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As Expected, AB 2098 Moves on to the Senate Appropriations Committee

As Expected, AB 2098 Moves on to the Senate Appropriations Committee

The hearing before the Senate professions committee (not its actual name) just ended. 8-4 (I assume on party lines) in favor of moving the bill. The bill goes next to the Senate appropriations committee. The bill will surely pass through that committee. I was surprised by a few things: First and foremost, the sponsor, Assemblyman Low showed no great understanding of the bill or the issues. He just kept repeating buzz phrases. Maybe he’s a good legislator, and maybe he’s…

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Let’s Get it Rolling about the Abortion Issue, and you guessed it, Roe v Wade is GONE, GONE, GONE

Let’s Get it Rolling about the Abortion Issue, and you guessed it, Roe v Wade is GONE, GONE, GONE

Let’s be clear about the fundamental issue involved in the upcoming and prior abortion cases. You could say that the issue is whether women have a fundamental and absolute right to control their own bodies. I don’t think that is the issue because that has already been decided and the answer is no, there is no absolute right for women to control what happens in their own bodies, and counterintuitively, that “no” answer came from Roe v. Wade . Specifically,…

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For Grins, here’s my prediction on the Supreme’s decision on Abortion

For Grins, here’s my prediction on the Supreme’s decision on Abortion

Roe v. Wade is overturned by 5 justices of the Supreme Court. Roberts concurred with the result but wouldn’t go as far as the Five who overturned it. The justices who told the Senate with a straight face that Roe is a strong precedent and “settled law” that is entitled to stare decisis protection concurred and tried to distance themselves from Alito’s absolute language of Roe being wrongly decided from the get-go. The three liberal justices vehemently dissented, calling it…

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Breaking News: The Supremes Just Struck Down NY’s and Every States’ Right to Impose Open Carry Gun restrictions; It’s Going to Suck to be a Cop

Breaking News: The Supremes Just Struck Down NY’s and Every States’ Right to Impose Open Carry Gun restrictions; It’s Going to Suck to be a Cop

The Supremes have just released its opinion on New York’s open carry of guns law, aka New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v Bruen. . Here are the opinions. 20-843_7j80 In short, the Supremes (or the conservative majority) struck down the New York law which restricted the open carrying of legally owned guns because it violated the Second Amendment, as it was understood back when the Constitution was written by a bunch of white racist, misogynistic slave owners (many…

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AB 2098 gets amended again, and the very minor protection is gone

AB 2098 gets amended again, and the very minor protection is gone

To recap, AB 2098 is California’s attempt to effectuate the Federation of State Medical Board’s call-to-action to state medical boards to sanction physicians for criticizing the mainstream Covid narrative. The bill passed the Assembly and is now before the Senate. It is scheduled for a hearing on Monday, June 27th. In the last couple of days, I received two notices which raise some questions. First, Monday I received a notice from an activist reminding people that they had until the…

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Still No Word From Cali. Judge Bernal on the Cell Surgical Network Case, But at this Point it Almost Doesn’t Matter

Still No Word From Cali. Judge Bernal on the Cell Surgical Network Case, But at this Point it Almost Doesn’t Matter

The last entries in the court docket in the FDA’s injunction case against the Cell Surgical Network (“CSN”) and individual defendants (the late) Mark Berman and Eliot Lander were on November 5, 2021, and those mostly dealt with some belated substitution of counsel issues. Sooner or later, the decision will come out. Based on the summary judgment denial and the judge’s demeanor and comments in the trial, I thought that he might stay consistent with what he said in his…

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The Cali Medical Board is Investigating Docs for “Covid Misinformation” and the Docs Shouldn’t Take it!

The Cali Medical Board is Investigating Docs for “Covid Misinformation” and the Docs Shouldn’t Take it!

I have written quite a few posts about Assembly Bill 2098, which was created to scare physicians from criticizing the conventional view about Covid 19 (i.e., the vaccines are completely safe and effective with virtually no risk of serious harm, off-label drugs for Covid like Ivermectin and HCQ are unproven and dangerous, and masks and lockdowns work). https://wp.me/p7pwQD-1it. The original bill would have made speaking challenging the conventional narrative a board-disciplinable offense. However, the original bill was modified and now…

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Do Covid Patients Have the Right to Take Non Standard of Care Treatments Like Ivermectin and HCQ?

Do Covid Patients Have the Right to Take Non Standard of Care Treatments Like Ivermectin and HCQ?

A seemingly simple question is actually pretty complicated. Let me start with a few basic general principles of FDA drug and state law. First, after a drug is approved for marketing under an NDA (New Drug Application), the drug manufacturer can only advertise its FDA-approved labeled indication. However, as far as federal law goes, physicians can prescribe almost any drug for any purpose, (subject to state law standard of care issues which I will talk about in a bit). This…

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A little More on Cali. SB 276/714 Permanent Medical Exemptions

A little More on Cali. SB 276/714 Permanent Medical Exemptions

I have written many, many posts on the status of the existing and future permanent all vaccine medical exemptions under SB 276/714 passed in 2019 and which went into full effect at the beginning of 2021. The net effect of the law was to close the ostensible loophole which according to SB 277’s sponsors, seemed to allow physicians some discretion to write some medical exemptions which were not based on the contraindications and precautions listed in the ACIP or Red…

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What’s Next for Cali. AB 2098, and What it Means for Docs if it passes

What’s Next for Cali. AB 2098, and What it Means for Docs if it passes

Cali. AB 2098 has now passed the Assembly and is in the Senate for consideration. As a reminder, AB 2098 makes it a board disciplinable offense for physicians to spread “Covid misinformation” to their patients. I think you can assume that questioning the safety and efficacy of the Covid vaccines, and speaking positively about the off-label and conventional medicine rejected pharmaceutical Covid treatments (Ivermectin and HCQ) would also be considered by the Board to be Covid misinformation or disinformation. Questioning…

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