Monsanto wants to add new poison

Monsanto wantsmonsanto-sign to add new poison to its toxic assault on our food. Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate) has spawned superweeds which have grown resistant to Roundup. Monsanto’s answer to this problem it has created has been to lobby the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to give Monsanto permission to put more and different poisons into our food supply.

Glyphosate contaminates Everything

Glyphosate has been found virtually everywhere contaminating our food and water. As Roundup is being sprayed daily on crops and public areas, we are almost constantly breathing, drinking, and eating it. Testing throughout the world proves our constant exposure, whether in California wineGerman beer, or General Mills Granola bars. The U.S. EPA rolled over on Monsanto’s latest request as it usually does for Monsanto, granting the biotech bully license to further pollute and poison the country, its people, pollinating insects, plants, animals (what else you got?).

Environmental Groups move against Monsanto

To slow this endless onslaught, environmental groups have asked the Ninth Circuit court to strike down the U.S. EPA’s approval of Monsanto’s toxic answer to its self-created problem — a new weed killer aimed at killing the Roundup-resistant weeds. On Jan. 23, 2017, the groups told the court that the new Monsanto poison could lead to “superweeds” resistant to both the older and the newer poisonous products.

According to Law 360, the Center for Food Safety, National Family Farm Coalition, Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America filed their petition on Jan. 23. It seeks to overturn the FDA’s conditional registration for a new use of dicamba, an herbicide (plant poison) now being sold under the brand name XtendiMax. FDA issued its rubber stamp approval in November 2016. XtendiMax had previously been approved for pre-planting, during planting and as a “pre-emergent.” The latest approval allows it to be sprayed directly on Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant cotton and soybeans.

FDA Violated U.S. Law for Monsanto

The environmental groups’ petition said FDA violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act when it approved XtendiMax. The agency also violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in order to address potential threats to wildlife or critical habitat.

Earthjustice, which represents the environmental groups, said in a Jan. 23 statement that dicamba will only continue the problem of weed resistance started by Monsanto’s Roundup.

Earthjustice Statement

The Earthjustice Statement reads: “The huge increase in dicamba spraying will trigger an outbreak of dicamba resistance in weeds, just as massive use of Roundup on first generation [genetically engineered] crops created an epidemic of weeds immune to glyphosate. (While) Monsanto spins its new dicamba crops as a fix to the current weed resistance problems its own Roundup Ready crop system caused, many scientists, and even the U.S. Department of Agriculture, predict the opposite: the rapid emergence of more superweeds, resistant to both herbicides.”

Monsanto Statement

In a November 2016 statement announcing XtendiMax’ approval, Monsanto said it “is intended to provide farmers with more consistent, flexible control of weeds, especially tough-to-manage and glyphosate resistant weeds, and to help maximize crop yield potential.”

The EPA tepidly addressed the issue of weed resistance in its approval for the pesticide in November. The agency said herbicide resistance has become a “significant issue to growers” and required Monsanto to come up with an Herbicide Resistance Management plan as a condition of the approval.

EPA Statement

In genuflecting to Monsanto as it typically does, the EPA said that if the new product is not working, Monsanto must “investigate the issue.” It is hard to imagine a more toothless, industry friendly stance than this one taken by the  U.S. EPA. You will be hard pressed to find such an agency in all the world as industry friendly as this one entrusted with our food supply. France, for one, has moved to ban glyphosate, acknowledging that Roundup causes liver disease. Roundup has also been found to raise the risk of cancer; it has  triggered Roundup Cancer Lawsuits.

The EPA did, however, throw us all a bone, setting the registration to automatically expire in November 2018, unless EPA determines before then that it’s not causing unintended problems. (What about intended problems, which will only trigger more toxic spraying, as Roundup already has, in order to battle the superweeds it has created, along with the cancer?)

Dicamba increases Farmer Cancers

The environmental groups also said in their statement that dicamba has been linked to increased cancer in farmers, though the EPA said in its November 2016 approval that it has classified the chemical as “not likely” to be carcinogenic in humans. The EPA drew that conclusion following the results of Monsanto’s own laboratory studies on mice and rats. Third party studies have found the opposite is true. The EPA also claims glyphosate is safe, while the World Health Organization classifies it as “probably carcinogenic.”

Center for Food Safety Statement

Center for Food Safety attorney George Kimbrell said in a Jan. 23 statement: “Federal regulators have abandoned the interests of farmers, the environment, and public health,”  “We won’t allow our food to be dragged backward into a pesticide-soaked nightmare — not without a hell of a fight.”

A spokeswoman for Monsanto reached for comment by Law 360 defended XtendiMax in an emailed statement: “[F]armers need new tools for weed control, and the EPA approved XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology for in-crop use after more than seven years of exhaustive scientific review and evaluation. Dicamba-based herbicides have a 40-year history of safe use, and we are confident the government’s exhaustive assessment will prevail.”

Those “40-year history” studies, of course, were virtually all done by employees of Monsanto or by scientists hired by Monsanto. Researchers not working for Monsanto have found kidney and liver damage and tumors in rats, other life-threatening “side effects.” Monsanto has also been sued for false advertising, for a blatant lie which it prints on the Roundup label. It claims glyphosate targets an enzyme found only in plants, but not in people or pets.  The scope of that lie is astonishing, as elementary science  shows that same enzyme Roundup targets also lives in the guts of humans and animals.

Monsanto wants to add new poison

The plaintiffs are represented by George Andreas Kimbrell of the Center for Food Safety and Paul Achitoff of Earthjustice.

The EPA is represented by Jon Michael Lipshultz of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The case is National Family Farm Coalition, et al v. USEPA, et al, case number 17-70196 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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Surgical Heater-Cooler Infections can be Fatal

Stockert 3T sorin-3tHeater-Cooler puts ½ Million at Risk for Infections. Our law firm is handling Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuits.

As many as a half million open heart surgery patients since 2006 could develop a potentially deadly illness due to the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler device. The Stockert 3T uses water to maintain a patient’s body temperature during surgery. The CDC reports that the device provides an ideal breeding environment for a potentially deadly bacterium.

Non-Tuberbulous Mycobacterium
Known as mycobacterium chimaera or “non-tuberbulous mycobacterium” (NTM), this bacterium is fairly common and usually innocuous. For patients with compromised immune systems who have undergone invasive surgery, however, it can be life-threatening. Some thirty cases were reported in the U.S. in 2016, and several more were reported in Europe. These numbers may only be only the tip of the iceberg, because NTM infections can have an incubation period of several months or even much longer. The bacterium infection may not even be identified for years. Symptoms, unfortunately, are common to many illnesses: muscle pain, chronic fatigue, fever. In addition, NTM can be resistant to most antibiotics.

Fatal Infection in half the cases
Some 250,000 open heart surgeries performed in the U.S. yearly employ heater-cooler units to regulate patient body temperatures. About 60% of these surgeries employ the Stockert 3T units.

FDA Safety Communication

The FDA issued a safety communication Oct. 15, 2015 regarding nontuberculous mycobacterium infections associated with the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler devices.

FDA Statement on Contamination
LivaNova, a medical device manufacturer in Germany, makes the Stockert 3T. Recent investigations show these units were contaminated at the factory. The relevant manufacturing facilities were inspected in 2015, at which time they revealed numerous violations of standard safety protocols. In summer 2016, an FDA statement reported that nearly every Stockert 3T unit made before September of 2014 could be contaminated with NTM bacteria. Consequently, as many 500,000 people who have undergone open heart surgery since the device was introduced to the U.S. in 2006, could either suffer from, or be at risk of, developing an NTM infection. Most of these people are unaware of their exposure to the defective Stockert 3T heater cooler, though some have been notified.

Surgical Heater-Cooler Infections can be Fatal
The FDA is now issuing statements to health care facilities around the U.S., advising medical personnel to stop using the Stockert model and to use new accessories, such as tubing and connectors. This alternative should avoid recontamination of any replacement equipment. The FDA also strongly recommends that only water that has been carefully filtered be used for these devices.

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Record Oklahoma Earthquakes shake State

Oklahoma’s ok-quakes-bar-graphold license tags read, “Oklahoma is OK,” but “Oklahoma is not OK” hits closer to home now. (“Oklahoma is Rocking” is more apropos, though perhaps misleading in a state not known for music, despite Jazz genius Chet Baker’s birth in Yale.) Oklahoma suffered 623 magnitude 3+ earthquakes in 2016, according to earthquakes.ok.gov. That’s the second-highest number of earthquakes since natural gas drillers began fracturing Oklahoma shale formations far below the surface of the new earthquake state. Oklahoma now experiences more quakes than the long shaky state leader, California. Here’s a look at quakes in Oklahoma since 2013:

Oklahoma Earthquake Numbers
2016 – 623
2015 – 903
2014 – 579
2013 – 109

This rise in OK’s seismic events has caught the attention of independent scientists, citizens, policymakers, media, and industry. The governor of Oklahoma has also shown some interest in his state’s violent shaking.

Oklahoma Governor Fallin calls for Quake Investigation
In September 2014, Oklahoma Governor Fallin directed the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment to assemble the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity. The council’s responsibility is mainly to develop solutions, identify gaps in resources, coordinate efforts among state agencies, researchers and the state’s oil and gas industry. “Cooperatively,” of course, because the earthquake state has long counted on oil and natural gas drilling for much of its industry.

The council has delivered scant success thus far. In 2015, Oklahoma broke its previous record for earthquakes, nearly doubling its total from the previous year.

What Changed in Oklahoma to cause so many Earthquakes?
The state of Oklahoma had scant few earthquakes for more than 100 years. But in 2008, the state began to be violently shaken by multiple quakes.

The Rise in Drilling and Injection
In 2009, earthquake frequency in Oklahoma rose wildly, in direct proportion with the introduction of massive fracking operations. The state suffered an average of fewer than two (2) 3.0+ magnitude earthquakes yearly since 1978. Then it began to feel a huge increase every year beginning in 2013. Since 2009, thousands of earthquakes have rocked Oklahoma as well as nearby parts of southern Kansas and North Texas. Scientific studies trace the earthquake increase to wastewater injected during oil extraction. The water is injected deep into the ground, upsetting shale formations.

Two of the most damaging earthquakes were a November 5, 2011 Prague shaker east of Oklahoma City area and a September 3, 2016 earthquake near Pawnee, north of Prague. The 2011 Prague blast, a reported 5.6 magnitude, was then the strongest earthquake ever recorded in Oklahoma. The 2016 Pawnee earthquake was first reported to be an identical 5.6 magnitude, but this was later determined to be a 5.8, making it Oklahoma’s strongest ever recorded. The USGS also upgraded the Prague earthquake’s magnitude to 5.7. Several seismologists had advised local residents of an even greater risk of earthquakes in 2014.

In response to the major earthquake increase in the Central United States, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began developing a new seismic hazard model to account for risks linked with induced seismicity. By June 26, 2014, more than six individual earthquake sequences in Oklahoma had been identified and named by the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS).

Peer Reviewed Papers: Quakes caused by Waste Injection
In March 2013, a peer-reviewed paper published by a University of Oklahoma research team led by seismologist Katie Keranen was published in the scientific journal Geology. The paper reported that “the volume of fluid injected into the subsurface related to the production of unconventional resources continues to rise.” The paper concluded there was a link between the “zone of injection and the seismicity” potentially triggering the Prague earthquake.

The USGS on March 28, 2016 released the USGS National Seismic Hazard Map. It concluded that the primary cause of the earthquake in Oklahoma in 2011 was pressure on fault lines from cumulative effects of injecting oil drilling wastewater under high pressure into the underground. Although the 2011 earthquake was the largest then on record, the USGS reported that the central and eastern U.S. (CEUS) had undergone the most dramatic increase in seismic activity in the United States since 2009 with an average of 318 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 a year, up from 24 a year from 1973 to 2008.

Record Oklahoma Earthquakes shake State

These numbers, and clear common sense, don’t lie. Injecting wastewater into the earth is causing Oklahoma earthquakes. Frackers consequently face liability lawsuits for the property damage. Oklahoma homeowners have been injured financially, and sometimes physically, by these industry-caused earthquakes. These people deserve compensation for their injuries.

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Roundup causes Liver Disease

Roundup causes Monsantolandliver disease. State-of-the-art molecular profiling analyses has shown that Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup causes liver damage at doses allowed by regulators.

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease 
A new peer-reviewed study shows Roundup causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease at doses permitted by regulators worldwide. The study is the first to demonstrate a causative link between Roundup consumption at a real-world environmentally relevant dose and a serious disease.

Dr. Michael Antoniou, King’s College London

Led by Dr. Michael Antoniou at King’s College London, the study used cutting-edge profiling methods to describe the molecular composition of female rats’ livers after therats were fed an extremely low dose of Roundup weedkiller for more than two years.  The glyphosate dose from the Roundup given rats was thousands of times below the level permitted by regulators all over the world. Animals in the study suffered from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Roundup and Liver Disease Causative Link
Dr Antoniou said: “The findings of our study are very worrying as they demonstrate for the first time a causative link between an environmentally relevant level of Roundup consumption over the long-term and a serious disease – namely non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (Our) results suggest regulators should reconsider the safety evaluation of glyphosate-based herbicides.”

Potentially serious Implications for Humans
The new results demonstrated that long-term consumption of an extremely low dose of Roundup at a daily glyphosate intake of only four (4) nanograms per kilogram of bodyweight per day – 75,000 times below EU and 437,500 below US permitted levels – resulted in NAFLD.

Rat Studies mirror Human Reactions
Regulators worldwide accept that toxicity studies in rats fairly indicate human health risks. This study consequently raises alarms for humans exposed to even tiny doses of glyphosate.

25% U.S. affected by NAFLD
NAFLD already affects 25% of the US population. Risk factors include being overweight or obese, having diabetes, high cholesterol, or high triglycerides (a constituent of body fat) in the blood. Some people, however, develop NAFLD even without any of these known risk factors, which raises the question of whether Roundup exposure is an unrecognized risk factor.

NAFLD Symptoms
Symptoms of NAFLD include fatigue, weakness, weight loss, appetite loss, nausea, abdominal pain, spider-like blood vessels, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), itching, fluid build-up, swelling of legs and abdomen, mental confusion.

NAFLD can progress to the more serious condition of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which causes liver swelling to the point of damage. Most with NASH are 40 – 60, and it is more common in women than men. NASH is one of the leading causes of cirrhosis in U.S. adults, and some 25% of adults with NASH may have cirrhosis.

Study Background
Rat body tissues used in the Antoniou study were obtained from a previous study led by Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen, France. In Prof. Séralini’s original investigation, rats were for two years given drinking water containing an extremely low, environmentally relevant dose of a commercial Roundup formulation at 0.1ppb (parts per billion)/50ppt (parts per trillion) glyphosate. Daily intake of glyphosate from the Roundup was four (4) nanograms per kilogram of body weight per day, thousands of times less than levels regulators permit.

Analysis of the organs and blood/urine biochemical levels in the original study by Prof Séralini suggested a higher incidence of liver and kidney damage in the animals given Roundup compared to controls given plain drinking water.

Dr Antoniou’s group has conducted distinct followup investigations on the rat body tissues from this ultra-low-dose Roundup treatment group, using in-depth molecular analytical procedures and statistical analytical methods calibrated to fit this type of research.

Atranscriptomics (gene function profile) performed on the livers and kidneys from the female animals strongly supported the observations made at an anatomical (organ) and blood/urine biochemical level in the Séralini study, namely that the Roundup-fed animals’ organs suffered more structural and functional damage than the control animals given plain water.

Roundup-fed animals Transcriptomics results showed increased incidence in:
•   fibrosis (scarring)
•   necrosis (areas of dead tissue)
•   phospholipidosis (disturbed fat metabolism)
•   damage to mitochondria (the centres of respiration in cells)

Transcriptomics analysis can predict organ health or disease status, but does not provide definitive proof of harm. It does not give a direct biochemistry measure of the organ studied. Alterations in gene function resulting from a test do not always result in physical composition changes that could lead to disease.

Now we shall stand by and wait for Monsanto to attack these researchers and their research.  This study is not good news for the toxic chemical king. Roundup has already been found to raise the risk of leukemia and other cancers.

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Houston Bus Kills Walker

The first Houston pedestrian-killed-khou-photopedestrian to be killed in 2017 lost his life around 6:30 Tuesday, Jan. 11. The man was hit by an empty METRO bus in downtown Houston at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Milam Street.

Police, still investigating the crash, said the walking man died at the scene. Authorities told KHOU that the bus contained no passengers. The driver is reported to have worked with METRO for more than 10 years.

Related:   Houston Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Record Number of Houston Pedestrians Killed in 2016
The latest bus accident death suggests that Houston is entering 2017 the way it left 2016, as one of the country’s most dangerous cities to walk. Houston set a record for pedestrian deaths in 2016, when more than 71 walkers were killed by Houston cars, trucks and buses.

U.S. Dangerous for Pedestrians
The entire United States is not a very safe place to walk. Roughly a dozen people a day are murdered by car, truck, or bus drivers. While “terrorism” threats scream daily in all the national headlines in the mainstream media, on television and in fake newspapers such as the Washington Post and New York Times (which both trumpeted U.S. Government lies about Iraq ‘s non-existent WMD’s to justify illegal and endless war, among other transgressions), none seem interested in the deaths of some 4,400 walking Americans each year. That numbers represents way more Americans than are killed by “terrorists” each year. Where is the public outcry for all these walkers’ deaths? Where is the outrage? Why is this huge number of senseless deaths acceptable?

Houston Bus Kills Walker

The man killed yesterday was not a statistic any more than the thousands of Americans and dozens of Houstonians killed each year by cars, trucks, and buses. He was a human being, with a family, friends, and hopes and desires just like any of us.  It’s easy, perhaps, to imagine that  any of us reading this will not be hit by a Houston bus, truck, or automobile; it’s much harder to imagine that Houston and our country have our priorities in order when so many of us are allowed to be murdered by motorcars.

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Shingles Vaccine contaminated with Glyphosate

Got glyphosate?Zostovax  It comes at no extra charge with your shingles vaccination, and several other vaccinations as well. Shingles and other vaccine batches have widely been found to be contaminated with glyphosate. A probable carcinogen banned in France and many other civilized countries, glyphosate has recently been found in several different shingles vaccine batches.  Glyphosate is not listed in shingles (Zostavax) vaccine ingredients, a violation even of the lax law the U.S. government lays down for the vaccine industry it promotes and protects. The U.S. is busy now seeding the Zika (hoax) Vaccine Industry.

Realted: Shingles Vaccine? Really?

Glyphosate in Shingles, MMR, Hep B, Tetanus, Flu Vaccines
Mosanto’s pesticide has been found not only in the shingles vaccine, but in several other vaccines as well, including MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine; Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis; Hepatitis B, (Pneumonococcus); Influenza; Varicella, Chicken Pox.

Glyphosate in Peer Reviewed Research Papers
The glyphosate contamination was found by scientist Anthony Samsel, who has published five previous peer-reviewed research papers on glyphosate. Mr. Samsel examined multiple vaccines from several different manufacturers and laboratories looking at the same vaccines. He was not simply looking at a single dose. He looked at vaccines that included gelatin.

Zostovax Glyphosate Contamination

Merck’s Zostovax Shingles vaccine is contaminated with glyphosate at 2.9 parts per billion (ppb). MMR vaccine was found to be contaminated with glyphosate. GSK’s Hep B virus was contaminated with glyphosate. The flu vaccine is contaminated with glyphosate. Most of the vaccines he examined were contaminated with glyphosate. Mr. Samsel found glyphosate-contaminated vaccines from all the big vaccine masters, including Merck, Sanofi-Pasteur, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Wyeth.

Mr. Samsel surmised that most of the glyphosate was bioaccumulated from bone, which is used as gelatin in the vaccines.

Mr. Samsel and Stephanie Seneff have just gotten their fifth peer reviewed paper on Glyphosate published: “Glyphosate pathways to modern diseases V: Amino acid analogue of glycine in diverse proteins”. The glyphosate vaccine contamination research will be published in their sixth peer-reviewed paper on glyphosate.

Glyphosate Vaccine Contamination Pathway
One possible explanation for the contamination is the animal “byproducts” used in the vaccines. Vaccine batch makers sometimes use animal byproducts such as chicken egg protein or gelatine, which comes from bones. In addition, if those vaccine makers are using animals slaughtered via factory farms, then chances are they were fed GMOs and other glyphosate-tainted feed. Those tortured animals could then pick up Glyphosate in their systems, just as human animals do, to the great detriment of their gut health. Egg protein and gelatine made from these animals may consequently also contain glyphosate, which could then contaminate vaccines that are laced with these GMO products.  This delivery system can consequently trigger a cascade of health problems and diseases, including cancer.

Anthony Samsel, however, made no such claims. He simply gathered information that showed glyphosate contamination in the vaccines. He collected vast samples of these popular vaccines, had them tested by multiple U.S. labs for glyphosate, and found that most were largely contaminated by it.

Shingles Vaccine contaminated with Glyphosate

Mr. Samsel alerted his U.S. Senator, as well as several U.S. Government and international organizations such as CDC, FDA and WHO.  The World Health Organization in 2015 declared glyphosate a probable carcinogen. Significantly,  glyphosate is the only active ingredient declared in Roundup, which is far more toxic than glyphosate alone, as Roundup features several adjuvants in the mix. Glyphosate is never used by itself, so it is highly likely that many or all of the other ingredients of Roundup can also be found in vaccines.

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Doctors oppose Vaccinations

Will the vaccine profiteers and apologists kill all the doctors who have not only refused to jump on the vaccination bandwagon, but who are telling everybody else to get the hell off of it?  The murder of Dr. James Bradstreet has fortunately not stopped many doctors from speaking the truth about the harms of vaccination.

Quotes from VacLib.org:

Quotes from Doctors Regarding Vaccination

“The greatest lie ever told is that vaccines are safe and effective.” – Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz

“The chief, if not the sole cause of the monstrous increase in cancer has been vaccination.” – Dr. Robert Bell, once Vice President, International Society for Cancer Research at the British Cancer Hospital

“Vaccines are highly dangerous, have never been adequately studied or proven to be effective, and have a poor risk/reward ratio.” – Dr. Allen Greenberg, MD

“In my medical career I’ve treated vaccinated and unvaccinated children and the unvaccinated children are far healthier than the vaccinated ones.” – Dr. Philip Incao, MD

“I found the whole vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax. Most doctors are convinced that they are useful, but if you look at the proper statistics and study the instances of these diseases you will realize that this is not so.” – Dr. Archivides Kalokerinos, MD

“It is dangerously misleading to say that vaccines make us “immume” or protect against disease, when in fact that is the exact opposite of the truth. Vaccines only drive disease deeper and cause us to harbor it chronically.” – Dr. Richard Moscowitz, MD

“The vaccinations are not working and they are dangerous. We should be working with nature.” – Dr. Lendon Smith, MD

“There is no scientific evidence that vaccinations are of any benefit, but it is clear that they cause a great deal of harm.” – Dr. Gerhard Buchwald, MD

“All vaccines are and have been causing ischemic (impaired blood flow) damage – to all – creating a plethora of chronic illnesses, disease, and in some instances, death. The injury from vaccination is additive; each vaccination further injures.” – Dr. Andrew Moulden MD, PhD

“When you impair the brain blood flow by vaccination you can impair the respiration control center which can result in death. We call it SIDS.” – Dr. Andrew Moulden MD, PhD

“Vaccination is the most dangerous medical practice in the history of classical medicine.” – Dr. Sladjana Velkov (Macedonia)

[With vaccination] “what in reality is prevented is not the disease but the ability of our cellular immune system to manifest, to respond to and to overcome the disease! There is no system of the human being, from mind to muscles to immune system, which gets stronger through avoiding challenges, but only through overcoming challenges.” – Dr. Philip Incao, MD

“I have lectured all over the world… I have always had a special interest in newspapers. All of them have one thing in common, there is always some reference made to some epidemic in some part of the world. For instance, two years ago, one paper referred to a polio epidemic in Holland. For the past three years, our newspapers have commented on the diphtheria epidemic in Russia. By these means, the population is constantly threatened with epidemics, they have been made to fear them, and the reports always conclude: “Go and get vaccinated.” – Dr. Gerhard Buchwald, MD

“To create fear among parents to strengthen their motivation to vaccinate is an important part of the publicity used to promote vaccinations. A whole branch of research is examining the question: What level of fear needs to be created to appear as convincing as possible?” – Dr. Gerhard Buchwald, MD

“In 1866, an English physician described a very strange illness. Children looked like Mongols. His name was Down. That’s why we call it Down’s Syndrome today… I should add that this syndrome is a result of the vaccinations carried throughout England by Jenner in 1796… It (Down’s Syndrome) is probably the first congenital disease caused by vaccinations. In Germany, the first child with evidence of Down’s Syndrome was reported in 1922. Today, one in every 700 newborns has it.” – Dr. Gerhard Buchwald, MD

“There is insufficient evidence to support routine vaccination of healthy persons of any age.” – Dr. Paul Frame, MD, Journal of Family Practice

“Only after realizing that routine immunizations were dangerous did I achieve a substantial drop in infant death rates.” – Dr. Archivides Kalokerinos, MD

“I’ll talk about vaccines. Number one, vaccines make people sick. They don’t work. They don’t protect. The use of vaccines is totally wrong! It’s perfect nonsense based on fear. They are dangerous. One child out of five has overwhelming disabilities from vaccines – neurological problems, seizures. I’ve got a whole list. There are plenty of books on this subject. Doctors don’t even read about this.” – Dr. Guylaine Lanctot, MD

“During those 30 years I have run against so many histories of little children who had never seen a sick day until they were vaccinated and who, in the several years that have followed, have never seen a well day since. I couldn’t put my finger on the disease they have. They just weren’t strong. Their resistance was gone. They were perfectly well before they were vaccinated. They have never been well since.” – Dr. William Howard Hay, MD

“Nobody needs to be confused but everybody better be darn well frightened about taking any vaccine, under any circumstance, for any reason, at any time in their life.” – Dr. Daniel H. Duffy Sr., DC (retired air force officer – 21 yrs., family doctor – 28 yrs., vaccination researcher – 49 yrs.)

“I vaccinated both my children with the MMR jab, but this was before I started my research into the problems associated with it. Knowing what I know now, I would not vaccinate my children and run the risk of them getting diabetes, asthma, eczema, becoming more susceptible to meningitis and ending up chronically disabled.” – Dr. Jayne Donegan, GP, Homeopath

“Had my mother and father known that the poliovirus vaccines of the 1950s were heavily contaminated with more than 26 monkey viruses, including the cancer virus SV40, I can say with certainty that they would not have allowed their children and themselves to take those vaccines. Both of my parents might not have developed cancers suspected of being vaccine-related, and might even be alive today.” – Dr. Howard B. Urnovitz, PhD, CEO, CSO and co-founder of Chronix Biomedical

“Childhood vaccines are giving us a world of chronic illness: autism, developmental disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, brain tumors, leukemia, cancers, information processing disorders, impulsive violence, allergies, asthma, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, intestinal disorders, are just some of the vaccine associated disorders.” – Dr. Tedd Koren, DC

“I am no longer trying to dig up evidence to prove vaccines cause autism. There is already abundant evidence. This debate is not scientific but is political.” Dr. David Ayoub, MD

“There are at least seven laboratory studies, clinical studies, of blood, cerebral, spinal fluid, biopsies of autistic children which show huge differences between autistic children and normal children in terms of the presence of things like measles vaccine virus in their intestinal tract, for example, or their neurons. So, there’s one line of evidence. Another, of course, is that we have data from thousands of parents who testify, often with videotapes and photographs and eyewitness reports, that their kid was perfectly normal. And they can demonstrate it, as I say, very conclusively with tapes, until after the vaccine. The kid retreated into autism. There’s just converging evidence from many, many directions.” – Dr. Bernard Rimland, PhD, Founder and Former Director of the Autism Research Institute

“When the link between the use of unsafe, mercury-laden vaccine and autism, ADHD, asthma, allergies and diabetes becomes undeniable, mainstream medicine will be sporting a huge, self-inflicted and well-deserved black eye. Then will come the billion-dollar awards, by enraged juries, to the children and their families.” – Dr. Bernard Rimland, PhD, founder and former director of the Autism Research Institute

“The greatest threat to our health today is the medical community, and one of their most dangerous tools is vaccination – particularly the horrific procedure of injecting foreign protein into newborn infants!” – Dr. Daniel H. Duffy, DC

The greatest threat of childhood diseases lies in the dangerous and ineffectual efforts made to prevent them through mass immunization… There is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease.” – Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, MD

“We are taught by the authorities that vaccines protect us against eventual aggressive viruses and microbes, and, therefore, prevent contagious illnesses and epidemics. This lie has been perpetuated for 150 years despite the ineffectiveness of vaccines in protecting against illnesses.” – Dr. Guylaine Lanctot, MD

“My suspicion, which is shared by others in my profession, is that the nearly 10,000 SIDS deaths that occur in the United States each year are related to one or more of the vaccines that are routinely given children. The pertussis vaccine is the most likely villain, but it could also be one or more of the others.” – Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, MD

“Many here voice a silent view that the Salk and Sabin Polio Vaccines, being made from monkey kidney tissue, have been directly responsible for the major increase in leukaemia in this country.” – Dr. Fred Klenner, MD

“As a clinician, my current belief which guides my practice with these children is that any child given the Hep B vaccination at birth and subsequent boosters along with DPT has received unacceptable levels of neurotoxin in the form of the ethyl mercury in the thimerosal preservative used in the vaccine. In any child with a genetic immune susceptibility (probably about one in six) this sets off a series of events that injure the brain-gut-immune system. By the time they are ready to receive the MMR vaccination, their immune system is so impaired in a great number of these children that the triple vaccine cannot be handled by the now dysfunctional immune system and they begin their obvious descent into the autistic spectrum disorder.” – Dr. Jaquelyn McCandless, MD

“In 1976 I was working in the Gulf Country around Cape York, in an aboriginal community of about 300 people. The Health Department sent around a team and vaccinated about 100 of them against flu. Six were dead within 24 hours or so and they weren’t all old people, one man being in his early twenties. They threw the bodies in trucks to take to the coast where autopsies were done. It appeared they had died from heart attacks.” – Dr. Archie Kalokerinos, MD

“As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, your best chance of living to a ripe old age is to avoid doctors and hospitals and learn nutrition, herbal medicine and other forms of natural medicine unless you are fortunate enough to have a naturopathic physician available. Almost all drugs are toxic and are designed only to treat symptoms and not to cure anyone. Vaccines are highly dangerous, have never been adequately studied or proven to be effective, and have a poor risk/reward ratio. Most surgery is unnecessary and most textbooks of medicine are inaccurate and deceptive. Almost every disease is said to be idiopathic (without known cause) or genetic – although this is untrue. In short, our main stream medical system is hopelessly inept and/or corrupt. The treatment of cancer and degenerative diseases is a national scandal. The sooner you learn this, the better off you will be.” – Dr. Alan Greenberg, MD

“According to the records of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, from 1911 to 1935 the four leading causes of childhood deaths from infectious diseases in the U.S.A. were diptheria, pertussis, scarlet fever, and measles. However, by 1945 the combined death rates from these causes had declined by 95% before the implementation of mass vaccine programs.” – Dr. Harold Buttram, MD

“I would consider the risks associated with measles vaccination unacceptable even if there were convincing evidence that the vaccine works. There isn’t. …. In 1900 there were 13.3 measles deaths per 100,000 population. By 1955, before the first measles shot, the death rate had declined 97.7 percent to only 0.03 deaths per 100,000.” – Dr. Mendelsohn, MD

“Up to 90% of the total decline in the death rate of children between 1860 and 1965, because of whooping cough, scarlet fever, diptheria, and measles, occurred before the introduction of immunizations and antibiotics.” – Dr Archie Kalokerinos, MD

“What the vaccinators don’t tell you is that communicable diseases have been declining at a steady rate for 150 years and that there is no relationship between the various diseases and the onset of immunization. Without exception, the vaccine program for each of the childhood diseases was inaugurated after that paticular diseases had begun to disappear. Contrary to what you have been told, this includes polio. What the vaccines have done is cause the various childhood diseases to become adulthood diseases – with far more serious implications, mumps in men and rubella in women for example.” – Dr. William Douglass, MD

“For thirty years kids died from smallpox vaccinations even though no longer threatened by the disease.” – Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, MD

“I am and have been for years a confirmed anti-vaccinationist. Anti-vaccination has no backing from the orthodox medical opinion. A medical man who expresses himself against vaccination loses caste. Tremendous pecuniary interests too have grown around vaccination.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“I have no faith in vaccination; I look upon it with the greatest possible disgust, and firmly believe that it is often the medium of conveying many filthy and loathsome diseases from one child to another, and no protection whatever against smallpox. Indeed, I consider we are now living in the Jennerian epoch for the slaughter of innocents, and the unthinking portion of the adult population.” – Dr. W.J. Collins, MD, BS, BSc, MRCS

“What people don’t know about vaccines –what most doctors don’t know– but well demonstrated in medical literature, is that vaccines shift your immune system to an immune suppression type of state called the “TH2 shift.” That’s what most vaccines do. They shift your immune system to a weaker, antibody type immune system… If you’re injecting people with so many vaccines that your keeping them in this constant state –that now your switching everyone to this TH2 immune suppression– then everyone becomes more susceptible [to infectious diseases]… and no one is talking about that. Now, a lot of scientists know that, but they are afraid to speak out because their careers would be ruined.” – Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD

“Using kids as guinea pigs in potentially harmful vaccine experiments is every parents’ worst nightmare. This actually happened in 1989-1991 when Kaiser Permanente of Southern California and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) jointly conducted a measles vaccine experiment. Without proper parental disclosure, the Yugoslavian-made “high titre” Edmonston-Zagreb measles vaccine was tested on 1,500 poor, primarily black and Latino, inner city children in Los Angeles. Highly recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the high-potency experimental vaccine was previously injected into infants in Mexico, Haiti, and Africa. It was discontinued in these countries when it was discovered that the children were dying in large numbers.” – Dr. Alan Cantwell MD

“There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.” – Dr. J. Anthony Morris, Former Chief Vaccine Control Officer, US FDA

“My own personal view is that vaccines are unsafe and worthless. I will not allow myself to be vaccinated again. Vaccines may be profitable but in my view, they are neither safe nor effective.” – Dr. Vernon Coleman, MB, ChB, DSc (Hon)

“I once believed in Jenner; I once believed in Pasteur. I believed in vaccination. I believed in vivisection. But I changed my views as the result of hard thinking.” – Dr. Walter Hadwen, MD, LSA, MRCS, LRCP, MB

“Cancer was practically unknown until compulsory vaccination with cowpox vaccine began to be introduced. I have had to deal with at least two hundred cases of cancer, and I never saw a case of cancer in an unvaccinated person.” – Dr. W. B. Clarke

“No long-term safety testing for the influenza vaccine has ever been done. They are experimenting on our lives and our children. Influenza vaccine is an experimental vaccine. ” – Dr. Mark Geier, MD, PhD

“There is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunization of children does more harm than good.” – Dr. J. Anthony Morris, Former Chief Vaccine Control Officer, US FDA

“The only safe vaccine is one that is never used.” – Dr. James A. Shannon, MD, Former Director, National Institutes of Health (1955-1968)

“Belief in immunization is a form of delusional insanity.” – Dr Herbert Shelton, MD

“I don’t think measles poses any risk to a healthy child.” – Dr Jay Gordon, MD

“I sincerely believe that vaccines cause more harm to the health of the individual than the “protection” and “benefit” they are proclaimed to provide. Staying healthy without vaccines is not only possible, but being vaccine-free is the only way to maintain a lifetime of real health.” – Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, DO

“Nothing but the natural ignorance of the public, countenanced by the inoculated erroneousness of the ordinary general medical practitioners, makes such a barbarism as vaccination possible. Recent developments have shown that an inoculation made in the usual general practitioner’s light-hearted way, without previous highly skilled examination of the state of the patient’s blood, is just as likely to be a simple manslaughter as a cure or preventive. But vaccination is nothing short of attempted murder. A skilled bacteriologist would just as soon think of cutting his child’s arm and rubbing the contents of the dustpan into the wound, as vaccinating.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The more it (vaccination) is supported by public authorities, the more will its dangers and disadvantages be concealed or denied.” – M. Beddow Bayly

“One vaccine decreases cell-mediated immunity by 50%, two vaccines by 70%… all triple vaccines (MMR, DTaP) markedly impair cell-mediated immunity, which predisposes to recurrent viral infections, especially otitis media, as well as yeast and fungi infections.” – Dr H.H. Fudenberg, Immunologist

“Autism may be a disorder linked to the disruption of the G-alpha protein, affecting retinoid receptors in the brain. A study of sixty autistic children suggests that autism may be caused by inserting a G-alpha protein defect, the pertussis toxin found in the D.P.T. vaccine, into genetically at-risk children.” – Mary N. Megson, M.D.

“Probably 20% of American children -one youngster in five- suffers from ‘development disability’. This is stupefying figure we have inflicted on ourselves…’development disabilities’ are nearly always generated by encephalitis. And the primary cause of encephalitis in the USA and other industrialized countries is the childhood vaccination program. To be specific, a large proportion of millions of US children and adults suffering from autism, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia… owe their disorders to one or another of the vaccines against childhood diseases.” – Harris Coulter PhD, Author, “Vaccination, Social Violence & Criminality: The Medical Assault on the American Brain”

“Childhood diseases are a far less serious threat than having a large fraction of a generation afflicted with learning disability and/or uncontrollable aggressive behavior because of a crusade for universal vaccination…” – Association of American Physicians & Surgeons

“We look at these unvaccinated kids as bright and chipper, and they have good personalities, and they’re easy-going and easy to get along with, and we look at them like they’re just something magical. … When really that’s what normal is supposed to look like.” – Sherri Tenpenny, DO

“Recent evidence indicates that routine childhood vaccinations contribute to the emergence of chronic allergic problems such as eczema, ear infections, and asthma. A growing number of scientists and physicians maintain that most standard vaccinations permanently disturb the developing immune system, setting the stage for hypersensitive reactions to foods and other common substances. In fact, childhood illnesses such as measles, mumps, and whooping cough may actually reduce the risk of allergy.” – Konrad Kail, N.D.

“The incidence of asthma has been found to be five times more common in vaccinated children.” – The Lancet, 1994.

“Provocation polio. That is the truth about those outbreaks of polio. And I offer a well considered personal opinion that polio is a man made disease.” – Viera Scheibner, Ph.D.

“Public health regulators’ main interest is preserving the notion that vaccines help more than they harm. Anything else is blasphemous. For the rest of us, though, a recent review in immunology literature should give pause. It states: ‘To date, more than 80 systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases have been defined, and their cumulative burden is substantial, both medically and financially. Furthermore, the burden of autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases is rising, making these diseases a ubiquitous global phenomenon that is predicted to further increase in the coming decades.’ An autoimmune storm is rising. The role of vaccines in it is emerging and will one day be crystal clear. The question is, how far off is that day, and who is going to pay while we wait for it?” – Celeste McGovern

For links to more websites with quotes from doctors regarding vaccines, see VacLib.org

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Roundup Lymphoma Lawsuit Filed

A Virginia man Rounduphas filed a Monsanto lawsuit in Missouri after developing a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His lawsuit petition alleges that his cancer was caused by Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup. The man developed splenic marginal zone lymphoma, which attacks the spleen and bone marrow, after long exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

Michael Dowling filed a product liability lawsuit against Monsanto in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in December 2016. Mr. Dowling alleges Monsanto failed to adequately warn about risks associated with exposure to glyphosate and surfactant polyethoxylated tallow amine (POEA), a Roundup ingredient.

Mr. Dowling’s petition states that he began using Roundup in the mid-1980s. He sprayed the weedkiller on a regular and consistent basis for many years before being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Splenic Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Splenic marginal zone lymphoma, a type of B-cell lymphoma associated with Roundup exposure, is extremely rare. It accounts for about 1% of all cases of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. If the cancer is limited to the spleen, it can sometimes be successfully sent into remission through spleen excision. Without removing the spleen, it can sometimes be successfully treated through a cancer drug called Rituxan.

WHO declares Glyphosate a Probable Carcinogen
According to his petition, Mr. Dowling was unaware of the link between Roundup and cancer until last year, when the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined that glyphosate in Roundup likely causes cancer. The IARC report linked Roundup with an increased risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Roundup Lawsuits Grow
Mr. Dowling’s case joins a growing list of Roundup lawsuits filed against Monsanto by farmers, landscapers, agricultural workers and others exposed to Roundup throughout the country. Each plaintiff raises similar allegations. All indicate their various forms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) were caused by Monsanto’s reckless promotion of carcinogenic Roundup. Monsanto’s blitzkreig promotions pushed more and more Roundup saturation without disclosure of the potential health risks. Monsanto is also charged in the petitions with providing insufficient safety instructions to minimize exposure.

Monsanto Response
Monsanto has denied that there is a link between Roundup and lymphona. The company has called the IARC’s findings “junk science,” which is exactly what many critics of Monsanto call the pesticide maker’s own research into the toxic effects of Roundup and Monsanto’s genetically modified organisms and seed programs.

Roundup Lymphoma Lawsuit Filed
Mr. Dowling’s lawsuit states:

“[S]cientific evidence has established a clear association between glyphosate and genotoxicity, inflammation, and an increased risk of many cancers, including, but not limited to, NHL, Multiple Myeloma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Despite the IARC’s classification of glyphosate as a class 2A probable carcinogen, Defendant continues to maintain that glyphosate and/or Roundup is safe, noncarcinogenic, non-genotoxic, and falsely warrants to users and the general public that independent experts and regulatory agencies agree that there is no evidence of carcinogenicity or genotoxicity in glyphosate and Roundup.”

Roundup Poisons All
A recent U.S. Geological Survey on glyphosate used nationwide found some 2.6 billion pounds of the herbicide has been sprayed on American land since the mid-1990s, when Monsanto first produced “Roundup Ready” crops. These crops are engineered to survive glyphosate spraying, which is meant to kill only the weeds but not the crops. Of course it also kills pollinators and birds and other bright and necessary creatures, along with human gut microbes which humans require in order to remain healthy. (Though that’s not what this lawsuit is about.)

Monsanto Failed to Warn
Monsanto “failed to warn” is the charge in every Monsanto lawsuit. Roundup lawsuit plaintiffs all allege that they might have avoided being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancers if they had been warned about Roundup risks for farmers, landscapers and other agricultural industry workers. Had they been properly warned, they could have taken safety precautions or used other products or methods to manage weeds.

Roundup Lawsuits Consolidated in California

Mr. Dowling’s lawsuit will be consolidated with all the other Roundup cases pending in the federal court system. They are now all centralized before U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in the Northern District of California, for coordinated discovery and pretrial proceedings. After coordinated proceedings, if parties don’t reach Roundup settlements or some other resolution, each separate complaint may be remanded back to the federal courts where they were originally filed.

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Aspartame Cancer, Obesity, Insanity

The U.S. FDA aspartamewas forced in 1995 – under the Freedom of Information Act – to release a list of aspartame symptoms reported by thousands of victims. FDA had to be forced to report the more than 10,000 consumer complaints it had received about Aspartame, which covered a list of 92 symptoms, including death. Aspartame, in fact, is responsible for more complaints than any other food additive. Aspartame is found (or hidden) in many everyday products, including diet sodas, breath mints, gum, desserts, vitamin supplements, instant coffee, yogurt, and cereals.

Aspartame “Side Effects” Legion

More than 90 “side effects” have been linked to aspartame consumption, including seizures, lupus, brain tumors, cancer, mild rashes. Users have reported adverse effects that include multiple sclerosis, lupus erythematosus, Gulf War Syndrome, brain tumors, epileptic seizures, complications of diabetes. Aspartame also exacerbates or mimics symptoms of fibromyalgia, MS, lupus, ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue and depression. So why is Aspartame legal?

Do we live in a sane world?

If we lived in a sane world, one not controlled by corporations, their Congressional lackeys and the FDA, aspartame would not be legal, would not be consumed everyday by unwitting human guinea pigs.

Aspartame Ailments Legion
Aspartame has been linked to at least 200 ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease, juvenile diabetes, depression, epileptic seizures, blindness, memory loss, excitability, multiple sclerosis, lupus, weight gain. (The Idaho Observer, November, 2000). Yes, aspartame has even been linked with – wait for it – OBESITY, which is more than mildly ironic, seeing as how the fight against obesity is supposed to be one of this poison’s best selling points. See: Aspartame causes Obesity

Dirty Politics unleashed Aspartame
How did such a horror as aspartame ever get unleashed on us in the first place? It was first introduced as a “food” by Monsanto company GD Searle. Aspartame was foisted on the public with the help of Reagan administration appointees in the 1980s. Former GD Searle president Donald Rumsfeld went through the revolving door between industry and government to help approve it. Rumsfeld was believed to have “earned” $12 million from the sale of Searle to Monsanto. Searle’s profits came largely from the carcinogenic aspartame which Rumsfeld helped shepherd through federal approval.

Monsanto greases Politicians

Former Attorney General John Ashcroft (from the biotech bully’s home state of Missouri) reportedly received $10,000 for his senatorial campaign from Monsanto in the mid 1990s, five times more than Monsanto gave to any other congressional hopeful at the time. Ashcroft and Bush I Supreme Court appointee Clarence Thomas  (once a Monsanto lawyer) were helpful in gaining Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Monsanto’s cancerous artificial sweetener. Monsanto has always gotten help from Democrats as well.

New Leaked Emails on Rumsfeld’s Aspartame Play
Besides the Clinton foundation scandals and international pedophile rings, John Podesta’s leaked emails have also turned up several damning pieces that confirm collusion between the soda industry and high level officials within the U.S. government, including Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton, like Chief Justice Clarence Thomas, once worked as an attorney for Monsanto.

A recent batch of leaked Podesta and DNC emails discusses Donald Rumsfeld’s involvement in the approval of aspartame. Mr. Rumsfeld “served” as White House chief of staff from 1974 to 1975, and as secretary of defense from 1975 to 1977, and from 2001 to 2006. In 1976, Mr. Rumsfeld became CEO of G.D. Searle & Company, which was trying to get aspartame approved by the FDA.

The FDA declined when it saw evidence that aspartame ate holes through mouse brains. But that didn’t stop Monsanto, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, Clinton, or Thomas from finding a way to poison us all with aspartame.

Fake News from Washington Post, other MSM Rags
If CIA-sponsored rags like the Washington Post have taught us anything about fake news, it’s that industry money calls the shots. The “truth” is what the money says it is. Money buys the science, or the silence, or whatever it takes to keep corporate profits flowing. If a few million people get fat or lose their memories from aspartame, so be it. Sickness only spawns further opportunities for the medical mafia in the cancer industry. Chemotherapy fails 97% of the time, but that doesn’t stop it from remaining the industry “standard of care,” the only cancer treatment which insurance companies will pay for. Billions and billions of dollars have been spent on this “treatment” that virtually guarantees failure. How many people do you know personally who “failed” chemotherapy? How many do you know who have survived? For how long? (But don’t worry either way, your real experience is only “anecdotal,” easily written off by the “research” which you will never be able to afford yourself. Go stand in line for your chemo.)

Big Pharma Sponsored Research not Credible
Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Marcia Angell wrote a tell-all book,  The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It.  She is a former Editor-in-Chief at the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the most respected medical journals in the world. In the New York Review of Books called “Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption,” she calls the respectability of any medical journal into question. Virtually all of the research published in them is sponsored by industry with vested interests in the outcomes of the research.

Ms. Angell wrote:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.”

California may ban Aspartame
California, meanwhile, may move to ban aspartame. On November 15, 2016, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA), Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) met to decide whether to list aspartame as a carcinogen. They may put it on California’s “Prop 65” list of known carcinogens.

So What? We have to Depopulate.
The FDA did initially tried to prevent approval of Aspartame; but today they are just an extension of industry, or partners with it. Nine FDA scientists wrote Congress and the President in 2009 to blow the whistle. they said the FDA was broken. Around that same time, Michael Delaney of the FDA called Dr. Betty Martini (a longtime campaigner against aspartame) at 2:45 a.m. Dr. Martini confronted Dr. Delaney.  She said, “FDA hasn’t answered my ‘Imminent Health Hazard’ petition on aspartame, and people are sick and dying all over the world.”

Dr. Delaney replied, “So what, we have to depopulate.”

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Women not Warned Taxotere causes Permanent Hair Loss

Women in thealopecia-2 U.S. were not warned until 2016 that the chemotherapy drug Taxotere causes permanent hair loss. Women in Europe and Canada, however, were warned as early as 2005. This failure to warn is at the center of Taxotere Lawsuits filed in the United States. American women suffering from permanent hair loss after being Taxotered during chemotherapy treatments all claim in their lawsuits that they would not have consented to being administered the drug if they had known it raised the risk of permanent hair loss or alopecia.

Failure to Warn
Taxotere’s maker Sanofi-Aventis failed to warn American women in order to keep the profits from the drug flowing, according to Taxotere Lawsuit petitions filed against the French-based company. A whistleblower lawsuit brought by a company insider makes a similar claim, along with allegations that Sanofi-Aventis awarded doctors kickbacks to illegally incentivize use of the drug. Taxotere sales increased drastically during this alleged scam to withhold warnings from Americans, climbing from $424 million to $1.4 billion in four years. Consequently, Taxotere’s unnecessary toxicity was administered to thousands of patients when less toxic chemotherapy medications were readily available.

FDA Taxotere Warnings
The FDA did not requirehair-loss Sanofi-Aventis to add a warning about alopecia to Taxotere labeling until Dec. 2015, which means that most women wouldn’t have learned of the warning until well into 2016.  There is always some lag time between FDA pronouncements and their delivery to doctors and their patients. At that time, the agency wrote under “adverse reactions” that “Postmarketing Experience” showed “Cases of permanent alopecia have been reported.”  (emphasis ours)

That alopecia warning came much too late for thousands of American women who  now suffer from permanent baldness.

Other FDA Warnings on Taxotere

  • November 2014 – alcohol content could lead to intoxication
  • December 2013 – Eye Disorders: Cystoid macular edema (CME) has been reported in patients treated with TAXOTERE and other taxanes. For metabolism and nutrition disorders, cases of hyponatremia reported.
  • June 2013 – Respiratory: dyspnea, acute pulmonary edema, acute respiratory distress syndrome/pneumonitis, interstitial lung disease, interstitial pneumonia, respiratory failure, and pulmonary fibrosis have rarely been reported and may be associated with fatal outcome. Rare cases of radiation pneumonitis have been reported in patients receiving concomitant radiotherapy.
  • May 2010 – Warnings for Use in Children (see the FDA safety info.)

April 2010 Summary View includes Renal Failure
Adverse reactions in post-marketing experiences included Scleroderma-like changes usually preceded by peripheral lymphedema, along with renal failure, most often associated with concomitant nephrotoxic drugs

Taxotere in Drug Combinations Cautioned
FDA also concluded that concomitant use of Taxotere and drugs that inhibit CYP3A4 may increase exposure to docetaxel and should be avoided. In patients receiving treatment with Taxotere, close monitoring for toxicity and a Taxotere dose reduction could be considered if systemic administration of a potent CYP3A4 inhibitor cannot be avoided.

Women not Warned Taxotere causes Permanent Hair Loss

Sanofi-Aventis needs to be held accountable for misleading women (which we believe to be the case) into being injected with a drug that significantly raises the risk of permanent baldness. Approximately 10-15% of women who were administered Taxotere during chemotherapy reported zero hair growth for as long as ten years after stopping treatment.

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Contact an experienced drug injury lawyer for a potential Taxotere Lawsuit if you or someone you love suffered permanent baldness after taking chemotherapy treatment.  We offer a no-obligation free legal consultation.

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Class Action vs. Mass Tort Lawsuit

What’s the difference Justice Peaking Blogbetween a class action and a mass tort lawsuit? Class action lawsuits can get a bad name because they may sometimes give lawyers a nice payday while offering meager compensation for class representatives. Class action lawsuits are most often launched to change some questionable, negligent, or criminal behavior on the part of a corporation. Class action lawsuits are not typically launched to deliver a big payday for the people who are called upon to act as class representatives.

Those who have received a small, inconsequential check from an insurance company like Allstate or State Farm, or perhaps from a bankrupted investment company (maybe getting pennies on the dollar) will understand. In many of those types of class action lawsuits, perhaps as many as a million people were either overcharged or somehow misled by a company they trusted. The class action settlement divided among so many brings the total for each way down, though their lawyer representatives may end up with a large fee as part of the settlement.

The nature of class action lawsuits is the reason why they often seem to fail real people, at least in the short term. The goal of a class action is not only to punish the offending corporation, but to change laws to put an end to the behavior that triggered the lawsuit.

Hot Fuel Litigation
The so-called “hot fuel” class action litigation is a good example of a class action lawsuit brought for worthy reasons. Hot fuel is a term meant to help explain the reason the litigation was necessary. For at least 100 years, gas and oil companies have known that consumers were often not getting the BTU’s (British Thermal Units) listed on the gas pump. A BTU is the amount of energy provided by the gasoline. However, when temperatures rise above 60 degrees (the typical temperature in underground holding tanks), the gas begins to vaporize and lose BTU’s. Consumers, consequently, don’t get the BTU’s for which they are paying.

Matthews & Associates Law Firm was involved in the hot fuel litigation several years ago, but in the large majority of its cases, the firm does not handle class action lawsuits.

Class Action can Makes Sense
“Our firm handles virtually all of its cases on an individual basis,” says firm founder David Matthews. “With hot fuel, it made a certain amount of sense to prosecute as a class action. That was really the only way it could be done, to try to get gas companies to calibrate our BTU losses with the kinds of technology at the gas pumps which they use for airlines and other commercial concerns. The litigation didn’t lead to that kind of change, but I still feel it was a worthwhile goal. It could have potentially saved billions of dollars for consumers across the board.”

Class Action vs. Mass Tort
We usually handle what are known as mass torts, as opposed to class action lawsuits. But there’s really nothing mass about mass torts, the way we handle them. We pursue and prosecute each case on its own merits. It only stands to reason that people who have differing injuries deserve different compensation.

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