Celebrex Gets Black Box Warning
Celebrex users, beware. The controversial pain reliever, the only Cox-2 inhibitor still available in the U.S, is getting a Food & Drug Administration (FDA) “black box” warning.
FDA Pulls Palladone Painkiller
Those who think one cocktail wouldn’t hurt while taking the painkiller Palladone, could be wrong, dead wrong. That’s why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Purdue Pharma to pull Palladone from pharmacy shelves. The agency based their decision on evidence that the prescription painkiller had... Read more »
Duragesic Potentially Linked to 120 Deaths
Chronic pain sufferers, the same drug that relieves your symptoms could cost you your life. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating reports of 120 deaths possibly linked to overdoses from the Duragesic pain patch.
Duragesic patches, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, affix to... Read more »
FDA Issues Second Antidepressant Warning
If you’re taking antidepressants, consider the dangers, again. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is urging patients to be monitored closely for warning signs of suicide, especially when they first start taking the pills or change dosage.
This is the second warning issued by the FDA,... Read more »
ADHD Drug Labels Indicate Risks
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) sufferers could be getting more than they bargained for from drugs prescribed to relieve their symptoms. The FDA ordered that labels on certain ADHD medications indicate a possibility of psychiatric side effects. A category of ADHD drugs that includes Concerta... Read more »
Can Antidepressants Impact Your Baby?
If you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant, know the facts about how antidepressant drugs might affect your baby.
According to a University of Pittsburgh study, babies born to women taking antidepressants such as Prozac, Paxil, and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during the last... Read more »
Over-the-Counter Drugs Often Lack Up-to-Date Medical Warnings
Trying to save a few dollars by picking up a generic over-the-counter drug as opposed to its more expensive counterpart? Beware—that purchase might not have the same drug information on the box, leaving you and your family at risk.
That’s because the ability of... Read more »
Children’s Tylenol Recalled
If you have children, check your medicine cabinets. Johnson & Johnson recalled several varieties of its Children's Tylenol painkiller. The drug's packaging contained confusing information that could lead to patients being given high doses of Children's Tylenol.
The recall includes all lots and flavors of Children’s Tylenol Meltaways... Read more »
Viagra Users Lose Eyesight
Men taking Viagra and Cialis to solve their impotence problems may face new concerns, such as partial loss of their eyesight. Reports of partial vision loss in 38 men have prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request Viagra manufacturer, Pfizer, change labels alerting patients... Read more »
Study Links Hormone Therapy to Recurring Breast Cancer
The news isn’t good for women looking to begin or resume hormone replacement therapy (HRT), such as Prempro, to offset menopause symptoms. A new report shows increased links between HRT and recurring breast cancer. The study’s results only increase the weight of... Read more »