Thursday, October 11, 2007

Makers withdraw cold meds

I didn't know how to post last week and someone took my story (virus misshipments, etc, at bio labs dealing with dangerous pathogens) before I learned how to publish. I've forgotten to post since then, but this is my post for last week.

Companies that make cold meds (the common cold is caused by a rhinovirus (family Picornaviridae)) specifically for infants are removing these products from the market. The reason is that there has been some overdosage of infants. Also, anecdotal evidence suggests the meds may actually be unsafe in young children. They have been reported to cause hallucinations and death in some cases.


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