Adverse Drug Events and Prescription Warning Labels


How Effective are Prescription Drug Labels? A study done by PLoSone investigated the effectiveness of prescription warning labels (PWLs).  The PWLs are the brightly colored stickers on prescription bottles.  The study wanted to see the difference, if any, between how young adults and seniors (50+) responded to the warnings. The study evaluated early stages of [...]

Prevacid FDA Safety Labeling Changes

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FDA Makes Safety Labeling Changes to Prevacid   May 2012 Safety Labeling Changes includes 41 products with revisions to Prescribing Information   Prevacid is one of the 41 labels being changed as per the FDA.  The change will be in the Precautions and Warnings section of the Prevacid label. Added to the Precautions and Warnings sections [...]

Actos Found To Greatly Increase Risk Of Bladder Cancer

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Breaking News – Actos, the diabetes medication, shows great risk for bladder cancer Recently published research, from McGill University in Montreal, not only shows a direct link between using Actos and the risk of bladder cancer, but the research also proposes a possible explanation for the increased cancer risk. Actos is a drug used to [...]

Introvale (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol)

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Introvale Birth Control Recall Novartis’ generic brand Sandoz voluntarily recalled 10 lots of the generic oral contraceptive Introvale. The Introvale packaging in the US had the placebo tablets in the wrong location in the blister card. The white placebo pills should have been put in 13th row which is the last row (Labeled: Week 13) of [...]

Transvaginal Mesh Implants

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Mesh -or- “POP” A recall of Gynecare Prolift Kit, Gynecare Prolift +M Kit, Gynecare Prosima Kit, and Gynecare TVT Secure from Ethicon (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) occured on June 4th 2012. This recall is the first movement by any pelvic mesh manufacturer to withdraw a group of pelvic mesh products [...]

Pradaxa Tops FDA’s Most Reported Drug List

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Pradaxa – Most Dangerous Drug In 2011 The Food and Drug Administration received 179,855 reports of fatal or serious drug reactions. The FDA received these reports from consumers and healthcare professionals that were reporting deadly and serious side effects of medication. ( In the list of the top ten most reported medications, Pradaxa was the [...]

Smith & Nephew Remove Hip Device From Market

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  Hip Replacement Device by Smith & Nephew pulled The London company, Smith & Nephew, is voluntarily removing a component of one of their all metal hip replacement systems.  The device is an optional metal liner for the R3 Acetabular System hip replacement system. This move comes after the company had  reports of a higher [...]

Actos Doubles Your Risk Of Bladder Cancer

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Type Two Diabetics Taking Actos Double Their Risk Of Bladder Cancer Taking Actos manufactured by Takeda Pharmeceutical’s for more than two years actually doubles the risk of bladder cancer.  Although researchers said the risk is still low. More than 115,000 records of British patients were analyzed by Canadian researchers between 1988 and 2009.  They found [...]