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IUD effectiveness may last longer than advertised
Intrauterine devices, or IUDs, may be effective at preventing pregnancy longer than advertised, according to a new review of several studies.
FDA approves medical device to treat migraine headaches
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel new nerve-stimulating headband designed to treat and prevent migraine headaches. The device offers a new option for migraine sufferers who cannot tolerate migraine medications.
FDA approves Endo’s new Aveed testosterone injections
U.S. drug regulators gave Irish drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals the green light to manufacture and market its long-lasting testosterone injection Aveed in the United States, making it the latest addition to a growing list of testosterone-replacement therapies drug companies are aggressively
Antidepressant Effexor recalled due to drug mix-up
Some bottles of the antidepressant Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCl) are being recalled by Pfizer because a pharmacist found a bottle of Effexor capsules contained one capsule of Tikosyn (dofetilide), a medication that treats irregular heartbeats. Unknowingly taking Tikosyn could result
Sagent Pharmaceuticals recalls Zoledronic Acid bone treatment
Sagent Pharmaceuticals is recalling two lots of Zoledronic Acid Injection, a drug used to treat high blood calcium levels, because four leaking premix bags were detected during an investigation spurred by a product complaint. The leaking bags pose a sterility
Medical groups want children to have their cholesterol levels checked
Children ages 9-11 should have their cholesterol levels checked by their pediatricians, recommends the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
Controversy surrounds upcoming FDA decision on long-acting testosterone drug
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to decide this week the fate of a long-acting testosterone product made by Endo Health Solutions, Inc. Aveed, indicated to boost testosterone in men with low levels of the hormone, has been
Once-weekly injectable type 2 diabetes treatment just as effective as Victoza
Dulaglutide, an experimental once-weekly injectable treatment for type 2 diabetes, works just as well as the daily injectable drug Victoza (liraglutide), according to a new data from a clinical trial pitting the two diabetes drugs against each other. Even though
Doctors, addiction experts urge FDA not to allow sales of potent new painkilling opioid Zohydro
More than 40 health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups have teamed up to urge drug regulators to rethink the approval of the potent painkiller Zohydro ER, due to hit the market in March.
Contaminated, mislabeled or unlabeled vials of general anesthesia recalled
Small back particles identified as paper shipper labels floating in vials of an injectable general anesthesia has led to a recall of some lots of Pfizer-Mylan’s Etomidate Injection. The intravenous administration of particles may lead to impairment of microcirculation, phlebitis, infection,