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2011-04-19 14:33:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on last week's indictment of vaccine-autism researcher Dr. Poul Thorsen for money laundering and mail fraud, the Coalition for Mercury-free Drugs (CoMeD), a Maryland-based non-profit organization, is calling for further investigation related to the incident. Thorsen, a Danish scientist, has already been cited for academic misconduct by Aarhus University in Denmark and is now charged with embezzling a $1 million grant for...

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...

2011-04-06 10:27:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoMeD - While the United Nations (UN) actively questions the use of vaccines containing a neurotoxic mercury compound, the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD), a Maryland-based, non-profit organization, is urging the UN to ban it. In mid-March, governments were asked to send the UN secretariat "information on mercury use in pharmaceuticals, especially vaccines." The request was made in preparation for the United Nations...

2011-03-22 10:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoMeD -- Yet another peer-reviewed, scientific study proving the connection between the mercury in medicine and human illnesses has just been released. The latest study is the sixth one published in recent months. This report specifically examines the harm inflicted on developing fetuses and children by Thimerosal, a mercury-based compound routinely used as a preservative in flu shots. Members of non-profit groups like the...

2011-03-10 10:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CoMeD -- As the United Nations, the European Commission, and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evaluate the health and environmental risks associated with mercury, a known neurotoxin, carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, and immune-system disruptor, new research continues to fuel concerns about Thimerosal (THIM), a mercury-based compound used as a preservative in inactivated flu vaccines. Publicizing the recent...

2011-03-02 10:17:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New studies have linked mercury to serious harm in children. These peer-reviewed publications provide pertinent scientific findings at a crucial juncture in the ongoing debate about the dangers of using mercury in medicine. In the past three months, various governmental groups have explored mercury-related health risks. Most recently, concerned about the growing mercury poisoning of the environment, the United Nations...

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2011-02-01 13:55:00

Experts say that children will be better protected against pneumonia and other infections caused by the pneumococcus bacterium with this year's updated immunization schedule. The number of vaccinations kids should get has not changed, but authorities now recommend using Pfizer's Prevnar 13 (PCV13), which guards against six more types of pneumococcal bacteria than the earlier version. "Parents should feel very good about immunizing their children," Dr. Neal Halsey, who heads the Institute...

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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...

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2010-05-24 12:50:00

Doctors said on Monday that parents can rest assured that getting kids their vaccine shots on time will not hurt their mental skills. "A lot of parents are concerned that children receive too many vaccines too soon," Dr. Michael J. Smith, of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky, told Reuters News. Some parents skip recommended vaccines out of fear of autism, for instance, and some choose to space out shots. Smith said he wanted to study the issue to address parents'...