Rotavirus vaccine found contaminated–FDA Suspends Use of Rotarix

On March 22, 2010 the FDA recommended suspension in the use of GlaxoSMithKline’s Rotarix vaccine–to prevent rotavirus (diarrhea)–due to contamination with pig virus.  Rotarix, one of two vaccines licensed in the U.S , has already been given to about 1 million U.S. children along with 30 million worldwide.
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Specific Anticonvulsants Increase Suicide Risk

A large-scale Harvard meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the first ever to evaluate the relationship between different anticonvulsant drugs and the risk of suicide in for patients with diverse diagnoses: " the risk was derived from the specific drug that the patient was taking and not their underlying conditions." Continue reading →

Grassley Calls for Safety Review /Unsafe Drugs Marketed to Consumers / FDA Lacks Leadership

Grassley Calls for Safety Review /Unsafe Drugs Marketed to Consumers / FDA Lacks Leadership Sun, 19 Dec 2004 “We expect the FDA to not put a drug on the market that’s not safe. And you can’t compromise safety, regardless of how much . . . Continue reading →

Infomail Archive

Infomail 2004 News Stories on Human Research Protection and Commentary by Vera Hassner Sharav Dec 31: FDA to review “missing” drug company documents Dec 30: Family of Woman Killed by AIDS Drug Test Sues Doctors, Manufacturer Dec 30: Doctors, Too, Ask: Is . . . Continue reading →