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Ed Normand

Scary Side Effects for Popular Prescription Medications

Most people accept the fact that there are side effects for almost all prescription medications. Often, these side effects are minor or only effect a small percentage of the population. But doctors and pharmaceutical companies still have a [...]
Ed Normand

Pradaxa Linked to Fatal Bleeding

The Federal Drug Administration approved Pradaxa, a blood-thinning drug, in 2010. Pradaxa reduces the risk of stroke and blood clots and initially was widely embraced by medical professionals. Within a few months of its release however, physicians [...]
Orman Kimbrough

Defective Birth Control Pills Cause Blood Clots

Studies have determined that Yasmin and Yaz, used for a form of birth control, are a defective product and are linked to risk of blood clots. Patients who are on the drug are 3 times more likely to develop a blood clot, according to a Health [...]
Orman Kimbrough

FDA Delays Review of New Actos Combo Drug

The Federal Drug Administration delayed review of a Takeda Pharmaceuticals drug that is combined with Actos, a diabetes medication that has been linked to bladder cancer. Actos was approved by the FDA in 1999 but recently was determined to [...]
Council Wooten

FDA Warns About Drospirenone Birth Control Caused Blood Clots

The Food and Drug Administration said that it remains concerned that certain types of birth control pills increase the risk of blood clots. The FDA has previously cited two recent studies that have reported a greater risk of blood clots for [...]
Council Wooten

FDA Warns of Reclast Kidney Failure Side Effects

The FDA has announced that it will revise the warning label on Reclast, warning patients about the risk of kidney failure. Reclast was approved by the FDA in 2007 for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis and is also approved for the [...]
Orman Kimbrough

Repackaged Avastin Linked to Eye Infections and Blindness

The FDA has announced that repackaged injections of the cancer drug Avastin, also known as bevacizumab, have caused a cluster of serious eye infections in the Florida area. The Florida Department of Health notified the FDA of Streptococcus endophthalmitis [...]
Ed Normand

Five Ways You Can Prevent Pharmacy Errors and Medication Mix-Ups

Taking prescribed medications as directed by a doctor is important to your health and recovery. However, it can be extremely dangerous when pharmacy errors occur, and may expose you to serious risk of injury and even death. As a patient and [...]
Ed Normand

Pharmaceutical Recalls in 2009

There have been several recalls issued in 2009 for pharmaceutical products in the United States. Notably, Hydroxycut was recalled, due to 23 reports of serious health problems as a result of taking the product. Hydroxycut are dietary supplements [...]
Ed Normand

Are You Aware the FDA Has Recalled Certain Cold Products?

During the winter season, when you feel a cold coming on, how many times have you run to the pharmacy and grabbed the first cold remedy off the shelf? If it was a certain Zicam cold remedy – pay attention! Over the summer, the U.S. Food [...]