Well intentions only go so far…. Iatrogenesis

Dr. Bradford Weeks’ Comment: As an integrative medical doctor, I have been dispirited to learn that medicine in USA today is peculiar in that a doctor who saves a life using non-standard of care methods can have her or his license suspended, whereas the doctor who uses the standard of care and ends up killing a patient in an identical situation is given a pass. Not only that, doctors who carelessly addict patients to life ruining pain meds or who simply err and kill patients are also given a pass even if the number totals 225,000 in-patient deaths a year…

America’s Well-hidden Iatrogenic Epidemic of Drug- and Vaccine-induced Disorders

By Gary G. Kohls, MD – August 27, 2019

Definition: An iatrogenic condition is a state of ill health caused by medical, surgical, drug or vaccine treatments. It may qualify as the 3rd most common cause of death in the United States.

For much more information about this hidden healthcare crisis of iatrogenesis, please read one of the articles that I have written about drug- and vaccine-induced iatrogenic disorders at: https://www.globalresearch.ca/drug-induced-iatrogenic-disorders-the-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-the-us-and-britain/5626283

In that article, I quoted statistics from an article that was written by Barbara Stanfield, MD, MPH, that had been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, July 26, 2000—Vol 284, No. 4).

Stanfield’s article was titled “Is US Health Really the Best in the World?” It can be read at the following site:  https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/192908?redirect=true

In the article, Stanfield included the following statistics from her research on America’s iatrogenic deaths:

  • 12,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery in hospitals
  • 7,000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals
  • 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals
  • 80,000 deaths/year from nosocomial infections in hospitals
  • 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medications in hospitals

Combining these five groups gives us a total of 225,000 in-patient deaths. The 225,000 number does not include out-patient iatrogenic deaths that occur at home, iatrogenic nursing home deaths or even non-lethal, chronic illnesses or disabilities. In any case, this number alone easily constitutes the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer.

Note that Stanfield did not present any data about in-patient OR outpatient iatrogenic drug- or vaccine-induced disorders that did not result in death. If there were such retrievable data, it could be reasonably asserted that iatrogenic disorders are the most common cause of acute or chronic/disabling diseases in the United States.

Given that vaccine-induced disorders are a taboo subject that is avoided at all costs in polite company in America, and given that our Big Pharma-infiltrated/influenced CDC, FDA, AMA, AAP, AAFP, US Congress, US Supreme Court, White House, Big Media, etc, this reality should come as no surprise. What is intentionally ignored by every entity listed above is the VAERS data on iatrogenic deaths and disabilities that have been confirmed as caused by legal vaccines.

Iatrogenic illnesses are intentionally not acknowledged by the elites who are protective of the reputations of Big Pharma, Big Vaccine or Big Medicine corporations because of the fear of legal ramifications, nor are they recorded as iatrogenic illnesses by the CDC – for the same reasons. Iatrogenesis is also not recognized by either the patient-victims who are commonly told that adverse effects from their prescribed drugs or vaccines are “normal”.

A 1999 report from the Institute of Medicine attributed most iatrogenic medical errors not to negligence or misconduct, but to “system-related problems”.

Errors in diagnosis or treatment can come from any member of healthcare team members – from 1) the pharmaceutical corporations that commonly make potentially toxic products, to 2) the hospital administrators that sometimes make ridiculous policies like firing employees that logically refuse annual flu shots or make the policy to inject hepatitis B vaccines into immunologically-immature newborn infants (without giving parents a chance to logically refuse the shot), to the physicians and physician’s assistants who do the diagnosing and prescribing, to the nursing staff that injects the drugs and vaccines, to the pharmacists that dispense the drugs (and sometimes even do the vaccinating(!).

There are plenty of blame-worthy cogs in America’s dysfunctional and error-prone healthcare system – especially when office calls are often limited to 10 minutes! When I was in family practice, I would often tell my patients, before I spent the hour or so with them painstakingly figuring out the root cause of their problems that “it only takes 2 minutes to write a prescription but it takes 20 minutes to NOT write a prescription”. It also only takes only a few minutes to make snap – and often erroneous – judgements but far longer to really understand the patient and the usually complex issues that have sickened him or her.

Polypharmacy and injecting too many unproven-for-safety vaccines into infants at one time can easily cause iatrogenic illnesses

Iatrogenic events have been estimated to affect 2/3 of nursing home and assisted living residents annually. The main reason is that polypharmacy is so common in such populations and errors are almost inevitable when more than one drug is taken chronically.

It is important to note that Big Pharma corporations NEVER do any safety testing on ANY drug or vaccine combination – whether the second or third drugs or vaccines are already on the market or still in development. What could possibly go wrong?

All adverse vaccine effects are iatrogenic (whose end results may not show up for weeks, months or years), and they usually involve routine vaccinations that are recommended by the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the AAFP and the AMA.

A few years ago, two academic neurologists helpfully illuminated the common problem of iatrogenic disorders. They could easily have been writing about the cocktails of brain-altering, life-long psych drugs that psychiatrists commonly prescribe to their patients or the cocktails of vaccines that pediatricians commonly inject into their infant patients.

The neurologists wrote: “The reality of iatrogenesis is one of the most frequent causes of hospital admissions and constitutes a growing public health problem. The most common type of iatrogenic neurologic disease is pharmacologic, and the central and peripheral nervous systems are particularly vulnerable. Despite this, iatrogenic disease is generally overlooked as a differential diagnosis among neurologic patients.” – Drs Luciano Sposato and Osvaldo Fustinoni, contributing authors to the 2014 edition of Handbook of Clinical Neurology (they authored chapter 107, which was titledIatrogenic Neurology.

I suspect that very few of the specialties involved are fully aware that the pharmaceutical corporations that research, manufacture and then aggressive market their block-buster drugs and vaccines have ever done long term safety or efficacy studies on their products nor have they ever done safety studies in any of the combinations to which future patients will be exposed. What could possibly go wrong?

The Opioid Epidemic is Largely an Iatrogenic Epidemic

Nearly 2/3 of the 30,000 annual opioid overdose deaths in America are iatrogenic deaths, in that they were caused by the over-prescribing of addictive, dependency-inducing, disabling opioid drugs that were profitably marketed by pharmaceutical corporations and profitably-prescribed by physicians (each of whom falsely claimed that the drugs were safe to use chronically).

Below is an excerpt (including two important graphs that prove that the decline in mortality rates for measles and scarlet fever – two common childhood illnesses – had nothing to do with vaccines and everything to do with improvements in public health measures). It is from a Vaccineimpact.com article titled: “The Truth About Measles That the Mainstream Media is Suppressing”. (https://vaccineimpact.com/2015/the-truth-about-measles-the-mainstream-media-is-suppressing/)

The point made by the two charts is that there was never a vaccine for scarlet fever and the vaccine for measles wasn’t introduced until the mortality rates for both childhood scourges had already dropped to near zero! Similar charts exist for mumps and chickenpox. 

It is important to note that only actual clinical infections (and NOT vaccinations) involving the so-called “vaccine-preventable” childhood illnesses will give life-long immunity whereas vaccines only offer, at the very most, short-lived partial non-cellular immunity that needs frequent toxic booster doses to raise the antibody levels (in MOST children but not ALL children) to a theoretically protective level.

“Analysis of the data shows the often-repeated mantra that vaccines were key in the decline of infectious disease deaths is a fallacy. Deaths had decreased by massive amounts before vaccinations. In the case of scarlet fever and other infectious diseases, deaths declined to near zero without any widespread vaccination.”

“Unfortunately, the erroneous belief (that vaccines deserved the credit for the decline in childhood infections) has led people to trust in vaccination as the sole way to handle infectious diseases when there were clearly other factors that caused mortality to decline. Those factors were improved hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, labor laws, electricity, chlorination, refrigeration, pasteurization, and many other facets that we now generally take for granted as part of modern life.”

“Very little of the improvement in the death rate had anything to do with medicine. A 1977 report estimated that, at best, approximately 3 percent of the mortality decline from infectious disease could be attributed to modern medical care.”


“The vaccine-injured community is composed of people, young and old, who are suffering from a spectrum of chronic illness and disabilities, including learning disabilities and developmental delays, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, seizure disorders, mental retardation, diabetes, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other kinds of neuroimmune and autoimmune dysfunction.” — Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccine Information Center (www.nvic.org) as she introduced the International Vaccine Victim Memorial Video Collection.

“The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events (possible side effects) that occur after the administration of vaccines licensed for use in the United States.” — Teresa Conrick,mother of her autistic daughter Megan who had regressive episodes after every childhood vaccination, especially following her MMR, following which she was diagnosed with autism: https://www.ageofautism.com/2017/05/vaers-mmr-and-megan.html

Conrick lists the details of dozens of vaccine-injured or killed children from the VAERS repository. AOA states that tens of thousands of vaccine-injured victims submit their stories to VAERS every year!! Most are unfairly denied compensation for their injuries.

Below are more quotes from enlightened physicians, vaccine researchers, well-informed parents of vaccine-injured or killed children, public health officials, etc that need to be taken into account when readers try to wade through the immense amount of pro-vaccine propaganda from the sociopathic Big Pharma corporations that cavalierly and profitably brought us thimerosal/mercury in vaccines, the disastrous live virus polio vaccine of the Cutter Incident, the disastrous Dengvaxia vaccine in the Philippines, the OxyContin/opioid crisis, the Vioxx disaster, etc.,

The whistle-blowers that are mentioned in this article have been witnesses to a global iatrogenic epidemic that is akin to the global warming crisis, the pollution of the seas, the destruction of the environment, the poisoning and disappearance of the earth’s drinking water supplies, the militarization of space, the global wars (that are making the planet increasingly uninhabitable) and the plastic pollution of the entire world.

Each of these courageous people has been called names by odious internet trolls, black-listed by their former colleagues, had their medical journal submissions ignored or their books figuratively “burned” and their well-done videos and writings banned. Some have even had their licenses to practice medicine taken from them. 

These honorable individuals have even been treated as if they were NeoNazis and mass murderers, but they desperately need to be heard. Take their testimony to heart, for they speak unwelcome truths.


“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” — John F. Kennedy

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” – Sinclair Lewis

“Medical journals have devolved into information-laundering operations for the pharmaceutical industry.” — Richard Horton – editor of the prestigious British Medical Journal

“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical (and vaccine) industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful.” – Arnold Seymour Relman, MD Former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine

“The American Academy of Pediatrics (as do the CDC, the FDA and the AMA) derives a majority of its outside contributions – estimated at more than $25 million per year – from pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines. The pediatricians that the AAP represents derive the majority of their annual revenues from the administration of vaccines to their pediatric patients…The majority of studies that authorities point to as proof that vaccines do not cause autism have been published in a journal called Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. As we know, the AAP is a trade union (and lobbying organization) for pediatricians.” – J.B. Handley

“Most physicians haven’t got a clue about vaccines. Physicians are undeservedly endowed with a mantle of authority and therefore most of their patients think vaccines are simple, safe and effective. And therefore there is nothing much to know about vaccines except that they somehow illicit an immune response and magical antibodies will protect the inoculated patient for life. Total ignorance. But that’s what ‘The Snake’ tells physicians starting in medical school; and, since medical school professors are also undeservedly endowed with a mantle of authority, both those healthcare professional groups believed it from the start.” – Anonymous (parent of a vaccine-injured child)

“After years of propagandizing the American public in violation of the law, after holding the illegal secret Simpsonwood meeting when all of this was revealed – including to a representative of the American Academy of Pediatrics, we now have a generation of pediatricians, who face perhaps the greatest iatrogenic accident in the history of pediatrics, who actually need to be deprogrammed to understand what the true nature of all the (vaccine-induced) neuro-behavioral problems are that they confront without any understanding of etiology or potential interventions.’ – Board-certified Pediatrician Kenneth Stoller, ex-Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

“The vaccine manufacturers, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the various medical associations (including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Family Practice) have failed miserably in their duty to protect our children. Rather than acknowledge their role…they have resorted to denial and obfuscation. They stand to lose their credibility, and billions of dollars in liability suits will soon reach the courtsAs a full-time professional research scientist for 50 years, and as a researcher in the field of autism for 45 years, I have been shocked and chagrined by the medical establishment’s ongoing efforts to trivialize the solid and compelling evidence that faulty vaccination policies are the root cause of the epidemic. There are many consistent lines of evidence implicating vaccines, and not even marginally plausible alternative hypotheses…Mercury, one of the most toxic substances known, is used as a preservative in many vaccines. Some infants have had 125 times the maximum allowable limit of mercury injected directly into their bloodstreams, in one day, in vaccines.” — Dr. Bernard Rimland, Director, Autism Research Institute and editor of Autism Research Review International, issued a statement on July 14, 2003: “The Autism Epidemic Is Real, And Excessive Vaccinations Are the Cause”

Safety Recommendation for Parents Who Choose or are Mandated to Vaccinate Their Children, Based on Guidelines of the Autism Research Institute

  1. Never vaccinate a sick child, even if just a runny nose from a viral infection, as all viruses are immunosuppressive, rendering the child more vulnerable to adverse vaccine reactions.
  1. Never allow more than two vaccines per visit; avoid all combination vaccines.
  1. Administer vitamin C before and after each vaccination, ideally in doses of 500 mgs every four hours during waking hours. Also give vitamin A in standard doses.
  2. All forms of sugar should be avoided for several days before and after vaccines, as sugar has been shown to diminish the protective activities of the immune system by depressing white blood cells’ ability to destroy bacteria.

I knew that MMR (GlaxoSmithKline’s Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine) was a mistake from the start. Within 10 seconds I could see that it was a bad idea.  All the vaccinations prior to MMR could occur in nature; they had never been combined before. Normally, viruses can’t infect at the same time, so if you put more than one virus into a body at once you are making a grave error. Surely the point of vaccination is to make it safer for children, but with MMR a child could be overwhelmed, and might not recover.  The deaths and severe reactions to MMR are just the tip of the iceberg. “ – Dr Peter Mansfield – British general practitioner whose practice was dedicated to reducing his patient’s reliance on doctors by giving them the confidence and information to help themselves

“There are very powerful people in positions of great authority in Britain and elsewhere who have staked their reputations and careers on the safety of MMR and they are willing to do almost anything to protect themselvesClinical and scientific data is steadily accumulating that the live measles virus in MMR can cause brain, gut and immune system damage in a subset of vulnerable children. There’s no one conclusive piece of scientific evidence, no ‘smoking gun’, because there very rarely is when adverse drug reactions are first suspected. When vaccine damage in very young children is involved, it is harder to prove the linksThe refusal by governments to evaluate the risks [of the MMR] properly will make this one of the greatest scandals in medical history. There’s far too much to ignore. Yet government health authorities are, it seems, more than happy to do so.”” — Dr. Peter Fletcher, former Chief Scientific Officer at the UK’s Department of Health

“Live virus inoculations can actually cause a recently-vaccinated patient to shed the infectious vaccine viruses. Therefore, the recently vaccinated individual can actually spread the disease to close contacts. Post-vaccination contagion has been proven to occur following measles, mumps, chicken pox and oral polio vaccination. The viral shedding is known to last for months in some cases. There are no easily available and affordable tests to determine which recent vaccinated patients are shedding live vaccine viruses. Therefore, recently vaccinated persons are obviously far more likely to be contagious than are the asymptomatic, non-infected, non-vaccinated children that are so irrationally feared, banned from attending public schools or forced to be vaccinated against their wills.” – Gary G. Kohls, MD

“It’s not as though the medical establishment has not been wrong before. As Dr David Sackett, ‘the father of evidence based medicine, told a class of pre-med students: “Half of what you’ll learn in medical school will be shown to be either dead wrong or out of date within five years of your graduation; the trouble is that nobody can tell you which half—so the most important thing to learn is how to learn on your own.” – Jeremy R. Hammond – From his “Why You Can’t Trust the CDC on Vaccines”: https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/why-you-cant-trust-the-cdc-on-vaccines/

“The really sad thing is the amount of doctors I’ve spoken to who say to me, ‘Del, I know that vaccines are causing autism, but I won’t say it on camera because the pharmaceutical industry will destroy my career just like they did to Andy Wakefield.’” — Del Bigtree, Producer of “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe” and host of “The Highwire” For a complete playlist of Del Bigtree’s unimpeachable testimony and to hear his impressive fund of knowledge concerning the iatrogenic, vaccine-induced epidemic, visit his The Highwire show at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUq6oOuhSx7ESreh6m9LGy6Q

Dr Gary Kohls is a retired family physician who practiced holistic (non-drug) mental health care during the last decade of his professional career. His patients came to see him asking for help in getting off the psychotropic drugs to which they were addicted and which they knew had sickened them and disabled their brains and bodies. He was successful in helping significant numbers of his patients get off or cut down on their cocktails of drugs using a time-consuming program that was based on psychoeducational psychotherapy, brain nutrient therapy and a program of gradual, closely monitored drug withdrawal.

He warns against the abrupt discontinuation of any psychiatric drug – legal or illicit – because of the common, often serious withdrawal symptoms that can occur in patients who have been taking such drugs. It is important to be treated by an aware, informed physician who is familiar with treating drug withdrawal syndromes and brain nutritional needs.

Dr Kohls lives in Duluth, MN, USA and writes a weekly column for the Duluth Reader, the area’s alternative newsweekly magazine. His columns deal with the dangers of American fascism, corporatism, militarism, racism, malnutrition, Big Pharma’s psychiatric drugging and over-vaccination regimens, and other movements that threaten the environment, prosperity, democracy, civility and the health and longevity of the planet and the populace. Many of his columns are archived at a variety of websites, including http://duluthreader.com/search?search_term=Duty+to+Warn&p=2; http://www.globalresearch.ca/author/gary-g-kohlshttp://freepress.org/dutytowarn/; and https://www.transcend.org/tms/search/?q=gary+kohls+articles