September 2007 Archive

Sep 19, 2007

Attention parents – the popular, flexible clogs known as Crocs are endangering the safety of children riding on escalators across the world. Numerous reports of the soft-soled shoes, and other similar footwear, have identified their unique material and design as a potential hazard when combined with the dangers posed by the sides and “teeth” of escalators.

Sep 17, 2007

A case involving the tragic death of a Pennsylvania teen might have a unique defense when the suspect goes to trial – his murderous behavior may have been brought on by his acne medication. Accutane, the dangerous acne drug known for its powerful side effects, has been implicated as a potential cause of the murder of a Monroeville, PA girl and the subsequent attempted suicide by her 18-year-old Allegheny County boyfriend.

Sep 14, 2007

The potent painkiller, Fentora, has been cited as the cause of four deaths, the manufacturer has announced. Cephalon has been producing the drug for the prescription market for a little under a year as a painkiller for patients suffering from cancer. But three of the four deaths have been linked to inappropriate, off-label prescriptions.

Sep 12, 2007

Study results affirming the dangers of Avandia have been released just less than one month from the date the diabetes drug received a black box warning label from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In the study, researchers found that patients taking Avandia had a 42 percent greater chance of having a heart attack than patients taking other medication or a placebo.

Sep 11, 2007

Attention prescription drug users – a new study has shown evidence that now, more than ever, medication may come with serious side effects. Research shows that reports to Food and Drug Administration of adverse effects from prescription drugs shot up over 150 percent from 1998 to 2005.

Sep 07, 2007

Zencore Tabs, a male enhancement dietary supplement, have been recalled due to hazardous ingredients. The Food and Drug Administration found that some Zencore Tabs contain undeclared prescription drugs used to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED). That means Zencore Tabs carry the same potential risks as their ED prescription counterparts, only without the important package warnings.