Oct 3, 2015

Flu vaccine prices uniformly rise 50 percent in Japan

Retail prices of seasonal influenza vaccines made by four major Japanese drug makers this autumn have risen a uniform 50 percent from a year before, medical and municipal sources said Saturday. Medical institutions are concerned that the country’s influenza immunization rate may drop due ...

Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

Aug 21, 2014

Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world’s worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday. The calculation highlights the dilemma facing officials considering how to distribute the tiny quantities of ...

Mar 28, 2013

Safer vaccine created without virus

British scientists have developed a “holy grail” vaccine for foot-and-mouth disease that is safer and more resilient than current vaccines, according to an article published in the journal PLOS Pathogens on Wednesday. At the moment, animals are given a small dose of live infectious ...