Vaccines & Adverse Events: A comprehensive guide

Yet another report shows that vaccines are safe A meta-analysis, published today in Pediatrics, looked at 67 papers (reduced from 20,478 titles) on vaccine safety. The paper concluded that there is evidence to link some vaccines with serious adverse events, but that these adverse events are so extremely rare that, when weighed against the protective benefits that vaccine provide, vaccines are …

18% of Vaccinated children with Persistent Cough Have Pertussis

Research published on the 24th of June has added to concerns over the effectiveness of whooping cough vaccinations without an additional booster for school age children. The study from the Oxford University found that from a sample of 279 children, who had visited their doctor with a persistent cough lasting 2-8 weeks, 20% were confirmed as having whooping cough, also …

HIV Vaccine Researcher Charged with Fraud

US federal prosecutors have filed charges against a former Iowa State University laboratory manager, Dong-Pyou Han, after he falsified data that subsequently lead to millions of dollars in grants for an experimental HIV vaccine. Han, who resigned  from Iowa State university last autumn, admitted to spiking rabbits blood with human antibodies in an effort exaggerate the promise of the vaccine. …

More Trouble in Italy for Novartis

Europe’s biggest drug maker has found themselves under investigation by the Italian police for fraud in relation to their influenza vaccines. Novartis’ plants in Siena and Origgio were searched last week by police looking for information relating to the pricing of two flu vaccines that the dug giant had sold to the Italian Health Ministry. One of the vaccines was …

MMRV Shows Increased Adverse Events Compared to MMR + Varicella Vaccines

The combined measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chickenpox) (MMRV) vaccine has demonstrated an increased risk of febrile seizures in children when compared to  individual MMR+V vaccinations. A paper published on Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that children who received the MMRV showed a rise in adverse events when compared to children who received MMR and Varicella vaccines …

Vaccine Asia

Vaccine Asia Live: Overcoming the Challenges of Vaccine Trials to Address the Growing Demand in Asia

Seeing the great importance of vaccine development in Asia due to its great demand, it is pertinent that any challenges in vaccine development be addressed, especially in vaccine clinical trials. To help address these challenges, Dr Teoh Yee Leong, CEO of Singapore Clinical Research Institute(SCRI) , spoke about what these challenges were and advice on how to overcome them. Singapore …

Vaccine Asia Live: Current Situation of Cervical Cancer Vaccines

Levent Shih-Jen Liu, the Associate Investigator of National Health Research Institute in Taiwan, moderated the Round Table Discussion, covering the topic of cervical cancer vaccines. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine, a vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer among women, has been introduced in many countries around the world, including those in Asia. Through valuable inputs from each delegate, a clear …