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February 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An investigation in Finland has documented a significant increase in resistance to the antibiotic erythromycin by the type of bacteria that caused the sudden death of Muppets creator Jim Henson. The findings, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, may mean that doctors are losing a powerful weapon in the fight against "group A streptococcus," which can cause pharyngitis, rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, wound infections, kidney disease and a host of other serious illnesses.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An investigation in Finland has documented a significant increase in resistance to the antibiotic erythromycin by the type of bacteria that caused the sudden death of Muppets creator Jim Henson. The findings, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, may mean that doctors are losing a powerful weapon in the fight against "group A streptococcus," which can cause pharyngitis, rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, wound infections, kidney disease and a host of other serious illnesses.
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April 15, 1998 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Properly prescribed medications may kill more than 100,000 people a year, taking more lives than diabetes or pneumonia, according to a new analysis that suggests prescription medications cause more harm than previously believed. The study, appearing today in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., estimates that 76,000 to 137,000 people died in 1994 from such treatments. That would make so-called adverse drug reactions between the sixth and fourth leading cause of death in the United States.
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