Monthly Archives: June 2015

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*

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Anthony Komaroff Agrees with CFS Post-Sepsis Model

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!

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!

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:

Sylvia.Burwell@hhs.gov

cc:

Francis.Collins@nih.hhs.gov

Tomfrieden@cdc.gov

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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