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Flu vaccines may lower immune system, studies show

Flu vaccines may lower immune system, studies show

A new study suggests that the flu vaccine helps to weaken the immune system. Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that women who received the flu vaccine had a weakened immune system. Pregnant women were found to be particularly vulnerable to the complications of the flu vaccine. Speaking about the study, Lisa Christian, associate professor and[Read More...]

Drug designed for acid reflux linked to stomach cancer

Drug designed for acid reflux linked to stomach cancer

A drug designed for acid reflux has been linked to stomach cancer, according to new findings. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) help to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers by reducing the amount of acid in the stomach. A study published by the University of Hong Kong and University College London showed that PPIs more than doubled the risk of developing[Read More...]

Six people fall seriously ill following drug trial

Six people fall seriously ill following drug trial

A clinical drugs trial in France has ended in tragedy after five people were hospitalised with serious neurological complications and one was left brain dead. It has been reported that 90 people were administered the drug, which has not yet been named. The French Health Ministry has since stopped the drugs trial and recalled all of those volunteers who took[Read More...]

GlaxoSmithKline has been fined $488.8 million (3 billion Yuan) by the Chinese government for bribery

GlaxoSmithKline fined by Chinese govt after bribing doctors

The pharmaceutical corporation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)has been fined $488.8 million (3 billion Yuan) by the Chinese government for attempting to bribe doctors and hospitals in the country to use its products. State news agency Xinhua claimed that after the  ”massive bribery network” was uncovered, five former employees were sentenced to two to four years in jail, but ordered deported instead of[Read More...]