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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...

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2010-09-13 10:31:30

A new study has found that a mercury-based preservative does not increase a child's risk of autism. The government study shows that kids who have been exposed to thimerosal as babies were no more likely to develop the disorder than those who haven't. "This study should reassure parents about following the recommended immunization schedule," Dr. Frank Destefano, director of the Immunization Safety Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, and the study's...

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...

2010-07-19 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...

2010-03-15 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that the federal government's vaccine court has again denied claims that mercury in vaccines cause autism, frankly, we have to agree with them. Because mercury poisoning and autism produce identical symptoms, we parents of autistic children in America have been barking up the wrong tree. Mercury in vaccines causes mercury poisoning which causes brain damage which can look like autism. The strategy of government officials to dismiss the...

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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...

2010-03-12 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...

2010-03-12 13:59:00

Mercury-Autism Link Not Found Because of Government Policy, not Science WASHINGTON, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Vaccine Safety (CVS) believes that the Special Masters of the Court of Federal Claims wrongly decided that thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs) do not cause autism. The Special Masters appear to have based their decisions on the government policy to protect the vaccine program rather than to fulfill their role to do justice by vaccine-injured children....

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...