Merck is currently facing serious allegations in regards to the efficacy of its MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. The claims are put forth by two former Merck scientists-turned-whistleblowers, Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, who filed a False Claims Act complaint in 2010, along with a senior Centre for Disease Control (CDC) scientist by the name William Thompson.
The complaint put forward in 2010 by former Merck virologists, Krahling and Wlochowski, claim that they “witnessed firsthand the improper testing and data falsification in which Merck engaged to artificially inflate the vaccine’s efficacy findings.”
View the Merck False Claims Act HERE.
Further Claims Against Merck From Whistleblowers
According to the court documents Merck’s misconduct is occurring in many different ways including:
- Failed to disclose that its mumps vaccine was not as effective as Merck represented
- Used improper testing techniques
- Manipulated testing methodology
- Abandoned undesirable test results
- Falsified test data
- Failed to adequately investigate and report the diminished efficacy of its mumps vaccine
- Falsely verified that each manufacturing lot of mumps vaccine would be as effective as identified in the labeling
- Falsely certified the accuracy of applications filed with the FDA
- Falsely certified compliance with the terms of the (Centre for Disease Control) CDC purchase contract
- Engaged in fraud and concealment described herein for the purpose of illegally monopolizing the U.S. market for mumps vaccine
- Mislabeled, misbranded and falsely certified its mumps vaccine and
- Engaged with other acts described herein to conceal the diminished efficacy of the vaccine the government was purchasing.
The suit also alleges: “As the single largest purchaser of childhood vaccines (accounting for more than 50 percent of all vaccine purchasers), the United States is by far the largest financial victim of Merck’s fraud. But the ultimate victims here are the millions of children who every year are being injected with a mumps vaccine that is not providing them with an adequate level of protection against mumps. And while this is a disease the CDC targeted to eradicate by now, the failure in Merck’s vaccine has allowed this disease to linger with significant outbreaks continuing to occur.”
You can also view documents obtained by Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD, from the Neural Dynamics Research Group in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia reveal that vaccine manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies and health authorities have known about multiple dangers associated with vaccines but chose to withhold them from the public here.
Merck’s Dismissal Attempt Denied
U.S. District judge threw out Merck’s dismissal attempts earlier this month, which means that this pharmaceutical giant will have to defend itself in at least two Federal court cases.
The other Federal court case against Merck, Chatom Primary Care Vs. Merck Co. relies on the same evidence, which was brought forward by the aforementioned whistleblowers. This class action lawsuit is claiming damages because Merck intentionally and fraudulently monopolized the mumps market.
A third whistleblower to uncover information regarding the MMR vaccine is a senior CDC scientist named William Thompson. He wasn’t intending to call out Merck specifically, but more so himself and his colleagues who had participated in a 2004 study that involved the MMR vaccine. The allegations here are in regards to a data cover-up that points to high rates of autism in African-American boys after being vaccinated with the MMR vaccine.
Something To Consider
These whistleblowers gave up everything to share this information – their jobs, their credibility, and their reputation. What would they have to gain from falsifying any of this information? They were directly involved in this cover-up and decided to speak out and share the truth. I think it is very important that we pay attention to what they are trying to say.
When you really think about it, these are some pretty serious allegations put forth by former Merck and CDC employees, and this is some pretty big news. Why isn’t this information being reported in mainstream news? The media seems to hold a very one-sided view of vaccinations and they aren’t interested in reporting anything that may appear to delegitimize their efficacy.
Not only that, it’s clear that with actions such as this, one of the main focuses for these companies is profit. They will take profit over making an effective vaccine and that’s exactly what they have done here. So is it possible that they could also sway data and life about the true dangers of a vaccine just as they did with how effective it is?
Not About “Pro” or “Anti” Anything, It’s About Information
It is important that we look at both sides of the vaccine story. You do not need to be “pro” or “anti” anything, we should all be open to any and all information. Only when we have done our own diligent research can we actually make an informed decision on what is best for our families. It is not fair to call out parents on either side of the spectrum, but it is important to share information and to remember that everyone has a choice. Let’s focus more on the facts, and less on who is right and who is wrong.
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