The aunt and uncle of 16-year-old Indiana teen boy join masses of other parents in questioning just how safe Tamiflu, the go-to drug for treating symptoms of the flu, is for minor patients.
A drug used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been tied to a heart defect in babies, according to a report published on January 11, 2018. A study discovered that women taking Concerta, Ritalin and similar drugs for ADHD faced an increased likelihood of having babies with heart defects as compared to babies of mothers who did not take drugs for ADHD.
As a patient, you may be OK with the idea of taking a prescription drug as long as it will improve your overall level of health.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health warning on Nov. 14. It highlighted the dangers associated with individuals having silicone injected into their bodies either to help with contouring or other types of body enhancement.
Drugs are not just dangerous when they're defective or not manufactured properly. They can also be dangerous if they are not labeled correctly. Though the drug itself could technically be safe, a mistake on a label can lead to serious issues for those using it.
A Tennessee native has just won a federal lawsuit against a defective drug that was improperly marketed -- although its makers have already vowed to appeal the multi-million dollar verdict.
When you take any type of drug, either prescription or over-the-counter, you hope that it treats your condition in the intended manner.
In some cases, issues with medications taken during pregnancy become clear very quickly. They could result, for example, in a miscarriage.
A recall of dietary supplements and liquid vitamins manufactured by the now-defunct Davie, Florida-based PharmaTech LLC has been issued by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Drug recalls are often very serious matters. Pharmaceutical companies won't issue these recalls based on a simple assumption that something might go wrong. Instead, they are usually issued when there is complete certainty that there is a problem with the drug.