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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 Establishment. 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 now located in Washington DC. 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.
(1 comments) Monday, February 13, 2017 Medical Whistleblower Advocacy Network Presents Human-Rights Issues to the OAS-IACHR
On February 10, 2017, Medical Whistleblower Advocacy Network presented to the Organization of American States--InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights. The human rights issues presented were about the use of human subjects in medical experimentation and on a patient's right to free prior informed consent for medical treatment. Experimentation in the USA on human subjects is an important human-rights issue.
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.
(11 comments) Monday, December 31, 2012 Patients On the Verge of Suicide or Murder
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.
(1 comments) Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Straight Inc Complaint under CAT - Cruel, Degrading Treatment & Torture
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.
(2 comments) Tuesday, February 28, 2012 US Congressional investigations don't stop abusive rehab centers
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
(4 comments) Sunday, February 26, 2012 Child abuse - no protection and no plausible legal recourse
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.
(4 comments) Saturday, February 25, 2012 30 Republican Senators Vote to Not Investigate or Prosecute Rape
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.
(6 comments) Thursday, February 16, 2012 Expanding Network of Abusive Guardianships
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.
(4 comments) Monday, February 13, 2012 Wasting the Taxpayers Medicaid Dollars on Psychiatric Drugs
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.
(2 comments) Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Dangerous Off Duty
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?
(6 comments) Sunday, October 2, 2011 Columbine Survivor Warns of Dangers of Anti-depressants
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.
(3 comments) Monday, September 27, 2010 Torture of US Citizens on US Soil Not a Crime?
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.
(2 comments) Thursday, September 2, 2010 What is Informed Consent?
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.
(1 comments) Friday, August 27, 2010 Privacy, Sealed Records and the Public's Right to Know
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?
(1 comments) Thursday, August 5, 2010 Mental Health Human Rights -" Case law in Europe
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.