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This little pill is blamed for 1,000 adverse events and 11 deaths.

Proceed To Article Vioxx Blamed For 11 Deaths In The UK
According to British regulators, more than 1,000 reports of adverse reactions to Merck's osteoarthritis drug, Vioxx (rofecoxib) and eleven deaths have been reported in the UK since its launch in June of 1999. More...

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The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) is reporting that physicians are paying attention to warnings that unnecessary use of antibiotics can be harmful by creating drug-resistant bacteria. Doctors wrote fewer antibiotic prescriptions for children at the end of the 1990s than at the start of the decade. More...

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State-run newspapers in China have reported that AIDS is spreading quickly throughout China. An estimated 500,000 Chinese are infected, the majority of them rural villagers using drugs. More...

Proceed To Article Dengue Fever In El Salvador
A 3-year-old boy is the latest victim of Dengue fever, which has claimed the lives of 16 people in El Salvador. US and Puerto Rica have sent scientists and physicians to investigate the epidemic, which has killed 13 more people than Dengue outbreaks did in 1999. More...

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Fact Sheet: Dengue And Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever
Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection which in recent years has become a major international public health concern. Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world, predominately in urban and peri-urban areas. Dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), a potentially lethal complication, was first recognized during the 1950s and is today a leading cause of childhood mortality in several Asian countries. More...

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