vaccine

Swine Flu Response Wasn't Influenced by Vaccine Makers

During the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, much criticism was leveled at World Health Organization officials, accusing their response of being too heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. But according to a panel of independent experts, that wasn't the case.

Supreme Court Limits Lawsuits Against Vaccine Makers

Vaccine makers such as Pfizer are breathing easier now that the Supreme Court has ruled they can't be sued for defective vaccine designs. The majority opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia was unequivocal: Congress has barred lawsuits over the rare but unavoidable side effects of vital vaccines.

The Autism Study Fraud's Impact on Scientific Research

Aside from the embarrassment, researchers know deceptions like the autism research fraud can have much larger consequences, both for the parents of autistic children and for the future of their studies. Says one prominent scientist: "It taints a lot of very good work that goes on."

The High Cost of Autism: One Parent's Tale

Having an autistic child can present seemingly nonstop challenges for families. Among those are thousands of dollars spent in the hopes, fleeting as they may be, of finding a cure for the exasperating illness. And finding a qualified doctor can be a full-time job.

WHO Approves Pfizer's Pediatric Pneumococcus Vaccine

The World Health Organization has granted prequalification to Pfizer's Prevnar 13 pediatric vaccine, which protects against an array of pneumococcal diseases, the world's leading cause of vaccine-preventable death in children under 5. Pfizer's shares rose more than 1% Monday.

Possible AIDS breakthroughs?

U.S. researchers have discovered two powerful antibodies that can neutralize more than 90% of all known strains of the HIV virus in the lab,...

Want H1N1 vaccine? Rob a bank

My family has been trying for weeks to get the H1N1 vaccine but the few clinics that have been held around the Milwaukee area have been mobbed. Now...

Swine flu scam artists about to start

As swine flu vaccinations started this week across the country in the government's effort to immunize more than half the nation in a few months,...