By | April 29, 2013

Study Finds Januvia May Damage Pancreas

Januvia is a once-daily medication prescribed to help lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Also known by the name Sitagliptin, the medication can be used in combination with… Read More

By | February 5, 2013

Research Finds Female Lipitor Users Have Increased Risk of Diabetes

Three studies have determined women who take the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor have an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. In one study published by The Archives of Internal Medicine, the risk for older… Read More

By | December 31, 2012

The FDA’s Role in Dealing with Drug Shortages

When Ameridose, the company linked to the recent meningitis outbreaks and production of contaminated steroid injections closed its doors for the remainder of the year, many people worried about drug shortages. Since then, the… Read More

By | December 21, 2012

Continued Meningitis Cases Have Doctors Baffled

More than one month ago, fungal meningitis cases began appearing from the use of tainted steroid injections, resulting in a total of 37 deaths. The 42-day risk period for contracting fungal meningitis… Read More

By | December 4, 2012

The Energy Drink Craze: Is It Safe?

Are energy drinks a hazard to our health? Recent news regarding a wrongful death lawsuit involving a 14-year-old girl who died after drinking two 24-ounce cans of Monster Energy within 24 hours suggests… Read More

By | November 30, 2012

The Latest in Meningitis Outbreak News

The meningitis outbreaks that took place in October and November made headlines for much of the past month.  Following the death of 32 people from the outbreaks, the FDA discovered a link… Read More

By | October 30, 2012

Pradaxa and Chantix Account for the Most Drug Complaints to the FDA

The October 2012 QuarterWatch report from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices details the number of drug complaints received by the FDA over the past four years. Prescription medication complaints issued to the FDA… Read More

By | October 25, 2012

Actos Update: Early Studies Showed Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

Recently, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices released the October QuarterWatch report that details the increase in reports of drugs with serious adverse side effects to the FDA. It discusses type 2 diabetes drug… Read More

By | September 4, 2012

The Dangers of SSRI’s for Pregnant Women

Depression in pregnant women is not uncommon. According to this Slate.com article, depression affects more than 10 percent of all pregnant women in the U.S. In the past, many doctors prescribed pregnant women… Read More

By | August 31, 2012

Study Links Propecia to Depression

A new study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reports that hair-loss drug finasteride (Propecia) may be linked to more than just permanent sexual side effects. The study found that… Read More

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