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“Quackbusters” Crushed in Massachusetts Dental Case…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The “quackbuster” operation in North America, run out of a New York ad agency,  took another broadside last month in Massachusetts when the Massachusetts Dental Board called, not one, but two, “special meetings,” both to dismiss, with prejudice, all seven charges against cutting-edge Dentist David Satloff.  The attempt to use a State agency in a “fake” prosecution to eliminate “Holistic Dentistry,” and/or “Biological Dentistry” failed.

Charges had been brought against Satloff by the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF) president Robert S. Baratz who claims to be a combination MD, DDS and PhD.  Baratz was, also, the only person to testify against Satloff – and he testified for nine full days.  I estimate Baratz was paid $125,000 for his testimony by the State of Massachusetts.  Baratz testified in an earlier hearing that he has never, actually practiced Dentistry.  He also claimed to be a“spokesperson” for the American Dental Association, and a consultant to the US FDA. Continue reading “Quackbusters” Crushed in Massachusetts Dental Case…

Washington Dental School Under Assault for “Mercury Poisoning”…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

Pierce College of Dentistry hired Dental Hygienist Laurie Pruett, over ten years ago, to assist the school in its teaching of the practice of Dentistry.  What they “forgot”to tell her, according to court records, is that she would be handling mercury amalgam fillings, and those mercury fillings were toxic, giving of constant noxious gases, which would, eventually, result in consequential health problems.

Ten years later, of course, Laurie Pruett began to show the symptoms of mercury poisoning.  It wasn’t long before those symptoms affected her work, and her daily routine.  When Pruett sought medical attention she was amazed to find out what competent Medical Doctors knew all along – that working in a “mercury” environment was hazardous to your health – and that adequate safeguards needed to be in place – facts that Pierce College of Dentistry pooh-poohed, again and again, according to court records. Continue reading Washington Dental School Under Assault for “Mercury Poisoning”…

US Internet “Free Speech” Tightly Controlled by Secret Group…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

American citizens think, wrongly, that the internet is a place where they can somewhat freely express their opinions about social issues important to them. But they are dead wrong  – for there is an internet company, based in London, England that continuously monitors internet traffic – and if that company, or any of its members, or its customers, don’t like what an American is saying on the internet, they can, and will, shut down that person’s access to the internet.

Surprised?  Don’t be.  Continue reading US Internet “Free Speech” Tightly Controlled by Secret Group…

AETNA Loses Major Dental Case in Fed Court – Is This Their Demise?… 

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

Late Friday, January 27th, 2006, 10th District Federal Court Judge Marcia Krieger handed struggling Aetna Insurance, perhaps the biggest legal loss in Aetna’s history.  And, it was over a dental issue.  The reverberations will be felt worldwide.  This case may be one of the two straws to break this company’s back.  I’ll tell you about the second straw further into this article. Continue reading AETNA Loses Major Dental Case in Fed Court – Is This Their Demise?… 

Americans Flee to India, and Elsewhere, for Better Health Care…

Opinion by Health Freedom Advocate Tim Bolen

 

According to the newspaper “Times of India,” 150,000 people, mostly from the United States, went to India last year for Medical care.  Called “medical tourism” the numbers are growing at 15% per annum and by 2012, that “medical tourism”  is expected to generate $2.3 billion annually in India. As one representative of an Indian Hospital,  Anne Marie Moncure, MD, of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, says, “Every year, 98,000 patients die in US hospitals due to medical negligence and three to four times that number are left permanently-disabled.” Continue reading Americans Flee to India, and Elsewhere, for Better Health Care…

US Supreme Court May Fatally Bludgeon Hospitals…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The United States Medical Care system, rated a poor seventy-second (72nd), worldwide, has been teetering on the brink of destruction for years now.  Greed, malfeasance, misfeasance, grand corruption, murderous intent, and a self-centeredness unequaled in history has led the system to the abyss.

Give me a hand – let’s push it the last few inches over the edge… Continue reading US Supreme Court May Fatally Bludgeon Hospitals…

American Dental Association Shmucked in Chicago …..

Opinion by Health Freedom Advocate Tim Bolen

 

2005 has not been a good year for the American Dental Association (ADA).

And that’s good…

Congratulations, are in order, for all of you that helped make that happen. Continue reading American Dental Association Shmucked in Chicago …..

Naturally …..

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen


“Naturopathy”
has been around since man’s ancestors crawled out of the sea and ate their first plant..

Humorously, we might say that the ingestion of plants became a science after the first cave woman watched her husband leave the cave dwelling one morning, stop two caves down to flirt with the local cutie, and served him some strange smelling leaves in his lunch salad – giving him the worst case of diarrhea in history – and then told all her girlfriends how to prepare that salad.. Continue reading Naturally …..

Nine Percent Approval Rating?  US Network Television News FAILS “Big Pharma”…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

In 1999 “Big Pharma” went to the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and got permission to advertise drugs, drugs, and more drugs directly to the American consumer.   Their intent, as it became obvious, was two things: (1)  sell more drugs to the American consumer, and, (2) control the media, especially US television.. Continue reading Nine Percent Approval Rating?  US Network Television News FAILS “Big Pharma”…

The US “Health Insurance” Industry is Trying to Destroy America…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The US Health Insurance Industry is vying with “Big Pharma” for the title of America’s “Public Enemy Number One.”

For a while, I believed that “Big Pharma,” alone, in their murderous greed, was responsible for the problems of “health care” on Planet Earth.  And, frankly, in most parts of the world – I’d say that’s still true.

But, not in the USA… Continue reading The US “Health Insurance” Industry is Trying to Destroy America…

“Health Freedom Wins” Increase Worldwide…

Opinion by Health Freedom Advocate Tim Bolen

 

“Health Freedom” is winning everywhere.  Everywhere, that is, where strategy and tactical teams have taken the time to organize, make a plan, execute the plan, etc.  Winning against “Big Pharma,” and their sleazy minions, is becoming embarrassingly easy.

“Big Pharma” is losing.  The New York Times reports: Continue reading “Health Freedom Wins” Increase Worldwide…

Canadian “Health Freedom” Wins a BIG ONE…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The Canadian “Health Freedom” movement spells the word “AGGRESSIVE” in all capital letters.  A few years ago concerned citizens from all across Canada gathered together and decided, like Californians, that they wanted “the best health care they could get – and they wanted it RIGHT NOW…”

What they do not want is a “Big Pharma” controlled “drugs, drugs, and more drugs” based health care system. Continue reading Canadian “Health Freedom” Wins a BIG ONE…

Health Freedom Protection Act (HR 4282) Introduced Into US Congress…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was originally designed to serve the needs of the American public.

Of course, these days, it does no such thing – it is owned, outright, by “Big Pharma,” the very industry it is supposed to regulate. Continue reading Health Freedom Protection Act (HR 4282) Introduced Into US Congress…

In Health Care “Constant Vigilance” is the Answer…

Opinion by Health Freedom Advocate Tim Bolen

 

California has always been a leader in health care reform, officially and unofficially.  It’s just that way in a State in constant transition.  I’ve pointed out, for a long time, that the health care paradigm is shifting – and nowhere is this more obvious than California.

I’ve said, time after time, that fully half of the total US health dollar is being spent on alternatives to “organized medicine.”  In California I’d say that about 80% of California’s health dollars are spent on alternatives.  Continue reading In Health Care “Constant Vigilance” is the Answer…

California Medical Board Hears FINAL “Enforcement Monitor” Report – and Changes Direction…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

This story is about the biggest victory in the history of health freedom battles EVER. 

It was a banner day, last Thursday, November 3rd, 2005, in California, for the powerful North American Health Freedom Movement.  Years of hard work, organizing, button-holing of legislators and the governor’s office, educating the media, making alliances where we never had before – paid off.  In spades…

The once powerful quackbuster” influence in California health care politics was broken, years ago now, and, as of last Thursday, the apparatus it set up to control health care in California has been dismantled.  Health care quality has, once again, been brought under the control of the citizens of California.  And, things are about to change radically.

Very radically.  For the California Medical Board is the first State to officially shift its focus – and will now target, en masse, and with new muscle, and new funding, those responsible for “organized medicine” being the number one killer of Americans.

The report Death by Medicine,” released earlier this year shows that “It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States“:

The number one cause of unnecessary death in the United States, called Iatrogenic deaths  (783,986) is shown in the table below, re-printed by permission of the authors:

Condition Deaths Cost Author
Hospital ADR 106,000 $12 billion Lazarou1 Suh49
Medical error 98,000   $2 billion  IOM
Bedsores 115,000 $55 billion Xakellis7 Barczak8
Infection 88,000 $5 billion Weinstein9 MMWR10
Malnutrition 108,800 ——–  Nurses Coalition11
Outpatient ADR 199,000 $77 billion Starfield12 Weingart112
Unnecessary Procedures 37,136  $122 billion HCUP3,13
Surgery-Related  32,000 $9 billion AHRQ85
TOTAL 783,936 $282 billion

The number two cause of unnecessary death in the United States is Heart Disease. Statistics show “The 2001 heart disease annual death rate is 699,697.”

The number three cause of unnecessary death in the United States is Cancer.  Statistics show “the annual cancer death rate, 553,251.”

The total number of known unnecessary deaths, per year, directly due to the American Medical System is 2,036,884.

For years the staff of the California med board, like most other State health regulatory agencies, focused their attacks on “good” doctors – those that stepped out of the drugs, drugs, and more drugs paradigm to find newer and better solutions for their patient problems – and conspicuously ignored the activities of the “bad “doctors – those that were responsible, of late, for making “organized medicine” that number one killer of Americans.

It was, and is, commonly believed that California med board enforcement teams made decisions to spend limited enforcement dollars prosecuting doctors not on the seriousness of their actions, but on their potential to NOT be able to afford a defense.

In other words – they went for the “easy hit.” 

The California based Union of American Physicians & Dentists (UAPD) once told me that about 55% of all California MDs were “solo practitioners,” working in small, individual offices – but that 95% of the prosecutions by the med board were filed against those same “solo” practitioners.

Why?  four reasons, I think. 

(1) Because doctors working for hospitals, HMOs, etc., had the protection of HUGE legal defense budgets, and the services of lawyers that could wipe the floor with anything the med board could face them with.

(2)  Hospitals will not report MD problems to the Medical Board – hiding from the board their activities – to protect their defective doctors.

(3)  State investigators and prosecutors had been focused on prosecuting “good” doctors through alleged “training” (propaganda) provided, I think, by the Federation of State Medical Board (FSMB), and other “quackbuster influenced, or controlled, groups.

(4)  Investigators and prosecutors are, simply, poorly trained in the issues, and functionally incapable, of even understanding the complex issues of health care enforcement.

As you have read from one of my earlier newsletters – The American Medical System is Broken…”

So, what actually happened? 

Thursday, the California Medical Board heard the FINAL report of the “Enforcement Monitor,” thrust on them, at our request, by the California legislature.  The Board, and the board staff, have already adopted, and put in place, fifty (50) of the sixty-five (65) recommendations in the FINAL report.  Within that report is a significant change in focus – and the setting up of the apparatus, including the legislation, and the additional funding necessary, to go after “bad” doctors  – with a vengeance.

California, to its credit, has become the first State to proactively address the horrifying fact that “organized medicine” is the number one killer of Americans – and do something about it.

I applaud the members of the California Legislature and the Medical Board for this LANDMARK action.

The report, frankly a model for every State, addresses seven basic issues of enforcement – in detail.  The report, upwards of two hundred (200) pages outlines how an enforcement agency actually works, and makes recommendations on how to improve it.  Download a copy of this startling report for yourself, by clicking here. 

So, what do we do with this? 

This report will be officially presented by delegates of the California Medical Board to the Federation of States Medical Board (FSMB) in April of 2006 – and  I have no doubt that the  New York ad agency that controls the “quackbuster operation will conduct a campaign to stop this process from going nationwide.

However, the powerful North American Health Freedom Movement has groups in every State.  I urge all of you to consider formally presenting California’s actions, and report, to each State’s Medical Board – and very nicely, but insistently, demand that they do exactly the same thing – and if they don’t – go immediately to the State Capitol, and sit down with the Chairman of the Senate and the House of Representative’s Health Committee – and lay the cards on the table…

In summary – we started out to simply get the staff off the backs of cutting edge MDs, and other practitioners in California – and we changed the practice of California medicine forever.  Take a look at the numbers in the graph above – won’t it be nice to reduce those numbers to near zero?

Yes, this is  the biggest victory in the history of health freedom battles EVER.  For years we’ve been fending off attacks from the very people that were massively killing Americans – we’ve turned the tables.

In California we have more to do.  “Victory” just makes us work harder.

Stay tuned…

Tim Bolen – Consumer Advocate

American Dental Association Flummoxed in Philly…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

The American Dental Association (ADA) spent a fortune last month holding its annual convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  If it had hoped for a public relations coup to help promote its aims, its hopes were dashed by the Pennsylvania chapter of the North American anti-mercury-amalgam movement, the Pennsylvania Coalition for Mercury Free Dentistry” Continue reading American Dental Association Flummoxed in Philly…

Quackpot Terry Polevoy Sued for Libel in Canada…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen 

 

When the New York ad agency, the one the runs the “Quackbuster” operation against innovation in health care in North America opened its email program last month, it was probably chagrined to find that one more self-styled “Quackbuster”  was being sued for what many feel they do best – libel health care providers.

 

Continue reading Quackpot Terry Polevoy Sued for Libel in Canada…

Will the FDA Attack the US Army?…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

When the New York ad agency, the one the runs the “quackbuster”  operation against innovation in health care in North America selects a new target, one of the things they count on is “a raid” from their bed partners at the FDA, against that selected target.

On the morning of “the raid,” highly trained (insert a BIG SNORT here) FDA agents, dressed in cute little body armor,  covered by “the right” special jacket, ordered expressly from a “law enforcement” catalog – the wanna-be cops version of L.L. Bean – with “FDA” emblazoned in the approved yellow, ten inch high letters, across the back, stop by the gun locker where they will be issued their M-16, or their Browning 12-Gauge Pump, for this morning’s event. Continue reading Will the FDA Attack the US Army?…

MY VIEW OF THE BIGGER PICTURE  The Significance of Dr. Tedd Koren’s Courtroom Defeat of Quackbuster Steven Barrett 

A Guest Commentary by:

Steven C. Eisen, DC
Research Coordinator
Foundation for Health Choice

 

On October 13, 2005, notorious self-proclaimed consumer medical advocate, Stephen Barrett’s defamation lawsuit against Dr. Tedd Koren was thrown out of court after a grueling three and a half day trial. To the unknowing observer, this may seem insignificant, but in no uncertain terms, it was a big victory for the battle of freedom and rights of all individuals to select the health care of their choice.

The American Medical Association has a long standing history of trying to monopolize health care in the United States by eliminating competition. In Wilk v. AMA a Federal court ruled that the AMA and other individuals and organizations had conspired to contain and eliminate the practice of chiropractic. The court found that the AMA and it’s officials instituted a boycott of chiropractors and made it unethical for a medical doctor to associate with chiropractors. Continue reading MY VIEW OF THE BIGGER PICTURE  The Significance of Dr. Tedd Koren’s Courtroom Defeat of Quackbuster Steven Barrett 

More about – Quackbuster Barrett BROKEN in “Home Town” Court…

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

 

Below is an interesting Press Release sent to top “quackbuster Stephen Barrett, the author of the dubious website, “quackwatch.org’s” local newspaper.  But before I let you see that, I want to explain what happened in this case.

In short – Stephen Barrett’s claims that I, Tim Bolen, and those people re-posting, or quoting my articles, allegedly having “defamed” him, have now been thoroughly examined in a Court of Law – and Barrett’s claims, within that Court of Law, in his own home town of Allentown, Pennsylvania – a Court of Barrett’s own choice, have been determined to have no merit.

Specifically, Barrett had sued Koren for repeating my words “delicensed” and “quackpot.”  The Judge specifically ruled that these words were not defamatory to Barrett – and threw out Barrett’s case against Koren.  Completely.
Continue reading More about – Quackbuster Barrett BROKEN in “Home Town” Court…