US Ignores Link Between Vaccines, Autism: Suit

Law360, New York (January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Coalition for Mercury Free Drugs has accused the U.S. government of ignoring risks the group claims that the vaccine preservative Thimerosal poses to children, in the latest chapter of a heated debate over whether vaccines cause autism.

On Tuesday, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the coalition sued the heads of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Food and Drug Administration, alleging they failed to protect the public against the mercury-based Thimerosal, which the group asserts is a...
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