Vaccines

Fact Check: Did the CDC Admit to Giving a 'Cancer Virus via the Polio Shot'?

It should come as no surprise to TWS Fact Check readers that much confusion and misinformation surrounds the subject of vaccines.<p>“CDC Admits 98 …

Public Health

Some pharmacies and clinics are offering flu shots in August. But should you get one that early?

The sunny days of summer are not yet over, but flu season has already weaseled its way into drug and grocery stores, where pharmacies and clinics are …

Public Health

Deploying the Profit Motive to Beat Ebola

<b>ON MAY 3, REPORTS</b> that a strange and frightening illness had struck more than 20 people in the village of Ikoko-Impenge reached health officials in …

Disease

Measles cases hit record high in Europe

<b>Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths.<p>Last year there were 23,927 cases and the year before 5,273. Experts blame this surge in infections on …

Public Health

Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

<b>Could the Dunning-Kruger effect – when individuals’ ignorance about a particular subject makes them believe they’re more expert than they are – be</b> …

Public Health

Most doctors aren't discussing meningitis B vaccine as college outbreaks continue

College dorms are a hotbed for the transmission of meningitis, which can be deadly.<p>As colleges continue to grapple with outbreaks of meningitis strain B on campus, a new survey finds few doctors are discussing the vaccine for the disease with their young patients and their parents.<p>Only 51 percent …

Public Health

Pharmalittle: Sanofi weighs airlifting flu vaccine post-Brexit - STAT

What is it?<p>STAT Plus is a premium subscription that delivers daily market-moving biopharma coverage and in-depth science reporting from a team with …

Flu Vaccine

HPV jab doesn't protect against some of the most common strains of the virus, study finds

The current HPV vaccine does not protect against some of the most common forms of the virus, a study has found.<p>The Government announced last month …

Public Health

Maulvis, principals to catalyse vaccine drive: AMC

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is thinking out of the box in order to spread awareness about the MR vaccine. The civic body has roped in …

India News

Meningococcal B case confirmed in Canberra

A Canberra teenager is being treated for the deadly meningococcal B disease, the first such case in two years.

Disease

Is Dynavax Technologies Corporation a Buy?

A slow launch for its hepatitis B vaccine has hurt Dynavax. But are better days ahead?<p>You've probably heard the old investing phrase "buy the rumor, …

Investing

Young Tasmanians urged to get free meningococcal vaccine amid outbreak

More than 50,000 doses of meningococcal vaccine have been delivered to general practitioners, pharmacists and clinics across Tasmania following an …

Public Health

China sacks six senior officials at food and drug regulator over vaccine scandal

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China said on Saturday it has sacked six senior officials at its food and drug regulator after a safety scandal at vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co Ltd revealed failings at the government body including inadequate supervision.<p>A sign of vaccine maker Changsheng …

China

Production, quality control, stability, and potency of cGMP-produced <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> RH5.1 protein vaccine expressed in <i>Drosophila</i> S2 cells

1.<p>WHO. World Malaria Report. (2015).<p>2.<p>Draper, S. J. et al. Recent advances in recombinant protein-based malaria vaccines. <i>Vaccine</i> <b>33</b>, 7433–7443 …

Clinical Trials

Groups ask UW-Madison to require meningitis B vaccine

Immunization groups and the mother of a student who died from bacterial meningitis are urging the University of Wisconsin-Madison to require the …

Public Health

Health officials warn of possible hepatitis A exposure at Indianapolis restaurant

CLOSE<p>Local outbreaks have health officials concerned about the spread of the liver disease.<p>Marion County health officials are recommending that some …

Public Health

Check your vaccines during National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and local health departments want you to keep your kids up-to-date with their vaccinations and …

Public Health

Measles vaccine isn’t dangerous: Dr. Marc Siegel

Measles

China Takes Action Against 40 Officials in Widening Vaccine Scandal Fallout

China’s powerful Politburo announced disciplinary action Thursday against more than 40 officials, state media said, in the latest fallout over a …

Stock Markets

China Dismisses Vice Governor, Others Over Defective Vaccines

Top leaders step up efforts to assuage public anger over latest drug scandal<p>BEIJING—China’s leadership stepped up efforts to assuage public anger over a vaccine scandal, dismissing a provincial vice governor and ordering an investigation into a former senior drug regulator.<p>President Xi Jinping …

China

Officials Fall as Vaccine Scandal Widens

China’s ruling Communist Party has forced out several senior officials in connection with a widening vaccine scandal, highlighting the critical need …

News (China)

China stocks hit 2-year low as vaccine scandal dents healthcare | Financial Times

Chinese stocks closed at a near two-year low on Friday as healthcare shares fell following the arrest of officials over a vaccine scandal in the …

FDA

Chinese vice governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandal

A Chinese provincial deputy governor and the mayor of a major city were fired Thursday as the ruling Communist Party tried to defuse public outrage …

Communist Party

China Purges Officials in Vaccine Case – Bloomberg

China Purges Officials in Vaccine Case<p>China Purges Officials in Vaccine Case<p>China Purges Officials in Vaccine …

China

Former China FDA chief to resign over the country’s latest vaccine scandal

Three of the highest-ranking officials in China’s drug administration—including one who's since gone on to more powerful positions—face severe …

China

Jilin officals punished in defective vaccine case

A number of officials of northeast China's Jilin Province and its capital Changchun were given punishment on Thursday over the defective vaccine case …

FDA

Is a universal flu vaccine possible? Bend biotechnology firm joins effort to create one

<b>By Markian Hawryluk | The Bulletin</b><p>Grace Bio-Labs, a Bend-based life science research company, has received a federal contract to develop a screening …

Public Health

CPC leaders hear reports on defective vaccine investigation - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Thursday held …

News (China)

A pair of Baltimore biotech companies are getting $36M to create a new vaccine

Baltimore biotechs are teaming up in the fight against the Lassa virus.<b>Profectus Biosciences</b> and <b>Emergent Biosolutions</b> will receive $36 million over …

Public Health

STAT Plus: China takes action against numerous officials for allowing vaccine scandal to erupt

In response to a scandal that a vaccine maker faked records, Chinese authorities dismissed a provincial vice governor and ordered an investigation …

FDA