AAP Rep. to Federal Vaccine Board on payroll of Merck, Sanofi Aventis, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth, Merck Laboratories

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What do you have to do to have a conflict-of-interest in the eyes of the
American Academy of Pediatrics? Margararet Rennels, MD, the official AAP
representative to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is also
on or has been on the payroll of Merck, Merck Laboratories, Sanofi Aventis,
Wyeth Vaccines, and GlaxoSmithKline. She will be making a presentation at
the AAP Convention on the vaccine industry's plans for our children in the
next 3 years. Prepare for evermore vaccines.
See the following for confirmation:


The ACIP is not some unimportant federal commission, and they are anything
but "advisory". This is the federal board that decides what is the
"recommended schedule" of vaccines. Most states will adopt these
recommendations without question and make them mandatory for children to
attend school or daycare. In effect, the ACIP are the Federal Vaccine
And the truly frightening thing about this is that conflicts of these types
are the norm on the ACIP. If a member of the Security and Exchange
Commission had similar conflicts they would be guilty of a felony. In the
world of public health it is a standard operating procedure. And who are
they working for, our children's health or their employers bottom line?
Here's more conflicts from the ACIP meeting minutes for February:
Those reporting potential conflicts of interest were Dr. Greg Poland
(grants from Chiron, VaxGen, and Merck Research Laboratories), Dr. John
Treanor (Wyeth, MedImmune), and Dr. Levin (clinical trials for
GlaxoSmithKline [GSK], Merck, and Merck's DSMB).
Check them out and others at:
Here's a synopsis of Rennels presentation:
Vaccine Update: The Next 1000 Days
Monday, October 10, 2005 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
The U.S. immunization program has been enormously successful in
improving the health of infants, children and adolescents.  The near
future holds hope for the program to be raised to the next level with the
possible addition of conjugated meningococcal, Tdap, rotavirus, MMRV and
human papillomavirus vaccines to the childhood and adolescent immunization
schedule.  The objectives of this seminar are to review the current
program, discuss vaccines and vaccine recommendations on the horizon, and
outline major policy and service issues these changes will bring.


The question is: Is there any relationship between a pediatrician and the
vaccine manufacturers that would be perceived as a conflict-of-interest
according to the prevailing ethics in the AAP? I think the answer is clear.
This has got to stop. And only we can stop it.
Come to Washington DC on Oct.7 and 8.
Power of Parents Rally
Stop the Mercury. Stop the Lies.