From: Reuters
Published January 14, 2008 11:49 AM

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)

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