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In March 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strengthened its warning against the anti-consulant drug, Topamax, because new data suggests an increased risk of birth defects such as cleft palate or cleft lip.
The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual meeting, April 29 â€“ May 1, during the 2011 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies in Chicago, IL.
NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week in Hyderabad, India, Smile Train hosted the Smile Train Anesthesiologists and Reconstructive Surgeons (STARS) Conference, an event with more than 250 cleft surgeons and pediatric anesthesiologists, including Smile Train's Indian Medical Advisory Board members and global Medical Advisory Board members. Charles B.
BUENA PARK, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. FreshÂ®, Inc., maker of the popular FireFlyÂ® children's light-up timer toothbrush, has launched a Facebook fundraising initiative to raise awareness and funds for Smile Train, the world's largest cleft charity.
Dilantin is one of the most widely prescribed anticonvulsant drugs on the U.S. market, primarily prescribed to individuals suffering from epilepsy.
Topamax birth defect claims are being investigated across the country as parents may be unknowingly exposing infants to the anticonvulsant drug in utero, possibly increasing the risk of major birth defects.
The use of corticosteroids during pregnancy does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of orofacial clefts in infants.
As the FDA changes the pregnancy category of migraine drug Topamax to a class D drug, worry over the lack of drug testing for birth defects increases. The Wall Street Journal reports on a history of birth defects related to medications and pregnancy.
The Senators Firm announced today that it is offering free confidential case reviews to people who took Topamax during pregnancy and suffered Topamax induced cleft lip, cleft palate, and oral cleft birth defects.
Topamax Birth Injury Resources (TBIR) is an online resource center dedicated to providing accurate and up-to-date information about the possible birth defects related to the use of the epilepsy drug Topamax.
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