15 Mar

The Coalition for Mercury Free Drugs (CoMeD) is an organization run by Mark and David Geiers. This is the father/son team which has promoted some of the most questionable research trying to link autism (and more) to mercury, especially in vaccines. They are also notorious for their “lupron protocol”, a therapy where a strong drug is used to reduce sex hormones in a bid to remove heavy metals from the body (if this doesn’t make sense to you, don’t worry about your understanding. It doesn’t make any sense).

CoMeD petitioned the secretary of health and human services (Kathleen Sebelius) to stop all use of thimerosal containing vaccines. The original petition was denied, and, now, Their appeal was dismissed.

We recognize plaintiffs’ genuine concern about thimerosal-preserved vaccines. But plaintiffs are not required to receive thimerosal-preserved vaccines; they can readily obtain thimerosal-free vaccines. They do not have standing to challenge FDA’s decision to allow other people to receive thimerosal-preserved vaccines. Plaintiffs may, of course, advocate that the Legislative and Executive Branches ban all thimerosal-preserved vaccines. But because plaintiffs are suffering no cognizable injury as a result of FDA’s decision to allow thimerosal-preserved vaccines, their lawsuit is not a proper subject for the Judiciary. We affirm the judgment of the District Court.

The decision ended simply: “We affirm the District Court’s judgment dismissing plaintiffs’ suit for lack of standing.”


  1. Matthew cline March 15, 2012 at 07:22 #

    You link to the appeal is simply “http://”

  2. Julian Frost March 15, 2012 at 11:01 #

    Given the failure of the case and appeal, COMED should rename itself to COMEDy. :p
    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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