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From: jmhollen8/22/2005 4:06:22 PM
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GenoMed Adds Dr. Richard Reece to Business Development Advisory Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
David Moskowitz MD FACP
GenoMed, Inc.
dwmoskowitz@genomed.com
tel. 314-983-9933

ST. LOUIS--(August 22, 2005)--GenoMed Inc. ("the Company" or "GenoMed") (National Quotation Bureau's Pink Sheets symbol GMED) announced today the addition of Dr. Richard Reece, a prolific and influential medical writer, to its Business Development Advisory Board.

Dr. Richard Reece is a pathologist, writer, editor, and author. He has served as editor-in-chief of Physician Practice Options, a monthly newsletter for practicing physicians for nine years. The newsletter has variations that reach cardiologists, nephrologists, and oncologists. He is the author of four books. The latest is Voices of Health Reform (Practice Support Resources, Inc, 2005) consisting of 41 interviews with leading health care authorities. He also writes frequently for Healthleaders.com, which is read by 50,000 health care leaders each day. He serves on the advisory boards of the Center for Practical Health Reform and America's Top Doctors, a 1300 page book listings America's top doctors, based on nominations of other doctors.

Said Dr. David Moskowitz, GenoMed's Chairman and CEO, "Dr. Reece is a leader in developing practical approaches to health care reform, including consumer-directed healthcare. We are honored to have his help in crafting and delivering GenoMed's message of cost control and quality improvement to medical societies, health plans, and business coalitions."

About GenoMedTM

GenoMed, Inc. is a Next Generation DMTM company whose mission is to improve patient outcomes by identifying the molecular pathways or genes that cause disease. A St. Louis Business Journal article (http://www.stlouis.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2002/05/13/story8.html) first reported that the company applied for patents based on its finding that the ACE gene is associated with many common diseases. The company is currently marketing its protocols for preventing kidney failure due to diabetes and high blood pressure, and delaying the progression of emphysema. The company is also conducting a free clinical trial for West Nile virus; to enroll, simply click on the West Nile virus link at www.genomed.com

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From: jmhollen8/24/2005 7:01:06 PM
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GenoMed™ Adds IT Experts to Business Development Advisory Board

Contact: David Moskowitz MD FACP GenoMed, Inc. dwmoskowitz@genomed.com tel. 314-983-9933

ST. LOUIS--(August 24, 2005)--GenoMed Inc. ("the Company" or "GenoMed") (National Quotation Bureau's Pink Sheets symbol GMED) today announced the addition of IT experts Jack Gruninger and Chris Todd to its Business Development Advisory Board.
Jack Gruninger has over 15 years of experience in leading advanced Information Technology projects in the commercial and government sectors. He is currently Vice President – Technology for L-3 Communications Titan Corporation, founder of TapHere! Technology LLC, member of the Technology Advisory Board for the International Disease Management Association, and previously served as CTO for Brainbench.com.

Mr. Gruninger has provided technical presentations for many industry-leading technology conferences/seminars including the International Sybase Users Group, Professional Association for SQL Server, US Armed Forces Decision AIDS Conference, Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association, and the Global Command & Control System Functional Working Group.

Chris Todd currently serves as Senior Software Engineer at L-3 Communications Titan Corporation, Vice President – Multimedia for TapHere! Technology LLC, and is a member of the Technology Advisory Board for the International Disease Management Association.

Mr. Todd has been a pioneer in commercial web technology and has extensive experience with leading-edge software/hardware design, database development, object-oriented programming, Internet / networking operations, optics, and multimedia. He has designed and developed over 30 enterprise-class, multi-tier software applications, many of which are deployed for operations and collaboration among leading health care organizations.

Said Dr. David Moskowitz, GenoMed's Chairman and CEO, "Our business relies entirely on the World Wide Web. Jack Gruninger and Chris Todd are experts in designing websites, adding multimedia content—video and audio--to websites, and making websites easy to find by search engines. To increase our revenue stream, we need a website that's easy for America's 80 million patients with diabetes and high blood pressure, and 5 million patients with emphysema, to find—not to mention the hundreds of millions of patients with these diseases worldwide."
About GenoMed™
GenoMed, Inc. is a Next Generation DM™ company whose mission is to improve patient outcomes by identifying the molecular pathways that cause disease. The company is currently marketing its protocols for preventing kidney failure due to diabetes and high blood pressure, and delaying the progression of emphysema. The company is also conducting a free clinical trial for West Nile virus; to enroll, simply click on the West Nile virus link at www.genomed.com

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From: jmhollen9/1/2005 3:13:57 PM
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GenoMed Scores 13th Victory Treating Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus in Humans

Contact: David Moskowitz MD GenoMed, Inc. tel. 314-983-9933 dwmoskowitz@genomed.com

ST. LOUIS—September 1, 2005--GenoMed Inc.-- ("the Company" or "GenoMed") (National Quotation Bureau's Pink Sheets Symbol: GMED) a St. Louis, Missouri-based Next Generation Disease Management company, announced today that it successfully treated its thirteenth patient with presumed West Nile virus encephalitis.

The patient is a previously healthy man from Aberdeen, South Dakota who developed fever and headache and was diagnosed by his physician as having West Nile virus on Monday of this week. South Dakota has about 50 times higher incidence of West Nile virus this summer than California.

The patient found GenoMed on the Internet, and within 2 hours his physician had started him on an angiotensin II receptor blocker, GenoMed's patent-pending approach to most viral diseases, including West Nile virus. The patient's headache intensified over the next 24 hours, requiring a visit to the Emergency Room, where he was offered a spinal tap, but not hospitalized. The patient went home and slept most of the following day. He awoke in the afternoon without a high fever or neck stiffness any more.

David Moskowitz MD, FACP, GenoMed's Chief Medical Officer and CEO, commented, "This patient demonstrated an extremely rapid resolution of his symptoms, several days faster than expected. Our treatment failed to prevent progression to meningitis, which we've seen before, but it did result in an extremely rapid recovery thereafter, within the next 24 hours. The patient could just as easily have progressed to full-blown coma, which was a concern the night he went to the ER. Normally it takes 3-6 days to recover from West Nile virus meningo-encephalitis. This patient's total recovery time was a bit under 48 hours, and under 24 hours from his worst symptoms of neck stiffness or meningitis."

During the past three summers, GenoMed has treated 16 patients, of whom this patient represents the 13th treatment success (81%). GenoMed has had a 50% treatment success rate in birds, and is eager to treat horses, also.

To enroll in GenoMed's free clinical trial, which uses already existing, safe medication present in every drug store and hospital, just go to www.genomed.com and click on the link for the West Nile virus trial.

About GenoMed

GenoMed has found what it believes to be the "master" disease gene, and has already been able to prevent kidney failure due to diabetes and hypertension in whites, blacks and Hispanics; dramatically delay the progression of terminal emphysema; and begin to see success in treating autoimmune diseases, West Nile virus encephalitis, and cancer. GenoMed's broad-spectrum anti-viral approach was specifically mentioned in BioShield II, recently introduced in the US Senate (see Section 2151 of Senate bill S. 975). GenoMed has recently found several thousand genes for the top six solid cancers in Caucasians--breast, colon, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate--and is currently offering its Healthchip(r) for early diagnosis of cancer on a research basis.

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To: jmhollen who wrote (276)9/7/2005 10:26:10 AM
From: Tadsamillionaire
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) repeated a warning that bird flu had spread from farm poultry to migratory birds which could spark a pandemic.
WHO director general Lee Jong-wook warned Asian health ministers meeting in Colombo that there was a fresh threat of the virus spreading quickly.

"He cautioned them about a possible impending Avian influenza pandemic," the Geneva-based organisation said in a statement after the two-day meeting.

"Dr. Lee said that the reservoir of the virus had moved from domestic poultry to ducks and has now been established in migratory birds in China. The danger of the expanding geographical range of the virus increases possibility for human cases to occur, increasing the potential for it to become more contagious."

The organisation said Asian countries at risk needed to improve efforts at case detection to ensure an early warning to others, mobilise international stockpiles of antiviral drugs and speed up vaccine manufacturing capacity.

Other experts have previously said wild birds were spreading avian influenza, known as H5N1, far beyond its epicentre in the backyard farms of Asia.

But scientists have argued over the disease transmission path, which most recently saw it spread to parts of Russia and Kazakhstan and prompted warnings it could next move into Europe and South Asia.

Two Asia-based British ornithologists this week refuted the theory the virus was spread by migratory birds.

Martin Williams, an ornithologist in Hong Kong, and fellow bird watcher Nial Moores in South Korea, say their studies show the spread of bird flu does not match with migration patterns of wild birds in Asia.

Asia has been battling bird flu since late 2003, with vaccination campaigns and massive culls of tens of millions of chickens and ducks that have devastated poultry industries, particularly in Thailand and Vietnam.

Bird flu has killed 62 people in Asia in the past two years, including 43 in Vietnam.

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From: Tadsamillionaire9/8/2005 4:25:47 PM
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GenoMed Offers New Orleans Free Medical Assistance for Acute Kidney Failure and Mosquito-borne Viral Diseases like West Nile
GenoMed, Inc. ("the Company" or "GenoMed") (Pink Sheets: GMED - News) a St. Louis, Missouri-based Next Generation Disease Management company, announced today that it was offering free assistance to medical workers confronting acute kidney failure in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. In future weeks, the Company stands ready to help with the expected resurgence in West Nile virus encephalitis and the possible emergence of other mosquito-borne viral diseases like dengue, St. Louis Equine Encephalitis, etc.

Many patients in New Orleans and elsewhere in Katrina's path are at imminent risk for acute kidney failure from dehydration, brought on by excessive heat and the lack of drinking water. With power gone in the hurricane zone, patients will need to be air-lifted to nearby dialysis facilities. Tens of thousands of people are at risk, far more than can be accommodated this way. A method for treating acute kidney failure without dialysis is urgently needed.

GenoMed was recently awarded a patent to treat acute kidney failure with an already existing intravenous medication which has been available for decades. In pilot studies, GenoMed's method has avoided the need for kidney dialysis in over 70% of adults and infants tested.

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From: jmhollen9/22/2005 6:57:10 PM
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News Suppressed that 90% of Kidney Dialysis Is Preventable

Contact:
David W. Moskowitz MD
CEO, GenoMed
tel. 314.983.9933
dwmoskowitz@genomed.com


ST. LOUIS--September 22, 2005--GenoMed (OTC Pink Sheets GMED), a Next Generation Disease Management company whose business is public health, charged today that news of its ability to prevent up to 90% of chronic kidney disease has been suppressed for the past three years.

Three years ago, GenoMed published a peer-reviewed medical article showing how chronic kidney disease due to diabetes and high blood pressure can be prevented. Diabetes and high blood pressure account for 90% of kidney dialysis patients in the United States. Medicare currently spends about $25 billion annually on kidney failure, in the form of dialysis and kidney transplantation.

Prevention is not possible once a patient is on dialysis. There is a narrow window of opportunity when prevention is still possible: before the patient has lost more than half of their kidney function, that is, when their serum creatinine is still less than 2. Patients are still being seen by their primary care providers at this point, and haven't yet been referred to kidney doctors. So education of patients and their primary care providers--general internists and family practitioners--is key.

Reporters required independent confirmation of GenoMed's claims, evidently being unwilling or unable to evaluate the scientific paper for themselves. Yet none of the professional kidney associations has been willing to endorse or attempt to replicate this treatment. Not the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS), who were briefed on this treatment a year ago, not the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), an Institute within the National Institutes of Health, not the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not the National Kidney Foundation, nor the American Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology, the American Kidney Fund, the American Association of Kidney Patients, the numerous regional ESRD Networks which manage dialysis facilities, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the American Medical Association, nor the National Medical Association. Since dialysis primarily affects people of color, the NMA's silence has been particularly hurtful. Nor has the Society of Transplant Surgeons spoken up, although there is a chronic kidney shortage in the U.S., and preventing the need for kidney transplants would certainly help.

Said Dr. David Moskowitz, GenoMed's CEO and Chief Medical Officer, "The American people saw unforgettably how federal, state, and local governments failed the people of New Orleans just three weeks ago. What the American people don't realize is how they've all been short-changed for the past three years. Minorities are much more affected by kidney failure than whites. There's a dialysis boom on Indian reservations."

Dr. Moskowitz continued, "By their silence, the organizations which the public relies on to protect their health have instead let them down, no doubt out of self-interest. Apparently the non-profit organizations have all learned the lesson of the March of Dimes, which, by defeating polio, lost its raison d'etre. Nephrologists and transplant surgeons have forgotten that the goal of every physician is to prevent disease and put themselves out of business."

About GenoMed

GenoMed discovers the genes that cause disease and uses this knowledge to improve patient outcomes. The company's primary commitment is to public health, which involves public education. In addition to having treatments for acute and chronic kidney failure, emphysema, and autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and alopecia, GenoMed has developed a broad-spectrum anti-viral approach that should work for avian influenza, and has already worked for West Nile virus. The Centers for Disease Control has similarly suppressed dissemination of GenoMed's treatment for West Nile virus encephalitis. GenoMed's anti-viral treatment was specifically mentioned in BioShield II, currently being debated in the US Senate (see Section 2151 of Senate bill S. 975). To enroll in GenoMed's free clinical trial for West Nile virus, which uses already existing, safe medication present in every drug store and hospital, just go to www.genomed.com and click on the link for the West Nile virus trial.

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To: jmhollen who wrote (279)9/27/2005 8:20:12 AM
From: Tadsamillionaire
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Invasive Mosquito Species Found in Midwest

ST. LOUIS - A species of mosquito common in the eastern U.S. and capable of carrying the West Nile virus has made its way to the Midwest for the first time, a finding made by a college undergraduate, Washington University officials said Monday.Stephanie Gallitano, a Washington University junior chemistry major from Chicago, was studying the egg-laying habits of mosquitoes native to Missouri this summer at the Tyson Research Center in Eureka, Mo. She took eggs to a lab and some developed into a type of insect she didn't recognize.

"Under the microscope, they looked completely different than anything I'd ever seen before," Gallitano said. "It had different proportions for its body. I looked through all of the books and could find nothing like it."

It turned out to be an invasive Asian mosquito known as Ochlerotatus japonicus, and marked the farthest west the species has been seen in the central United States, according to the Chevy Chase, Md.-based Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Gallitano's field work was part of an HHMI summer research project.

Jonathan Chase, associate professor of biology at Washington University, said the potential impact on humans is not yet known. He noted that the mosquito is a forest species "and we know little about its ecology or feeding preferences."

Wild populations have tested positive for West Nile, he said. "But has this mosquito ever transmitted it to a human? That we don't know."

West Nile virus spreads when mosquitoes feed on infected birds. The insects can then transmit the virus to humans.

In Illinois so far this year, 172 cases of West Nile disease has been reported, resulting in three deaths, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The fatalities were an 85-year-old Lake County man and two 92-year-old Cook County women.

This year's cases nearly have more than doubled last year's total of 60, but health officials said increased spraying and monitoring have prevented a repeat of 2002, when Illinois led the nation in cases. That year, the virus infected 884 people in Illinois and killed 67.

Most people who are infected develop no symptoms or become only mildly ill. Symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, skin rash and swollen lymph nodes.

Chase cautioned the finding presented no reason to panic. Researchers say they will investigate the ecology of the Ochlerotatus japonicus and its interactions with other mosquitoes.

Gallitano's mentor and postdoctoral fellow James Vonesh said it is likely the new breed is not only in Missouri but in Illinois and other Midwestern and prairie states. Washington state has reported the Asian mosquito, but otherwise, none have been seen east of Michigan.

The species was first documented in New York state and New Jersey in 1998. By 2003, it had been reported in at least 19 other eastern states.

The findings will be reported in the December issue of Journal of Vector Ecology. The journal agreed to announce the finding early because September is the peak month for West Nile virus in the mosquito population.

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To: BiotaBull who wrote (251)10/5/2005 7:02:47 AM
From: Tadsamillionaire
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Bush Considers Military Option Against Bird FLU

Posted by James Joyner
Outside The Beltway

President Bush says he can envision using the military to enforce a quarantine against the Asian bird FLU under some circumstances.

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Bush proposes using military in bird FLU pandemic (Reuters)

President George W. Bush suggested using the military to contain any epidemic of avian inFLUenza on Tuesday, saying Congress needs to consider the possibility. He said the military, perhaps the National Guard, might be needed to enforce quarantines if the feared H5N1 bird FLU virus changes enough to cause widespread human infection.

"If we had an outbreak somewhere in the United States, do we not then quarantine that part of the country? And how do you, then, enforce a quarantine?" Bush asked at a news conference. "It's one thing to shut down airplanes. It's another thing to prevent people from coming in to get exposed to the avian FLU. And who best to be able to effect a quarantine?" Bush added.

"One option is the use of a military that's able to plan and move. So that's why I put it on the table. I think it's an important debate for Congress to have."
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Unless we're planning to declare war against the bird FLU, it's not really Congress' decision but the president's.

One could envision a scenario where the military was the only viable enforcement mechanism. Still, the continued faith in the military as a first resort mechanism for dealing with domestic crises is problematic. It is a defining element in the political culture of the undeveloped world and one I would not care to see institutionalized here.

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From: Tadsamillionaire10/7/2005 10:43:46 AM
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GENOMED INC 0.052 +15.56% Up on Avian flu?

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From: jmhollen10/13/2005 10:08:32 AM
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GenoMed Offers Trial for Influenza and Avian Influenza

Contact: David W. Moskowitz MD CEO, GenoMed tel. 314.983.9933 dwmoskowitz@genomed.com

ST. LOUIS--October 13, 2005--GenoMed (OTC Pink Sheets GMED), a Next Generation Disease Management company whose business is public health, announced today that it has begun Internet-based clinical trials for influenza and avian influenza, since the same treatment approach is expected to work for both kinds of virus.

There is currently no reliable vaccine or treatment for avian influenza. There are antiviral drugs and a vaccine for regular influenza, but they're far from perfect. The yearly influenza vaccine was recently reported to work in only a third of patients.

GenoMed's treatment has been 80% effective in a limited number of patients with West Nile virus encephalitis since 2003. The company is now ready to test it in viral pneumonias.

Any one interested in signing up for GenoMed's clinical trial just needs to go to GenoMed's website (www.genomed.com), and then click on "Company News" followed by "Investor Relations/Press Releases" followed by "Presentations" (in the upper right-hand corner). The trial documents are self-explanatory.

About GenoMed

GenoMed's broad-spectrum anti-viral approach was specifically mentioned in BioShield II, recently introduced in the US Senate (see Section 2151 of Senate bill S. 975).

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