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Feb 24, 2005

Feb 24, 2005

FDA approves VIG for smallpox shot complications

(CIDRAP News) – An intravenous form of vaccinia immune globulin (VIG), used to treat serious reactions to smallpox vaccine, has gained approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time.

Feb 03, 2005

Feb 03, 2005

Some troops got anthrax shots after judge banned them

(CIDRAP News) – The US military gave anthrax shots to more than 900 soldiers after a federal judge ordered a halt to the mandatory vaccination program last October, according to news reports this week.

Feb 02, 2005

Feb 02, 2005

FDA issues emergency order on military anthrax shots

(CIDRAP News) – Asserting that US troops face an increased risk of anthrax attacks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency order to help the Pentagon reverse a court ruling that stopped its anthrax vaccination program last fall.