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  • First Swine Flu Vaccines to be Nasal Spray

    09/18/2009 10:36:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies · 1,207+ views
    AP/CBS News ^ | Sept. 18, 2009
    (AP) Health officials say the first doses of swine flu vaccine will be the nasal spray version. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that about 3.4 million doses of nasal spray vaccine will be available the first week of October. The government expects 195 million doses will be shipped out by the end of the year, most of them shots. The nasal spray is approved for ages 2 to 49. It's not recommended for some of the people at most risk from severe swine flu complications. That includes pregnant women, children younger than 2, and people with...
  • First U.S. H1N1 vaccines will be nasal spray: CDC

    09/18/2009 10:40:43 AM PDT · by dangerdoc · 104 replies · 1,842+ views
    reuters ^ | 9/18/09 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first roll-out of vaccines against the new swine flu virus will be 3.4 million doses of MedImmune's needle-free nose spray, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The CDC's Dr Jay Butler said the vaccines would be distributed the first week of October. "Initially we anticipate that 3.4 million doses of vaccine will be available," Butler told a telephone briefing. "We estimate that the amount of vaccine that will be available will increase through October." He said eventually delivery would rise to about 20 million doses a week. The United States has...
  • FDA: Nasal Spray Can Cause Loss Of Smell

    06/16/2009 1:40:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 895+ views
    cbsnews ^ | June 16, 2009
    Consumers should stop using Zicam Cold Remedy nasal gel and related products because they can permanently damage the sense of smell, federal health regulators said Tuesday. The over-the-counter products contain zinc, an ingredient scientists say may damage nerves in the nose needed for smell. The other products affected by the Food and Drug Administration's announcement are adult and kid-size Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Swabs. The FDA says about 130 consumers have reported a loss of smell after using Matrixx Initiatives' Zicam products since 1999. Shares of the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company plunged to a 52-week low after the FDA announcement, losing...
  • Zinc nasal sprays stir safety concerns

    02/21/2005 1:10:57 PM PST · by rface · 72 replies · 2,467+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Mon, Feb. 21, 2005 | Barbara Feder Ostrov
    It's available at pharmacies as lozenges, oral spray and nasal gel swabs -- which Rush Limbaugh recently touted as ``magic'' -- for about $9 to $12. [ snip ] Ruben Flores says he hasn't been able to smell anything since using a popular zinc nasal spray to cut short a nasty cold two years ago. Now Flores is suing the manufacturer -- as are hundreds of others around the country who say the same thing happened to them. [ snip ]Flores used Zicam Cold Remedy Nasal Pump, a zinc gluconate gel product made by Matrixx Initiatives, a publicly traded Phoenix...