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Jun 23, 2010

Jun 23, 2010

As EUAs expire, HHS says pandemic emergency is over

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today allowed the public health emergency declaration that was prompted by the H1N1 influenza outbreak last year to lapse, signaling an end to emergency authorizations for certain special uses of antiviral drugs and other items.

Jun 04, 2010

Jun 04, 2010

BMJ, European group criticize WHO pandemic actions

(CIDRAP News) – An article published by the British Medical Journal says three scientists who helped frame World Health Organization (WHO) guidance on pandemic influenza preparedness had consulted for pharmaceutical companies that stood to profit from the WHO guidance and that the WHO did not disclose the scientists' industry ties.

Apr 23, 2010

Apr 23, 2010

Australia probes seasonal flu vaccine reactions in children

(CIDRAP News) – Australia's chief medical officer asked providers to stop giving children under age 5 the seasonal flu vaccine made by CSL Ltd after receiving reports of fever and convulsions in kids in Western Australia who had recently been immunized.

Apr 21, 2010

Apr 21, 2010

WHO advisors stay course on H1N1 vaccine, Rotarix

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization's (WHO's) vaccine advisory group recently agreed to keep in place its guidance on pandemic H1N1 vaccines and discussed contamination issues related to the Rotarix rotovirus vaccine.

Feb 22, 2010

Feb 22, 2010

FDA selects pandemic H1N1 for 2010-11 seasonal flu vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) vaccines committee voted today to follow the World Health Organization's advice and fold the pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine into the seasonal flu vaccine for next season.

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