Day: April 9, 2009

Vaccination, Virus

Ebola accident spurs new interest in vax projects (FierceVaccines)

The accident occurred March 12 at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical
Medicine in Hamburg. Researchers swiftly dispatched a Canadian-made vaccine
devised from a live vesicular stomatitus virus engineered to carry an ebola
protein. And the researcher has developed no symptoms of the lethal disease,
which essentially dissolves organs in the body. …

Bureaucracy, Education, Money, Pharma

Johns Hopkins puts screws on industry (FiercePharma)

Taking effect July 1, the policy prohibits any pharma-funded gifts and
entertainment, no matter how small their value. Drug reps will be
restricted to no-patients-allowed parts of the teaching hospital and its
clinics–and will be allowed even in those areas only by invitation. And
beginning in 2010, the school will also bar free drug samples. …