Tag: dangerous drugs

    European swine flu vaccine linked to narcolepsy cases

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    With the flu outbreak intensifying in the northeast, more people are seeking vaccinations. This is normally a safe and predictable ritual of winter. However, this year’s flu shots could lead…

    What we hope not to see in 2013

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    With 2012 in the books, we start our latest post by wishing our readers a happy and prosperous New Year. With that said, we look back on pharmaceutical issues  that…

    FDA reports glass particles found in atorvastatin

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    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a recall involving atorvastatin, the generic version of the popular cholesterol reducing drug, Lipitor. According to a number of news reports, the…

    FDA Issues Additional Warning on Possible Meningitis Infections

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    Since the outbreak of fungal meningitis has sparked fear and outrage across the country, a Massachusetts based pharmacy outlet has been in the crosshairs of federal regulators. According to a…

    Study: More Children Given Antipsychotic Drugs

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    While prescriptions of antipsychotic drugs to adults have certainly increased in the last decade, the number of such drugs prescribed to children has increased dramatically. According to a study published…

    Birth Control Pills May Lead to Pregnancies

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    Recently, Pfizer recalled nearly one million packages of birth control pills, citing manufacturing concerns. The drugs, sold under the name Lo/Ovral-28 (along with the generic equivalent), were not in the…

    Fluconazole Presents Dangers During Pregnancy

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the anti-fungal drug Fluconazole can cause birth defects when taken in large doses during the first trimester of pregnancy. Fluconazole, which also…

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