Vera Institute of Justice Final Report (2009): 80 NYC Foster Children Died in AIDS Drug Trials

Background:  Between 1985 and 2005, at least 532 infants and children in New York City were conscripted as human subjects of clinical trials testing experimental AIDS drugs and vaccines. The New York City Agency for Child Services (ACS), the custodian of foster . . . Continue reading →

Public Health Gone Awry: Birth Dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine

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Hepatitis B is a serious disease. It is highly prevalent in many countries in Asia (nearly 10% of Chinese carried the illness in 1992). Fortunately its prevalence in the US is very low.  According to CDC data, the overall reported US incidence rate . . . Continue reading →

Immunocompromised children: what are their infectious risks from the unvaccinated?

Posted by Meryl Nass, MD In the last few days there have been multiple news articles and testimonies in the Maine and Vermont legislatures about the need to impose vaccine mandates to protect immunocompromised children.[1] [2] I attended the vaccine bills’ hearing . . . Continue reading →

Testimony Against SF 2841-Minnesota – Preschool Socioemotional Screening–Karen Effrem, MD.

I am here in vigorous opposition to SF 2841 that would implement mental health screening for three-year-old children entering public school. Continue reading →

Thalidomide Litigation — Grünenthal Intimidation — Landmark Settlement

1967-1968: Grünenthal executives were put on trial in Aachen, Germany The indictment charged the company with intent to commit bodily harm and involuntary manslaughter.  The central defendant was Dr. Heinrich Mückter, an indicted Nazi war criminal, who was the company’s chief scientist . . . Continue reading →

“From the Holocaust to Thalidomide: A Nazi Legacy”

“How Men Who Blighted Lives of thousands Evaded Justice.” The post-WWII horror story of thalidomide begins in the picture-book town of Stolberg, near Aachen, in western Germany, with the establishment of Chemie Grünenthal, a Wirtz family-owned pharmaceutical company. After WWII, Nazi scientists stared . . . Continue reading →

Behind the Smokescreen: Conditional Approval for Anthrax Vaccine Trial in Children

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The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released its “[ ] Pediatric Research on Medical Countermeasures” Report and recommendations, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The Report and the Commission Chair, Dr. Amy Gutmann, who presided over a press teleconference took . . . Continue reading →