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Common Blood-Thinning and Glucose Level Control Medications Are Among the Most Dangerous Drugs, According to New Study
12/08/11

A recent study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled, “Emergency Hospitalizations for Adverse Drug Events in Older Americans“, found that just ...

When an Infant or Child is Overdosed on a Medication, it May Not Be Your Fault
09/28/11

When a doctor prescribes a medication and dose for your child, you trust that the dosage is right. Obviously, a pediatrician will not purposely poison your child, but may make a mistake in calculating the correct medication dose your child should rec ...

Actos Can Also Cause Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Blindness, in Addition to Bladder Cancer
09/21/11

A new study presented in June at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) annual meeting suggested that Actos can also lead to vision loss or blindness. Was this really new information or not? I did a little bit more research on Actos and blindnes ...

Even Prescribed Narcotics, Opiates or Other Pain Killers Can Cause a Person to Stop Breathing, Suffer Respiratory Arrest or even Die
08/10/11

Somehow, just because a patient is prescribed a narcotic or pain killer by a doctor, they think they are safe and will not suffer any harm from the medication as long as they “do not drive or operate any heavy machinery”, but that is not always t ...

Ongoing Safety Review Data for Actos (pioglitazone) Reveals Possibility of Bladder Cancer
08/09/11

Diabetics have enough to worry about without a medication causing them an increased chance of suffering bladder cancer being added to the mix. Unfortunately, Actos (pioglitazone) has been found to do just that for patients who use the medic ...

Long Term and High Dose Use of Diflucan (fluconazole) During Pregnancy May Cause Birth Defects
08/04/11

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that chronic and high doses (400-800mg a day) of Diflucan during the first trimester of pregnancy may cause a rare set of birth defects in infants. The risk does not appear to be associated ...

What is Being Done to Reduce Medication Errors?
07/29/11

Our reliance on medication is sometimes unavoidable, and borderline excessive or unnecessary under other circumstances. Out of all the times a doctor has recommended that you take a certain prescription or over-the-counter drug, how many times have y ...

Drug Shortages Can Cause Injuries or Even A Patients Death
06/01/11

When you, your loved one or your child is sick or a patient in a hospital, you believe that the hospital admission will make everything better. The sad reality is that sometimes, due to medical malpractice, medical device failures, medication er ...

A $212 Million Verdict for Brain Damage Caused by Botox
04/29/11

On Thursday, a federal jury awarded a Virginia man $212 million after he claimed that the Botox injections he was receiving for hand tremors and writer’s cramp left him brain-damaged and disabled. It is thought that the jury’s decision ...

Terbutaline or Brethine Can Cause Heart Problems and Even Death During Pregnancy. Does Your Obstetrician Know This?
03/08/11

On February 17, 2011, the FDA alerted doctors, obstetricians, nurses, and healthcare providers that the drug Terbutaline, also known as Brethine, Bricanyl, Brethaire, or Terbulin, which is often administered to women in premature labor or preterm lab ...

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