Court Says Vaccine Not the Cause of Autism - US News and World Report: "The ruling, which involved test cases of children from three different families, was a setback for parents who had filed claims seeking monetary awards from a U.S.-run vaccine compensation program. More than 5,500 such claims have been filed. The claims were reviewed by the Office of Special Masters, part of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
'It was abundantly clear that petitioners' theories of causation were speculative and unpersuasive,' the court said in one of the three cases ruled on Thursday. The court also said 'the weight of scientific research and authority' was 'simply more persuasive on nearly every point in contention,' the Associated Press reported.
Federal health experts applauded the decision."