By Kim Stagliano
Below is a "best of Age of Autism" post called, Voting Himself Rich about Paul Offit, who has made a career out of becoming the national spokesman for vaccines. Dr. Offit is the face of a new autism organization that has openly declared that while they do not know what causes autism, they know it's not vaccines. He doesn't treat children with autism in his practice, but he wrote a book telling parents what treatments do not work for autism. APP and Dr. Offit refer to "Many Studies" as proof that vaccines do not cause autism. You can read about the studies for yourself at the site "Fourteen Studies."
By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill
Dr. Paul Offit of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) took home a fortune of at least $29 million as part of a $182 million sale by CHOP of its worldwide royalty interest in the Merck Rotateq vaccine to Royalty Pharma in April of last year, according to an investigation by Age of Autism. Based on an analysis of current CHOP administrative policies, the amount of income distributed to Offit could be as high as $46 million.
There is nothing improper about receiving compensation for a patented innovation; but the extraordinary valuation placed on CHOP’s patents raises concerns over Offit’s use of his former position on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to help create the market for rotavirus vaccine -- to effectively vote himself rich. Read the full post HERE.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism and mother of three girls with autism.