Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'vaccines'

Vaccine design claims-Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, SCT

From the Supreme Court’s webpage: Arguments Transcripts, for Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, Inc. 09-152 argued 10/12/10 (1), the case involves a vaccine designed in the 1940s that was administered to a child in 1992, some 30 years after scientist discovered a...

Vaccine design claims-Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, SCT

From the Supreme Court’s webpage: Arguments Transcripts, for Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, Inc. 09-152 argued 10/12/10 (1), the case involves a vaccine designed in the 1940s that was administered to a child in 1992, some 30 years after scientist discovered a...

Oversight of Synthetic Biology research/products, Federal agencies

From Nature published online, 7/7/10 (1) an interview with Amy Gutmann, Chair of The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (US) in which [she]discusses the challenges of bringing synthetic biology to the public arena….[within 6 months]Our challenge is...

CDER's Drug Shortage Program; more on vaccines

FDA's news regularly reports on drug shortages of medically necessary products that significantly impact public health. From their FAQs webpage (1): The Drug Shortage Program (DSP) program, within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), was established to address...

Governor Declares H1N1 Emergency, Allows Advanced EMTs to Deliver Vaccinations

Included in Governor Paterson's Executive Order No. 29 are clauses permitting certain health care providers, including some adjunct and certified providers, to administer both seasonal and H1N1 vaccinations, with appropriate training. Here is the clause for EMTs, found on page...

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Shortage

The 10/22 Albany Times Union covers the shortage of seasonal flu vaccine: Saratoga County Public Health had to cancel its planned public vaccination clinics before they even started. Community Care Physicians, a group of about 35 medical offices across the...

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Shortage

The 10/22 Albany Times Union covers the shortage of seasonal flu vaccine: Saratoga County Public Health had to cancel its planned public vaccination clinics before they even started. Community Care Physicians, a group of about 35 medical offices across the...

NY Caves on Healthworker Flu Vaccination Mandate

Today's New York Times reports: The Paterson administration backed away on Thursday evening from a health regulation that would have compelled hundreds of thousands of health care workers and hospital volunteers to be vaccinated for seasonal and swine flu. Read...

Counting on vaccine doses for policy and law

Regarding 2009 H1N1 vaccine supplies and demand for/access in NYS, Gov. Paterson's notes in a recent press release: For the first time this influenza season, which officially began on September 1, we are seeing widespread flu in New York. Now...

NYCLU Demands Withdrawal of H1N1Vaccination Mandate

Today's New York Times reports on the ongoing controversy over forcing nurses to submit to H1N1 vaccination: The New York Civil Liberties Union demanded on Tuesday that the state health commissioner withdraw a new regulation requiring hundreds of thousands of...

Nurses Threatening Suit Over H1N1 Vaccinations

Today's Albany Times Union reports on nurses threatening to sue over the State's H1N1 vaccination mandate for health care workers. Lorna Patterson is willing to take on New York's top health official for her right to be flu vaccine-free. The...

Update on 'HHS' Planfirst webcast-let science drive the protocol'

Here's an UPDATE on my Supra post: 'HHS' Planfirst webcast-let science drive the protocol' From FDA news today: FDA announced that it has approved a new manufacturing facility used to produce influenza virus vaccines. The facility is approved for seasonal...

Pharmacists Given Vaccination Power

From the New York Times, September 5: Gov. David A. Paterson signed legislation this week that will let pharmacists administer flu and pneumonia shots, a change expected to increase the number of adults vaccinated statewide. Starting Dec. 4, New York...

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