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Hormonal contraceptives may increase risk of gestational diabetes
Women who use contraceptives that contain hormones before they become pregnant may be at greater risk for developing gestational diabetes once they do get pregnant, according to a new study.
Pre-diabetes diagnoses benefit drug companies more than patients
Non-diabetics with higher-than-recommended blood sugar levels and thus at risk for developing type 2 diabetes are considered pre-diabetic, however classifying large numbers of people with pre-diabetes offers more benefit to drug companies than those diagnosed with the condition, researchers argue.
Celexa, Lexapro birth defects lawsuits returned to state court
Fifteen lawsuits over birth defects in children born to women who took the antidepressants Celexa or Lexapro while pregnant were remanded to state court, a federal judge in Camden, N.J., ruled. Attorneys for the drugs’ maker Forest Laboratories unsuccessfully argued
FDA warns doctors, consumers not to use compounded drugs from Unique Pharmaceuticals
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning health professionals, pharmacies and consumers not to use drugs marked as sterile manufactured by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd., because they may be contaminated and using them may result in serious and potentially life
Implantable birth control microchip to enter pre-clinical trials next year
A new implantable birth control device containing the hormone levonorgestral that lasts 16 years and can be turned off and on with a wireless remote is currently in development and will enter pre-clinical testing next year.
Hospira recalls intravenous fluid replacement due to mold contamination
Hospira Inc. is issuing a nationwide recall of one lot of Lactated Ringers and 5 % Dextrose Injection because a bag of the intravenous fluid replacement was found to be contaminated with mold.
Healthier diabetics may fare better with less aggressive approach to disease management
Type 2 diabetes drugs could be doing patients more harm than good, especially older diabetics, a new study shows.
Vials of blood thinner Coumadin recalled due to possible contamination
Six lots of the commonly prescribed blood thinner Coumadin (warfarin) are being recalled because visible particulate matter was found in some vials of the drug. If injected, particulate – whether of metallic or non-metallic cellulose matter – can cause serious
Sunshine Labs injectable vitamin supplements recalled
Health care professionals are being advised not to use injectable vitamin drug products distributed by Medical Supply Liquidators LLC with “Sunshine Labs” on the label because the products are not FDA-approved and their safety, effectiveness and quality cannot be assured,