1979 Wyeth Memo on DPT

Now that my Age of Autism colleague J.B. Handley has demonstrated the role of Wyeth in funding Every Child By Two (HERE) — the vaccine initiative that Rosalynn Carter, Paul Offit and Amanda Peet boosted a week ago — I think it’s time to share a piece of paper someone slipped me a while back. It looks innocuous enough — an inter-office memorandum from 1979 (Click HERE for the pdf)* about distribution of Wyeth’s DPT vaccine. But read closely — a series of SIDS deaths in Tennessee is prompting Wyeth officials to make sure that vials from a single lot don’t get distributed to a single state, county or health department.

The memo says "senior management staff" gave the OK to proceed with the plan…

Read more, see the memo, and read the excellent comments below this article: at Olmsted on Autism: 1979 Wyeth Memo on DPT – AGE OF AUTISM.

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