The Shocking Truth About Hospitals That Nobody Talks About


From the Liberty Beacon

The next time you visit a hospital, it is your wallet that may end up hurting the most.  All over the United States, it has become common practice for hospitals to wildly inflate medical bills.  For example, it has been reported that some hospitals are charging up to 30 dollars for a single aspirin pill.” – Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog”

See article *Here*

Holding HHS Accountable for Unrelenting and Unrepentant Legal Violations

Originally posted on Thoughts About M.E.:

Many members of the community have called out HHS for legal violations over the years, such as Dr. Mary Ann Fletcher and Ms. Eileen Holderman confronting Dr. Nancy Lee, DFO of CFSAC, for her attempted intimidation of CFSAC members by threatening to evict them from the committee for voicing their opinion. This was well documented by Jennie Spotila on her blog. Ms. Spotila also uncovered other FACA violations. I successfully sued HHS and NIH in federal court for violating FOIA and the Judge found the agencies’ conduct to be unreasonable to a degree that led him to order both agencies to pay all of my attorneys’ fees, more than $139,000. The award of attorneys’ fees is by no means a given in FOIA cases; it requires a high level of unreasonableness on the government’s part. I explained why HHS again violated FACA regarding CFSAC’s January 2015 comments to the…

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Help Wanted: Lyme – AIDS 2.0

Originally posted on BLAB: The Bad [Lyme] Attitude Blog:

The Beginning and the End

Remember when you were a kid, and you had your favorite “sick food?” Mine was toast with butter and honey, but the butter had to be completely melted so the honey could fully penetrate the toasty crevices. Do you have someone to make honey toast for you when you get sick now, as a grown-up?

If you got sick, would someone be there to watch TV with you and tell you, “Nah, you don’t stink at all”? If you stayed sick, would someone be there to take you to doctors’ appointments, pick up your meds from the pharmacy, tidy up your house? If you got really sick, would someone be there to make sure you’re eating, offer to take care of your kids and pets?

What if you were so sick you could no longer work or take care of yourself? Would someone be there…

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267% Price Increase for Ampligen

Originally posted on Thoughts About M.E.:

I just sent the following message regarding Hemispherx’s extraordinary 267% price increase for Ampligen to Dr. Janet Woodcock, the FDA’s Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research:

Dear Dr. Woodcock,

I am writing to you regarding a matter of grave concern for the patients in Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc.’s (“HEB”) AMP-511 open-label clinical trial for Ampligen, a drug highly effective for many ME (or as the FDA calls it “ME/CFS”) patients. I have testified at the Ampligen Advisory Committee meeting and other federal committee meetings in favor of FDA approval of the drug and I remain convinced that this drug should be approved by the FDA without further delay because many patients would benefit from it and because there are no other FDA-approved pharmaceutical interventions for ME.

I have been a study participant for over three years. Last night, I learned through ME Action’s blog ( that the…

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Nurse Pleads Guilty to Taking Kickbacks From Drug Maker

“A Connecticut nurse has pleaded guilty to federal charges of accepting $83,000 in kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona drug manufacturer that sells the powerful painkiller Subsys, as prosecutors appear to be intensifying their investigation into the company, which is under scrutiny for its marketing practices.”

Continued *Here*

Anthony Komaroff Agrees with CFS Post-Sepsis Model

Originally posted on BLAB: The Bad [Lyme] Attitude Blog:

Who woulda thought that Anthony Komaroff would spill the beans on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome just two days before CDC’s fiasco of a webinar on the next (non)generation of OspA vaccines? Add to that the CDC’s admission that Lyme is about a “damaged immune system” and the Pope mentioning fungi (see #34) in his bashing of the corporate elite polluters, and it’s been a pretty good week.

First, CDC:

Check out this USA Today article from June 16.

Paul Mead says that there may be immune system damage, a reversal of their usual line of crap, “the immune system is over-active,”since a damaged immune system would be the opposite of autoimmune (working too well):

Meanwhile, the CDC says it isn’t known why a percentage of Lyme sufferers go on to develop PTLDS, but it states on its website that most medical experts believe the culprit is a reaction produced by a…

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P2P: “Pleased to Participate?” Not. Count me out!

The Other Side Of The Stretcher:

P2P: “Pleased to Participate?” Not. Count me out!
Originally posted Oct 21st, 2014

Jeanette’s blog post about why she was one of the many patients who refused to participate in the NIH P2P!

Many thanks to Jeannette!

Originally posted on Thoughts About M.E.:

Here is my open protest letter to Secretary Burwell (with carbon copies to Dr. Collins and Dr. Frieden) regarding the ME/CFS P2P program. As you will note, I am not engaging substantively at all. Instead, I am protesting the process all the way. Anybody should feel free to borrow the language in this letter in whole or in part for their own letter in this ongoing protest campaign, which can be sent to:


Dear Secretary Burwell,

AHRQ has asked for public comments on the draft “evidence review” report prepared for the agency as part of the NIH-driven ME/CFS Pathways to Prevention (“P2P”) program. I am one of many patients who refuse to participate in the commenting process. Count me out!

In other words, let me stress, for the avoidance of any doubt, that this open letter is in no way to be construed as participation in…

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