6 juli 2012: voor wie is geinteresseerd in hoe het verder gaat met de strijd van Tim Bolen tegen de antikwakbewegingen in Amerika leest bv dit artikel: Quackpot "bobbie baratz" RIPPED APART, ONCE AGAIN, This Time in a Texas Hearing...

of dit: James Randi Sued Over "Bogus Million Dollar Challenge". The "skeptic" operation is in deep trouble again.......

 

Dr. Barazt en Stephem Barret van zijn Amerikaanse antikwakbeweging en grote vrienden met de Nederlandse Vereniging tegen Kwakzalverij is in grote problemen door een proces aangespannen door advocaat Tim Bolen aldus Bolen zelf. Deze Amerikaanse antikwakbeweging heeft meerdere malen, zoals ook de Nederlandse Vereniging tegen Kwakzalverij stelselmatig doet, beweert dat alternatieve medicijnen en behandelingen oplichterij en fraude zijn. En dat moesten ze dan maar eens bewijzen aldus een rechtbank in Californië. En dat konden ze dus niet. Nu worden ze waarschijnlijk veroordeeld tot een gigantische boete en de kosten van de rechtszaak. Ik ben niet onpartijdig in dit geval en zal smullen als deze m.i. verderfelijke beweging een toontje lager zal moeten gaan zingen. Lees op deze pagina ook het verslag van het openbaar symposium waar Dr. Barazt alternatief en homeopatisch werkende artsen fascisten noemde. In het boek van Cees Renckens voorzitter van deze antikwakbeweging: "Kwakzalvers op kalilooog - Alternatieve geneeswijzen onzachtzinnig behandeld" noemt hij het Helen Dowling Instituut fascistisch. Op blz 223 van dat boek begint een hoofdstukje onder de titel Kankerfascisme (Helen Dowling Instituut). Hopelijk krijgt het proces in Amerika navolging.

Hieronder de brief die ik toegestuurd kreeg die advocaat Tim Bolen op internet heeft gezet. daaronder een officieel standpunt zoals gepubliceerd in The New England Journal of Medicin over alternatieve geneeswijzen en het verzet daartegen.

Quackbusters in BIG Court trouble...

Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen

January 21, 2003

The bell is tolling for the National Council Against Health Fraud (NCAHF), it's president Robert S. Baratz, it's vice-president de-licensed MD Stephen Barrett ( www.quackwatch.com ), and the rest of the board members. Maybe even the membership. They are in the final days in a California Appeals Court, and it doesn't look good for them.

Last year the NCAHF organization name was used, without permission of the NCAHF board, by Baratz and Barrett, to sue approximately 43 defendants, all "Alternative Medicine" practitioners, or companies. Baratz and Barrett, who were trying to generate "expert witness" fees for themselves, were claiming that "since Alternative Medicine had never been scientifically proven - it was health fraud." They were laughed out of court, and out of California - with one exception - one California Superior Court Judge ordered a case 
dismissal based on California's anti-SLAPP law. 

SLAPP means Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, and California has made a law AGAINST that activity -awarding attorney's fees to the victim.

The "victim" in this one case, was a group of homeopathic product manufacturers who banded together to defend their cases in common. Their two-fold strategy, (1) to move the case into a "complex litigation" court designed to handle highly technical issues, and (2) to tag the plaintiff with the court and attorney fees in an anti-SLAPP motion. It worked.

In the final days of the case, a couple issues will have to be decided (1) Who pays? (2) How much will they pay?

What The NCAHF, it's board members, and Barrett and Baratz REALLY have to worry about is question # 2... For, the homeopathic manufacturers, unlike the quackbusters, did their legal homework up front, and marched into court with 13 inches of legal documentation. The quackbusters came in with bull droppings.

The legal question is "Will the quackbusters get tagged for the full cost of the up front legal strategy , AND the cost of appeal?" 

I estimate the "up-front" at $500,000, and the Appeal at another $200,000. Since the decision to make the NCAHF the plaintiff in these cases was made by Baratz and Barrett without approval of the NCAHF, I think Barrett and Baratz, as well as the NCAHF, the rest of the board, et al, are going pay - and pay big.

Anybody want to buy quackwatch.com, Or the NCAHF? A house in Pennsylvania? A 
house in Massachusetts?

Tim Bolen - Consumer Advocate

http://www.rense.com/general33/chemo.htm

New England Journal of
Medicine Hammers Chemo,
Applauds Alternative
Cancer Therapy
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
12-26-2

Times are a-changin' in the US Health community. Who would have believed that the 
prestigious New England Journal of Medicine would APPLAUD an Alternative Cancer 
Therapy, and in the same article, BLAST chemotherapy, as worthless. 

Well, it happened... in the December 12th, 2002 issue, in a review by James Spencer 
Malpas, M.D., D.Phil. St. Bartholomew's Hospital London EC1A 7BE, United Kingdom You 
can find the article in the Journal at http://content.NEJM.org/cgi/content/full/347/24/1986 , if you're willing to fork over  the ten bucks.

For those of you that don't want to spend the ten, here are the quotes...

Quote #1 - "He found the evidence in favor of conventional treatment unconvincing 
and opted for such alternative therapies as Gerson therapy with its strict diet, 
vitamins, and enemas. High-dose vitamin C and high-dose vitamin D, both 
contraindicated in the orthodox treatment of multiple myeloma, were later added to 
the regimen. What is evident is that this was the right therapy for him."

Quote #2 - "The irony of the whole situation is that a recent randomized trial of 
treatment for stage 1 multiple myeloma by Riccardi and colleagues (British Journal 
of Cancer 2000;82:1254-60) showed no advantage of conventional chemotherapy over no 
treatment."

Well, well... That ought to escalate the "quackbuster's" demise... Even the New 
England Journal has turned their back on their ludicrous assertions....

http://www.bolenreport.com 


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