Bernice Eddy, PhD (1903–1989) a virologist and epidemiologist at NIH, identified SV40, a cancer-causing monkey virus that millions of children were exposed to from contaminated polio vaccines. In 1954, while the NIH was testing the first commercial polio vaccines, Eddy’s job was to test the vaccines from five different companies. She and her staff worked…Read More
Herbert Needleman, MD, A pediatrician and child psychiatrist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Dr. Needleman is distinguished as a researcher who, having determined the developmental implications of excessive exposure to lead, has worked tirelessly and at great personal cost to force governments and industry to confront the implications of his findings. While this…Read More
“In real ethics, there are some things that must never be done. Bioethics is . . . enticed onward by the question, Why not?. . .Read More
On Jan. 28, 2013, Emergent BioSolutions, manufacturer of BioThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) reported its failure to develop an animal model to provide evidence for assessing efficacy of anthrax vaccine in human.Read More
Anthrax Vaccine: Its checkered history, excessive stockpile and the human and financial costs By Meryl Nass, MD* The current vaccine (Biothrax, manufactured by Emergent Biosolutions or EBS) has never been proved effective in humans. One human trial took place in the 1950s using a different, Merck-manufactured anthrax vaccine. Efficacy studies of the current vaccine have…Read More
Respected international scientists who examined the evidence, concluded that annual influenza campaigns are likely an utter waste of time and money." But officials at the US Centers for Disease Control disregard science and accept commercial propaganda as their guide for setting public health policy.
FDA’s preeminent authority to determine whether a drug or device is approved is its assumed scientific expertise and honest, independent review of safety and performance data from scientifically valid, controlled clinical trials. However, surveys of FDA scientists and numerous independent investigations by highly credible entities have all confirmed serious deficiencies in FDA’s scientific base and…Read More