Sunday, September 30, 2007

Paul Offit, M.D., Despicable Dimwit

Here's some great propaganda from a real scumbag named Paul Offit,M.D., a doctor who is clearly violating the Hippocratic oath by calling respectable doctors who help autistic children "...a cottage industry of charlatans...". Denying the fact that chelation helps even one autistic child is medical malpractice by virtue of the fact that some children who might be helped will not be. Offit should be charged with mass child abuse for causing those children who will not be helped to spend their entire adult lives locked away in institutions with mercury induced brain damage that might have been cured.

"In mid-June 1999, FDA scientists held a meeting to discuss their findings. Present were representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) — the organizations that are principally responsible for making vaccine recommendations for U.S. children. Several attendees left the meeting concerned that infants might be receiving too much mercury from vaccines. Although they were largely reassured by studies of children who had ingested large quantities of mercury from fish in their diet,2 they couldn't find a single study that compared neurologic outcomes in children who had received thimerosal-containing vaccines with those in children who had not." "

Then, beginning in 2000, parents founded several advocacy groups based on the belief that thimerosal had caused their children's autism. The notion that thimerosal caused autism has given rise to a cottage industry of charlatans offering false hope, partly in the form of mercury-chelating agents. In August 2005, a 5-year-old autistic boy in suburban Pittsburgh died from an arrhythmia caused by the injection of the chelating agent EDTA. Although the notion that thimerosal causes autism has now been disproved by several excellent epidemiologic studies, about 10,000 autistic children in the United States receive mercury-chelating agents every year. Furthermore, this notion has diverted attention and resources away from efforts to determine the real cause or causes of the disorder."

Note how the scumbag, Offit mentions the one death caused by medical malpractice. He doesn't point out that it was malpractice to use the wrong type of EDTA. He doesn't mention that EDTA will not chelate mercury. He doesn't mention that nobody has ever died from using DMSA, DMPS or ALA, the proper chelators to use to remove mercury. It's my opinion the whole truth that is missing from this statement constitutes medical malpractice. This seems designed to use his alleged reputation as an expert on the subject to scare parents away from helping their mercury poisoned children who have been mislabelled, autistic.

If Offit was truthful in his discussion of chelation, he would have to point out that some autistic children have been cured with it. Conveniently failing to mention this fact does not help Offit's credibility. This brand of sophistry from an educated person can only be designed to fool uneducated people. He can't expect to fool those of us who already know the truth of the matter but he can fool the majority of the general public who don't spend countless hours reading everything they can get their hands on about autism and the medical negligence that caused the epidemic.

Hey Paul, care to repeat that comment about 1,000 vaccinations being safe? I'd like to see you take those 1,000 shots all at once, with thimerosal in all of them, to prove your point. Do you have the balls?

"Dr. Offit reports serving on the scientific advisory board of Merck and being the coinventor of the bovine–human reassortant rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq, on which he hNotice olds a patent."

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

it should be noted the very end of the article states ~

"Dr. Offit reports serving on the scientific advisory board of Merck and being the coinventor of the bovine–human reassortant rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq, on which he hNotice olds a patent."

wonder what his "income" from pharma is, has been or will be.

Fore Sam said...

Thanks, I meant to tack that on and forgot about it.

Anonymous said...

Not the EDTA story again....Ugh!

Just when you think that bogus story was clarified and gone away...it comes back! (You would think the medical community would stop talking about it, condsidering it was medical malpractice...the nurse administered the wrong drug!)

OK...Parents out there...Once and for all. When you hear ANYONE use the "A child died doing chelation" analogy. Stop listening to them!STOP! The person DOES NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT and they are spouting off scare tactics. If they are a "doctor" saying this to you...RUN OUT THE DOOR. If it another parent saying this to you...I suggest saying something to the effect of "you do not know your ass from your elbow."

Facts:
Calcium disodium EDTA is a chelator used for various things. Mercury NOT being one of them. (Some people use calcium disodium CA-EDTA to chelate lead...it is also used for heart blockages etc)
NOW this is where it gets tricky...DISODIUM EDTA was used in an IV form on the child that died. NOT Calcium Disodium EDTA. NOT CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA - An FDA APPROVED CHELATING DRUG FOR LEAD ETC. You see...you can't blame the drug if it was used incorrectly. You have to blame the administrator. Or in this case...the doctor. (It's like blaming a knife that cut you.) Wrong drug on the wrong person. How many times do you think this happens, on a daily basis, in this country...A LOT. Listen, I used to work in a pharmacy...I can tell you stories of how I was elected to go to people's houses to EXCHANGE drugs. Ooopsie...Johnny got Mrs Smith's lithium instead of his penicillin. It happens

I cannot stand illogic. I cannot stand people that prey on families that are under stress and cannot think clearly. Everyday, when I hear stories, of this nature, it makes me think of mental cruelty.

People making a profit on other peoples misery...it's disgusting. I agree. They should be prosecuted to the full extent.

Hey, I say...let's bring back public hangings...let the people decide.
Get these illogic - fear creating -smug- arrogant SOB's off the street. Stop them from poisoning our kids. OK...I know that won't happen but in the meantime ... I hope there is an especially hot hell for these people.

Anonymous said...

"If Offit was truthful in his discussion of chelation, he would have to point out that some autistic children have been cured with it. Conveniently failing to mention this fact does not help Offit's credibility."

Yet John, you have the same problem (credibility). You haven't offered one iota of evidence of 3 children cured by chelation or any other method.

Fore Sam said...

Offit defender,
Wrong, I have no credibility problem. What do you want me to do, round up some cured kids and bring them to your house so you can evaluate them? The reports of cured kids are all over the place. Trying some idiotic ploy to deny them only shows your stupidity.

Anonymous said...

keep kicking the lying asshole http://www.whale.to/v/offit1.html

Anonymous said...

"The reports of cured kids are all over the place. Trying some idiotic ploy to deny them only shows your stupidity."

John, there are also reports of UFO's, faires, trolls, swamp monsters, bigfoots, prehistoric lake creatures and so forth. "Reports" isn't evidence. Although in the case of UFO's, there is at least some video that is unexplained. However, there is NO video of cured and formally autistic children. Not one minute of these mythical children. I would think that would give people like you pause, but I guess it doesn't.

What is it with the people on this board. Your able to believe in grand conspiracies involving governments, corporations, individuals, everyone under the sun but can't ask yourselves the simple question: "Where is a demonstration of a cured kid". Is it just John that believes in chelation=cure?

Fore Sam said...

Anon, Unlike your other shams, you can go to the Generation rescue site and find many parents of cured kids amongst the Rescue Angels. If you're not just a nitwit trying to defend Pharma, and want to help another autistic child, these people can advise you how they succeeded so you might do the same. I think you can find rescue angels in every state. If you're not a complete wack job, you could probably talk to one on the phone who lives near you and go see the evidence with your own eyes.

Anonymous said...

"Unlike your other shams, you can go to the Generation rescue site and find many parents of cured kids amongst the Rescue Angels."

I'm going to do just that.

Anonymous said...

Paul Offit be truthful? This would cause a fold in the space time continum...the universe would turn upside down... pHARMa would have to take their own pills and vaccines which would give them all autism and alzheimers... then who would remember to sign Mr. Offit's pay checks?

He would be screwed indeed!

Oh, and he could handle the 10,000 (it was 10,000 not 1,000 right?) vaccines at once b/c he channels GOD!

If only I could touch him just once it would cure whatever ails me!!!

Anonymous said...

"What is it with the people on this board. Your able to believe in grand conspiracies involving governments, corporations, individuals, everyone under the sun but can't ask yourselves the simple question: "Where is a demonstration of a cured kid". Is it just John that believes in chelation=cure?"


The evidence is what we see with our OWN EYES.

We have a happy healthy baby that is on "target" with all milestones for the first year of life...then everything stops and goes backwards. What has happened? WE are asking the question.

We have had our children undergo over 100s of genetic tests and everything is A-OK. Why? Not genetics, then what?

We are willing to investigate.

We have a food allergy test done. Find out our children are allergic to MANY things. Including gluten and casein etc etc
We try an elimination diet and the fog lifts from our children. They are able to make eye contact.

We have kids that have constant constipation/loose bowels. We have their stools tested for yeast and bacteria and the tests come back showing severe dysbiosis. We treat them with antifungals and/or antibacterial agents and they stop spinning, running and hitting themselves.

WE are not talking about "fairies" or "trolls"...we are talking about children in severe pain. That is very real. What is also real is the "mountain" of tests that we have for our children. Files filled..documenting the inflammation that is traveling to our childrens brain's.


There are thousands of parents that have seen results. THOUSANDS. Maybe our children are not 100% yet...but we are working towards that goal. They are happier and healthier. Isn't that all we can ask for?

As for chelation. Chelation has been used for over 50 years, in this country. Safely. Most chelation agents have been approved by the FDA...Remember lead paint? When we treat our children with chelating agents...large amounts of lead, mercury, aluminum, arsenic is coming out. Where is it coming from? We are asking the questions.

The physical ailments, with our children are being addressed individually. Not as the umbrella of That's Autism. Each child is different..each child has their own set of problems.

Just because you are unwilling to find out what is wrong with your child...don't insult parents that do. We are not believing in "fairies" we are believing in the health of our children.

Honestly, your comments are so absurd, I doubt anyone will take you seriously.

Anonymous said...

"There are thousands of parents that have seen results. THOUSANDS. Maybe our children are not 100% yet..."

I hope your using mainstream labs for all this blood, stool, hair and urine your extracting from your child. If your using the alternative treatment labs, then your not getting the truth. These labs exist to support the naturopath industry.

Curing fads go way back. Leo Kanner spoke about them in the 1930's when every hustler out there was selling fad cures for "nervous disease". Kanner railed against what he said were "hucksters preying on and abusing parents" with their phoney theories.

Does it cause you any hesitation to know that recent research from Cornell University has tied chelation in the absence of acute lead poisoning, with severe cognitive damage in developing brains? Chelation in the absense of acute poisoning (far more toxic levels than what has been claimed with mercury) was worse on the developing brain than leaving mild lead poisoning in the body.

"Chelation has been used for over 50 years, in this country. Safely. Most chelation agents have been approved by the FDA..."

I thought you people distrusted the FDA? If the research out of Cornell University is replicated, the FDA may have some explaining to do as to why there isn't a warning about using chelating agents in the absense of acute poisoning.

If I were a betting man like John, I'd say that if Cornell's research is picked up and replicated by other researchers, a lot of "doctors just trying to help" will find themselves in court in a massive class action lawsuit.

You never addressed my question, do you, like John, believe there are thousands of "cured" kids? And if so, where are they?

Anonymous said...

"The evidence is what we see with our OWN EYES."

And that makes you an expert, huh? I got a bridge for sale - you interested?

Anonymous said...

LOL! Leitch has an article on "quacks" on his blog talking about the misuse of x-rays in the early part of the 1900's. He tries to compare this story of dangerous quackery to chelation. Yet, every point he made could have applied to vaccinations. Such a blind spot.

Anonymous said...

I saw the bridge you have for sale & am not interested due to it's shockingly poor condition. No thanks.

I have seen several children get progressively better through chelatin therapy. That indeed is impressive & we have an appointment with a DAN doctor on Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

No, I am not interested in your bridge.

I am very interested in the fact that my child can look me in the eye and express a thought.

Something he was not able to do a year ago.

Anonymous said...

"All great truths begin as blasphemies." George Bernard Shaw


"Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought." Albert Szent-Gyoergi



"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is
ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." Arthur Schopenhauer

Anonymous said...

Offit must still think the world is Flat. Because he needs to sail away.
My advice to Offit, get a boat, sail away, far away.. Take all your money with you that you recieved as a liar from the Mob Pharma. Take all the Pharm Mobsters with you too.

You forgot your oath you took when you recieved your medical license.
"First do no Harm".
I 'd say Offit you failed! Big time! But this was not a written test. You are failing society our nation, our next generation.
Sail away ---

Joeker said...

Anonymous with the child.
Time and effort, experience and learning.
Struggle and hardship.

If you can see other children being chelated, and not dying, would that assuage your fears? If you could see someone doing something you won't try for your child, would you try it? Even if it doesn't help, what do you have to lose? And what does your child have to gain?

What will it hurt, to try?

JustA_Mom_2_Three said...

To the "Doubting Thomas", I have a recovered child. Care to meet him?

Offit has taken MILLIONS of dollars from Pharma. I don't think he's about to bite the hand that so generously fed him, although if he keeps it up he'll more than likely be out of a job and certainly not be getting those generous "anonymous sponsor checks" he gets from pharma. Merck being his biggest "contributor."

Kudos to you JB for always saying it like it is.

And Kevin Leitch, didn't you just spend a great deal of time on your blog admitting you are bipolar? Which often then leads to psychosis? Go take a pill and leave the rest of us to the business of our children....You're an idiot.

"First they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
Ghandi

JustA_Mom_2_Three said...

For what it's worth, I have a recovered child. Care to meet him?
I've meticulously kept records, audio and video tape, as well as logs of every move we have made together since I diagnosed him at 20 months. Care to dispute the science? I welcome the challenge.
And to Kevin Leitch, why not spend your valuable time trying to manage your bipolar disorder. It's obvious you're quite unstable. Do you think that is untreatble and unmanageable as well? I know a lot of bipolars that are able to stabilize, you are obviously not one of them.
As for Paul Offit, he has taken MILLIONS of dollars from Pharma, namely Merck. Someone should publish the "contributions" the good doctor has accepted for his, uhh, er, "expertise?" Expertise in lying to millions of parents to cover up for the biggest mistake the pharmaceutical/medical community has ever made. The have poisioned an entire generation of children, and continue to advocate that it's safe to do so. Nothing short of malpractice in my opinion.
The Tsunami is at the beach. 41 immunizations now on the vaccination schedule. Does the medical community honestly believe that a tiny, immature immune system can effectively process 41 injections of live virus within 5 years? I have doubts that a mature immune system could handle even half of that. Parents need to wake up. And Paul Offit needs to retire...and move where his medical license won't be valid.

ozzyleads said...

I wonder how much $$$ Paul Offit has made off of poisoning our kids???? And those that work at the FDA and IOM who have ties financially to the big pharmacutical companies for that matter--can we say CONFLICT OF INTEREST?!?!?!?!?!?!? I don't understand anyone having faith in these liers in this day and age! They are just out there covering their asses because they know that autism and neurological damaged kids are on the rise since adding 26 more vaccines to the old schedule back in the early '90's. I hate when doctors say that the rise is due to better recognition---always have to pat themselves on the back for being masters of the universe---doctors ego's SUCK and so does autism (or better yet heavy metal poisoned and toxic kids!)

Ozzy

Anonymous said...

Justa Mom 2 three

Thank you for your words of wisdom. Both entertaining and informative.
Your son is very lucky to have a mother that is willing to go outside the limits of the insidious "norm" that the medical community has created for ourselves.

Another Mom said...

I do believe you've hit the nail on the head!!

The USA does not have an increase in the rate of Autism.

The increase is in the number of "mercury poisoned children who have been mislabeled autistic."

I don't believe anyone could have said it better than you have.

Thank you, JB.

So, then the true problems are: that the symptoms are one in the same, and the fact that the powers that be do not want to admit mercury-poisoning to be the cause of the epidemic.

But, can you blame them? "Autism" just sounds so much warmer and fuzzier than "mercury-poisoning"!

Anonymous said...

Since there is an obvious increase in the number of children with autism and those numbers increased as the number of childhood vaccines increased we know what causes autism like behavours, learning disanilitires and disese in children. The vaccines cause it. But what do the powers that be put the increased numbers down to? Doctors admit there are more kids with problems, but what do they think the problems are caused by? Any one know?