### Pharmaceutical Lobby: (page created for November 2007)
Recently new evidence has come to light: Big Bucks, Big Pharma Marketing Disease & Pushing Drugs
Summary:Big Bucks, Big Pharma pulls back the curtain on the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to expose the insidious ways that illness is used, manipulated, and in some instances created, for capital gain. Focusing on the industry’s marketing practices, media scholars and health professionals help viewers understand the ways in which direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical advertising glamorizes and normalizes the use of prescription medication, and works in tandem with promotion to doctors. Combined, these industry practices shape how both patients and doctors understand and relate to disease and treatment. Ultimately, Big Bucks, Big Pharma challenges us to ask important questions about the consequences of relying on a for-profit industry for our health and well-being.
Featuring interviews with Dr. Marcia Angell (Dept. of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Former Editor New England Journal of Medicine), Dr. Bob Goodman (Columbia University Medical Center; Founder, No Free Lunch), Gene Carbona (Former Pharmaceutical Industry Insider and Current Executive Director of Sales, The Medical Letter), Katharine Greider (Journalist; Author, The Big Fix: How the Pharmaceutical Industry Rips Off American Consumers,), Dr. Elizabeth Preston (Dept. of Communication, Westfield State College), and Dr. Larry Sasich (Public Citizen Health Research Group).
The documentary Big bucks, Big Pharma can be seen on google video here http://video.google.com.au/videoplay?docid=6839989630008583884 .
Please review the list of organisations, articles and videos at the end of this presentation.
Further evidence of concern http://video.google.com.au/videoplay?docid=-25307928508111039 is presented by Dr Joseph Mercola. http://www.mercola.com
Additional Video disclosures http://video.google.com.au/videosearch?q=mercola By Dr Mercola.
The following List of dead scientist and microbiologist gives further justification for investigation and reform into the pharmaceutical and energy cartels.
This evidence speaks for it self. One must contemplate the magnitude and uniform patterns of death involved in the following scientists. Which industries benefit from the suppression and deaths?
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## Dead Scientists And Microbiologists – Master List – Compiled by Mark J. Harper
# May 14, 2004: Dr. Eugene F. Mallove, 56
–Expertise: Mallove was well respected for his knowledge of cold fusion. He had just published an open letter outlining the results of and reasons for his last 15 years in the field of new energy research. Dr. Mallove was convinced it was only a matter of months before the world would actually see a free energy device. –Circumstance of Death: Died after being beaten to death during an alleged robbery
# Marconi Scientists Mystery
In the 1980’s over two dozen science graduates and experts working for Marconi or Plessey Defence Systems died in mysterious circumstances, most appearing to be suicides., The MOD denied these scientists had been involved in classified Star Wars Projects and that the deaths were in any way connected. Judge for yourself…
# March 1982: Professor Keith Bowden, 46 –Expertise: Computer programmer and scientist at Essex University engaged in work for Marconi, who was hailed as an expert on super computers and computer-controlled aircraft. –Circumstance of Death: Fatal car crash when his vehicle went out of control across a dual carriageway and plunged onto a disused railway line. Police maintained he had been drinking but family and friends all denied the allegation. –Coroner’s verdict: Accident.
# April 1983: Lt-Colonel Anthony Godley, 49 –Expertise: Head of the Work Study Unit at the Royal College of Military Science. –Circumstance of Death: Disappeared mysteriously in April 1983 without explanation. Presumed dead.
# March 1985: Roger Hill, 49 –Expertise: Radar designer and draughtsman with Marconi. –Circumstance of Death: Died by a shotgun blast at home. –Coroner’s verdict: Suicide.
# November 19, 1985: Jonathan Wash, 29 –Expertise: Digital communications expert who had worked at GEC and at British Telecom’s secret research centre at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk. –Circumstance of Death: Died as a result of falling from a hotel room in Abidjan, West Africa, while working for British Telecom. He had expressed fears that his life was in danger. –Coroner’s verdict: Open.
# August 4, 1986: Vimal Dajibhai, 24 –Expertise: Computer software engineer with Marconi, responsible for testing computer control systems of Tigerfish and Stingray torpedoes at Marconi Underwater Systems at Croxley Green, Hertfordshire.
–Circumstance of Death: Death by 74m (240ft.) fall from Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol. Police report on the body mentioned a needle-sized puncture wound on the left buttock, but this was later dismissed as being a result of the fall. Dajibhai had been looking forward to starting a new job in the City of London and friends had confirmed that there was no reason for him to commit suicide. At the time of his death he was in the last week of his work with Marconi. –Coroner’s verdict: Open.
# October 1986: Arshad Sharif, 26 –Expertise: Reported to have been working on systems for the detection of submarines by satellite.
–Circumstance of Death: Died as a result of placing a ligature around his neck, tying the other end to a tree and then driving off in his car with the accelerator pedal jammed down. His unusual death was complicated by several issues: Sharif lived near Vimal Dajibhai in Stanmore, Middlesex, he committed suicide in Bristol and, inexplicably, had spent the last night of his life in a rooming house. He had paid for his accommodation in cash and was seen to have a bundle of high-denomination banknotes in his possession.
While the police were told of the banknotes, no mention was made of them at the inquest and they were never found. In addition, most of the other guests at the rooming house worked at British Aerospace prior to working for Marconi, Sharif had also worked at British Aerospace on guided weapons technology.
–Coroner’s verdict: Suicide.
# January 1987: Richard Pugh, 37 –Expertise: MOD computer consultant and digital communications expert.–Circumstance of Death: Found dead in his flat in with his feet bound and a plastic bag over his head. Rope was tied around his body, coiling four times around his neck.
–Coroner’s verdict: Accident.
# January 12, 1987: Dr. John Brittan, 52 –Expertise: Scientist formerly engaged in top secret work at the Royal College of Military Science at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, and later deployed in a research department at the MOD. –Circumstance of Death: Death by carbon monoxide poisoning in his own garage, shortly after returning from a trip to the US in connection with his work.
–Coroner’s verdict: Accident.
# February 1987: David Skeels, 43 –Expertise: Engineer with Marconi.
–Circumstance of Death: Found dead in his car with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust.
–Coroner’s verdict: Open.
# February 1987: Victor Moore, 46 –Expertise: Design Engineer with Marconi Space and Defence Systems.
–Circumstance of Death: Died from an overdose.
–Coroner’s verdict: Suicide.
# February 22, 1987: Peter Peapell, 46 –Expertise: Scientist at the Royal College of Military Science. He had been working on testing titanium for it’s resistance to explosives and the use of computer analysis of signals from metals.–Circumstance of Death: Found dead allegedly from carbon monoxide poisoning, in his Oxfordshire garage. The circumstances of his death raised some elements of doubt.
His wife had found him on his back with his head parallel to the rear car bumper and his mouth in line with the exhaust pipe, with the car engine running. Police were apparently baffled as to how he could have maneuvered into the position in which he was found.
–Coroner’s verdict: Open.
# April 1987: George Kountis age unknown. –Expertise: Systems Analyst at Bristol Polytechnic.
–Circumstance of Death: Drowned the same day as Shani Warren (see below) – as the result of a car accident, his upturned car being found in the River Mersey, Liverpool.
–Coroner’s verdict: Misadventure. (Kountis, sister called for a fresh inquest as she thought ‘things didn’t add up.’)
# April 10, 1987: Shani Warren, 26 –Expertise: Personal assistant in a company called Micro Scope, which was taken over by GEC Marconi less than four weeks after her death.
–Circumstance of Death: Found drowned in 45cm. (18in) of water, not far from the site of David Greenhalgh’s death fall. Warren died exactly one week after the death of Stuart Gooding and serious injury to Greenhalgh. She was found gagged with a noose around her neck. Her feet were also bound and her hands tied behind her back.
–Coroner’s verdict: Open.(It was said that Warren had gagged herself, tied her feet with rope, then tied her hands behind her back and hobbled to the lake on stiletto heels to drown herself.)
# April 10, 1987: Stuart Gooding, 23 –Expertise: Postgraduate research student at the Royal College of Military Science.
–Circumstance of Death: Fatal car crash while on holiday in Cyprus. The death occurred at the same time as college personnel were carrying out exercises on Cyprus.
–Coroner’s verdict: Accident.
# April 24, 1987: Mark Wisner, 24
–Expertise: Software engineer at the MOD.
–Circumstance of Death: Found dead on in a house shared with two colleagues. He was found with a plastic sack around his head and several feet of cling film around his face. The method of death was almost identical to that of Richard Pugh some three months earlier.–Coroner’s verdict: Accident.
# March 30, 1987: David Sands, 37
–Expertise: Senior scientist working for Easams of Camberley, Surrey, a sister company to Marconi. Dr. John Brittan had also worked at Camberley.–Circumstance of Death: Fatal car crash when he allegedly made a sudden U-turn on a dual carriageway while on his way to work, crashing at high speed into a disused cafeteria. He was found still wearing his seat belt and it was discovered that the car had been carrying additional petrol cans. None of the normal, reasons for a possible suicide could be found.
–Coroner’s verdict: Open.
# May 3, 1987: Michael Baker, 22
–Expertise: Digital communications expert working on a defence project at Plessey; part-time member of Signals Corps SAS. –Circumstance of Death: Fatal accident when his car crashed through a barrier near Poole in Dorset.–Coroner’s verdict: Misadventure.
# June 1987: Jennings, Frank, 60.
–Expertise: Electronic Weapons Engineer with Plessey.
–Circumstance of Death: Found dead from a heart attack.–No inquest.
# January 1988: Russell Smith, 23
–Expertise: Laboratory technician with the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell, Essex.
–Circumstance of Death: Died as a result of a cliff fall at Boscastle in Cornwall.
–Coroner’s verdict: Suicide.
# March 25, 1988: Trevor Knight, 52 –Expertise: Computer engineer with Marconi Space and Defence Systems in Stanmore, Middlesex.–Circumstance of Death: Found dead at his home in Harpenden, Hertfordshire at the wheel of his car with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust.
A St.Alban’s coroner said that Knight’s woman friend, Miss Narmada Thanki (who also worked with him at Marconi) had found three suicide notes left by him which made clear his intentions. Miss Thanki had mentioned that Knight disliked his work but she did not detect any depression that would have driven him to suicide. –Coroner’s verdict: Suicide.
# August 1988: Alistair Beckham, 50
–Expertise: Software engineer with Plessey Defence Systems. –Circumstance of Death: Found dead after being electrocuted in his garden shed with wires connected to his body. –Coroner’s verdict: Open.
# August 22, 1988: Peter Ferry, 60 –Expertise: Retired Army Brigadier and an Assistant Marketing Director with Marconi. –Circumstance of Death: Found on 22nd or 23rd August 1988 electrocuted in his company flat with electrical leads in his mouth.–Coroner’s verdict: Open
# September 1988: Andrew Hall, 33
–Expertise: Engineering Manager with British Aerospace.
–Circumstance of Death: Carbon monoxide poisoning in a car with a hosepipe connected to the exhaust.
–Coroner’s verdict: Suicide.
Above list compiled by Raymond A. Robinson in ‘The Alien Intent’ (A Dire Warning)
# Date?: Dr. C. Bruton
–Expertise: He had just produced a paper on a new strain of CJD. He was a CJD specialist who was killed before his work was announced to the public.–Circumstance of Death: died in a car crash.
# 1994/95?: Dr. Jawad Al Aubaidi
–Expertise: Veterinary mycoplasma and had worked with various mycoplasmas in the 1980s at Plum Island.
–Circumstance of Death: He was killed in his native Iraq while he was changing a flat tire and hit by a truck.
Source: Patricia A. Doyle, PhD
# 1996: Tsunao Saitoh, 46–Expertise: A leading Alzheimer’s researcher –Circumstance of Death: He and his 13 year-old daughter were killed in La Jolla, California, in what a Reuters report described as a “very professionally done” shooting.
He was dead behind the wheel of the car, the side window had been shot out, and the door was open. His daughter appeared to have tried to run away and she was shot dead, also.
# Dec 25, 1997: Sidney Harshman, 67
–Expertise: Professor of microbiology and immunology.
“He was the world’s leading expert on staphylococcal alpha toxins,” according to Conrad Wagner, professor of biochemistry at Vanderbilt and a close friend of Professor Harshman. “He also deeply cared for other people and was always eager to help his students and colleagues.”–Circumstance of Death: Complications of diabetes
# July 10, 1998: Elizabeth A. Rich, M.D., 46
–Expertise: An associate professor with tenure in the pulmonary division of the Department of Medicine at CWRU and University Hospitals of Cleveland. She was also a member of the executive committee for the Center for AIDS Research and directed the biosafety level 3 facility, a specialized laboratory for the handling of HIV, virulent TB bacteria, and other infectious agents. –Circumstance of Death: Killed in a traffic accident while visiting family in Tennessee
# September 1998: Jonathan Mann, 51
–Expertise: Founding director of the World Health Organisation’s global Aids program and founded Project SIDA in Zaire, the most comprehensive Aids research effort in Africa at the time, and in 1986 he joined the WHO to lead the global response against Aids. He became director of WHO’s global program on Aids which later became the UNAids program.
He then became director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, which was set up at Harvard School of Public Health in 1993. He caused controversy earlier this year in the post when he accused the US National Institutes of Health of violating human rights by failing to act quickly on developing Aids vaccines.
–Circumstance of Death: Died in the Swissair Flight 111 crash in Canada.
# April 15, 2000: Walter W. Shervington, M.D., 62
–Expertise: An extensive writer/ lecturer/ researcher about mental health and AIDS in the African American community. –Circumstance of Death: Died of cancer at Tulane Medical Hospital.
# July 16, 2000: Mike Thomas, 35
–Expertise: A microbiologist at the Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville.–Circumstance of Death: Died a few days after examining a sample taken from a 12-year-old girl who was diagnosed with meningitis and survived.
# December 25, 2000: Linda Reese, 52
–Expertise: Microbiologist working with victims of meningitis. –Circumstance of Death: Died three days after she studied a sample from Tricia Zailo, 19, a Fairfield, N.J., resident who was a sophomore at Michigan State University. Tricia Zailo died Dec. 18, a few days after she returned home for the holidays.
# May 7 2001: Professor Janusz Jeljaszewicz
–Expertise: Expert in Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections. His main scientific interests and achievements were in the mechanism of action and biological properties of staphylococcal toxins, and included the immunomodulatory properties and experimental treatment of tumours by Propionibacterium.
# November 2001: Yaacov Matzner, 54 –Expertise: Dean of the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem and chairman of the Israel Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusions, was the son of Holocaust survivors. One of the world’s experts on blood diseases including familiar Mediterranean fever (FMF), Matzner conducted research that led to a genetic test for FMF.
He was working on cloning the gene connected to FMF and investigating the normal physiological function of amyloid A, a protein often found in high levels in people with blood cancer.–Circumstance of Death: Professors Yaacov Matzner and Amiram Eldor were on their way back to Israel via Switzerland when their plane came down in dense forest three kilometres short of the landing field.
# November 2001: Professor Amiram Eldor, 59
–Expertise: Head of the haematology institute, Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital and worked for years at Hadassah-University Hospital’s haematology department but left for his native Tel Aviv in 1993 to head the haematology institute at Ichilov Hospital. He was an internationally known expert on blood clotting especially in women who had repeated miscarriages and was a member of a team that identified eight new anti-clotting agents in the saliva of leeches.
–Circumstance of Death: Professors Yaacov Matzner and Amiram Eldor were on their way back to Israel via Switzerland when their plane came down in dense forest three kilometres short of the landing field.
# November 6, 2001: Jeffrey Paris Wall, 41
–Expertise: He was a biomedical expert who held a medical degree, and he also specialized in patent and intellectual property. –Circumstance of Death: Mr. Walls body was found sprawled next to a three-story parking structure near his office. He had studied at the University of California, Los Angeles.
# Nov. 16, 2001: Don C. Wiley, 57
–Expertise: One of the foremost microbiologists in the United States. Dr. Wiley, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Harvard University, was an expert on how the immune system responds to viral attacks such as the classic doomsday plagues of HIV, ebola and influenza.–Circumstance of Death: Police found his rental car on a bridge outside Memphis, Tenn. His body was found Dec. 20 in the Mississippi River.
# Nov. 21, 2001: Vladimir Pasechnik, 64
–Expertise: World-class microbiologist and high-profile Russian defector; defected to the United Kingdom in 1989, played a huge role in Russian biowarfare and helped to figure out how to modify cruise missiles to deliver the agents of mass biological destruction.–Background: founded Regma Biotechnologies company in Britain, a laboratory at Porton Down, the country´s chem-bio warfare defense establishment. Regma currently has a contract with the U.S. Navy for “the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of anthrax”. –Circumstance of Death: The pathologist who did the autopsy, and who also happened to be associated with Britain´s spy agency, concluded he died of a stroke. Details of the postmortem were not revealed at an inquest, in which the press was given no prior notice. Colleagues who had worked with Pasechnik said he was in good health.
# Dec. 10, 2001: Robert M. Schwartz, 57
–Expertise: Expert in DNA sequencing and pathogenic micro-organisms, founding member of the Virginia Biotechnology Association, and the Executive Director of Research and Development at Virginia´s Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon.
–Circumstance of Death: stabbed and slashed with what police believe was a sword in his farmhouse in Leesberg, Va. His daughter, who identifies herself as a pagan high priestess, and several of her fellow pagans have been charged.
# Dec. 14, 2001: Nguyen Van Set, 44
–Expertise: animal diseases facility of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization had just come to fame for discovering a virulent strain of mousepox, which could be modified to affect smallpox. –Circumstance of Death: died at work in Geelong, Australia, in a laboratory accident. He entered an airlocked storage lab and died from exposure to nitrogen.
# January 2002: Ivan Glebov and Alexi Brushlinski.
–Expertise: Two microbiologists. Both were well known around the world and members of the Russian Academy of Science. –Circumstance of Death: Glebov died as the result of a bandit attack and Brushlinski was killed in Moscow.
# January 28, 2002: David W. Barry, 58
–Expertise: Scientist who co discovered AZT, the antiviral drug that is considered the first effective treatment for AIDS. –Circumstance of Death: unknown
# Feb. 9, 2002: Victor Korshunov, 56
–Expertise: Expert in intestinal bacteria of children around the world — Circumstance of Death: bashed over the head near his home in Moscow.
# Feb. 14, 2002: Ian Langford, 40
–Expertise: expert in environmental risks and disease.
–Circumstance of Death: found dead in his home near Norwich, England, naked from the waist down and wedged under a chair.
# Feb. 28, 2002: Tanya Holzmayer, 46
–Expertise: a Russian who moved to the U.S. in 1989, focused on the part of the human molecular structure that could be affected best by medicine.–Circumstance of Death: killed by fellow microbiologist Guyang (Matthew) Huang, who shot her seven times when she opened the door to a pizza delivery. Then he shot himself.
# Feb. 28, 2002: Guyang Huang, 38
–Expertise: Microbiologist –Circumstance of Death: Apparently shot himself after shooting fellow microbiologist, Tanya Holzmayer, seven times.
# March 24, 2002: David Wynn-Williams, 55
–Expertise: Respected astrobiologist with the British Antarctic Survey, who studied the habits of microbes that might survive in outer space. –Circumstance of Death: Died in a freak road accident near his home in Cambridge, England. He was hit by a car while he was jogging.
# March 25, 2002: Steven Mostow, 63
–Expertise: Known as “Dr. Flu” for his expertise in treating influenza, and a noted expert in bioterrorism of the Colorado Health Sciences Centre.–Circumstance of Death: died when the airplane he was piloting crashed near Denver.
# Nov. 12, 2002: Benito Que, 52
–Expertise: Expert in infectious diseases and cellular biology at the Miami Medical School –Circumstance of Death: Que left his laboratory after receiving a telephone call. Shortly afterward he was found comatose in the parking lot of the Miami Medical School. He died without regaining consciousness. Police said he had suffered a heart attack. His family insisted he had been in perfect health and claimed four men attacked him. But, later, oddly, the family inquest returned a verdict of death by natural causes.
# April 2003: Carlo Urbani, 46
–Expertise: A dedicated and internationally respected Italian epidemiologist, who did work of enduring value combating infectious illness around the world.–Circumstance of Death: Died in Bangkok from SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) – the new disease that he had helped to identify. Thanks to his prompt action, the epidemic was contained in Vietnam. However, because of close daily contact with SARS patients, he contracted the infection. On March 11, he was admitted to a hospital in Bangkok and isolated. Less than three weeks later he died.
# June 24, 2003: Dr. Leland Rickman of UCSD, 47
A resident of Carmel Valley –Expertise: An expert in infectious disease who helped the county prepare to fight bioterrorism after Sept. 11.–Circumstance of Death: He was in the African nation of Lesotho with Dr. Chris Mathews of UCSD, the director of the university’s Owen Clinic for AIDS patients. Dr. Rickman had complained of a headache and had gone to lie down. When he didn’t appear for dinner, Mathews checked on him and found him dead. A cause has not yet been determined.
# July 18, 2003: Dr. David Kelly, 59
–Expertise: Biological warfare weapons specialist, senior post at the Ministry of Defense, an expert on DNA sequencing when he was head of microbiology at Porton Down and worked with two American scientists, Benito Que, 52, and Don Wiley, 57.–Helped Vladimir Pasechnik found Regma Biotechnologies, which has a contract with the U.S. Navy for “the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of anthrax”–Circumstance of Death: He was found dead after seemingly slashing his wrist in a wooded area near his home at Southmoor, Oxfordshire.
# Oct 11 or 24, 2003: Michael Perich, 46 –Expertise: LSU professor who helped fight the spread of the West Nile virus. Perich worked with the East Baton Rouge Parish Mosquito Control and Rodent Abatement District to determine whether mosquitoes in the area carried West Nile.
–Circumstance of Death: Walker Police Chief Elton Burns said Sunday that Perich of 5227 River Bend Blvd., Baton Rouge, crashed his Ford pickup truck about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, while heading west on Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish. Perich’s truck veered right off the highway about 3 miles east of Walker, flipped and landed in rainwater, Burns said. Perich, who was wearing his seat belt, drowned. The cause of the crash is under investigation, Burns said. “Mike is one of the few entomologists with the experience to go out and save lives today.”~ Robert A. Wirtz, chief of entomology at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
# November 22, 2003: Robert Leslie Burghoff, 45
–Expertise: He was studying the virus that was plaguing cruise ships until he was killed by a mysterious white van in November of 2003 –Circumstance of Death: Burghoff was walking on a sidewalk along the 1600 block of South Braeswood when a white van jumped the curb and hit him at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, police said. The van then sped away. Burghoff died an hour later at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
# December 18, 2003: Robert Aranosia, 61
–Expertise: Oakland County deputy medical examiner
–Circumstance of Death: He was driving south on I-75 when his pickup truck went off the freeway near a bridge over the Kawkawlin River. The vehicle rolled over several times before landing in the median. Aranosia was thrown from the vehicle and ended up on the shoulder of the northbound lanes.
# January 6, 2004: Dr Richard Stevens, 54
–Expertise: A haematologist. (Haematologists analyse the cellular composition of blood and blood producing tissues eg bone marrow) –Circumstance of Death: Disappeared after arriving for work on 21 July, 2003. A doctor whose disappearance sparked a national manhunt, killed himself because he could not cope with the stress of a secret affair, a coroner has ruled.
# January 23 2004: Dr. Robert E. Shope, 74
–Expertise: An expert on viruses who was the principal author of a highly publicized 1992 report by the National Academy of Sciences warning of the possible emergence of new and unsettling infectious illnesses. Dr. Shope had accumulated his own collection of virus samples gathered from all over the world.–Circumstance of Death: The cause was complications of a lung transplant he received in December, said his daughter Deborah Shope of Galveston. Dr. Shope had pulmonary fibrosis, a disease of unknown origin that scars the lungs.
# January 24 2004: Dr. Michael Patrick Kiley, 62
–Expertise: Ebola, Mad Cow Expert, top of the line world class.–Circumstance of Death: Died of massive heart attack. Coincidently, both Dr. Shope and Dr. Kiley were working on the lab upgrade to BSL 4 at the UTMB Galvaston lab for Homeland Security.
The lab would have to be secure to house some of the deadliest pathogens of tropical and emerging infectious disease as well as bioweaponized ones.
# March 13, 2004: Vadake Srinivasan
–Expertise: Microbiologist.–Circumstance of Death: crashed car into guard rail and ruled a stroke.
# April 12, 2004: Ilsley Ingram, 84
–Expertise: Director of the Supraregional Haemophilia Reference Centre and the Supraregional Centre for the Diagnosis of Bleeding Disorders at the St. Thomas Hospital in London. –Circumstance of Death: unknown
# May 5, 2004: William T. McGuire, 39
–Expertise: NJ University Professor and Senior programmer analyst and adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.–Circumstance of Death: Body found in 3 Suitcases floating in Chesapeake Bay.
# May 14, 2004: Dr. Eugene F. Mallove, 56
–Expertise: Mallove was well respected for his knowledge of cold fusion. He had just published an open letter outlining the results of and reasons for his last 15 years in the field of new energy research. Dr. Mallove was convinced it was only a matter of months before the world would actually see a free energy device. –Circumstance of Death: Died after being beaten to death during an alleged robbery.
# May 25, 2004: Antonina Presnyakova
–Expertise: Former Soviet biological weapons laboratory in Siberia –Circumstance of Death: Died after accidentally sticking herself with a needle laced with Ebola.
# July 21, 2004: Dr. John Badwey 54
–Expertise: Scientist and accidental politician when he opposed disposal of sewage waste program of exposing humans to sludge. Biochemist at Harvard Medical School specializing in infectious diseases.–Circumstance of Death: Suddenly developed pneumonia like symptoms then died in two weeks.
# June 22, 2004: Thomas Gold, 84
–Expertise: He was the founder, and for twenty years the director, of the Cornell Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, where he was a close colleague of Planetary Society co-founder Carl Sagan.
Gold was famous for his provocative, controversial, and sometimes outrageous theories. Gold’s theory of the deep hot biosphere holds important ramifications for the possibility of life on other planets, including seemingly inhospitable planets within our own solar system. Gold sparked controversy in 1955 when he suggested that the Moon’s surface is covered with a fine rock powder.–Circumstance of Death: Died of heart failure.
# June 24, 2004: Dr. Assefa Tulu, 45
–Expertise: Dr. Tulu joined the health department in 1997 and served for five years as the county’s lone epidemiologist. He was charged with tracking the health of the county, including the spread of diseases, such as syphilis, AIDS and measles.
He also designed a system for detecting a bioterrorism attack involving viruses or bacterial agents. Tulu often coordinated efforts to address major health concerns in Dallas County, such as the West Nile virus outbreaks of the past few years, and worked with the media to inform the public.–Circumstance of Death: Dallas County’s chief epidemiologist, was found at his desk, died of a stroke.
# June 27, 2004: Dr Paul Norman, Of Salisbury, Wiltshire, 52 –Expertise: He was the chief scientist for chemical and biological defence at the Ministry of Defence’s laboratory at Porton Down, Wiltshire. He travelled the world lecturing on the subject of weapons of mass destruction.–Circumstance of Death: Died when the Cessna 206 crashed shortly after taking off from Dunkeswell Airfield on Sunday. A father and daughter also died at the scene, and 44-year-old parachute instructor and Royal Marine Major Mike Wills later died in the hospital. Link
# June 29, 2004: John Mullen, 67
–Expertise: A nuclear research scientist with McDonnell Douglas. –Circumstance of Death: Died from a huge dose of poisonous arsenic.
# July 1, 2004: Edward Hoffman, 62
–Expertise: Aside from his role as a professor, Hoffman held leadership positions within the UCLA medical community. Worked to develop the first human PET scanner in 1973 at Washington University in St. Louis. –Circumstance of Death: unknown
# July 2, 2004: Larry Bustard, 53
–Expertise: A Sandia scientist who helped develop a foam spray to clean up congressional buildings and media sites during the anthrax scare in 2001. Worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque. His team came up with a new technology used against biological and chemical agents.–Circumstance of Death: unknown
# July 6, 2004: Stephen Tabet, 42
–Expertise: An associate professor and epidemiologist at the University of Washington. A world-renowned HIV doctor and researcher who worked with HIV patients in a vaccine clinical trial for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.–Circumstance of Death: Died of an unknown illness
# July 21, 2004: Dr Bassem al-Mudares –Expertise: He was a phD chemist –Circumstance of Death: His mutilated body was found in the city of Samarra, Iraq and had been tortured before being killed.
# August 12, 2004: Professor John Clark
–Expertise: Head of the science lab which created Dolly the sheep. Prof Clark led the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, one of the world’s leading animal biotechnology research centres. He played a crucial role in creating the transgenic sheep that earned the institute worldwide fame.–Circumstance of Death: He was found hanging in his holiday home.
# September 5, 2004: Mohammed Toki Hussein al-Talakani
–Expertise: Iraqi nuclear scientist. He was a practising nuclear physicist since 1984.–Circumstance of Death: He was shot dead in Mahmudiya, south of Baghdad.
# October 13, 2004: Matthew Allison, 32
Fatal explosion of a car parked at an Osceola County, Fla., Wal-Mart store was no accident, Local 6 News has learned. Found inside a burned car. Witnesses said the man left the store at about 11 p.m. and entered his Ford Taurus car when it exploded. Investigators said they found a Duraflame log and propane canisters on the front passenger’s seat.
# November 2, 2004: John R. La Montagne
–Expertise: Head of US Infectious Diseases unit under Tommie Thompson. Was NIAID Deputy Director.
–Circumstance of Death: Died while in Mexico, no cause stated.
# December 21, 2004: Taleb Ibrahim al-Daher
–Expertise: Iraqi nuclear scientist –Circumstance of Death: He was shot dead north of Baghdad by unknown gunmen. He was on his way to work at Diyala University when armed men opened fire on his car as it was crossing a bridge in Baqouba, 57 km northeast of Baghdad. The vehicle swerved off the bridge and fell into the Khrisan river. Al-Daher, who was a professor at the local university, was removed from the submerged car and rushed to Baqouba hospital where he was pronounced dead.
# December 29, 2004: Tom Thorne and Beth Williams
–Expertise: Two wild life scientists, Husband-and-wife wildlife veterinarians who were nationally prominent experts on chronic wasting disease and brucellosis –Circumstance of Death: They were killed in a snowy-weather crash on U.S. 287 in northern Colorado.
# January 7, 2005: Jeong H. Im, 72
–Expertise: A retired research assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Primarily a protein chemist. –Circumstance of Death: He was stabbed several times and his body was found in the trunk of his burning white, 1995 Honda inside the Maryland Avenue parking garage
## Doctor and Drug deaths
My background is research inventions where i am in touch with quite a few other researchers some of whom have suffered massively dealing with vested interest factions. so if you value your health you better get aware of these problems and the health care systems this information certainly has the capacity to unnerve you. However if you do like to know what is going on and are not afraid of the truth read on, it is very enlightening.
## Drugs and other treatments
There are a few very important points that I would like to cover on the subject of drugs and research and treatment At present the system in England is this, and this principle will apply to other countries as well all treatment recommended by the health care people should be tested and approved and quite rightly so Obviously it costs vast sums of money to test and approve treatments because of the possible damage to people and the subsequent litigation costing millions of pounds.
The point is this Where does this money come from to test and approve treatments? By far the biggest source is the drug companies. Do you think drug companies are some charitable institution in the main they are there to make profit What do you think the implications of that statement means So take for example a researcher might go along to his local drug company and tell them his findings about this treatment he has been working on which is of outstanding value but needs testing further or approving, you might think they would be falling over themselves to know more right, you could not be more wrong.
By and large only treatments which show a profit will even get examined. Because they are in business to make a profit, not for serving the people. So many of the thousands of therapies which they see as having no profit potential do not get approved and thus by and large do not get recommended by your local doctor or hospital despite the fact that some of them do have overwhelming benefits some which have saved needless operations, needless amputations, needless pain and trauma, needless kidney failures and much loss of life.
Did you know there are groups of people begging drug companies to look into certain therapies for their possible benefit but many wont why money in the main Your local G.P/ doctor is not a researcher, what does this mean, he is very taxed with his time that means he cannot do research he finds it very difficult to keep up with what is goig on in the main he is told what to prescribe he does not even have the time often to look at research.
At this minute 2004 approx 5000 Beds are being taken up by people who have had reactions to drugs. Some will die others will be maimed.
That is fact So Mrs Jones by and large you will probably only get recommended treatments where there is profit in them for someone. Have you heard your local doctor recommend, Massage, Spiritual healing, Knieisiology Herbs, Light therapy, Colour therapy, Regression therapy, Osteopathy, Zappers, Magnetic devices, or Electrical Frequency devices?
Has he ever mentioned nutrition what you eat how much protein carbo vitamins etc. All of these have shown their inherent worth with thousands if not millions of testimonials.
As you can see this system in its present state is inherently flawed which is why you are getting recommended what you are that is until the day comes when most of the research and testing is done by an agency with no vested interests attached and a clear agenda of being objective. Acting for he people There is clear evidence that some of these drug companies will even go much further than just dismiss this proposed treatment especially if it is going to affect their profits.
Imagine this 10 000 patients on some drug costing say 500-1000 pounds each per year. Average time to get well 20 yrs income in that time go on work it out. Then an invention comes along and hey presto we can get them well in just 6 weeks at a cost of 200 quid. Do you think they will just sit around and go err what planet are you on jack?
Ever heard of a brilliant doctor with the name of Raymond Rife the gifted scientist and winner of 14 government awards including scientist of the year award twice. Rife discovered that some major diseases could be eliminated with frequencies based on that diseases individual electromagnetic signature. He uses the same effect, which causes a glass to shatter by the use of some peoples voices. These distinguished medical doctors who originally confirmed part or this entire discovery included:
E.C. Rosenow, Sr. (Chief of Bacteriology, 32 yrs., at Mayo Clinic),
Fredrich Koch (Detroit, Brazil),
Gaston Naessens (Quebec),
Sakae Inoue (Japan),
Georges Mazet (France,),
Franz Gerlach (Germany),
Niello Mori and Clara Fonti (Italy),
Cameron Gruner (McGill Univ.),
T.J. Glover (Canada),
Florence Seibert (V.A. Research Lab,Bay Pines, Fla.),
Irene Diller (Inst. of Cancer Research, Phila, Penn),
Eleanor Alex. Jackson and Virginia Livingston (NJ & San Diego clinics).
But events started to happen; firstly, arsonists burned the Burnett Lab in New Jersey, which was validating Rife’s work. Then, someone fatally poisoned Dr. Milbank Johnson, president of the Southern California American Medical Association. He died just hours before a scheduled press conference in which he was to announce that Rife’s electronic therapy cured every terminal patient in a study supervised by the University of Southern California. Dr. Nemes, who duplicated some of Rife’s work just 40 miles from Rife’s lab, was killed in a mysterious fire, which destroyed his lab. Rife stopped work, but died at Grossmont Hospital from a lethal dose of Valium. Following Dr. Milbank Johnson’s murder, threats, other incidents followed; 30 doctors once photographed honoring Rife at a banquet now denied they ever knew him! Dr. Isaac Kendall, Rife’s chief research associate and Dean of Northwestern Medical School, received $200,000 in “grants” & disappeared. Was this a bribe?
Dr. Virginia Livingston-Wheeler in 1947 while studying tumors found the same organism in all of them. Her findings were published in August 1948 by the New York Microscopical Society Bulletin. Later in Dec. 1950 Wheeler had an article published in the American Journal of Medical Sciences on microbes cultures taken from both human and animal tumors. On Sept. 10, 1953 The Washington Post reported the discoveries of Dr. Wheeler and her team from Rutgers – Presbyterian Hospital Laboratory which were disclosed at the 6th International Congress of Microbiology in Rome. They had found conclusive proof of a microbial cause for cancer.
When Dr. Wheeler and her group returned from Rome to Rutgers-Presbyterian Hospital they found that the funds for their laboratory were being cut off. The laboratory was closed. This was the behind-the-scenes work and doings of Dr. Corneluis P. Rhoads, the head of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The fear of the cancer industry elite is and was immense. If the truth about the true cause of cancer becomes known a cheap cure will be found shortly thereafter. This will kill the cancer goose which lays tens of billions of dollars worth of eggs a year. Is there nothing these scum will not do for their god – money?
No, and it does not stop there John Walsh head of the Cayce Center in Durham England had a stuttering problem which he cured using the recommendations of Edgar Cayce, naturally he wanted to share this with the stuttering society so that others may alleviate their suffering, at a meeting he was going to deliver a talk telling people of how he did it but just as he was about to speak, he was stopped and the only reason John says is that the organisers realized that if this information got out it could mean the end of their society.
Doctors Hertal and Blanc undertook research on the effects of microwave ovens and declared that foods cooked in this way posed a greater risk to health than cooking by conventional means, food cooked in this way seemed to have a cancerous effect on the blood. A gag order was issued on both of these doctors. DR Hertal stood his ground and fought the decision and the European court of Human rights issued an order saying the gag order was contrary to the right of Human expression and Switzerland was ordered to pay compensation.
Personally I have been extensively involved in sharing the Edgar Cayce information, Spiritual healing and some information on the Rife machine over the Internet on problems like MS Parkinsons, Galucoma, Myasthenia gravis etc. On the issue of M.S.thousands of groups who had a site on the Internet were contacted including support groups, hospitals etc. Major foundations and national societies were contacted as well.
These people have clear mission statements saying for example, for the treatment, support and research on M.S. The response from thousands of contacts – only a few even replied with some interest despite numerous approaches and despite mentioning the clear evidence which the meridian research institute was getting using the Cayce therapies.
The next to try was the Myasthenia gravis association which is located in Derby England, Cayce gave a couple of readings on this problem, despite phone calls and letters and e mails including letters to the chairman not one person came back to me .I tried a few hundred other M.G. Associations throughout the Internet and only a very few were interested. The others did not even reply.
Cayce on Glaucoma was also tried, again writing, and e mailing to many National associations and support groups again with very little interest. Also tried was posting information on the discussion forums on the Internet, Many were removed, the “Wills eye hospital in the USA were highly guilty of this. After this I tried Cayce on Parkinson’s again the same procedure was followed I even tried writing and emailing to Mary Baker chairman of the Parkinson’s society in England, she did not even reply. National organisations were contacted and support groups, the results only about 5% showed any interest at all.
# The conclusion: Clearly there are forces out there that would do anything to protect their interests, your unnecessary suffering is of no consequence to them at all. There are lots of charities, organisations, associations, support groups who are proclaiming all sorts of things, which have a sacred duty, to give you information, to conduct and fund research, to push forward their cause, which are failing miserably you the patient.
They are seemingly more interested in maintaining the status quo, keeping their jobs or are just apathetic. As you can see they are not to be relied upon if you value your health.
# Conclusion One must take responsibility for their own wellness, not hand the problem over to others. I advocate that most research should be done by perhaps government organizations with the only vested interest in mind of that of the patient, but that is a long way off.
As many NEXUS readers will know, Dr Hulda Clark has helped thousands of people around the world cure themselves of many ailments and diseases. Her approach is to remove exposure to solvents and to remove parasites from the body.
On 20 September, Dr Hulda Clark was arrested in San Diego. She was subsequently held in a prison in Santa fee, waiting extradition to Indiana where she is charged with practicing medicine without a license, a class C felony with a penalty of two to eight years in prison.
The patients in her clinic in Mexico most of them terminally ill, but getting better under Dr Clark’s supervision had to be sent home to try to do the protocols on their own. Dr Clark was escorted from prison on 4 October and arrived in Indiana on 6 October at 2.30 am. A hearing was held at 9.00 am and bail was set at US$10,000. Dr Clark was offered a plea bargain with a fine if she pleaded guilty, but she pleaded not guilty. The trial will be held on 2 February 2000.
Other pioneers some of which we are in great debt too J.C. Burnett: His “electronic medicine research lab” was burnt to the ground while he was visiting Rife in 1939, just before the Rife technology itself was attacked
# Harry Oldfield: dismissed when he wanted to publish his research demonstrating the damage done to the human energy field by chemotherapy treatment Upton, Knuth and Armstrong: inventors of the “homeotron” -forced into bankruptcy
# DR Albert Abrams: inventor of the “Oscilloclast”, a forerunner of the Rife generator. Slated by the establishment. Denounced as a quack and a charlatan in 18 consecutive issues of “The Scientific American”. Died in shame and ignominy George Lahovsky: Inventor of the “multi-wave oscillator”. Run over by a car and died 1943.
# Bill Morre (researcher and author): fled into retreat
# George De La Warre: Nearly bankrupted by legal proceedings
# DR Franz Anton Mesmer: used magnets for healing – struck off
# Ruth Drown: inventor of the “Radio Vision Instrument” and “Homo-vibra ray instrument” – committed suicide
# Wilhelm Reich: inventor of “Orgone Energy Accumulator” – died in prison
#C.M. Allen: driven insane
# DR M.K. Jessup: reporter of the infamous “Philadelphia Experiment” – suicide/murdered
# DR Max Gerson: Used natural treatment regime to cure cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and other diseases. AMA harassment forced him to close clinic and re-open in Mexico Harry Hoxsey: (cured cancer using herbs). Mentally and financially ruined by legal proceedings and AMA harassment. Arrested 157 times in 16 months. Died in suspicious circumstances, possibly murdered Rene Caisse: (also cured cancer-using herbs). The ‘Canadian Ministry of Health and Welfare’ had the whole of the records destroyed immediately after her death in 1978. These records detailed thousands of cured patients.
# DR Lawrence Burton: Fraudulently accused of spreading AIDS contaminated serum forcing the Bahamian government to close it down under American pressure
# DR Stanislaw Burzynski: Ordered by FDA to stop development of his highly effective ‘anti-neoplaston’ treatment program. Raided and had all his scientific, medical and personal records seized which were never returned Gaston Naessens: microbiologist – still alive and working with Rife type microscope today.
# Developer of 714X cancer treatment –
Prosecuted for fraud and driven out of France. Prosecuted and threatened again with life imprisonment in Canada but was acquitted
# Dr. Andrew C. Ivy: world-renowned medical researcher. Researcher of “Krebiozen” (harmless chemical compound which was claimed to have observable, often curative benefits in 70% of cancer cases) suspended from membership of the Chicago Medical Society, removed from the vice presidency of the University of Illinois, and had his “resignation” accepted by both national cancer societies. AMA declared Krebiozen “worthless” six weeks after he published his research (1951) even though a properly conducted trial would take 3-5 years, dismissed all of his conclusions, discredited his research methods and suggested that his belief in the compound was due to senility.
# Edward J. McCabe: Health journalist who reported success of oxygen therapy. Sentenced to 3 years in prison on the pre-text of tax evasion 1999 (and served 2 years).
# DR William F. Koch: Medical doctor, Professor of chemistry, histology and physiology. Inventor of “Glyoxylide catalyst” cure for cancer. Sued by FDA but was acquitted after 600 doctors testified in his favor. Died of poisoning, 1967.
# Dr. F.M. Eugene Blass: Developer of “Homozon” (the original oxygen therapy product) – murdered outside his house, same year and month as DR Koch.
# DR Basil Earle Wainright: Physicist – inventor of polyatomic apheuresis oxygen therapy. Imprisoned for 4 years. Claims he survived six assassination attempts whilst in prison.
# DR George A. Freibott, IV. President of the American Naturopathic Association, consultant for International Association for Oxygen Therapy, US Government approved and internationally accepted expert witness on oxygen/oxidation therapies.
Survived numerous assassination attempts and several anonymous phone calls threatening him with his life.
# DR James Boyce: Turned 254 people HIV+ to HIV- using ozone therapy: Charged with using unproven methods and sentenced to 5 years in prison. Had his medical license revoked. Ken Thiefault sold ozone generators: Sentenced to 7 years in prison for making medical claims for ozone generators. His wife was sentenced to three years.
In Paul Millers book on Harry Edwards and spiritual healing there are a number of issues which are mentioned.
1. Harry it seems had enormous resistance to his work from certain quarters people who claimed to be doctors but had it seems there own hidden agendas. Harry presented a whole host of cases, which were restored to good health from being proclaimed incurable. Some doctors were called to account for this. They would evade the issue and give a variety of reasons for example the patient despite being born with terrible deformations had a temporary remission which the healer was not slow to point out seemed to occur just after healing had taken place. The general medical view was that they would see the patient in a few more years to check his progress. At the right time Harry then raised the issue again only to be told that too much time had elapsed.
2. Another famous expletive was wrongly labelled x-rays and spontaneous healing. Many times doctors opened up a patient to find a growth only to find that it was gone. Mistaken diagnosis was another favourite.
So you see that there are certain elements within the medical profession who would gladly not see this work at all to the cost of millions of peoples suffering. Their motives can only be guessed at.
On the other hand there are many brilliant doctors out there some of which attended the sanctuary witnessing many healings and many presented their own problems to Harry for healing. Oh yes the church, Harry it seems had many dealings with the church and it seems was very disappointed to see that the church had failed miserably its duty to go forth and heal the sick as the master Jesus commanded.
Harry had invited numerous priests and bishops to his healing demonstrations where they could witness right in front of their very eyes some of the fantastic things which were going on. He was disappointed that the archbishop of Canterbury had declined the invitation to attend one of his healing demonstrations right under the cathedral.
But it started the seemingly very little known commission to investigate divine healing. This commission had the archbishop of Canterbury and York seeking the co-operation of the British medical association who appointed a number of physicians to examine the evidence put before them by the man they had jointly denigrated. It was over two years before the Anglican Church got their act together.
They actually asked Harry to submit just six cases for investigation six can you imagine that number for a proper investigation. Harry thought the same and submitted seventy many of which were considered incurable by their very own doctors. After submitting these and giving a lengthy address the response was astonishing One of these so called doctors stood up and claimed they could have been spontaneous healing, but Harry had pointed out it was the doctors themselves who proclaimed these people were incurable.
Unbelievably no proper scientific examination of the seventy cases was carried out. Harry was offered a position in the Church with conditions which of course he could not accept to those who think that the Church would not sink to these sort of tactics Harry referred to the Archbishops commission on survival which was suppressed and never officially published because why the majority report found that the case for survival was proven Medical Mistakes in the USA
This article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is the best article I have ever seen written in the published literature documenting the tragedy of the traditional medical paradigm. If you want to keep updated on issues like this to sign up for the free newsletter at mercola.com
This information is a follow up of the Institute of Medicine report http://www.mercola.com/1999/dec/5/medical_mistakes.html which hit the papers in December of 1999, but the data was hard to reference as it was not in peer-reviewed journal. Now it is published in JAMA which is the most widely circulated medical periodical in the world.
The author is Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and she describes how the US health care system may contribute to poor health.
ALL THESE ARE DEATHS PER YEAR:
12,000 —–unnecessary surgery
7,000 —–medication errors in hospitals
20,000 —-other errors in hospitals
80,000 —-infections in hospitals
106,000 —non-error, negative effects of drugs
These total to 250,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes!! What does the word iatrogenic mean?
This term is defined as induced in a patient by a physician’s activity, manner, or therapy. Used especially of a complication of treatment. Dr. Starfield offers several warnings in interpreting these numbers: First, most of the data are derived from studies in hospitalized patients. Second, these estimates are for deaths only and do not include negative effects that are associated with disability or discomfort. Third, the estimates of death due to error are lower than those in the IOM.
In any case, 225,000 deaths per year constitutes the third leading cause of death in the United States, after deaths from heart disease and cancer. Even if these figures are overestimated, there is a wide margin between these numbers of deaths and the next leading cause of death (cerebrovascular disease).
Another analysis 11 concluded that between 4% and 18% of consecutive patients experience negative effects in outpatient settings, with:
116 million extra physician visits
77 million extra prescriptions
17 million emergency department visits
8 million hospitalisations
3 million long-term admissions
199,000 additional deaths
$77 billion in extra costs
The high cost of the health care system is considered to be a deficit, but seems to be tolerated under the assumption that better health results from more expensive care.
However, evidence from a few studies indicates that as many as 20% to 30% of patients receive inappropriate care. An estimated 44,000 to 98,000 among them die each year as a result of medical errors. This might be tolerated if it resulted in better health, but does it?
Of 13 countries in a recent comparison,3,4 the United States ranks an average of 12th (second from the bottom) for 16 available health indicators.
More specifically, the ranking of the US on several indicators was: 13th (last) for low-birth-weight percentages13th for neonatal mortality and infant mortality overall 14 11th for postneonatal mortality 13th for years of potential life lost (excluding external causes) 11th for life expectancy at 1 year for females, 12th for males 10th for life expectancy at 15 years for females, 12th for males10th for life expectancy at 40 years for females, 9th for males 7th for life expectancy at 65 years for females, 7th for males 3rd for life expectancy at 80 years for females, 3rd for males 10th for age-adjusted mortality
The poor performance of the US was recently confirmed by a World Health Organization study, which used different data and ranked the United States as 15th among 25 industrialized countries.
There is a perception that the American public “behaves badly” by smoking, drinking, and perpetrating violence.” However the data does not support this assertion. -End
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## Recommended Documentaries and Films:
– Dangerous Prescription http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/prescription Produced and directed by Andy Leibman; Aired on Frontline. More than a dozen dangerous drugs have been pulled off the market since 1997. Why were they approved in the first place? An Investigation of Americas drug safety system.
– The Other Drug War http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/other Written, produced and directed by Jon Palfreman & Barbara Moran; Aired on Frontline. Americas war over prescription drugs has dragged on for nearly twenty years. Why are the drugs so expensive? And can prices be controlled without jeopardizing innovation?
– Selling Sickness: An Ill for Every Pill http://www.frif.com/new2005/sell.html Directed by Catherine Scott, Produced by Pat Fiske, Co-Written by Ray Moynihan, and Distributed by First Run Icarus Films. Selling Sickness exposes the unhealthy relationship between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry.
– Sicko http://www.michaelmoore.com/sicko/index.html Directed by Michael Moore. In theatres now. Opening with profiles of several ordinary Americans whose lives have been disrupted, shattered, andin some casesended by health care catastrophe, the film makes clear that the crisis doesn’t only affect the 47 million uninsured citizensmillions of others who dutifully pay their premiums often get strangled by bureaucratic red tape as well.
– Side Effects http://www.sideeffectsthemovie.com Written and directed by Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau. A coming of age comedy whose main character is a drug company sales rep, based on the directors decade-long experiences employed by the pharmaceutical industry.
– The Drug Pushers http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/prem/200604/drug-reps , by Carl Elliott in The Atlantic Monthly.
– Public Library of Science http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-toc&issn=1549-1676&volume=3&issue=4 , Issue on Disease Mongering.
– Source http://www.mediaed.org/videos/MediaAndHealth/BigBucksBigPharma
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