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'Ibuprofen' is a Killer

“Today we know that the risk of heart attack and stroke may occur early in treatment, even in the first weeks … “There is no period of use shown to …

Booming vape shops in South Florida brace for new rules

Suddenly, vape shops are everywhere. Just about every strip mall in South Florida seems to have one offering assorted battery-powered tubes and an …

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FDA: Infected Lettuce At U.S. Restaurants Traced To Mexico

The FDA said Saturday it would step up its surveillance of "green leafy products" from Mexico, after a rare parasite linked to a lettuce supplier there caused illness in more than 400 people in 16 U.S. states.<p>The parasite, known as cyclosporiasis, was first identified at Olive Garden and Red …

FDA Urges Doctors to Cap Acetaminophen Doses

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says physicians should stop prescribing combination drugs with more than 325 milligrams (mg) of …

QSEN - Falls

Which? attacks 'exaggerated' food supplement health claims

Consumers are wasting money on food supplements that use "exaggerated, misleading and sometimes unauthorised" claims to promote their alleged health benefits, a highly critical report has warned.<p>Some manufacturers – including well known names such as Boots, Seven Seas and Vitabiotics – are still …

How Much Does Pharmaceutical Innovation Cost? A Look At 100 Companies

No factor defines success and failure for a drug company more than this: Companies that invent more, better drugs at a lower cost do better than those that hemorrhage cash but never get an important product to market. Yet 19 in 20 medicines in experimental development fail, meaning a great many …

QSEN: The Lewis Blackman Story (Part One)

11 Food Ingredients Banned Outside the U.S. That We Eat

A recently published list of foods banned in countries outside the U.S. has riled the plates of many in the food industry.<p>Last week, Buzzfeed …

FDA reconsiders generic drug warning labels

In a recent post, I noted the Catch-22 that the Supreme Court insists Congress created with its fast-track approvals for generic drugs. Those who are injured by a brand-name drug can win compensation from the manufacturer if they can show the drug was unreasonably dangerous or that its warning …

Court: 'Pay To Delay' Generic Drugs Can Be Illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government …

A Drug-By-Drug Analysis Of Merck's Big Earnings Miss

Merck’s first-quarter earnings are a big disappointment. Technically, earnings per share of $0.85 beat analyst forecasts by six cents due to one-time tax benefit. Meanwhile overall sales of $10.7 billion are 4% — a full $500 million — below expectations. In order to try to salve the wound of this …

How Hydrocodone Is Used for Pain Management

Hydrocodone is an opioid painkiller used in combination with other ingredients including acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Different ingredient …

The Most Productive Drug Companies Of The Past 10 Years

Over the past 10 years, 278 new drugs have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to data from the InnoThink Center for Research in Biomedical Innovation. One hundred-and-seventy-five of them, or 63% of those approvals, came from 41 companies that had at least two new drugs …

Drugs Based On Bad Research Will Stay On The Market

Lead agent Patrick Stone, now retired from the FDA, had visited the Houston lab many times over the previous decade for routine inspections. This time was different. His team was there to investigate a former employee's allegation that the company had tampered with records and manipulated test data.<p>…

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Are sugar, salt and fat the worst, most addictive drugs ever?

Salt, sugar and fat are addictive. That's not news to anyone who has ever opened a bag of chips or reached a second time (maybe a third?) for the ice cream. But that all those processed foods in your local supermarket are "perfectly engineered to compel overconsumption?" Now that's something to …

Cycling Nutrition

<b>The same pesticides</b> that poison the environment also pollute our bodies. Commonly used pesticides, such as organochlorines, are stored in our fat cells then released into our bloodstreams when we burn fat, disrupting the function of our mitochondria (our cells' energy-making furnaces). In a 2004 …

Report calls for global action against fake drugs - Health | NBC News

The 84 children in Nigeria who died after being given adulterated teething syrup. Two women in Argentina who died of iron overdoses. And, most recently, the 45 people who have died in an outbreak of fungal meningitis traced back to contaminated steroids sold by a Massachusetts pharmacy.<p>The problem …

FDA Warns That 'Ninja Mojo' And 'Love Rider' Contain Hidden Drugs

Even before the Food and Drug Administration's latest safety warning to men about dietary supplements that claim to enhance sexual performance, there were clues of trouble.<p>The label for Ninja Mojo, for instance, misspells herbal as "harbal" and says buyers of it should "keep out of reach form [sic] …

How Statin Drugs REALLY Lower Cholesterol: And Kill You One Cell at a Time

Old Drug Extends Life For Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A large study is providing a rare glimmer of hope for patients with pancreatic cancer, perhaps the deadliest of all malignancies.<p>By the time they're diagnosed, most patients with pancreatic cancer have advanced disease that's spread to the liver and lung. And the primary tumor may be inoperable …

What's In A Drug Name? Sometimes, Enough To Cause Mix-Ups

If a pharmacist heard the name Clindesse or Clindets while filling a prescription over the phone, he might understandably confuse the two drugs, especially if one were more familiar. But the first one is a vaginal antibiotic cream while the other is an antibiotic for acne, and so the patient …

The ethicality of prescribing placebos

Almost all UK GPs have at some point given a patient a treatment they don't need. This is according to the results of a survey of 783 of them across the country, conducted by researchers at Oxford and Southampton, and published in PLOS One recently.<p>While few GPs gave sugar pills or saline …

Generic drug trade wins big after court refuses cancer medicine patent

Cheap versions of lifesaving drugs will keep on coming<p>The Supreme Court in India has left the door open for the generic drug trade to manufacture cheap versions of groundbreaking drugs. The court today rejected a patent application from Novartis, the world's second-largest drug manufacturer, for …

Drug may boost memory in adults with autism

<b>U. MISSOURI (US) —</b> A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and anxiety may improve the working memory of people with autism, new research …

Which Drugs Actually Kill Americans [Infographic]

Hint: not pot<p>In 2010, there were 80,000 drug and alcohol overdose deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database. The database, maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics, keeps a tally of all the deaths listed on certificates …

When should old medicines be thrown away?

About a year after they expire. In most cases, prescription-drug expiration dates are one year to five years from the date they were made. But some …

Why It's So Hard For Scientists To Study Medical Marijuana

The nation's research-grade cannabis is controlled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, whose mission to curb use is at odds with that of researchers looking to study pot's therapeutic properties.<p>Eighteen states (plus the District of Columbia) allow cannabis use for certain medical conditions. …

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