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Avoid These 2 Common Drug Recall Mistakes

by Staff Blogger | March 12th, 2019

Most prescription and over-the-counter medications are safe to take. But some may pose threats that their manufacturers don’t list as side effects. Those threats are often due to intentionally withholding information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or improper testing procedures and protocols. When the FDA finds out that a medication is potentially

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Be Careful With These Medications Around Your Pets

by Staff Blogger | March 5th, 2019

Most pet owners are aware of the potential dangers that household products can pose to pets, including small objects and even certain foods. But did you know that medications, including over-the-counter treatments, can be potentially fatal if ingested by animals? Five common medications that can have devastating effects for pets include: NSAID pain relievers—These medications

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Gout Medication Linked to Increased Risk of Heart-Related Deaths

by Staff Blogger | February 26th, 2019

On Feb. 21, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was updating the prescribing information for Uloric (febuxostat), a gout medication, to include a Boxed Warning due to the drug’s link to an increased risk of heart-related deaths and deaths of all causes. Because of the risks associated with Uloric, the

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Why Should You Tell Your Doctor If You’re Taking Supplements?

by Staff Blogger | February 19th, 2019

Whether you’re filling out a patient questionnaire or you’re talking to your doctor about your health problems, there’s a good chance you’ll be asked about whether you take any vitamins or supplements. It’s important to be honest and thorough when answering that question, as some vitamins and supplements can interact with medications. Some supplements can

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