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African Drum Anthrax: 80 advised to take anti-anthrax medicine/ Union-Leader by Meryl Nass Posted Wed 30 Dec 2009 12:00am According to Dan Tuohy at the Manchester, New Hampshire Union-Leader, The state is encouraging more than 80 people to take antibiotics and anthrax vaccine after an environmental sample at the United Campus Ministry in Durham tested positive for anthrax. The announcement today comes after a young woman remains in critical condition with gastr ... Read on »
Anthrax Investigation: Silicon Mystery Endures in Solved Anthrax Case/ Science by Meryl Nass Posted Fri 02 Apr 2010 12:00am In 1993 the US Government knew that silicon was used to enhance dispersal of powdered microbial agents and toxins.  OTA produced some very useful research, but the agency no longer exists. U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, Technologies Underlying Weapons of Mass Destruction, OTA-BP-ISC-115 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Pr ... Read on »
Detouring around evidence: CDC's new recommendations on treatment of anthrax exposures in pregnant and post-partum women by Meryl Nass Posted Sun 19 Jan 2014 4:52pm CDC just published new guidelines for treatment of anthrax exposure and anthrax disease in pregnancy and the postpartum period.  It is said the guidelines are based on meetings   "of national subject matter experts to review key clinical elements of anthrax prev ention and treatment for pregnant, postpartum, and lactating (P/PP/L) women." A ... Read on »
What DHHS proposes to tell parents about giving anthrax vaccine to their children by Meryl Nass Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 3:47am In order to meet the requirements of 45 CFR 46.407 , a federal advisory panel must review the proposed pediatric research, agree that it will provide important generalizable knowledge, and that children participating in the research will be protected from taking dangerous risks.  DHHS has convened the necessary panel, which will meet to di ... Read on »
FDA Approves New Anthrax Drug From Glaxo -Raxibacumab by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 Dec 2012 6:15pm This is a little humorous in stating clinical trials are not possible for humans, of course not for a drug like this.  There were over 300 volunteers who took the drug that did not have Anthrax exposure to test the safety of the drug with side effects, etc.  BD For the first time, the agency has approved a monoclonal antibody to t ... Read on »
The 2008 Naval Environmental Health Center Study by Dr. Margaret Ryan et al. on anthrax vaccination during pregnancy: a critique by Meryl Nass Posted Thu 13 Aug 2009 8:02pm Comments on: Ryan, MAK, et al. Birth Defects among Infants Born to Women Who Received Anthrax Vaccine in Pregnancy. American Journal of Epidemiology; July 2008. Meryl Nass, MD April 20, 2009 Dr. Margaret AK Ryan reports that of the 95,595 military women who delivered babies between 1998 and 2004, anthrax vaccine (one ... Read on »
Anthrax poses new threat in cholera-hit Zimbabwe: charity (Agence France Presse) by Meryl Nass Posted Thu 13 Aug 2009 8:02pm If you drop anthrax spores in areas where livestock graze or wild animals roam, anthrax's bitter harvest may keep returning. Under the proper weather conditions, spores can regrow and multiply locally. Animals grazing close to the ground may ingest anthrax-infected soil. The animals die suddenly. And hungry humans who butcher, consume or even ... Read on »
New ACIP recommendations for anthrax vaccine include post-exposure regimen by Meryl Nass Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:04pm The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices posted its new but provisional recommendations for anthrax vaccine on October 5.  Post-exposure use is recommended, although this is not an approved indication per FDA.  Therefore, the ACIP recommends that anthrax vaccine be administered under an Investigational New Drug (IND) application or ... Read on »
Nadler Renews Call for Independent Investigation of Anthrax Attacks by Meryl Nass Posted Thu 04 Mar 2010 10:10pm Thursday, 04 March 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, reiterated his call for an independent investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks which killed five people and sickened 17. He issued the following st ... Read on »
Anthrax vaccine recipients in Israel developing Crohn's Disease/ Haarretz by Meryl Nass Posted Tue 25 May 2010 5:19pm From Haaretz The (Israeli) Defense Ministry has recognized a former soldier who participated in the army's experiments on an anthrax vaccine as a disabled veteran after he developed Crohn's disease. For two years, it denied similar recognition to another veteran who has the same disease, which causes severe bowel infection (sic), and participat ... Read on »