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Pro-HPV Vaccine Doc Omits Financial Ties in Medical Journal

One of the biggest promoted drugs in history, the HPV cervical cancer vaccine, is a multi-billion dollar blockbuster. But it’s also faced criticism — some of it from a scientist who helped develop it —  amid concerns about safety and effectiveness When Japan suspended proactively recommending the vaccine amid concerns over injuries, the makers, Merck (Gardasil) […]

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Are W. Africans “Guinea Pigs” in Ebola Vaccine Trials?

[Above image: An Ebola isolation ward in the Congo, 2012. Courtesy: Brian Bird, Ph.D] The World Health Organization (WHO) is under fire for its management of a study in Guinea testing a Merck Ebola vaccine. According to an article in the current edition of The Lancet medical journal, critics allege some patients are getting inadequate […]

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Researcher who dispelled vaccine-autism link: “Most-wanted fugitive”

A former Centers for Disease Control (CDC) researcher, best known for his frequently-cited studies dispelling a link between vaccines and autism, is still considered on the lam after allegedly using CDC grants of tax dollars to buy a house and cars for himself. Poul Thorsen, listed as a most-wanted fugitive by the Department of Health and Human […]

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