Tag - FDA

Serevent

The story so far: Serevent (salmeterol xinafoate) is a beta-agonist inhaler for asthmatics. Deaths were so quickly associated with the drug following its approval that the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK),

Vioxx redux

Hard on the heels of the COX-2 debacle, the US Food and Drug Administration, which somehow seems to have developed a conscience, has recently issued a Public Health Advisory targeting all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as worthy of...

Drugs for arthritis

If you thought Vioxx was bad, Bextra could be even worse. Things are unravelling quickly for the COX-2 inhibitor painkillers, which were pushed as a safer and better option than the NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs). Within days of...

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