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Neutropenia Risk Prompts REMS for Antipsychotic Clozapine

clozapinelabelThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced changes to prescribing information for the atypical antipsychotic clozapine and a new shared risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) due to continuing safety concerns and current knowledge regarding the risk of severe neutropenia. Clozapine is indicated for the treatment of resistant schizophrenia and to reduce the risk of recurrent suicidal behavior in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders.

The requirements to monitor, prescribe, dispense, and receive clozapine are now incorporated into the new shared Clozapine REMS Program, which replaces the six individual clozapine registries. The REMS program includes all clozapine medicines in order to provide a centralized point of access for prescribers and pharmacists in managing the risk of neutropenia. Starting October 12, 2015, clozapine will be available only through the Clozapine REMS Program.

Important changes to the neutropenia monitoring recommendations and treatment algorithm for clozapine include:

  • Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) is the only test result accepted in the Clozapine REMS Program to monitor for neutropenia.
  • If the patient is an outpatient, the ANC must be reported to the Clozapine REMS Program before clozapine is dispensed.
  • If the patient is an inpatient, the ANC must be reported within 7 days of the most recent blood sample.
  • Patients with benign ethnic neutropenia (BEN) can now be treated with clozapine.

This article originally appeared on MPR.

The Pope’s Visits with President Obama Highlights the Pope’s Blessing of Ariana-Leilani

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

As a followup to Pope Francis’s blessing of Ariana-Leilani, in his meeting with Dr. Ariel Rosita King at the Vatican, urging Ariana-Leilani’s safe liberation from abuse, neglect and potentially fatal illness, the Pope has arrived in Washington DC to deliver his message to uplift those who are persecuted and the poor.

We hope that President Obama listens to his messages, and finally takes actions to protect Ariana-Leilani who lives several blocks from the White House in Washington, DC.

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Chicken That Can Kill

The Trouble with ChickenTo the average person, Salmonella may make the consumer sick, but to a persons with Neutropenia (low immunity) it can be fatal.   As explained in this Frontline expose, Salmonella is present in almost all chicken, and the types now being found in some chicken are resistant to many antibiotics.

Ariana-Leilani’s condition is a ticking time bomb…it is just a matter of time and the District of Columbia government refuses to take action to save her life.

Learn more: Chicken that Can Kill

Sepsis: The Uncontrollable Killer

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Just hours before he fell ill with sepsis and went to the hospital, and never went home.

Ariana-Leilani has been diagnosed with neutropenia — low immunity causing high risk of infection.   Although she can look perfectly normal, a few hours can mean the difference between life and death.   Neutropenic patients are particularly prone to sepsis, which is the most common killer of Americans.   It is an infection can suddenly turned into the life-threatening condition called septic shock.

Most vexing about sepsis is that doctors can only treat the symptoms. They don’t have an effective treatment for the underlying condition — antibiotics don’t work.

One thing that can help is prompt medical attention — especially when an infection is accompanied with some of the symptoms of sepsis, such as confusion, rapid heartbeat, shaking and skin rash.   In a neutropenic patient, like Ariana-Leilani, GCSF is one of the medicines that can boost the immune system.

Read more: Sepsis, A Wily Killer, Stymies Doctors’ Efforts To Tame It

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Pope Francis and Ariana-Leilani

A video documenting the historic meeting between Pope Francis and Dr. Ariel King concerning the plight of her daughter, Ariana-Leilani.

Pope Francis Blesses Ariana-Leilani

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

Pope Francis blesses Ariana-Leilani at the Vatican

On a historical occasion, Pope Francis blessed Ariana-Leilani, in his meeting with Dr. Ariel Rosita King urging Ariana-Leilani’s safe liberation from abuse, neglect and potentially fatal illness.   Before an audience of thousands at the Vatican, he placed his hand upon her picture and gave his blessings after hearing her tragic story.   Please sign the petition to Save Ariana-Leilani and make Pope Francis’ blessings and wishes a reality.

 

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Relisha Rudd: Another Victim of Child Trafficking in DC

On February 26, 2014, Shamika Young, who is living in a homeless shelter with her family, says that she asked Kahlil Malik Tatum, a janitor at the homeless shelter at the old D.C. General Hospital, to take one of her daughters, 8 year old Relisha Rudd, home with him.

It is the last time she sees her daughter. Later that day, Tatum and Relisha are seen walking toward a room in a Holiday Inn Express on Bladensburg Road NE, side by side holding bags and entering a room.

On March 13, 2014 a counselor at Payne Elementary writes a referral to the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency (the same organization that refused to provide Relisha help since 2007, which is the same year DC CFSA also failed to take corrective action in the case of Ariana-Leilani) noting Relisha’s many absences. She missed more than 30 days, but officials say many were excused by her mother for illness, citing a “Dr. Tatum.”
One of the last times Relisha is seen alive is on a hotel closed circuit camera, entering a hotel room on February 26, 2014.

There are no confirmed sightings after March 1, 2014.

On March 19, 2014, at 10:04 p.m., Tatum checks into Room 132 of the Red Roof Inn in Oxon Hill, Md., and is seen with four people. None of them, police later say, is Relisha. Less than an hour later, three people leave.   That is also the night Tatum kills his wife.  She is found dead in Room 132 the next day

On March 27, 2014, DC Police Chief Kathy Lanier declares: “He may have killed her.”

For a janitor, Tatum was known for a high style of living.  He dressed in stylish Polo shirts, drove an immaculate SUV and took a liking to children, offering many of them gifts, according to relatives.

Analysis: Showering gifts on children is one of the ways abusers and pornographers condition children to cooperate with them.   Tatum’s being flush with cash also suggests that he was sexually exploiting for money.    Relisha’s mother’s suspect cooperation with Tatum in this endeavor suggests that she was probably somehow benefiting from Tatutums’ child exploitation enterprise.  Also, this would not be the first time Chief Lanier made claims about a case before the facts were in involving a child abuse and child porn cases.

If the  Mayor Gray’s DC CFSA had the needed competence, they would have picked up on this child’s situation years before and taken corrective action.   But, like in the case of Ariana-Leilani, DC Mayor Gray, some members of police force, and his CFSA act as if they are not protectors of children, but protectors of child trafficking.    The other mystery here is the apparent delay of DC in getting out an Amber Alert to neighboring jurisdictions — conveniently giving Tatum more opportunity to run and Relisha not being found alive (and thus fulfilling Chief Lanier’s prophesy)
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Suffering from Neutropenia, Oliver Makes a Wish

Like Ariana-Leilani, Oliver Bayliss of the UK has a rare blood disorder.   Suffering from Severe Neutropenia condition meant that he was susceptible to infections as his blood was deficient in white blood cells and unable to fight bacteria.  It is quite a rare condition and his parents, Paul and Sharon Bayliss, only know of two other families in the UK that have similar problems.

Read More: Oliver Makes a Wish 

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Congressional Briefing on the Failure of Family Courts, Placing Children with Abusive Parents

Dr. Joy Silberg and Others Expose Corrupt Practices of the Family Courts in Abuse Cases

  • 75 percent of all contested custody cases involve abuse of children
  • Court’s fail to recognize the rights of children to live free of abuse
  • Epidemic across the United States
  • Visit http://www.courageouskids.net 
  • It takes on average 5 years to turn around abuse cases
  • Learn about actual cases where abusive parents were given custody and they ultimately killed the child — even when the abusive parent was not the birth parent of the child
  • Turn about occurs most often when a new evaluation is done by a qualified evaluators
  • CPS findings were irrelevant to the outcome
  • The GALs almost exclusively signed with the abusive parent
  • CPS agencies teach their social workers to discount the evidence of abuse when there is a custody dispute
  • Its about the rights of the child, not about the rights of the parents.
  • Abuse is in the news every day; many criminal activities are carried out by children who were abused — we are all affected.
  • Costs 500 billion dollars per year in taxpayer money

Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story

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