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Study: Higher dengue risk in kids who got Sanofi vaccine

AN ANALYSIS of data on Sanofi’s dengue vaccine, which has been given to more than 800,000 school children in the Philippines, confirms it increases the risk of hospitalization and severe dengue in those who had never previously been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.

Supplemental budget for medical aid to Dengvaxia patients up for approval...

Senator Loren B. Legarda on Monday, May 28, said the Senate aims to pass on third and final reading the P1.16 billion supplemental budget...

Groups file more evidence against Aquino over Dengvaxia controversy

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and the Vanguard of the Philippines Constitution, Inc. (VPCI) submitted to the Department of Justice (DoJ) on...

Health chief calls for mass testing of children given Dengvaxia

Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Francisco T. Duque on Tuesday, March 13, said the agency is coordinating with University of Pittsburgh and University of...

Sanofi: No refund for used dengue vaccine

FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL giant Sanofi on Monday told the Philippines it would not refund the cost of used doses of a dengue vaccine after the...

Dengvaxia probe resumes amid new allegations

AMID RECENT developments, the House committees on health and on good government and public accountability continues its probe today, Feb. 5, on the controversial...

Improved anti-dengue vaccine seen from mess

CHICAGO -- New dengue vaccines being developed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. and US government scientists are poised to provide a safer alternative to...

Ex-TESDA chief Syjuco files ‘plunder, mass murder’ complaint vs Aquino, Garin...

AUGUSTO SYJUCO, former head of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and former lawmaker, filed on Friday complaints of plunder and mass murder...

House grills Sanofi; Aquino to face Senate

A PARTY-LIST congressman, in the House of Representatives’ first inquiry into the Dengvaxia controversy, has demanded an apology from Sanofi Pasteur, not for injecting...

Gov’t to ‘demand’ refund from Sanofi: Duque

HEALTH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said on Friday, Dec. 8, will seek indemnification from French pharmaceutical company Sanofi in the wake of its...

PHL plans to sue Sanofi over vaccine — DoH chief

THE PHILIPPINES intends to sue Sanofi after authorities suspended the pharmaceutical giant’s anti-dengue vaccine in response to the company warning the drug could lead...

Gov’t halts sale of Sanofi vaccine

THE government has ordered French drug maker Sanofi to stop the sale, distribution and marketing of its Dengvaxia dengue vaccine after the company last...

Manufacturer disputes claim of deaths due to vaccine

By Arra B. Francia Reporter FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL company Sanofi Pasteur on Monday, Dec. 4, dispelled reports that three patients who received the dengue vaccine last year...

DIY dengue test kits out

PHILAB Holdings Corp., through its brand LABitDx, has launched the Dengue NS1 Ag self-test screening kits which are now available through the e-commerce company...

DIY dengue test kits out

PHILAB Holdings Corp., through its brand LABitDx, has launched the Dengue NS1 Ag self-test screening kits which are now available through the e-commerce company...

Mosquitoes: can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em

Paris — Mozzies. Skeeters. Stingers. Whatever you call them, mosquitoes don’t get much love from our species. And why should they? The buzzing bloodsuckers make...

Climate change may boost spread of Zika, other viruses

PARIS — As Europe and the United States brace for the likely arrival of the Zika virus from Latin America this summer, experts warn...