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Medical experts in Shanxi to investigate vaccine problems

. . . By Shan Juan China Daily 03/30/2010 BEIJING – A team of eight medical experts sent by the Chinese Medical Association has arrived in Shanxi province to help with the ongoing investigation of the latest vaccine scandal. Specialists in neurology, allergic reaction, vaccine adverse reaction, immunization planning, as well as infectious and blood […]

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  • March 31, 2010
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Toyota 52 Deaths, Gardasil 49. Toyota Recalled.

. . . Barbara Hollingsworth Washington Examiner March 30, 2010 Cervical cancer accounts for less than 1 percent of all cancer deaths, so it was somewhat surprising when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration fast-tracked approval of Gardasil, a Merck vaccine targeting the human papilloma virus that causes the disease, in 2006. As of Jan. […]

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  • March 31, 2010
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Monkeying with the truth

. . . Lynn McTaggart WDDTY 03/29/2010 The US and UK governments and the press are exulting in the recent highly public hanging of Dr Andrew Wakefield, found guilty of misconduct by the British General Medical Council (GMC). Wakefield, you may recall, is the British gastroenterologist who first raised the alarm bells over the measles-mumps-rubella […]

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  • March 31, 2010

Rotarix vaccine banned by UAE

. . . Kamilah Qasimi TopNews Arab Emirates 03/25/2010 On Wednesday, Dr Amin Al-Amiri, CEO for Medical Practice and Licensing at the Ministry announced the UAE Ministry of Health has taken the decision to suspend utilization of GlaxoSmithKline’s Rotarix vaccine for some time. The vaccine was found to be impure with extraneous viral DNA bits […]

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  • March 26, 2010

Revenues from global vaccine market register UD$27 Billion

Global Vaccine Market Forecast to 2012 03/25/2010 Vaccine has emerged as one of the most profitable business segments in the healthcare industry. The segment registered revenues of around US$ 27 Billion in 2009. The growth has been driven by the emergence of some new chronic diseases and increasing demand for seasonal flu vaccines. Besides, the […]

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  • March 26, 2010
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Motsoaledi warns MPs about vaccination rumours

TAMAR KAHN Business Day 03/25/2010 Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi yesterday appealed to MPs to support the government’s vaccination campaigns, warning them not to stir up anxiety by propagating unsubstantiated claims of dangers associated with the shots. The department will run a national measles and polio vaccination campaign between April 12 and 23, and a two-month […]

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  • March 26, 2010

Researchers Turn Mosquitoes Into Flying Vaccinators

. . . Martin Enserink Science Now March 18th, 2010 Here’s a study to file under “unworkable but very cool.” A group of Japanese researchers has developed a mosquito that spreads vaccine instead of disease. Even the researchers admit, however, that regulatory and ethical problems will prevent the critters from ever taking wing—at least for […]

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  • March 23, 2010
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