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Concepcion Yusop, a national immunization program manager, shows dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in Sta. Cruz city, Metro Manila, December 4, 2017. (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Sanofi fined $2,000, Dengvaxia clearance suspended

By Reuters French multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi was fined $2,000 (or P99,700 at the current exchange rate of P49.85 to a dollar) and clearance of…

Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III inspects the critically injured hand of Erich Romano Tumpalan, 12, at the East Avenue Medical Center after the kid picked up an unexploded “pla-pla” firecracker while celebrating the New Year at their place in Sandigan Bayan Park in Quezon City. The firecracker immediately exploded after being picked by Tumapaan. There were only 191 firecracker-related injuries with 7 cases of amputation and one stray bullet case were recorded by the Department of Health and the Philippine National Police during the celebration of the New Year in the Philippines resulting to a 77% drop in firecracker-related injuries vs 5-year average. (PHOTO/ ALVIN KASIBAN)

Firecracker-related injuries drop by 68%

By Charina Clarisse Echaluce The number of firecracker-related injuries went down by 68 percent as the country celebrated the coming of the New Year. The…

DENGUE VACCINE PROBE PUSHED –Health workers hold a rally at the DOH headquarters in Manila Friday to demand an investigation into the dengue vaccine controversy. (Jansen Romero)

Full refund from Sanofi sought

By Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos The Department of Health (DOH)is seeking for the full refund of the P3.5 billion used to purchase anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia…