FDA Suspends Glaxo Rotavirus Vaccine as Precaution

FDA Suspends Glaxo Rotavirus Vaccine as Precaution

U.S. health officials told pediatricians Monday to temporarily quit using one of two vaccines against a leading cause of diarrhea in babies, after discovering that doses of GlaxoSmithKline’s Rotarix were contaminated with bits of an apparently benign pig virus.

Glaxo’s vaccine has been used in millions of children worldwide, including 1 million in the U.S., with no signs of safety problems

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