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|Fri, 05-21-2010 - 10:58am|
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National Vaccine Information Center Calls on FDA to Raise Vaccine Safety Testing & Labeling Standards
Washington, D.C. May 10, 2010 – During a special meeting of the FDA Vaccines & Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) held May 7th to discuss new information on contamination of rotavirus vaccines with DNA from two pig viruses, the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) called for the FDA to raise legal vaccine safety testing and labeling standards.
“The contamination of rotavirus vaccines with animal virus DNA that was not detected pre or post-licensure is an important wake up call for industry and government,” said NVIC Co-Founder and President Barbara Loe Fisher. ”Parents being told by federal officials to give their babies Rotarix and RotaTeq vaccine expect those vaccines and others to be free from adventitious agent contamination.”