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2014-08-05 12:06:50

Boston University Medical Center Study compared warning and withdrawal rates for drugs released before and after the drug industry increased funding to the FDA to expedite drug approvals What's safer: a newly approved drug or one that has been on the market much longer? Newer drugs have a one in three chance of acquiring a black box warning or being withdrawn for safety reasons within 25 years of their approval, according to a new study by researchers from Cambridge Health Alliance...

2014-08-01 12:27:02

Persistent gender inequity at FDA has led to 26 approved drugs for men, ZERO for women WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the latest call for gender equity in the approval of treatments for sexual dysfunction, more than 60 doctors and leading medical experts from across the country have penned an open letter questioning the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to approve 26 drugs marketed for the most common form of male sexual dysfunction compared with...

2014-08-01 12:26:51

Persistent gender inequity at FDA has led to 26 approved drugs for men, ZERO for women WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the latest call for gender equity in the approval of treatments for sexual dysfunction, more than 60 doctors and leading medical experts from across the country have penned an open letter questioning the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to approve 26 drugs marketed for the most common form of male sexual dysfunction compared with...

2014-07-16 20:23:36

Animal Deaths Emerging Nationwide due to Illegal Compounded Drugs WASHINGTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Animal Health Institute, along with the experts in the field of animal health and veterinary medicine brought together consumers, media, veterinary experts, policymakers and industry stakeholders for a teleconference and two Congressional briefings calling for greater action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on illegal animal drug...

2014-04-16 12:29:46

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid the FDA and ASHP announced shortages of unapproved Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injection; Eclat Pharmaceuticals is effectively ending the shortages with BLOXIVERZ®, the only FDA-approved Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injection. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/74458 BLOXIVERZ is available in two dosage strengths, 0.5 mg/mL and 1 mg/mL, in 10 mL multiple dose vials. All other Neostigmine Methylsulfate Injections are not...

2014-03-17 08:29:38

View the White Paper at: www.expectad.com/wp.pdf CLIFTON, N.J., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an ongoing effort to promote the usage of FDA-approved drugs, Medicast, Inc., a medicaleducation organization, has released a White Paper -- The Hazards of Unapproved Drugs and Importance of Utilizing Approved Drugs. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140317/MN84069) The White Paper was developed by a leading hospital pharmacist - Cindy Ippoliti, Pharm.D., NYP/Weill...

New FDA Drug Approvals And Warnings
2012-12-25 11:05:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued announcements of its approval of new drugs before the start of the new year. The FDA has approved a new drug to help treat high cholesterol known as Juxtapid, which helps take care of a rare genetic form of high cholesterol. The condition, which affects about 3,000 Americans, causes super-high cholesterol levels and heart attacks at an early age. The drug injections will cost...

Arthritis Drug Powerful Against Human Dysentery
2012-05-22 07:38:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Every year, 50 million people throughout the world contract amebiasis through contaminated food or water. With this shocking statistic, it is considered the third leading cause of illness and the fourth leading cause of death due to protozoan infection on a global basis. A collaborative project by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Wake Forest Medical School recently...

2012-05-02 15:12:18

Pharmaceutical drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but later re-called from the market–such as the antidiabetic drug Avandia and pain-reliever Vioxx–were the impetus for an Institute of Medicine committee report released yesterday, recommending that the FDA take proactive steps to continue monitoring drugs' safety after initial approval and throughout their time on the market. One of the key recommendations made by the report, Ethical and Scientific Issues...


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