ProQuad

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First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Judge: Merck must fight claims that it lied about mumps vaccine benefits

U.S. District Judge C. Darnell Jones IIMerck ($MRK) tried to block two lawsuits claiming it lied about the efficacy of its mumps vaccine--but the pharma giant couldn't stop them. A federal judge in Pennsylvania refused to dismiss the lawsuits, filed by ... [Published FiercePharma - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

Why federal funding of scientific research is so important

I am a scientist and like many scientists my job is completely dependent on grant money.  The Republicans in Congress have taken a hatchet over the years to federal grant money for scientific research.  Let me be the first to say that if it's a choice ... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Closure of Varicella-Zoster Virus–Containing Vaccines Pregnancy Registry — United States, 2013

Mona Marin, MD1, English D. Willis, MD2, Ann Marko2, Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD3, Stephanie R. Bialek, MD1, Adrian Dana, MD2 (Author affiliations at end of text) Vaccines that contain live attenuated varicella-zoster virus (VZV) (Varivax, ProQuad, and Zostavax ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Apr 24 2014 - Updated Apr 24 2014 - 1 reports

PROQUAD (Measles, Mumps, Rubella And Varicella Virus Vaccine Live) Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, For Suspension [Merck Sharp Dohme Corp.]

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...a market hinges on whether its product can compete with those products already being sold in the market," the complaint reads, as quoted by Law360. "If an existing vaccine is represented as safe and at least 95% effective, as Merck has falsely represented its vaccine to be, it would be economically irrational for a potential competitor to bring a new mumps vaccine to the relevant market."
...links to peer-reviewed studies showing increased harm from the trivalent MMR vaccine compared to each of the three administered separately.   "There is no proof of increased harm, show us the proof!"  So I google around and found a very odd thing...

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