Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Age of Autism's All About Debate...Except When They're Not

The primary reason that I started this blog was because, for reasons unknown to me, I was banned from ever commenting again on the Age of Autism blog. I took a serious look back at the comments that I had posted and perused their commenting policy and, apart from getting slightly off topic on a thread, couldn't see where I had violated the policy. When managing editor Kim Stagliano stepped in to warn everyone that we were getting off topic, I apologized (though I think that that post, along with a few others in the exchange, never saw the light of day).

I even sent a polite e-mail to Ms. Stagliano asking what I had done to warrant being banned from commenting over there. The only response I got was an auto-reply. I continue to wait in vain.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Recall of Hyland's Teething Tablets

Okay, I know this is totally unrelated to my usual subjects of Age of Autism, vaccines or censorship, but this really raised my ire. You see, I signed up to receive e-mail notices from the FDA on warning letters, recalls and enforcement reports. These satisfy my interest in keeping an eye on what kinds of foods and medical products have issues. This has the added benefit of letting me know when to toss out something that poses a risk to me, in case I miss the announcement on the local news.

Today I received a brief notice that FDA is recalling Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vaccine Awareness Week

As some of you have probably already heard, Joe Mercola and Barbara Loe Fisher (of the misnamed National Vaccine Information Center) have decided to declare November 1-6 "Vaccine Awareness Week". Well, I'm going to try to join the fun that Orac at Respectful Insolence suggested, along with Science-Based Medicine, Neurologica and whatever other blogs join the fun.

During that week, pay attention to Twitter, as well, with the #vaxfax hash tag.

Friday, October 8, 2010