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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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Interactions between commonly used drugs can cause drug injuries

by fpw | August 12th, 2008

August 12, 2008 The FDA issued a warning Friday about commonly used cholesterol and heart medications that could cause drug injuries when taken together. According to the warning, patients who take some medications for high cholesterol and irregular heartbeats can suffer drug injuries such as severe muscle damage. The medications included in the warning regarding

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