To: IAHF List
Subject: Irate Mssg to AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs Over Article "Pharma Buys a Conscience"
Date: 30 Dec 2003 01:16:03 -0000

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IAHF List: In the letter below, I've just put the AMA morons on notice of my intention to discuss this corrupt BS on the air. I will be on the air again tomorrow (tuesday 12/30) and Friday on Dr.Stan Monteith's radio show at 8 PM western US time tomorrow, and at 8 pm western time Friday. Both shows can be heard on the web at I will be pitching badly needed support towards the ANH lawsuit to overturn the EU Food Supplement Directive, please tune in and urge others to. Please forward this to more people. IAHF isn't taking any prisoners.

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
American Medical Association
515 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-464-4823
Fax: 312-464-4799


Audiey Kao, MD, PhD
Vice President, Ethics Standards
Karine Morin, LLM
Director, Ethics Policy
Secretary, CEJA
Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH
Director, Institute for Ethics
Faith Lagay, PhD
Director, Ethics Resource Center
Katherine Rouse
Senior Staff Assistant, Ethics Standards
Christian Krautkramer
Research Assistant, Ethics Standards
Amy Bovi, MA
Senior Research Assistant, CEJA
Sara Taub, MBe
Senior Research Assistant, CEJA
Susanna Smith
Senior Research Assistant, Ethics Resource Center
Philip Perry, MSJ, MA
Research Assistant, Ethics Resource Center
Meme Wang, MPH
Research Assistant, Ethics Resource Center
Alan Wells, PhD, MPH
Senior Research Associate, Institute for Ethics
Jennifer Reenan, MD
Research Associate, Institute for Ethics
Jennifer Matiasek, MS
Senior Research Assistant, Institute for Ethics
Jeanne Uehling
Senior Secretary, Institute for Ethics
Shane Green, PhD
Senior Fellow, Institute for Ethics
Richard Morse, MA
Senior Fellow, Institute for Ethics
Jacob Kurlander
Fellow, Institute for Ethics
Renee Witlen
Fellow, Institute for Ethics

I have read Dr.Carl Elliott's article below titled "Pharma Buys a Conscience" (see below) and note with total non surprise and extreme disgust that the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs has accepted a donation of $590,000 "to educate doctors about the ethical problems involved in accepting gifts from the drug industry." That initiative is funded by gifts from Eli Lilly and Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Inc., Pfizer, U.S. Pharmaceutical Group, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Bayer Corporation, Procter and Gamble Company, and Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceutical.

Question: Isn't this a bit like the fox guarding the henhouse?

Question: Have any of you personally received grants from either these or other drug companies?

What about gifts?

How the hell do you expect ANYONE to trust the AMA in the face of this information?

See Dr.Elliott's article below and please respond to my questions. I will be doing radio shows tomorrow and Friday and intend to discuss this on the air.

Any lack of response from you will be very conspicuously noted on the air. I am totally and completely disgusted. And you wonder why physicians are deserting the AMA in droves??? Money can buy a lot of things, but it can't buy people's TRUST. Once that is gone, you're standing on very thin ice INDEED. As a person who was almost killed by mainstream medical ignorance of orthomolecular medicine over 20 years ago, (which Big Pharma has massively suppressed) I want you to know that I oppose you with every fiber of my being.

John C. Hammell, President
International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Rd.
Point Roberts, WA 98281 USA
800-333-2553 N.America
360-945-0352 World

Pharma Buys a Conscience