Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Getting under your skin
Colton hospital may start program to implant in patients a microchip that contains medical history
Artisan Real Estate
By TRACIE TROHA
COLTON - Soon the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center may be recruiting some
patients to carry their medical history with them at all times - in a tiny
microchip embedded under the skin.
The Board of Supervisors will vote today on whether to approve a pilot
program at the hospital in which at least 50 volunteers will have a
microchip inserted into their upper right arm.
The microchip, the size of a grain of rice, contains a unique 16-digit code
that can be read by a specialized scanner. Once this code is punched into a
healthcare database, doctors and nurses can gain access to a patient's
medical history, blood type or even emergency contact numbers.
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center will be teaming up with VeriChip
Corporation for the four-month program, according to the Board's staff report.
To preserve privacy, the microchip can reveal as little or as much
information as the patient wants, VeriChip spokesperson John Procter said.
"The information can be as limited as your name and physician's phone
number or it can be as detailed as your entire medical history and
background," said Procter. "You can also have control over access. You can
set up passwords that just your local hospital or ones in your area would
The company received approval last year from the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration to use the microchip in humans.
"There are multiple cases where it might be difficult for patients to give
us information like their name or medical history," said Dr. Dev Gnanadev,
the hospital's medical director. "When a patient comes in who is
hypoglycemic or in a diabetic coma, it can really become an issue to get
them appropriate treatment."
Gnanadev said the microchip would also be useful in a patient suffering
from Alzheimer's disease.
"This is another tool in the management of chronic diseases," he said.
If the Board approves the pilot program, Gnanadev said the hospital will
create a committee of medical staff and lay people to discuss the issues
involved, including privacy concerns.
"There has to be an appropriate consensus taken before we would start the
program," Gnanadev said.
Gnanadev added that the microchip would be treated in the same way the
hospital treats all medical records.
"There are certain precautions we take before giving out medical
information," he said.
At the end of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center's program, according to the
staff report, the hospital will compile data from the volunteers and
prepare a report regarding the program. If there is a significant interest
in the VeriChip product, the hospital will ask the Board to approve an
agreement with the company.
This type of microchip technology is nothing new, said Procter. VeriChip's
parent company, Applied Digital, created the pet microchip more than a
"The pet microchip has excellent results in reuniting lost pets with
owners," Procter said. "The company has established an infrastructure of
scanners across the country. It has become standard practice at veterinary
clinics and animal shelters to scan the animal's neck."
Tracie Troha can be reached at 955-5358 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Subject: FDA approves injecting ID chips in patients>>>> Wider Implications
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FDA approves injecting ID chips in patients
by Alorie Gilbert,
November 19, 2005
ZDNet News - 2004-10-13
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the practice of
injecting humans with tracking devices for medical purposes, according to a
Florida company that makes the devices.
Applied Digital, maker of the implantable VeriChip for humans, announced
Wednesday the FDA's approval of its technology for use in hospitals
following a yearlong review by the agency.
The computer chips, which are about the size of a grain of rice, are
designed to be injected into the fatty tissue of the arm. Using a special
scanner, doctors and other hospital staff can fetch information from the
chips, such as the patient's identity, their blood type and the details of
their condition, in order to speed treatment.
The company is targeting the devices at patients suffering from Alzheimer's
disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other conditions requiring
Medical data is not stored on the devices, also known as radio frequency
identification chips. Rather, it's stored in a database that links the
chips' unique serial numbers with patient data. In its review, the FDA
carefully studied the privacy issues around the technology, specifically
the risk that medical records could be improperly disclosed, according to
So far, no hospitals in the United States have placed orders for the chips,
an Applied Digital representative said. So the company is planning to give
away scanners, which cost $650 a piece, to 200 trauma centers around the
country to jump-start the market.
The patient ID chips are taking off more quickly in other countries. In
Mexico, more than 1,000 patients have been implanted with VeriChips. The
Italian Ministry of Health is testing the technology in some hospitals there.
Applied Digital, based in Palm Beach, Fla., also markets the VeriChip as an
authentication tool for use in building security and to complete financial
transactions. The attorney general of Mexico and 200 people on his staff
have already been implanted with the company's chips as part of an effort
to control access to areas where confidential documents are kept.
The tags, which are inserted with a syringe, have been used to track pets
and livestock for years, the company said.
Applied Digital has sold about 7,000 VeriChip devices, and approximately
1,000 have been inserted in humans, the company said in July. The company
would not provide more current figures or disclose the price of the chips.
Little by little I've been tracking this effort to control us via
injectable microchips and have a whole section at IAHF.COM devoted to it. I
also encourage you to check out the Anti NSA section of my site as well.
First they started chipping farm animals, livestock like cows, pigs,
chickens. They did this to start getting us acclimatised. Then they started
chipping pet dogs and cats (again to get us acclimatised). They wanted
mothers to go to the Dr. with their infant child in tow and say "Doc! If
its good enough for FIDO, its good enough for my KID, please CHIP the
little monster so I can find him when he runs off!"
Then they started doing lots of publicity stunts by having high profile
people get chipped, like former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson who went to
work for Applied Digital Solutions (makers of the injectable chip) after he
left his government job.
They'll start with the Alzheimers and Diabetic patients, but in the end,
they'll try to chip us ALL!!
WHY do they want to do this? Is it JUST for ease of medical record keeping??
NO!! It goes MUCH DEEPER than just that!
You need to become aware of the CIA's MKULTRA Mind Control Program if
you're not already. Read this article titled Microchip Implants, Mind
Control, & Cybernetics by former Chief Medical Officer of Finland -
Rauni-Leena Luukanen-Kilde, MD
You can DISABLE an implanted chip using a Bob Beck Pulser: the
electromagnetic pulses can WRECK the chips:
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