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Industry Shadows the PA Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce (PITF) - Part 1

Part 1 of a series Connecting the Dots of Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce (PITF)

Please be patient for publication of other parts, there are many people on PITF and many dots to connect. 4,662 more words

It sounded so exotic to me...

It sounded so exotic to me…the jungles, the flowers, the Amazon, tropical drinks by an invisible edge pool…but when I actually went to South America I found the truth of the place to be something quite unexpected. 8,201 more words

Historical Research

What Really Happened At The Missouri Institute of Psychiatry - CIA, MKUltra and Scientology

“The best safeguard against abuses in the future is a complete public accounting of the abuses of the past.”
— Senator Edward Kennedy on MKULTRA… 23,534 more words

Historical Research

Making the Data fit the Hypothesis is not Science: The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), "Weasel Phrases," "Framing" and "Data-Dredging."

Principles of Addiction Medicine devotes a chapter to Physician Health Programs. Written by Paul Earley, M.D., FASAM,1 Earley states that the lifetime prevalence of substance abuse or addiction in physicians found by Hughes… 739 more words

Addiction Medicine

Michael Lawrence Langan, M.D. reblogged this on Disrupted Physician and commented:

This is an example of language framing. Language framing uses words and phrases to direct attention to a point of view to advance a vested interest. In this case the use of the phrase “honest and denial free” in the context of physician reporting imparts associative meaning to the reader. As denial is a recurring motif and cardinal attribute of physician addiction according to the paradigm, the connotation is that the reports by physicians may have been influenced by dishonesty and denial while face-to-face interviews done by “trained” interviewers were not. “Framing” is another propaganda technique designed to tell the audience how to interpret the information given through context. The message here is that the somewhat less lifetime prevalence of substance abuse and addiction in physicians found by anonymous mail survey may be underreported as a result of both methodology and denial. [caption id="attachment_49888" align="aligncenter" width="660"]Slide08 AMSA is now known as the ASAM[/caption] But in actual fact there is a large body of research regarding “social desirability bias” that shows the converse to be true.

The Two Robert Whitakers And The Two Subjects: Bad Psychiatry and The British "Started" Interpol

 

Imagine my surprise when I came across not one but two Robert Whitakers both having some very important information/views on what I’m researching right now. 8,883 more words

Historical Research

Making the Data fit the Hypothesis is not Science: The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), "Weasel Phrases," "Framing" and "Data-Dredging."

Principles of Addiction Medicine devotes a chapter to Physician Health Programs. Written by Paul Earley, M.D., FASAM,1 Earley states that the lifetime prevalence of substance abuse or addiction in physicians found by Hughes… 739 more words

Addiction Medicine

Disrupted Physician 101.4--The "Impaired Physician Movement" takeover of State Physician Health Programs

Forget what you see
Some things they just change invisibly–Elliott Smith

Physician Impairment

The Sick Physician: Impairment by Psychiatric Disorders, Including Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, … 865 more words

ASAM

Michael Lawrence Langan, M.D. reblogged this on Disrupted Physician and commented:

These ASAM "addiction experts" have become so numerous they have been able to take over almost all the state Physician Health Programs (PHPs). Their national association—the Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP)--has a stated goal of universal acceptance of the 12-step doctrine: lifelong abstinence, and spiritual recovery as the one and only treatment, as spelled out in the "PHP Blueprint." Very much like Straight, Inc in the 70s and 80s, they have cast a wide net with doctors to ensnare them in an endless loop of drug testing and rehab—whether the tests are fabricated or not. The doctors will enjoy no sympathy from the public, and complaining about it is deemed a sign of your “disease.” Furthermore, ASAM recommends that physicians only be referred to “PHP approved” facilities. The medical directors of these facilities can all be found on this list of ”Like-Minded Docs.” Surprisingly, many Like-Minded Docs were former addicts and alcoholics, some even with criminal backgrounds. There are felons and even double-felons on the list. It's a rehab shell game. Heads I win tails you lose. And the program is expanding. The organization that oversees the licensing for all medical doctors, the Federation of State Medical Boards, adopted a new policy and approved the concept of “potentially impairing illness” and the Orwellian notion of "relapse without use." Signals for "impairment can be as benign as not having "complete accurate, and up-to-date patient medical records” according to Physician Health Services, the Massachusetts PHP. Despite the overwhelming amount of paperwork Doctors now have, incomplete or illegible records could be construed as a red flag, since as Associate Direct of PHS Judith Eaton notes “when something so necessary is not getting done, it is prudent to explore what else might be going on." The question is, who is next?"