Russia Works to Develop Vaccine

Russia Works to Develop Vaccine http://www.moscowtopnews.com/?area=postView&id=1093 The Flu Research Institute in St. Petersburg began to recruit volunteers to be artificially infected with the swine flu virus which is currently raging in Mexico and the USA. Doctors will select six test groups of 20 people. Each volunteer will receive a benefit of 5,000 rubles ($150). “The […]

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Faster Flu Vaccine – Researchers Apply DNA Biology to Vaccination Technique

Faster Flu Vaccine Researchers Apply DNA Biology to Vaccination Technique http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2006/0204-faster_flu_vaccine.htm February 1, 2006 — Spraying viral genes directly through the skin is a new technique that turns infinitesimal amounts of DNA into an effective vaccine. If approved for use in humans, the new procedure could save lives in case of a flu pandemic, by […]

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Scientists Learn Why The Flu May Turn Deadly: Influenza Virus ‘Paralyzes’ The Immune System

Scientists Learn Why The Flu May Turn Deadly: Influenza Virus ‘Paralyzes’ The Immune System http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090504141843.htm ScienceDaily (May 5, 2009) — As the swine flu continues its global spread, researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have discovered important clues about why influenza is more severe in some people than it is in others. In their […]

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Swine flu: Baxter to make vaccine for British government

Swine flu: Baxter to make vaccine for British government Deerfield-based drugmaker also says 2 patient deaths not related to heparin blood thinner By Bruce Japsen | Tribune reporter May 16, 2009 http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-sat-baxter-flu-heparin-may16,0,144102.story Baxter International Inc. on Friday reported that it will make a swine flu vaccine for the British government and said the quality of […]

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New panel will study recation(sic) to vaccines

New panel will study recation to vaccines 16 May 2009, 0151 hrs IST, Madhavi Rajadhyaksha, TNN http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Mumbai/New-panel-will-study-recation-to-vaccines/articleshow/4536828.cms MUMBAI: A one-month-old boy born to Mulund slumdweller Shivani Gaikwad died in February, a day after he was administered his first shot of routine immunisation for DPT (diptheria, pertussis and tetanus) and Hepatitis B at a local health […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus

By VT / May 15, 2009

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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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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