Center for Medical Freedom

(a project of CLDEF)

There is no provision in the U.S. Constitution which authorizes the federal government to have any role in healthcare, but that certainly has not discouraged the Obama Administration from attempting a federal takeover of healthcare with Obamacare.

Further, the lack of Constitutional authority has not discouraged the Federal Trade Commission, often working with the Food and Drug Administration, and even the Securities Exchange Commission, from attempting to narrow the healthcare choices of the American public.

Healthcare choices are personal choices. There are a variety of schools of medicine, and each American should have the right to decide for himself which type of treatment he would desire. However, with billions of dollars at stake, establishment medical interests, led by the pharmaceutical industry, have worked for decades to convince those in government to restrict the choices available to Americans to those that enrich the clients of the lobbyists.

Healthcare policy should be governed by the wise counsel of Thomas Jefferson: “Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.”
T. Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, p. 266 (1787 edt,).

Comments filed Opposing FDA’s New “Draft Guidance” about Dietary Supplements

CMF filed these comments on December 12, 2016, with the FDA on December criticizing the FDA’s new “Draft Guidance” with respect to dietary supplements.
In our comments, we noted that while federal law requires that manufacturers dietary supplements give “notice” to the FDA before they introduce a “new dietary ingredient” into the marketplace. The FDA, however, has adopted an approach which requires manufacturers to submit separate notices every time they introduce a “new dietary supplement” which uses the “new dietary ingredient” in a different way. This compounds the notice requirement for the supplements industry far beyond what Congress permitted.

Comments filed Opposing FDA ban on sale of Vinpocitine as a Dietary Supplement

CMF filed these comments with the FDA on November 7, 2016, opposing the FDA’s “tentative conclusion that Vinpocetine is not a dietary ingredient and is excluded from the definition of dietary supplement.”

Comments filed Opposing Unnecessary Additional Restrictions on Compounding Pharmacists

CMF filed these comments with the FDA on October 26, 2016 opposing new and unnecessary restrictions on Compounding Pharmacists.

Comments filed Opposing Repeal of Religious Exemption for Vaccines in Virginia

CMF filed these comments with the Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care on Friday, September 2, 2016.
The Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care summarized the comments it received on its proposal to abolish the Religious Exemption to vaccines, and discussed our comments on page 7 of this summary.

Comments filed Defending Homeopathy Against FTC Attack

CMF filed comments with the FTC on November 20, 2015, opposing the FTC ‘s plans to clamp down on advertising for over-the-counter homeopathic remedies.

Article Published Defending Homeopathy Against Joint Attack by FDA and FTC

Bill Olson and Jeremiah Morgan published an article on “More Government than America Needs or Wants” in the September 2015 issue of the Hpathy Ezine (Homeopathy 4 Everyone).

Both the FDA and the FTC are working overtime to deprive the American people of access to homeopathic remedies, which have been used safely around the world for centuries. We are working to preserve the right of Americans to make our own choices about our own healthcare, and to preserve the medical freedom.

Center for Medical Freedom/CLDEF — Amicus Briefs

King v. Burwell (December 29, 2014)
Department of Health & Human Services v. Florida (February 13, 2012)
Virginia v. Sebelius [SCOTUS] (November 3, 2011)
Daniel Chapter One v. Federal Trade Commission (May 13, 2011)
Virginia v. Sebelius [Fourth Circuit] (April 4, 2011)

Medical Freedom Bible Verses

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”
Plants were created to be used as medicines
Ezekiel. 47:12 (KJV)
“The fruit thereof shall be for meat and the leaf thereof for medicine.”
Isaiah 38:21 (KJV)
“For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay [it] for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.”
FDA/FTC Regulation of Healthcare is based on Science, so-called:
I Timothy 6:20 (KJV)
“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called.” (Emphasis added.)

Medical Freedom Resources

William J. Olson & Herbert W. Titus, “Federal Trade Commission v. Daniel Chapter One: A Story of Government Suppression of Alternative Medicine,” March 2011.
Herbert W. Titus, “The Right to Medical Care Within a Biblical Worldview: The Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution.” Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 1.
Herbert W. Titus, “Medical Licensure: Rendering to Caesar What is God’s”
Gary Null, “Death by Medicine” – the Movie

Medical Freedom News — General

Erin Elizabeth, “ABC: Holistic Doctor Found Dead In His Natural Health Clinic, Police Investigate as Homicide” healthnutnews.com, March 4, 2017

Medical Freedom News — Big Pharma

Ben Adams, “Merck finally ditches osteoporosis drug odanacatib after stroke risk” fiercebiotech.com, September 2, 2016

Medical Freedom News — Government

Toni Clarke, “Trump chooses Gottlieb to run FDA; Pharma breathes sigh of relief” reuters.com, March 10, 2017

Medical Freedom News — Vaccines

ANH-USA, “Vaccines May Cause Brain Disorders” anh-usa.org, March 14, 2017

Reliability of “Scientific” Studies

Tom Feilden, “Most scientists ‘can’t replicate studies by their peers'” bbc.com, February 22, 2017
“Science is facing a ‘reproducibility crisis’ where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests.”
Paul E. Smaldino, Richard McElreath, “The natural selection of bad science” medcitynews.com, September 21, 2016
Michael Kirsch, M.D., “Watch out for sleight of hand in deceptive medical statistics” medcitynews.com, June 13, 2016
“[T]he claim — that industry influence led to the concealing of data — carries echoes, some experts said, of an earlier era of drug marketing, when crucial clinical data went missing from journal articles, leading to high-profile corrections and a wave of ethics policies to limit the influence of drug companies on medical literature.”
D. Sarewitz, “Saving Science: Science isn’t self-correcting, it’s self-destructing.” thenewatlantis.com, Spring/Summer 2016
“From metastatic cancer to climate change to growth economics to dietary standards, science that is supposed to yield clarity and solutions is in many instances leading instead to contradiction, controversy, and confusion. Along the way it is also undermining the four-hundred-year-old idea that wise human action can be built on a foundation of independently verifiable truths. Science is trapped in a self-destructive vortex; to escape, it will have to abdicate its protected political status and embrace both its limits and its accountability to the rest of society. The story of how things got to this state is difficult to unravel, in no small part because the scientific enterprise is so well-defended by walls of hype, myth, and
denial.”
Katie Thomas, “Document Claims Drug Makers Deceived a Top Medical Journal” nytimes.com, March 1, 2016
“Massaging numbers is raised to an art form by the pharmaceutical companies who will engage in numerical gymnastics to shine a favorable light on their product”
Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet, “Offline: What is medicine’s 5 sigma?” The Lancet, vol. 385, April 11, 2015
“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.”
John P. A. Ioannidis, “An Epidemic of False Claims” scientificamerican.com, June 1, 2011
“False positives and exaggerated results in peer-reviewed scientific studies have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. The problem is … particularly egregious in biomedicine. Many studies that claim some drug or treatment is beneficial have turned out not to be true.”
Marcus R. Munafò, Jonathan Flint, “How reliable are scientific studies?” rcpsych.org, September, 2010
“There is growing concern that a substantial proportion of scientific research may in fact be false. A number of factors have been proposed as contributing to the presence of a large number of false-positive results in the literature, one of which is publication bias.”
Daniele Fanelli, “How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data” plos.org, May 29, 2009
“Increasing evidence … suggests that known frauds are just the “tip of the iceberg”, and that many cases are never discovered. The debate, therefore, has moved on to defining the forms, causes and frequency of scientific misconduct.”
Dr. Joseph Mercola, “A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies” mercola.com, April 4, 2009
“Scott S. Reuben, a prominent Massachusetts anesthesiologist, allegedly fabricated 21 medical studies that claimed to show benefits from painkillers like Vioxx and Celebrex.”
Marcia Angell, former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine, “Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption” The New York Review of Books, January 15, 2009
“Breaking the dependence of the medical profession on the pharmaceutical industry … will take a sharp break from an extremely lucrative pattern of behavior. But if the medical profession does not put an end to this corruption voluntarily, it will lose the confidence of the public, and the government ….”
John P. A. Ioannidis, “Why Most Published Research Findings are False” PLOS, August 30, 2005
“There is increasing concern that in modern research, false findings may be the majority or even the vast majority of published research claims. However, this should not be surprising. It can be proven that most claimed research findings are false.”

Health Resources

The Joy of Food: “The Alkaline Way Guide”

Vaccine Information

Notice re Adverse Event Reporting
If your child suffers an adverse reaction from a vaccine, please report it to the Federal Government. Very few adverse results are reported, since neither doctors nor hospitals advise parents of this website. Based on that under-reporting the government claims them to be safe. Please report all adverse results.
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
Gary Null testimony on Vaccines before New York State Assembly Hearing, October 13, 2009
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
“Silent Epidemic” – the Movie
“Vaxxed” – the Movie
“Trace Amounts” – the Movie
“The Greater Good” – the Movie
Brian S. Hooker, PhD, PE, and the Alliance for Natural Health USA, “Vaccine Science is Not Settled: A Critical Review of the Literature,” anh-usa.org, October, August 2, 2016
Suzanne Humphries, M.D., Video on Vaccines
Suzanne Humphries, M.D., Lecture on Vaccines, Part One
Suzanne Humphries, M.D., Lecture on Vaccines, Part Two
Suzanne Humphries, M.D., Lecture on Vaccines, Part Three
Suzanne Humphries, M.D., Lecture on Vaccines, Part Four
Joseph Mercola, M.D., Interview of Suzanne Humphries re Vaccines
Dr. Mark Geier, PhD discusses alarming aspects of the flu vaccine safety, efficacy & mercury.
Alliance for Natural Health USA The Herd Immunity Myth  

Vaccine Risk Found in Numerous “Scientific” Studies

Sharyl Attkisson, What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies, sharylattkisson.com, November 27, 2016
Sharyl Attkisson, CDC: “Possibility” that vaccines rarely trigger autism (AUDIO), http://sharylattkisson.com, January 25, 2015
Lawrence Solomon, Merck Has Some Explaining To Do Over Its MMR Vaccine Claims, huffingtonpost.ca, November 27, 2014
Sharyl Attkisson, CDC Responds to Allegation it Omitted Vaccine-Autism Study Link, http://sharylattkisson.com, August 28, 2014
Sharyl Attkisson, Researcher who dispelled vaccine-autism link: “Most-wanted fugitive”, sharylattkisson.com, August 16, 2014
Sharpe MA, Gist TL, Baskin DS, B-lymphocytes from a population of children with autism spectrum disorder and their unaffected siblings exhibit hypersensitivity to thimerosal., nih.gov, June 9, 2013
Zhang Y, Xu Q, Liu J, Li SC, Xu X, Risk factors for autistic regression: results of an ambispective cohort study., nih.gov, August, 2012
FDA, FDA List of Vaccines Containing Mercury, fda.gov, June 20, 2012
Duszczyk-Budhathoki M, Olczak M, Lehner M, Majewska MD, Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate., nih.gov, February, 2012
Olczak M, Duszczyk M, Mierzejewski P, Meyza K, Majewska MD, Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats., nih.gov, September, 2011
Lucija Tomljenovic, Christopher A. Shaw, Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?, omsj.org, August 14, 2011
Shandley K, Austin DW, Ancestry of pink disease (infantile acrodynia) identified as a risk factor for autism spectrum disorders., nih.gov, 2011
Delong G, A positive association found between autism prevalence and childhood vaccination uptake across the U.S. population., nih.gov, 2011
Helen V. Ratajczak, Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes—A review, rescuepost.com, December 1, 2010
Sharyl Attkisson, Family to Receive $1.5m+ in First-ever Vaccine-autism Court Award, cbsnews.com, September 10, 2010
Laura Hewitson, Brian J. Lopresti, Carol Stott, N. Scott Mason, and Jaime Tomko1, Influence of pediatric vaccines on amygdala growth and opioid ligand binding in rhesus macaque infants: A pilot study , http://adventuresinautism.com, June 30, 2010
Carolyn M. Gallagher, Melody S. Goodman, Hepatitis B Vaccination Of Male Neonates And Autism Diagnosis,NHIS 1997-2002, progressiveconvergence.com, April 10, 2010
Minami T, Miyata E, Sakamoto Y, Yamazaki H, Ichida S, Induction of metallothionein in mouse cerebellum and cerebrum with low-dose thimerosal injection., nih.gov, April 2010
Olczak M, Duszczyk M, Mierzejewski P, Wierzba-Bobrowicz T, Majewska MD, Lasting neuropathological changes in rat brain after intermittent neonatal administration of thimerosal., nih.gov, 2010
Carolyn M. Gallagher, Melody S. Goodman,, Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and developmental disability in US children aged 1–9 years, tandfonline.com, November 13, 2008
Sharyl Attkisson, The “Open Question” On Vaccines and Autism, cbsnews.com, May 12, 2008
M. Catherine DeSoto, PhD Robert T. Hitlan, PhD, Blood Levels of Mercury Are Related to Diagnosis of Autism: A Reanalysis of an Important Data Set, sagepub.com, November 1, 2007
Kawashti MI, Amin OR, Rowehy NG, Possible immunological disorders in autism: concomitant autoimmunity and immune tolerance, nih.gov, 2006
Raksha Shetty, Vaccine Links To Autism?, cbsnews.com, June 22, 2004
Singh VK, Lin SX, Newell E, Nelson C, Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism., nih.gov, July-August 2002
Singh VK, Lin SX, Yang VC, Serological association of measles virus and human herpesvirus-6 with brain autoantibodies in autism, nih.gov, October, 1998

Lessons from History

Ralph Nurnerger, How “Modern Medicine” killed James Garfield — not his Assassin’s Bullet, American History TV, April 27, 2015

Other Health Freedom Organizations, Publications and Websites

Natural News.com
Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom
Alliance for National Health
Homeopathy 4 Everyone

Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. — Videos on Common Health Problems

Menstrual Difficulties/Natural Remedies
Why is there so much Wax in my Ear?
Pro & Anti Carcinogenic Metabolites of Estrogen
What is Trigger Finger?
Eliminating Toxemia of Pregnancy
Four Things Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About High Blood Pressure!
They Won’t Tell You, But This Can Cut Heart Attack Risk By 75%!
Reduce Your Risk of Cardio-Vascular Disease
Cataracts/Natural Treatment
What Can I Do About Those Floaters in My Eyes?
The Two Most Basic Vitamins, Part I, Vitamin C
The Two Most Basic Vitamins, Part 2, Vitamin D
Osteoarthritis: a Basic Vitamin Treatment (Niacinamide)
(William Kaufman, M.D. — The Common Form of Joint Dysfunction: Its Incidence and Treatment – 1949)
Low Stomach Acid
The Hidden Meaning of Strep Throat
Natural Hormone Replacement for Women, Part 1
Natural Hormone Replacement for Women, Part 2
Best Applications for Estriol Creams
Diabetes Treatment
Gestational Diabetes — Natural Cause & Cure
Purple Potatoes Prevent Colon Cancer
Let’s not get skin cancer, okay?

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