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Potential Risks Associated with Testosterone Therapy Sep 9, 2016

As men get older, testosterone levels may begin to decline. Many men seek therapy to help treat abnormally low levels of testosterone. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved many testosterone therapy treatments for men, but ...

Xarelto® and Excessive Bleeding Aug 24, 2016

Individuals at risk for blood clots may receive treatment to help prevent a clot from reaching the lungs, heart or brain. Medication can be used to break down the blood clot, reducing the risk of pulmonary embolism or other clotting injuries. A ...

Prescription Drugs & Birth Defects Feb 10, 2016

Antidepressants & Anti-Seizure medications such as Topamax, Depakote, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, and others, have been associated with a higher risk of Birth Defects if taken during pregnancy. These drugs have been linked to birth defects such ...

FDA Approving Medical Devices Too Quickly With Little to No Research Nov 4, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under scrutiny by several groups for approving medical devices too quickly, allowing them to go to market with little to no testing. The concern is for patients who rely on these devices and end up dead or ...

Report Shows Pfizer May Have Known About Zoloft Side Effects Jun 12, 2015

New developments in a case against Pfizer Inc. show that the company may have known about the potential link between the popular anti-depressant Zoloft and birth defects. If your child was born with birth defects after the mother took Zoloft during ...

Missouri Legislators Try to Ban Palcohol Apr 11, 2015

Recently, federal safety regulators approved the sale of a new alcohol product sold under the brand name Palcohol. Palcohol is a liquor condensed into powder and easily mixed with liquids to create a cocktail. The product will be easy to transport ...

New Research Highlights Benicar Complications Jul 31, 2014

There are few things more concerning than being prescribed medication that is supposed to help you and learning that you may be at risk for devastating side effects. That is the situation that thousands of Benicar users find themselves in. Benicar , ...

About Cleft Palate Birth Defects - What Can Cause? Mar 1, 2012

An orofacial cleft occurs when parts of the lip or palate do not completely fuse together during the first 3 months of pregnancy. A cleft lip may appear as a small notch in the edge of the lip only or extend into the nose. It may also extend into the ...

Avandia Recall Jul 17, 2011

Avandia Recall: In Sept. 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will significantly restrict the use of the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) to patients with Type 2 diabetes who cannot control their diabetes on other ...

Anti-Seizure Drugs & Birth Defects-Topamax & Depakote May 20, 2011

Recently, the FDA issued a warning about the epilepsy and migraine drug, Topamax, that if taken during pregnancy could increase risk of birth defects. Depakote, a popular anti-epileptic used to treat seizures, also increases the risk of devastating ...

Darvocet Death Lawsuits Feb 14, 2011

Darvocet has been removed from the U.S. Market because of its association with serious heart episodes including heart attack, heart rhythm problems and death. Darvocet has been a cause for concern for years, but it was only removed from the market in ...

Dilantin ® FDA Report Feb 5, 2011

The following excerpt is from the FDA concerning Dilantin. Source: fda.gov Dilantin-125 (phenytoin oral suspension, USP) Suspension Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) -- April 2009 ...

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