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      Popular Diet Drug Needs to be Banned from the Market

      A drug-safety watchdog group is calling for the ban of the popular diet drug Alli, one of the nation’s most marketed over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss drugs. According to Cleveland.com, Public Citizen sent a 31-page letter to the FDA summarizing its concerns about the drug. Alli’s active ingredient is orlistat, which...
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      For U.S. Troops, Powerful Drug Cocktails Have Deadly Results

      The U.S. military’s medical system is flooded with prescription drugs, and the condquences have been deadly for some soldiers.  By some estimates, over 300,000 troops have come back from Iraq or Afghanistan with PTSD, depression, or a traumatic brain injury.  The Pentagon has turned to drugs to treat these complex...
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      France Braced for Diabetic Drug Scandal

      French health experts believe that the diabetes drug Mediator may have killed anywhere from 500 to 2,000 people before it was finally banned.  Mediator was kept on the market for years in spite of warnings about its side-effects, which include heart valve disease and pulmonary hypertension.  Doctors also frequently misprescribed...
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      Vaccine Court Scam Protects the Drug Cartel

      The Vaccine Liability Fund was to provide drug manufacturers protection from prosecution.  If someone sues for vaccine injury, their case is not heard in a normal courtroom — it goes to a special Vaccine Liability Court.  This violates Constitutional due process.    Your case, if you seek damages, is handed over...
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      Big Pharma Victory in Drive to Eliminate Medical Herbs from Europe

      In their long-standing efforts to wipe out all competition and gain complete control of the herb abd supplements industries, Big Pharma and Agribusiness have scored a major victory in Europe. The fight will now intesify the U.S. Stopped for many years in thier push to make herbs and supplements regulated...
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      Drug plant that recalled children’s Tylenol had cut staff – Los Angeles Times

      CNBC Drug plant that recalled children's Tylenol had cut staffLos Angeles TimesPennsylvania's McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of pharmaceuticals giant Johnson & Johnson, will be examined at a congressional hearing. By Andrew Zajac, Tribune Washington Bureau A Pennsylvania drug plant plagued by quality-control problems …Children's Tylenol plant cited for tainted...
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      Cholesterol drug side effects need watching: study – Reuters

      Daily Mail Cholesterol drug side effects need watching: studyReutersLONDON (Reuters) – People using cholesterol-lowering statins have a higher risks of liver dysfunction, kidney failure, muscle weakness and cataracts and such side effects of the drug should be closely tracked, doctors said on Friday. …Statin side-effect risk uncoveredBBC NewsCholesterol-Cutting Drugs Raise...
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      Study finds possible heart risk with prostate drug – The Associated Press

      BBC News Study finds possible heart risk with prostate drugThe Associated PressFull results of a big study testing a drug for preventing prostate cancer show a higher risk of heart failure, a surprise finding that could dampen enthusiasm for expanding its use. On Monday, GlaxoSmithKline PLC asked the federal Food...
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      Osteoporosis Drug Implicated in Thighbone Fractures

      The case reports first surfaced about two years ago — orthopedists reported that women taking osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates to prevent broken bones were showing up with rare and serious fractures of their thighbones. The bone was snapping like a twig, sometimes splintering. Often there was no trauma, such as...
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      Jasmins Anti-Cancer Flower Power

      Tel Aviv University researchers are combating cancer with a jasmine-based drug   Researchers hope the a non-toxic substance from the jasmine flower may hold the key to an effective new therapy to treat cancer? Prof. Eliezer Flescher of The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University thinks so. He and...
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      FDA Issues Infection Warning for Vivitrol

      FDA is notifying healthcare professionals of the risk of adverse injection site reactions in patients receiving naltrexone (Vivitrol). Physicians should instruct patients to monitor the injection site and contact them if they develop pain, swelling, tenderness, induration, bruising, pruritus, or redness at the injection site that does not improve or...
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      In Surprise Move FDA Rejects Another Drug Approval

      The agency rejects anesthesia recovery drug sugammadex, adding to the list of several rejections this year of drugs that were expected to gain approval. The decision to reject approval of the the drug sugammadex was a surprise because the expert review committee had recommended approval of the drug.  Th drug...
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      FDA Sued Over Painkiller Banned by the U.K.

      The concumer advacocy group says the painkiller Propoxyphene (Darvon) is dangerous and no more effective than similar drugs Public Citizen sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today for failing to act on its petition to withdraw Darvon, Darvocet and all drugs containing propoxyphene gradually from the market as...
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      FDA Warns Psoriasis Drug Could Raise Cancer Risk

      Johnson & Johnson drug ustekinumab may raise the risk of cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday. “Due to the mechanism of action of ustekinumab … there is a biologic plausibility for enhanced carcinogenic risk. Formal two-year systemic carcinogenicity studies have not been conducted with ustekinumab.’ said the...
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