Obama’s corporatist contraceptive mandate

Timothy P. Carney The Washington Examiner 11/30/2013

The audacity and mendacity with which the Obama administration defends its illegal contraception mandate is standard fare for politics. What’s distinctively Obamian in this fight is the insidious corporatism underlying it all.

Look at the contraception mandate from almost any angle, and you see the corporatism. Sometimes it’s […]

CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine Contaminated With Cancer Virus

Dave Mihalovic RealFarmacy 7/17/2013

The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached here, admitting that more than 98 million Americans received one or more doses of polio vaccine within an 8-year span when a proportion of the vaccine was contaminated with a cancer causing polyomavirus called SV40. It has […]

Editorial: Bill takes parents out of decision-making role for HPV vaccine

Margaret A. Bengs The Sacramento Bee 9/28/2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is being castigated in the presidential primary for his 2007 executive order mandating a vaccine for the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, or HPV, for girls entering sixth grade, unless their parents opted out, an order overturned by the Texas Legislature.

Now Gov. Jerry Brown […]

Under Scrutiny, Perry Walks Back HPV Decision

Jay Root The Texas Tribune 8/14/2011

Updated Monday, 2 p.m. CST: Perry spoke to Des Moines-based WHO radio and was asked about his HPV executive order: “That particular issue is one that I readily stand up and say I made a mistake on. I listened to the legislature, they said that was not going to […]

Perry, Merck, Gardasil

Texas governor orders STD vaccine for all girls

Decision comes after maker of cervical cancer shot doubled lobbying efforts Associated Press via MSNBC 2/3/2007

Bypassing the Legislature altogether, Republican Gov. Rick Perry issued an order Friday making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical […]