Friends of Science Rant and Rave that Cochrane finds no science backing diabetes Type 2 drugs

“Friends of Science Rant and Rave that Cochrane finds no science backing diabetes Type 2 drugs”

Action plan for Thursday 24 June 2016 for all interested natural therapy practitioners, and their patients – scroll down for the five key steps. 

{ad – I am talking at CMA event tonight (Thursday 23rd) in Adelaide from 5.30pm – (livestream likely) and I am available Friday in Adelaide for practitioners to contact me – presenting in Sydney on wed 29 June too}

Check out the Friends of Science’s response to my Linkedin post to be found at Should Health Minister Ley resign for approving a…., namely failing t otally to address the complete lack of scientific evidence as to the safety and efficacy of various Type 2 diabetes drugs, according to the esteemed Cochrane Collaboration’s current April 2016 review. 

The sum total of the two comments from the Friends of Science In Medicine’s Facebook response amounted to :

(a) Loretta Marron, the CEO of Friends and its Facebook administrator, stating she could not find the link to the Cochrane report on my Post, even though the link is obvious in my Post, and does work, as I just tested it; 

(b) sadly the second Friend, Marty Tio , has also a serious problem of see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil, as he missed reading anything about Minister Ley’s media release under the TGA banner. I thought that was the whole point of my post, but Marty wrote an incredible amount of raving and ranting. Wow I better spend a bit more time on this Friend’s site if this is the standard of the scientific world’s answer to the Catholic Church, and its regard for young boys over 50 years of denial and psychological mayhem.

I reproduce the start of the Friends rant and rave and you can study the full link here at  Rant and rave of CEO Loretta Marron, desperate not to read the Cochrane and have to make her first ever public comment about what Cochrane says about a drug used by a doctor, but you may need to scroll down two or three posts to see Sussan Ley’s smiling face:

Can you please link to the Cochrane report, Peter. Your link goes to a rave by someone on LinkedIn. (SI)Like · Reply · 

Yesterday at 9:07pmMarty Tio That rant is ridiculously ignorant. my link goes to a rave by someone on Linkedin..

Peter Little‎ to Friends of Science in Medicine

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Hmmm. That is a high standard of intellectual engagement Friends.

I challenge any “Friends of Science” member to a live Facebook debate with me upon the issues raised in my Post, and why they see no need to protect the public from this serious issue I have raised.

I will also invite Minister Ley, or her no 1  advisor.

I always seem to miss the point somehow when it comes to a debate with the Friends, AHPRA, VCAT and the Ministers of Health around the country. Friends are cherry-pickers and never want to discuss the actual science I raise directly with them, even when it is the precise science from the peak globally accepted independent authority they use to denigrate others, like Cochrane Collaboration, to be found at www.cochrane.org.

It would take around 30 seconds to find the actual Cochrane review anyway, as I did late one night after getting an email alert from the TGA as to a major safety upgarde in relation to diabetes 2 drug, Canagifloxin.

You do not need to be a Professor like Professor John “cherry-picking” Dwyer, to check out Cochrane. Cochrane is designed for you and me – non Professors and non doctors. 

So here is the Action Plan for Thursday 24 June 2016 for all interested natural therapy practitioners, and their patients – scroll down for the four key steps.

Step 1: Open up www.cochrane.org

Step 2 : Type in search bar section the word Canagifloxin

Step 3 : Read the Cochrane review, or the first couple of pages in layman’s language will be enough, and then copy link to the Friends of Science Facebook site to be found at Friends of Cherry Picking Science in Medicine’s see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil propaganda machine

Step 4 : Ask this question next to your posting on the Friend’s site ” Q. Is there any reputable Friend that will stand up to the Friends’ ring leaders, John Dwyer, Ken Harvey, John Cunningham and Loretta Marron, and say to the health loving public that Friends of Science in Medicine should no longer belittle and intimidate us and pretend we are all ignorant.

Step 5 – Send my post and your Post on Friends website to all your patients and invite them to carefully consider the contents

 I want to find just one Friend that will be the first to tell the truth out of the pack of a 1000 plus Friends, combined with their bewildering array of affiliated associations. I just want a single Friend to tell the public what I have found in relation to nearly 700 heavily taxpayer subsidised drugs in relation to what peak accepted authorities say about our leading subsidised drugs.

We can keep this charade going for as long as the Friends have members, or a Court orders them to change their behaviour.

The cherry-picking Friends regard Cochrane as the bible to be used against natural therapists, as do AHPRA, our prime health regulator. I should know, because I fought for a natural health practitioner in a VCAT case which lasted 66 sitting days where AHPRA only filed scientific evidence from Cochrane to deregister my practitioner. Lucky AHPRA, spurred on by the cherry-picking Friends,  failed in their prohibition order though.

Professor John Dwyer should stand down if this is the extent of the science debate.

My view remains that Health Minister Sussan Ley should immediately resign, after perpetuating the cover-ups of proper science as well stated in my Post.

The diabetes 2 drugs mentioned in the Cochrane review should be immediately withdrawn from the market until a proper trial can be conducted, a difficult concept for our predominantly “conflicted by the Big Pharma $$$” scientists globally, and particularly in Australia.

Professor John Dwyer, head of the Cherry-Pickers, has well instructed his puppets that training manual 101, at peak times of embarrassment with their misguided enthusiastic manifesto, states – revert to “rave” and “rant” and “rave” BUT under no circumstances click on the two clear attachments that my Post was about that has also stumped the entire 70,000 plus readership base and the head honchos.

 

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My first guest post on the “Friends” Facebook page read:

“Do the Friends of Science have any concern with a Cochrane Collaboration Review which found in April 2016 that there were no proper scientific trials done on these diabetes Type 2 drugs, including Johnson & Johnson’s Canaglifloxin, called INVOKANA in Australia

Should Health Minister Ley resign for approving a Type 2 diabetes drug with no scientific…Should Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley resign for approving a Type 2 diabetes drug with no scientific…LINKEDIN.COM

The Friends response was as follows, repeated from above:

Can you please link to the Cochrane report, Peter. Your link goes to a rave by someone on LinkedIn. (SI)Like · Reply · 

Yesterday at 9:07pmMarty Tio That rant is ridiculously ignorant. my link goes to a rave by someone on Linkedin..

Peter Little‎ to Friends of Science in Medicine

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You be the judge

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SIMPLY why I say 17 Natural Health Professions are effectively abolished

SIMPLY the SECRET

for my VICTORIAN ANGELS

and other state natural therapists

is 17 Natural Health Professions are effectively legally abolished.

Connect these dots

and let me know whether you understand or disagree atwww.fightpharmacorruption.com or posting here on Linkedin or email at glittle@frenchislandretreat.com.au or sms to 0402 904749.

My longer post version can be found at  NEW HEALTH COMPLAINTS LAW HERALDS AN EFFECTIVE ABOLITION OF THE RIGHT TO PRACTICE 17 POPULAR NATURAL HEALTH THERAPIES

 

Step 1Most States have an Act of Parliament, which includes in a Schedule, a mandatory code of conduct for unregistered practitioners.

In addition, AHPRA registered practitioners acting outside the scope of their professions (whatever that “can of worms” really means) are covered too, but for odd reasons Victoria departed from that language.

Please note that although the Victorian Health Complaints Act just passed in April, the operational commencement is anticipated to be around February 2017. WA has not enacted legislation with this mandatory Code, but I was advised by the relevant WA authority plans to introduce similar legislation and a Code of Conduct are advanced.

Step 2All Codes state that practitioners:

(i) must not make claims either directly to clients or in advertising or promotional materials;

(ii) about the efficacy of treatment or services he or she provides

(iii) if those claims cannot be substantiated.

Step 3 –  SA has an interesting additional clause 10 which notes “Health practitioners must have a valid clinical basis for treating a client” which I think could help negate the impact of the requirement to “substantiate” claims in Clause 11 (Applies to SA, and presumably NT and Tasmania, but I need to double check)

Step 4 – The Federal Liberal Party’s health research arm, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) ruled in 2015 that there was no clinical evidence to support any of the 17 natural therapies.

In fact, the Labor Party relied primarily upon the NHMRC’s ruling of lack of adequate clinical evidence to substantiate treatments, as the basis for their policy to remove private health insurance rebates. See their policy statement at Labor Party’s policy on private health insurance rebates

Step 5 – State based complaints commissioners will prefer the government’s own NHMRC research study and YOU WILL BE PROHIBITED if you go before these executioners.

DO NOT PAY LAWYERS ANY MONEY.

In the VCAT case where I learnt about this major global corruption to destroy natural medicines, my practitioner had 906 peer reviewed journal articles but this was not enough to stave off deregistration. At least the practitioner WON THE PROHIBITION order i..e. he stayed in practice and the Tribual made a finding of good character too.

Step 6 – Consider helping get the legislation changed to become a level playing field between NATURE therapies and ANTI NATURE therapies. That change includes subsidies for treatments, health insurance, research and similar standards of conduct as for doctors, and big pharma.

Step 7Subscribe (free) to my new website atwww.fightpharmacorruption.com which will develop new features progressively.

Step 8 – (a) Select one of the Friends of Science in Medicine from my next Post naming each of the “Friends” and their place of business;

(b) and then obtain the address, email address and phone number of your Friend;

(c) and then await my further instructions as to what questions to ask of your “Friend”

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Conflict of interest : I have resurrected my life from a deep depression in 2003 after a messy divorce, with massive support, love and therapies provided by innumerable practitioners drawn from 15 of the 17 natural professions gonged by Health Minister Sussan Ley’s mafia unit no1, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). You guys better put on your heavy artillery gear now you cannot tell me who authored “Bill Gate’s answer to depopulation strategy” Handbook. In Australia, it is called the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

PS : And how come Minister Ley, Environment Minister Greg Hunt (my Flinders electorate representative) and Graeme Samuel, former ACCC Chairman, President Alzheimers Australia, and now NHMRC board member – caved in so quickly in August 2015, to my amazement, when I uncovered a longstanding corrupt plot since 2003 to slowly kill our elderly, in nursing homes using deadly anti-psychotic drugs. 

You better stand by to read about that “disgraceful” cover-up in a post soon (subject to a lawyer clearing me to publish it).

Unknown to those three complacent pillars of our society, Ley/Hunt/Samuel – paralysing my mum with a banned USA drug which has a major death warning in the USA, ignored in Australia, is not something I am ever going to forget.

Let’s just say there will be no settlement in the court action I will be initiating after this election. It will go on and on and on until we find every last minor player in deliberately accelerating the killing of our homemakers.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST II

– I paid $20 to join the Health Australia Party at

www.healthaustraliaparty.com.au

which is fielding candidates for Senate spots in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.

No other political party since Federation has included the word “Health” in its name.

I will publicise any other party, like the Health Australia Party, who is prepared to publicly support the retention of natural therapy professions.

This will at least require a uniform Federal/State based approach and a dismantling of the state based health complaints laws as applied to unregistered practitioners. I say this body of legislation has been deliberately designed to confuse the natural health professionals and their associations, given their complexity, subtle differences, obvious differences, checks and balances, definitions, names, purposes, and timelines for operation of their Acts and the Codes.

Contrary to some wise advice to remove my music clips, I continue to indulge as   tackling Big Pharma corruption does not come easy, and the music helps me get through my endless days of pursuit.

Us and Them by Pink Floyd mastered by MrMusic3079

The lyrics of US and THEM says it all :

“Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words “

Should Health Minister Ley resign for approving a Type 2 diabetes drug with no scientific evidence and an increased risk of lower limb amputation?

Should Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley resign for approving a Type 2 diabetes drug with no scientific evidence and an increased risk of lower limb amputation? 

The gold star global reviewer of medical trials, The Cochrane Collaboration, just reviewed Minister Ley’s support for Type 2 diabetes drug, Canagliflozin, known as INVOKANA in Australia, arriving at

the most damning conclusion I have yet seen in my battle V Big Pharma discussed at  www.fightpharmacorruption.com:

  “We could not include any Randomised Control Trial in this systematic review…Due to lack of data it is not possible to conclude whether {Canagliflozin} prevents or delays the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus  “

The Cochrane Collaboration is strongly recognised by your Australian Government health regulators and the ANTI NATURE lobby group, the Friends of Science in Medicine. Together they repeatedly refer to the Cochrane review virtues, sometimes to table court evidence to deregister natural health practitioners for lack of Cochrane evidence, or sometimes for championing the destruction of all natural therapies through reports from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Let me connect the dots for you in the next 8 messages.

Question 1: How come Minister Ley advised consumers “not to be alarmed” with the  massive jump in the safety risk of losing your leg, or toe, by taking type 2 diabetes drugs, including Johnson & Johnson’s Canaglifloxin, known as INVOKANA in Australia?    See the release dated 7 June 2016 by the TGA at TGA increases risk of imputation for diabetes type 2 drugs

Question  2 : How come the internationally recognised Cochrane Collaboration just completed a review of these diabetes Type 2 drugs, concluding they could not find a single scientific study to review efficacy or safety in their recent review published 21 April 2016? See No Evidence of a single trial according to gold star reviewer Cochrane Collaboration

Question 3 : How come Minister Ley’s drug approval department, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, relied upon at least 12 scientific trials, which Cochrane Collaboration rejected for their lack of quality?

Question 4: How come we provide more work for surgeons just because diabetes Type 2 drugs are not working, and are not safe, whilst Minister Ley’s corrupt team sits back saying “don’t be alarmed”, the “benefits outweigh the risks”.

Question  5: How come Malcolm Turnbull is a hypocrite, calling a double dissolution because of his concerns about corruption in the Labor Party‘s supporters, yet he turns a blind eye about corruption in his own backyard.

Question  6: How come most people know there are more dodgy scientists than dodgy natural practitioners, but the scientists get off scott free every time, when they invent some new method of mass deception with the flawed, biased or plain corrupt trials?

Question  7 – How come all those leg and toe loppers, hiding behind closed surgery doors, with all your government protection and funding, don’t realise their game is up, and the public will rise up and assert their freedom of choice?

Question  8 – How come the NSW President of the AMA, Professor Brad Frankum, has made an embarrassing attack on the Health Australia Party claiming HAP misses the point, highlighting his profession’s success with diabetes but fails to mention the Cochrane scathing conclusion relating to Type 2 diabetes drugs, noting:

“One of the biggest chronic disease threats facing Australia is the rises of diabetes and it is outright dangerous to be espousing the idea that a disease like that can be treated with alternative therapies”

Minister Ley does these cover-ups all the time, as I learnt the hard way, when we locked horns last year with dementia drug of choice, Risperdal, a deadly concoction designed to shorten your parents’ lives I am sorry to say. I set out details below in this Post and refer you to an earlier post on Risperdal at Q to Alex Gorsky, Chairman/CEO of Johnson and Johnson, would you give your USA banned drug Risperdal to your father, if he had dementia?

Check out also this media article about Minister Ley, which I acknowledge cannot be fully accepted for authenticity, as it was published by the Sydney Morning Herald, which has an addiction to rather negative articles about Nature.

Sussan Ley: From punk rocker to health minister

 

Health Minister Sussan Ley, who I say is part of a widespread corruption by Big Pharma, has excelled herself beyond my wildest dreams with her unsustainable position on these Type 2 diabetes drugs.

No Cochrane evidence

is about as bad as it can get.

Yet Minister Ley is responsible

for the public being informed

“the Benefits outweigh the Risks”

Minister Ley must resign immediately,

or be sacked by Malcolm Turnbull.

My mission is to FightPharmaCorruption and swing the $150 billion health budget pendulum from largely 100% chemical health now to an equal 50:50 split with natural health over the next 20 years. See my more detailed mission statement at www.fightpharmacorruption.com

I know Minister Ley, as one of my key Linkedin contacts, will not take offence with me saying she is part of a widespread corruption, because anyone dealing with Big Pharma is now assumed to be corrupt unless proven innocent in the United States, such has been the wealth of corruption cases run by the US Department of Justice for the last 15 years.

The burden of proof about drug company ethics shifted a long time ago in the public’s eyes, just like our politicians have reversed the burden of proof for all natural therapy professionals. In fact your politicians, through the NHMRC report on 17 Natural Therapy professions in 2015, have settled on the “lack of evidence” outcome to hang you for sure if you are called up for scrutiny.

Minister Ley and I had quite a stoush last year, when I mounted a rather aggressive, but “behind the scenes” campaign to have dementia drug Risperdal banned for dementia. In the end, a ban was placed on mixed dementia and vascular dementia, plus maximum time periods of 10 weeks for Alzheimers Disease. Many other groups were also campaigning too of course over many years.

Sorry Minister Ley and Minister Greg Hunt, I haven’t forgotten our Risperdal “battle” between May-August 2016. Let’s finish that sordid affair with the election clock ticking down in the last week of this election cycle. I am hoping one or both Ministers will be “forced” to come clean with the election heat on. Just like last year when the TGA partially banned Risperdal within 48 hours of strong discussions I had with Greg Hunt and Graeme Samuel.

Greg is a genuine human being, but I say handcuffed by his Party. The quick partial banning had everything to do with Greg being publicly exposed last year on his 500km pilgrimage around his Flinders electorate, to educate primary school kids with his vision for their long term health.

Greg knows that there were two issues back then for which I wanted him to go public. I took the partial win on the Risperdal ban for dementia, a drug which was crippling my elderly mother, who passed away a month ago.

I went quiet on the second extraordinary side effect of Risperdal well known in the USA, but covered up by our Liberal Party top guns. Let’s see what happens with this curly one, as it relates to that disease that is not caused by anything – AUTISM.

I repeat my mission is to FightPharmaCorruption and swing the $150 billion health budget pendulum from largely 100% chemical health now to an equal 50:50 split with natural health over the next 20 years. See my more detailed mission statement at www.fightpharmacorruption.com

Uniting the natural health practitioners, and their patients, will prove a formidable force on the political scene, as social media drives the transparency that every government is desperate to deny.

No doubt most of Minister Ley’s staff and hangers-on are unregulated, unregistered,  unchecked, unlicensed, unvaccinated, unknown and unable out of fear to whistle-blow to me, about the daily carnage in our Health Department.

I would love to privately chat in confidence to anyone inside the TGA that has a large conscience, exceptional courage and a sense of duty to his fellow human beings.

My phone number is 0402 904749 and email is glittle@frenchislandretreat.com.au

Here is the TGA report on the increased amputation risk of Canaglifloxin, known as INVOKANA in Australia, for you to examine yourself

“Safety advisory – potential increased risk of lower limb amputation

7 June 2016

Consumers and health professionals are advised that an ongoing clinical study involving canagliflozin has identified a potential increased risk of requiring lower limb amputations, primarily of the toes.

Canagliflozin, which is also known as Invokana in Australia, is a medicine used to lower blood glucose in adult patients with type 2 diabetes.

A two-fold higher incidence of lower limb amputations, primarily of the toes, has been seen in the ongoing CANagliflozin cardioVascular Assessment Study (CANVAS). The reasons for this increase are not currently known, however dehydration and volume depletion may play a role.

It should be noted that CANVAS involves patients at high risk of problems with the heart and blood vessels, and that lower limb amputations occurred in both the canagliflozin and placebo groups in the study.

Patients with diabetes (especially those with poorly controlled diabetes and pre-existing problems with the heart and blood vessels) are at increased risk of infection and ulceration that can lead to requiring lower limb amputations.

Information for consumers

If you or someone you care for is taking canagliflozin, you should be aware of this issue but not alarmed.

The increased risk of requiring lower limb amputation is not high and the benefits of taking your medicine likely still outweigh the risks. You should not stop taking your medicine without first consulting a doctor.

All patients with diabetes have a risk of foot complications. It is very important that you undertake routine preventative foot care and immediately notify your doctor if you experience ulceration, discolouration or new pain or tenderness in your foot or toes. It is also important to remain well hydrated and to be aware of the signs and symptoms of dehydration and volume depletion.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, speak to your diabetes nurse educator or other health professional.

Information for health professionals

If you are treating patients who are taking canagliflozin advise them of this issue, but reassure them that the increased risk of requiring lower limb amputation is not high and the benefits of taking their medicine likely still outweighs the risks.

No increase in lower limb amputations was seen in 12 other completed clinical trials with canagliflozin. You are reminded to follow established diabetes care practice guidelines in patients treated with canagliflozin, including: 

  • established diabetes guidelines emphasise routine preventive foot care
  • patients with risk factors for amputation events, such as patients with previous amputations, existing peripheral vascular disease or neuropathy, should be carefully monitored
  • early treatment for foot problems should be initiated for, but not limited to, ulceration, infection, new pain or tenderness
  • as a precautionary measure, consideration should be given to stop canagliflozin treatment in patients who develop a significant complication, such as a lower-extremity skin ulcer, osteomyelitis or gangrene, at least until the condition has resolved
  • monitor patients for signs and symptoms of volume depletion and ensure that hydration is sufficient to prevent volume depletion in line with recommendations in the product information; note that use of diuretics may further exacerbate dehydration.

Please refer to the Product Information for canagliflozin(link is external) for complete prescribing information.

Additional information

CANVAS is a long-term study to look at whether canagliflozin reduces cardiovascular disease. It compares the effects of canagliflozin and placebo, together with standard care in diabetes patients at high risk of heart problems.

CANVAS enrolled around 4300 patients. The incidence of lower limb amputation in the study is currently 7 in 1000 patient-years with canagliflozin 100 mg daily and 5 in 1000 patient-years with canagliflozin 300 mg daily, compared with 3 in 1000 patient-years with placebo.

CANVAS-R is an ongoing study with a similar population to CANVAS. In this trial, the incidence of lower limb amputation is 7 in 1000 patient-years with canagliflozin and 5 in 1000 patient-years with placebo. This difference is not statistically significant.

The Independent Data Monitoring Committee for CANVAS and CANVAS-R has recommended that both trials should continue. 

Reporting problems

Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report problems with medicines or vaccines. Your report will contribute to the TGA’s monitoring of these products.

The TGA cannot give advice about an individual’s medical condition. You are strongly encouraged to talk with a health professional if you are concerned about a possible adverse event associated with a medicine or vaccine.”

Who is behind the secret “white” ANTA

The ANTA board members are a secret!!!

They will not tell me and the website is silent.

My recommendations to members of ANTA follow.

1. Members should ring, write and use social media to ensure ANTA publishes the names of directors on its website, and makes a satisfactory explanation as to the need for current secrecy.

2. An extraordinary general meeting to be called to consider:

(a) appointing an interim administrator to examine the workings and corporate governance at all layers of ANTA’s operation for the last 10 years;

(b) a resolution as to whether registration with AHPRA should be supported;

(c) alternative solutions to maintaining public protection and confidence, and recognition of the strong track record of support from patients of natural therapy professions.

Has there been 60 years of silence, or is it just this latest era they show abominable corporate governance scarcely seen in my corporate life?

Let’s count the days before they come clean on their identity.

I will reveal one name each day TO YOU as a little birdie has filled me in with their secret, plus a far bit more about what happens to your membership fees

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[Check out this extraordinary version of Sounds of Silence by Disturbance seen by 66 million plus viewers

or the live version at Disturbance live at Dawson Creek Canada]

My guess about the ANTA Board composition is

 one monkey who hears no evil

another monkey who sees no evil

and one monkey who speaks no evil

Do you find this secrecy about ANTA board members rather odd?

Particularly for the body that wants to be your policeman

UNDER THE AHPRA VICE

(and with cosy running mate ARONAH )

WHY DO THEY PERSIST with their insane push to move natural professions like naturopathy to AHPRA’s den –

lambs to the slaughter I say 

talk to the chiropractors – the demolition derby target of Friends of Science

I say AHPRA is just another Big Pharma corrupted arm of  government,

led by Head Corruptor herself,

Liberal Health Minister Sussan Ley

Back to the white ANTA’s, why would you be scared to reveal your identity as directors to your very own members, or potential members, and helpful health politics advocates like me, with my strong anti big pharma missions described at  www.fightpharmacorruption.com.

See if you can work out the motives of CEO Brian Coleman, and his secret puppet masters from the white ANTA’s website which follows,

plus see if you can find the annual report anywhere at

  Australian Natural Therapists Association.com.au/about/about_anta.php

why do the white ANTAs refuse to tell me who runs their show when I ring up?

why do they not respond to vital email correspondence?

Why does CEO Brian Coleman write behind my back:”It appears a person calling himself a lawyer is attempting to drum up business by peddling this type of information” ?

why is ANTA’s website grossly misleading its members as to the codes of conduct they are mandated to follow?

has this GROSSLY UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUR been going on for all 60 years of ANTA’s life?

do you know who is looking after you and your hard earned money?

are the secret ANTA directors way more accountable with your money, than they are with their own identity disclosures?

Should they be treated like Geelong City Council and have an independent administrator immediately appointed on a temporary basis, until proper elections can be held?

When you get a grounding as Principal Legal Officer of the fledgling National Companies and Securities Commission (now ASIC) at the age of 27, imagine how cynical you get at seniors card age of 60,

particularly when you have invested all your time and assets into the last five long years fighting for natural health practitioners with intense battles with Rumpole of the Bailey, Dr Ian Freckleton QC, AHPRA, The Chiropractic Board of Australia, The Supreme Court of Victoria, the VGSO, the VCAT, The Melbourne Age, Channel 7, Channel 9, Four Corners, 3 AW, ABC, Friends of Science in Medicine, TGA, endless Health Ministers, the Health Services Commissioner, NHMRC, ATAGI, PBAC, MSAC, Minister for the Environment,Greg Hunt, Alzheimers Australia President Graeme Samuel, ACCC, AMA, Medicines Australia, Johnson & Johnson, CSIRO, Landcare, Essendon Football Club, AFL, AFL Players Association, ASADA, WADA, Worksafe, Minister for Transport, and I forgot, the Medical Board, who just wiped out my absolute gun integrative doctor yesterday (silly move guys – you are getting way too cocky Martin Fletcher, CEO of AHPRA).

My recommendations to members of ANTA follow.

1. Members should ring, write and use social media to ensure ANTA publishes the names of directors on its website, and makes a satisfactory explanation as to the need for current secrecy.

2. An extraordinary general meeting to be called to consider:

(a) appointing an interim administrator to examine the workings and corporate governance at all layers of ANTA’s operation for the last 10 years;

(b) a resolution as to whether registration with AHPRA should be supported;

(c) alternative solutions to maintaining public protection and confidence, and recognition of the strong track record of support from patients of natural therapy professions.

I must say I got very suspicious of ANTA’s motives when they repeatedly ignored my communications to discuss what I knew was a dark side of the moon event for their natural profession customers, namely this confusing state based health complaints legislation.

The fact that the CEO Brian Coleman finally did communicate behind my back making false and misleading statements and showing his ignorance, arouses even more of my curiosity as to his credentials to be representing a key cross section of our talented natural therapy professions.

I have invested an enormous amount of my time since late February 2016 for no reward, and with no vested interests,  comparing all the various State based health complaints legislation.

This has required careful examination with the National/State AHPRA legislation, and a sea of differently structured codes of mandatory conduct impacting in some cases, both AHPRA and unregistered practitioners, but not in others.

I plan a series of webinars to progressively enlighten you, the natural practitioners, as to your responsibilities, and the various differences between States, some minor but subtle. Why there are significant and confusing differences between States rings alarm bells to me. I ponder why the Health Ministers have so departed from uniform legislation. Brian Coleman is simply incorrect saying all States are the same.

My guess is that 99% of practitioners in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia are not fully complying with their respective Codes attached to their State Act which regulates the Code’s requirements.

Even the NSW Complaints public servant I rang yesterday at the Health Care Complaints Commission had not heard of the NSW Code of Conduct for Unregistered Practitioners, or the requirement in Clause 17 (1) (b) of the Code for a health practitioner to display “a document that gives information about the way in which clients may make a complaint to the Health Care Complaints Commission, being a document in a form approved by the Director-General.”

I wrote yesterday to see what the Director- General has actually approved because his staff do not know.

The reason the Friends of Science have not focused on using the State based Acts in NSW, established pre AHPHRA days in 2008, SA in July 2014, and QLD in October 2015, is that the Friends are clever, military and never to be under-estimated. They want to get Victoria operational first, so as not to alert you “naturopathic lovelies” what is in store for you then.

My past five years of specialist “battles” with the ANTI NATURE forces has given me as good a grounding as any in the country of what game is really being played, let alone a wealth of lessons in my school of hard knocks over the last 40 years of my professional and business career.

If you were involved in a 66 day Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal case, being the longest health practitioner case probably in Australia, you would reckon you should be a person worth a hearing if you were running a natural medicine association.

But not so Brian Coleman, CEO of white ANTA. He likes shooting from the hip. Well I don’t – I endeavour to make my words count based on what I have researched. I will be reporting Brian Coleman to the ACCC for any false or misleading statements he is making to members about what I am saying or any personal insults.

I tire of these constant intimidatory tactics being waged across social media, particularly against proponents of natural health measures. ANTI HEALTH merchants will soon find out about Federal Crimes Act offences relating to intimidation and harassment. I am just letting that collective of sceptics chalk up a few more offences before we say enough is enough.

Just for the exercise, I reviewed part of the white ANTA’s website which I reproduce below, with my “crosses” through words I find debatable. Enjoy and enlighten me if I have been unfair, or too lenient.

 

Check out the “About US” section of ANTA’s website

“The Australian Natural Therapists Association Limited (ANTA) is the largest national democratic association of ‘recognised professional’ traditional, complementary medicine and natural therapy practitioners established for more than 60 years who work in the areas of health care and preventative medicine.

 ANTA was founded in 1955 and represents the multi-disciplinary interests of approximately 10,000 accredited practitioners Australia-wide. ANTA is one of the original Schedule 1 bodies as defined in the regulations of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

For over 60 years the ANTA name has been synonymous with “Quality” and ” Peak of the Profession“. ANTA is committed to Quality Assurance and Public Safety by maintaining the highest Qualification and Ethical Standards. Our members prime concern is your optimum health. Working with Governments, Researchers, Educators, Health Funds, WorkCover Authorities and Professional Organisations, ANTA represents the interests of:

{ Author’s comment: I am starting to think ANTA more represents the interests of the Directors, AHPRA and Big Pharma}: 

ANTA was recognised by the Australian Taxation Office, in November 2002, under a private ruling as ‘…a professional association that has uniform national registration requirements for practitioners of traditional, complementary medicine and natural therapies…’ thereby allowing ANTA practitioners of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine to practise GST- free.

ANTA:

  • provides an egalitarian representation of all disciplines accredited by the association
  • possesses infrastructure, systems, policies and procedures which enables the association to encompass all aspects of the profession
  • represents the interests of individual disciplines
  • acts as advocate for practitioners of all disciplines accredited by the association
  • promotes the health and safety of consumers of traditional medicine and natural therapy health services
  • supporting statutory registration of natural therapists 

The disciplines recognised by ANTA and accredited by the Australian Natural Therapists Accreditation Board (ANTAB) are:

ANTA is committed to continuous quality improvement and providing the Australian public with the highest possible standards for the conduct and safety of traditional medicine and natural therapy practitioners, and addresses standards for conduct and safety through:

  • The high standard of entry requirements for potential members
  • Yearly review of entry standards to maintain currency and ensure relevance
  • Active participation in setting standards at national and state levels via industry reference group and working committee participation
  • Free student membership to the Association
  • Yearly review of the courses on offer within the profession, and courses currently accredited by ANTAB
  • Compulsory yearly proof of minimum continuing professional education requirements of members
  • Provision of “free” continuing professional education seminars in all states of Australia
  • Provision of additional avenues of continuing professional education for members
  • Compulsory up-to-date senior first aid certificates
  • Compulsory specialised professional indemnity and public liability insurance
  • The Association enforces a strict Code of Professional Ethics
  • The Association maintains effective public complaints handling and resolutions mechanisms outlined in the Constitution 
  • The Association maintains a National Administration Office, which is open five days a week and staffed by an Executive Officer and fully trained support staff
  • The Association maintains fully computerised membership, accreditation and course recognition databases and systems 
  • Provision of communication via the Members’ page on the ANTA website of the most up to date information related to the profession

  • Provision of regular Newsletters and ANTA e-News detailing information of current interest to the profession
  • Provision of a Professional Publication ‘The Natural Therapist’, four times a year offering the latest information available on topics of interest to the profession
  • Provision of an ANTA website to allow interested persons and consumers to obtain information about the Association, natural therapies and traditional medicine and the location of accredited practitioners of the Association
  • Provision of the latest up to date scientific information and monographs including:Provision of funding grants for research into traditional medicine and natural therapies
    • 300 Herbs
    • 350 Diseases & Conditions
    • 250 Supplements
    • Herb – Drug Interaction Guide
    • Supplement – Drug Interaction Guide
    • Treatment Options
    • Organ & Body Systems
    • Drug Induced Depletions
    • Evidenced Based & Peer Reviewed Information
  • Provision of annual ANTA Student Bursary Awards totalling $10,000 p.a. to encourage excellence in the study of traditional medicine and natural therapies
  • Setting of standards for clinics, hygiene and infection control
  • Setting of standards for skin penetration
  • Setting of standards for keeping and maintaining patient records
  • Making public the requirements for recognition of traditional medicine and natural therapy courses by ANTA for membership purposes
  • Making public details of traditional medicine and natural therapy courses recognised by ANTA for membership purposes
  • Only recognising government accredited courses that meet ANTA’s stringent requirements (note – ANTA does not recognise courses delivered totally by distance education)
  • Making public details of ANTA membership criteria and qualifications
  • Consultation with Members on matters of importance.  The Association uses the Members’ web page, consultation meetings, newsletters, ANTA e-News and the magazine to consult with Members

  • A ‘1800’ free-call number promoted to consumers and practitioners, facilitating a direct path of communication with the Association’s national administration office staff
  • A ‘1800’ free-call number and web page promoted to consumers and practitioners, to identify appropriately qualified practitioners in the consumer’s geographical area
  • Undertaking ongoing internal audits of its policies and processes of operation and all matters to do with professional practice
  • External audits of procedures, policies & processes to ensure compliance with the principles of best practice
  • Publishing an Annual Report on the activities and performance of the Association
  • Undertaking a yearly audit of its Constitution which includes the Association’s Complaints, Ethics & Disciplinary Panels
  • Undertaking a yearly audit of its Code of Professional Ethics

  • Ongoing consultation and collaboration with other professional associations

  • Ongoing dialogue and correspondence with ministers, government departments and regulatory bodies
  • Ongoing research of policies in overseas professional associations and policies of overseas governments
  • Maintaining a Natural Therapy Adverse Events Register
  • On line polling of Members and the Public on relevant professional and health issues
  • Democratic voting system for the election of directors by members 

ANTA is a public company limited by guarantee, and is governed by a National Council [Board of Directors] which is elected by the Members of the Association for a term of 3 years.   The Council in turn elects all office bearing positions within the Association, which are for a term of 1 year.

National Council is supported by the services of a full time Executive Officer, full time Company Secretary and full time National Administration Office Staff.  

ANTA practises a policy of consultation with representatives of all stakeholders of traditional medicine and natural therapies, as well as being available to all government and regulatory bodies associated with the professions.

Persons wishing to discuss with ANTA any matters relevant to the professions of traditional medicine and natural therapies should contact the Australian Natural Therapists Association Limited on free-call: 1800 817 577.”

My recommendations to members of ANTA follow.
1. Members should ring, write and use social media to ensure ANTA publishes the names of directors on its website, and makes a satisfactory explanation as to the need for current secrecy.

2. An extraordinary general meeting to be called to consider:

(a) appointing an interim administrator to examine the workings and corporate governance at all layers of ANTA’s operation for the last 10 years;

(b) a resolution as to whether registration with AHPRA should be supported;

(c) alternative solutions to maintaining public protection and confidence, and recognition of the strong track record of support from patients of natural therapy professions.

Can Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II save natural therapy professions from legal abolition?

11.11am on Queens Birthday – 

 

I am preparing a submission to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II seeking the re-enactment of the Herbalists Act of 1542 introduced by Henry VIII to protect the natural medicine professions of that era.

 

I will refer her Majesty to my previous post which noted the effective abolition of 17 natural therapy professions, by our three major political parties.

NEW HEALTH COMPLAINTS LAW HERALDS AN EFFECTIVE ABOLITION OF THE RIGHT TO PRACTICE 17 POPULAR NATURAL HEALTH THERAPIES dated 31 May 2016

Each of the Liberal Party, Labour Party and Greens Party are funded by interests supportive of the pharmaceutical mafia industry which is behind the natural therapy abolition.

For trusting souls in the worlds of naturopathy, yoga, massage, homeopathy, kinesiology, pilates, and the other natural professions, welcome to the Dark Side of the Moon.

Check out this 7 min clip to cheer you up and get in tune with me – I have a plan (many steps of which are included in 308 draft linkedin posts I have stored away for an ugly Federal election campaign).

Dark Side of the Moon – Speak to Me, Breathe (In the Air), On the Run

That is where

THEM

the “Foes” of Science in Medicine want to take

US, 

the PRACTITIONERS and patients of natural therapies.

My music therapy to provide hope to the “lovelies” follows – yet to be banned

Us and Them by Pink Floyd mastered by MrMusic3079

The lyrics of US and THEM are at the end but check out this extract, which says it all :

Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words 

Conflict of interest : I have resurrected my life from a deep depression in 2003 after a messy divorce, with massive support, love and therapies provided by innumerable practitioners drawn from 15 of the 17 natural professions gonged by Health Minister Sussan Ley’s mafia unit no1, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). You guys better put on your heavy artillery gear now you cannot tell me who authored Bill Gate’s depopulation strategy Handbook. In Australia, it is called the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

PS : And how come Minister Ley, Environment Minister Greg Hunt (my Flinders electorate representative) and Graeme Samuel, former ACCC Chairman, President Alzheimers Australia, and now NHMRC board member – caved in so quickly, to my amazement, when I uncovered a longstanding corrupt plot since 2003 to slowly kill our elderly, in nursing homes using deadly anti-psychotic drugs.

You better stand by to read about that “disgraceful” cover-up in a post soon (subject to any lawyer clearing me to publish it).

Unknown to those three complacent pillars of our society, Ley/Hunt/Samuel – paralysing my mum with a banned USA drug which has a major death warning in the USA, ignored in Australia, is not something I am ever going to forget.

Let’s just say there will be no settlement in the court action I will be initiating after this election. It will go on and on and on until we find every last minor player in deliberately accelerating the killing of our homemakers.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST II

– I paid $20 to join the Health Australia Party at

www.healthaustraliaparty.com.au

which is fielding candidates for Senate spots in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.

No other political party since Federation has included the word “Health” in its name.

I will publicise any other party, like the Health Australia Party, who is prepared to publicly support the retention of natural therapy professions.

This will at least require a uniform Federal/State based approach, dismantling the state based health complaints laws, which I say have been deliberately designed to confuse the natural health professionals and their associations, given their complexity, subtle differences, obvious differences, checks and balances, definitions, names, purposes, and timelines for operation of their Acts and the Codes.

Lyrics of Us and Them follow

Us and Them (Waters, Wright) 7:4

Us, and them

And after all we’re only ordinary men.

Me, and you.

God only knows it’s noz what we would choose to do.
Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died.
And the general sat and the lines on the map
moved from side to side.
Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who.
Up and down.
But in the end it’s only round and round.
Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words 
The poster bearer cried.
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There’s room for you inside.

“I mean, they’re not gunna kill ya, so if you give ’em a quick short,
sharp, shock, they won’t do it again. Dig it? I mean he get off
lightly, ‘cos I would’ve given him a thrashing – I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion, but really…I mean good manners
don’t cost nothing do they, eh?”

Down and out
It can’t be helped but there’s a lot of it about.
With, without.
And who’ll deny it’s what the fighting’s all about?
Out of the way, it’s a busy day
I’ve got things on my mind.
For the want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died.

 

 

God only knows it’s noz what we would choose to do.
Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died.
And the general sat and the lines on the map
moved from side to side.
Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who.
Up and down.
But in the end it’s only round and round.
Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words
The poster bearer cried.
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There’s room for you inside.

“I mean, they’re not gunna kill ya, so if you give ’em a quick short,
sharp, shock, they won’t do it again. Dig it? I mean he get off
lightly, ‘cos I would’ve given him a thrashing – I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion, but really…I mean good manners
don’t cost nothing do they, eh?”

Down and out
It can’t be helped but there’s a lot of it about.
With, without.
And who’ll deny it’s what the fighting’s all about?
Out of the way, it’s a busy day
I’ve got things on my mind.
For the want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died.

Imagine two special mums turbocharging you

Peace with my Mum

Stairway to Heaven

 

Imagine two special mums turbocharging you for life.

My first mother I never met.

My real mum with the mercurial job of caring for me for over sixty years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, 26 May 2016, after 11 days palliative care at Lovell House in Alma Road, Caulfield in Victoria, a very special high care nursing home owned by the Anglican Church.

Lovell could well be short for LOVE ALL – for that is what those beautiful nurses do no matter how antagonistic the “guests” become, as agitation is a common symptom in nursing homes these days. I know I would be for sure.

My mother’s name was (I wrote is first) Irene June Little, born on 16 May 1926. They say you never really accept your mum has gone. I kinda feel she is very much with me? now, and who knows, maybe we will find scientific evidence to substantiate what I very strongly feel.

So how is your maths?

That makes my mum’s lifespan 90 extraordinary years, taking in the Great Depression, of course the Second World War, then TV, then Man walking on the moon, and then well – the bulk of us know the rest of the main stories.

Luckily we got to celebrate the big milestone two days before her true birthday, with a small family gathering at mum’s nursing home with my 95 year old dad Ian, my sister Ruth, and my youngest son Andrew (27). Eldest son Christopher (29), lives and works in Copenhagen.

Christopher just flew in last night in time for the funeral today. Sadly he lost a 24 year old cousin to suicide only a few months back so sadly this trip will rekindle that horror movie of life, played out in gripping tragedy for family after family these days. They haven’t invented the drug for the suicide disease – I guess you know what I’d really like to say but today is Mum’s day and I will hold my disruptive tongue for other mental health conditions.

We have a funny family just like yours, and for reasons which I am too choked up to find answers this week, I was not asked by the family to speak about my mother at the funeral service today.

Close friends know that “making THE speech” has been my family duty at all milestone family events in the past, so this will be the first time in family history that I was denied the privilege. Fear of how I speak from the heart can be validly confronting to those who would like to be politically correct, whether family, friends or foe, and I guess particularly so on such an occasion of tribute to my mum.

Maybe I was meant by my mum to instead go public about how I feel about her, perhaps on social media, a medium which my mum never got to experience. Mum never shirked emotions with me and we often would have competitions in “door slamming” and “decibel voice training” when I was young – usually kissing and making up pretty quickly – mind you the kissing stopped for a while going through that teenager phase, such a long distant memory now. Don’t think I got too many elsewhere for that matter – a bit of  a late bloomer, and incredibly shy, a trait I obviously overcame as my confidence in myself grew.

And of course, being such a special caring and empathetic mum, she was highly supportive of my attempts not long after my first divorce at 35 years of age to find out about my first mother too. My mum was always ready to talk to me about my adoption, which effectively happened on day 5 of my life back on 2 September, 1955. That makes me a “TV baby I reckon” with Australian TV starting up back then on 19 September, 1956, just after I turned one.

Hopefully one day I might be on TV again – perhaps Millionaire Hot Seat and win some money to get back on my feet again – my son Christopher won $20,000 two years ago. I am sure my mum would have been beaming when I went on that school kid quiz show called “It’s Academic” with Danny Webb the host – my two fellow school mates and I back then were in Year 7. Strangely one became a Queens Counsel, and the other is now a Victorian Supreme Court Judge.

Not easy talking about your mum but sadly on the 90th birthday ACTUAL DAY, 15 May 2016, Mum’s doctor decided it was time to start on that dreaded phase – palliative care where all medicines are eliminated, food restricted, and you can guess the rest.

Mum suffered that well known end of life disease called dementia, potentially the biggest killer of them all.

All of our family have had very special experiences trying to cope with this slow meltdown over six or seven years of mum’s capacity to arrange her thoughts, recall events, or even do the simple things we take for granted like reading or eating.  Curiously Mum’s childhood passion for numbers, and work experience in banking (her father was a bank manager), allowed her to still do my tests of additions of simple integers deep into the closing phase of her debilitating and sad ending in many ways.

Our minds are curious things, and mine is right up there as all my close friends and family would well know, and mum and I would often exchange ideas about how our thoughts worked, or didn’t work, or occasionally overwork, in my case. I think I did understand a lot about her failing of the mind.

Lucky for us with Mum, she always seemed to recognise us, and her close friends – I was always preparing myself for that recognition to fade away, but we were all spared that horror movie.

Visiting mum was difficult in the 11 days of palliative care, as I trundled in each afternoon, wondering if today was the day. What a fighter, she wanted to hang on – she must have had her thoughts which we can only ever surmise.

With mum being largely motionless and unable to say words after about seven days in palliative care, I just became resigned to the thought that was the end of my physical connection with Mum.

But then on Day 8 when she had been moved to lay on her side, rather than face up – she moved her hand and placed it on my cheek, and held it there for what seemed at least ten minutes.

Not only could I strongly feel her touch, but she was able to make a facial expression, and actually smile at me, gazing deep through my eyes as if to EYEPRINT me for life, maybe thinking:

“Graeme you are truly chosen.

Follow your passion.

You are called to stand up

Be proud

and always respect your mums”

The life of an adopted son is one of being chosen.

I sense that feeling of being chosen keeps repeating in my various life passions.

How lucky I am. In this day and age, that right to be chosen has disappeared in most western countries, as “unwanted” children are aborted legally – sadly one in four pregnancies in Australia. I certainly understand a mother’s right to freedom with her body, but I kind of feel for the foetus that never got to have a mum like I did, and an extraordinary life I have lived, with a future shaping up to be possibly my most fulfilling.

Freedom of Choice is such an exceptionally complex issue. Easy to say. Another time and place.

So I prepare to head to my mum’s funeral.

Today is that one day of the year – the day you dread. The day you have to bury your mother, and prepare for the afterlife of possibilities and speculations, which has intrigued mankind since the garden of Eden.

Whilst I no longer bat openly for any religion, I do sense an extraordinary spiritual presence at special times, and often unexpectedly.

I sense we are all connected.

I know my connection with my mum will never die.

To my brave mum – my pink ballerina we made together at the end will be near me, not that I will need any reminders.

xox

little-mum