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Philippines Threatens To Sue Sanofi Over Dengue Vaccine

Financial Times: Philippines threatens Sanofi with legal action over dengue vaccine “The Philippines plans to sue Sanofi over its dengue fever vaccine in response to the French drugmaker’s warning that the drug could lead to severe infections in some cases, the country’s health secretary said on Thursday. … [Francisco Duque,…

WHO Supports Decision By Philippines To Halt Dengue Vaccine Use Amid Safety Concerns

NPR: Vaccine Safety Concerns Shut Down Immunization Campaign In Philippines “The world’s only vaccine against dengue has hit a roadblock, and this complication is causing some countries to restrict use of the vaccine. Sanofi Pasteur, the French company that manufactures the shot, raised new safety concerns last week about the…

Philippines Government Suspends, Launches Investigation Into Nation’s Dengue Immunization Program After Sanofi Warns Vaccine Could Make Some Infections More Severe

CIDRAP News: Sanofi restricts dengue vaccine but downplays antibody enhancement “…The company said a new analysis shows that, for dengue-naive recipients, the vaccine makes future dengue episodes more severe. According to a press release from Sanofi, vaccination should not be recommended to people who have not been infected by dengue…

Dengvaxia Effective Only Among People Previously Infected With Dengue, Sanofi Announces

Bloomberg: Dengue Vaccine Only Helps Those With Prior Infection, Sanofi Says “Sanofi said its dengue vaccine only helps people who’d been previously infected with the virus, cutting the value of its stockpiles in yet another setback for a product whose ambitions keep being scaled down…” (Fourcade/Paton, 11/30). CNN Philippines: Drug…

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