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Dilantin Linked to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a rare-but-severe condition in which a person’s skin and mucous membranes have a severe reaction, usually to a medication or infection. Before evidence of the…

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Depakote Linked to Spina Bifida

The FDA has recently come out with a warning for women using depakote and depakene, which are generic names for valproic acid and valproate. These drugs, which were first approved in 1978 to treat…

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Eyelash Thickener Gets Warning From FDA Over Misleading Website

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to Allergan Inc., the makers of the eye lash thickener Latisse, claiming that the Latisse website downplays the risks associated with the…

Ashley Davis

Hydroxycut Recall

Hydroxycut, a popular weight loss supplement, has now been recalled by the FDA due to its link with several liver injuries. Hydroxycut’s manufacturer has now recalled a total of 14 products,…

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Harmed by Trasylol?

Trasylol was commonly given to patients during heart surgery to control blood loss, but has now been shown to cause adverse, and even fatal side effects. A study released in January of 2006 in the…

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List of Tainted Weight Loss Drugs Expanded by the FDA

Late last year the FDA alerted consumers to not purchase or consume a list of over 25 products marketed a dietary supplements or weight-loss aids after the products were found to contain…

Ashley Davis

Medicated Patches Risks

On March 5, the FDA put out a warning on adhesive patches that deliver medication through the skin. If these patches are worn while undergoing magnetic resonance scans (MRI) then burning of the…

Ashley Davis

Accutane Risks

Do you take Accutane to treat severe acne? If you do, hopefully your doctor has already warned you about all of the possible risks. If you are thinking about using Accutane, then there are some…

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FDA Posts List of Drugs They Are Watching

The FDA has the responsibility of protecting citizens of the United States from potential harmful and dangerous drugs. Late last week the agency released a list of drugs that are currently on the…

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FDA Reinforces Pancreatitis Warnings Associated with Byetta

In October of 2007 the FDA first warned healthcare professionals about a possible link between the type 2 diabetes medication Byetta and acute pancreatitis. This warning urged physicians to be…