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Cancer drug does not cause drug injuries after all

by fpw | September 4th, 2008

September 4, 2008 HealthDay News reported that contrary to previous reports, a study has revealed that breast cancer prevention drug anastrozole does not cause drug injuries such as cognitive decline as once thought. The drug which has shown to be effective in preventing cancer regrowth in postmenopausal women was once thought to cause drug injuries

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Drug injuries claim the lives of four

by fpw | September 2nd, 2008

September 2, 2008 HealthDay News reported that four more people have died as a result of drug injuries suffered after taking Byetta, a type 2 diabetes medication. The news of the deaths comes one week after the FDA announced that two patients had died of drug injuries such as acute pancreatitis which causes nausea, vomiting,

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Drug injury risks due to drug errors low for assisted living patients

by fpw | August 28th, 2008

August 28, 2008 A study finds that the risk of drug injuries because of medication errors to patients of assisted living facilities is low, according to Yahoo! News. The study observed 12 facilities in 3 states to determine the risk for drug injuries due to medication errors because staff members giving medication in assisted living

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Hospital abuse cases could cost hospital funds

by fpw | August 26th, 2008

August 26, 2008 Hospital abuse by staff and a doctor at a mental hospital could cause the hospital to stop receiving funds after a 50-year-old man was left unattended for 22 hours at a mental hospital. According to the federal investigation, the man choked on his medication and was left unattended for nearly a day

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