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FDA Grants Priority Review To Sanofi Pasteur’s Application For Dengvaxia

STAT: FDA says it will consider approval of first dengue vaccine, despite controversy “The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to consider Sanofi Pasteur’s application for Dengvaxia, the world’s first licensed vaccine that protects against dengue but one that brings with it considerable controversy and concern. The company announced Tuesday…

Incidence Of Vaccine-Preventable, Insect-Borne Diseases Rises In Venezuela As Health Care System Fails, Threatening Region, Experts Say

The Guardian: Venezuela crisis threatens disease epidemic across continent — experts “Experts have warned of an epidemic of diseases such as malaria and dengue on an unprecedented scale in Latin America following the collapse of the health care system in Venezuela…” (Boseley/Graham-Harrison, 2/21). NBC News: Life-threatening, insect-borne diseases spike in…

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Philippines FDA Revokes Sanofi’s Product Registration For Dengvaxia; Company Appeals Decision

PhilStar: Sanofi Pasteur appeals Philippines revocation of Dengvaxia’s certificate of product registration “Pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur said it has filed for a motion for reconsideration after the country’s Food and Drug Administration permanently revoked the certificates of product registration of dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. FDA Director General Nela Charade Puno on…

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