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Oct 15, 2009

Oct 15, 2009

FDA faces decision about use of peramivir for H1N1

(CIDRAP News) – In response to questions from citizens at a meeting yesterday, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official said the agency would make a decision "fairly soon" about permitting emergency use of the experimental antiviral drug peramivir to help patients severely ill with pandemic H1N1 influenza.

Oct 14, 2009

Oct 14, 2009

State health leaders busy battling myths about H1N1 vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – Top state health officials said today they have been kept busy battling rumors and myths about the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, on top of the demanding work of coordinating the vaccination program just getting under way.