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FDA approves Gardasil for use in preventing anal cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of the Gardasil vaccine for the prevention of anal cancer. Previously, the drug was approved only for use in girls and young women, for the prevention of cervical cancer.
Bayer launches second birth control pill with folic acid
Bayer HealthCare has launched another birth control pill packed with the hormone ethinyl estradiol, the diuretic drospirenone, and the B vitamin folic acid. The new oral contraceptive, called SAFYRAL, follows by three months the introduction of Beyaz, a near-identical pill
Fifteen symptoms of Darvocet withdrawal
Hundreds of millions of people have taken the prescription painkillers Darvocet (propoxyphene / acetaminophen) and Darvon (propoxyphene only) since 1957, when the federal government first approved it for use to fight cases of mild to moderate pain. In fact, approximately
FDA working to develop registry for medical devices
When medical devices are recalled by the manufacturer, often times the news never reaches the patients who received the defective devices. Or it arrives too late.
Suicides, fatal overdoses also linked to Darvocet, Darvon
Reports of abnormal heart rhythms may have been the serious side effect that led to the removal of the popular prescription painkillers Darvocet and Darvon from the U.S. market. But the drugs have also been linked to an increased risk
Top five signs of DePuy hip replacement failure
If you are one of the thousands of people who have received a DePuy hip replacement — either the ASR (Articular Surface Replacement) Hip Resurfacing System and ASR XL Acetabular (whole hip) System – you may be experiencing some signs
Hypothermia a new Tamiflu side effect
The influenza treatment Tamiflu now has a new Adverse Reaction added to its safety label warning of a risk of hypothermia. The safety label change was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Zocor adds erectile dysfunction, lung disease to safety label warnings
The high-cholesterol treatment Zocor (simvastatin) has added erectile dysfunction and interstitial lung disease to the Adverse Reactions section of its safety label, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced. The changes were made following reports of both conditions during