Levaquin, Cipro Among Antibiotics Receiving Stronger FDA Warnings

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened warnings about a class of drugs known as fluoroquinolones, to alert patients to the risk of potentially disabling and/or permanent side…

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Invokana Plagued by New FDA Warnings and Lawsuits

Invokana Plagued by New FDA Warnings and Lawsuits

When it was first announced—with the help of aggressive marketing—Invokana was hailed as an exciting development in the world of diabetes treatment and the first of a promising new generation…

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Zyprexa FDA Warning For Rare Skin Condition

Zyprexa FDA Warning For Rare Skin Condition

Olanzapine Safety Alert issued by FDA   The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warnings of rare skin conditions associated with the popular antipsychotic drug Olanzapine.  Olanzapine,…

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Gambling & Sex – FDA warns of Abilify Side Effects

Gambling & Sex – FDA warns of Abilify Side Effects

One of the most top selling antipsychotic drugs in the United States, Abilify has recently received FDA (Food and Drug Administration) warnings. The FDA safety announcement was released on Tuesday, May…

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Essure Birth Control Device Migration and FDA Warning

Essure Birth Control Device Migration and FDA Warning

The permanent birth control device known as Essure has raised various concerns with women across America. The contraceptive implant has shown recent risks of chronic pain, bleeding, damages to the…

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GSK Settles $750 Million Lawsuits over Bad Products

GSK Settles $750 Million Lawsuits over Bad Products

GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay out $750 million in order to settle the numerous criminal and civil complaints claiming that the drug giant has knowingly sold contaminated baby ointment and…

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AstraZeneca Settles on 4,000 Seroquel Lawsuits

AstraZeneca Settles on 4,000 Seroquel Lawsuits

After making deals and settling 200 lawsuits concerning the antipsychotic drug Seroquel a few weeks ago, AstraZeneca has now disclosed that agreements are in place to settle nearly 4,000 more…

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Avandia Panel Rife with Conflict

Avandia Panel Rife with Conflict

The news of Avandia panelist Dr. Abraham Thomas confessing a potential conflict comes after another panelist Dr. David Capuzzi was discovered to be a paid speaker for GSK, the drug…

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FDA Panel recommends keeping Avandia on the market

FDA Panel recommends keeping Avandia on the market

In a split decision vote 20 to 12, an FDA panel has decided to leave diabetes drug Avandia on the market despite recent studies suggesting that Avandia can increase heart…

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Effexor Doubles Risk of Miscarriage in Pregnant Women

Effexor Doubles Risk of Miscarriage in Pregnant Women

Adding to the growing list of worries associated with antidepressants, a new study has found that the risk of miscarriage is significantly higher in women who take SSRI (selective serotonin…

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Avandia studies place medication on edge of recall

Avandia studies place medication on edge of recall

Heart Risk from Popular Diabetes Medication The diabetes medication Avandia by GlaxoSmithKline has been the subject of two studies that were released Monday. These studies show that the use of…

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Inmate Hospitalized with Stevens Johnson Syndrome After Jail Switched Medication

Inmate Hospitalized with Stevens Johnson Syndrome After Jail Switched Medication

An inmate in Indiana was hospitalized after she had an allergic reaction to the medication she was given at the jail. Lekeia Brown suffers now from Stevens Johnson Syndrome. There…

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Pfizer and Health Canada Warn of Chantix/Champix Side Effects

Pfizer and Health Canada Warn of Chantix/Champix Side Effects

The smoking cessation product by Pfizer is known as Champix in Canada and Chantix in the U.S. In response to ongoing reports of serious neuropsychiatric symptoms, Pfizer Canada has issues…

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Alarm Due to the Increased Use of Reglan to Treat Infants

Alarm Due to the Increased Use of Reglan to Treat Infants

Reglan has been used in neonatal units for nearly a decade as a motility agent for premature infants. This replacement occurred when the only motility agent approved for infants was…

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Recall of Children’s and Infants’ Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl products

Recall of Children’s and Infants’ Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl products

McNeil Consumer Healthcare and FDA notified healthcare professionals of a voluntary recall of certain over-the-counter (OTC) Children’s and Infants’ liquid products manufactured in the United States, including Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec,…

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AstraZeneca Settles on Seroquel Case

AstraZeneca Settles on Seroquel Case

The drug Seroquel has been under scrutiny along with its marketer, the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. The pharmaceutical company is the fourth in the past 3 years to admit to charges…

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