Update: FDA Drags Feet On Approval Of Internationally-Accepted Vaccine While Drexel Student Dies Of Meningitis B

March 24, 2014 4:02 PM

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Update: FDA Drags Feet On Approval Of Internationally-Accepted Vaccine While Drexel Student Dies Of Meningitis B

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded that a Drexel University student who died in early March was infected with the same strain of meningitis, “serogroup B,” that some Princeton University students contracted in late 2013. The two schools are separated by about an hour in the greater Philadelphia area.

We discussed the outbreak at Princeton, as well as another one at the University of California Santa Barbara, and the need for those schools to “import” a meningitis B vaccine from overseas, in a December 19 post, The Meningitis B Outbreak: Heavy Doses of Government Can Be Costly. The vaccine had to...

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