March 2008 Archive

Mar 31, 2008

The popular asthma and hay fever drug Singulair may be linked to serious adverse side effects in patients. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating anecdotal reports of suicidal behavior and suicide in users of the medication.

Mar 12, 2008

In the midst of a hard-hitting flu season, a safety alert has been issued on the very medicine that some doctors may prescribe to alleviate their patients’ symptoms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning doctors and consumers about the life-threatening hazards of misusing the prescription cough medication, Tussionex.

Mar 10, 2008

An investigation conducted by the Associated Press (AP) has revealed that millions of Americans unknowingly consume an array of drugs in their drinking water. Pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers, and sex hormones are present in the water supplies of at least 41 million people nationwide.

Mar 05, 2008

More child safety seats have been recalled because they may not protect children in auto accidents. Combi USA, Inc. has recalled 67,000 of its car seats because they can separate from their seat base in the event of a frontal crash.