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Dec 19, 2005

Dec 19, 2005

FDA reaffirms worth of DoD anthrax vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – In a new chapter in a 2-year legal battle over the US military's anthrax vaccination program, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reaffirmed its earlier finding that the anthrax vaccine used by the military is safe and effective for preventing all forms of anthrax.

Oct 06, 2005

Oct 06, 2005

HHS to buy two anthrax drugs for testing

(CIDRAP News) – Recent US government contracts to test two experimental anthrax drugs could lead to the purchase of up to 100,000 doses of each.

May 25, 2005

May 25, 2005

DoD appeals judge's ban on mandatory anthrax shots

(CIDRAP News) – The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking a federal appeals court's permission to revive its mandatory anthrax vaccination program, which was stopped by a lower court's ruling in October 2004.

May 06, 2005

May 06, 2005

HHS buys anthrax vaccine for civilian stockpile

(CIDRAP News) – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will soon receive the first of 5 million doses of anthrax vaccine for civilian biodefense under a $122.7 million contract that was awarded today.

May 04, 2005

May 04, 2005

DoD to resume giving anthrax shots

(CIDRAP News ) – With a federal judge's permission, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has announced it will resume giving anthrax shots to military personnel, but on a strictly voluntary basis.

Apr 07, 2005

Apr 07, 2005

Judge OKs optional anthrax shots for troops

(CIDRAP News) – A federal judge who stopped the US military's compulsory anthrax vaccination program last October has ruled that the Pentagon can resume giving anthrax shots, but only on a voluntary basis.

Feb 03, 2005

Feb 03, 2005

Some troops got anthrax shots after judge banned them

(CIDRAP News) – The US military gave anthrax shots to more than 900 soldiers after a federal judge ordered a halt to the mandatory vaccination program last October, according to news reports this week.

Feb 02, 2005

Feb 02, 2005

FDA issues emergency order on military anthrax shots

(CIDRAP News) – Asserting that US troops face an increased risk of anthrax attacks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency order to help the Pentagon reverse a court ruling that stopped its anthrax vaccination program last fall.

Jan 13, 2005

Jan 13, 2005

FDA seeks comments on controversial anthrax vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – As a result of a federal court ruling that stopped the US military's anthrax vaccination program last October, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for public comments on its finding that the anthrax vaccine is safe and effective.