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Philippines to charge Sanofi officials over dengue vaccination deaths

Philippine justice department prosecutors found grounds to hold Sanofi officials criminally liable for 'reckless imprudence resulting in homicide'.

Sanofi’s dengue vaccine banned in Philippines amid setbacks

The vaccine had been pulled off the shelves after being suspended for over a year.

Did Sanofi, WHO ignore warning signals on dengue vaccine?

Their decisions on how the vaccine was rolled out could set back efforts to combat dengue by a generation, some disease experts say.

Philippines defied experts’ advice in pursuing dengue immunization program

The Formulary Executive Council (FEC) of advisers urged caution over the vaccine because it said its safety and cost-effectiveness had not been established.

Philippines halts sale of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine

Authorities have now ordered a blanket suspension for private use as well.

Patriots Association warns against dengue vaccine

The harm outweighs the benefits, it says.

Philippines orders probe into vaccine, Sanofi says no deaths reported

The Philippines’ Department of Health halted the use of the Dengvaxia vaccine after Sanofi said it must be strictly limited due to evidence it can worsen the disease in people not previously exposed to the infection.

Philippines suspends world-first dengue vaccine

Sanofi announced that its world-first dengue vaccine could lead to more severe symptoms for people who had not previously been infected.

Malaysia to study need for dengue vaccine

Deputy health minister Hilmi Yahaya says the dengue vaccine is still being studied as the vaccine does not work on everybody.

No decision yet on use of dengue vaccine

Deputy Health Minister Hilmi Yahya says decision on its use would be announced mid year but points out that the vaccine does not cover all four types of dengue.

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