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Pfizer Prevanar 13 helps to almost halve certain type of pneumonia

  • Pfizer's (PFE) Prevanar 13 vaccine helped cause a 46% drop in incidents of vaccine-type community-acquired pneumonia (CAPP) in a massive trial of 85,000 patients aged 65 and older when compared with a placebo.
  • The "trial is the first in adults to clearly demonstrate a significant reduction in vaccine-type pneumococcal CAP," Pfizer said.
  • The company disclosed the figure when providing details of the study. The firm already said last month that Prevanar 13 met its primary and secondary goals. (PR)
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