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Jeff Rasansky

Botox Can Cause Problems

Botox has been linked to a number of hospitalizations and deaths this year. Of those deaths, four of the victims have been children. In addition to this, 87 people were hospitalized. Botox and…

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Vioxx Settlements Begin

More than 59,000 people have registered for the Vioxx settlement and it looks like plaintiffs will begin to see initial payments soon. Vioxx was approved for use in 1999 and eventually reached…

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VA Secretary Issues Warning About Chantix

Chantix, the popular smoking-cessation drug, has been taking quite a bit of heat over the past 6 months and it doesn’t appear that things will let up any time soon. This week a letter will be…

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Chantix Trial Leaves Veterans Feeling "Betrayed"

Chantix is getting even more bad press lately. Earlier this month, I blogged about a man who went missing and the potential part Chantix may have played in the event. Now there are reports that the…

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FDA Requests Warning on Older Class of Antipsychotic Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just released a requirement for manufacturers of the older class of antipsychotic drugs to make changes to their labeling. According to the FDA, these…

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FDA Announces Label Change Indicating Regranex Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a boxed warning on the label of Regranex Gel (becaplermin) to address the increased risk of cancer deaths in patients who use 3 or more…

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Man Goes Missing, Chantix To Blame?

There have been some claims that the smoking cessation drug Chantix has been
linked to changes in behavior and neuropsychiatric problems. This news story about
the drug has risen more than a few…

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Illegal Drug Sales on the Rise in US

The abuse of pharmaceuticals has become one of the biggest
problems the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has had to deal with. In
2007, over $37 million in cash and property were seized…

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FDA Shuts Down Seafood Processing Company, Products Recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered Hope Food
Supply Inc, a Pasadena company, to
shut down and recall all products manufactured from its facility since 2007.

The company had…

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New FDA Alerts For Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix

The FDA has issued an alert to highlight changes to the "Warnings and Precautions" section of the prescribing information regarding serious neuropsychiatric symptoms linked to Chantix. These…