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Novel mRNA Lyme Shots Could Be Released in 2025

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Two novel messenger RNA (mRNA) shots for Lyme disease currently in late-stage clinical trials could hit the market as early as 2025, Moderna announced earlier this year. Also in the race to develop the first-ever mRNA product to prevent Lyme disease are Pfizer and Austria-based Valneva, which entered into a collaborative agreement in April 2020 […]

RSV Vaccine Approved by FDA for Adults 60 and Older

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a license for the world’s first respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine to be given to people 60 years of age and older. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology company GSK (formerly GlaxoSmithKline) has already begun manufacturing doses of the vaccine, which will be sold as early as this fall […]

Pharma Developing Bird Flu Vaccine for Humans As Animals Get Sick

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Pharmaceutical companies GSK (formerly known as GlaxoSmithKline), Moderna and CSL Seqirus announced that they are developing and ready to test human vaccines against avian influenza H5N1 (also known as bird flu) as a precautionary measure to prepare for what they believe may be a future pandemic.1 Now that certain strains of H5N1 have infected not […]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome Linked to the RSV Vaccine

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The potential risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) developing after receipt of Pfizer’s respiratory experimental syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request that Pfizer conduct a post-marketing safety study if the vaccine is approved for use in the United States this spring.1 The RSV vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline […]

Big Pharma’s Influence on U.S. Medical Schools is Significant

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An informal survey of medical schools conducted in 2005 by National Public Radio (NPR) showed that a number of universities and academic institutions are funded by pharmaceutical giants and other health industry sources. The survey, carried out through telephone calls and internet searches, found that two to six percent of the yearly budget of medical […]

Pfizer’s New RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women on Fast Track

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Amongst frantic media coverage of increases in cases of (RSV) among children, Pfizer has announced the development of an experimental bivalent RSV vaccine for pregnant mothers in an attempt to protect newborns from being infected with the virus. The pharmaceutical giant plans to submit the results of their RSV vaccine clinical trials to the U.S. […]

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