Newborn deaths lead France to reconsider two vaccines (Rotarix & Paul Offit’s Rotateq)

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The two vaccines are administered to prevent against rotavirus, a common virus that ordinarily infects nearly all children by their fifth birthday. Children infected with rotavirus can develop a fever, vomiting and diarrhea.

Rotarix, manufactured by GSK, and RotaTeq, manufactured by Merck, were approved for the French market in 2006 and 2007. These vaccines, which are also licensed in Canada and the U.S., became the subject of controversy in the US in 2010 when they were found to be contaminated, leading to their temporary suspension by the Food and Drug Administration. RotaTeq has also attracted controversy because it was patented by scientist Paul Offit, an outspoken advocate for mandatory vaccinations. An earlier rotavirus vaccine, Wyeth’s RotaShield, was withdrawn from the market in 1999, nine months after it became available in the US, following more than 100 cases of intussusception and one death.  Read More…

 

 

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