Federal health officials Thursday announced they were restricting the strength of some of the most popular prescription painkillers to prevent people from suffering severe liver damage from one of the main ingredients. The Food and Drug Administration is asking drug companies to limit the amount of acetaminophen in all prescription...
The prescription painkiller Darvon was pulled off the market Friday at the request of federal regulators.
Based on the findings, the authors suggest that acne itself may have led to depression and suicide risk before treatment; both the depression and desire to commit suicide may have abated when the treatment proved successful. However, they surmise, those patients for whom treatment wasn't as successful -- or whose social lives didn't improve as expected after their acne was eradicated -- may have felt even more depressed and suicidal.
Jennifer LaRue Huget
| November 15, 2010; 7:00 AM ET |
Categories: Acne, Chronic Conditions, Contraception, Psychology, Reproductive Health, Teens, drug safety
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Federal health officials are warning that patients taking drugs designed to prevent broken bones may, paradoxically, be at increased risk for certain unusual fractures of the thigh bone. he FDA is requiring that durg companies add a warning to the labels of Fosamax, Fosamax Plus D, Actonel, Actonel with Calcium, Boniva, Atelvia, Reclast and Boniva.
Citing unsurmountable regulatory hurdles, the pharmaceutical company that's been working to develop a drug to boost women's libidos has abandoned that effort.
Abbott Laboratories has withdrawn its popular weight-loss drug Meridia because it increases the risk for heart attacks and strokes, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday.