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Feb 22, 2011

Feb 22, 2011

Supreme Court upholds ruling shielding vaccine makers

(CIDRAP News) – The US Supreme Court today upheld a federal shield law for vaccine makers in its ruling against a Pennsylvania family who claim that a Wyeth vaccine is responsible for their daughter's seizure disorder.

Feb 15, 2011

Feb 15, 2011

USAID director outlines global health goals

(CIDRAP News) – In tough economic conditions, the United States has sharpened its global health goals to more efficiently expand its reach and invest resources in the most promising treatment and diagnostic tools, Rajiv Shah, MD, director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) said in a speech today at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Sep 16, 2010

Sep 16, 2010

CDC says childhood vaccine coverage holding up well

(CIDRAP News) – Coverage levels for most of the older vaccines for small children stayed high last year even as rates for some recently recommended vaccines improved, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010

Studies show rotavirus vaccines drop kids' hospitalization rates

(CIDRAP News) – Hospitalization rates for rotavirus infections among US children dropped dramatically in the first 2 years after the first rotavirus vaccine was recommended for routine use, researchers from the US Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

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