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Does the Pill Increase the Risk of Cervical Cancer?

I’m not sure just how “common” this knowledge is, but I thought I’d post what I’d found and let you all be the judge. There has been much talk about recent studies that find that women who use…

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FDA Reaches Settlement with Advanced Bionics LLC

The FDA has announced that a settlement has been reached with a California device manufacturer and its president over alleged federal law violations. The violations involved the failure to notify…

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Cipro Warning An Overreaction?

I read an interesting article in The Brownsville Herald that says physicians aren’t worrying so much about the proposed label warning and still plan on prescribing them. They say that if used both…

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Serevent Linked To Side Effects

Research is showing that patients with chronic asthma who take the medication Serevent on a daily basis are at an increased risk for serious adverse effects. A 12-week review of 32 clinical trials…

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Premarin and Prempro: Lawsuits

Wyeth has settled lawsuits with two women who developed breast cancers. The drug maker of Premarin and Prempro is facing more than 5,000 lawsuits. Hormone replacement therapy is used to treat…

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Cipro: A Case of Fluoride Poisoning?

After my last two blogs about Cipro and Levaquin side effects, you guys have responded with an overwhelming amount of feedback. After reading all of your replies, it definitely seems like something…

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More Accounts of Cipro/Levaquin Side Effects

Last week we blogged about Cipro and Levequin, two antibiotics that have been known to cause some pretty bad side effects. The FDA released a statement on July 8, that requested black box warnings…

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Man Claims Prescription Drug Caused Compulsive Behaviors

A former wall street banker is claiming that he lost $3 million from compulsive gambling caused by the drug Mirapex and is suing 3 drug companies as a result. The lawsuit was filed in New York…

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FDA To Seek Black-Box Warning on Cipro and Levaquin

The FDA has announced that it will be seeking to add black box warning to Cipro and Levaquin. Both are antibiotics that are used to treat bacterial infections. Apparently, each carries a risk of…

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Epilepsy Drugs Targeted For Suicide Warning

Federal officials are requesting that the makers of epilepsy drugs add a black box warning to their labels that will warn about suicidal thoughts and behavior. The FDA will meet an outside advisory…