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Monday, April 19, 2021

Vaccine Manufacturer Used "Spiked" Placebo to Hide Injuries Between Vaccine and Control Groups, Lawsuit Alleges


Los Angeles-based attorneys, Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, has filed yet another lawsuit, this time on behalf of a 23-year-old teacher in Reno, Nevada who claims Gardasil, a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, caused her countless injuries, including, but not limited to, chronic migraines, a shortage (deficiency) or impaired function of a hormone called aldosterone, and autonomic nervous system damage

At the age of 14, Savannah Flores received her first dose of Gardasil, shortly after she experienced fatigue, dizziness, and nausea. Her second dose of Gardasil was administered just days after her 15th birthday after which she experienced trembling, shaking, chest pressure, and headaches. It was at this point that her health seriously declined. Severe migraines, vertigo, menstrual irregularities, and more  followed and life as she knew it pretty much ceased. Church camps, swimming, basketball and various other activities became too painful for Savannah.

“I live in fear of the next migraine,” Savannah said regarding her migraines that are so intense she sometimes experiences blindness. “It’s scary not knowing at any given time whether I’ll get a migraine or have another symptom that lays me up for a day or more. I miss normal.”

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, who represent others in Gardasil injury lawsuits, allege that Gardasil manufacturers, Merck & Co., Inc. and subsidiary Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp:

Utilized a toxic, or spiked, placebo to mask injuries between the vaccinated and control groups and also cut the dose of aluminum in half for the vaccinated group to mask injuries (critics believe aluminum to be the most toxic component of the vaccine)

Further, it is alleged that Merck failed to follow the protocol to report adverse events and falsely told participants that the placebo was a saline solution.

Coming at a time when vaccines seem to be the talk of the town, these claims are deeply worrying. If, as alleged, Merck knowingly hoodwinked participants in their clinical trials then what of other vaccine manufacturers? Is this a standard practice for drug companies to deceive or trick participants in trials, or indeed regulators who grant licences to vaccines?

You can read more about Merck's underhand shenanigans and Savannah's plight here.

Bob Fiddaman


Back Stories

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - Baum Hedlund Take a Stand Against Vaccine Maker

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - Californian Law Firm Lead the Way in Gardasil Litigation

Friday, January 22, 2021 - Fifth Gardasil Vaccine Lawsuit Filed

Thursday, February 04, 2021 - Gardasil Vaccine Can Cause Infertility, New Lawsuit Alleges

Friday, April 02, 2021 - Gardasil Lawsuits Continue

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

15 Years - Changing Gears


Today is the 15th anniversary of this old blog of mine.

What began as an individual grievance after I was harmed by GlaxoSmithKline's Seroxat and disregarded by the British drug regulator, MHRA, turned into something far different after discovering thousands of other people across the globe were similarly harmed by SSRIs and related systemic deceit.

Now--over 2.5 million hits, a published book, and two awards later--I sometimes still have to explain to people that what they claim as SSRI facts are actually SSRI myths. That the pharma/psych industry's disinformation campaign is still going strong is a testament to their expertise in spinning fake news. And while it continues to amaze and disappoint me that this systemic fraud is a leading cause of disability and death, I find satisfaction in knowing my blog has helped countless people better recognize prescribed harms and avoid them.

Before embarking on this 15-year journey, I was a ufologist; this helped prepare me for all the attempts to discredit my reporting regarding SSRI harms. "You're a crank, conspiracy theorist, flat-earther" are some labels thrown at people who believe there is intelligent life beyond earth. Drug safety advocates are similarly called conspiracy theorists, pill-shamers, Scientologists, right-winger's, etc. Many of these attempts to slander come from psychiatrists via social media platforms. The drug-safety arena is far more disturbing than is the world of ufology.

When my blog launched on April 6, 2006, Facebook and Twitter didn't exist. One could only promote their research and writing via various online forums, many of which were infiltrated by pharma and pharma-funded "charities." Typically, these plants would attempt to pass themselves off as patients who proclaimed their lives were saved by depression pills, which I call brain pellets. But occasionally, the charades grew more sinister, and some people resorted to internet stalking and identity theft.

The drug safety world is less harsh today, but it's still unstable. There's a new breed of advocates, many of whom have the backing of organisations and "key opinion leaders." While these partnerships may help move the patient-safety ball forward, they can also create similar problems we've seen from the pharmaceutical and mental health industry alignment. Those with different opinions are labelled or blackballed or told they can't have their lived experience shared because they spoke to a publication or radio show that wasn't "mainstream" enough. This labelling and gaslighting revictimizes families who were prescribed harm. Ironically, some patient and drug safety advocate groups unwittingly do pharma's work--censorship--which benefits pharma.

I'm glad my blog never blackballed or silenced people with lived experiences of prescribed harm. While I wish I had had some sort of organizational backing when I started campaigning 15 years ago, in hindsight, not having such made my blog better. Bloggers like me, Truthman, Leonie Fennell, and Anti-Dep Aware had to make do with a keypad and a driving curiosity to independently uncover the facts. That we were unaligned with charities and special interest groups helped us candidly report what we knew and leave the PR whitewashing for others.

These days, ufologists aren't often labelled, not since the US Govt admitted in 2017 that they've had official teams investigating reports for decades. Perhaps one day, governments will do the same with drug-induced "suicides" and homicides committed whilst under pharmafia products' influence. I won't hold my breath as I imagine we'll see the presence of UFOs confirmed before we see this.

Thanks for the last 15 years, folks. Your support and guidance have been much appreciated. At times I've felt like John Coffey walking the green mile at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. I've lived and breathed this toxic business of selling sickness far longer than any would desire.

"I'm tired, boss."

Bob Fiddaman

Friday, April 02, 2021

Gardasil Lawsuits Continue


Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman recently filed yet another suit against Merck & Co. Inc. and subsidiary Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. on behalf of a 22-year-old Higganum, Connecticut woman, Korrine Herlth, who alleges that the Gardasil vaccine caused her to develop postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), vision loss, and other serious health conditions.

At the age of just 15, Korrine was vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a viral infection that commonly causes skin or mucous membrane growths (warts). Korrine's mother, Andrea, gave her consent after reviewing Merck's assurances that the vaccine was a safe preventative measure against HPV and cervical cancer. The vaccine is administered as a three-dose series for 15-year-olds and after her second shot, Korrine started to experience dizziness, shakiness, nausea, faintness, and headaches, as well as an increased heart rate. Because of this, her mother did not give consent for her daughter to receive the third jab.

Korrine's symptoms worsened from this point onwards and she has had to endure daily seizures, convulsions, chronic fatigue, joint pain, anxiety attacks, sleep apnea, hypoxia, and sleep disturbances and tics amongst a multitude of other bodily disturbances.

“My daughter has been assaulted on a systemic level,” her mother said. “Currently, there is no known cure, no offered hope of reversing the damage, just a series of trial treatments that have either failed her or exacerbated symptoms. It is a devastatingly helpless feeling watching my only child decline without hope of better days ahead.”

“Gardasil has made my life a living hell. The things I loved doing were ripped away from me. … I just want my old life back.”, Korrine said.

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman is a national law-firm that regularly goes head-to-head against pharmaceutical corporations that intentionally mislead customers about the safety and efficacy of their products. They, on behalf of Korrine, allege that Merck negligently manufactured the Gardasil human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, negligently designed and conducted clinical trials before receiving U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, and failed to warn consumers of the vaccine’s dangerous known side effects.

More can be read about Korrine's case here.

Bob Fiddaman

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