FDA Says Viral Contamination Found Again in Rotavirus Vaccine
By Peggy Peck, Executive Editor, MedPage Today
Published: May 07, 2010
Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- DNA from a pig virus has been detected in Merck's RotaTeq rotavirus vaccine, an FDA official announced during the opening session of FDA hearing on rotavirus vaccines. In March, the agency reported similar contamination in a rotavirus vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.