Saturday, October 17, 2009

GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix Approved for Use in the United Kingdom (Ingredients Include Squalene, Thimerosal and H1N1)

The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has approved the vaccine Pandemrix for use in the United Kingdom. This vaccine seems nastier than its American vaccine counterparts, and it does not seem to contain thimerosal. Some of the ingredients in Pandemrix are live H1N1 virus, thimerosal (mercury), squalene adjuvants, octoxynol 10, et cetera. You can read the full Pandemrix package insert by clicking this sentence. The ingredients are listed on pages 34-35.

The other ingredients [in Pandemrix] are: polysorbate 80, octoxynol 10, thiomersal, sodium chloride, disodium hydrogen phosphate, potassium dihydrogen phosphate, potassium chloride, magnesium chloride, water for injections

Some information even shows Pandemrix having a Regulatory/Status Index of "EU666" among many other indices. You can read a previous blog article (List of US666 & EU666 Vaccine Biodefense Stockpile Products in US & Europe (Including Prepandrix)!) on the US666 and EU666 Regulatory/Status Index designations by clicking the article link.

Source: The Health Care Republic

2 comments:

psychoseanders said...

The vaccine does contain the mercury-compound Thiomersal. Take a look at Pandemrix or see at the bottom of this comment.

It doesn't however contain live H1N1, the vaccine was inactivated which is synonymous to being killed, or dead virus.


6. PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS
6.1 List of excipients
Suspension vial:
Polysorbate 80
Octoxynol 10
Thiomersal
Sodium chloride (NaCl)
Disodium hydrogen phosphate (Na2HPO4)
Potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KH2PO4)
Potassium chloride (KCl)
Magnesium chloride (MgCl2)
Water for injections
Emulsion vial:
Sodium chloride (NaCl)
Disodium hydrogen phosphate (Na2HPO4)
Potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KH2PO4)
Potassium chloride (KCl)
Water for injections
For adjuvants, see section 2.
6.2 Incompatibilities

The Moderator said...

Thank you for the heads up. I have corrected my mistake.