Prozac is the drug we like to give to our problem children, even if it does make them suicidal. Not that the drug authorities are taking the dangers lightly - the American drugs regulator, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has sprung into...
The withdrawal of a drug from the market would hardly seem grounds for Christmas cheer, but it may be simply an indication that the winds of change are finally upon us.
Summer’s here, and with many of you heading to some far-flung corner of the world, the Food and Drug Administration, America’s drugs regulator, has conveniently issued a special warning about Lariam, the antimalarial drug.
The initially recommended dosage of prescription drugs is often twice that needed for safe and effective use in clinical practice, according to two new studies.
Often, the short-term clinical trials, which also often involve only small numbers of ‘healthy’ patients don’t uncover the worst side-effects, which then only emerge when a drug is taken by the public at large.
FDA sits and waits amid Adderall deaths. Many are aware of the dangerous side-effects of amphetamines, especially when they are used to treat children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Yet, it has taken 20 sudden deaths and 12...
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),
Keeping track of the potential side-effects of a new drug is a nightmare for the average GP in the UK.
The food and nuclear industries, with strong government support, have capitalised on outbreaks of Escherichia coli food poisoning to mobilise public acceptance of food irradiation.
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