(CIDRAP News) – A government advisory committee yesterday endorsed the safety and immunogenicity of an adjuvant-containing H5N1 influenza vaccine proposed for inclusion in the US pandemic emergency stockpile, signaling that it could become the first adjuvanted flu vaccine to win approval in the United States.
(CIDRAP News) – The first congressional hearing today on the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroids was marked by tough questions for regulators, political wrangling, and an appearance by the owner of the compounding pharmacy that produced the drugs, but he declined to testify.
(CIDRAP News) – An epidemiologic study from Denmark has raised the possibility that influenza and fever during pregnancy increase the risk of autism in infants, but the findings are far from conclusive.
(CIDRAP News) – Clinicians at a Virginia hospital that screened 172 patients who were exposed to contaminated injectable steroids provided an early snapshot yesterday of patients' clinical courses and more evidence that the organism is invasive, putting patients at risk for strokes.
(CIDRAP News) – Research groups offered a mix of bad news and good news today on antibiotic usage and resistant microbes, including big geographic differences within the United States, as a large coalition of health and medical groups vowed to increase efforts to conserve the nation's arsenal of effective antibiotics.
(CIDRAP News) – Sudan's health ministry recently announced that a yellow fever case has been detected in Khartoum, the first one reported in the country's capital in the wake of an outbreak in several regions of Darfur state, according to a media report yesterday.