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Good News for the Vaccine Concerned: NY Judge TRO’s Rockland County Executive’s Ban

Good News for the Vaccine Concerned: NY Judge TRO’s Rockland County Executive’s Ban

A New York judge in Rockland County has just issued a TRO stopping Rockland County Executive Edwin Day’s March 26, 2019 ban on unvaccinated orthodox jewish children from being in public places for one month because of the measles outbreak in Rockland County. This might be the first ever something like this has happened, maybe both ways, the County executive’s action and a judge stopping it. In addition to issuing the TRO, the judge signed an order to show cause…

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EXTRA, EXTRA: US Stem Cell Litigation Goes to the Court for Decision

EXTRA, EXTRA: US Stem Cell Litigation Goes to the Court for Decision

Per Pacer, on April fools day (with whatever significance that has to you), both sides submitted their replies on their respective summary judgement motions. The case is now as lawyers say, sub judice, (submitted for and pending decision). No big surprises in these last papers. The government says the defendants are violating FDA laws and regulations, based on the FDA’s interpretation of the FDA statutes, and that the defendants admit the violations. The defendants argue that they are not subject…

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The Feds Send Some Love Letters to CBD Companies

The Feds Send Some Love Letters to CBD Companies

CBD is the new gold rush in complementary and integrative health. It’s everywhere. But while CBD based products may be legal federally, they are obviously not approved drugs, and are at best regarded as dietary supplements. As such, no medical claims can be made. But legal technicalities have not stopped the CBD companies from marketing their products as miracle cures for all things pain related and more. And therein lies the problem according to the feds. Two days ago there…

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Revised and Updated Breaking FDA News: Finally Some Action Against a Cord Blood Manufacturer & MORE TO COME SOON!

Revised and Updated Breaking FDA News: Finally Some Action Against a Cord Blood Manufacturer & MORE TO COME SOON!

For some reason, and for the life of me I can’t figure out what it is, up until now, the FDA has been extremely shy about confronting cord blood manufacturer/resellers. I can’t think of a single warning issued against these folks, even though they claim to their physician customers that their products are FDA exempt, which I have publicly doubted is the case. (See my post: http://rickjaffeesq.com/2019/02/08/is-cord-blood-um…-treatment-legal/ Per the NY Times today, that changed last Friday, and for those living…

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Memo to Cali. Parents of Currently Vaccine Medically Exempt Children: What happens if SB 276 becomes law?

Memo to Cali. Parents of Currently Vaccine Medically Exempt Children: What happens if SB 276 becomes law?

By now, all Cali. Vaccine Concerned (“VC”) know that earlier this week, Senator Richard Pan dropped the bill he’s been hinting about for some time. His SB 276 will eliminate the power of physicians to issue vaccine medical exemptions. Instead, doctors will submit form applications/requests for exemptions which will be reviewed and approved or denied by unspecified state health officials. Even more significant, but unsurprising is SB 276’s stated standard for which medical exemption applications will be reviewed: CDC contraindications,…

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US Stem Cell Case Update; No breaking news but . . . .

US Stem Cell Case Update; No breaking news but . . . .

Per the Court’s scheduling order, the parties filed their pre-trial materials yesterday, March 29th, including what’s called the Joint Pre-trial Stipulation (“JPTS”) which lays out for the Judge what each party’s contentions are, lists disputed and agreed-to facts and legal issues. It’s about as good of a summary of the case as the judge or the public will get prior to trial. Because federal court cases like this have tight scheduling orders, it’s not an infrequent occurance that the pre-trial…

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A post with two titles: The dissenting opinion everyone interested in the vaccine issue should read/ The Strongest Argument against Cali SB 276

A post with two titles: The dissenting opinion everyone interested in the vaccine issue should read/ The Strongest Argument against Cali SB 276

In late January 2019, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Newman issued a dissenting opinion which everyone interested in the vaccine issue should read and study. The Court of Appeals had affirmed the vaccine court’s denial of compensation to an alleged vaccine injured child on the stated grounds that the child’s injury was a result of a genetically confirmed pre-existing condition. The family moved for rehearing and en banc rehearing, which was denied, but Judge Newman wrote a dissenting opinion…

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Cali. SB 276 moves to eliminate physician medical exemptions, but hey numb nuts, there’s a reason they’re called “medical exemptions”

Cali. SB 276 moves to eliminate physician medical exemptions, but hey numb nuts, there’s a reason they’re called “medical exemptions”

Last night, March 25, 2019, California Senator Richard Pan’s office dropped his new bill, SB 276 correcting what he has described as the rampant unjustified/fraudulent medical vaccine exemptions being written by some physicians. His solution is to have public health officers approve or reject medical exemption “requests” submitted by physicians. The bill also establishes the criteria for medical exemptions, and there’s no surprise here: CDC contraindications, roughly, the package insert contraindications for each vaccine. I think that would make California…

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US Stem Cell Co-Defendant Gradel Throws in the Towel; Mediation fails (big surprise)

US Stem Cell Co-Defendant Gradel Throws in the Towel; Mediation fails (big surprise)

The consent order of defendant Theodore Gradel has been filed. He is no longer involved with the company and has agreed to a permanent injunction enjoining him basically being in what the FDA considers to be the illegal private stem cell clinic business. here it is: gradelconsentdecree On top of that, the mediation between the FDA and US Stem Cells and its remaining individual defendant, Kristin Comella has failed. No surprise here. What does that mean? Well it’s obviously not…

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The Smartest Thing the Vaccine Concerned Have Done Recently (or maybe ever)

The Smartest Thing the Vaccine Concerned Have Done Recently (or maybe ever)

But first, the dumbest thing the VC do, IMO. I have been very critical of both the tactics and strategic decisions made by the Vaccine Concerned powers-that-be. For example, although I understand the emotions behind them, I think all the lawsuits challenging SB 277 were a waste of time and money. No court is going to create a constitutional right to a personal belief exemption, or stop mandatory vaccination under the current medical vaccine paradigm.  (You all know and hate…

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