vaccines

Japan Finds No Link Between Vaccines and Child Deaths

Japan's health ministry says it's continuing its suspension of pediatric vaccines made by Pfizer and Sanofi-Aventis, despite finding no direct link between the vaccines and the deaths of four children. Both drugmakers are cooperating with the government and expect to be cleared.

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.

Underrated in America: Vaccines

I get my flu shot each fall without really thinking about the miracle it represents. In an age where our health worries focus on osteoporosis,...