By | January 31, 2014

FDA Investigating Risk of Testosterone Causing Cardiovascular Events

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is investigating the risk of testosterone treatments causing an increased rate of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and stroke, according to a drug safety communication from the… Read More

By | November 12, 2013

Help Make Generic Drug Manufacturers Accountable for Safety by Signing Take Justice Back Petition

FDA proposes rule changes to hold generic drug manufacturers accountable for injuries The FDA has proposed new rules that would improve generic drug manufacturer accountability. More than 80 percent of prescriptions are… Read More

By | October 25, 2013

FDA Issues Black Box Warning on Two Cancer Drugs

The hepatitis B warnings on two blood cancer drugs were recently strengthened by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to Fox News. The strengthened warnings were issued to reflect the risk of… Read More

By | September 6, 2013

FDA Strengthens Warning on Lariam, Anti-Malaria Drug

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the commonly used anti-malaria drug, called mefloquine hydrochloride (brand name Lariam) must have a “black box” warning on its label. The drug has… Read More

By | July 8, 2013

FDA To Revisit Rule Blocking Lawsuits Against Generic Drug Makers

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has indicated it might allow generic drug manufacturers to revise their products’ safety labels independent of their name brand counterparts. If this change is made, consumers harmed by… Read More

By | April 11, 2013

New Type of Diabetes Drug Approved by FDA

A Johnson & Johnson drug that treats type 2 diabetes in a new way is now approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Invokana, as the drug is known, will… 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 | 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 | May 15, 2012

FDA Label Requirements Fail Consumers Harmed by Generic Defective Drugs

Generic Drug Manufacturers Should Have a Duty to Warn Consumers of New Safety Concerns Generic drugs account for seventy-five percent of filled prescriptions. Buying generic saves money and, often, the drug is… Read More

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