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FDA warns supplement marketer to stop selling dangerous prescription-only pharmaceuticals

Dietary supplement marketer Steroid Bazaar was slapped with a warning letter by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over products listed for sale on its website that include unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs that may be harmful to the public and violate federal law. Among the products offered for sale was Nolvadex, which was also offered under its generic name Tamoxifen citrate, a prescription-only medication used to treat metastatic breast cancer and in the reduction of risk of invasive breast cancer following breast surgery and radiation. “Offering this drug on your websites for unapproved use is particularly concerning given ... Read More

FDA approves new drug to treat most common form of breast cancer

A new drug to treat the most common form of breast cancer has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Afinitor (everolimus) in combination with Aromasin (exemestane), won approval for the treatment of some postmenopausal females with advanced hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. The drug is indicated for patients with progression or recurrence of breast cancer after receiving Arimidex (anastrozole) or Femara (letrozole). Both Arimidex and Femara are aromatase inhibitors, which work by depriving cancer tumors of the hormone estrogen, which can fuel their growth. However, over time, these tumors can become resistant to those drugs. The addition ... Read More

Hot flashes, sweats from anti-cancer drugs may be good sign

Women who take breast cancer drugs Arimidex or generic tamoxifen and suffer with menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats or painful joints may be less likely to have a reoccurrence of their cancer tumors, according to Reuters. Researchers found that women who took the breast cancer drugs were 30 percent less likely to have their cancer return over the next nine years. The drugs essentially starve potential cancers of estrogen, which can cause menopause-like symptoms in the women who take them. While the side effects may be discouraging, they may also be showing how well the treatment is ... Read More