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Yaz Manufacturer Agrees to Settle Lawsuits

Two oral contraceptives that have recently been in the news are the contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin. Just last year, after numerous lawsuits, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the company to place a stronger warning label on these products … Read More

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Elderly Patients Likelier to Receive Dangerous Drugs

Seniors are likelier to get prescribed risky drugs, especially those living in Southern states according to a recent study at Brown University. Nearly one in five Southern seniors on Medicare has been prescribed potentially harmful drugs which have been advised … Read More

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High-Potency Cholesterol Drugs Linked to Kidney Injury

The use of highly potent cholesterol lowering drugs called statins have been linked to an increase in a person’s risk of developing kidney failure, a new study suggests. The research suggests that high potency versions of statin pills as opposed … Read More

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Diabetic Medication Linked to Pancreatic Cancer

Occasionally the dangers associated with taking a drug far outweigh the ailment that initially called for it to be prescribed. Drug-makers Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Novo Nordisk, major manufacturers of diabetes drugs, are now being scrutinized for their reported link … Read More

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Navy Launches PSA Against Bath Salts

The US Navy has now joined the war on bath salts, launching their own PSA against the synthetic drug growing in popularity. The drug remains easily accessible in many areas of the country. Many packages of bath salts include the … Read More

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Search Engines Offer Key Insights into Drug Side Effects and Interactions

The internet continues to play a key role in almost every aspect of our lives, now it has even began helping in the detection of drug side effects before the FDA. From analyzing the queries of popular search engines, it … Read More

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FDA Issues New Warnings for Ambien Users

Sleep aid, Ambien, and its generic form, Zolpidem, are said to contain inaccurate information about the side effects, particularly in women, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drugs have been hailed as a non-habit forming sleep aid, … Read More

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