FDA Approves Meningitis B Vaccine

October 30, 2014 6:29 PM

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The first vaccine designed to prevent a common type of bacterial meningitis has been approved for use in the United States.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it has approved Trumenba, which is made by a subsidiary of Pfizer called Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The vaccine is intended to prevent a life-threatening disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B. This type of bacteria has been ...

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