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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Breaking News: Government Doctors Knew Of Flawed AIDS Drug Over One Year Ago

The AP wire is now reporting that a pregnant woman who enrolled in a federally funded study in hopes of preventing her soon-to-be-born son from getting AIDS died last year when doctors continued giving her experimental drug regimens despite signs of liver failure. The suspected drug regimen included the drug nevirapine, the drug at the point of Bush's $500 million plan to halt the spread of AIDS in Africa. This past week it was discovered that government doctors were covering up the drug's suspected failures and dangers. When Dr. Edmund Tramont, the NIH's AIDS Division chief, heard of the complications involving the pregnant woman he responded with this e-mail: "Ouch! Not much we can do about dumb doctors."

The Peach is sure there will be more to come with this story.


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