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Philippines wants full refund from Sanofi for dengue vaccine mess

Jan 16, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Malacañang insists on a full refund after Sanofi Pasteur agrees to issue a P1.4-billion refund for unused Dengvaxia vials

Duque dares accusers to file cases vs officials in alleged 'DOH mafia'

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he will order a review of the contracts entered into by the previous administration

INTEGRITY. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III wants officials to adhere to the 'highest standards of professionalism and integrity.' File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sanofi agrees to refund P1.4B for unused Dengvaxia vials

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Dengue vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur hopes its decision to comply will allow it to 'work more openly and constructively with the DOH to address the negative tone' towards Dengvaxia

SANOFI REFUND. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the DOH on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOH demands P1.4-B refund from Sanofi over unused Dengvaxia vials

Jan 12, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine is ‘considered defective under Philippine civil laws’

DENGVAXIA FORUM. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III holds an open forum on the Dengvaxia vaccine at the Parang Elementary School in Marikina City on January 11, 2018. Photo from DOH

Duterte on government purge, Duque on Dengvaxia, Trump on Kim | Midday wRap

Jan 12, 2018 - 12:40 PM

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SC orders DOH to answer Dengvaxia petition

Jan 10, 2018 - 2:37 PM

The petitioners want the Department of Health to provide free medicine and hospitalization to children vaccinated with Dengvaxia

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Rush to disaster: The untold story behind the Sanofi-Garin deal

Jan 10, 2018 - 8:37 AM

It would be important to probe the issue of corporate payoffs owing to the very questionable circumstances involved

DOH to ‘complement efforts’ of VACC in its Dengvaxia probe – Duque

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:28 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says DOH 'cannot and will never obstruct' the efforts of the VACC and the PAO, and promises to provide them with the necessary DOH documents

COMPLEMENTARY EFFORTS. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III (middle) meets with VACC chairman Dante Jimenez (L) and lawyer Ferdinand Topacio (R) on January 9, 2018.

Duque denies Garin hired him as consultant

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:25 PM

PAO chief Persida Acosta accuses DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III and Undersecretary Mario Villaverde of having a conflict of interest in handling the Dengvaxia issue

A TALE OF 2 CHIEFS. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III and ex-health chief Janette Garin attend a Senate probe into the dengue vaccination program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nazareno 2018, PAO probes Dengvaxia death, U.S. on Salvadoran immigrants | Midday wRap

Jan 09, 2018 - 12:44 PM

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PAO insists on examining Dengvaxia deaths without UP-PGH experts

Jan 08, 2018 - 10:35 PM

PAO and VACC set up a Help Desk for families who seek legal assistance

PAO chief Persida Acosta (center) discuss how dengue attack the human syndrome they discovered during autopsy of body of students who undergone the mass vaccination with denvaxia vaccine for dengue prevention at a press conference on Monday, at the PAO Office attended by parents and victims of the government anti-dengue mass vaccination. Also in photo are parents of (right side) and pictures of students allegedly died after a few months from dengvaxia vaccination Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Jan 08, 2018 - 7:14 PM

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27% drop in firecracker-related injuries for New Year 2018 – DOH

Jan 08, 2018 - 3:20 PM

There are also no reported deaths, no cases of firecracker ingestion, and no stray bullet injuries from December 21, 2017 to January 5, 2018

Erich Romano Tumpalan 12 years old, undergone medical treatment at the East Avenue Medical Center emergency room after hit by firecracker (Plapla) at Barangay Batasan in Quezon City on Monday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 1-7, 2018

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:17 PM

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Malacanang on foreign trips, Grab fare increase, Trump slams book | Evening wRap

Jan 05, 2018 - 8:33 PM

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DOH won’t file cases over Dengvaxia issue, will focus on kids’ safety

Jan 05, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III leaves it up the DOJ, the NBI, and non-governmental groups to go after Aquino administration officials and Sanofi Pasteur

INFO CAMPAIGN. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III holds up a sample poster on Dengvaxia FAQs that will be put up in schools. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

UP-PGH to review deaths of 14 kids vaccinated with Dengvaxia

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:05 PM

If deaths or disease come to children who have gotten the dengue vaccine since March 2016, the health department asks parents to report the cases to UP-PGH

HEALTH OFFICIALS. DOH Undersecretary Enrique Domingo, Secretary Francisco Duque III, and Undersecretary Mario Villaverde answer questions during a media forum on January 5, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

More than half of Western Visayas firecracker victims are minors

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Negros Occidental reports the most number of cases among the region’s 6 provinces

FDA suspends Dengvaxia sale for a year, fines Sanofi P100,000

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:24 AM

(UPDATED) Sanofi is punished for failing to comply with post-marketing authorization requirements for its controversial dengue vaccine

RISKY VACCINE. A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the Department of Health on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 2, 2018

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:48 AM

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FIRECRACKER INJURY. One of 12 patients treated at the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Hospital  in Sta. Cruz, Manila, due tofirecracker-related injuries on January 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Firecracker ban, Tropical Depression Agaton, New Year in New York | Evening wRap

Jan 01, 2018 - 8:06 PM

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DOH considers recommending total firecracker ban to Duterte

Jan 01, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says imposing a total ban on firecrackers would require the government to provide alternative sources of livelihood to vendors who would lose their jobs

TOTAL BAN? A worker loads powder into a luces shell at a fireworks factory in Bocaue, Bulacan on December 26, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

77% drop in firecracker-related injuries vs 5-year average

Jan 01, 2018 - 10:36 AM

(4th UPDATE) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says there were only 191 cases of firecracker-related injuries as of January 1, a big drop from last year

FIRECRACKER INJURY. One of 12 patients treated at the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Hospital  in Sta. Cruz, Manila, due tofirecracker-related injuries on January 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

86 firecracker-related injuries as of December 31 – DOH

Dec 31, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says they are seeing a 'downward trend' in the number of cases, crediting the President's ban on firecracker use in private residences

INSPECTION. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III examines medical tools to be used at the Jose R Reyes Memorial Medical Center to treat firecracker-related injuries. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Davao fire, Dengvaxia, PH embassy in Israel | Midday wRap

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:47 PM

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DOH set to form independent panel for Dengvaxia review

Dec 26, 2017 - 9:05 PM

The Department of Health will also submit documents to the National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday, December 27, for the probe into the dengue immunization program

SC petition wants to require gov't to address dengue vaccine risks

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:12 PM

The petitioners – activists, mothers, and children – want the Supreme Court to compel the departments of health, education, and local government to provide information and free medicines, among others

PETITION. Gabriela Women's Party files a petition before the Supreme Court urging it to compel the government to address dangers of Dengvaxia vaccine. Photo from Gabriela

What to do if your child received dengue vaccine

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:30 PM

According to the Department of Health, severe dengue can be prevented by early detection and check-up

IMMUNIZATION. A student from Parang Elementary School gets a shot of Dengvaxia, the world's first-ever dengue vaccine. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOH partners with UP-PGH to validate dengue vaccine deaths

Dec 21, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The expert panel is composed of pediatricians, pathologists, and other specialists with 'no financial or intellectual ties' to Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of Dengvaxia

Views of med societies weigh more than FEC, individual doctors – Garin

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin explains why she did not heed the warning of several public health experts regarding the now-suspended dengue vaccination program that she had launched

BATTLE OF THE EXPERTS. Ex-DOH secretary Janette Garin speaks during a Rappler Talk interview on December 16. Screenshot by Rappler

Like Aquino, Garin denies knowing Sanofi's spotty record

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin says she was surprised Sanofi Pasteur was found guilty of corruption, bribery, and false product claims

DEFENDING DENGVAXIA. Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin defends the dengue vaccination program she launched at the tail-end of her term. Screenshot by Rappler

At Senate, Aquino faces Dengvaxia controversy head-on

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:45 AM

(UPDATED) Former president Benigno Aquino III says his administration implemented the controversial dengue vaccination program in good faith

OATH OF TRUTH. Ex-budget secretary Florencio Abad, ex-president Noynoy Aquino, and ex-executive secretary Pacquito Ochoa Jr swear their oath to tell the truth at the Senate hearing on December 4. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on Dengvaxia

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Watch the hearing on Rappler

DOH to give ballers, health monitoring cards to kids who got Dengvaxia

Dec 14, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says this is part of the 'heightened surveillance' of children who got the dengue vaccine under the government's program

DENGUE VACCINE HEARING. Health Secretary Frencisco Duque III attends the Senate hearing on the dengue vaccine used by the government on December 14, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino says no one advised him vs using Dengvaxia in PH

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:26 AM

(UPDATED) 'Bago nagdesisyon ang gobyerno sa Dengvaxia, habang nagdedesisyon, pagkatapos magdesisyon, at hanggang sa ngayon, walang nagparating sa akin ng pagtutol sa bakuna,' says former president Benigno Aquino III

FACING PROBE. Former President Benigno Aquino III attends the Senate probe on the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine, December 14, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sanofi admits Dengvaxia doses imported into PH before contract

Dec 13, 2017 - 9:50 PM

A lawmaker questions why the pharmaceutical company seemed 'certain all along' that it would get the contract from the Philippine government

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte defends officials blamed for Dengvaxia controversy

Dec 13, 2017 - 8:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he would have probably approved the dengue immunization program if he were in their place

Sanofi exec denies meeting with Aquino a 'sales pitch'

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:35 PM

'We talked about the profile of safety and efficacy of the product after 20 years of [research and development],' says Sanofi Pasteur Asia-Pacific head Thomas Triomphe

COURTESY CALL. Ex-president Benigno Aquino III meets with executives of Dengvaxia vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur on December 1, 2015. Screenshot from RTVM

Mother of child who got Dengvaxia asks Garin, ‘Nakakatulog pa ba kayo?’

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:04 PM

'Ako po ay sobrang na-disappoint kasi mismong ahensiya niyo ang nagpapahamak sa aming mga anak,' says Iris Alpay, a mother from Cavite whose daughter received the dengue vaccine

ACCOUNTABILITY. Ex-DOH secretary Janette Garin faces the Senate's probe into the controversial dengue vaccination program she launched in April 2016. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

P3.5B for dengue vaccination program 'too big' – economist

Dec 11, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Economist Hilton Lam once conducted an economic evaluation of Dengvaxia, which showed the vaccine is only cost-effective if sold at P654.25 each. The DOH bought the vaccine at P1,000 each.

WHO'S ACCOUNTABLE? Health advocates along with parents and their children who had the Dengvaxia vaccine rally in front of the Department of Health in Manila on December 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong

New vaccines shouldn't be introduced during an election year – Ubial

Dec 11, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Senator Richard Gordon also questions where the dengue vaccination program was launched, saying that NCR, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon 'appear to be the places with highest voters'

ANTI-DENGVAXIA. Ex-DOH chief Paulyn Ubial testifies during the Senate probe into the dengue vaccination program on December 11, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

What the emails of VACC's Dengvaxia witness say

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:15 AM

The witness, a physician, supposedly rendered service to the DOH under then Secretary Ubial

Health advocates along with parents and their children who had the Dengvaxia vaccine rally in front of the Department of Health in Manila on December 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Somebody has to answer for the dengue vaccine disaster

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Let's focus on getting answers to questions and identifying liabilities. At stake here are the lives of tens of thousands of children.

DepEd orders 'strong monitoring' of students given Dengvaxia

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones issues a memorandum that requires schools to review the master list of vaccinated students for close monitoring

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

COA tells DOH to return P14-million hazard pay

Dec 10, 2017 - 7:05 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Department of Health did not observe the law which states hazard pay for those above Salary Grade 20 should be limited to 5% of their monthly salaries

Mass use of dengue vaccine had no backing of DOH medical experts

Dec 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin denies she forced the implementation of the controversial dengue vaccination program even if others had opposed it

DENGUE VACCINE CONTROVERSY. Ex-DOH chief Janette Garin launches the dengue vaccination program in April 2016, contrary to the recommendation of the Formulary Executive Council

Garin: Talks on dengue vaccine began during predecessor's time

Dec 09, 2017 - 9:58 AM

Former health secretary Janette Garin also brings up the controversial clinical trials of anti-dengue treatment ActRx TriAct ordered by her predecessor, Enrique Ona, in 2014

DENGUE VACCINE. Health Secretary Janette Garin says discussions on the dengue vaccine started during the time of her predecessor Enrique Ona. File photos by Rappler

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Dec 08, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Duque confirms vaccinated 12-year-old in Tarlac later got severe dengue

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the female student – who is among the 830,000 Filipino children who received Dengvaxia – has already recovered

MONITORING. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III gives updates on what the department is doing to monitor the health of Filipino children who received the dengue vaccine. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duque sets up DOH task force to probe dengue vaccination program

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:03 PM

DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III says PhilHealth is ready to cover up to P16,000 worth of expenses of any child who will be hospitalized due to severe dengue

SURVEILLANCE. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III says they will closely monitor the health of Filipino children who received the dengue vaccine in the next 5 years. Screenshot by Rappler