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Doctors, Money, and Conflicts of Interest

Doctors, Money, and Conflicts of Interest

I’m a doctor. My father’s a doctor. My colleagues are doctors. The people I train are doctors. Lots and lots of my friends are doctors. But that doesn’t mean that doctors sometimes are not blind to certain issues, like their own financial conflicts of interest. Sometimes we have to poke doctors with a stick. That’s […]

Soft-Pedaling the Unintended Consequences of Vaccination

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There are a few terms that are commonly used to describe an undesired outcome of a vaccination. Perhaps the most common one is “side effect.” The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines side effect as “a secondary and usually adverse effect (as of a drug)”—as in “toxic side effects—called also side reaction.”1 MedicineNet defines an “adverse effect” as, “A harmful or […]

CDC Accused of Manipulating Shingles Data

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The varicella zoster (chickenpox) virus causes a generally mild and short-lived disease when it occurs in young children under age 12, as it almost always did prior to the live attenuated varicella vaccine being licensed in 1995 and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use by all children.1 Natural chickenpox […]

Goldman Sachs Exposes the Cure Dilemma

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Story Highlights New gene therapies offer unprecedented hope for permanent cures of serious diseases and hold the promise of an invaluable societal impact. In a report to their biotech clients, investment giant Goldman Sachs questions whether curative therapies are a viable business model. Using Gilead Science’s hepatitis C drug as an example, the report noted […]

Harvard Medical School Doctor: Vaccine Science is Not Settled

unsettled science

In 2016, I wrote an opinion piece suggesting that many medical doctors vaccinate their patients out of fear. I noted that many doctors do not entirely agree with the vaccine schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or are unconvinced that the science of vaccination is settled, but many of these physicians […]

When Autism Grows Up

When Autism Grows Up

When we were told that there was some behavior problems that he had and he might be autistic, I never felt that he was going to be someone that couldn’t grow and be on his own. I’m a bagger. I bag groceries for customers. Sometimes I help take them out to the car. I was […]

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