Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Another try at a rotavirus vaccine. What a boon this would be if it doesn't cause problems.
A new vaccine against a sometimes deadly diarrheal infection in infants does not appear to cause the problems associated with an earlier vaccine, though the government says it needs more information.

A Food and Drug Administration reviewer wrote that RotaTeq, drug company Merck & Co.'s vaccine against rotavirus, is "highly likely" to be effective based on the results of a study that showed a decrease in rotavirus-caused illness.