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FDA issues drug injury alert on Tussionex

by fpw | March 18th, 2008

March 18, 2008 The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert on Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended Release Suspension due to recent reports of drug injuries, including death, as a result of misuse and inappropriate use of the prescription cough medicine. Risk of drug injury is associated with patients who may be taking more

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FDA Issues Alert on Tussionex

by fpw | March 13th, 2008

The Food and Drug Administration has released a warning on the cough medication Tussionex, which contains hydrocodone. Cases of serious adverse events, including death, have been reported in people and children using the product. Tussionex is a prescription cough medicine that is used by both adults and children. It contains the potent narcotic hydrocodone and

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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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