First Case of Fungal Meningitis in Pennsylvania Reported
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has reported its first patient infected with the same fungal meningitis linked to a multistate outbreak that has led to over 250 illnesses and at least 20 deaths.
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Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Contaminated Steroid Injections
Health officials have now linked more than 250 cases of a rare type of fungal meningitis to a spinal steroid injection commonly used to ease back pain. The pharmacy responsible for producing the steroid, the... Read more »
Dietary Supplement Linked to Stroke and Death
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning for two dietary supplements after receiving numerous reports about harmful side effects – including stroke and death.
According to the FDA, the products Reumofan Plus and... Read more »
Blood Thinner Pradaxa Part of Multidistrict Lawsuit
Millions of people across the country have been prescribed the blood thinner Pradaxa (Dabigatran) to treat an irregular heartbeat. Recently, thousands of adverse reports related to the drug have led to a multidistrict lawsuit against its... Read more »
Drug Shortages Lead to Infection Risk for Patients
Drug shortages across the nation are affecting how hospitals and clinics administer medication, putting patients at risk. People in two states fell ill after receiving injections from drug vials that were used on multiple patients... Read more »
Some Drug Recalls Go Unannounced, According to New Study
When potentially dangerous drugs are recalled, patients expect to be notified, especially when the drugs could harm their health. However, a new study found that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to notify... Read more »
GlaxoSmithKline Fined $3 Billion for Drug Fraud
In the largest healthcare fraud settlement in U.S. history, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline will pay $3 billion in fines for promoting popular drugs for unapproved uses and failing to disclose important safety information on a... Read more »
Weight Loss Supplement SlimQuick® Linked to Serious Liver Problems
From weight loss to memory improvement, dietary and herbal supplements are advertised as safe and effective remedies to common ailments. However, according to a recent case study, SlimQuick®, a popular weight loss supplement,... Read more »
Study Links Zithromax to Rare But Deadly Heart Risk
A popular antibiotic that you may have taken has been linked to life-threatening side effects. Zithromax (azithromycin), also called Z-Pack or Zmax, can cause serious heart problems in patients.
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Risk of Blood Clots Higher for NuvaRing Users
Birth control that you don't have to take every day? Over 1 million women have said, "Sign me up." In 2010 alone, over 5 million NuvaRing prescriptions were filled. However, two new studies... Read more »