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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Probe of suspected vaccine-narcolepsy link to take months (So let's give it to people anyway!)

**Anyone seeing a trend here? Vaccines = Teflon. Nothing Sticks to them and even if people are coming down with Narcolepsy in multiple countries, lets keep administering it until the 'studies' can be done. It should be exactly the opposite.**

The European Medicine Agency (EMA) said today it is not clear if there is any link between narcolepsy cases and the Pandemrix vaccine for 2009 H1N1 influenza, and it will take 3 to 6 months to investigate the possibility fully.

The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) concluded that further studies are needed, the agency said in a news release. In the meantime, the panel agreed that there is no need to restrict the vaccine's use, as the benefit-risk balance continues to be positive.

The EMA launched a review of Pandemrix on Aug 27, in the wake of reports of narcolepsy in vaccinees, mainly from Sweden and Finland. The vaccine, which is made by GlaxoSmithKline and contains an adjuvant, was administered to 30.8 million Europeans during the H1N1 pandemic.

Vaccine Narolepsy- "Who Cares" Article

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