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FDA Approves Several Drugs That Predictably Increase Risk For Heart And Stroke
2014-05-28 03:41:30

By Jeannette Spalding, Case Western Reserve University The agency charged to protect patients from dangerous drug side effects needs to be far more vigilant when it comes to medications that affect blood pressure. Robert P. Blankfield, MD, MS, a clinical professor of family medicine, issues this call to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an editorial published recently in an online edition of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics; the print version of...

Continued Use Of Some Painkillers Can Raise Heart Risks
2013-05-30 11:48:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford has found that common painkillers can slightly increase the risk of heart problems in the long run. Common medications, such as ibuprofen and diclofenac were specifically noted in the study as being “equally dangerous” as Vioxx, a drug which has been removed from the market in the US due to its potentially dangerous effects. The Oxford researchers...

2013-02-13 11:28:50

Diclofenac most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in 15 countries, listed on 74 national drug lists, despite cardiovascular risks A study in this week's PLOS Medicine finds that the painkiller diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in the same class as aspirin) is the most commonly used NSAID in the 15 countries studied and is included in the essential medicines lists of 74 low-, middle- and high-income countries, despite its known tendency to cause...

2012-10-26 04:02:48

Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MDND), a public interest consumer website, has researched court records to find that lawsuits filed around the country naming six vaginal mesh makers number 10,000 lawsuits and are growing, some at a rate of 100 new cases filed a week. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 MDND reports the number of lawsuits filed against six synthetic vaginal mesh manufacturers by women experiencing devastating, life-altering injuries now reaches into the thousands, according to court...

2012-07-06 23:01:46

Shareholder Trent Miracle selected to the Propecia Plaintiffs´ Executive Committee Alton, IL (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 Simmons Firm Shareholder Trent Miracle, head of the firm´s pharmaceutical litigation group, was selected June 22 by a federal judge to serve on the Plaintiffs´ Executive Committee in the multidistrict litigation known as In re Propecia (Finasteride) Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2331).* Multiple cases involving Propecia, a hair loss prevention drug alleged...

2012-05-02 21:20:19

After nearly 13 years of study and intense debate, a pair of new papers from the Perelman School of Medicine, at the University of Pennsylvania have confirmed exactly how a once-popular class of anti-inflammatory drugs leads to cardiovascular risk for people taking it. It has been almost eight years since Vioxx® was withdrawn by Merck from the market, provoking an intense controversy about the role inhibitors of the enzyme COX-2 play in causing heart attacks and strokes. Since then,...

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...

2012-04-16 13:08:31

Increases risk of upper GI complications To relieve pain, arthritis sufferers are prescribed medications that may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors, both of which can irritate the digestive tract. At times additional drugs are co-prescribed with NSAIDs or COX-2 inhibitors to prevent adverse gastrointestinal (GI) effects. Now a new study available today in the American College of Rheumatology journal, Arthritis & Rheumatism,...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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