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Finland vows care for narcolepsy kids who had swine flu shot

Posted By yihan On October 8, 2011 @ 3:14 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

HELSINKI — The Finnish government and major insurance companies announced Wednesday they will pay for lifetime medical care for children diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving the swine flu vaccine.

“The compensation will provide much-needed financial assistance for the families, although it cannot take away the emotional distress caused by this condition,” Social Services and Health Minister Paula Risikko said in a statement.

Finnish and international researchers recently found a conclusive link between the Pandemrix swine flu vaccine and new cases of narcolepsy, a chronic nervous system disorder which causes people to often uncontrollably fall asleep.

The Finnish Pharmaceutical Insurance Pool (LVP), which represents insurance companies, said Wednesday it would honour all insurance claims in this category.

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[2] Insight: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot: http://www.prisonplanet.com/insight-evidence-grows-for-narcolepsy-link-to-gsk-swine-flu-shot.html

[3] GSK Swine Flu Shot Sparks Another Case of Life-Threatening Narcolepsy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gsk-swine-flu-shot-sparks-another-case-of-life-threatening-narcolepsy.html

[4] Swine flu shots linked to narcolepsy in Sweden: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swine-flu-shots-linked-to-narcolepsy-in-sweden.html

[5] Flu vaccine linked to high risk of narcolepsy in those under 30: study: http://www.prisonplanet.com/flu-vaccine-linked-to-high-risk-of-narcolepsy-in-those-under-30-study.html

[6] Narcolepsy cases rising after swine flu vaccine: http://www.prisonplanet.com/narcolepsy-cases-rising-after-swine-flu-vaccine.html

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