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Friday, November 18, 2005

If the Flu Don’t Kill You…

Posted by on November 18 at 14:12 PM

…the antidote might. According to the International Herald Tribune, the FDA is looking into the deaths of 12 Japanese children who had been taking Tamiflu, touted as our best hope against an avian flu pandemic.

FDA reviewers are also checking out alleged “neuropsychiatric events” associated with Tamiflu - like the 8-year-old who had a terrifying hallucination and ran out of his house and the two Japanese boys (one 12, one 13) who jumped out of second story windows, all after taking their medicine.