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What do you think of the latest scandal?

Did you catch on the evening news, the doctor credited with associating vaccines and autism fixed the data on his research. He was being paid huge money by the lawyers trying to sue the pharmaceutical companies that make vaccines. They now claim this may have caused the death of over 6 infants. He has been stripped of his medical license. Your thoughts?

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salexander

Asked by salexander at 7:50 PM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Not surprised at all. 100% of the research involved in the fictional link between autism and vaccinations was discredited almost a decade ago.
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 7:53 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I believe that just because there is a scandal over something it doesn't necessarily invalidate the subject. Vaccines are a controversial issue, no doubt about it. But they haven't been proven one way or another by a long shot. One could argue that the pharmaceuticals also pay doctors a lot of money to push certain vaccines and drugs, and many of those vaccines and drugs have been linked to various deaths.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 7:54 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • salexander

    Comment by salexander (original poster) at 7:55 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Autism isn't the only risk associated with vaccines either. It's just the one that gets the most media attention.
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 7:56 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Like Linda, not surprised.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:57 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • One thing HAS been proven for autism--it's in the genes. I think we need to start focusing on the known. Then, maybe we can get somewhere.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:59 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Of course pharmaceutical company's push their drugs on docs. That's what the reps jobs are. They 'romance' the doctors. It's the doctor's discretion whether or not they suggest or prescribe these drugs to their patients.
    As for vaccines, it's the same for, say Tylenol. It depends on how an individuals system metabolizes the drug. What is just fine for one person may not be good at all for another, even in the same family. Hell, even too much vitamin D can be not good for you. Too much iron certainly is bad for you.
    There will always be controversy over vaccines and autism, just as Jenny. But there are those that will say a child is either born with autism or not, they don't just develop it. So...
    Raine2001

    Answer by Raine2001 at 8:00 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • It's a bunch of shit. You have to be stupid to think vaccines cause autism
    BeautytheBeast

    Answer by BeautytheBeast at 8:29 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I saw this tonight, but thought this guy was discredited a long time ago, not sure why this is making news again...?
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 8:29 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Not suprised.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 8:30 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

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