Tag: FDA

Biaxin Linked to Risk of Death in Heart Disease Patients

Biaxin Linked to Risk of Death in Heart Disease Patients

The FDA is warning that prescribing the antibiotic Biaxin (clarithromycin) to patients with heart disease because it may increase their risk of heart problems or death that can occur years afterward.

/ February 26, 2018
Chemo Anti-Nausea Drug Linked to Anaphylaxis

Chemo Anti-Nausea Drug Varubi Linked to Anaphylaxis

The FDA is warning about severe hypersensitivity reactions in chemotherapy patients who received injections of the anti-nausea drug Varubi (rolapitant).

/ February 2, 2018
FDA Urges "Child Size" X-Ray Radiation Doses

FDA Urges “Child Size” X-Ray Radiation Doses

Most people get an X-ray at some point in their lives — but children who get too much radiation in X-rays may face a higher risk of cancer.

/ January 26, 2018
Deadly Lung Collapses Linked to Feeding Tube Systems

Deadly Lung Collapses Linked to Feeding Tube Systems

The FDA is warning about the risk of deadly lung collapses (pneumothorax events) from feeding tube placement procedures.

/ January 18, 2018
FDA Restricts Codeine Cough-and-Cold Drugs to Adults Only

FDA Restricts Codeine Cough-and-Cold Drugs to Adults Only

The FDA is warning that cough-and-cold medications that contain opioids like codeine or hydrocodone should not be prescribed to children because the risk of side effects outweighs the benefits.

/ January 17, 2018
FDA Warns Against Eating Too Much Black Licorice

FDA Warns Against Eating Too Much Black Licorice

The FDA warned that eating more than 2 ounces (approximately 4 tablespoons) of black licorice every day for at least 2 weeks could lead to heart rhythm problems in adults over 40 years old

/ October 31, 2017

Texas Sues FDA to Get Unapproved Execution Drugs

Texas accuses FDA of "gross incompetence or willful obstruction" for seizing a shipment of lethal-injection drugs it imported from India in 2015.

/ January 6, 2017
Actos Bladder Cancer

FDA Confirms Bladder Cancer Risk for Actos

The FDA has concluded that the type-2 diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) can increase the risk of bladder cancer. The label will be updated with results from a 13-year study that found a 63% increased risk.

/ December 15, 2016
Anesthesia Brain Damage Warnings

FDA Warning: Anesthesia May Cause Brain Damage in Kids

The FDA is warning about the risk of brain damage from repeated or lengthy use of anesthesia in children under 3 years old, or the unborn babies of pregnant women in their third trimester.

/ December 14, 2016
That Expensive New Cancer Drug Might Not Work

That Expensive New Cancer Drug Might Not Work

At least 50% of cancer drugs that were fast-tracked to patients by the FDA from 2008-2012 did not help them live longer or better lives. The most expensive drug also worsened quality of life. Even when these medications do not...

/ December 2, 2016