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FDA Orders Lower Doses Of Sleep Aids For Women
2013-01-11 08:08:25

The US FDA is requiring pharmaceutical companies to lower the recommended doses of popular sleeping pills, due to the potential risk of injury resulting from morning drowsiness associated with the medications in recent studies.

Federal Regulator Confirms Reports Of 5-Hour Energy Drink Linked To Deaths
2012-11-15 09:50:44

After receiving numerous reports linking caffeine to deaths, a US federal regulator said new evidence is pointing to a popular energy shot that has resulted in at least a dozen fatalities due to over-consumption of the stimulant.

Patient Illness Risks Noticed At NECC More Than A Decade Ago
2012-11-14 08:50:58

As cases of fungal meningitis stemming from tainted steroid injections continue to climb, lawmakers outline the scope of the deadly outbreak that has so far affected more than 438 people and has resulted in 32 deaths.

Ameridose Issues Recall On Drugs Due To Meningitis Investigation
2012-11-01 17:44:32

Ameridose, a sister company to the US compounding facility responsible for a fungal meningitis outbreak that has now killed 28 people in 19 states, announced Wednesday it is invoking a voluntary recall of its products in cooperation with regulators.

FDA Issues Warnings For Nose Sprays, Eye Drops
2012-10-27 06:40:13

The FDA is warning that some types of eye drops and nasal decongestant sprays could be seriously harmful to children if swallowed.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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