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The company officers are made to answer the charges within 5 days upon receipt of the order
If found guilty, Garin and other respondents indicted may face imprisonment of up to 6 years
It will thus be illegal to import, sell, or distribute Dengvaxia in the Philippines
Sanofi's vaccine is known to prevent the dengue virus in individuals who have been affected previously, but poses more risks for those who have not been infected before immunization
The vaccine can prevent 11,000 hospitalization and 2,500 severe dengue cases if given to 1 million children over age 9. But it can also lead to 1,000 hospitalizations and 500 severe dengue cases in children who had no prior infection.
Former president Benigno Aquino III, ex-budget secretary Florencio Abad, and ex-health secretary Janette Garin are expected to submit their counter-affidavits to the Department of Justice
The health department reveals that 1,967 out of the 3,281 patients 'were found to have contracted dengue, as confirmed through clinical and serological tests'
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The respondents are accused of 'intentionally inoculating the Dengvaxia recipients with an unsafe product undergoing clinical trial, which caused [their]...untimely death'
Aquino, Garin, Abad, and other former and incumbent officials must appear before the Department of Justice on Friday, March 23, to answer the charges filed against them
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says this is a 'confidence-building measure' to show parents that the health sector is prioritizing the needs of the kids vaccinated with Dengvaxia
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the reorganization is meant to 'preserve the integrity of ongoing investigations and to prevent any potential undue influence on their findings'
The dengue vaccine maker says it immediately issued the warning against Dengvaxia when it found out about the risks in November 2017
The PAO chief had refused to accede to a UP-PGH's panel's request for access to the tissue samples of Dengvaxia-vaccinated children who died
Representative Johnny Pimentel reminds Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta that PAO should be coordinating with the DOH in investigating Dengvaxia deaths
(UPDATED) Ex-Center for Drug Regulation and Research Benjamin Co received a USB directly from Sanofi when it gave a USB directly to him. This is not allowed under FDA rules
(UPDATED) Physician Anthony Leachon says it was 'repulsive' that Sanofi had 'concealed' to the Philippines the 4 risks of its vaccine the company identified as early as December 22, 2015
'Dapat naman po bago kayo nagbitaw nang gano’n, humingi kayo ng pahintulot ng magulang... Masakit para sa isang magulang na mawalan ng anak,' says a mother of a now dead vaccinee in Muntinlupa
'If I was your lawyer, I’ll protect you right now. Because a few days later, you were off to Paris to talk to Sanofi,' Senator Richard Gordon tells ex-health chief Janette Garin on her self-appointment to the FDA
Gordon says the Philippine government is 'liable' for administering the Dengvaxia vaccine to more than 837,000 Filipino gradeschoolers in 3 regions
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and his staff are now in talks with the Office of the Solicitor General to build a case against the maker of the controversial dengue vaccine
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Sanofi once again argues complying with the PH government's demand for a full refund 'would imply that the vaccine is ineffective, which is not the case'
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Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he would invoke Sanofi's violations of the Civil Code of the Philippines if it insists on its refusal
Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appeales for parents’ patience as the department goes through the legal motions to procure and fund the dengue kits. The DOH estimates it will spend P600 million for the kits.
The VACC, VPCI, and physician Francisco Cruz claim that the accused government officials 'anomalously' funded the immunization program and favored Sanofi to procure the vaccine
We should train the spotlight again on past officials who rushed the purchase and rollout of the dengue vaccines
Senator Richard Gordon gives the tip to Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta, who he says is 'doing well' in handling the investigation of the Dengvaxia-linked deaths
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque tells parents there is nothing to worry about other vaccines that have been in use for a long time
The health secretary says at least 29 vaccinated children have died. The causes of all these deaths have yet to be determined.
The Palace also rejects the appeal of a doctors' group to stop the Public Attorney's Office from conducting autopsies on children who died due to various causes after being given Dengvaxia
A physician-turned-legislator questions why the now-controversial vaccine got a go-signal in the Philippines in the first place
The pharma giant declines the Philippines' demand, saying doing so would 'create confusion' over the safety and efficacy of the controversial anti-dengue vaccine
Health Undersecretary Enrique Domingo appeals to parents to continue getting 'tried and tested' vaccines for their children to avoid diseases like polio, diphtheria, measles, and tetanus
'Is PAO now a medical group?...Set your foot down and make the DOH the lead in this investigation, especially in scientific investigations,' Senator Vicente Sotto III tells Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
58 doctors & experts, in a statement, slam the 'unsubstantiated' claims being made against Dengvaxia and DOH officials that is causing parents to slowly lose faith in other government health programs
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Health Secretary Francisco Duque III wants the FDA to be independent from the DOH, and the RITM to be free from the influence of pharmaceutical companies
DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III says they now want a full refund 'because the purported... protection [of Dengvaxia] wasn’t felt and wasn’t there'
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the clinical trial on the safety of Dengvaxia was not yet completed when the dengue vaccination program was launched
The Ombudsman's request stems from two complaints filed late last year against officials of Sanofi Pasteur and government officials who implemented the controversial dengue vaccination program
'So if they had waited [for] 2017, then they would have known they can’t give these Dengvaxia [vaccine vials] to children who never had dengue in the past,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
Thomas Triomphe, Asia Pacific head of the pharmaceutical giant, says there should be scientific evidence that Dengvaxia indeed caused the death or any other case
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Malacañang insists on a full refund after Sanofi Pasteur agrees to issue a P1.4-billion refund for unused Dengvaxia vials
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Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he will order a review of the contracts entered into by the previous administration
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
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