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Pregnancy and Birth Defect Warning: Diflucan (fluconazole)

08/4/2011
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Yesterday, the FDA warned that the drug Diflucan (fluconazole) can result in rare and distinctive birth defects if taken during the first trimester of pregnancy. The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program issued this safety alert to obstetricians, gynecologists, pharmacists, and infectious disease physicians, as well as the […]

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Entire Class of Diabetes Drugs Under Fire

08/3/2011
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Two very popular and enormously successful diabetes drugs have come under intense regulatory scrutiny over the past year. Avandia and Actos were developed and prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. In people with type 2 diabetes the body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that the body produces […]

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Florida Supreme Court Denies Big Tobacco’s Appeal

07/20/2011
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The Florida Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal yesterday made by RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. following a $28.3 million jury verdict in 2009.   The court upheld the verdict in a one-page order, denied jurisdiction, and noted, “no motion for rehearing will be entertained by the Court.”  RJ Reynolds had […]

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Bisphosphonates, Long Bone Fractures and Diet

06/8/2011
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Prescription drugs are not the solution to all of our health problems.  In fact, they can be the cause of many of them. Many patients who are being prescribed bisphosphonates for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, such as Fosamax, Aredia, and Zometa, are unaware of the risk of long […]

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