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Dengue vaccine, drugs, and doctor distrust: When physicians doubt the medicine
 

Dengue vaccine, drugs, and doctor distrust: When physicians doubt the medicine

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Dr Stef Dela Cruz writes on how health experts in the Philippines have expressed their concerns and questioned the cost-effectiveness of the dengue vaccine, the reasons behind the hurried procurement, and the possible repercussions of administering such vaccines to Filipino children.
 
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31 Oct 2016 - General
 
Unwillingness to use a new drug is a normal phenomenon. As dengue vaccine is just approved for use, its safety and efficacy is still in question. So,many doctors are still waiting for a feedback from others. Withdrawal of a drug from the market after few years is not uncommon. For dengue vaccine , there is a risk of cross immunisation in case of vaccine failure wich may cause haemorrhagic dengue fever and may be dangerous. To reduce the doubt of the doctors, you need to prove the safety. And t...
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This is a very informative and well-written article. The article also presents a question that is very difficult to answer for any doctor - - Does this mean doctors are developing an unhealthy distrust for outcomes of the very science they themselves espouse? It is in our nature for us who work in the scientific world to question everything. However, we also have to take into consideration certain factors when prescribing medications. I think it is a wise move for the our government's sector...
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