Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria vaccine 'first to meet WHO efficacy target'

A malaria vaccine candidate tested on children in West Africa has shown an efficacy of around 77 percent, say scientists, hailing it as a breakthrough in the fight against the disease.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers develop a faster, stronger rabies vaccine

Every year, more than 59,000 people around the world die of rabies and there remains no cheap and easy vaccine regimen to prevent the disease in humans. Now, researchers report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that adding ...

Medications

China fines pharma firm $1.3 billion in vaccine scandal

Chinese authorities have slapped penalties totalling a whopping $1.3 billion on a pharmaceutical company over a vaccine scandal that fuelled public fears of domestically-made medicine, drug regulators said Tuesday.

Health

India recalls vaccines made by tainted China firm

India has ordered an immediate recall of rabies vaccines made by a scandal-hit Chinese company, India's drug regulator said Wednesday, complaining it only found out about possible problems through media reports.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese premier orders investigation of vaccine makers

Chinese leaders are scrambling to shore up public confidence and oversight of the pharmaceutical industry after a rabies vaccine maker was found faking records, the latest in a slew of public health and safety scandals that ...

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