FCC Proposes Record $225 Million Fine for Massive Spoofed Robocall Campaign
June 10, 2020 by

On June 9, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a $225 million fine against Texas-based health insurance telemarketers for apparently making more than one billion illegally spoofed robocalls. The FCC news release said the action was the largest proposed fine in the FCC’s 86-year history and reflected the seriousness of the apparent violations by …

Lawsuits against Trump University Settled
June 7, 2020 by

Trump University—also known as the Trump Wealth Institute and Trump Entrepreneur Initiative LLC—was an American company that ran a real estate training program from 2005 until 2010. It was owned and operated by The Trump Organization. In 2016, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that Donald J. Trump had agreed to settle three lawsuits …

Pamphlets from Sherman College of Chiropractic (1976)
June 6, 2020 by

In 1976, Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic published 15 pamphlets that promoted subluxation-based chiropractic: Chiropractors Do Not Treat Disease Why Chiropractic Is Different There’s Nothing Wrong with Me, I Feel Fine! Chiropractic Questions and Answers Your Children Deserve Chiropractic Care Cooperation. . . Because You Care, It Works The Spine, Your Life Depends on It …

Chiropractic Pamphlets from the National Chiropractic Association
June 3, 2020 by

The National Chiropractic Association, which was formed in 1930 merged with a smaller group in 1963 to become the American Chiropractic Association. The pamphlets shown are undated but appear to have been published during in the 1950s: Chiropractic Care for Spinal Disc Injuries “Tractor Back” and Other Farm Injuries Chiropractic Care of Children Correct Posture …

Ty Bollinger Unmasked
June 3, 2020 by

Ty Bollinger, who operates TheTruthAboutCancer Web and Facebook page, advises people not to wear face masks to protect against COVID-19. This article explains why I believe he should be ignored. The main way that COVID-19 infections spread from one person to another is  through saliva droplets or aerosols expelled when an infected person breathes, talks, …

Chiropractic Promotional Materials from the National Health Education Society
May 30, 2020 by

The National Health Education Society (N.C.E.S) marketed subluxation-based chiropractic promotional materials for more than 60 years. Government records indicate that it was registered as a business corporation in Louisiana in 1959 and in Georgia as a foreign business corporation from 1971 through 2018, when it was dissolved. It was founded in 1954 by Earl W. …

Report of the Chiropractic Study Committee to the Governor’s Health Planning and Policy Task Force (Wisconsin, 1972)
May 27, 2020 by

In 1972, when the Wisconsin legislature was considering whether to modify how chiropractors were regulated in Wisconsin, a 3-person committee was appointed to investigate and make recommendations. The trio reviewed pertinent literature; met with representatives of chiropractic and medical organizations; visited Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa; and conducted surveys of chiropractors, osteopaths, and …

Chiropractic Pamphlets from JoCo Publications (1972-1974)
May 26, 2020 by

The pamphlets listed below were published by JoCo Publications. I have not been able to find any information about the company’s history. Why Chiropractic First (1974)( Drugs Offer Only Temporary Relief (1972) Children Are Subjected to Tremendous Shocks (1972) The pamphlets argue that chiropractic care is superior to medical care because chiropractors can detect diseases …

Chiropractic Pamphlets from Wilbro Publications (1952-1962)
May 26, 2020 by

The pamphlets listed below were produced by William R. Brown, D.C., doing business as Wilbro Publications in Muncie, Indiana. To see them, click here. Industrial Injuries (1952) Whiplash Neck Injury (1962) Spinal Exercise (1962) All asserted that chiropractors adjust areas of spinal misalignment to restore nerve flow. Industrial Injuries contains a drawing that relates more …

Chiropractors Sparring over Immune-Boosting Claims
May 20, 2020 by

Many chiropractors claim that spinal misalignments—which they refer to as “subluxations”—can lower resistance to disease and that periodic spinal manipulation (which they call “adjustments”) can improve immunity by correcting the subluxations. In 1949, chiropractic’s developer, B.J. Palmer, wrote about this in a discussion of smallpox vaccination: Physicians admit some people are immune; others are fertile …