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News tag: flu vaccine


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Health decisions during the flu season


27 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Coinciding with the number of hospitalizations from the flu reaching epidemic status this month, the situation worsened as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that this year’s flu vaccine is only about 23 percent effective at preventing illness. The immediate question coming to mind is whether staying well…

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Italy suspends Fluad, a Novartis flu vaccine


28 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Swiss firm Novartis is famous for its pharmaceutical products, but its image is suffering as Italy suspended the use of two batches of a flu vaccine produced by Novartis, after four people died soon after receiving the drug. Aifa, Italy’s pharmaceutical watchdog, stated that suspending the Fluad vaccine is a…