From Health Lover, Ilena Rosenthal: Dr. Patten is a brave doctor and fine scientist who dared to speak out about the dangers of breast implants.
"The former President of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery called me a junk scientist. My lame, but honest, reply is that I am a junk scientist because I have, for the last fifteen years, been studying a piece of junk. That's what the silicone breast implant was and is. Let me explain." Click here to read Dr. Patten's full explanation.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Note from Ilena Rosenthal:
Some people call public relations campaigns "boogey men."
A anonymous Plastic Surgeon calls this plan, a "medical-industrial complex conspiracy theory."
I call it the early strategy meetings of an enormous propaganda team created to buoy up the breast implant industry who have paid huge money to change public opinion.
Dow Corning & Burson-Marsteller Public Relations firm manipulate Public Opinion (1991)
The following document was obtained in discovery in the breast implant litigation. It contains a detailed proposal by Burson-Marsteller Public Relations of october 14, 1991 outlining Dow's public relations efforts prior to anticipated FDA hearings on the saftey of Breast Implants. Click here for the early PR plan that has developed into a full scale propaganda campaign, joined with vaccination / chemical industry monies.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
In February, 2008, the US Supreme Court gave the medical device makers a multi-billion dollar free ride. The Justices ruled that if the FDA gave the gold standard of 'safety' to a device such as breast implants or heart defibrillators, that alone would protect them from lawsuits. See article here.
Young mother, Bridget Robb is one of millions who may be harmed by this decision. When her Medtronic defibrillator failed nearly killed her, she was further stunned to find that her device had been 'recalled' ... but she never received a notice from Medtronic. She then learned that she had no recourse. Full story here.
This brave woman testified before the Senate on this travesty of justice, along with Thomas O. McGarity, professor of law at the University of Texas, and co-author of a recent book, "Bending Science: How Special Interests Corrupt Public Health Research."
I recall when breast implant maker Mentor had a 'recall' of over 10,000 units some years ago, and yet no woman nor plastic surgeon I asked out of dozens, had ever heard about it.
More on Bridget here.