December 22, 2006

From Our Bulletin

FROM BISHOP CAMPBELL: Public comment for FDA Guidelines to the pharmaceutical industry for the development of vaccines which treat and prevent the spread of viral diseases. The public comment period for Docket Number 2006D-0383 ends December 28th, 2006.

BACKGROUND: On June 5th, 2005, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life issued a declaration titled, “Moral Reflections on Vaccines Prepared from Cells Derived from Aborted Human Fetuses.” In the document, the Pontifical Academy urges people of good will to write letters requesting that the pharmaceutical industry produce vaccines that are not connected with cell lines derived from aborted human fetuses.

MESSAGE: Please urge the FDA to implement policies that promote the advancement of morally acceptable alternative vaccines as well as rigorous legal oversight of pharmaceutical industry producers.

To submit comments online, go to here. To email comments, send to fdadockets@oc.fda.gov.

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