Month: February 2001

Herbal Supplements & Controlled Substances

Recently, a dietary supplement that was promoted to treat a wide range of conditions was recalled in the U.S. as a result of an investigation that found the supplement contained a prescription medication.

The supplement in question is known as Anso Comfort Capsules and according to reports, they were found to contain chlordiazepoxide, a prescription anxiety drug.

You may not recognize the name “chlordiazepoxide”, it is better known by its brand name Librium. Librium is a sedative classified by the DEA as a controlled substance and according to reports may be habit forming. The presence of Librium was not mentioned on the labeling of the product and consumers were urged to stop using the product.

The company that manufactures the supplement is reportedly conducting a voluntary recall under FDA monitoring. According to the article, the company that manufactures the supplement has also violated government regulations by promoting its product as a treatment for various illnesses.

While proper nutrition is vital to good health, will simply taking a pill, whether it is a “nutritional” supplement, over the counter medication, or prescription pharmaceutical help to correct the cause of the problem?

Are supplements primarily taken for “treating conditions” really that much different in approach from pharmaceuticals? Do we want to correct the cause or do we simply want to mask symptoms when they arise? Is there a better way to express our health?

Allowing our body a chance to express itself in ones various environments without suppressing or distorting every interaction is an important part of our process in reaching ones own potential.

Yahoo News: Herbal Supplement Recalled; Contains Anxiety Drug

planetc1.com-news @ 8:23 am | Article ID: 983290981

Life University Lady Eagles are #1

More basketball, more publicity for chiropractic, and more of Dr. Sid Williams.

According to weekend reports, the Life University Lady Eagles women’s basketball team are now ranked #1 in the nation. Fox Sports Net will telecast their story on the Life University Lady Eagles, February 28th at 7 pm eastern time in the U.S.

Just this past weekend, the Life University Lady Eagles had taken over the top spot in the NAIA National Rankings with a 28-2 season record. Last week, Life occupied the second slot behind Oklahoma City; however, due to an OCU loss to John Brown, Life found itself trading places.

Check your local listings for the Fox Sports Net broadcast. Click the links below to visit the Life University Women’s Basketball homepage and to view Life’s statistics & ratings on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women’s Basketball Division page.

Life University: Lady Running Eagles Homepage
NAIA: Women’s Basketball Division I Statistics & Ratings NAIA

Congratulations to all the folks at Life! Everything is better with chiropractic!

planetc1.com-news @ 6:57 pm | Article ID: 983242677

Free Drug Samples are not Free

A medical clinic in Seattle was looking for ways to cut prescription costs and to do so, decided to stop allowing free drug samples from being distributed at their clinic.

Does that make any sense? If they’re trying to cut costs why are they cutting out the free drug samples?

The clinic began to realize that having a system where prescribing is influenced by sales representatives of drug companies is not in the best interest for their patients or their budget.

And how about those free samples? How free are they?
The article mentions that, according to the American Medical Association, in 1998 the pharmaceutical industry spent a whopping $5.7 billion promoting drugs to doctors through their sales representatives and via free samples.

Where does the $5.7 billion come from? According to the article, the drug companies make that money back via the high cost of drugs. After studying the system, the clinic decided to eliminate its free samples and told drug reps to “take a hike.”

According to the article, the clinic is getting national attention for its new policy. Other doctors are beginning to question how much “free” drug samples really cost.

While this is a medically based article, it provides an example of methods that health care providers can incorporate in order to reduce costs for themselves and their patients.

Drug companies are in business to make money. The less drugs they sell, the less money they make.

Here is the best part. For those of you that don’t take drugs, just think about how much money you are saving. Maybe you should go out and buy yourself a healthy gift as a reward. Have a fantastic day!

Komo TV: There’s No Such Thing As A Free Prescription Drug Sample

planetc1.com-news @ 8:45 am | Article ID: 983205926

American Chiropractic Cheerleader – Update!

Update! Samantha is in 1st place thanks to you! We want a chiropractic kid on the cover, place another vote today! This contest ends on Monday, the 26th so read below and place your votes!

A web site called americancheerleader.com is holding a photo contest this week and the winner will be on the cover of the sites national publication. Why is that information posted here and what does it have to do with chiropractic? Read on.

Samantha Victoria Selimo - Chiropractic Kid!Well, there’s a very special contestant in this photo contest and she just happens to be a chiropractic kid. Samantha Victoria Selimo, the daughter of Dr. Sam and Kim Selimo of New Jersey, is entered in this contest and I think we should all vote for her.

You may notice by looking at this photo that Samantha is subluxation free. Not only that, when Samantha was brought into this world it was in a birthing room. After she was caught by a midwife, her dad (Dr. Sam) administered to his new baby girl her 1st adjustment. As reported by her parents, the adjustment was given before her umbilical cord was cut, which her dad did too.

Samantha has never had a single drug put into her body and she has never had a vaccine. Samantha, as do her older brothers, truly live and practice a chiropractic lifestyle.

Now we don’t want subluxated cheerleaders running around out there do we? We want cheerleaders that are subluxation free so that they can express their lives to the fullest of their potential. I say all kids should be checked for subluxation, let’s hear some cheers for that!

To place a vote for Samantha, CLICK HERE (it will open in the window) and input the following:

Your name and your e-mail address (you can use my name “Mike” and my e-mail address “[email protected]” if you’d like)
Scroll down the list to New Jersey and click on Samantha Selimo
Check the box below that so you don’t get any unwanted e-mails
Click “Vote Now”

You can vote as often as you’d like and I bet that Samantha would like it if you voted a lot!

Congratulations Samantha for being a Chiropractic Kid!

planetc1.com-news @ 1:30 pm | Article ID: 983050235

Upcoming ICA Election for President

Forwarded by Dr. D.D. Humber for members of the International Chiropractors Association

D.D. Humber, DC, FICA
2710 Twin Leaf Trail
Marietta, GA 30062

Dear ICA Colleague:

I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to read the information contained in this letter as I inform you of my candidacy for the office of President of the International Chiropractors Association. These are times of profound decision for our organization and I want you to know how dedicated and determined I am to move the ICA back into the realm of our founding values and principles. At the same time, I fully intend to push hard, with careful planning and full consultation among ICA’s leadership circle, for meaningful membership development, legislative progress, global development and support of the practice needs of our individual members.

I also want you to know how strongly I believe in teamwork and cooperation within ICA’s leadership circle. I am excited to announce that I will be running as a team with ICA’s current Vice President, Dr. Maxine McMullen. I can’t think of a single individual who has worked harder and contributed more to the strength of the ICA than Maxine. Her years of selfless service, as a leader in ICA’s Pediatrics Council, her contributions to ICA’s publications and her powerful advocacy of ICA’s values in the classroom and on the lecture stage qualify her for any leadership position within the ICA and have earned her the respect and confidence of ICA members worldwide. I am proud to stand with Dr. McMullen in this upcoming election and am confident that she will bring great strength and dignity to our ticket.

ACCOUNTABILITY will be the watchword during the Humber/McMullen Administration. Each Board Member, Committee Chair and Assembly Representative as well as the home office staff will be challenged to produce. I want to provide the kind of leadership and productive development and expansion that only years of perspective, experience and proven service can provide. ICA is not a one-man band where the President is expected to do it all.

That has never worked and won’t work now. Every effort will be made to create an environment where DEDICATION, PERSISTENCE, HARD WORK and
TOGETHERNESS will go hand in hand to build ICA into the world’s largest and finest chiropractic professional association.

Please do not be confused or deceived by the emotional protestations of our opposition regarding their devotion to ICA’s values or their record of service. I have invested nearly four decades as a member of the ICA and more that twenty years as an active ICA worker. I invite you to contrast my decades of service to my opponent’s performance of the past two years. As Chairman of ICA’s Membership Committee for example, he has presided over one of the most precipitous membership slides in the history of our organization, with an erosion of nearly 2,000 members in all categories. Where was the enthusiasm and vision then, where were the letters, where was the plan, where were the phone calls, where was the effort? Was he working on legislation? I couldn’t believe it when I read ICA had agreed to “neuromusculoskeletal” language in the new veterans legislation in cooperation with the ACA. What would BJ say?

This election is not about me. I have no product or seminar to sell and no competing organization to promote. I pledge my full and active service on behalf of the ICA. I invite you to be my partner in an exciting period of celebration of ICA’s values and the worldwide promotion of our organization through the most positive, up-to-date, well-planned and aggressive building effort we have ever experienced in chiropractic.

First, however, we must win what I believe will be a hotly contested election campaign. I earnestly solicit your support but also need you to speak to your colleagues and secure their endorsement for our ticket. Please refer any of your colleagues to me and I will gladly speak with each one personally if they have any questions about this vitally important contest. Would you also provide me with a letter of endorsement, on your clinic letterhead, in your own words? I need your permission to use your name in my campaign promotions so I have enclosed an endorsement for your consideration. Please complete and return the endorsement at your earliest convenience. This form will also be used in case I need to seek nomination via petition of the ICA membership, should the official Nominating Committee give their endorsement elsewhere.

2001 ICA Presidential Campaign Endorsement

A vote for HUMBER/McMULLEN is a vote to put pride of accomplishment as the Number 1 priority. We will walk tall but walk together. I personally look forward to the work we have before us. Work will win–when wishing won’t.

Thank you for your support and for your action. We can do so much on behalf of the profession and the organization we both love if we work together in a climate where our traditional values always come first and where we respect and appreciate our history and our traditions. Help me put the Pride back into ICA! I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Sincerely yours,

D.D. Humber, DC, FICA
ICA Presidential Candidate

HUMBER/McMullen

Platform Outline

A. ACCOUNTABILITY: will be the watchword during the Humber/McMullen Administration. Each Board Member, Committee Chair, each Assembly Representative as well as the home office staff will be challenged to produce. ICA is not a one-man band where the President is expected to do it all. That has never worked and won’t work now. Create within ICA, an environment where DEDICATION, PERSISTENCE and HARD WORK, and TOGETHERNESS will go hand in hand to build ICA into the world’s largest and finest chiropractic professional association.

B. MEMBERSHIP, MEMBERSHIP, MEMBERSHIP: From my experience in 20 plus years as Vice President of the worlds largest Chiropractic Institution. I understand how important student enrollment is to the success of the institution, the same applies to ICA regarding membership. What we must do now is build ICA membership on the basis of the powerful philosophical stand ICA will take and reverse the dramatic slide we have experienced in the past two years.

C. SUBLUXATION: Insure that ICA stands up for subluxation by insisting that specific subluxation language be included in all ICA’s legislative proposals at the federal level. I had the honor of successfully offering such a motion at ICA’s recent Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting. I want to now work from a position of leadership to see that that new policy is, in fact followed.

D. PROTECT OUR VALUES: Fight the currently proposed language in the federal legislation being put forward that defines chiropractic scope of practice as being “for neuromusculoskeletal conditions”.

E. BRING CONSERVATIVE CHIROPRACTORS TOGETHER: ICA seeks common ground with allied associations such as the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations, and other subluxation-based groups, in defense of our core values.

F. AS AN ICA OFFICIAL ELIMINATE PERSONAL GAIN: NEVER take advantage of ICA office to promote my personal business or exploit my ICA position on behalf of any other concern, business or organization.

G. PUBLIC RELATIONS: Promote a focused, clear and powerful public relations campaign to educate the public about chiropractic as a separate and distinct philosophy, art and science, with pride and energy.

H. RESEARCH: Research is vital to our profession. I want ICA to lead the way in developing and coordinating with our ICA colleges, meaningful research into the effectiveness of vertebral subluxation correction and to create mechanisms by which this information is disseminated to legislative and educational leaders worldwide.

I. COMMUNICATION. I pledge to strengthen ICA communication at every level. Communication between the Representative Assembly and the Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors to the Representative Assembly. From the home office to the Board of Directors and to the Representative Assembly. Last but not least, increase communication to our members and chiropractors worldwide.

Support and Vote for Us

Join those advisors listed below who have offered their vote and support for the Humber/McMullen ticket:

Robert Braile, DC Former President and Chairman of Board
Maxine McMullen, DC Vice President
Gary Walsemann, DC Board Member-New Hampshire
D. D. Humber, DC Board Member-Georgia
Michael Hulsebus, DC Board Member-Illinois
Timothy Meng, DC Board Member, Secretary of Treasurer ICA
Sid E. Williams, DC Board Member-Georgia, Former President & Chair of Board
Gerry Clum, DC President Life West, Former Vice President ICA
Diana Hudgins, DC Representative Assembly Member-Alabama
Mark Ungerank, DC Representative Assembly Member-Arkansas
Joseph Awander, Jr., DC Representative Assembly Member-California
Doug DiSiena, DC Representative Assembly Member-California
Ronald Oberstein, DC Representative Assembly Member-California
George Curry, DC Representative Assembly Member-Connecticut
Rebecca Ray, DC Representative Assembly Member-Georgia
Robert Ressmeyer, DC Representative Assembly Member-Georgia
Lori Ugolik, DC Representative Assembly Member-Georgia
Dennis Heskett, DC Representative Assembly Member-Kentucky
Pedro Gay, DC Representative Assembly Member-Main
Don Hirsch, DC Representative Assembly Member-Maryland
Jack Rushin, DC Representative Assembly Member-Missouri
Samuel Gamble, DC Representative Assembly Member-Mississippi
Mike Fox, DC Representative Assembly Member-New Jersey
Larry Marchese, DC Representative Assembly Member-New Jersey
William Gallagher, DC Representative Assembly Member-Oklahoma
Donald Vance, DC Representative Assembly Member-St. Johns Newfoundland
Michael Heskett, DC Representative Assembly Member-Tennessee
R.J. Kelly, DC Representative Assembly Member-Texas
Steve Bartucsh, DC Representative Assembly Member-Washington
Dan Schaffer, DC Representative Assembly Member-Winnipeg
Darrell Atchley, DC Former Board Member-New Mexico
Fred Barge, DC Former President & Board Member
David Below, DC Former Representative Assembly Member-Alabama
Frank Bemis, Jr., DC Former Board Member-Illinois
Richard Klingert, DC Former Representative Assembly Member-New Jersey
Francis “Butch” Corbin, DCFormer Vice President and Board Member-Washington
Darrel Gibson, DC Former Board Member-Washington
Sam Haley, DC Former Representative Assembly Member- Arkansas
Gerry Mattia, DC Former Board Member, President of ICA Council on Fitness and Sports Health Science
Roy Mitchell, DC Former Representative Assembly Member-New Mexico
Raymond Saint, DC Former Board Member, Vice President of ICA Council on Fitness and Sports Health Science
Maryann Pruitt, DC Former President Texas Chiropractic Society
Nell K. Williams, DC Senior Vice President-Life University, ICA Chiropractor of the Year, 2000
Florida Chiropractic Society
Paula Hedglon, DC ICA Member-Florida, President of Southern Chiropractic Association
Dan Abjeckjerr, DC President Florida Chiropractic Society
Joe Accurso, DC Former President-Florida Chiropractic Society
Craig Berko, DC Director of Marketing & Strategic Alliances, Lobbyist-Florida Chiropractic Society
Joan Fallon, DC Vice President, ICA Pediatrics Council
Rod Handly, DC Director of Development Life University, Board of Regents Life West
Mildred Kimbrough, DC Vice President Life University, Former President, Association for the History of Chiropractic, INC
Dick Santo, DC President Life Foundation, Florida
Billy Winters, DC President New Jersey, Board of Examiners
Roger Hulsebus, DC Board of Trustees Palmer Chiropractic College
Steve Below, DC ICA Member-Alabama
Cecil Laney, DC ICA Member-Alabama
Nick Athens, DC ICA Member-California
Allen Davis, DC ICA Member-California
Ron Schmeltzer, DC ICA Member-California
Arman Rossi, DC ICA Member-Florida
Walter Sanchez, DC ICA Member-Florida
James Sigafoose, DC ICA Member-Maryland
John Mastrobattista, DC ICA Member-New Jersey
Lou Panuccio, DC ICA Member-New Jersey
Paul Roses, DC ICA Member-New Jersey
Andy Forelli, DC ICA Member-New York
Mike O’Hallaren, DC ICA Member-New York
Jan Teitelbaum, DC ICA Member-New York
Russel W. Pavkov, DC ICA Member-Ohio
Peter Amlinger, DC ICA Member-Ontario, Canada
Martha Collins, DC ICA Member-Ontario, Canada
Cliff Hardick, DC ICA Member-Ontario, Canada
Carl Weber, DC ICA Member-Ontario, Canada
John Cafferty, DC ICA Member-Oregon
Jennifer Peet, DC ICA Member-Vermont
Palmer Peet, DC ICA Member-Vermont
Dave Butters, DC ICA Member-Washington
Ted Cunningham, DC ICA Member-Washington
Joe Stucky, DC ICA Member-Wisconsin

Ballots for this election will be mailed to each qualified (paid up dues) member the 1st week in May. Between now and then, solicit your ICA colleagues to vote Humber/McMullen. If they are not members, have them phone 1-800-423-4690 and get a membership application to join and vote. Thanks in advance for your help.

P.S. To add your name to the above list simply email me or fax me at (770) 425-4022 or phone (770) 426-2640.

planetc1.com-news @ 3:20 pm | Article ID: 982970418

More Vaccines – The Week in Review 2

Just when you think it’s time to go home and enjoy the weekend, along comes more news regarding the ER vaccine issue. Two News publications have printed articles in response to the uproar that parents and activist groups have created.

Bergen County News: TV fuels vaccine debate
New York Daily News: Ill Will Over ‘ER’ Episode – Autism group protest

While I feel that many are still missing the point, it’s great to see the increased coverage from major news sources. I still keep seeing this “there is no relationship with autism and vaccines” fluff but I believe we will begin to see a different flavor of news soon. Did they miss my January article, “All Hell Breaks Loose On MMR Vaccine“? Take a look at it again and be sure to view the links included in the article. It appears to me that most are either ignoring this information or are not aware of it.

And as far as NBC goes, did everyone get the same canned email response?

“Thank you for your e-mail:
I am sorry but we cannot answer specific questions about shows or stars.
However, for general news and information about all our shows, including
star bios, credits and this week’s episode, visit the show’s Web site at:”

Think we will have more related news next week? You bet we will!

planetc1.com-news @ 10:05 am | Article ID: 982951543

Vaccine Pimping Television Shows

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

With vaccine pimping television shows, vaccine commercials on T.V., vaccine investigations on network news, and numerous vaccine related articles in the press, its been a busy week.

If you missed last night’s channel 8 news in Dallas, you can watch the broadcast here. This is part two of a two-day broadcast.

You will need a realplayer installed to view this broadcast and I strongly recommend you using a DSL or cable modem connection. (still don’t have DSL or cable? What are you waiting for?) If you don’t yet have a realplayer installed, visit our media page for the links to Real Networks.

Click HERE.
This is a Real Video G2 28k/56k Surestream for you technical folks. When you click on the audio/video link, give it some time to load since this is a one-hour broadcast and it will take a few minutes to que up.

If you would like to read the news transcripts, visit the WFAA link below.
News 8 Investigates: Vaccine Safety
From the broadcast:
Most parents trust the government to ensure that the vaccines we inject into our children are safe. A News 8 Investigation focused on what some call the questionable science behind getting vaccines licensed in this country.

Click Here to view yesterday’s related article.

Other Vaccine News in Today’s Headlines
Yahoo News: MMR Vaccine Linked to Blood Disorder
British researchers have confirmed that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can cause a rare bleeding disorder in children.

MSNBC: Merck starts human trials of its new AIDS vaccine

Yahoo News: Study Confirms Side Effect of Rotavirus Vaccine
A new study confirms that the rotavirus vaccine does indeed increase the risk of intussusception, a rare form of intestinal blockage.

planetc1.com-news @ 7:44 am | Article ID: 982943062

New Vaccine Investigated on Network News

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Last week, Planet Chiropractic reported on Prevnar, showing the inconsistencies stated in media reports regarding a study that was released touting the vaccines effectiveness.

Last night, Channel 8 news in Dallas Texas (an ABC News affiliate) presented a well researched investigation into the same vaccine.

Thanks to the internet, I watched the broadcast from my home in Los Angeles via my cable modem. Today, I am bringing you news of the news along with an audio/video link so that you can view the one-hour news broadcast for yourself.

Update: Here is the broadcast transcript link
News 8 Investigates: Prevnar Part 1

You will need a realplayer installed to view this broadcast and I strongly recommend you using a DSL or cable modem connection. (still don’t have DSL or cable? What are you waiting for?) If you don’t yet have a realplayer installed, visit our media page for the links to Real Networks.

Click on the WFAA image to the left to que up the broadcast or click HERE.
This is a Real Video G2 28k/56k Surestream for you technical folks. When you click on the audio/video link, give it some time to load since this is a one-hour broadcast and it will take a few minutes to que up.

The News Announcements
From WFAA TV, channel 8 in Dallas Texas
“Have you heard that the vaccine Prevnar is for infants earaches?”
“Tonight, a News 8 investigation into the questionable science of the government’s vaccine approval process.”

Those are mighty strong words and it’s about time we see this on network news. Maybe the folks at NBC could learn something from this.

During the broadcast the question is asked, “What’s being injected into our children?” Reporters go on to state, “By the time children are old enough to go to school in this country, we give them more than 40 doses of vaccines.”

But as the number of vaccines grows in this country, so do the profits for the companies that manufacture them. Fade to a familiar face and this quote, “Stable ready made market, no liability. A stockholders dream.” – Barbara Loe Fisher

Prevnar is one of the most expensive vaccines ever made.

A father was interviewed who had reportedly lost his daughter to the vaccine Prevnar. He was told by his pediatrician that the vaccine would help prevent ear infections. Channel 8 news found that the vaccine was never licensed to treat such a condition.

In the piece, a representative of the CDC was interviewed and he was basically blathering with terms such as umm and uhh. Those were his best comments. (I’m not kidding, watch it for yourself. The guy is barely coherent.)

Others were interviewed…
“It is an ineffective and toxic vaccine.” The approval of this vaccine represents an irresponsibility of the federal government. The FDA and the CDC dismissed reports of seizures related to the vaccine. “While there has been a small number of deaths associated with the study, we have no reason to believe it is due to the vaccine.” This is dangerous because the government is pushing products that are not effective.

“A string of medical coincidences” was a term that stuck in my mind. Barbara Loe Fisher asked, “How many kids are expendable? One, five, five thousand?”

What was the vaccine made for? It was made to hopefully prevent or less the incidence of Pneumonia and meningitis. Not big money for the drug company as the news report explained. “Tell parents that this vaccine is effective in preventing ear infections and you have millions in your market.”

There is a follow-up to this report on tonight’s Dallas Channel 8 news and I plan on bringing you the news links tomorrow as well as a one-week wrap up on this whole ER and vaccine issue. I have received some very interesting bits of information during the past week.

Regarding channel 8 News in Dallas, this report was well researched and well presented. This is the kind of news that should be recognized. I would suggest you write to the folks at channel 8 news in Dallas and express your gratitude.

Written correspondence can be sent to:
WFAA-TV – 606 Young St., Dallas, TX, 75202

Phone Number: (214) 748-9631

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Once again, thanks to the folks at PROVE for the early notification regarding this news.

planetc1.com-news @ 8:38 am | Article ID: 982859909

Vaccine and Other Drug Shortages

An article from Nando Media titled “Vaccine shortage forces U.S. hospitals to ration adult tetanus shots” reads like a spine chilling thriller, poised to put fear in the hearts and minds of all that read it.

The News
Hospitals nationwide are rationing tetanus shots for adults since there is a reportedly huge shortage of tetanus vaccine available. (Can someone please find out how many cases of tetanus were reported last year in the U.S., or in 98′ or 99′ and get back to us? We will post that information here.)

The article states that U.S. hospitals are facing one of the worst drug shortages ever, and according to reports, they don’t expect it to be the last. While the “experts” can’t point to a drug shortage that has cost a life, it’s a possibility that reportedly, has doctors and pharmacists struggling to cope.

Read that again. They cannot point to a single lost life as a result of the lack of drugs, yet they are terrified? How terrified are they when they hear that someone has died from taking the prescribed drugs that are being dispensed?

According to the article, the shortage only involves the adult version of the tetanus vaccine so there is no need to worry about your kids. They have plenty of vaccine available to pump into children.

Why such a shortage in the vaccine? Our old friend Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories (subsidiary of American Home Products, makers of Prevnar, Rotoshield, and Fen-Phen, to name a few) has suddenly decided to stop producing the vaccine.

According to the article the drug manufacturer stopped making the vaccine and called it a “business decision.” Remember folks; they are in business to make drugs, they are not in the business of creating health. Nothing personal, its just business.

According to the article, lots of other drugs are in short supply as well and doctors and pharmacists are reportedly begging and pleading for more drug doses. One pharmacist in the article stated, “We get dribs and drabs of what we’ve ordered.” They are reportedly working furiously to find alternatives to these drugs. (Are they looking for alternatives to drugs, or are they merely looking for other drugs to give in place of the drugs they lack?)

The article states that the drug shortages encourage price gouging. Some are suggesting that drug distributors call after they hear news that there will be a drug shortage and are looking to make a quick deal.

Similar to the cocaine busts we see a television. While we are watching the tube and see that several tons of cocaine has just been confiscated or a major methamphetamine lab has just been shut down, we don’t see the news affecting the drug pushers and drug buyers. Do they radically jack up prices to get more for their goods since there is a shortage on the street? Is there really any difference if it’s crack, or some pill from the pharmacy?

Towards the end of the article someone states:

“It’s put us in a panic. … If we’re unable to get the drug, we’ll have to think about canceling surgeries that aren’t emergencies.”

They are in a panic? They’re going to have to cancel surgeries that aren’t emergencies? Is that a bad thing? Perhaps, if you earn your income performing surgeries.

The end of the article states that the drug shortage is only going to get worse. Is the glass half empty or half full? Less drugs and less surgery, this is great news!

Nando Media: Vaccine shortage forces U.S. hospitals to ration adult tetanus shots

All the best of health to you!

planetc1.com-news @ 5:55 am | Article ID: 982850102

American Chiropractic Cheerleader – Update!

Update! Samantha is in 3rd place. We want a chiropractic kid on the cover, place your vote today!

A web site called americancheerleader.com is holding a photo contest this week and the winner will be on the cover of the sites national publication. Why is that information posted here and what does it have to do with chiropractic? Read on.

Samantha Victoria Selimo - Chiropractic Kid!Well, there’s a very special contestant in this photo contest and she just happens to be a chiropractic kid. Samantha Victoria Selimo, the daughter of Dr. Sam and Kim Selimo of New Jersey, is entered in this contest and I think we should all vote for her.

You may notice by looking at this photo that Samantha is subluxation free. Not only that, when Samantha was brought into this world it was in a birthing room. After she was caught by a midwife, her dad (Dr. Sam) administered to his new baby girl her 1st adjustment. As reported by her parents, the adjustment was given before her umbilical cord was cut, which her dad did too.

Samantha has never had a single drug put into her body and she has never had a vaccine. Samantha, as do her older brothers, truly live and practice a chiropractic lifestyle.

Now we don’t want subluxated cheerleaders running around out there do we? We want cheerleaders that are subluxation free so that they can express their lives to the fullest of their potential. I say all kids should be checked for subluxation, let’s hear some cheers for that!

To place a vote for Samantha, CLICK HERE (it will open in the window) and input the following:

Your name and your e-mail address (you can use my name “Mike” and my e-mail address “[email protected]” if you’d like)
Scroll down the list to New Jersey and click on Samantha Selimo
Check the box below that so you don’t get any unwanted e-mails
Click “Vote Now”

You can vote as often as you’d like and I bet that Samantha would like it if you voted a lot!

Congratulations Samantha for being a Chiropractic Kid!

planetc1.com-news @ 5:55 am | Article ID: 982763752