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2012-04-03 06:26:26

Decision Comes as WHO Meets to Discuss Global Treaty on Mercury Use WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chile has become the first developing country to stop the use of mercury in vaccines. In meetings with the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD) held last week in Santiago, Chile, the current Vice President of the Chilean Senate, Alejandro Navarro Brain, committed to adopting legislation in the Senate that would prohibit the mercury-based preservative...

2012-03-15 17:23:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a historic open letter to the World Health Organization and other public health agencies, the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD), and the United Methodist Women are seeking to stop the use of mercury in human drugs, especially vaccines. Currently, the mercury-based preservative Thimerosal, which is 49% mercury by weight, remains in vaccines for the United States and much of the world, despite the fact that it is a known...

2011-10-25 07:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD) exposes communications between Centers for Disease Control (CDC) personnel and vaccine researchers revealing U.S. officials apparently colluded in covering-up the decline in Denmark's autism rates following the removal of mercury from vaccines. Documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that CDC officials were aware of Danish data indicating a connection between...

2011-10-24 05:00:00

No amount of mercury is insignificant when directly injected into the body of an infant, young child or pregnant woman ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SafeMinds applauds UNEP's draft treaty language which does not exempt the use of mercury in pharmaceutical products, including vaccines, from the global ban. Governmental regulators, public health officials and pharmaceutical companies have recognized that the toxicity of mercury in pharmaceutical and personal care...

2011-10-03 11:14:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoMeD - As vaccine safety advocates prepare for United Nations (U.N.) negotiations to develop a global legally binding instrument on mercury, the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD), a grassroots coalition of physicians, researchers and parents, is challenging U.S. policy that sanctions the use of mercury (Thimerosal) in vaccines and other drugs. The negotiations, to be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 in Nairobi, Kenya, seek to improve...

2011-08-25 15:38:00

SafeMinds notes: Parents should still be concerned. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute of Medicine's Panel on Adverse Effects of Vaccines issued a report today on the evidence and causality of vaccine harms. Despite a glowing press release, the report does little to allay public concerns over adverse effects of vaccines and suggests that we urgently need more science on vaccine adverse effects. The IOM report took two years to produce, mostly behind closed...

2011-08-18 14:18:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoMeD - On Thursday, August 18, 2011, scientists and advocates from the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD) met with officials from the United States (U.S.) Department of State and other government agencies. This meeting discussed the inclusion of pharmaceuticals in the upcoming treaty negotiations in Nairobi, Kenya about a global treaty on mercury being developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). CoMeD had...

2011-08-01 08:37:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - CoMeD - On Friday, July 22, 2011, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) distributed a revised text for its comprehensive global treaty on mercury. Advocates for mercury-free drugs were gratified to see pharmaceuticals listed in "Annex C (Mercury-added product not allowed)" of the proposed treaty. The Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD) helped initiate this addition through its advocacy efforts at the United Nations...

2011-05-24 10:56:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - CoMeD - On Monday, May 16, 2011, Rear Admiral Ali S. Khan, M.D., MPH, Assistant Surgeon General and Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response of the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention Control (CDC) posted, "Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse," describing, "There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That's right, I said...

2011-05-09 11:06:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - CoMeD - On Friday, May 6, 2011, in Tallahassee, Florida, a Republican State Senator filed an amendment to regulate vaccines containing mercury in Florida. The amendment would have made it illegal to buy, sell, manufacture, deliver, import, administer or distribute any vaccine that contained more than 0.3 micrograms of organic or inorganic mercury per milliliter for children younger than age 7 or pregnant women. Despite support for...