FDA Tells Doctors To Temporarily Stop Using Rotarix

The Food and Drug Administration recommended Monday that doctors temporarily stop using GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s (GSK) Rotarix child vaccine after a virus was found in the product. The agency said it needed to learn more about parts of an extraneous virus that was found in the vaccine. Rotarix, approved for use in the U.S. in 2008, is typically given to babies at two and four months of age and is designed to help protect infants from a gastrointestinal illness caused by rotavirus.

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