New study ties NSAID use to increased risk of heart attack, stroke

September 23, 2010 - Advil Allergy Sinus, Aleve and Children's Advil Cold products have updated information on the "warnings" sections of their safety labels that inform users that the over-the-counter... Read More

FDA places black box warning on Plavix

March 15, 2010 - A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) black box warning has been added to the anti-blood clotting medication Plavix (Clopidogrel Bisulfate), alerting patients and health care... Read More

FDA warns consumers of counterfeit version of popular weight loss drug Alli

January 21, 2010 - A counterfeit and potentially harmful version of the popular weight loss drug Alli has been found on the Internet, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers and... Read More

McNeil Consumer Healthcare Over-The-Counter Products: Recall

January 20, 2010 - In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is voluntarily recalling certain lots of OTC products in the... Read More

Safety monitoring of H1N1 vaccine shows encouraging results

January 15, 2010 - Safety monitoring to detect and quickly investigate any unexpected, rare or serious adverse events with the H1N1 vaccine has earned a "very encouraging" assessment from Food and Drug... Read More

Is your Pharmacy at fault

December 2, 2009 - If a pharmacist makes a mistake on a prescription, giving you the wrong medicine or an incorrect dosage, he or she may be held liable for any injuries. You probably could have guessed... Read More

Black Box Warnings

November 9, 2009 - You may be familiar with hearing the term "Black Box Warning" without being clear on what it is. Quite simply it is a warning of possible severe side affects of prescription drugs. You... Read More

Key information missing from US drug labels – doctors

October 22, 2009 - Drug labels in the United States often omit information showing the severity of side effects or that a medicine is not very effective, two doctors said on Wednesday. Read More

FDA issues warning for potential dosing errors with Tamiflu

September 25, 2009 - The FDA has issued a Public Health Alert to notify prescribers and pharmacists about potential dosing errors with Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for Oral Suspension. U.S. health care providers... Read More

FDA issues health advisory regarding stolen insulin vials

June 14, 2009 - A batch of insulin stolen from North Carolina has turned up at a medical center in Houston and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that patients and health care... Read More

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