In 2013, scientists and governments estimated that there were close to 800 narcolepsy cases tied to GlaxoSmithKline's swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix. And now, a team of scientists at Stanford University believes they have discovered the link.
A team from Finland has for the first time confirmed a link between GlaxoSmithKline's swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix, and narcolepsy.
Scientists thought they may have been on to something as far as deciphering the link between GlaxoSmithKline's pandemic swine flu vaccine and narcolepsy. But now, unable to replicate their findings, they've retracted the study.
While Finland agreed to pay out in 2011, the U.K. was still knocking back claimants in 2012. Now, though, the U.K. government is reportedly readying to pay 60 people $1.7 million each.
Since an FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended GlaxoSmithKline's H5N1 vaccine one year ago, links between the vaccine's adjuvant and narcolepsy have strengthened, and the FDA subsequently delayed approval. Now, though, GSK has received its long-sought FDA approval.
Evidence linking GlaxoSmithKline's swine flu vaccine to narcolepsy has mounted up this year, with new findings from Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom emerging. Now, having previously knocked back compensation claims, the data has prompted the U.K. government to accept the link.
From 2009 to 2011, 25 adults developed narcolepsy in Finland, 18 of whom had received GSK's swine flu vaccine, Pandemrix.
The Swedish regulator has added to evidence linking GlaxoSmithKline's swine flu vaccine to narcolepsy in a registry study of 5.8 million people.
The FDA is facing calls to reform an advisory panel to review a GlaxoSmithKline vaccine in light of data linking an adjuvant to narcolepsy. And the outcome could have implications for other next-generation adjuvants pharma hopes will supercharge vaccines.
A month after the European Medicines Agency said there was insufficient evidence of the link between the sleep disorder narcolepsy and children being vaccinated with GlaxoSmithKline's ($GSK) Pandemrix vaccine, another study says it is so.