Medicare and Vaccination

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has long operated using a number of “core measures” to determine the quality of care provided by hospitals. This year, CMS is launching a new program through which hospitals will be rewarded according to how well they score on these core measures. Beginning October 2012, one percent … Continue reading

Pity the Poor Vaccine Industry!

Forbes currently has an article up that can at best be described as an ode to the HPV vaccine. Uncritically presenting the view of pharmaceutical industries, the article is so incredibly misleading that we thought we would point out some of its fallacies here. The writer begins by describing the case of Neal Fowler, not … Continue reading

Vaccine Exemptions Under Attack

A few weeks ago, we mentioned the way in which vaccine exemptions have been attacked during this past year. We seem to be moving closer and closer to mandatory vaccination and away from the concept of informed consent. You will be glad to know that one of the bills mentioned in that post was amended … Continue reading

Dr. Sears Weighs In On CA Vaccine Bill

It seems this year vaccine rights have been under attack from all sides. In Vermont, bill S199 aims to remove philosophical exemptions for vaccination altogether, a proposal that has brought concerned parents together to protest this threat to their right to decide what is in the best interests of their child. Meanwhile, Dr. Bob Sears, … Continue reading

Notes on a Scandal: Blowing the Whistle on the FDA

A short while ago, we blogged about a 2006 report in which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Science Board concluded that, among other things, “The FDA cannot fulfill its mission because its scientific base has eroded and its scientific organizational structure is weak.”  The report further stated that the FDA’s “scientific workforce does not … Continue reading

West Virginians Have No Right to Decide What Is Injected Into Their Children

Yesterday’s post highlighted the way in which our right to informed consent is under threat by the very people we depend upon to protect it. This video shows how in West Virginia, this right has already been taken away. Please watch it and share with your friends and family — it’s important that more people … Continue reading

Does the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics Comprehend the Ethics of Informed Consent?

The American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, Virtual Mentor, has devoted its January 2012 issue to the question of vaccine ethics. Unsurprisingly, none of the articles deal with the very real problems that taint vaccine trials and present a false view of vaccine safety. Apparently, using reactive placebos that hide the true rate of serious … Continue reading

NVIC Pairs Up With Mercola

Cofounder and President of the National Vaccine Information Center, Barbara Loe Fisher, has paired up with Mercola to do a number of videos regarding vaccine safety. Barbara on vaccine exemptions:   On herd immunity:     On the Institute of Medicine report (which we covered here):

Vaccination Spurs Virus Evolution

A report published online in Vaccine suggests that the bird-flu virus is mutating faster in countries that have implemented large-scale but incomplete vaccination of poultry. This supports a theory that has been floating in scientific circles for some time: where 100% of the population is not vaccinated, there is a higher likelihood that the virus … Continue reading

Are You Aware?

It’s hard to stay on top of the latest developments in vaccine science and informed consent laws. It seems every week, new research is released, or a new story grabs the news. How can you know which study is most reliable? One of the ways to keep up with the constant onslaught of information is … Continue reading