The controversial blood thinner, Pradaxa, surpassed all other drugs monitored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in adverse event reports made to the agency last year. According to the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices’ (ISMP) latest QuarterWatch report, Pradaxa also topped the list for reports of deaths, ...
A newly published metal-on-metal hip replacement study is reporting that the majority of failures occur early, within two years of surgery. The study, published in the journal Orthopedics, is just the latest to indicate that close follow-up of metal-on-metal hip implant patients is warranted.
According to a new study, failing metal-on-metal hip implants generate toxic nano-particles that release Cobalt 2+ ions, which not only cause inflammation in surrounding tissue, but have the potential to cause long-term damage to the genetic material of cells. According to a report published by Medicalxpress.com, this “genotoxicity” could ...
In a joint statement, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research have called on the federal government to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and increase research on their health effects.
These leading research and treatment organizations asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make ...
Bayer AG reported yesterday that it continues to settle Yaz and Yasmin birth control pill lawsuits. According to a report from Bloomberg News, the company said in its latest Stockholder Newsletter that it has settled 651 Yaz and Yasmin blood clot lawsuits for a total of $147 million. The average ...
A national law firm is not satisfied with the way the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has handled warnings regarding Actos (pioglitazone) bladder cancer risks. In a statement published today, Parker Waichman LLP called on the FDA to compel Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the maker of the type 2 diabetes drug, ...
A new study from Finland has confirmed previous findings about a link between the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. This study, published in the journal Diabetologia, avoided some of the limitations of earlier … Continue reading →
New Canadian research shows that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may raise the risk of developing cataracts, a clouding of the lens of the eye. While statins such as Zocor (simvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Lipitor (atorvastatin) protect many people from heart attack … Continue reading →
According to a study just published online in the medical journal the Lancet, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can directly increase the risk of diabetes. While statins have previously been associated with higher rates of Type 2 diabetes, it was not clear … Continue reading →
Recently published research reports serious design flaws in many of the pharmaceutical studies involving animals that precede drug trials in humans. A research team led by pharmacologist Lisa Bero of the University of California, San Francisco, analyzed animal studies of … Continue reading →
A new study has found that statins, used to lower blood cholesterol levels, may reduce exercise benefits for overweight adults. Statins rank among the best selling drugs in the world and are typically prescribed to people with obesity, diabetes, and … Continue reading →
A recent BMJ article reviewed the connection between statin medications and kidney damage. The just-published article reviewed data from over 2 million patient records dated from 1997 to 2008, said the Drug Safety Monitor. Records originated from Canadian provinces and … Continue reading →
People who use statins to lower their cholesterol may face a higher risk of developing age-related cataracts, according to a new study that appears in the August issue of Optometry and Vision Science. According to the study, the association between … Continue reading →
Statin drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol levels are more likely to cause severe muscle injuries when taken at higher doses or when more potent forms of the drug are used. According to a ScienceDaily.com report on a new study from … Continue reading →
Cholesterol-lowering statins may leave patients fatigued, according to a new study. Statins are a class of prescription drugs used in combination with diet and exercise to lower the blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol—so-called bad cholesterol. The research found … Continue reading →
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning concerning statin interactions with HIV and hepatitis C medications. The notification involved interactions between protease inhibitors and certain statin drugs, including Lipitor (Atorvastatin), Mevacor (Lovastatin), Crestor (Rosuvastatin), and Zocor (Simvastatin). … Continue reading →