For those of you following the news about blood pressure medication recalls, there are two additions to the list of recalled hypertension drugs recalled over the last several months. Teva Pharmaceuticals has announced a voluntary recall of two … [Read more...]
The Issue With Viberzi
After the FDA released a notice on March 15th 2017, it became clear that patients without a gallbladder should steer clear of the IBS medicine, Viberzi. The drug, when taken by someone lacking a gallbladder, can lead to pancreatitis – or inflammation … [Read more...]
Is There a Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer?
In 1970, scientists discovered talcum particles in ovarian tumors, leading some to believe that there was a link between talc-usage and ovarian cancer. The first study was conducted in 1982 by a Harvard scientist named Daniel Cramer, who concluded … [Read more...]
Actemra Lacks Much Needed Warning Label
In 2010, Actemra was approved by the FDA, lauded as the first medication designed to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without the usual side-effects. Many drugs treating RA, an autoimmune disease mainly affecting the joints, have been known to induce … [Read more...]