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The Role Of Prescription Drugs In Tragic Indian Sterilization Deaths

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On November 11, 2014, it was reported that twelve Indian women died, and many more were sickened, after undergoing surgical sterilization procedures in a government-run “sterilization camp.”  The women were paid 600 rupees apiece, about $10, to undergo surgical sterilization. It is the policy of the Indian government to limit population growth through the incentivized sterilizations of women. The incident occurred in Chhattisgarh, one of the poorest states in India, where 600 rupees is equivalent to a month of income for many of the families of the women who were sterilized –and killed.

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The surgeon, Dr. R. K. Gupta, performed surgery on 83 women in six hours. That’s 4.3 minutes per surgery.

There are so many things that are horrible and tragic about this story, I certainly can’t list them all. Here are just a few things that are tough to swallow about the situation.

  • 12 lives were lost. Husbands lost their wives. Children lost their mother. Parents lost their daughters.
  • The fact that impoverished women were driven to undergo SURGICAL STERILIZATION by a $10 payment is tragic because of the poverty and desperation involved.
  • The targeting of women for population control efforts, rather than men, when the procedure for sterilizing men (vasectomy) is far less invasive than the procedure for sterilizing women (tubal ligation), is horrifying and it shows the gender issues at play in Indian policies.
  • The systemic incentivisation of health care workers, and community workers, to hold “sterilization camps” where women are herded, like animals, into unsterile operating rooms where they are cut open, butchered really, to meet government imposed quotas, is disgusting. The broken system is described well in the New York Times article, Web of Incentives in Fatal Indian Sterilizations.

Initial reports of the tragedy blamed unsanitary conditions. It is reported that the clinic was “streaked with cobwebs, its hallways covered by a film of dust, so long abandoned that trees were poking tendrils through the windows. Health workers were trying to fit as many patients as possible inside.”

Subsequent reports, however, noted that the deaths were more likely the result of “tainted drugs.” The doctor who performed the surgeries is blaming the drugs for the deaths, and, more convincingly, deaths also occurred in other individuals who were given the same drugs who were not part of the sterilization camp. The owners of the factories that produced the drugs have been summoned for questioning and the batch of drugs that was administered has been banned from use. A November 14, 2014 report asserted that the cipro/ciprofloxacin pills were tainted by rat poison. However, “Dilip Shah, secretary general of the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, cautioned that the investigation into the tainted pills was ongoing and ‘rat poison contamination is only a speculation.’”

If the drugs are conclusively found to be tainted with rat poison, a significant number of other issues around this tragedy come to the fore. The lack of safety regulation in Indian drug manufacturers is both a problem for Indian consumers, and worldwide consumers, “since India is now the second-largest exporter of over-the-counter and prescription medicines to the U.S.”

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The sudden deaths from these drugs make it likely that the drugs were tainted in some way. But if the entire batch of ciprofloxacin was laced with rat poison, as the Indian officials are proposing, wouldn’t everyone who took the drug have died?  Rat poison is lethal to everyone.  Not all of the women who received the drugs died.

It’s possible that the drugs were pure, they were just given in a combination that is lethal to some people with certain genetic predispositions.  (How well an individual metabolizes drugs has to do with their personal MTHFR mutations, and likely some other genetic factors.)

The women who died were given three drugs, diazepam (a benzodiazepine), ciprofloxacin (a fluoroquinolone) and ibuprofen (a NSAID).

These drugs should NEVER be given together because of the effects they have on the GABA-A receptors in the brain. The Indian women were given this combination of drugs in exactly the order required to have tragic consequences. The diazepam was given to them during the surgery, to sedate them. As they came off of the diazepam, their GABA-A receptors likely became improperly stimulated. The Ashton Manual notes that, “withdrawal from benzodiazepines leaves the brain in a state of GABA-underactivity, resulting in hyperexcitability of the nervous system.” While their brains were in this vulnerable state, they were given ciprofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone, and ibuprofen, a NSAID.  Fluoroquinolones “have also been found to inhibit benzodiazepine receptor binding” and fluoroquinolone toxicity resembles protracted benzodiazepine withdrawal in many of its symptoms -depression, anxiety, psychosis, paranoia, severe insomnia, paraesthesia, tinnitus, hypersensitivity to light and sound, tremors and seizures.  When ibuprofen, a NSAID, is added to the mix, it makes the fluoroquinolones even more toxic.  It is noted in Pharmacology Weekly that, “the presence of an NSAID or NSAID metabolite can significantly augment this effect (of fluoroquinolones) and result in an even greater inhibition of GABA-A receptor activity.”

Rather than giving readers way too much scientific information, (to sum all of it up, the drugs short-circuit the brain, and the brain controls everything), I’ll point you toward Robert Grozier’s video about the horrifying effects of cipro/ciprofloxacin combined with another potent NSAID, Vioxx:

Robert Grozier tragically passed away in June, 2014.

Because of both the effects of fluoroquinolones with NSAIDs on GABA-A receptors, and also because of poisonous metabolites formed when multiple carboxylic acid containing drugs are taken together (more information on both can be found HERE), they should NEVER be administered together. It is especially important that these dangerous drugs not be given to people who have recently been given a benzodiazepine. Malfunctioning GABA receptors can damage, and shut down, many bodily systems.

The drugs given to the Indian women who were tragically poisoned and maimed are dangerous just as they are. It’s possible that the drugs were tainted, but tests of the drugs in question have not yet been published, and it’s also possible that they were not faulty in any way, but rather, they were administered in a combination that is dangerous by ill-informed doctors that are allowed to do so by failing regulatory systems.

Lest you think that these drugs are harmless on their own, or that tragedies like this only happen in India, let me point you toward The Fluoroquinolone Wall of Pain, where stories of harm caused by fluoroquinolones (cipro/ciprofloxacin, Levaquin/levofloxacin, Avelox/moxifloxacin and floxin/ofloxacin) are told.  A particularly tragic story is that of Chris Dannelly, a devoted father and husband, who was killed by two pills of Levaquin. Stories of pain caused by benzodiazepines can be found on Benzo Buddies.  Most people think that NSAIDs are harmless, but they are far from benign, as noted in High doses of common painkillers increase heart attack risks.

Individually, benzodiazepines, fluoroquinolones and NSAIDs should be more tightly regulated. Combined they cause tragedy and should be forbidden. The FDA, and, apparently Indian regulatory agencies, are failing to properly warn doctors and patients alike about the dangers of these drugs.

More information about what is referenced above can be found in the following links:

Indian Fatalities –

New York Times, “12 Women Die After Botched Government Sterilizations in India

New York Times, “Post-Mortems of Victims Point to Tainted Medication in India Sterilization Deaths

New York Times, “Web of Incentives in Fatal Indian Sterilizations

New York Times, “Sterilization Deaths Linked to Antibiotic Tainted With Rat Poison, Indian Officials Say

Benzodiazepines, Fluoroquinolones and NSAIDs –

The Ashton Manual

The British Journal of General Practice, “Benzodiazepine tolerance, dependency, and withdrawal syndromes and interactions with fluoroquinolone antimicrobials

The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, “Possible interaction of fluoroquinolones with the benzodiazepine-GABAA-receptor complex

The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, “Neurologic adverse effects during concomitant treatment with ciprofloxacin, NSAIDS, and chloroquine: possible drug interaction.”

Pharmacology Weekly, “What is the mechanism by which the fluoroquinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, gemifloxacin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin) can increase a patient’s risk for developing a seizure or worsen epilepsy?

Blog Post – Floxie HopeWhy NSAIDs Suck for Floxies (and Probably Everyone Else Too)

The Fluoroquinolone Wall of Pain

The author’s web site – Floxie Hope

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U. S. Congressman-Elect Tells Constituents Vaccines May Cause Autism

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  • The Facts:

    Congressman-Elect Mark Green told his constituents not only that he believes there may be a causal relationship between vaccines and autism, but that the Centers for Disease Control has 'fraudulently managed' their research data on vaccine safety.

  • Reflect On:

    Does the unusually bold statements of a public official against the CDC's vaccine safety narrative represent the next step in our getting to the truth about vaccines?

If you are someone who has been following the vaccine/autism debate for a while, you are no doubt aware that public figures rarely take on the Big Pharma-CDC Axis, as they are prone to face serious and debilitating consequences at their own peril. Doctors like Andrew Wakefield, who famously published a study in 1998 in The Lancet that linked the MMR vaccine to autism, experienced the full weight of the medical establishment muscle when sales of the MMR vaccine were threatened.

As far as Western Medicine is concerned, Dr. Wakefield’s study has been ‘debunked’ as a result of their concerted campaign to say and do whatever they could to invalidate his main point by attacking ancillary facts that really had nothing to do with the evidence. You can read our recent article ‘A Statistically Strong Relationship Has Been Found Between The MMR Vaccine & Autism‘ to see how Dr. Brian Hooker has resurrected the study to make an argument in favor of the strong correlation found in the study between the MMR vaccine and autism, and judge for yourself.

While the majority of people probably believe that the safety of vaccines has been proven, the veils of mainstream deception are starting to get threadbare. And with this, whistleblowers, researchers and other challengers to the mainstream notion are starting to get bolder and more forthright. Researcher Judy Mikovits and others like her paved the way by standing firmly in the truth of her research and refusing to buckle under the pressure and coercion of the Western Medical Establishment to recant studies that are threatening to the pharmaceutical industry, as detailed in the article ‘Researcher Jailed After Uncovering Deadly Virus Delivered Through Human Vaccines.’

Congressman-Elect Makes Bold Claim

Still, researchers are one thing. Politicians are a whole different kettle of fish. It is still a relatively new occurrence that a politician could speak out against the vaccine industry and not be committing political suicide and open him or herself up to massive attacks from the Western Medical Establishment. It was helpful, perhaps even groundbreaking, that Donald Trump staked his claim on this matter while campaigning for the presidency:

“When I was growing up, autism wasn’t really a factor, and now all of a sudden, it’s an epidemic. Everybody has their theory. My theory, and I study it because I have young children, my theory is the shots. We’ve giving these massive injections at one time, and I really think it does something to the children.” (source)

Now, according to this article in the Tennessean, Congressman-Elect Mark Green told his constituents not only that he believes there may be a causal relationship between vaccines and autism, he suggests the Centers for Disease Control has ‘fraudulently managed’ the research data that the CDC uses to say there is no link between vaccines and autism. As the video below confirms, Green, who by the way is also a licensed doctor, is truly throwing down the gauntlet against the CDC.

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“Let me say this about autism. I have committed to people in my community, up in Montgomery County, to stand on the CDC’s desk and get the real data on vaccines. Because there is some concern that the rise in autism is the result of the preservatives that are in our vaccines.

As a physician, I can make that argument and I can look at it academically and make the argument against the CDC, if they really want to engage me on it. But it appears some of that data has been, honestly, maybe fraudulently managed. So we’ve got to go up there and stand against that and make sure we get that fixed, that issue addressed.”

The Takeaway

The challenges to the official narrative that vaccines are proven to be safe and do not correlate with the incidence of autism is like chipping away at an old brick wall. With each brick that is removed, more and more people see the holes in the mainstream narrative, and opponents to vaccine safety are becoming bolder and more direct with their challenges. I believe that in the not-so-distant future we will look back to this time and history and be amazed that it took us so long to see through the industry-sponsored fraud of vaccine safety.

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“5G: The Most Censored Story Of 2018” – Journalist Masterfully Educates Houston City Council

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  • The Facts:

    Derrick Broze, a journalist and activist recently presented to Houston about the new proposed 5G network. He points to multiple studies and scientists outlining serious health concerns for all.

  • Reflect On:

    What can you do to mitigate this? There are solutions presented in the article but are you taking any? How can our regulatory agencies approve a technology that's so harmful to human biology? What is going on here?

The 5G network is new, and it’s being accepted, approved and implemented already without any appropriate safety testing nor discussion with the public.

Recent research has revealed that the frequencies utilized in crowd control weapons are the same as the frequencies used in the 5G network, and there is absolutely no question about the fact that these electromagnetic frequencies impact our biology in multiple harmful ways. With more than 2000 peer-reviewed studies on the subject, thousands of scientists raising multiple causes for concern, hundreds of scientists petitioning the United Nations, and absolutely no oversight, regulation or safety testing, how is it that this type of thing is legal and allowed to be approved?

Well, the 5G, and the entire global network of wireless technology is controlled by a few people and corporations. This highlights the relationship that western corporations have with government regulatory agencies. These corporations sit above the government, and through lobbying, corporations provide instructions to government regulatory agencies. Our regulatory health agencies are a cesspool of corruption as well, so much to the point where those who work within these agencies are actually starting to have a shift in consciousness and are speaking out. The problem has become so big and widespread that they cannot remain silent. The SPIDER papers from multiple CDC scientists was an excellent example, outlining the grave concern about the CDC’s relationship with corporations and the stranglehold these corporations have over them.

Multiple countries around the world have banned WiFi and the building of cell phone towers near primary schools and nurseries, among many other places due to the evidence that shows they are not safe and can implicate the health of young children and adults.

Dr. Devra Lee Davis,  founding director of the board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, founding director of the Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, and President of the Environmental Health Trust stated:

“If you are one of the millions who seek faster downloads of movies, games and virtual pornography, a solution is at hand, that is, if you do not mind volunteering your living body in a giant uncontrolled experiment on the human population. At this moment, residents of the Washington, DC region – like those of 100 Chinese cities – are about to be living within a vast experimental Millimeter wave network to which they have not consented – all courtesy of American taxpayers,”

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Journalist Presents to Houston City Council

That’s why the video below is so important, it’s a video of Derrick Broze, founder of the Conscious Resistance network.  Not only are scientists speaking out about this issue, and continuing to publish eye-opening research, much of which can be found at The Environmental Health Trust, but citizens and activists are getting involved too.

The speech below takes place at a hearing in Houston. This, like so many other health issues we are facing, is important to raise awareness about together. The more people speaking up and creating awareness, the more chances we have of that this awareness leads to action or at the very least, a deep realization by council members that they are being bullied by corporations, much like we’re seeing in France.

A Little More On 5G

Dr. Sharon Goldberg, an internal medicine physician and professor also recently gave her testimony regarding the dangers of electromagnetic radiation. She says:

Wireless radiation has biological effects. Period. This is no longer a subject for debate when you look at PubMed and the peer-review literature. These effects are seen in all life forms; plants, animals, insects, microbes. In humans, we have clear evidence of cancer now: there is no question We have evidence of DNA damage, cardiomyopathy, which is the precursor of congestive heart failure, neuropsychiatric effects…5G is an untested application of a technology that we know is harmful; we know it from the science. In academics, this is called human subjects research.” – Goldberg

You can watch her testimony and read more about it here.

Again, if you want to look at the science/research, a good place to start is with the Environmental Health Trust.

The Takeaway

There are multiple solutions for reducing your exposure to EMF radiation. You could have a wired internet connection at home, which is actually faster. You could unplug your devices before bed, you can purchase electromagnetic radiation shielded clothing from multiple providers. You can also purchase small devices that go right on your phone that help protect against this radiation. Do your research on ‘EMF protection devices’ to find what works for you.

You could also mitigate some effects by living a more healthy lifestyle. This includes diet, nature exposure, limiting screen and phone time and other wellness practices.

The key thing here is to recognize that, in a world where our voice is constantly being silenced and information is swept under the rug for the sake of profit and control (among other reasons), we do still have a voice, and we have to use it.

We are so caught up in our own lives, doing our own thing that we’ve neglected the planet and fail to even look into what’s going on. We’ve given our consciousness away to others who are manipulating it. It’s time to take it back, to wake up, and to start thinking for ourselves instead of relying on a group of powerful people to disseminate information.

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A Statistically Strong Relationship Has Been Found Between The MMR Vaccine & Autism

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  • The Facts:

    Dr. Brian Hooker, one of multiple people who received committed data from a CDC senior scientists regarding a 2005 MMR autism vaccine study has done a reanalysis that clearly shows a statistically significant relationship.

  • Reflect On:

    Why are negative aspects and important research/testimony regarding vaccines completely ignored? Why are people believing that vaccines are safe and effective if all of the evidence points otherwise? Why is the only response ridicule?

After four long years, CHD Board Member, Dr. Brian Hooker‘sreanalysis of the CDC’s MMR-autism data from the original DeStefano et al. 2004 Pediatrics paper has been republished in the Winter 2018 Edition of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. The data, when properly analyzed, using the CDC’s own study protocol, show a strong, statistically significant relationship between the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism, specifically in African American males. In addition, a relationship also exists in the timing of the MMR vaccine and those individuals who were diagnosed with autism without mental retardation. These relationships call into question the conclusion of the original DeStefano et al. 2004 paper which dismissed a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism.

Main Points from Reanalysis:

  • The rate of autism diagnoses has increased alarmingly in the U.S., and is about 25 percent higher in black children. Boys are far more likely than girls to receive this diagnosis.
  • As early as 2001, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had data showing an increased rate of autism diagnoses in black male school children in Atlanta who received their first measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination before 36 months of age.
  • The original publication concerning the data downplayed the association, and no follow-up was conducted.
  • Dr. Hooker noted that the CDC deviated from its original data analysis plan, possibly because of unwanted results.
  • The relationship loses its statistical significance if the analysis is restricted to children with a Georgia birth certificate, which decreases the sample size by about 40 percent.
  • Dr. Hooker reanalyzed the same data set using the same methodology of conditional logistic regression but didn’t exclude children lacking a Georgia birth certificate.
  • By stratifying data for African-American males by birth year, Dr. Hooker also found a statistically significant higher risk of an autism diagnosis in children who had received the first MMR vaccine 1 year earlier, only in children born in 1990 or later. Thimerosal exposure increased in the early 1990s, and it was not removed from most pediatric vaccines until 2001-2004. Dr. Hooker suggests the possibility that there may be some interaction between increased mercury exposure and early MMR vaccination. Further study would be needed to explore this possibility.
  • Dr. Hooker’s interest was sparked, he reports, by communication with a CDC whistleblower, a senior scientist, who had retained some of the original analyses.
  • Dr. Hooker concludes that failure to follow-up on these observations represents a huge lost opportunity to understand possible reasons for the enormous increase in this devastating neurological disability.

Introduction from Dr. Hooker’s article:

“This study is a re-analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data pertaining to the relationship of autism incidence and the age at which children got their first measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Statistically significant relationships were observed when African-American males were considered separately while looking at those individuals who were vaccinated prior to and after a 36-month age cut-off. CDC officials observed very similar relationships as early as November 2001, but failed to report them in their final publication. In addition, a relationship is seen when specifically considering children who received a diagnosis of autism without mental retardation. Although this was reported in the original 2004 paper, it was not discussed, nor was any follow-up study conducted. Preliminary results also suggest the possibility of a synergism between thimerosal exposure and MMR timing leading to a greater risk of autism.”

Conclusion from Dr. Hooker’s article:

“The first data set used by DeStefano et.al represents a huge lost opportunity to understand any role between the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism. The re-analysis presented here elucidates effects that should at least merit further investigation. Specifically, increased risks of earlier vaccination are observed for African-American males and among cases of autism without MR. Both phenomena deserve additional study that could yield important clues regarding the current enormous increase in autism.”

Dr. Hooker’s Reanalysis of CDC Data on Autism Incidence and Time of First MMR Vaccination was published December 7, 2018 in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Important Reminder From Collective Evolution

Dr. William Thompson (senior CDC scientist), who is  mentioned above as co-author of this study, blew the whistle and admitted that he was pressured to omit statistically significant data, and that there is a connection between this vaccine and autism. He released this statement in an official capacity, as explained by the Congressman in the video below. This story was an has been completely ignored by mainstream media.

Dr. Hooker and Thompson were in touch, Hooker was the one who did the reanalysis as you can see above.

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