Gulf War Illness Research Program for Hubbard Detoxification Therapy (Scientology Purification)

R. M. Seibert filed this request with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

The initial proposal and all reports detailing the progress, outcome and/or findings in the Gulf War Illness Veterans Research Program (GWIRP) study run by Principal Investigator Dr. David Carpenter from the State University of New York in Albany. Dr. Carpenter’s study was awarded a grant of $633,677 in September 2010 for Proposal Number GW093066, Award Number W81XWH-10-1-1004, with the stated purpose of "Evaluating an innovative detoxification treatment program using the Hubbard Regimen as a means of rehabilitative therapy for ill Gulf War Veterans." Published abstracts: http://cdmrp.army.mil/search.aspx?LOG_NO=GW093066

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest since the publicly available information on this grant failed to acknowledge the program is based on the Church of Scientology Purification ritual. This ritual has been widely reported as dangerous pseudoscience that causes adverse side effects and severe reactions when used in other treatment contexts. Disclosure of the requested documents will aid the public understanding in why such a controversial program was included in a government-funded clinical trial of 50 veterans suffering from GWI. For more information on these concerns, please see:

http://bit.ly/1L2pCFr
http://bit.ly/1HtrtRI

Additionally, the requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Rogers, Sandra J CIV USARMY MEDCOM USAMRMC (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

We received your original request and this one. This request is still be worked, the office working the request has asked for an extension to 24 July.

We have also received a similar request from another muckrock employee in July.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Rogers, Sandra J CIV USARMY MEDCOM USAMRMC (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

A submitter notification was processed and we have received their response. We are ready to finalize the response and are waiting for our legal review.
Unfortunately our legal advisor is out this week and will not begin looking at FOIAs until next week.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 10, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Rogers, Sandra J CIV USARMY MEDCOM USAMRMC (US)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

Records are being handled by our contracting office. I was just informed they are with our Public Affairs Office for review.

From: R. M. Seibert

To Whom It May Concern:

Please considered My FOIA Request dated June 10, 2015 for CMDRP GWIRP Proposal Number GW093066, Award Number W81XWH-10-1-1004 withdrawn.

I had filed this request under the assumption that the initial response I received to my earlier FOIA request for the same information (Case #FP-15-021393/FA-15-0003 dated May 27, 2015) was rejected as being to broad. That earlier request has now been sufficiently filled with the disclosures I received on August 28, 2015. Therefore, there is no need to respond to my second request with the same documentation I have already been provided with.

Also, please accept my apologies for the confusion and unnecessary paperwork.

With gratitude,

Ms. R. M. Seibert

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