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FDA investigates life-threatening blood clots associated with leukemia chemotherapy drug
An increasing number of serious and life-threatening blood clots and severe narrowing of blood vessels (arteries and veins) in patients taking the leukemia chemotherapy drug Inclusig (Ponatinib) has prompted an investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
IV antibiotic recalled due to contamination with glass particles
An injectable antibiotic used to treat or prevent bacterial skin infections, blood infections and certain heart diseases caused by Staphylococcus aureus is being recalled by the manufacturer because small glass particles were found floating in a number of vials of
Birmingham, Ala., compounding pharmacy recalls products due to sterility questions
Birmingham, Ala.-based Medaus Pharmacy is recalling certain sterile compounded consumer products because an independent, third-party laboratory’s quality control testing on specific lots could not confirm the sterility of the products. The use of non-sterile injectable products exposes patients to the
Consumer watchdog wants strong warnings placed on blood thinner Plavix
Consumer watchdog group Public Citizen is lobbying federal drug regulators to place a black box warning on the anticoagulant Plavix notifying that patients with drug-delivering coronary artery stents could die from a major bleeding event if they take the medication for
Metformin may increase lifespan, but other diabetes drugs may shorten it
A commonly used treatment for type 2 diabetes may extend the lifespan of laboratory mice, a new study has found. However, other diabetes drugs can increase the risk for life threatening disease.
Another compounding pharmacy recalls all products due to sterility issues
All sterile products made by Beacon Hill Medical Pharmacy d/b/a Rxtra Solutions, a compounding pharmacy in Southfield, Mich., have been recalled because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised questions about the sterility of the products.
FDA warns of rare but serious skin reactions with painkiller acetaminophen
The widely used fever reducer and painkiller acetaminophen can cause rare but serious and potentially life threatening skin reactions, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Women files lawsuit against Pfizer, claims Lipitor caused her type 2 diabetes
A Charleston woman has filed a lawsuit against Pfizer, maker of the best-selling cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor, claiming it caused her to develop type 2 diabetes. As a result, she will have to adhere to a specialized diabetic diet and take
Large study establishes link between SSRI use during pregnancy and birth defects
In December 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that health care providers not alter their current practice for treating depression in pregnant patients. The recommendation was based on a review of data that up to that point had