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Fluoroquinolone antibiotics to carry stronger side effect warnings

New safety labeling changes for fluoroquinolone antibiotics, require these medications to carry stronger warnings about potential mental health side effects and the risk of serious blood sugar disturbances. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced measures to improve labeling consistency...

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Sale of Essure contraceptive device restricted by FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken steps to restrict the sale and distribution of the Essure device, citing the lack of awareness of the risks and benefits among many women opting for this form of contraception as one of its main concerns. “Based on our review of a growing...

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Antiviral drug Acyclovir recalled due to product mix-up

Apace Packaging LLC has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of the antiviral medication acyclovir due to a product mix-up. Acyclovir is a widely used medication prescribed to treat several infections, notably infections caused by the herpes virus, such as genital herpes, cold sores,...

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Opiod cough medicines labeling changed to exclude pediatric use

In the latest step taken by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address the nation's opioid abuse epidemic, the agency has changed the indication of cough medicines containing opioids to exclude all pediatric patients.  Following the latest safety labeling changes, opioid cough and...

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Benefits of Keytruda 'outweigh risks for approved uses'

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement clarifying its position on Keytruda (pembrolizumab) after scientists monitoring studies of the drug found an excess of deaths among patients given the drug in combination with certain other medicines.  Currently, Keytruda is...

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Diabetic patients warned about NovoPen Echo recall

Novo Nordisk has announced a recall of six batches of the insulin cartridge holders used in its NovoPen Echos due to the possibility they will crack or break when exposed to certain chemicals. The company revealed some cleaning agents may contain agents that could leave the device susceptible to...

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Bristol-Myers Squibb issues voluntary recall of Eliquis lot

Pharmaceutical firm Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Eliquis (apixaban) 5mg tablets following a consumer complaint that their bottle contained 2.5mg tablets. The affected lot is a 60-count bottle containing 5mg tablets of the medication and it was distributed...

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Contraceptive pill batch recalled by Lupin Pharmaceuticals

Lupin Pharmaceuticals has announced the voluntary recall of a batch of Mibelas 24 Fe (norethindrone acetate and ethinylestradiol) 1mg/0.02mg chewable tablets and ferrous fumarate 75 mg) tablets. The medication is a oral contraceptive and taking the tablets in an incorrect order may place users at...

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'Don't ignore possible stroke symptoms', warns AHA/ASA

A worrying number of American adults are ignoring symptoms consistent with warning or "mini" strokes, according to a new survey conducted by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). The study found 35 per cent of respondents experienced at least one sign of a transient...

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GSK recalls 593,000 Ventolin HFA 200D Inhalers

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has issued a voluntary Class II recall for three batches of its Ventolin HFA 200D inhalers, totaling over 593,000 units. The recall only affects hospitals, pharmacies, wholesalers and retailers and will not require patients to return their medication. Ventolin inhalers are...

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