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Young adults who were treated with growth hormones as children may be at greater risk for stroke

Posted: August 19, 2014 Pharmaceutical

People who received growth hormones as children to treat short stature or hormone deficiency should be aware that they are at an increased risk of stroke caused by burst blood vessels when they become young adults, a team of French

New sleeping pill gets FDA approval, awaits DEA clearance

Posted: August 19, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A new type of prescription sleep aid has won approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and if given clearance from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) should be commercially available later this year.

Dialysis solutions recalled due to potential contamination

Posted: August 18, 2014 Recalls

Baxter International is recalling two lots of Dianeal Low Calcium Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 2.5 percent Dextrose 5000mL (Ambu-Flex II) because oxidized stainless steel, garment fiber and PVC particulate matter was present during the manufacturing process and seen floating in

FDA provides guidance to help medical device manufacturers gain faster marketing approval

Posted: August 11, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing manufacturers with information to help them win faster approval for medical devices deemed “substantially equivalent” to other devices, even if the technology of the new device is different or carries different risks.

RegenESlim appetite control capsules recalled due presence of dangerous ingredient

Posted: August 10, 2014 Recalls

Certain lots of RegenESlim appetite control dietary supplements are being recalled because they contain an ingredient that may cause deadly side effects.

Injectable skin and blood infection treatment recalled

Posted: August 9, 2014 Recalls

Certain lots of the injectable drug Cubicin (daptomycin), used to treat skin infections and certain blood stream infections, are being recalled because of the potential presence of glass particles in vials. The administration of glass particulate, if present in an

Lipitor diabetes lawsuits mount since FDA warning five months ago

Posted: August 9, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Lawsuits against Pfizer by women who say the company’s cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor caused them to develop type 2 diabetes have skyrocketed in recent months, shooting up from 56 to nearly 1,000 in the past five months, according to a Reuters

FDA warns of side effects from unapproved use of Expressions product as dermal filler

Posted: August 8, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning doctors that Expression brand injectable product made by Enhancement Medical should not be used as a dermal filler because the product has not been approved for this use and adverse events have

Drug companies race to win market approval for new alternative to cholesterol-lowering statins

Posted: August 3, 2014 Pharmaceutical

An experimental medication aiming to replace statin drugs as a cholesterol-lowering treatment has cleared nine clinical trials in a race for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceutical’s alirocumab reportedly met the goal of lowering bad cholesterol

Lawsuit alleges Monster energy drink killed Kansas City man

Posted: August 2, 2014 Personal Injury

A Kansas City woman has filed a lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink alleging the beverage caused her husband’s death.