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Americans Traveling Abroad Face Vaccine Decisions

Americans Traveling Abroad Face Vaccine Decisions

U.S. public health officials commonly advocate vaccinations for Americans traveling abroad, but most foreign countries “recommend” rather than “mandate” vaccinations for visitors. Cholera vaccine, for example, has a limited and transient effectiveness for reducing illness and does not prevent transmission of infection. Because of this and the extremely low risk of infection for travelers…

FDA Nominee Scott Gottlieb Rejects Links Between Vaccination and Autism

FDA Nominee Scott Gottlieb Rejects Links Between Vaccination and Autism

In a confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Energy, Labor, and Pensions on April 5, 2017, the nominee to be the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, MD, stated categorically that there “is no causal link between vaccination and autism.” Dr. Gottlieb serves on the board of directors of pharmaceutical companies…

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.

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