Does Acetominophen aka Paracetamol Cause Autism in Children? Researcher Hounded Out of Duke University
Most scientific studies are false. But that’s a reason to do more studies, not shut down research, particularly when the findings are lifelong damage. Let the truth prevail, and sunlight shine.
Top Professor Ousted As His Research On Tylenol Became Too Much Of A Headache For His University And Big Pharma
Immunologist and biochemist William Parker, Ph.D., often spends his days with rats. They’re sociable animals, he says, which makes them perfect for experiments that study social behaviors.
Parker, a well-spoken, well-published academic who is famous for being on time with every deadline as well as being part of the research team that discovered the function of the appendix as a harbor for beneficial bacteria, was a professor and scientific researcher at Duke University’s medical school for almost 28 years.
...An email trail from the Duke Department of Surgery administration obtained by The Epoch Times indicated, however, Parker was forced to leave.
Not in Their Strategic Best Interest’
With the threat of losing his funding looming over him, Parker found an anonymous donor willing to support his salary as well the costs for his experiments. This private donor was willing to support his laboratory work for at least a year and possibly indefinitely.
However, when Parker let the administration know that he had secured funding to keep his lab open and continue some crucial experiments, he was told that Duke University was unwilling to accept the money.
“Evidently, donations can be received to support research initiatives that are strategically aligned with the institution, and can be used at the discretion of the beneficiary,” Kent J. Weinhold, Chief, Division of Surgical Sciences, who is a professor of immunology as well as a professor in pathology, wrote in an email to Parker dated April 5, 2021.
Parker told The Epoch Times that shutting down his lab under these circumstances was unheard of in his experience.
...It was that year that he and a team of scientists, including a well-known brain researcher in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, published a review article in the Journal of International Medical Research. The review explored the scientific literature that linked acetaminophen—the main ingredient in Tylenol—to oxidative stress, inflammation, and autism.
In the past, the university had supported his research. But in this case, although Parker had the needed research funding in his account at Duke, the administration refused to pay the journal’s publication fee.
... However, it seems likely that Parker was ousted from his position because his research challenges the pharma-funded scientific status quo.
When scientific inquiry exposes corporate malfeasance and misinformation, universities often seek to shut it down.
In fact, William Parker joins a growing number of cutting-edge academic researchers and editors.
This list includes the co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration and founder of the Nordic Cochrane Center, Dr. Peter Gøtzsche, who was ousted for pointing out flaws in research that found the HPV vaccine to be safe, as well as the now-former editor-in-chief of Food and Chemical Toxicology, Dr. José Luis Domingo, who was forced to resign to maintain his academic independence after he published an important scientific paper showing that the COVID-19 vaccines interfere with crucial immune system signaling.
It also includes one of the world’s foremost experts on aluminum toxicity, Dr. Christopher Exley, whose work on the toxicity of aluminum also calls the safety of aluminum-containing vaccines into question.
All of these scientists were shunned for pursuing scientific research that challenged the status quo.
Parker does not know if his work on acetaminophen was the cause of his lab being shuttered. “I don’t have another reasonable explanation,” he confessed.
Tylenol Toxic for Tots
One of the most important research projects he has conducted, Parker said, has uncovered toxic effects of acetaminophen, particularly for infants and children.
Parker alleges, among other things, that the scientific evidence overwhelmingly indicates that early exposure to acetaminophen causes autism.
Tylenol is the most common brand name of acetaminophen in the United States... In 2021, the global market for acetaminophen was valued at $9.44 billion, according to one report.
WIND: this is just one of many ways that the Big Medicine and its university lackeys deals with profit-threatening research. Science today is a weedy pile of rubble, bombed-out decades out.
Is the title a bit too conclusive? Sure. All news is today.
But it doesn’t matter if Dr William Parker’s research is correct or not. What matters is how the matter has been handled, and that’s awfully simple: follow the money.
Individuals should be assumed innocent until proven guilty. But institutions must be assumed guilty until and unless they are wholly transparent. Since Duke University is anything but that, the presumption of guilt stands—collusion to suppress legitimate scientific research that any rational person must necessarily assume might be correct.
Retailers of pain relievers acetaminophen (APAP), popularly known as paracetamol, are facing a slew of lawsuits alleging that women who took the drug during pregnancies ended up giving birth to children with neurological issues like autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
...A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found a 20 percent rise in autism risk among children if the mother consumes high rates of APAP during her pregnancy, Bloomberg reported.
In support of the drug’s use, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) called APAP “one of the only safe pain relievers for pregnant individuals during pregnancy” in a September 2021 article.
It insisted that there were no studies showing “clear evidence” of a direct relationship between the “prudent use of acetaminophen during any trimester and fetal developmental issues.”
WIND: how can there be clear evidence when universities shut down research?