WHO ruling could put fate of world’s first dengue vaccine on the line

first_img Log In | Learn More WHO ruling could put fate of world’s first dengue vaccine on the line Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. There’s a lot on the line this week for Sanofi Pasteur’s troubled dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia.On Wednesday, an expert panel that advises the World Health Organization will vote to update its recommendations outlining how and when the vaccine should be used — and, more importantly, how and when it should not be administered. A decision is expected Thursday. GET STARTED Health @HelenBranswell About the Author Reprints By Helen Branswell April 17, 2018 Reprints Helen Branswell What’s included? What is it? TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Senior Writer, Infectious Disease Helen covers issues broadly related to infectious diseases, including outbreaks, preparedness, research, and vaccine development. Unlock this article — and get additional analysis of the technologies disrupting health care — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Tags infectious diseaseSTAT+Vaccineslast_img read more

Calls for Laois County Council to back ‘cervical check’ group

first_img Twitter TAGSCervical CheckStanding 4 Women Community Facebook Facebook Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Grinds wanted for secondary school student in LaoisNext articlePuppy raisers needed in Laois for Irish Guide Dogs Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council Standing 4 Women Standing 4 Women Laois says its disappointed that the Laois County Council hasn’t yet tabled a motion to support the group.Speaking to Midlands 103, a member of the group says that a motion in support of what they are doing is not yet on the agenda for the next sitting of the council.The majority of councils, including neighouring Councils in Offaly and Westmeath, are backing the group in writing to the Taoiseach and Health Minister to ensure mandatory disclosure and to make sure smear audits take place.There has been considerable controversy in this area in recent days as it has emerged that up to 6,000 women will be asked to go for smear tests again as the ones they had done last year have expired without being examined.Laois’ next meeting is taking place next Wednesday, with no mention of the cervical check campaigning group’s request on the agenda so far.Kim Alright Tully from Portlaoise says she’s going to keep fighting for it to be passed.Speaking to Midlands 103, she said: “We asked members to contact their representatives on Laois County Council which they did but it is kind of disappointing now that they haven’t passed it.“I’m actually not sure if it has just been overlooked or what but I’m hopeful now that Offaly have passed it, that Laois will take an interest in it.“But I am going to look into it because it has been passed by a lot of Councils now so I’m going to look to see what more I can do to try push it.”The motion that Standing 4 Women want Laois County Council to adopt:‘That this Council, noting the recent CervicalCheck Scandal, calls upon the Minister for Health and an Taoiseach to acknowledge, support and respond in detail to the demands of the Standing 4 Women campaign. These include:‘Legislation and policy on mandatory open disclosure independent of the patient safety bill. Provision of a start and end date and full disclosure on the 1,800 smears yet to be audited, and a breakdown of the new packages being negociated with laboratories carrying out smear slide analysis including mandatory site audits.’ Back in April, it was revealed that more than 200 women developed cervical cancer after having a misdiagnosed smear in the free national screening programme.The HSE confirmed that 206 women developed the illness after having a misdiagnosed smear and should have had further medical investigations.The smear test failed to pick up abnormal cells which need to be removed before they become cancerous. It’s understood that if these women had been referred onwards, the cancer could have been prevented or treated earlier.The whole scandal was unveiled when one of the victims, Vicky Phelan, refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement after successfully suing a US laboratory that was subcontracted by CervicalCheck, the national screening service.Ms Phelan refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement in her case after learning that she was not the only woman affected.SEE ALSO – Dublin footballer Bastick on Laois connection and Dancing With The Stars WhatsApp Pinterest Home News Calls for Laois County Council to back ‘cervical check’ group News Calls for Laois County Council to back ‘cervical check’ group By Alan Hartnett – 24th January 2019 Twitter WhatsApp Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more