There exists a group of people in the world that have a disease. I call
it the "power disease." They want to rule and control other people. They are
a more dangerous plague than cancer, pneumonia, bubonic plague, tuberculosis,
and heart disease put together.
- John Gofman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Molecular and
They Can’t Believe
Part 1 of 4
Dictatorial Judgment of the
against Darrell Stoddard
To find out how to buy Biotape or Biotape
You will have to do a search on the Internet.
I am forbidden to
sell anything or even tell you where to buy.
Our Internet order
page was removed by order of
a United States District Court
for the following reasons:
• One Sided Judgment
Against Darrell Stoddard
FTC definition of the words: “False, Misleading,
Unproven, and Unsubstantiated”
Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Studies
• Absolute Power Corrupts
• “Father Forgive Them”
One Sided Judgment Against Darrell
On August 3, 2007, I, Darrell Stoddard,
was served an “ORDER AND JUDGMENT FOR PERMANENT
INJUNCTION AND OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF” by the United
States District Court, Central District of California
in a suit by the Federal Trade Commission for making false
and misleading medical claims for the product called
I was ordered to pay $87,982.19 (now 4-15-08 $113,049.67)
in damages to the United States Treasury even
though not one person has ever claimed to be harmed.
(Some people report skin irritation from Biotape
but that always clears within a few days after removing
of the United States, I thought we were guaranteed
by the Constitution the right to a trial by a jury.
My right even to be heard by a judge in this case
was not possible because it would have been necessary
to go to California and hire a California attorney. This
would have cost an estimated $60,000 that could not be
recovered and that I did not have.
The case was tried in California and only one side,
the side of the FTC, was heard. Judge Stephen G. Larsen
appears to have granted every restriction against me
the FTC asked for. I have been convicted of the above charges
without being heard by a judge or jury.
Even if I
had put dozens of medical doctors and hundreds of patients on
the witness stand, all testifying that
Biotape relieved thir pain and did no harm, I would
have still lost the case, because I was never charged with
or not Biotape relieved pain or whether I had told
the truth was never a question either. My only crime
was the words I used and if those words were substantiated
by what the FTC would accept as reliable medical evidence.
an arbitration hearing in Los Angeles two years
before receiving the above judgment, we were verbally
told by an FTC attorney (Laura Sullivan?) that there would
be no financial penalty against us. To be in compliance
at that time, we put disclaimers on all of our web pages
and literature stating that the evidence for
Biotape was only anecdotal and unproven
by double-blind placebo controlled studies.
Copies of the web pages
and our literature with the disclaimers were sent to
the FTC for them to tell us what we must do to comply. We waited
two years for the FTC to do this. In July, 2007 we were informed
by FTC attorney Edward Glennon that no matter how many disclaimers
were made, we would not be in compliance.
If pharmaceutical companies are allowed to advertise
and sell drugs that have harmful side effects providing
they disclose the side effects, then should I not be
allowed to advertise and sell Biotape
which has no side effects, providing I include a disclaimer
stating that the evidence is only anecdotal and not
supported by double-blind placebo controlled
On August 3, 2007 I was served papers notifying
me of the $87,000 fine which represents gross sales from an
infomercial. (The truth is I only received one third of the $87,000
because I had to share it with two others. Half of the gross sales were
for the book Pain Free for Life. The $87,000 fine
is therefore six times what I received in gross sales of Biotape
from the infomercial.)
A medical doctor and former astronaut sent us
the following email on the day the papers were served:
I was just thinking
of you since I had another awakening as to just
how much I need your bioelectric tape to convey chi
around. The other night, my tape came off my back in
the night and I forgot the event. The next day was spent
wondering what had happened to me with returning low back
pain, fatigue, disinclination to do anything, weakness, sour
attitude, etc., and finally after two days of worsening I
stumbled onto my lack of tape during my shower. The strange
thing is that I did not pick up on this earlier as it is my fourth
or fifth test of going without, but I honestly forgot about
it, so subtle was the return of the problem. Within an hour I
was back to normal and more committed than ever to this bioelectric
tape and what it does to my back pain. You cannot believe what a difference
Biotape makes in me.
Doc (Duane Graveline, MD, MPH)
received the following Email the day after the papers
Dear Mr. Stoddard,
I have been in excruciating pain for over 15 years.
I have even contemplated suicide as an option for
pain relief. I have used a lifetime maximum of insurance
benefits and more in an effort to find relief. I was
so tired of having the constant excruciating pain suck
the life out of me. I put the Biotape
on immediately and started reading your book. I was so impressed
with your book that I didn't put it down until I had finished
it. I've only had the tape on for 13 hours and I can already
feel a significant (40%) improvement. Your book was the
best book I've ever read. It has given me knowledge and
insight to gain control of my health when I thought my only
option was to "suck it up and learn to live with the pain forever."
Every time I expressed a desire to find a remedy for my pain
I was told that I was "in denial" and I need to face reality.
Thanks for my new reality! May God bless you and put a hedge of
protection around you.
Forever grateful, Jeanine Fowler
Maybe the FTC or Judge Larsen should
inform Dr. Graveline and Jeanine Fowler that they
are “victims of fraud.” Go to "www.healpain.net" on
the internet and click on number 2 to read about 21 more “deluded
people” that should have been “protected” from
Biotape claims. (Hundreds more are on file. We included
only the most “delusional.”)
go to "www.healpain.net"and click on
number 4 to read about 18 doctors that have been “deceived”
by the results they witnessed first hand using
Biotape for chronic pain.
Did I make false and misleading medical claims?
Definitely not! Every word I said was true. The evidence
I presented was based on thousands of clinical treatments.
The outcome of suich treatments (case studies) is legitimate medical
research and published in every medical journal.
FTC definition of the words: “False,
Misleading, Unproven, and Unsubstantiated”
More than 18,000
documented treatments for pain, most of them successful, is significant
“evidence” for the effectiveness of Biotape. Dennis
Remington M.D. presided over more than 12,000 treatments. He concluded
that overall the treatments were successful 80% of the time. This evidence
according to the FTC is still false and misleading, because it is unproven
and unsubstantiated by double-blind placebo controlled studies.
That is what the words unproven and unsubstantiated
mean. To anyone who does not understand the medical
meaning of those words, the words imply that there is
no evidence for Biotape
and that selling Biotape is nothing but a
scam based on lies.
you asked a thousand people what the words unsubstantiated
and unproven mean, none of them would answer
correctly. Unless they were scientists, attorneys, or
doctors, no one would say that the words mean unsubstantiated
and unproven by double-blind
placebo controlled studies.
By leaving out the above last six words in their complaint, the
FTC misled everyone that saw it.
The headline of an internet page (posted by
a law firm) telling about the FTC complaint reads: “FTC
Claims Biotape is the Latest in Medical Quackery.”
A news release by the FTC dated 9-18-07 refers to the $86,000
as my “ill gotten gains.” A Senior Citizen Alert 9-20-07 states
“Senior Citizens Scammed by “Fake Pain Relief Tape.”
Would anyone reading the above headlines
not think that Biotape is a total fraud, and a scam sold
only to make money?
More than 57,000 people, including all medical doctors,
have been misled by the FTC complaint. We have received that many
visitors to our website since the FTC complaint was posted. The
search words Biotape and/or Darrell Stoddard
bring up both the FTC complaint and our website.
Doctors have refused to even consider Biotape
because of the FTC complaint. One prominent pain
specialist (that never even saw or tried Biotape)
stated on a national TV news program that “pain was
far too complex to be helped by anything as simple as
Biotape.” Later the doctor refused
to answer questions and said his reason for doing so was “the
Double-Blind Placebo Controlled
After receiving the complaint by the FTC, I
went to New Zealand at considerable expense to do a
double-blind placebo controlled study with Sir Thomas
Davis, MD, former Harvard Medical School professor, NASA
Space Surgeon, knighted by the queen of England for his work
in medicine, and known as the “Father of Double-Blind Studies.”
The New Zealand Trade Commission read the FTC complaint
against me on the internet and went on national television
and in newspapers warning people not to take part in the study.
We were served papers stating that if we sold Biotape in New
Zealand, we could be fined as much as $250,000. The New
Zealand Trade Commission was obviously mislead by the words “False
and Misleading” in the FTC complaint.
The complaint made it impossible to do the study
which the FTC claims I must do. Had the complaint, which has been
on the internet for three years, stated that,
“The evidence for Biotape is unproven
and unsubstantiated by double-blind placebo controlled
studies,” it would have been
true and not misleading.
Complaint is still on the internet 10-22-07. Because of the
complaint, I was prevented from doing a double-blind study and threatened
with a $250,000 fine; Biotape was called the Latest in Medical Quackery;
the sale of Biotape brought ill-gotten
gains; and senior citizens were reported Scammed
by Fake Pain Relief Tape. The FTC Complaint is not only false and misleading
I not be compensated for the amount required to do a double-blind
study and also damages for the false and misleading complaint against
The FTC judgment against me states it is
“FOR EQUITABLE RELIEF.” I must ask “RELIEF” for whom? Nothing
in the judgment says anything about reimbursing those who were
supposedly defrauded. Because the $86,000 fine was to be paid
to the United States Treasury, the fine must be for the “RELIEF”
of the Treasury.
The laws and courts of our land have granted
the FTC unbridled dictatorial power to freeze assets,
seize property, dictate penalties, and silence whomever
In recent cases prosecuted by the FTC the penalties
have been equal to the total income of the goods sold.
Financial statements are required and if the statements
are found to be incomplete the penalties may increase not
100 but 1000%!
Kevin Trudeau paid a two million dollar fine
for infomercials to sell my book Pain Free for Life,
and Biotape. If the FTC ever discovers that the
financial statements Trudeau gave them did not include
every asset (this could be a wrist watch, fishing pole, camera, gun, palm
pilot, or cell phone), the penalty will be twenty
million dollars! Has power gone to their heads or what?
would anyone but pharmaceutical companies not want you
to know about drug free, harmless treatments for
pain? The FTC attorneys and Judge Larsen, think they
are doing good and protecting the public (because people
are not intelligent enough to think for themselves).
Victor Hugo’s great Classic, Les Miserables,
the French police officer Javert thought he was doing
good by pursuing Jean Valjean to bring him to justice. Not
until the end, when Jean Valjean forgave Javert, did Javert
realize what a horrible mistake his life had been.
The FTC lawyers and Judge Larson believe their
actions are just. When they or a loved one are hospitalized
for internal bleeding, or has kidney or liver failure,
or has a heart attack or a stroke from taking pain medications;
or when they hear of a drug addict murdering to get narcotics,
then maybe they will wonder if there could possible be
something better than drugs for pain.
they or a loved has spinal surgery and ends up with
more pain after than before the surgery, then maybe
they will wonder about the fact that all of the evidence
for back surgery is also only anecdotal and not supported
by blinded placebo controlled studies. (See part three
of this article.)
Judge Larson and the FTC lawyers know not who it
is or what it is that they have tried to silence.
Biotape, and the right kind of water
and minerals, has the potential of replacing the
50 billion dollars that is spent in the world each year on
harmful pain medications. Is that claim not even worth investigating?
minds of the FTC attorneys and Judge Larson are
closed. For this reason, I say, “Father, forgive them
for they know not what they do.” Someday I will thank
the FTC even for the negative publicity.
You can sleep well at night knowing that the FTC, your
government, courts, and judges are looking out for
your health (and your pocketbook), and protecting you from
predators and visionaries like Darrell Stoddard.
If people let the government decide what foods
they eat and what medicines
their bodies will soon be in
as sorry a state as the
who live under tyranny
- Thomas Jefferson
Founder - Pain Research Institute
Author – Pain
Free for Life
and a future book:
And other Diseases for a Dime
(Read about my new book in Part 4
of this paper.)
Email: [email protected]
266 East 3200 North, Provo, UT 84604 U.S.A.
It's a lot safer
for doctors to kill their patients with treatments
that have been approved than to cure them with treatments
that challenge tradition. -- Jane Fagen
Part 2 of Federal Trade Commission
against Darrell Stoddard)
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