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Detouring around evidence: CDC's new recommendations on treatment of anthrax exposures in pregnant and post-partum women by Meryl Nass Posted Sun 19 Jan 2014 4:52pm CDC just published new guidelines for treatment of anthrax exposure and anthrax disease in pregnancy and the postpartum period.  It is said the guidelines are based on meetings   "of national subject matter experts to review key clinical elements of anthrax prev ention and treatment for pregnant, postpartum, and lactating (P/PP/L) women." A ... Read on »
Clinical Trial Tests Unsafe Anthrax Vaccine For Post-Exposure Use by Meryl Nass Posted Wed 11 Jan 2012 10:01pm  From The Vaccine Exchange: We have been writing about the anthrax vaccine here at Vaccine Xchange for some time. It seems clear that Emergent BioSolutions, the maker of the only human anthrax vaccine (BioThrax) currently available in the US, is working to aggressively market the vaccine, including ensuring that its vaccine is authorized for ... Read on »
Useless, Expensive Anthrax Vaccine Has Everyone On Board/ The Vaccine Xchange by Meryl Nass Posted Thu 13 Oct 2011 7:08am Posted by vaccinexchange on October 12, 2011 · Leave a Comment It seems that Emergent BioSolutions, the only manufacturer of the anthrax vaccine in America, has been working aggressively to promote its vaccine throughout our nation. Its efforts have paid off: a ccording to , the company has ... Read on »
Assistant Secretary Nicole Lurie statement on FDA approval of first anthrax antitoxin developed under Project Bioshield by Health & Human Services Posted Fri 14 Dec 2012 12:01am With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the first drug for treatment of anthrax, our nation took a monumental step forward today in preparing for the health impacts of bioterrorism. Raxibacumab, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline/Human Genome Sciences, is approved for use together with ... Read on »
Regarding Testing Anthrax Vaccine Children by Meryl Nass Posted Mon 06 Aug 2012 11:32pm Below is my recent letter to the Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, preceding the Commission's meeting last week.  The Commission's blog mentions some of what was discussed.  The Commission will report its views to the DHHS Secretary by year's end. Meryl Nass, MD Board Certified in Internal Medicin ... Read on »
Age of Autism Weekly Wrap: Did the Anthrax Killer Shape Public Health Response? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Aug 2012 12:00am By Dan Olmsted This week has seen all kinds of activity on the war-against-disease front. Small planes dive-bombing big cities with pesticides! Ebola re-emerging! A superbug rampaging through the NIH! Vaccine clinics popping up at Walmart -- now it's not just for flu anymore, you can get your Gardasil shot right by the checko ... Read on »
Public Citizen Goes on Record Opposing Unethical Anthrax Vaccine Trial in Children by Meryl Nass Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 5:44pm From the Public Citizen advocacy organization November 1, 2011 The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Secretary Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 RE: Proposed Clinical Trials Testing the Anthrax Vaccine on Children Dear Secretary Sebelius Public Citizen, representing more than 225,0 ... Read on »
Raxibacumab Approved for Inhalational Anthrax by HealthFinder Posted Fri 14 Dec 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink Neutralizes anthrax toxins, which can kill FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Raxibacumab i ... Read on »
African Drum Anthrax: 80 advised to take anti-anthrax medicine/ Union-Leader by Meryl Nass Posted Wed 30 Dec 2009 12:00am According to Dan Tuohy at the Manchester, New Hampshire Union-Leader, The state is encouraging more than 80 people to take antibiotics and anthrax vaccine after an environmental sample at the United Campus Ministry in Durham tested positive for anthrax. The announcement today comes after a young woman remains in critical condition with gastr ... Read on »
What DHHS proposes to tell parents about giving anthrax vaccine to their children by Meryl Nass Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 3:47am In order to meet the requirements of 45 CFR 46.407 , a federal advisory panel must review the proposed pediatric research, agree that it will provide important generalizable knowledge, and that children participating in the research will be protected from taking dangerous risks.  DHHS has convened the necessary panel, which will meet to di ... Read on »