Calisha Myers

Articles by Calisha Myers

Hib infections on the rise due to vax shortage

Officials are reporting that the number of children infected with Hib, or Haemophilus influenzae type b, continue to rise due to a shortage of Merck's childhood vaccine. There have been at least ten

Merck's Gardasil protects against strains not in vax

Two new studies to be published in the April 1 issue of Journal of Infectious Diseases say Merck's quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine, Gardasil, appears to protect against viral strains not

Emergent expands Lansing workforce, facility

Rockville, MD-based Emergent Biosolutions says it plans to add up to 93 and invest $10.9 million in improvements at its Lansing, Michigan facility. The new jobs will be in manufacturing and chemical

Baxter: Vax products contained bird flu virus

Deerfield, IL-based Baxter International has confirmed that vaccine shipments sent to subcontractors in Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany were contaminated with live H5N1 avian flu viruses. The

Hawaii Biotech: Phase I West Nile vax trial a success

Hawaii Biotech announced the successful completion of a Phase I clinical trial for its West Nile Virus vaccine. The recombinant sub-unit vaccine was found to be safe among healthy volunteers who had

China stockpiles bird flu vax for possible outbreak

Amid concerns of a possible human bird flu outbreak, China's Food and Drug Administration announced that the state has already begun building stockpiles of the human bird flu vaccine Panflu as a

Hospitalized girls prompt Gardasil recall

A bolt out of the blue hit Merck's Gardasil, with two 14-year-old girls in Spain hospitalized after receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine. Health authorities in Spain have now withdrawn an

Vaccine market trends, 2009 predictions

With the Phacilitate Vaccines Forum taking place in our backyard, FierceVaccines decided we had to check it out. We talked to you and your industry counterparts to get your opinions on growing trends

Study supports vaccine safety

A new study from Italy affirms that the mercury-based preservative thimerosal, once used in many vaccines, doesn't hurt children. Researchers examined 1,403 children who, as babies, were given two

Donors pledge $635M to eradicate polio

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is leading a group of donors that has pledged a combined $635 million to renew the international campaign to eradicate polio, following an increase in polio