25 years ago: American Medical Association (AMA) GUILTY of conspiring ‘to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession’

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CNL Editor’s Note
August 27 marks the 25th anniversary of a major event in the field of health care. Yet, this landmark lawsuit suffered an almost complete media blackout at that time. As these important facts continue to be ignored by the general public, we are posting this important article from our archives.

The following text was originally published on CanadaNewsLibre in August of  2011.

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“Most people never learned of this landmark Supreme Court case because most newspapers didn’t cover it.”

“It was considered by many legal experts and health practitioners one of the most important cases involving health care in American history. Yet, it was almost totally ignored by the news media.(1)

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24 years ago : American Medical Association (AMA) GUILTY of conspiring to conduct an illegal boycott of Chiropractors

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“Most people never learned of this landmark Supreme Court case because most newspapers didn’t cover it.”

“It was considered by many legal experts and health practitioners one of the most important cases involving health care in American history . Yet, it was almost totally ignored by the news media.“(1)

During the proceedings, it was shown that the AMA attempted to (2):

  • Undermine Chiropractic schools
  • Undercut insurance programs for Chiropractic patients
  • Conceal evidence of the effectiveness of Chiropractic care
  • Subvert government inquiries into the effectiveness of Chiropractic
  • Promote other activities that would control the monopoly that the AMA had on health care

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