[CDC] ACIP (The Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices)
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http://www.cdc.gov/nip/ACIP/default.htm

See CBER Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation UK Medicines Control Agency (MCA) Vaccine Conflict of Interest quotes

[vid] Robert Kennedy

[2009 June] Voting Himself Rich: CDC Vaccine Adviser Made $29 Million Or More After Using Role to Create Market the extraordinary valuation placed on CHOPís patents raises concerns over Offitís use of his former position on the CDCís Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to help create the market for rotavirus vaccine -- to effectively vote himself rich.

[2009 Jan] Dr. Paul Offit: Fox in a Henhouse, the ACIP Years (1998-2003) By J.B. Handley

ACIP meetings

Immunization Policy http://www.mindspring.com/~schlafly/vac/vaccfaq.htm

FACA: Conflicts of Interest and Vaccine Development -- Preserving the Integrity of the Process?

Members: Poland

Quotes
"Recommendations" issue from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), a small group whose members have incestuous ties with agencies that stand to gain power, or manufacturers that stand to gain enormous profits, from the policy that is made. Even if such members recuse themselves from specific votes, they are permitted to participate in discussions and thus influence the decision."--Jane Orient MD http://www.haciendapub.com/article25.html

"The Committee’s investigation has determined that conflict of interest rules employed by the FDA and the CDC have been weak, enforcement has been lax, and committee members with substantial ties to pharmaceutical companies have been given waivers to participate in committee proceedings."--Committee staff report 

"In the case of vaccines, they have this particular panel called the ACIP [Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices]. I've sat through their meetings and know pretty much what goes on there. Basically, they rubber-stamp whatever the drug companies put in front of them.  But this committee comes up with language saying, such and such a person should get this vaccine at such and such a date. Then the drug company lobbyists take that recommendation from the ACIP and they go around to all the state legislatures and state health departments saying, "Did you see what the CDC says to do?" And the American Academy of Pediatrics, of course, jumps in. There are huge donations flowing back and forth between all these people. It's a huge conflict of interest."--Michael Belkin

"Did you know that the CDC committee which sets national vaccine policy, the Advisory Committee on Immunizatrion Practices (ACIP), (until 1997) operated for more than 20 years without making verbatim transcripts of its meetings available to the public?"--Ingri Cassel

"The CDC no longer permits members of its vaccine advisory committee to vote on issues involving any company with whom they have a financial relationship. But they can participate in discussions--which allows them to continue influencing policy. Minutes of a June 1995 CDC advisory committee meeting, at which members voted to delay recommending use of a safer polio vaccine, show that five of the nine members present had financial ties to vaccine manufacturers. (emphasis added)."--Money Magazine

"I have minutes from a CDC Study Group Meeting on the Hepatitis B vaccine held in March, 1997. The minutes of the meeting show that it would take at least a 60 day study to show the onset of MS. Clinical studies done by the two manufacturers were four and five days in length, respectively. It should be noted that the afternoon session of this meeting was chaired by Dr. Robert Sharrar of Merck. This group was to decide how to identify various types of adverse reactions such as MS and demylenating disease and to plan meaningful studies. When Dr. Sharrar appeared on ABC's 20/20 in January he said that he honestly believed that the Hepatitis B vaccine had not caused any problems. Can an employee of a pharmaceutical company that manufactures the vaccine be objective in designing experiments to show fault in a product that generates close to a billion dollars in sales for his company?"---Betty Fluck