The irritable bowel drug Zelnorm has been been suspended due to links with such heart related ailments as angina, heart attacks, and strokes. Zelnorm, manufactured by Novartis, is the second drug in two days to come off the market for links to heart problems.
Permax will be pulled from the market after the FDA asked Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to stop marketing the drug which had been used to treat Parkinson's disease. Permax has been linked to heart valve damage in two recent stuides. According to the FDA, approximately 12,000 to 25,000 people now take the drug. If you've taken Permax, please consult your healthcare physician for...
A recent study concerning the utilization of cardiac stents has found that the stents are no more effective than medcines in preventing future heart attacks. However, the study was funded in part by pharmaceutical companies. This brings up a broader ethical issue concerning the objectivity of medical research, especially when that research is funded by organzations or companies that have a...
While the homeopathic medicine market is booming, the effects of such remedies can prove fatal if not properly monitored by health experts. The problem with some homepathic remedies is that they are sold over the counter and are not monitored by the FDA or prescribed by doctors. Researchers writing in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases stated that, "results suggest that routine...
As if drivers don't have enough to distract them, the Wall St. Journal recently reported about the dangers of drivers text messaging. While I've either seen or heard about drivers shaving, doing their hair, or even reading the newspaper, this new distraction is really dangerous! For one thing, the text messager has to have both eyes OFF the road and at least one hand on the portable device. ...
The relationship between excited delirium and taser stun gun use is a controversial topic. Excited delirium is a medical condition that is hotly debated in the medical and law enforcement communities. Taser International has used the condition to argue that its stun gun did not cause people's death but rather death was brought on by this state of excited delirium. The company has been...
The federal government has widened its probe of prescription drug maker Johnson & Johnson for its marketing practices. Specifically, the company is coming under further scrutiny for its antipsychotic Risperdal; Topamax, a treatment for epilepsy and migraines; and Natrecor, for patients suffering from severe heart failure.
An Atlantic City jury has awarded an Idaho man $47.5 million, $27.5 million of the total comprised punitive damages in the ongoing litigation against the pharmaceutical giant Merck. The verdict in the case of Frederick "Mike" Humeston, who was granted a second trial in light of new evidence, means Merck has now won nine cases and lost five in the mushrooming litigation over its former...
La mantequilla de mani contaminada con salmonella se extiende a los fabricantes de helados y a un vendedor mayorista de cubierta para postres. La AdministraciÃ³n de Alimentos y Drogas de los Estados Unidos (FDA) anuncio hoy que una planta en el estado de Tennesee tambien tiene salmonella.
The same peanut butter that was recalled a few weeks ago due to salmonella contamination is now being linked to peanut butter used in Carvel Ice Cream stores and Sonic restaurants. This peanut butter had been shipped from the ConAgra plant in Sylvester Georgia to its sister plant in Humboldt Tennessee where the peanut butter is sold to Carvel and Sonic. According to the FDA, the topping was...
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