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At rare trial of alleged vaccine side effects, parents say H1N1 flu shot killed 5-year-old daughter

By most accounts, Amina Abudu was a happy, healthy little girl in 2009, when health authorities declared that a pandemic flu virus was sweeping the world. A vaccine was rushed to market, and the five year old was among millions of Canadians to get the shot, amid widespread fears about the new pathogen. Five days… Read More »

Novel Therapy for Acute Migraine Shows Promise in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

(BRONX, NY)—A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with migraine in a large-scale trial reported in the July 11 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The drug, rimegepant, is awaiting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and may… Read More »

Union says lives risked as trial sees ambulances diverted from Blayney hospital

Paramedics are concerned that a month-long trial closure of the emergency department to ambulances at Blayney District Hospital could put lives at risk. The closure, initiated before Christmas, means ambulances are being diverted to either Orange or Bathurst hospitals, approximately 35 kilometres and 37 kilometres away respectively. Health Services Union NSW secretary Gerard Hayes claimed the additional… Read More »

AstraZeneca mines for positives in Imfinzi's failed Mystic lung cancer trial

AstraZeneca felt the blow last month when Mystic, a key trial examining its immuno-oncology drug Imfinzi in previously untreated lung cancer, failed. But now that the dust has settled, the company is looking for bright spots in the miss. As executives were quick to point out, there was “clear clinical benefit” of Imfinzi monotherapy compared… Read More »