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Postby Linn » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:55 pm

Whats This :shock:

W. John Martin Stripped of License -- Is All His Work Bogus?

By Bob Huntington and Cheryl Tai with Gail Kansky

W. John Martin, M.D., Ph.D. has been stripped of his license to do any clinical
laboratory testing and his clinical laboratory license has been suspended. But does
he even have a laboratory to shut down anymore, and did he ever find a virus that
he has continued to call the "stealth virus"? The most amazing fact we found out
was that his license suspension was due to the work of one lone individual who is
merely a patient! But let's give you some background first.

Dr. Martin received his medical training in Australia and was the chief of the
Immunology/Molecular Pathology Unit at the LAC/USC (University of
California) Medical Center as well as a professor of pathology at the USC School
of Medicine. He was the former director of the Viral Oncology Branch of the
FDA's (Federal Drug Administration) Bureau of Biologics which is the principal
agency in charge of testing human vaccines. Before that, he worked at the
National Cancer Institute. He emerged as a key player in ME/CFIDS research in
the late 1980's with a virus that he named a "stealth" virus. By the early 90's, The
CFIDS Association had funded him for $231,000. Dr. Martin had said he had
discovered "Epione" which was a "potential therapy of stealth viral infection." He
named it after the wife of a Greek God of medicine known for skills in "soothing
pain". He assured the CFIDS Association that Epione was already in stage 2
testing with an IND number through the federal government. They cut off his
funding but never told the patient community why. The reason they cut off
funding? They checked with the FDA and found out all Martin had told them
about the status of Epione was a lie. If the CFIDS Association (CAA) had, at that
time, been more forthcoming about this to the patient community, which they
claim to represent, it may well have ended the destructive path that Martin was
taking. But they kept those facts to themselves and have, subsequently, caused a
lot of harm to hundreds and, perhaps, thousands, of patients in the decade since
this happened. When one of the authors of this piece asked Dr. Martin why the
CFIDS Association stopped funding him, he said it was a "mere
misunderstanding."

Stealth viruses, according to Dr. Martin, "Do, indeed, exist and can be at the
root of many multi-system neuro degenerative illnesses such as Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome, fibromyalgia, attention deficit disorder, autism and other diseases
causing behavioral changes." He also lists Lyme's Disease, Gulf War Illness, a
bevy of psychiatric illnesses and oncogenic (cancerous) diseases. But nobody has
ever been able to replicate his findings in over a decade. So why has his license
been pulled?

Martin preyed upon patients who were desperately ill, telling them that he
knew what they had (a "stealth" virus) and only he could save them from their
"fatal" disease. His therapeutic regimen included antibiotics, antivirals, diet and
vitamins, neurontin, and other medications, including anti-depressants, that have
all been tried before and are not new. What was different, was that he wanted you
to be "monitored" closely which includes lot of tests that he does and not "to
conclude a lack of long term benefit" for at least 4-6 months. He thoroughly
frightened many by telling them that without funding for him, they had no chance.
One person who had been diagnosed with "CFS" scoured every area to find
donors, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. As a single mother of a young
child, she was frightened that her child would be left alone in this world. But then
she found out facts that angered her and made her regret all the efforts she had
made to raise funds for Martin. She, single-handedly, found out the truth about W.
John Martin and is working to expose the truth.

The university where he had his laboratory had him physically removed by
security guards in December of 1995! Despite the closure of his laboratory,
William John Martin's curriculum vitai (CV) listed his professorship and
laboratory at University of California's Department of Pathology and the NCF is
in possession of a copy of his 1997-8 CV. Despite being removed from the
University, Martin is a tenured professor and the University will only say he is on
"indefinite leave." Martin told patients that their blood was being monitored by
the State of California. When this was checked out, the state denied ever receiving
any serum, let alone "monitoring" any for him. One patient filed a complaint with
the State of California Health and Human Services Agency who sent Martin a
letter dated September 15, 2002 which stated, "Your CIJA certificate was
suspended by Centers for Medicaid Services and your laboratory's approval to
receive Medicare and Medicaid payments was canceled, effective August 27,
2002. Your state clinical study license, CLF 10919, has therefore been suspended
effective August 27, 2002. You must CEASE and DESIST all clinical laboratory
testing immediately if your laboratory is currently performing tests. This
information must be reflected in your website http://www.ccid.org. You may not
perform any clinical laboratory test until you are reinstated and your California
clinical laboratory license is reactivated. If you have any questions, please call
me....". The letter was signed by the chief of the Facilities Licensing Section.
There are multiple allegations of fraud now facing W. John Martin and the
depositions may have already begun by the time you are reading this report.

When we checked his website in late January, there was nothing to indicate that
he no longer was testing. In fact, there was still a link to tell you about stealth
virus testing and how suggestions, upon testing, would be "relayed to your
physician." So we e-mailed the webmaster, Carolyn Viviani. Our message
bounced back. We called The Heritage Foundation on January 29th. They are "an
'umbrella' tax deductible Foundation that houses and facilitates many
organization's funding" according to the Martin's website. Veronica Flagge,
"who is monitoring the donations" said she "was not told about losing any clinic
license" but that Martin had not received any funding since last summer.

The National CFIDS Foundation did not bother to call Dr. Martin. Two of our
board members have already had several lengthy conversations with him in the
past with the same result. Dr. Martin is a prolific conversationalist who always
talks in circles and never really answers any pointed questions.

There are hundreds and hundreds of patients who have been scared by the
tactics of Dr. Martin but one woman did something about it and hasn't finished her
work yet. She's been in touch with a journalist about this story and a story aired on
February 13, 2003 about there being no such thing as a "stealth virus" (Los
Angeles NBC TV). One member of the CDC on the TV news program said they
were unable to replicate any of Dr. Martin's work on the stealth virus. The CDC
holds little validity with us, however, as their own track record leaves a lot to be
desired. The television report had the reporter going to Martin's house to
interview him after leaving several messages which went unanswered and going
there twice before. This time, Martin was in his driveway. When he saw her
approach, he ran, leaving his sandals behind in the driveway! Others trying to
reach him since have reported that his voicemail has been inactivated.

There is a "Stealth Virus" group on the internet where one must be invited to be
join. One of our own board members has reported Martin has pointedly ignored
any questions about the NBC broadcast on the group list. (It is not difficult to join
other groups under a different name than your own.) The postings to this group are
heavily monitored and those asking questions that Martin does not want to answer
are never posted to the group. The group shut down for weeks at a time after the
TV story aired.


The National CFIDS Foundation
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these".

~ George washington Carver
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Postby Linn » Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:56 pm

R the sci-fi writers watching?
role over X-files
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these".

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Postby Linn » Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:16 pm

John Kern wrote:
Linn wrote:ya, I like chinese people :) if that is Chinese name???
they tend to be exceptionly smart.
(that I have known anyway)
But the guys are usualy shorter than me. :(

Do you think we could get him to take a look at this disease?
we sure could use him.
Alas he is probably way to busy.
I


Mae-Wan Ho is a woman. :lol:

http://www.kurzweilai.net/bios/frame.html?main=/bios/bio0223.html?


thanx, I would love a chance to meet her!
I have read some of those articles in the singularity summit
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these".

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Postby Sabrina » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:00 am

Sabrina wrote:
Anyone who is capable of causing such harm to completely credible people by twisting the truth with wicked thoughts is not welcome here.



Dear JJ,

Just remember, you are considered the “fringe" of the fiber disease victims too since you post here. They must feel threatned. Perhaps you do not mind being insulted. Yes, it is meant as an insult which implies you are less than someone else (who could that be?). To deny this says margins about you personally.

Do not make haste in submitting your story to that site; I would love to see it! :D

If you view me as sarcastic because I will not allow a distraction, or allow this thread to be cluttered up about a disease off topic to begin with which has already been discussed on pervious pages to someone who claims to have such a vast amount of medical knowledge to begin with, then you are welcome to your own opinion. I will not allow this to happen here and I was not even trying to be sarcastic, this is an excuse and a false accusation.

No, this person is no friend of ours but if anyone should wish to use this source, than pick his brain away hard. Just remember, that you are being used even more in this process.


Dear Helen,

No, I did not have a similar experience, not as of yet anyway but I'm sure it is coming. I had a need to address it because I have a heartfelt duty to protect and make a stand for you and other people I care about. They will not succeed and I am sorry for any damage this may have caused to you. It is cruel and no doubt driven by an agenda.


Moving on……


I think UK Guy would make a fabulous president :D , I second that nomination. We need a vice president as well so I nominate Skytroll for that position.

Sky,

I will look into the cyber group potential now, if it seems good, I will set one up. Today I work on this and the scoreboard.

Please pm me with a copy of the overview so I may do my part as well.



London,

Could you please PM me with any links to Bk27’s story? I have heard you mention this before but never came across any thread to learn more. I have seen some mention of this here and there but nothing concise.

Also, if you have any information that could help back Randy’s theory I would love to see it. Thank you.

Linn,

I am positive for Lyme and Babesiosis and would have never known it if not for the fiber symptoms. Will PM you the rest of my info. Thank you so much for all of your hard work!!!

Welcome back Randy! Your experience is desperately needed here so I hope you will post more often. You know all about those circles we chase. We need this information to advance so that none of that will have been in vain. We are making progress. 8)


HAPPY EASTER TO ALL

Peace,
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Postby in_the_uk » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:07 am

Hi,

Sabrina, I'll keep my assumptions to myself in future :?

I've completed the first draft of the eleaflet. I've just reread my message from ukguy and I will have to wait for him to send a reply before I can make the webpage (hopefully there won't be a problem). In the meantime I am just setting up my scanner (my pc has gone down) so that I can scan it in and put a picture file on the message board os that anyone can pass comment.

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Postby in_the_uk » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:15 am

posted itself twice

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Postby in_the_uk » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:45 am

Hi, here is the first draft of the eleaflet for comments. At least it will be if it goes ok. I will have to wait until ukguy gets back to me to put it on our own web site. the leaflet will fit on both sides of a peice of A4.

Double click on the image to enlarge it.

Helen
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eleaflet version1 page2.GIF
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Postby London » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:34 am

Wow, impressive Ms. Helen!!! Thank you!!!
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I sent Sky a beutiful Easter photo and she wrote back and asked where i got it from/ I said Carl Zimmer and she wanted to know who that was...

Carl is an author of books and he writes a lot of science blogs that are easy to read and are always very interesting!

Here's a recent one for you guys; it's on that darn horseworm/ or hair worm? thing.....

http://loom.corante.com/archives/2006/0 ... escape.php
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Postby Linn » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:01 am

Helen you and sky need to put the two leaflets
together somehow.
I wish we could be in person.
And I may have something to add later. :)
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these".

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Postby in_the_uk » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:03 am

Thank you London. I must stress that it was a team effort....and there is more to come, I think that Lynne is putting a survey together that hopefully everyone will participate in.

I couldn't have done the eleaflet without a tremendous input by Skytroll. I hope that I haven't trodden on her toes by hacking it down to 2 sides. Appologises if I did.

ukguy is going to make a template for a webpage over the next few days so then we can start filling it up with the links that we have generated and the links, and full overview that skytroll sent.

Anyway when we agree that it is ready to go out then every primary health care provider in the us and the uk should get a copy. Say each person does 20 a day. Shouldn't take long.

I've already spotted a deliberate mistake in one of the headings...it is only the first draft.

And also, it's 3am now....time for my acid dip and off to bed.

Good night all.

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Postby in_the_uk » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:05 am

Lynne, the leaflet that I have posted is sky's stuff and my contribution in one. There are two pages because it can be printed out onto both sides of an A4 piece of paper.

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Postby Skytroll » Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:10 am

London,

What do we know about melanin?

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