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July 2012 Archives

Reports Link Chantix To Stevens Johnson Syndrome And Suicide

The anti-smoking drug Chantix continues to be scrutinized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and consumer watchdogs. The concerns about Pfizer's smoking cessation drug began when consumers began to report that it caused them to suffer depression and suicidal behavior.

Fentanyl Overdose Lawsuits Prompt New FDA Safety Action

Fentanyl patches have become a serious concern to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after numerous overdose deaths across the country. Fentanyl is an opioid painkiller 100 times stronger than morphine, so medication dosage errors or product misuse can bring fatal consequences.

Surgical Clips Misused In Kidney Transplants With Fatal Results

The world's top doctors will tell you that a successful surgery needs more than just steady hands and experience. Detailed preparation is the foundation of any operation, yet kidney donor recipients are frequently becoming the victims of a deadly oversight by surgical staffs across the country.

Study: NuvaRing, Yaz Doubles Women's Risk Of Stroke, Heart Attack

In recent years, medical studies have uncovered alarming side effects associated with certain birth control pills, namely Yaz, Yasmin and NuvaRing. However, the latest birth control study made an especially troubling conclusion: Women who use combined hormonal birth control pills are 1.5 to 2 times more likely to suffer a stroke or heart attack.