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Tag Archives: prescription-drugs

Bladder Cancer Related Taking Actos – Drug for Diabetes

The latest Actos bladder cancer case commenced on January 21, in Western Louisiana with the process of jury selection. The case is Terrance Allen et ix. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. et al (Civil No. 12-0065) and is part of the group of consolidated cases known In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) products Liability Litigation. The -->

FDA Urging a Tighter Control on Painkiller Prescriptions

The FDA has recently recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic painkillers. These changes are expected to go into effect next year. The decision follows a debate over whether drugs containing the narcotic hydrocodone should be controlled as tightly as more powerful drugs such as OxyContin. The drugs being considered -->

The Possible Dangers of Buying Medicines over the Internet

It may seem convenient to purchase medicine over the Internet, but the FDA is warning people about the possible dangers of these transactions. Learn how to recognize a legal Internet pharmacy and how to buy medicine online safely: Don’t Be Deceived Some websites may seem legitimate and professional could actually be an illegal operation. The -->

Sleep Aids & Evaluating Drowsy Driving in the Morning

The F.D.A. is now evaluating the issue of the lingering effects of common prescription sleep aids like Ambien. New  evidence suggests that these effects can last until the next morning and the concern is whether people who take these drugs before bed can drive safely the next morning. Nearly 5% of daytime drivers tested positive -->

Prescription Drug Death Epidemic

According to a CNN report on November 15, accidental death from prescription drug overdoses is the biggest man-made epidemic in the United States. The most common scenario, according to Gary Franklin, medical director for Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries, involves a man in his 40s or 50s who visits a doctor with a -->