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Yaz® and Yasmin® Dangers

Yaz and Yasmin are both popular birth control pills made by Bayer. While widely prescribed for pregnancy prevention as well as other hormonally related issues, such as PMS, acne, and bloating, these pills have only been FDA approved for pregnancy prevention and treatment of PMDD. Unfortunately, Yaz and Yasmin also carry possible dangers. One of […]


Nebraska Lawsuit Claims NuvaRing Caused Woman’s Death

The estate of a woman who died while using the birth control NuvaRing is suing the manufacturer, claiming the contraceptive caused the woman’s deadly blood clot. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Omaha, Nebraska on July 19, 2010 and claims that 43-year-old Ann Tompkins died in February 2009 after using NuvaRing for […]


Chanitx’s Link to Suicide

Reports of erratic behavior and suicide have been associated with the use of Chantix, a drug that was designed to help people stop smoking and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration over two years ago. In November 2007, the FDA issued a statement that they are reviewing the possible Chantix suicide side effects […]


Maker of Paxil Settles Some Lawsuits

GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of the anti-depressant Paxil, announced yesterday that it has settled certain lawsuits claiming Paxil (generic paroxetine) caused birth defects in babies of certain women who took the drug while pregnant. GSK stated in a companywide email that it has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve over 800 claims. This settlement […]


Nasal Spray Can Lead to Loss of Sense of Smell

A researcher has found scientific evidence to back up the claim that nose sprays containing zinc might cause loss of sense of smell, known medically as anosmmia. About a year ago, the Food and Drug Administration warned consumers to stop using these nasal spray cold remedies that contained zinc: • Zicam Cole Remedy Nasal Gel• […]


Hydroxycut and Liver Damage

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory about the danger of liver damage from Hydroxycut use after compiling a total of 23 reports of liver injury associated with Hydroxycut use, including one death from liver failure. According to a letter to the editor published in the April 14, 2009 issue of […]


FDA Holds Hearings to Pull Avandia

The US Food and Drug Administration just opened two days of hearings into the safety of Avanida, a once-popular type 2 diabetes drug manufactured by drug giant, GlaxoSmithKline. Avandia has been on the market for years and is still being prescribed despite an FDA-issued black box warning (the most stern warning a drug can receive) […]

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