EDITORIAL for Monday 17 September 2018

Welcome to the current edition of i2P (Information to Pharmacists) E-Magazine dated Monday 17 September 2018.
For some time now, i2P has been providing information on the safety of vaccines, particularly those administered to children.
And the body of information we have gathered and delivered to pharmacists indicates that there is something terribly wrong with vaccine policy in Australia (and in a range of other countries around the globe).
i2P has taken the view that the concept of a vaccine is a sound one provided it is manufactured safely and that side effects should be at a minimum and non-harmful.
i2P also takes the view that vaccines should only be used when a patient has been fully informed on all aspects of that vaccine and voluntarily agrees to its use without any form of coercion.
The Australian policy scorecard on the above is an abysmal failure and patients, particularly children, are being permanently damaged.
Political self interest and conflict of interest appear to be the primary causes.

Robert Kennedy, a member of the famous political Kennedy family in the US, has developed into an activist by creating an organisation titled “World Mercury Project” that was initially to target toxic occurrences through the misuse of mercury in the environment.
That crossed over into the vaccine industry when Robert Kennedy discovered how widespread was the use of the mercury compound thiomerosol in childhood vaccines.

Originally, he concentrated on reporting then on gathering evidence or funding evidence studies.
Because of the enormity of the problem he now extends the project activities to advocacy and legal initiatives to defend children’s health.
It has become necessary to restructure the original World Mercury Project with a new name – Children’s Health Defence.
The following is a media release describing the new activities:

There are some important changes coming up in our organization that we’re very excited to share with you.
We know you realize that there is no greater crisis facing our world today than the chronic disease epidemic that has sabotaged the health of our children.
When we first learned that mercury, one of the most neurotoxic substances on earth, was being injected into newborn infants, the World Mercury Project team was shocked beyond belief and crusaded for this dangerous practice to stop.

Through our advocacy work we have come to the realization that our children diagnosed with autism back in the 1990s were the tip of the iceberg with regard to injury, and that mercury was one of many harmful exposures driving the chronic disease epidemic that is plaguing our children.    
Today, World Mercury Project is relaunching with a new name: Children’s Health Defense (CHD).
We will have the same dedicated staff and board with Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Vice Chairman, JB Handley leading us.
We will continue to publish our popular online newsletter Kennedy News and Views.
If you already follow us on social media, you will automatically be switched over to our new Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts in the next couple of days.

As our new name implies, CHD will have a bigger, bolder mission to end the childhood health epidemics by working to expose causes, eliminate harmful exposures, hold those responsible accountable, seek justice for those injured, and establish safeguards so this never happens to our children again.
As part of holding those responsible accountable, CHD plans to introduce multiple legal initiatives in an effort to defend the health of our children and obtain justice for those already injured.

With over half of our nation’s children suffering from one or more chronic health conditions—and our federal agencies doing nothing to assist or even acknowledge there’s a problem—our collective efforts to end these epidemics are critical.
You can download a FREE copy of the new E-Book, “Generation Sick: The Facts Behind the Children’s Health Crisis and Why It Needs to End”  that details the childhood epidemics we are facing, the suspected environmental culprits and the steps needed to protect our children. Please share this information with your family and friends.

#MyChildToo is a new grassroots effort we’ve started to give parents and others affected by childhood health epidemics—including autism, ADHD, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and more—a platform upon which to tell their stories of unnecessary and devastating injuries.
With this campaign, we will build a groundswell of awareness of the epidemics and how they have been driven by environmental factors—asking for everyone to get involved to spearhead change. If your child or a loved one has a chronic health condition linked to toxic exposures including vaccines, please tell your story on social media using #MyChildToo.

Your support will be essential for Children’s Health Defense to be successful with our new goals of exposing causes of poor child health, seeking justice for the injured and protecting future generations. Please visit and share the link to our new Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.  
Thank you for your support and dedication to ensure a healthy future for all children.
Here is a video announcing our launch.
Please share on your social networks!

Thank you.
The Children’s Health Defense Team

The Robert Kennedy initiative is important for the health of Australia’s children because Australian politicians are influenced through political donations from vaccine manufacturers and have developed vaccination policy more aligned with a vaccine manufacturer’s marketing program, than one designed to improve child health.

Bribery and corruption watchdog, Transparency International, has commented on a recent statement made by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who told the Security Council: “the poor and vulnerable suffer disproportionately” from corruption, “and impunity compounds the problem.”

Transparency International has prepared a new report on the current situation – and it is very alarming.

The ‘Exporting Corruption’ report reveals that only 11 major exporting countries significantly punish companies that pay bribes abroad.
Meanwhile, more than half of world exports come from at least 33 jurisdictions where companies that export corruption along with their goods and services hardly face any consequences. 

Foreign bribery doesn’t just skew the global marketplace, it hampers development and erodes trust in governments.
A few people get rich while many are denied vital public services, like clean water, safe roads or basic health care.

Will the UN start taking the links between corruption and conflict more seriously?
And will governments finally start cracking down on overseas bribery?

Read the report (accessed here) and note that Australia does not “star” in the global contribution to eliminate corruption – a disease that already infects major health policy decisions within our country and fueling politician self-interest to levels not seen in the past.

Our lead article for this edition notes that current efforts to reinvent pharmacy are simply an enhancement of a business model that existed in the 1950’s.
An there is nothing wrong in building on an existing success story – it’s just that it has taken such a painfully long time to put in place the mechanisms to update the pharmacy model to reflect population changes and trends.
This reflects a leadership problem and a competitor problem.
Our leaders have been too cautious, self-interested or engaged in conflict of interest to have been effective in managing a change process.
And because of the above, our competitors have gradually eroded marketing positions from that of “chemist only” to one of down-regulating drugs to the status of open selling.

For those pharmacists who were around in the 1950’s, you would be aware that current call for pharmacy to reinvent itself, is simply an example of “history repeating itself”.
Back then, pharmacists controlled a “minor ailments scheme”, diagnosed and prescribed (albeit under the radar) and provided health literacy consultations pro bono because the cost of the health solutions provided, were recovered through the margins available on a compounded formula.
As always, the medical profession ran a campaign of suppression against pharmacy and other health modalities, but not quite to the extremes that are a current feature.
Pharmacy has changed at a perilously slow rate under cautiously conservative pharmacy leaders.
There are signs that some pharmacy leaders are prepared to do their job in advancing pharmacy practice despite abrasive medical opposition.
It is suggested that pharmacists collectively should give tangible support to these emerging leaders so as to reinforce their confidence in the direction they are taking.
Read: A National Community Pharmacy Minor Ailment Program – Scotland is there, Australia is where?

Gerald Quigley is back to talk about wellness.
Wellness, by its very name is the direct opposite of illness.

Therefore the tactics and strategies required to develop and sustain wellness will be totally different to those of illness.
The current medical business model is one of illness and anything that encourages wellness tends to be down-played or opposed by an illness business model.
The ageing population and its concentration of chronic illness sufferers has a real possibility in overwhelming community financial resources unless a significant segment of that population is sustained and maintained to the very best of their wellness capacity.
Wellness and illness are both components of pharmacy’s core business.
Don’t neglect wellness as part of your marketing strategy.
Read: Is Wellness Getting a Bad Rap?

Jon Rappoport is back to discuss control mechanisms by those who seek to dominate that appear in many forms and disguises.
One tactic is to strategically style population “differences” as a medical disorder and then control that new patient under medical legal rules.
This has the effect of reducing democratic freedoms and extending control into the hands of a few.
Not a recommended pathway for a healthy and balanced society.
Read: Culture wars: a child’s “medical right” to change gender in the Brave New World

We often hear the expression “The science is settled,” however, science is a process.
The idea that “science” cannot consider new information contradicts the definition of science.
People who promote vaccination as an extreme medical ideology are involved in “scientism” – the manipulation of the science surrounding vaccines.
And it is certainly “unsettling” to hear the dishonest scientism claims that blare out in all forms of media.
“First do no harm” is the concept that underwrites all medical practice.
Australian vaccination policy is so poor and damaging, that it beggars belief that legislators can be so close to manufacturer sales objectives as to guarantee them a market through coercive legislation that involves simultaneous removal of patient choice.
The evidence supporting vaccine policy failure and its lack of safety is becoming so voluminous that it will eventually destroy the unnatural power alliance that desperately tries to hold it all together.
The Safe Vaccine Debate – 1. The Vaccine Reaction: New Supercharged Shingles Vaccine Has Serious Problems 2. Vactruth: Fertility-Regulating Vaccines Being Tested in India 3. NewsTarget: MORE studies confirm the link between childhood vaccines and autism

WHO has made a statement saying that cannabis should be decriminalised world-wide because existing laws cause health discrimination.
In Australia, patients are being actively discriminated against as police are instructed to enforce existing laws and close down “illegal” supplies, leaving critically ill people with no workable solutions for their health problems.
Flawed health policy generates bad laws and lowered community respect for policy and laws.
Yet again, Pharmacy is in a position to provide solutions very simply and simultaneously create opportunity for the profession to treat chronically ill patients efficiently and economically.
Pharmacy leaders need to be proactive in the regulatory area because other health professionals are actively competing to lock pharmacy out of any opportunity whatsoever.
Potential for pharmacists is found in the compounding of THC and CBD in specific ratios to match the best result for patients with chronic illness.
Further pharmacist potential also lies in using cannabinoids in harm minimisation programs involving opioid dependencies and as an adjunct for the management of pain.
Pharmacists also need to be active and have a voice in the regulation of these substances ensuring that maximum patient access can be obtained through the application of Schedule 3 of the Poison’s Act.
Read: Understanding Medical Cannabis – 1. The Lancet Blog: Bad batch: synthetic marijuana overdoses on the rise 2. cannabis tech: Driving Toward A Greener Future With Hemp Biofuels 3. 420 Intel: Australia pushes for easier cannabis access in face of “hidden” opioid epidemic

Barry Urquhart employs his skills through the distillation of news, trends and reporting on new business systems in relation to the broader business community.
As pharmacies are not exempt from the effects of the activities of the entire business community, his writing allows pharmacists a unique window to the world, to adapt and embrace.

Harvey Mackay is back with an article on extricating yourself when you become bogged down with a major business problem.
Essentially, his message is “be the man with a plan” – to take a little time out to develop a logical and chronological solution – don’t just rush in without some considered thinking.
Then deploy your plan and stick with it to its natural conclusion.
Read: Getting Unstuck Means Sticking to a Plan

We conclude our current edition with a range of media releases from two pharmacy leadership organisations:

ASMI – ASMI Media Release – ACMS to consider MR Paracetamol up-schedule

NPS – NPS Media Releases – 1. Steve Morris welcomed as new NPS MedicineWise Chief Executive Officer 2. PPIs in GORD: Supporting patients to step down 3. Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir for hepatitis C 4. Australian Prescriber

We hope you enjoy the content presented in this edition and invite you to join in any debate stimulated by i2P writers by adding your comment in the panel provided at the foot of each article.

Neil Johnston
Editor i2P E-Magazine
Monday 17 September 2018


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