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Wyeth Submits Marketing Application to FDA for its 13-Valent Vaccine for the Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease in Infants and Toddlers

- Candidate vaccine designed to protect against the 13 most prevalent serotypes associated with pneumococcal disease - COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), announced today that it has submitted a Biologic License Ap...

Mayo Clinic study finds increased risk of pneumococcal disease in asthma patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Mayo Clinic research shows adults with asthma are at increased risk of serious pneumococcal disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, the most common bacteria causing middle ear infections and community acquired pneumonia. It also causes blood stream infections and brain inf...

New insights could lead to a better pneumococcal vaccine

Discovery of a new, previously unknown mechanism of immunity suggests that there may be a better way to protect vulnerable children and adults against Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal) infection, say researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The fi...

Vaccinated infants well-protected against severe pneumococcal infection in Norway

In 2006, a pneumococcal vaccine (Prevenar) was introduced in the childhood vaccination programme in Norway. Two years later, the experiences have been published in the journal Vaccine . The results show a strong decline in serious pneumococcal infections among young children. Pneumococcus is ...

Health Experts Call on Global Leaders to Ensure Access to Life-Saving Pneumococcal Vaccines

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,000 of the world's leading experts in infectious diseases and vaccines are meeting during the 6th International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases (ISPPD-6) this week to call for renewed and urgent action by govern...

Despite vaccine, public should not get complacent about pneumococcal disease

Although the childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccine has been a boon in reducing the incidence invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), the public and the medical community must not get complacent, as non-vaccine strains, some resistant to antibiotics, are on the rise, say scientists at a meeting tod...

Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition (CIPAC) Partners with Novartis Vaccines for Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers

- Novartis Vaccines, in partnership with Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition (CIPAC) and RediClinic, offers Denver residents a convenient opportunity to get vaccinated against influenza to help protect themselves and the many lives they touch - Vaccination clinics...

Wyeth Comments on PREVNAR and Trends in Pneumococcal Disease

- Data Presented This Week at Major Medical Meeting Reinforce Need for Broader Spectrum Pneumococcal Vaccines - COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), comments on studies to be presented this week at the 45t...

Increase in Pneumococcal Infections That are Not Covered by Vaccine

Children, native of Alaska, are experiencing increased rates of serious infections caused by strains of pneumococcal bacteria that are not covered by the current childhood pneumococcal vaccine,// according to a study. Before introduction of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7), Alas...

New Vaccine to Combat Pneumococcal Diseases

Every year around the world nearly one million children under the age of five lose their lives to pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases//. Considering the fact that these deaths are preventable, WHO has recommended the inclusion of the 7-valet vaccine that addresses seven different strai...

Immunisation programme to include vaccine against Pneumococcal disease

Next week, a vaccine against pneumococcal disease will be introduced for the first time. It is likely to save the lives of 50 babies and small children a year and prevnt// illness in many others. As a part of the national childhood immunisation programme. all babies will be vaccinated against...

March towards Free Pneumococcal Vaccine

Around 50 parents of children affected by the dangerous pneumococcal disease as well as their supporters marched in silent protest on Wednesday on parliament to push// politicians towards funding a vaccine for the deadly disease. Pneumococcal disease causes meningitis. While the vaccine, Preven...

Wyeth Launches Vaccine for Pneumococcal Disease in India

Global pharma major Wyeth Tuesday launched its blockbuster vaccine Prevenar in India to help prevent invasive pneumococcal disease among infants and toddlers//. Pneumococcal disease is a group of illnesses caused by streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as the "pneumococcus" bacteria. Pr...

Intro of Pneumococcal Vaccines: Experts Urge Commitment From Industry

In today's online edition of The Lancet, a group of leading global health experts have come together to call for vaccine manufacturers and international donors// to negotiate affordable pricing of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines and for governments of developing world countries and their part...

Promotion of Pneumococcal Vaccine Slow in Europe

A study published in the April issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice reveals that although 90 per cent of cases of invasive// pneumococcal diseases (IPD) like meningitis - occur in healthy young children many European countries still only vaccinate selected at-risk groups ag...

Corrected: Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

...years because of the routine use of vaccines. Cases of measles, Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib), meningococcal meningitis, varicella (chicken pox), pneumococcal disease, and Hepatitis A and B occur at a fraction of what they did before vaccines were available. However, these diseases still pose threats. In the...

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Urges Pennsylvanians to Get Immunized

...years because of the routine use of vaccines. Cases of measles, Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib), meningococcal meningitis, varicella (chicken pox), pneumococcal disease, and Hepatitis A and B occur at a fraction of what they did before vaccines were available. However, these diseases still pose threats. In the...

Partnership Applauds Obama's 'No Cost-Sharing' Protections for Preventive Services

...vention Priorities found that increased utilization of just five clinical preventive services - daily aspirin use, tobacco cessation counseling, adult pneumococcal immunization, and breast and colon cancer screening - would save an additional 100,000 lives a year, while all five services either save money or are ...

Six DaVita Clinics in Colorado Receive Silver Award for Clinical Excellence

...at the facility; an AVF use rate of greater than or equal to 66 percent; and at least 90 percent of patients vaccinated against influenza, pneumococcal pneumonia and Hepatitis B. "I couldn't be happier to be partnering with a company that places clinical outcomes and patient care ab...

Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

...mple, only 20 percent of those surveyed knew about pneumococcal disease. This vaccine-preventable disease kills up...ample, among those aged 60 and older influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels remain at 66.6 percent and 60 p... 51 percent, respectively. The same is true for pneumococcal disease. Whites have higher vaccination levels tha...

NIAID set to launch clinical trials to test 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine candidates

... people in the United States and around the world. Among the vaccines tested have been those that prevent seasonal influenza, H5N1 avian influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia. The VTEU network consists of eight university research hospitals and medical organizations across the United States that provide a ready...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

...s, just 20 percent of those surveyed were aware of pneumococcal disease, a vaccine-preventable disease that kills ...otect them from infectious diseases. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels remain at 66.6 percent and 60 p...r those 65 and older. While influenza and pneumococcal vaccination levels are highest and have remained s...

Wyeth's Prevenar 13* Receives First Approval

...eks through 5 years for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease, as well as pneumonia and otitis media (middle ear infection) caused by 13 pneumococcal serotypes. pneumococcal disease (PD) is the leading cause of vaccine-preve...

Fewer Shots Could Still Protect Kids From Pneumonia

...findings that show a reduced-dose schedule for the pneumococcal vaccine can protect infants against pneumonia and ...The current recommended dose schedule for 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-7) consists of three primar...ecked after 12 months, 18 months and 24 months for pneumococcal microorganisms in the upper part of the throat beh...

Forest Laboratories Announces Positive Top-line Data from Two Pivotal Phase III Trials of Ceftaroline for the Treatment of Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia (CABP) Requiring Hospitalization

...many commonly used antibiotics is increasing(8). S. pneumoniae accounts for 60 to 70% of all bacterial CABP cases and data has shown that, overall, pneumococcal strains had a 28% intermediate resistance rate and a 16% high-level resistance rate(8). With increasing rates of pneumonia caused by MRSA and the hig...

Statins don't lower risk of pneumonia in elderly

...a. And that's just what she found: Study patients who were on statins were less frail or disabled and also more likely to be vaccinated against flu or pneumococcal pneumonia. They were less likely to smoke, to have dementia, or to need help with bathing or walking. Unlike the previous research on statins and ...

U.S. Contributes $75 Million for Childhood Immunization

...ce the introduction of two new vaccines into the poorest countries, against pneumococcal disease and rotavirus. Together, pneumococcal diseases and rotavirus account for more than one million child deaths each ...

ACSM American Fitness Index(TM) Ranks 50 Largest Metro Areas on Health and Community Fitness

...s, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company's annual associate giving campaign and provides a 50 per...

Prestigious award for 'outstanding' primary-care researcher

... time surveillance scheme which will collect, analyse and report on rates of infectious diseases as well influenza related conditions, flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine uptake. QSurveillance already has the capability of providing timely data in the face of emerging public health problems. It can also respond ...

EU awards $4 million for pneumonia research

...rial species Streptococcus pneumoniae . Combating pneumococcal infections is getting more and more difficult and ...m to develop new antibiotics and vaccines to fight pneumococcal infection. The department of Microbial Pathogenici...t the HZI: "In France and Spain, about half of the pneumococcal isolates are resistant against at least one antibi...

FDA Grants Priority Review Status to Prevnar 13 Marketing Application

...st the 13 most prevalent serotypes associated with pneumococcal disease -- COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., May 7 /PRNewsw...iologic License Application (BLA) for Prevnar 13*, pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine (Diphtheria CRM(197) P...U.S. for Prevnar 13 for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and otitis media caused by the 13 se...

American Cancer Society Awarded Dual WellPoint Foundation Grants to Expand Hope Lodge Network and Patient Navigation Program

...s, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company's annual associate giving campaign and provides a 50 per...

Global Health Efforts Make Progress Against Child Deaths

...us on pneumonia and vaccinations and their association with weight gain in infants in low-income countries. His findings are that children who receive pneumococcal vaccine in Bangladesh tend to grow better than children who do not receive it. The Center for Global Child Health is dedicated to improving child...

Anthem Blue Cross Associates Volunteer to Help California Organizations During Second Annual Community Service Day

...s, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company's annual associate giving campaign and its parent found...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Associates Volunteer to Help Wisconsin Organizations During Second Annual Community Service Day

...s, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company's annual associate giving campaign and its parent founda...

World Meningitis Day in Texas

... the U.S. I believe to stop this deadly debilitating disease we must follow the CDC/ACIP meningococcal recommendation for ages 11-24 for vaccination, pneumococcal and HIB for infants and toddlers and continue to develop vaccines which will cover infants for the leading strains of meningococcal meningitis includi...

U.S. Adults 'Needlessly Vulnerable' to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, According to New Report

...imated one to three million cases each year, can lead to pneumonia and exposure of infants, who are at greatest risk of death from pertussis. pneumococcal disease , which causes pneumonia and invasive infections, kills approximately 5,000 annually. HPV infects more than 6 million females per ye...

Second Stroke Prevention Efforts Found Wanting

...edications, 89 percent of those with diabetes reported annual testing for average blood sugar, 52 percent had flu vaccinations and 53 percent received pneumococcal vaccinations. When Ross' team looked at racial, age or gender disparities in secondary stroke prevention they didn't find any. Some 90 percent of t...

WellPoint Foundation Awards Grants to OASIS to Expand Unique Active Generations Program

..., cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adults pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinators the company's annual associate giving campaign and provides a 50 p...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada and its Foundation Commit Over $340,000 to Nevada Nonprofits in 2008

...s, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company's annual associate giving campaign and its parent founda...
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