Zostavax

Zostavax Label Updated to Reflect Shingles Virus Risk

Zostavax label receives subtle yet important updateThe contraindication section of the label for shingles vaccine Zostavax recently received a subtle, yet important, update.

The previous label made no direct mention of the fact that, if taken by someone who has a suppressed or inactive immune system, Zostavax could actually cause shingles in the vaccinated patient. This is an important point, as the patient would be administered the vaccine specifically to avoid the painful – and potentially life-threatening ...

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Flux Continues as Merck Announces Cuts

merck announces job cutsUp to 360 employees of Merck’s 7,400 New Jersey employees could either lose their jobs or see their positions relocated as the company shifts efforts toward exploratory biology.

The cuts will come from the company’s pre-clinical, discovery, and early development group. Citing a need to break into emerging research arenas, the change in strategy will result in staffing level changes in Kenilworth and Rahway, New Jersey as well as North Wales, Pennsylvania.

Positions ...

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