Chapter 12: The DoD ‘Evolves’ on the AVA

Mary PENDERGAST (FDA):  As I indicated to you, it was not the type or quantity of information we would have hoped for. SHAYS (R-CT): That’s an understatement. PENDERGAST: It – it was.  We don’t disagree with you. This was war. This was the first time, and...

Chapter 11: United States versus Stonewall

“Are you ready?’  Justin and I collected our paperwork. I had defended Marines and sailors facing a lot more time or charged with much more serious crimes, yet I was more nervous than I had ever been before walking into court. “Hope so.” I muttered. I did not have my...

Chapter 10: The Anthrax Vaccine Fails

The manufacturing process for Anthrax Vaccine is not validated.[i] The anthrax vaccine’s manufacturer has had an interesting ownership history, beginning in 1968 as the Michigan Department of Public Health (MDPH), a public entity that manufactured the earliest vaccine...

Chapter 8: It’s Illegal!

I didn’t even knock on Justin’s door, I busted in like Kreamer on a Seinfeld episode. Justin had a client sitting in front of his desk. “Sir–” Justin began as a young lance corporal turned around to see who had just come in. “Oh, shit. Sorry. When you’re done, could...

Chapter 6: The Gulf War Drugs

The current regulations do not permit a determination that obtaining informed consent is otherwise not feasible or is contrary to the best interest of the subject . . . II. DOD’s Request . . .FDA assistance is also needed on the issue of informed consent. Under...

Chapter 4: Judicial Remedies?

The bar created by Chappell – a judicial exception to an implied remedy for the violation of constitutional rights – surely cannot insulate defendants from liability for deliberate and calculated exposure of otherwise healthy military personnel to medical...

Chapter 3: The General Did What!?

“Hey D, you got a minute?” I looked up from behind my computer. I must have betrayed a look of impatience, because Justin looked back at me and said “What?” “I’m sorry, man. Sure, what’s on your mind?” I pushed back from my desk and he leaned against the wall, all...