FDA FOLLIES – The FDA is Big Pharma’s Best Friend…..

The US FDA is FAR MORE CORRUPT Than The CDC.  Not Even Close…

What Trump is up against…

Watch our two (2) minute video, just below, before you read the rest of the article.

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

“When a republic has been corrupted, none of the ills that arise can be remedied except by removing the corruption and recalling the principles; every other correction is either useless or a new ill.”     – Montesquieu

Eight years ago…

I wrote a review of Jonathan Emord’s book, The Rise of Tyranny:  How Federal Agencies Abuse Power and Pose Risks to Your Life and Liberty which I republished here on Bolen Report.  It’s a great book to learn the original intent of our Founding Fathers and how what they laid out for us got corrupted in the 1930s and how the FDA now operates.

Those of us who treasure “health freedom” hold Jonathan Emord in very high esteem.  Emord is a Constitutional and Administrative Law specialist who has won more lawsuits against the FDA than any other lawyer in American history.  His clients are doctors and product manufacturers who offer serious competition to Big Pharma.

Now that we have hope to see real change in the way Washington works,

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FDA FOLLIES – Dental Amalgams…

The issue of the corruption in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is so huge, this is the first of several articles I’m writing to expose the agency’s large contribution to “the swamp” in Washington.

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

The swamp Trump promises to clean up.   If you have even one “silver” filling in your teeth, this one’s for you.

So-called “silver” fillings are 52% mercury

Below is part of a 2011 article posted by  Charlie Brown, head of Consumers For Dental Choice , and mastermind behind years of legal action to force the FDA to follow the law.  It offers a bird’s eye view of how the FDA operates.

FDA’S Thirty Two Years of Concealing Amalgam’s  Mercury From You...


I. Captive of corporate America:  the US Food & Drug Administration

The United States Food and Drug Administration, once the world’s “gold standard” for food, drug, and device regulation, has evolved from industry regulator to industry captive. 

Political scientists are not surprised –  The evolution from tough regulator to passive regulator to industry captive is a pattern in Washington.  Unless an agency engages in a major system of reinvigoration, the spiral continues.  But FDA seems comfortable being the hand-maiden for industry; it has brought big bucks to the agency and lucrative jobs after time at FDA.

The big bucks are in FDA’s pay-to-play approval system.  Drug companies pay seven-figure amounts into FDA coffers to gain approval of their drugs. FDA staff knows that the cash means higher salaries and more perks in the agency budget.  The drug companies know the high fees prevent small competitors with good ideas from getting their products to market.  The coziness between FDA and major drug and device companies gets tighter, while innovative entrepreneurs are shut out and the public loses twice: good drugs aren’t being considered and controversial drugs are rubber-stamped.

Another bitter legacy of federal regulation is the “revolving door,” where insiders bounce between well-paid positions in industry to high-ranking FDA positions that regulate that industry.  Those in the political party out of power hold cushy jobs awaiting their return to power, at which point – in the game of Washington musical chairs – those in the party leaving power in turn take the high-paying jobs in industry.  The current FDA Commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, coming to FDA from Henry Schein, Inc., the largest seller of dental products and a major seller of medical products too, is a perfect example.  Hamburg was a high official in the Clinton Administration, so Schein’s CEO Stanley Bergman, an active Democrat, tapped Hamburg for the light work of being a board member during the Bush II years, paying her millions of dollars to sit in meetings and file occasional reports.  When Bergman’s party returned to power in 2009, he escorted Hamburg back through the revolving door – as Commissioner of the world’s most powerful food and drug regulator, FDA.

II. FDA covers up amalgam’s mercury from consumers – for 32 years…

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ARE YOU STILL CONFUSED ABOUT VACCINES?

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

Well, folks, over the last couple of years, the issue of vaccinating children has been front page news all over the net.  You will never hear about it in the mainstream press, unless, of course, the flavor of the story is to trash anyone who has any questions about vaccine safety.  These inquiring minds are automatically condemned as ignorant “anti-vaxxers” or worse.

As Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, of World Mercury Project, explained it,

“America is one of only two nations in the world that allows pharmaceutical ads on television. Drug companies are the largest advertisers on TV and radio. They spend $3-$5.4 billion annually to saturate the airwaves with 80 advertisements every hour. Anyone who watches network news quickly understands that it has devolved into a vehicle for selling pharmaceuticals. That lucre seems to have neutralized the news divisions at CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS. Fox News alone is uncorrupted, but only because its shameless purpose, from its inception, has been to promote the ascendancy of corporate power. Fox’s former CEO, Roger Ailes, was sympathetic with the cause but he told me that he would have to fire any of his hosts who allowed me on his network to discuss mercury in vaccines or autism if I cost them an advertiser. He said, “Bobby, if I let you on to talk about vaccines, Rupert would be on the phone with me in ten minutes.”

CDC SWEARS THEY HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT MMR SHOTS CAUSE HARM

Kennedy, as you may recall, is in conversation with President Trump about setting up a Presidential Commission to clean up the swamp at the CDC.  Trump believes vaccines cause autism.   Armed with the movie VAXXED: From Coverup to Catastrophe, Trump and millions of Americans know that the CDC, as an agency, has been caught in a whopping lie about the safety of MMR shots.

From their own studies showing  that these shots were causing damage, and lots of it, particularly to little black boys, agency officials decided to destroy the evidence so they could say, with a straight face, that they had no evidence showing harm. Thus, that is how the swamp at the CDC protects its political agenda to promote more and more vaccines.

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Hey, President Trump. Let’s Get Real About Infectious Disease Policy…

by Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

I wanted y’all to see what I sent to President Trump as well as my Oklahoma elected officials as part of the national Revolution For Truth campaign.

Dear President Trump:

As a longtime health policy analyst, I am delighted that there is talk that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., would be officially asked to look into the swamp at the CDC.   It is time to expose what is going on, particularly the cover-up depicted in the film, VAXXED: Coverup to Catastrophe.  Kennedy is a perfect choice for this job.  One only needs to read his article Deadly Immunity, published 12 years ago about the Simpsonwood scandal, to see the measure of his courage, commitment and understanding of the task.

WE’VE ALREADY HAD A 10-YEAR STUDY ON THE CRAP GOING ON AT THE CDC.  LET’S SEE SOME ACTION, THIS TIME!

As one who has researched and written about the failure of our health care system to truly serve the public interest, I suggest you make sure that Mr. Kennedy spends some quality time with former U.S. Representative Dan Burton, who was head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which held 10 years of hearings on mercury in vaccines and dental amalgams.

It is important to note, that after the conclusion of those hearings, head counsel for the hearings, Liz Birt, wrote a report on July 15, 2005, to Lauren Fuller, Chief Investigative Counsel for Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, to provide Burton’s committee findings of a cover up regarding Thimerisol (mercury).

  1. FDA: Criminal Negligence in failure to regulate the safety and effectiveness of biological products.
  2. HHS, CDC, and FDA: Criminal negligence in the failure to regulate and promote vaccines as provided for under the National Vaccine Injury Act.
  3. FDA: Criminal negligence in not instituting a Class I recall of all vaccines administered to infants containing in July of 1999 and again in June of 2000 when the results of the VSD were discussed at Simpsonwood.
  4. HHS, FDA, CDC and ACIP employees and contractors: Criminal conspiracy to defraud the government by deception or artifice and to obstruct the wholesome administration of the laws and affairs of the United States.
  5. HHS, FDA CDC, ACIP employees and contractors: Criminal obstruction of justice.

What I fear is that Mr. Kennedy will be engaging in another 10 years of high profile hearings as Rep. Burton conducted, and still nothing will change.

LET’S FACE IT.  INFECTIOUS DISEASE POLICY IS DESIGNED FOR THE $$$ BENEFIT OF BIG PHARMA – NOT US…

The plain fact of the matter is that our infectious disease policy, from the beginning of the 20th Century, was designed for the financial benefit of the drug industry with no regard for what was good for the general public.

I call your attention to an article I recently published on the BolenReport entitled, Is This the End of Vaccines?  In it, I provided the history of how homeopathy, in particular, has been systematically excluded from not just our medical system as a whole, but specifically excluded from consideration in any part of our infectious disease policy.  This exclusion was done, quite deliberately, to create a need for vaccines, which were invented at the end of the 1800s.  Unlike homeopathic products, vaccines are patentable so they make an ideal and very profitable array of products for international trade.

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A Revolution For Vaccine Truth – Washington DC…

By: Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

The anti-vaccination movement is growing so fast it is almost impossible to keep track of everything that is happening.  Social media is NOT the friend of social activists in most ways, but what it DOES provide is the ability to spread information quickly, and thoroughly, no matter how hard FaceBook tries to suppress it – and it does try to do that.

But, no matter how many barriers FaceBook puts up, social activists have figured out how to move right around them, ignoring the brainless advertising, and propaganda delivery, proceeding toward important information delivery.

One of the important activities social activists involved in the anti-vaccine movement have achieved is the outright elimination of racial strife.  

And how was THAT done, you ask?

Los Angeles area resident Michelle Maher Ford, one day, ignoring years of socially perceived racial strife between blacks, whites, etc., picked up the phone and started calling activists in the black community trying to bring attention to the findings of the CDC whistleblower William Thompson, and what he explained to Brian Hooker about how little black boys were three times as likely to be injured by vaccines as other children.  Fearless in her endeavor, Michelle reached EVEN into what some white people see as “the most angry of black activist groups, the Nation of Islam,” ultimately having a cordial meeting of minds with Minister  Louis Farrakhan himself in his home.

And she struck gold…

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A Call To Action! Our Veterans Need Us!

By: Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

“America’s veterans deserve the very best health care because they’ve earned it.”  Jim Ramstad, U.S. Congressman

My husband died eight years ago and I took the opportunity to go on a journey of self-discovery that, for a time, led me to Austin, Texas, and then back home to Oklahoma City.

Within days of returning home, I learned that an old political buddy, Bill Duncan, was in town, doing something interesting.   So who is Bill Duncan, you ask? He’s the fellow my Fifth District US Congressman, Ernest Istook, hired in 1995 to clean up the medical system.

Clean Up?

At the time, I served as head of Ross Perot’s Reform Party Health Committee so this gave me a good reason to pay attention to what was going on with Bill.  Reformers were in the business of finding ways to clean up government. A third of Bill’s job was to make sure the new Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health wouldn’t get screwed up.

When the NIH Director attacked it, Bill created the legislation, passed by Senator Tom Harkin, that created the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). It’s very existence was as welcome as ants at a picnic because our American medical system is based on using drugs, surgery and other high tech (read expensive) modes of treating illness and injury.

Allopathy?  What’s THAT?

Technically, the medical philosophy that our medical establishment practices is called “allopathy”.  Consequently, the CAM department had many enemies, and still does. As an economist by training, Bill’s overall assignment was to make the U.S. healthcare system more effective, more efficient, and less expensive. His doctorate is in political science, economics, and public law, but he also has an MBA from Boston University.

In his program, which he took in Germany, Harvard professors came to Germany and taught the program from Harvard’s books.  This gave him a great basis for understanding the mandate from Rep. Istook. This included reducing regulatory burdens, increasing market availability of affordable health insurance, and driving new and effective treatments and technologies, including ones with no patent, into use.

The fight over proper health care in the US has been around for a VERY long time…

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How Big Pharma Runs Our Government…

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

While the mainstream media is focusing on the replacement for Obamacare, having a field day trashing Trump, and ignoring the massive corruption at the CDC, they also continue to ignore the longest-running health care crisis in America….. the suppression of REAL HEALTH.

The key agency that blocks REAL HEALTH is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

It is regularly said that The FDA is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Big Pharma.  It has always been that way and, in fact, those of us who have been in the trenches campaigning for real health choice for decades, consider the FDA the deepest and most crooked part of the swamp Trump was elected to clean up.

For openers, the FDA  is wearing too many hats of authority and has been run for the pleasure of Big Pharma, only.  

It has been embroiled in one controversy after another, often of a criminal nature.  When it comes to regulating dietary supplements and related products, it has always come out on the side of protecting Big Pharma’s interests.

While it looks the other way to make sure Big Pharma products have fast approval, the commitment to offer the same benefits to dietary supplements, its attitude is they are “a disincentive for patented drug research” and there is a history of gunpoint raids on doctors offices and confiscation of products that goes back decades. 

The Rise of Tyranny…


Eight years ago, I wrote a book review for a book called “Rise of Tyranny” .  This book covers the history of how all these Federal agencies were created, unconstitutionally, and how the heads of these agencies now assume tyrannical powers outside the authority of Congress.

The book focuses on how the FDA, in particular, has been a captive of Big Pharma just as the CDC has been.  The story is as relevant today as it was then, so I thought I’d re-issue it here on the BolenReport.

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REAL Health Care Reform is on its Way – Dr. Tom Price is Secretary of DHHS…

By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

When I woke up the day after the Presidential election, I could hardly breathe.  I realized that for the first time in my adult life, I could dare hope that we would have REAL health care reform.

During the campaign, Donald Trump had repeatedly said that he thought vaccines caused autism.   For me, US vaccination policy and laws are the most dangerous, most invasive and most oppressive (read un-American) part of our failing medical system.  I’ll have a lot more to say about infectious disease policy in later articles, but for now, I want to focus on the implications of appointing Tom Price, MD, to the office of Secretary of Health and Human Services.

What is SO Important About the American Association of American Physicians (AAPS)?

When Dr. Price, an orthopedic surgeon, was confirmed by the Senate, headlines across America pointed out (gleefully  and insultingly)  that he was a member of some whacko medical group that fell far outside of mainstream medical thinking.  Damn Right!  This odd duck group actually believes some weird things like the idea that the doctor/patient relationship is a private one that government bureaucrats ought not be involved with.

The  AAPS takes not one dime of money from Big Pharma for any reason whatsoever.  That’s subversive, right there.  They can’t be bought and are thus, way out of step with most of the rest of the medical industry.  Even more heretical is that they routinely sue the government any time it looks like it might try to run doctors’ offices or interfere with the patients’ unalienable right to make medical decisions on their own without Hillary’s village horning in.

Now, this story is going to get REALLY interesting…

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Whoever Makes Your Medical Decisions Owns You…

The single most important issue in HEALTH CARE REFORM today is NOT how the bill is paid but WHAT WE ARE BUYING.

Opinion By Elissa Meininger – Health Policy Analyst

 

US Health Care Reform?…

In that regard, the Number One, Numero Uno, #1 issue is vaccines.

Unless you have been living in a cave, you must know that there is a “battle royale” going on about how vaccines are the cause of autism, and more.

You will notice I didn’t say “IF.”

If you are still one of the millions of Americans who shudder with fear imagining a world without vaccines and all you see is death and destruction as the result, then this article is meant especially for you.

Know this…

There are four basic opinions about vaccines.

(1) Those who think they are God’s gift to mankind and everyone MUST take them, no exceptions.

(2)  The second group also sees vaccines as miracle drugs but have the odd idea that we have an inherent right to make our own decisions about what we put in our bodies, and that that inherent right extends to the idea that parents are in charge of caring for their children – not some government bureaucrat running a village bypassing parental participation.

(3)  The third group believes the jury is still out on vaccine safety and effectiveness.

(4)  The fourth group, rarely mentioned, are those who aren’t sold on why people should resort to vaccinating at all because there are other time tested and proven ways of staving off epidemics and death from various diseases.

The discussion about vaccinations is so explosive, it is taboo to have a rational discussion in the media about them.

If something happens to hit the airwaves, like comments made by MDs Rand Paul and Ben Carson, who basically said they had issues with the schedule of children’s mandated shots, media commentators reminded their audiences that vaccines had been proven perfectly safe and these two doctors must be misinformed. In fact any discussion in public must start with “I believe in vaccinations, I vaccinated all my kids” just to get any traction at all.

Only Donald Trump has dared to speak his mind.

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