A new study believes vaccine manufacturers from developing countries may be able to produce a HPV vaccine at a lower cost without infringing on the numerous patents drug makers have taken out on the vaccine technology.
Spanish drug regulators have ordered a temporary halt to use of a single batch of Merck & Co’s cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil after two girls became sick after receiving the injection, according to Reuters.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent Merck & Co a
warning letter saying it has failed to correct a number of
manufacturing deficiencies at its main vaccine manufacturing plant
in West Point, Pennsylvania.
In an incident that state and federal environmental regulators are
treating as "serious," Merck released 25 gallons of a
cyanide-containing chemical from its West Point facility in
Pennsylvania to the sewer, killing hundreds...