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VBI hepatitis B vaccine meets main goals in late-stage trial

(Reuters) – VBI Vaccines Inc said on Monday a late-stage study testing its hepatitis B vaccine met its main goals. The trial tested VBI’s Sci-B-Vac against GlaxoSmithKline’s’s Engerix-B vaccine, which was first approved in the United States in 1989. Reporting by Tamara Mathias in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.… Read More »

Global Health: F.D.A. Approves the First Vaccine for Dengue Fever, but Limits Its Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first vaccine for dengue, Dengvaxia, but placed significant restrictions on its use because the vaccine has been shown to put some people at heightened risk for a severe form of the disease. In clearing the vaccine, the agency acknowledged the serious public health benefit of slowing a… Read More »

Global Health: Religious Objections to the Measles Vaccine? Get the Shots, Faith Leaders Say

The measles outbreak in the United States is now the largest since the disease was declared eliminated here 19 years ago. The return of this scourge has been driven by one factor in particular: misinformation, spread by vaccine critics, that scares parents into not immunizing their children. Along with rumors that vaccines cause autism or… Read More »