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2010-02-22 08:55:00

RYE, N.Y., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Curemark LLC, (www.curemark.com), a drug research and development company focused on the treatment of neurological diseases, announced that its CM-AT autism treatment, now in Phase III clinical trials, has been designated as a Fast Track drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Fast Track is a process designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of drugs to treat serious diseases and those that fill an unmet medical need,...

2009-11-11 18:07:15

Autism Speaks is encouraged by new language recommending funding of vaccine research Autism Speaks is encouraged by yesterday's decision of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) to include vaccine research studies in the objectives of the updated Strategic Plan for Autism Research. The new language, approved unanimously, calls for studies to determine if there are sub-populations that are more susceptible to environmental exposures such as immune challenges related to naturally...

2009-11-05 05:00:00

The Autism Research Institute calls for further investigations into the use of chelation therapy for individuals with autism SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two studies published by the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in the October issue of BMC Clinical Pharmacology investigated the use of oral dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), a prescription medicine approved by the FDA for treating lead poisoning, and used off-label in these studies for treating heavy metal toxicity...

2009-10-30 13:28:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The injectable, multi-dose H1N1 vaccine contains the mercury-based preservative thimerosol to reduce risks of bacterial contamination. The presence of thimerosol has once again raised concerns whether there are risks posed to children when the tiny amount of mercury contained in thimerosol is included in a vaccine. In a recent issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, however, a team of scientists supported by the National Institutes of Health...

2009-10-01 16:12:00

Same preservative used in H1N1 Shots Puts Children at Risk for Brainstem Injury NIXA, Mo., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study in the leading scientific journal NeuroToxicology lends further credence to parents and scientists concerned about an increasingly aggressive childhood vaccine schedule and toxic vaccine components. A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh found that infant macaque monkeys receiving a single Hepatitis B vaccine containing the...

2009-02-26 10:30:00

NIXA, Mo., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the National Autism Association: Less than two weeks after federal vaccine court ruled against three families claiming vaccines caused autism in their children, Huffington Post writers Robert F Kennedy, JR and David Kirby reported Tuesday on the story of Bailey Banks, a 10-year-old who regressed into autism following the MMR vaccine. Last week, Banks' parents were awarded a lump sum of more than...

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...

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...

2008-12-04 14:33:00

SafeMinds Asks, "Is Mercury a Common Factor?" WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new reports announced last week call into question the safety of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) decade's old policy of routinely administering multiple vaccines concurrently. Mitochondrial Disease in Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients, published last week in PLOS One by investigators from the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital...

2008-09-19 00:00:02

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - A government agency has dropped plans for a study of a controversial treatment for autism that critics had called an unethical experiment on children.The National Institute of Mental Health said in a statement Wednesday that the study of the treatment - called chelation - has been abandoned. The agency decided the money would be better used testing other potential therapies for autism and related disorders, the statement said."There will be parents who...