Archive for August, 2011

FDA issues warning about Actos-bladder cancer link

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that the diabetes drug Actos may increase a patient’s risk of developing bladder cancer. The agency stated that it plans to update the patient medication guide for Actos in order to alert patients that they may be at risk of developing bladder cancer by using the drug.

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FDA issues Actos bladder cancer warning

The Food and Drug Administration has warned that some patients taking Actos may face an increase risk of developing bladder cancer. Actos became the world’s best selling diabetes drug after the FDA issued a previous warning about the cardiovascular side effects of Avandia.

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Australia patients file DePuy class action lawsuit

Australian patients who used the DePuy ASR hip replacement may be eligible to join a class action lawsuit against the manufacturers of the device. About 5,500 people in Australia received a faulty DePuy hip implant, according to attorneys involved in the class action.

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FDA approves new Actos bladder cancer warning

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new warning about the link between the diabetes drug Actos and bladder cancer. The agency called for the new warning after a study found that patients who use Actos for at least one year are 40% more likely to develop bladder cancer.

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Depakote blamed for birth defects in suit against Abbott Labs

The parents of two minor girls allege their daughters suffered birth defects after the mother ingested an anti-epileptic drug during her pregnancy. Roger and Mindy Pyszkowski filed a lawsuit July 28 in Madison County Circuit Court against Abbott Laboratories. The Pyszkowskis claim Mindy Pyszkowski took the anti-epileptic medication Depakote during her pregnancies with both girls.

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FDA Warns of Paxil and Zoloft Birth Defects


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