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Stephen Barrett of Quackwatch Sued by Doctor’s Data

Stephen Barrett is a retired American psychiatrist. He is also an author, co-founder of the National Council Against Health Fraud(NCAHF), and the webmaster of Quackwatch. His activities focus on consumer protection, medical ethics, and scientific skepticism.

Recently, Barrett wrote an article on a urine tocix metal test done by a firm called Doctor’s Data, in which he explains why in his opinion this test is used to defraud patients.

Many scientists have stated that Barrett’s article is perfectly correct and have spoken out in support of him.

Sadly, most alternative health practitioners are not keen on scientific debate and prefer legal thuggery instead.

Doctor’s Data is no exception, and they have deciced to sue Dr Barrett for the sum of $10 million.

Please help Dr Barrett in his legal defense by donating to Quackwatch here.

13 responses to “Stephen Barrett of Quackwatch Sued by Doctor’s Data

  1. That Guy July 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Tonight on Fox: When the law surpasses the fact!

    Take that Newton! That’s right, I can’t prove you are wrong, yet I get to make legal demands on you!

    How will I savor the moment a profiteer such as DD with no concern for their patients get to them what’s due.

    This reminds me, I can’t remember who exactly said it, but I’m sure somebody onboard remembers the quote:

    Nowadays medicine is so advanced that the extraordinary is finding one single healthy person.

  2. Erwin Alber July 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Here you go:

    “Medical science has made such tremendous progress that there is hardly a healthy human left.”

    –Aldous Huxley, English critic & novelist, 1894 – 1963 …

    http://www.encognitive.com/node/1078

  3. Lu-Lu September 27, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Many heavy metals BIND to tissues. They do not circulate in the blood, to be removed by the kidneys into the urine, except for maybe a few days to a couple weeks. After that, urine or blood can’t reveal true poisoning or toxicity. Without provoked testing, you have no idea of heavy metals burden–unless poisoned the day before the test. The reference level is non-provoked, because you shouldn’t have poisons your body can’t remove.

    Doctors Data toxic metals tests were especially useful as a GUIDE to how much mercury I had & how efficiently my body was eliminating it. This was supervised by a qualified professional–an ND who is NOT a quack. Mercury toxicity is a serious issue which most MDs don’t take seriously. MDs don’t have all the answers. There will always be charlatans, & many of them are MDs. Does Barrett write about them???

  4. beatis September 27, 2010 at 11:12 am

    The provoked testing by Doctor’s Data produces false positives.

    Dr Barrett explains in detail why the tests offered by DoctorsData are no good:
    http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/Tests/doctors_data.html

    You could have read all this in the post on this blog, in which a link is given to Dr Barretts explanation. *sigh*

    And yes, Dr Barrett does write about MD’s who are charlatans.

  5. jli September 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    And yes, Dr Barrett does write about MD’s who are charlatans.

    Indeed he does. Simoncini springs to mind. But We should also remember that the “conventional system” reacts firmly when one of their own behaves fraudulent. This is illustrated in a link Carla Muth gives in one of her rants. She links to an article where one of the claims is, that there are “serious problems with the way in which cancer research is conducted.” If one follows the link, we find an article about a doctor falsifying data from studies on pain relievers (Apparently it was impossible to dig up a story about fraudulent research on conventional cancer treatment). If you dig further into this story you will find that the fraud was uncovered by the conventional system, and dealt with by the conventional system. The fraudster has lost all his credentials and his job. For some reason we hardly ever see this kind of actions among the proponents of alternative therapies.

  6. Chris3bigkids September 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    She posted the exact same comment on at Skeptico. Here is a link in response:
    http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/index.html … note that there are dozens of MDs listed.

  7. beatis September 28, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks for pointing this out.

    It seems Lu-Lu has a very serious reading problem.😆

  8. Anthony October 24, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Dr Barrett is not honest and does not disclose the fraud of the pharmaceutical industry. he protects them like a he is sponsored by them . this site is protecting this dishonest man can only mean one fact?? this blog is a fraud

  9. wilmamazone October 24, 2010 at 6:12 am

    It seems Anthony has a very serious reading problem also or he himself is the dishonest man perpetrating fraud.

  10. Anthony October 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    http://www.encognitive.com/node/1213

    the above link is far more truthful and transparent then your shady operation here, You must be given great thanks by your sponsers .

    Quackwatch, http://www.quackwatch.com, (originally Lehigh Valley Committee Against Health Fraud, Inc.) is an AMA (American Medical Association) shill that took over from the Coordinating Conference on Health Information (CCHI) and the AMA’s propaganda department called the Committee on Quackery when it had to disband ref: Lisa. It only promotes and defends Allopathic (drugs) medicine while attacking non-Allopathic.
    Of Stephen Barrett of http://www.quackwatch.com and http://www.ncahf.com (National Council Against Health Fraud–another shill for the AMA, American Medical Association): biased and unworthy of credibility” in court of law, Jan 2007
    Barrett also had said that he was a legal expert even though he had no formal legal training.
    Barrett conceded that he was not a Medical Board Certified psychiatrist because he had failed the certification exam.
    Barrett had filed similar defamation lawsuits against almost 40 people across the country within the past few years and had not won one single one at trial.
    During the course of his examination, Barrett also had to concede his ties to the AMA, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
    In a Canadian lawsuit (see below) Barrett admitted to the following:
    The sole purpose of the activities of Barrett & Baratz are to discredit and cause damage and harm to health care practitioners, businesses that make alternative health therapies or products available, and advocates of non-allopathic therapies and health freedom.
    Stephen Barrett testifies for money. He claims he’s an “expert” in virtually everything. Those “expert witness” fees seem to be a significant part of Barrett’s existence.
    http://www.quackwatch.org, healthwather.net, the “quackbuster” operation is a conspiracy. It is a propaganda enterprise, one part crackpot, two parts evil. It’s sole purpose is to discredit, and suppress, in an “anything goes” attack mode, what is wrongfully named “Alternative Medicine.” It has declared war on reality. The conspirators are acting in the interests of, and are being paid, directly and indirectly, by the “conventional” medical-industrial complex.
    “They are running a monopoly and they will lie, cheat and steal to keep it that way,” Dr Eva Snead.
    “Every day, consumers are becoming more educated about the benefits of holistic and alternative methods. This is something that the medical establishment obviously fears and wants to crush with false propaganda.”
    Failed MD Stephen Barrett

  11. anaximperator October 25, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    For the record: the above comment by Anthony is nothing but a pack of lies.
    http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2010/07/a_nonsensical_attack_stephen_barrett.php

  12. Marco January 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Relax everyone! Quacks or no quacks, what works for one may not work for another! If you must take medicine, by all means, take it and get better. If you can get better with herbs and flowers, take the herbs and flowers! I’ve known relatives with cancer who took the drugs and chemo and slowly passed away. I’ve also had relatives that refused chemo and took the all natural route, and also passed away, interestingly enough much later than those who had chemo…This fight will continue forever. I personally would investigate what IS CAUSING the cancer. How about that?
    Stay healthy everyone!
    Marco

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