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Renewing the Project BioShield Act: What Has It Bought and Wrought?

In the next several months, the U.S. Government will decide whether to continue the funding …

The Future of Biodefense: Will Public-Private Partnerships Continue?

Ten years ago, in the wake of the 2001 anthrax attacks, the U.S. government set …

It’s World Polio Day – Time to Make History

Oct. 24 is World Polio Day, an opportunity to share a message of extreme importance: …

National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28

Routine immunization of one birth cohort (i.e. people born in a particular year) during childhood …

As Vaccine Exemptions Rise, Risk of Outbreaks Intensifies

Generally, we think of vaccines as protecting the vaccinated. We often forget that vaccines, when …

Is the Polio Vaccine an Anti-Patent Success Story?

By Hans Sauer, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property, Biotechnology Industry Organization Question from a Reader: …

Approval for AIDS Vaccine at Canadian University

The Food and Drug Administration has given Canadian researchers approval to test a vaccine for …

Institute of Medicine Releases Report on Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality

On August 25th the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a consensus report titled “Adverse Effects of …