The FDA this month issued a warning to patients taking the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa, advising that they may be at a higher risk for a severe skin condition known as Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS).
The warning was issued after the agency compiled a higher-than-expected number of reports of patients suffering the potentially deadly condition.
The Food and Drug Administration recently added a strong warning to the yeast infection drug Diflucan for women who are pregnant, saying that even small doses have been associated with a higher risk of miscarriage.
Diflucan, taken orally, was approved by the FDA in 1990 and is sold by Pfizer. It is prescribed for a variety of fungal infections in the lungs, bladder, esophagus, mouth and blood, and is also indicated to fight infections in those with cancer or weakened immune systems. But it is used most often for vaginal yeast infections.
A jury in St. Louis, Missouri yesterday handed Johnson & Johnson its third loss in a growing number of lawsuits alleging the company’s baby powder products caused deadly ovarian cancer in users.
And, although this case didn’t reach the historic $72 million level awarded to the family of Jacqueline Fox in February, it’s still staggering as the jury ordered J&J to pay a whopping $55 million to a victim whose cancer has gone into remission.
Millions of patients use prescription drugs or medical devices every day, trusting that these products are safe and have been properly tested. Sadly, this is not always the case. Thousands of families are affected by drug injury or death each year.
Many consumers don’t know that pharmaceutical companies and the FDA do not disclose all drug side effects or independent research of the safety of these products. They also may not know that millions of dollars are awarded each year to help those injured.
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