Still no Notice of Compliance or DIN # for the PENTA vaccine combination.
Listen to the radio program discussing the PENTA vaccine here.
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|Subject:||Re: Notice of Compliance for the PENTA vaccine combination|
|Date:||Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:24:21 -0400|
|From:||CBC Ombudsman <email@example.com>|
Dear Ms. Enkin,
I have read the article at the link you provided and found no DIN # or Notice of Compliance, or any evidence of approval for the PENTA vaccine given to Canadian children between 1994 and 1997.
If you do not have this information, I would ask that you correct your review (below) where it states “This product had a notice of compliance” as well as correcting the description on the Metro Morning radio interview with Heather Fraser where it states, “The vaccine referred to in the interview was approved by Health Canada between 1994 and 1997.”
Rita HoffmanOn 12/08/2016 3:57 PM, CBC Ombudsman wrote:Dear Ms. Hoffman:Thank you for your email. Please refer to this link: http://www.phac-aspc.
Esther EnkinCBC OmbudsmanNew on my website: subscribe to reviewsOn Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM, Rita Hoffman wrote:
Platform: CBC Radio
Program: Metro Morning
Subject: Notice of Compliance for the PENTA vaccine combination
Message: Dear CBC Ombudsman Ms. Enkin,
From your review “What’s in a Name? Friday, August 5, 2016” you state:
“Your second concern was that it is false to say the PENTA vaccine was ever approved for use in Canada. You provided as proof the lack of a DIN (drug information number). Your logic does not hold up to scrutiny. PENTA is a combination of five vaccines, each of which would have had DINs, and Health Canada gave approval for the combining of them. This product had a notice of compliance which indicates that is was authorized for use in Canada. I have spoken with experts in the field and found journal articles, notably one from the Canadian Medical Association published in 1995 which indicate that “there are three Hib conjugate vaccines licensed in Canada for use in infants 2 months of age and older.” PENTA was one of them.
There is no inaccuracy and no violation of journalistic policy”
As you state you have spoken with experts in the field and “This product had a notice of compliance” my request and/or complaint is for you to please provide a link or details of this Notice of Compliance (or DIN #) for the PENTA 5 in 1 Combination vaccination. I am one of a group of parents who have been unsuccessfully looking for the Notice of Compliance and DIN # for the PENTA vaccine combination for well over a decade. The Supplementary statement that you supplied a link to does not state that the PENTA vaccine combination is licensed, has a Notice of Compliance, or a DIN #.