pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

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pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

A pneumococcal vaccine used for active immunization of infants and toddlers.
See: PCV7, PCV13
See also: vaccine
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is best known for creating medicines for the masses, including the Prevnar vaccine against pneumonia and related infections, and the now-generic cholesterol fighter Lipitor, which was once the world's best-selling drug.
Case studies are included on the DPT vaccine, competing flu vaccines, the Prevnar vaccine against childhood pneumococcal disease, and Zostavax, a chicken pox and shingles vaccine.
The deal would help Pfizer diversify into vaccines and injectable biologic medicines by adding Wyeth's big-selling Prevnar vaccine for childhood infections and Enbrel rheumatoid arthritis treatment.
The most substantial decline in the rate of vaccinetype disease has been in the target population of children less than 5 years old, according to an analysis comparing disease rates in 2003 with those in 1998-1999, when the Prevnar vaccine was not available.
Another unknown about the impact of Prevnar vaccine is why the pneumococcal infections that have been cut from adult populations through the herd effect have not been replaced with infection by nonvaccine serotypes.
Prevnar vaccine provides significant protection against the seven strains of streptococcus pneumonia (traditionally the most common bacteria isolated in AOM) in the vaccine plus five cross-reacting strains.
A combination would create a drugmaker with annual sales of more than $70 billion, and best-selling medicines that include Pfizer's cholesterol pill Lipitor, the world's top-selling medicine with $12.7 billion in 2007 sales, and Wyeth's Prevnar vaccine against pneumonia.
In some previous reports, Prevnar vaccine was associated with interference with coadministered pertussis or Hib vaccines, said Dr.
Meningitis-causing bacteria that survive Wyeth's (Madison NJ) Prevnar vaccine are flourishing in the throats of children after the shot wiped out competing strains, a study found.
The most substantial decline in the rate of vaccine-type disease has been in the target population of children less than 5 years old, according to an analysis comparing disease rates in 2003 with those in 1998-1999, when the Prevnar vaccine was not available.
Wyeth (Madison NJ) said trials of an improved form of its blockbuster Prevnar vaccine suggest it is as safe as the original and may offer broader protection against infections in infants and young children.