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Reuters reports that, on Tuesday, the FDA recommended for doctors to stop prescribing combination therapies containing more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. Officials cite the potential for liver damage as the reason behind this restriction. “It cited the fact that no available data showed that...
Bloomberg News reports that two studies, conducted by the FDA and the CDC, respectively, have found that Merck’s RotaTeq and GlaxoSmithKline’s Rotarix may cause bowel blockage in infants who receive the vaccine to prevent diarrhea. In the FDA study, 1.5 out of 100,000 recipients of the vaccine...
According to the American Diabetes Association, gestational diabetes affects up to 18% of mothers and now, new guidelines set forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) will require mothers to be screened for the disease at 24 weeks, Reuters reports. Gestational diabetes occurs when the...