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 →

Eli Lilly Prozac Documents: What do They Reveal?

Eli Lilly Prozac Documents: What do They Reveal? Thu, 27 Jan 2005 A report in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) that relied on internal Eli Lilly documents to challenge Lilly’s claims about the safety of Prozac has stirred a prickly . . . Continue reading →