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Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 in Ethics, Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Pediatrics

Miami Herald: Florida Chiropractor Demands Geiers’ Access to State Vaccine Records

Miami Herald: Florida Chiropractor Demands Geiers’ Access to State Vaccine Records

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A politically influential Florida chiropractor wants Mark and David Geier, proponents of the debunked link between the vaccine preservative thimerosal and autism and hawkers of chelation and Lupron, to have access to the state’s confidential vaccine records. The Miami Herald has the infuriating story, and Kathleen Seidel at the neurodiversity blog provides substantial background. Among other things, Seidel reminds us of one very important and relevant fact: When the Geiers mined the CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink for their dubious research in 2003 and 2004, they were accused of breaching patient confidentiality, and their work was temporarily halted as a result.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.