FDA Approves Actos Generic Version
When the FDA released its own study that showed Actos can increase the risk of bladder cancer, it caused two foreign governments – France and Germany – to ban the drug outright, but it
GranuFlo or NaturaLyte case
NaturaLyte and GranuFlo, used in dialysis, appear to increase the risk of heart attack. On March 29, 2012, all Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) Naturalyte and Granuflo dialysates products were the subject of a class
FDA Targets Own Scientists
Do FDA administrators work for the public whom the agency is entrusted to protect, or pharmaceutical corporations who count on FDA approval? If they work for the public, why are they spying on their
Transvaginal Mesh recalled by Johnson & Johnson / Ethicon
A transvaginal mesh recall could be the opening gong of the death knell for the plastic mesh catastrophe unfolding across the nation. At the very least, transvaginal mesh (TVM) litigation took a step forward
FDA Recalls Thoratec HeartMate II Pump
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of Thoratec Corp’s HeartMate II pump after it was found that a critical part of the surgical procedure was left out of the instructions.
Safety Alert: Birth Control Pills Containing Drospirenone
The Food and Drug Administration released a safety alert regarding a higher risk for blood clots in women taking birth control pills containing Drospirenone, such as Yaz and Yazmin. As a result of the
Dosing and Warning Recommendations for Celexa
High doses of Celexa, an antidepressant, might cause dangerous abnormalities in the electrical activity of the heart, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Celexa drug label has been altered to contain
Pradaxa FDA Drug Safety Communication
The FDA has released a drug safety communication regarding the use of the blood thinning medication, Pradaxa. According to the FDA, serious bleeding events have occured after the use of Pradaxa. See the FDA
FDA Consumer Update: Statin Risks
Millions of Americans take statins for heart disease prevention. The FDA has released new important safety information regarding these cholesterol-lowering medications. According to the FDA, some brain-related impairments, such as memory loss, forgetfullness and
FDA Consumer Update: Toothbrush Can Cause Chipped Teeth and Choking
Users of electronic toothbrushes beware. The FDA released a consumer update warning users of the Arm & Hammer Spin Brush, also known as the Crest Spinbrush, of unexpected dangers. The FDA alerts consumers that

FDA Vaginal Mesh Update

FDA Vaginal Mesh Update
According to the FDA, manufacturers have been asked to perform more studies in order to acquire additional information on the safety of transvaginal mesh, a surgical mesh device used in pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
FDA Warns About Cipro, Other Antibiotics
Drug safety officials on July 8, 2008, imposed the government's most urgent warning on Cipro and similar antibiotics. Officials cited evidence that they may lead to tendon ruptures, a serious injury which can leave