The GAVI effect: How the GAVI Alliance works to protect children from preventable diseases

http://www.gavialliance.org/media_centre/videos/iffim_video.php The GAVI effect: How the GAVI Alliance works to protect children from preventable diseases “… this is entirely different – we are not here asking for charity or philanthropy, we are here with an investment proposition.” Dr Alan Gillespie, IFFIm Chairperson Vaccine Investment Make a fixed return, make a real difference When interest rates […]

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  • May 16, 2009

Grassley Ups Total of Undisclosed Fees Paid to Prof by Glaxo

Grassley Ups Total of Undisclosed Fees Paid to Prof by Glaxo May 14, 2009, 12:46 PM ET By Alicia Mundy http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2009/05/14/grassley-ups-total-of-undisclosed-fees-paid-to-prof-by-glaxo/tab/print/ The congressional heat is intensifying on the University of Texas regarding disclosure of payments from Glaxo to UT psychiatry professor Karen Wagner. A new letter from Sen. Chuck Grassley to UT warns that Wagner […]

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  • May 15, 2009

Pressured, Schools Review Ties to Drug Firms

Pressured, Schools Review Ties to Drug Firms http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122109019382321441-search.html?KEYWORDS=karen+wagner&COLLECTION=wsjie/6month By ALICIA MUNDY WASHINGTON — Some major universities are reviewing the way they handle funding from drug companies in the wake of criticism from Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is pressing the federal agency that controls government health-research money to get tougher on universities that don’t disclose ties […]

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  • May 15, 2009

Sen. Grassley Blasts Psychiatrist for Failure to Disclose Industry Funding

Sen. Grassley Blasts Psychiatrist for Failure to Disclose Industry Funding http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2008/09/11/sen-grassley-blasts-psychiatrist-for-failure-to-disclose-industry-funding/ By Scott Hensley Karen Wagner, a child psychiatrist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, is the latest academic psychiatrist to be criticized by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for failing to fully disclose drug industry ties. Grassley said in a letter that Wagner didn’t […]

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  • May 15, 2009

A UT System researcher’s ties to drug firms is questioned

A UT System researcher’s ties to drug firms is questioned 12:00 AM CDT on Saturday, May 9, 2009 http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-drugresearch_09tex.ART.State.Edition1.4c7383e.html By EMILY RAMSHAW / The Dallas Morning News [email protected] AUSTIN — An influential U.S. senator has told a federal investigator that a University of Texas System researcher may not have properly disclosed her financial relationship with […]

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  • May 15, 2009

Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus

Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/02/27/8560781.html By Helen Branswell, THE CANADIAN PRESS Last Updated: 27th February 2009, 3:26pm The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses. And an official of the World Health Organization’s European operation […]

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  • May 15, 2009

Swine Flu May Be Human Error; WHO Investigates Claim (Update1)

Swine Flu May Be Human Error; WHO Investigates Claim (Update1) http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=afrdATVXPEAk&refer=worldwide# By Jason Gale and Simeon Bennett May 13 (Bloomberg) — The World Health Organization is investigating a claim by an Australian researcher that the swine flu virus circling the globe may have been created as a result of human error. Adrian Gibbs, 75, who […]

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  • May 15, 2009

[1954] Polio Pioneers

In 1954, national testing began on one million children, ages six to nine, who became known as the Polio Pioneers: half received the vaccine, and half received a placebo. One-third of the children, who lived in areas where vaccine was not available, were observed to evaluate the background level of polio in this age group. […]

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[1774] Benjamin Jetsy’s grave stone indicated that he utilized cow pox material to inoculate his wife and 2 sons in 1774, 22 years before Jenner’s experiments in 1796.

Benjamin Jetsy’s grave stone indicated that he utilized cow pox material to inoculate his wife and 2 sons in 1774, 22 years before Jenner’s experiments in 1796. Benjamin Jesty was a successful farmer, who lived at Yetminster and then moved to Downshay. He dealt in cattle and maintained a herd. In the year 1774, small […]

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  • May 14, 2009