Author Archives: Jennifer Walker-Journey

Could ‘Low T’ treatments be dangerous to your health?

Posted: April 23, 2014 Pharmaceutical

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

Posted: April 23, 2014 Pharmaceutical

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

Posted: April 22, 2014 Pharmaceutical

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

Posted: April 22, 2014 Recalls

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

Posted: April 21, 2014 Pharmaceutical

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

Posted: April 21, 2014 Pharmaceutical

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

Posted: April 20, 2014 Pharmaceutical

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

Posted: April 20, 2014 Pharmaceutical

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.

FDA sends warning letter to Endo following inspection at its transvaginal mesh plant

Posted: April 20, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Endo International received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding unresolved problems previously identified during an inspection at its American Medical Systems (AMS) facility, which manufactures transvaginal mesh. The company’s mesh implants have been the subject

FDA advises doctors that a type of laproscopic surgery can spread uterine cancer

Posted: April 19, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Doctors should stop using power morcellators to remove uterine growths, or fibroids, in women’s abdomens because doing so increases the risk of spreading cancer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised.