Is the institution of science failing the American people?

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I have taken a long hiatus to write a series of (non-fiction) books related to the shocking decline of ethics in modern medicine and within the wider culture of academia. The series is called Gods & Machines and the first book in the series is titled “Villainy.” It will be available in stores around the second half of 2021. I’d like to share some excerpts from the book and provide you with an overview of the concepts Villainy will be introducing.

Essentially, you all get a rare sneak-peek into the content…


You may be next in line as the object of a false narrative…

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The National Academies released a new consensus report on December 19, 2019, and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) released an announcement the same day communicating their intention to ‘develop the evidence’ for a new practice guideline for the treatment of acute pain.

This announcement comes on the heels of an ongoing public health disaster that the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) caused by implementing recommendations from the National Academy of Medicine and ignoring dissenting specialists in the field, and that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has perpetuated via SWAT-style raids on doctor’s offices across the country.

The National Academies

There are…


Another Day, Another Guideline — Part III

The rest of America is about to suffer the consequences of unchecked power…

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The National Academies released a new consensus report on December 19, 2019, and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) released an announcement the same day communicating their intention to ‘develop the evidence’ for a new practice guideline for the treatment of acute pain.

This announcement comes on the heels of an ongoing public health disaster that the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) caused by implementing recommendations from the National Academy of Medicine and ignoring dissenting specialists in the field, and that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has perpetuated via SWAT-style raids on doctor’s offices around the country.

The National Academies

There are…


Social Structures & Their Evolution — Part I

How our social structure is evolving toward greater social control…

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It’s easy to assume, especially as an outsider or as someone who hasn’t yet been otherized, that everyone has the same level of opportunity in the United States, but the truth is, our social structure is quite a bit more nuanced than that. All one has to do to recognize this fact is to study our history as a nation. One important example of this lack of uniform opportunity is how African Americans have been treated historically. They were subjected to a rigid closed system within an already existing open class structure by force.

While African Americans are not (officially)…


How Systems Thinking Can Solve The Overdose Crisis — Part I

We can solve the overdose crisis, but will federal agencies listen?

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Systems Thinking is important — and failures in this kind of thinking are killing thousands of patients by denial of safe and effective pain management, while many others suffer unnecessarily. This is indicative of a collapse of the systems' constituent parts, in this case, human beings.

We’ve all seen the provocative headlines as they relate to the overdose crisis and opioid analgesics in general. We’ve also seen how media, CDC and other federal agencies have conflated chronic pain with addiction and misuse, we’ve seen how public health agencies have artificially inflated data surrounding overdose deaths in the United States, we’ve…


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SDOH & The Emerging Surveillance Apparatus — Part I

Data that can influence things you never thought possible…

Social Determinants of Health or SDOH is a relatively new term that’s been spreading within the discourse of late in healthcare circles.

SDOH is a new all-encompassing model that’s being integrated into the current healthcare model, and it’s driving the evolution of the industry as well as public health practice globally. Innocuous as this may sound, there are some serious privacy and other concerns with this new model. Privacy laws such as HIPAA simply don’t apply in many cases and predictive analytics leveraging SDOH could be used to discriminate. …


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ENFORCEMENT OF ETHICAL PRACTICE: A PERILOUS DOWNWARD TREND — PART I

What is the purpose of ethics guidelines?

Physicians have a duty to practice medicine within ethical guidelines and there are steep penalties for violations of accepted universal ethical norms, however, there have been many in the public eye of late who have been misleading the culture in regard to certain public health crises and not abiding by universal ethics principles. One example would be the overdose crisis and subsequent policies that were introduced and implemented to ‘correct course,’ many of which appear to be part of a systematic dismissal of human suffering once recent events, policy developments, etc., are compared in-depth.

In this series, we’re going to…


Another Day, Another Guideline — Part II

As real-world evidence mounts showing harm, another guideline is issued…

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National Public Radio (NPR), among many other outlets, reported in its October 10, 2019 article that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new guideline on how to ‘appropriately taper’ a patient off of their long term opioid analgesic medications, and warned that abrupt discontinuation of long term analgesic therapy could actually ‘harm them.’

The article does start off, as many mainstream articles do, with the obligatory and thus far, unfounded claim that analgesics ‘have been massively overprescribed’ in the US, however, what makes this report different are the unreserved admissions contained in the article by one…


Another Day, Another Guideline — Part I

And it’s harming unsuspecting Americans…

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First, let’s define our terms. What exactly is ‘evidence-based medicine’ or EBM? The Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group communicated in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that EBM ‘de-emphasizes intuition, unsystematic clinical experience, and pathophysiologic rationale as sufficient grounds for clinical decision making and stresses the examination of evidence from clinical research.’[1]

Now, let’s dig in.

For those of you who may be unaware, in 2016 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a guideline for prescribing analgesics for chronic pain. The guideline was ostensibly only meant for primary care physicians but in the wake of all of the…


The Surveillance Model of Medicine — Part III

This system appears to cater to an emerging merit-based medical system…

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In Part II of this series, I detailed the lifecycle of the ecosystem that’s emerged via meddling by public health agencies in the healthcare delivery model, a more in-depth overview of the coding logic used in the CDS Connect system which isn’t allowing full autonomy for providers to make clinical decisions for their patients, and a long list of serious concerns with this system in general.

If you’re just catching on to this series, please make sure to go back and read Part I and Part II.

We’re going to pick up where we left off in Part II. I…

D. S. Nelson

Author of Villainy (2021) | #Technology & #Biopolitics at the intersection of #Health | Telegram: http://t.me/apparatus_deos

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