Paul Offit responds to Mark Blaxill

5 Jan

Over at Age of Autism today, financial whizz Mark Blaxill subjected Paul Offit’s finances to his usual searing intellect. I can’t quote from his post because its just to smart for me to understand!

Anyway, his conclusion has drawn the following response from Paul Offit in an email:

Just for the record: I no longer financially benefit from the sales of RotaTeq. My financial interests in that vaccine have been sold out by either The Wistar Institute, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, or me. I will, however, continue to stand up for the science of vaccines because unfounded fears about vaccines have hurt children. That is why I do what I do and why I have always done it. And I will continue to closely follow the distribution of rotavirus vaccines because these vaccines have the potential to save as many as 2,000 children a day, which is why I joined the research team at Children’s Hospital.

Seems pretty clear to me 🙂

2 Responses to “Paul Offit responds to Mark Blaxill”

  1. Sullivan January 5, 2011 at 23:26 #

    Thanks for getting this comment, Kev. You’ve probably saved me about 30minutes that it would take to find out the status of the licensing myself. I started to do this earlier, as Mr. Blaxill’s response to “Deadly Choices” was pretty obvious. But I decided to give myself a Christmas present: I stopped reading AoA for a while and, with that, so went this project.

    Mr. Blaxill gives his colleagues way too much credit–and spends too much time doing it. I doubt that sales of Rotateq are in any way affected by their activities.

    I wish he had included how much the frivolous law suits they have instigated against Dr. Offit cost his colleagues. Can’t have been cheap.


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