January 15, 2010

Health officials, experts reject ‘false pandemic’ charges

By Kelley Luckstein

Leading public health officials and experts have sharply rejected charges from some European officials that pharmaceutical companies used exaggerated claims about the H1N1 pandemic threat to scare governments into buying unnecessary stockpiles of vaccines… Dr Gregory Poland, MD, director of the Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group in Rochester, Minn., told CIDRAP News that though he has no knowledge of interactions drug companies might have had with governments in Europe, Wodarg's claims are "preposterous."  "The idea that pharmaceutical companies made official agencies squander their resources is ludicrous," he said.


CIDRAP, by Lisa Rschnirring,  1/13/10


Additional H1N1 news with Dr. Poland:

Medill Reports: Chicago

Tags: H1N1, Infectious Diseases, Pandemic

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