at least one doctor.
Remember, “Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.”