Government and Pharma: A Case in Point

Earlier this month, the University of Pittsburgh held “A Scientific Symposium Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Development of the Polio Vaccine.” One of the speakers at this conference was Dr. Gary Nabel, director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Nabel has a pretty nice gig. … 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

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Controversy

Last week’s news about the harassment of FDA scientists and doctors who informed Congress that the FDA was approving risky medical devices showed the lengths to which pharmaceutical industries are willing to go to protect their interests. Even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – an organization tasked with the protection of American consumers – … 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

The Marketing of the HPV Vaccine

As we explained in our last blog post, the medical profession has an ethical obligation to explain both the risks and the benefits of any drug to a patient so that the patient can make an informed decision about whether or not to follow the doctor’s recommendation. This is particularly true for vaccines, which are … Continue reading

How the FDA Plays Doctors and Parents for Fools and How to Stop Them!

Any parent or physician can go look up any vaccine package insert on the internet and read how a vaccine is made, what the ingredients are, how the safety study was conducted, how long the subjects were followed after vaccination, and what parameters were being measured to determine efficacy and adverse reactions. That is why I … Continue reading

New Clinical Trial Tests Unsafe Anthrax Vaccine For Post-Exposure Use

We have been writing about the anthrax vaccine here at Vaccine Xchange for some time. It seems clear that Emergent BioSolutions, the maker of the only human anthrax vaccine (BioThrax) currently available in the US, is working to aggressively market the vaccine, including ensuring that its vaccine is authorized for use for use after inhaling … Continue reading

Thank You For Being Part of The VaccineXchange Community

The VaccineXchange has been receiving many great suggestions for articles based on peer reviewed published scientific research, news articles, personal experiences and general alerts to events happening in the world of vaccine policy and safety. We want to take the time to thank you for sending us your comments, articles, tweets and other items to … Continue reading

Our Media: Big Pharma Shills

You may have heard that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is on the track to coming out with a malaria vaccine. The media has been all over the story: the vaccine supposedly cuts the risk of clinical and severe malaria by 56 and 47% respectively. Natural News points out that, while the vaccine may indeed protect against malaria, … Continue reading