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FDA orders warning about drug injuries from fluoroquinolone

by fpw | July 17th, 2008

July 17, 2008 The FDA reported that it has ordered the manufacturers of fluoroquinolone to put a boxed warning on the drug to indicate the risk for drug injuries such as tendonitis and tendon rupture. The FDA also warned that manufacturers must provide a medication guide to patients that addresses possible drug injuries and side

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Puff-free tobacco carries increased risk for drug injuries

by fpw | July 8th, 2008

July 8, 2008 MSNBC reported that the World Health Organization claims that though puff-free tobacco may be less dangerous than cigarettes, snuff and chewing tobacco increase the risk for drug injuries, particularly oral cancer. Smokeless tobacco products increase the risk for drug injuries such as oral cancer by 80 percent. The products also show a

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FDA suspends use of Trasylol due to potential drug injury

by fpw | May 20th, 2008

May 20, 2008 The FDA reports that it has suspended the use of Trasylol, a drug used to control bleeding during heart surgery, due to the increased risk for potential drug injury. The suspension of Trasylol comes after a study revealed in November showed that Trasylol had an increased risk of drug injuries, including death,

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Consumer advocacy group seeks to ban birth control patch due to drug injury risk

by fpw | May 15th, 2008

May 15, 2008 USA Today reported that Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, is calling for the ban of Ortho Evra birth control patch due to increased risks for drug injuries such as fatal blood clots. Public Citizen claims that the patch exposes women to larger amounts of estrogen which can cause potential drug injuries.

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