CDC expanding disease detection center program to protect against emerging diseases

"Global health security is only as strong as the weakest link," Ray Arthur, Associate Director for Global Health at CDC National Center for Infectious Diseases, said as part of a presentation on the CDC's Global Disease Protection Plan at last week's 2010 Read More »

Pig virus DNA found in Merck's Rotateq vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported May 6 that fragments of two types of pig viruses were found in Merck & Co.'s Rotateq vaccine. Read More »

Aradigm gets FDA approval for Cystic drug fibrosis clinical trial

Aradigm Corporation announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its inhaled liposomal ciprofloxacin Investigational New Drug application. Read More »

Child vaccine refusals on the rise in the U.S.

More U.S. parents are refusing or delaying vaccinations for their children, a study presented May 4 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver has revealed. Read More »

Advaxis advances clinical development of prostate cancer vaccine

Advaxis, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops proprietary, live, attenuated Listeria monocytogenes immunotherapeutics that deliver engineered tumor antigens, which are used to fight cancer, announced that it is advancing the clinical development of Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions V.P. to present at conference

W. James Jackson, Ph.D., the senior vice president and chief scientific officer at Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., will speak this week on a panel titled "Vaccines for the 21st Century." Read More »

Possible link between complications and H1N1 vaccine investigated

Stressing that concerns are most likely a false alarm, federal health officials have begun investigating the possibility that there could be significant complications from H1N1 vaccine. Read More »

Recall and destruction recommended for Shan5 vaccines

A recall and destruction for all of the lots of Shantha Biotechnics pentavalent Shan5 vaccines has been recommended by the World Health Organization as a precautionary measure following the discovery of undissolved white sediments in the vaccine. Read More »

Sabin Vaccine Institute appoints new CEO

The Sabin Vaccine Institute has announced that Michael W. Marine, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, has been appointed as the institute's new chief executive officer. Read More »

Australian flu vaccine maker denies bad batch cause for illnesses

A Melbourne-based pharmaceutical company that made the flu vaccine being implicated in a rash of Western Australia children falling ill and one death has denied that a bad batch of vaccine is the result. Read More »

Promising signs reported for vaccine to stop smoking

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals has reported promising signs in the early clinical trials for its vaccine to aid people in stopping smoking. Read More »

Scientists create patch for vaccine delivery

Scientists at the University of Queensland have developed a patch the size of a postage stamp that they claim can be used in delivering cheap, needle-free vaccines with much smaller doses while achieving the same results of a traditional needle. Read More »

HHS says doctors and minorities mistrust vaccines

The recent H1N1 swine flu pandemic has revealed a dangerous mistrust of vaccines in doctors and minorities, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced on Monday. Read More »

NanoBio announces development of intranasal hepatitis B vaccine

An initiative has been announced by NanoBio Corporation to develop an intranasal vaccine for the treatment of hepatitis B. Read More »

Antibodies from hen eggs may fight H5N1

Antibodies found in common eggs laid by hens vaccinated against the H5N1 virus can possibly prevent an H5N1 pandemic, new research has shown. Read More »

Five countries still infected with bird flu identified

Fears of 2006's bird flu epidemic have been raised again as five countries have been identified as potentially still being infected with the disease, which poses a global threat to human and animal health Read More »

WHO warns H1N1 to continue through 2011

The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the H1N1 flu pandemic might not be conquered until 2011 and that continued vigilant is necessary against the mutating virus. Read More »