THE HEALTHFRAUD RACKET (HealthFraud, pseudo-Skeptics, Quackbusters)
Allopathic Rackets Medical shills  PsyOps

"It is principally due to Lisa that we are able to say that pharmaceutical companies bankrolled the health fraud movement in America." Martin J Walker

[Debunkers. The Health fraud and Skeptic movement is a drug industry/spook (the spooks main task is to protect big business) PsyOp to suppress competition and keep the Allopathic rackets on the road. Apart from the main players who are Authoritarian leaders (eg Smith, and see Experts) most (eg HealthFraud posse) are mindless Authoritarian followers.
   
 Quackbusting is a propaganda term used to: 1) to persecute anyone practicing non-Allopathic medicine mostly using AMA/Allopathic shills such as Quackwatch, National Council Against Health Fraud, Campaign Against Health Fraud (UK) and CSICOP 2) to hide the fact Allopathy is the main source of quack medicine--attack is the best form of defence. 3) To help medical industry workers deal with non-allopathic thinking, a rationalization.   As a general rule of thumb any outfit hunting quackery and using that term or HealthFraud and Skeptic is an Pharma (Allopathic) shill.  New Shills appearing have taken on new names eg: Sense about Science.   Urban myth outfits sing the same tune, eg Snopes which uses the American Cancer Society (ACS) as a source!
    You are among HealthFraud types when you see these words: 'Scopie's Law'
'Whoooosh!' 'Loon', 'Kook,' 'Woo', 'Altie', also 'Pseudoscience', 'Evidence based medicine', Quacks, Denialist, Paranoid, 'Conspiracy theorist/nut, Anti-vaccine.  The only game here is to figure out which are spooks and who are the puppets.  If you want to see these types (eg Pharma gang) in action see the reviews for Melanie’s Marvellous Measles on amazon.co.uk ]

Quotes
Articles
'Experts'
Health Fraud posse

Debunking Dowsing

Critics
P. Joseph Lisa
Martin Walker MA

Blogs
Orac  (David Gorsky M.D.)

Neurodiversity  (Kathleen Seidel)
Anne's Anti-Quackery & Science Blog
Kevin Leitch
Novella, Steven
Smith, Tara C.

HealthFraud Groups
American Council on Science and Health
RationalWiki
Coordinating Conference on Health Information (CCHI) 
Quackwatch
    Naturowatch

    ChiroWatch
HealthWatch/Campaign Against Health Fraud (UK) 
CSICOP
American National Council Against Health Fraud
  The Skeptics Society
UK Skeptic
ASKE, the Association for Skeptical Enquiry
UK HealthFraud
Baum, Professor Michael
Beard, Dr Nick
Bender, Professor Arnold
Dixon, Dr Bernard

French, Christopher
Marks, Dr Vincent
McElwain, Professor Tim
Pearson, Dr David
Richmond, Caroline

Ross, Nick
Wessely, Simon
USA HealthFraud
Kimball C. Atwood, IV, MD
Stephen Barrett
Dr. Victor Herbert
Shermer, Michael
Terry Polevoy
William T. Jarvis
James Randi.
Green, Saul

Australia
Smith, Dick
Daniel Raffaele
Peter Bowditch

CSICOP Fellows:
Richard Dawkins 
Stephen Barrett

See: Authoritarian followers Terminology, Rationalization  Allopathy  Wikipedia

When we judge and criticise others we are actually giving a description of ourselves.

[Pseudo Skeptic] my satirical definition of "skeptic": "One who doubts what he does not want to believe and believes what he does not want to doubt."---L.A. Rollins

[2012] Pay for Comments – Confessions of a Paid Disinformation Internet Shill


Robert Mendelsohn M.D

Quotes re the real quacks
"Ralph Nader, the nation's foremost consumer advocate, thinks that the medical profession kills nearly 300,000 Americans each year. Even if Nader exaggerates by an extremely improbable 95%, that's a horrible number of funerals caused by physicians."---Dr Saul http://24.93.10.107/quackquack.html

"Most of the everyday practices of modern medicine are unproven if we go by the government's own standards. In 1978, the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), an arm of the United States Congress, issued a major research report that concluded "only 10 to 20 percent of all procedures currently used in medical practices have been shown to be efficacious by controlled trial." In other words, 80 to 90 percent of what doctors do to you is scientifically unproven guesswork. By this government-supported definition, most of modern medicine is quackery."---Richard Walters (Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies," U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, PB 286-929, 1978).

"Each year nearly 300,000 bypass surgeries and 250,000 angioplasties are performed in the United States. Furthermore, nearly twenty thousand deaths occur each year as a result of these procedures. In 1992, Nortin Hadler, MD, professor of Medicine at North Carolina School of Medicine, wrote that none of the 250,000 angioplasties performed the previous year could be justified and that only 3-5% of the 300,000 coronary artery bypass surgeries done the same year were actually indicated."---Gary Null.

"If you add up the in-hospital death rates from bypass surgery and angioplasty....... you're looking at 33,000 deaths per year. These patients did not die from heart disease. They did not die in the throes of heroic measures to save their lives. They died from a surgical procedure. And, even more tragic, many of them were quite healthy, and did not even need the procedure to begin with. The 33,000 deaths brought about by these procedures are roughly equal to the annual number of deaths attributed to AIDS."---Dr Whitaker, M.D.

"We have counseled more than 3,000 women who had been advised to undergo hysterectomy. As a result of counseling and or referral to a specialist knowledgeable in the area in which women needed information 98% of those women did not undergo hysterectomy. Their referral physician told them hysterectomy was not indicated. HERS has counseled 6,000 women who have undergone hysterectomy. Women who, before contacting HERS, never had it confirmed by anyone that the symptoms they have experienced since their surgery such as profound loss of stamina, loss of sexual response, loss of libido, urinary incontinence, bowel problems, bone and joint pain, memory loss, flat affect and the countless other symptoms were caused by hysterectomy."---Nora Coffey, HERS Foundation.

NEWS REPORT: 1998 Bad reactions to prescription and over-the-counter medicines kill more than 100,000 Americans and seriously injure an additional 2.1 million every year -- far more than most people realize, researchers say.  Such reactions, which do not include prescribing errors or drug abuse, rank at least sixth among U.S. causes of death -- behind heart disease, cancer, lung disease, strokes and accidents, says areport based on an analysis of existing studies. (University of Toronto study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Dr. Bruce Pomeranz )

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