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Pressured, Schools Review Ties to Drug Firms

By VT / May 15, 2009

Pressured, Schools Review Ties to Drug Firms http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122109019382321441-search.html?KEYWORDS=karen+wagner&COLLECTION=wsjie/6month By ALICIA MUNDY WASHINGTON — Some major universities are reviewing the way they handle funding from drug companies in the wake of criticism from Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is pressing the federal agency that controls government health-research money to get tougher on universities that don’t disclose ties […]

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Sen. Grassley Blasts Psychiatrist for Failure to Disclose Industry Funding

By VT / May 15, 2009

Sen. Grassley Blasts Psychiatrist for Failure to Disclose Industry Funding http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2008/09/11/sen-grassley-blasts-psychiatrist-for-failure-to-disclose-industry-funding/ By Scott Hensley Karen Wagner, a child psychiatrist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, is the latest academic psychiatrist to be criticized by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for failing to fully disclose drug industry ties. Grassley said in a letter that Wagner didn’t […]

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A UT System researcher’s ties to drug firms is questioned

By VT / May 15, 2009

A UT System researcher’s ties to drug firms is questioned 12:00 AM CDT on Saturday, May 9, 2009 http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-drugresearch_09tex.ART.State.Edition1.4c7383e.html By EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News [email protected] AUSTIN — An influential U.S. senator has told a federal investigator that a University of Texas System researcher may not have properly disclosed her financial relationship with […]

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Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus

By VT / May 15, 2009

Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/02/27/8560781.html By Helen Branswell, THE CANADIAN PRESS Last Updated: 27th February 2009, 3:26pm The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses. And an official of the World Health Organization’s European operation […]

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Swine Flu May Be Human Error; WHO Investigates Claim (Update1)

By VT / May 15, 2009

Swine Flu May Be Human Error; WHO Investigates Claim (Update1) http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=afrdATVXPEAk&refer=worldwide# By Jason Gale and Simeon Bennett May 13 (Bloomberg) — The World Health Organization is investigating a claim by an Australian researcher that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error. Adrian Gibbs, 75, who […]

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[1954] Polio Pioneers

By Dawn / May 15, 2009

In 1954, national testing began on one million children, ages six to nine, who became known as the Polio Pioneers: half received the vaccine, and half received a placebo. One-third of the children, who lived in areas where vaccine was not available, were observed to evaluate the background level of polio in this age group. […]

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[1774] Benjamin Jetsy’s grave stone indicated that he utilized cow pox material to inoculate his wife and 2 sons in 1774, 22 years before Jenner’s experiments in 1796.

By VT / May 14, 2009

Benjamin Jetsy’s grave stone indicated that he utilized cow pox material to inoculate his wife and 2 sons in 1774, 22 years before Jenner’s experiments in 1796. Benjamin Jesty was a successful farmer, who lived at Yetminster and then moved to Downshay. He dealt in cattle and maintained a herd. In the year 1774, small […]

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Reference Documents: Webcast Interview — 05/16/09 InTheory.tv

By VT / May 14, 2009

1. Edward Jenner’s biography. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/302579/Edward-Jenner 2. Louis Pasteur’s biography. http://www.catholic.org/encyclopedia/view.php?id=9039 3. Gerald L. Geison’s biography. http://wapedia.mobi/en/Gerald_L._Geison 4. Dr. Paul Offit on Addressing Parents’ Concerns: Do Multiple Vaccines Overwhelm or Weaken the Infant’s Immune System? He then uses some physiological immune facts to come to the outrageous conclusion that an infant would have the theoretical capacity […]

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