This is the first link to the Politics of Care forum. Comments on this post ideally need to centre on reports of actions - outlines of actions that will make a difference or details of what has resulted from efforts to follow up on the leads here. We need to keep track of what has been done and what, if anything, has made a difference, rather than fool ourselves with nice … [Read more...] about From Stephen O’Neill to the Crack of Doom
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In early December 2020, Ian and Tania Morgan had to attend the inquest of their son Samuel in Swansea, South Wales. Sam died in January 2020, a week after he had been put on citalopram by his family doctor, Dr Adams. Sam was pretty close to a healthy volunteer. A 25 year old, sporty, successful at College, with a girlfriend - there was very little wrong with him. He likely … [Read more...] about High Noon: Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My….?
Infection Super-Spreaders, with Michael Hengartner’s comment... I cannot recommend rejection, as this would mean to reject about 90% of clinical research and call into question everything EBM has achieved, including the Cochrane collaboration. .. opens up an unsettling vista. Calling into question EBM, and the Cochrane Collaboration, has echoes that are little short of well … [Read more...] about TRUST ME I’M NOT A DOCTOR
Stephen O'Neill became anxious in 2016 and was given Sertraline. This caused an immediate toxic reaction that killed him, The doctors treating him invented a fictitious mental illness and both they and the coroner found it convenient to blame this fiction for Stephen's death. See The Death of Stephen O'Neill and related posts. The coroner and doctors all but laughed at the … [Read more...] about Doxycycline and Stephen O’Neill
Big Bias (video here) may be the most important lecture I have ever given. Its not easy. The bottom line is that Clinical Trials don't work. For everyone working in health (medical Catholics), this is a bit like saying the Pope is not infallible. We have a great problem with this, partly because our response is - If not the Pope, then who? - the idea that no-one is … [Read more...] about Does My Bias Look Big in This?
The image is of legendary journalist Bill Haddad who did more to grapple with pharmaceutical corruption than anyone else. The opening lines of A Pill for Neoliberalism, as delivered, about the job of doctors and journalists being very similar, were not part of the transcript in last week’s post. The remarks came to me as a large crowd of media and journalism students … [Read more...] about Journalists and Doctors
Following their Spotlight on the Troubles series, BBC ran an astonishing Behind the Scenes program that must have left even those who thought they knew what happened in the Northern Irish Troubles doubt that they really knew what was going on. The revelations turned the Troubles into a real life version of John Le Carre's Tinker-Tailor-Soldier-Spy. But Northern Ireland … [Read more...] about Spotlight on the Suicides: Behind the Scenes
I had no reply to the letter sent in September featured in last week’s post - Spotlight on the Politicians. Michelle O’Neill had a nothing response to a letter she sent the Northern Ireland Office. Vaughn Gething’s office (Wales Health Minister), when asked, acknowledged receipt of the letter but figured they had only been sent it for information – there was no need for them … [Read more...] about Spotlight on the Suicides: Women and Knights (?)
This Continues the Spotlight on the Suicides series. Astonished by the conclusion of Stephen O'Neill's inquest, I wrote to Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, copied to the Ministers of Health in Ireland, Simon Harris, in Wales Vaughan Gething, and in England Matt Hancock, along with the Danish MEP, Margrete Auken, the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly and Martina … [Read more...] about Spotlight on the Suicides: The Politicians
This continues the Spotlight on Suicides Series - The photograph is of Patrick McGurgan - the coroner. Mr McGurgan appeared to be a decent man. He treated everyone with courtesy and appeared to be listening. His conclusions at the end of the inquest provoked a correspondence from me that will be posted later in this sequence in its entirety - there is nothing in this that … [Read more...] about Spotlight on the Suicides: The Coroner