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expert reaction to european court of justice ruling on national courts deciding that vaccines may cause adverse reactions, even in the absence of scientific evidence

The European Court of Justice has ruled that judges are able to consider that vaccination may lead to the development of an illness, in the absence of scientific evidence. This ruling was made in relation to a case in France of a man claiming that a hepatitis B vaccination he received led to the development of multiple sclerosis. read more

Zika virus and the Rio Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, will begin in early August. The Zika virus outbreak is ongoing in some parts of Brazil (among other countries in the Americas and the Pacific). read more

expert reaction to assessment concluding no causal link between HPV vaccine in young women and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)

The European Medicines Agency has announced that the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has completed its scientific review of evidence on complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) in young women given the HPV vaccine, and has concluded that the evidence does not support a causal link between the vaccine and the conditions. read more

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