The Agency has received reports of serious neural tube birth defects involving the brain, spine, and spinal cord in babies born to women who received dolutegravir for HIV treatment.
Increases in 8 medication classes, including asthma and ADHD medications, contraceptives
Anticholinergic drugs for depression, urologic conditions, or Parkinson disease are associated with potential dementia occurrences up to 20 years after drug exposure.
The proposed pediatric indications are based on a 2018 Draft Guidance that supports extrapolating efficacy data of approved drugs to treat POS in adults to pediatric patients aged ≥4 years.
A number of kratom-containing dietary supplements are being recalled and destroyed by the manufacturer stated the US Food and Drug Administration.
DisposeRx is a free method to safely and responsibly dispose of prescription opioids.
Future studies may help to assess the relation between chronic marijuana use and cardiovascular risks.
Increased ibuprofen administration elevates LH and decreases testosterone to LH and inhibin B to FSH ratios in young adult men.
The rates of dangerous drug combinations, supplement use, and polypharmacy are increasing among older adult patients.
Research shows that off-label drug uses puts patients at high risk for potentially serious side effects.
Hepatitis C drugs Viekira Pak and Technivie have been recently linked to serious liver damage in patients with advanced liver disease, said the FDA.
A comprehensive approach is needed to improve prescribing practices and ultimately reduce opioid abuse and related overdose death rates across the country.
Take thorough dietary histories to be sure patients are not taking medications that adversely interact with the fruit.
Heavy use of acetaminophen is associated with kidney disease and bleeding in the digestive tract.
One clinician misdiagnoses an adverse effect of a drug prescribed by another.
The long-term safety profile of continuous fumaric acid esters treatment is favorable.
The report suggests CMS consider requiring more than 50 practices for accreditors to use to oversee compounded sterile preparations (CSPs).
Nearly 42% of patients considered current drinkers reported taking a medication that can interact with alcohol.
Opioids such as morphine and oxycodone were drugs most often involved in potentially dangerous drug interactions.
Majority of patients reporting penicillin allergy showed no evidence in skin tests.
In black patients and those with chronic kidney disease, the risk of major bleeding was especially high.
Supplements used to enhance sports performance, weight loss, and sexual performance that contain FDA-banned substances are still being sold in stores.
Pharmacies will be prohibited from filling hydrocodone prescriptions delivered over the phone or via fax. eScripts can only be used in states where they are permitted.
Recommend aspirin for all high-risk patients without an increased risk of bleeding.
Although azithromycin is usually first-line treatment, recent evidence has linked the drug with an increased risk of cardiovascular events.
The CDC noted a positive trend in decreasing overdose deaths, but urges clinicians to continue safe prescribing habits.
New users of benzodiazepines were 45% more likely to experience an exacerbation of respiratory symptoms.
An estimated 75% of anti-bacterial soaps and body washes sold in the United States contain triclosan.
Overall prescription use has increased in kids, adults and the elderly, but access disparities still exist for uninsured.
Association not strong enough to establish causality, but important as more states consider legalizing the drug.