Pneumonia Vaccine Recommended in Europe
A European agency has issued their recommendation for a change in the use of a pneumonia vaccine. The vaccine will now await approval from the European Commission.
Get Your Measles Booster With The Milk
Getting your flu shot — and nine other common vaccines — just became a bit more convenient. No need to hassle with a doctor appointment. Just drop by Walmart.
Some Kids Can Die from Flu
The best thing a person can do to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot. Just that simple. And yes, getting the vaccine is especially important for children at higher risk of dying from the flu.
Combo Drugs Not Effective for Blood Stream Infection
Patients with severe sepsis, a serious type of blood stream infection, were not found to benefit from a dual antibiotic treatment. Organ failure was not found to improve compared to those taking only one drug.
Bee Gees Singer Robin Gibb Loses Cancer Battle
Robin Gibb , singer with the rock group the Bee Gees, has died after battling colon cancer, which had spread to his liver.
Godfather of Go-Go Gone
The creator of a style of music called "go-go" - Chuck Brown - has died of complications from pneumonia. He was 75.
FDA Widens FilmArray Respiratory Panel Use
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the use for the FilmArray Respiratory Panel, the first test that can simultaneously detect both viral and bacterial causes of respiratory infection from a single sample.
Women's Race may Determine Dosages
If a pregnant woman needs azithromycin , a common antibiotic for various infections, her dosage amount may be determined by her race.
Prevnar 13 Shown to be Immunogenic in Adolescents
Pfizer Inc. announced Prevnar 13 ( Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) met all study endpoints, showing immunogenicity and establishing a safety profile in children and adolescents aged 5 through 17 years.
Prevnar 13 Approved for New Age Category
Pfizer Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of the Company’s pneumococcal conjugate vaccine Prevnar 13 ( Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine [Diphtheria CRM197 Protein]) as a single dose for use in adults. Prevnar 13 is indicated for adults 50 years of age and older for active immunization for the prevention of pneumonia and invasive disease caused by the 13 Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae ) serotypes contained in the vaccine.