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Shame on Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia!
CHOP is the home of the uber influential, and uber wealthy Dr. Paul Offit. CHOP is now the first hospital in the US to officially demonize biochemistry and safe, wholesome nutritional strategies in favor of the exclusive use of the drugs that are, properly used, among the leading cause of death in the developed word when used properly: pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.
CHOP has decreed that all Phase IV drugs, 50% of which are quietly withdrawn within 5 years of FDA approval because they are too toxic and too ineffective for use in the general population, are preferable to herbs, vitamins and minerals, the adverse event profiles for which are filled with repeated zeros: zero deaths. Zero anaphylactic reactions. Zero seizures. Zero intentional suicides by overdose.
But, alas for Dr. Offit’s Big Pharma Phriends, Zero massive, thousand-fold profits because there are Zero patents.
You know, as a physician and parent, I wish this joke were funny. Dr. Paul Offit has made sure it is not:
“How many vaccines is it safe for a pediatrician to give a two month old infant?”
Answer: “It depends how much they are getting paid.”
Since Dr. Offit is getting paid quite a lot, he believes that there is no upper limit to the number of vaccines it is “safe” to give babies.
Offit? Profit? You bet. “Dr. Paul Offit of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia earned millions of dollars as part of a $182-million sale by the hospital of its worldwide royalty interest in the Merck Rotateq vaccine. The amount of income distributed to Offit could be as high as $46 million. Offit has refused to say how much he made from the vaccine….Unlike most other patented products, the market for mandated childhood vaccines is created by the recommendation of an appointed body, ACIP. From 1998 through 2003, Offit served as a member of ACIP.” * Apparently, it seems legitimate to Dr. Offit to vote himself, as a listed Rotateq patent holder, enormous wealth on the broken bodies babies through approval of a dangerous vaccine.
Having followed Dr. Paul Offit’s astonishing career, marked by high profile conflict of interest (voting on FDA panels considering products in which he has both personal and financial interests, for example). I have watched with distress as Dr. Offit repeatedly championed dangerous pharmaceutical interventions like Rotateq, associated with serious complications, but with highly questionable science behind them and, at best, limited protective impact.
I have been appalled by his anti-scientific, biochemically and nutritionally (and factually untrue) ignorant and absurd prejudices espoused in his arrogantly titled “Do You Believe in Magic?”
Apparently Dr. Offit can answer in the affirmative since he believes that infants and babies can magically accept virtually unlimited amounts of poisons into their physiologically immuno-compromised bodies without harm despite the fact that mercury, aluminum and foreign protein are toxins – except when injected for profit. To wit:
“Current data suggest that the theoretical capacity determined by diversity of antibody variable gene regions would allow for as many as 109 (1,000,000,000) to 1011(100,000,000,000) different antibody specificities”. And “… then each infant would have the theoretical capacity to respond to about 10,000 vaccines at any one time” (p. 26 of Dr. Offits’s paper on the topic).
And now, through an intellectual slight of hand that fair takes my breath away, Dr. Offit has set up a series of absurd straw men and bravely knocked them down.
Staw Man 1: there is no FDA oversight or regulation to nutrients and supplements rendering them dangerous, unlike the careful FDA oversight of drugs.
Reality: there is far more oversight than is needed by a hostile FDA determined to end the existence of natural health choices. FRD regulators routinely examine production facilities and records of supplement manufacturers and treat them as if they were selling crack cocaine, rather than aloe vera. Armed FDA marshals with clubs and dogs routinely destroy stock they have not even tested for contamination which does not exist. And routinely burn books, by the way. In 2013.
Those events are often not supported by a search warrant and frequently come, after millions of legal fees have been expended by the victim, to nothing (as Dr. Jonathan Wright of Tahoma WA can attest). But they harass, deplete and demoralize anyone who gets in the way of profits – Dr. Paul Offit’s profits, for instance.
When was the last time you heard about a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility being raided with armed marshals to destroy the dangerous, oh, say, Vioxx?
Straw Man 2: Nutrients have no science behind them, unlike drugs.
Fact: There is a science behind nutrients and supplements: it is called biochemistry. In fact, nutrients and supplements are nothing more than the tools of applied biochemistry.
I once had the opportunity to confront the US Codex Alimentarius Contact Point when he publicly stated that there was no science showing any benefit for any nutrient or supplement.
I shared a 10,000+ item bibliography on the benefits of nutrients, supplements, enzymes and minerals with him, fully notated, consisting of entirely peer reviewed published articles. Virtually every study was financed by government money, thus, was the property of the people of the United States, was totally accessible to the FDA and met the rigorous criteria of such studies. And that was way back in 2005!
Staw Man 3: Drugs are safe, nutrients and supplements are not.
Reality: Well, not according to every published statistic on the topic, including those in JAMA, BMJ, LANCET, NEJM. Drugs kill. And doctors write the prescriptions for them to do that. Nutrients, which work on a totally different basis than pharmaceuticals, support healing. Drugs cannot but they can suppress symptoms. And do, leading to often lethal polyphamacy.
I could go on and on.
CHOP has been led down a toxic garden path, undoubtedly hastened by the presence on its staff of the snide, persuasive, suave and dangerous Dr. Paul Offit. How sad for CHOP. How tragic for the children dependent on their perspective and activities for life, health and recovery.
I offer them my condolences.
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation