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Rife Device Marketers Convicted
Stephen Barrett, M.D.

A federal jury has found James Folsom guilty of 26 felony counts relating to his sale of unapproved medical devices. According to evidence presented at the trial:
From 1997 through August 11, 2008, Folsom conspired with others to ship adulterated and misbranded Rife-type biofrequency devices in interstate commerce.
The devices, sold under the names “NatureTronics,” “AstroPulse,” “BioSolutions,” “Energy Wellness,” and “Global Wellness,” consisted of a micro-current frequency generator with a digital readout, two stainless steel cylinders, and two personal application plates with connectors and lead wires connecting the device to the cylinders and the plates.
Users were provided with an operating manual that set forth hundreds of digital settings for the device that were said to directed to specific conditions such as AIDS, diabetes, stroke, ulcers, and worms. Users were advised to connect the cylinders or plates to the machine and touch them to the body for a run time specified for each condition.
Folsom purchased over 9,000 units, which he sold to distributors for approximately $1,000-$1,200 and to retail customers for $1,995, with sales of over $8 million. The devices were manufactured by Folsom and others in a San Diego location that he failed to register with the FDA as a device manufacturing establishment.
Folsom used the false name “Jim Anderson” when selling the device and used post office boxes, self-storage units, and bank accounts opened in the names of others to conduct his business, all in an effort to avoid detection by the FDA. He also claimed that his devices were “for investigational purposes” and gave buyers the false impression that the FDA had approved them for investigation [1].

The jury also concluded that Folsom committed six of the offenses while on pretrial release. As a result, the Court concluded that he was not likely to refrain from further illegal activity and remanded him immediately into custody. Sentencing is scheduled for May 11, 2009. The investigation was conducted by the FDA Office of Criminal Prosecution and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Folsom's device consists of a small black box with dials, a digital screen, and wires leading to a pair of stainless steel cylinders or metal plates. The box is plugged into an electrical socket, and a patient holds the cylinders or stands on the plates. The device was said to have been inspired by the work of Royal Raymond Rife (1888-1971), an American who claimed that cancer was caused by bacteria. During the 1920s, he claimed to have developed a powerful microscope that could detect living microbes by the color of auras emitted by their vibratory rates. His Rife Frequency Generator allegedly generated radio waves with precisely the same frequency, causing the offending bacteria to shatter in the same manner as a crystal glass breaks in response to the voice of an opera singer. The American Cancer Society has pointed out that although sound waves can produce vibrations that break glass, radio waves at the power level emitted by a Rife generator do not have sufficient energy to destroy bacteria [3].

Folsom is a former business associate of Kimberly Bailey, a Fallbrook, California woman who sold similar devices until she was sentenced to life in prison in 2002 for plotting the kidnapping, torture and murder of Richard C. Post III, her business partner and lover [2]. The evidence presented at her trial established that in August 1998, she conspired with John Bryon Krueger and Humberto Iribe to kidnap Richard C. Post, III. In 1998, in accordance with the plan, Bailey lured Post to Mexico where he was kidnapped by Iribe and men working for him. Iribe and his men held Post hostage in Mexico for approximately about five days, brutally beat him, and finally killed him. The evidence presented at trial and sentencing established that Krueger repeatedly met and spoke with Bailey and Iribe while Post was held hostage. The evidence further established that Bailey paid Iribe approximately $40,000 to have Post kidnapped and another about $10,000 more to have him killed [4,5]. Krueger was sentenced to 12 years in prison and five years supervised release and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine. Uribe was eventually caught, pled guilty in 2007, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison [6].

Krueger, who had worked for Bailey, also received a concurrent sentence of 30 months for conspiring to introduce unapproved medical devices in interstate commerce. In pleading guilty, he admitted that he agreed to act as the Administrator of the Royal Rife Research Society, the purpose of which was to promote the use of Rife devices for the treatment and cure of diseases and physical conditions. Although the Society purported to be an independent research organization unaffiliated with any manufacturer of biofrequency devices, Krueger admitted that he was aware that the Society the names and addresses of businesses operated by Krueger or Bailey only to customers wished to purchase one.
USDOJ news release, Feb 17, 2009.
Darcé K. San Diego man convicted of selling illegal medical device. San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb 18, 2009.
USDOJ news release, Nov 1, 2002.
Statement of facts. In Government's trial memorandum. USA v, Kimberley Bailey. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, filed June 12, 2002.
Manolatos T. S.D. man's abduction a cautionary, brutal tale. San Diego Union-Tribune, May 6, 2008.
American Cancer Society. Questionable methods of cancer management: Electronic devices. CA—A Cancer Journal for Clinicians 44:115-127, 1994.

This article was posted on February 23, 2009.

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Chiropractic castigated from within. A team of research-oriented
chiropractors have bared their profession's shortcomings in an
article that calls for "dramatic changes." The article states:

**Chiropractic's market share is dwindling.

**Despite its longevity, the profession has not succeeded in
establishing respect within mainstream society,

**A Gallup Poll found that it rated dead last among healthcare
professions with regard to ethics and honesty.

**Many chiropractors aggressively (and dogmatically, without
evidence) have opposed public health measures such as vaccination and

**The profession must become more involved in teaching patients how
to stay healthy without frequent, endless visits to chiropractic

**Many chiropractic colleges embrace the concept of spinal
subluxation as the cause of a variety of internal diseases and the
metaphysical, pseudo-religious idea of "innate intelligence" flowing
through spinal nerves, with spinal subluxations impeding this flow.
These concepts lack a scientific foundation and should not be taught
at chiropractic institutions as part of the standard curriculum.
Faculty members who hold to and teach these belief systems should be

**There is a tremendous void in how chiropractic graduates develop
any meaningful hands-on clinical experience with real patients in
real life situations.

**The chiropractic profession has an obligation to actively divorce
itself from metaphysical explanations of health and disease as well
as to actively regulate itself in refusing to tolerate fraud, abuse
and quackery, which are more rampant in chiropractic than in other
healthcare professions

[Murphy DR and others. How can chiropractic become a respected
mainstream profession? The example of podiatry. Chiropractic &
Osteopathy 16(10), 2008]


Major quack device marketer jailed.

A federal jury has convicted James Folsom of 26 felony counts
relating to his sale of quack medical devices. Evidence presented at
his trial indicated that for more than ten years, he conspired with
others to ship Rife-type biofrequency devices in interstate commerce.
Royal Raymond Rife (1888-1971) claimed that cancer was caused by
bacteria and that his devices could emit vibrations that would
shatter them. Folsom is a former business associate of Kimberly
Bailey, a Fallbrook, California woman who sold similar devices until
she was sentenced to life in prison in 2002 for plotting the
kidnapping, torture, and murder of a business partner. John Bryon
Krueger, who operated the "Royal Rife Research Society," was
sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in the crime and, in a
separate case, received a concurrent 30-month sentence for illegally
selling devices. For additional details and links to court documents,
see http://www.devicewatch.org/reports/rife/folsom.shtml


Nevada bill aims to legalize quackery.

Nevada State Senator Michael A. Schneider has introduced S.B. 69, an
85-page bill that would:

**Declare Nevada a "freedom of health" state.

**Affirm that patients are "entitled to access to and the use of the
products and services of any provider of health care chosen by the
patient, including, without limitation, a complementary integrative
medical physician or any other provider of health care."

**Replace the current homeopathic board with a Board of Complementary
Integrative Medical Examiners that has the same powers but can
authorize people to become licensed or certified as a "complementary
integrative medical physician," "advanced practitioner of
complementary integrative medicine," "complementary integrative
medical assistant" or "complementary integrative medical

**Require insurance providers to recognize the "ABC Coding system" (a
nonstandard coding system for "alternative" and "complementary"
services) as a valid means of communicating. http://www.abccodes.com/

The practices that would be permitted under the bill's umbrella would
include biofermentics, bio-oxidative therapy, electrodiagnosis,
herbal therapy, homeopathy, naturopathy, neural therapy,
neuromuscular integration, orthomolecular therapy, nonembryonic stem
cell therapy, peptides, and "any intravenous infusion, intramuscular
injection, subcutaneous injection and intradermal injection of
nutrients, including, without limitation, vitamins, amino acids,
minerals, enzymes, compounded pharmaceutical preparations,
homeopathic medications, organ preparations, ozone, hydrogen peroxide
and chelating agents." S.B. 69 may be the worst piece of
health-related legislation in U.S. history. Senator Schneider
introduced a similar bill in 2007. Susan E. Gallagher, a professor at
the University of Massachusetts, has posted a guide to Schneider's
promotion of "medical tourism in Nevada. "



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