Insulin syringes being recalled; HIV vax debacle linked to T-cell activation;

> An estimated 471,000 mislabeled insulin syringes sold at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores are being recalled by Covidien Ltd. The syringes could cause patients to receive 2.5 times the amount of insulin intended in a dose. Article

> In a big victory for branded drugmakers, Canada's Supreme Court affirmed the validity of a Sanofi-Aventis patent on Plavix's active ingredient. Generics maker Apotex had challenged that patent, saying that it simply carved out one ingredient from a class that Sanofi patented years before. FiercePharma

> The failure of Merck's HIV vaccine caused havoc in the field as the NIH pulled back and tried to find out what went wrong. Now French researchers led by Eric Kremer of the University of Montpellier in France believe they can explain why the crucial Merck HIV vaccine trial had to be stopped last fall after it raised the risk of HIV infection. FierceVaccines

And Finally... I can't even get my dog to play fetch. Article

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