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Erectile dysfunction may be a sign of more serious problems
Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction may be given drugs such as Viagra, Levitra or Cialis to treat their condition, but many of these men may be better served with a testosterone replacement therapy, according to a “Dear Pharmacist” article
European drug regulators place stronger birth defects warnings on SSRI antidepressants
Four years before she became pregnant, Anna Wilson was prescribed the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram) to treat symptoms of anxiety. Her doctor told her that it would be OK to continue to take the medication even when she starting trying to
Doctor: Adequately testing testosterone levels a complicated process
Aggressive marketing campaigns by drug companies peddling testosterone replacement products have prompted many men to ask their doctors if their low libido and lack of energy may be caused by low testosterone levels. A “simple” blood test can determine if
Nitroglycerin infusion recalled due to possible contamination
One lot of nitrogylcerin infusions used to treat heart patients is being recalled by the manufacturer because of possible contamination that could cause a blockage of blood vessels and other potentially serious health consequences.
Woman injured by Mirena IUD files lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare
A Pennsylvania woman has filed a lawsuit against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals claiming that the company’s Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) caused her serious injuries.
Adverse health reports for testosterone drugs could fuel advertising
Earlier this month, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a report that cast doubts about the safety of testosterone-replacement drugs for men who take them to boost their levels of the hormone. But with so many pharmaceutical
Obese people can cut heart disease, stroke risk by lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar
Obese and overweight people who lower their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels could cut their risk of heart disease and stroke by more than half, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
Stress test drugs linked to heart attack, death risk
Cardiac nuclear stress test agents Lexiscan (regadenoson) and Adenoscan (adenosine) have been linked to a rare but serious risk of heart attack and death, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned. The drugs are used to identify coronary artery disease