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  • Drugs That Are Most Likely to Land Patients in the Emergency Room [hide all summaries]
    (June 2017)
    Many adverse drug reactions are severe enough to cause serious injury, hospitalization and even death. Find out which outpatient medications are most likely to cause adverse events that necessitate a visit to the emergency room.
  • News Brief for November 2016 [hide all summaries]
    (November 2016)
    In this month's News Brief section, we report on action taken by the Food and Drug Administration to add important new warnings to the labeling of all opioid and benzodiazepines drugs.
  • News Brief for August 2016 [hide all summaries]
    (August 2016)
    In this month's news briefs, we report on the FDA's decision to require new black-box warnings in the labeling of all immediate-release opioid drugs about the risks of abuse, addiction, overdose and death, as well as the agency's recent drug safety alert reminding consumers not to purchase over-the-counter chelation products. We also discuss the decision of a major drugmaker to terminate its involvement in the marketing of an inhaled form of insulin.
  • Long-Acting Opioids: Extra Caution Needed [hide all summaries]
    (December 2015)
    In this article, we review new evidence suggesting that long-acting opioids are associated with a higher risk of unintentional life-threatening over¬doses than short-acting forms of these drugs.
  • Drugs That Cause Hearing Problems [hide all summaries]
    (November 2015)
    For most people with hearing loss, the condition likely is age-related or due to long-term exposure to loud noise. But for some patients, the cause of the problem can be found in the medicine cabinet. Learn about some commonly used medications that can cause hearing disorders.
  • New Study Reveals Many Patients at Risk for Dangerous Alcohol-Drug Interactions [hide all summaries]
    (July 2015)
    Recent research revealed that many patients consume alcohol while using drugs that may can cause dangerous side effects when combined with alcohol. Read this article to learn about the many ways alcohol can adversely interact with prescription and over-the-counter medications.
  • News Brief for March 2015 [hide all summaries]
    (March 2015)
    In our news brief this month, we report on the FDA’s recent approval of a new, high-dose, extended-release formulation of the opioid drug oxycodone (HYSLINGA). Although this new version of the drug is designed to deter abuse, it may be more dangerous than other oxycodone products. Read this article to find out why.
  • The FDA Must Restrict the Use of Prescription Narcotic Hydrocodone [hide all summaries]
    (March 2013)
    Find out why the most commonly prescribed drug of any kind in the U.S., hydrocodone, needs tighter restrictions to prevent emergency room visits, overdose deaths and other serious consequences of its massive overuse. Production and use of hydrocodone in this country amounts to 99 percent of that for the entire world. Is the rest of the world wrong and we are right?
  • FDA Should Change Labels On Opioid Painkillers to Deter Misprescribing [hide all summaries]
    (September 2012)
    The article reviews a recent petition to the FDA seeking improvements on the labels of prescription opioids (narcotics). The label change would prevent drug companies from promoting these drugs for noncancer pain for dangerously long periods of time, at doses that are too high, and for uses other than severe pain in noncancer patients. The petition was signed by 37 public health experts, including leaders in the fields of pain medicine, addiction and primary care; the health commissioners of New York City and New York state; and Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group.
  • Oxycodone: Be Careful What You Take With It [hide all summaries]
    (September 2009)
    The article lists 24 drugs that can increase the toxicity of oxycodone if taken together with the drug and 11 other drugs that can weaken its effectiveness as a painkiller if they are simutaneously used.

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