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Monday, March 28, 2005

Thimersol and Merck 

In 1999, Merck announced they would be removing thimersol from their childhood vaccinations. However, it appears as though, they still distributed these vaccines to October 2001.

Thimersol is 50% ethyl mercury and used as a sterilizing agent in multidose vaccinations.
The thought is that the mercury may cause autism and other neurological disorders in children. 4200 claims have been submitted to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is funded by the federal government to supply for children damaged by the childhood vaccination program.

The National Academy of Science does not favor a causal relation between the small doses of mercury and any harm in children. Apparently, they do not deny any possible link either.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Garden State Convention 

Dr. Jay to attend the Garden State Chiropractic Society annual convention on Saturday March 19th. The office will be closed this day. Dr. Jay hopes to learn valuable information to help his practice members and community.

Cox-2 Inhibitors cause major cardiovascular risk 

This class of drugs include Vioxx/ Celebrex/ Bextra. Amazing to me,Dr. Graham, associate director in the FDA's Office of Drug Safety 88,000 to 139,000 had heart attacks and strokes as a result of taking rofecoxib (Vioxx) This is considered to be the "single greatest drug catastrophe in the history of this country or of this world". As many as 56,000 of these cases are believed to result in fatalities. Celebrex and bextra have also been of concern for cardiovascular risk.Interestingly, a study in the July 2003 issue of Spine, found chiropractic spinal adjusting was five times more effective in treating chronic spinal pain than were the cox-2 inhibitors Vioxx / Celebrex / Bextra. The drugs resulted in some adverse reactions. Chiropractic spinal adjusting resulted in no adverse reactions.

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