Dec 12, 2013

Japan panel misled over cervical cancer vaccine decision

An article about the cervical cancer vaccine Cervarix that was used by a health ministry panel to justify subsidies for the drug was written by an employee of its manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline K.K., informed sources said. According to the Japanese unit of Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline PLC, ...

Jun 25, 2013

Women get priority as rubella vaccine shortage looms

Amid its multiyear battle to halt the rubella epidemic, the health ministry has given priority to women in light of a feared vaccine shortage that could strike as early as August. The ministry, which had been encouraging a wider swath of the public to ...

May 31, 2013

New vaccine can cut malaria risk by 70%

A team of researchers led by a Japanese professor has developed a vaccine that cuts the risk of malaria in humans by some 70 percent, according to a recent article published in the U.S. journal PLOS One. If the vaccine is put to practical ...