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41. The doctor fired for having cancer speaks up

I was an intern) to get it worked up. But it was getting really, really bad. I was feeling really sick a lot and something had to be wrong so I really had to push to go to these appointments. For example, one time I went to get an MRI, but the MRI machine broke and then I had to go again the next day. And then when I told my team and my attending the MRI machine broke, they made some joke about my weight. And I was like, “No it’s actually cause there’s some helium tank in it that broke (...) and it was the telephone number to a lawyer, and I’m like, “This is all just so bizarre.” So then, I really didn’t want to get the legal system involved, but there’s got to be somebody that can help me. So then I started writing to the university president and he didn’t reply to me either. So I just got to this place where I decided to just fix everything on my own. So I made it a QI [Quality Improvement] project to create a system that I call PWP (which is physician wellness program). So that if anybody else has

2017 KevinMD blog

42. Stanislaw Burzynski in NEWSWEEK: How long can his “unprecedented medical malfeasance” continue?

charges huge sums of money as "case management fees" to administer antineoplastons, how he downplays the toxicity of his magic antineoplastons, and how he has misinterpreted imaging studies. She even quotes Burzynski's lawyer's famous remark about how Burzynski's clinical trials were a "joke" designed to let him treat whomever he wanted to treat with antineoplastons. Wilner also asks a question that we all ask: Why does the FDA let these studies go on? The response is unsatisfying. First, as with most (...) Burzynski. It turns out that Cohen is like a lot of Burzynski patients about whom I've blogged. She appears to have been helped by conventional medicine but credits Burzynski, although it's not clear to me whether she is joking or not, as the passage is somewhat ambiguous: Sandra Cohen is a Burzynski success story—sort of. She went to him seeking antineoplastons, and when she didn’t qualify, she reluctantly started on chemotherapy and later agreed to surgery. Five years later, she is cancer-free. “Dr

2016 Respectful Insolence

43. The Wilyman PhD

, governments, and corporations, so there is no ability to control all of the research and shut out those who are not just interested in a paycheck (probably most scientists). One of the best ways to become famous in medicine is to disprove orthodoxy. Andrew Wakefield wants people to believe that he was not engaging in fraud, but he is an example of capitalism at work. Wakefield was getting paid by lawyers to produce research to support a law suit. He was caught and struck off. In “Bacteria, Ulcers (...) at work. Wakefield was getting paid by lawyers to produce research to support a law suit. He was caught and struck off. In “Bacteria, Ulcers, and Ostracism? H. Pylori and the Making of a Myth” Dr. Kimball Atwood explains how the scientific process worked as expected in toppling one flawed theory and replacing it over a decade with valid evidence of a more complete theory. One of the greatest explainers of science was Richard Feynman, who explained about research in unconventional areas in his Nobel

2016 Life in the Fast Lane Blog

44. The violent rhetoric of the antivaccine movement, “I didn’t really mean it” edition

. to post comments By Eric Lund (not verified) on 20 Jul 2016 to post comments By on 20 Jul 2016 to post comments By Denice Walter (not verified) on 20 Jul 2016 to post comments By Rich Bly (not verified) on 20 Jul 2016 I am not a lawyer, but I do read newspapers. to post comments By Fendlesworth (not verified) on 20 Jul 2016 to post comments By Denice Walter (not verified) on 20 Jul 2016 : The RNC schedule doesn't name Van Ettern's business, but she is an independent contract employee with Youngevity (...) ) on 25 Jul 2016 to post comments By JP (not verified) on 25 Jul 2016 to post comments By Politicalguineapig (not verified) on 25 Jul 2016 to post comments By Cypher (not verified) on 31 Jul 2016 Its becoming a sad joke. Actually, the inability of anti-vaccine proponents to accept reality is the sad joke. to post comments By Liz Ditz (not verified) on 31 Jul 2016 to post comments By herr doktor bimler (not verified) on 31 Jul 2016 to post comments By Kevin Stacy (not verified) on 01 Aug 2016 to post

2016 Respectful Insolence

45. The violent rhetoric of the antivaccine movement, VAXXED edition

Wakefield, , have been touring the country along with fellow antivaccine activist and Wakefield admirer Polly Tommey (and, at some stops, ) to and crappy at screenings of their movie and who . Bigtree has also been teaming with lawyers eager to exploit parents of autistic children by suing for “vaccine injury” to , Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who just so happens to represent a district in a state that is the in the US. While doing these Q&As, Tommey and Bigtree have been demonstrating that , with Tommey (...) comments By Helianthus (not verified) on 25 Jul 2016 Also, who cares if it gives crazy people a platform? You do not combat repulsive ideas with censorship. Let them speak, let them make fools out of themselves. Debunk them. Shame them. As our host probably knows, it is not a hard to do when facts are on your side. Holocaust deniers are a joke. to post comments By Amethyst (not verified) on 25 Jul 2016 .* * See also the . to post comments By Narad (not verified) on 25 Jul 2016 to post comments

2016 Respectful Insolence

46. An antivaccine activist explains how she uses Facebook reporting algorithms to harass and silence pro-science bloggers

joke, but it is not. Three weeks ago, and describing how a particularly vicious, nasty antivaccine troll named Heather Murray had successfully gamed Facebook reporting algorithms intended to report abuse in order to silence pro-science bloggers. It is, unfortunately, a tactic that I first heard about over two years ago, when antivaccine activists affiliated with what was then called the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) to target pro-science bloggers and activists associated with a group whose (...) 300. We WILLNOT STAND FOR THIS we are THOUSANDS, and MAYBE TENS OF THOUSANDS STRONG at this point. So we would like to know...are you with us..or against us. We are willing to help make a video with all kinds of intelligent free-thinking people. We have doctors and lawyers, and scientists, and biologists all that DONOT vax and we have the SCIENCE to back it up. What say you all? Please let us know ASAP as we are hoping to be able to POST ON THIS PAGE OUR BODY, OUR KIDS BODIES, OUR CHOICE. And we

2016 Respectful Insolence

47. Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients

for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, many of whom may be tolerated only when they are “closeted” (DiPlacido, 1998). Minority stress can be experienced in the form of ongoing daily hassles (e.g., hearing antigay jokes) and more serious negative events (e.g., loss of employment, housing, custody of children, physical and sexual assault; DiPlacido, 1998). According to a probability sample study by Herek (2009), antigay victimization has been experi- enced by approximately 1 in 8 lesbian and bisexual indi

2012 American Psychological Association

48. When regulation is opaque, trust is all you have

an old story, after all, and the flow goes both ways. One of the pharmaceutical industry’s favourite lawyers has of the US Patent Office. FDA employees routinely flow in and out of pharmaceutical companies. The is built on the same phenomenon. These things aren’t a guarantee of a bad outcome: they’re a risk factor, like driving after 3 pints, and so we police them. Perhaps civil servants will be too friendly to industry, hoping for a lucrative commercial post one day. At the very least they bring (...) but think how it was 40 years ago. Regarding anti-science, the biggest problem is that while they think as themselves as whistleblowers, which could be true, the lack of scientific fundment makes their calls jokes easily debunked and when real science based critics over drugs are made they are not heard or disregarded. joshua said, March 22, 2011 at The EU Clinical Trial Register is now live Although the EMA are only slowly releasing the data onto the public site. Currently 2002 trials in the database

2011 Bad Science

49. Donald Trump triggers deep-seated human instincts

Donald Trump triggers deep-seated human instincts Donald Trump triggers deep-seated human instincts Donald Trump triggers deep-seated human instincts | | October 19, 2016 78 Shares My dad is a locally famed and sincere career politician. All my life I have seen him value public service over personal wealth. As a young lawyer, he worked in Washington DC for the Department of Justice during the civil rights movement, and he often shares stories of his tour of duty in 1960’s Alabama. After (...) I see it. One colleague, a physician, has taken to disparaging remarks about other physicians’ ethnicity. Another told me a blatant racial joke. I have a physician colleague who religiously brings me extreme right wing presidential campaign propaganda which is often constructed in the form of a joke. I repeatedly tell him, “I don’t think it’s funny.” Worse than that, I think it’s part of the problem. Again, these colleagues are fellow physicians. They have attained arguably the highest

2016 KevinMD blog

51. A day in the life of a clinical librarian

revalidation in my clinical areas. If you weren’t a Librarian, what would you be? If I hadn’t been a Librarian, I would have liked to have been a Lawyer! Tell us a joke or a non-work fact about yourself I love jokes, however I always struggle to remember them. One I heard last week made me chuckle – why did the Mexican push his wife over the cliff?………drum roll……………TEQUILA!!! Thanks so much, Cathryn! It's been great hearing all about your world of clinical librarianship! Want to read more? Catch up on all

2016 Clinical Librarian Blog

52. Patient Modesty: Volume 77

male patients are not accommodated if requested. Most class action lawsuits are initiated by one person only. PT At , Anonymous said... Ref: At Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:40:00 AM, Blogger Biker in Vermont You nailed it perfectly, but let's redouble our campaign efforts anyway. Male modesty in a medical setting is important. BJTNT At , Anonymous said... After typing into any search engine " lawyers who specialize in class action lawsuits" brought up some interesting websites. Although I just (...) if a “holistic” approach better appreciates the individual and their preferences. Have no idea. Thoughts? - AB At , Anonymous said... The joint commission has no control over gender diversity in the workplace. If you are a medical facility or a hospital you pay the Joint commission to come out every other year and survey your hospital. Then you can hang on a placard that you are joint commission accredited. It is a big joke. The joint commission loves donuts too. They have no power to do anything. A perfect

2016 Bioethics Discussion Blog

53. The argument for time based billing

written repeatedly for the past 14 years, patients need us to spend the proper time attending to their needs. Time-based billing has made sense for many years, yet the idea never gains traction in the US. Please read the JAMA Internal Medicine article and let us know what you think. Share this: Like this: Like Loading... Comments (7) Dr Dave said on 31-05-2016 Since I HATE anything to do with lawyers and any actual antics they play billing like them skeves me to no end. The shear fact that more time (...) equals more money is counter to the fact that we should be based on helping patients not determined by time clock who pays more. SURE lawyers have justified their “time and materials” approach to billing but then so do plumbers and Rotor Rooter neither of which I feel appropriate assimilating. We need to be paid for experience and expertise and with that if I can answer a problem in 7 minutes as opposed to another who takes 20 does that mean I am to be penalized or should I just sit and chat while

2016 db's Medical Rants blog

55. Patient Modesty: Volume 74

, etc.)? Remember the old joke, " Q: What do you call the person who graduates last in his class from med school? A: Doctor. " Why should all patients, even those in in the healthcare field, NOT just accept the first doctor or surgeon available? Studies of the effects of physician gender on patient care have been limited by selected samples, examining a narrow spectrum of care, or not controlling for important confounders. ...Physician gender potentially affects the physician-patient relationship

2016 Bioethics Discussion Blog

56. Why not make antibiotics over the counter?

? I don’t know, but here’s something I do. I’ve had patients storm out because I’ve said no, and I take the chance of a negative review right then and there when it happens. Not to mention a lawsuit, should some complication arise, and a lawyer takes on the case of “why weren’t antibiotics prescribed.” Should we basically cater to patient requests? We take a risk when we say no, in this increasingly customer-service based field, so why not just have them over-the-counter? We’ve all seen (...) the relevant cartoon. It’s posted on my personal Facebook page, sent by a good friend just the other day. A mug, held by the hand of a doctor, states, “Don’t confuse my medical degree with your Google search.” Sigh. If this were only a joke. I have had several interactions in the office where a patient, after saying hello and being asked the common office conversation starter, “Why are you here today?” answers with, “I’m here to get a Z-pak for my bronchitis.” Basically, the patient here makes

2016 KevinMD blog

57. Cancer quackery, Republican presidential candidates, and political influence

more likely is that Dr. Carson did some investigating into Burzynski's clinical trials, which Burzynski's own lawyer at the time, Richard Jaffe, described in a book as basically , the end being to be able to give patients whatever antineoplaston therapy Burzynski wanted to. Indeed, Jaffe even described one of Burzynski's trials as a "joke." It wouldn't have taken much digging to have discovered the issues and Burzynski's history of having charged patients huge amounts of money to administer

2015 Respectful Insolence

59. Does Big Grape Juice Control Nutrition Research? An Interview with Michele Simon

example from this conference, take the news that makes the vitamins in the vegetables more available to your body. Amazing, right? It’s actually not news: fat-soluble vitamins are more available to your body when you eat them with fat. The same researcher who did this work has shown the same effect with other foods, including oils. So why are eggs getting the press? (which most of the news articles aren’t reporting): the American Egg Board. Public health lawyer has been thinking about it too. (written (...) same or even better nutritional value by consuming whole fruit, but those sectors don’t have the same funding sources, and they’re not going to make as much money as Welch’s from slapping a claim on a 100% sugar vehicle. It’s a joke to me to even be talking about juice as a source of antioxidants given the sugar content, which likely negates any alleged health benefit. So we’re talking about corporate ties and funding and so on. Now, there’s funding and there’s influence , and they’re related

2015 PLOS Blogs Network

60. Twitter as an amplifier of antivaccine messages

Twitter.” So far, you might ask yourself: So what? How is this different from any other interest group trying to harness the power of social media to get its message heard? To some extent, it's not, but one thing Diresta and Lotan note as distinguishing this effort from those of other interest groups is just how much Twitter is used to attack and bully legislators who voted for the bill. They are particularly ruthless about going after these people: Tweetiatrician” doctors, lawyers, and pro-vaccine (...) some evil, lying corruption of malignant narcissists and stone-cold sociopaths (as they often accuse everyone else of being), then the very first thing it needs to do for itself is run about a billion gallons of drano down its very extensive sewers and completely clean them out. Because they're an absolute joke criticising everyone else when . to post comments By has (not verified) on 09 Jun 2015 to post comments By Mrs Woo (not verified) on 09 Jun 2015 to post comments By Kelly M Bray

2015 Respectful Insolence

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