FDA probing deaths linked to Avian Flu drug

The FDA said it is investigating 12 deaths linked to the antiviral Tamiflu. According to authorities in Japan, the drug is linked to a number of adverse events and could be a factor in two suicides in Japan. An FDA spokesperson said the agency is not yet requiring any label changes, but may warn against a skin reaction caused by the drug. Maker Roche issued a statement saying no there is no evidence of any dangerous link.

- see this article from The New York Times