|Myodil Action Group UK
Ever, Backward Never
back and spine related problems due to a Myodil Myelogram (Myelography)
gives the pain,
Glaxo is to blame!
|"Strapped to a x-ray table, assaulted
when a hypodermic
needle was thrust in to your central nervous system, tortured, poisoned
with Myodil (Iophendylate), then left terminally injured, brain
damaged, crippled, incontinent/constipated and in agonizing pain?"
Charles V. Burton M.D. F.A.C.S., the eminent American Neurosurgeon,
Director/Founder of The Institute for Low Back and Neck Care, and
President of the Association for Medical Ethics states (2011) in all
Myodil caused a Toxic Chemical Meningitis to some degree which then
progressed leading to levels of Adhesive Arachnoiditis.
Dr. Suzanne Parisian M.D., in her 2002 expert report states:
and FDA in the 1940's through the 1980's were not told that the "risks"
of Pantopaque (Iophendylate/Myodil) were seen in animal testing to be
equivalent to the
unacceptable "risks" of other oil-based imaging agents." "It is my
reasonable degree of medical certainty, and based on my training and
experience, that such negligent actions by Lafayette Pharmacal and
Alcon Laboratories prior to 1983 directly contributed to the chronic
Pantopaque-related spinal injuries reported within the U.S. population."
Professor Michael Sage, Past President, Chief Counsel, and Honorary
Editor, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists states
(during the 2012 Australian Parliamentary Round Table Inquiry): "I
believe that the most common cause of chronic arachnoiditis is Myodil,
and most people have been suffering for 40 years."
Professor Marcus Stoodley, Professor of Neurosurgery at Macquarie
University states (during the 2012 Australian Parliamentary Round Table
Inquiry): "I have researched the literature and I have seen the animal
studies that have been done and the clinical reports that has led to my
view that there can be no doubt there is a connection between the use
of those oil based contrast agents and the development of
Ethyl Iodophenylundecylate (Iophendylate)
was originally produced
by Eastman Kodak as a photographic processing chemical, and therefore
was never originally intended for medical use on humans. On this
website you can find the full Iophendylate story and animal tests
conducted on this poisonous chemical
which show it to be highly toxic and in all cases
caused meningismus. It was sold under
the medical marketing names Myodil, Pantopaque, and Ethiodan.
Even in those
early days it must have been a highly suspect chemical mix considering
the ingredients it used. It consisted of Benzene (now regarded as
the number one carcinogenic in the world), Hydrochloric Acid, Sulphuric
Acid, Potassium Permanganate (a substance that can kill if digested)
and 30% Iodine (can cause Thyroid dysfunction and if used incorrectly
it can lead to Parkinson's Disease).
to ill health, the Myodil Action Group has lost some administration
capability and is in need of volunteers to help publish and
distribute our newsletters: anyone with access to a printer to print
newsletters would be of use. Content, articles for the newsletter,
and funds for envelopes and stamps will be provided. Pre-addressed
labels will be provided for sticking on to the envelopes.
YOUR MYODIL ACTION GROUP NEEDS YOU
If you wish to volunteer to take over the publishing and distribution
newsletter, or, if you can donate some time, please inform Ursula, MAG
address on M.A.G. Contacts page).
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