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Starting in July 2018, Vaccination News will no longer be manually updating the news because I can no longer afford to do it and I get almost no financial help.  I have tried numerous solutions, including charging $10/yr but even that was too much for but a few people.

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I welcome the opportunity to continue as before by receiving the necessary funding, so am giving everyone enough of heads up to possibly come up with it.  Costs, including legal and technical fees, are about $20,000/year, most of which I have been covering for many years.

All the best,

Sandy Gottstein

President, Vaccination News, A Non-Profit Corporation

All the News Posted November 12-13, 2004

Posted November 13, 2004

►December 2004 - Investigation and management of gastrointestinal bleeding in children - journal article (Current Paediatrics)

►December 2004 - Inflammatory bowel disease - journal article (Current Paediatrics)

►December 2004 - Gastro-oesophageal reflux - journal article (Current Paediatrics)

►December 2004 - Digestion and absorption - journal article (Current Paediatrics) 

* ►November 13, 2004 - Assault on Autism Scientists target drugs and other environmental agents that may play a role - Scientists target drugs and other environmental agents that may play a role - Science News

* ►November 12, 2004 - Advisers urge WHO to allow gene-modified smallpox -

* ►November 12, 2004 - Mass vaccination drive - - "Doctors are planning mass vaccinations across the capital this winter to protect children against measles, mumps and rubella."

* ►November 12, 2004 - Crucell Signs Agreement with IAVI to Develop AdVac(R) Vector for AIDS Vaccine Program - Primezone via COMTEX via CBS MarketWatch - "The AdVac(R) vectors, adenovirus serotypes 11 and 35, have shown promising results as vectors for AIDS vaccines in a series of studies by Crucell in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. AdVac(R) technology is also being applied by Crucell in the production of a malaria vaccine in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the NIH, as well as a TB vaccine in collaboration with the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation."

* ►November 12, 2004 - Arizona takes aim at chickenpox - Children must be vaccinated for chickenpox or show they have had the one-time disease under a requirement expected to go into effect in fall 2005. - East Valley Tribune

* ►November 12, 2004 - State grapples with lack of access to school records for PCB study - The Berkshire Eagle - "A state effort to compare developmental disabilities in children to the distribution of PCBs in Pittsfield and Berkshire County is moving slowly forward as officials struggle to gain access to school records."

►November 12, 2004 - Provinces slowly starting to provide services for autistic children (requires registration or subscription) - The Globe And Mail

►November 12, 2004 - Ontario autism program in chaos, auditor discovers (requires registration or subscription) - The Globe and Mail - "While the total budget climbed from $4-million to $44-million over the past five years, the number of children receiving funding has barely budged. In some cases, money was spent on new computers and furniture without the ministry's knowledge."

►November 12, 2004 - Mother blasts early-intervention care provision - The Standard, AU

►November 12, 2004 - Autism Charity Launches Employment Campaign - Community Newswire via

►November 12, 2004 - Season brings new round of sneeze-inducing allergens to city - El Paso Times
►November 12, 2004 - Judge Puts Halt On Anthrax Vaccinations - Commentary by Meryl Nass, MD. (requires subscription) -

* ►November 12, 2004 - Is someone to blame in flu vaccine debacle? - USA Today - "It seems pretty clear that the FDA was not going to pull the plug,' says professor Alan Sager of Boston University's School of Public Health. 'But we will never know.'"

* ►November 12, 2004 - WHO Meeting Warns of Flu Pandemic - Experts Say Countries Have Not Done Enough to Prevent the Spread of Virus (requires registration) - Washington Post

* ►November 12, 2004 - Experts Urge Greater Effort on Vaccine for Bird Flu (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

* ►November 12, 2004 - Flu will kill millions unless vaccine pushed through: WHO - CBC

►November 12, 2004 - Flu shot shipments soon on their way - The Washington Times

►November 12, 2004 - Northern poultry breeding farms free from avian influenza virus - Vietnam News Agency

►November 12, 2004 - Q & A: the flu - With the vaccine shortage in the U.S, supply worries here and fears about avian flu, readers have concerns. Public health reporter Andre Picard answers your queries (requires registration) - The Globe and Mail - "One day, a group of blue-ribbon scientists says everybody should get a flu shot; the next day, Canada's chief medical health officer says it's not a good idea. Why the disagreement?"

►November 12, 2004 - Flu can lead to death for young, old - The Canton Repository

►November 12, 2004 - Vaccine serves as flu-shot backup (requires registration) - KRT via The Philadelphia Inquirer via Kansas City Star

►November 12, 2004 -Extra doses prompt Flu Shot Saturday (requires registration) - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

►November 12, 2004 - Second Round of Flu Shots Starts Soon -

►November 12, 2004 - Hospital able to meet flu shot needs (requires registration) - The Coastline Pilot via Los Angeles Times

►November 12, 2004 - King County's flu lookouts determine virus has arrived - The Seattle Times

►November 12, 2004 - Michigan to get 300,000 more flu vaccine doses from federal government - AP via Detroit Free Press

►November 12, 2004 - Research on low-dose vaccines could quell flu-shot shortages - La Crosse Tribune

►November 12, 2004 - Shot Shows Promise As Male Contraceptive - AP via Herald-Sun

►November 12, 2004 - WHO Panel Urges Tests on Smallpox (requires registration) - AP via Washington Post - "An influential World Health Organization committee has upset a some scientists with its recommendation that researchers be permitted to conduct genetic-engineering experiments with the smallpox virus."

►November 12, 2004 - Mass vaccination drive -

►November 12, 2004 - CDC: Whooping cough on the rise in upstate N.Y. - The Daily Star Online - "There is a vaccine against pertussis, but it doesn’t guarantee that a child or adult won’t get the infectious disease, Asra said....Even so, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, only 27 percent of children are up to date on their vaccinations....'If kids are not protected by the vaccine, they’re at risk of getting the disease,' Young said Wednesday. 'People are choosing not to inoculate, against the advice of their pediatricians.'"

►November 12, 2004 - Whooping cough on rise - Kennebec Journal

►November 12, 2004 - Shock figures in MMR jab take-up - A Last-Minute campaign to get kids protected against measles, mumps and rubella for the winter has begun. - South London Press via
►November 12, 2004 - UNC Student Recovering From Meningitis Speaks Out -

►November 12, 2004 - Local Aspiring Eagle Scout Has A Mission -

►November 12, 2004 - School's mercury cleanup to cost tax payers thousands -

►November 12, 2004 - Hepatitis C at 'epidemic levels' - Hepatitis C among young drug users in London is reaching epidemic levels while HIV cases are 'worryingly high, researchers have warned. - BBC

►November 12, 2004 - Bahamas - HIV rates are called threat to social fabric (requires registration) - Miami Herald

►November 12, 2004 - Canadian-funded HIV/AIDS clinic in Mekong delta opens - Viet Nam News Agency

►November 12, 2004 - Remain serious about West Nile even though threat abates - Dundas Star News

►November 12, 2004 - Anthrax attack drill called a success - New York Daily News

►November 12, 2004 - Finland: OIE warns of anthrax outbreak among cattle -

►November 12, 2004 - U.S. bioterror plan frustrates industry - Problems and solutions presented at conference - San Diego Union-Tribune

►November 12, 2004 - Eat Nuts After you Outgrow the Allergy - Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology via Ivanhoe

►November 12, 2004 - Children selling $1 'speed' medicine - The Australian - "Stimulants prescribed for ADHD are becoming the poor man's speed – sold for less than $1 a tablet to young people wanting to party and stay awake to study."

* ►November 12, 2004 - Drug Firm Shares in Slump - Industry Change May Be Necessary, Analysts Say (requires registration) - Washington Post

* ►November 12, 2004 - FDA Removes Panel Member From Drug Review - Wall Street Journal - "A researcher who publicly questioned the safety of Pfizer Inc.'s painkiller Bextra was removed from a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel that will review it and similar products next year."

* ►November 12, 2004 - Glaxo Vaccine Works Against Cervical-Cancer Virus in a Study - Bloomberg - "Cervarix has emerged as a potential future growth driver for Glaxo, which has lost $2.2 billion in sales this year to makers of cheaper generic drugs. Merck, based in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, needs a success with its similar vaccine after pulling the painkiller Vioxx from the market in September because of a link to heart attacks and stroke. Vioxx accounted for $2.5 billion, or 11 percent, of its sales last year."

►November 12, 2004 - Give students free mumps vaccinations, urges union (requires registration) - The Irish Examiner

►November 12, 2004 - Capitol targets 85% of Batang Negros - - "By the end of this year, the provincial government shall have vaccinated 85 percent of the 'Batang Negros' aged 0-11 months, said Dr. Luisa Efren, provincial health officer."
►November 12, 2004 - `D-Day' in battle against Hepatitis B celebrated - Vital Fight: The 20th anniversary of the launch of the nation's Hepatitis B immunization program was commemorated by the Department of Health - Taipei Times - "In addition, not everyone who is vaccinated develops the necessary antibodies...'About 10 to 15 percent of people do not respond to the current vaccine,' said Chang Mei-hwei (±i¬ü´f), a professor in the department of pediatrics at National Taiwan University Hospital, who conducted research to monitor those who were vaccinated."

* ►November 11, 2004 - Mercury in Flu Shots - Fox 9 - "Mercury is one of the most toxic chemicals known to man.  So what is it doing in the flu shot you're giving your child?"

* ►November 11, 2004 - Advisers urge WHO to allow gene-modified smallpox - Reuters AlertNet

* ►November 11, 2004 - WHO Panel Backs Gene Manipulation in Smallpox Virus (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

* ►November 11, 2004 - WHO Allows Smallpox Research (includes audio) - Morning Edition via NPR

* ►November 11, 2004 - WHO Recommends Smallpox Virus Alteration - AP via Yahoo! - "'We have seen no evidence of a threat that would justify this research," says Sujatha Byravan, Executive Director of the Council for Responsible Genetics, a Boston nonprofit. 'A decade ago, the WHO was planning to destroy the world's last remaining samples. Today, it is proposing to tinker with the virus in ways that could produce an even more lethal smallpox strain. This is a devastating step backwards.'"

* ►November 11, 2004 - Military personnel punished for refusing anthrax vaccine seek retribution - - "Military personnel who were punished for refusing to take anthrax vaccine want their records cleared of wrongdoing after a federal judge ruled the vaccine is not properly licensed for its intended use, their lawyers said Thursday."

* ►November 11, 2004 - WHO Urges More Flu Vaccine Efforts Before Pandemic - Reuters - "The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday pressed drug makers to accelerate work on a vaccine against a dreaded influenza pandemic which could kill millions of people...Some 50 representatives from drug companies, governments and vaccine licensing agencies are attending a closed-door meeting amid fears that the lethal bird flu virus endemic among poultry in Asia could mutate and spread among humans."

* ►November 11, 2004 - Scrambling for vaccine: Some cities using lotteries to ration flu vaccine - CIDRAP News

* ►November 11, 2004 - WHO: world has historic chance to gird for pandemic flu - CIDRAP News - "Representatives of vaccine manufacturers and government officials from the manufacturers' countries are meeting at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss how to develop vaccines for pandemic flu."

* ►November 11, 2004 - NY Mayor Has Plans To Import Flu Shots - Bloomberg Seeks European Supply (requires registration) - Washington Post - "Scrambling to ease an unprecedented vaccine crunch before the winter flu season hits with full force, New York City joined Illinois and New Mexico yesterday in ordering hundreds of thousands of doses of vaccine from Europe, putting increased pressure on the Bush administration to authorize the shipments."

►November 11, 2004 - City seeks 200,000 flu shots - New York Daily News

►November 11, 2004 - U.S. needs to take threat of flu virus seriously - Provo Daily Herald via

►November 11, 2004 - Domestic Ducks Could Pose a New Avian Influenza Threat - press release - Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations via PRNewswire

►November 11, 2004 - Rogers County residents get flu shots during mass vaccination - Claremore Daily Progress

►November 11, 2004 - County to treat flu clinic day as bioterror training drill - Yuma Sun - "Because of the flu vaccine shortage, authorities on Wednesday said they are mobilizing for the day when the county's five flu shot clinics will operate simultaneously, and treating the situation as if it were a bioterrorist incident exercise."

►November 11, 2004 - 66,000 flu shots headed to Colo. - AP via Denver Post

►November 11, 2004 - Kaiser Permanente of Georgia to Hold Public Flu Shot Clinics on Saturday, Nov. 13th - press release - Kaiser Permanente via PRNewswire

►November 11, 2004 - More flu vaccine coming, but need remains - Delaware County residents who are at high risk for the flu and who haven't received flu shots may benefit from additional doses obtained for Pennsylvania by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but there is no guarantee. - The Daily Times via

►November 11, 2004 - Labour calls for special rates to promote flu jab - Ireland Online

►November 11, 2004 - State gets 135,000 doses of flu vaccine - Hillsboro Argus via

►November 11, 2004 - State to get 380,000 flu vaccine doses - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via

►November 11, 2004 - State expects 160,000 doses of flu vaccine - Seattle Post Intelligencer

►November 11, 2004 - More vaccine on way; restrictions remain - The Reading Advocate via

►November 11, 2004 - Editorial: Facts are key during vaccine shortage - The Reading Advocate via

►November 11, 2004 - At risk for flu? Step up and get a shot - Minneapolis Star-Tribune - "Last Friday at a clinic at Bloomington City Hall, public health workers came armed with 800 vaccine doses but gave out only 259. On Tuesday, nurses at a clinic at the Shepherd of Lakes Lutheran Church in Prior Lake arrived with 1,000 doses and left with 750 of them...'We can't make them get vaccinated,' she said. 'But we want to make sure that we've gotten the word out.'"

►November 11, 2004 - In Minnesota, Flu Vaccines Go Waiting (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

►November 11, 2004 - Flu shot fever continues with lottery drawings - North Brunswick Sentinel

►November 11, 2004 - Inmates get flu shots while law abiders go without - Arizona Republic via

►November 11, 2004 - Flu vaccine supply gets boost - Norwell Mariner via

►November 11, 2004 - Situation on bird flu pandemic improves in Thailand - Xinhuanet via China View

►November 11, 2004 - More vaccine still doesn’t cover those at high flu risk - Virginian Pilot

►November 11, 2004 - Group donates doses of flu shot to Nassau - Suffolk to hold clinics, too - Newsday

►November 11, 2004 - Flu shot clinic a relief to foothills vaccine seekers - Auburn Journal

►November 11, 2004 - More flu shots head our way - Doctors will use doses to help protect more high-risk patients. - Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

►November 11, 2004 - Doctors in area get thousands of flu shots - Advisory panel releases 5,000 doses from pool supply - Springfield State Journal-Register

►November 11, 2004 - Healthy habits key in absence of influenza vaccine - Hand washing, good hygiene may help avoid the flu - Washington University St. Louis

►November 11, 2004 - U.S. unprepared for flu pandemic, say health experts - commentary - News Target Network

►November 11, 2004 - Current flu vaccine doesn't protect against newest strain - commentary - News Target Network

►November 11, 2004 - FluMist available in limited quantities - St. Paul Pioneer Press via

►November 11, 2004 - 'Flu Army' Needed for Delaware Vaccination Plan -

►November 11, 2004 - Health officials get strict on vaccine guidelines -

►November 11, 2004 - Flu vaccine lotteries planned for 6 more towns - The Record via

►November 11, 2004 - Flu vaccine lotteries get mixed turnout - The Record via

►November 11, 2004 - Flu vaccine shortage to be discussion topic (requires registration) - Minneapolis Star Tribune - "Two Minnesota health experts will discuss 'Scrambling for Flu Vaccine: Local, National and Global Implications' on Friday at the University of Minnesota."

►November 11, 2004 - SARS Vaccine May Not Be Available Soon (requires registration) - AP via Miami Herald

►November 11, 2004 - Rotary Members Worldwide Unite to Eradicate Polio by End of 2005, Role of Civil Society Vital in World's Largest Global Health Endeavor - press release - Rotary via U.S. Newswire

►November 11, 2004 - Rotary Head Vows to Eradicate Polio - 100th Meeting Set for '09 in Seoul - The Korea Times

►November 11, 2004 - Rotarian takes polio mission personally - Appleton man travels to Africa to eradicate virus - Appleton Post Crescent via

►November 11, 2004 - Morale booster for anti-polio workers in UP - Hindustan Times

►November 11, 2004 - More Than 800,000 Kids Receive Polio Vaccine - The Inquirer (Monrovia) via

* ►November 11, 2004 - Shake-up for drug licensing body - A reform of the way drugs are regulated has been outlined by ministers to make the system more independent. - BBC - "The damage done by the public believing they have been lied to or defrauded is difficult to repair...'It is the only regulatory agency that is fully industry funded...'It is a difficult task to convince people that a regulatory body entirely funded by the industry is impartial.'"
►November 11, 2004 - Pugh admits faking vaccine results -

►November 11, 2004 - Mumps rise sparks fear of epidemic - Express & Star

►November 11, 2004 - More cases of mumps confirmed -

►November 11, 2004 - Mumps danger at University - The Huddersfield Daily Examiner -

►November 11, 2004 - MMR vaccines - Are kids at risk of seizures once vaccinated? - U. S. News & World Report

►November 11, 2004 - Time to cough up cash - Monroe Times

►November 11, 2004 - Whooping cough found at local school - There are three confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the junior-senior high building of the Belmond-Klemme school district. Letters were sent to parents in the B-K district last week informing them of the outbreak. - Belmond Independent via

►November 11, 2004 - Facts about Whooping Cough - Following are a list of questions and answers from the Iowa Department of Health provided to Belmond-Klemme parents last week. - Belmond Independent via

►November 11, 2004 - Shot Shows Promise As Male Contraceptive - Shot That Prompts Immune Reaction Shows Promise As Contraceptive Method for Men - AP via ABC News

* ►November 11, 2004 - Vaccine cripples sperm in monkeys - Male contraception options set to broaden. -

* ►November 11, 2004 - Genelabs Receives Milestone Payment From GlaxoSmithKline Relating to HEV Vaccine - press release - Genelabs Technologies, Inc. via PRNewswire-FirstCall via Yahoo! - "Genelabs Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNLB - News) has received a $750,000 payment from GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals (GSK) based on a milestone relating to clinical trial results for GSK's investigational vaccine against the hepatitis E virus (HEV)."

* ►November 11, 2004 - Mercks Plan Helps Crisis - Cutting Edge Information via Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations News - "In the wake of Merck & Co.’s announcement to pull Vioxx off the market, the pharmaceutical giant pressed forward with plans to launch new products. According to announcement last week, Merck & Co. filed a Biologics License Application with the FDA for a new Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella vaccine."

►November 11, 2004 - College to develop vaccines against biological weapons - - "Scientists at Imperial College are to help develop new vaccines in case of attacks by terrorists using biological weapons."

►November 11, 2004 - Cattle Die from Anthrax; Publicized a Month Later - - "Keller says she chose not to publicize the information about the cattle last month because she did not want to scare people. Cattle get anthrax by eating spores in dirt, and it's not uncommon."

►November 11, 2004 - UAB gets $12M contract for anthrax vaccine study - Birmingham Business Journal

►November 11, 2004 - Standards for Anthrax Tests Developed - AP via

►November 11, 2004 - Anthrax Controlled - The Namibian (Windhoek) via

►November 11, 2004 - State vet says anthrax kills 15 cattle in Dunn County - AP via Bismark Tribune via

►November 11, 2004 - Autism conference set - Indianapolis Star - "The Indiana Autism Coalition will host the 2004 annual conference 'Autism Experts in Our Own Back Yard' on Saturday and Sunday at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School."

►November 11, 2004 - Schools closed after student brings in mercury (requires registration) -

►November 11, 2004 - High School Student Says He Got Mercury From Dentist's Office - Chemical Leak Closes Schools In Area County -

►November 11, 2004 - Mercury collection efforts continue with 275 pounds turned in already - Amarillo Globe-News

►November 11, 2004 - Hepatitis C at epidemic levels among young injectors in London - Imperial College London via

►November 11, 2004 - WVU offers new treatment for non-Hodgkins - AP via Charleston Gazette

►November 11, 2004 - New Test May Spot Early Signs of Alzheimer's - PA News via The Scotsman

►November 11, 2004 - Black-White Differences in HIV Care Seen in US - Reuters

►November 11, 2004 - Popular Science lists OraQuick HIV test among top innovations - OraSure Technologies developed the procedure, which can detect in 20 minutes the virus that causes AIDS. - The Morning Call

►November 11, 2004 - Guidelines on Preventing Mother-To-Child HIV Transmission, China - Medical News Today

►November 11, 2004 - HIV drugs known as protease inhibitors also protect against Malaria - Scientists from The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) have found that a group of HIV drugs known as protease inhibitors may also be effective for treating or preventing malaria. -

►November 11, 2004 - Sontra Medical Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2004 Financial Results and Product Update - press release - Sontra Medical Corporation via PRNewswire-FirstCall

* ►November 11, 2004 - Weathering the Influenza Vaccine Crisis - journal article (NEJM)

* ►November 11, 2004 - Improving Patient Safety — Five Years after the IOM Report - journal article (NEJM)

* ►November 11, 2004 - American states attempt to get flu vaccines from Europe, New York joins - "First it was Illinois, now New York City is also attempting to get large orders of flu vaccines from Europe. Whether or not these foreign supplies will get FDA clearance is still unclear."

* ►November 11, 2004 - A Former soldier has called on the Government to officially recognise Gulf War syndrome after the US authorities admitted it could exist. - Peterborough Today, UK

* ►November 11, 2004 - At-risk kids focus of diabetes study: Doctors will follow 8,000 children - The Seattle Times - "In the TEDDY study, researchers will regularly collect blood and stool samples from the children at risk for the disease. They also will analyze toenail samples from the kids and tap water from the families' homes. Families will provide detailed records, including vaccinations, the presence of pets, possible exposure to pesticides and when the child first consumes certain foods such as cow's milk, infant formula and wheat products. They also will provide information about family dynamics."

* ►November 11, 2004 - Millions who suffer from nut and milk allergies could benefit from Stanford researcher’s test - A team led by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine has developed vaccines that vastly reduce or eliminate dogs’ allergic reactions to three major food allergens: peanuts, milk and wheat. The vaccines’ benefits lasted at least three months. - Stanford University Medical Center via

Comment: But what if vaccines are one of the causes of predisposition to allergy?

* ►November 11, 2004 - Carrington Reports Third Quarter 2004 Results - * Tenth Consecutive Quarter with Revenue Growth Over Prior Year Quarter * Net Income of $104,000 * Profit of $980,000 Before Funding Of DelSite Subsidiary * US Grant For Nasal Delivery of A H5N1 (Bird) Flu Vaccine Awarded - PRNewswire-FirstCall via - "The needle-less technology is expected to provide an alternative to injections for vaccines such as the annual injectable flu shots and provide a much faster way to implement mass immunizations for pandemic outbreaks, or biowarfare agents."

* ►November 11, 2004 - Glaxo, Sanofi, Chiron Urged by UN to Help Combat Bird Flu Virus - Bloomberg - "Brentford, England-based Glaxo, Europe's biggest drugmaker, and others have turned down the U.K.-made seed virus because it isn't clear who owns the rights to reverse genetics, or how much companies might have to pay for them, said Norbert Hehme, general manager of Glaxo's biological plant in Dresden, Germany. MedImmune will waive royalties on its intellectual property for pandemic flu vaccines that are offered free to the public, the company said in a statement. Companies will also be asked to pay for human tests of the vaccine and obtain regulatory approval in countries where it would be sold, Stoehr said. The WHO will ask regulators whether companies can pool data from their experiments to keep the cost of testing down, he said."

* ►November 11, 2004 - Drug maker gets double dose of new suits - The Madison County Record - "On top of another Vioxx class action suit, the pharmaceutical company was the subject of a product liability suit filed by John and Ann Haderlein on behalf of their son, Eric. A seven-count suit seeking damages in excess of $350,000, claims Eric Haderlein suffers from the effects of mercury poisoning caused by the negligence of the defendants’ products with which the infant was immunized between June 1996 through July 1998."

* ►November 11, 2004 - Eli Lilly and Company Honors U.S. Senator Gordon Smith and Others Whose Extraordinary Efforts Help People with Mental Illness Move Their Lives Forward Senator Smith (R-Oregon) will receive a Government Honorary Award for his role in establishing legislation to improve screening for young people at risk for suicide - PRNewswire-FirstCall via

* ►November 11, 2004 - Africa: Global Fund Action Call - AfricaFocus (Washington, DC) via - "Ironically, one of its decisions may be to postpone announcement of a fifth round of funding, as donors led by the United States press to reduce expectations and pressure for future funding commitments."

►November 11, 2004 - Health System Struggles Against New Bugs - As New Strains of Bacteria Threaten Public Health, the Government and the Drug Industry Struggle to Keep Up -

►November 11, 2004 - EU deal struck on mobility - Research bodies from 10 nations promise to allow researchers to take grant money abroad  - The Scientist via

►November 11, 2004 - Pharmexa Starts Phase II Trial in Breast Cancer - PRNewswire-FirstCall via - "Pharmexa has obtained the required regulatory approvals for the Phase II trial with the HER-2 Protein AutoVac(TM) breast cancer vaccine and the Hungarian doctors are now ready to recruit patients."

►November 11, 2004 - Meeting the Challenge of Influenza - BD Flu Awareness Program Integrates Continuum of Care in Prevention, Diagnosis & Treatment - PRNewswire-FirstCall via - "BD technology includes a wide variety of advanced vaccine delivery systems that offer important options in the effort to prevent the spread of influenza and extend the vaccine supply," said Kenneth Kassler-Taub, M.D., Vice President Medical Affairs, BD Medical. "These include the BD Hypak(TM) glass prefillable syringe system, the BD Integra(TM) syringes designed specifically to maximize the number of doses obtained from multi-dose medication vials, and the BD Accuspray(TM) nasal spray system that enables needle-free intranasal delivery of the flu vaccine."

►November 11, 2004 - Isolation room planned at airport - Facility at the new Indianapolis terminal would be used in case of a health emergency. - Indianapolis Star

►November 11, 2004 - Jean Chretien opens Canadian medical company in China - "Former prime minister Jean Chretien marked Canada's growing economic ties with China on Thursday with the opening of a Canadian-owned medical-diagnostics company in Shanghai."

►November 11, 2004 - UNM prevails in lawsuit on patents - Two university scientists lost their rights to ownership of a cancer therapy they discovered. - The Albuquerque Tribune

►November 11, 2004 - Cdn.-led team awarded funds for West Nile study - Canadian Press via

►November 11, 2004 - SARS Vaccine May Not Be Available Soon - AP via

►November 11, 2004 - Researchers Mobilise for Malaria Week - Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé) via

►November 11, 2004 - Domestic Ducks Could Pose A New Avian Influenza Threat - Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations via PRNewswire via Biocompare News

►November 11, 2004 - MicroRNA controls insulin - Cell line study shows miR-375 regulates the late stages of insulin secretion - The Scientist via

►November 11, 2004 - UCSD researchers find effective treatment for unusual fever syndrom caused by cold exposure - University of California - San Diego via - "FCAS is a hereditary disorder thought to affect nearly 300 Americans, with 90 percent of them tracing their ancestry to a man from Northern Europe who migrated to the U.S. in the 1600s. FCAS is one of a family of seven distinct, single-gene defects that are considered to be hereditary periodic fever disorders**, characterized by recurrent bouts of systemic inflammation involving several tissues, including joints and skin."

►November 11, 2004 - Extremely Preterm Birth and Parental Authority to Refuse Treatment — The Case of Sidney Miller - journal article (NEJM)

►November 11, 2004 - Venom Immunotherapy - journal article (NEJM)

►November 11, 2004 - Cytokine-Based Therapies for Crohn's Disease — New Paradigms - journal article (NEJM)

►November 11, 2004 - Anti–Interleukin-12 Antibody for Active Crohn's Disease - journal article (NEJM)

►November 11, 2004 - Oligospermia in a Patient Receiving Imatinib Therapy for the Hypereosinophilic Syndrome - journal article (NEJM)

►November 11, 2004 - Pria Diagnostics and Vanderbilt University Begin Collaboration for Bioweapons Detection and Medical Diagnostics - PRNewswire via

►November 11, 2004 - Federal BSE dollars flowing to farmers -

►November 11, 2004 - FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation for CR002, Treatment for IgA Nephropathy - CuraGen Corporation via Doctor's Guide

►November 11, 2004 - Couple's daughter refused suicide - A woman with Asperger's syndrome whose parents made a suicide pact because they could not cope with her says they asked her to kill herself too. - BBC

►November 11, 2004 - 12% of Bexley students have special needs - How many children in Bexley schools are identified as special-needs students? And what services does the district offer to them? -

►November 11, 2004 - Gene Found To Defend Against Environmental Pollutants And Pulmonary Emphysema - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Of Public Health via ScienceDaily

►November 11, 2004 - Third Wave sees core gains in '05 - The Capital Times via

►November 11, 2004 - Aastrom Biosciences Issues Correction of Wall Street Journal Article - Adult Bone Marrow Stem Cells are Company Focus - PRNewswire-FirstCall via - "In an article entitled: "Another Winner is Big Business" published in the November 4th issue of The Wall Street Journal, Aastrom Biosciences was described as a biotechnology firm doing embryonic stem-cell research, which it is not accurate."

►November 11, 2004 - In a tiny squid, bacterial toxin governs organ development - University of Wisconsin-Madison via

►November 11, 2004 - Marine sponge leads researchers to immune system regulator - University of Chicago Medical Center via

►November 11, 2004 - By impounding iron, FHC foils cell suicide, fuels inflammation - University of Chicago Medical Center via

►November 11, 2004 - Palm and your destiny - - "Palmar creases can be picked up on the ultrasound after the twelfth week. If it is found, the foetus should be closely monitored for appearance of associated abnormalities in the kidney heart or other organs."

►November 11, 2004 - Rotary’s goal to eradicate polio - The Delphos Herald

►November 11, 2004 - Heart checks 'may cut cot deaths' - Newborn babies should be screened for heart abnormalities to reduce the risk of cot death, researchers say. - BBC

►November 11, 2004 - New online tool kit on HIV/AIDS prevention for sex workers - GTZ, WHO and sex work networks share information and lessons learned - WHO

►November 11, 2004 - Tennessee to Cut Health Program (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times

* ►November 11, 2004 - Antidepressant Helps Kids with Social Anxiety - Archives of General Psychiatry via Reuters via Yahoo! - "The study was funded by GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, which sells Paxil. Many of Wagner's co-authors are either employees of or have received money from GlaxoSmithKline, according to disclosure statements accompanying the study in the Archives of General Psychiatry."

►November 11, 2004 - Brain Wave Activity Seems Slower in Schizophrenics - HealthDay via Yahoo!

►November 11, 2004 - Humans may get different forms of BSE - New Scientist

►November 11, 2004 - A pancreatic islet-specific microRNA regulates insulin secretion – journal article (Nature)

►November 11, 2004 - Vitamin E Might Make Heart Disease Worse - AP via Herald-Sun

►November 11, 2004 - SARS Vaccine May Not Be Available Soon - AP via Herald-Sun

►November 11, 2004 - New Worries Tarnishing Arthritis Drugs - AP via Herald-Sun

►November 11, 2004 - Pesticide Study Using Children Postponed - AP via Herald-Sun

►November 11, 2004 - WHO Recommends Smallpox Virus Alteration - AP via Herald-Sun

* ►November 10, 2004 - Tell Senate to "Just Say No!? To Universal Psychiatric Screening And Drugging Children - Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

►November 10, 2004 - Supreme Court victory in Utah - - "The plaintiff in the case was originally awarded $1,250,000 in noneconomic damages, but the award was reduced to $250,000 by the judge in accordance with Utah's legislatively imposed cap."

►November 10, 2004 - New AHRQ Survey Helps Hospitals Measure and Improve Patient Safety Culture -

►November 10, 2004 - Many Countries Falling Behind In Race To Improve Health And Reduce Deaths By 2015 - World Health Organization and World Bank to convene high-level meeting in Africa to offer help -

►November 10, 2004 - Micro detectives: Grants help university scientists unlock secrets of biofilms, chronic wasting disease - Billings Gazette

►November 10, 2004 - American Public Health Association Concludes 132nd Annual Meeting, 14,500 Public Health Professionals Attend - Association Adopts 20 New Policies, Including Calls to Ensure Access to Influenza Vaccinations and for Improvements in Transportation and Nutrition Labeling to Combat Obesity - American Public Health Association

►November 10, 2004 - Trial Drug Looks Promising for Crohn's - HealthDay Reporter via Forbes - "Interleukin-12 acts "higher in the inflammatory pathway," and blocking it can be more effective than blocking tumor necrosis factor, said Dr. Lloyd Mayer, chairman of the immunobiology center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, which participated in the trial."

►November 10, 2004 - Zone T hunters harvest 64,589 deer - Spooner Advocate - "Biologists were collecting deer heads for CWD testing at registration stations across the western and eastern disease eradication zones and in a buffer area around the DEZ."

►November 10, 2004 - Childhood Videotaped Social and Neuromotor Precursors of Schizophrenia: A Prospective Investigation (full study) - The American Journal of Psychiatry via

►November 10, 2004 - Michigan Senate passes mental health reform legislation - AP via Detroit Free Press - "Another part of the package involves patient advocates -- those who work on behalf of patients receiving treatment."

►November 10, 2004 - Study: Vitamin E may do more harm than good - Research finds those taking supplement died earlier. Vitamin E supplements, which millions take in the hope of longer, healthier lives, may do more harm than good, researchers reported on Wednesday. Reuters via - CNN

►November 10, 2004 - New gene target found for common brain tumors in children - Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions via

►November 10, 2004 - Pesticide Study Using Children Postponed - AP via Yahoo!

►November 10, 2004 - Star Anise Tea Can Be Toxic to Infants - Reuters via Yahoo!

►November 10, 2004 - Mobile masts by one in 10 schools - Almost one in 10 UK schools has a mobile phone mast close by, a BBC THREE investigation has found. - BBC

►November 10, 2004 - Fumes 'not winter asthma trigger' - Traffic fumes are not the reason why people's asthma gets worse in the winter, say US scientists. - BBC

►November 10, 2004 - New gene target found for common brain tumors in children - Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions via

►November 10, 2004 - Grants target better predictors for type 1 diabetes - Medical News Today

►November 10, 2004 - Can we learn new tricks from an old drug in treating heart attacks? - Bretylium's unique effects may point to new concept of heart attacks - University of Minnesota via

►November 10, 2004 - Cholesterol-lowering drug may also reduce risk of blood clots - Blackwell Publishing Ltd. via

►November 10, 2004 - MicroRNA study points to novel path for treating diabetes - New York University via

►November 10, 2004 - Initial Sensor For P53 Tumor-suppressing Pathway Identified - Wistar Institute via ScienceDaily

►November 10, 2004 - Mumps epidemic fear brings university action - Cambridge News

►November 10, 2004 - Berna Biotech Focuses Its Korean Activities on the Global Hepatitis B Business and Development of Hepatitis B Combination Vaccines -

* ►November 10, 2004 - Mum to take MMR jab fight to the top - A Mansfield  mum is back on track for a High Court battle over the controversial MMR jab after her legal aid was restored by appeal judges. - Mansfield Today

* ►November 10, 2004 - Veterinarian admits guilt in virus smuggling case - Portland Press Herald - "A Maryland veterinarian who worked for a Saudi Arabian chicken farm pleaded guilty in federal court in Bangor on Tuesday to conspiring to smuggle a poultry virus into the United States."

* ►November 10, 2004 - Despite Setbacks, Strong Growth Seen In $7 Billion Vaccine Market - press release - Kalorama Information via PRNewswire via Yahoo! - "The worldwide market for preventive vaccines will total nearly $7 billion in 2004 despite the widely reported supply interruptions of flu vaccine in the United States, according to a new study released today from Kalorama Information. Furthermore, both adult and pediatric vaccines will see strong growth upwards of 10% to 15% annually over the next 5 years."

Comment:  What is the significance of this fact re: allegations that economics has driven flu (and other) vaccine shortages?

* ►November 10, 2004 - New Study Links Pfizer's Bextra, Similar to Vioxx, to Heart Attacks (requires registration or subscription) - The New York Times - "'The magnitude of the signal with Bextra is even higher than what we saw in Vioxx,' Dr. Garret A. FitzGerald, a cardiologist and pharmacologist at the University of Pennsylvania, said in an interview after presenting the data. 'This is a time bomb waiting to go off.'"

►November 10, 2004 - 750K More flu vaccines N.Y.- Bound - New York Post

►November 10, 2004 - Health commission to hold flu-vaccine lottery -

►November 9, 2004 - Vaccine rationing poses hard choices, ethical dilemmas - In-Forum

* ►November 9, 2004 - School nurses see dramatic changes - Higher population, increase in children's health and social issues have made them primary caregivers for many students. - The Times-Union via - "She said the types of medical issues she sees in some of the students at the school are much different than when she started eight years ago. She noted the rise in chronic illnesses such as asthma as well as an upswing in childhood diabetes rates. At 10:30 each morning, she checks the blood sugar of eight diabetic students, monitoring their insulin intake and helping them administer their shots. She uses a special computer program to keep track of students' blood sugar levels...There are four emotionally handicapped units and two autistic units at the junior high, each filled with nearly a dozen students, Jammes said. Many students also receive medication such as Ritalin, for attention deficit disorders, immediately after getting off the bus at school, she said."

►November 9, 2004 - NYU study provides new view of infant perceptual development - New York University via

►November 9, 2004 - IgG treatment during pregnancy reduces severity of rare, recurring liver condition in newborns - Northwestern University via

►November 9, 2004 - CDC and States Announce Plan to Distribute 10.3 Million Flu Shots Nationwide; Public Health Officials Call Allocation Fair and Aimed at Most Vulnerable Americans - press release - CDC

* ►November 8, 2004 - Pfizer May Issue Stiff Warning for Pain Killer Bextra - Dow Jones Newswire via - "Pfizer Inc. (PFE) said Friday it's likely that a so-called 'black box' warning will be added to the label of its pain killer Bextra because it sometimes leads to a rare but serious skin reaction."

►November 5, 2004 - Blood Mercury Levels in Young Children and Childbearing-Aged Women --- United States, 1999--2002 - MMWR via CDC

►November 2, 2004 - Weighing the Evidence for Expanding Physician Supply (full study) - journal article (Annals of Internal Medicine)

* ►November 2004 - Medicine and Society Gatekeeping and the FDA’s Role in Human Subjects Protection - journal article (Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association) - "Our casual understanding, available from some published histories and a brief tour of the World Wide Web, is that current human subjects protections in medical research followed from the Nuremburg Code of 1947 and the World Medical Association’s Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and have been supported by the evolution of ethical standards in the medical profession."

* ►November 2004 - Op-Ed Ethics, Education, and Integrative Medicine - journal article (Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association)

* ►November 2004 - Maintaining Integrity in Industry-Sponsored Research - Conflicts of interest in translational research. - journal article (Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association)

►November 2004 - Wright v Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center: Maintaining Patient and Public Trust in Clinical Research - journal article (Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association)

►November 2004 - Estimating pesticide dose from urinary pesticide concentration data by creatinine correction in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES-III) - journal article (Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology)

►November 2004 - Exposure to phthalate esters from indoor environment - journal article (Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology)

►November 2004 - Psychodynamic Treatment of Depression - The American Journal of Psychiatry via

►November 2004 - Time trends in adolescent mental health - journal article (Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines)

►November 2004 - Effects of separate delivery of zinc or zinc and vitamin A on hemoglobin response, growth, and diarrhea in young Peruvian children receiving iron therapy for anemia - journal article (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

►November 2004 - Use of the deuterated-retinol-dilution technique to monitor the vitamin A status of Nicaraguan schoolchildren 1 y after initiation of the Nicaraguan national program of sugar fortification with vitamin A - journal article (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

►November 2004 - Triple fortification of salt with microcapsules of iodine, iron, and vitamin A - journal article (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

►November 2004 - Environmental Justice, Cumulative Environmental Risk, and Health Among Low- and Middle-Income Children in Upstate New York - journal article (American Journal of Public Health)

►October 2004 - Linking the sepsis triad of inflammation, coagulation, and suppressed fibrinolysis to infants - journal article (Advances in Neonatal Care)

►October 2004 - Assessing breast cancer risk: genetic factors are not the whole story - journal article (Postgraduate Medical Journal)

►October 2004 - Genetic approaches to solving common diseases - journal article (Journal of Neurology)

Nothing posted November 12, 2004.

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