OpEdNews Op Eds

Doctors and Citizens Unite for Truth!!!

By (about the author)     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 5/22/10

Become a Fan
  (8 fans)

national Medical whistleblowers

Doctors, Nurses, Lawyers and Patients for Ethics, Safety and Quality

Monday MAY 24 11 AM- 12:15

Stewart R. Mott House,

122 Maryland Ave NE Washington DC 20002

Unethical Big Medicine peer reviews gag doctors

AT STAKE: Billions of dollars and thousands of deaths

DUE PROCESS SAVES LIVES AND BILLIONS

NO TAX FUNDING WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITY

35 Public Interest groups have joined the Semmelweis Society Integrity (SSI), the National Whistleblower Center (NWBC) and the Health Integrity Project (HIP) to ask that patients and taxpayers be protected against bad faith peer review. Reform in Medicine makes whistleblower protection more important than ever. Will President Obama keep his promise to medical whistleblowers?

"We are no longer a voice crying out in the Wilderness," says SSI President Blake Moore. "We are pleased that the most eminent public interest groups in the country have joined us. Bad faith peer review is a danger to patients, citizens and taxpayers. This is not just an issue for doctors. This is an American issue."

Conservatives opposewaste and fraud, and liberals protect the medical safety net. Quality medicine is part of both the right to life. "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and most inhumane." Martin Luther King, Jr.

80% of current peer reviews have little to do with actual merit. Is the Hippocratic oath dead? Does your doctor work for you? The answers are going to surprise you.

COALITION FOR HEALTH INTEGRITY: o Government Accountability Project o Semmelweis International o Ethics in Government Group o International Association of Whistleblowers (IAW), International Integrity and the Health Integrity Project

Panel Discussion: How do we protect Patient Safety, Doctors, Nurses and Citizens?

Moderator: Dr. James J. Murtagh co-chair IAW

Stephen Kohn, National Whistleblower Center

Dr. Blake Moore, President, SSI

Dr. Helen Salsbury, Secretary, SSI

Dr. Lokesh B. Vuyyuru Spokesperson, SSI

Willy Sutton thought that money used to be in banks, but now it is in hospitals. Does your doctor work for you, or is he being coerced by BFPR? Find out Monday!

 

James J. Murtagh, Jr. is a doctor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, and the Medical Director of several sleep laboratories in Southern Ohio. Dr. Murtagh extensively writes on medical ethics. Dr. Murtagh is the founder of a new (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon


Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Why Sister Aloysius "Doubts"

Sarah Palin is the Ultimate RINO

Patients and Doctors Demand Integrity in Medicine!

Sarah Palin is National Traitor

Should al-Qaeda have the right to bear arms?

Wikileaks: A Peanut Army Topples Global Tyrants

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
2 people are discussing this page, with 2 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Until we get big Pharma out of our Governments con... by Mel Smith on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 1:38:57 PM
As long as "Pay or Die" is the law of the land, gu... by Jill Herendeen on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 1:53:58 PM