Tag: vaccine


Feb

12

2010

Washington Health Department Suspends Mercury Restrictions for Swine Flu Vaccine

In preparation for swine-flu vaccinations next month, the state of Washington’s Health Department has temporarily suspended a rule that limits the amount of a mercury preservative in vaccines given to pregnant women and children under the age of 3. Thimerosal has been eliminated from most vaccines in the United States, and the compound may  be linked to autism. But it will be added to the...

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Feb

12

2010

Studies CONFIRMING Thimerosal (vaccine mercury) as a Health Hazard – from Mercola.com

Environmental Health Perspectives, August, 2005 Fourteenstudies.org states: “This study demonstrates clearly and unequivocally that ethyl mercury, the kind of mercury found in vaccines, not only ends up in your brain, but leaves double the amount of inorganic mercury as methyl mercury, the kind of mercury found in fish. This work is groundbreaking because little is known about ethyl mercury, and many health authorities have asserted that the...

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Feb

09

2010

Pneumococcal vaccination not effective

Efficacy of pneumococcal vaccination in adults: a meta-analysis Anke Huss, PhD, Pippa Scott, MSc, Andreas E. Stuck, MD, Caroline Trotter, PhD and Matthias Egger, MD MSc From the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (Huss, Scott, Egger), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; the Department of Geriatrics (Stuck), Inselspital University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland; the University Department of Geriatrics (Stuck), Spital Netz Bern Ziegler, Bern, Switzerland; and...

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Feb

09

2010

Sales of Flu Shots and Drugs Help Lift Walgreen’s Profit

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – Published: December 21, 2009 DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The drugstore operator Walgreen Company said on Monday that its quarterly profit rose 20 percent, mainly because of higher sales of prescription drugs and flu shots. The company said that results, which topped Wall Street estimates, were helped by greater demand for flu shots in September and October and that its pharmacies...

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Feb

09

2010

Companies reap the swine flu windfall

Julie Steenhuysen – Analysis Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:43pm EDT CHICAGO (Reuters) – Healthcare companies are reaping the benefits of a global swine flu pandemic, brightening what might otherwise have been a dismal third quarter and bringing new focus on the market for vaccines. Large European pharmaceutical companies are reporting windfall sales from flu drugs and H1N1 vaccines. Small biotechs are winning fresh attention from...

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Feb

09

2010

Non-Safety-Related Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 Pediatric Vaccine

Non-Safety-Related Voluntary Recall of Certain Lots of Sanofi Pasteur H1N1 Pediatric (0.25 mL, for 6-35 month olds) Vaccine in Pre-Filled Syringes Questions & Answers December 15, 2009, 9:00 AM ET Why are some lots of pediatric H1N1 vaccine manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur in pre-filled syringes being recalled from the market? As part of its quality assurance program, the manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, performs routine, ongoing stability...

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Feb

09

2010

Advisers on Vaccines Often Have Conflicts, Report Says

GARDINER HARRIS New York Times December 18, 2009 WASHINGTON — A new report finds that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did a poor job of screening medical experts for financial conflicts when it hired them to advise the agency on vaccine safety, officials said Thursday. Most of the experts who served on advisory panels in 2007 to evaluate vaccines for flu and cervical...

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Feb

09

2010

No Data to Support Benefit of Flu Drugs for Very Ill People

Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in healthy adults: systematic review Published 8 December 2009, doi:10.1136/bmj.b5106 Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5106 Tom Jefferson, researcher1, Mark Jones, statistician2, Peter Doshi, doctoral student3, Chris Del Mar, dean; coordinating editor of Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group4 1 Acute Respiratory Infections Group, Cochrane Collaboration, Rome, Italy, 2 University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Brisbane, Australia, 3 Program...

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Feb

08

2010

Andrew Wakefield, Scientific Censorship, and Fourteen Monkeys

A statement from Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey – Los Angeles, February 5, 2010 Dr. Andrew Wakefield is being discredited to prevent an historic study from being published that for the first time looks at vaccinated versus unvaccinated primates and compares health outcomes, with potentially devastating consequences for vaccine makers and public health officials. It is our most sincere belief that Dr. Wakefield and parents...

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Jan

28

2010

Reality Bytes – Quotes & Stats

Aspartame  (NutraSweet®) was first approved in 1974. It was then taken off the market in 1975 due to many health complaints. The financial backers of the toxic sweetener then forked out $310,000,000 dollars in 1981 to SLIDE it by the FDA under the new name NutraSweet®. (Remember, aspartame is a man-made chemical. It can actually increase the appetite and has many associated complaints. If a...

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