Researchers at Stanford Retract Narcolepsy Study Linked to GSK’s Swine Flu Vaccine

Stanford University researchers have retracted a major study that sought to explain why some abruptly fell asleep after receiving Pandemrix vaccine Researchers at the University of Stanford School of Medicine have retracted a study they published last year which endeavoured to explain why some people were falling asleep after receiving a GSK Swine Flu vaccine called Pandemrix. The researchers behind …

Tamiflu Reduced Risk of Death by 25% in Patients Hospitalised with H1N1

A meta-analysis published online today in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine has concluded that patients admitted to hospital with H1N1 influenza during the 2009/2010 pandemic were 25% less likely to die from the disease if they had been given neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) such as Roche’s Tamilfu. Until now, [Governments] had no adequate data to assist them in deciding if lives were saved in 2009-2010 …

Scientists uncover clues to Pandemrix narcolepsy puzzle

Scientists think they may have started to unravel the link between the influenza vaccine and narcolepsy, shedding precious light onto how the Pandemrix vaccine given in the 2009/2010 swine flu outbreak put children at an increased risk of developing the involuntary sleep disorder. At least 900 cases of narcolepsy associated with the vaccine have so far been reported in Europe, …