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FDA approves antibiotic to treat, prevent deadly plague
04-30-2012, 12:48 AM #1
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U.S. regulators have approved use of a powerful Johnson & Johnson antibiotic to treat plague, an extremely rare, sometimes-deadly bacterial infection.

The Food and Drug Administration also approved Levaquin, known generically as levofloxacin, to reduce risk of people getting plague after exposure to the bacteria that cause it. Called Yersinia pestis, the bacteria are considered a potential bioterrorism agent.

Plague mainly occurs in animals. People can get it from bites from infected fleas or contact with infected animals or humans. About 1,000 to 2,000 human cases occur worldwide each year.

The FDA approved Levaquin for plague after tests on African green monkeys infected with the bacteria in a lab found 94 percent of the monkeys given Levaquin survived.

http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2012/04/28...ent-plague
04-30-2012, 12:58 AM #2
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Johnson&Johnson antibiotic chuckle.gif Can't help but think about floor wax damned.gif
04-30-2012, 01:25 AM #3
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(04-30-2012, 12:58 AM)Octo Wrote:  Johnson&Johnson antibiotic chuckle.gif Can't help but think about floor wax damned.gif
and just think no more tears t-dancing.gif
04-30-2012, 01:31 AM #4
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chuckle.gif Oh I think there will be plenty o'tears if Johnson&Johnson are gonna look out for our health lmao.gifgaah.gif
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04-30-2012, 03:01 AM #5
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I wonder how many variants of this plague and other deadly virus's etc are being worked on in labs around the world. Then J&J or some other biotech firm can release another antibiotic, to pump into people and their bottom line.
04-30-2012, 04:38 AM #6
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(04-30-2012, 03:01 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  I wonder how many variants of this plague and other deadly virus's etc are being worked on in labs around the world. Then J&J or some other biotech firm can release another antibiotic, to pump into people and their bottom line.
dunno but seems this plant has become one big lab and we're all ratsuhoh.gif
04-30-2012, 07:48 AM #7
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(04-30-2012, 12:58 AM)Octo Wrote:  Johnson&Johnson antibiotic chuckle.gif Can't help but think about floor wax damned.gif


I can't help but think about thalidomide damned.gif



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