First Multi-Plaintiff Talc Cancer Trial underway in Missouri

The first multi-plaintiff talc cancer trial is underway. A Missouri state court jury in St. Louis heard opening statements June 9, 2017 in a trial involving claims from the families of three dead women. All had, for decades, used talc-based products like Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. The trial is the first of its kind against J&J to involve more than one dead plaintiff.

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$300 Million in Talc-Cancer Verdicts
Overall, this is the sixth talc-related trial in St. Louis, where thousands of similar cases are pending. All previous talc cancer trials in St. Louis involved individual plaintiffs. All but one resulted in huge verdicts against J&J. The most recent trial, in May 2017, ended with a $110 million jury verdict. Three earlier verdicts resulted in juries awarding nearly $200 million.

Thousands of Talc Cancer Lawsuits against J&J
Thousands of talc cancer lawsuits have joined consolidated dockets in Missouri, California and New Jersey state courts. There is also a recently established federal multidistrict litigation court (MDL) based in New Jersey. The trial that began last week will be watched closely, as attorneys consider pushing future multi-plaintiff trials, in order to have more cases heard before a jury.

Each initial bellwether trial in any litigation can play a key role in shaping any eventual settlement for large numbers of people.

Attorneys accuse J&J of Failure to Warn
Attorneys representing the families of Shawn Blaes, 50, Angela Dawn Hershman, 46, and Eron Evans, 41, accuse J&J of continuing to sell dangerous products like Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. The plaintiffs’ attorneys allege that J&J knew about numerous scientific studies that showed a conclusive link between talc and ovarian cancer, yet sold the product to the women anyway. According to the attorneys, this exposure occurs when talc is applied to the genitals; talc and asbestos particles then travel up the fallopian tubes into the ovaries.

J&J accused of Marketing to Minority Women
The lawsuit also charges that J&J marketed talc products specifically to African-American women, despite knowing scientific evidence showed them more susceptible to ovarian cancer than other parts of the population.

30+ Years of Talc Use
All three women used talcum powder for more than 30 years. Ms. Blaes was a Missouri resident, while Ms. Hershman and Ms. Evans lived in Virginia and Texas. Missouri’s joinder rules allow non-resident plaintiffs to file lawsuits in the state’s courts, which has made St. Louis a popular venue for mass tort cases. However, this situation could change depending on the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court case addressing out-of-state plaintiffs’ rights.

Defendants J&J and Imerys Talc America
J&J and its talc supplier and co-defendant Imerys Talc America maintain talc is not a carcinogen. Their lawyers argue that studies plaintiffs highlight are outdated and full of flawed methodology. The companies compare talc to products like alcohol or red meat. They argue that no government regulatory agency has called for a cancer warning label on talc-based products. That theme may have played a major role in J&J’s lone trial win in a talc cancer case earlier this year.

Corporate Image Trumps Safety?
An attorney for the women plaintiffs said in his opening statement Friday: “This case is about corporations placing their corporate image over the life of their customers and the safety of their customers, pure and simple.”

J&J Lawyer Responds
J&J has used several different powerhouse law firms in the talc litigation. The company’s lawyer for this trial told the jury: “Because it’s not toxic, and because it’s not a carcinogen, and because it doesn’t cause ovarian cancer, it’s not a hazard and therefore no warning is required.”

California Bellwether Talc Trial
Another upcoming bellwether talc trial is also set to begin this summer, on July 10 in California state court. That date was set by a Los Angeles judge for the first trial in his state.

Before that July trial, on June 26 the same judge will convene a 5-day hearing to determine the admissibility of expert testimony. Expert testimony on the alleged link between talc and ovarian cancer is crucial in these trials. A New Jersey state court judge (named Johnson) last fall arbitrarily ruled to exclude witnesses who have been permitted to testify for plaintiffs in Missouri. That decision ended a bellwether trial just days before it was to begin.

More Talc Cancer Trials
Besides the California hearing and trial set for the coming weeks, another multi-plaintiff talc trial is scheduled in July before St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Rex Burlison. He has presided all of the previous talc trials.

First Multi-Plaintiff Talc Cancer Trial underway in Missouri
The consolidated case is named Swann, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., No. 1422-CC09326-01, in Missouri’s 22nd Circuit Court in St. Louis.

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Five Most Dangerous Vaccines

Vaccines are, unfortunately, not as safe as advertised. More than $3 billion in injury compensation and legal fees have been paid by the U.S. government for vaccine injuries from 1989 – 2015. That money has gone to the parents of children killed by vaccines, or for lifetime care needed for vaccine-injured children. It has also gone to lawyers who have been brave enough to face a so-called “vaccine court” decidedly stacked against people injured or killed by vaccines. (Read further for the five most dangerous vaccines.)

Secret Vaccine Court

The secret vaccine court allows no legal Discovery, no chance for plaintiffs to compare a vaccinated group with an unvaccinated one. That gold-standard exercise in safety and efficacy would decidedly prove which group is healthier and which is more likely to suffer disease or death. A control group comparison would show the real dangers and the failure of vaccination to perform as advertised. Mass vaccination promoted by the CDC, and billions of dollars in vaccine profits made by Merck Pharmaceuticals –  which makes the MMR and the highly dubious shingles vaccine – would be gravely threatened in the face of scientific evidence. No vaccine has ever been shown to be safe and effective in any legitimate epidemiological analysis. Robert Kennedy and Robert De Niro just offered a $100,000 reward to anyone who can prove any vaccine safe.

Five Most Dangerous Vaccines

All vaccinations come with potentially grave risks – especially for the 98 million Americans shot with SV40, a live cancer virus that the CDC fears has contributed to the current cancer epidemic. The CDC fears it enough to have removed that information from its web site. Just because someone doesn’t drop dead after “vaccination” doesn’t mean she hasn’t been harmed, yet. (See Dr. Andrew Moulden: Every Vaccine Produces Harm )

Though all vaccines produce harm, some vaccines have been reported to be more harmful than others. Here are the top five most dangerous vaccines by filed injury reports as of 2015. Multiply each of these by at least a factor of ten. The CDC acknowledges, and it is common knowledge, that less than 10% of these types of injuries get reported, especially when potential reporters are well aware of the hostility the vaccine court holds toward claimants:

  1. DTP – 3,982 Complaints, 696 Deaths
  2. Influenza (Flu) – 1,788 Complaints
  3. MMR – 947 Complaints
  4. Hepatitis B – 672 Complaints
  5. DtaP – 454 Complaints

Only 1,270 of the DTP cases were awarded compensation. Only 985 flu cases received compensation. The so-called “vaccine court” is entirely unaccountable, set up outside our legal system. No jury ever gets to hear the very limited evidence plaintiffs are allowed to present.

Flu Shots Loaded with Toxic Poisons

Most of the flu vaccine formulations on the market contain  toxic ingredients: squalene-based adjuvants (linked with Gulf War Syndrome), formaldehyde, monosodium glutamate, thimerosal. Thimerosal (containing mercury) is used both as a preservative and a processing agent in several vaccines, according to the FDA. The FDA itself admits that some vaccines contain up to 24.5 micrograms of mercury per 0.5 milliliter dose.

While world health authorities claim thimerosal is not harmful, that claim is ludicrous.  The World Health Organization acknowledges that studies of infant macaques monkeys and rats have found that there is indeed evidence of harm caused by clinically relevant amounts of thimerosal.  As the WHO summarizes, “preliminary evidence of behavioral neurotoxicity in infant macaques following a single dose of HBV containing a clinically relevant dose of thimerosal on day of birth.”

The same document also states “Half-life of ethylmercury in blood has been shown to be similar in human and macaque infants.” (Connect the dots, anyone?) Yet, this evidence is dismissed because of “limitations” that necessitate replication, according to the WHO. The CDC has openly admitted before Congress that they never have evaluated the toxicity of mercury in vaccines. How can it be that known neurotoxinis taint vaccinations which are increasingly forced on the public?

Thimerosal is just one of many troubling vaccine ingredients. Aluminum salts are also often used to help “stoke” the immune system into action. Aluminum is a known neurotoxic metal. It is linked with Alzheimer’s and dementia and other neurological diseases. Is a little mercury or aluminum good for us? The answer is a resounding NO; but people get right in line for their shots and continue to poison their children with them.

The society and its people are harmed by vaccinations everyday in both incremental and sometimes catastrophic ways. One would do well to study some history of vaccination to see where we’ve come from to help determine where we are headed with forced vaccination.

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Xarelto Makers win First Trial

A jury in the first Xarelto Lawsuit trial found that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG are not responsible for a Xarelto user’s internal bleeding. Some 18,000 additional lawsuits have been filed by others who took Xarelto or by family members of Xarelto users who died after taking the blood-thinning drug. Lawsuit petitions claim Xarelto can cause irreversible bleeding and lead to a higher risk of strokes.

The jury in this trial, set in federal court in New Orleans, ruled that J&J and Bayer did not mislead a Louisiana man — Joseph Boudreaux — and his doctors about Xarelto’s health risks. Therefore, the jury found the companies not liable for his injuries and subsequent medical problems.

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The May 3, 2017 ruling concluded the first of more than 18,000 patient lawsuits against J&J and Bayer, which jointly developed Xarelto. The companies face separate trials this summer over three other Xarelto users’ complaints. Some users claim Bayer and J&J downplayed Xarelto’s bleeding risks.

Xarelto Top Selling Drug for Bayer

Xarelto, Bayer’s top-selling product, generated 3 billion euros ($3.24 billion) in sales last year and 2.3 billion euros in 2015 for the Leverkusen, Germany-based pharmaceutical company. Xarelto is J&J’s third-largest seller. It generated $2.29 billion in revenue in 2016.

Bayer officials said the jury’s finding affirms the safety of the blood thinner.

Xarelto Marketing Questioned

Xarelto belongs to a new class of drugs aimed at replacing Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s Coumadin, first used in the 1950s. Some Xarelto users accuse J&J and Bayer of falsely marketing Xarelto as better than Coumadin because the companies said Xarelto patients didn’t need frequent blood tests.

Misleading Label, say Plaintiffs

Lawyers for the NOLA plaintiff in the first trial and other former Xarelto patients, stress that the drug has no antidote. This can be fatal for some users at high risk for bleeding out if they suffer an injury. By contrast, coumadin’s blood-thinning effects can be arrested. Plaintiffs argue that J&J and Bayer officials should have warned consumers that  they could be tested to gauge their Xarelto bleed-out risk.

“They only accept science they like, and decide to ignore science they don’t like,” said one of Mr. Boudreaux’s lawyers in closing arguments. “They know if they require blood testing, they’re terrified that doctors will just use another drug.”

FDA Approval for Xarelto

J&J and Bayer attorneys argued that the FDA found Xarelto “safe and effective” for patients; the drug makers should be cleared of any liability. The lawyers also argued that millions of users have taken Xarelto without suffering bleeding side effects.

Xarelto defense attorneys also dispute the validity of the safety test designed to gauge Xarelto users’ bleeding risks. They say in court filings that the test didn’t provide useful information to doctors.

The cases are Boudreaux v. Janssen, 14-cv-2720 and In RE Xarelto Products Liability Litigation, 14-MD-2592, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans).

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Wisconsin Explosion Kills Four

A fourth man has died from a massive explosion that occurred May 31, 2017 at a Cambria, Wisconsin corn mill. His name was not yet  released as of June 5, pending notification of his kin. The cause of the deadly blast at the Didion Milling Plant has not yet been determined.

The Dead

The third man found dead was identified last week as Pawel Tordoff, 21, a packing machine operator. Didion officials said the company had located his body beneath the ruins on Wednesday, but were not able to recover it until early Sunday, June 4. Mr. Tordoff was married, with a 3-month-old son. A GoFundMe page has been set up for his surviving family.

The explosion also killed 27-year-old Duelle Block, a mill operator, and 53-year-old Robert Goodenow, a forklift driver.

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Sixteen men were working at the mill when it exploded. Eleven had been taken to hospitals, according to Didion’s vice president of operations Derrick Clark.

Didion Milling Violations

Didion Milling has been cited for several “serious” violations in the last 10 years, violations that posed potential for serious injury or death. In 2013, Didion was fined $3,456 for failing to control potentially exploding dust. In 2010, it was fined $3,640 when a wooden support broke and caused a worker to fall and suffer a brain injury and broken bones. Details of violations that led to several other fines weren’t readily available, according to Wisconsin State Journal writer Steven Verberg. None of the violations fell in the “willful” category, which includes indifference to safety.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the local fire department assisted in recovering the dead in Cambria, which is located about an hour north of Madison, the Wisconsin state capital.

Wisconsin Explosion Deaths

Mr. Verberg reports that Wisconsin workplace fires or explosions killed 104 workers, including 10 in farm, fishing or forestry jobs from 2011-2014.  Three of the deaths were caused by explosions.

U.S. Explosion Deaths

More than 500 grain dust explosions have been reported in the U.S. in the last 35 years, killing more than 180 people and injuring more than 675.

Worker Protections?

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is entrusted to enforce workplace safety standards. In grain handling facilities such as Didion, standards address controlling the highly flammable dust and sources of excess heat, flames and sparks. OSHA compliance officers usually conduct inspections only in response to complaints or reported injury accidents. OSHA does not perform regularly scheduled inspections, though it does schedule inspections in high-risk industries based on several factors. It focuses on companies with repeated violations of the highest severity.

OSHA Fines for Violations

OSHA increased fine amounts in 2016 to $12,600 for serious violations, $126,000 for willful or repeated violations.

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Vaccines Ineffective, Unsafe – 2017 Study

Vaccines are ineffective and unsafe, according to the latest research. The vaccine hoax has just been unveiled by a rigorous scientific study. Completed in May 2017, the study found NO reduction in measles, mumps, rubella, influenza or rotavirus among vaccinated children. The same study of 650 kids also found the vaccinated to be less healthy than the unvaccinated. This study’s results are also consistent with recent meta-analysis of the shingles vaccination for adults. Like the other so-called “vaccines,” Merck’s Zostavax also fails to provide any level of protection which might justify or offset its considerable “side effects.”

Study shows Vaccines may cause diseases

The study was published in the Journal of Translational Science by epidemiologists from the School of Public Health at Jackson State University. In addition to finding no disease reductions among vaccinated children, the scientists — led by renowned epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Mawson — concluded that vaccines may be the culprit in the dramatic rise of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) and chronic illnesses such as allergies, autism, ADHD.

Vaccinated Kids trade possible outcomes for guaranteed illnesses

The Jackson State scientists analyzed data from Homeschool organizations in four states. They compared the incidence of a broad range of diseases in more than 650 children, 39 percent of whom were unvaccinated.

Vaccines Ineffective, Unsafe – 2017 Study

Vaccinated kids had an increased risk of autism (4.2 times), ADHD (4.2 times), learning disabilities (5.2 times), eczema (2.9 times), and allergic rhinitis (30 times). The vaccinated did have a lower likelihood of two (apparently) vaccine-preventable illnesses (chicken pox and pertussis); however, researchers found NO reduction of other (potentially) vaccine-preventable illnesses such as hepatitis A or B, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, meningitis, or rotavirus.

Furthermore, the researchers noted that preterm birth itself is not associated with NDDs. When preterm birth is combined with vaccination, however, they found a 6.6-fold increased risk of NDDs. The study authors note that fully vaccinated children may be trading the prevention of certain acute illnesses (chicken pox and pertussis) for chronic illnesses and NDDs such as ADHD and autism.

CDC Fails to Act

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., writing for the World Mercury Project, explained that despite the numerous requests from parents and vaccine safety advocates for  honest research regarding vaccines, the U.S. CDC has failed to act. The Jackson State scientists are therefore calling for more trustworthy scientific studies to help explain and clarify their findings.

Dr. Mawson’s findings terrify the wildly profitable vaccine industry, so vicious push back will come from mainstream media minions for Big Pharma and CDC policy. Shortly after the publication, Dr. Mawson’s study was targeted by so-called ‘Retraction Watch’ — an industry-backed disinformation outlet — to keep the study out of the eye of the public, according to GreenMedInfo. Retraction Watch is an online blog for the Center for Scientific Integrity, which receives funding from The MacArthur Foundation and other pro-business operations.

MMR Vaccine Disinformation Campaign

The MMR – measles, mumps, and rubella – vaccine controversy began with the 1998 publication of a research paper in the medical journal The Lancet. A British gastroenterologist, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, and his team found that virtually all of the autistic children in their care were suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Wakefield did not claim then, nor has he ever, that there was a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. What he did say was that his study suggested more research should be done on a possible link. He was widely misquoted and discredited in the mainstream press (controlled by vaccine profiteers) as claiming that there was a vaccine-autism link (There is such a link, as the latest study again shows, though Dr. Wakefield never said so). His book “Callous Disregard” covers the autism cases and his press lynching. Dr. Wakefield filed a lawsuit for defamation against a hack British journalist and a newspaper that led the charge to misrepresent, misquote, and destroy him in order to discredit his research. He has been entirely exonerated along with his fellow researcher Dr. John Walker Smith.

Vaccine Profits Drive Mainstream Coverage

Dr. Wakefield is, of course, far from alone, as the billion-dollar profits of “vaccination” forever drive mainstream press coverage on the subject. Virtually every mainstream press outlet promotes mass vaccination with disease-outbreak scare stories and other tactics, while attacking anyone who questions the party line.

Anti-Vaxxer Buzz Word promotes Vaccination Superstition

“Anti-vaxxer” is the preferred buzz word meant to dismiss scientific arguments against vaccination superstition. This rhetorical fallacy (name calling) works just as “conspiracy theorist” has since it was introduced in a secret CIA memo. In 1967, the agency instructed its media shills to tattoo that term onto critics of the ludicrous findings of the Warren Commission. These tiresome terms are always employed in an attempt to humiliate people and silence meaningful dissent and discussion. They are employed to destroy civil discourse and critical thinking. Name calling is only a rank schoolyard bully ploy that should only work on one with the mind of a tapeworm. It doesn’t work on you, does it?

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Invokana Dangers seen Early

Invokana dangers were seen early on by researchers. FDA reviewers were divided over the safety and effectiveness of Invokana before approving it for the market in 2013. At that time, the agency acted against the advice of prominent physicians and researchers in approving the drug for the treatment of Type-2 Diabetes. Since then, Invokana label warnings have been adjusted twice, so far, to reflect Invokana’s dangers.

Invokana Warnings
The Invokana label was most recently updated on May 16, 2017 to reflect Invokana’s raising the risk of amputations. The label was first updated in 2015 to reflect Invokana’s propensity to increase the risk of ketoacidosis and possibly heart attacks.

What is (Diabetic) Ketoacidosis?
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a dangerous rise in blood acidity. This life-threatening condition develops when the body’s cells can’t get the sugar (glucose) they need for energy due to insulin shortage. When sugar can’t enter cells, it stays in the blood. The kidneys filter some of the sugar from the blood and remove it from the body through urine. When cells cannot receive sugar for energy, the body starts to break down fat and muscle for it. This process causes ketones – or fatty acids – to form and enter the bloodstream. This triggers a chemical imbalance (metabolic acidosis) called diabetic ketoacidosis, which can cause coma and even death.

Invokana Heart Attack Links
Another apparent problem with Invokana is its link to heart attacks (myocardial infarction) of which both the drug’s maker – Janssen (of Johnson & Johnson) – and the FDA were aware.

FDA Invokana Fail
A January 2013 meeting occurred between the FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDA) and representatives of Janssen Pharmaceuticals (drug maker Mitsubishi Tanabe’s U.S. marketing partner). Janssen gave several presentations on the growth of Type 2 diabetes among the population and pushed the need for effective treatments (of the patent medicine, chemical kind, of course). The drug maker also promoted the wonders of its latest product, Invokana. During the question-and-answer session which followed, Dr. Sidney Wolfe – co-founder and director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group – raised several questions. He pointed out that Janssen’s request for FDA approval was “based solely on surrogate efficacy of HbA1c lowering.” This is a measure of how well a patient’s blood sugar is controlled.

Invokana Dangers seen Early
Dr. Sidney Wolfe said that as with all recently approved Type 2 diabetic drugs, there was no evidence of any improved clinical outcomes, contrary to an older diabetes drug such as metformin. He said that this “surrogate efficacy needs to be balanced against a number of serious safety signals” seen in the clinical trials.

Dr. Wolfe’s primary concern was “thrombotic events” (blood clots) that could lead to heart attacks. He pointed out that in the studies presented, thirteen people on Invokana suffered “cardiovascular events.” Using available data from a related drug of the gliflozin class, Farxiga (dapagliflozin), Dr. Wolfe demonstrated that the risks for Invokana heart attack would be significantly greater: He said, “There is much more of an increase in hematocrit in the people getting canagliflozin [Invokana], 1.5 times as much as the dapa [gliflozin] group.”

Hematocrit refers to the concentration of red blood cells, which is increased by gliflozin drug’s mechanism of action. Normal concentration is 40% for women and 45% for men. Levels higher than that increase the likelihood that a person will develop a blood clot, causing a stroke or heart attack. According to Dr. Wolfe, at least 25% of patients on Invokana would wind up with a red blood cell concentration of 47%, which he described as “a very dangerous range.”

Additionally, FDA Reviewer Dr. Hyon Kwon testified at the committee hearing that there was “an imbalance in early cardiovascular events” observed in the CANVAS trial, a 4,300-subject study assessing the cardiovascular effects of Invokana. When FDA Biostatistician Dr. Mat Soukop testified, it became apparent how profound this “imbalance” is. Dr. Soukop testified that, in the first 30 days of use, Invokana had a cardiovascular events “Hazard Ratio” of 6.9; that is, patients who were taking Invokana had a 690% higher likelihood of suffering a cardiovascular event than the patients who were taking a placebo.

With Dr. Wolfe’s expert testimony and the FDA’s own biostatistical analysis, one might assume Janssen and Mitsubishi Tanabe would have been ordered to conduct more studies before FDA would approve the drug to be administered to patients in the United States. The FDA, by contrast, gave approval for sales of Invokana, on the condition that Janssen monitor it for adverse events. The company was also ordered to conduct a “post-market” double-blind study to determine how many patients actually experienced Invokana heart attacks. The FDA gave Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary four years to do so.

FDA Ignores Physician/Researcher’s Analysis
The official position of the FDA is that such decisions are based on analyses of risks versus benefits. But FDA simply ignored the advice of prominent physicians and researchers who clearly showed that Invokana offered “no evidence of any improved clinical outcomes.”

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EPA Green Lights Banned Pesticide

President Trump’s EPA just moved to green light a pesticide that sickens people, lowers IQ, and is banned in American households. Prior to Trump’s reign, the EPA was scheduled to ban Vulcan for farm use. Vulcan is the brand name of a chemical pesticide (chlorpyrifos) linked to lower IQ and developmental problems in children. Vulcan recently sickened 47 California farm workers.

Vulcan Banned in Homes

Vulcan has long been banned in homes, and it was finally scheduled to be banned on farms, before the Tweeter in Charge took over.

Corporations vs. Citizens – Guess who Wins?
Just as Trump’s first act in office was to take away a potential $500-$900 in savings per year for people forced to buy private mortgage insurance, Trump’s EPA is removing restrictions on harmful pesticides. The theme is at least abundantly clear:  in corporation vs. citizen  battles, Trump and his cronies always toe the corporate line. Trump’s pick to head the EPA, Scott Pruitt, sued the agency more than a dozen times as Oklahoma Attorney General. Mr. Pruitt is a climate science denier who has reportedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from the oil industry.

Vulcan Sickens Farm Workers

Vulcan recently sprayed on an orchard southwest of Bakersfield drifted to a neighboring property operated by Dan Andrews Farms.  Forty seven farm workers harvesting cabbage smelled something terrible. Several became nauseous and vomited. One worker was hospitalized, and four others soon visited doctors.

Chlorpyrifos was scheduled to be banned

Glenn Fankhauser, agricultural commissioner of Kern County, said cabbage and the workers’ clothing were taken to a state lab for lab testing. Vulcan’s main ingredient is chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide that was set to be banned by the Obama administration before Trump’s new EPA decided against the ban in March 2017.

Dan Andrews said he has never used chlorpyrifos. He believes his workers were sickened from it being blown in from the neighboring farm. With sick workers, his harvest had to be shut down. Andrews thinks chlorpyrifos should be banned. The poison also has a history of incidents similar to what happened to his workers.

Vulcan (Chloripyrifos) for All

Widely used on U.S. corporate farms, chlorpyrifos is sprayed on corn, wheat, and citrus crops. Growing evidence of its impact on human health led the EPA to agree with the chemical industry more than 10 years ago that it should not be used indoors for bugs.

Besides child developmental problems and lowered IQ, chlorpyrifos-related health issues include lower birth weight and attention disorders. Large doses of it can also cause convulsions and even death. People can be exposed through spray drift, residues on food, as well as water contamination.

Made by Dow Chemicals, chlorpyrifos could still be used for agriculture, but following a legal challenge by environmental groups, EPA scientists said the pesticide was not safe for any use and proposed a full ban.

EPA run by Pruitt allows Banned Pesticide

Trump’s EPA run by Mr. Pruitt rejected the proposed ban on chlorpyrifos.  In tortured Orwellian language, Pruitt said he wanted to provide “regulatory certainty to the thousands of American farms that rely on chlorpyrifos”.  The EPA he runs now claims there were “serious scientific concerns and substantive process gaps” in the plan to banish chlorpyrifos.  Poison now, examine the consequences later, has usually been the EPA’s M.O. Witness the agency’s colossal failure to oversee Monsanto’s mass poisoning of the country with the carcinogenic glyphosate. One must ask if the EPA is colluding with Monsanto, given the latest shenanigans we’ve seen from a former EPA scientist who told a Monsanto executive he should get a medal for helping quiet regulatory concerns over glyphosate.

The next review of chlorpyrifos isn’t scheduled until 2022.

EPA too close to Dow, Monsanto
Farmworker Justice, a group that advocates for farm workers (the poor folks who put food on our tables), said the EPA has become too close to chemical giants like Dow and Monsanto.

Unsafe for People, but not for Farmers?

The idea that something demonstrably poisonous should be banned in homes but not banned on farms is especially absurd coming from Trumps’ EPA head, Pruitt. the former Oklahoma AG wanted to abolish the EPA before Trump made him the head of it.  Mr. Pruitt now claims he wants to help American farmers and give them “regulatory certainty”? What sort of ‘regulatory certainty’ bans something in the home while letting it poison the farm and farmer? Low levels of any pesticide exposure can still be very harmful to children.

No chemical pesticide has ever been proven safe for people to breathe or eat. Organic farming uses no chemical pesticides. That’s why more and more people are waking up and eating it and avoiding chemically poisoned foods as best they can.

EPA Green Lights Banned Pesticide

Ariana Marisol, a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com, broke this story.  She graduated from Evergreen State College with an undergraduate degree focusing on Sustainable Design and Environmental Science. Keep up the good work, Adriana. Keep an eye on these clowns poisoning the world for profit.

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Vaccines All Contaminated with Cancer-Causing Toxins – New Study

Vaccines are all contaminated with cancer-causing, immune-system-wrecking toxins not disclosed on the labels. That is the finding of a new study released in May 2017.  No future discussion of vaccination – forced or otherwise – can be conducted without first addressing this alarming, glaring problem. How can vaccinations be “safe and effective” if they give you cancer or autoimmune disease? (One is reminded of the American Major who explained his methods in Vietnam: “We had to destroy the village in order to save it.”  Vaccine makers destroy the child in order to save it.)

Editor’s Note re: Fake Vaccine News
Drug companies that make vaccines spend $5 billion a year on advertising, so you won’t see this story in mainstream “news.” You will, of course, see nationwide coverage of the next measles “outbreak” to help sell vaccination. Those in the business of selling “news” call this “complementary copy.” News outlets create “news” that complements (helps sell) the advertiser’s products. Stories like this one that threaten product sales are strictly verboten, or banished to the back pages. Mainstream media would not be the moneymaker it is otherwise.

Vaccines All Contaminated with Cancer-Causing Toxins – New Study
The new study found that every human vaccine tested was contaminated with unsafe levels of metals and debris linked to cancer and autoimmune disease. It was published May 2017 in the International Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination. The research was led by Antonietta Gatti of the National Council of Research of Italy and the Scientific Director of Nanodiagnostics. Researchers examined 44 samples of 30 different vaccines. They found that all the human vaccines tested showed “the presence of micro- and nano-sized particulate matter composed of inorganic elements in vaccine samples” not declared in the vaccine’s ingredients’ lists. One vaccine for cats was the only one tested that was relatively clean.

Dangerous Contaminants Not Disclosed
Researchers found lead particles in a flu vaccine, in Gardasil and Cervarix (cervical cancer vaccines), and in a meningitis C vaccine.

An infant vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis and haemophilus influenzae type B was found to contain undeclared stainless steel, tungsten, and a gold-zinc aggregate. Made by GlaxoSmithKline, the infant “vaccine” is called Infarix Hexa.

Metal Contaminants Undisclosed
Writer Celeste McGovern reported other metal contaminants included platinum, silver, bismuth, iron, chromium. She wrote that, “Chromium (alone or in alloy with iron and nickel) was found in 25 of the human vaccines from Italy and France. (If you think vaccines are “cleaner” in the U.S., think again. Many U.S. vaccines are made in China and elsewhere with little to no CDC oversight. Monsanto’s carcinogenic glyphosate has been found in vaccines here.)

Leukemia-Causing Vaccine?
GSK’s Fluarix vaccine for children three years and older contained 11 metals and aggregates of metals. Similar aggregates to those identified in the vaccines have been shown to be prevalent in cases of leukemia, the researchers noted.

Many of the vaccines contained iron and iron alloys which, the researchers wrote, “can corrode and the corrosion products exert a toxicity affecting the tissues.”

Undesirable Elements Impact Children
The study shows how these foreign contaminants injected into children may explain a litany of apparently unrelated adverse events associated with vaccination. These contaminants may explain everything from headaches and seizures to fatigue, muscle pain, paralysis and sudden infant death syndrome. More likely than not, the researchers surmise, vaccine contaminants will “have a more serious impact on very small organisms like those of children.”

The Dark History of Vaccination
The CDC has admitted to injecting a live cancer virus into 98 million Americans. That virus, SV40, was just one of 40 viruses identified in a polio vaccine that may have been a primary culprit in the epidemic of cancer that has exploded upon us since. Any adults considering the latest advertised vaccination for themselves – like the shingles vaccine – might first be wise to do some research regarding the dark history of vaccination. The life you save may be your own, or your child’s.

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Vaccine Injured Families receive Billions from Secret Court

Vaccine injured families have received billions of dollars from a Secret Court. The U.S. government has quietly paid, in the last 30 years, more than $3 billion to vaccine-injured children and their families. So far in 20017, the government has paid $142 million to 337 vaccine-injured families. All had filed claims with the so-called Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VCIP). Have you heard anything of these payments from the mainstream media?

Related: Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit

Pro-Vaxxers vs. Anti-Vaxxers
Why do we hear only stories of so-called measles “outbreaks” and the dangers of “anti-vaxxers”? Why are people attacked by their neighbors or “bloggers” (many hired by Big Pharma) who think they have the right to decide whether or not to subject themselves and their children to the wonders of vaccination? Why is there never any sort of balanced discussion in the mainstream media of the history, safety, and efficacy record of vaccination?

Parents vs. Parents
Why are loving parents pitted against loving parents? Why does our society seem incapable of rational discussion regarding vaccination? Is there some sort of plan to turn this subject into an emotional quagmire that leaves people unwilling to examine the real science of vaccination? Who would it benefit to turn parent against parent? Who does it benefit to enlist pro-vaxxer parents or professional bloggers to bully, intimidate or attack anti-vaxxer parents? Even if bullying and berating could work on others, how could that be good for the whole society? What’s wrong with this picture?

Secret Vaccine Court perverts Democracy, Free Choice
Meanwhile, the arcane, secret court which runs the VCIP is overseen by unaccountable, un-elected bureaucrats. The vaccine “court” does not allow families legal “Discovery.” That means they don’t get access to the vaccine makers’ hidden evidence, which constitutes the real story of a drug or device. Every drug and medical device case turns on Discovery. A solid case simply cannot be made without it. Yet even with this enormous, undemocratic, Draconian handicap of not being allowed Discovery, vaccine-injured families have been able to collect billions for their vaccine-injured children. The lack of Discovery, however, also means that a tiny fraction of those who are really injured by vaccination actually get the compensation they deserve. If Discovery were allowed, every bad vaccine batch could potentially be uncovered, vaccine makers in China and elsewhere could be held to account, thousands of children could be saved from vaccine injuries, billions more dollars could be awarded to vaccine-injured families who deserve compensation.

Vaccine Whistleblower Lawsuit
Because vaccine makers are vaccinated by Congress from liability, they have virtually no liability or incentive to make safe or effective vaccines. Merck’s MMR vaccine simply doesn’t work for mumps, yet the company continues to reap billions of dollars from our government, from us, for that vaccine. Merck now faces a whistleblower lawsuit from a former employee who has exposed that the company’s MMR vaccine raises the risk of autism for black boy babies. How come we don’t hear about that in the news? Autism is a catastrophic disease, yet we haven’t heard a peep in the mainstream media how it raises the risk of autism. What’s wrong with this picture.

Advertising Dollars Rule Vaccination Coverage
Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock has noted that all major media figures are under enormous pressure from the billions of marketing dollars spent by Big Pharma. Anyone who works in media knows the story they are supposed to tell, and the stories they are not supposed to cover. It’s an open secret that pharmaceutical companies spend more on advertising than any other industry. Is it insane to suggest that all that money doesn’t buy some “friendly copy” for vaccination cheerleaders? Is that any different than suggesting politicians are corrupted by money into acting against the interests of citizens?

Follow the Money
Follow the money. Who benefits when mainstream media fail to report on vaccine injuries? Who benefits when mainstream media hysterically trumpets the latest measles “outbreak” and completely fails to tell the whole story of vaccination? Who benefits when Big Pharma-captured congressman like Richard Pan of California and other career politicians vote to remove informed consent from parents and force vaccination on schoolchildren?

The Science on Vaccination
Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock has noted, “There’s compelling scientific evidence that vaccines are not as safe as they’re being proposed. In fact, there [can be] significant, serious problems, including death, seizures, encephalitis and severe brain damage. This is well documented in medical literature.”

Vaccine Injured Families receive Billions from Secret Court
Children up to 15 months old now receive 27 doses of 11 different vaccinations. All are approved and recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC has proven itself to now be a partner with Big Pharma for promoting vaccination. Its policy has been to push more and more vaccinations and to cover up, downplay, or deny anything that does not coincide with that policy. These baby vaccines include Rotavirus (RV), Hepatitis B (for the sexually promiscuous baby?), Influenza, Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Tetanus, diphtheria & acellular pertussis (Tdap). All these vaccines that most pediatrician push introduce foreign and toxic substances into the new baby’s bloodstream. They often cause brain swelling and, in the long term, unknown damage. Vaccine ingredients are a cornucopia of toxic horrors that would land someone in jail if they were given by anyone but your doctor. What’s wrong with this picture?

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Invokana Amputation Warning

An Invokana amputation warning will be added to the Invokana label. On May 16, 2017, the U.S. FDA confirmed that this black-box warning must be included in the Invokana label. The revised label will state that Invokana raises the risk of people needing to have their legs or feet amputated.  A black box warning is the strongest label warning in the FDA’s rusty tool box.(It habitually comes too late for many. How do dangerous drugs like this ever get FDA approval in the first place? Could the agency be compromised by the drug industry with which it works so closely?)

Related: Invokana Lawsuit

The FDA first sent out an alert May 18, 2016, which said patients in Invokana clinical trials were twice as likely to need amputations as those on a placebo. On May 16, 2017, the FDA issued the final results from those two clinical trials. Those dire results triggered the new warning label.

Invokana / Invokamet / Canagliflozin
Invokana, Invokamet and Invokamet XR are brand names for canagliflozin, which is used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of baby-powder-beleaguered Johnson & Johnson, makes and markets Invokana (Canagliflozin).

Invokana Clinical Trials show Double Risk of Amputations
In the first clinical trial – CANVAS – 5.9 of 1,000 patients on the drug needed an amputation in a year, vs. the placebo totals of 2.8 of 1,000. In the second trial – CANVAS-R – 7.5 of 1,000 patients needed amputation compared with 4.2 of 1,000 on the placebo.

Most of the amputations were of the foot or a toe, said FDA, while others lost legs. Some patients needed more than one amputation.

FDA Safety Communication
The FDA said in a safety communication: “Patients taking canagliflozin should notify your health care professionals right away if you develop new pain or tenderness, sores or ulcers, or infections in your legs or feet. Talk to your healthcare professional if you have questions or concerns.”

FDA also cautioned Invokana users not to stop taking the medication without first speaking with a “health care professional.”

Janssen Speaks
A Janssen spokesmodel, William Foster, said, “At Janssen, patient safety is our highest priority. (We) are working with FDA to include (this) in the prescribing information for canagliflozin and look forward to the presentation of the full CANVAS Program results at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in June.”

Invokana Amputation Warning

Invokana (canagliflozin) was approved despite concerns about cardiovascular health and bone safety. The FDA has since updated the drug’s labels to reflect risks of bone fractures, blood disorders, and urinary tract infections.

SGLT2 Inhibitors
Other drug makers and drugs in Invokana’s class of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (or SGLT2) inhibitors include:

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•  Boehringer Ingelheim – GmbH

•  Eli Lilly and Co. – Jardiance and Glyxambi

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