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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Safe in Early Pregnancy, Study Confirms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Dec 20 – A new study provides additional reassurance on the safety of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine during the first trimester of pregnancy, say researchers with the Vaccine Safety Datalink team in a paper published today. “We found no increased risk of spontaneous abortion during a four-week exposure window after vaccination….

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Top Medical News Stories of 2011

1. FDA Calls for Simvastatin Limits The FDA played a role in most of this year’s top news stories, starting with a June 8 recommendation that physicians restrict prescribing high doses of the cholesterol medication simvastatin (Zocor, Merck) because of a risk for muscle damage. The FDA drug safety communication states that physicians should limit using the…

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