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2019 Vaccine Awareness Week—Interview with Barbara Loe Fisher

2019 Vaccine Awareness Week—Interview with Barbara Loe Fisher

It’s been an incredible year, an unprecedented year. In this country, the assault on vaccine exemptions has covered the whole country. The National Vaccine Information Center has monitored more than 500 vaccine-related bills that have been introduced in the states this year that we have actively reported on and issued action alerts, in many cases, […]

Medical “Experts” Were Wrong About the Safety of Opioids

Medical “Experts” Were Wrong About the Safety of Opioids

Story Highlights Addiction to and death from prescription painkillers is now a public health crisis in the United States. In the early 1990s, medical “experts” and “thought leaders” made claims convincing the medical community and the public that prescription painkillers were non-addictive when used in the long-term. Financial conflict of interest between opioid manufacturers and […]

The Pill Pitch

The Pill Pitch

Prescription drugs help many people and even save lives. But use of prescription drugs as prescribed is also a leading cause of death in the U.S. Are some pharmaceutical companies skirting TV ad rules so that they don’t have to disclose side effects of some vaccines and other prescription medicine? Some critics say “yes.” And […]

Executive Order Creates Influenza Vaccine Task Force to Promote “National Security and Public Health”

Executive Order Creates Influenza Vaccine Task Force to Promote “National Security and Public Health”

On Sept. 19, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order, “Modernizing Influenza Vaccines in the United State to Promote National Security and Public Health.” Describing mass use of influenza vaccines “to combat seasonal flu” and influenza pandemics as “strengthening our Nation’s public health and security,” he announced the establishment of a National Influenza Vaccine […]

A Glimpse of the World Before Vaccines

A Glimpse of the World Before Vaccines

A common historical theme has emerged in many recent articles about this year’s measles outbreak in the United States. It is perhaps best exemplified by the headline in an opinion piece in National Geographic magazine: “The world before vaccines is a world we can’t afford to forget.” The theme is meant to emphasize the importance […]

Are Vaccinations Safe for Your Kids?

Are Vaccinations Safe for Your Kids?

This is Lynn and her son Jeremy, who has autism—a disabling brain affliction. But at 18 months old, he had a 10-word vocabulary and was growing normally. Then, two days after he received a shot for diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus, he was in the hospital. He was running a fever of 103 and he […]

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