Diarrhea vaccine pulled from market

WASHINGTON (AP) American Home Products pulled its vaccine against the leading cause of childhood diarrhea off the market today, because of concerns that it may increase infants’ risk of bowel obstruction.The government in July advised doctors to temporarily stop giving children the vaccine against rotavirus after counting at least 20 infants who developed a bowel obstruction.But the vaccine’s manufacturer took the bigger step today of withdrawing the vaccine from the market because reports of bowel obstruction possibly linked to the product have reached about 100, said spokesman Doug Petkus.Doctors who still have doses of the vaccine in their offices should immediately return them to the manufacturer.
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