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Pharmaceutical levels found in drinking water could cause drug injuries

by fpw | March 13th, 2008

March 13, 2008 Yahoo News reports that many water agencies are saying that the quality of their drinking water is well above Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards when confronted with the results of an Associated Press investigation, which showed the national environmental effect of improper disposal of pharmaceuticals on water. However, many water agencies say

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Another heparin recall; allergic reactions possibly life-threatening

by fpw | February 1st, 2008

There has been an urgent nationwide recall of heparin units manufactured by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. The recall is the result of an increased number of adverse reactions to the drug, some of which may be life-threatening. This recall is different and apparently unrelated to the heparin recall reported earlier in the week. According to the

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Ortho Evra Warning Label Strengthened

by fpw | January 24th, 2008

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently updated the label on the Ortho Evra birth control patch, warning users that a new study shows users of the Ortho Evra birth control patch are at an elevated risk of developing serious blood clots, which can result in a serious Texas drug injury. The blood clots

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Vioxx Settlement Update

by fpw | January 18th, 2008

On February 29, 2008, roughly 45,000 plaintiffs who suffered heart attack or stroke that qualify for the Vioxx settlement must enroll if they wish to be receive part of the massive $4.85 billion fund set aside by lawyers and the pharmaceutical company Merck for those injured by the painkiller drug Vioxx. In order to validate

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