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Elizabeth Cooney is a health reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
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Friday, October 12, 2007
Today's Globe: children's cold medicines, Tysabri procedure, Wyeth fine
Drugstores began clearing their shelves of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines designed for infants yesterday after leading manufacturers announced they were withdrawing the products amid rising concerns about the safety of the popular formulations.
Replacing plasma, the yellowish liquid component of blood, may help head off a rare brain infection that has been linked to Biogen Idec Inc.'s Tysabri drug for multiple sclerosis.
A jury levied a $134.5 million judgment against pharmaceutical giant Wyeth in a lawsuit filed by three Nevada women who claimed the company's hormone replacement drugs caused their breast cancer.