Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus - page 2

The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses. And an official of the World... Read More

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    The Baxter/Glaxo partnership coupled with Baxters Vero cell production technology has made it possible to complete production of its first commercial batches of H1N1 vaccine 12 weeks after receiving the virus strain. (we aren't given the source of the strain).
    These cell based technologies are not approved for use in the US as per this report to the White House.

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    Cell-based vaccines, in which viruses are grown in cultured cells rather than eggs. This method obviates the need for large quantities of embryonated eggs and potentially permits increased levels of production beyond those currently achievable. The method, however, does not substantially shorten the timeline between identification of the virus strains to be included in the vaccine and the vaccine's availability. This approach is currently being used by several companies to produce candidate 2009-H1N1 vaccines, but such cell-based vaccines have not yet achieved licensure in the United States.

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    When the supply runs low, how long do you think it will take the FDA to approve this technology?
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    When the supply runs low, how long do you think it will take the FDA to approve this technology?
    Speculation about FDA approval is not my department.
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    They'll have it approved in a heartbeat. The FDA panel will consist of 11 to 13 members, of those members as many as 5 will hold patents on the technology & will stand to gain millions when the vote is cast. Conflict of interest statements will be read behind closed doors, and never reveled to the public. Standard operating procedure in the FDA that even it's chief admits is undermining the safety of the public they are charged with protecting.

    Of the companies manufacturing swine flu vaccine for the US, which one would you be willing to take?


    This vaccine has been fast tracked, has had very limited testing & if mandated, will fall under the VICP, meaning they will not be held accountable for any damage or deaths that result.

    Wouldn't Firestone have loved a deal so sweet, pump out tires, spend relatively nothing on safety testing, then when things go bad....nobody can sue them for damages.

    There's no accountability in the process.

    I could literally post links all day to violations from all 5 of the manufacturers you've listed. From mild GMP infractions, to outright criminal charges.

    Even though the clinical trials will not be sufficient to give us an overview of short term adverse events, much less long term decrements to the population, our government is pushing forward, much like the swine flu debacle of 1976.

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