Vaccine "Nonprofit" Groups
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Every Child By Two

Donations tie drug firms and nonprofits

Institute of Vaccine Safety (Neil Halsey MD) http://www.vaccinesafety
"The purpose of the Institute for Vaccine Safety is to obtain and disseminate objective information on the safety of recommended immunizations........As an independent academic institution, the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health is uniquely positioned to fill a vacuum in the current debate on vaccine safety. The Institute for Vaccine Safety will provide access to objective and accurate information in a timely fashion in a variety of ways."--IVS  (Emphasis added)

Neil Halsey MD Serves on the advisory board to the Immunization Action Coalition, an advocacy group funded by vaccine makers including: Aventis Pasteur, Chiron Corporation, Glaxo Wellcome, Merck & Co., Nabi, North American Vaccine, SmithKline-Beecham, Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines.

"Dr. Neal Halsey of Johns Hopkins University. Like Katz, he is a vaccine pioneer and served on ACIP and the Red Book committees. He, too, is an advisor to the Immunization Action Coalition and the Hepatitis B Coalition. Halsey is also director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety, which he founded at Johns Hopkins to provide a forum on vaccine safety, among other things. According to a Johns Hopkins' spokesperson, the institute receives funds from Merck, SmithKline Beecham, North American Vaccines, Connaught/Pasteur Merrieux and Wyeth-Lederle."----Nicholas Regush

"Regarding Neal Halsey:  There were two meetings on vaccines and diabetes. There was no consensus reached in either meeting however people are misrepresenting the truth by  claiming there was a consensus. Neal Halsey appeared to admit under oath that the people at the Johns Hopkins meeting told him they refused to sign a consensus statement refuting my findings. Neal Halsey continues to claim a consensus however. It was brought up under oath that Neal Halsey's  vaccine organization was receiving in excess of  $100,000 from vaccine manufacturers and the conference was not an objective conference."--Bart Classen

Dr. Halsey has been one of the leading investigators and advocates in the area of vaccines.  In addition to numerous grants and contracts from different vaccine manufacturers, Dr. Halsey has received frequent reimbursements for travel expenses and honoraria from companies such as Merck.  Importantly, at the time of the Rotashield approval meeting, Dr. Halsey was seeking start-up funds from most of the vaccine manufacturers for the establishment of an institute for vaccine safety at Johns Hopkins University, where he works.  He has already received $50,000 from Merck and was awaiting funds from Wyeth Lederle (Exhibit 56).  Dr. Halsey also participated in the rotavirus working group of the ACIP.  Also, Dr. Halsey was the Chair of the Committee on Infectious Diseases and representative of the American Academy of Pediatrics which, in conjunction with the CDC, sets and advertises the recommendations for schedules and dosages of immunizations.  He was granted a waiver for participation,  participated during the morning session and then recused himself at the beginning of the afternoon session due to conflicts that were not disclosed in the minutes for the meeting.  Finally, Dr. Halsey's employer, Johns Hopkins University, is also the employer of Dr. Clements-Mann, who was excluded from the discussions.--Ref: Committee on Government Reform

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Immunization Action Coalition

"IAC is a U.S. non profit organization"---Deborah L. Wexler, MD Executive Director, Immunization Action Coalition

Groups That Provide Financial Support to the Immunization Action Coalition in 1999:---Chiron Corporation, GlaxoWellcome, Merck & Co., Nabi, North American Vaccine, Pasteur Merieux Connaught, SmithKline Beecham, Wyeth Lederle Vaccines

THE National Network for Immunization Information
The composition of the Steering Committee is: Dr. Samuel Katz MD, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Duke University (Co-Chair)

Children's Vaccine Initiative

"The study, conducted by the UK charity Save the Children and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, criticised the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI) for including managers from pharmaceutical companies on its governing board, saying that this created a potential conflict of interest."--Media

"He (Katz) co-chairs a group called the Vaccine Initiative, which is an information and advocacy group that benefited from start-up funds from at least six vaccine manufacturers. He is listed as an advisory board member to the Immunization Action Coalition (which includes the Coalition for Hepatitis B), an advocacy group that receives funding from several vaccine makers, including SmithKline Beecham, Merck and Wyeth-Lederle."---Nicholas Regush

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