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July 2005 Archive

Published on Jul 29, 2005 by Edgar Snyder
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 serious side-effects when combined with alcohol.

Published on Jul 19, 2005 by Edgar Snyder
Duragesic Pain Patch

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.

Published on Jul 11, 2005 by Edgar Snyder

When emergency room staff refer to summer as “trauma season,” you know it must be serious. The more time you spend outdoors, the more prone you are to injuries. Keep these safety tips in mind while you, and those you care about, enjoy the outdoors.

Published on Jul 11, 2005 by Edgar Snyder

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.

Published on Jul 01, 2005 by Edgar Snyder
Trampoline Safety

You won't be jumping for joy if you're one of the many people injured on a trampoline this year. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over 89,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for trampoline-related injuries in 2004. These injuries included cuts and bruises, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and even death. These trips to the emergency room can be prevented by following some simple safety tips and common sense.

Published on Jul 01, 2005 by Edgar Snyder

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 and Ritalin has caused reported hallucinations, suicidal thoughts and psychotic behavior as well as aggression and violent actions.

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