FDA warns of serious risks associated with epidural injections of corticosteroids
Injections of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may cause rare but serious side effects including vision loss, stroke, paralysis and death, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned. The injections are given to treat neck and back
Some diabetes drugs may be linked to more serious side effects than initially thought
Type 2 diabetes drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors may be linked to more serious side effects than generally believed, according to an analysis from AdverseEvents.
Could ‘Low T’ treatments be dangerous to your health?
If you’re a man and you listen to the advertisements from some drug makers describing a condition known as “Low T” with symptoms such as low libido, zapped energy levels, weight gain and muscle loss, you might be tempted to
Too many children prescribed codeine despite black box warnings
At least a half million children are prescribed medications containing the potent painkiller codeine during emergency room visits each year despite warnings that the drug be used sparingly in children because it can be fatal in some circumstances, according to
Alabama residents with Type 2 diabetes sought for long-term study on medication effectiveness
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are enrolling participants in an ongoing study on the long-term benefits and side effects with certain combinations of drugs to treat type 2 diabetes.
Vials of injectable sleep drug Propofol recalled
Hospira is recalling seven lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, an anesthetic used to put people to sleep before and during surgeries, due to visible metal particles floating in glass vials of the solution.
Participants sought to test long-term effects of popular type 2 diabetes drugs
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are seeking volunteers to participate in a study comparing the long-term risks and benefits of four widely prescribed diabetes drugs. The medications will be given in combination with the widely
Mildly low testosterone levels do not typically require replacement therapy
Testosterone replacement therapy may be recommended to treat men with very low testosterone levels but it is not typically recommended for older men who are otherwise healthy even if their hormone levels are slightly below what is considered normal, according
New products, studies could make intrauterine birth control devices more popular
Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, are considered a highly effective contraceptive device and more convenient than a once-a-day birth control pill. New products and studies currently underway may make them even more popular in the years to come, according to RH
Recent actions call into question whether Fresenius cares about patient safety
Recent actions by Fresenius Medical Care suggest the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services may not be too concerned about patient safety.