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24 min ago | Pharmaceutical Processing

Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipping Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for...

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today that the first lots of Fluzone for the 2014-2015 influenza season have been released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for distribution.


Related Topix: Medicine, Vaccinations, Health, Sanofi Pasteur, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Tackling immune response could be promising new direction for flu drugs

The severity of a viral infection is partly due to the virus and partly due to the immune system's response.


Related Topix: University of Washington, Medicine, Health, Bird Flu, Infectious Diseases, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

7 hrs ago | BioSpace

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Receives Tender To Supply Inactivated Hepatitis...

The vaccines purchased by the Beijing Health Bureau will be used for the period from 2014 to 2016.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Health, Bird Flu, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Toronto Star

Fear of flu vaccine fight infects Liberals: Cohn

With flu season months away, preparations are underway to get the right influenza vaccine into the hands of medical workers.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, Canada, Ontario (Ontario, CA), Nursing


Members of previously uncontacted tribe infected with flu

Late last week, Brazil's Indian affairs department publicly announced an event that many anthropologists and medical researchers had feared.


Related Topix: Anthropology, Science, Medicine, Health

BioMed Central

Influenza immunization in Canada's low-income population

Immunization offers the best protection from influenza infection. Little evidence describes disparities in immunization uptake among low-income individuals.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health


RFK Jr. Joins the Anti-Vaccine Fringe

There are lots of places to go if you want dangerous crazytalk. There are websites, blog threads, cable channels trafficking in all kinds of addled nonsense about birther conspiracies and one-world governments.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Autism, Medicine, Opinion

Half a million years of life lost to opioid abuse in U.S.

Opioid abuse more or less results in more than half a million years of life lost per year, a report by PsychCentral said.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

The News-Star

Study: Many flu patients not treated appropriately

Antiviral drugs aren't prescribed often enough for patients at high risk for flu complications, while too many of them receive unneeded antibiotics, a new study says.


Related Topix: Health, Tamiflu, Oseltamivir (generic), Relenza, Zanamivir (generic)

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Press On-Line

Authorities urge action as fewer seek flu jabs

This was 17,000 doses less than at the same time last year, Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Alistair Humphrey said.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

Daily Kos

Unknown tribe that fled Peruvian Amazon contracted flu, returned to jungle

Turns out the perks of civilization -- wool blankets, canned food, Netflix, flu shots -- just aren't worth it.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Clarity Innovations, Inc.

Big Data: What Can Be Learned from How We Learn?

Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier's book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think opens with a fascinating example of how Google-with Google Flu Trends-created a way to track the progress of the flu in 2009.


Related Topix: Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Footwear, WebMD, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Health, Epidemic, Medicine, Natural Disasters

US Pharmacist

Prevention and Management of Respiratory Viruses

Pharmacists are in a key position to actively work with healthcare personnel and providers to choose the most appropriate antiviral regimen for a patient infected with a respiratory virus; to ensure that appropriate infection control measures are followed; and to provide recommendations for effective steps to prevent the spread of infection.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Fri Jul 18, 2014

JD Supra

Nurse Fired for Refusing Flu Vaccine for Secular Reasons Entitled to...

In Valent v. Board of Review , A-4980-11T2 , the New Jersey Appellate Division ruled that a hospital employee who refused a flu shot for purely secular reasons was still eligible for unemployment benefits, The Hackettstown Community Hospital had a policy that required that all registered nurses to receive the flu vaccine unless there was a ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Hackettstown, NJ, Nursing

CBS Local

CDC: Antibiotics May Have Been Wrongly Prescribed For Influenza

Nearly 30 percent of patients treated during the 2012-13 flu season may have been prescribed antibiotics instead of antiviral therapy, reports Live Science .


Related Topix: Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Distinct B cell populations contribute to vaccine antigen...

The generation of memory B cells by vaccination plays a critical role in maintaining antigen specific antibodies and producing antibody responses upon re-exposure to a pathogen.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health


Panel: Flu Spray Better Than Flu Shot

When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.


Related Topix: Health, Kids, Family

Bad Astronomy Blog

Robert Kennedy Jr.'s Crusade

Some stories I pursue, others I let unwind a bit to make sure they are for real.


Related Topix: Autism, Health, Medicine

Science Blog

Antivirals underused, antibiotics overused in flu patients

Despite years of recommendations from health authorities, far too few influenza patients at risk for severe illness are getting antiviral treatment, and too many may be receiving needless antibiotics, according to a new study led by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control and Prevention .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tamiflu, Oseltamivir (generic), Relenza, Zanamivir (generic), Infectious Diseases

Head Scientist At CDC Weighs Costs Of Recent Lab Safety Breaches

The CDC's director, Tom Frieden, testified before a congressional subcommittee Wednesday regarding a recent anthrax incident and lab safety improvements he's instituting.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Health