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What’s the Difference Between a Drug Side Effect and a Drug Injury?

by Staff Blogger | May 14th, 2019

All medications have side effects that are usually discovered either during their research and development phases or during clinical trials involving actual patients. Those side effects are often well-documented on medication packaging, in commercials and advertisements, and via healthcare providers when they prescribe drugs to patients. Side effects can range from mild symptoms to severe

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Xeljanz Linked to Blood Clots in Lungs and Increased Risk of Death

by Staff Blogger | May 7th, 2019

Xeljanz and Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib), medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), are linked to an increased risk of developing blood clots in the lungs and death, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA alerted the public about this danger in Feb. 2019 after an external data safety monitoring committee found

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Drowsiness Is a Dangerous and Common Side Effect of Many Medications

by Staff Blogger | April 30th, 2019

All medications have side effects or the potential to cause side effects. Drowsiness is a side effect that is often overlooked in medications, but it can put patients in danger, especially when they drive or operate heavy machinery. Many medications that are known to cause drowsiness include it on their list of side effects, and

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Taking a Blood Pressure Medication? Talk to Your Doctor—It May Be Recalled.

by Staff Blogger | April 23rd, 2019

In July 2018, blood pressure medications were recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and their manufacturers after it was discovered that certain batches were trained with an impurity that is linked to cancer. Since then, several new batches of blood pressure medications, including valsartan, losartan potassium, and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide, have been recalled because

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