News & Perspective

Sep 12, 2018

Sep 12, 2018

News Scan for Sep 12, 2018

Nigeria assist for UK monkeypox
Measles and public health cuts
Global Fund disease progress
Seqirus cell-based flu vaccine

Sep 13, 2013

Sep 13, 2013

Flu Scan for Sep 13, 2013

Global, US flu updates
Three Italian H7N7 cases
Gauging flu vaccine effectiveness
Flu vaccination & neurologic conditions

Dec 02, 2009

Dec 02, 2009

Another seasonal flu vaccine on way to US market

(CIDRAP News) – A second seasonal influenza vaccine made by Novartis was approved recently by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the company said some doses may reach the market this flu season.

Feb 03, 2009

Feb 03, 2009

Experts weigh new H5N1 vaccine strategies

(CIDRAP News) – At an Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) symposium in Washington, DC, today on seasonal and pandemic influenza, a group of experts fielded questions from reporters on some of the new trends and emerging issues, including prepandemic strategies for H5N1 avian influenza vaccines, now that some countries are stockpiling them.

Aug 06, 2008

Aug 06, 2008

FDA approvals clear way for flu vaccine marketing

Editor's note: This story was updated Aug 7 to include information about the start of influenza vaccine shipments by Novartis.

(CIDRAP News) – The six companies that make influenza vaccine for the US market have won federal approval for their version of this year's vaccine, in which all three flu strains used in last year's product have been replaced, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday.

Nov 15, 2007

Nov 15, 2007

THE PANDEMIC VACCINE PUZZLE Can we vaccinate enough people in time to matter?

Maryn McKennaContributing Writer

(CIDRAP News) – This in-depth article investigates the prospects for development of vaccines to head off the threat of an influenza pandemic posed by the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Its seven parts put advances in vaccine technology in perspective by illuminating the formidable barriers to producing an effective and widely usable vaccine in a short time frame.

Oct 09, 2007

Oct 09, 2007

Fresh doubts, new support for flu shots for seniors

(CIDRAP News) – In quick succession, the view that influenza shots yield life-saving benefits for elderly people has come under serious attack and received fresh support in recent weeks.

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