Petition to FDA
FDA: Don’t shut down our access to needed stem cell therapy treatment
I’m Roxana and I’ve been living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for the past 14 years. I have good days and bad days. The worst days come when my body turns on me. Thanks to stem cell therapies, I have far fewer bad days and have reclaimed my life. Unfortunately, new regulations could threaten my ability to get these treatments. When I first received my diagnosis in 2002, my doctors prescribed a variety of drugs, commonly prescribed to treat MS symptoms. However, over time, I developed an allergy toward these medications. Other medications had no impact on my worst MS symptoms. After living with MS for four years, my treatment was at a dead end. But I refused to give up. I continued to research treatment options for my MS symptoms -- which is how I learned about stem cell therapies. I received my first bone marrow stem cell therapy in 2006 at clinic in Germany. The results were amazing. Since 2013, I’ve received adipose stem cell therapy at a California clinic once a year. According to my neurologist, the regular stem cell therapy has enabled me to maintain my ability to walk, long after most MS patients are in wheelchairs, or completely bed-ridden. But certain interests aligned with the pharmaceutical industry want the FDA to reclassify stem cell therapies as a type of pharmaceutical treatment -- which would force each individual stem cell clinic to go through the costly and rigorous drug approval process. This would force clinics to close across the country and prevent people like me from getting the treatment I’ve come to rely upon for an unknown number of years. It’s simply unfair. Please sign this petition telling the FDA to ACT NOW and allow stem cell therapy clinics to continue making these treatment options available to the public.
Petition to Bernie Sanders, Bernie Sanders, Michael Bennet, Al Franken, Mark Kirk, Rand Paul, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Janet Woodcock, M.D., Robert Temple, M.D., John Jenkins, M.D., Theresa M. Mullin, Ph.D., Stephen Ostroff, M.D., Robert Califf, M.D., Sheldon Whitehouse, Tammy Baldwin, Elizabeth Warren, Chris Murphy, Johnny Isakson, Barack Obama, William Dunn, M.D., Rich Moscicki, Eric Bastings
Accelerate FDA Approval of Genervon's GM604 To Help Fight ALS
My uncle Russell is battling ALS, as are so many others today. There is hope though and we need your help to ensure that great people like my uncle get the help and treatment that is just out of reach. This month, Genervon, a privately held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in California, will seek approval from the FDA for a new treatment that has shown remarkable results, GM604. More info here>>Click here for the press release from Genervon We need your help to ensure that the FDA approves the treatment and we also want to petition Genervon to accept Russell into their Compassionate Patient Trial. Russell has already been approved by his doctor for this care. For more information on Russell Wolfe, please read below an article by AZCentral.com that covers his story: Russell Wolfe of Scottsdale, 49, is using his personal battle to inspire others. He's the man behind the largest Christian-film production house that has ever been, Pure Flix, which has had a hand in 70 films since 2005. Its latest release, "God's Not Dead," is the story of a man, played by Kevin Sorbo, struggling to keep his faith while grappling with the tragic early death of his mother. Wolfe lives in the Valley with his wife and two kids. With his business soaring, his life has taken an unexpected turn. Less than a year ago, Wolfe was diagnosed with ALS. "He was speaking fine, walking fine a year ago, everything was normal," said Alyson Wolfe, Russell's wife. "Then in nine, 10 months' time, your world is turned upside down." Christian-film producer, husband and father of two, Russell is losing his muscle strength and coordination. He is battling symptoms of a disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, which affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms don't always progress this quickly. "It's been pretty shocking how fast it's come," said Russell, who speaks slowly and with difficulty. "Over about a five-month period, my voice went to where it is now. My walking was unstable but then went to a cane then to a walker and now every once in a while I use a wheelchair." Russell has been a model client at physical therapy. "I'm just giving it my all and fighting through physical therapy, doing what I know I need to do, within my own power, to get better," he said. "But praying that it's all up to God, because it is." ALS is terminal. Russell knows what he is up against. His positivity, he says, comes from faith. "I mean, you can choose to focus on the negative. What good does that do?" he said. "I think if people could focus on the blessings you still have or the blessing of what you're still able to do, and not focus on what you can't do, you're in a much better place." He also thinks there's a reason we go through what we go through. "So if you look at that in a positive light, take your eyes off yourself and look at the big picture, and you can be a blessing to others," Russell said. This past weekend, dozens of friends and family showed their support for Russell's family and others battling ALS, in the Walk to Defeat ALS, the ALS Association Arizona Chapter's signature event of the year, at Scottsdale Stadium. They showed up for a man demonstrating incredible strength of character and spirit, battling a disease with no cure. "The most important thing for me is to live in the day," Alyson said. "To not let my thoughts get too far ahead and just take it one day at a time," said Russell. "Be in the moment." (AZCentral.com) Click here to tweet directly to the FDA and tell them you stand with the ALS community and support the approval of GM6: http://ctt.ec/6wa_a
Petition to Adam H Putman, Carol Leger, Lawrence J. Hribard PhD (Senior Entomologist), Andrea Leal ( Director FKMCD Management), Phillip Goodman, Jill Cranney Gage, Brandon Pinder (Secretary-Treasurer), Stanley M. Zuba, MD (Commisioner), Beth Ranson, Danny Kolhage, Anderson H. (Andy) Racley, Ileana Ross- Lehtinen, Curtis Allen, George Neugent, Heather Carruthers, David Rice, Sylvia Murphy, Roman Gastesi Jr., Anderson H. (Andy) Rackley, Steven E. Dwinell, Angela Weeks-Samanie, Kelly Friend, Patricia Lucas, Tom McDonald, Commissioner, Dr. Bernadette Dunham, Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez- Cantera, Governor Rick Scott
Say No to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Release in the Florida Keys
Right now, a British company named Oxitec is planning to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the fragile enviroment of the Florida Keys. The company wants to use the Florida Keys as a testing ground for these mutant bugs. Even though the local community in the Florida Keys has spoken -- we even passed an ordinance demanding more testing -- Oxitec is trying to use a loophole by applying to the FDA for an "animal bug" patent. This could mean these mutant mosquitoes could be released at any point against the wishes of locals and the scientific community. We need to make sure the FDA does not approve Oxitec's patent. Nearly all experiments with genetically-modified crops have eventually resulted in unintended consequences: superweeds more resistant to herbicides, mutated and resistant insects also collateral damage to ecosystems. A recent news story reported that the monarch butterfly population is down by half in areas where Roundup Ready GM crops are doused with ultra-high levels of herbicides that wipe out the monarch's favorite milkweed plant. What about our native species of Florida Keys Bats. Are there any studies being conducted to see if these mosquitoes will harm the native bat population? Why would we not expect GM (genetically modified) insects, especially those that bite humans, to have similar unintended negative consequences? Will the more virulent Asian tiger mosquito that also carries dengue fill the void left by reductions in A. aegypti? Will the dengue virus mutate (think antibiotic resistant MRSA) and become even more dangerous? There are more questions than answers and we need more testing to be done. Will the public be able to stop this program from happening if we don't want it? We were told that "public opinion would be taken into account." Dengue fever has been absent from the Florida Keys for years, which indicates the current methods of control and public education are working. What's the rush for this radical approach? Where is the third-party, peer-reviewed research on effectiveness and safety of GM mosquitoes other than Oxitec's own claims of success? Don't let Oxitec bully our community! We say no to genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys!
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, President of the United States
Reject the FDA's Deeming of Vapor Products as Tobacco Products
Soon Congress will be presented with regulations proposing to deem electronic cigarettes and other vapor products as tobacco products, bringing them within the regulatory control of the FDA under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. We, the members of the vaping community, including users of vapor products, current and ex smokers, concerned citizens, and friends and family of those whose lives have been or could be changed by vapor products, urge you to reject the proposed deeming regulations. The classification of vapor products as tobacco products is tenuous at best. While some vapor products do contain nicotine, many do not, and this is where the link to tobacco ends. The goal of the FSPTCA is to minimize the effects of tobacco on public health. In 1976 Professor Michael Russell wrote: “People smoke for nicotine but they die from the tar.”1 Vapor products are free of tobacco, contain no tar, and are not combusted and as such are orders of magnitude less potentially harmful than combustible tobacco.2 In fact, more recent studies that look at nicotine, absent tobacco smoke, show that nicotine is possibly not addictive and could have potential health benefits related to treating Parkinson’s symptoms and staving off Alzheimer’s.3 The Federal government and each state have spent hundreds of millions over decades attempting to discourage people from smoking cigarettes. We now have a viable alternative to tobacco products that could do just that, through tobacco harm reduction. This life changing technology has the potential to accomplish what Tobacco Control has failed to do for the past fifty years, unless it is smothered in its infancy. Vapor products, as a recreational consumer good, have the potential to replace combustible tobacco, keeping millions from potential tobacco related illnesses. According to recent CDC surveys, in the time frame that vapor products have been available, smoking rates in the United States have plummeted to an all time low.4 However, if vapor products are subjected to the same strict regulatory control intended to minimize harm from tobacco products, they could be rendered ineffectual due to the stifling nature of those regulations.5 By rejecting the classification of vapor products as tobacco products we can: 1 Protect access to flavors, which are an integral part of the vapor experience.6 2 Protect access to online sales that allow consumers to procure the equipment and e-liquids that are best suited for their needs. 3 Protect access to all nicotine concentrations, which allow the consumer to tailor their experience to their needs which could range from higher concentrations to aid in transitioning from smoking to nicotine free for enjoyment and maintenance. 4 Protect access to open, reusable container systems that are more cost effective and environmentally friendly. 5 Allow for the continued innovation and refinement of products currently on the market. Vapor products are not tobacco products, they are a safer alternative to tobacco products which may or may not contain nicotine. Vapor products are also a driving force behind thousands of small and medium businesses across the country, creating jobs and feeding the economy, many of which will not survive the exorbitant fee structure of tobacco product approval that has kept the cigarette market in the hands of only the major tobacco companies. The vapor product industry has already gained ground in self regulation by the formation of industry trade groups, and through the active involvement of the consumers.7 Instead of relegating vapor products to tobacco control, a new category of product regulation can be implemented, one that could inspire innovation along with public health and safety. The best way to protect this life altering technology is to not place it under the auspices of the FSPTCA, by not deeming vapor products as tobacco products. #vaporisnottobacco Cited References 1 http://www.bmj.com/content/1/6023/1430.full.pdf+html 2 http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/4/3439 3 http://discovermagazine.com/2014/march/13-nicotine-fix 4 http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p1126-adult-smoking.html 5 http://blog.casaa.org/2014_04_01_archive.html 6 http://vaping.com/data/big-survey-2014-initial-findings-eliquid 7 CASAA.org AEMSA.org SFATA.org Additional Resources: http://notblowingsmoke.org http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/research/research-2015/210-ald http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-health/2015/05/28/research-behind-giving-cigarettes-qa-leading-expert-peter-hajek/ http://mnvapers.com/2014/04/epa-fda-vapor-harmless-children/ http://www.ecigarette-research.org/research/index.php/research/research-2013/135-evaluation-of-the-cytotoxic http://www.casaa.org/Clinical_Research.html http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/18/abstract http://www.ecigalternative.com/ecigarette-studies-research.htm http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtray-blog/2015/05/real-experts-e-cigarettes.html http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4110871/?report=classic
Petition to Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, Jill Stein
Wake up to the scam of the HIV/AIDS industry.
70,000,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS. 35 million people have died. That’s what we’re told by the media & the medical community. Is this really true information or is there something being kept hidden from the public? - Is it really 70 million infections or are we being misled about those numbers? Since 1981, it has been said that five homosexual men have died from the first early cases of the disease. Question is did they really die from the disease or was it really street & recreational drugs that caused their deaths. In 1984, it was announced by our government that the “Probable Cause of AIDS” has been found. Then, the next day, a HIV blood test was patented. - Question is was the “probable cause of AIDS” really discovered or has the mainstream & medical scientists been playing the masses for fools all these years? (Example: French co-discoverer Luc Montagnier ADMITTED that HIV was not purified back in 1997 on French TV & American co-discoverer Dr. Robert Gallo was in an 1998 interview that he said, “No Evidence. Didn’t isolate virus”. This is all in reference to HIV/AIDS research. It’s also said that people who are allegedly HIV-positive, can be criminally prosecuted, if they don’t inform their partners of their alleged HIV status. - Question is why are people being persecuted & locked up over something that MAY NOT EVEN EXIST? It’s also said that the HIV tests save lives & inform people that the antibodies mean that they are infected with the HIV virus. - Question is why do the HIV test manufacturers ADMIT in their package inserts of three basic disclosures: 1) The tests (Elisa, Western Blot, PCR, Oraquick) that are used for so-called HIV diagnosis actually DO NOT diagnose people at all with HIV, 2) The tests are NOT AT ALL INTENDED to diagnose patients with HIV & 3) That Patients should follow-up with alternative testing & even those alternative tests, in their fine print, say the same thing, “Do not diagnose patients with HIV.” Also, those HIV tests misdiagnose patients of up to 70+ medical conditions that have nothing to do with HIV. It’s also said that Africans, especially in South Africa & even Asian countries are more likely to contract the alleged “HIV virus”, than developed nations, especially in Europe & the Middle East. Is that really the case or is there something being kept from the public that they don't want us to know about. It’s time, ladies & gentlemen, that a reform needs to be made within the medical, pharmaceutical, charity organizations, surrounding this issue. - Question is does Electromagnetic Testing prove that HIV doesn’t really exist & why is it automatically assumed by the WHO, CDC, NIH, & FDA, many Africans & third-world citizens have “AIDS” or “HIV+” and they are given poisonous drugs to “treat” them, instead of correcting their actual problems: 1) poverty, 2) hunger & starvation, 3) famine, 4) unsanitary drinking water and 5) malnutrition. Ask yourself this question: Do the charity, scientific, medical & pharmaceutical industries really care about you & individuals or are they just simply wolves in sheep’s clothing, leeching off the poor & helping the rich. Also, it’s time for us, taxpaying, hard-working people to demand the truth to come out involving this issue, hold those responsible accountable, ask questions that have never been asked before, contact your governor, senator, congressman & SPEAK UP about this issue. Yes, even inform your doctor or caretaker about this issue, also. It’s time to get to the heart about why this is still a failure as of 2017 & actually find out for ourselves of why people are getting sicker than even before. Check out these sources to see the evidence. 1) houseofnumbers.com 2) omsj.org/category/issues/hivaids 3) HelpforHIV.com 4) Consciousdr.com 5) Rense.com 6) Virusmyth.com 7) Youtube.com (In the Search Box, type in either "House of Numbers", "HIV: Fact or Fraud", "Positively False: Birth of a Heresy", "The Science of Panic", or "Interview with Dr Robert Gallo - Geneva World AIDS Conference 1998". 8) Whale.to/aids.html 9) robertscottbell.com 10) aras.ab.ca/test-disclaimers.html 11) fda.gov (Type in "HIV Medications and HIV Tests" in the Search box & read the Black Box warning labels carefully). 12) virusmyth.com/aids/data/cjtestfp.htm 13) NaturalCures.com 14) garynull.com 15) NaturalNews.com 16) Google "Fear of the Invisible" by Janine Roberts 17) Duesberg.com 18) behindthefear.com 19) truthbarrier.com 20) reducetheburden.org 21) thecaseagainsthiv.net 22) Mercola.com 23) hiv.viralforensics.com 24) theperthgroup.com 25) bobbywrussell.com/veteran-news.html Also, check out the Facebook page named, "Rethinking AIDS". In closing, we need to file lawsuits against the "HIV/AIDS" industry because of a lie people have lived since 1981 that has led to millions of people being poisoned to death by both past & present lethal Anti-Retroviral medications (AZT, DDI, Truvada, etc.) & people's lives have changed for the worse by testing on "so-called HIV tests" that do not detect any HIV infection. People, it's time to hold the medical & pharmaceutical industries accountable for these criminal acts & it's also time to take our lives back from these industries, which has also costed us billions of our hard-earned tax dollars since the 1980s. Thank You. #QuestionHIVTheory #StoptheHIVAIDSFraud
Petition to Food and Drug Administration, President of the United States
Approve Hyperbaric Oxygen for Off-Label Conditions (Cerebral Palsy, Autism, MS, etc.)
Hi! My name is Christian Huber, and I have mild cerebral palsy. I am 18 years old, and I have written a petition! Would you please take the time to read, sign, and share it if you support it? It would help me, and so many others with brain injuries! :) Here is what you will see in my Description section: 1) Petition Updates 2) My Story 3) Agreement in Which Petition Signer Abides By 4) Collet Study Fraud Information 5) External Resources 6) References *Photo on main page of petition from the Colorado Center for Hyperbaric Medicine * ___________________________________________________________________ UPDATE (10/29/2017): Eden Carlson and her family were featured on Megyn Kelly Today for her miraculous almost complete reversal of brain damage! :) Please, FDA, approve this treatment for little girls like Eden! To see the show segment, click this link: https://www.today.com/video/meet-the-mom-whose-toddler-recovered-from-near-fatal-drowning-1064219715625 To view Eden Carlson's case report published by Dr. Paul G. Harch, one of the leading experts in hyperbaric oxygen therapy, click this link: http://www.medgasres.com/article.asp?issn=2045-9912;year=2017;volume=7;issue=2;spage=144;epage=149;aulast=Harch To donate to the Eden Fund, click this link: http://www.hyperbaricmedicalfoundation.org/the-eden-fund To join the "Eden's Miracles" public Facebook group, click this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EdensMiracles/ To view the International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation's Facebook page, click this link: https://www.facebook.com/hyperbaricmedicalfoundation/ (This is the company that sponsors the "Eden Fund" initiative). In the segment, Megyn Kelly mentioned that Duke University is studying hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Taking into account what NBC Medical Contributor Dr. Natalie Azar said regarding HBOT research, I'm looking forward to seeing the results of (hopefully!) a randomized, double-blind controlled trial from Duke University supporting the use of HBOT in brain injury. Although, it's not really necessary for them to study this therapy more since there are "...1000+ articles of HBOT efficacy in 50+ peer reviewed journals" (David Freels). But, if yet another study is what it takes for the FDA to approve HBOT, I'm all for it! Resource Used for this Update: http://davidfreels.com/atlanta.copywriter.pdfs/davidfreels.com.pdfs.html _________________________________________________________________ Part 1 of Description (My Story): “I have officially diagnosed your son with mild cerebral palsy,” said the doctor. At that very moment, my life changed, and so did my parents’ lives. Because I shared my mother’s womb with my identical twin who died, I was born two months prematurely on October 8, 1999. As a result, my lungs weren’t fully developed, and I didn’t take one necessary breath when I was supposed to, and my brain suffered because of that loss of oxygen. My parents were unaware at that moment of how important that one breath of oxygen would be to my developing brain, and they would have no idea how it would affect me in the future. Although mild, my cerebral palsy is a life-altering developmental disability that has affected me since the day I was born. Fast forward 18 years from the day I was born, and my brain still hasn’t changed. I still need assistance with skills that are considered to be easy to other people, such as finding something in the house, getting a knot out of my shoe, or doing any other life skill or activity that you could think of. I currently take occupational therapy (OT) to work on those skills, and activities such as cooking corn muffins and making orzo salad. One of my occupational therapists actually showed me how to wash my mom’s car, since that counts as a life skill, too! He even said to me one time: “Everything’s OT,” meaning that every life skill I do, whether it’s washing a car or making a meal, is considered a part of occupational therapy. In addition to taking occupational therapy, I also currently take physical therapy so that I can loosen and strengthen my spastic leg muscles, improve my balance and coordination, run around the neighborhood, play basketball, and jump rope. Even though these therapies are fun, sometimes I think that they aren't really helping, since I still wake up each morning with tight muscles and a brain that doesn't always work the way it should. Now that I am getting older, however, I am entering the transition phase from high school to college and the workplace. As a result, in two years I will no longer be in school with occupational and physical therapy. Although my parents love me very much, I can feel tension and the sense of urgency between my parents and I. My dad sometimes mentions my age when I can’t do something by saying: “You’re 17 years old, you should know how to do this by now!” I feel as if he sometimes doesn’t know how to take a deep breath, and calmly explain to me how to do something in a step by step way. My mom is also getting nervous about my lack of life skills, despite my academic abilities. She said to me just recently, “We are going to stay at home and work on life skills all summer.” I would love to work on life skills all summer, but I need to heal my brain so that I can learn and grasp life skills quickly and easily. Before I can pursue a neurological healing journey, however, I need the FDA to approve a treatment that has been proven to work: hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and I need all of you to sign my petition. Agreement in Which Petition Signer Abides By: If you sign this petition, you agree: That the FDA should approve hyperbaric oxygen therapy for cerebral palsy and other off-label conditions That insurance companies should pay for hyperbaric oxygen therapy so that patients living with off-label conditions can receive it free of charge References (Part 1): Surabian SR. Developmental disabilities: epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and autism. Journal of the California Dental Association. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11484298 Published June 29, 2001. Accessed March 15, 2017.  TBI Therapy – Colorado Center for Hyperbaric Medicine. Colorado Center for Hyperbaric Medicine. http://www.cohyperbarics.com/tbi-therapy/ Accessed March 15, 2017. ________________________________________________________________ Part 2 of Description (Collet Study Fraud): Another reason why I created this petition was so that the Collet Study could be publicized as a fraud. Read more about it below: Even though medical professionals say that cerebral palsy is incurable, other doctors and medical centers claim that the contrary is true. One website that I visited, Colorado Hyperbarics Center, had an especially intriguing quote on it; one that made me just a tad bit angry inside. It said: “If HBOT could be delivered at the time of the initial insult, much of the damage could be minimized. Unfortunately, clinical practice has not yet caught up to science and so it is extremely rare for a baby to receive HBOT at the time of a suspected birth injury.” The oxygen clinic also mentioned how virtually every abnormality that cerebral palsy is known for can be reversed, and how “It is no longer a question of whether HBOT is effective for CP, but whether a child has access to and reimbursement for HBOT.” The information in that quote is very powerful, however some HBOT skeptics will do everything they can to disprove this treatment, including citing the famous randomized, double-blind study published in the Lancet in 2001 by Dr. Jean Paul Collet. Critics of the treatment say that because the official interpretation of the study claims that HBOT did not improve the condition of children with CP, HBOT should not be considered a viable treatment for cerebral palsy. However, Drs. Paul Harch, Michael Uszler and Pierre Marois all presented the facts about HBOT when they testified in court on August 9, 2006. The "petitioner" in the court case wanted Georgia Medicaid to reimburse him for treatments. Despite opposition, the testimonies of Drs. Harch, Uszler, and Marois all provided sufficient evidence to prove that HBOT can treat CP, and the judge ruled in favor of the petitioner. Georgia Medicaid is now required to reimburse in such cases. Read more about the court case in citation . One of the “principal co-authors” in the study, Dr. Pierre Marois, indicated during the court case mentioned above that Collet did not follow the recommended protocol for the study. This is because Collet did not include a control group (a group that did not receive treatment), along with the one group that received HBOT 1.75 times normal pressure at sea level, and another group that received air at 1.3 times normal pressure. Dr. Marois said that the physicians involved in the study knew that “…the improvements measured in this study were more impressive than all those measured with recognized therapies. Experience taught us there had never been that level of improvement in CP children prior to the study and it was dishonest to conclude it was attributable solely to a participation effect.”  Dr. Marois eventually goes on to say that even though he and other physicians involved in this study wanted to interpret the results of the study, “…Collet who had no knowledge or experience with HBOT or CP decided to interpret the results by himself. His conclusion was that the improvement was a placebo effect, an ironic finding since there was no true placebo group.” Dr. Marois says that “there was a big dispute over his interpretation of the results.” Dr. Collet, despite having a dispute with his colleagues, decided to send the article to the Lancet for publication, as long as all references to the word placebo were removed. Even after all the above evidence was provided in court to confirm Collet’s medical fraud, Dr. Marois drops a bombshell by saying: “Even when the article was published, Collet and the FRSQ, in the official governmental communiqués, falsified the title and the conclusion of the article to make everyone believe that the results of the study showed that the improvements were secondary to placebo effect. In fact, we have all the evidence to show that the improvements were the effect of both treatments administered with lower pressures.”  Wow. This just proves that hyperbaric oxygen works, and the critics of this therapy need to stop citing this fraudulent study to support their views. Aside from the court case, Dr. Collet has expressed during his speech at the International Conference on Cerebral Palsy in Quebec City, Canada on May 2, 2003 that (extra words such as “is” are removed for clarity): "...the hyperbaric center is in fact not a good practice because there was no regulation, and I wanted to prevent them to practice.”  Why does everyone believe that Collet’s study is credible, when he himself admitted that his primary goal during this study was to prevent hyperbaric oxygen clinics from practicing? In conclusion, the evidence above from the Colorado Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Dr. Pierre Marois all prove that hyperbaric oxygen therapy is effective for the treatment of cerebral palsy. It can also treat many conditions, including: autism, migraines, cancer, dementia, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and more. I, and others need to experience the healing benefits of this scientifically proven treatment! Let’s rally together in support of this therapy so that the FDA can approve hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of cerebral palsy and other off-label conditions! Also, let's demand that Dr. Collet edit his fraudulent study to promote the truth about hyperbaric oxygen and cerebral palsy (CP)! References (Part 2): Cure. cerebralpalsy.org. http://www.cerebralpalsy.org/about-cerebral-palsy/cure Accessed March 15, 2017.  TBI Therapy – Colorado Center for Hyperbaric Medicine. Colorado Center for Hyperbaric Medicine. http://www.cohyperbarics.com/tbi-therapy/ Accessed March 15, 2017. : "Collet / FRSQ case of medical fraud against children with Cerebral Palsy." Collet / FRSQ case of medical fraud against children with Cerebral Palsy. Quebec Association of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2017. : "Direct Testimony of Pierre Marois, M.D." Quebec Association of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Quebec Association of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2017. : Collet, Dr. Jean-Paul. "May 2nd, 2003 - Transcripts from Jean-Paul Collet's talk in Quebec." Quebec Association of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Quebec Association of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, 2 May 2003. Web. 10 Apr. 2017. After reading Parts 1 and 2 of my Description, please see below for external resources relating to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. ___________________________________________________________________ External Resources: Conditions for HBOT (long list that I found!): https://oxfordhbot.com/treatment-indications/ Collet Study Fraud from the Quebec Association of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: http://www.therapiehyperbare.com/en/index_en.html Georgia Medicaid Court Decision (in which father David Freels and his brain-injured son got reimbursed for HBOT treatment): http://davidfreels.com/pdfs/files/GeorgiaMedicaidDecision.pdf Direct Testimony of Pierre Marois, M.D during Georgia Medicaid Court Decision: http://www.therapiehyperbare.com/images/hyperbare/2006-06_georgia_medicaid_dr_marois.PDF David Freels (father of son with brain injury who was reimbursed by Medicaid for HBOT): http://davidfreels.com/ Medicaid for Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBOT) Yahoo Group: https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/medicaidforhbot/info?referrer=StemCells Mums National Parent-to-Parent Network (HBOT advocacy group): http://www.mums-network.org/index.htm Chamber of Hope providing free HBOT in Florida to families: http://cpfamilynetwork.org/resource-tag/free-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy/ AND http://cpfamilynetwork.org/resources/chamber-of-hope-charity-providing-free-hyperbaric-center-for-children-inc-florida/ Nano-devices that cross blood-brain barrier open door to treatment of cerebral palsy, other neurologic disorders (scientific study): https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120423104015.htm (Oxygen could be placed inside these dendrimers to cross blood brain barrier as an alternative to hyperbaric oxygen and ozone therapy)
Petition to Food and Drug Administration, United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Dark Chocolate Food Labeling: Tell the FDA to Stop the Deception!
The FDA has not set a standard of identity for dark chocolate even though there are FDA standards for milk chocolate and white chocolate. Consumers are being deceived into thinking they are eating healthy dark chocolate, while actually consuming fake chocolate made from vegetable fats (usually palm oil). Without a standard of identity, companies are more apt to mislabel a product ‘dark chocolate’ on the front of a package without using real dark chocolate ingredients! By law, if vegetable fat coatings are used, the ingredients list must state “chocolaty” or “chocolate flavored coating and vegetable oil.” That is the only way you would know it is not REAL dark chocolate. Sometimes the listing will illegally state “dark chocolate coating.” If the ingredients include alternative vegetable fats (palm oil, palm kernel oil, cottonseed oil, etc.), then it is not real dark chocolate. Why would consumers knowingly choose unhealthy fake chocolate coated snacks when there are many proven health benefits from eating REAL dark chocolate? 1. REAL dark chocolate has health benefits. Dark chocolate is loaded with flavonoids and has many health benefits. Research studies have found that dark chocolate may have a positive impact on memory, brain performance, heart health, blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke risk, mood, stress, and longevity. It may also boost workouts and reduce food cravings. When companies use palm oil in place of cocoa butter, the substitution may have a negative impact on the health of a consumer since palm oil has been shown to raise bad cholesterol (LDL). Cocoa butter has been shown to be a neutral fat that does not raise LDL cholesterol. Many consumers eat dark chocolate for enjoyment and the antioxidant benefits it provides. The benefit of added antioxidants is eliminated when cholesterol raising fats, like palm oil, counterbalance the antioxidants benefit in the cocoa. 2. REAL dark chocolate tastes better. The three components of REAL dark chocolate are cocoa powder (non-fat solids) and cocoa butter from the cacao bean with a small amount of real sugar to cut the bitterness. Cocoa butter melts below body temperature, releasing the flavor immediately in your mouth. When fake chocolate is used, cocoa butter is replaced with a vegetable fat (usually palm oil), imparting a waxy texture and too sweet taste because the chocolate does not melt in your mouth. 3. Companies are valuing their bottom line, not their ingredients! Vegetable fats are cheaper ingredients. They do not need to be shipped or stored with strict temperature controls, so companies save on the cost of shipping and storing real dark chocolate. Others lack technical expertise to produce REAL dark chocolate. 4. Consumers deserve to get what they pay for! Many are paying for what they believe is REAL dark chocolate and instead being sold a fake dark chocolate substitution. NuGo Nutrition, the company that makes REAL dark chocolate coated protein bars for many lifestyles, urges the FDA to create a standard of identity for dark chocolate. Consumers deserve to know what is in their food!
Petition to Food and Drug Administration
Ban Prescription Medication Commercials!
There's no doubt that all people who watch television notice the rise in advertisement of prescription drug medication. What I find appalling with these commercials is the way they make people believe they may be sick. For example, there is a medication commercial for an add-on antidepressant, for those who feel like the one they have is not enough. These health concerns should be discussed with one's physician. Another reason why I disagree with allowing these ads to air is the financial aspect. These commercials are airing at an alarming rate which means pharmaceutical companies are paying large amounts of money for these ads. Money that could go towards aiding children and seniors with medications they need, and often struggle to afford. Lastly, I do not find the advertisements appropriate for children, and especially young adults. Teens and young adults are at a very impressionable, confusing time of their life and do not need to see commercials in which they feel like medication is easily available and always the solution. They especially should be speaking with their pediatricians, parents and trusted adults with how they feel and finding better solutions than drugs.