Tag: vaccine

A group of 18 people from 11 states have filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co. for failing to warn about risks of the Zostavax shingles vaccines.

Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit Filed in New Jersey

A group of 18 people from 11 states have filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co. for failing to warn about risks of the Zostavax shingles vaccines.

/ July 19, 2017

Vaccine Patch May Be Future of Flu Shots

Data from a Phase I clinical trial has shown promising results for a painless needle-free flu vaccine patch compared to a flu shot injection.

/ June 29, 2017
Lawsuits for Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Side Effects

Merck Faces Growing Number of Zostavax Vaccine Lawsuits

Merck & Co. is facing a growing number of lawsuits for downplaying the risk of developing shingles and other side effects from the Zostavax shingles vaccine.

/ March 23, 2017
Hepatitis C

Vaccine to Prevent Hepatitis C Possible by Exposing Virus to Attack

Manipulating a protein of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in a way that exposes it to a direct attack by the immune system may help lead to a preventative vaccine, according to a new study.

/ March 9, 2017
Zostavax Singles Vaccine

Zostavax Vaccine Can Be Deadly in Sick Patients

After a person who got the vaccine died, health officials in Australia remind doctors not to give Merck's shingles vaccine Zostavax to patients who are sick or on medications that weaken the immune system.

/ March 7, 2017
Chickenpox Vaccine Immunization Info

Why You Should Skip That “Chickenpox Party”

What should you do if you're invited to a pox party? Don't go.

/ February 28, 2017
Zostavax Lawsuit in Nevada

Zostavax Shingles Vaccine Lawsuit Filed by Nevada Woman

The first-ever Zostavax shingles vaccine lawsuit blames Merck & Co. for failing to warn that it can re-activate the virus and cause shingles, chickenpox, or severe complications like blindness and chronic pain.

/ February 27, 2017

Trump Threatens Vaccination Requirements: Is Your Child Protected?

President Trump’s criticism of the current vaccination schedule is against the views of most Americans, who overwhelmingly support vaccine requirements for public school children, according to a new Pew survey. The survey found that 82% of Americans support current requirements...

/ February 20, 2017

Trump’s Anti-Vaccine Skeptics May Boost Autism Claims

Vaccines do not cause autism, but they do sometimes cause brain damage. The U.S. government has paid out millions to a few kids with autism — but rejected thousands of others. Will vaccine-safety skeptics help raise awareness about compensation?

/ January 11, 2017
Mumps Vaccine Lawyer

Vaccine Worries Rise As Mumps Outbreaks Hit 10-Year Peak

Mumps outbreaks are spreading across the U.S. at their fastest rate in a decade — mostly in fully-vaccinated students. As new viruses emerge, so have concerns that the 50 year-old mumps vaccine may not work as well as Merck claims.

/ December 9, 2016