food and drug administration

Multiple prescription interactions could cause serious drug injury

by fpw | June 8th, 2011

June 9, 2011

Patients who take multiple prescription medications should talk to their doctor about drug interactions because the risk of drug injury.

According to redorbit.com, a study conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University and Harvard Medical School discovered that Paxil, when taken with Pravachol, resulted in a serious drug injury risk – a rise in blood glucose levels.

Pravachol is a drug prescribed to lower cholesterol.

Researchers made the discovery of the potential drug injury using adverse-event reporting database methods maintained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other sophisticated electronic medical records.

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Does your doctor ask you about other medications you’re taking before prescribing you something else? Does your medical professional inform you of all the potential side effects?

Tell the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Attorneys at Law if you or someone you know has suffered drug injuries.

Avandia gets boxed warning cautioning of heart attacks

by fpw | November 15th, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration has just informed healthcare professionals of new, important warnings that will be added to the type II diabetes medication Avandia. Diabetes affects 20.8 million people in the United States, many of whom are potential Texas drug injury victims.

The Avandia boxed warning will now warn that Avandia may be associated with an increased risk of myocardial ischemic events (such as angina) or myocardial infarction (heart attack occurring because of a lack of blood supplied to the heart).

Texas drug injuries are all too common in this day and age and can have life-altering consequences. The FDA has advised healthcare professionals to closely monitor patients who take Avandia for cardiovascular risks and Texas drug injuries.

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http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01743.html