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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...

2011-07-08 10:45:00

NAA Calls NIH Autism Gene Search a Waste of Money, Says Focus Should be on Environmental Causation NIXA, Mo., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published this week again confirms that environmental factors play a critical role in the development of autism. Genetic Heritability and Shared Environmental Factors Among Twin Pairs With Autism, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), provides further confirmation that genes alone cannot explain the exponential rise in...

2011-07-02 00:00:32

The U.S Federal Vaccine Court awarded a $61 million settlement for a child who suffered a severe adverse reaction after an immunization. Vaccine attorneys at the law firm of Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A., believed that the case was clearly a result of a reaction to the DTaP immunization. Court documents show that only hours after the baby received a routine diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccination, she started to have seizures, abnormal breathing, irregular...

2011-05-10 17:24:00

National Autism Association Calls for Immediate Congressional and Scientific Investigation Into Autism-Vaccine Link NIXA, Mo., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite numerous studies cited repeatedly by federal officials as proof that vaccines do not cause autism, a new study released today in the Pace Environmental Law Review revealed that over the last two decades, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) has been quietly compensating dozens of vaccine injury...

2011-05-10 16:23:00

Report Demands Immediate Congressional Action WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy (EBCALA) held a press conference in front of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to release a study linking vaccine injury to autism. For over 20 years, the federal government has denied a vaccine-autism link, while at the same time its Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has been awarding damages for vaccine injury to children with brain...

2011-05-10 11:13:00

Government program has been quietly paying awards to vaccine-injured children with autism for two decades but continues to deny vaccine-autism link. SafeMinds calls for immediate Congressional investigations. WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by SafeMinds (www.SafeMinds.org): For over 20 years, the federal government has publicly denied a vaccine-autism link, while at the same time its Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has been...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

Massachusetts Law Firm files Gardasil Injury Petition under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Many are now aware of Compensation Program and the deadlines that must be met in order to qualify. Wellesley Hills, MA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Gold law Firm, LLC attorney Howard S Gold recently filed a Gardasil vaccine complaint on behalf of a now 21-year old Massachusetts woman, who has a chronic, autoimmune disorder. The case, filed in The Court of Federal Claims in Washington,...

2011-02-23 10:15:00

Decision in Bruesewitz case leaves families with no hope of obtaining compensation from drug makers for vaccine injuries NIXA, Mo., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Autism Association (NAA) joins parents nationwide in calling yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the Bruesewitz case a violation of civil rights. The outcome also removes any remaining incentive for vaccine manufacturers to make their product as safe as possible. The Bruesewitz family sought compensation...

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2011-02-22 12:30:00

The Supreme Court decided on Tuesday that federal law shields vaccine makers from product-liability lawsuits in state court seeking damages for a child's injuries or death from a vaccine's side effects. The court ruled for Wyeth in a lawsuit brought by the parents of Hannah Bruesewitz, who suffered seizures as an infant after her third dose of a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine in 1992. Pfizer and other vaccine makers argued that a Supreme Court ruling for the plaintiffs could...

2010-12-21 13:39:00

New Research Funding Must Target Prevention and Treatment of Fastest Growing Childhood Disorder WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) today expressed gratitude to Senator Christopher Dodd and his staff for their dedication and efforts in drafting legislation introduced on Friday to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA.) Citing support of some of the legislation's provisions, the organization believes the bill falls short in...