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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...

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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