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WHO Prequalifies Takeda’s Qdenga Dengue Vaccine

WHO Prequalifies Takeda’s Qdenga Dengue Vaccine

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 […]

WHO Issues New Guidance for Determining PCR Test Results

WHO Issues New Guidance for Determining PCR Test Results

There is a scene in the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, in which Captain Kirk is asked by Lieutenant Saavik, “The Kobyashi Maru, sir. … On the test, sir, will you tell me what you did? I’d really like to know.” Dr. McCoy interjects: “Lieutenant, you are looking at the only Star […]

Pfizer Fined Again for Violating Drug Laws

Pfizer Fined Again for Violating Drug Laws

Colombia’s national regulatory agency, the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC), has fined pharmaceutical company Pfizer $25,000 for allegedly inflating the price of several prescription drugs it sold in that country.1 2 On July 31, 2019, the agency stated: The decision was taken after verifying information related to PFIZER SAS’ commercial operations between July and December […]

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