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Pharmacy group wants black box warning added to antibiotic Levaquin

Posted: July 25, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A University of South Carolina pharmacy group is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put the strongest warning possible on Johnson & Johnson’s antibiotic Levaquin alerting consumers about the potential for cellular damage that could lead to serious diseases.

Homeopathic treatments recalled; potential for serious allergic reactions

Posted: March 28, 2014 Recalls

Several lines of homeopathic treatments made by Terra-Medica are being recalled because they may contain penicillin or derivatives of the antibiotic, which could cause allergic reactions in some people.

Antibiotic-resistant salmonella in Foster Farms chicken worries health officials

Posted: October 17, 2013 Personal Injury

An outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 300 people in 18 states has public health officials investigating the sources of contamination worried that the particular strain of bacteria is extremely antibiotic-resistant. The massive outbreak is linked to raw chicken from

Antibiotic Tygacyl gets new black box warning for increased risk of death

Posted: October 2, 2013 Pharmaceutical

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is ordering the intravenous antibiotic Tygacyl (tigecycline) include on its safety label a new black box warning for increased risk of death compared to other antibacterial drugs.

Drug company fined $500 million for impure manufacturing practices

Posted: May 16, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited was found guilty of violating the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act and ordered to pay $500 million in fines and civil penalties for selling impure drugs and lying about tests on the products

OTC diarrhea drug contains illegal ingredient, may cause serious injury, death

Posted: September 20, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Intestinomicina, an over-the-counter drug used to treat infectious diarrhea and acute gastrointestinal infections, contains an ingredient that was banned in the United States in July 2012 due to the risk of serious and life threatening injuries. The warning was issued

FDA warning: Antibiotic cefepime dosage should be altered in patients with kidney problems

Posted: June 28, 2012 Pharmaceutical

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding doctors that the dosage for the drug cefepime used to treat bacterial infections should be adjusted in patients with kidney impairment because inappropriate dosages can cause seizures in patients with renal problems.

FDA recalls more dietary supplements designed to mimic antibiotics

Posted: May 31, 2011 Recalls

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling a dietary supplement by the name of Pentrexyl Forte Natural, distributed by Phoenix Import & Distribution, because the packaging is believed to be misleading and may be confused with an antibiotic. The product does not contain antibiotics, and use of it by people who are ill could delay treatment for serious illnesses.

Antibiotic may spell relief to IBS sufferers

Posted: January 9, 2011 Pharmaceutical

A commonly prescribed antibiotic for a bacterial infection known as traveler’s diarrhea may offer some relief to people who suffer from the uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have found

New drug shows promising results in treatment, prevention of colon cancer

Posted: October 13, 2009 Pharmaceutical

A new formulation of an older generation antibiotic is showing promising results in lab animals as an effective treatment in the prevention and treatment of colon cancer and could minimize the need for uncomfortable colonoscopies and surgical polyp removal.