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Japan Family to Sue Government Over Tamiflu (Japan)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The family of a teenage boy who took Tamiflu in February 2004, and then displayed abnormal behavior and died, plans to file a lawsuit against Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency. The agency determined that the boy's death did not result from Tamiflu, though the boy ran from the house barefoot and subsequently was hit by a truck while taking the drug. The father says that the lawsuit simply will help the family reach closure on what happened to their son. "We would like to know the truth about whether or not there was a causal relationship between Tamiflu and his abnormal behavior," says the father. The family is seeking 1 million yen (or $8,300). (Click here for more

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