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Medical Whistleblower is an organization dedicated to advocacy and emotional support for those who have bravely stepped forward to "Tell Truth to Power" to the Medical Establish. Medical Whistleblowers report Medical Fraud, Abuse and Neglect to State and Federal Agencies. Medical Whistleblower advocates for those who are defenders of human rights. Medical Whistleblower is a not for profit organization located in Lawrence KS. Medical Whistleblower provides educational programs for the public, educational materials and brochures, publishes Canary Notes Newsletter, and provides advocacy through raising public awareness and public participation in the democratic process. The Executive Director of Medical Whistleblower is Dr. Janet Parker DVM.
Monday, February 4, 2013 Hunger Strike - Mother Protests Abuse of Son
On Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, Cindi Fisher had decided to go on a hunger strike in civil protest of her son's medical treatment. Western State Hospital has caused a forced separation and is preventing her from seeing her son. On Day 13 of her hunger strike, Cindi Fisher reports that she has lost weight from a beginning weight 175 pounds down to 164-1/2 pounds.
Monday, December 31, 2012 Patients On the Verge of Suicide or Murder (11 comments)
Did Adam Lanza's mother know that psychiatric drugs might make her son a killer? There are good reasons for that FDA warning on the very drugs parents give their children multiple times a day. But doctors refuse to discuss the adverse side effects with patients and their families, they down play the real dangers of these psychiatric medications and they often do not inform families of the risk.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Corruption in the Courts and Abusive Teen Rehab Centers
Any revulsion those in authority may have toward cruelty and mistreatment of teens can be assuaged by the transformative influence of political contributions. Corruption in the court system fueled the abusive teen rehabilitation industry.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Straight Inc Complaint under CAT - Cruel, Degrading Treatment & Torture (1 comments)
On January 7, 2003 the International Survivors Action Committee (ISAC) [i] filed a formal complaint with the United Nations against Melvin Sembler, director of the Straight, Inc. Board of Directors, charging "crimes against humanity." From 1976-1985 the company, operated as Straight, Inc., had acquired a reputation for abusing kids within its drug rehabilitation program.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 US Congressional investigations don't stop abusive rehab centers (2 comments)
The US House, led by Congressman George Miller, conducted investigations by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) during the 110th Congress (2008). These uncovered thousands of cases alleging child abuse and neglect since the early 1990's at teen residential programs. These programs are governed only by a weak patchwork of state and federal standards. Yet we still do not have the legislation necessary to protect children
Sunday, February 26, 2012 Child abuse - no protection and no plausible legal recourse (4 comments)
Abuse of children and teens within residential treatment facilities, located in both the US and in other countries that are run by non-profit organizations legally based in the U.S.A., has occurred for more than four decades. In spite of numerous reports from human rights defenders and mandated reporters, there have been no significant changes to stop the practice.
Sunday, February 26, 2012 Long term effects on survivors/victims of abuse (7 comments)
Torture is the calculated physical and psychological assault on the individual, a practice used to instill fear, punish or degrade, to dehumanize, or to obliterate the self. It is often said that anyone who has been tortured remains tortured, long after the physical wounds have healed. Children in the U.S.A. have been tortured within residential treatment facilities.
Saturday, February 25, 2012 30 Republican Senators Vote to Not Investigate or Prosecute Rape (4 comments)
Rape is a crime under international law yet the US Supreme Court made a decision in Circuit City v Adams that undermines effective law enforcement of civil laws. 30 US Senators refused to vote for the Franken amendment which would give rape victims their civil right to their day in court and to see their rapist investigated and prosecuted.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Expanding Network of Abusive Guardianships (6 comments)
In the U.S.A. the guardianship system offers few procedural protections, and has spawned a profit-driven professional guardianship industry that often enriches itself at the expense of society's most vulnerable members--the mentally ill. Yet despite numerous calls for reform, most states have done little to monitor professional guardians and prevent abuse and neglect.
Monday, February 13, 2012 Wasting the Taxpayers Medicaid Dollars on Psychiatric Drugs (4 comments)
Based on a national population of 250 million Americans, the annual costs to the Medicaid programs would balloon to approximately 3.7 billion dollars per year to treat schizophrenia alone. That is over ten million dollars per day just in Medicaid expenditures for schizophrenia drugs. We need to more carefully scrutinize Medicaid expenditures for psychiatric medications.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Dangerous Off Duty (2 comments)
All police officers bravely face daily the possibility of their own death on the job and also the possibility that they might need to use lethal force against another. The use of the anti-depressant drug Luvox caused a New Jersey cop to go on a killing spree in 2002. FDA black box warnings about violent behavior and suicide do not stop the sale of these medications. When will policy reflect the true reality of these drugs?
Sunday, October 2, 2011 Columbine Survivor Warns of Dangers of Anti-depressants (6 comments)
Mark Taylor was only a high school student when he had sustained terrible injuries during the violent shooting spree at the Columbine school. Lying on the ground for almost 2 hours before help could arrive. Donna Taylor his mother comes forward to talk about her continuing concerns about the use of anti-depressant and SSRI drugs and their potential to increase violent tendencies in patients.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Real Federal Employee Whistleblower Protections Needed
Federal employees must have the tools to fight back when they are fired, harassed and demoted in retaliation for their efforts to protect public health and safety, and taxpayer dollars. Let us protect those whistleblowers risking their careers and their personal reputations to bring "Truth To Power."
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 RAPE AS AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME
The United Nations Security Council officially recognized rape as a tactic of war. Rape is classified as an act of torture within international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law. Rape is used to discourage dissent and to demonstrate power and it can be used to create an environment of fear that systematically breaks down the cohesion of a community.
Monday, September 27, 2010 Torture of US Citizens on US Soil Not a Crime? (3 comments)
All human rights violations deserve to remedied and prevented and although problems in the USA do not reach the same level as abuses in other countries, the US should fulfill its responsibilities to be in compliance with CAT. We need national legislation criminalizing torture in the US on US soil.
Thursday, September 2, 2010 What is Informed Consent? (2 comments)
Informed consent is a process, not just a formality, and engaging in that process is of the essence of good medical care. A signed consent form is not informed consent. True informed consent is explaining to the patient all their rights including their right to not have treatment as well as all pertinent information regarding the treatment or procedure.
Friday, August 27, 2010 Privacy, Sealed Records and the Public's Right to Know (1 comments)
There is a public nature to a dispute in front of a court in spite of the dispute starting originally in a private matter. There has been increasing use of "secret settlements" or agreements between a plaintiff's attorney and the defense attorney to keep certain information from the public. When does the public's right to know, outweigh the privacy rights of the parties involved?
Thursday, August 5, 2010 Mental Health Human Rights -" Case law in Europe (1 comments)
When they first confront the mental health system, many do not realize when what their rights are under US civil law or under international human right law. Persons who are experiencing mental health challenges or who have a mental health disability have difficulty expressing their needs and to bring forth allegations of neglect or abuse.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 The Human Rights of Due Process and Effective Remedy
The right to due process is not just a civil right guaranteed by the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, it is a human right delineated also in many international human rights documents and international case law. Leroy J. Pletten is still waiting for due process, true access to justice and an effective remedy for having lost his career and his livelihood for 30 years.
Saturday, May 29, 2010 Contemplating the Death Penalty and Justice (14 comments)
Human rights advocates have expressed concerns about the appropriateness of the death penalty as it is applied here in the USA. Statistics did not prove that it was a real deterrent to crime. Instead by 2001, the murder rate in the death penalty states was 37% higher than the rate in states without the death penalty.
Sunday, May 23, 2010 The Homicide of Dr. Vajinder Toor: Entrenched problems within the medical care system
The 4/26/10 homicide of Vajinder Toor is a tragedy that points to inadequate safeguards to permit a doctor to bring patient safety concerns forward. We must look unflinchingly at the entrenched problems within our medical care system. We must ask for transformative justice that changes the system and gives medical professionals adequate protection so that they can be effective defenders of human rights.
Monday, April 5, 2010 Calling on the United States to Ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the first human rights treaty of the 21st century; and the President of the United States signed the treaty on July 30, 2009 and it is now necessary to ratify the treaty to give it the force of law. Please urge your local organizations to request their local government pass a resolution in support of the CRPD.
Saturday, April 3, 2010 Law Enforcement and Medical Professionals Should Collaborate to Protect Patients (4 comments)
Surprisingly Medical Whistleblowers can come from many different professional disciplines. There are many ways in which Medical Whistleblowers and law enforcement officials interact. Some are positive collaborations in regards to investigations of problems within the medical community. Some are negative interactions leading to retraumatization of an already threatened and intimidated witness.
Friday, April 2, 2010 "Nothing About Us Without Us"
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was signed by the President and is a treaty defining the rights of persons with disabilities under international human rights law which affects more than 600 million persons with disabilities around the world. The United States will this fall be examining its own record in regards to human rights and preparing a report for the United Nations.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Vicarious and Whistleblower Trauma in Those Who Protect and Serve
Law Enforcement Officers can themselves become Medical Whistleblowers. In the performance of their duties Law Enforcement Officers can confront medical fraud, abuse, neglect and human rights violations. They deal daily with crime, criminal suspects, and the vulgarities of the imperfect court system. Law enforcement officers become hardened to the trauma they see every day but are not unaffected.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Human Rights Law and Returning Veterans
Medication side effects are the #4 leading cause of death in the U.S. annually. Veterans have the right to make informed, intelligent choices about medications and natural alternatives to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of treatment. There are effective treatment strategies for PTSD that do not use drug therapy. Cognitive Behavioral th
Sunday, January 3, 2010 Prevention of Torture - A Lot Still Needs to be Done
The President of the United States Barack Obama signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons (CRDP) which is a human rights document that hopes to make human rights protection a reality for the world's 600 million disabled persons. Certain rights that are considered to be 'non-derogable,' meaning that states have no legal basis, even in a state of emergency, to refuse to honor these rights.
Friday, December 18, 2009 The Guard Dog was Silent in the Night - Part I
Why would medical professionals today who pledged to obey the Hippocratic Oath not come forward when they saw abuse, neglect and human rights violations? The answer to that question is very complex and rooted in the undercover system of how quality control happens in the American medical system.
Monday, September 28, 2009 Insurance Company Financing Corruption in Medical Quality Assurance
The State Physicians Health Program receive a majority of their income from INSURANCE COMPANIES and in most states they monitor every licensed medical professional in the state without any governmental supervision for their "monitoring" activities. Thus they exert power and authority with Color of Law assertion of governmental immunity granted by the state government.
Monday, September 21, 2009 Medical Whistleblower Letter to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights
Dr. Janet Parker DVM, Executive Director of Medical Whistleblower requests the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to look into denial of Due Process Rights for licensed medical professionals and lack of protection of Medical Whistleblowers who are Defenders of Human Rights. Assistant US Attorney Tom Wales was a Defender of Human Rights and was murdered Oct. 2001. His murder is still unsolved.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Whistleblowers Spiritual Strength Tested (1 comments)
Whistleblowers face many challenges and much spiritual testing during their efforts to tell truth to power. Medical Whistleblower welcomes all whistleblowers to attend the National Medical Whistleblower Conference in Lawrence Kansas on Sept 11-13, 2009 Contact MedicalWhistleblower@gmail.com for further details.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 President Signs UN Convention Against Torture of Disabled
July 30, 2009, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, signed The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into law. Listen Live while we discuss this historic document and what it means on Medical Whistleblower Blog Talk Radio Show 8/15/09 at 5 PM Central Time Call in +1 347-857-4599
Monday, August 17, 2009 Airline Travelers in Danger of Aerotoxic Syndrome (5 comments)
Inhalation of toxic airplane cabin air causes an illness that has been named Aerotoxic Syndrome. The cabin air is contaminated with oil from the jet engines because a supply of warm compressed air is pumped into the cabin which comes from the air passing through the airplane's jet engines. Listen to BlogTalkRadio with MedicalWhistleblower 8/19/09 at 11 AM Central Time or call in (347) 857-4599
Saturday, August 8, 2009 Gifted Surgeon now Prisoner in the System (4 comments)
Dr. Jacques Jaikaran MD is now a prisoner in a solitary jail cell. Come listen live to Medical Whistleblower as we find out about this fascinating court case from those close to the action. Call in (347)857-4599 at 9 AM Central Time Monday 8/10/09 or listen through your own computer on the web.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Suppression Of Airline Whistleblowers Is Systemic
Dan Hanley, public spokesperson for a grassroots air safety advocacy group Whistleblowing Airline Employees Association says suppression of airline employees from speaking out on issues of public transportation safety is systemic throughout the airline industry based on reports being received. Join us for the Blog Talk radio show on Saturday August 8, 2009 at 5 PM Central Time 347-857-4599.
Sunday, July 26, 2009 Eli Lilly Executive, Dr. John Virapen, Interviewed by Medical Whistleblower
Medical Whistleblower will be interviewing Former Eli Lilly executive, Dr. John Virapen Ph.D. Monday July 27, 2009 at 9 AM Central Time. to tune in or call (347) 857-4599. John Virapen used to be the executive director of the Swedish branch of Eli Lilly & Company, one of the biggest international pharceutical companies.
Saturday, March 7, 2009 Dr. Lokesh Vuyyuru Demonstrates Courage in Face of Retaliation
Courageous Medical Whistleblower Dr. Lokesh Babu Vuyyuru MD from Virginia risked his medical career to provide critical information to the FBI about massive medical fraud done by the Hospital Corporation of America and Community Health Systems. Through his work as a newspaper publisher Dr. Vuyyuru has given voice to patient concerns and promoted the improvement of patient care and public health services.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Money Laundering, Mortgage Fraud and the Medical Whistleblower (1 comments)
Mortgage Fraud and Money Laundering of the illegal profits are associated with broad based governmental corruption. This corruption leads to a protection of the money laundering apparatus. Unfortunately more and more criminals are turning to the medical community as the place to hide their illegal gains. The medical community offers many advantages to the money laundering enterprise.
Thursday, September 25, 2008 The Spiritual Journey of a Whistleblower (6 comments)
The act of Whistleblowing requires ethical and moral decisions that define a spiritual journey. The challenges and tribulations of the Whistleblower's experience cause them to look for inward strength and spiritual direction.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Support Medical Whistleblowers (2 comments)
Medical Whistleblower is an organization that provides advocacy and social networking for those who report Medical Fraud, Abuse and Neglect.