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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Federal court rejected cases linking childhood vaccines to autism
Cynthia Miley at 12:00 AM ET

On February 12, 2009, the US Court of Federal Claims rejected arguments made in three test cases against the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) by families alleging that their children's autism was caused by a combination of common childhood vaccines. In August 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the decision [PDF], finding insufficient evidence to establish a link between childhood vaccines and autism.

Learn more about vaccines from the JURIST news archive, and read commentary on HHS decisions from JURIST Guest Columnists Richard Judelsohn and Amy Pisani from JURIST Hotline.

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