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GSK Shingles Vaccine Shingrix Approved for Canada

GlaxoSmithKline’s recombinant zoster vaccine (adjuvanted) (Shingrix) has been approved in Canada for the prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in people aged 50 years and older. “The vaccine combines an antigen, glycoprotein E, and an adjuvant system, AS01B, intended to generate a strong and long-lasting immune response that can help overcome the decline in immunity as

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Robot Pharmacist

Xerox: Innovation at Work/19 jobs for ‘bots (and why that’s not such a a bad thing) This morning I stumbled on this posting which was sent to me via Quartz Daily Brief, a subscription I have that drops a collection of links to topics on politics, technology, global affairs, science and economics just to name

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Health Canada Advises Not To Use Boric Acid: Here’s Why

Health Canada is advising Canadians to avoid using boric acid for arts and crafts projects, such as homemade slime, or modelling clay. Health Canada is also advising against making homemade pesticides with boric acid. Boric acid, sometimes also called boron or borax, is found in the environment and Canadians are exposed to it naturally through

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Zostavax: The Shingles Vaccine & Shingles Protection

Since its approval by Health Canada in 2008, the shingles vaccine (Zostavax®) has been in very high demand even at times becoming unavailable due to manufacturing delays in combination with a demand that may not have been anticipated.  Merck, the company producing Zostavax®, has finally produced enough of the vaccine to fill back orders and

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