Author Archives: ISOwatcher

Hard times for policing

The forensic work of Randox Testing Services was compromised by rogue employees they had taken on.  Police money was needed to bail the service out. More recently Eurofins Scientific and Eurofins Forensic Services have been hit by a ransomware attack.  Eurofins … Continue reading

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Cholesterol and atherosclerosis deception

Worried about your cholesterol?  Ravnskov et al. say, don’t be. They allege decades of misleading statistics and selective reviews to sustain the hypothesis that high cholesterol is the major cause of CVD. 9. Conclusion The idea that high cholesterol levels … Continue reading

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Gaslighting, not burnout

Burnout of clinicians is the wrong term, argue Dean et al.  Instead they liken the phenomenon to “gaslighting” – the act of psychologically manipulating someone to question their own sanity, in order to gain some advantage. We believe that clinicians … Continue reading

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Hundreds more medical reversals. But not ISO accreditation

Herrera-Perez et al reviewed over 3000 randomized controlled clinical trials in leading medical journals.  They found 396 reversals of practice were indicated. While medical leaders increasingly put their trust in ISO 15189 and ISO 17025 there remains a lack of evidence … Continue reading

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Another UKAS-accredited forensic meltdown

Randox Testing Services found that UKAS accreditation was no security against deceitful employees.  Why would it be?   Massive numbers of British forensic tests are having to be repeated. UK court cases will be further delayed  with a cyberattack on Eurofins … Continue reading

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Current ISO body-count

Yep, we’re countin’: To date, Oxebridge has found that over 220 people have died in accidents caused by companies certified by ISO certification bodies accredited by ANAB, with almost 1700 killed in accidents related to all IAF member Accreditation Bodies.

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Police forensics contractor ‘sent phones to Fone Fun Shop’ – Sytech suspended

UKAS suspends a number of its customers each quarter.  This proves it’s doing its job while limiting its financial losses. The Guardian reports the story of one of them: Police forensics contractor ‘sent phones to Fone Fun Shop’ Digital evidence lab … Continue reading

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Risk-based thinking – it’s risky not to understand the mathematics of risk (and randomness)

Dr Melvyn Langford explains how the US Department of Defense (DoD) invented the 5×5 risk matrix in the 1980s. The methodology uses ordinal numbers (which are only for ranking) as if they are suitable for calculations.  It is misleading, meaningless and … Continue reading

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Oxebridge whistleblower hotline launched

Tired of griping about the problems UKAS manufactures while the real problems of the ISO gang go on killing people?  Now you can do something about it. Whistleblow to Oxebridge’s hotline. Fill in the form, let the experts investigate and … Continue reading

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PIP implants – from CE marks to ISO accreditation?

The French court ordered TUV Rheinland was ordered to pay compensation to victims of defective PIP breast implants.  The French regulator, Agence Francaise de Securite Sanitaire des Produits de Sante (AFSSAPS), probably regrets delegating this task to them in the first place. … Continue reading

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