California Passes COVID Policy Law Silencing Doctors

California Passes COVID Policy Law Silencing Doctors

A new law in California will punish doctors if they give their patients information related to COVID-19 that does not conform to “contemporary scientific consensus” and can be deemed “misinformation” or “disinformation” by the California Medical Board or California Osteopathic Board.  Assembly Bill 2098 was sponsored by State Senator Richard Pan, a pediatrician, and signed […]

Aseem Malhotra, MD on the Epidemic of Misinformed Doctors and Patients

Aseem Malhotra, MD on the Epidemic of Misinformed Doctors and Patients

We have an epidemic of misinformed doctors and misinformed and unwittingly harmed patients based upon a number of factors: Biased funding of research that derives clinical decision-making in the consultation room, which is research that’s funded because it’s likely to be profitable, not beneficial for patients in public health; biased reporting in medical journals; biased […]

California Medical Misinformation Bill Tramples Doctors’ First Amendment Rights

California’s state Senate passed a bill last night that can result in a doctor’s state license being revoked if they spread false or misleading medical information about COVID vaccines or treatments. According to Axios, the law designates spreading false or misleading medical information to patients as ‘unprofessional conduct subject to punishment by the medical board […]

American Cancer Society Tells Doctors to Give Nine-Year-Old Children HPV Vaccine

American Cancer Society Tells Doctors to Give Nine-Year-Old Children HPV Vaccine

The American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its guidelines for human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination on July 8, 2020 and now recommends that doctors and other healthcare providers routinely administer the two-dose HPV vaccination series to boys and girls between the ages of nine and 10.1 Currently, the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends […]

Doctors in India and U.S. Get Big Money and Gifts from Pharma

Doctors in India and U.S. Get Big Money and Gifts from Pharma

The Madras High Court in India stated that 8,667 pharmaceutical companies have claimed income tax deduction on the freebies they give to doctors as “sales promotion expenses” and “gifts” in their tax return for the year 2019-20.1 In January 2020, the Court had taken suo motu cognizance (when courts in India take a case on […]

Medical Errors Harm Up to 25 Percent of Patients in Outpatient Care

Medical Errors Harm Up to 25 Percent of Patients in Outpatient Care

A white paper released in January 2020 by the Foundation for the Innovation and Development of Health Safety shows that 20-25 percent of patients are harmed by medical errors in primary and ambulatory care (outpatient) in both developed countries like the U.S. and Europe and in developing countries. Primary and ambulatory care is one of […]

Doctors Avoid Hand Washing Despite Evidence It is Best Way to Reduce Infections

Doctors Avoid Hand Washing Despite Evidence It is Best Way to Reduce Infections

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been urging everyone to thoroughly and frequently wash their hands since reports of the coronavirus outbreak in China, highlighting the long recognized practice of hand washing as a tried and true infection control measure.1 A little known fact is that among all health care providers, […]

Massachusetts Health Care Workers Refusing Free Flu Shots

Massachusetts Health Care Workers Refusing Free Flu Shots

Story Highlights Hundreds of health care workers in Massachusetts are declining the annual flu shot. Health care worker flu shot requirements vary from state to state. A recent study questions the scientific validity of mandating annual influenza vaccinations for hospital workers. Hundreds of health care workers in Massachusetts, including those in nursing homes and kidney […]

Why are Vaccine Adverse Events Not Acknowledged or Reported by Medical Professionals?

Why are Vaccine Adverse Events Not Acknowledged or Reported by Medical Professionals?

Legislators have the professional and moral obligation to protect children and support equality, but Senate Bill 2761 by Sen. Richard Pan, which would eliminate almost all vaccine medical exemptions, aims to segregate a minority of children from their right to an education. And even worse, for families who can’t afford homeschooling, SB 276 puts these vulnerable children […]