Hospital PR firm gives insufficient response to ICC Investigation
By Liam Scheff,
Altheal.org July, 2004
In January, 2004, I published “The House That AIDS Built.” The story dealt with medical abuse at Incarnation Children’s Center (ICC), a home for HIV positive children in New York City. The story exposed the practices of forced-drugging, drug trials without informed consent, and profound medical abuse. The story was picked up by several international papers, including the New York Post and the UK Guardian, the New York Press, the Associated Press and BBC TV, among others.
German journalist Torsten Engelbrecht read the story and formulated a series of questions for Columbia Presbyterian, the hospital which presides over ICC. He was answered by a PR firm. The answers were dishonest and unsatisfactory. What follows is a response to and a dissection of their answers using NIH documents, clinical trials, interview material, Medline articles and Department of Health statistics. Given the material provided here, it is clear that the practice of surgical forced-drugging of HIV positive children with toxic compounds is ongoing, in violation of the rights of wards of the state, and must be addressed immediately.
The format is as follows:
Q: First, Torsten Engelbrecht’s (the German journalist) questions (Q).
A: Then the PR group’s answer (A).
Response: Then my response (Response).
The questions, in order:
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