Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Blue Care Network of Michigan publishes online a shameless and bold report of how much cash they reward physicians for performing certain tests, and which apparently acts as an incentive to over-prescribe, thus inflating the costs of U.S. healthcare, which should be illegal. If MDs meet a target of 63% of eligible member patients, they will receive a payout of $400 per completed eligible member. Wow! Now you know one of the key reasons why parents are hounded to vaccinate their infants and toddlers.
TRUMP YANKS DR. MURTHY, SURGEON GENERAL
The Federal Trade Commission’s STATUTORY AUTHORITY
The Commission’s basic authority to regulate advertising and marketing practices derives from Section 5 of the FTC Act, which broadly prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices in commerce. The Commission “will find deception if there is a representation, omission or practice that is likely to mislead the consumer acting reasonably in the circumstances, to the consumer’s detriment.” The elements to this analysis are:
(1) the representation, omission, or practice must be likely to mislead the consumer
(2) the act or practice must be considered from the perspective of the reasonable consumer
(3) the representation, omission, or practice must be material, that is, likely to affect a consumer’s choice or conduct, thereby leading to injury
(4) When a representation or sales practice is targeted to a specific audience, such as children, the Commission will determine the effect on a reasonable member of that group.
(5) Thus, advertisements directed to children are considered from the standpoint of an ordinary child.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
“…in connection with consumer-directed broadcast advertisements for prescription drug and biological products. The approach presumes that such advertisements:
Are not false or misleading in any respect
Present a fair balance between information about effectiveness and information about risk
Include a thorough major statement conveying all of the product’s most important risk information in consumer-friendly language
Communicate all information relevant to the product’s indication (including limitations to use) in consumer-friendly language.
Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU)
CARU’s Self-Regulatory Guidelines are deliberately subjective, going beyond the issues of truthfulness and accuracy to take into account the uniquely impressionable and vulnerable child audience.
The Guidelines are based upon the following core principles:
Advertisers have special responsibilities when advertising to children or collecting data from children online. They should take into account the limited knowledge, experience, sophistication and maturity of the audience to which the message is directed. They should recognize that younger children have a limited capacity to evaluate the credibility of information, may not understand the persuasive intent of advertising, and may not even understand that they are being subject to advertising.
Advertising should be neither deceptive nor unfair, as these terms are applied under the Federal Trade Commission Act, to the children to whom it is directed.
Advertisers should have adequate substantiation for objective advertising claims, as those claims are reasonably interpreted by the children to whom they are directed.
Advertising should not stimulate children’s unreasonable expectations about product quality or performance.
Products and content inappropriate for children should not be advertised directly to them. Advertisers should avoid social stereotyping.
A new study shows that nearly all of these patient advocacy groups are captured by the drug industry.
David Hilzenrath at the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) reports that at least 39 of 42 patient advocacy groups who participated in discussions with the FDA over agency review processes for prescription drugs received funding from pharmaceutical companies. And at least 15 have representatives of drug or biotechnology companies on their governing boards.
The study is particularly notable now because Congress is poised to pass the 21st Century Cures Act, which trades temporary additional funding for the National Institutes of Health and the FDA for permanent weakening of the FDA’s approval process. Over 1,400 lobbyists have been working on this bill, which would be a major financial boon to the drug and medical device industries.
Patient advocacy groups have factored heavily into the lobbying effort. According to an analysis from research group Avalere in December 2014, 43 percent of public comments on the House version of the bill were from patient advocacy groups. READ MORE…
There was a gasp in the courtroom as the decision from the four-man, eight-woman jury came down. People in the courtroom’s gallery started to cry and Collet Stephan broke out sobbing uncontrollably while her husband and others rubbed her back.
VLA COMMENT (Dee Nicholson):
Before you judge these people, you should know the whole story, not the select tidbits chosen by media, but the whole story. The family had a lot more going for this child’s treatment than “garlic and onions” as this column is quick to point out. And they did a lot more in trying to find out what was going on with Ezekiel than what we are hearing. Ezekiel would improve and then sicken again, but appeared to be improving when he stopped breathing, at which point the parent’s leaped into action.
VLA Comment: This is just another way the pharmacuetical/Medical Cabal will frighten all parents… by convicting these amazing loving, caring parents as murderers. The cabal are using, and will continue to use, these type of alternative medical parents as examples so that other parents are frightened into submitting to a system that is getting away with killing children with ineptness, poisoning chemicals, negligence and willful misconduct but are not taken to task as being liable. Sudden Infant Death Sydrome, Shaken Baby Syndrome are examples how innocent parents are imprisoned and persecuted but yet when the medical system fails to save a life..that’s okay!
VLA Comment: This is perhaps the most disturbing, factual, and revalationary film about the overreaching, aggressive, mean spirited implementation of force and violation every committed by the US government, by the ATF, FBI, CIA, Whitehouse, etc on home ground
This film drives home what is happening to freedom in America. The American ideal is deteriorating at rapid speed as we speak… concomitant with recent Bundy Ranch debacle and the current Bundy take over of the Oregon BLM facility in defense of Hammond family. I remember when WACO happened. But now I know what really happened. To see this film ASAP is a must…especially in light of the current Oregon stand off. This film could very well be your final death blow to your illusory fanciful imagination of America! Be prepared for the documented horror of what the US government did to the seventh day Adventist…Davidian branch.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege in print.
CURRENT OREGON SEIGE
VLA Comment: “CRIMINAL”
CONSTITUTIONAL ATTORNEY: KRIS ANNE HALL (AMAZING)
The above chart shows the increase in Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP)…a worse kind of polio associated with the polio vaccine strain in India. With the campaign to stop polio by increasing the polio vaccine rates there were in 60,922 cases in 2012 of AFP and no cases of wild polio.
Aside from this, the Polio vaccine has a monkey virus, SV 40 retro virus which is said to have caused the epidemic of cancer we see today. Animal retro viruses slice ubt=== DNA and insert
How the CDC Made 30,000 Polio Diagnoses Disappear
Polio was one of the most dreaded childhood diseases of the 20th century in theUnited States. [Periodic epidemics increased] in size and frequency in the late1940s and early 1950s. An average of over 35,000 cases were reported during thistime period. With the introduction of Salk inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in1955, the number of cases rapidly declined to under 2,500 cases in 1957. By 1965, only 61 cases of paralytic polio were reported.6
In reality, the charade was continuing right on schedule: Of the ‘35,000 cases of polio reported on average in the late 1940s and early 1950s’, only 15,000 were paralytic—the reduction to 2,500 cases of paralytic polio in 1957, and the complete disappearance of all the non-paralytic cases, was a direct result of the diagnostic changes. It’s smoke ‘n mirrors. Read more…