Physician Scientists Fail to Disclose Pharma Conflicts of Interest in Medical Journals

  • Physician scientists are failing to disclose their financial ties to drug and health care companies in medical journals that publish scientific research widely considered to be reputable, and journals are failing to enforce disclosure requirements.
  • The collaboration between the pharmaceutical industry and medical journals compromises public trust.
  • These financial relationships between medical journals and the pharmaceutical industry call into question the credibility of scientific research used to make medical and government health policy….

Medical doctors conducting scientific research are not accurately disclosing their financial ties to pharmaceutical and health care companies when their studies are published in medical journals, according to a recent article published by ProPublica in collaboration with The New York Times.1…..

In addition to identifying several other top physician scientists who failed to disclose conflicts of interest in medical journals, ProPublica reported that medical journals often give confusing advice and inconsistent rules on disclosing financial conflicts of interest and do not routinely vet the authors of the journal articles.1

Implications for Vaccine Related Research

It is no secret that relationships between the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies involve significant financial entanglement that raises conflict of interest issues.5 In 2009, the Institute of Medicine published a report, Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research, Education and Practice, that pointed out flaws in the system of how study authors report conflicts of interests in medical journals and the influence of pharmaceutical industry money in medical education and practice.6 Financial incentives provided by drug companies have long influenced medical doctors to engage in inappropriate pharmaceutical product prescribing habits to promote the purchase and use of the sponsoring company’s prescription drugs, which calls into question the integrity and credibility of both medical doctors and drug companies.7

But this same type of relationship has also become very prominent between the pharmaceutical industry physician scientists (medical doctors who also conduct research in addition to being in clinical practice), which poses serious problems for the objectivity and integrity of published scientific research. The credibility of scientific research findings published in medical journals is even further compromised when scientists fail to disclose financial ties to the drug company paying for the research.

A significant amount of vaccine related research is now being conducted by physician scientists at prominent U.S. universities and medical institutions receiving both pharmaceutical industry money and NIH grants to develop and market vaccines.8 Professors and physician-scientists who conduct these studies can have personal financial relationships with vaccine manufacturers but, as pointed out in the article by ProPublica, a study author’s financial conflicts of interest with a pharmaceutical company may or may not be revealed in the original publication in which results of the scientific research is reported.1

Concerns have been voiced about the pharmaceutical industry’s lack of transparency with regard to the development and side effects of FDA licensed vaccines and drugs and financial relationships with medical doctors, who promote the use of those products. It is logical to ask whether the public can trust the conclusions of vaccine research conducted by physician-scientists heavily funded by vaccine manufacturers, who may also receive grants from government agencies developing and marketing vaccines, which may incentivize vaccine researchers to design and conduct research steered toward toward conclusions that align with the financial interests of industry and affirm the safety of and effectiveness of government vaccine use policy nad law.

The oligopoly of medical journal publishes dominating the reporting of scientific research also has important implications for the scientific and medical communities, as well as federal health agencies that rely upon the validity of scientific research to make medical and government policy. The autonomy of peer reviewed scientific research conducted by physician scientists in previous decades before consolidation of medical journal publishers owned by big corporations has gradually diminished.8

Corporate owned publishers have gained control over the type of scientific research and content that gets published in medical journals and this has led to a trend toward restricting published “science” to that which is both politically correct and favors the interests of the pharmaceutical and medical trade industries.9 Medical journals today tend to block publication of studies that provide evidence conflicting with government health policy, such as CDC vaccine use recommendations, in part due to legislation passed by Congress over the past four decades directing federal agencies to develop a strong public-private business partnership with the pharmaceutical industry.9 10

The recent investigative report by ProPublica confirms the legitimacy of published concerns about the financial collaboration between pharmaceutical companies, physician scientists and medical journal publishers, and the credibility of medical policy and public health laws, including vaccine policy and law, based on or influenced by scientific research published in medical journals.11

https://thevaccinereaction.org/2019/01/physician-scientists-fail-to-disclose-pharma-conflicts-of-interest-in-medical-journals/

Film: Kids, Inc

KIDS, Inc. is a crowd-funded documentary directed by Anthony Cadorniga, Executive Producer, Mellisa Zaccaria, and Production Manager, Heather Middendorf. The film’s purpose is to shed a truthful light onto an ever-growing and detrimental epidemic. The personal accounts featured in the film bring the audience on a sobering journey into the ever-expanding and horrendous epidemic of child sex trafficking in the United States; it’s history, root causes, systems of facilitation, and intricate networks of perpetrators & profiteers. The film aims its cross hairs on the unjustified targeting of families by Child Protective Services and it’s private foster care agencies, families involved with inter-generational ritual abuse, sexual abuse within the church, and other cases of kidnap, torture, and exploitation of children for profit.

Our goal is to set forth a call to action; it is the responsibility of every US citizen to awaken and activate their family, folks within their neighborhood, and others in their community, to identify and expose these crimes, to create oversight committees & support groups, to spread awareness, and prevent further suffering. Let’s help survivors across the nation know their voices are being heard.

There are many individuals who wish to profit from child sex trafficking and exploitation, being that they are such lucrative and monstrous black market industries. The time is well overdue for an exposure of those responsible for such terrifying and blatantly evil crimes against humanity, knowingly or unknowingly; government agents, lawmakers, politicians, judges, and attorneys must stop ignoring and/or covering up these atrocities. It’s time that those who are truly responsible be held accountable.

https://www.kidsincdocumentary.com

Uhm, and doctors?   Or do you really think there are no sexual compulsions involved in male genital mutilation?   And what fuels child sex trafficking if not sexual compulsions?   MGM is a foundational keystone of the wider problem, the elephant in the living room, still invisible to the vast majority of the “human rights” establishment.    After all, medicine is the last bastion of authority in this society.   If you can’t trust your doctor or your priest or your politician or even your computer, who can you trust?

Insanity in the American Psychiatric Establishment

http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/?s=pedophil

The Saker: From 2018 to 2019 – a quick survey of a few trends

The year 2018 will go down in history as a turning point in the evolution of the geostrategic environment of our planet. There are many reasons for that and I won’t list them all, but here are some of the ones which I personally consider the most important ones:

The Empire blinked. Several times

This is probably the single most important development of the year: the AngloZionist Empire issued all sorts of scary threats, and took some even scarier actual steps, but eventually it had to back down. In fact, the Empire is in retreat on many fronts, but I will only list a few crucial ones:

http://www.unz.com/tsaker/from-2018-to-2019-a-quick-survey-of-a-few-trends/

Is Arthritis in Childhood Becoming the “New Normal?”

via govtslaves.info

For people who think of arthritis as a disease of the elderly, learning that children also suffer from arthritic conditions may come as a shock. Across age groups, various forms of arthritis are a growing public health problem in the United States. New cases of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and other types of autoimmune arthritis in young Americans are two to three times higher than in Canada, with cases occurring within the wider context of proliferating pediatric autoimmune disorders. Over one four-year period (2001-2004), the number of ambulatory care visits for pediatric arthritis and other rheumatologic conditions increased by 50%.

Currently, one child in 1,000 develops some form of chronic arthritis – about twice the estimated prevalence of the early 1980s.

The medical community lumps childhood arthritic disorders under the broader umbrella of “juvenile rheumatoid arthritis” or “juvenile idiopathic arthritis” (JIA). “Idiopathic” means “no identifiable cause.” There has been a predictable rush to pinpoint predisposing genetic factors, even though most of the genetic variations identified in JIA “are shared across other autoimmune disorders.” Of more practical relevance, an emerging consensus points to environmental factorsas major contributors to JIA, with childhood infections attracting particular attention.

In light of the interest in infections, how do we explain the deafening silence about the possible role of vaccines as an autoimmune trigger for JIA, when the stock-in-trade of vaccination is the “mimicking [of] a natural infection”? One study out of Brazil alludes to case reports linking autoimmune rheumatic diseases such as JIA to vaccination—but quickly dismisses the vaccine hypothesis as “controversial.” However, American children suffering from JIA and other debilitating autoimmune disorders deserve to know whether the dozens of vaccines they receive through age 18 are at least partially responsible for their misfortune.

A study published in 2001 found a temporal association between the infant hepatitis B vaccine and chronic arthritis (as well as other adverse health outcomes) in the general population of US children….

https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/01/03/is-arthritis-in-childhood-becoming-the-new-normal/

Well obviously it can’t be related to the increasing compulsion to inject an ever widening range of chemicals, nanoparticles, rna viruses and random biojunk into developing children.   Everyone knows doctors know everything there is to know about the human body.   Medicine invented humans, after all, and pharmaceutical corporations would never put profits above children’s lives.   This is a form of hate speech.   Corporations have feelings too.

Judicial Watch Reveals Obama and Hillary Knew Arms Were Going to Syria from Libya — Lied About It Under Oath

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew that the US was sending arms from Libya to Syria back in 2011, a year before the Benghazi consulate attacks.

Hillary Clinton denied she knew about the weapons shipments during public testimony (under oath) in early 2013 after the deadly Benghazi terrorist attack.

Senator Rand Paul questioned Hillary Clinton about this gun running program back in January 2013 during her testimony on the Benghazi terrorist attack.

On Monday Judicial Watch founder Tom Fitton spoke about smoking gun documents discovered by Judicial Watch that show Obama and Clinton were aware arms going to Syria through Benghazi and were warned about rise of ISIS.

Clinton lied about this under oath which is another crime.

Fitton believes this may be why General Flynn was so desperately targeted by the Obama Deep State.
These deep state hacks are criminals.

 

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/tom-fitton-and-judicial-watch-reveal-obama-and-hillary-knew-arms-were-going-to-syria-from-libya-lied-about-it-under-oath-video/

CDC Data Reanalysis Shows Strong, Statistically Significant Relationship Between MMR Vaccine & Autism

Note: After four long years, CHD Board Member, Dr. Brian Hooker‘s reanalysis of the CDC’s MMR-autism data from the original DeStefano et al. 2004 Pediatrics paper has been republished in the Winter 2018 Edition of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The data, when properly analyzed, using the CDC’s own study protocol, show a strong, statistically significant relationship between the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism, specifically in African American males. In addition, a relationship also exists in the timing of the MMR vaccine and those individuals who were diagnosed with autism without mental retardation. These relationships call into question the conclusion of the original DeStefano et al. 2004 paper which dismissed a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism.

 

Main Points from Reanalysis:

  • The rate of autism diagnoses has increased alarmingly in the U.S., and is about 25 percent higher in black children. Boys are far more likely than girls to receive this diagnosis.
  • As early as 2001, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had data showing an increased rate of autism diagnoses in black male school children in Atlanta who received their first measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination before 36 months of age.
  • The original publication concerning the data downplayed the association, and no follow-up was conducted.
  • Dr. Hooker noted that the CDC deviated from its original data analysis plan, possibly because of unwanted results.
  • The relationship loses its statistical significance if the analysis is restricted to children with a Georgia birth certificate, which decreases the sample size by about 40 percent.
  • Dr. Hooker reanalyzed the same data set using the same methodology of conditional logistic regression but didn’t exclude children lacking a Georgia birth certificate.
  • By stratifying data for African-American males by birth year, Dr. Hooker also found a statistically significant higher risk of an autism diagnosis in children who had received the first MMR vaccine 1 year earlier, only in children born in 1990 or later. Thimerosal exposure increased in the early 1990s, and it was not removed from most pediatric vaccines until 2001-2004. Dr. Hooker suggests the possibility that there may be some interaction between increased mercury exposure and early MMR vaccination. Further study would be needed to explore this possibility.
  • Dr. Hooker’s interest was sparked, he reports, by communication with a CDC whistleblower, a senior scientist, who had retained some of the original analyses.
  • Dr. Hooker concludes that failure to follow-up on these observations represents a huge lost opportunity to understand possible reasons for the enormous increase in this devastating neurological disability.

Introduction from Dr. Hooker’s article:

“This study is a re-analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data pertaining to the relationship of autism incidence and the age at which children got their first measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Statistically significant relationships were observed when African-American males were considered separately while looking at those individuals who were vaccinated prior to and after a 36-month age cut-off. CDC officials observed very similar relationships as early as November 2001, but failed to report them in their final publication. In addition, a relationship is seen when specifically considering children who received a diagnosis of autism without mental retardation. Although this was reported in the original 2004 paper, it was not discussed, nor was any follow-up study conducted. Preliminary results also suggest the possibility of a synergism between thimerosal exposure and MMR timing leading to a greater risk of autism.”

Conclusion from Dr. Hooker’s article:

“The first data set used by DeStefano et.al represents a huge lost opportunity to understand any role between the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism. The re-analysis presented here elucidates effects that should at least merit further investigation. Specifically, increased risks of earlier vaccination are observed for African-American males and among cases of autism without MR. Both phenomena deserve additional study that could yield important clues regarding the current enormous increase in autism.”

Dr. Hooker’s Reanalysis of CDC Data on Autism Incidence and Time of First MMR Vaccination was published December 7, 2018 in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons….

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/cdc-data-reanalysis-shows-strong-statistically-significant-relationship-between-mmr-vaccine-autism/

We need more research.   That is, research into the systemic corruption evidenced at every level of the medical and “public health” establishment.  And not just wrt vaccines either.

“Persian Gulf of Tonkin” Ingredients All in Place for US War on Iran?

With the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident as historical precedent, there’s a real possibility that the U.S. government could stage an incident in the Persian Gulf that would allow the Trump administration to push for military intervention in the Persian Gulf targeting Iran…

https://www.mintpressnews.com/persian-gulf-of-tonkin-ingredients-all-in-place-for-us-war-on-iran/252577/