Exit Ebola?

Don't look now but the massive horrible awful Ebola epidemic in America is probably over. But Enterovirus 68 is just getting started. -0- Time to quite worrying about chickenpox vaccine coverage in Marin County and get with it re Ebola,...

How Mercury Triggered The Age of Autism

Conversation with the Authors of Plague

Autism Public Service Announcement

Canary Party Vaccine Court Video

A Glimpse into Autism

Meet Our Advertisers


Olmsted's Original UPI Series

  • The Age of Autism Tag

« The Three Minute Minder | Main | The Battle to Defend Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions Is Worth Fighting »

Age of Autism Science Summary: Conflicts of Interest in Vaccine Safety Research

Science post imageManaging Editor's Note: My apologies - it seems that the free downloads have been used up and so readers can not access the full study.
Click HERE for a pdf. Dr. DeLong invites you to contact her directly at (gayle.delong@baruch.cuny.edu) for further information.

Abstract: Conflicts of interest (COIs) cloud vaccine safety research. Sponsors of research have competing interests that may impede the objective study of vaccine side effects. Vaccine manufacturers, health officials, and medical journals may have financial and bureaucratic reasons for not wanting to acknowledge the risks of vaccines. Conversely, some advocacy groups may have legislative and financial reasons to sponsor research that finds risks in vaccines. Using the vaccine-autism debate as an illustration, this article details the conflicts of interest each of these groups faces, outlines the current state of vaccine safety research, and suggests remedies to address COIs. Minimizing COIs in vaccine safety research could reduce research bias and restore greater trust in the vaccine program.

Dr. Gayle DeLong is an associate professor in the Economics and Finance Department of Baruch College.  Her research examines regulated industries such as banking and pharmaceuticals.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Conflicts of interest are at the heart of the vaccine danger problem. They directly impede the truth from getting to the public.

The provided link is either incorrect or insufficient. It does not take you to the study, but rather some home page of a publisher.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

@AgeofAutism Tweets

follow me on Twitter

SPONSORS

  • HC Logo 2014
  • Canary final logo
  • VOR logo sidebar
  • Safeminds 2014 Logo
Age of Autism's Facebook Page