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Latest National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act Stories

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,...

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2011-02-22 12:30:00

The Supreme Court decided on Tuesday that federal law shields vaccine makers from product-liability lawsuits in state court seeking damages for a child's injuries or death from a vaccine's side effects. The court ruled for Wyeth in a lawsuit brought by the parents of Hannah Bruesewitz, who suffered seizures as an infant after her third dose of a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine in 1992. Pfizer and other vaccine makers argued that a Supreme Court ruling for the plaintiffs could...

2011-02-08 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ability of families to sue vaccine producers for faulty design could lead to a rise in litigation and force manufacturers to abandon the market, which, in turn, could cause disastrous public health consequences in the United States, assert Daniel J. Gage, Assistant Director and Alison R. Perencevich, Legislative Assistant, at the American Academy of Pediatrics' Department of Federal Affairs. Writing in the February 8, 2011 issue of...

2011-02-01 21:46:41

Dry Powder Vaccine Could Improve Vaccine Delivery in Developing Countries Sustained high vaccination coverage is key to preventing deaths from measles. Despite the availability of a vaccine, measles remains an important killer of children worldwide, particularly in less-developed regions where vaccination coverage is limited. A team of researchers, led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Colorado, developed and successfully tested a dry...

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2010-10-13 09:55:00

The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday as they prepare to determine whether or not vaccine makers can be sued for alleged side effects caused by their products. At the heart of the case is the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which was passed in order to protect vaccine makers from liability and to encourage them to remain in the industry, producing the much-needed drugs to protect kids from dangerous illnesses. The law is being challenged by the family of...

2010-05-19 07:05:00

The Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) calls for independent vaccine safety agency and Congressional hearings on government's lax record on safety issues WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A three-part investigative series on Merck's cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil®, highlights serious conflicts of interest across agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the development, approval and safety surveillance of vaccines. The series, by...

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2010-03-09 10:05:00

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case regarding the right of parents to sue companies they claim manufactured preventative vaccines that gave their children other serious medical conditions. The case of Bruesewitz v. Wyeth centers around the parents of an 18-year-old Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania woman who they claim developed a seizure disorder after taking a series of routine diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) shots in 1992. The girl, Hannah Bruesewitz, and her parents Russell and Robalee...

2008-10-24 12:00:26

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is calling on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to publicly release the study design, data and names of principal investigators involved in a statement this week maintaining that Gardasil vaccine is safe with no serious side effects. NVIC will also be calling on the newly elected President and members of Congress to remove the nation's vaccine safety monitoring system from the Department of Health and...

2008-06-26 09:03:12

SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that its Pentacel(R), Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine will be included in the federal government's Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today...


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