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Common drugs that doctors refuse to take

Just because a medication is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not mean it is safe. In fact, many drugs have been linked to concerning side effects. That’s why it is important for patients to weigh the risks and benefits of all drugs before taking them, including seemingly innocuous over-the-counter medicines. Men’s Health magazine compiled a list of medications that doctors said they wouldn’t take themselves. If you or someone you love is taking any of these, it might be time to discuss your risk with a doctor. Pseudoephedrine – The decongestant that is used to manufacture ... Read More

FDA panel split on heart risks with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Two Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committees were split on whether data from an analysis of multiple clinical trials showed an increased risk of cardiovascular events in people using common painkillers known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The FDA’s Arthritis Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee met jointly to review data and determine whether naproxen was less dangerous to the heart than other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and Celebrex, as the journal The Lancet suggested. Naproxen is sold as a prescription drug under the name Naprosyn and over-the-counter under the brand name Aleve. Ibuprofen is ... Read More

High doses of NSAIDs put users at risk of heart attacks, strokes

Millions of people take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat mild to moderate pain, but new research shows the medication may put users at risk for heart attacks and strokes. NSAIDs are in a class of painkillers that includes the medications aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen. They are sold over-the-counter in both generic version and brand names such as Advil, Motrin and Aleve. Prescription NSAIDs are also available. The most common side effects associated with the drugs includes stomach upset and ulcers. They may also interfere with kidney function. The new study showed that high doses of these drugs taken regularly can increase ... Read More

Lawsuit filed against drug maker for violating consumer protection laws

Arizona has filed a lawsuit against McKesson Corp, the nation’s largest drug wholesaler, claiming the company violated state consumer protection laws by artificially inflating the prices of more than 400 brand-name prescription drugs, including Allegra, Celebrex, Coumadin, Flonase, Lipitor and Valium. The lawsuit claims McKesson raised the cost between the published average wholesale price (AWP) and the actual acquisition costs to increase profits for its pharmacy customers which, in turn, were passed on to third-party customers and consumers. “Since this claim alleges markup irregularities on more than 400 drugs over multiple years, the consumer damages were enormous,” said Attorney General ... Read More

Prominent doctor accused of faking studies involving Celebrex, Vioxx

Springfield, Massachusetts, Baystate Medical Center is accusing one of its prominent anesthesiologists of providing fictitious data about the after-surgery benefits from painkillers like Vioxx and Celebrex. Scott S. Reuben, the hospital’s former chief of acute pain, conducted research on several painkillers that were published in various anesthesiology journals between 1996 and 2008. Those studies, which provided encouraging information about the combined use of painkillers like Celebrex and Lyrica for patients undergoing procedures such as knee and hip replacements, were highly regarded by other physicians. During a routine review last May, the hospital found that some of Reuben’s research was not ... Read More

High court may bar claims for FDA-approved drugs

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in the first of two cases this term that consumer advocates fear could shut courthouse doors to patients injured by FDA-approved drugs or medical devices. Legal experts say the cases could also affect lawsuits already filed by tens of thousands of Americans challenging the safety of blockbuster drugs such as Celebrex and Prempro and a host of medical devices. The case before the court today was brought by the family of a New York man who suffered severe medical complications when a balloon catheter burst during a procedure to clear his arteries. ... Read More