Drug Safety Lawsuits Create Distrust of Vaccines

Drug Safety Lawsuits Create Distrust of Vaccines

In July 2012, British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline LLC (GSK), agreed to plead guilty to criminal and civil charges resulting from the company’s failure to report safety data about the drug Avandia and unauthorized promotion of the drugs Paxil and Wellbutrin making this the largest healthcare fraud settlement and largest payment ever made by a pharmaceutical in U.S. history.

Michigan Court Upholds Decision to Order Vaccinations for Foster Care Children

In a 3 to 0 decision, a court of appeals in Michigan has upheld a decision by Judge Paul Denenfeld of Kent County, MI who last year ordered physician-recommended vaccinations for four foster care children, over the mother’s objection. Judge Denenfeld ruled that the childrens’ mother, who had objected to vaccinations based on her religious beliefs, had forfeited the legal…

Vaccine Injury Lawsuits Slow to Settlement, Sometimes Dismissed

While stricter vaccine requirements for employees, schools and day care centers spread across the United States, families continue to file vaccine injury claims in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Recent published reports indicate that the government’s system in place to field these claims is a grueling, bureaucratic process, while two out of three…