Brandy Vaughan, a former pharmaceutical representative, founded the Council for Vaccine Safety in response to one of the nation’s first mandatory vaccination for education law — SB277 in California. When working in the pharma industry, Brandy sold Vioxx, a painkiller that was found to double the risk of stroke and heart attacks and was eventually taken off the market. “From that experience, I realized that just because something is on the market, doesn’t mean it’s safe,” explains Brandy. “And much of what we are told by the healthcare industry, just simply isn’t the truth.”
After leaving the pharmaceutical industry, Brandy spent eight years living in Europe and seeing how healthcare is done very differently outside the US. Coming home with a vaccine-free son, she was bullied at a pediatrician’s office when she asked questions that every parent should ask: what are in these vaccines?
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