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2011-02-23 10:15:00

Decision in Bruesewitz case leaves families with no hope of obtaining compensation from drug makers for vaccine injuries NIXA, Mo., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Autism Association (NAA) joins parents nationwide in calling yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the Bruesewitz case a violation of civil rights. The outcome also removes any remaining incentive for vaccine manufacturers to make their product as safe as possible. The Bruesewitz family sought compensation...

2011-02-22 13:46:00

Supreme Court Decides Bruesewitz v. Wyeth 6-2, Foreclosing Civil Lawsuits for Vaccine Design Defect NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) condemns the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth to preempt all vaccine design defect lawsuits in state and federal civil court. Quoting Justice Sotomayor's dissent, the majority "imposes its own bare policy preference over the considered judgment of Congress." In the dissent,...

2010-08-30 05:00:00

Cedillo vs. Secretary of Health and Human Services Highlights Failure of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy (EBCALA) is deeply disappointed in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's decision to affirm Cedillo v. Secretary of Health and Human Services. EBCALA submitted a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of 23 civil society organizations in January 2010 urging the Court of...

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2010-03-13 06:40:00

U.S. courts ruled on Friday that vaccines containing a mercury-based preservative called thimerosal do not cause autism on their own. The ruling came as a shock to parents who have been seeking to blame vaccines for their child's illnesses. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled that vaccines did not cause autism in an Oregon boy, William Mead, after his parents had tried to get restitution for his illness. "The Meads believe that thimerosal-containing vaccines caused William's regressive...

2010-03-03 07:50:00

Coalition Anticipates Court Decisions on Mercury-Autism Link Soon WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) comprises organizations representing over 75,000 families dedicated to vaccine safety. It formed in February 2010 to address urgent concerns about insufficient vaccine safety science. On February 24, it called on Senate and House Health Committees to hold public hearings on vaccine safety (full texts of letters and documentation available...

2009-02-12 15:26:00

Government Conceded One Year Ago that Vaccines Caused Autism; Today's Ruling Demonstrates Backpedaling, Further Undermines Vaccine Safety NIXA, Mo., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's ruling in vaccine court has thousands of families outraged at the federal government's broken promise of medical care following a vaccine injury. Last February, the government conceded that a child's vaccinations led to her autism. Today, however, the government ruled in favor of itself in three...

2005-07-19 17:29:19

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials affirmed the safety of vaccines on Tuesday in an unusual news conference called to counter a growing movement alleging that vaccines can cause autism. Autism activists planned a rally in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to press their contention that the government has covered up evidence linking autism to a mercury-based product once used in vaccines. They will also demand more research...


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