Saturday, September 5, 2009

Remote Attendance via internet radio and webinars to the Conference

National Medical Whistleblower Conference

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Sept 11-13, 2009

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Registration for National Medical Whistleblower Conference Internet Webinars is a free service of Medical Whistleblower and is offered to all interested persons in the USA, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.

There is opportunity for up to 1,000 attendees with up to 6 possible presenters.
The webinars occurring on Friday Sept 11, 2009 and Saturday Sept 12, 2009 will be:

How should we address workplace bullying?

Webinar ID: 490280042
Date/Time: Fri, Sep 11, 2009 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT (Central Time - Kansas, USA 0r GMT -6:00)
Registration Web Link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/490280042
United States Attendee: +1 516 453 0014, access code 437992750
Webinar Password is: Medical Whistleblower

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress

Webinar ID: 555179275
Date/Time: Fri, Sep 11, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
Registration Web Link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/555179275
United States Attendee: +1 516 453 0014, access code 250408115
Webinar Password is: Medical Whistleblower

Protecting Medical Whistleblowers

Webinar ID: 251216291

Date/Time: Sat. Sep 12, 2009 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
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United States Attendee: +1 516 453 0014, access code 440628368
Webinar Password is: Medical Whistleblower

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Friday, September 4, 2009

National Medical Whistleblower Conference Agenda

National Medical Whistleblower Conference
Lawrence Union Pacific Depot Conference and Visitor Center,
402 N 2nd St, Lawrence, KS 66044 785-865-4499 visinfo@visitlawrence.com

Our hope is that you will be engaged enough by what you discover in these creative workshops to partner with us to use the creative arts to change the attitudes of the American public and the governmental authorities. Most programs are open to the public for free are designated with an *** there are a few exceptions open only to registered Medical Whistleblower Participants.

Friday Sept. 11, 2009

9:00 -10AM Registration, Meet and Greet at the Pacific Union Conference Center, Lawrence, KS

10:00 –11:30 AM
*** How should we address workplace bullying?
Workplace bullying causes stress on the bullied target. Learn about the dynamics of this kind of psychological violence and how to counteract it. We will learn from the research by those who study this phenomena and discuss ways to stop it.

11:30-Noon

*** The Jupriena Stein Story
Listen to the poignant story of Ms. Jupriena Stein as she tells of her experience as a patient within the Kaiser Permanente system in California and her struggle to find the truth of what really happened to her.

Noon-2 PM Lunch at Stone Creek Restaurant

2:30-3:30 PM
*** Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
Providing compassionate care to a whistleblower who is experiencing retaliation trauma is an essential element in facilitating their return to a meaningful and fulfilling life. We will discuss how symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress can be decreased and the joy of life again restored.

3:30-5:00 PM
Only registered Medical Whistleblower Participants
MW UN Defenders of Human Rights – How to present cases to the Office of the High Commissioner in Geneva. Learn about the provisions within the UN treaties that protect the rights of Human Rights Defenders.

5:00-6:00 PM Dinner

6:00-7:30 PM
*** Welcome Address by Lawrence City Mayor Robert Chestnut
With additional remarks by Dr. Janet Parker DVM

Saturday Sept. 12, 2009

9:00 -9:15AM Registration, Meet and Greet at the Pacific Union Conference Center, Lawrence, KS

9:15-Noon
*** Writing and the Expressive Arts How to get your message out
Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Schultz and Dr. Anne Haehl

Have questions about the writing life or telling your story? Please bring them to Saturday's workshop from 9:00 to noon at Signs of Life. We will focus on the interests of participants, whether it's publication, writing a compelling narrative, journaling for healing, poetry, or other kinds of writing.

We will consider the life stories of three people. All three of them have published their stories or memoirs and have used them to create grass roots movements: Candy Lightner, who founded Mothers Against Drunk Driving; John Walsh of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; and Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea and co-founder of the Central Asian Institute. Let's see what we can learn from them regarding how to write a compelling narrative and how to get our stories out.

Noon-2PM Lunch at Teller’s Restaurant

2PM -2:15
*** Video of Government Accountability Project Director, Attorney Tom Devine’s testimony in front of the US Congress discussing the importance of Whistleblower Protections

2:15-3:00 PM
*** Protecting Medical Whistleblowers
Discussion of who are the medical whistleblowers, why do they step forward to tell truth to power and what happens to them when they do.

3:00-4:00 PM
*** Panel Discussion regarding Protecting Whistleblower Challenges
Guests – Attorney Jeffrey Grass, Attorney Alan Ullberg, Dr. David Burress PhD, Dr. Blake Moore MD, Dr. Judy Marley-Moore PhD, Judith Grant RN

4:00-5:00 PM
Only registered Medical Whistleblower Participants
MW Medical Whistleblower Case Presentations
This program is open to all Registered Medical Whistleblowers, interested Attorneys and all officers and officials in Law Enforcement or the DOJ. Do no harm is a ethical principle of medicine but also of law enforcement. Law Enforcement Officers are our partners in the investigation of whistleblower complaints and providing protection to whistleblowers so as to decrease witness retaliation. Let us join in meaningful discussion of our common goals and problems as we move forward to more collaboration and cooperation.

5:00-6:00 PM Dinner

6:00-7:30 PM
*** The Spirit Within - A interfaith panel will discuss the benefits of spiritual strength for whistleblowers. Led by Pastor Peter Steimle from Lawrence KS.

A social and spiritual network is an important aspect of our support system. The grueling nature of being a whistleblower eventually takes its toll on each of us. As Medical Whistleblowers we are isolated and traumatized by the retaliation that inevitably happens. During this journey we will need a deep spiritual inner strength to sustain us. A panel of interfaith religious experts will discuss how to find spiritual strength to sustain us through adversity.




Sunday Sept 13, 2009
Group Workshops on Areas of Common Interest
Picnic Lunch at Overlook Park on Clinton Lake

National Medical Whistleblower Conference

Sept. 11-13, 2009
Lawrence Union Pacific Depot Conference and Visitor Center
402 N 2nd St, Lawrence, KS 66044
For directions call + 1 785-865-4499
visinfo@visitlawrence.com

Contact: Dr. Janet Parker DVM MedicalWhistleblower@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free Webinars Friday Sept 11, 2009

National Medical Whistleblower Conference
Sept 11-13, 2009
If you can’t attend the National Medical Whistleblower Conference in Lawrence, KS in person join us on our internet connections through GoToWebinar and BlogTalk Radio. 
Medical Whistleblower has just opened registration for the National Medical Whistleblower Conference,  reserve your spot now in the Friday webinars.
These Webinars are FREE.
Attend the webinar from the comfort of your own home or office through your internet connection.  No special equipment needed.  Registration for National Medical Whistleblower Conference Internet Webinars is a free service of Medical Whistleblower and is offered to all interested persons in the USA, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. 
There is opportunity for up to 1,000 attendees with up to 6 possible presenters. 
The webinars occurring on Friday Sept 11, 2009 will be:
How should we address workplace bullying?
Webinar ID: 490280042
Date/Time: Fri, Sep 11, 2009 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress
Webinar ID: 555179275
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
Registration Web Link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/555179275

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Rep. Lynn Jenkins hold Town Hall Meeting at the Dole Center, Lawrence KS

Republican Representative Lynn Jenkins of the Kansas' Second Congressional district held an open meeting yesterday at the Robert Dole Center in Lawrence Kansas. I attended as did many other concerned Lawrence citizens. Kansas Health Care for All was there in force including myself seated in the front row right behind Kansas State Senator Marci Fancisco (who is respectfully seated on the floor). I have never met a politician as in touch with the people as Marci Francisco, who I admire greatly. Marci Francisco is a Kansas Democrat from District 2. I had wished to give her my seat, but knowing that I was disabled she offered to sit on the floor in front of me. Next to me is Hilda Enouch, wearing a sign on her chest. She is a compassionate and dedicated social activist and major leader in our community and wonderful woman from the Lawrence Jewish Community Center. Hilda is a staunch supporter of the public option and the single payer system. Next to Hilda is Mary Blythe also from Kansas Health Care for all and a Lawrence voter. Next to her is Richard Heckler (cap on his head and wearing a red shirt) a very active Lawrence citizen who also took the stand at the mike to strongly support the public option and HR676, John Conyers bill for a single payer option. Next to Richard (Dickie) is Margo Gordon also a very active member of the Lawrence Community and a Kansas Health Care for All member, she is a representative of the seniors in our community and dedicated to support care for the elderly and disabled. In front of Richard Heckler, seated on the floor and next to Senator Marci Francisco is our venerable leader Dr. David Goering MD, from the Lawrence Memorial Hospital and volunteer at the local access clinic. Dr. David Goering has strong support from many doctors at our local hospital for his advocacy to see that we get universal health care coverage. Dr. David Goering MD spoke eloquently at the mike about the critical need to have appropriate discussion with family and the patient for end of life care decisions so that compassionate and appropriate care be given in accordance with a valid doctor patient relationship. Dr. David Goering MD disliked the opposition’s rhetoric to this important end of life consultation being characterized by those who oppose a public option as being a death panel. All of us in the medical community who help families through these kinds of crises know how emotional these private confidential consultations really are and how difficult the ethical questions are for those involved. Also included in the picture on the right in the front row is Attorney Vashti Winterberg JD (blue jeans, glasses and short brown hair) who has appeared on my radio show discussing the HR 676 option. In addition Dr. Elizabeth Schultz PhD (red sweater, arms crossed) from the Oread Friends Meeting (Quaker – Religious Society of Friends) is seated in the second row on the left hand side. In the front row on the left hand side is John Poertner also from Oread Friends Meeting. Out of sight on the far right was Dr. David Burress (PhD in Economics) who is President of the AAI board and represents Ad Astra Institute, Inc. which is a non profit public policy think tank to explore statewide issues related to Kansas. I serve with him on the Ad Astra board as Secretary of the Board of AAI. Dr. David Burress took the stand to discuss the statewide survey of Kansas voters that clearly shows that 65% of Kansas citizens polled would welcome a single payer system. In addition to those mentioned several dedicated students from University of Kansas and younger Kansas voters took the stand to urge Representative Lynn Jenkins to read carefully President Obama’s plan and to consider all the research data available. One gentleman who came to present the Scandinavian perspective talked about the Swedish system which is a single payer system and provides universal coverage to all.

Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins has faced a slew of bad front page headlines recently in regards to her stand on health care reform. Jenkins has even publicly admitted she failed to read the legislation she's voted on. Despite billing the town hall event as a chance to discuss health insurance reform, Rep. Jenkins spent the better part of the meeting avoiding the issue -- no doubt because she sensed the crowd was anxious to discuss the public option. The crowd made it clear that they were going to talk about health care. After 15 minutes, some audience members grew restless and spoke over Jenkins, telling her they wanted to talk about health care. "We will get there," Jenkins said, and then added that she had done 26 town hall meetings so far and had never had a group treat her with such disrespect.

"You need to be respectful to us," an audience member countered.

The health care activists made it clear when the audience was invited to come to the mike to ask questions that they wanted to know why their representative hadn’t reviewed the research findings of the WHO and other international sources of information about health care programs worldwide. Many came to the mike to inform their elected representative of her responsibility to represent her constituents.

In this meeting she finally told us that she would now read the health bills that she had previously opposed. I hope that we gave Rep. Lynn Jenkins something to think about as she returns to Washington DC to vote on upcoming Health Reform Legislation.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Foster Children Speak out About Forced Drugging

It has been estimated that 70% of the US prison population was once in foster care. Three in 10 of the nation's homeless adults report foster care history. This points out an obvious problem within our social service network. We must be failing these needy children. There are inadequacies in supervision of the placement of these children, clear indications of corruption within the system as well as neglect of the children’s needs. Child placement agencies, foster parents, and residential treatment centers get paid a daily sum for the care of a foster child. These allocated amounts are based on the Federal entitlement system IV-e and are based on the level of care the child needs. The more difficult the child is to care for the higher the daily payment for care. Thus it is in the interest of the state agencies, social service workers, foster parents, and therapeutic clinicians to make the child appear on paper to need the highest level of care possible. Many foster children are labeled with more than one psychological diagnosis in order to upgrade their status to a higher level. Foster care daily rates run from $17 per day to $1,000 per day. A child diagnosed with a mental disorder and placed on psychiatric drugs is worth more than a child without problems. Let us hear first hand from some of these foster children who were interviewed at a Foster Care Alumni meeting and asked about their experiences in Child Protective Services while still wards of the state.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Airline Passenger Rights


It’s Time for U.S. Airline Passenger Rights Legislation
August 23, 2009
By Tim Cummins
I was never a great fan of government legislation as a way to drive corporate performance. In the same spirit, I prefer contracts without massive penalty and liability clauses. I like to believe that organizations are driven by a desire to do the right thing and to maintain a positive market image and good relationships with customers. But I must admit that the U.S. airline industry has managed to change my mind. Continental Express Flight 2816 en route from Houston to Minneapolis, but stranded needlessly overnight in close-by Rochester on August 8th is only the most recent example of a structural industry disregard for customers.
Recently, my young son was due to leave New York but was delayed some 6 hours. During that time, the airline kept him and his fellow passengers, from an over-booked flight, captive in a non air-ventilated room. They refused to give information; they denied requests for any sort of refreshment, even water; and of course they used ‘security’ as a heavy-handed deterrent to any sort of passenger complaint.
When it comes to customer commitment, the majority of U.S. airlines appear to have none. All of us can recount stories like my son’s. Mine was with Continental Airlines when I suffered a 26-hour delay, avoidable were it not for gross incompetence. My wife’s was on US Airways, when she finally gave up after an excessive delay and drove to another airport 7 hours away.
I acknowledge the airline industry is a complex one. However, the incompetence and hostility that major U.S. carriers rain down on their customers is more in line with Soviet-era behavior. It simply should not be accepted in a country that sees itself as the face of capitalism, the home of the consumer.
As the leader of a worldwide association that advocates high ethical standards and promotes the obligation of corporations to meet their commitments, I have long cautioned and called for increased debate on proposed government legislation and mandatory rules, versus preferably allowing voluntary industry ethical codes to work. I have highlighted the negative impact that regulation frequently has on the market, introducing distortions and complexity (e.g., export / import regulation). However, it appears there may be times when an industry must be held accountable – and, unlike the financial services sector, before it is too late.
While European airlines are far from perfect, it does seem to me that the airline passenger-rights rules that the EU introduced, enforcing compensation for inconvenienced passengers, has had a significant and positive impact. Introduced against the sky-will-fall protests of the industry, it appears to have brought a new level of discipline and attention to passengers’ needs. It seems – unfortunately – to confirm the point that organizations respond only if there are direct and meaningful consequences for their actions, or inaction.
Economists don’t generally agree on much. However, most would likely agree that some markets work well, some not so well and some not at all. After years of U.S. Congressional pressure and unfavorable press accounts of horrific passenger treatment, airlines still have not been willing or able to solve the extended tarmac delay or other troubling customer service problems. The August stranding in Rochester, MN represents just the most recent “Exhibit A” in what a swelling majority of airline industry professionals themselves considers a failed market.
The airline industry is protected; competition is limited. And that has allowed major U.S. carriers to sink to a point of the lowest common denominator. So, they either need an strong injection of competition (e.g., open the market to foreign ownership) to fix the market failure, or they need some form of compulsion such as legislation that sets forth national standards, bright-line rules and obligatory compensation to wronged customers.
About IACCM
Mr. Cummins is Chief Executive Officer of the International Association For Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM). With members from more than 100 countries and over 2,000 international corporations, IACCM is leading the way in responding to the demands of global networked markets. Membership is drawn from many industries and is made up of contract and commercial managers, negotiators, attorneys and supply chain professionals.
BTC EDITOR’S NOTE
On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 consumer and travel industry organizations will conduct a Stakeholder Hearing in Washington, DC regarding airline passenger rights legislation. The purpose of the hearing is to examine passenger safety-related problems such as extended ground delays. Experts representing all sides in this debate have been invited to participate. For additional information and to register, please visit http://stakeholderhearing.eventbrite.com.

This article may be republished without prior permission, but with attribution to the International Association For Contract & Commercial Management.

Contact Kevin Mitchell of Business Travel Coalition (BTC) at mitchell@busiensstravelcoalition.com with questions.

Aerotoxic Syndrome


This important medical topic is of concern to the Whistleblowing Airline Employees association and the millions who travel by commercial air and the dedicated safety professionals who serve them daily. Joining us today will be Dan Hanley, former pilot and transportation whisltelbower. Captain Susan Michaelis who is a former Australian pilot with over 5000 hours flying experience. She presently serves as Head of Research for the Global Cabin Air Quality Executive at GCAQE.ORG and is currently a PhD researcher at University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Kate Hanni is the Executive Director of FlyersRights.org Her organization, as well as other passenger rights groups, have formed a global coalition representing passengers concerns and have scheduled a Passenger Rights Stakeholders Hearing on September 22nd in a committee hearing room of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington DC just prior to the September 30th Senate vote on the FAA Reauthorization Bill. Captain John Hoyte who Lives in the United Kingdom and served as a training captain on the BAE-146 aircraft for over fifteen years. He is presently president and founder of the Aerotoxic Association at AEROTOXIC.ORG, which provides support for Aerotoxic Syndrome sufferers. Sue Dale is a flight attendant with 25-years experience, which included years of service on wide-body commercial jet aircraft. She is the founder of Toxic Free Airlines at TOXICFREEAIRLINES.COM. Samantha Sabatino was a passenger onboard a B-767 aircraft traveling to Florida in 2007 with her four other family members where she was immediately stricken ill once enroute even though she boarded the aircraft in good health. She discovered that 40 other passengers experienced the same illness. Judith Murawski is currently co-chair of the Global Cabin Air Quality Executive where she serves as an Industrial Hygienist and a member of the international committees dealing with contaminated air concerns.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/MedicalWhistleblower/2009/08/19/Aerotoxic-syndrome

Mandated Reporters - Victims of the System


Doctors and Nurses should protect patients from abuse and neglect shouldn't they??? Listen to a lively discussion of this topic by Dr. Gerldine Mills MD, pediatrician, Dr. Jim Singer, clinical psychologist and therapist and Judith Grant RN, elder care specialist. There is a system called Mandated Reporter which obligates all medical professionals to report suspected abuse and neglect of patients and also to report human rights violations. But this system also exposes the Mandated Reporter to intense retaliation and perhaps through fraudulent and exaggerated counterclaims the possible loss of their medical license. So when a medical professional steps forward to protect the vulnerable they are risking their professional lives and may face a grueling battle fighting an abusive system that does not protect the American Public.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/MedicalWhistleblower/2009/08/22/Mandated-Reporters--Victims-Caught-in-the-System

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Medical Whistleblower on Blog Talk Radio


Upcoming Episodes on Medical Whistleblower’s Blog Talk Radio Show

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Aviation Safety - How Safe are We Really 8/8/2009 5:00 PM Central Time 60 Minutes
The traveling public owe their safety in the air to those who behind the scenes maintain air flight safety. We will be talking today about how pilots are responsible to report issues of airplane maintenance and safety and what happens when they do. The Colgan Air Flight 3407 departed late from Newark on February 12, 2009, at 9:20 p.m. EST. Shortly after the last communication by the flight crew with approach control at 10:11 p.m. (03:11, February 13 UTC), the plane stalled less than a mile northeast of the Outer Marker while on an ILS approach to Runway 23 and crashed into a house in the northeast Buffalo suburb of Clarence Center. Could this plane disaster have been avoided if only airline management listen to the whistleblowers? The total number of reported fatalities was 50, including all four crew members and one off duty crew-member, all 44 passengers, and one resident of the house that was struck. One woman on the plane was also pregnant. There were four reported injuries on the ground, including two other people inside the home at the time of the crash. Among the reported dead were: Alison Des Forges, a human rights investigator and an expert on the Rwandan genocide, Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett, jazz musicians who were en route to a concert with Chuck Mangione and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Beverly Eckert, who became co-chair of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee and a leader of Voices of September 11 after her husband Sean Rooney was killed in the September 11 attacks. Listen to these experienced pilots as they tell you the real behind the scenes story.

Determining Prisoner Abuse and Civil Rights Violations 8/10/2009 9:00 AM Central Time 60 Minutes

There are those who watch the court system to see if we as a nation are truly protecting the basic rights of American Citizens. Today Dr. Janet Parker, Medical Whistleblower will be interviewing Ken Townsend, a civil rights advocate from the San Jacinto Constitutional Study Group in West Texas. We will be hearing firsthand about a current case in Houston Texas and interviewing those who know this case well.

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Medical Whistleblower - Medical Fraud in the Pharmaceutical Industry 8/3/2009 9:00 AM Central Time 60 Minutes


Medical Whistleblower will be examining the Pharmaceutical Industry use of it's financial and political power to control the medical community. In spite of clear indications that certain drugs are not safe, the pharmaceutical representatives continue to push these medications on vulnerable patients and utilize bribes and coercion to get primary physicians to prescribe dangerous drugs. Research findings pointing out the dangerous side effects of these medications are suppressed and the Food and Drug Administration deceived in order to obtain licensing. Psychotropic medications in particular are pushed on vulnerable populations, such as children, the elderly, people in prison, the homeless and welfare recipients. Zyprexa and Prozac, drugs manufactured by Eli Lilly, has been marketed as a chemical restraint agent to be used on hyperactive children and unruly elderly patients. Information regarding adverse side effects including death and long term disability have been suppressed not only to the press but to the US governments own internal reporting system meant to catch problems of drugs when they are first placed on the market. Researchers are threatened to be silent about problems identified during clinical trials and bribed if they participate in the cover up. medical fraud, pharmaceutical industry, whistleblower, medical ethics, quality of care Health

The Melodious Whistleblowing Canary in the Transportation Industry 8/1/2009 5:00 PM Central Time
60 Minutes

Today our guest is Dan Hanley, a veteran airline pilot and Transportation Whistleblower. We will be discussing how hostile psychiatric evaluations can be used to silent dissent and the reporting of fraud, mismanagement, corruption and safety issues within the airline industry. This will be a personal account by airline pilots with many years of experience who were retaliated against for standing up courageously and doing the right thing. These Transportation Whistleblowers are our leaders and important spokespersons for passenger safety.

Just like the coal mine canaries, our Medical Whistleblowers show the effects of being exposed to the toxic work environment that the bullies in the workplace create. The sick canary is a sure sign that the air in the coal shaft is toxic and that management should change something or face the consequences. Today we will be learning about some of the ways they silence the whistleblowing canary. Our guests will share their own personal experiences. The workplace becomes toxic for them and they are placed in a position of distress. The clear signal to management should be for there to be change however instead many times the canary is treated like a no good trouble maker. False allegations against the canary’s professional competence and even personal character are common.

Medical Whistleblower - Dr. John Virapen - Eli Lilly Insider Tells All 7/27/2009 9:00 AM Central Time 60 Minutes

Medical Whistleblower will be interviewing Former Eli Lilly executive, Dr. John Virapen Ph.D. He will be revealing his knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry as an industry insider. This is especially important in the wake of the recent $1.4 billion settlement from drug maker, Eli Lilly. John Virapen used to be the executive director of the Swedish branch of Eli Lilly & Company, one of the biggest internationally active pharmaceutical companies. Dr. John Virapen has been working for more than 35 years for the pharmaceutical industry, as manager for several companies such as Eli-Lilly and Novo Nordisk. He lives now in Germany and has written a book, Side Effects: Death which is currently a best seller in Europe about his experiences which is available in English, Swedish and German. While working for Eli Lilly, John Virapen engaged in the development of aggressive marketing strategies, and can speak about massive corruption within the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical companies invest the considerable amount of 35,000 Euro per year and physician to get the physicians to prescribe their products. John Virapen says that more than 75 percent of leading scientists in the field of medicine are paid for by the pharmaceutical industry. In some cases corruption prevailed in the approval and marketing of drugs. John Virapen writes that illnesses are made up by the pharmaceutical industry and specifically marketed to enhance sales and market shares for the companies in question. Pharmaceutical companies increasingly target children. There have been years of withheld information regarding the adverse side effects of pharmaceuticals promoted by Eli Lilly, including the possible role of Prozac in inducing suicide and homicide. The signs of drug induced violence and suicidality were there since Prozac was first tested in pre-marketing trials.

Medical Whistleblower - Universal Health Care for All 7/25/2009 5:00 PM Central Time 60 Minutes We are now finding the necessity of a health care revolution not just a changing of the guard. We have too many people in the United States who cannot obtain or afford health care. Health Care Insurance does not guarantee coverage for everyone. Health Insurance Companies are in the business of making profit. Profit in their eyes is charging the most and giving out the least in health care benefits. This middle man is sapping the economic viability right out of our health care system. We need to keep a real public option on the table, one that provides for all the people in a reasonable and affordable way. Health Care must be able to be transferred with the patient when their financial and employment situation changes. Employers especially small business owners are finding it harder and harder to afford to provide health care to their employees. We need true reform not just empty promises.

Medical Whistleblower - Hate Crimes 7/18/2009 5:00 PM Central Time 60 Minutes

What is a Hate Crime? How is it different from other crimes? How does it impact victims? Let's hear from some victims of hate crime and see from a personal perspective how truly violating these crimes really are. We are reminded by the recent violence in Wichita, Kansas of the insidious nature of hate crime. The murder of a doctor who ran a women's clinic in Wichita is said to have been done by an abortion opponent. Referring to the killing of Kansas doctor George Tiller, Attorney General Eric Holder said nothing can justify the act. There was the shooting death of a security guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, said to be by a self-avowed white supremacist and the shooting of two U.S. soldiers in Little Rock, Arkansas, which prosecutors say was committed by a man targeting the U.S. military for what it had done to Muslims. All these crimes qualify as hate crimes. Just how many hate crimes are there in the United States? How well do we investigate them? Do we get some measure of justice for the victims? Eric Holder stated that "We will not tolerate murder or the threat of violence masquerading as political activism," he said. "And we will do all that we can to deter violence against reproductive health care providers and to prosecute those who commit such violence to the fullest extent of the law." Thus the head of our Department of Justice, Eric Holder has renewed his call for stronger hate crimes legislation and given his support to the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which is expected to go before the Senate for a vote soon.

Recent Legal Developments about Whistleblower Law

The following documents have been posted to the United States Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges Web Site:

1. Recent Significant Federal Court Decisions (July 2009)

2. Administrative Review Board Decisions (July 2009)



Also please listen to the upcoming radio shows on Blog Talk Radio. We will be highlighting on Monday Aug 10 the civil rights and human rights concerns about prisoner treatment of Dr. Jacques Jaikaran MD from Texas on Monday Morning and will be highlighting Airline Safety Issues and the recent cases involving pilots and the FAA on Saturday night August 8.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Medical Whistleblower on Blog Talk Radio

Dr. Janet Parker DVM can be heard on Blog Talk Radio on

Saturday Evenings at 5 PM Central Time (that's 6 PM Eastern Time, 3 PM Pacific Time) and also on

Monday mornings at 9 AM Central Time (8 AM Eastern and 11 AM Pacific Time).

Call in at the show times (347) 857-4599.

Or visit on the internet to listen live or download audio tapes

www.blogtalkradio.com/medicalwhistleblower

Recent shows have included the following Topics:

Hate Crimes in the USA

Health Care for All - a review of HR 676

Pharmaceutical Fraud - Interview with Former Eli Lilly Executive Dr. John Virapen PhD from Germany


Up Coming Radio Shows Will Include:

Hostile Workplace Psychiatric Evaluations used to discredit whistleblowers

ADHD - What are the Pharmaceutical Companies not telling us

Bullying in the Workplace - What is it and how can we combat it

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault - what do medical professionals need to know