Serious skin reactions linked to anti-seizure drug Onfi (clobazam)
The anti-seizure drug Onfi (clobazam) has been linked to rare but serious skin reactions that have caused permanent injuries and death, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned. New warnings on the drug’s label and patient guide have been updated
Diabetes growing worldwide by epidemic proportions
An alarming 382 million people worldwide have diabetes, and that number is expected to climb to 592 million in the next 20 years, according to the International Diabetes Federation. The vast majority of cases are type 2 diabetes, the kind
Erectile dysfunction may be a sign of more serious problems
Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction may be given drugs such as Viagra, Levitra or Cialis to treat their condition, but many of these men may be better served with a testosterone replacement therapy, according to a “Dear Pharmacist” article
Johnson & Johnson accused of destroying or losing transvaginal mesh documents ahead of trial
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit destroyed or lost more than a decade of documents related to its Gynecare Prolift transvaginal mesh, lawyers representing plaintiffs suing the manufacturer over mesh injuries allege.
Bill requires more government oversight for larger compounding pharmacies
President Barack Obama signed into law new legislation that gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more regulatory control over compounding pharmacies. The move comes 15 months after authorities linked a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak to contaminated steroid shots manufactured
Study links insulin therapy to bladder cancer deaths in diabetics
Type 2 diabetics on insulin therapy are more likely to die from bladder cancer than those using other treatments, a new study suggests.
European drug regulators place stronger birth defects warnings on SSRI antidepressants
Four years before she became pregnant, Anna Wilson was prescribed the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram) to treat symptoms of anxiety. Her doctor told her that it would be OK to continue to take the medication even when she starting trying to
Emergency contraceptive pills may be less effective in overweight women
Some emergency contraception pills may not be as effective in overweight women, a new study shows.
Doctor: Adequately testing testosterone levels a complicated process
Aggressive marketing campaigns by drug companies peddling testosterone replacement products have prompted many men to ask their doctors if their low libido and lack of energy may be caused by low testosterone levels. A “simple” blood test can determine if
Steroids used to prevent premature birth may cause behavior problems in children
Steroid injections given to prevent premature delivery in pregnant women at risk for early labor may put the baby at risk for behavioral and emotional problems later in life, a new study suggests.