Television ads for Viagra won’t pepper your evening news breaks anymore. That’s because Pfizer, manufacturer of Viagra, is changing the way it advertises its prescription drugs.
For the tens of thousands who were injured after taking the pain-reliever Vioxx, a settlement without a trial may not be out of the question. As the number of Vioxx-related lawsuits jumps daily, drug manufacturer Merck may consider offering settlements to plaintiffs in specific cases, said the company’s attorneys yesterday.
If you’re planning a trip abroad, make sure to stock up on your medications before you leave. Otherwise you may run the risk of receiving ulcer medication instead of your anti-depressant.
If you think Accutane is the wonder drug to end hard-to-cure acne, look closer. For pregnant women, Accutane can have devastating effects, causing severe birth defects to the hearts and brains of their unborn babies.
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.