Wyeth says court rejects thimerosal-autism link
(Reuters) - Drugmaker Wyeth said a court in Maryland has granted the company's motion to exclude some expert witnesses from testifying that exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines can cause autism and rejected the compound's link to autism.
In the alleged vaccine injury case, a judge has found that thimerosal in vaccines does not cause or contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, the company said in a statement.
Thimerosal is a mercury-containing organic compound, used as a preservative in a number of biological and drug products.
(Reporting by Varsha Tickoo in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)