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Distrust Over Tamiflu`s Adverse Effects Rising
NOVEMBER 16, 2009 08:32
Tamiflu, an anti-viral drug to treat the H1N1 influenza virus, had nothing to do with a teenager’s attempted suicide, health authorities said yesterday.
A 14-year-old boy in Bucheon, Gyeonggi Province who had taken Tamiflu leapt from an apartment building Oct. 30.
The center for countermeasures against influenza at the Health, Welfare and Family Affairs Ministry said, “After conducting an epidemiological study and consulting experts, we have concluded there was little possibility that Tamiflu caused him to kill himself. He took just one dose of the anti-viral drug.”
The boy had sought medical attention due to high fever Oct. 29 and was prescribed Tamiflu. The following day, he went to bed after taking the medicine but woke up from a nightmare and jumped from his sixth-floor apartment.
In Japan, a series of teen suicides in 2007 found that they took Tamiflu. Since the sale of the anti-viral drug was permitted in 2001, Japan had been the world’s largest consumer of Tamiflu from 2001 to 2007 with up 70 percent of global consumption. With the number of teenagers who jumped to their deaths from a building or in front of trucks increasing, fear over the adverse effects of the drug has risen.
According to a survey by the Japanese Health Ministry of 137 teen seasonal flu patients from 2006 through 2007 who either rushed out from their houses on an impulse or jumped from a building, 82 of them or 60 percent were found to have taken Tamiflu.
The ministry conducted another survey in June of 10,000 children under age 18 and banned medical institutions from prescribing Tamiflu for those under 18. It said the relationship between Tamiflu and odd behavior cannot be proven nor denied.
I am still not buying the hype of this yet. Our schools in our area are all still open and the count of those sick are little. As the same goes for the other neighboring cities. So I'm not worried.
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
reply to post by jocket
Stay calm relax, dont go to shopping malls (wall mart,kmart,zellers)
where you might get the flu from people whom are sick, try to stock up on water, food supply if you can.
As in dont go shopping to often unless you want to go but its a small warning, i am not trying to scare or anything just giving hints and also dont get vaccinated thats the last thing you need.
Remember ATS Stock up on food supply if you can.
I a have very bad feeling about all this.
Originally posted by blc4r4
reply to post by spinalremain
I had the so called swine flu back in may if you get it you wont think it has been blown out of proportion and I by the way am one of the few that do not believe this is caused by a virus.
Originally posted by infinite
Most accurate and verified statistics of Swine Flu
World Total: 643,278 cases 8,083 deaths