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WHO Prequalifies Takeda’s Qdenga Dengue Vaccine

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On May 10, 2024, the World Health Organization (WHO) granted prequalification status to the Qdenga (TAK-003) dengue vaccine, developed by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. of  Tokyo, Japan. The live attenuated virus vaccine is recommended to be given in two doses three months apart to children six to 16 years old living in areas where dengue […]

Bird Flu Outbreaks & the WHO/IHR Pandemic Treaty Push

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Even as U.S. health agencies and the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) are being heavily criticized for their botched response to the COVID-19 pandemic,1 2 3 WHO officials are ramping up pressure on all nations to sign a WHO pandemic treaty and amendments to the WHO’s International Health Regulations (IHR), which will give them […]

Popular Weight-Loss Drugs Linked to Stomach Paralysis, Suicide and More

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Just two months after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued a safety signal citing concerns about a possible link to all types of thyroid cancer in people using Ozempic, doctors are sounding the alarm on even more dangerous health risks associated with the popular weight loss and diabetes medication. Negative health outcomes reportedly associated with […]

Ozempic Weight Loss Drug Linked to Increased Risk of Thyroid Cancers

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New weight loss drug Ozempic has taken the world’s obesity epidemic by storm, but like most weight loss drugs that precede it over the past century, shedding extra pounds may not be the only outcome for consumers: Last month, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), a European Union (E.U.) agency that oversees and evaluates pharmaceutical medications, […]

BioNTech Sued in Germany for Injuries from the Comirnaty COVID mRNA Shot

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Pharmaceutical company BioNTech SE of Mainz, Germany is facing a lawsuit filed by a German health care worker who was injured by the company’s Comirnaty COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) shot, which it developed in collaboration with Pfizer, Inc. of the United States. The plaintiff said she suffered pain in her upper body, extreme swelling, fatigue […]

CDC, FDA Find Possible Link Between Pfizer’s Bivalent COVID Shot and Strokes

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said last week that they are investigating a possible link between Pfizer/BioNTech’s bivalent messenger RNA (mRNA) Comirnaty COVID biologic and an increased risk of a type of ischemic stroke among people 65 years of age and older. Data from the […]

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