Psychiatric Watchdog Organization Hosts Event on Alternative Solutions to Mental Health

Dr. Stephen Nedd delivered the first Alternative Solutions to Mental Health seminar on May 6th 2019 at the CCHR Florida headquarters in downtown Clearwater and will do this again on the 1st of July.

Parents are not being told the dangers associated with these drugs. Lacking information, they may too easily give permission and regret it much later.”

— Diane Stein, President of CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, June 20, 2019 / — The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health watchdog nonprofit organization, will host a seminar by Doctor of Chiropractic, Stephen Nedd on July 1st at 6:30pm to present some of the alternative, safe solutions that successfully improve mental health. This complimentary seminar will take place at CCHR Florida’s headquarters at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue, downtown Clearwater, and is open to the public.

Dr. Nedd’s specialty is sports chiropractic and treating athletes including elite professionals. In August of 2014 he attained the status of Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, of which there are only approximately 350 doctors in the country with this prestigious honor. He especially enjoys treating student athletes and volunteers at local sporting events. Dr. Nedd is the co-producer and speaker of the popular internet “radio show” called Body Chat Podcast. It has released over 65 episodes that promotes alternative health. He currently owns Nedd Chiropractic & Wellness Center.

“Psychiatric drugs have become more accepted than in the past and are increasingly prescribed for adults, children and even infants” said Dr. Nedd. “This seminar is centered on how this category of drugs gained such prominence and what information should you know regarding them.”

More than 8.5 million U.S. children are taking psychotropic medications with documented adverse health effects, according to data from the IMS Health Vector One National Database Year 2013 [1]. This includes 274,000 infants, 370,000 toddlers, and even 1,400 infants prescribed and taking anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, and ADHD drugs, according to 2013 data from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics [2].

According to Reuters journal, taking multiple psychotropic drugs at the same time can seriously injure children, per the filing, which highlights the need for oversight to prevent medications being used as “chemical straight jackets,” rather than treat actual mental health needs. [3]

CCHR and others promote the message that alternative solutions to mental health can literally save lives due to the fact that psychiatric drugs often come labeled with “black box” warnings, which show they are linked to suicide, violence, and other alarming side effects [4]. Moreover, Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health states, “There are not any good scientific data to support the widespread use of these medicines in children, particularly in young children where the scientific data are even more scarce.” [5]

The volume of antipsychotic drugs being prescribed to children has skyrocketed. Rising rates of drugs are being prescribed to children for diseases they weren't designed to treat. [6]

“Parents are not being told the dangers associated with these drugs” said Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida. “Lacking information, they may too easily give permission and regret it much later.”

CCHR encourages families of people damaged from psychiatric drugs and other treatments to report any abuse and take action. If you or anyone you know has suffered any maltreatment or psychiatric abuse, you can contact CCHR Florida at 800-782-2878 for help.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit


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New IDSAF and NIA research grants will speed Alzheimer’s microbe hunt, says Dr. Leslie Norins of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest

An image of the brain, whichis devastated by Alzheimer's disease

The brain is devastated by Alzheimer’s disease

New research grants will allow inveigationofmany clues germs might trigger Alzheimer's disease

The actions of these prestigious funders show that investigation of germs in Alzheimer's can no longer be ignored.”

— Leslie Norins, MD, PhD

NAPLES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2019 / — The half-million dollars in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research grants recently announced by the Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation, and the possibly millions of dollars of “high priority” grants now offered by the National Institute on Aging to study infectious agents in AD, are a “welcome affirmation” of the need to investigate more thoroughly the possible roles of germs in triggering AD, says Leslie Norins, MD, PhD, CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc.

“This new funding from these two authorities will help alleviate a severe shortage of research grants to follow up many promising leads that viruses, bacteria and other pathogens are involved in AD,” says Dr. Norins. He urges scientists with microbiological talents to apply.

Strangely, he says, several AD advocacy groups appear to still be ignoring microbes, and continue to channel their research grant monies almost exclusively to the traditional topics of amyloid plaques and tau tangles. Dr. Norins attributes this to a lack of infectious diseases experts on their policy and grant review committees.

Dr. Norins also points to a recent article in ALZFORUM, which reported that an anti-viral medication administered to fight hepatitis C might also reduce the later development of Parkinson’s disease. It said, “[This] supports emerging evidence that infections contribute to neurodegeneration.” Dr. Norins reminds, “AD, like Parkinson’s, is a leading neurodegenerative disease.”

Alzheimer’s Germ Quest is a public benefit corporation, headquartered in Naples. Florida. It is self-funded, and neither solicits nor accepts outside donations. Its mission is to accelerate and deepen research into the possibility that a microbiological agent triggers AD. It is the sponsor of the $1 million Challenge Award for the scientist who proves an infectious organism is the cause of AD. Recently, it launched a $100,000 hunt for the world’s first provable case of spontaneous cure of AD.

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Mother's Child – The Nightmare Discovery of Mitochondrial Disease

A fictional retelling, of the factual events, of what it means for a family accused of child abuse.

SARASOTA, FLORIDA, UNITED_STATES, June 19, 2019 / — Mother’s Child, by author and publisher Michael Conant, explores the challenges of a family with a child with an undiagnosed disease.

After serving as the president of CureMito, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting research and awareness of mitochondrial disease, Mr. Conant planned to write a scene for one of the board member’s daughters who attended an arts high school in Pomona, CA. Further discussion turned that project idea into a one-act play. After life got in the way, and the daughter graduated from high school, the project morphed into a book. Flash forward to after four years of procrastination, a year of thinking about it, and 18 months of writing, editing, and re-writing, and Mother’s Child finally came to fruition, launching in March of this year.

“I had the book in my head for four years. It bothered me that this promise had gone unfulfilled for so long and, after launching my publishing company and working with many talented editors and authors, I found I had run out of excuses for putting it off. Finally, I found the discipline to make it happen.” Said Mr. Conant.

The novel evolves around the fictional Gallagher family and is told through the voice of June Gallagher, the mother of Ernie, a child sick with many unidentified ailments. The story opens as June becomes a reluctant hero, saving a child from a burning car that is involved in a horrific accident. That opening scene proves poignant as much of the remainder of the book focuses on June, along with the rest of her family, husband Tim and daughter Elsie, as she tries desperately to save her son Ernie from an unknown disease.

As the novel continues, we share the family’s struggles with the disease, as well as with overly ambitious family services, interfering hospital staff, and a doctor who’s ignorance of mitochondrial disease leads to unfounded accusations of child abuse. As Mr. Conant notes, “The characters may be fictional, but the story accurately represents what too many families go through when their child is diagnosed with mitochondrial disease.”
Mr. Conant adds, “I wanted the novel to be a story about a family; about a woman finding her inner strength and voice, about developing friendship from unexpected places, and about the humor of life that goes on within the struggles of having a sick child. I wanted to write a story that anyone could identify with and that would stick to their hearts – not just a book about mitochondrial disease, but about life.”

Mother’s Child is available on Amazon, B&N, Indie Bound, and most book retailers.

About the Author

Michael Conant is the publisher and founder of Incorgnito Publishing Press. Before entering the world of book publishing, Michael spent over twenty years in b2b publishing. He served as a circulation, sales, and marketing executive, managing products across several industries, with a concentration in financial publications.

Prior to his foray into publishing, Michael pursued his love of theater as an actor, singer, director, and producer at regional theaters, dinner theaters, and at several Off-Off Broadway theaters. Michael introduced New York audiences to the American premier of Hal Shaper’s musical adaptation of Jane Eyre, which featured Michael as Rochester along with a very young Alyssa Milano as his ward, Adelle.

Shortly after moving to Pasadena, CA, Mr. Conant was introduced to Cure Mito, an organization of “Mito Moms” dedicated to funding Mitochondrial Disease research in support of Dr. Richard Boles at Los Angeles Children's Hospital. Michael helped the group secure non-profit status and was elected as the organization’s first president.
Mr. Conant is also the co-author of David Margrave: The plumber who outwitted the IRS.

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TEDOR Pharma Selects AssurX Quality Management Software to Automate and Streamline Processes

TEDOR expects to gain operational efficiencies for future growth using the AssurX platform

MORGAN HILL, CA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2019 / — AssurX, Inc., a leader in enterprise quality management software today announced that oral solid dose contract development and manufacturing organization (“CDMO”) TEDOR Pharma Inc. has selected the AssurX platform to fully automate their quality and compliance management processes. TEDOR will use a combined solution of document, training and audit management, change control, supplier quality, CAPA, quality events, deviations, and lab investigations to bring further consistency, accessibility, and efficiencies to their business.

“We are a fast-growing company and our systems need to be ahead of our growth,” said David Vario, Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at TEDOR. “By having these processes automated and connected, we can be more efficient and compliant in our quality system activities.”

Since the AssurX platform gives customers the ability to use pre-configured workflows as well as develop their own unique processes, Vario plans to launch a preventive maintenance calibration process to provide a break/fix audit for all equipment within their facilities.

“TEDOR Pharma is using the built-in, core strengths of our product and then extending its use to meet other business requirements. This is made possible because the AssurX platform is intuitive to both developers and non-developers alike. It’s what the company was founded on and what we continue to give our customers as our product evolves,” said Tamar June, AssurX President and CEO.

Vario says that having all the processes in one central system will provide additional benefits to TEDOR’s customers with Annual Product Reviews (APR) that can be prepared quickly. “Our customers have to provide the FDA and other regulatory agencies with a yearly review and with a click of a few buttons, we can now generate the manufacturing portion of APR for them since all the information will be in the AssurX platform.”

A full list of AssurX software solutions can be found here.

With decades of expertise built into our quality management and regulatory compliance software, the AssurX Quality Management Software Platform helps companies maintain quality and compliance standards, streamline workflow and better manage any enterprise. Our configurable software and understanding of users’ needs produce a unique system that easily adapts as a customer’s business evolves. AssurX is an ideal partner for regulated companies looking for better operational control and efficiency while staying compliant.

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Founded in 2001, TEDOR Pharma is a specialized Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with a strong track record of success in providing development and manufacturing services for oral solid dose products, including DEA-scheduled products, for life science customers. Among our service offerings is FLEXITAB(TM), which produces extended release tablets that can be taken intact or broken cleanly and precisely. Over nearly two decades, TEDOR has helped customers meet their project timelines, achieve regulatory approvals, and solve formulation challenges, from development through to large-scale manufacturing.

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Free and Interactive Educational Materials Available for All to Help Bring Basic Human Rights to Life

Teachers getting their Education Packages from Youth for Human Rights International

Teachers getting their Education Packages from Youth for Human Rights International

“What Are Human Rights?” educational booklet provided free of charge by Youth for Human Rights International

“What Are Human Rights?” educational booklet provided free of charge by Youth for Human Rights International

Youth for Human Rights representatives with the Mr. Terry Cherry, Past-President of the National Council for the Social Studies at the annual NCSS Convention showing the different human rights educational materials

Youth for Human Rights representatives with the Mr. Terry Cherry, Past-President of the National Council for the Social Studies at the annual NCSS Convention showing the different human rights educational materials

Erica Rodgers, National Director for Youth for Human Rights International showing the educational booklet to an educator at a teachers’ convention

Erica Rodgers, National Director for Youth for Human Rights International showing the educational booklet to an educator at a teachers’ convention

Youth for Human Rights advocate distributing the “What Are Human Rights?” booklets to parents and children

Youth for Human Rights advocate distributing the “What Are Human Rights?” booklets to parents and children

Restoring dignity and worth of the human person with free access to high-quality printed materials educating people on their fundamental human rights.

Youth for Human Rights International focuses on preventive actions”

— Erica Rodgers, National Director of Youth for Human Rights

WASHINGTON , DC, USA, June 19, 2019 / — The goal of a world where people treat each other with respect and dignity is far from a reality. Within the United States, human rights abuses are clearly evident with police brutality accruing regularly, hate crimes related to religious discrimination on the rise, and hundreds of thousands of American children across the country being sold into slavery via human trafficking. Our only hope? A world reborn through understanding and respect of human rights. And this can only be done through effective education.

Youth for Human Rights International, a non-profit organization based in California is committed to educating people worldwide on their human rights and accompanying responsibilities through the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, assisting and enabling young people to become leaders, advocating for tolerance and peace.

While many other global human rights organizations focus on raising concerns about human rights violations, advancing research and advocating on behalf of the victims of abuse, Youth for Human Rights International complements this work by addressing those issues with educational materials and activities.

“Youth for Human Rights International focuses on preventive actions,” says Erica Rodgers, National Director of Youth for Human Rights International. “While other organizations are working to handle the aftermath of human rights abuses already committed, we are working to prevent the abuses from happening in the first place through broad scale education of the 30 basic human rights.”

At the core of its campaign are the informational “What Are Human Rights?” booklets, introducing youth and adults to the 30 rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, illustrated in simple and clear language. They have been provided free of charge to millions of people and are made available in 27 languages at

The increasing interest of young people in learning their human rights led to the creation of 30 accompanying audiovisual public service messages. Each illustrates an article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through scenarios that appeal to anyone, enabling individuals of any age and literacy level to understand and apply this document.

The #OutOfMyPocket movement, a social media campaign launched last year by the National Education Association through which educators are sharing their stories, revealed alarming facts. Shockingly, in the 21st century, public school educators are reaching into their own pockets to pay for school supplies without reimbursement, the average amount spent a year by every teacher is $479. Filling the need for high-quality and effective human rights education, Youth for Human Rights provides educators worldwide with complete Education Packages in 18 languages, free of charge.

Included in each Education Package are the following human rights action tools:
1. The Youth for Human Rights Educator’s Guide – contains lesson plans, enrichment activities, ideas for activating the students on human rights education and a list of specific correlations of the lessons to model education standards. This is a resource for implementing a complete human rights curriculum in your class or school, or can be integrated into an existing curriculum.
2. The Story of Human Rights – a powerful and compelling documentary film that defines human rights by telling the dramatic story of their history and development from earliest times to the present day. It is suitable for all ages and is available in 26 languages.
3. Public Service Announcements (PSAs)– they depict each of the 30 Articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These individual videos portray in real-life terms what each one of the 30 human rights is. They have been airing on TV, in movie theaters and sports stadiums all over the world. They are translated in 17 languages.
4. UNITED music video, a winner of more than a dozen international awards—including “Best Short Film” at the New York International Independent Film Festival. This five-minute, street-savvy, multiethnic video gives a human rights message and advocates nonviolence. Available in 17 languages.
5. The What Are Human Rights? booklet contains a fully illustrated, youth version of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights that makes human rights understandable for young people. It is available in packages of 24.
6. A set of 30 posters – highlighting one the 30 human rights to help reinforce human rights education in your school or community centers.
7. Glossary of terms, references to print and online resources.

These are tools that can empower any educator to bring human rights to life for young people through education. If you are an educator, request your free Education Package HERE.

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which lists the 30 human rights every person has – and how these become interwoven into everyday life. To learn more go to or watch

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Surgeon, Dennis Begos’ Drive and Determination Lead him to Bring Cutting Edge Surgical Techniques to Massachusetts

Dennis Begos

Dennis Begos

BOSTON, MA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2019 / — Dennis Begos, M.D. has always had a strong drive for success and a passion for helping others. From a young age, he knew that he wanted to be a doctor, and with that determination, Dr. Begos graduated 4th in his medical school class. He then scaled the ladder of success at the prestigious Yale University, where he did his general surgery residency. Continuing to sew the threads of achievement, Dr. Begos was named Chief Resident in his final year at Yale.

After spending much time involved in research, publishing papers and book chapters, Dr. Begos went on to do a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. It was here that Dr. Begos trained with some of the world’s foremost experts in the field.

As he began his career as a surgeon, he was known as the “go to guy” by his peers, held numerous hospital training and leadership roles, and did a little something extra special for the Boston, Massachusetts area. Dr. Dennis Begos was instrumental in bringing the cutting-edge laparoscopic colon cancer procedure into the Boston area. He was the first to perform it in possibly all of Massachusetts, and now it’s the gold standard for minimally invasive colon cancer surgery.

Colorectal surgeons diagnose and treat benign and malignant disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Some of these are polyps, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), to name a few. Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. It affects nearly 50,000 Americans each year. If caught early on, it can easily be treated. Polyps can become cancerous fairly quickly, although there is typically little to no signs or symptoms. It’s critical to have colonoscopies on an annual basis after the age of 50. However, younger people are more commonly being diagnosed with colon cancer as it, unfortunately, seems to be on the escalating.

A colonoscopy is a straightforward procedure and one that can save your life. When polyps are discovered, they can be removed surgically during a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. If cancerous, chemotherapy, or radiation is usually unnecessary as a secondary treatment if caught early on. It’s always best to be proactive in your colon health, rather than waiting and finding that the cancerous polyps have grown and spread into other organs. Dr. Begos has seen many cases of colon cancer that could have been prevented if patients had received a screening.

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How Mommy or Daddy’s “special candy” has led to an uptrend in kids emergency room visits

Not your average "gummy bears" how edibles are landing kids in emergency rooms across the country.

Not your average “gummy bears” — edibles are landing kids in emergency rooms across the country.

Drug Free World offers free educational materials to combat drug abuse.

Drug Free World offers free educational materials to combat drug abuse.

“Education is critical to help save our youth,” said Thalia Ghiglia, DC advocacy director of the Drug-Free World program.

“Education is critical to help save our youth,” said Thalia Ghiglia, DC advocacy director of the Drug-Free World program.

Recent trends in edible candies putting kids in danger of life threatening overdoses, because parents, grandparents and babysitters have left them lying around.

Parents, babysitters, teachers and caregivers need to be aware of this threat and prevent accidental overdoses leading to kids ending up in hospital emergency rooms”

— Thalia Ghiglia, DC advocacy director of the Drug-Free World program

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 19, 2019 / — Imagine being a little kid and you see a shiny wrapper sitting on the counter that looks like a promising sweet treat like gummy bears, brownies and other “candy”. However, within an hour you start to feel extremely dizzy, have a rapid heartbeat and feel like you are suffocating. What you thought was an innocent candy was actually your parents’ “edibles.”

Accidental ingestion of marijuana edibles, is becoming a dangerous problem in states where marijuana has been legalized. Caretakers and parents are leaving it in reach of children with devastating results.

Talking with CBC News, Dr. Bhaskar Gopalan puts it into perspective, "But imagine an eight-year-old child ingesting some edible cannabis and having a six-hour experience of hallucinating, anxiety, paranoia — it can be quite damaging for the kid's psyche." [1]

In New Mexico, Ohio and California kids have taken these marijuana laced gummies to school thinking they were candy, and distributed them among their classmates, sending multiple children to the ER. There are already two cases this month of several students becoming ill due to the distribution of these candies at a school in Virginia, and one child at an elementary school in Massachusetts had to be hospitalized after eating candy with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the main chemical in marijuana).

According to a study by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, approximately 22.4% of homes in Colorado have unsafely stored edibles, and this represents 23,009 homes. In LA calls to the poison control center for children accidentally eating marijuana increased 45% from 2016 to 2017 after marijuana became legalized. Also, according to the Center on Addiction, the rates of marijuana exposures on children age 5 and younger increased nationally by 148 percent over a seven-year period. Furthermore, these edibles are packaged in an extremely similar design to many popular candies. This makes it appealing to kids and they can easily mistake it for that name brand candy.

The effects of edibles on kids are much more intense than those on adults. Cookies and candy with marijuana in them contain multiple doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical that causes the physiological effects of marijuana. When a kid eats this, they often experience intense overdose symptoms. Most of the kids that ate these edibles were then sent to the ER with strong symptoms such as dizziness, accelerated heart rate, trouble breathing and even seizures.

These issues can only be remedied with more drug awareness and education. Resources that are offered from sources like the Foundation for a Drug-Free World can help people to understand the truth about what effects drugs like marijuana can have on oneself and the people around them.

“Parents, babysitters, teachers and caregivers need to be aware of this threat and prevent accidental overdoses leading to kids ending up in hospital emergency rooms,” cautioned Thalia Ghiglia, DC advocacy director of the Drug-Free World program.

“Education is critical to help save our youth,” Ms. Ghiglia continued.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World works with many other prevention centers to educate youth that these drugs are essentially poisons. The Foundation’s “Truth About Drugs” program includes free drug prevention and education booklets and videos in 22 languages. To obtain these go to

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a non-profit public benefit corporation based in Los Angeles that focuses on grassroots level drug prevention and education and provides high quality materials to health counselors, teachers, sheriff’s departments and police, all over the world. Through the efforts of the Foundation, its volunteers and partners, more than 50 million of the Truth About Drugs educational booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 180 countries and the Truth About Drugs public service announcements have aired on more than 500 television stations.

For more information on the Truth About Drugs program go to

Written by Daniella Porras

Citations and References:

• Rabin, Roni Caryn. “Marijuana Edibles May Pose Special Risks.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 25 Mar. 2019,

• Besser, Jason. “Toddlers and THC: The Number of Young Children Exposed to Marijuana Is on the Rise.” Center on Addiction, 19 Apr. 2018,

• Gearty, Robert. “Virginia Man Arrested after Several Students Eat Candy Laced with 'Unknown Substance,' Fall Ill.” Fox News, FOX News Network,

• Fisher, Jenna. “Waltham Student Hospitalized After Eating Candy With THC.” Waltham, MA Patch, Patch, 13 June 2019,

• Hansen, Leah. “Kids Will Find Cannabis Edibles Irresistible, Experts Warn | CBC News.” CBCnews, CBC/Radio Canada, 17 Nov. 2018,

• McGreevy, Patrick. “More California Kids Are Having Pot-Related Health Scares, Poison Control Officials Warn.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2018,

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InTeleLabs announces the launch of online telehealth platform elicity, offering pharmacogenetic testing for consumers

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Online telehealth platform, elicity, offers seamless laboratory testing which bridges the gap between consumers, physicians, and clinical laboratories.

Having meaningful physician involvement at the center of what we do is a vital aspect of the elicity experience.”

— Erik Hennings, CEO and Co-founder of InTeleLabs

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, June 19, 2019 / — InTeleLabs®, a telehealth and personalized medicine company, has launched its proprietary online telehealth platform, elicityTM. elicity offers seamless laboratory testing which bridges the gap between consumers, physicians, and clinical laboratories. The elicity platform empowers patients and consumers with convenient online access to at-home, clinically validated and medically actionable lab testing, combined with on-demand physician support and guidance.

elicity’s initial offering includes a range of clinically validated PGx tests available to consumers online. elicityPGx includes specific tests for individuals on medication for pain management, mental health, and cardiovascular health, as well as a comprehensive test, which provide a wealth of genetic and non-genetic information. While elicityPGx tests are purchased directly by consumers, board-certified physicians order the test, review and interpret the results, and provide follow up to help consumers better understand their personal genetic profile.
“Having meaningful physician involvement at the center of what we do is a vital aspect of the elicity experience.” explains Erik Hennings, CEO and Co-founder of InTeleLabs. “elicity expands on InTeleLabs’ existing telehealth partnerships with clinical laboratories, to drive our continued strategy of expanding access to affordable, clinically validated lab testing.”

The physician consultation is an essential component of elicityPGx testing, allowing consumers to ask questions and to understand their results more precisely in relation to any ongoing treatments and medications. The results and consultation may also provide insights and information that consumers can discuss with their personal physician and agree on any potential treatment changes.

Recent advances in pharmacogenetic science have shown that 95% of a person’s response to a drug is determined by genetics. This means that two people can take the same dose of the same drug but respond in very different ways. PGx testing is a type of genetic test that assesses how likely someone is to respond effectively, or whether they may be at risk for having a serious adverse reaction to certain types of medication.

The arrival of cost-effective and accurate PGx testing provides a valuable asset for clinicians to help them more precisely understand how a patient might respond to certain medications. By aligning prescriptions to an individual’s genetics, physicians can improve quality of care, reduce cost, and minimize adverse reactions to prescription medications – a serious issue in the U.S., killing more than 100,000 people each year.

As part of a phased roll-out plan over the next 6 to 12 months, InTeleLabs is looking to expand its portfolio of products through strategic laboratory partnerships, and introduce additional clinically validated tests, informative to people at all stages in their health journey.


About InTeleLabs®:
InTeleLabs is a telehealth and personalized medicine company empowering patients and consumers with online access to at-home, medical quality, clinically validated lab testing, through a national network of experienced, board certified physicians and CLIA-certified clinical laboratories. With a national network of experienced, board certified physicians, patients and consumers can now initiate medically appropriate lab testing from top, CLIA-certified specialty diagnostic laboratory partners.

InTeleLabs also partners with CLIA-certified clinical laboratories looking to leverage a network of board certified physicians to expand their consumer outreach in compliance with regulatory requirements. For more information, visit

About elicity™:
elicity is InTeleLabs’ online platform and gateway to seamless, secure, at-home lab testing and expert physician interpretation of lab results. elicity gives patients and consumers the power to initiate a test, access board certified physicians, and makes it easier than ever before for them to access the information needed to take control of their health.

elicity has launched a range of clinically validated pharmacogenetic (PGx) tests, giving consumers access to accurate, medical-grade, at-home PGx testing. By more carefully aligning a prescription to the patient, physicians can improve quality of care, reduce cost, and potentially minimize adverse reactions to prescription medications. PGx testing is an important tool in personalized medicine as it may provide additional genetic information about how that person might respond to a medication, or whether they are at risk of having an adverse reaction to a certain type of medication. For more information, visit

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Cannabis and OTC Medications Gain Health Canada Approvals – ($INNV) ($NEPT) ($WDDMF) ($KOOL) releases a sector snapshot reporting on how legalized cannabis & Health Canada approvals may help open doors for other OTC & wellness products

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POINT ROBERTS, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2019 / —, a leading investor news resource covering biotechnology, pharmaceutical and cannabis stocks releases a sector snapshot reporting on how, as the now legalized cannabis industry has gained heavy traction federally with Health Canada approvals, this potentially helps open the doors for other OTC medications and wellness products.

Companies featured include Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: INNV), Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (quote ), (quote), WeedMD Inc. (quote ), (quote) and Cesca Therapeutics (quote).

Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTCQB: INNV), an emerging commercial-stage pharmaceutical company that delivers safe, innovative and effective over-the-counter medicine and consumer care products to improve men’s and women's health and respiratory diseases, recently announced that it has made significant progress on the regulatory and manufacturing steps needed to obtain market authorization from Health Canada to commercialize its FlutiCare® brand in Canada. The Company expects to secure the needed market authorization, manufacturing and supply of the product from an existing Canadian manufacturer during the second half of 2019, pending Health Canada approval. The product is expected to be available as an over the counter drug (“OTC”) in that country and will not require a prescription.

“We are pleased to announce progress relating to our plans to commercialize FlutiCare® in Canada as this is will be our first international market for the product if approved by Health Canada,” said Innovus Pharma CEO, Dr. Bassam Damaj. “In addition to Canada, we are working with the regulatory bodies of several other countries to assess the requirements needed to file for market authorization in those countries.”

In addition to FlutiCare®, the Company recently jointly announced with its former distribution partner, Acerus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (a Canadian company [“Acerus”]), that it would be receiving back all the rights to its product UriVarx®, approved for the relief of symptoms of overactive bladder and urine incontinency by Health Canada. “Receiving the rights to the product back from Acerus, which allows Innovus Pharma to fully commercialize it under our sales and marketing platform, was the most logical step for us to take to ensure the full market potential of UriVarx® in Canada. We currently expect additional revenues of at least $1.5 million a year from the sales of the product in Canada versus the $0.5 million recognized for the previous year,” added Dr. Damaj.

“The Company continues to assess the performance of its partners in Canada and around the world and will continue to take steps to ensure that they perform to achieve maximum sales potential of our products. To that effect, the Company will no longer supply Apeaz® to Showcase, Inc., (a Canadian company), as the marketing requirements through their platform as compared to the sales achieved by them from this product were not satisfactory to Innovus Pharma. Under our sales and marketing platform, Apeaz® is now our second-best performing product in Canada that we sell directly there, after Diabasens® and is on track to achieve over $2 million in revenues for 2019,” stated Dr. Damaj.

The Company has 13 products approved and commercialized in Canada including Zestra®, Zestra Glide®, Uxor®, DiabaSens®, Vesele®, RecalMax®, UriVarx®, ProstaGorx®, BH Testosterone®, AllerVarx®, Xyralid® Cream, Xyralid® Suppositories, and Apeaz® and has filed or is in the process of filing for six additional products including, FlutiCare®, PeVarx®, Healthifeet®, Breastlift®, ArthriVarx® and CarvaNum™.
Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: NEPT) (TSX: NEPT) recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, 9354-7537 Quebec Inc. has received a notification letter from Health Canada indicating that all requested license amendments have been approved.

The scope of the amendment received from Health Canada permits expansion of cannabis operation areas to include an additional extraction room where Neptune will perform cold ethanol extraction. Ethanol extraction is faster and more cost effective than the CO2 extraction currently used and will increase Neptune's input capacity from 30,000 kg to 200,000 kg.

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With the current Canadian federal legalization of cannabis and the forthcoming expected regulation updates due this October, both the pharmaceutical and wellness sectors are taking notice and following some of the same paths towards approval in the legal cannabis market. While this may be beneficial to those companies in the cannabis, pharmaceutical and wellness sectors, the real winner will be the Canadian consumer, who will no longer be cornered into having only one option as their medical/health treatment. has created a directory of publicly traded cannabis and biotech companies to research as part of its membership. Learn more at

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Rachel Hope Healing to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2019 / — Trapped emotions in the body are the single largest root cause of our physical and emotional suffering. To truly heal and transform our life, we must clear the emotional pain stored in our body.

Rachel Hope is a certified Body Code and Emotion Code practitioner and founder of Rachel Hope Healing. She helps people to heal core wounding that tends to keep replaying in life through repeating painful patterns.

“Rachel Hope Healing is really about people shedding the past so they can live their most authentic, empowered, enjoyable life,” says Rachel, “the life they came to Earth to live without the burden of the past holding them down.”

According to Rachel, the majority of our suffering comes from unhealed childhood wounds. As an energy practitioner, Rachel focuses on releasing stored pain in the body which casts a filter of sadness, anger, or frustration onto every life experience. She also works with the inner child to upgrade self-sabotaging subconscious beliefs.

“I work with people who have suffered childhood abuse, neglect, and mistreatment who are carrying this pain throughout their life and often don't realize how much it's been affecting them,” says Rachel. “Our inner child gives us direct access to our subconscious beliefs, and we can teach our inner child new healthy life-affirming beliefs.”

Rachel’s personal healing path brought her to inner child and emotional healing.

“When I started my journey of working with my inner child, I finally realized the magnitude of how much unresolved early abuse was playing out in my life. I knew I deserved a loving supportive partner, but it wasn’t until my inner child believed the same, did I finally meet the wonderful man I had been dreaming of. We really need our powerful subconscious to be onboard with the life we want to create since our subconscious is responsible for about 95% of our thoughts, feelings, and decisions.”

The Emotion Code and Body Code allow Rachel to communicate with her client’s subconscious. The subconscious knows which imbalances are contributing to the physical and emotional issues her clients want to work on.

“My sessions are built around clearing root causes of issues, but I also give my clients tools and resources to continue the healing process outside of sessions,” says Rachel. “Loving and healing our inner child is a lifelong journey. It's not something that you just wrap up in a few sessions. You can always uncover more.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Rachel Hope an interview with Jim Masters on June 21st at 4pm EDT.

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