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Meryl Nass

* Hospitalist, Mount Desert Island Hospital (2003 â?? present) * Private Practice, Freeport, Maine, 4 years (ended 2002 with surgery for a spinal meningioma) * Chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (2006 â?? present) * Director of... Full Bio
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What happened to the last safety czar you appointed? Asked who this was, the CDC Director didn't... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am posting the entire Reuters story below. Is it funny, pathetic, or both? CDC Director Tom Frieden promised Congress to appoint a senior official to oversee lab securit ... Read on »
CDC says there were 269 separate, reported incidents of lost or escaped 'select agent' microbes in... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Not to put too fine a point on it, but today's Reuters story has even more bad news on safety at our highest containment labsAccording to a 2012 report by CDC scientists, t ... Read on »
CDC scientists' lack of understanding of anthrax is shocking and terrifying by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The WaPo has published the  full text of the CDC report  on its anthrax mishap last month, with mention of a number of other, almost identical mishaps...one even from th ... Read on »
CDC anthrax story keeps getting weirder by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Latest update claimed that CDC scientists put anthrax into a chemical bath to inactivate it for 24 hours, but after only ten minutes took out a sample for plating and cultur ... Read on »
Nevada Democrats pick ‘None of these candidates’ for governor in Primary/ WaPo by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In light of the Eric Cantor defeat in Virginia's Republican primary, that fact that more Nevada voters cast votes for a "None of the Above" option than for a candidate is in ... Read on »
Vodaphone issues report on requests for data by many countries by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A WaPo Saturday article , based on a detailed report by the company Vodaphone, details how many other countries do exactly what the US government does with digital data, inc ... Read on »
Biowatch--the unworkable system for detecting bioweapons in the air--finally cancelled after... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From David Willman at the LA Times : WASHINGTON — Amid concerns about its effectiveness and multibillion-dollar cost, the  Department of Homeland Security  has canceled p ... Read on »
A woman giving birth in America now is more likely to die than a woman giving birth in China/WaPo by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What is the tag line?  Don't be poor in America.  Healthcare is simply too expensive for a sizable number of Americans to afford, so they go without.  And this is the ... Read on »
Looking to sales growth, Merck rolls out vaccine adherence plan using electronic medical record by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Electronic Medical Record has a new application: to sell more vaccines. The following article comes verbatim from FierceVaccines, while a link to Forbes  tells the s ... Read on »
Nancy Haigwood was central in defining Bruce Ivins as a psychopathic criminal. Why? by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine How did Professor Haigwood come to make the case against Ivins?  It appears that (like Jean Duley, Ivins' trainee therapist who was under house arrest  when she was brou ... Read on »
What are the mechanisms by which corruption operates in the US? Some breathtaking examples of... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Why is the country practically bankrupt and mired in corruption? Can the parts of our economic culture that enable huge government giveaways be identified? We certainly ... Read on »
Syria's chemical weapons attack(s) an Erdogan False Flag/ Seymour Hersh by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Seymour Hersh provides a very plausible deconstruction of how chemical weapons were used in an attempt to draw the United States into military engagement with Syria  last ... Read on »
Anthrax Industry report published/ Research and Markets by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Wondering which corporations feed at the anthrax biodefense rice bowl?  For a minimum of $995 (US) you can find out about where the anthrax money is being spent and who's ... Read on »
UN Human Rights Committee Finds US in Violation on 25 Counts/ Truthout by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine (Illustration:  Lance Page / t r u t h o u t )While President Obama told the country to "look forward, not backward" when it came to Bush's torture program, the United N ... Read on »
The CIA should cooperate with the Senate on torture report/ WaPo editorial by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Senate committee votes whether to declassify on April 3.  Give the committee members your opinion. Maine's Senators Collins and King will vote to declassif ... Read on »
Is American democracy headed to extinction? WaPo editorial by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It took only 250 years for democracy to disintegrate in ancient Athens. A wholly new form of government was invented there in which the people ruled themselves. That constit ... Read on »
5 years after H1N1 Swine Flu was discovered, what do we know about Pandemrix and Narcolepsy? by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine 1.  How widely was Pandemrix vaccine used? Virtually all the narcolepsy data comes from Europe, where the GlaxoSmithKline Pandemrix swine flu vaccine was given to about 3 ... Read on »
NSA warrantless spying on Americans (and probably blackmailing) goes back decades by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Thanks to DS Wright at FireDogLake for this article with useful links.  Don't miss Scott Shane's Baltimore Sun piece of how intelligence agency trainees listened in to phon ... Read on »
"NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay 100% of phone... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine And now from the Snowden cache is the story of how it ain't only the metadata that is vacuumed up by NSA and saved for posterity. No, it is the complete audio recording ... Read on »