Category Archives: FDA Warnings

New Drug Delivery:  Nanoparticles Remotely Activated To Release Protein Producing DNA To Fight Disease

New Drug Delivery: Nanoparticles Remotely Activated To Release Protein Producing DNA To Fight Disease

This is not just about a new method of drug delivery, rather it is about a new class of treatments that may be possible because of this new drug delivery technique. This work was carried on by a rather large research group from  several Canadian and US institutions [1] : …Read the Rest

NSAIDs (Advil/Ibuprofen, etc.)  and Heart Risk (CardioBrief)

NSAIDs (Advil/Ibuprofen, etc.) and Heart Risk (CardioBrief)

MND:  CardioBrief posted  an interesting post on NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) and Heart Risk. Full title: “Large Meta-Analysis Explores Cardiovascular Safety of NSAIDs” Click Here For Link MND:Wiki’s NSAID short list:  aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen In addition: rofecoxib (Vioxx)  lumiracoxib (Prexige) MND: quoting the conclusion of the CardioBrief article: “…compared with placebo, rofecoxib …Read the Rest

About Rituxan [Ritaxumab] and risk of infections (ScienceDirect)

About Rituxan [Ritaxumab] and risk of infections (ScienceDirect)

MediNewsDigest: Ritaxumab might have infection side effect issues according to this study . Quoting: “…  Physicians and patients should be educated about the association of rituximab with infectious complications…” The FDA also has a warning, click here. That warning was started in 2006 and updated 2010 Talk to your Doctor

Pollution: Cadmium exposure and cardiovascular disease (sciencedirect)

Pollution: Cadmium exposure and cardiovascular disease (sciencedirect)

MediNewsDigest: According to this Korean study : “… findings suggest that cadmium in blood may be associated with an increased risk for IHD (ischemic heart disease)  and hypertension in the general Korean adult population…” MediNewsDigest: ischemic heart disease reduces the flow of blood to the heart, it can cause heart failure …Read the Rest

Statins might not be as benign as we think (DrugInjuryWatch)

Statins might not be as benign as we think (DrugInjuryWatch)

MediNewsDigest: FDA and Canada investigating Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) And Rhabdomyolysis / Myopathy Associated With Cholesterol Drugs Known As Statins (DrugInjuryWatch)

Colchicine and the FDA

Colchicine and the FDA

MediNewDigest: The name Colchicine evokes personnal memories: My father was severely hurt by a heavy dose of this drug in France in the 1950s..Almost died… Here is today’s story:  The FDA has approved  Colcrys, Mutual Pharmaceuticals. many other manufacturers have not (yet?) received approval. Here is a link to the FDA …Read the Rest

FDA Issues Warning On Anti-Seizure Drug Lamictal (WSJ)

FDA Issues Warning On Anti-Seizure Drug Lamictal (WSJ)

MediNewsDigest: FDA Warning. Here is the link to the Wall Street Journal article.   Article says Aseptic meningitis cases found were 40 in  46 million prescriptions of lamictal. How significant is this? Main application is children’s seizure It seems that seizure drugs are not benign. Note that certain Epilepsy drugs might be …Read the Rest

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