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The hidden story about vaccines, autism, drugs and food… Americas health has been BOUGHT. Your health, your family’s health. Now brought to you by Wall Street… “If you thought they hurt us with the banks, wait till you see what they’re doing to health care.” Vaccines. GMOs. Big Pharma. Three big, BIG, okay… HUGE topics in one film. Why? Why not 3 films, why put all this in one movie? Great question, 2 answers. 1st and most importantly: We need to band together. We need a mainstream film, not another radical movie that only interests the “already converted”. Over 5 million people supported Prop 37 in CA. Reportedly, over 2 million worldwide marched against Monsanto in a global protest. There...ane vaccine expansion, and our love affair with pharmaceuticals- it’s the same villain. It’s a risky story to tell, but would be a tragedy to passively consent to with silence. There is something horribly wrong with health care today. Huge money, billions and billions of dollars flowing into the same pockets. Meanwhile, MD’s aren’t being allowed to actually practice the art of medicine and anyone who questions vaccination safety, pharmaceuticals, factory farms, etc. is ridiculed and belittled. Meanwhile, the billions keep flowing, carried on a river of pain and anguish. Huge corporations funded by individual misery, one broken life at a time. Three huge stories, each worthy of multiple films, but each brought together by one staggering fact: it’s the same villain. These three story lines converge on Wall Street, in a tale of corruption, greed and shocking lack of conscience.

 

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* ►May 2010 - The Wrong Man - In the fall of 2001, a nation reeling from the horror of 9/11 was rocked by a series of deadly anthrax attacks. As the pressure to find a culprit mounted, the FBI, abetted by the media, found one. The wrong one. This is the story of how federal authorities blew the biggest anti-terror investigation of the past decade—and nearly destroyed an innocent man. Here, for the first time, the falsely accused, Dr. Steven J. Hatfill, speaks out about his ordeal. - The Atlantic

* ►May 2010 - Cross-Reactive Antibodies to Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus, Singapore (pdf) - Emerging Infectious Diseases CDC

* ►April 26, 2010 - The Immunisation Beliefs and Intentions Measure (IBIM): Predicting parents’ intentions to immunise preschool children - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 26, 2010 - Squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx in Australian males induced by human papillomavirus vaccine targets - journal article (Vaccine) - "This study provides Australian data on the incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal cancer to aid the debate on extending the HPV vaccination programme to males."

* ►April 26, 2010 - Effect of food coupon incentives on timely completion of DTP immunization series in children from a low-income area in Karachi, Pakistan: A longitudinal intervention study - journal article (Vaccine) - "The DTP up-to-date immunization coverage at 18 weeks of age increased two-fold (RR 2.20, 95% CI: 1.95–2.48, p < 0.001) in the incentive cohort compared to the no-incentive cohort. While increasing immunization coverage is a complex structural and behavioral process, food/medicine coupon may improve routine immunization coverage in developing countries."

* ►April 26, 2010 - “Is cancer contagious?”: Australian adolescent girls and their parents: Making the most of limited information about HPV and HPV vaccination - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 26, 2010 - The Health Technology Assessment of bivalent HPV vaccine Cervarix® in Italy - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 26, 2010 - Characterizing the acceptability of a vaccine for West Nile virus by public health practitioners - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 26, 2010 - Modeling the impact of one- and two-dose varicella vaccination on the epidemiology of varicella and zoster - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 26, 2010 - Vaccinations in children with cancer - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Characterization of foot-and-mouth disease virus antigen by surface-enhanced laser desorption ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometry in aqueous and oil-emulsion formulations - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Using oral polio vaccine beyond the cold chain: A feasibility study conducted during the national immunization campaign in Mali - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Hyporesponsiveness to re-challenge dose following pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine at 12 months of age, a randomized controlled trial - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - A probabilistic model for risk assessment of residual host cell DNA in biological products - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - The seroepidemiology of Bordetella pertussis in Israel—Estimate of incidence of infection - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Heterogeneity of hepatitis B transmission in Tunisia: Risk factors for infection and chronic carriage before the introduction of a universal vaccine program - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - An inactivated West Nile Virus vaccine derived from a chemically synthesized cDNA system - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Serotype coverage of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine and drug susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from invasive or non-invasive diseases in central Thailand, 2006–2009 - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Impact of a single dose of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on colonization - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Codon-optimization of the hemagglutinin gene from the novel swine origin H1N1 influenza virus has differential effects on CD4+ T-cell responses and immune effector mechanisms following DNA electroporation in mice - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Standardization and validation of assays determining cellular immune responses against influenza - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Trivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) VLP vaccine covering HPV type 58 can elicit high level of humoral immunity but also induce immune interference among component types - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Determinants of influenza immunization uptake in Canadian youths - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Marker vaccine potential of a foot-and-mouth disease virus with a partial VP1 G-H loop deletion - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Evaluating the Brighton Collaboration case definitions, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, myelitis, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, by systematic analysis of 255 clinical cases - journal article (Vaccine)

►April 26, 2010 - Innate and acquired immune responses induced by recombinant Lactobacillus casei displaying flagellin-fusion antigen on the cell-surface - journal article (Vaccine)

* ►April 16, 2010 - LIA 2010 Conference Broadcasting Online Live! Free - UStream.tv

* ►April 16, 2010 - Dr. Sherri Tenpenny: Vaccines: Veterinarians Are Better Than Human Doctors - The Huffington Post - "When animals are sick, most vets choose to err on the side of safety. Vaccines are delayed until the pet is healthy to minimize the risk of a reaction. According to PetEducation.com, the decision to vaccinate a sick animal should be made on an individual basis. The vet determines if a shot is appropriate by performing a physical examination and possibly obtaining laboratory tests to aid in the decision. Not so with children. According to the CDC, a routine physical exam and taking a temperature is no longer a prerequisite before vaccinating. If a child appears in the doctor's office, vaccination should proceed."

* ►April 16, 2010 - Exonerated anthrax suspect: FBI harassed me - Steven Hatfill was investigated for years before being cleared; no apologies (includes video) - MSNBC

* ►April 16, 2010 - Public Engagement Group Reviews U.S. Vaccine Safety System - NVIC.org - "The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) participated in a meeting sponsored by the federal National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) and facilitated by The Keystone Center April 11-13 in Salt Lake City to discuss strengthening the U.S. vaccine safety system.  Invited attendees represented a diverse group of government and private stakeholders, who agreed an effective vaccine safety system would benefit from both internal and independent, external assessment and a focus on detection, prevention and reduction of vaccine adverse events."

►April 16, 2010 - Public Engagement Group Reviews U.S. Vaccine Safety System - press release - The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) via Business Wire

* ►April 16, 2010 - Flaws delay opening of Detrick lab - Frederick News-Post

* ►April 16, 2010 - Paramedic said boy was 'not priority' hours before he died - Manchester Evening News - "Louis Austin’s family twice begged for an ambulance after the eight-year-old boy fell desperately ill, an inquest heard. Because it was a Saturday, Louis, from Old Trafford, was referred to an out-of-hours GP, but was then misdiagnosed with suspected swine flu and prescribed Tamiflu. The following day his mum Melanie found him cold and not breathing. He was taken to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination revealed Louis died from complications relating to diabetes, which was never diagnosed."

* ►April 16, 2010 - PBS Frontline: The Vaccine War (includes video preview) - Left Brain/Right Brain - "And, guess what, Dr. Offit was interviewed by Frontline for the piece. The show airs on April 27th, and will be available online then as well."

* ►April 16, 2010 - Finances force Super Shot to charge small fee - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

* ►April 16, 2010 - Vaccine hope for children's lung virus - A virus that causes wheezing and pneumonia claims the lives of up to 200,000 children worldwide each year, a study has found. - BBC - "Dr Harish Nair, of the University of Edinburgh's department of population health studies, said: "Our greatest hope of fighting this virus is to develop a vaccine, but before we can implement an immunisation programme, we need to understand exactly how big a problem RSV poses."

►April 16, 2010 - World's Vaccine Industry Leaders to Gather at VacChina 2010 - press release - Global Leaders Institute via PRNewswire-Asia - "Hosted by Global Leaders Institute, 'VacChina 2010', a Vaccine Development Summit to be held from September 15-16, 2010, will bring together the world's major vaccine players and their respective senior level representatives to Shanghai, the heart of China's biopharmaceutical innovation."

* ►April 16, 2010 - Centre, UP spar over JE vaccine - Times of India - "While the state government has firmly refused to use 1,889,900 vaccine vials lying in Lucknow, Bareilly, Meerut and Varanasi with a plea that the stock was unfit for administration, the Centre insists that the dosage is perfectly use worthy. The ongoing war of words between the two over last six months has led to an apprehension that the unseemly spat could affect inclusion of JE vaccination under routine immunisation programme of the districts targeting the new cohort of 1-2 years age group."

* ►April 16, 2010 - Vaccinations Should Be Mandatory - The Student Life Pomona College

* ►April 16, 2010 - International Agencies Telling Media Lies Over Hib Vaccine - Times of India via The One Click Group

* ►April 16, 2010 - Canada Demands GlaxoSmithKline Refund For Expired Swine Flu Vaccines - Vancouver Sun via The One Click Group

►April 16, 2010 - Humboldt County Public Health urging vaccinations against possible H1N1 resurgence - The Times-Standard via Contra Costa Times

►April 16, 2010 - Corrupt WHO Attempts To Whitewash Swine Flu Inquiry - AP via The One Click Group

►April 16, 2010 - Health department seeks H1N1 feedback - Press & Sun-Bulletin

►April 16, 2010 - H1N1 sensitization team formed in Sunyani - Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

* ►April 16, 2010 - GI Problems and Autism Link? Experts Say No - No Proof Diets Help Autism Symptoms, Many Experts Say - ABC News

* ►April 16, 2010 - MMR bowel disorder called into question - The existence of a bowel disorder described by controversial doctor Andrew Wakefield as being linked to the MMR vaccine is being called into question. - The Telegraph, UK

* ►April 16, 2010 - How Did CDC Miss The Gross Financial Irregularities of Danish Autism Researcher? By Katie Wright - Age of Autism

* ►April 16, 2010 - GWU Medical Center Study Suggests Autism May Be Treatable - Facing Autism in New Brunswick

* ►April 16, 2010 - TACA Real Help Now Conference for Autism in Orange County, CA - Age of Autism

►April 16, 2010 - The Age of Asperger: modern society is autistic! - Modern societies are symptomatically similar to Asperger’s syndrome. - Psychology Today

* ►April 16, 2010 - Doctors Wrap Babies In Protective Vaccine "Cocoons" - Texas Medical Association via Medical News Today

* ►April 16, 2010 - New autism illness appears unlikely - AP via St. Louis Today

* ►April 16, 2010 - Vaccines: Is the Left right? - The Asian Age - "The sad part is the vaccines themselves quickly get deployed among the rich and the upper middle classes. The poorest children, often most at risk because of the conditions they live in, don’t get the vaccines till the largely bogus and anguished debate about vaccines and their efficacy gets over. Almost no vaccine is completely without side-effects. Take the oral-polio vaccine (OPV), which every parent enthusiastically seeks to ensure for his child and which India swears by. OPV is a live-attenuated vaccine. There is a small chance — one in a million — of an infant being actually infected with polio while receiving OPV drops. In 2005, India reported 250 cases of vaccine-derived polio. Yet, would anyone in his right mind propose abandoning India’s polio programme and discontinuing use of OPV? It is nobody’s case that every new vaccine be immediately accepted for mass immunisation in India. Equally, it would be futile to reject every new vaccine and pretend it is part of a global conspiracy. That is not science, it is scare mongering."

* ►April 16, 2010 - Blue Cross Settles Michigan Class Action Over Autism Treatment, but Still Faces a Judge - The National Law Journal via Law.com

* ►April 16, 2010 - HPV Vaccine: Why Boys -- Not Just Girls -- Need a Shot in the Arm - Politics Daily

* ►April 16, 2010 - Humboldt County Public Health urging vaccinations against possible H1N1 resurgence - The Oakland Tribune via InsideBayArea

* ►April 16, 2010 - T- and B-Cell-Mediated Protection Induced by Novel, Live Attenuated Pertussis Vaccine in Mice. Cross Protection against Parapertussis - PLoS One via ElitesTV.com

* ►April 16, 2010 - The Provenge Prostate Cancer Vaccine Will Cost… - Pharmalot

* ►April 16, 2010 - Mumps outbreak is sweeping across Brighton and Hove - The Argus, UK

* ►April 16, 2010 - They're Trying to Call HIV-Positive People Bioterrorists? - HIV-positive Daniel Allen was charged with 'possession or use of a harmful biological device' after biting his neighbor during a neighborhood fight. - AlertNet

►April 16, 2010 - Super Shot to start charging $8 fee - The Journal Gazette

►April 16, 2010 - Rabies vaccinations critical as risk remains in Monterey County - The Californian

►April 16, 2010 - Enabling access to healthcare - Sanofi Aventis via Pharmpro - "Access to medicines and vaccines, and more generally access to healthcare for the poorest, raises complex issues that sanofi-aventis is committed to answer through its access to medicine policy. This goes beyond the production and delivery of quality medicines, and involves running patient information and education programs, and training health professionals in developing countries."

►April 16, 2010 - US objects to Glaxo, Novartis drug promotions - * FDA releases three letters to companies * Cancer, pain, bladder drug promotions cited - Reuters

►April 16, 2010 - Pharma Debt Is Outstripping Growth In Cash - Pharmalot

►April 16, 2010 - Abbott begins Biopreparedness Evaluation Program with state public health labs - BioValley Basel - "The program's goal is to assist public health authorities in identifying and characterizing a wide range of microorganisms in surveillance activities for infectious diseases, food safety analysis and biodefense readiness by demonstrating the unique properties of Abbott's PLEX-ID system."

►April 16, 2010 - 1st quarter venture capital reaches $63.5 million - NewsObserver - "Hoke said she was encouraged that three of the six Triangle companies that attracted venture dollars in the latest quarter raised more than $10 million each, led by Liquidia Technologies, which raised $20 million. The Durham company is developing a flu vaccine based on nanotechnology."

►April 16, 2010 - Cancer Clinical Trials Are In A ‘State Of Crisis’ - Pharmalot

►April 16, 2010 - HIV antiviral drugs may help with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue - PloS One via healthzone.ca

►April 16, 2010 - Electronic nose can stop and smell the flowers - PLoS One via COSMOS Magazine

►April 16, 2010 - Important Information Regarding Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine Live, Intranasal Expiration Dating - FDA

* ►April 16, 2010 - Mercury released by student on Lincolnview bus - Elementary student did not realize the toxic danger of the element - Times Bulletin - "Jason Menchhofer of the Van Wert County Health Department, along with other officials, screened all of the students who had been on the bus. The clothing worn by the students was also examined and some did show contamination and was taken to be destroyed. All of the involved students were cleared to return to school. The bus has been removed from active use until the seats have been replaced and the bus cleaned by an environmental waste company. The classroom where the mercury sat throughout the day has been closed until the health and environmental officials clear it for use."

►April 16, 2010 - Virology lecture #16: Persistent infections - audio/video - Virology Blog - "Presented by guest lecturer Saul Silverstein, Ph.D."

►April 16, 2010 - Campaigner wins tainted blood case - A composer who contracted HIV and hepatitis C through an NHS blood transfusion has won a High Court challenge over compensation levels. - BBC

►April 16, 2010 - Congenital Syphilis --- United States, 2003--2008 - MMWR/CDC

►April 16, 2010 - Preliminary FoodNet Data on the Incidence of Infection with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food --- 10 States, 2009 - MMWR/CDC

* ►April 16, 2010 - Update: Influenza Activity --- United States, August 30, 2009--March 27, 2010, and Composition of the 2010--11 Influenza Vaccine - MMWR/CDC

►April 16, 2010 - QuickStats: Percentage of Women Aged ≥18 Years Who had a Papanicolaou (Pap) Smear Test* During the Preceding 3 Years, by Age Group and Poverty Status† --- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2008 - MMWR/CDC

►April 16, 2010 - Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables - MMWR/CDC

►April 16, 2010 - Adult Tobacco Survey --- 19 States, 2003--2007 - MMWR/CDC

►April 16, 2010 - Melamine concentrations in eggs do not exceed FDA limits - American Chemical Society via News-Medical.net

* ►April 16, 2010 - Children 'should be exposed to dust to build immunity to asthma' - Parents should expose their children to dust by buying them pet or sending them to nursery in order to build their immunity to asthma, according to scientists - Telegraph.co.uk

* ►April 16, 2010 - Ask a Vet: Vaccination side effects vary - Annapolis Capital - "In order to prevent further problems in a patient who has had a vaccine reaction, it sometimes becomes necessary to give vaccine injections singly, remove certain vaccines from the protocol, or pre-treat with antihistamines.  ... In some cases, vaccines may be determined to potentially cause more harm than good, and will not be given. Instead of vaccinating against certain diseases, blood tests can be done to check the dog's level of protective antibody. This is called an antibody titer."

* ►April 16, 2010 - Will They Get Them? - Women Look to India for Answers about HPV Vaccine Dangers - http://truthaboutgardasil.org via SEO Press Releases

* ►April 15, 2010 - Another vaccine under question - Nationwide launch to safeguard girls from cervical cancer halted - Kuensel, Bhutan's Daily Newspaper - "The drug regulatory authority (DRA) has written to the department of public health (DoPH) to halt the launch of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which was scheduled to go nationwide on May 5. It comes at a time, when the vaccine known to protect women against cervical cancer, has allegedly caused the death of four tribal girls in Khammam, Andhra Pradesh, India, after they received three doses of the HPV vaccine."

* ►April 15, 2010 - Breaking news: Bhutan says no to HPV vaccines - Examiner.com

* ►April 15, 2010 - Kansas City Attorney files lawsuit with the United States Court of Federal Claims over the HPV Vaccine Gardasil - press release - The Ronan Law Firm via KansasCity.com Press Release Central - "Alexis Wolf received injections of the Gardasil vaccine in 2007 and 2008. Thereafter, she developed a seizure disorder, and other medical problems, which eventually resulted in Alexis having to undergo surgery to have a vagus nerve stimulator implanted in an effort to control the seizures."

►April 15, 2010 - Girl’s Guide: Women’s health risks - The Auburn Plainsman - "Mary Kay Burdette, clinical manager for Lee Obstetrics & Gynecology, said many women have a problem with being in tune with their own bodies. ... There is also the option of getting the Gardasil vaccinations. ... Since the vaccinations became available in 2009, there have been rumors of dangerous side effects, but Burdette said she’s never heard of anyone being negatively affected."

►April 15, 2010 - Circumcision may lower risk of genital wart virus - Circumcision has been found to lower men's risk of contracting HIV through heterosexual sex, and now new findings suggest that it also cuts the risk of infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) in both HIV-positive and HIV-negative men. - Journal of Infectious Diseases via Reuters

* ►April 15, 2010 - New Research Theorizes Link Between Autism And Toxic Chemicals (includes video) - Voice of America - "Dr. Martha Herbert is a pediatric neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She's directing a large research study on toxic chemicals in the environment and their impact on brain development, including autism. 'The genes load the gun,' she said. 'But the environment pulls the trigger.'  For years, scientists have believed that autism was genetically based.  But Dr. Herbert believes environmental factors can either trigger or worsen the illness."

* ►April 15, 2010 - Questions remain over existence of 'new syndrome' in autistic children - This week, the BMJ questions the existence of a new bowel condition in autistic children dubbed "autistic enterocolitis" by Dr Andrew Wakefield and colleagues in a now infamous and recently retracted paper published by the Lancet in 1998. - PhysOrg.com

* ►April 15, 2010 - Experts say autism bowel disease may not exist - AP via Yahoo! - "In research published Friday in the medical journal BMJ, reporter Brian Deer examines if the illness described by Wakefield and colleagues — autistic enterocolitis, a bowel disease found in autistic people — actually exists."

►April 15, 2010 - Research in Autism Encyclopedia Shows No Link to Children With Autism, Supports Lancet Retraction - Encyclopedia of Autism, 2009: An encyK Resource for Patients & Professionals from NewsRx, now available on Amazon.com  - press release - PRWeb

* ►April 15, 2010 - Update 2 – Support Dr Sarah Myhill Campaign - The One Click Group

* ►April 15, 2010 - GMC Orchestrates Doctor Suspension Without Trial From Anonymous Complaint - Western Mail via The One Click Group

* ►April 15, 2010 - Corrupt WHO Attempts To Rewrite History To Confuse Swine Flu Inquiry - BMJ via The One Click Group

* ►April 15, 2010 - WHO Purposefully Promotes Hib Vaccine In Asia Misinformation - The One Click Group

►April 15, 2010 - HPV vax may prevent other cancers - FierceVaccines

►April 15, 2010 - WHO: H1N1 pandemic remains a threat - FierceVaccines

* ►April 15, 2010 - WHO Official Says Agency Struggled To Find 'Right Tempo' For Release Of H1N1 Information - Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation via Medical News Today - "The rapid spread of information via the Internet "had a disruptive impact on the handling of the flu pandemic by fanning speculation and rumours," WHO officials said Tuesday on day two of a three-day meeting of external experts tasked with evaluating the WHO's handling of H1N1 (swine flu), Agence France-Presse reports."

* ►April 15, 2010 - WHO flu experts reject charges of business influence in pandemic - AFP via The Independent, UK

►April 15, 2010 - Super swine flu warning to cancer patients - Health experts have issued a warning to people with certain medical conditions and their carers after it emerged that a number of Scots are suffering from so-called super swine flu. - The Herald, Scotland

* ►April 15, 2010 - Scientists fear rise of deadly drug-resistant flu - The Scotsman, UK

►April 15, 2010 - H1N1 vaccine tossed out - Omaha World-Herald

►April 15, 2010 - Serious kidney injury common in very ill H1N1 patients - NephrOnline

►April 15, 2010 - H1N1 swine flu still around, US CDC says - Times of India

►April 15, 2010 - Nueces County H1N1 Death Sparks New Concerns - KZTV Action 10 News

* ►April 15, 2010 - Experts Warn H1N1 Could Return - Health Officials Say Lessons Learned From Virus (includes video) - WMUR Manchester - "Dr. Donald Salvatore of Doctors Park Pediatrics in Manchester suggests that children still get vaccinated. 'We're still trying to immunize those kids who haven't been immunized against H1N1 because we just don't know what's going to happen with it,' he said. 'We don't know if it's going to come back at some point.' And there are plenty of vaccines left over. Of the 500,000 vaccines New Hampshire received, only 350,000 were used, and the remaining ones will eventually expire."

►April 15, 2010 - Many not swayed by lowered prices for H1N1 vaccine - Channel News Asia

►April 15, 2010 - One year later, H1N1 virus is still dangerous, but hysteria has diminished - Fontana Herald-News

►April 15, 2010 - Immunization Against the A H1N1 Virus Underway in Cuba - Periódico 26

►April 15, 2010 - Thousands of H1N1 vaccine doses left over (includes video) - WPVI ABC 6

►April 15, 2010 - Still time to get H1N1 vaccine - U.S. Army Medical Command - Army.mil

►April 15, 2010 - Kids get required vaccines for free - Charlotte Observer

►April 15, 2010 - Children to get more shots - Times-Journal

►April 15, 2010 - Baby's First Vaccination - The Stir by CafeMom

* ►April 15, 2010 - Hershey Scientists Honored for Role in Cancer Vaccine (includes video) - WHTM.com - "It's been four years since the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil entered the market and Thursday two local scientists were honored for their role in developing it. The families of Dr. John Kreider and Dr. Mary K. Howett were on hand as Penn State Hershey Medical Center unveiled a permanent marker in their honor. Both researchers have passed away in the years since the vaccine went on the market."

►April 15, 2010 - RP FDA: No need for ban on Rotarix vaccine - GMANews.TV

* ►April 15, 2010 - Experts Say Autism Bowel Disease May Not Exist - Experts say autism bowel disease posited by flawed study that caused heath scare may not exist - AP via ABC News

* ►April 15, 2010 - Parents push for autism coverage - Providence Journal - "Maria N. Janes of Westerly, the mother of two children with autism, wasn’t about to let the lobbyist get away without giving him food for thought. Shawn Donahue, who represents Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I., had just emerged from a hearing room in the State House, where he and other health insurance lobbyists had expressed skepticism about a bill that would require them to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism."

►April 15, 2010 - Texas autism program cuts waiting, costs - Foundation boosting effort grew out of Vanguard deal - The Detroit News

►April 15, 2010 - Bringing autism into everyone’s awareness - San Mountain Reporter

►April 15, 2010 - Workshop on autism set to be held May 5 in Verona - NorthJersey.com

►April 15, 2010 - Autistic boy crashes family car - Tampa Bay Online

* ►April 15, 2010 - Minor outbreak of mumps reported - 33 cases in Montreal; Orthodox Jewish community hit - Montreal Gazette - "There have been 239 cases in Quebec in five months, according to Rue Frontenac, a Montreal-based news website. ... There were 33 cases reported in Montreal as of Feb. 24 and 58 per cent of those individuals had received at least one dose of vaccine, according to the health department."

►April 15, 2010 - Doctors Wrap Babies in Protective Vaccine “Cocoons” - TMA News Release via CBS 7 KOSA

►April 15, 2010 - Liquidia Technologies Appoints Dr. Jonathan Smith as Chief Scientific Officer - press release - Liquidia Technologies via Business Wire

►April 15, 2010 - Anadys Pharma says hepatitis C combo treatment reduces virus to undetectable levels at week 8 in 72% patients - RTT News

►April 15, 2010 - Study doubts role for virus in multiple sclerosis - Although studies have found a link between infection with the Epstein-Barr virus and a heightened risk of multiple sclerosis, new findings cast doubt on the theory that the virus helps cause the disease. - Neurology via Reuters

►April 15, 2010 - Cruise ship virus can spread on planes - The norovirus, best known for causing diarrhea and vomiting on board cruise ships, can cause problems on airplanes as well, researchers have found. - Reuters

►April 15, 2010 - Gulf War Syndrome: Institute of Medicine Report/ Washington Post - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

►April 15, 2010 - Pharmaceutical firm spied on top FDA official/ Politico and Mercola.com - Anthrax Vaccine -- posts by Meryl Nass, M.D.

►April 15, 2010 - How Virus Puts the 'Pink' in Pink Eye - Finding what causes inflammation may lead to treatment, researchers say - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

►April 15, 2010 - More U.S. babies born with syphilis, report finds - More U.S. babies are being born with syphilis, many of them to women in the South who use crack cocaine and work in the sex trade, according to a U.S. government report released on Thursday. - Reuters

* ►April 15, 2010 - FDA Again Warns a Generic Maker About Conditions at Its Plants (requires registration) - The New York Times - "In the letter, posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s Web site late Wednesday, the agency cited lapses at Apotex, Canada’s biggest drug company, that included charred particles in a diabetes drug; contamination of an antihistamine, and drug cross-contamination that resulted from inadequate cleaning of manufacturing equipment."

►April 15, 2010 - Genzyme Drug Shortage Leaves Users Feeling Betrayed (requires registration) - The New York Times

►April 15, 2010 - FDA Holds Public Meeting on Prescription Drug User Fee Act - Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine

►April 15, 2010 - Who Got Face Time At FDA - Food Safety News

►April 15, 2010 - Cell Therapeutics cuts 28 percent of staff - Cell Therapeutics has laid off 36 employees to conserve cash after its only drug with completed clinical trials was turned down for approval by the Food and Drug Administration. - Seattle Times

►April 15, 2010 - Blue Pharmaceuticals LLC to produce anthrax vaccine in Puerto Rico - Bio Prep Watch - "The Franklin, Kentucky-based Blue Pharmaceuticals LLC has opened a new manufacturing facility in Dorado, Puerto Rico, this week that will manufacture ciprofloxacin, its anthrax antidote, among other pharmaceuticals."

►April 15, 2010 - Anthrax Killing Sterilant Now EPA Approved - press release - sBioMed via PRNewswire

►April 15, 2010 - U.S. Terror Targets Unprotected, According to Former CIA Official - book review "Willful Neglect: The Dangerous Illusion of Homeland Security" - ProPublica - "At a suburban office park in Maryland, he discovered that a biological laboratory full of deadly viruses didn't have guards, gates, fences or security cameras likes those he found at a nearby bank."

* ►April 15, 2010 - Under our skin: Lyme disease continues to baffle medical science - Shoreline Times

►April 15, 2010 - Nut allergy treatment 'challenging' - The West Australian

* ►April 15, 2010 - FDA Requires Bayer to Revise Marketing to Reflect New Yaz Warnings - AboutLawsuits.com - "The FDA is requiring Bayer Healthcare to update it’s marketing and advertisements for Yaz and Yasmin birth control pills to reflect new information about the risk of blood clots from Yaz and Yasmin that was recently added to the warning label."

►April 15, 2010 - Disparities Continue in U.S. Healthcare System - MedPage Today

►April 15, 2010 - Lautenberg bill seeks to overhaul U.S. chemical laws (requires registration) - Washington Post

►April 15, 2010 - 'Raw milk' advocates, health officials step up dispute - USA Today

►April 15, 2010 - Safer Patients Mean Fewer Malpractice Suits - A drop in preventable injuries in California hospitals is linked to a decrease in patient lawsuits, study finds - HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report

►April 15, 2010 - Drug shared by addicts seems to protect against HIV brain dementia - Could heroin hold the clues for a new protective agent? - Georgetown University Medical Center via EurekAlert!

* ►April 15, 2010 - T- and B-Cell-Mediated Protection Induced by Novel, Live Attenuated Pertussis Vaccine in Mice. Cross Protection against Parapertussis - journal article (PLoS One)

* ►April 15, 2010 - ME doctor faces suspension over website complaint - WalesOnline.co.uk - "The former NHS GP, whose private practice is based in Llangunllo, near Knighton, Powys, has already faced six GMC hearings since 2001 following a series of complaints from other doctors. All those allegations were dropped in 2007 with no case to answer. But Dr Myhill now faces a new GMC interim order panel hearing later this month, at which she could be suspended from the medical register for up to 18 months. An online petition has been launched and signed by more than 750 people. Jane Bryant, a director of the One Click Group, which launched a Support Dr Myhill Campaign, said: “This most excellent doctor is a lifeline support for many thousands of patients, particularly those suffering from the much misunderstood illness of myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) whom she treats with respect, compassion, kindness, understanding and consummate professionalism. “No patient has ever complained about Dr Myhill.” On her website, Dr Myhill said the latest complaints come from a group of doctors concerned that she recommended a B12 injection to a patient."

* ►April 15, 2010 - For Older Adults, Flu Season Tends to Peak First in Nevada, Last in Maine - An analysis of hospitalization records for adults age 65 and over found that seasonal flu tends to move in traveling waves, peaking earliest in western states such as Nevada, Utah, and California and working its way east. New England states such as Rhode Island, Maine, and New Hampshire tend to have the latest peak in seasonal flu, according to public health researchers at Tufts University in Boston. The researchers detected patterns between peak timing and intensity of seasonal flu. - ScienceDaily

* ►April 15, 2010 - Ranbaxy recalls antibiotic drug from US market - Tufts University, Health Sciences via The Financial Express

* ►April 15, 2010 - Standardized Screening May Help Identify Suicidal Adolescents (requires registration) - Pediatrics via Medscape Medical News

* ►April 15, 2010 - NIH funding rates drop (requires registration) - The Scientist

* ►April 15, 2010 - PhD student admits misconduct (requires registration) - The Scientist - "An Indiana University student researching the molecular physiology of diabetes admitted to a string of misconduct -- falsifying data in two papers, a successful grant application to the National Institutes of Health, and her defended PhD thesis."

* ►April 15, 2010 - WHO Experts Deny Pharma Influenced H1N1 Vaccine - Pharmalot

* ►April 15, 2010 - UK Sentences Former J&J Exec For Corruption - Pharmalot

►April 15, 2010 - Pfizer And Neurontin: Which Witch Is Which? - Pharmalot

►April 15, 2010 - FDA Warns Apotex, Again, Over Manufacturing - Pharmalot

►April 15, 2010 - Antibody selection method could mean better drugs - Biomedical engineering researchers have made antibodies that block only specific immune cells that cause inflammation, but not the ones the body normally uses to fight infections. - Cornell University via PhysOrg

►April 15, 2010 - FDA Issues Guidance on New Safety Rules for Shell Eggs - FDA

►April 15, 2010 - Five states put on high alert - NewStraitsTimes

►April 15, 2010 - BioTorrent aims to open data sharing floodgates - Nature Blogs - "A new website that allows people to share scientific data using the principles that underlie hugely successful peer-to-peer systems has been unveiled by University of California, Davis scientists, who present the tool this week in the open access journal PLoS One."

* ►April 14, 2010 - Report Says Contaminated Meat Is In Supermarkets - There Are Disturbing New Findings About Your Meat - ABC News

* ►April 14, 2010 - Antiviral prophylaxis prevented spread of H1N1 in summer camp setting - Comprehensive hand sanitization, surface decontamination and the targeted use of oseltamivir phosphate was effective in containing influenza A (H1N1) at an Alabama boys’ summer camp, according to study results. - Pediatric Supersite

►April 14, 2010 - Inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons will soon be phased out - The FDA has announced that certain metered-dose inhalers designed to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are to be removed from the U.S. marketplace because they contain ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons. - Pediatric Supersite

►April 14, 2010 - My Autism Story: Cheryl's Daughter Amy Has High-Functioning Autism - The Stir by CafeMom

►April 14, 2010 - Victor schools to check incident with autistic student - RocNow.com by Democrat and Chronicle - "Victor Central School District officials will investigate the handling of an incident last week in which an autistic student was jailed after allegedly disobeying and hitting an Ontario County Sheriff’s deputy."

►April 14, 2010 - Living with autism: A father's story - April is National Autism Awareness Month–the time to talk about a disability that affects one in every 110 births in the U.S. and almost 1 in 70 boys. The lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism: $3.5 to $5 million, according to The Autism Society. But all the money in the world doesn't make dealing with autism easy. Here is one man's story about how his son's autism changed his life. In 1992, Harry Slatkin left Wall Street to start a business–home fragrances and candles, of all things. He sold the business to Limited Brands (LTD) in 2005 and since then has used his money and his power for the good of the cause. - FORTUNE via CNNMoney

►April 14, 2010 - Missing teen with autism found in Tampa - Tampa Bay Online - "A missing teenager with autism  was found early this morning after he had crashed his parents' car in the parking lot at the Citrus Park Town Cente."

►April 14, 2010 - Pacific University invites community to autism conference Saturday - The Oregonian via OregonLive.com

►April 14, 2010 - Autism expert to speak at BGSU Friday - The News-Messenger

►April 14, 2010 - 'Time Out' for Parents of Autistic Children - MyFoxHouston

►April 14, 2010 - Animal activist Temple Grandin's autism makes her unlikely celebrity - Marin Independent Journal

►April 14, 2010 - Victor School District: autistic student incident investigation underway, changes coming - WHEC.com

* ►April 14, 2010 - Gov. Signs Autism Coverage Bill - Kentucky Post - "HB 159, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Greer, of Meade, provides coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for individuals between the ages of 1 and 21, including coverage in the annual amount of $50,000 for individuals who are 1-6 years of age, and coverage in the annual amount of $12,000 for individuals who are between the ages of 7 and 21."

►April 14, 2010 - Still learning about autism - Philadelphia Inquirer

►April 14, 2010 - 'High Heel Hike' in Fla. promotes autism awareness - AP via Miami Herald

* ►April 14, 2010 - A Review of HPV Vaccine Adherence Programs - Assessing Impact and Identifying Best Practices - iReminder, LLC via PharmaLive - "Automated reminder and follow-up calls for HPV vaccinations increase adherence rates from 5% to over 20%, according to a new whitepaper published by iReminder, LLC. The leader in HPV vaccination compliance is the Scotland National Health Service, with rates as high as 92% for the first does and 87.8% for the second dose. The laggard is Mississippi, USA where HPV vaccination rates are as low as 15.8%."

►April 14, 2010 - Public pressure halts Gardasil vaccine trial in India - Flesh and Stone

►April 14, 2010 - Dispatch: Vaccines for Healthcare Workers - American Council on Science and Health

►April 14, 2010 - BPA Ban Now Law in Maryland - Gov. O’Malley Signs Law Banning Chemical From Drinking Containers for Young Children - press release - Environmental Working Group

►April 14, 2010 - Common Migraine, Epilepsy Drugs Linked to Suicide Risk - Study Finds Some Anticonvulsant Drugs Have a Higher Suicide Risk Than Others - ABC News

►April 14, 2010 - Edward Fl Blizzard: The Generic Problem with Health Care Reform - The Huffington Post

►April 14, 2010 - Investigational Immune Intervention Slows Brain Shrinkage in Alzheimer's Patients - An investigational intervention using naturally ocurring antibodies in human blood has preserved the thinking abilities of a group of mild- to moderate-stage Alzheimer's patients over 18 months and significantly reduced the rate of atrophy (shrinkage) of their brains, according to a study performed at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. - ScienceDaily

►April 14, 2010 - Seventh graders need new vaccine - Cincinnati.com

►April 14, 2010 - Lilburn Middle-Schoolers Tested for TB - 11Alive.com

►April 14, 2010 - New Recommendations for Performing Autopsies of Humans with Suspected or Confirmed Rabies - New recommendations for autopsy procedures can increase opportunities to diagnose rabies and learn more about the disease, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). - HHS via Media-Newswire.com

►April 14, 2010 - Bushmeat Presents Latest Food Scare - Researchers Find Strains of a Virus Related to HIV in Illegal Imports of Primate Flesh, a Delicacy to Some Africans - Wall Street Journal

* ►April 14, 2010 - Smoke and Mirrors vs. Real Science on Vaccines, Autism and Cancer with Dr. Mayer Eisenstein - webinar archive - Homefirst.com

►April 13, 2010 - University of Southampton scientists make cancer breakthrough - Daily Echo

►April 13, 2010 - Vaccine Safety Work Group and Interested Stakeholders - From: The Keystone Center Team – Janesse Brewer, Brad Sperber, Johanna Raquet, and Amber Brummer - Subject: Salt Lake City Writing Group (pdf) - The Keystone Center via NVIC.org

* ►April 13, 2010 - DOE, 11 v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - JOHN DOE, 11, and JANE DOE, 11, As Representative of the Estate of CHILD DOE, 11, Deceased, Petitioners-Appellants, v. SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Respondent-Appellee. No. 2009-5096. United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit. Decided: April 13, 2010. - Leagle.com - "This is a Vaccine Act[ 1  ] case. We must decide whether the claimants, John and Jane Doe (collectively "Doe"), met their burden of proving that their daughter Monica's death was caused by a hepatitis B vaccination. See 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-11. It is an off-Table case because Monica's injury is not listed in the Vaccine Act Injury Table. See 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-14; 42 C.F.R. § 100.3(a). Accordingly, the burden was on Doe to prove that Monica's death was actually caused by the vaccine. 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-11(c); see Walther v. Sec'y of Health & Human Servs., 485 F.3d 1146, 1149 (Fed. Cir. 2007)."

* ►March 25, 2010 - Peanut allergy and the role of vaccination - PeanutAllergy.com

►March 8, 2010 - FDA should improve GRAS oversight, says GAO - Food Navigator

* The Man-Made Food Allergy Epidemic (It's NOT just PEANUTS!!) - Barbara Feick Gregory's Vaccines & Food Allergies Information website

World Vaccine Congress Asia 2010 - 8-11 June 2010 - Grand Hyatt, Singapore - The 4th annual World Vaccine Congress Asia will bring together global and regional vaccine buyers and sellers, regulators, investors, technology and service providers to discuss best business strategies in expanding and accessing different vaccine markets in Asia.

Chasing Influenza - A Comprehensive Look at the History of Flu Vaccine Production - Quintiles

* The Vaccine War - On air and online April 27, 2010 at 9:00pm (check local listings) (includes video preview) - FRONTLINE via PBS.org

May 7, 2010: Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement - FDA

Metabolic Syndrome Webinar -The HCG Protocol - Monday, April 19, 2010 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT - webinar - Homefirst.com

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