23 September 2009

Eggless Swine Flu Vaccines coming to Europe

This is an update on a story being followed here. I was perusing the Baxter website for news, and found this out-of-date update. Deciding to do some minor journalism, I emailed them, and just got a reply from Karoline Traschler, Project Marketing Manager for Global Marketing Vaccines:

We thank you for your interest in our H1N1 vaccine. We expect European licensure by end of September. We have to inform you that it will not be available on the US market.

The last sentence is of concern, being stateside and all. I replied asking for clarification, but I'd imagine it'd have to do with the stricter drug safety regulations here (thanks a lot, thalidamide!). I'll keep you posted.

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