Media/Policy Watch [to 7 January 2017]

Media/Policy Watch [to 7 January 2017]
This watch section is intended to alert readers to substantive news, analysis and opinion from the general media and selected think tanks and similar organizations on vaccines, immunization, global public health and related themes. Media Watch is not intended to be exhaustive, but indicative of themes and issues CVEP is actively tracking. This section will grow from an initial base of newspapers, magazines and blog sources, and is segregated from Journal Watch above which scans the peer-reviewed journal ecology.

We acknowledge the Western/Northern bias in this initial selection of titles and invite suggestions for expanded coverage. We are conservative in our outlook in adding news sources which largely report on primary content we are already covering above. Many electronic media sources have tiered, fee-based subscription models for access. We will provide full-text where content is published without restriction, but most publications require registration and some subscription level.

Accessed 7 January 2017
Cleveland Clinic Doctor Goes Full Anti-Vaccine
7 Jan 2017 Tara Haelle, Contributor
The Cleveland Clinic has allowed anti-vaccine advocates to infiltrate its highest ranks.

The Guardian
Accessed 7 January 2017
Bill Gates: world faces decade at risk from antibiotic-resistant bugs
30 December 2016
Philanthropist says he believes ‘better medical tools’ will come, but until then the world is vulnerable to a pandemic
People across the world, particularly those in developing countries, face a decade at risk from pandemics spread by antibiotic-resistant bugs, the billionaire Bill Gates has warned..

New York Times
Accessed 7 January 2017
China Jails Former Drug Regulatory Official for Taking Bribes: State Media
SHANGHAI — A former official with the China Food and Drug Administration has been jailed for taking bribes from vaccine manufacturers who wanted help with gaining approval for their drugs, the state-owned Legal Evening News
January 04, 2017 – By REUTERS

Philippine FDA Orders Sanofi to Take Down Dengue Vaccine Ads
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it has ordered pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur Inc. to stop airing television and radio advertisements for its dengue vaccine in violation of a ban on promoting prescription or ethical drugs in mass media.
January 03, 2017 – By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS –