Monthly Archives: November 2014

P2P FOIA Documents, Part 7—Collins, Murray and Maier: Trouble in NIH Paradise

More DISGRACEFUL behavior from the same agency of FRAUDS and CROOKS that were involved in the AIDS epidemic!

Thoughts About M.E.

David Murray’s (Director of NIH’s Office of Disease Prevention) noticing of a ProHealth blog entry started an avalanche of bizarre email exchanges within NIH that included, among others, Francis Collins, James Anderson and Larry Tabak. I received these emails after winning my IOM lawsuit.

Murray was worried about the ProHealth piece calling NIH out for the ridiculously small amount of NIH funding our disease receives. He rings the alarm bells over the bad PR (page 1):

… reporting that chronic fatigue syndrome funding has declined while “NIH funding levels explode.” Right now the organization is spending approximately as much on CFS as it was in 1992. Is asserts for this reason that “The NIH’s ‘commitment’ to ‘enhancing the health” of people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has declined over time,” devoting under .02% of its budget to the disease, or $6.00 per patient.

It made me wonder if we should put something on…

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P2P FOIA Documents, Part 6—”File all these responses. No need to answer them directly.”

P2P FOIA Documents, Part 6—”File all these responses. No need to answer them directly.”
Another thanks to Jeannette Burmeister for obtaining these documents through her lawsuit that shows proof on paper the disgrace of the medical system in regards to patients with these illnesses that are considered as “controversial” and “non mainstream”.

Thoughts About M.E.

Here are more P2P emails that were produced to me after I won my IOM FOIA lawsuit. Today’s documents are NIH and AHRQ emails relating to inquiries from the public regarding the ME/CFS P2P program and the “TPs,” the talking points NIH developed as a canned response to any—and I mean any—inquiry regarding the program, regardless of whether the talking points were actually responsive.  Please keep in mind that NIH’s P2P document production in response to my FOIA request is in violation of FOIA in numerous respects (e.g., regarding exemptions claimed) and that, based on the agency’s past behavior, there are likely documents regarding the talking points and public inquiries that have not been produced or that have been “misplaced.”

This batch of emails starts with somebody within the agency—clearly entirely unfamiliar with the agency’s P2P (then EbMW) program—consulting the patient forum, “ME/CFS Forums,” to educate him or herself (page 2):

This inquiry came in about an…

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Kaci Hickox: ‘Stop Calling me the ‘Ebola Nurse’ — Now!’

TIME

Kaci Hickox, the health worker who objected to the conditions of her quarantine upon returning from west Africa, is now objecting to being called “the Ebola Nurse” in a new op-ed that accuses state politicians of cynically manipulating public fears for political gain.

“I never had Ebola,” Hickox wrote (original emphasis hers) in a Monday op-ed in the Guardian, “so please stop calling me “the Ebola Nurse” – now!”

Hickox accused Governors Chris Christie and Paul LePage, of New Jersey and Maine respectively, of imposing “overzealous” quarantines and exaggerating the risks posed by asymptomatic health workers.

Read more at the Guardian.

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Federal Court awards $139,147 in Attorneys’ Fees Against HHS and NIH in IOM FOIA Case

A BIG BIG Contratulations To Jeannette Burmeister Who Showed Everyone It is Not Impossible To Be The Govt With An FOIA Lawsuit!!!
And Attorney’s Fees Too!!!! 🙂

Thoughts About M.E.

The U.S. District for the Northern District of California awarded me today–having won my FOIA lawsuit–my entire attorneys’ fees in the amount of $139,147. Judge Vince Chhabria ordered the defendants, HHS and NIH, to pay me these fees. Please see below for a copy of the order.

In the Court’s order, the Judge noted:

Ms. Burmeister is clearly the prevailing party in the litigation. Moreover, as outlined in the order granting Ms. Burmeister’s motion for summary judgment, the government’s conduct throughout its dispute with Ms. Burmeister was unreasonable.  [emphasis added]

The defendants’ conduct in this matter has been absolutely deplorable. They have fought tooth and nail trying to avoid compliance with federal law and to delay production of relevant documents relating to the IOM project as long as possible. Throughout the entire proceedings, the defendants have acted unreasonably and shamefully, really, in their relentless attempts to circumvent their obligations under FOIA. Their inexcusable conduct…

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Karina Hansen: prisoner of Denmark

This very sad case is none other than state sponsored bullying and persecution of a patient with physical illness tossed into the psychological rabbit hole hell of psychiatry.

Psychiatry is the biggest fraud in the history of medicine!

Karina Hansen is still not home 😦

Karina Hansen: prisoner of Denmark.

 

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Parents Learn to Push Back, Forcefully, Against Doctors Who Have Taken Paul Offit’s Bullying 101

The promise is supposed to be “Do No Harm”
Not harrass and bully the parents who have a right to say no!

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