GSK supports medical record keeping with 2D barcodes on vaccines

GlaxoSmithKline, a research-based pharmaceutical company, announced on Friday the rollout of two-dimensional barcoding on the inner containers and outer boxes of most of its U.S. vaccines to support electronic-medical record keeping. Read More »

Researchers develop successful lab model for study of hepatitis C

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ECDC reports hepatitis A outbreak in Nordic countries

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reported on Tuesday that there have been 64 confirmed cases 42 probable cases of hepatitis A infection in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden since October 1. Read More »

Japan donates $1.3 million towards emergency polio initiative in Somalia

The United Nations Children's Fund announced on Monday that an emergency initiative to control a polio outbreak in Somalia has begun following a $1.3 million donation from Japan. Read More »

Multi-state hepatitis A virus outbreak linked to pomegranate seeds from Turkey

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NanoViricides signs agreement for testing of antiviral drug candidates

NanoViricides, Inc., a development stage pharmaceutical company, announced on Monday that it signed a non-disclosure agreement with the New Mexico-based Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute as a step toward studies of antiviral drug candidates. Read More »

Countries showcase immunization efforts at Dakar conference

Officials from 17 countries discussed the successful increase of immunization funding on Monday at a gathering organized by the Sabin Vaccine Institute's Sustainable Immunization Financing Program. Read More »

Israel Health Ministry will vaccinate 200,000 children against polio

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CSL Biotherapies begins shipping flu vaccine to U.S.

CSL Biotherapies, Inc., a King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based vaccine manufacturer, announced on Tuesday that it initiated the shipment of its seasonal influenza vaccine for the 2013-2014 season to U.S. customers. Read More »

Synthetic Biologics appoints new senior VP of commercial strategy

Synthetic Biologics, Inc., a Rockville, Maryland-based developer of biologics, announced on Tuesday the appointment of Lewis Barrett as the company's new senior vice president of commercial strategy. Read More »

Isabelli Fontana joins Rotary's polio public awareness campaign

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CDC investigates Cyclospora outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday that its investigation of a Cyclospora outbreak found 467 cases of infection and an investigation to find the cause is underway. Read More »

GSK receives FDA approval to ship quadrivalent influenza vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline, a research-based pharmaceutical company, recently announced that it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin shipping its four-strain influenza vaccine to healthcare providers. Read More »

Researchers create more effective Salmonella-based vaccines

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Research shows how normally harmless bacteria can make a person sick

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United Kingdom donates £10 million to World Health Organization

The United Kingdom recently announced that it will donate £10 million to the United Nation's World Health Organization to vaccinate more than 6 million people in response to recent outbreaks of poliovirus in Somalia and Kenya. Read More »

Report finds H7N9 not able to efficiently spread between humans

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SIGA picks lead candidate for dengue fever antiviral program

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Lions Clubs International and GAVI start partnership with meeting

GAVI Alliance CEO Helen Evans met with Lions Club International Representative Dr. Tebebe Yemane-Berhan on Tuesday for an informal "getting to know each other" session before their partnership begins. Read More »

Walt Disney Records partners with (RED) in the fight against AIDS in Africa

Walt Disney Records recently announced that it would be partnering with (RED) to help fight AIDS in Africa by donating some of the proceeds of the music album "The Lone Ranger: Wanted" to (RED). Read More »