Saturday, November 21, 2009

Some Crap Is Even Worse Than The Rest

Batch of H1N1 vaccine recalled for severe reactions

"OTTAWA – A batch of swine flu vaccine is being pulled back for investigation after it appeared to cause higher rates of severe allergic reactions than other lots.
GlaxoSmithKline Inc., which is producing the Canadian order of H1N1 influenza vaccine at its plant in Ste-Foy, Que., said it asked provincial and territorial health authorities Wednesday to stop using doses from a specific lot shipment distributed late last month.
"(GlaxoSmithKline) is taking this cautionary action because (the Public Health Agency of Canada) has received a higher than expected number of reports of anaphylaxis in this lot number compared to other lots," company spokeswoman Megan Spoore said in a statement."

anaphylaxis - Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction disorder that can be life-threatening without prompt treatment.


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