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2011-04-14 12:03:00

SafeMinds demands long-overdue independent review of vaccine/autism research for data manipulation and conflicts of interest. Vaccine safety remains questionable. ATLANTA, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Poul Thorsen, the principal coordinator of multiple studies funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used to deny a vaccine/autism link was indicted on April 13th on 13 counts of fraud and 9 counts of money-laundering. The charges relate to funding for...

2010-09-13 05:00:00

SafeMinds says the new book to be published September 14th, The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man-made Epidemic, provides compelling evidence that mercury in vaccines and other products has caused an epidemic of autism and other neurological disorders. ATLANTA, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. government revealed last week that they will compensate a family millions of dollars for their daughter's injury related to her infant vaccines that contained mercury and the...

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...

2010-07-19 05:00:00

Ending the Autism Epidemic Starts with Removal of Harmful Exposures, Says SafeMinds HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two papers in this week's neuroscience journal Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis point to vaccines and heavy metals including mercury as causes of the alarming rise in autism. The Centers for Disease Control now estimate autism to affect one in 110 children, up 40% from just a few years ago. "The rapid increase in autism cannot be explained...

2010-03-12 14:47:00

Government's Refusal to Fund Sound Science Stacks Deck Against Vaccine-Injured Children and Casts Doubt on the Integrity of the National Immunization Program says SafeMinds. WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autism and mercury advocacy organization SafeMinds regrets today's ruling by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims against three families who argued that vaccines which contained the mercury-based preservative thimerosal contributed to their child's autism. The denial of...

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...

2010-02-24 16:14:00

In the news release, The Coalition for Vaccine Safety Calls for Congressional Hearings on Federal Agencies' Failure to Provide Adequate Safety Research, issued 24-Feb-2010 by Coalition for Vaccine Safety over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the tenth paragraph, first sentence, should read "The letter can be found at http://www.coalitionforvaccinesafety.org/letters" rather than "http://www.coaltionforvaccinesafety.org" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete,...

2010-02-24 05:00:00

CASE NOT CLOSED ON GOVERNMENT VACCINE SAFETY CLAIMS WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of House and Senate Committees charged with oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) is calling for hearings to investigate HHS, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies for failure to fully address issues of vaccine safety as intended by the Mandate for...

2009-02-12 17:24:00

"One more reason to distrust the government's vaccine program," says SafeMinds. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Autism advocacy organization SafeMinds regrets today's court ruling against three families who argued that vaccination contributed to their child's autism. The denial of compensation was based on inadequate vaccine safety science available to the court. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the defendant in "vaccine court" and is also responsible for...

2009-01-16 17:42:00

SafeMinds Withdraws Support for Autism Research Strategic Plan, Asks Daschle to Investigate. WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a highly unusual departure from procedure, government representatives to the Federal Interagency Autism Advisory Committee (IACC) voted this week against conducting studies on vaccine-autism research despite approval of the same studies at their prior meeting. The research was supported by numerous autism organizations and requested by IACC's...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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