Category Archives: hepatitis

Dear Vietnam Veterans, We can explain…

No Congress, CDC, VA, DoD, FDA you can’t explain away your decisions to keep veterans in the dark about how they might have acquired HCV during their military service.  No VBA judges, you can’t hide behind your rule books either … Continue reading

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Jet-injector transmitted hepatitis: proof of concept and quick evidence print-out

  In 2004, top viral hepatitis CDC researcher, Miriam Alter, MD, gave a presentation to the FDA and referenced the 1984-85 HBV outbreak via transmission by jet injectors. Dr. Cecil’s website (Link) also links to the 1990 abstract, An outbreak of hepatitis B … Continue reading

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An early special gift

Santa’s remarkable helpers left a special Christmas gift this year.  It came in a big heavy box. I admit to coveting my own Ped-O-Jet after seeing pictures of them online here. Now I have one.  I have a few plans … Continue reading

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Good WHO hepatitis poster

The World Health Organization and other non-American public health professionals are far more forthright about hepatitis information. Notice that unsafe injections and medical procedures are emphasized in this work. Of course, most laypeople have no way of knowing if they … Continue reading

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More troubles at Tomah VAMC (WI)

This time the fear concerns bloodborne pathogens which may have been spread by a dentist with very dirty work habits. The headline from USA Today:  VA dentist resigns after hundreds possibly infected (LINK). On Tuesday, Victoria Brahm, acting medical director at … Continue reading

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History of hepatitis? Long-term sustained virologic response (SVR) but…

still not eligible to donate blood…because why?  Research suggests that relapse is very rare so why does the American Red Cross  (link) reject potential blood donors who have ever had HCV?   They write (updated: 08/03/2016): Hepatitis caused by Hepatitis … Continue reading

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Jet injector multi-dose vial image

Silvia sends us this picture of multi-dose vials from Wyeth, Merck and Parke.  They were manufactured for jet injectors to deliver 50 doses per vial.  If patient 1 was a blood-borne pathogen carrier, whose blood entered the vial, the next … Continue reading

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We need to talk about multi-dose vials

Then and now There seems to have been no consideration for infection control with regard to the use of multi-dose vials in the military in previous decades. Hence the massive outbreak of blood-borne pathogen infections we see in our veteran … Continue reading

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State (N.J.) v. Dr. Albert L. Weiner

 Albert L. Weiner, O.D., began practicing osteo­pathic neuropsy­chiatry in the 1940’s; he made it into the Guiness book of records as the world’s fastest psychiatrist after his greedy conduct was made public.  According to court commentaries, when he wasn’t teaching … Continue reading

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