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All the News Posted May 5, 2010


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* May/June 2010 - Big Pharma, Bad Medicine - How corporate dollars corrupt research and education Marcia Angell - Boston Review

* May 6, 2010 - Toddler's sudden death caused by viral infection - New Zealand Herald - "Parents mourning the loss of their 22-month-old daughter to suspected meningococcal disease say the illness came without warning. Ruby Olivia Smart, from Tauranga, died last Thursday night from what doctors believe was a meningococcal virus... Ruby had suffered from a stomach bug earlier in the week, but her parents felt she was recovering. She had been immunised with the pneumococcal vaccine."

* May 5, 2010 - Dr. Bob Sears: What to Do About All These Non-Vaccinating Families - The Huffington Post - "Then the story turns to the measles epidemic that has 'ravaged' the country. While measles can occasionally be severe and cause a fatality, the fact is that measles has remained the same in our country over the last decade -- about 100 to 150 cases each year, with NO increase and NO fatalities! If the CDC is going to convince parents to stop questioning vaccines, they'll need to come up with some better arguments than that."

* May 5, 2010 - Offit Offensive Has Failed, Vaccine-Autism War Continues, Child Vaccine Refusals Increase in U.S. - Facing Autism in New Brunswick

* May 5, 2010 - Backing for enquiry into adverse flu reactions - There is widespread support for the State Government's decision to launch an enquiry into the Health Department's handling of the flu vaccination program. - www.abc.net.au

* May 5, 2010 - MIND Institute starts clinical trial for autism - Sacramento Business Journal

* May 5, 2010 - Book Signing for Dr. Andrew Wakefield's "Callous Disregard" from Skyhorse Publishing - Age of Autism

* May 5, 2010 - PBS – Pharmaceutical BS By Jake Crosby - Age of Autism

* May 5, 2010 - National Autism Association Action Alert: Halt Florida Restraint & Seclusion Bill - Age of Autism - "From our friends at NAA: We need your help to make sure critically flawed restraint and seclusion legislation is not signed into law in the state of Florida."

* May 5, 2010 - Did You Know that the Autism One Generation Rescue Conference Offers Several FREE Sessions? - Age of Autism

* May 5, 2010 - Psychiatric drugging of American children is cause for alarm - Alliance for Human Research Protection

* May 5, 2010 - Another Florida Child a Casualty of Lethal Psych Drug Cocktail - Alliance for Human Research Protection

* May 5, 2010 - Even when HPV vaccines are free, 35% refuse in British Columbia - Examiner.com

* May 5, 2010 - Next Steps – Support Dr Sarah Myhill Campaign - The One Click Group

* May 5, 2010 - Struck-Off Doctor Wins GMC Appeal - Press Association via The One Click Group

May 5, 2010 - Well Educated Parents Refuse To Get Their Children Vaccinated - Winnipeg Free Press via The One Click Group

May 5, 2010 - Huge Proportion Of Swine Flu Vaccines Binned - News.com.au via The One Click Group

May 5, 2010 - Supreme Court Says Merck's Vioxx Lawsuit Can Proceed - KMPH via The One Click Group

May 5, 2010 - Court Rejects Pfizer Appeal In Celebrex Shareholder Lawsuit - Legal Newsline via The One Click Group

May 5, 2010 - Outrage over lack of vaccines for EL babies - iIspatch Online

May 5, 2010 - Parents’ objection to vaccination as prerequisite to enrolling student in school was not based on sincere and genuinely held religious belief - National School Baords Association

* May 5, 2010 - Children's Tylenol Recall: FDA Report Rips Quality Control at Plant - Regulators Can't Rule Out Further Action Against Company (includes video) - Good Morning America via ABC News

* May 5, 2010 - FDA: Plant that made Tylenol and other pediatric medicine lacked quality control (requires registration) - Washington Post - "'The findings are serious," said Deborah M. Autor, a senior official at the Food and Drug Administration, which documented 20 problems at the Fort Washington, Pa., plant owned by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson. She said the agency is weighing whether to take action against McNeil, pending the completion of its investigation."

* May 5, 2010 - Live From BIO: Vaccines in the 21st century - FierceVaccines - "With new pathogens coming to the fore, new vaccines are absolutely still necessary, an expert panel said Tuesday at the BIO 2010 convention. But while opportunities exist, so do a number of challenges."

* May 5, 2010 - Sinovac Submits Clinical Trial Application for Mumps Vaccine to SFDA - First Live Attenuated Vaccine to be Submitted by Sinovac to SFDA for Clinical Trials - First Vaccine from Sinovac Dalian's Development Pipeline Accepted by SFDA Following Joint Venture's Formation in January 2010 - press release - Sinovac Biotech Ltd. via PRNewswire-Asia

* May 5, 2010 - Royal Government of Bhutan, Merck and Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation Partner on Vaccination Program with GARDASIL(R) for Girls and Young Women of Bhutan - Six-year program provides vaccine for country's entire eligible population of 12 - 18 year old girls and young women - Merck & Co. Inc. via CSRwire

May 5, 2010 - Merck adding to Durham vaccine campus - News & Observer

May 5, 2010 - Extra chance to get cervical cancer jab - Clacton and Frinton Gazette, UK

May 5, 2010 - Katie Couric's Notebook: Cancer Vaccine (includes video) - Couric & Co. via CBS News

* May 5, 2010 - Vical Begins Phase 1 Trial of DNA Vaccine Against H1N1 Pandemic Influenza - press release - Globe Newswire via MarketWatch

May 5, 2010 - Oregon DHS Derails H1N1 Spread By Automating Flu Vaccination Tracking - ECM Connection

* May 5, 2010 - FDA orders Baxter International to recall and destroy faulty hospital pumps - Los Angeles Times - "The FDA said the Deerfield, Ill.-based drug and device maker must "recall and destroy" all of its Colleague pumps, saying the action was based on "a long-standing failure" of the company to correct serious problems with them. Baxter will incur a special pretax charge of $400 million to $600 million in its first quarter to cover the cost of the recall."

* May 5, 2010 - Miami HIV clinic owner convicted in $5.8M fraud - South Florida Business Journal

* May 5, 2010 - Archivel Farma's New Tb Vaccine Could Reduce Treatment Times From Nine Months To One - Major breakthrough in fight to eliminate Tuberculosis - phase II clinical trials announced at Bio 2010 - Vortex PR via OfficialWire

* May 5, 2010 - New inhalable measles vaccine may lead to vaccines for other diseases - Dry powder vaccine set for clinical trials this year in India - University of Colorado at Boulder via EurekAlert!

* May 5, 2010 - FHA suggesting measles shot for those up to 53 - The Delta Optimist

May 5, 2010 - Agency to spend $192m on anti-polio campaign - BusinessDay

May 5, 2010 - UAE- Intramuscular vaccine replaces polio drops - Khaleej Times via Middle East North Africa Financial Network

May 5, 2010 - Minor mumps outbreak hits University - Cambridge News, UK

May 5, 2010 - Flu jabs boost employee health - Cowra Guardian

* May 5, 2010 - Seaweed may halt swine flu spread - Tasmanian scientists have discovered a compound occuring naturally in seaweed which could be the key to beating swine flu. - www.abc.net.au

* May 5, 2010 - DPT Vaccine Does Not Cause Genetic Disorder - The Lancet Neurology via MedPage Today

May 4, 2010 - Vaccination Linked With Early Onset of Dravet Syndrome, But Clinical Outlook Unaffected - The Lancet via Doctor's Guide

* May 4, 2010 - Vaccine may trigger early start of infant epilepsy - Reuters AlertNet - "Childhood vaccines may trigger early onset of a severe form of infant epilepsy, but researchers say the disorder is ultimately caused by defective genes and lifesaving vaccines should not be withheld from these children. The researchers said they feared the study published in the Lancet medical journal would scare parents away from getting their children vaccinated but stressed the babies in the study would likely have developed seizures within months regardless of the vaccine."

* May 4, 2010 - Parents criticize government for not acting sooner by Christina England - American Chronicle

* May 4, 2010 - Refusing kids' vaccine more common among parents - USA Today

* May 4, 2010 - Parents with more education less likely to let their daughters get HPV shots - Canadian Press via Winnipeg Free Press - "The finding of the study, published Tuesday in the journal PLoS Medicine, adds to a growing body of evidence that suggests vaccination efforts are being eroded not by people who are under-educated, but by upper-middle class folks with degrees. 'I think it's the combination of people who are used to making decisions, people who believe they can become experts by reading things on the Internet which would trump what public health officials or academics or doctors are saying,' vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit said when asked to comment on the study."

* May 4, 2010 - Parents need to be convinced their daughters should receive HPV vaccine - PLoS Medicine via EurekAlert!

* May 4, 2010 - NM woman sues over HPV vaccine (includes video) - Examiner.com

* May 4, 2010 - Send A Message To PBS Frontline! What Frontline Covered Up In Their Biased Report On “The Vaccine War” - Alliance for Natural Health

* May 4, 2010 - Myth: No Rainbow, No Pot of Gold - Myth: Vaccines aren’t money makers for drug companies. - Inside Vaccines

* May 4, 2010 - Experts, Conflicts and the F.D.A. - editorial (requires registration) - The New York Times

* May 4, 2010 - FDA Warns Novartis, Glaxo on Marketing Practices - Wall Street Journal Health Blog

* May 4, 2010 - FDA finds grime at J&J plant, urges use of generics - Reuters - "A Food and Drug Administration report released on Tuesday said its inspectors found thick dust and grime covering certain equipment, a hole in the ceiling and duct tape-covered pipes at the Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, facility that made 40 products recalled last Friday."

* May 4, 2010 - FDA: Drug maker McNeil knew of contamination - USA Today

* May 4, 2010 - Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics to Pay More Than $72 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Concerning TOBI - press release - U.S. Department of Justice via PRNewswire-USNewswire

* May 4, 2010 - Study: Vaccine Avoidance May Worsen Symptoms (includes video) - Turnto23.com - "Data gleaned from the 2008 national immunization survey, which included nearly 9,000 children between the ages of 19 and 35 months, showed that toddlers who are not inoculated may become more vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases and may experience more acute symptoms."

* May 4, 2010 - Sebelius Appoints the $600,000 Woman Federal Autism Panel - Big Government

* May 4, 2010 - Man with autism draws support, doubt as nominee - The Kansas City Star

May 4, 2010 - Mother's Day: Autistic 12-Year-Old Interviews His Mom About What It's Like To Raise Him (VIDEO) - The Huffington Post

* May 4, 2010 - Critical Response to Study of MB12 Injections - Age of Autism

* May 4, 2010 - Autism: The Numbers don't Add Up - Why we can't be complacent about the autism epidemic. - Strange Tongue via Psychology Today

May 4, 2010 - Autism and the (Parental) Blame Game - Autism Blog via http://autism.about.com

May 4, 2010 - Maternal Infection Requiring Hospitalization During Pregnancy and Autism Spectrum Disorders - Left Brain/Right Brain

May 4, 2010 - US awards RI Quality Institute $16M - Providence Business News - "The Quality Institute said its projects will focus on eliminating unnecessary emergency department visits and hospital re-admissions, and improving diabetes management and adult immunization rates."

May 4, 2010 - Free Vaccines For Uninsured Women - WWJ Newsradio 950

May 4, 2010 - The Ethics Of Vaccines And Public Health (includes audio) - KPBS.org

May 4, 2010 - Child vaccine refusals increase in U.S. - CBC

* May 4, 2010 - Pneumonia Vaccine Does Not Protect Against Heart Attacks or Strokes - Kaiser Permanente Used Electronic Health Records to Study 84,000 Men - press release - Kaiser Permanente via PRNewswire

* May 4, 2010 - JAMA Editorial Discusses Role of Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccines in Reducing Risks of Heart Attack, Stroke - Based on Research at Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital - press release - The Texas Heart Institute via Business Wire

* May 4, 2010 - Men With HPV at Higher Risk for HIV, Study Finds - Vaccinating against human papillomavirus could be an effective preventive measure, researchers say - HealthDay via BusinessWeek

May 4, 2010 - Aethlon Medical Announces Cancer Immunotherapy Study - press release - Aethlon Medical, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall

* May 4, 2010 - GlycoVaxyn and a Harvard University affiliated hospital receive USD 3.4 million NIH grant for Staphylococcus aureus vaccine - FierceBiotech

* May 4, 2010 - Grassley seeks full accounting of H1N1 purchase by government/ Senate website - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

May 4, 2010 - CVS profit rises, mild flu season dents sales - AP via BusinessWeek

May 4, 2010 - CDC joins WHO push for better hand hygiene in healthcare - CIDRAP News

May 4, 2010 - Feds: Don't Get Rid of Unused H1N1 Vaccines Yet - WXIA-TV 11Alive.com

* May 4, 2010 - The NEW reason for fomenting pig flu panic - "Use up those vaccines!" By Michael Fumento - Fumento.com

* May 4, 2010 - Polish Parents Group Launches Campaign For Ethical-Origin Vaccines - LifeSiteNews.com - "A group of parents from Poland has launched a campaign for ethical-origin vaccines for their children to be made available in their country. 'We want Polish parents to be aware that many of the most popular and mandatory vaccines are prepared on cells derived from aborted human fetuses,' said Karol Piekutowski, spokesman for the group Dobre Szczepionki (Ethical Vaccines), in an email to LifeSiteNews."

* May 4, 2010 - Equitable access to influenza vaccines not in sight - Press release from PLoS Medicine - Public Library of Science via EurekAlert

May 4, 2010 - H1N1 Fears Led to Overcrowded ERs - Last year's scare had people rushing for care even before the disease appeared, study shows - HealthDay via BusinessWeek

May 4, 2010 - The California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. Receives Funding to Create an H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Awareness Campaign for Native Americans in California - press release - California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc. via Business Wire

May 4, 2010 - Anti-polio drive near Afghanistan halted, raising epidemic fears - VaccineNewsDaily

May 4, 2010 - Annandale avoids whooping cough outbreak - Annandale Advocate

May 4, 2010 - Whooping cough alert issued by Public Health Department - Paso Robles Press

* May 4, 2010 - Army: Broken procedures led to lab infection/ Frederick NewsPost - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

May 4, 2010 - New drug treatments hold promise for Crohn's disease and hepatitis C patients - Health outcomes explored at DDW 2010 - Digestive Disease Week via EurekAlert!

May 4, 2010 - Toxic dilemma - Landlord, non-profit centre attempt to find replacement home for woman with chemical sensitivity, but without success - Toronto Star

May 4, 2010 - Philadelphia Housing Authority pays $9M to girl disabled by mold - WHYY.org

May 4, 2010 - Vice President Biden, HHS Secretary Sebelius Announce Beacon Communities to Lead the Way in Demonstrating Meaningful Use of Health IT - press release - HHS.gov

* May 4, 2010 - PreveNile recall marked ‘urgent’ - The VIN News Service - "Intervet-Schering Plough Animal Health has recalled all one-dose and five-dose vials of PreveNile, and while company characterizes the move as 'urgent,' specifics on what warrants that distinction remain unclear.  Veterinarians are being asked to check their inventory of the equine vaccine immediately, and contact distributors to return the product for credit.  In an April 28 letter to veterinarians, the company states: 'This recall is being conducted because Intervet has identified increased incidence of adverse events related to currently marketed serials.'"

* May 4, 2010 - GMO alert: U.S. attempting global censorship of GMO food labeling - NaturalNews.com - "Your help is urgently needed to send a message to the Secretaries of State (Clinton), Agriculture (Vilsack), and Health and Human Services (Sebelius) to urge them to halt the USA's nefarious attempts to install a global GMO deception. Take part in this online petition, go here: http://www.seedsofdeception.com/GMF... "

* May 3, 2010 - Widespread Condemnation of Wikipedia Bias - Readers Report Suppression of Nutritional Medicine - Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

* May 3, 2010 - Grassley seeks full accounting of H1N1 purchase by government - Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

May 3, 2010 - Smallpox: From 20th Century Medical Miracle to 21st Century Scourge? - The Dr. Oz Show

May 3, 2010 - Vaccination Education - The dangers of illness and disease that can be prevented by vaccinations. - video - ABC News

May 3, 2010 - UCLA researchers use new microscope to 'see' atoms for first time - Cryo-electron microscopy images shed light on virus structure, function - UCLA Newsroom

May 3, 2010 - IAC Express Issue number 865 - Immunization Action Coalition

May 3, 2010 - Is this good for you? Are you eating bisphenol A? - editorial - Houston Chronicle

May 3, 2010 - Virology lecture #20: Vaccines (video/audio) - Virology Blog

* May 3, 2010 - AIDS fraud: The Marketing of an Epidemic exposed in House of Numbers exclusive film clip - NaturalNews.com

* April 30, 2010 - April Renee with the Vaccine Information Coalition - April Renee will share with us her story. Her child was a victim of vaccine injury. She now is the lead speaker for the organization and wants to educate you before you vaccinate. - audio - drshawn via Blog Talk Radio

* April 26, 2010 - Autism advocate Lyn Redwood discusses mercury vaccine controversy, chelation, treatment and recovery (includes video) - Examiner.com

* April 2010 - HEALTH POLICY SURVEY 2010: A National Survey on Public Perceptions of Vaccination Risks and Policy Preferences (pdf) - University of Oklahoma’s Center for Risk and Crisis Management (CRCM) via PBS.org

* Victims of Vaccine - Northern Express

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